The Brooklyn Nets Noche Latina United Game is an annual event that celebrates and shines a spotlight on Latin culture.
New York-based songwriter Darilyn Castillo will be performing the National Anthem.
Puerto Rican musical artist and reggaeton superstar Lunay will do a special halftime performance. Brooklyn Nets entertainment teams, the Brooklynettes and Team Hype, will celebrate Latin culture through a performance featuring the merengue and reggaeton.
FOX5 news anchor, Bianca Peters, will announce the starting line-ups in Spanish.
Game Ball Delivery
The president of the New York Chapter of ALPFA will present the game ball prior to tip-off. ALPFA, the first national Latino professional association in the United States, works to empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation, in every sector of the global economy.
Aspira NY is a community organization whose mission is to foster the social advancement of the Puerto Rican/Latino community by supporting its youth in the pursuit of educational excellence through leadership development programs and activities.
- BSE Global’s Latinx employee resource group (ERG) will host a career panel and virtual tour of Barclays Center on Wednesday, February 23. Following the panel, the students will attend the Noche Latina United Game and will be hosted in the WeBull suite.
- Panelists will include:
- Illiana Blackshear, Director, Event Hospitality
- David Estevez, CRM & Database Specialist, Business Intelligence
- Makar Gevorkian, Basketball Operations Seasonal Assistant
Pregame Networking Mixer
The Latinx ERG will host a pregame mixer in the 40/40 club for members of ALPFA and local alumni chapters of Latino fraternities and sororities.
The food and beverage offerings at Barclays Center will feature the following Latinx vendors:
- Nene’s Taqueria (concession stand)
- Mi Barrio
- Mama Hildas Coquitos
Mega 97.9’s DJ Carlito will play reggaeton, bachata, merengue, and salsa on the concourse at Section 24. Nets entertainment teams, Brooklynettes and Team Hype, will perform during this activation.