Haiti’s General Consul Felix Augustin, will be honored at the 12th Annual Taino Towers Family Festivity Day. The event will take place in the central courtyard of the Taino Towers apartment complex at 2253 Third Avenue, East Harlem, on Saturday, August 20, 2011, from noon to 7 p.m.

The ceremony to honor General Consul Augustin will take place at 2 p.m. with a performance by the Hoops for Haiti Quartet of the theme song for the fundraising effort on behalf of the Registered Nurses Response Network composed by Jesus “Tato” Laviera, the poet, playwright and performance artist.

Maria Cruz, executive director of Taino Towers, said “On behalf of Arco Management and the Taino Towers Board of Directors, we are pleased to dedicate this year’s Family Festivity Day to the people of Haiti and the Hoops for Haiti committee, of which I am a proud member, participating in a broad effort to raise funds for the Registered Nurses Response Network. The nonprofit organization has sent multiple deployments of volunteer nurses to Haiti in the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake.

Cruz says she is proudest of the tradition established in previous Family Festivity Day events to “bring unity, communal action and joyous celebrations into our residence.” Cruz adds that this year, the festival brings together cultural contributions form both East and West Harlem communities. In addition, children’s activities will be sponsored by the Borinquen Health Center.

Kiosks and tents will be set up to promote the arts, crafts and foods of diverse cultures that make up the Harlem community, including Puerto Rican, Caribbean, and African Americans. Musical groups from the community will provide continuous entertainment.

Cruz also acknowledges the contributions of elected officials and community leaders who work closely with Taino Towers to support continuous efforts to provide affordable housing in Spanish Harlem.

For further information about Family Day at Taino Tower Day contact Stacey Bell at 212-369-3755 or email: taino@multifamilymgt.com

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