A few vid clips and flicks captured yesterday at the Loisaida Festival in LES. Shoutout to my homie @flaconavaja who I saw walking around and to my other hermano @mredgardonyc representing with the comic book superhero he created "La Borinqueña❤️💯 He blessed me with a copy and we chopped it up for a min. Bendicion to the legendary Sammy Tanco from Los Pleneros De La 21. I remember seeing and hearing Sammy Tanco singing in the parks of the Lower East Side whenever there was a Bomba y Plena session happening. I was really happy to run into him after all these years but was also saddened to see he was bound to a mobile wheelchair. I will always remember his beautiful voice and positive energy. There were good vibes all around. I'm thankful that I was finally able to make it down after missing it for so many years.🙏🏽❤️💯 People have been asking my thoughts on the controversy surrounding this year's National Puerto Rican Day Parade/El Desfile Borinqueño. Go ahead and quote me... "COMMUNITY OVER corporations ALL DAY EVERYDAY" Let's get back to our Roots🙏🏽❤️💯 Bienvenidos Oscar Lopez✌🏽️👊🏽💪🏽 Pa'lante✊🏽 #Community#Loisaida#Music#Art#Fitness#Boricua#Resilient#Puertorican#OscarLopez#Clemente#21#History#WhatAreYouFightingFor#Overthrow
LESHRC is so proud to have been a part of the #Loisaida community for the past 25 years! Today, @thealliance_nyc peers as well as volunteers & Outreach Coordinator Kacey provided safer sex supplies & education, Naloxone, and information on LESHRC and other Alliance programs out on Avenue C.