DTM Celebrates its Fifth Annual Dominican Independence Celebration

DTM Celebrates its Fifth Annual Dominican Independence Celebration

This Year's Theme: 'Healthy Living: Dominican Style'


NEW YORK, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — DTM Magazine – New York’s only bi-lingual, bi-cultural magazine – is pleased to announce its Fifth Annual Dominican Independence Celebration at the Winter Garden Room at NY Presbyterian Hospital on Friday, February 26, 2010, at 6pm.

The event marks the 166th anniversary of the Dominican Republic’s independence from Haiti, and participants will interact with, network, learn about, and sample the essence of the Dominican culture via its art, folklore, music and food.

According to DTM’s publisher and CEO, Juan Guillen, the event will have an Expo/Fair set up and commence with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 6:00PM. “The event will be attended by DTM subscribers, small business owners, community and government leaders, elected officials, artist and local celebrities selected from our VIP list and local press,” said Guillen.

Personalities featured in Defining Trends Magazine will also make appearances. Participants will interact, network, learn and sample the essence of the Dominican culture via its art, folklore music and food, all from a healthy living perspective.

A portion of the proceeds raised at DTM’s Fifth Annual Dominican Independence Celebration will go to the local chapter of the American Red Cross to aide in Haitian relief efforts.

While acknowledging the shared – if at times tumultuous – history between the two nations of Hispaniola, this year’s Dominican Independence Event will focus instead on building a bridge for the future. “Healthy living begins with the mind,” said DTM’s CEO Juan Guillen, “because with our resources today, poverty in the pockets doesn’t have to mean poverty of the mind.”

The master of ceremonies will be Pedro Luis Garcia of Telemundo 47. Congressman Charles Rangel and Senator Chuck Schumer have confirmed their attendance. The event is sponsored by Verizon Wireless, CUNY, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Ambulatory Care Network, Telemundo 47 and Pediatric 2000. Food will be provided by Altus Cafe and Mama Juana Cafe.


Art / Culture – Art and artifacts relevant to Dominican Culture and the Island of Hispaniola, as well as the cultural fusion interpreted by top Dominican artists in New York and the tri-state area.

Food: Free sampling of healthy foods; healthier versions of typical Dominican food as well as organic foods and healthier ways to cook and eat.

Lifestyle: Live performance of the popular exercise / dance craze: Zumba. We will also have Yoga instructors and information at booth complete with free onsite health tips.

Entertainment: A DTM signature music and entertainment showcase will close the evening with live performances from talented, local artists in singing, standup comedy, poetry and traditional folklore music.

For more information, or to RSVP to the event, please contact Bernadette Giacomazzo at 718-472-5538, or bgiacomazzo@dtmmag.com.


DTM Celebrates its Fifth Annual Dominican Independence Celebration