AWARDS | PRESENTATIONS
(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.
(May 10, 2014) Miguel A. (Mike) Amadeo, owner of the cultural institution Casa Amadeo, was honored during a street-naming ceremony at the corner of Prospect & Longwood Avenues in the Bronx.
(April 24, 2014) The recently formed Latina 50 Plus held a meet and greet at La Casa Azul Bookstore in El Barrio, this week. The official gathering was an opportunity for the public and media to engage with key members of the organization, and the inaugural group of distinguished women to be honored at its upcoming awards luncheon.
(March 12th, 2014) A dozen hip hop legends and pioneers were honored today during a ceremony held at New York City Hall. Council Member Fernando Cabrera and the New York City Council formally cited Afrika Bambaataa, Mele Mel, Grandmaster Caz, Kurtis Blow, GrandWizzard Theodore, Joe Conzo, Cutman LG, Rocky Bucano, Jorge Fabel Pabon, Kool DJ Herc, Jazzy Jay, and Pete DJ Jones (posthumously) for the major roles they played in the early development of Hip Hop culture.
(October 10, 2011) This year’s nominee were 52 Park (Longwood), Amalgamated Housing Cooperative (Kingsbridge), Arthur Ave. Retail Market (Belmont), Bronx River Houses (West Farms), General Sedgwick Houses (Morris Heights) and Casita Rincón Criollo (Melrose). Guest speaker was actor, screenwriter and author Carl Capotorto. Music performed by Trío Los Platinos.
One of the awards presented that evening @ The 2nd Annual Place Matters Awards
Guest speaker, actor, screenwriter and author CARL CAPOTORTO (left) with awards producer ELENA MARTINEZ @ The 2nd Annual Place Matters Awards. CAPOTORTO appeared for six seasons on the HBO series “The Sopranos” as character LITTLE PAULIE.
TRIO LOS PLATINOS @ The 2nd Annual Place Matters Awards
A large turnout for The 2nd Annual Place Matters Awards
Pleneros took center stage in honor of award recipient RINCON CRIOLLO @ The 2nd Annual Place Matters Awards
CINDY CAMPBELL (left), MIGUEL ANGEL AMADEO (center) and CLIVE “KOOL HERC” CAMPBELL (right) @ The 2nd Annual Place Matters Awards — with Joe Conzo.
Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture director WALLACE EDGECOMBE (left) with award-winning musician, educator BOBBY SANABRIA @ The 2nd Annual Place Matters Awards — with Bobby Sanabria.