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Support Bx3M at Havana Film Festival

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The New York Premiere of Bx3M, an award-winning coming of age film written and directed by Judith Escalona, will be at the upcoming Havana Film Festival in Manhattan. I am a producer of this film. Get your tickets now. About BX3M  Judith Escalona | USA | 2016 | Fiction | 103min | NY PREMIERE  For Maria and Mona, graduation means fulfilling a dream. For Michael, it means dashing all hope of a better future. You either make the grade or you don’t— in academics or love— and that makes all the difference. Para María y Mona, graduarse es cumplir un sueño. Para Michael significa perder la esperanza de un futuro mejor. O pasas la prueba o no— en lo académico o en el amor— y eso hace toda la diferencia.  AMC LOEWS 34TH ST: 4/12@ 8:30PM, Director Judith Escalona present for Q&A UPDATE: HERE ARE A FEW SCENES OF THE NY PREMIERE. 

A Puerto Rico Casita in the Bronx

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The  casita  at St. Ann's Avenue  (photo by Clarisel Gonzalez/exhibited at the Capturing the Bronx group show by the Bronx Photographers Collaborative at Metropolitan College (spring/summer 2017); Amalgamated's Vladeck Hall, fall 2017; and Poe Park Visitors Center, summer 2018 )

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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Scenes from the Free Oscar Lopez Rivera Christmas Concert, Bronx

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New Film: 'Bx3M' to Screen in the Bronx

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I had the honor to serve as producer of this independent feature film project by Judith Escalona. For more information, visit Bx3M . Update: Bx3M nominated in eight categories in Milan film festival. <iframe src="https://www.prlog.org/12604067-bronx-film-in-the-running-for-eight-awards-at-international-filmmaker-festival-of-world-cinema-milan.html?embed" width="500px" height="500px" frameborder="1"></iframe>

PRSUN Project: Salsa in the Bronx with Tito Rojas

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Salsa great Tito Rojas entertains a massive crowd at St. Mary's Park as part of Summer Stage on July 14. To view more photos, go here .

PRSUN Project: PR Parade

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One of my favorite times of the year in New York City is Puerto Rican Parade season. It is not just because of the parade. It is also because of the festivities that lead up to the parade. This year I attended such events as the Gracie Mansion reception that Mayor Bill di Blasio and NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito hosted, the parade's 152nd Street Festival in the Bronx, and the Abrazo Boricua reception at Maestro Caterers in the Bronx. To view more photos, visit my PR Parade in NYC album: https://flic.kr/s/aHskxrbUoC

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/

Photos from the Bronx PR Day Parade

PRSUN had a photo team at yesterday's Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade. Happy 25th anniversary to the Bronx parade. The PRSUN photo team included Kevin Tyson , Miriam Quiñones , Benny Betancourt , Ismael Nuñez , and moi. Here is a link to the photos I took at the parade: To view the team PRSUN Project: Bronx Puerto Rican Day slideshow go to: http://www.flickr.com/groups/bxprparade/

'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

Please vote PRSUN for chance to win $10K

Update: Thank you to everyone who voted for PRSUN. Your suppport was not enough to win this one, but PRSUN is moving forward. Continuing to inform, empower and build community.

'I Am...We Are Muevete'

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By Ismael Nuñez After several years on hiatus, Muevete is back. Earlier this month, the Muevete youth conference was held in the South Bronx. Activists, student organizations, and community based organizations bonded at the BronxWorks Cornerstone Betances Community Center on St. Ann’s Avenue for the 13th annual Muevete conference. Muevete is the Spanish word for “move yourself,” and the young and older people in the conference were definitely doing moving. They were moving in the memory of one of their own who died too soon. They were moving to help make the quality of lives of today's young people better. The previous Muevete conferences were hosted at bigger named venues such as Columbia University, Hunter College, and City College. But they stopped. Lissette Nieves said she believed it was important to reactivate the youth conference. She spoke about her old Muevete friend Daniel Mejia who died earlier this year at the age of 32 from complications of pancreatitis. She me

A celebration of Puerto Rican culture in Central Park

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Visit my site at flickr for photos taken at the Fiesta Folklorica last Sunday. Go to www.flickr.com/photos/clarisel . Click on my Puerto Ricans in NYC events '09 photo set. The Puerto Rican Folkloric Festival is definitely a celebration of Puerto Rican culture, tradition and heritage in New York City. Check out my PRSUN TV site at YouTube for scenes of the Bronx-based Danza Fiesta performing at the festival. Click on "@ Fiesta Folklorica PR" at www.youtube.com/prsun (photo by Clarisel Gonzalez)