“Cold Crush Brothers” @ East River Park

"Cold Crush Brothers" @ East River Park / Summerstage 2011

(August 24, 2011) Grandmaster Caz, Almighty KG, JDL, Easy AD, and DJ Tony Tone — The Legendary “Cold Crush Brothers” — hit the 2011 Summerstage with all the raw and style that had immortalized them in the minds of their fans and on the pages of hip hop history.

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Fordham Road Renaissance Festival 2011

Dancing bachata @ Fordham Road Renaissance Festival 2011

(August 21, 2011) The Fordham Road Renaissance Festival celebrated its 16th year between the gaps of thunder and rain. Salsa music and a variety of performances at opposite ends of the festival venue kept the thousands that came spirited and entertained.

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“Digger’s Delight” 2011 (Week 3)

 DJ LEVA FIFTYSEVEN from Italy @ "Digger's Delight" 2011 (Week Three)(August 16, 2011) Another fun-filled jam in Harlem celebrating the rarest of the rare – Digger’s Delight. Loyal fans came out to show their unwavering support, despite earlier rain showers. Folks were treated to five DJs including one from Italy and another from Slovenia. Always a favorite, the Queen of 45s – Miss Shing-A-Ling, DJ Boogie Blind, LEVA57, Woo-D and the GrandWizzard Theodore rocked the park. See you next week for DJ Lord Finesse, GrandMaster Caz and The Original Jazzy Jay.

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A Stroll Through El Barrio (aka East Harlem)

Modesto “Tin” Flores Garden

(August 13, 2011) A few random shots during a late Saturday afternoon walk through East Harlem. On 104th & Lex there’s the Art For Change “4th Annual Hacia Afuera” Public Arts Festival which continues through Sunday. On 106th Street, there was the 106th Street Old-Timers Festival. On Pleasant Ave between 114th and 116th Streets there was the “Dance of the Giglio Feast” which culminates Sunday afternoon.

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Joe Bataan and Johnny Colón @ Central Park

Joe Bataan makes the magic happen @ 2011 SummerStage / Central Park

(August 10, 2011) The theme was Latin Boogaloo at SummerStage 2011, and Rumsey Playfield was alive with music lovers craving the nostalgic. Featured on the mainstage were “Mr. Boogaloo Blues” Johnny Colón, and the “King of Latin Soul” Joe Bataan.

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