Media Contact: Eunicia Baker, MPA - Senior Public Information Officer
City of North Miami
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SUPPORT PUERTO RICO’S HURRICANE MARIA RELIEF EFFORTS AT LA GRAN FIESTA IN NORTH MIAMI

North Miami, FL – 10/6/2017

Saturday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. the City of North Miami’s signature Hispanic Heritage Month festival will return for the 4th year running. La Gran Fiesta will take place at MOCA Plaza and will feature a supply drive in support of Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria relief efforts.   

Nationally acclaimed radio personality Enrique Santos is this year’s host at La Gran Fiesta. The festival will also feature live musical performances by South Florida based, two-time Grammy Award winning salsa artist, Marlow Rosado. This free fun-filled event also will feature non-stop Latin and Spanish dancing, folkloric performances, games, Latin culinary flavors, giveaways and more. This event is family-friendly and will take place rain or shine. Guests of all ages are welcome.   

Major sponsors of La Gran Fiesta 2017 include Descarga Brewing Company, the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, the Friends of the North Miami Public Library, Solē Mia Miami and Whole Foods Market.   

The City of North Miami has also partnered with the Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce to collect personal care items for Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria survivors at La Gran Fiesta. During the event, donation drop-off zones will be marked in the MOCA Plaza. Requested items include batteries, baby and adult diapers, over-the-counter medicines, toiletries and baby food packaged in plastic containers. The City is unable to receive donated water, clothing or money. Donated items collected during La Gran Fiesta will be shipped to Puerto Rico by the Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce. Each box of donations will include handwritten notes by event guests to Hurricane Maria survivors.     

For more information about La Gran Fiesta or Hurricane Maria outreach, call the City of North Miami’s Special Events Office at 305-895-9840. The City of North Miami’s full schedule of Hispanic Heritage Month events is available at www.northmiamifl.gov/celebrate or by following the City on Facebook and Twitter.     

What: 4th Annual, La Gran Fiesta, featuring a Hurricane Maria Recovery Initiative   

When: Saturday, October 7th, 7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.   

Where: MOCA Plaza, 770 NE 125th Street, North Miami  
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