Event - Puerto Ricans in New York and the Young Lords in El Barrio

Puerto Ricans in New York and the Young Lords in El Barrio

10.10.15, 2:30 pm

En español abajo

Location:  El Café, El Museo del Barrio, 1230 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029, Tel:(212) 831-7272
Free with Suggested Museum Admission

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA), is a nationwide public programming initiative that supports the exploration of the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape the United States over the last five centuries and who have become, with more than 50 million people, the country’s largest minority group. The cornerstone of the project is the six-part, NEH-supported 2013 PBS documentary film, “Latino Americans.” The award-winning series chronicles  Latinos in the United States from the 16th century to present day.

The Queens Museum has received a grant to host festivals, collect oral histories, facilitate informed discussions and hold other public events about Latino American history and culture between July 1, 2015, and July 1, 2016 at both its location and at other cultural partners city-wide. In the first of these events, we have collaborated with El Museo del Barrio to highlight their major exhibition  ¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York which explores the legacy of the Young Lords in East Harlem, the Bronx and the Lower East Side, focusing on specific political events that the Young Lords organized in these locations.  Join us for exhibition tours, screening, conversation, and a walking tour to learn about how the Young Lords evolved in the interest of neighborhood improvement and Puerto Rican self-determination in New York City.

Schedule of Events

2:30-3:15pm: Guided Tour of ¡PRESENTE! Young Lords in New York. English & Spanish.

3:30-5:00pm: Screening of excerpts from Latino Americans Episode 4: The New Latinos (1946-1965). Panel discussion featuring Dr.Johanna Fernandez, Professor in the Dept. of Black & Latino Studies, Baruch College and author of the forthcoming book tentatively entitled When the World Was Their Stage: A History of the Young Lords Party, 1968-1974 under contract with Princeton University Press for the Politics and Society in 20th Century America series.

5:00pm-6:00pm: Walking Tour of El Barrio. Stops include sites where the Young Lords were active in East Harlem, as well as iconic murals, local businesses, community gardens and cultural institutions. Tour is weather permitting; otherwise, additional exhibition tours will be made available. English & Spanish.

This program is made possible by Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, a public programming initiative produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA), is part of an NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square.


This program is presented in partnership with El Museo del Barrio.

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Ubicación: El Café, El Museo del Barrio , 1230 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029 , Tel:(212) 831-7272
Gratis con admisión sugerida por el museo

¡Únete a El Museo y The Queens Museum of Art y pasa una tarde explorando el impacto social de los Young Lords y la culturua puertoriqueña en El Barrio y otras áreas!

2:30-3:15pm: Visita guiada de ¡PRESENTE! Young Lords in New York. En inglés y español.

3:30-5:00pm: Proyección de ‘Latino Americans’ Episodio 4: Los nuevos Latinos (1946-1965), seguida de una mesa redonda con Dr.Johanna Fernández, profesor en Baruch College y autor de un libro titulado provisionalmente Cuando el mundo era su escenario: Una historia del partido Young Lords , 1968 a 1974 bajo contrato con Princeton University Press para la serie “Política y Sociedad en América del siglo 20a.”

5:00-6:00pm: Visita por El Barrio. Las paradas incluyen los lugares donde los Young Lords estuvieron activos en East Harlem, así como murales icónicos, tiendas locales, jardines comunitarios e instituciones culturales. Si la visita no se realiza por inclemencias meteorológicas, se ofrecerán visitas adicionales de la exhibición. En inglés y español.

Este programa es parte de Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, una iniciativa de programación pública producida por el National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) y la American Library Association (ALA), es parte de una iniciativa del NEH, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square.

Presentado con El Museo del Barrio.