Posts Tagged ‘East 106th Street’

Please Join Us for the Unveiling of the “Remembering Julia” Mosaic

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

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On Friday, October 27, 2006, Hope Community, Inc. will host a press conference and unveiling of an historic mosaic by artist Manny Vega honoring the late Puerto Rican poet, Julia de Burgos. The 11:00 AM ceremony will take place in the heart of East Harlem’s “Cultural Corridor” – in front of a Hope building located on the northeast corner of Lexington Avenue and East 106th Street. The momentous unveiling will be followed by a community reception hosted by El Taller Boricua in the Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center at 1680 Lexington Avenue. For more information, call (212) 860-8821, Ext 111.

“Santo contra las mujeres vampiro” at Handball Court Summer Film Festival

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

THE FOURTH ANNUAL

HANDBALL COURT

SUMMER FILM FESTIVAL

AT SUNSET (8:30PM) IN WHITE PARK
East 106th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues

This summer, MediaNoche’s Handball Court Summer Film Festival will present vintage films that screened in Spanish Harlem four decades ago. While today not a single theater remains, there once were six within a 20 block radius of the handball court on East 106th Street: The Azteca on 102nd Street and Madison Avenue, The Eagle on Third Avenue, between 102nd and 103rd Streets, La Estrella on 107th and Lexington Avenue, El Paraiso (El Meito) on Madison Avenue and 116th Street, the Cosmos on 116th Street, between Third and Lexington Avenues, and The Sun on Third Avenue and 118th Street. During their heyday, they were multipurpose theaters where film screenings were scheduled along with live performances.

These theaters showcased an international roster of actors, singers and other entertainers from the Caribbean and Latin America, appealing to the tastes of the Puerto Rican diaspora which by the sixties had become a significant market for Latino entertainment in the Northeast. The vintage films reflect a long term relationship between the Puerto Rican community and its Latin American entertainers. Lucha Libre films, the Mexican genre featuring a wrestler as superhero, for example, are fondly remembered by Spanish Harlem residents — and currently satirized in the new Hollywood film Nacho Libre. In addition, films shot in Spanish Harlem will also be featured.

Santo mujeres vampiro


July 1 — Santo contra Capulina, comedy in Spanish
July 8 — Tin Tan’s La Marca del Zorrillo, comedy in Spanish
July 15 — The Pawnbroker, drama in English
July 22 — Ansiedad,
drama in Spanish with Pedro Infante and Libertad Lamarque
July 29 —
Cantinflas’ Romeo y Julieta, comedy in Spanish
August 5 — Our Latin Thing, musical concert in Spanish with English subtitles
August 12 — Santo contra las mujeres vampiros, English dubbed version
August 19 — Popi, drama in English
August 26 — Crossover Dreams, drama in English

For more information call: 212.828.0401 or email info@prdream.com

MediaNoche is a project of PRdream.com. We reserve the right to modify the film program without prior notice.
Program notes by Judith Escalona, Film Curator — ©jescalona2006 All Rights Reserved

“Popi” at Handball Court Summer Film Festival

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

THE FOURTH ANNUAL

HANDBALL COURT

SUMMER FILM FESTIVAL

AT SUNSET (8:30PM) IN WHITE PARK
East 106th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues

This summer, MediaNoche’s Handball Court Summer Film Festival will present vintage films that screened in Spanish Harlem four decades ago. While today not a single theater remains, there once were six within a 20 block radius of the handball court on East 106th Street: The Azteca on 102nd Street and Madison Avenue, The Eagle on Third Avenue, between 102nd and 103rd Streets, La Estrella on 107th and Lexington Avenue, El Paraiso (El Meito) on Madison Avenue and 116th Street, the Cosmos on 116th Street, between Third and Lexington Avenues, and The Sun on Third Avenue and 118th Street. During their heyday, they were multipurpose theaters where film screenings were scheduled along with live performances.

These theaters showcased an international roster of actors, singers and other entertainers from the Caribbean and Latin America, appealing to the tastes of the Puerto Rican diaspora which by the sixties had become a significant market for Latino entertainment in the Northeast. The vintage films reflect a long term relationship between the Puerto Rican community and its Latin American entertainers. Lucha Libre films, the Mexican genre featuring a wrestler as superhero, for example, are fondly remembered by Spanish Harlem residents — and currently satirized in the new Hollywood film Nacho Libre. In addition, films shot in Spanish Harlem will also be featured.

Popi


July 1 — Santo contra Capulina, comedy in Spanish
July 8 — Tin Tan’s La Marca del Zorrillo, comedy in Spanish
July 15 — The Pawnbroker, drama in English
July 22 — Ansiedad, drama in Spanish with Pedro Infante and Libertad Lamarque
July 29 — Cantinflas’ Romeo y Julieta, comedy in Spanish
August 5 — Our Latin Thing, musical concert in Spanish with English subtitles
August 12 — Santo contra las mujeres vampiros, English dubbed version
August 19 — Popi, drama in English
August 26 — Crossover Dreams, drama in English

For more information call: 212.828.0401 or email info@prdream.com

MediaNoche is a project of PRdream.com. We reserve the right to modify the film program without prior notice.
Program notes by Judith Escalona, Film Curator — ©jescalona2006 All Rights Reserved

THIRD ANNUAL ARTS AND CULTURAL NETWORKING CELEBRATION

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Honoring Diversity in the Arts Community

On August 19, 2006, Manhattan Community Board Eleven, East Harlem’s primary public and civic institution, is bringing together an ecletic group of artists from all nationalities for its third annual Arts and Cultural Networking Celebration. This event will take place at East 106th Street between Lexington to Second Avenues, from 12:00 – 6:30PM. This free event brings together established artists and cultural institutions from all parts of the neighborhood. These organizations are but not limited to the Museum of the City of New York, Taller Boricua, El Museo Del Barrio, PR Dreams, the National Black Theater and other cultural insitutions from this diverse City.

The event will be centrally located in the hub of culture and art in East Harlem. Various artists from art and the entertainment world have lived in our neighborhood. Artists like James De La Vega, whose works can be seen on the streets of East Harlem. Jazz singer Gloria DeNard, who still teaches here in East Harlem through Manna House. The former residence of actress Cicely Tyson is a few blocks away from the festival site. Finally, visitors can walk along the Tito Puente way and marvel at the surroundings where this legend lived or visit the wonderful art at Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center.

“We believe that East Harlem is the perfect venue for a multicultural arts celebration. This event serves as a tool to expose city residents to the different cultures of the world,” states Lino Rios, Chair of Community Board Eleven.

The festivities are being organized by Manhattan Community Board Eleven’s Cultural Committee. “Art intertwines every aspect of life and sustains social solidarity; thus, on this day East Harlem honors and celebrates the diversity of the art community and the pioneers of civilzation,” states Taina Traverso, Chair of the Arts and Cultural Affairs Committee. “East Harlem/El Barrio has always been a cradle for artists to expand their talents, be it what ever form they are working with, from music to dance to visual,” states a long-time Spanish Harlem artist Fernando Salicrup.

Manhattan Community Board Eleven is a New York City government agency that plans and advocates for the needs of East Harlem/Spanish Harlem. For more information, log onto www.cb11m.org.

“The Pawnbroker” at Handball Court Summer Film Festival

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

THE FOURTH ANNUAL

HANDBALL COURT

SUMMER FILM FESTIVAL

AT SUNSET (8:30PM) IN WHITE PARK
East 106th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues

This summer, MediaNoche’s Handball Court Summer Film Festival will present vintage films that screened in Spanish Harlem four decades ago. While today not a single theater remains, there once were six within a 20 block radius of the handball court on East 106th Street: The Azteca on 102nd Street and Madison Avenue, The Eagle on Third Avenue, between 102nd and 103rd Streets, La Estrella on 107th and Lexington Avenue, El Paraiso (El Meito) on Madison Avenue and 116th Street, the Cosmos on 116th Street, between Third and Lexington Avenues, and The Sun on Third Avenue and 118th Street. During their heyday, they were multipurpose theaters where film screenings were scheduled along with live performances.

These theaters showcased an international roster of actors, singers and other entertainers from the Caribbean and Latin America, appealing to the tastes of the Puerto Rican diaspora which by the sixties had become a significant market for Latino entertainment in the Northeast. The vintage films reflect a long term relationship between the Puerto Rican community and its Latin American entertainers. Lucha Libre films, the Mexican genre featuring a wrestler as superhero, for example, are fondly remembered by Spanish Harlem residents — and currently satirized in the new Hollywood film Nacho Libre. In addition, films shot in Spanish Harlem will also be featured.

The Pawnbroker


July 1 — Santo contra Capulina, comedy in Spanish
July 8 — Tin Tan’s La Marca del Zorrillo, comedy in Spanish
July 15 — The Pawnbroker, drama in English
July 22 — Ansiedad,
drama in Spanish with Pedro Infante and Libertad Lamarque
July 29 —
Cantinflas’ Romeo y Julieta, comedy in Spanish
August 5 —
Our Latin Thing, musical concert in Spanish with English subtitles
August 12 — Santo contra las mujeres vampiros, English dubbed version
August 19 — Popi, drama in English
August 26 — Crossover Dreams, drama in English

For more information call: 212.828.0401 or email info@prdream.com

MediaNoche is a project of PRdream.com. We reserve the right to modify the film program without prior notice.
Program notes by Judith Escalona, Film Curator — ©jescalona2006 All Rights Reserved

Talk with makers of “Ladrones y mentirosos”

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

MEDIANOCHE HOSTS TALK WITH THE MAKERS

OF THE CONTROVERSIAL PUERTO RICAN FILM

LADRONES Y MENTIROSOS

(Spanish, English subtitles)

Wednesday, July 26, 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Reception with live music by Grupo Coco Rico, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Screening of film excerpts, discussion and Q&A, 7:30pm – 9pm

MediaNoche
161 East 106th Street, First Floor
(between Lexington and Third Avenues)

This Wednesday, July 26, at 6:30 PM, MediaNoche will host a reception for the filmmakers and leading actors of the award-winning Puerto Rican film Thieves and Liars (Ladrones y Mentirosos). Poli Marichal and Ricardo Méndez Matta, who co-wrote and co-directed the controversial film, will be present along with three of their stars: Cuban actor Steven Bauer (Scarface, Traffic), Dominican percussionist Isidro Bobadilla (Juan Luis Guerra y 440), and Puerto Rican newcomer Magda Rivera. Judith Escalona, Director of MediaNoche, will moderate a discussion with the filmmakers and cast that will include previewing scenes from the film and a Q&A.

Thieves and Liars tells the story of three families caught in a web of government corruption and drug trafficking. Much in the manner of Traffic, Marichal and Méndez Matta draw a connection between the two. According to Mendez Matta: “The fact that high level corruption and increased drug trade both surfaced at exactly the same time cannot be a coincidence.”

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The film won a “Best Director” award at the Phoenix Film Festival and will screen twice during the New York International Latino Film Festival: Thursday, July 27, 8pm, at Imaginasian Theater; and Sunday, July 30, 6pm, at Florence Gould Hall.

For information about the film, visit www.ladronesymentirosos.com. For information about the festival (and to purchase tickets), visit www.nylatinofilm.com/home.html. Grupo Coco Rico is a Latin music band performing classic salsa, bolero and son-cubano.

Directions to MediaNoche: Take the IRT #6 train uptown to 103 Street. Walk three blocks up, turn right on East 106th Street. MediaNoche is between Lexington and 3rd Avenues.


MEDIANOCHE_WiFi LAUNCHES with a DIGITAL BLOCK PARTY!

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Thursday, June 15, 7PM – 11PM

AT WHITE PARK

East 106th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues
BRING YOUR LAPTOPS! Come Play!

Listen to the soundz of Digi_DJ OFFENDER aka MZ

Play FULL BODY GAMES provided by FEEDTANK!

“La Marca del Zorrillo” at Handball Court Summer Film Festival

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

THE FOURTH ANNUAL

HANDBALL COURT

SUMMER FILM FESTIVAL

AT SUNSET (8:30PM) IN WHITE PARK
East 106th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues

This summer, MediaNoche’s Handball Court Summer Film Festival will present vintage films that screened in Spanish Harlem four decades ago. While today not a single theater remains, there once were six within a 20 block radius of the handball court on East 106th Street: The Azteca on 102nd Street and Madison Avenue, The Eagle on Third Avenue, between 102nd and 103rd Streets, La Estrella on 107th and Lexington Avenue, El Paraiso (El Meito) on Madison Avenue and 116th Street, the Cosmos on 116th Street, between Third and Lexington Avenues, and The Sun on Third Avenue and 118th Street. During their heyday, they were multipurpose theaters where film screenings were scheduled along with live performances.

These theaters showcased an international roster of actors, singers and other entertainers from the Caribbean and Latin America, appealing to the tastes of the Puerto Rican diaspora which by the sixties had become a significant market for Latino entertainment in the Northeast. The vintage films reflect a long term relationship between the Puerto Rican community and its Latin American entertainers. Lucha Libre films, the Mexican genre featuring a wrestler as superhero, for example, are fondly remembered by Spanish Harlem residents — and currently satirized in the new Hollywood film Nacho Libre. In addition, films shot in Spanish Harlem will also be featured.

La Marca del Zorrillo


July 1 — Santo contra Capulina, comedy in Spanish
July 8 — Tin Tan’s La Marca del Zorrillo, comedy in Spanish
July 15 — The Pawnbroker, drama in English
July 22 — Ansiedad,
drama in Spanish with Pedro Infante and Libertad Lamarque
July 29 — Our Latin Thing, musical concert in Spanish with English subtitles
August 5 — Cantinflas’ Romeo y Julieta, comedy in Spanish
August 12 — Santo contra las mujeres vampiros, drama in Spanish
August 19 — Popi, drama in English
August 26 — Crossover Dreams, drama in English

For more information call: 212.828.0401 or email info@prdream.com

MediaNoche is a project of PRdream.com. We reserve the right to modify the film program without prior notice.
Program notes by Judith Escalona, Film Curator — ©jescalona2006 All Rights Reserved

THE FOURTH ANNUAL HANDBALL COURT SUMMER FILM FESTIVAL

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

THE FOURTH ANNUAL

HANDBALL COURT

SUMMER FILM FESTIVAL

AT SUNSET (8:30PM) IN WHITE PARK
East 106th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues

This summer, MediaNoche’s Handball Court Summer Film Festival will present vintage films that screened in Spanish Harlem four decades ago. While today not a single theater remains, there once were six within a 20 block radius of the handball court on East 106th Street: The Azteca on 102nd Street and Madison Avenue, The Eagle on Third Avenue, between 102nd and 103rd Streets, La Estrella on 107th and Lexington Avenue, El Paraiso (El Meito) on Madison Avenue and 116th Street, the Cosmos on 116th Street, between Third and Lexington Avenues, and The Sun on Third Avenue and 118th Street. During their heyday, they were multipurpose theaters where film screenings were scheduled along with live performances.

These theaters showcased an international roster of actors, singers and other entertainers from the Caribbean and Latin America, appealing to the tastes of the Puerto Rican diaspora which by the sixties had become a significant market for Latino entertainment in the Northeast. The vintage films reflect a long term relationship between the Puerto Rican community and its Latin American entertainers. Lucha Libre films, the Mexican genre featuring a wrestler as superhero, for example, are fondly remembered by Spanish Harlem residents — and currently satirized in the new Hollywood film Nacho Libre. In addition, films shot in Spanish Harlem will also be featured.


July 1 — Santo contra Capulina, comedy in Spanish
July 8 — Tin Tan’s La Marca del Zorrillo, comedy in Spanish
July 15 — The Pawnbroker, drama in English
July 22 — Ansiedad,
drama in Spanish with Pedro Infante and Libertad Lamarque
July 29 — Our Latin Thing, musical concert in Spanish with English subtitles
August 5 — Cantinflas’ Romeo y Julieta, comedy in Spanish
August 12 — Santo contra las mujeres vampiros, drama in Spanish
August 19 — Popi, drama in English
August 26 — Crossover Dreams, drama in English

For more information call: 212.828.0401 or email info@prdream.com

MediaNoche is a project of PRdream.com. We reserve the right to modify the film program without prior notice.
Program notes by Judith Escalona, Film Curator — ©jescalona2006 All Rights Reserved

TRANSVOYEUR: Gender, Space, Art and Architecture — Liverpool/New York at MediaNoche

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

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Transvoyeur: Gender, Space, Art and Architecture.
Liverpool and New York Exchange Programme 2007.

Artists: Daiva Gauryte (Liverpool, UK) and Kofi Fosu (New York, US).

Curator/Editor: Gaynor Evelyn Sweeney.

e: transvoyeuruk@hotmail.co.uk
w: www.transvoyeur.com

The programme explores the issues of gender in the concept of art and architecture. To analyse the theoretical and multi-disciplinary approaches of gender in relation to particular architectural sites, ideas and projects of how space is defined by gender practices, power and vision, masculinity and femininity and different parameters of spatiality, including cyberspace, as well the physical world of various architecture and the human body. The outcome in collaborative research and mutual exchange evolved to present a digital video short by Gaynor Evelyn Sweeney on Daiva Gauryte and Kofi Fosu.

Transvoyeur in association with MediaNoche.

Screening at MediaNoche, 1355 Park Avenue, First Floor, at 102nd Street, New York, US.
September 26 – October 12, 2007.
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 3.00 pm – 6.00 pm.

Saturday, October 13 at 7.00 pm, on the handball court wall of White Park, East 106th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues.