Tag: Nuyorican

First Annual International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival

First Annual International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival

The mission of the First Annual International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival is to recognize the Puerto Rican community’s place in the history of the City of New York. Puerto Ricans were the first, and largest Spanish-speaking group to migrate and settle in New York City. The festival also seeks to display the richness of Puerto [...]

September 13, 2011 | 0 Comments More
The Public Theater Presents The Capeman

The Public Theater Presents The Capeman

Originally on Broadway in 1998, Paul Simon’s musical THE CAPEMAN tells the true story of a Nuyorican street gang member, Salvador Agrón, whose story exploded on to the front pages of the tabloids in 1959, ultimately revealing the cultural and racial tensions beneath the surface of New York in that era. THE CAPEMAN’s score is [...]

August 1, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Ay Que Funny Sketch Comedy Show

Ay Que Funny Sketch Comedy Show

The Ay Que Funny Sketch Comedy Show, conceptualized, written, directed and produced by Jesenia Bailey and Crystal Roman, will play five performances at the National Comedy Theater (347 West 36th Street, between 8 & 9 Avenue) Thursdays at 8pm, for five weeks starting May 6, 2010. The Spanglish NYC based sketch comedy show encourages the [...]

May 1, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Latino Differences Muted in Sotomayor Celebration

Latino Differences Muted in Sotomayor Celebration

Over the past 20 years, Jorge Ayala has seen the transformation here in “El Barrio”: abandoned storefronts turned into chain stores, public schools became bilingual, Mexicans moved in next to Puerto Ricans, and Spanish Harlem changed from ghetto into destination. The change in Ayala’s neighborhood reflects the growth of Latinos in America, who celebrated a [...]

June 3, 2009 | 1 Comment More