The Rev. Pedro Pietri Hand Awards


(June 12, 2009) El Puerto Rican Embassy and La Pietri Family in collaboration with El Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños held their 2nd presentation of El Rev. Pedro Pietri Hand Awards @ Hunter College, NYC. El Rev. Pedro Pietri Hand Awards honors the memory of Rev. Pedro Pietri, one of the most gifted poet/playwrights of the Twentieth Century and co-founder of the Nuyorican Poetry Movement, and was created to recognize significant artistic and cultural contributions by Puerto Rican/Nuyorican poets, artists, musicians and political activists working in their respective fields today.

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Hunts Point Summer Festival & Fish Parade 2009

(June 6, 2009) The Annual Hunt’s Point Fish Parade theme was “Riding The Wave of Change.” The activities included a Children’s Arts Corner, boat rides, bird watching, a day-long basketball tournament, face painting, print-making, tons of great food and activities, live music and performances, a talent show and raffle. and info about all of your favorite Bronx-based organizations.

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Manny Oquendo y LIBRE Memorial Performance

OQUENDO PRESENTE! LIBRE members hold up a portrait of the late Manny Oquendo that was on display stage-side for the entire memorial.

OQUENDO PRESENTE! LIBRE members hold up a portrait of the late Manny Oquendo that was on display stage-side for the entire memorial.

(May 30, 2009) NuyoRican School Original Poetry Jazz Ensemble, Inc. presented: ¡VAYA! A Celebration of Poetry, Theater, and Music, (Part 3) Memorial Performance In Honor of Manny Oquendo. The memorial brought together current and former members of the musical institution known as LIBRE.

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Olga Tañón and José Alberto LIVE @ Lehman

Olga Tañón gets behind the trumpet player during her sold-out performance @ Lehman Center

(May 29, 2009) Five-time Grammy Award and three-time Latin Grammy-winning Merengue and Latin Pop artist Olga Tañón came to Lehman Center for the Performing Arts to deliver an unbelievable night of song and dance.

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“Whole In The Wall (1970 – Now)” by Helenbeck Gallery

(May 29, 2009) Helenbeck Gallery presents the largest street art exhibition of American & European Street Art in New York. Featured artists include: Victor Ash, Banksy, Blade, Blek le Rat, Crash, Daze, Ikon, Jonone, Nunca, Plateus, Quik, Lee Quinones, Rammellzee, Sharp, Sozyone, Henry Chalfant, Martha Cooper, Jamel Shabazz, and Silvio Magaglio.

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