Puerto Rican pride and heritage as the East Chicago Public Library

EAST CHICAGO (July 16, 2018) – Come celebrate Puerto Rican pride and heritage as the East Chicago Public Library hosts a free program on Wednesday, July 25. This year’s theme is “Viva Puerto Rico! – A Community Reborn.” The program, slated for 5 to 7 p.m. at the Main Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive will feature music and dance presentations with performances by Los Romanticos and La Salsera with Jose Serrano. The event will also include an awards presentation to highlight Puerto Rican pillars that have made an outstanding impact in the East Chicago community.
Guests also are invited to tour an educational exhibit, which features before and after photos of towns in Puerto Rico that were affected by Hurricane Maria. In addition, a variety of artifacts from Puerto Rico rounds out the exhibit. Featured in the display are traditional costumes, musical instruments, cooking utensils and much more. The exhibit will be on display in the Templeton Gallery through July 30. This event is free and open to the public. The program is funded in part by the Foundations of East Chicago. All are welcome to attend.
For more information, contact the Public Relations Department staff at 219.397.2453.