FESTIVALS | CELEBRATIONS

Coverage of cultural festivals and events that bring light to the Nuyorican experience.

NYC Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade

18th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

(February 5, 2017) Finished off the weekend attending the 18th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival. The experience was comfortable and visually regenerative as wave after wave of celebration made its way through of the streets of NYC’s Chinatown. This is an annual celebration that should experienced by every New Yorker, at least once.

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5th Annual Black Comic Book Festival

Schomburg Center's 5th Annual Black Comic Book Festival

(January 14, 2017) For the first time, the Schomburg Center’s Black Comic Book Festival presented two full days of programming celebrating the empowering tradition of black independent comic and cartoon artists, writers and publishers. Over 50 exhibitors took part in the 5th annual event, bringing with them all the magic and colors of the art.

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BomPlenazo 2016 Concert Finale

 Norka Hernández-Nadal w/ BomPlenazo 2016 Artists Collective

(October 8, 2016) The final concert for BomPlenazo 2016 brought to the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture mainstage a celebrated collaboration led by the recognized elder of the New York City bomba and plena tradition, Juan “Juango” Gutiérrez. The BomPlenazo Artists Collective returned to the biennial themed “Entre Generaciones” to deliver a dynamic repertoire of traditional and original music compositions.

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Graffiti Hall of Fame 2016

Panoramic @ Graffiti Hall of Fame 2016 (Day 1)

(August 27, 2016) Fresh walls are going up at the NYC Graffiti Hall of Fame in East Harlem. The annual weekend event organized by Joey TDS & James Top Productions often brings together graffiti artists, including local legends and pioneers, with others from around the world. The walls are located in the Jackie Robinson Educational Complex playground, East 106th Street off the corner of Park Avenue, East Harlem.

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Loíza Festival in El Barrio (Finale)

Milteri Tucker & Bombazo Dance Company @ The 49th Annual Festival de Santiago Apostol en El Barrio

(July 31, 2016) The 49th Annual Festival de Santiago Apostol en El Barrio finale commenced with the traditional processional from Saint Cecilia Church (E.106th Street, between Lexington and Park Ave.), along a truncated route to the festival venue (109th Street, between Third and Second Ave). Weather conditions prompted the decision to shorten the route.

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Citi💯 exhibit! On view until March 26th

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