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Summary of the arts, music, events, and functions documented.

“Las Tres Hermanas”

"Las Tres Hermanas: Art & Activism" @ Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education

PHOTO: One of several displays from the “Las Tres Hermanas: Art & Activism” exhibition @ Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education

 

(June 1, 2017) A special summer presentation dedicated to lives of three women is the result of a collaboration between the Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education and the Bronx Music Heritage Center. “Las Tres Hermanas: Art & Activism” follows the journey of Evelína, Lillian and Elba from the island of Puerto Rico to New York City through photographs, text, illustrations, and discussions.

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Celebrating the Release of Oscar López Rivera

35 Mujeres NYC x Oscar Victory Rally @ Times Square Plaza

(January 29, 2017) The 35 Mujeres NYC x Oscar movement returned to Times Square Plaza to celebrate the upcoming release of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera. Less than two weeks ago, in one of his final acts before departing the White House, U.S. President Barack Obama commuted Rivera’s sentence and scheduled a release date of May 17, 2017.

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“Ivory Crush” @ Times Square

"Ivory Crush" @ Times Square, NYC

(June 6, 2015) Wild Life and Conservation representatives and supporters gathered at Duffy Square-Broadway Plaza in Times Square to witness the pulverizing of more than one-ton of confiscated illegal ivory from poached animals. The crush was conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as “a public display to ivory traffickers and their customers that the United States will not tolerate this illegal trade.”

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“The Birth of Hip Hop in New York” @ MCNY

"The Birth of Hip Hop in New York" @ MCNY

(May 14, 2015) Hip Hop Photographer Joe Conzo, Jr. and Cold Crush Brothers Legend MC Grandmaster Caz (Curtis Fisher) sat down with scholar Dr. Joseph Schloss at the Museum of the City of New York and talked about the early years of hip hop, and their experiences from that era.

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