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Welcome, Neighbors / Bienvenidos vecinos

Wednesday, 9/18/19
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust Street
19107 Philadelphia , PA
Pennsylvania

Join us for food, music, and conversation to celebrate the launch of a new bilingual website: Neighbors/Vecinos: Exploring Philadelphia’s history through 200 years of Puerto Rican migration.

For the past two years, a dedicated community group has been exploring the archives of Taller Puertorriqueño and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to uncover stories of migration, resilience, and adaptation from Philadelphia’s Puerto Rican history.

Hear about their experiences behind the scenes and reflect on the lessons for all of us who have made Philadelphia home.  Be the first to see the new website that documents and shares often hidden history of the Puerto Rican community in the city.  View some of the original documents used in the research from HSP's rich Hispanic/Latino collections.

Throughout enjoy food provided by Chef Ted Torres of Coa Catering and sway to music by Tino Serrano’s Latin Band. Tino is a Philadelphia salsa legend who has partnered with the Annual Feria del Barrio since 1992. He founded the Children’s Percussion workshop “Los Rumberitos de la Cinco” at AMLA and has shared his talents with numerous nonprofits and educational institutions throughout the city. As a community advocate, Tino has served as a music educator in schools of North Philadelphia, including Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School, Julia de Burgos Elementary, and Thomas A. Edison High School. He has been a workshop facilitator for community initiatives of Taller Puertoriqueño. His objective is to expand his music and let everyone hear and dance to the beauty and rhythms of Latin music.

Free bus transportation will be provided from Taller Puertorriqueño to HSP, leaving Taller at 6:00pm. Register for the bus when you register for the program.

This project has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

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Les invitamos a celebrar el lanzamiento de una nueva página web, bilingüe - Neighbors/Vecinos - que comparte la historia de los puertorriqueños en Filadelfia con refrigerios, música y conversación. Este trabajo es la culminación de 2 años de trabajo de un grupo formado por personas afiliadas al Taller Puertorriqueño, y a la Sociedad Histórica de Pensilvania, con fondos de PEW Center for Arts and Heritage (centro para la artes y herencia, traducción al español). Aprenderemos sobre su experiencia explorando los archivos de las dos organizaciones y en reuniones con historiadores para revelar historias, que muchas veces permanecen en la oscuridad - sobre la migración, resistencia y adaptación compartidas con otros grupos que han hecho de la ciudad de Filadelfia su hogar.