PHOTO: After a cord malfunction, an attendee climbs up the 172nd Street light-post to remove the new sign’s cover.
(December 3, 2017) One of the icons of the Nuyorican Movement within political and social activism, Richard ‘Richie’ Pérez, was remembered through powerful words and reflections. They all came together at East 172nd St. & Ward Avenue in The Bronx to officially declare it ‘Richie Perez Way.’
PHOTO: Sisters In Arms @ WinterCon New York Comic and Sci-Fi Expo 2017
(December 2, 2017) WinterCon New York Comic and Sci-Fi Expo made its bigger and better return to the Resorts World Casino NY, in Queens. Sci-Fi enthusiasts, super-hero fans, and cross-genre cosplayers were given an entire weekend to expand on their fantasies.
PHOTO: A group of family, friend, and supporters gather to remember the People’s Lawyer Ramón J. Jiménez
(December 2, 2017) The lawyer/activist called by many “El Leon Del Bronx” was further memorialized with a street corner in his name. 149th Street & Walton Avenue is now officially “Ramon J Jimenez Corner.”
Photo: Maintaining our Taino Heritage is key to artesana Shihan Candy Warixi Soto
(November 18, 2017) Puerto Rican Heritage Month observances in The Bronx brought together some of the finest of its talents. One such calendar of events organized by the non-profit organization Comité Noviembre has endured for over 30 years. The National Puerto Rican Artisans Fair & Book Expo represents an important part of their mission — “to create awareness of our rich culture, language, and heritage and to acknowledge and take ownership of it every day but specifically during the month of November.”
PHOTO: New York Ricans celebrate the delectable ‘pastel’ in El Barrio
(November 18, 2017) One of the celebrated staples of Puerto Rican holiday cuisine is ‘el pastel.’ A social gathering organized by artist Taína Traverso turns a spotlight on this delectable source of traditional sustenance, nutrition, and joyful cultural notions of family and social gatherings.
PHOTO: One of the many brave who turned out for New York City’s 44th Annual Village Halloween Parade
(October 31, 2017) New York City’s 44th Annual Village Halloween Parade, dubbed ‘Cabinet of Curiosities: An Imaginary Menagerie,’ drew thousands to a well-anticipated event many feared would not happen.
PHOTO: Poet Nancy Mercado celebrates the works of Nuyorican poet, playwright, author and activist Tato Laviera
(October 28, 2017) In celebration of iconic Nuyorican poet, playwright, author and activist Tato Laviera, 123rd Street & 2nd Avenue was renamed Jesus ‘Tato’ Laviera Way. The Santurce transplant, who grew up in the area of New York City known as Loisaida, became a pioneering voice in the Nuyorican Movement. Laviera died from diabetes complications on November 1, 2013.