Free Flu-shot Event!

On October 22, Senator Serrano took part in a free flu-shot event at Julia de Burgos- Taller Boriqua in East Harlem. 150 shots were administered by New York Presbyterian to seniors from the Community.

“It is a pleasure to see local seniors getting the opportunity to receive seasonal influenza vaccines free of cost, and in their own neighborhood,” said Serrano. “Thanks to the hard work of the nurses and New York-Presbyterian staff, there will be 150 less cases of flu in East Harlem this season.”

October 22, 2009

Serrano at All Hallow's High School

Senator Serrano, alongside Lee Llambelis, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for the Office of the Attorney General of the State of New York, gave a presentation on avoiding the pitfalls of the student loan industry at All Hallows High School in the Bronx.

October 21, 2009

Senator Serrano at Manhattan College Community Leaders' Roundtable

Senator Serrano attended the Manhattan College Community Leaders' Roundtable, in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The lively panel discussion featured various elected officials including Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, Councilmember Oliver Koppell, Mayor Philip Amiconi, and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz.

October 20, 2009
October 22, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Senator Serrano Attends Re-opening of El Museo del Barrio

Senator Serrano attended the re-opening of El Museo del Barrio, one of New York’s leading Latino cultural institutions. “El Museo plays an important role in the cultural landscape of New York City,” said Serrano. "I am extremely proud to take part in this fantastic event, which represents a milestone for the Latino community, all New Yorkers, and of course, the 28th District.”

October 17, 2009

Serrano Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month at Fall for Arts Festival

Senator Serrano attended the 4th Annual Fall for Arts Festival, a free outdoor event presented by the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation. The Serrano sponsored event was a one of a kind outdoor gallery with a highly acclaimed mix of visual, performing, culinary, and interactive arts commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month.

October 10, 2009

Senator Serrano Honored for Advocacy Against Domestic Violence

Today Senator Serrano was honored for his support of the Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program (SAVI), and for his commitment to combating sexual assault and domestic violence in underserved areas.

“It is vital that survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault have advocates  and counselors available to support them through a process that is often very painful,” said Senator Serrano.

October 1, 2009

La Coalicion "El Barrio Contra La Deportacion" Lanza Reporte Final


East Harlem, NY-  La coalición de oficiales electos y líderes comunitarios “El Barrio Contra la Deportación” hoy publicó su reporte final, y mandó 1,000 cartas de petición al Presidente Obama. Fue la culminación de una campaña educacional y organizativa iniciada en Mayo de este año.

September 17, 2009

Immigration Reform Starts Here

Final Policy Report by Senator Serrano's East Harlem Against Deportation Coalition

Immigration Reform Starts Here.pdf

September 17, 2009

Serrano Bill to Develop Agricultural Regional Guides Passes Senate

September 11, 2009

Senate Passes Bill to Develop Agricultural Regional Guides

September 11, 2009

Serrano Climbs Aboard to Save the M15

On Friday morning Senator Serrano was proactive in his opposition to the proposed service cuts for one of the most heavily used bus lines in the country. During the 7 am rush hour, Serrano, his staff, and the Transport Workers Union boarded buses on Second Avenue, and handed out literature encouraging citizens to speak out against the planned cuts on the M15 bus.  The MTA is proposing to remove 9 buses from the M15 route, which operates between Second Avenue and South Ferry.

August 28, 2009

Serrano at Island Kids Celebration

Senator Serrano was on Roosevelt Island for the culmination of the Island Kids Summer Camp. The camp is for children ages 5 to 13, and its programming includes swimming, sports, arts and crafts, music, culinary arts, and weekly field trips. This program offers partial and full scholarships to low-income families, who might otherwise not be able to participate. The 2009 season kicked off on July 7th, and there was an upbeat closing ceremony on August 26th.

August 26, 2009

Senator Serrano Celebrates Arts Programming in the Bronx at 52 Park

Senator Serrano celebrated with Lincoln Center and the The Big Three Palladium Orchestra at the 52 People for Progress at 52 Park concert in the Bronx. Senator Serrano as well as New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, spoke about the importance of accessible arts programming in the South Bronx.

August 19, 2009

Serrano Congratulates Chita Rivera for Receiving Highest Honor

Senator José M. Serrano (D- Manhattan/Bronx) today congratulated Puerto Rican-American Broadway icon Chita Rivera, who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama in the White House yesterday. The Medal of Freedom is the highest medal that can be awarded to a civilian in the United States.   “As someone with a deep appreciation for the arts, I am overjoyed that this honor has been bestowed upon someone as deserving as Chita Rivera,” said Senator Serrano.

August 13, 2009

Serrano Comments on La Marqueta Plan


Calls city plan “visionary” so long as it meets the needs of his constituents

Highlights need to incubate healthy and affordable food, immigrant entrepreneurs, and vibrant public space

August 12, 2009

August 11, 2009