Seis Del Sur at the Bronx Music Heritage Center

Sin Limites

 

Seis Del Sur will be having exhibition at the Bronx Music Heritage Center.  It will feature contemporary work by los Seis and acknowledging the invasion and occupation of Puerto Rico on July 25, 1898 by the United States which was later granted Commonwealth status granting U.S citizenship to the population but with no voting powers in the United State Senate or Congress when voting on the island.

Ananda Nahu in New York

Brazilian muralist Ananda Nahu has made her way to New York after a 8 year dream started by her and her husband Izolag after encountering my photos on Flickr.  The dream is only half complete because only one of them was able to make it here after a receiving a grant from CEC Arts link.  The original plan, which Linda Cunningham proposed from BronxArtSpace was to fund one of them and get the funding for Izolag.  CEC Arts Link denied the first proposal which included both Ananda and Izolag last year.  Ananda applied again and was able to make it.  But the dream of having the three of us exhibit at the BronxArtSpace failed for the second time.  Ananda is now rocking New York, one mural at a time with the hope of gaining a joint exhibition which will include all of us.  Here is a glimpse of the uncompleted piece of Adeleine at BRIC House in Brooklyn.

 

Adeleine by Ananda Nahu at BRIC House

BK Live 3/5/14: Ananda Nahu & Jeremy Thal segment from Brooklyn Independent Media on Vimeo.

The Bronx Polar Bears

The Bronx Polar Bears

[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0011.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0013.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0015.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0033.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0035.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0058.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0063.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0068.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0069.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0075.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0082.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0098.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0117.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0131.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0143.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0176.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0211.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0214.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0226.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0227.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0229.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0233.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0236.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0238.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0239.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0248.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0251.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0255.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0257.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0264.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0265.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0266.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0277.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0281.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0284.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0287.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0413.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0417.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0418.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0421.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0424.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0425.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0429.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0430.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0431.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0432.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0433.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0438.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0439.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0440.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0441.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0442.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0446.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0448.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0449.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0450.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0451.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0455.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0457.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0458.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0459.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0461.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0462.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0463.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0464.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0465.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0466.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0467.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0468.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0470.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0472.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0473.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0474.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0475.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0476.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0477.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0480.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0484.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0485.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0493.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0508.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0513.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0526.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0534.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0545.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0548.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0549.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0553.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0556.jpg]The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.

 

Members of The Bronx Polar Bears and the Coney Island Polar Bears hit the waters in Orchard Beach in the Bronx, New York on Feb. 18, 2012.

Miss New York USA 2012

Miss New York USA

[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion032.jpg]Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion031.jpg]Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion030.jpg]Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion029.jpg]Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Contestants take the stage during the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Contestants take the stage during the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Contestants take the stage during the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Contestants take the stage during the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Contestants take the stage during the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Contestants take the stage during the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Contestants take the stage during the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Contestants take the stage during the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Contestants take the stage during the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Contestants take the stage during the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Contestants take the stage during the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Contestants take the stage during the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Contestants take the stage during the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Contestants take the stage during the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Johanna Sambucini, Miss City of Dreams, was crowned the Miss New York USA for 2012 at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Johanna Sambucini, Miss City of Dreams, was crowned Miss New York USA for 2012 by Amber Collins, Miss New York USA 2011at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Johanna Sambucini, Miss City of Dreams, was crowned Miss New York USA for 2012 by Amber Collins, Miss New York USA 2011at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Johanna Sambucini, Miss City of Dreams, was crowned Miss New York USA for 2012 by Amber Collins, Miss New York USA 2011at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Johanna Sambucini, Miss City of Dreams, was crowned the Miss New York USA for 2012 at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Patricia Schwab of Pelham Manor made the top ten finals in the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. Schwab was eliminated in the final round for the top 5 ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Patricia Schwab of Pelham Manor made the top ten finals in the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. Schwab was eliminated in the final round for the top 5 ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Patricia Schwab of Pelham Manor made the top ten finals in the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. Schwab was eliminated in the final round for the top 5 ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Johanna Sambucini, Miss City of Dreams, was crowned the Miss New York USA for 2012 at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )

 

Photos from Miss New York USA taken at the Performing Arts Center in Purchase.

 

 

Walked pass a school yard today. The children, they must have been a bunch of 4th graders, were walk

Walked pass a school yard today. The children, they must have been a bunch of 4th graders, were walking around a small track counter clockwise. I couldn’t shake the thought that the yard looked like a prison. Why couldn’t they run and play as their hearts desired? What is this world that we have created for them?

My Latino Voice; Seis Del Sur

 

“Close to 100 people filled the 15th floor conference space on September 29th for the Los Seis del Sur photo exhibit, sponsored by VOCES, the New York Times’s Latino Affinity Group.  The attendees – artists, activists, journalists and leaders in the Latino community – were treated to a slideshow and discussion by Los Seis, six award-winning Boricua photographers (with several Pulitzers among them). The event was part of the New York Times’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations.”  -Rosa Alonso for My Latino Voice