Today I strolled over to Hostos Community College (located in Mott Haven and the border of Melrose) for the annual ¡Viva El Bronx! and Hostos Community College Homecoming Celebration which was held on the Grand Concourse between East 144th Street and East 149th Street. Well they say a picture is worth a thousand words so here are a few to show you some of the highlights of this gorgeous Bronx afternoon. Be sure to click on the pictures below for a larger image…ENJOY!!




Dancing to the beats of salsa from the CD vendor



Firm E Rydaz were there showing their great lowriders which truly are works of art…see below







More dancing!


Los Macheteros Band marching in the Hostos Homecoming Parade


Ramitas de Borinquen, or Little Branches of Borinquen (what the Taino Indians called the island of Puerto Rico).








Customer inspecting a güiro








Strangers picking up instruments at one of the CD vendor tables and playing along with the music that was playing as well as dancing…gotta love The Bronx!


It truly was a gorgeous day!




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  1. Way cool! Thanks for sharing. I could almost smell those alcapurias and hear the salsa rhythms.

  2. AWESOME PICS! Eso 'staba heavy! Too bad we missed this festival this year….oh well….maybe next year. I really like the pic of the guy walking on stilts….reminds me of el viejo san juan's san sebastian festival!