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Puerto Rican Artisans Fair & Exhibit in the Bx

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Celebrate Culture at Puerto Rican Artisans Fair & Exhibit in the Bronx, NY
Comite Noviembre celebrates its annual Puerto Rican Artisans Fair & Exhibit in the Bronx on Saturday, Nov. 20th. Free event. Master percussionist Obanilu Allende and the son of world renowned singer Danny Rivera, Daniel Rivera, Jr. will perform.
PR artisan fair
PRLog (Press Release) – Nov 16, 2010 – Immediate release
5th Annual Comité Noviembre Puerto Rican Artisans Fair & Exhibit
Hostos Community College – 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY
11AM – 9PM
The Puerto Rican Artisan Fair & Exhibit was established in 2006, in celebration of Comité Noviembre’s, 20th anniversary. Over 40 artesanos puertorriqueños from throughout the US and Puerto Rico participated and the event boasted an attendance of over 5000 people in this very first Fair. Last year’s Fair continued to exceed CN’s expectations with over 60 artisans participating and a steady 5000 people.
The artisan fair this Saturday will include the following workshops:
• Taíno Storytelling by Bobby González
• Story of the 3 Kings and making of boxes and crowns by Teresa Santiago
• Wood Working. Making Santos de Palo by Marta Iris Rodriguez
• Spirituality and Taíno Petroglyph Art by Jose Muñoz
• Introduction to Puerto Rican Genealogy by Charlie Fourquet
Performing at the fair:
• Master percussionist Obanilu Allende and the son of world renowned singer Danny Rivera, Daniel Rivera, Jr.
For the past four years, CN has transformed, Hunter College West Building and the Church of St. Paul the Apostle into a typical Puerto Rican plaza with a fountain, palm trees, piragua and coquito carts and artists, sculptors, vejigante mask makers promoting and selling their wares while musical and cultural acts entertained throughout the day. This year will be no different at Hostos. CN will also continue to conduct cultural workshops for children and adults, like mask making, the history of the three kings’ celebration, Taíno storytelling in order to make sure that our youth learn about our culture.
This free fair is an opportunity to kick-off the holiday shopping season by supporting our artesanos.
For more information visit us online at: ComiteNoviembre.org. If you are on Twitter, follow us @comitenoviembre.
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2 Heroes at Hostos — A screening

2 Heroes
a documentary by Dylcia Pagan

U.S. Premiere Screening
Thursday, September 14, 6PM

Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture

450 Grand Concourse @149th Street

The Bronx


For more information or to purchase advance tickets: 718-518-4455

Oscar Lopez Rivera and Carlos Alberto Torres are Puerto Rican Political Prisoners and Prisoner Of War who have served over 25 years in US prisons for trying to liberate their country Puerto Rico from US colonial rule. “DOS HEROES” is a new documentary, directed by former Political Prisoner and Prisoner Of War, Dylcia Pagan, that reviews the historical development of the campaign for the release of Puerto Rican Political Prisoners from 1991 to the present. You will witness testimony of prominent leaders, religious supporters, family members of both Carlos and Oscar as well as an opportunity to learn about their lives and commitments of struggle.  “DOS HEROES” is presently in Spanish. Your entrance donations will enable AVANZA PRODUCTIONS to create a narrative in English so that all freedom loving people can become enlightened about the struggle for Puerto Rican Independence and its Freedom Fighters incarcerated over 25 years……

” Que Viva Puerto Rico Libre!”

2 Heroes