Posthumous Award


  • Premio Lo Nuestro a La Musica Latina, Album of the Year 2003, La Negra Tiene Tumbao, UNIVISION, Miami, Florida May-2003
  • Premio Lo Nuestro  A La Musica Latina, Cancion Del Año 2003. Tropical “La Vida Es Un Carnaval” UNIVISION Miami, Florida May-2003
  • The Mayor of the City of New York Michael R. Bloomberg Announced the opening of Celia Cruz  Bronx High School of Music In Memory of The Queen of Salsa Bronx , New York August – 2003
  • Buenanueva Foundation “Celia Cruz Humanitarian Award” Beverly Hills, California November -2003
  • Voices for Children Foundation “A Festival of Voices” Voices for Children Humanitarian Award Posthumous Miami, Florida December 13,2003


  • U.S Department of Homeland Security Hispanic Heritage Celebration Tribute to Celia Cruz New York City – 2004
  • Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival In memoriam of Celia Cruz Santa Cruz de Tenerife – Spain February – 2004
  • Celia Cruz Way (Calle Celia Cruz) Santa Cruz de Tenerife- Islas Canarias,  SPAIN -February 18, 2006
  • Celia Cruz Park Inaugurations Union City, New Jersey March -2004
  • Celia Cruz star at Celia Cruz Park Union City, New Jersey March – 2004
  • Celia Cruz Way 45TH Street in Union City, New Jersey March-2004
  • Elena Mederos Award National Association of Cuban American Women In memorian to Celia Cruz North Bergen, New Jersey March 28, 2004
  • School Board of Miami-Dade County name South Miami Senior High School The Celia Cruz Center for the Arts Miami, Florida May 20th, 2004
  • CUBA NOSTALGIA Celia Cruz Foundation Exhibit Coconut Grove Convention Center Coconut Grove- Florida May 23, 2004
  • Celia Cruz “Toda la Vida Carnaval “ Book published by Jairo Enrique Patino 100 Personajes – Autores Panamericana Editorial ( bogota, Colombia )
  • September , 2004
  • GRAMMY AWARD (Regalo Del Alma) Best Salsa Album (NARAS) Academy of Recording Arts & Science, Inc
  • PREMIOS OYE ( Award ) La Musa del Premio OYE “ Regalo Del Alma “ Album Mexico City , Mexico November 13, 2004


  • Honorable Mayor James K. Hahn City of Los Angeles Dedicated  “Celia Cruz Square” The Corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Argyle Street
  • In Hollywood, California February 18,2005
  • BILLBOARD AWARDS Three Nominations Miami Beach, Florida March-2005
  • National Coalition For Cancer Survivorship Ribbon of Hope Awards Gala Tribute to Celia Cruz,Washington DC April 19, 2005
  • Guinness World Records Book 2005 “Longest Working Career as Salsa Artist” April-2005
  • National Museum of American History The Smithsonian Museum “The Life and Music of Celia Cruz an Exhibit” Washington DC May-2005
  • Premio Lo Nuestro A La Musica Latina Artista Femenina Del Año, UNIVISION Miami, Florida May-2005
  • Nuevo Espasa Dictionary  World Spanish Dictionary Celia Cruz Biography June-2005
  • Canto a La Amistad Concert Latin Quarter Centro Cultural Tribute to Libertad Lamarque y Celia Cruz DADE County Auditorium Miami, Florida July 9, 2005
  • Release of Salsa Talks  Coffee table book Celia Cruz Cover August-2005
  • University of Miami Libraries Cuban heritage Collection Presenting Celia Cruz By: Alexis Rodriguez Duarte Coral Gables- Florida September 8, 2005
  • Release of Azucar – Kids Book by Ivar Da Coll Published by Lectorum Publications (Scholastic) New York, New York


  • Azucar “The Life and Music of Celia Cruz” California African American Museum Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition celebrates life and legacy of the Queen of Salsa Celia Cruz LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA  August 17,2006 – November 5, 2006


  • Azucar “The Life and Music of Celia Cruz” BASS MUSEUM OF ART Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition celebrates life and Legacy of Queen of Salsa Celia Cruz
  • Miami Beach, Florida May 17, 2007 – August 19, 2007
  • American Sabor “Latinos in U.S Popular Music “ Experience Music Project / Science Fiction Museum A Celia Cruz Stage Dress is display at this Exhibition
  • October 13, 2007 – September 7, 2008
  • Celia: The Life and Music of Celia Cruz The Musical Premier in New York “New World Stages Theater September 12, 2007
  • Smithsonian Steps out Book American Treasures – From heels to High-Tops Book published by Harper Collins Publishers 2007
  • Smithsonian Star Power book America’s Treasures-From Rock Stars to Movie Stars Book published by Harper Collins Publishers 2007


  • Azucar The Life and Music of Celia Cruz Museo Alameda Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition celebrates life and Legacy of Queen of Salsa Celia Cruz
  • SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS September 26, 2007 – April 27, 2008
  • Celia: The Life and Music of Celia Cruz  The Musical Premier in Miami “Adrienne Arsht Center June 18th , 2008


  • Walk-A-Thon Honoring Celia Cruz To benefit “Liga Contra El Cancer” Tropical Park- Miami March 7th, 2009
  • Celia: The Life and Music of Celia Cruz The Musical James L. Knight Concert Hall  “Adrienne Arsht Center” June 2 to June 21 , 2009
  • Release “ Celia Cruz , La Reina y sus Amigos “ Album Sony Music Tribute Album September 17, 2009


  • Celia: The Life and Music of Celia Cruz The Musical The Athenaeum Theater, Chicago March 18 to March 21, 2010
  • Smithsonian – National Museum of American History “ How The Apollo Theater Shaped American Entertainment “ an Exhibit Celia Cruz’s Dress on ExhibitWashington,  DC April 23 to August 29, 2010

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