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Cemi Underground List of NYC Cultural Events – May Edition

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UPCOMINGEVENTS


Every Wed., at 6pm
ARTS & CRAFTS 
At Salsa Wednesday 
Taller Boricua’s Multi Arts Space at Julia de Burgos Cultural Center 
1680 Lexington Avenue, at 106th St., El Barrio, NYC.

Thu., May 19, 6:30pm
Film Screening
NUYORICAN DREAM
Chronicles the struggles and aspirations of a New York Puerto Rican family as they contend with the devastating effects of urban poverty.

TALLER BORICUA at the Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center
1680 Lexington Ave.,  at 106th St., El Barrio NYC

Sat., May 21, 8pm
8vo Aniversario 
EL MAESTRO
Cultural Center at Juan Laporte's Gym 
Musica por:  
5 EN PLENA
DJ YUKIYUBORIKEN
*Premios EL Maestro A: 
Bomexi Iztaccihuatl,
Luis Cruz y Margarita Minino
1300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10459
Donacion: $10.00
(Incluye Comida)

Sat., May 21, 11am
Union Settlement Association's 19th Annual ETHNIC FESTIVAL
Celebrating the Cultures of the World
East 104th Street between 3rd Ave. and 2nd Ave., NYC. 
Vendors call 212-828-6052 to reserve a spot! 
You can also check their website: www.unionsettlement.org

Mon., May 23, 7pm
EAST HARLEM HAS TALENT
Open Mic. Poetry – Storytelling – Spoken Word – StandUp – Song. First timers welcome. 
$5 cover charge. 
MC: Bobby Gonzalez.
Featured artist: 
Linda Addison.
East Harlem Cafe. 
Lexington Ave., at 104th St., El Barrio, NYC

Sun.,May 29, 12pm
LOISAIDA FESTIVAL
Avenue C between 6th and 12th streets.
Lower East Side, NYC.
Food, entertainment and artesania puertorriquena.

Sat., June 18, 6pm
EN MESA COLECTIVA
The drama and poetic works of Tato Laviera.
"LA MEDIA -The Border Woman"
"Laviera Words From the Diaspora"
Donation $15.00
Red Carpet Theatre
240 East 123rd Street, (near 2ndAvenue)
For more information call 917-364-2223

More events listed at www.virtualboricua.org

 
SPECIAL EVENTS
Comite Noviembre's Fifth Annual Trip to Puerto Rico 
"Buscando Nuestras Raíces" 
Tuesday, August 2, 2011 – Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Make your reservations now…this trip is an adventure into a cultural and educational experience for Puerto Ricans and others who want to explore the richness of Puerto Rico’s culture, ancestral roots and history.

For details go to: www.comitenoviembre.org or download the trip flier.
Palm tree in Boqueron, Puerto Rico

CEMI UNDERGROUND CULTURAL EVENTS


SAVE THE DATE – Thursday, May 26 at 7pm

2012..The beginning of a new era, Taino spirituality and you
A lecture presentation by Jose Bohiti Munoz about the Maya Calendar predictions from a Native American Taino perspective…at Taller Boricua's Muti Art Space at Julia de Burgos Cultural Center, 1680 Lexington Avenue at 106th St., El Barrio, NYC. Details to come.


SAVE THE DATE - Friday, June 10, 2011 at 6pm
El Barrio to Cuba with LOVE
Fundraising event to provide medical and other humanitarian aid to the people of Cuba, and to honor the legacy of Lucius Walker, the founder of Pastors for Peace, sponsors of the Peace caravans.  Performances by artists including BombaYo, food and arts & crafts.
Casabe Houses at 121st street and Lexington Avenue, El Barrio, NYC. Details to come.

CULTURALLY RELEVANT DESIGNS AVAILABLE FROM 

www.cafepress.com/galeriacemi

 
Coqui  Alma Taina  Sol de Jayuya Sol de Kiskeya

 

El Coqui Taino  Don Pedro  Don Pedro cubed  Last Puerto Rican Indian 
 
Wise Latina  Bomba!  Sol Taino

BOOKS THAT EVERY LATINO SHOULD READ

The Last Puerto Rican Indian 
A Collection of Dangerous Poetry 
by Bobby Gonzalez

The Last Puerto Rican Indian

El Barrio 
A collection of poems, short stories and plays about growing up in New York City's El Barrio 
By Humberto "Pancho" Cintron

El Barrio

 

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Cemi Underground List of NYC Cultural Events – May Edition