Salamanca hosts Longwood Avenue Festival
Councilman Rafael Salamanca, along with the Hispanic Federation, held the fourth annual Longwood Avenue Festival on Saturday, September
7. Attendees included Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. along with his father, Councilman Ruben Diaz, Sr. The celebration
of Puerto Rican culture and heritage, which also included games and entertainment for children, was coordinated by Freddy Perez, Jr.
Production. Puerto Rican salsa artist Jerry Rivera was the event headliner.
(top) Councilman Diaz joins others in making some festive music. (above) (l-r) Gail Hall (DJ Flame), Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, Al
Pizarro and recording artist Candela.(above right) Chairman Bobby Crespo enjoying the festival. (below) (l-r) Bronx Borough President
Ruben Diaz, Jr. with Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, Mike Amadeo, Councilman Ruben Diaz, Sr., Nayibe La Gitina and event coordinator
Freddy Perez, Jr.(below right) Festival attendee poses with her Puerto Rican fl ag. (right) Councilman Diaz (r) with Mike Amadeo.
Photos by Jewel Webber
BRONX TIMES REPORTER, SEPTEMBER 2 4 7-OCTOBER 3, 2019 BTR