Dominican Heritage Night: Hennessy Sponsors Celebrity Suite During Brooklyn Nets, Miami Heat Match-Up [PHOTOS]

Dominican Heritage Night
Dominican Heritage Night was a success during the Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat game at Barclay's Center in Brooklyn. Photo: Courtesy

Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège sponsored the DANF’s celebrity suite at the first ever Dominican Heritage Night presented by the Dominican American National Foundation at the Barclays Center in partnership with the Brooklyn Nets during their Friday night match-up against the Miami Heat.

The night kicked-off with the DANF Blue Flame of Achievement Award presentations at half-court to Chef Kelvin’s Fernandez, Johnny Marines, Albania Rosario of Fashion Designers of Latin America, The Dominican Day Parade, Dominicanos USA, the Brooklyn DA’s lead counsel Maritza Mejia-Ming, the New York Dominican Officers, and Dominican Power.

All DANF honorees were hosted in The Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège sponsor suite including the newly crowned, Miss New York USA 2018, Genesis Suero. Atlantic Recording artist, Messiah El Artista, stopped by for some cocktails and light bites before performing at the Dominican Heritage Night half-time show. To close out the night, artist Vanessa Ayala presented the Brooklyn Nets with a Dominican mural art piece in the Hennessy Privilege sponsor suite.

Dominican Heritage Night Dominican Heritage Night Photo: Courtesy

Dominican Heritage Night Dominican Heritage Night Photo: Courtesy

Dominican Heritage Night Dominican Heritage Night Photo: Courtesy

Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège also hosted a VIP table at the Billboard Lounge at the Barclays Center after the game for the postgame performance by merengue Tipico superstars, Banda Renova El Poder.

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Shirley Gomez has been exposed to many aspects of the art world. Besides being a Fashion Journalist, she studied Fashion Styling and Fashion Styling for Men at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Interior Design at UNIBE and Fashion Design at ITSMJ Fashion School in the Dominican Republic. She worked as a Fashion Journalist, Fashion Stylist and Social Media Manager at one of the most recognized magazines in the Dominican Republic, Oh! Magazine, as an occasional Entertainment Journalist, of the prestigious newspaper “Listín Diario”, as well as a fashion collaborator of a radio show aired in 100.9 FM SuperQ. When Shirley is not writing you can find her listening Demi Lovato or Beyonce's songs, decorating her apartment or watching Family Feud.