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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COSPLAY Saturday @ NYCC 2016

Mortal Kombat character @ COSPLAY Saturday - NYCC 2016

(October 8, 2016) The damp weather would not discourage the tens of thousands that attended one of the most fun days at New York Comic Con. COSPLAY is the ultimate expression of fan-level participation with pop culture genres. Saturday’s at NYCC stands out as convergence point for cosplayers whether home-grown or professional class to engage the public stage. Here are some of the sights.

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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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‘Women in Salsa’ @ BMHC

(August 20, 2016) The Bronx Music Heritage Center whipped up more summer entertainment, this time as part of the month long celebration Bronx SalsaFest. ‘Women in Salsa’ featured a poetic recital by “La Madrina” Sandra Maria Esteves — one of founders of the Nuyorican Poetry Movement — accompanied by percussionist Bobby Sanabria.

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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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