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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.

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