2015 Hispanic Heritage

October 08, 2015

Media Contact: 

Christine Geed - (631) 398-8044 or geed@nysenate.gov

Release Date: September 17, 2015



Senator Phil Boyle Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month By Honoring Citizens

The Senator’s 3rd Annual event honored twelve constituents for their work serving the community

September 17, 2015 - Bay Shore, NY:  New York State Senator Phil Boyle takes great pride in the cultural diversity of the 4th Senatorial District.  In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Senator Boyle hosted a special awards ceremony and celebration on Thursday, September 24th.  The Senator acknowledged twelve (12) well-deserved Hispanic citizens from the Towns of Babylon and Islip with special awards for their service to the community.  

This year’s Honorees: 

Norma & Luis Alvarado- Islip,

Community Service

Jose Arias- Babylon Town,

Business Man

Sensei Devin Fernandez- West Islip,

Martial Arts/Community Service

Ageda (Aggie) Lugo Gonzalez- Brentwood,

Community Service

Gloria Matos- Lindenhurst,

Teacher/Community Service

Matthew Pacheco- Deer Park,

Student/Community Service

Marco A. Parodi- Farmingdale,

Community Service

Douglas Perla- Bay Shore,

Community Service

Ana Lainez-Pixtun- Wyandanch,

Student/Community Service

Gina Veliz- Bay Shore,

Student/Community Service

Maria Vidal- Bay Shore,

Community Service


This year Senator Boyle’s event featured  dynamic Hispanic cultural entertainment including: Teatro Experimental Yerbabruja, a performing and visual arts organization that uses the arts for social change and, The Traveling Hispanic Theater, a mobile dance and performing arts company.  Traditional Hispanic refreshments were also served to heighten the experience.


For additional information about the Hispanic Heritage awards ceremony and celebration, or details regarding the events honorees, please contact Christine Geed, Deputy Chief of Staff in the District Office at 631-665-2311 or via cell or text at 631-398-8044 (cell #).