Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Boricua Celebration at City Council Chambers

For Puerto Rican Heritage Month, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito hosted a Nov. 5 reception at City Council Chambers and honored three prominent figures in the Puerto Rican community, flutist Dave Valentin, actress Rosie Perez and Queens College President Felix Matos Rodriguez.
For more photos of this and other Puerto Rican Heritage Month events,

Monday, November 3, 2014

Scenes: NYC Marathon '14 (Bronx)

Marathon runners are welcomed in the Bronx.
Local personality Rhina Valentin runs for Team Kids as friends cheer her on.
For more photos from the NYC Marathon, go to my photo set at -- Clarisel

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Celebrating African Culture and Heritage in the Bronx

One of my favorite parades is a humble yet very colorful one in the South Bronx: the African Diaspora Parade. Here are some photos I shot at the parade, which runs along Brook Avenue in Mott Haven. To view more photos,

Thursday, June 5, 2014

PR Day Gracie Mansion Reception '14

Mayor Bill De Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito host a Puerto Rican Day Parade reception at Gracie Mansion. Calle 13 was honored as part of the festivities.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Memories of Bronx Week '14

The Bronx celebrates 100 this year. Of course, Bronx Week was extra special. Here are some scenes from the Bronx Week festival at Mosholu Park:

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Clarisel's Photo Place Nominated for a Blogs by Latinas Award

Clarisel's Photo Place has been nominated for a Blogs by Latinas Award. I have been blogging since 2004 when I started posting photos on my flickr page. Thank you to everyone who has been following my photography. You are welcome to vote for me. I'm in the favorite photography blog category. Hugs and kisses to everyone who votes. Thank you.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

@ El Desfile de la Hispanidad

For Columbus Day, many Hispanics celebrate their heritage. People love to call parades colorful, but this parade really is colorful. People from different Spanish-speaking countries showcase traditional costumes. It is a celebration of Hispanic pride. Enjoy scenes from El Desfile de la Hispanidad in Manhattan.
For more images, visit my New York City photo set at flickr.

Monday, September 10, 2012

The Bronx's own City Island is part of WWPW

The Bronx's own City Island is part of Worldwide Photo Walk Day

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