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New England Puerto Ricans Meet to Map Out Future

Centro Staff

Puerto Ricans from Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, along with policy experts from the island and New York, met in Holyoke, Massachusetts on September 17 to gain a broader understanding of how the island’s...

Mon
12
Sep
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PR Voices Wins 2016 Imagen Award

Centro Staff

Earlier this month, Puerto Rican Voices ; a joint production between the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, CUNY, and WIPR-TV; was named Best Local...

Fri
13
May
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The 2016 National Puerto Rican Day Parade Lineup is here!

By Centro Staff

New York, May 10, 2016 - NBA All Star and philanthropist Carmelo Anthony will join Latin Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Ednita Nazario, Grand Marshal of the upcoming 59th Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade, to march as...

Fri
06
May
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What to expect at Puerto Rican Soundscapes: Exploring Puerto Rican Heritage Stateside through Roots, Jazz and Classical Music

By: Gabriela Sierra Alonso

Are you a true contemporary music fan? Next week, from May 12 to May 15, Centro is hosting an event entitled #PRSoundscapes that you will not want to miss.

“Music is becoming more and more electronic,” featured guest Bobby Sanabria said,...

Fri
06
May
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Orgullo Puertorriqueño: Pedro Julio to Represent LGBT Community at Puerto Rican Day Parade

By Néstor David Pastor

When Pedro Julio Serrano first went to the annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City nearly one decade ago, he had only recently arrived from the island a few years before. He went with a group of friends,...

Fri
29
Apr
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Puerto Rico Puerto Ricans: Diaspora Summit Unites Puerto Ricans to Face Crisis As One

By: Gabriela Sierra Alonso

Hundreds of stateside and island based Puerto Ricans came together on April 22 and 23 at Puerto Rico Puerto Ricans, a diaspora summit hosted by Hunter College’s Center for Puerto Rican Studies, at the pinnacle of the current economic and...

Fri
22
Apr
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How To Prepare For This Weekend’s #PuertoRicoPuertoRicans Conference

By: Gabriela Sierra Alonso

If you are a Center for Puerto Rican Studies follower then you should definitely know by now that this weekend we are hosting a massive conference entitled...

Fri
08
Apr
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Words or Water: An Interview With Nuyorican Poet LiYun Alvarado

The warmth and exuberance of LiYun Alvarado, whose name combines those of her parents, is captured in her seamless ability to jump from Spanish to English. Her ability to code-switch also comes with a knack for combining sweet humor and...

Fri
01
Apr
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Poetry Review, Urayoán Noel’s “Buzzing Hemisphere/Rumor Hemisferico”

Urayoán Noel (born 1976 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a poet and NYU professor currently residing in the Bronx. The author of several books and recipient of numerous fellowships, this self-described post-punk parodist brings a...

Fri
25
Mar
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The Women of Puerto Rico’s Thriving Indie Music Scene

By Néstor David Pastor

To close out Women’s History Month here at El Centro, we’d like to get you up to speed on the women currently slaying the music scene between the island and the mainland and making history in the process....

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