Tomorrow: Join Melissa, Comptroller Liu and Others at Las Octavitas Celebration in El Barrio/East Harlem

Tomorrow, January 21st, Melissa will co-sponsor a Las Octavitas celebration with Comptroller John Liu and Yolanda Sanchez of the Puerto Rican Association for Community Affairs.  The event is free and open to the public.

Las Octavitas is traditionally celebrated in the Puerto Rican community to mark the eight days following the Feast of the Epiphany and the visitation of the Three Wise Men.

DATE: Thursday, January 21, 2010
TIME: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
PLACE: Taino Towers, 240 East 123rd Street (Gymnasium) between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
RSVP: 212-669-4466 or

At the event, traditional Puerto Rican food will be served and there will be a live musical performance. The celebration will also include a special tribute to Lillian Jiménez, an acclaimed producer of independent films.

We hope you can join us!


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