Monday, December 08, 2014

Memories of Puerto Rican Heritage Month '14

For Puerto Rican Heritage Month I attended a series of cultural and social events in New York, including Mayor Bill De Blasio and NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito's reception at Gracie Mansion, Mark-Viverito's celebration at the City Council Chambers, the Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.'s luncheon at Don Coqui in the Bronx, and a jibaro Mass in honor of Our Lady of Providence, patroness of Puerto Rico, at St. Luke's Church in the South Bronx. November is always a great Puerto Rican time in New York City. It ushers in the holiday season for sure.

Here is an album dedicated to Puerto Rican Heritage Month that I created:

So far, it features photos taken at the City Council Chamber celebration. More images to be added to this album.

-- Clarisel

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy Halloween Latin Horror Style

It's not too late to get your naughty Halloween viewing list in order. Here are a few suggestions by Latin Horror's Edwin Pagan.
There will be SANGRE!

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

Join New York Solidarity with Vieques

In the mailbox:

Join New York Solidarity with Vieques (NYSV) for an evening of discussion, friendship, and solidarity with our special guests from Vieques:

Elda Guadalupe Carrasquillo, Member of the Vieques Legislature and a
Local science teacher


Carmen Valencia, founding member of the Alianza de Mujeres Viequenses (Vieques Women’s Alliance)

Proceeds from this reception will go to Radio Vieques, a community radio project that serves as the only voice for the residents of Vieques. We might be able to hear from representatives of Radio Vieques over Skype.

Saturday November 22nd, 2014 from 6:30pm-8:30pm
229 E. 115th St. Apt.# 1 El Barrio, New York
Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. Take the 6 train to E. 116th St.

If you are going to attend please RSVP to:

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Like NEW Puerto Rico Sun FB Page

Hi, Puerto Rico Sun Communications is back. I have decided to create a new Puerto Rico Sun FB page, which is an extension of this blog.

Thank you.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Young Lords Way in El Barrio

By Ismael Nunez

A highlight this summer is the naming of a street in East Harlem in honor of the Young Lords. It finally happened on July 26, a great day and victory for the community. That day the YOUNG LORDS were remembered and honored for their contributions. Former members of the YOUNG LORDS from chapters from New York City, Chicago, and Connecticut, were present as 111th Street was named Young Lords Way.

Here are some scenes from that joyous day in El Barrio. I am honored to live in a neighborhood with a street called Young Lords Way.

Ismael Nunez is a PRSUN contributor.