By Erin Levi

About 250 attendees gathered for the 2nd annual Nowruz celebration at Gracie Mansion last week.
«#Nowruz Mubarak! What a delight to commemorate the Persian New Year at Gracie Mansion tonight,» shared New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Instagram.
The festivities showcased vibrant dancing and cultural performances. Mayor Adams took the opportunity to present the event’s organizer with a citation:
«It’s a privilege to be acknowledged with a citation from @nycmayor Adams at Nowruz @graciemansionconservancy! Grateful to @nycmayor Adams for recognizing my efforts! Huge thanks to Deputy Mayor of Communication @fabienlevy for your invaluable contributions! Appreciation to both for acknowledging and embracing the Persian community! Serving the community is an honor!» expressed Betty Emamian on Facebook.

All nations observing Nowruz were invited, with the exception of Iran.