Image source : http://loisaida.org/ Logo source : https://www.facebook.com/LoisaidaFest
|City||New York City (Lower East Side)|
|Name||Loisada Center – Street Festival|
|Description of the project||Founded in 1979, the Loisaida Center is the oldest Puerto Rican nonprofit organization in the Lower East Side. Since then, its mission has been to address the “social and economic disenfranchisement of poor, low-income, and working class residents of the Lower East Side.” Every year, the Loisaida Center hosts the Loisaida Festival, which attracts over 18,000 visitors. The Festival celebrates Puerto Rican and Latino culture through music, food, and the arts. It began as an event for the community and has now grown to attract visitors from all over the city. It also serves as a platform to disseminate critical information regarding education, health, or other public interest information to the neighborhood.
Since 1987, the Loisaida Festival has been celebrated on the Sunday before Memorial Day. This is the largest ethnic community pride festival in the Lower East Side and grows annually in impact, attracting between 15,000-25,000 people each year.
|References, sources, contact person(s)||http://www.loisaidafest.org/home/overview/
Social center Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/TheLoisaidaCenter
Festival Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/LoisaidaFest
New York City