Category Archives: Book Readings

Book Talk: Street Gangs of the Lower East Side

With “The Street Gangs of the Lower East Side,” Jose Cochise
Quiles and Clayton Patterson provide a brutally honest, self-reflective and moving account of one person’s struggle to break the cycle of violence and poverty since birth through creativity and compassion for others in the East Village / Lower East Side. Quiles pulls no punches about the experiences that took him from gang leader to an historian of gangs, artist, and author who creates with a joyous yet desperate edge, for the sake of sheer survival.

The Avant Ricuas: A Cross-Generational Poetry Bombessa

This event is a reading, performance, and discussion among three Puerto Rican luminaries, celebrating the publication of Hernandez’ new book, “Beneath The Spanish” (Coffee House Press). It will take place at our Center

Vitrina Rota – book talk with Silverio Pérez

Loisaida Inc. Center hosts Silverio Pérez in the presentation and signing of autographs for his new book:
La Vitrina Rota “The Broken Glass Case” or What the hell happened here?

Loisaida’s Mini Fest

Storytelling, lights-show, activities for kids; including drawing, painting, creating you own puppet for the older ones. Creative and fun station for toddlers too. Open air activities and games.

San Juan Noir

San Juan Noir is an unprecedented volume of contemporary Puerto Rican fiction edited by renowned author Mayra Santos-Febres, creator of Puerto Rico’s Festival de la Palabra which its New York edition will be celebrated at Loisaida Inc. Center this same weekend.

The Word Festival at Loisaida Inc.

The top literary event in Puerto Rico, and the only literary festival in the world based on one single community -the Puerto Rican community- which is held in two very distinct cities: San Juan and New York, and for the first time celebrated at Loisaida Inc. in the heart of the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

From The Bronx hasta Loisaida

Saturday, November 1st, 2014 Visiones Culturales presents From The Bronx hasta Loisaida: A Word Exchange A word exchange through poetry, film, music an a lively discussion on poetry as personal […]

El Mini Fest

Un Pasadía Familiar El Mini Fest – Family Day at The Loisaida Center  With The Wonderful Musical Duo: ¡ACOPLADITOS! Day long activities for the entire family! Beginning Saturday October 18th 2014 from […]