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  • Toñita’s
    To Premiere at MoMa’s
    Documentary Fortnight 2014


    February 22 and 23
    Museum of Modern Art
    11 West 53 Street, Manhattan

    Toñita's, a short documentary exploring the displacement of the Caribbean community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, will have its world premiere at Documentary Fortnight 2014: MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media.

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  • Las Rutas de
    Julia de Burgos


    Friday, February 28 at 8 pm
    Saturday, March 1 at 8 pm
    Sunday, March 2 at 7 pm
    Lehman College/The Studio Theatre
    250 Bedford Park Blvd. West, Bronx
    Tickets:  $15 General Admission / $10 Seniors / $5 Lehman Students with valid ID
    Box Office:  212-505-6757 or www.iatitheater.org

    IATI Theater is pleased to announce the world premiere of Las rutas de Julia de Burgos, written by Oscar Montero and directed by Marco Antonio Rodríguez.

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  • The Bronx Celebrates Julia de Burgos Centennial


    Julia de Burgos Centennial Celebration
    February 2-28
    Bronx Library Center
    310 Kingsbridge Road, Bronx

    The Association for Puerto Rican-Hispanic Culture and the Bronx Library Center invites community members to its month-long Julia de Burgos Centennial Celebration...

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  • Taller Boricua Presents
    Puerto Rican Artists in New York Exhibit


    Exhibit: Friday,
    January 24-March 22
    6-9 pm
    Julia de Burgos Culture Center
    1680 Lexington Avenue

    Taller Boricua presents Néstor Otero: Concepts, references, and strategies in a process, a limited edition autobiographical artist book and the exhibition AURA: Puerto Rican Artists in New York, 1970-1980s at the Taller Boricua Gallery at the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center in East Harlem.

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  • Paperback Available for Purchase at the Centro Store


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    The Stories I Read to the Children Click Here

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    Soy Gilberto Gerena Valentín Click Here

    The Gilberto Gerena Valentín Memoir Now Available in English



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  • Centro Spring Events Spotlight
    Puerto Rican Leaders and Issues


    This spring Centro is planning a series of “diverse and exciting events highlighting groundbreaking Puerto Rican figures” that have made an impact on the Puerto Rican community in literature, art and activism, said Evelyn Collazo, events coordinator, who is busy working on the calendar. The personalities include Pura Belpré, the first Puerto Rican and Latina librarian in the New York Public Library and children’s storyteller; acclaimed Nuyorican poet Tato Laviera; and internationally known artist Pepón Osorio.

    Given the timely news subjects of Puerto Rico’s sinking economy and the myth of the island’s brain drain, Centro will also focus this spring on the issues of the economic crisis in Puerto Rico and how it will impact Puerto Ricans in the United States. Centro will host a research seminar on the new book Puerto Ricans at the Dawn of the New Millennium (edited by Centro Director Edwin Meléndez and researcher Carlos Vargas-Ramos), which presents new research on social, economic, political and health conditions of the Puerto Rican population in the United States.

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  • Anita Vélez-Mitchell
    Donates Papers to Centro Archives

    She may be turning 98 on February 21, but Ana Vilia Vélez Rieckhoff, better known as Anita Vélez-Mitchell, is still busy making a difference. The entertainer and writer is helping preserve our community’s vibrant history by sharing her rich colorful life stories with the Centro Archives as one of Centro’s 100 Puerto Ricans who are video recording their oral histories.

    Born in Vieques, Puerto Rico to an Austrian mother, Lucila Rieckehoff, in 1916, she came to New York in 1929 and started on a long and illustrious career. From her days serving as a movie house usherette and as an extra in the Carlos Gardel’s American films to her roles in TV commercials and her dancing, acting and directing jobs, as well and composing music and writing, she conquered the public with her efforts, talent and charismatic persona.

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  • Central Florida Leaders Join
    100 Puerto Ricans Campaign

    Thursday, February 20
    6:00-8:00 pm
    Polytechnic University of P.R.
    Orlando Campus, Fla.
    Main Gymnasium - 550 North Econlockhatchee Trail


    As the Sunshine State continues to see a surging Puerto Rican population, Centro will acknowledge 21 Central Florida men and women of Puerto Rican heritage who have agreed to donate their papers and/or oral histories to Centro as part of our ongoing 100 Puerto Ricans Preserving Our History campaign.

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  • Tracking the South Bronx
    Photos by Carlos Ortiz

    Exhibit closing Saturday, February 22
    Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 1-6pm
    Silberman School of Social Work
    2180 Third Avenue, East 119th Street

    Centro art exhibit spotlights South Bronx images



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  • Centro's New Educational Tool
    Highlights Puerto Rican Heritage

    Centro’s new Puerto Rican Heritage Poster Series is a collection of five large posters that provide a brief historical chronology of Puerto Ricans in the United States and three posters that are historical and demographic maps that pictorially reflect Puerto Rican migration. As part of Centro’s Traveling Exhibits program, the posters are available to educational and not-for-profit organizations. The posters are also available for sale to the general public.

    This rich heritage series is designed to provide an attractive visual educational tool for teachers and others to use in classrooms or other public spaces, and to introduce students to and interest them in this significant piece of Puerto Rican and American history.

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  • Become Part of Our History:
    Join Centro’s 100 Puerto Ricans



    This Centro Archives’ campaign is designed to encourage individuals and organizations to record and document their experiences for future generations by donating their important documents. The campaign aims to expand the Archives and fill gaps in our collections.

    Contact: Alberto Hernández or call 212-396-7876

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