Showing posts from December, 2007

Felicidades en 2008

Felicidades en 2008 Originally uploaded by Jorge Rodriguez . Saludos a todos los amigos. Adornos navideños en Jayuya, Puerto Rico. Jorge Rodriguez
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Sery Colon @ Cemí Underground (212) 860-2820 Cemí Underground Kicks Off 2008 with ‘Un Caribe en Nueva York’ EAST HARLEM — Cemí Underground presents “Un Caribe en Nueva York” photo exhibit from January 4-18, featuring a collection of images from Puerto Rico and New York City. The exhibit explores Puerto Rican culture through the lens of New York City-based boricua photographers Chris Lopez, Eliud Martinez and Clarisel Gonzalez (who is also the exhibit’s curator). "When we launched Cemí Underground it was with the goal of establishing an entity that would add another voice to the desperately few voices promoting and proclaiming our art and artists to the world," says Luis Cordero, co-founder of Cemí Underground, a cultural haven in El Barrio. "Our weekly events and art exhibitions give an opportunity to our artistic community to share their talent and hone their skills as wel
Featured article Mint to Give Puerto Rico a Quarter Puerto Rico will soon get its own peseta or quarter, now that Congress has approved a bill extending the U.S. Mint's popular state quarter program. For more, go to
Fun Things to Do to Ring in 2008 El Taller Boricua & Jimmy Delgado Invite You To The New Year's Eve Salsa Bash! December 31, 2007, Monday 9pm - until At La Julia De Burgos Cultural Center 1680 Lexington Avenue (105th & 106th St.), NYC's El Barrio Admission $35 per person To Reserve A Table with A New Year's Eve Package: 1 Bottle of Champagne, 6 Whistles & 6 Hats. This offer is Limited - Call Immediately 212-831-4333

Luces en Plaza de Armas

Luces en Plaza de Armas Originally uploaded by Jorge Rodriguez .


IMG_5208 Originally uploaded by clarisel .
Looking for Fun Bring in the New Year at CAMARADAS - Caribbean style! On Monday night, December 31, say goodbye to 2007 with a buffet dinner 8-11:30 p.m., a complimentary drink, a champagne toast on New Years, the sounds of DJ I-Storm and, with a live performance by Conjunto Café! Just $25. Purchase tickets in advance at CAMARADAS el barrio. 2241 First Avenue/ 115 Street, El Barrio, NYC, (212)348-2703, (NY Latino Journal's Official New Year's Eve spot) We wish everyone Happy Holidays and wonderful, enjoyable and successful New Year! - New York Latino Journal

Feliz Navidad

IMG_5016 Originally uploaded by clarisel . Puerto Rico Sun wishes you a Feliz Navidad y Prospero 2008. Thanks for your continued support of the Puerto Rico Sun project. We are planning new things for the new year. See you here. Peace, love, happiness, health and success. Clarisel P.S. This is Browny, my beautiful border collie that I adopted in Puerto Rico. She now lives with me in NYC. I love my boricua dog as you can tell.
Upcoming Photo Exhibit: 'Un Caribe en Nueva York' Cemí Underground presents "Un Caribe en Nueva York" A photo exhibit by three talented Puerto Rican artists Clarisel Gonzalez, Eliud Martinez and Chris López. Opening reception Friday January 4, 2008 at 6:00 PM. The exhibit runs until January 18, 2008. Cemí Underground 1799 Lexington Ave. @112th St. El Barrio, Nueva York 212-860-2820 Felíz Navidad, Sery

The Old San Juan Bar

The Old San Juan Bar Originally uploaded by Moliniano .

Atardecer en el noreste II

Atardecer en el noreste II Originally uploaded by Jorge Rodriguez .

Rincon Criollo Stage

Rincon Criollo Stage Originally uploaded by clarisel . Opportunity Internships with the Rincón Criollo Cultural Center, Inc. in the South Bronx Part of Rincon Criollo's collaboration with local residents and institutions is through internships and short-term independent projects. The Rincón Criollo Cultural Center has been an oasis of Puerto Rican history and traditions in the South Bronx for over 30 years. Founded in 1987, this incredible community garden also serves as an important cultural center, which is internationally recognized as a "school and performance" space featuring bomba and plena, traditional musical expressions of Puerto Rico's African legacy and it's current working class. Rincón Criollo is regularly visited by community leaders, foreign dignitaries and students of Puerto Rican and Latino culture. Because the Rincón Criollo Cultural Center has a limited staff and is growing rapidly, interns have the opportu

Bohio at the "Centro ceremonial indigena Tibes"

Bohio at the "Centro ceremonial indigena Tibes" Originally uploaded by Fernando Cuevas .

Picture-Perfect Playa

Picture-Perfect Playa Originally uploaded by Jose Kevo .

Spotlight: Being Big Works for Actor Lou Torres

tn Originally uploaded by prsuncom By Robert Waddell Actor Lou Torres has the curse of most character actors: the viewing audience knows his face but doesn’t know his name. This burly Puerto Rican from the Bronx is recognizable from films such as the first “Spiderman,” “Shaft,” “Taxi” with Queen Latifah, “The Fantastic Four,” “Night at the Museum,” “El Cantante” and “Music and Lyrics.” “Now people look at me (on the street) like they know me or they’ve seen me or they don’t believe it’s me,” said Torres who is large and magnetic with sensitive eyes and a brusque voice. He attended DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx and studied at Queens College’s Aaron Copland School of Music. He used to be a New York City music teacher and a caseworker at Planned Parenthood. He also served at one point as assistant chief of staff to Councilman David Rosado. But in the late 1990’s, things changed. Torres recalled that he saw a Spanish newspaper classif
Photography One of my Bronx photos made the Schmap New York guide. Check out the guide. Here's an excerpt of an e-mail I received from the editor: I am delighted to let you know that your submitted photo has been selected for inclusion in the newly released fourth edition of our Schmap New York Guide: Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto Thanks so much for letting us include your photo - please enjoy the guide! Best regards, Emma Williams, Managing Editor, Schmap Guides
In the Mailbox Save the Date. Friday, January 11 at 7:00 PM. Joe Falcon, Bobby Gonzalez & Ricardo Strobert "Encuentros" Jazz and Poetry live performance and the new CD available to purchase. More information coming soon. Cemi Underground 1799 Lexington Avenue (nr.112th Street). El Barrio, NY

Portrait of Loisaida Talk

5 Originally uploaded by prsuncom The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center is pleased to invite you to a free panel discussion and film screening on Monday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m., with the photographers Clayton Patterson and Marisol Díaz, both featured in the exhibition: Portrait of Loisaida. In addition to the two photographers, the panel will include the documentary filmmakers Ben Solomon, Daniel Levin, and Jenner Furst, the force behind the documentary film CAPTURED which profiles Patterson's odyssey from voyeur to provocateur, and from activist to renegade archivist. This fast-paced documentary includes Patterson's rare and renowned footage of the Tompkins Square police riots, and provides a close-up look at a fascinating character and chapter of urban culture. Selections from the film will be screened for the public. The event will take place in the Milagro Theater, CSV Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk Street. Portrait of Loisaida Exhibition on view until Jan. 12, 2008 C
Parranda Time Visit the Viejo San Juan group for a parranda navidena in photos.

Artisan Olga Ayala

Artisan Olga Ayala Originally uploaded by clarisel . @ the Fiesta de Flores in '06 Bronx Botanical Garden
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Community Calendar 112 Anos del Nacimiento de Nuestra Bandera sabado, 15 de diciembre 6 p.m. Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx Entrada gratis con boleto Un concierto de gala con Choco Orta y su Orquesta Roy Borwn Giovanni Lugo y Grupo Guarayson Para informacion y taquilla 718 933-2204 y 718 518 4455
Dear Friends, I have just read and signed the petition: "Stop Big Media From Getting Bigger!" Please take a moment to read about this important issue, and join me in signing the petition. It takes just 30 seconds, but can truly make a difference. We are trying to reach 10,000 signatures - please sign here: Once you have signed, you can help even more by asking your friends and family to sign as well. Thank you! Clarisel Gonzalez

Crash Boat Beach

Crash Boat Beach Originally uploaded by Coast Guard BM .
Saludos Photos of Puerto wants to take a few minutes to wish you all Feliz Navidad y Prospero Año 2008. All the best and may all your wishes come true. We take the opportunity to invite you to our site and sign up to our Spanish Forums/Foros. There you can interact with us, family members and friends. It is easy, fast and free. Visit our site and click on the forum banner or the FORUMS link on the site's menu. Again our best wishes for your holidays and new year. Warm Regards, George Collazo & Jeannette Valle

Talla de Santos

Talla de Santos Originally uploaded by Moliniano .
In the Mailbox Familia, December 7-8th I'll be at Amherst College for the 10 year Anniversary of Voices for the Voiceless, one of the largest diaspora poetry events in the Western MA area. I founded the poetry concert 10 years ago when I was still a student at Umass to focus attention on the work of Diaspora Poets. This year we are honoring Fay Chiang with a Louis Reyes Rivera lifetime achievement award. All are welcome to come to this free event. If you get there early, around 5:45 p.m. to get a seat, you can even eat for free.The event is usually standing room only so please, please, get there early. Poets will be selling and signing books, CD's and more. Here is the info: Voices for the Voiceless Ten Year Anniversary December 7 & 8th, 2007 Discussion on the 7th (Location to be announced) Poetry Concert on the 8th (Locations: Friedman Campus Center Front Room) Saturday: Amherst College - Amherst, MA Campus Center Front Room 5:45 pm - 9:45 pm Free Event Free Mex
In the Mailbox Support Fruta Extrana TV When: December 8, 2007, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Where: 44 East 32nd Street, 11th Floor, Manhattan (Btw Park & Madison) Admission: Free (However, we hope you’ll make a donation to help us raise money for our upcoming Cable TV show. All donations tax deductible so bring your checkbooks and cash. Also available for sale, "The Latina Kama Sutra" written by Dr. Charley Ferrer, a fantastic new addition to the FXTV family this past season as segment co-host and producer of Caliente! with Dr. Charlly Ferrer. Space is limited. Please RSVP and join us on this special day as we raise funds for our new Cable Show and celebrate our Nomination of Best TV Talk Show 2007. Prizes & Giveaways: (more coming in daily) Artwork – Daniel Delvalle, Hector Canonge, and Pepe Villegas * Hair Makeover – Oscar Da Silva * Day Spa sessions--Oasis Spa * Chicas Gift Basket – Caridad Pineiro * Beverages – Inca Kola & NYGLT Chamber of Commerce

Calle San José

Calle San José Originally uploaded by Jose Kevo .

'No Face'

'No Face' Originally uploaded by clarisel . Arts If you have an opportunity, go check out an exhibit at the Queens Museum of the Arts called Framing AIDS. On World AIDS Day (Dec. 1), I went to photograph the exhibit's opening reception for the curator Hector Canonge who is documenting the event for his site and other projects. It is an interesting mix of artists featured. For those of us into the visual arts, this is right up our alley. Here's more related info. on the exhibit: ART EXHIBITION Queens Museum of Art: Community Gallery Saturday, December 15, 5 -7PM (Artists Talk) [ + i ] Selection of works created by established and emerging artists living with HIV/AIDS. The exhibition presents their visions and concerns through works that not only raise awareness about de disease, but explore representations of Self, gender, identity, and constructions of sexuality. Curated by Hector Canonge from the Visual AIDS' Frank Moore Archive Project. S.T.A.R. Inspired


Vieques Originally uploaded by Gypsy Crackr (summertime all the time) .