50TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL SANTIAGO APÓSTOL DE LOÍZA EN EL BARRIO!
Presented By Los Hermanos Fraternos De Loiza & Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute.
Festival Santiago Apóstol De Loiza En El Barrio, fondly known as the Loiza Festival in El Barrio, celebrates the African influence of Loiza, Puerto Rico in New York City's East Harlem neighborhood. Looking to pay homage to the traditions of the homeland left behind, the Perez family from Loiza Aldea founded the community-based organization Los Hermanos Fraternos de Loiza and the festival itself. This year, the Loiza Festival celebrates its 50th anniversary with a special street naming in honor of one of its fierce founders--Aida Perez. Festival goers will delight in traditional food and craft vendors, live performances of Bomba, Plena + Salsa, a host of kids activities and other surprises. With an intergenerational team of organizers, the annual summer event attracts a wide range of artists, vendors, and community leaders. Join us to experience one of the few remaining Puerto Rican cultural festivals in NYC. Have a blast creating child-friendly arts and crafts, listening and dancing to live beats, with an alcapurria or a bacalaito in hand.
WHEN: July 28th | July 29th | July 30th
TIME: 11AM - 8PM | All Days
GENERAL ADMISSION: FREE, ALL ARE WELCOME (FAMILY FRIENDLY)
WHERE: (NEW LOCATION) E 109th Street Between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue
FRIDAY | DAY 1 - CHILDRENS DAY | July 28th | 11AM - 8PM
11 AM - 4 PM
Hand’s on art activities | Face Painting | Magician | Stilt Walker-Maria Cotto | Games
4 PM | DJ Dance Party
5:30 PM | Aurora y Zon de Barrio featuring Fania All-Star Nicky Marrero
6:30 PM | Flaco Navaja and the Razor Blades
SATURDAY | DAY 2 | July 29th | 11AM - 8PM
Nelson Ramirez y Herencia de Mi Tambo
Mateo y Cumbalaya
Son de Monte
Johnny "Dandy" Rodriguez and the Mambo Dream Team
SUNDAY | DAY 3 | July 30st | 12PM - 8PM
Processional begins at 11:30am at St. Cecilia Church ( E 106 St. BTW Lexington and Park Ave)
Los Pleneros De La 21
Milteri Tucker & Bombazo
Danza Fiesta Dance Company
APPLE BANK • BRONX LEBANON HOSPITAL • CON EDISON • EAST RIVER PLAZA CORP.• FORD FOUNDATION • HARLEM WEEK • MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAL • NEW YORK CITY DEPT. OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS • NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL SPEAKER MELISSA MARK-VIVERITO • POSITIVE WORKFORCE • TAHL PROPERTIES/MANHATTAN NORTH MANAGEMENT • YOUNG BUCKS SPORTS