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  • published Centro at The 35th Annual Loisaida Festival in Events 2022-05-23 14:24:37 -0400

    Centro at The 35th Annual
    Loisaida Festival


    May 29th, 2022

    Catch Centro at the 35th Annual Loisaida Festival! After a 2 year hiatus, the festival is back on with this years theme of “Taking it back to our streets! – ¡Regresando a nuestras calles!”, highlighting the return of the festivities to Avenue C – renamed Loisaida Ave. in 1987. This conic community celebration will bring on music, food, education, arts and culture, both local and international, directly to our community. Come learn more about Centro's latest projects and see new and familiar faces!

    Since 1987 the Loisaida Festival has been the largest community celebration festival event in Lower Manhattan, and grows annually in size, excitement, and impact. Produced by Loisaida Inc., founded in 1978 and one of the last remaining Puerto Rican community organizations in the neighborhood, the Loisaida Festival epitomizes over four decades of the struggle and success of the Puerto Rican/Nuyorican diaspora that settled in the Lower East Side as had thousands of immigrants and migrants over the 19th and 20th Century.


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    May 29, 2022 at 12:00pm

  • published Centro at the 152nd St Cultural Festival in Events 2022-05-23 14:24:16 -0400

    Centro at the 152nd St Cultural Festival



    May 28th, 2022
    11:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST
    In-person Event


    Catch us at the 152nd Street Cultural Festival on Saturday, May 28th from 11 AM - 6 PM EST, where we will be tabling alongside many others. Set in The Bronx, “El Condado de la Salsa,” The National Puerto Rican Day Parade has hosted this annual cultural event since 1995 where we welcome all families to join us in celebrating Puerto Rican culture. This is a family-friendly, fun-filled event that offers a variety of activities and entertainment for people of all ages. The day features live musical performances, dancing, celebrity appearances and a children’s pavilion scheduled with storytelling, face painting, arts & crafts, and other fun surprises! Kiosks will line the street with both corporate and local vendors selling comida típica (traditional food), artisans displaying and selling their art and many free giveaways. The 152nd Street Cultural Festival is the kick-off celebration leading up to the Puerto Rican Day Parade on 5th Avenue. The festival will be located on 152nd Street between Jackson and Tinton Avenue in the Bronx, be sure to stop by for some more information and to meet some familiar faces! For more information on the 152nd Street Festival, click here to visit their website.


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    May 28, 2022 at 11:00am

  • published Data Hub Teach In: Demographic Dashboard Story in Events 2022-05-04 13:19:57 -0400

    Data Hub Teach In:
    Demographic Dashboard Story



    May 26th, 2022
    12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
    Virtual Event

    Join us on May 26th at 12 PM EST for a Data Hub Teach In: Socio-Demographic data of Puerto Ricans in the U.S. and PR: 2010 to 2019. Centro’s Data Hub developed a dashboard showcasing Puerto Rican population data, including in-and-out migration from Puerto Rico, educational attainment and language proficiency, income, employment, housing, health and much more within the 13 most Puerto Rican-populated states and nationwide. ​​This dashboard will allow users to download and compare data across states and years. Be sure to RSVP for this event using the form below! Bilingual services will be provided..



    jennifer_hinojosa-headshot.png.jpgJennifer Hinojosa is a Research Director at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at CUNY Hunter College. She holds a Master’s of Science in Geographical Sciences from University of Maryland, College Park and MA in Geography from SUNY Binghamton University. Her role as the data center coordinator is to manage projects related to Puerto Ricans in Puerto Rico and the U.S. mainland and to integrate GIS capabilities at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (CENTRO). As a geographer by training, Ms. Hinojosa’s role in the GIS platform is to integrate Puerto Rico’s social, demographic, and economic data with GIS mapping capabilities to address current and future challenges related to post-Hurricane Maria. She interned at the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program in Washington D.C. Her research interests include GIS, socioeconomic disparities, migration, and demography.

    damayra-figueroa-headshot.jpgDamayra Figueroa-Lazu is a Research Assistant at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at CUNY Hunter College. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a Master of Arts in Sociology from St. John’s University. Her role as a research assistant is to prepare, collect, and analyze data related to Puerto Ricans in Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans in the U.S. Her experience includes data entry, statistical analysis in Microsoft Excel, Stata, and Tableau, along with creating interactive data visualizations using Tableau and Datawrapper. Her research interests include socioeconomic disparities, coloniality, race and ethnicity, social stratification, and social movements.

    May 26, 2022 at 12:00pm
    Virtual Event
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  • published Past Events 2021-03-30 16:12:20 -0400

    Past Event

    Centro Past Events

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    If looking for accommodations, we recommend that you visit or (and similar websites like Expedia or Kayak) to get the best rate. If you are not familiar with NYC, try to get a hotel in the East Side near Lexington Avenue or Grand Central area, where you can take the Lexington Line Subway #6 to 116th Street (walk up three blocks to 119th and turn right to 3rd Avenue).  Please note that the United Nations General Assembly is meeting at that time, so hotel rooms are at a premium, so please make your arrangements as soon as possible.

    Courtyard New York Manhattan/Upper East Side

    Call Marriott Reservations Directly at 1-800-321-2211:

    Identify yourself as part of Centro at Hunter College Conference Callin Group

    Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

    • Courtyard New York Manhattan/Upper East Side  for 288 USD   per night

    Start date: 9/19/2019

    End date: 9/21/2019

    Last day to book: 9/04/2019


    Rooms are limited!



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    Join Centro's Puerto Rican Nation

    Centro is creating an online community to strengthen the network of stateside Puerto Rican communities. Our nation will connect organizations across the country who are working to address Puerto Rico’s economic and humanitarian crisis.

    Why join? The Center for Puerto Rican Studies is the only academic research institute solely devoted to the interdisciplinary study of the Puerto Rican experience in the United States. When you join us, you tap into a network of individuals and organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico with the shared interest of linking data and scholarship to policy and social action. You'll be subscribed to our Voices newsletter, featuring the latest news affecting our community and interesting profiles of members of our diaspora. You'll also receive invitations to special events. 

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  • published demo_registration form 2017-04-11 09:20:03 -0400

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