CEREMONY | SHOWS

Observances that involve rituals, secular and non-secular.

Orchard Beach Classic Car And Motorcycle Show

14th Annual Orchard Beach Classic Car and Motorcycle Show

14th Annual Orchard Beach Classic Car and Motorcycle Show

(September 28, 2014) After being postponed, due to rain, the 14th Annual Orchard Beach Classic Car and Motorcycle Show hit the Bronx, a week later. It turned out to be a perfect day for checking out a variety of automotive beauties and for reminiscing about their meaning in our early lives.

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El Barrio Honors The Young Lords

El Barrio Honors The Young Lords

El Barrio Honors The Young Lords

(July 25, 2014) Today, members and representatives of the Puerto Rican, Nuyorican, and greater Latino communities celebrated the renaming of East 111th Street & Lexington Avenue to “Young Lords Way.” The street sign hangs directly across from the First Spanish Methodist Church in East Harlem where on December 28, 1969, the Young Lords forcibly occupied the building and renamed it the People’s Church. For 11-days, members of the Young Lords and community volunteers established free breakfast and clothing programs, health services, a day-care center, a liberation school, provided community dinners, and presented other consciousness-raising activities. This was a defining action that placed the Young Lords at the forefront of El Barrio’s social rights movement, and eventually made them Legends in the history of Puerto Ricans in New York City.

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El Barrio Honors Yolanda Sánchez

El Barrio Honors Activist Yolanda Sánchez

El Barrio Honors Activist Yolanda Sánchez

(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.

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Citi💯 exhibit! On view until March 26th

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