Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Boricua Celebration at City Council Chambers

For Puerto Rican Heritage Month, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito hosted a Nov. 5 reception at City Council Chambers and honored three prominent figures in the Puerto Rican community, flutist Dave Valentin, actress Rosie Perez and Queens College President Felix Matos Rodriguez.
For more photos of this and other Puerto Rican Heritage Month events,

Monday, November 3, 2014

Scenes: NYC Marathon '14 (Bronx)

Marathon runners are welcomed in the Bronx.
Local personality Rhina Valentin runs for Team Kids as friends cheer her on.
For more photos from the NYC Marathon, go to my photo set at -- Clarisel

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Celebrating African Culture and Heritage in the Bronx

One of my favorite parades is a humble yet very colorful one in the South Bronx: the African Diaspora Parade. Here are some photos I shot at the parade, which runs along Brook Avenue in Mott Haven. To view more photos,

Thursday, June 5, 2014

PR Day Gracie Mansion Reception '14

Mayor Bill De Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito host a Puerto Rican Day Parade reception at Gracie Mansion. Calle 13 was honored as part of the festivities.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Memories of Bronx Week '14

The Bronx celebrates 100 this year. Of course, Bronx Week was extra special. Here are some scenes from the Bronx Week festival at Mosholu Park: