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Fiesta de San Juan Bautista at Battery Park

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Community calendar Celebrate the 57th year of the Fiesta de San Juan Bautista (St. John the Baptist Festival) 1-6:30 p.m. Sunday Free Battery Park in Manhattan This year's "La Medalla" will go to Msgr. Lorenzo Albacete , an author, theologian and contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine. He is former president of La Universidad Pontifica de Puerto Rico. He is the author of "God at the Ritz: Attraction to Infinity." The event kicks off with a Spanish Mass celebrated by Father Eric P. Cruz , pastor of the Christ the King Church, the Bronx. The program also includes entertainment. Jose Alberto (El Canario) y su Orquesta , Wayne Gorbea's Salsa Picante and El Trio Los Platinos . There will also be artisan kiosks and typical foods on sale. This marks the 57th anniversary of the Comite de la Fiesta de San Juan Bautista, an nonprofit organization. This committee is the longest serving Hispanic ministry in the Archdiocese of New York. The Committe