We Are Melrose 2018
WE STAY/Nos Quedamos, Inc. in partnership with the Bronx Culture Collective presents: “We Are Melrose—Celebrating Community, Culture & Commitment.
The celebration also marks Nos Quedamos’ 25th Anniversary Celebration Kick-off
The 2018 theme: “Común-Unidad (Common Unity = Community)” to celebrate the multicultural and multi-ethnic diversity of our neighborhoods. “Común Unidad” ties in directly with the festival’s core value of celebrating community, culture and commitment in the South Bronx throughout the years, as well as promoting civic engagement.
- 12:30PM - 12:45PM
- 1PM - 2PM
- Cooking Demo
- 2PM - 2:30PM
- Poetry Session
- Rachel Ansong (Ghana), Carmen Bardeguez-Brown (Puerto Rico)
- 2:30PM - 2:45PM
- The "Real Ice Man"
- Performance Set One
- MazArte Dance Company (Mexico) - The Peace Poets (National) - WAFAGUA (Garifuna: Honduras, Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua)
- 3:30PM - 4:20PM
- Harvesting Culture Awards
- 4:30PM - 5:00PM
- Performance Set Two
- Troupe of Northern States of Burkina Faso (West Africa)
- “Harvesting Culture Awards” Ceremony
- Honoring: Iris Rodríguez-Rosa, Dudley, Bill Aguado, Raymond Figueroa, Carmen Allende, José "Chema" Soto
- 12PM - 6PM
- EXHIBITION: “WE STAYED: And Flourished”
- Historical renderings and ephemera celebrating NQ’s 25th Anniversary.