Monday, June 22, 2015

Check out PRSUN Project: National Puerto Rican Day Parade '15

For the last few years, Puerto Rico Sun has assembled a group of photographers to cover the National Puerto Rican Day Parade through their lens. We don't have any other agenda but showcasing select images of the parade as seen by the photographers on our PRSUN team.

Here is the link to our online photo gallery of this year's parade and related activities:

More images to be added soon.

This year's PRSUN team: Ismael Nunez, Miriam Quin and yours truly.


Monday, June 15, 2015

PRSUN Project: PR Parade in Photos

Every year PRSUN organizes a photo team to capture scenes of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, one of the biggest cultural celebrations in the country, and creates an online photo exhibit by a select group of community photographers as a way of documenting and preserving this public display of Puerto Rican expression in New York City. Here are scenes from this year's parade as captured by one of our team members: Miriam Quin.

To view the PRSUN Project exhibition, visit our online gallery at

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Celebrate Bronx Puerto Rican Parade on the Concourse

The Bronx Puerto Rican Day Board announced the 29th Annual Parade honorees and legends during a press conference earlier this week at the Affinity headquarters. Honorees and Legends received their awards for dedicating years of service to the community. They include: NY State Assemblyman Jose Rivera, Robert Sancho—Health services provider of the year, Sofia Thiebaud—in honor of her legendary father, two madrinas: Paloma Hernandez & Rosalba Rolon—Pregones Founder, and Joe Torres—owner of Joe’s Place. Victor Pupo—El Padrino was honored as the Grand Marshall of the parade.

Legends and their awards went as follows: Boxer Alberto Mercado, Larry Scott Blackmon—New Business, Mike Sassano (La Sorsa Auto Group)—International Grand Marshall, Mikey Melendez—community Activist and Arnie Segarra—humanitarian.

The parade queens, kings and princesses sang the national anthem.

The 29th Annual Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade, presented by La Borinqueña and La Sorsa Auto Group in collaboration with Marketing & Advertising Solutions Inc., will kick off with a reception at Poe Cottage Park at 10 am. The parade will run along the Grand Concourse from 192nd Street to Van Courtlandt Ave East (+20 block stretch). This is considered to be the largest Multi Cultural Event held in the Bronx that is celebrating the diversity of the Puerto Rican culture and people.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

152nd Street Puerto Rican Cultural Fest in the Bronx

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Celebrate Puerto Rican culture with this exciting outdoor, all-day festival Saturday, May 30, featuring live music entertainment, ethnic food, arts & crafts, family-fun activities, and a boxing exhibition by Olympic athlete Felix Verdejo. This year Salsa's Frankie Negrón leads a line-up of salsa, jazz, and bomba & plena performances.

Guest stars include:
Alma Moyo - bomba & plena
Papo Vazquez and the Mighty Pirate Troubadours - jazz
Hector Montalvo Y Su Salsa Mayor - salsa
Viva Mas - pop
Candela - The Voice of Latin America (Que Bonita Bandera)

East 152nd Street
Between Jackson and Tinton Avenues

FREE. Open to the public. Noon to 6 p.m.