NYBG Celebrates Puerto Rican Heritage

Nisayr weaved her necklace with Taino symbols.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

The New York Botanical Garden celebrated Puerto Rican Heritage Month on Tuesday, November 28 with several fun-filled activities. This year’s edition included workshops from Cooking with Coqui the Chef on Puerto Rico’s Coqui and how to make a Sofrito Fip; a presentation of bomba, plena and drumming history by Milteri Tucker and Bombazo; necklace crafting with natural beads and Taino symbols by Nanette Velasquez; learning about Puerto Rico’s natural musical instrument el cuatro by Max Resto; an art exhibition by Virginia Guzman and a special live performance by Society of Educational Arts, Inc.

Assemblyman Marcos Crespo (back, r) joined Coqui the Chef’s Tania Lopez (back, c), puppetier Miguel Sierra (back, l) and C.S. 150 students at the NYBG Puerto Rican Heritage Celebration.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

(l-r) Angel Santana, NYBG director of Government Relations; Nanette Sanchez Velasquez; Nisayr; Elizabeth Figueroa, NYBG director of Community Relations and Assemblyman Crespo welcomed everyone to the exciting cultural celebration.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

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