Loisaida Festival 2016 – Recap


This year’s Festival created an over-the-top Latin performance art, music, and culinary experience that celebrated Puerto Rican and Latino culture and history, as well as its present and future in downtown Manhattan. Avenue C from 6th to 12th street reclaimed its role as a hub of Latino creativity and culture in the city and the nation, as this year’s festival featured offerings and acts from the neighborhood and from all over the United States, from East L.A. to Puerto Rico.

2nd Annual Loisaida Festival TheaterLab 2015


La Plaza Cultural Community Garden serves as a wonderful outdoor venue and provides an alternative from the noise and crowd of the street with diverse performances for all tastes and ages.

Calma Carmona, latin soul artist


Calma Carmona’s musical background is as varied as the different cities where she lived and grew up. With her music denominated as Latin Soul, Calma Carmona has a display of influences ranging from Sade, Theolonious Monk and Santana, Ismael Rivera, Al Green, even PJ Harvey, La Lupe and Tina Turner. Her sound is painted with… View Article

E.A. Flow, Hip-Hop


Puerto Rican hip-hop artist, producer, composer and DJ from Río Piedras

First Annual Loisaida Festival TheaterLab 2014


Anchored at La Plaza Cultural Community Garden, a full program of theater presentations and workshops.

Pimp My Piragua


Pimp My Piragua is a mobile public art project by Miguel Luciano that commemorates the innovations of Latino street vendors, transforming a traditional pushcart for selling shaved ice (Piraguas) into a hyper-modified pushcart-tricycle with a hi-fi sound and video system.

Papel Machete 10 day Cantastoria Workshop


As part of the new attractions Loisaida Inc. will host the Artistic residency by Papel Machete, a theater collective that will work with Loisaida residents in the creation of a piece about the stories of community struggle and resistance in the neighborhood. 10 day Cantastoria Workshop on theatrical narrations through music and visual art. Statement… View Article