AWARDS | PRESENTATIONS
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.
(May 31, 2014) El Barrio remembered Puerto Rican leader and community activist Yolanda Sánchez with the renaming of 120th Street & Lexington Avenue. Friends, family, loved ones, and supporters gathered to unveil the new street sign that read ‘Yolanda Sánchez Place’ at an official ceremony.
(May 25, 2014) In the Bronx, the dancers and drummers of BombaYo gathered on the great lawn of the Andrew Freedman Home to present their 6th Annual BomBarBecue. The fundraising event drew hundreds of community members who were treated to an afternoon of Bomba performances and authentic Puerto Rican foods.
(May 18, 2014) Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. launched Bronx Week 2014 with the induction of five new names into the Walk of Fame. This year’s honorees are Grammy-winning music producer Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean, NFL great William M. Colon III, and stars of TV, Film and Theater David Zayas, Rachel Ticotin and Priscilla Lopez. The official announcements were made at a ceremony inside the Bronx County Building, before the unveiling of the street signs on the Grand Concourse side of the structure.