New York Latin Culture Awards Honor City Leaders

New York Government, Education and Culture Leaders Recognized for Contributions to Latin Culture in the City in 2012

NEW YORK, Jan. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- New York Latin Culture, the guide to Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American New York, announced the New York Latin Culture Award honorees in a ceremony at Tous, the Spanish jewelry boutique in SoHo.  


The Awards recognize New York government, education and culture leaders for their contributions to Latin culture in New York City in the previous year.


"New York City is a special place in the world because it gives everyone a chance to prove themselves. It does not matter whether you are big or small. What matters is what you have to give." said Ximena Ojeda, New York Latin Culture Director. "The New York Latin Culture Award honorees and nominees give more than most. That is why we honor them today."


The New York Latin Culture Award honorees selected by the New York Latin Culture editors are:


NEW YORK GOVERNMENT ~ NYC Latin Media & Entertainment Commission for promoting outstanding Latin cultural events in many disciplines throughout the year.


WORLD GOVERNMENT ~ Consulate General of Spain for producing Spain Culture New York, a leading resource for culture from Spain and all the Spanish-speaking countries.


EDUCATION ~ King Juan Carlos Center at New York University for hosting outstanding cultural events of Spain and all Spanish-speaking countries.


DANCE ~ Ballet Hispanico for producing outstanding dance theater that draws on the entire Hispanic-Luso world for inspiration.


MUSIC ~ Carnegie Hall for bringing "Voices of Latin America" to all of New York's diverse communities.


THEATRE ~ Jazz at Lincoln Center for bringing "The Most Amazing Story Ever Sung," the first original Colombian Broadway musical to the City.


FILM ~ Film Society of Lincoln Center for presenting outstanding Hispanic-Luso film at its Latinbeat, Spanish Cinema Now, and New York Film Festivals, and throughout the year.


FASHION ~ Oscar de la Renta for being a great American who happens to have a Hispanic heritage, and gives much to the community through his work in sharing the Spanish heritage of fashion with the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute.


HEALTH & BEAUTY ~ Concept Salon for putting art into their work and their work into art.


ART ~ Pinta for bringing outstanding Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American art to the City through its highly-respected annual art show.


LITERATURE ~ Americas Society for amplifying the voice of great writers of the Americas over the decades.


FOOD ~ GustOrganics for creating New York's first 100% USDA certified organic restaurant and bar with a sustainable operating model that sets the standard for an entire industry.


DRINK ~ Mezcal Pierde Almas for turning a poor man's drink into a sophisticated beverage and thereby creating an artisanal industry in rural Mexico.


SPORTS ~ Smithfield NYC for bringing Hispanic-Luso sports from around the world to New York City in a family-friendly environment.


"New York City is both a magnet and a beacon of outstanding culture. By being open to ideas from everywhere, New York sets an example for our country and the entire world," added Ms. Ojeda. "These organizations are just a few of the many bright lights of culture that shine across the City, but they are among the brightest. Following their example helps make the world a better place for everyone."


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New York Latin Culture is a guide to Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American New York that bridges the gap between the Anglo & Latin worlds in New York City. New York Latin Culture reaches City leaders, Tourists, and Cultured New Yorkers through its subscriber list of New York government, education and culture leaders; monthly distribution at New York's best hotels, boutiques, galleries & culture institutions; and daily publishing on web, email, social & mobile media. For information visit

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