AWARDS | PRESENTATIONS
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: 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: 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.
PHOTO: Que bonita bandera… face-painting always a favorite with the kids!
(June 3, 2017) The community development organization We Stay/Nos Quedamos honored the late Dra. Evelina Lopez-Antonetty (founder of United Bronx Parents, Inc.), and the daughter who carried on her legacy, Lorraine Montenegro. The awards presentation took place during their “We Are Melrose” Block Party, held on East 160th Street between Elton and Melrose Aves.
(March 5, 2016) The Committee to Honor Puerto Rican Women held its 8th Annual recognition ceremony, “Celebrating Puerto Rican Women: Today, Tomorrow and Always!” in solidarity with International Working Women’s Day.
(March 7, 2015) “Celebrating Puerto Rican Women: Today, Tomorrow and Always!” is part of the annual observance of International Working Women’s Day held at Casabe Houses in El Barrio. The event is organized by the Committee to Honor Puerto Rican Women.
(June 20, 2014) Today was officially declared Charlie Palmieri Day in New York City. The beloved giant of Latin music had 112th Street & Park Avenue, the area where was was born, renamed in his honor.