Heritage Is Raising Funds for Puerto Rico at Their New Salsa Night

The NoLibs wine bar will donate proceeds from their first salsa night to families of employees who were affected by Hurricane Maria.


It’s been months since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. But this U.S. territory still has a long way to go to rebuild, and emergency support from the current administration hasn’t exactly been forthcoming.

#Chefs4PuertoRico brought the food industry together to send money and much-needed supplies, and help is still needed. That’s why Heritage is holding a fundraiser— specifically for employees’ families, who are still on the island and in need of support.

On Sunday, January 14th from 8 p.m. until midnight, Heritage will host Salsa Nocturna, which will raise funds to benefit the families of Vintage Syndicate (including Vintage, Bar, Time, Garage, and Tiki) employees who live in Puerto Rico. The party kicks off their monthly Latin Night series.

The evening will include a mix of live salsa and Latin jazz music from trombone legend Humberto Alicea and his group Zapato Viejo, plus DJ sets by DJ Kosherican.

Food-wise, the kitchen is offering a special a la carte menu. They’re serving ceviche mixto with shrimp and calamari, empanada picadillo with ground beef, sofrito and olives, pernil con arroz — that’s slow-roasted pork shoulder, green rice and tostadas —and and tembleque, Puerto Rican rice pudding.

The bar is whipping up special cocktails, including coquito, a creamy, coconut-based eggnog prepared with spices and white rum.

There’s no cover charge to get in, but a $5 donation to benefit the employees’ families in Puerto Rico is suggested; there will be a raffle and giveaways, too.