Posts Tagged ‘New York’

SOUTH BRONX CONTEMPORARY

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Longwood Arts Projects’ 25th Anniversary
December 6, 2006 to March 10, 2006

Gala Reception:
Wednesday, December 6, from 5 pm – 8pm

Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos Community College/CUNY
450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street
Bronx, NY 10451

Directions
2, 4, 5 subway trains to 149th Street/Grand Concourse
(The Longwood Gallery has a wheelchair ramp in front, visible from the subway exit on the street.)

Gallery Hours
Mon . – Sat. 10 am – 6pm
Closed Sunday & major holidays.

Information
718.518.6728
longwood@bronxarts.org.

South Bronx Contemporary
Longwood Arts Project’s
25th Anniversary
new curatorial projects organized by Fred Wilson, Betti-Sue Hertz,
Eddie Torres, and Edwin Ramoran

SAVE THE DATE | Wednesday, December 6, 2006
Gala Reception and Bronx Culture Trolley!!
Exhibition on view through March 10, 2007

CSV Halloween Fundraiser

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

CSV Center

CSV Center Haunted House Halloween Fundraiser

Thursday, September 28, 2006
A benefit to support Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center.
Tickets available at SmartTix.

In its third year, “Nightmare” will be bigger and better than ever! After sold-out engagements in 2004 and 2005, New York’s favorite haunted house is back with an all new edition. This fall, NIGHTMARE will possess ALL FIVE BOROUGHS with locations in Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. Presented by Psycho Clan, this sensational fright-fest, created and directed by downtown fearmeister Timothy Haskell, is poised to become the largest haunted event on the East Coast. NIGHTMARE combines urban horror with a visceral interactive theatricality to guarantee a unique and psychologically terrifying experience. Expect a chilling room-by-room encounter with the obsessions, anxieties and phobias that frighten New Yorkers most-borough by borough. NIGHTMARE makes visitors the stars of their own horror story, in a house that knows their worst fear- and forces them to face it.

www.hauntedhousenyc.com

Un Dia en El Barrio/A day in El Barrio

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 • 2:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Kick-off Hispanic Heritage Month in El Barrio with these events:

2PM: Meet the Author: Carolina Gonzalez and Seth Kugel talk about their new book on Latin New York called Nueva York. Maite Junco moderates.

MediaNoche
161 East 106th Street (between Lexington and Third Avenues)
212.828.0401
www.prdream.com

2:30 PM: Poetas con Café – season finale,
featuring a tribute to the Puerto Rican poet Julia de Burgos

Modesto Flores Garden of Hope Community
Lexington Avenue, between 104th and 105th Streets

3 PM: Destination: El Barrio Walking Tour
Meet at Southeast corner of Fifth Avenue and 104th Street

East Harlem Board of Tourism
164 East 116th Street
ehtourism@aol.com
www.eastharlemtourism.org

5 PM: Community reception and “meet and greet” the authors
Camaradas del Barrio Bar & Restaurant
2241 First Avenue at 115th Street
212-348-2703

7 PM: Film screening, “Hangin’ with the Homeboys
Directed by Joseph Vasquez
In English, Color, 35mm, 89 minutes, 1991
The Nuyorican film classic that launched John Leguizamo’s career and put da Bronx back on the map!

MediaNoche
161 East 106th Street (between Lexington and Third Avenues)
212 828 0401
www.prdream.com

10 PM: Live music at Camaradas NO Cover
Camaradas del Barrio Bar & Restaurant
2241 First Avenue at 115th Street

212-348-2703

Hosted by the East Harlem Board of Tourism. For more information, call212.876.1242
or visit www.eastharlemtourism.org or www.nuevayorkguide.com

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.

PRDream mourns the passing of Little Ray Romero

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Little Ray Romero:
Master Rumbero
June 18, 1923 – August 16, 2006

A percussionists’ percussionist, this master rumbero lived a life of music spanning more than six decades. Born Hernan Romero in Ponce, Puerto Rico on June 18, 1923, Little Ray played with legendary bandleaders and musicians in both the Latin music and American music scene. His percussion solos have become standard rhythmic patterns for young percussionists today. Little Ray passed away peacefully in Florida surrounded by his family on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 at 10 p.m.

Kicking off his career in the late 30s with Puerto Rico’s leading songstress, Ruth Fernandez, Little Ray began playing bongos before picking up the congas. His conga playing was influenced by Chano Pozo whom he met while Chano was performing with Dizzy Gillespie. During the 40s, Little Ray performed with the legendary Xavier Cugat Ochestra before joining the U.S. Army. After his army tour, he played with Noro Morales, Joe Locco, Jose Curbelo, and Miguelito Valdes. By the 50s, he was performing in Puerto Rico and composed part of the percussion section for Cortijo y su Combo when the great Puerto Rican percussionist Rafael Cortijo organized his first band in the early ‘50s.

He went on to become an essential part of the legendary percussion section organized and fronted by Tito Rodríguez. However, he was noticed by Eartha Kitt and recruited to play with her orchestra from 1952 to 1956.

Little Ray Romero went on to back up Sammy Davis, Jr. and Dean Martin. By the late 60s and early 70s, Little Ray could be heard with the orchestras of Eddie Palmieri (on the Live in Sing Sing recording), Frankie Dante and Orchesta Flamboyan, Ray Baretto (on the Lps: Indestructible, Guarare, The Other Road, & Baretto Live Tomorrow where he plays the bata drums), and Machito just to name a few.

The 80s saw Little Ray give back to the younger generation through education. He taught at the Drummer’s Collective, the Johnny Colon Music School and Boy’s & Girls Harbor Conservatory for the performing Arts.

An exemplary family man, a good musician and a great percussionist are the three things Little Ray Romero embraced in his long road through life.

He was the recipient of the first Living Legends tribute at The Point CDC in the Bronx under the direction of Angel Rodriguez in New York in 1997. On Thursday, October 2nd, 2003 the community in East Harlem that saw Little Ray grow up honored him with a tribute at the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center that was formerly P.S. 107 where Ray went to elementary school. Ray Barretto, Rene Lopez, Jimmy Delgado and many others were present. Little Ray was presented with a proclamation from the City of New York that recognized the many important contributions made to the cultural soul of this nation through the music of Little Ray Romero.

Ray Romero is survived by his wife Lucia Romero, his sister Irma Rosen, his four children Stephanie Soffi, Elaine Romero, Little Ray Romero, Jr., and Isabel Santiago, eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

He will be flown to New York to be viewed in the neighborhood where he was raised in East Harlem known as El Barrio on Sunday, August 20, 2006 at the Ortiz Funeral Home, 141 East 103rd Street
Between Lex. and Park Ave. 212-876-1913 from 2 to 10 p.m.

Elaine Romero who was with her father and prepared him for the transition has asked all who knew Ray to bring the gift of music and that in lieu of flowers, donations to defray the cost of the funeral should be sent to:

Lucia Romero
35 East 10th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11218

Aurora Flores

Little Ray Romero

Looking for Crew for Bronx 3M

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Looking for Crew for Movie to Film in September
Seeking the following crew members for an independent film to start shooting in NYC: director of photography and camera operator with knowledge of the Panasonic AG-DVX100A, production designer (who will serve as set designer and art director), makeup artist, hair stylist, sound recordist and boom person. Grips and production assistants too.
Bilingual (English-Spanish) a plus. Experience necessary. Deferred payment.
Please send resume to:
PRdream/MediaNoche
Attn: Clarisel Gonzalez
161 East 106th Street, First Floor
New York, NY 10029
Bronx 3M is produced under the auspices of MediaNoche’s Digital Filmmakers Program and is made possible with the support of the NY Foundation, NYSCA, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, NYC Council Member Melissa Mark Viverito, NYS Senator Jose Serrano, and individual donors.

Opening Night CIRCA Puerto Rico ’06

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

CIRCA

CIRCA Puerto Rico ’06

The First International Art Fair in the Caribbean

At the Puerto Rico Convention Center San Juan

Opening Night – May 25, 2006

Roberto J. Nieves, President Anabelle Lampón, Executive Director Elvis Fuentes and Celina Nogueras Cuevas, Artistic Directors Celia Sredni de Birbragher, Paco Barragán and Fernando E. Gutiérrez, Consultants
www.circapr.com

Deadline for Exhibitor Applications: March 27, 2006

Circa Puerto Rico ’06, the first international art fair in the Caribbean, will launch on May 25 – 28, 2006, at the new Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan. The fair will feature some 100 exhibitors from Puerto Rico, Latin America, the United States and Europe.

Scheduled to occur shortly after arteBA, the Buenos Aires art fair, and opening on the heels of the Latin American art auctions in New York, CIRCA Puerto Rico ’06 will bring the best of Modern and contemporary art to a local and international audience of collectors. It will be the first and only art fair of its kind in the Caribbean and Central America, where an important group of collectors has emerged in the past few years, in response to the region’s burgeoning and dynamic artistic community and prominent museums and galleries.

For galleries who wish to apply, please visit www.circapr.com or contact:
CIRCA Puerto Rico
Portfolio FIAC, Inc.
Drive-In Plaza 2135 Carr. #2
PMB 455 Suite 15
Bayamon, PR 00959-5259
USA

Tel. +1 787 279 7675
Fax. +1 787 797 4502
info@circapr.com
www.circapr.com

Deadline for Applications: March 27, 2006
A committee will then gather to select a final list of exhibitors, which will be made public before April 1st.

Tato Torres & YERBABUENA

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

New York City’s Hottest Boricua Roots Music Crew:
Tato Torres & YERBABUENA
bring the best Boricua Roots Music in town to the world famous
NUYORiCAN POEtS CafE in the heart of Loisaida (Lower East Side), NYC.

Come enjoy the sounds of YERBABUENA’s Bomba, Plena & Lelolay.

Saturday, June 10th & the 2nd Saturday of Every Month – 10:00 PM
Cover: $10

NUYORiCAN POEtS CafE
236 Rev Pedro Pietri Way
(E 3rd St between Ave B and Ave C), Loisaida, NYC, NY 10009

www.nuyorican.org
A new Puerto Rican generation is embracing their traditional musical expressions. YERBABUENA is the product of everything that leads to a contemporary Boricua (Puerto Rican) musical experience. It features the reality of a contemporary urban Boricua musical expression deeply rooted within tradition and community. YERBABUENA is a living link in the eternal chain that binds all generations; past, present and future in the same place and time.

ACTING FOR THE CAMERA WORKSHOP – Learn from a PRO

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

A WEEKEND WORKSHOP: April 29 & 30, 10AM – 2PM

Develop your technique in front of the camera. Veteran film and theater actor Cathy Haase leads this highly informative workshop.

(Peruse her recently published book “ACTING FOR THE CAMERA” at Amazon.com)

Registration fee: $25
Workshop fee: $175

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

PRdream/MediaNoche
161 East 106th Street, First Floor
New York, NY 10029

(Between Lexington and Third Avenues)

Take the IRT Lexington Avenue Local #6 train to East 103rd Street.

Looking for Actors

Sunday, November 1st, 2009
Casting a new film “Bronx 3M” (working title), the story of three Latino youths (Maria, Michael and Mona) coming of age in a city going up in flames.

Looking for all types and ages — especially teenagers and young adults.  Bilingual (English-Spanish) a plus.  Deferred  payment.

Please send an updated photo and resume to:
PRDream/MediaNoche
Attn: Clarisel Gonzalez
161 East 106th Street, First Floor
New York, NY 10029

“Bronx 3M” is produced under the auspices of  MediaNoche’s Digital Filmmakers Program and is made possible with the support of  NY Foundation, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, NYSCA and individual donors.