Rich Villar – 5 Books I Must Pack For My Trip To VONA #LatinoLit


By Rich Villar I’m flying to Miami this Saturday, after I lead my final session for this cycle at #LaSopaNYC: The School of Poetic Arts. I’m actually going to be in workshop as a student. I haven’t had the chance to do that for a minute. Last year, VONA (Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation) moved its multigenre workshop for writers More...

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By Suset Laboy On Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

5 Questions about the 28th Loisaida Festival Answered

The weekend has arrived and that can only mean one thing–time for great family fun, gratis, at the 28th Loisaida Festival. Get ready for the festivities with a few top questions: What is this Festival Anyways? Since More...

By Suset Laboy On Monday, May 18th, 2015

Upcoming: Theater, Music Poetry, and More at the 28th Loisaida Festival

The Loisaida Festival is nearing, and this means a host of activities for all who are remotely attracted to the vibrant and exciting spirit of NYC’s Lower East Side community. It also helps if you are a love More...

By Libertad Guerra On Monday, May 4th, 2015

Get ready for Salsa, Plena and Rock & Soul!

Happening Now! The Loisaida Center is preparing for the 2015 Loisaida Festival on Sunday, May 24th 2015. This year’s festival promises to maintain and re-enforce that re-invigorated relevance and distinct character More...

By Urban Jibaro On Monday, October 21st, 2013

Boricua Profiles: Margarita Maria Morales Kearns

The first of my Boricua profiles will be of my mom, Margarita Maria Morales Kearns who passed away this year at the age of 80.  Margarita, or Daisy as she was known, was born in 1932 in San German, Puerto Rico. More...

By Urban Jibaro On Monday, December 31st, 2012

I Cannot Thank You Enough…

As many of you are out celebrating the end of the year and new beginnings… I have decided to spend this time in quiet reflection at home mentally recapping all the amazing things we have done together this More...

By Urban Jibaro On Sunday, October 21st, 2012

Poetry: Prometido by Venessa M. Diaz

can I please cover you keep you warm at night with salacious idolatry constant innuendo veiled acts of indecency can I pretend I am who you want me to be can I writhe around your soliloquy languidly be your Salome act More...

By Urban Jibaro On Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

The Red Grasshopper… aka El Chapulin Colorado To Go Mainstream?

The time I spent in Puerto Rico was awesome in terms of TV… some of my favorite shows included El Chavo Del Ocho and El Chapulin Colorado. I recently realized that most of the TV I watched during that time More...

By Urban Jibaro On Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

NYC EVENT: The 2nd Annual El Barrio Week Is Happening Now!

(Special thanks to the website for giving us this info)  The 2nd Annual El Barrio Week will be held June 1st-16th, 2012. El Barrio Week is an annual celebration of one of the most diverse More...

By Urban Jibaro On Friday, May 25th, 2012
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Barbecue is more American than you think… it is a Native American culinary art.

So as America beings the annual ritual of firing up the BBQ grills for the first time, many are unaware how American the art of Barbeque really is. Did you know that Barbeque the way we know it has Native American More...