Showing posts from May, 2007

Puerto Rican Day Parade "RMIX" Exhibit

Puerto Rican Day Parade "RMIX" Exhibit Originally uploaded by DeLares (Eliud Martinez) . Celebrate a Virtual Puerto Rican Day Parade All rights reserved. The "Puerto Rican Day Parade, Remix on FLICKR" group is a companion to a live art exhibit titled: "Puerto Rican Day Parade, Remix" which is scheduled to open Wednesday, 6 June 2007 at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center located on 107 Suffolk Street, New York NY 10002 (212) 260-4080 This group exhibit is being co-curated by art historian Dr. Yasmin Ramirez, and artist Luis Carle who is the Director of OPART, Inc., the arts organization that is presenting this exhibit. In the spirit of the "real-time" exhibit in NYC, this online virtual "Puerto Rican Day Parade, Remix on FLICKR" represents an historical first. Not counting "live video-streaming" of actual parades, this may be the very first "virtual" Puerto RIcan Day Par


IMG_0872 Originally uploaded by bajounpalmar . Bronx Puerto Rican Parade
Community Calendar Pregones Theater ends 27th Season with THE BEEP, a new musical play featuring works by Pedro Pietri New York – Pregones Theater closes its 27th theatrical season with the world premiere of THE BEEP, a Latino musical theater revue with texts by pioneering Puerto Rican writers Pedro Pietri, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Manuel Méndez Ballester, Jesús Colón, and others. From the island’s mountains to New York’s barrios, the play gives life to a tapestry of Puerto Rican characters that leave messages from one generation of migrants to the next. Their stories are drawn from award-winning texts including Pietri’s legendary Puerto Rican Obituary and Out of Order/Telephone Booth poems, Ortiz Cofer’s Silent Dancing, winner of a PEN/Martha Albrand Special Citation, Méndez’s classic Don Goyito, and Colón’s The Way It Was. Their words are matched to a rich musical score that resonates with the sounds of our barrios, past and present. THE BEEP is both specific and universal, and the
Featured story 65th U.S. Army Regiment is remembered Puerto Rican unit in Korean War By Priyanka Dayal TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF WORCESTER— Scanning the faded black-and-white prints sitting on the table, Myles E. Geer, a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, paused and pointed to a photo of one soldier. “He was killed,” he said. Mr. Geer scanned the photos again. “But we had fun, too,” he said, pointing to two men wrestling with a football near a leafy tree. Mr. Geer served in the Puerto Rican 65th U.S. Army Infantry Regiment, an all-volunteer unit that was among the biggest, best trained and most successful regiments to fight in the Korean War. For more, go to .
Community Calendar Sunday, May 27 Loisaida Street Festival Loisaida Avenue (Avenue C) from 5th to 12th Streets Bassist Joe Falcón and poet Bobby Gonzalez will be mc'ing an Open Mic. All poets, musicians and performance artists are welcome to join in Place: "Avenue C Cafe" 5th Street and Avenue C (near Adela's Restaurant) Time: 2 - 8 pm For information, call 212-477 5993 or visit
Artist Opportunity Greetings, We are just over a week away from the beginning of the fifth annual Uptown Arts Stroll. The Stroll Guides (which double as posters) will be inserted in the Manhattan Times this Friday. Additionally, there will be 25,000 or so that need to be distributed around town. Please volunteer to pick up a handful to hang up in your favorite businesses and street corners. We also need volunteers to distribute them at rush hour on the local subway stations. The guides are at the Manhattan Times office (5000 Broadway, entrance on W. 212th Street under the blue Manhattan Times banner). “Visions of Northern Manhattan” The group show of artwork by us about us will be hung at Alianza Dominicana on Fri., June 1. The exhibit will open during the day of Stroll activities on June 2 and remain open throughout the two weeks, serving as the Stroll’s central headquarters. Alianza is at 2410 Amsterdam Ave. near W. 180th St. Artists who live in Northern Manhattan are invited to

'Our Women, Our Struggles'

Filmmaker Originally uploaded by prsuncom . Documentary filmmaker Melissa Zoe Montero speaks about her new project.
Film Filmmaker Explores 'Our Women, Our Struggles' for P.R.'s Independence By Robert Waddell Filmmaker and reporter Melissa Zoe Montero comes to history with a fresh eye where many of her subjects are still alive. She has seen close up the power of Puerto Rican women who have fought to be free. Her latest film project, “Our Women, Our Struggle,” depicts the trajectory of the independence movement and the struggles of some of its most dedicated women. Montero also documents how the United States worked hard to suppress, silence and surveill the independence movement. She concentrates on historical Puerto Rican women because, in Montero’s view, women have been a powerful liberating force in the struggle for Puerto Rico’s freedom. There is more women warrior than post-feminism here, but Montero brings a clear sense of her subject while being sensitive to the complexity of Puerto Rico’s unique and rich history. “This is an hour-long documentary on Puerto Rican revolutio
Featured story Living wage becomes Md. law Apology for slavery, ground rent bills among 205 signed By Andrew A. Green Sun reporter Originally published May 9, 2007 Gov. Martin O'Malley signed a first-in-the-nation "living wage" law yesterday, setting a higher minimum wage for those employed by state contractors and putting Maryland in the forefront of a national debate over government's role in fighting poverty. "What this bill simply says is, 'If you're working on a contract funded by the people of Maryland, we are going to treat you in a fair and just way so you can put food on the table for your family after a day's work,'" O'Malley said. The living wage bill was one of 205 measures the governor signed into law yesterday, including a formal apology for Maryland's role in slavery - the second such action in the nation - and a series of seven laws designed to end the seizure of homes over unpaid ground rent. A Sun investigation l
Roberto Clemente Plaza in the Boogie Down Felicidades. The plaza at 149th and Third Avenue (the Hub) in the Bronx is now also known as Roberto Clemente Plaza. The new street sign went up yesterday in honor of the legendary Puerto Rican baseball player and humanitarian.


IMG_5151 Originally uploaded by clarisel . The Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade '06
Community Calendar The Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade Come out and celebrate Puerto Rican Pride! Parade will take place at 1 p.m., Sunday, May 20 Along the Grand Concourse Starting at 176th Street and Ending at 167th St For more information, please call: (718) 792-8797 source:
Community Calendar 50 Years of the Puerto Rican Parade A Pictorial Celebration A photography exhibit depicting the most memorable moments in the half-century history of NYC's largest ethnic parade. Taken by some of the city's photographers, the pictures convey a resounding message: Puerto Rican Pride. May 10-May 18 Reception: May 10, 5-8 p.m. Atrium Gallery Hostos Community College 450 Grand Concourse, the Bronx Information: 718 518-4455
Community Calendar East Harlem bassist Joe Falcon will perform musical accompaniment at "WORD - From the Barrio" Open Mic tonight. He is the leader of the Latin/Jazz combo Coco Rico. WORDS - From the Barrio Open Mic Every Monday hosted by Bobby Gonzalez produced by Jaime "Maestro" Emeric at CARLITO'S CAFE Y GALERIA 1701 Lexington Ave. (bet. 106th & 107th Street) Tel: 212-534-7168 Time: 7 - 11 PM Suggested Donation: $5 No one turned away.