New York Puerto Rican leaders, activists and artists reacted joyfully to President Obama’s commutation of FALN member Oscar López Rivera’s sentence after 35 years in prison, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
Newark hosted its annual New Jersey Coquito Masters Competition, which awarded the best locally-made coquito, a rum and coconut milk beverage considered Puerto Rico’s national drink, Reporte Hispano reports.
A new book tells the story of the “radiant child,” the young artist Jean-Michel Basquiat who died in 1988 at the age of 27. Brooklyn Daily Eagle interviews the book’s author and illustrator, Javaka Steptoe.
“Where Kathak and Bomba Meets in Me” is a two-week event that will present and teach dances from the two cultures founder Romanee Kalicharran has roots in, reports Caribbean Life.
Puerto Rican comic book artists and creators talked about their craft to a packed audience in East Harlem.
Puerto Ricans in Paterson, NJ celebrate their 44th national parade boasting more political power than ever but with clouds on the horizon, Reporte Hispano reports.
Thousands are expected for the Boricua Festival “Salsa at the Waterfront” in Sunset Park on June 25, reports Brooklyn Reporter.
El Diario/La Prensa takes a look at the state of Puerto Rican theater in New York, from up-and-coming acts to veteran companies such as Pregones.
Under new management since 2013, the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center is a mainstay of Latino culture in El Barrio with a host of free events, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
One of the Hispanic victims of the Orlando massacre lived in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
The 59th National Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday was a celebration of the island’s culture, while many protested the recent federal legislation to address its fiscal crisis, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
Puerto Rican lawyer David Martínez has started a piñata business and has published a children’s book dedicated to Hispanic kids, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
New York artist Edgardo Miranda-Rodríguez will unveil female superhero “La Borinqueña” at the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
Thousands gathered at the traditional 152nd Street Cultural Festival in the Bronx to dance to the Puerto Rican rhythms of bomba, plena, salsa and reggaetón, Impacto New York reports.
Sunset Park’s second annual Puerto Rican Day Parade and Festival will honor Yvonne Cruz, who played a large part in organizing the first Puerto Rican Day parade in the Brooklyn neighborhood in decades, writes Home Reporter.