Post Tagged with: "Puerto Rico"

Culture

Bronx artist marries the love of her life—Puerto Rico

The blushing bride, Mariposa Fernández, will take a working honeymoon to Puerto Rico this winter to deliver aid. Photo by Sarah Matusek.

Poet, activist and educator Maria Teresa “Mariposa” Fernández got hitched to her homeland Puerto Rico on Wednesday night before a packed house at The Point Community Development Corporation.

Economy / Food

Big donation for Puerto Rico and Mexico

Volunteers collect bottled water to send to victims of the hurricane in Puerto Rico and the earthquake in Mexico.

The stretch of Aldus Street between Southern Boulevard and Hoe Avenue was filled with mountains of food, clothes and supplies on the last Saturday of September, as people from around the neighborhood convened in support for Puerto Rico and Mexico disaster relief.

Politics

Bronx Puerto Ricans hold parade for unity, culture

Dancers

Despite the good cheer, a shadow hung over this year’s parade, as the city’s Puerto Rican community worries about its homeland.

Art / Culture

Masks reveal Puerto Rican history

Masks reveal Puerto Rican history

Folklorists tell tales of two island cities Masks play a crucial role in the annual carnivals that draw paraders to the streets of Puerto Rico’s cities. A panel of experts spoke of the importance of masks on the island, with a display of photos, the showing of a documentary, and […]

Art

Folk artist preserves Puerto Rican music

Folk artist preserves Puerto Rican music

When Wilfredo Ruiz puts his harmonica to his lips, the elderly Puerto Rican residents of St. Vincent de Paul nursing home gather around his wheelchair. Sometimes some of them dance. They sway to distinctive rhythms of traditional plena, Aguinaldos and romantic boleros from the island. Others, reminded of the music […]