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You are a Star!

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Centro Gallery
Center for Puerto Rican Studies
At Hunter College

presents


You Are A Star

A Group Show

Manuel Acevedo — Luis Carle
Javier Cintron — David A. Cruz
Ricardo Hernandez — Yasmin Hernandez
Miguel Luciano — Wanda Ortiz
Rafael Rosario — Tufinyito
Rafael Velez

Curated by José Vidal

September 18–October 13, 2006
Reception on September 21, 2006

6:00-8:00 p.m.

The Gallery is open
Monday-Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Centro is located on the third floor of the East Building
Hunter College at the corner of 68th Street and Lexington Avenue


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

Poetas con Cafe Jesus Papoleto Melendez and Mariposa – Saturday, Aug. 19

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Please join us on Saturday, August 19, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm at Modesto Flores Garden on Lexington Avenue near 104th Street. Featured poets include Jesus Papoleto Melendez and Mariposa – plus open mike. Poetas con Café is sponsored by Hope Community, Inc. as a forum for poets and musicians to share their work with the East Harlem community. Readings are held once a month – from June through September. Hope commissions local artists whose work is connected to the East Harlem area. Refreshments and snacks provided by Hope Community; plus specialty coffee courtesy of East Harlem Café. This free program is also made possible with matching grants from Poets & Writers, Inc. and the NYS Council on the Arts. For more information, call (212) 860-8821, Ext. 162.

Jesus Papoleto Melendez

“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

Benefit for the “Remembering Julia” Mosaic Project

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Julia de Burgos

Please join the “Remembering Julia” Mosaic Project Committee on Monday, July 31, 6:30 pm at Media Noche, 161 East 106th Street at a benefit for an historic Hope Community mosaic honoring the late Julia de Burgos to be designed and installed by artist Manny Vega on the northeast corner of Lexington Avenue and 106th Street. Suggested donation: $25.00. Please call (212) 860-8821, Ext. 111 to RSVP or to make a donation.

UN Special Committee on Decolonization of PR

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

6th Annual Peoples’ Reception for Puerto Rico Delegation and
The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign Invites You To Join:


Ismael Guadalupe, Viequense Leader/Freedom Fighter
Ramon Nenadich, National Congress for the Decolonization of Puerto Rico (CONADE)
Licenciado Nelson Rochet Santoro, CONADE
Licenciado Manuel Rodríguez, Spokesperson, Socialist Front of Puerto Rico & Other Ant-Colonial, Pro-Vieques, Pro-Independence, And Political Prisoner Activist Presenters Before The 2006 United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization Hearings This year.

Monday June 12, 2006
Hunter College West Building
Room 217, 2nd Floor
68th St. & Lexington Avenue, Manhattan
#6 Lexington Avenue train to Hunter College
68th Street Stop

6:30pm-7pm Reception
7:00pm-9pm Panel Presentations/Comments/Questions & Answers

Perspectives & Updates:
Vieques Landgrab: The Second Invasion!
Crisis & Bankruptcy of the Colonial Model in Puerto Rico Continues.
Attacks on Workers and the Labor Movement.
FBI Repression of the Independence Movement/Colonial Government Complicity.
Puerto Rican Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War
Puerto Rican Students/Youth Lead The Fight Back.

Donation Requested/No One Turned Away
All Proceeds Go To:
Antonio Camacho Freedom Fund
Commissary For the Puerto Rican Political Prisoners
and Prisoners of War

“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