Cena de Monte Adentro 2021

Dear Colleagues, Community Leaders, Elected Officials and La Casa Members:

You are cordially invited to La Casa de la Herencia Cultural Puertorriqueña’s Cena de Monte Adentro, scheduled for Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. This event takes place at the main floor gallery of El Barrio’s Artspace PS 109, located at 215 East 99 Street, in Manhattan.

In keeping with La Casa’s mission, this year we honor and celebrate Ms. Betty Lugo, elected Judge for the NYC Civil Court in Manhattan’s 2nd Municipal Court District, New York County. Ms. Lugo is a founding member of Pacheco & Lugo, PLLC, the first Latina women owned law firm in New York, established at One World Trade Center in 1992.

With much gratitude we remember Graciano Matos, La Casa’s late Board Treasurer, and commemorate singer/composer Ismael Rivera El Sonero Mayor, and other musicians from the Puerto Rican/Latino community that have passed recently and have left their musical legacies for us to enjoy and learn from.

For entertainment and a cultural musical experience, we open the event with La Casa’s Conjunto Típico, led by Luis Rodríguez; La Casa’s Cuatro Music Director, and continue the celebration with Avenida B Salsa Dura, the event’s featured band.  DJ Victor Moczo will also be joining us for a most enjoyable and danceable evening. During Cena de Monte Adentro we also enjoy one of the most delightful treasures of our Puerto Rican gastronomy, a variety of dishes reflective of the Puerto Rican Cocina Criolla.  

We are very grateful to our sponsors: Ponce Bank, Empirical Greens/Ron del Azucarero, NY Central Air and El Barrio’s Artspace PS 109.  Additional sponsorship information is forthcoming. Cena de Monte Adentro is open to the general public and is wheelchair accessible.


Admission Fee is $40.00.  To reserve your tickets and pay at the door: Contact La Casa at (646) 360 – 4126 or at lacasahcp@gmail.com

To Pay On-Line Visit: 

Paypal.me/lacasahcp  or  EventBrite at: bit.ly/2Y3xQvy

For Sponsorship Opportunities or to Become a Member of La Casa:

Complete the Membership/Sponsorship Form attached and send a check or money order payable to: La Casa de la Herencia Cultural Puertorriqueña, Inc. Mail to: La Casa de la Herencia Cultural Puertorriqueña, Inc., 215 East 99 Street, Suite 18.2, New York, NY 10029. 

La Casa de la Herencia Cultural Puertorriqueña is a 501 (C) (3), Not-For-Profit, Cultural and Educational Organization. Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by the Law. Thank you!


Transportation/Trains and Buses:

El Barrio’s Artspace PS 109 is located within easy access to the Q Train on 2nd Avenue/96th Street, and the 6 Train on Lexington Avenue /96th Street. Uptown and downtown local and express buses also run along 2nd and 3rd Avenue, stopping at 96 and 99 Streets.

For parking space contact the following companies:

  1. Manhattan Parking, East Harlem, 215 East 96th St, New York, NY 10128, (212) 410-5270
  2. 152 East 97th Street. New York, NY 10029, East Harlem, (646) 672-0608 
  3. NYC Parking Corp., Address: 480 East 101 Street, New York, NY 10029, Phone: (212) 996-3074  


Please note: To be admitted to this event all participants must show proof of COVID-19 Vaccination or a 72-hour Negative COVID Test. All participants must also wear a mask.  

Let us know if you will be attending this event – as soon as possible. Space is limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. For additional information, contact us at lacasahcp@gmail.com or at (646) 360 – 4126.

It will be a great honor for us to celebrate this festivity with you. We hope you can join us on October 16th. Let’s celebrate the efforts and contributions pioneered by the Puerto Rican community of New York City, Puerto Rico and beyond!