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Three Kings Day Parade in El Barrio

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El Museo del Barrio's 43rd Annual Three Kings Day Parade and Celebration titled "Nuestros Barrios Unidos: Celebrating our Collective Strength" was on January 6 in East Harlem. The parade theme honored the city's immigrant and migrant communities of past and present. Here are some parade photos by Ismael Nunez:

Join us at the 1st Annual Women Entrepreneurs: Doing It Ourselves Conference in Manhattan

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Update: June 16, 2018 La Casa de la Herencia Cultural Puertorriqueña, Inc. (La Casa) and Puerto Rico Sun (PRSUN) Communications hosted the First Annual Women Entrepreneurs: Doing It Ourselves Conference, in recognition of Latina and other women leaders who are creating their own paths in the world of business, and making their entrepreneurial dreams real. The conference, which was a success, was held on Saturday, June 16, at El Barrio’s Artspace PS 109 (Gallery) in Manhattan. Dr. Nilda Pérez, a futurist and foresight business strategist, was keynote speaker. Dr. Pérez is the CEO of Foresight Strategies Group and Academy. Dr. Pérez spoke on the theme of “Women in Business Marching into a Sustainable Future.”  Panel speakers were Robin Daniels, lending specialist of the Small Business Administration New York District, Sandra Morales DeLeon, Deputy Director for Union Settlement’s Business Development Center, Dr. Georgina Falu, President and CEO of the Falu Foundation, Maribe

Support FIVE SESSIONS The Play

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Support Five Sessions the play. I am glad to be part of this play by Jaime Estades. Play opens this Friday, March 10, at the Julia de Burgos Theater in NYC's El Barrio and runs until March 26. Support independent theater. FIVE SESSIONS: A War in Therapy tackles issues of race, political correctness, class and passion "Five Sessions"  follows a 24-year-old recent Ivy League graduate and therapist, and her first client, a blue-collar political activist. Dealing with tensions of race, political correctness, socioeconomic differences, and passion, the two characters explore each other's personal challenges. Her supervisor's demands and Wall Street boyfriend contribute to their struggles. WHO: " Five Sessions" by playwright Jaime Estades,  a lawyer, social worker, social policy professor at Rutgers University, and cofounder and president of the Latino Leadership Institute, Inc.  Edward Torres,  theater professor at Wesleyan University in Connecticut

'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

Artist Spotlight: Fascious

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Fascious Brings Hip Hop Theater to El Barrio Anthony Martinez from the Bronx is a self-described “Hip-Hop Head” who is better known by his pseudonym Fascious. His mission is to promote Hip Hop Theater, telling and dramatizing what he calls the untold stories of the Hip Hop Generation. Tonight you can catch Fascious in action when he performs his one-man Hip Hop Theater show “Penumbra” at Cemi Underground in NYC’s El Barrio. Just like a poet, Fascious breaks down what every letter in his name represents. “Each letter symbolizes several words beginning with that same letter, which collectively defines the essence of its meaning,” he says. F is for the final fatal fights for freedom facing fickle fears frozen from finicky feelings forcefully fenced. A is for the anticipation of Armageddon, awaiting are agents, apostles and after-life arrangements. Allocating Anthony Alphabetic acrobatics ascending authenticity…admire an angel’s anatomy S is for the Schizophrenic suicidal side separ

Flags in El Barrio

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IMG_9320 Originally uploaded by clarisel . Today's featured image from the Puerto Rico Sun photo group I shot this photo earlier this week at a community garden in NYC's East Harlem. Visit my photostream at flickr ( www.flickr.com/photos/clarisel ) for more recent photos of East Harlem.
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The Reading Life Father Luis Barrios reads from his book "Coquiando: Meditaciones subversivas para un mundo mejor" at a recent event at Cemi Underground in East Harlem. (photo by Ismael Nunez)

Keeping the Stickball Tradition Alive

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These are some of the faces of stickball players and enthusiasts who are keeping the old school NYC street tradition of playing stickball. Today is the 111TH STREET SALSA STREET PARTY AND OLD TIMER'S STICKBALL GAMES in NYC's El Barrio. For more information on this outdoor festival, check out this link at http://www.salsanewyork.com/events/111th-street-salsa-street-party.htm (photos from a stickball event last week by Ismael Nuñez)

'Political Animals' Film Fest

Film Handball Court Summer Film Series at White Park, NYC's El Barrio "Political Animals", this year's curatorial theme… MediaNoche presents the free Handball Court Summer Film Series at White Park beginning Saturday, July 12. The series at White Park (106th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues) will run Saturday nights at sunset (about 8 p.m.) until August 30. Curator Judith Escalona brings together a set of fictional films, dramas and comedies, examining the U.S. electoral process. The Candidate (1972), which looks at how a young politician slowly gives up his ideals to be elected, is as relevant today as when it premiered 36 years ago! In the more recent Head of State (2003), a young politician who knows the ropes finds his voice and a way to embrace his ideals. The last film in this set is actually a documentary entitled An Unreasonable Man, a moving portrait of America's greatest public advocate Ralph Nader that includes a critical view of the
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Things to do Destination: NYC's El Barrio. Free Walking Tours Every Saturday, through October 11, 3 – 5 p.m. Tour meets each Saturday at the southeast corner of Fifth Avenue and 104th Street. Guides from Big Onion Walking Tours lead excursions highlighting the thriving scene of Latino arts, culture and cuisine native to El Barrio. This program has been developed for El Museo del Barrio and the East Harlem Board of Tourism through grants from the Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Admission: Free. For advance registration, e-mail elbarriotours@elmuseo.org. source: El Museo del Barrio (Photo courtesy of El Museo)

Puerto Rican Music Roots & Beyond Project

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From left, Leticia Rodriguez, executive director of La Casa de la Herencia Cultural Puertorriqueña, Inc., and Hector Ortega, a class participant, at a July 6 event in NYC's East Harlem that focused on Puerto Rican roots music. La Casa as well as El Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños at Hunter College is working with William Cepeda, a renowned composer, trombonist, educator, producer and artist, on a project titled “Puerto Rican Music Roots and Beyond.” The New York State Music fund and the National Endowment for the Arts is helping to fund the project. The goal is to promote Puerto Rico’s musical heritage to a wide audience throughout New York State, Puerto Rico, and elsewhere. The project will document four genres (Bomba, Plena, Danza, and Musica Jibara) by recording the concerts and other project activities to be used in the creation of DVDs and CDs for educational and commercial release. La Casa is located at 1230 Fifth Avenue, Suite 458. It is a nonprofit, cultural and
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IMG_8624 Originally uploaded by clarisel . Featured photo from the Puerto Rico Sun photo group at flickr by Clarisel On a wall in New York City's gentrifying El Barrio