VAN CORTLANDT LIBRARY’S GRAND REOPENING
PRIDA PONCE VEJIGANTE MASK WORKSHOP
SALAMANCA ATTENDS 41ST PRECINCT’S UNITY DAY
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BRONX UNDERGROUND EXHIBITS LOCAL INDIE ARTISTS
Bronxites beat the summer heat while rocking out at The Fox & King and The Underground
FLC’s Bronx Underground concert on Friday, July 19 at First Lutheran Church of Throggs
Neck. The evening’s entertainment included live musical performances by American Age,
Bedpan Fight, Johnny Football Hero and Autumn Revival.
(l-r) Bedpan Fight’s Tim Van Rosenburg, vocals and guitar; Dave Russo drums and vocals and
Brandon Bujnowski, bass and vocals were ready to rock! Photo by Laura Stone
(l-r) Underground staff Cheyenne Carrillo, Jalani Medina and Tank served up food to concert
goers during performances. Photo by Laura Stone
Local artist Lani Martínez sold some of her spine-tingling prints during the show.
Photo by Laura Stone
Elected offi cials, New York Public Library representatives and residents of all ages joined in
celebrating the grand reopening of the newly renovated Van Cortlandt Library on Monday,
July 15 at 3882 Cannon Place.
Elected offi cials, NYPL personnel and local youth were excited to cut the ribbon for the
renovated Van Cortlandt Library. Photo by Silvio Pacifi co
Felipe Rangel, a Puerto Rican folk artist and teacher of Ponce’s carnival, hosted a PRIDA
Ponce Vejigante Mask Workshop on Saturday, July 13 at Bronx Music Heritage Center. As one
of the only vejigante maskmakers in NYC, Rangel led a presentation on the history of the
masks which are one of Puerto Rico’s most colorful arts and crafts.
Felipe Rangel discussed the process of mask making. Photo by Michael Carlo
Councilman Rafael Salamanca recently joined the 41st Precinct for its 2019 Unity Day.
Salamanca (c) met with 41st Precinct Community Affairs police offi cers during the festivities.
Photo courtesy of Councilman Rafael Salamanca’s Offi ce