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It's PR Parade Time in NYC

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The 62nd Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade will take place on New York City's Fifth Avenue, tomorrow, starting at 11 a.m.  2019 honorees include: Ricky Martin - Grand Marshal José Feliciano - Lifetime Achievement La India (GRAMMY® Award-winning singer) - Godmother Chi Chi Rodríguez (Golf Legend) - Lifetime Achievement Bobby Sanabria (Jazz star) - Godfather Alberto Carrión (Singer/songwriter) - Lifetime Achievement Ana María Martínez (world-renowned soprano) - Orgullo Award Dagmar Rivera (Television hostess) - Lifetime Achivement Dalila Zapata Hernández (Model with Down Syndrome) - Rising Star America's largest cultural celebration with over 1.5 million spectators, this year will also feature 10,000 marchers and many additional attending personalities. Here are some scenes from the Mayor's Puerto Rican Day Parade reception at Gracie Mansion, June 6: NY Police Officers take time off from fighting crime to entertain an audience with

PRSUN 15th Anniversary Celebration a Success

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PRSUN celebrated its 15th anniversary on Saturday, July 22, at the Willis Avenue Community Garden in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx. More than 50 people attended the three-hour outdoor reception. . Here is a collection of photos from the hot summer day. Thank you to all who attended.  Congratulations to the 10 Puerto Rico Sun award winners who exemplify PRSUN's mission of informing, empowering and building community in their own way: Apryl Cadabra Entertainment Agency, INC. Elijah Cruz/Things by Eli Milagros Gonzalez/PRSUN Adviser Zoraida Graciani/Zoraida's Coquito Aixa Rodriguez/Teacher and Activist Sol/PRSUN Mascot Tanya Perez/Business Owner at Sweet Qzine and at TMN Skincare and Wellness Tanya Torres/Artist Dhylles Victoria/The Sip & Chat Movement The team of the Willis Avenue Community Garden Congratulations to all. Love you all. To view more photos, visit my photo

PRSUN's 15th: You are invited

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PR Parade Season in NYC

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A mix of photos capturing Puerto Rican Parade season in NYC from portraits to the welcoming celebrations of Oscar Lopez Rivera at Hostos Community College and La Marqueta in East Harlem. Just click on A Mix of photos for more. #prsun

@ the Loisaida Fest

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Click to view more photos: A Sunday in Loisaida #prsun

Bronx Street Named in Honor of Casa Amadeo's Mike Amadeo

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A street in the Bronx was recently named in honor of Mike Amadeo, the legendary owner of the Casa Amadeo music shop and composer. Prospect Avenue is now also known as Miguel Angel (Mike) Amadeo Way. Here are some scenes of the May 10 celebration, attended by local elected officials, musicians, community leaders and Amadeo's family members. After the street naming, there was a 80th birthday bash for Amadeo at Casita Maria in Hunts Point. He is 80 years young. To view more photos from the Amadeo street naming celebration: https://www.flickr.com/photos/clarisel/sets/72157644828211782/

@ the PR Parade

Here is a slideshow of photos I took at the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, one of the largest cultural celebrations in the city: Enjoy.

'Rebirth of a Queen'

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"Congratulations on being an honoree! We look forward to celebrating your fierceness and powerful way of being in the world; reading the kind and wonderful words that your nominator sent us has filled us with hope that our community will continue to persevere because of womyn like you!" --  Carmen Mojica, p rogram director,  Casa Atabex Ache -  The House of Womyn's Power, the Bronx Tomorrow I will proudly be among the honorees at this event that celebrates women who are empowering communities and overcoming obstacles in their personal and professional life. It is appropriately titled the "Rebirth of a Queen." The event is Casa Atabex Ache's 7th Annual Womyn Warriors Awards Ceremony & Celebration, and it will be from 6 to 10 p.m. tomorrow at Casabe Houses, 150 East 121 Street, East Harlem.  If you want to attend, contact Monique De La Oz at  mdelaoz@gmail.com  for tickets, which are $25 in advance, $35 at the do

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Happy blogosversary PRSUN

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PRSUN today celebrates its blogosversary. While PRSUN was born in the summer of 2002 as an e-magazine, I started blogging right here at www.prsun.blogspot.com in the summer of 2004. Here I am at the 116th street festival in East Harlem last month with two interesting characters I met. It has been a pleasure documenting stories and events related to the Puerto Rican community. Thank you for your ongoing support of this multimedia project. PRSUN is currently in transition, but I wanted to take a moment to celebrate this PRSUN blogosversary with my readers, visitors, advertisers and sponsors. Informing, empowering and building community continues to be PRSUN's business and social mission. Happy blogosversary PRSUN. I do love this independent media and art business.

Thanks comunidad

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Image by clarisel via Flickr Tonight I will be honored with a 2009 Comite Noviembre "Lo Mejor de Nuestra Comunidad" award at a reception at El Museo del Barrio in NYC's East Harlem. Comite Noviembre is dedicated to preserving Puerto Rican heritage and culture and organizes several cultural and community events in November for Puerto Rican Heritage Month in New York City. Tonight is the kick-off event of the wonderful lineup of activities coming up in the city, which includes the annual Puerto Rican artisans fair. I am honored to receive this "Lo Mejor" award with a wonderful lineup of fellow boricua movers and shakers. Several of them belong to the Puerto Rico Sun online community and are supportive of our mission. The other recipients are Nydia Edgecombe, Director, Alumni Relations, Eugenio María de Hostos Community College, Ibrahim González, host of WBAI -99.5, Melinda González, folk lyric historian and Bombera for Bomba Yo!, Rev. Carmen Hernandez, Pas