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Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Friday, November 14th, 2014

LAUNCH PARTY FOR “OUR NUYORICAN THING” by Sam Diaz — Sunday, June 29, 2:00-3:30PM

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

2Leaf Press author Samuel Diaz Carrion is having his Launch Party for his recently released book, Our Nuyorican Thing, The Birth of a Self-Made Identity on June 29th at 2:00-3:30PM at Taller Boricua in New York City.

Poet, writer and activist Diaz Carrion explores the question, “What is a Nuyorican”? and more in Our Nuyorican Thing. What started out as blog correspondence for the Nuyorican Poets Cafe’s website (2001-2004), quickly turned into a cultural exchange about the Cafe and Puerto Rican culture. Our Nuyorican Thing is a compendium of those blog entries and emails that also include poetry and short prose through the eyes of Diaz Carrion, a “Puerto Rican Indiana Jones” who has quietly studied “the trade route of a new language . . . collecting poetry and stories as the artifacts of the day.” This collection is riveting, informative and delightful, and will satisfy any reader with a cultural appetite. Our Nuyorican Thing’s introduction byPuerto Rican poet, performer, professor, and polemicist, Urayoán Noel.

Please join Samuel Diaz Carrion as he shares his prose and poetry as he enlightens us about the Nuyorican experience.. It will be a night of great poetry, good conversations, and a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. This event will be hosted by legendary Nuyorican poet, Jesús Papoleto Meléndez. Download the diaz-book-party-flyer and pass it around!

TALLER BORICUA
1680 Lexington Avenue, NYC | 212.831.4333
www.tallerboricua.org
Directions: Subway: 6 Train to 103rd Street
Entrance on Lexington Avenue between 105th and 106th Streets
Center is accessible for individuals with disabilities

SPEAKER OF THE NYC COUNCIL ON RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO FAMILIES SUFFERING FROM THE AFTERMATH OF THE COLLAPSED BUILDINGS IN EL BARRIO

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Dear Friends,

This has been an extremely difficult week for El Barrio/East Harlem. The tragic building collapse that took place just a half block from my district office has been a painful experience for our community. I send my deepest condolences to the loved ones of those we lost and my thoughts remain with the families and friends of those who are still missing.

As I have shared in my public appearances, I was on my way down to City Hall when I received a tweet about the explosion. I turned around and went back to the district right away, establishing a command center out of the District Office.

Since Wednesday, I have been touring the scene throughout the day, monitoring all developments and keeping in close contact with all city agencies. My staff is continuing to connect individuals and families to available resources and seek options for permanent housing in our local community for those who need it.

Services for Residents

Individuals seeking assistance from city agencies can visit the Resident Service Center on Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm. The Center is now located at 1580 Park Avenue (@ 114th Street) under the MetroNorth tracks at La Marqueta. The center at the Salvation Army on 125th Street will no longer be open. You can also call 311 or my district office (212-828-9800) with any inquiries.

The City is actively seeking opportunities for short- and long-term housing and is working around the clock to get vacated buildings back on line for families.

As I have been stressing, it is critically important that our immigrant communities in particular understand that no one should be afraid to come forward and seek assistance because they do not have legal status. City agencies are prohibited from asking about immigration status.

How You Can Help

I want to thank everyone for their expressions of support and for wanting to provide assistance during this difficult time. We are currently exploring a mechanism to accept monetary donations and make sure that these funds are used to provide services and support to our neighbors in need. I will be in touch with more information in the coming days.

In the meantime, please continue to keep our neighbors in your thoughts and prayers.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Melissa Mark-Viverito
Speaker
NYC Council

FROM THE SPEAKER OF THE NYC COUNCIL MELISSA MARK-VIVERITO CONCERNING THE BLAST THE TOPPLED TWO BUILDINGS

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Dear Friends,

This has been an extremely difficult week for El Barrio/East Harlem. The tragic building collapse that took place just a half block from my district office has been a painful experience for our community. I send my deepest condolences to the loved ones of those we lost and my thoughts remain with the families and friends of those who are still missing.

As I have shared in my public appearances, I was on my way down to City Hall when I received a tweet about the explosion. I turned around and went back to the district right away, establishing a command center out of the District Office.

Since Wednesday, I have been touring the scene throughout the day, monitoring all developments and keeping in close contact with all city agencies. My staff is continuing to connect individuals and families to available resources and seek options for permanent housing in our local community for those who need it.

Services for Residents

Individuals seeking assistance from city agencies can visit the Resident Service Center on Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm. The Center is now located at 1580 Park Avenue (@ 114th Street) under the MetroNorth tracks at La Marqueta. The center at the Salvation Army on 125th Street will no longer be open. You can also call 311 or my district office (212-828-9800) with any inquiries.

The City is actively seeking opportunities for short- and long-term housing and is working around the clock to get vacated buildings back on line for families.

As I have been stressing, it is critically important that our immigrant communities in particular understand that no one should be afraid to come forward and seek assistance because they do not have legal status. City agencies are prohibited from asking about immigration status.

How You Can Help

I want to thank everyone for their expressions of support and for wanting to provide assistance during this difficult time. We are currently exploring a mechanism to accept monetary donations and make sure that these funds are used to provide services and support to our neighbors in need. I will be in touch with more information in the coming days.

In the meantime, please continue to keep our neighbors in your thoughts and prayers.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Melissa Mark-Viverito
Speaker
NYC Council

EL MUSEO WANTS YOU!

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

WHAT IS ART? YOU TELL US…

For its upcoming exhibition, Unconventional Origins, El Museo del Barrio is seeking objects from local homes and businesses in East Harlem as evidence that art is everywhere. If you have an object that you consider to be “art” in your home, we’d like to borrow it!

THE RULES OF PARTICIPATION:

EVERYONE COUNTS: One object per person, please, so that many people can participate.

SIZE MATTERS: In order to have room for everyone’s treasures, no 2D object may be larger than 30 x 30 inches. No 3D object may be larger than 24 x 24 x 24 inches.

GIVE IT UP: Be prepared to lend us your object from late February to early September, 2014. If you will miss it too much, consider lending something else.

WE PICK UP NOW: We will pick up your object as soon as it’s decided. Please get in touch with me directly to make arrangements at ralvarado@elmuseo.org or 212.660.7149

YOU PICK UP LATER: Works must be picked up at El Museo between 10AM and 4PM on Monday and Tuesday, September 8-9, 2014. Contact Sofia Reeser to let us know when you will be coming, sreeser@elmuseo.org.

KEEP IT REAL: Artists and collectors may not submit their own work or work from their own collections, but may submit some other object from their home or studio that they consider to be “art.”

THE CONTRACT: When you deliver, you must fill out a loan agreement that notes your adherence to these rules. El Museo will insure your objects while they are on display to a maximum of $250.

WRAP IT UP: Make sure you deliver your work properly packaged so that it is safely protected.

THINGS WE DIG: Old photographs; old documents; recuerdos; dolls; fancy dishes; religious or spiritual objects or images; family pictures; small sculptures; ceramics; accessories; small paintings; souvenirs; capias; art made with non-art materials like shells, feathers, beads; masks; drums; small pieces of furniture; anything that you’ve had for a really long time…

YOU KEEP THE GOOD STUFF: While El Museo is always grateful for donations, we will not be accepting any objects from this project for its collection, so your loaned object will remain yours!

QUESTIONS?: Call or email the curatorial department! 212.660.7169 or ralvarado@elmuseo.org

Raza con “A”: A Latina Artists Exhibit at the Gallery Space at Wagner

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

 

 

Please join us on Tuesday, November 12, for a special panel discussion and live music reception celebrating the opening of Raza con “A”: A Latina Artists Exhibit, the Fall/Winter 2013 exhibition at the Gallery Space at Wagner.

When:
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
6:00PM-9:00PM

Where:
NYU Wagner
The Puck Building
295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor
Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue / Gallery Space

Jayuya Revolt of 1950 – A talk with Dr. Olga J. Wagenheim

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

The co-editor of “The Puerto Ricans: A Documentary History” commemorates the 1950 uprising in Jayuya, Puerto Rico.

Wednesday, October 30, 6pm

TALLER BORICUA
at the Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural
1680 Lexington Avenue (at East 106th Street)
New York, NY 10029

We are honored to host Dr. Olga Jimenez Wagenheim who will be giving a talk on Blanca Canales. The segment she is reading is part of a recently published revised/updated edition of a book she and Kal Wagenheim compiled years ago, entitled: The Puerto Ricans: A Documentary History.

Sponsored by the Center for Puerto Rican Studies and Taller Boricua.

Friday, October 18th, 2013

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH: TWO PUERTO RICAN WRITERS

Friday, October 18th, 2013

At the Cornelia Street Cafe…

Thursday, October 24, 2013 – 6:00 PM
(Entrance: $8, includes a drink)

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH:
TWO PUERTO RICAN WRITERS

Madeline Millan, host
Myrna Nieves and Anita Velez-Mitchell – writers

29 Cornelia Street New York, NY 10014
[BY SUBWAY: A, B, C, D, E, F, and V to West 4th St.
or 1 to Christopher St.-Sheridan Square 1-212- 989-9319]

For more information, please visit: corneliastreetcafe.com
(Click on “Performances for Calendar Events”)