On Division St. from Western to California
Directly from Puerto Rico- Alambre Dulce,Richie Flores, Manolito Rodríguez,Ramón Vázquez & Frankie Ruiz JR. From Chicago- AfriCaribe,Bomplenaras,and Orquestra Leal,
*Featuring: "Lo Mejor de Nuestro Barrio"- 40th anniversary of the founding of Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School
*Honoring: Calle 13, with a Paseo Boricua Walk of Fame Medallion
19th Fiesta Boricua Kick Off Events
Saturday, September 1, 2012
* Misa Jíbara- 3:00pm
A Puerto Rican folkloric style Catholic Mass celebrated by Father Raul Berrios from Dioceses of Caguas, Puerto Rico. (Free)
IPRAC presents "Sabado Social"
(Suggested donation for the following events: Sliding Scale $10.00-$20.00)
*"Martorell's Wake"- 5:30pm
A Reception/Opening exhibit with artist Antonio Martorell
* Noche Jíbara- 6:00pm
An enchanted evening celebration of traditional Puerto Rican music, food, and culture; featuring directly from the mountains of Cayey, Puerto Rico the musical group "Alambre Dulce". (All kick off events will take place at IPRAC 3015 W. Division St.)
19th Fiesta Boricua Corridor
"De Bandera a Bandera" September 2, 2012 - 12pm-9pm
* Back To School Youth Corridor:
"Transforming communities and building a culture of excellence".Youth stage, games, performances, poetry, music and dances.
(Sponsor by Roberto Clemente H.S., Aspira IL., Batey Urbano, Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos H.S. & Youth Leadership Institute)
* Health Corridor
"Building a community of wellness". Games,presentations, music, and informational booth.
(Sponsor by Humboldt Park Diabetes Empowerment Center 72 Blocks, Vida/SIDA, Norwegian American Hospital, Resurrection Hospital & CURA 2)
* Ciclo Urbano Bicycling Corridor
"Cycling for wellness, community and culture" Contests, Games and Bicycle Showcasing.