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“Rafael Tufiño Way” in El Barrio N.Y.

(October 18, 2013) The “Painter of the People,” Rafael Tufiño, has become the first New York City-born visual artist of Puerto Rican decent to have a street named in his honor. The tribute became a reality through the unrelenting efforts of Architect Warren James, El Barrio community and arts activist Deborah...

Prominent Nuyorican Poet Tato Laviera Dies

Many of us are mourning the passing of Puerto Rican writer Tato Laviera, a lead poet, musician, and composer of the Puerto Rican diaspora.

Puerto Rican Pioneer Antonio “Tony” Irizarry Feted!

On Sunday, September 15, close to 200 community leaders, elected officials and family members participated in a well-deserved tribute to Antonio “Tony” Irizarry. The Puerto Rican Cultural Center was proud to participate in the tribute, which was organized by Milly Santiago and took place at My Fair Lady Banquets. Tony...

Barrio Art Fest 2013 at IPRAC

On the beautiful weekend of September 7 & 8, 2013 the Institute of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture (IPRAC) celebrated the 11th edition of Barrio Arts Fest (BAF13).  This weekend-long celebration featured the talent of over 40 artists, musical and spoken-word performances, and art educational workshops.  For many years...



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