The banquet is a formal event held annually on the Friday before the parade, which is part of the Puerto Rican week festivities. It is held at a catering banquet hall dinner with music, dancing as well as cultural traditional entertainment during the event. The banquet is funded by donations at the door as well as sponsored donations in exchange for advertisement such as a banner displayed or in the annual banquet memorable book.
The banquet enjoyed by all is attended by invited Dignitaries from PR and our City and State Officials, Leaders from the community and the Tri-State area as well as our Pageant participants and many supporting families and friends.
The purpose of the banquet is to recognize members of the PRPFC who have volunteered their help throughout the year. Also, to recognize outstanding Puerto Rican individuals who have made a difference in the community. The individuals are identified by the people in the community who we ask to join us in searching and selecting an honoree such as an unsung hero. Personal Plaques are awarded that evening as well as Governor and City of Bridgeport Mayor Citations presented to them by the Elected Official or their representative.
*The 2015 Banquet Program Book Cover is Drawn by Michael Elijah Vega