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Brief reports about the arts, music, events, and functions.

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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Celebrating Puerto Rican Women 2014

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Celebrating Puerto Rican Women 2014 @ Casabe Senior Houses — with Agi Morales, RepH Star, Esperanza Martell, Patty Dukes At DreamYard and Lillian Jimenez.

(March 8, 2014) The Committee to Honor Puerto Rican Women presented its annual gathering and awards presentation, “Celebrating Puerto Rican Women: Today, Tomorrow and Always!” in solidarity with International Working Women’s Day.

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“City as Canvas” @ MCNY

"City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection" @ The Museum of the City of New York

“City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection” @ The Museum of the City of New York

(February 3, 2014) An unprecedented exhibition of vintage graffiti & street art was unveiled at The Museum of the City of New York. “City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection” is a grand tour of the culture’s formative and golden eras.

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2013 Coquito Masters Finals

2013 Coquito Masters Finals @ Andrew Freeman House

2013 Coquito Masters Finals @ Andrew Freeman House

(January 9, 2014) After being thrown into a state of chaos by this year’s first major snow storm, the 2013 Coquito Masters Finals finally made the history books. Competitors and fans showed up at the Andrew Freeman House in the Bronx to square off for the New York State Coquito Masters champion title.

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Hasta Siempre, Tato Laviera!

Hasta Siempre, Tato Laviera! – Memorial Mass @ Saint Peter’s Church, NYC

Hasta Siempre, Tato Laviera! – Memorial Mass @ Saint Peter’s Church, NYC

(November 8, 2013) The Nuyorican community mourned the loss of its great poetic voice, Jesús Abraham “Tato” Laviera. According to reports, he had been in a coma since January, due to complications with diabetes, and never recovered. Tato died on November 1st, in a Manhattan hospital.

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Manny Vega @ 105th Street

Manny Vega @ 105th Street

Manny Vega @ 105th Street

(September 3, 2013) Beautification of El Barrio continues with artist Manny Vega beginning the final phase of his latest installation. The Yemaya inspired mosaic expands on his on-going projects to bring El Barrio back to the foreground as a center for the arts. Manny says the piece brings a “Iya-Mi” sense of balance to his existing works which can be seen at the corner of 105th Street & Lexington Avenue, NYC.

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