Passaic, N.J. – Mayor Hector C. Lora collaborated with three schools in Passaic’s district to honor Black History Month on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at the Annabelle Shimkowitz Senior Center in the City of Passaic. Passaic City Hall Seniors and Staff enjoyed the performance from students, which was originally set for February 28, but postponed due to inclement weather. “We’re so excited to have so many members of the community and our children from Passaic schools here. As we all know, it is so important to the mayor to grow our next generation, and everything we have done together with the board of education is to support the development of our children, the culture, and the rich history we have in this country and the City of Passaic.” Said Ricardo Fernandez, Business Administrator. “We are showcasing our talent so you get to see the amazing things that we have going on in our schools.” Said Dr. Latasha Casterlow-Lalla, Supervisor of Visual & Performing Arts. “We are so excited, our children are so ecstatic to perform for you.” Students from W.B. Cruise Memorial School No. 11 performed a chorus & dance ensemble, Passaic Academy of Science & Engineering had two instrumental ensemble selections, and Sonia Sotomayor School No. 21 concluded with a chorus and a ukulele ensemble.
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