Children’s Aid Commemorates Dominican Independence

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Parents and other adults who participate in engagement programs at Children’s Aid recently gathered at the Salomé Ureña de Henríquez Campus for its annual Dominican Independence Celebration. Drawn from all over Washington Heights, a neighborhood famous for its rich Dominican culture and life, the crowd enjoyed an exhibit, delicious food, a musical performance and a theater production titled “Mujeres De Febrero” (The Women of February). This production tells the story of Juan Pablo Duarte, who passionately fought for the Dominican Republic’s independence, and includes the stories of three powerful female figures who dramatically improved life for the Dominican people. The show was written by Dinorah Coronado, a writer and founder of Teatro Coronado who has received many awards and nominations for the production and her books.