Showing posts from December, 2005

El Yunque

El Yunque Originally uploaded by yasmapaz . Photo by yasmapaz BLOGGERS: Happy New Year! Thank you for all the beautiful pictures. Thanks for making the BLOGS exhibit a success. Looking forward to more of your work in the new year. Peace and love, Clarisel

Puerto Rico shoreline negscan

Puerto Rico shoreline negscan Originally uploaded by asawaa . Old San Juan shoreline

Picture 284

Picture 284 Originally uploaded by GinoPR . Fiestas de las mascara de Hatillo. Puerto Rico. (Dia de los Santos Inocentes)
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La Fortaleza - Old San Juan, PR

La Fortaleza - Old San Juan, PR Originally uploaded by jenjenjen .

Rincon Musical

Rincon Musical Originally uploaded by clarisel .
Community news PUERTO RICAN ARTIST DIOGENES BALLESTER RECEIVES INDIVIUDUAL ARTIST AWARD FROM THE NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS New York, New York, December, 2005 —As the sponsoring organization, the Association of Hispanic Arts (AHA) is pleased to announce that Diogenes Ballester was awarded an Individual Artist Award from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) for the creation of an Oral History/Digital Book addressing a Puerto Rican family's expression of African/Catholic/Taino religious beliefs in the epic process of creating a home. Last year, Diogenes used the theme of oral history, the conveyance of information, and the tradition of the book for an installation entitled “Keeper of History, Holder of Dreams”. This installation art project was presented at El Centro Gallery at The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College and at MediaNoche Gallery located in East Harlem, New York. The installation at El Centro Gallery was a ritual art conception that
Politics -- Featured story: | 12/27/2005 | Island leader dismisses political report
Featured commentary: A return to respecting individual beliefs will makes us better people at Christmas time

Puerto Rico Limpio

Puerto Rico Limpio Originally uploaded by igualmente . Luquillo, P.R.
Featured story News Latin Beat Latinos hold many Christmas traditions

Los Reyes at Mami's

Los Reyes at Mami's Originally uploaded by clarisel . Puerto Rico Sun wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Happy Three Kings Day too!! Felicidades.

Puerto Rico - cafe scene

Puerto Rico - cafe scene Originally uploaded by asawaa . Asawaa says: "I saw this scene while I was visiting Puerto Rico back in 2002. As you can see it is a very beautiful place..."
Feaured site: Images from the Transit Strike, Dec. 21-22, 2005 are now available at
PRSUN TV TO AIR IN THE BRONX Check out PRSUN TV, a new monthly cultural arts/news show aimed at informing, empowering and community. This bilingual (mostly English) half-hour show, produced by independent producer/journalist Clarisel Gonzalez, will start airing tomorrow on Bronxnet. Lineup: TOPIC: BLOGS and the Boricua/Latino presence Show puts a special focus on Latino photobloggers who recently featured their work at a BLOGS exhibition at MediaNoche in Spanish Harlem. Photographers featured in the exhibit are members of the Puerto Rico Sun, NYC Exposition and East Harlem blogs. Judith Escalona, director of PRDream/MediaNoche, speaks to PRSUN TV on the BLOGS exhibit at the MediaNoche multimedia gallery. "Blogs represent a rupture in the way photographs are traditionally exhibited and sold, allowing the presentation of over 1,000 works in MediaNoche's space and converting viewers into bloggers who can interact with the printless photographs on display," Escalona s

El Morro

El Morro Originally uploaded by yasmapaz .

La Parranda del Zon

La Parranda del Zon Originally uploaded by clarisel . Zon de Barrio bring a parranda during the closing party of the BLOGS exhibit at MediaNoche. The Puerto Rico Sun cultural news/photoblog was among those featured at the exhibit, which ran from Oct. 14 to Dec. 17 in NYC. Thanks to those who supported the exhibit.

A Big Cock

A Big Cock Originally uploaded by yoshimi26 .

King of the Lizards.

King of the Lizards. Originally uploaded by BamaWester .


Parranda Originally uploaded by clarisel .
Featured story IPA NY Voices That Must Be Heard Latino youth unprotected on the Internet
Community Event Thursday, December 15th, 2005 Time: 8PM-10PM Cost: Free Admission Posted by YERBABUENA, INC.: Jibaro Xmas Jam @ La Fonda Boricua with Conjunto Anoranzas del Batey La Fonda Boricua presents a weekly Jibaro Xmas Jam Sessions in celebration of the Holydays...come enjoy some of the best Puerto Rican food and music in town, this week with the sounds of Conjunto Anoranzas del Batey. La Fonda Boricua: 169 East 106th St. (bet Lexington & Third Aves) - (212) 410-7292 By Subway: #6 Lexington Avenue Line to 103rd St station, walk three blocks north to 106th Street. then one block east toward Third Avenue. By Car: Triboro Bridge - Take FDR south, exit at 106th Street. George Washington Bridge - Take Harlem River Drive to FDR south, exit at 106th Street. Cross-Bronx Expressway - Take 87 south, exit at 138th Street Bridge. Drive south to 106th Street For more info, go here: For the co


IMG_3754 Originally uploaded by Jaime Olmo .


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Looking for a holiday gift Featured site: Monopoly Puerto Rico Edition INTRODUCING MONOPOLY® PUERTO RICO EDITION The Perfect Holiday Gift! Advance to GO! The Monopoly brand introduces the Puerto Rico edition showcasing an exceptional tour of the island’s beautiful landmarks and exciting businesses. Buy, sell and trade the island’s hot spots in a quest to own Puerto Rico. Limited quantities available, order soon in order to receive for Xmas. To purchase or learn more, visit

maybe a dance for rain

maybe a dance for rain Originally uploaded by lapamela .
Christmas events: Los Pleneros de la 21 are proud to announce: La fiesta navideña del 2005 SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18TH, 2005 FROM 3 PM – 11 PM @ Taíno Tower’s, Crsytal Room 123rd Street and Second Avenue Fourth Floor El Barrio, NY 10035 Come join LP21 as they rejoice in the Holiday Spirit in an evening complete with the best of Puerto Rican traditional music in their annual year-end event. You may sing and dance the night away as LP21 bring to a night of Traditional aguinaldos and Boleros by El Trío New York and Guillermo Colón, Classic Salsa provided by Angel “Papo” Vázquez and La Rinquincaya Pirata with special guest singer: Herman Olivera, and of course ... Bomba and Plena by Los Pleneros de la 21 featuring new track performances from their most recent cd release, “Para Todos Ustedes” ! The night will be complete with a savory menu of traditional food, delicious beverages and creative arts and crafts that will be available for purchase $15.00 Entrance Char

lets go fly a kite

lets go fly a kite Originally uploaded by lapamela .
Community Events medianoche 161 East 106th Street, First Floor (between Lexington and Third Avenues) Just blocks away from Museum Mile For info: 212.828.0401 ::: Thursday, December 15, 7PM "LATINA CONFESSIONS" directed by Louis E. Perego Moreno A work-in-progress screening What does it mean to be Latina in the U.S. today? When two competing cultures engage in a tug of war, which side wins? How does the "Madonna/Whore Complex" impact Latina sexuality? In frank and confessional monologues, Latinas defy stereotypes as they share intimate secrets on sex, family and religion. Admission: FREE +++++++++++++++ ::: Friday, December 16, 6PM – 9PM CLOSING RECEPTION BLOGS An exhibition of photoblogs: NYC Exposition, Puerto Rico Sun, East Harlem... "Blogs" represents a rupture in the way photographs are traditionally exhibited and sold, allowing the presentation of over 1,000 works in MediaNoche’s space and converting viewers into b


Announcement Hello gente. I am pleased to report that a new bilingual (mostly English) cultural arts/news show I am producing called PRSUN TV will soon start airing on Bronxnet's Channel 69 in the Bronx. PRSUN TV is also aimed at empowering and informing boricuas. It is about community. The first show is expected to air this month. Details to come.


Vegigante Originally uploaded by jps_pr .

Tunnel with Lights - Dorado, Puerto Rico

Tunnel with Lights - Dorado, Puerto Rico Originally uploaded by qUiMeRa .
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Playa Flamenco Hand

Playa Flamenco Hand Originally uploaded by croweturtle .
Health Press Release NCLR PRESIDENT JANET MURGUÍA, U.S. REP. HILDA SOLIS, ACTRESS LUPE ONTIVEROS, AND NATIONAL EXPERTS CONVENED FOR LATINAS AND HIV/AIDS SUMMIT Long Beach, CA – The National Council of La Raza/California State University, Long Beach (NCLR/CSULB) Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation and Leadership Training and the Latino Coalition Against AIDS convened the first Latinas and HIV/AIDS Summit on December 1, 2005 - World AIDS Day - to raise awareness of the dramatic increases in Latina HIV infection rates. The event was held at the California State University, Long Beach Student Union Ballroom, and guests included dignitaries such as NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía, U.S. Representative Hilda Solis (D-CA), and acclaimed actress Lupe Ontiveros (Desperate Housewives). Hispanics are the fastest-growing group of those infected with HIV. As with many other health issues affecting the Latino community, HIV/AIDS has a disproportionate impact when compared to non-