MIAMI, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Casa de Madrid, a non-profit cultural organization working in conjunction with the government of Madrid, hosted more than 500 high-caliber guests to an exclusive celebration launching its U.S.-based organization in Miami. Ana Remos, society columnist for El Nuevo Herald, served as master of ceremonies for the lavish event, which took place at the Miami Dade College historic Freedom Tower.
Spanish dignitaries representing la Comunidad de Madrid such as, Secretary of the Presidency Justice and Interior, Francisco Granados; Spanish Consul General Santiago Cabanas; President of Casa de Madrid-Miami, Javier Perez-Palencia; along with President of Miami-Dade College, Eduardo Padron, joined local community and business leaders to introduce Casa de Madrid to South Florida’s proud Spanish community.
“We’re thrilled and so proud to bring Casa de Madrid to Miami,” said Javier Perez-Palencia, president of Casa de Madrid-Miami. “Miami has a thriving Spanish community and with the thousands of Spaniards along with many friends that are enthusiasts of Spanish culture, there is no better place to bring Spanish traditions and history to life than in South Florida.”
“We’re excited about the establishment of Casa de Madrid in Miami, and especially pleased this endeavor was launched at the Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College, which is so fitting,” said Dr. Eduardo J. Padron, president of Miami Dade College. “Casa de Madrid will certainly enhance the culture of our great community that has so many ties to Spain and Spanish tradition.”
The event was sponsored by Comunidad de Madrid, Miami-Dade College, Caja Madrid, Terra, El Corte Ingles, Air Europa, Tous, Campo Viejo, Sangria Real, Hispanic Events, Inc. and SHAKE-A-LEG.
The mission of Casa de Madrid-Miami is to introduce and cultivate the Spanish lifestyle and culture not only among local Madrilenos, but all Spaniards and Spaniards at heart residing in the state of Florida. The organization aims to highlight Spanish culture, art, music, sports, and leisure activities through numerous events throughout the year. For more information on Casa de Madrid, visit www.casademadrid.org.
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