Longwood Festival Provides Summertime Fun

(l-r) Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Senator Luis Sepulveda; council members Salamanca and Diaz and event coordinator Freddy Perez, Jr. welcomed everyone to the extravaganza!
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Longwood residents enjoyed some last minute summertime fun at their neighborhood’s block party. The Hispanic Federation, Council members Rafael Salamanca and Ruben Diaz and Freddy Perez, Jr. co-hosted the Longwood Festival on Saturday, September 8 at Intervale Avenue between Longwood and Dawson avenues. Despite the rainy weather, many guests still had an amazing time listening to live music by El Godfather de la Salsa Andy Montanez y Su Orquesta, dining on delicious Puerto Rican cuisine, singing and dancing in the streets.

Local couple Ruben Ramos and Mcdalia Gomez had a great time at the neighborhood festival.
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Tostones were made on-site as guests waited to satisfy their cravings.
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Puerto Rican pride was on full display at the Longwood Festival.
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The Bronx’s very own Carmen was enjoying her time as ‘Ms. Boricua’ at the celebration.
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The festival’s food was mainly of Puerto Rican origin and had residents gushing about how delicious it was.
Photo by Kasey Rodriguez

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