Events , Programs

Cultural Landmarks in the Garifuna Community – 9.27

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Via Zoom 

On September 27th at 6:00 PM via Zoom, join us for a presentation about cultural landmarks and places of significance in the Garifuna community in New York City.

Garifunas are primarily from Honduras and their history and presence in New York City can be particularly seen in the South Bronx. Places such as Hunts Point Palace located at 953 Southern Blvd, or Happy Land Social Club, formerly located at 1963 Southern Blvd, all hosted cultural events that were significant to the identity of Garifunas in the South Bronx.

In this presentation, Mirtha Colon, an Honduran-born Garifuna activist and social worker who assists Caribbean migrants in The Bronx, will showcase examples of cultural sites and will detail the stories behind those places. The program will explore questions such as “What makes a cultural landmark?” and how sites significant to the Garifuna community can be preserved, celebrated, and commemorated.

This presentation is free and open to the public. South Bronx residents are particularly encouraged to attend. Anyone who wants to know what a cultural landmark is and the different ways we can celebrate and preserve them, will find this conversation interesting.

Free, registration required

Hunts Point Palace, photo taken from Hatuey Archivo

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