Thursday, February 9, 2012

Gala update: Congreso's Puerto Rican fiesta

As one gala ends, the next one continues! Congreso is in full anniversary mode. Celebrating its 35th Anniversary in 2012, Congreso is taking the opportunity to highlight the sights, sounds and cuisine of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Congreso was founded in 1977 by Puerto Rican activists, and today, Puerto Ricans comprise Philadelphia’s largest Latino group, and has the highest percentage of Puerto Ricans of any major city in the nation. Now that I think about it, this has been the only gala I've never attended in Philadelphia. And yes it's just a party, but these galas are the biggest fundraisers for our non-profit organizations. For those that think $300 per ticket is too much, there's a $175.00 Young Professionals option for 35 and Under. But act fast because there's limited quantity and it's a first-come, first-served deal.

Saturday, March 17, 2012
Hyatt at the Bellevue, Philadelphia
6:30 p.m. Dance Lessons
7 p.m. Gala Latina
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