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El Puente’s News & Event Calandar

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Essentially Brooklyn

July 7, 2020

The project hopes to identify and honor the people of our Brooklyn community who continue to work everyday in the face of the COVID-19 crisis to ensure that we are all safe and taken care of. 6 Artists/members of Los Muralistas have been commissioned to paint 60 portraits that will be displayed collectively in Domino…

El Puente Cornerstone teams coordinated with local partners, elected officials and the NYCHA tenant associations to distribute and deliver groceries to residents

May 21, 2020

El Puente MS50 Community School Director, Fiorella Guevara coordinating the laptop and supplies distribution for the community school, El Puente Beacon and MS50 staff who made the deliveries to students and their families.

March 27, 2020

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/education/ny-computer-delivery-coronavirus-20200325-xuxpo76745g3zhiiaf75og67hy-story.html

Our co-founder and Executive Director Frances Lucerna on “NY1 In Focus” talking about our continuing support for Puerto Rico.

February 4, 2020

El Puente LCAN team presente in the South and working on sustainable ways to continue to support.

February 4, 2020

El nuevo día reports – “Organizaciones ambientales entregan ayudas y fomentan la resiliencia” https://www.elnuevodia.com/noticias/locales/nota/organizacionesambientalesentreganayudasyfomentanlaresiliencia-2543033/

El Puente Three Kings Day Celebration was a success

January 19, 2020

We thank everyone who came out to support our 33rd Three Kings celebration. It was a spectacular, powerful, and moving show that honored our culture, legacy and commitment to social justice through the arts. The message in this year’s show was clear, we need to rise up as a community to fight for Nuestro Aire, Nuestra Tierra,…

Visit from Berenice Gartner from 41 Univision A T Lado

November 20, 2019

We had a great turnout. Many people from the community came to share their concerns. Thank you Univision, Berenice Gartner, and the community for a successful event.

MAYOR DE BLASIO SIGNS LANDMARK LEGISLATION TO REFORM COMMERCIAL WASTE COLLECTION INDUSTRY at El Puente

November 20, 2019

El Puente hosted the signing of  Landmark Legislation to reform the Commercial Waste Collection Industry. The historic and groundbreaking commercial waste zones bill was championed by Councilmember Antonio Reynoso and received unwavering support from Mayor Bill de Blasio. El Puente was chosen as the host site because of its nationally recognized environmental justice legacy and…

YMCA Youth & Government Mock Legislature

November 16, 2019

In November, 10- 8th grade students were able to participate in the YMCA Youth & Government Mock Legislature in Albany, where they got to present bills and learn how bills get passed. We presented two bills, universal healthcare for all under 18 and a further expansion on single-use plastics in stores. We are happy to…

El Puente Academy Celebrates El Dia De Los Muertos

November 1, 2019