PRACA Hispanic Festival
By Jose B. Rivera
East Harlem - August 3, 2002. The Puerto Rican Association for Community Affairs (PRACA) held its annual Latin American Arts & Cultural Festival on East 106th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues today. The festival featured art, artists, music and loads of people. This event is not a fundraiser, but a celebration of Hispanic Culture. Founder and Organizer Yolanda Sanchez, who heads the organization as it’s executive director, sees the day when the festival will grow in size. Below are photographs of the event.
Barbara Brenner and her coworkers man the Mt. Sinai Hospital their tent.
Representation from Puerto Rico were also on hand registering folks to vote. You can reach the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration at: http://www.prfaa.com.
And boy did people dance.
Yasmin Hernandez and her husband were selling beautifully made postcards/notecards with images of cultural, spiritual and political paintings by Puerto Rican artists. One example of her cards can be seen here. Yasmin can be reached at Yasmin Hernandez.com
Event founder and organizer, Yolanda Sanchez insures that all is running well, while enjoying the festival herself.