Francisco Molina Reyes II

Hunts Point Summer Festival & Fish Parade 2009

(June 6, 2009) The Annual Hunt’s Point Fish Parade theme was “Riding The Wave of Change.” The activities included a Children’s Arts Corner, boat rides, bird watching, a day-long basketball tournament, face painting, print-making, tons of great food and activities, live music and performances, a talent show and raffle. and info about all of your favorite Bronx-based organizations.

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Manny Oquendo y LIBRE Memorial Performance

OQUENDO PRESENTE! LIBRE members hold up a portrait of the late Manny Oquendo that was on display stage-side for the entire memorial.

OQUENDO PRESENTE! LIBRE members hold up a portrait of the late Manny Oquendo that was on display stage-side for the entire memorial.

(May 30, 2009) NuyoRican School Original Poetry Jazz Ensemble, Inc. presented: ¡VAYA! A Celebration of Poetry, Theater, and Music, (Part 3) Memorial Performance In Honor of Manny Oquendo. The memorial brought together current and former members of the musical institution known as LIBRE.

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Olga Tañón and José Alberto LIVE @ Lehman

Olga Tañón gets behind the trumpet player during her sold-out performance @ Lehman Center

(May 29, 2009) Five-time Grammy Award and three-time Latin Grammy-winning Merengue and Latin Pop artist Olga Tañón came to Lehman Center for the Performing Arts to deliver an unbelievable night of song and dance.

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“Whole In The Wall (1970 – Now)” by Helenbeck Gallery

(May 29, 2009) Helenbeck Gallery presents the largest street art exhibition of American & European Street Art in New York. Featured artists include: Victor Ash, Banksy, Blade, Blek le Rat, Crash, Daze, Ikon, Jonone, Nunca, Plateus, Quik, Lee Quinones, Rammellzee, Sharp, Sozyone, Henry Chalfant, Martha Cooper, Jamel Shabazz, and Silvio Magaglio.

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“No Pressure To Paint” Art Show Opens

Detail of artwork by ERIC ORR @ NO PRESSURE TO PAINT an exhibition by Rogue Space

Detail of artwork by ERIC ORR @ NO PRESSURE TO PAINT an art exhibition by Rogue Space

(May 28, 2009) Chelsea Gallery Space and Rogue Space Studios are presenting an exhibition of work from New York based artists Eric Orr and Steven Cogle. “No Pressure to Paint” displays selections from Eric Orr’s Subway Maps series and from the painting repertoire of Steven Cogle. These two artists have come together under one roof to highlight their common ground. They have individually found ways back to their roots, and use the painting ‘medium’ to tap into what originally inspired them to create their art. Location: Rogue Space @ Chelsea Arts Building, 508 West 26th Street, 9E, NYC

Loisaida Festival reaches 22nd year

Two lovely dancers with DANZA FIESTA @ 2009 Loisaida Festival — with Danza Fiesta and Eva Morales.

(May 24, 2009) Since 1987, the Loisaida Festival has been celebrated the Sunday before Memorial Day weekend in Manhattan’s Lower East side. This event is the largest Latino pride festival in the area, and grows annually in size, excitement, and impact last year attracting over 10,000 people. It is presented in Avenue C Commercial corridor-renamed Loisaida Avenue in 1989.

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