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La Mariposa: A Home Be-Coming in East Harlem

La Mariposa

“In the name of all the Puerto Ricans that came over on steamships like the Marine Tiger. In the name of Tito Puente, and Albizu Campos, and Julia de Burgos – I herein now and forever name this place “La Mariposa!” (The Butterfly) – so declares the protagonist in Eugene Rodriguez’s play about an East…

Fernando Salicrup (1946-2015)

Fernando Salicrup, Executive Director of Taller Boricua/Puerto Rican Workshop died on Thursday, January 1, 2015 Mr. Salicrup was born on August 6, 1946 in East Harlem, where he lived throughout his life with his loving wife of over 40 years, Zoraida Salicrup and their two sons Fernando and Daniel. Mr. Salicrup was a proud veteran…

The Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center: Art, Transformation, and Political Muscle

Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center

Council Member Mark-Viverito’s campaign to “reform” a sizeable portion of cultural programming space in a city-owned building has accelerated into a full-blown, East Harlem-style political brawl. On September 30th, the NYC Economic Development Corporation (EDC), on behalf of the Council Member, issued a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) to rent, operate and maintain 8,000…