East Harlem native, director Andrew J Padilla, whose grandparents left Puerto Rico for El Barrio sixty years ago, explores the effects of gentrification on Spanish Harlem’s working-class community. The largest Puerto Rican neighborhood in the 50 states
Winner of the 2012 Puerto Rican International Film Festival’s Best Documentary Short.
Premiere of El Barrio Tours in East Harlem
Friday April 5th, at 6:30pm
CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College
2180 Third Avenue
(119th Street & 3rd Avenue)
Panel to follow screening:
Judge Edwin Torres (Writer of “Carlito’s Way”)
Arlene Davila (NYU Professor/Writer)
Harold DeRienzo (Director of Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association)
Victor Bach (Coordinator of the NYC Alliance to Preserve Public Housing)
Andrew J. Padilla (“El Barrio Tours” Creator)
Musical Performance by the Legacy Women Afro Caribbean Drumming Troupe
Hosted by CUNY School of Public Health
(Community Health Education Program)
Sponsored By East Harlem Preservation
Originally, the film was supposed to explore these issues through an examination of my grandfather Jose Antonio Padilla Sr.’s 60 year stay in El Barrio, but he passed in 2011. This film is dedicated to him.
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“You would give up your career if you lost your voice for good, or if the impresarios stopped calling, or the audiences stopped coming. But as long as those things are there, I don’t plan to stop. There is nothing that makes me feel better than to be with my public.”
- Celia Cruz
Celia Cruz Mural In Spanish Harlem, NY.
Artist: James de La Vega
Great Party tonight worth checking out in Spanish Harlem! !WEPA! Wednesday, August 24 ‘ 6:00pm – 9:00pm at The Museu del Barrio an outdoor summer FREE event and YES, FREE access to the the Gallery for this event….Miller Cruz is honored to play with resident DJ/Producer Antonio Ocassio and Guest John Toto Rivera some Afro Latin House with with a mix of Brazilian Afro House. One of the best Brazilian Percussionist Ze Mauricio will spicy up this Latin/Brazilian Afro House feast… 6PM till 9PM… 1230 5th Ave (104th ST)
See you there! HH
Click here to see EVENT INVITE !WEPA! Latin/Brazilian Afro House Feast
Museo de barrio 1230 5th Ave (104 ST) Harlem NY
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Tagged 104th St, 104th Street, 5th Avenue, Antonio Ocassio, HarlemHouse, John Toto Rivera, Miller Cruz, Spanish Harlem, Wepa, Ze Mauricio
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