Join us virtually Thursday, December 3rd at 7pm CST for the 7th Annual Raices Gala to kick-off the holiday season from Loiza, Puerto Rico. This year we have the opportunity to bring the spirit of the season—and Puerto Rico—into you homes. Legendary singer, Jose Feliciano, well known for the Christmas classic “Feliz Navidad,” will be honored as a Ceiba Award recipient this year. We are pleased to announce that the Puerto Rican theater company Y No Habia Luz is also a 2020 Ceiba Award winner.

The Annual Raices Gala helps to raise the funds required for NMPRAC to continue to thrive as a cultural anchor in the City of Chicago as well as become the preferred destination for all those wanting to learn about the rich history, art, and culture of Puerto Rico. As the only self-standing Puerto Rican museum in the United States, our vision is to collaborate with other institutions to harness the necessary resources in order to expand our programming, exhibits and visitor experience.

Each year as part of our gala, NMPRAC selects major artists to receive the prestigious Ceiba Award, the only national award granted to Puerto Ricans for their artistic and cultural accomplishments and contributions.

Click Here to Purchase your tickets today for Raices 2020! Additionally, if you are interested in learning about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Billy Ocasio at

Please consider a donation to support NMPRAC and our programs this year.


 2018 Raices Gala Photos