How COVID-19 Hit Puerto Rican New Yorkers Hard in The Bronx and Beyond Vanessa Colón…
Tag: Puerto Rican
The Bronx, home to New York’s congressional district with the highest percentage of Puerto Ricans has long been a bastion of all things Puerto Rico including the birth of Salsa and many cultural institutions. Even though the area has seen an influx of a more diverse latino population in recent decades, the heavy Puerto Rican influence in our latino communities still lingers.
The culinary offerings of Puerto Rico, of course, are one of the most visible aspects of the culture as you can’t venture too far before running into a cuchifrito or Puerto Rican restaurant. Sure we know that the fried delicacies shouldn’t be a daily staple of our diets but it’s so hard to resist the smells when you walk by one of these establishments.
This past Saturday, Hostos Community College hosted the 9th Annual Puerto Rican Artisans Fair & Exhibition along with the 3rd Annual Puerto Rican Authors Book Expo in celebration of the 28th Anniversary of Puerto Rican History Month organized by Comité Noviembre. The day also saw 5th Annual South Bronx Folk Festival which celebrates the spirit and cultures of the community.
Here’s an excellent article and interview with Bronx Hero David Gonzalez, a Bronx born and bred New York Times reporter.
Reporter Samy Nevir Olivares of CentroVoices says of Gonzalez:
“After working at Newsweek, Gonzalez moved to The New York Times in 1990, becoming one of the first Latino staff at the paper. There he led the Bronx and Central America/Caribbean bureaus. Along with reporting, he co-edits Lens Blog and does the biweekly Side Street photo-essay feature for the City Room blog.
For his social conscience and in-depth work, Gonzalez won Columbia University’s Mike Berger Award in May 1992, and the 2008 Distinguished Writing Award from the American Society of Newspaper Editors for “House Afire,” a feature for The Times. He was inducted into the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) Hall of Fame in 2013.”
This Week Only: Pregones/PRTT Gets Ready for Los Angeles with 4 Bronx Performances of
DANCING IN MY COCKROACH KILLERS
NYC – October 14, 2014 – Uproarious ensemble musical Dancing In My Cockroach Killers, a production of Pregones Theater and Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, gets ready for its West Coast premiere with evening and matinee performances this Thursday to Sunday, October 16 to 19, in The Bronx. The company invites local community members to get on the cheering squad, and will be rolling out new benefits and incentives for members and patrons in attendance, including the chance to win a round-trip ticket to the destination of your choice on Southwest Airlines, the Official Airline of Pregones/PRTT!
Come to the Andrew Freedman Home this Sunday from Noon to 6pm and enjoy a wonderful afternoon with Bombayo. There will be traditional bomba dancing and music and much more!
In the meantime, watch the videos from some of their previous performances including 86 year YOUNG Teresa Fortuna as she dances to her heart’s content!