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Advocate of the Loisaida Streets: The Activist Legacy of Tato Laviera

City Lore 56 East 1st Street, New York

Nuyorican poet pioneer Tato Laviera is well-known for his artistic contribution to the literary canon, but Tato really got his start working for various community organizations on the Lower East Side where he championed his Loisaida family.

This program will feature a screening of CENTRO’s documentary, AmeRican, directed by Vivian Hernandez-Ortiz, followed by a discussion with artists and activists who worked with Tato.

In partnership with the Tato Laviera Foundation, the Loisaida Center and CENTRO.

La Cocina de Loisaida: Puerto Rican Vegan Fiesta de Tapas

Essex Market - Essex Kitchen 88 Essex Street (Mezzanine Level), New York

La Cocina de Loisaida is a monthly in-person cooking class series presented by The Loisaida Center and Essex Market, where longtime Lower East Sider and home chef Maria Bido shares authentic Puerto Rican recipes and cooking techniques. Each month we’ll explore a new batch of family favorites, all based in Puerto Rican flavors and using ingredients from Essex Market.