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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Monday, June 4, 2012

Photos from the Bronx PR Day Parade

PRSUN had a photo team at yesterday's Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade. Happy 25th anniversary to our local boricua parade.

The PRSUN photo team included Kevin Tyson, Miriam Quiñones, Benny Betancourt, Ismael Nuñez, and moi.

So far, Kevin has posted photos from yesterday's parade. More photos to be added by the other team members soon.

See Kevin's photos as well as images from parades past.
To view the PRSUN Project: Bronx Puerto Rican Day slideshow go to:


Friday, February 3, 2012

A Sunday at the NYBG

A Sunday at the NYBG, a set on Flickr.
Via Flickr:
I always look for the Caribbean in the Bronx in any way I can. This time it was easy. I got to go to the New York Botanical Garden and enjoy its exhibit Caribbean Garden.
The exhibit runs until February 26, 2012. If you are into palm and mango trees, make sure to check this out. Learn about the trees from Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, and more.
Visitors this winter can escape to Caribbean Garden, a look at the tropical trees, flowers, and foliage, including orange-yellow crotons, fuschia bromeliads, and rosy red hibiscus, in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory’s permanent collection. Through self-guided strolls, use of a new virtual tour, The Beauty of the Caribbean, or participation in docent-led tours of the Conservatory, visitors can encounter many surprises in the largest Victorian-style glasshouse in the country. Visitors can also enjoy a display of photos from the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition and partake in salsa and photography lessons on weekends. Children can participate in a scavenger hunt that begins in the Conservatory. I learned about Puerto Rico's plumwood tree with a group of kids in a scavenger hunt.
For more information, www.nybg.org.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Holiday Train Show at New York Botanical Garden Celebrates its 20th year

By Ismael Nuñez

The annual Holiday Train Show kicks off Saturday at the New York Botanical Garden and runs until January 16. If it were up to me, I would have the show run longer. It is worth the trip.

The show, which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary, is filled with New York landmark replicas such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Radio City Music Hall, and the original Yankee Stadium. The buildings are made with natural materials of bark, twigs, stems, fruits, seeds, and pine cones.

Due to popular demand, the show has been extended to January 16, giving visitors more time to enjoy and experience. It makes me think of the words that famed singer Nat King Cole sings in his Sweet Lorraine, “I’m as happy as baby boy with his new ChooChoo Toy." That’s how I feel every time I go to the Holiday Train Show.

This holiday season, the New York Botanical Garden is planning plenty of activities for the whole family, including a puppet show featuring the popular story “The Little Engine That Could." There will also be sing along events and photo opportunities.
Applied Imagination stationed in Alexandria, KY, is the company behind the train show. Company officials explained that Applied Imagination is a family business that started in a backyard. They were train enthusiasts.
Applied Imagination looks forward to working the Holiday Train Show every year.
While kids love the train show, company officials say they have also noticed that adults sometimes even have more fun than the kids. I'm one of those adults.
Nick Leshi, NYBG's associate director of public relations and electronics media, said the Holiday Train Show at the garden makes sense. “It’s a perfect marriage."
I think he’s right. I hope you like it as much I do. Enjoy the Holiday Train Show.
For more information, go to www.nybg.org.

Ismael Nuñez is a freelance writer based in East Harlem. He is a contributing writer to Bronx Latino.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Occupy the Bronx images

Scenes of yesterday's Occupy the Bronx at East 149th in the Hub (photos by Ismael Nunez):
Ismael Nuñez is a freelance journalist based in East Harlem. He is a contributor to Bronx Latino.

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