Photography by Jonas Ramos


Events not to be missed

Mi Alegria del Arte

June 4 through June 14, 2023

Annie Arroyo is a unique artist well known and deeply appreciated by innovative porcelain doll collectors, high fashion set designers, Frieda Kahlo fans, graphic and mixed media artists from New York City to the Canary Islands. She was born of Puerto Rican parents on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Annie attended the High School of Art & Design. Her major was childrens book illustration. She continued her education at Pratt Institute and received her BFA degree in illustration/graphic design. She worked successfully in the commercial field for 16 years. later in years she pursued her goal of achieving her master's degree in porcelain doll making and went on to open her own doll making business. Due to health issues, Annie took some time to rest and devote quality time with her high school sweetheart and now beloved husband. After recuperating, Annie returned back to the art world with a vengeance by creating beautiful art for Macy's, Henri Bendel, Saks, NBC studio and the amazing contemporary fashion designer Stacey Bendet of Alice & Olivia. Annie’s exhibit will be held at the Lower Level Gallery Space.

To purchase tickets ($10), visit

*A meet & greet reception with artist Annie Arroyo will be held on Saturday, June 10th starting at 3:30 PM in the lower level of El Barrio Gallery Artspace.

Looking forward to seeing you there!   - Nelson

More Than a Moment

June 19 through June 30, 2023

One way you and your family or friends can celebrate Juneteenth 2023 is to drop by and experience heart-moving images sharing stories of where we are as a community in the present. The artwork is interpreted by 4 Black gifted artists through photography/mixed media on canvas.

We are so honored that El Barrio Artspace has readily opened its doors, inviting everyone into a lovely, safe space. Together we will explore the artwork and better understand what inspired the artists to tell their stories.

To purchase tickets ($10), visit

The exhibit will be held at El Barrio's Art Space PS109

215 East 99 Street New York, NY 10029 (between Second and Third Avenues)

Looking forward to seeing you there!   - Nelson

CAfED is all about celebrating diversity. My purpose in posting these educational programs/events is so that we allow ourselves to see, feel, taste, smell and touch the human heart outside of the world we identify ourselves in.

Here are just a few I feel will empower us with information that can hopefully help us understand the importance of recognizing strength in diversity.

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Celebrating Black Possibilities

We invite you to come and experience a moving collection of artwork created by artists representing their black communities through the art of photography, mixed media, visual art, architectural designs, drama, music, poetry, spoken words and dance. El Barrio Art Space has created a beautiful setting where everyone can explore the artwork, meet the artists, ask questions, hear the artist's stories and appreciate them more for who they are.


Art show in tribute to Women's Month 2022

See the celebration of these phenomenal female artists as we celebrate Women's History Month.

The opening event is Friday March 11th 6pm at El Barrio's Art Space and the exhibition will be up until March 29th.

Keep an eye on this space to see a page showcasing the women and their beautiful art.

Authentic Asian Street Food

Here is a fascinating short documentary based on the World of Authentic Asian Street Food.

Gifted African Artists

Be completely swept away by gifted African artists creating masterful work of art.

Amy Ruth Tan: Novel to Film

PBS American Masters brings us into the past and present world of American author Amy Ruth Tan known for the novel turned into a 1993 hit film “The Joy Luck Club”.


The Story of A Legend

PBS American Masters brings you the story of an American Black Legend highly sought after by nobility and aristocracy including Kings and Queens in Europe but absolutely was considered a nobody that always had to sit in the back of the bus or train in the United States of America.

Art of Soul Jazz

A wonderful exhibition that you and your family can enjoy entitled the Art of Soul Jazz can now be seen in Harlem, NYC.


STARZ Network steps into the arena and openly discusses the importance of being inclusive.

The First Puerto Rican Artist

PBS American Masters and now available on NETFLIX takes you to the true story of the first ever actress born in Puerto Rico. Little did she know all the horrifying obstacles she had to face when her family decided to move to New York City. She fought all the way until she finally gained the respect and success she deserved in the business.


Hidden In The Vault - 50 Years

In 1969, The Harlem Cultural Festival Concert took place at Mount Morris Park known today as Marcus Garvey Park. It was supported by the biggest black artists and allies who believed for CHANGE in the black community. The concert occurred simultaneously while Woodstock concerts were in progress. The world heard about Woodstock and mankind finally landing on the moon but not much from anyone including a tiny coverage from the media. Fortunately, the entire concert was documented on film but due to no interest, it sat in a vault for 50 years. Finally released in 2020, this project was proudly displayed on the silver screen. It became the most talked about documentary film of the year winning up to 46 awards including two 2021 Sundance film Festival, six Critics Choice Awards and an Oscar nomination for best documentary feature. Catch it on HULU or Disney Plus.

High on the Hog

How African American Cuisine Transformed america

Jessica B. Harris’ award-winning book, High On The Hog, traces the moving story of a people's survival and triumph via the food that has knit generations together and helped define the American kitchen. From Gumbo to fried chicken, our culinary journey stretches from Africa to enslavement, to the Harlem Renaissance, up to our present-day; we celebrate the courage, artistry, and resourcefulness of the African American people.

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Our America:

Todos Unidos

As a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, "Our America: Todos Unidos," shares stories of actors, activists, and other people celebrating their heritage, expressing their identity as Latino, Latinx, or Hispanic, and representing and embracing their diverse cultures.

Our America

2021 James Beard Awards Celebration

Independent Restaurant Coalition

The 2021 James Beard Awards: Stories of Resilience and Leadership features five organizations and their inspiring stories of passion, community, innovation, resilience, and leadership under extreme hardships during the pandemic. Those being featured are representative of so many in the industry who played and continue to play a part in supporting their communities and the food and beverage industry.


'Immersive Van Gogh' Art Exhibit Coming To New York City

Visit the Van Gogh Expo Site here


Have you ever dreamt of stepping into a painting? Now you can!

Welcome to Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience.

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