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Playing an instrument at a pre-Colombian religious ceremony in Flushing Meadows Park (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

NYC Hosts an Array of Pre-Columbian Religious Rituals

In the News, Latino, Religion, Traditions September 8, 2014 at 6:31 pm

From Caribbean Taíno ceremonies in Upper Manhattan to Andean rites in Union Square, pre-Columbian religious rituals are flourishing in New York, El Diario reports.

Luis Ramos (bottom right), founder of the Mobile Indigenous Library.

Shopping Cart Library Pushes Books and Heritage

Caribbean, Culture, Latino, Traditions August 8, 2013 at 4:49 pm

Luis Ramos has a set of wheels that move with him from borough to borough – wheels in the form of a shopping cart that houses the Mobile Indigenous Library, which he hopes helps people connect to their native roots, reports Manhattan Times.

Taino Native Americans hold sweat lodge ceremony at Inwood Hill Park.

Taino ceremony fires up Inwood Hill Park

Caribbean, Culture, Environment, Featured Posts, Latino December 19, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Descendants of Taino Native Americans received a fire permit from New York City’s Parks Department to stage a sweat lodge ceremony in a public park for the first time in recent memory.