The countdown begins… 29 Days to WEPA Festival
Save the Date:
Sat 9/29/18 (1-6pm)
(between South 4th & Grand Street Williamsburg Bk
WEPA FEST – Hosted by Esteban Duran and Rosangel Perez
A Celebratory Latino Community Street Festival in the Southside of Williamsburg, BK produced by El Puente’s Green Light District & CADRE (Community Artist Network)
ABOUT: ¡WEPA! Festival is an annual Latino community festival in the Southside of Williamsburg, Brooklyn produced by El Puente’s Green Light District (GLD). ¡WEPA! showcases the vibrant cultural expression of the Latino heritage of the Southside with over 50 artists and artisans that will sing, dance, perform, and display their work, as well as other engaging activities for people of all ages. ¡WEPA! also brings neighbors and visitors together to celebrate and share culture, inspiring all to work together to create a more vibrant, equitable future.
Last year’s festival brought over 2,000 residents, visitors, and families to the Southside; this year, we are excited to welcome many more to this celebratory, community building event. We hope that you will support and join us for this festival of community and culture!
Want to help make this event a success?
Check out the link that follows to make a donation
For more information:
please visit El Puente Website: https://elpuente.us/
PS. please help us make this event a success. Share it with everyone you know.
Thank you and muchas bendiciones,
CADRE/El Puente/Community and Friends.
This event is FREE
All are welcomed!
The Level of Tension in the Air is Affecting Everyone Across the Country – Assemblyman Marcos Crespo
“And it’s not a healthy environment right now, but we need to find our way out of it..”
Assemblyman Marcos Crespo from the Bronx, NY is back with Ruthie and RA for a live Cafecito Chat.
A community is mourning. Many people are feeling hopeless and enraged. The political environment is dramatic and extremism on both sides seem to be dominating the conversation. People have lost faith in media and are losing faith in politics.
We begin our conversation discussing the traumatic loss of Junior Lesandro Guzman-Feliz in the Bronx. How do we move forward as a community to ensure that we are all actively being vigilant and using discernment so that we can prevent tragedies of this nature from ever occurring again?
The tension is the air is so strong that some people, politicians, and certain media personalities are screaming and pointing fingers, instead of initiating a conversation.
Marcos cautions us to be aware of what he calls, “misguided anger syndrome”, where people tend to blame and react to the wrong sources.
While there seems to be so much hopelessness in the air, Ruthie, RA and Assemblyman Marcos Crespo all agree that is it a time to come together. It is time for a shared vision. It is a time to focus on shared values and ideas.
Conversations like these remind Ruthie and I that there are good authentic people working in government and that we can not lose faith in all politicians. We invite you to listen to our interview below.
About: New York State Assembly Member represents the 85th Assembly District: Soundview, Bronx River, Hunts Point, Clason Point, Harding Park, Castle Hill. Learn more: http://nyassembly.gov/mem/Marcos-A-Crespo/
“There is a power in nature that man has ignored. And the result has been heartache and pain.” ― Anasazi Foundation,
Andrew Kaen aka ReAwakennd is Executive Producer/Event Manager and Creator of the Annual World Peace Earth Day Celebration which began in 2007. His passion for bringing people together in community for a good cause is at the heart of his events. He is also the Founder of Planet Heart, an umbrella organization and project under his fiscal sponsor of We, The World, a non profit 501 (c) (3) organization. He was diagnosed with a deadly 3.5 centimeter acoustic neuroma tumor in 2005 that was in his head on top of his brain sharing a blood vessel with his left ear canal, which left him deaf in his left ear post surgery, in addition to damage to the left side of his face, and gave him a very powerful wake-up call to being alive.
Being on a spiritual journey since his becoming “Awakened” in 1996 and then after his operation, he found solace in spirituality, oneness and healing and decided to share that with the world, having a burning desire and calling to do annual earth day events merged with the vision of world peace. During a period of time he was channeling powerful Vibrational Healing Poems and music with the theme of peace & the realization of our true potential and is intending on finally publishing his complete poetry book of awakening. Since being Awakened, he is also an Intuitive Channel and Sound Channel Healer with light language, music and chants.
Jodi Serota is a life-changing metaphysical educator, channel, vibrational healer and professional artist. Her in-depth intuitive abilities and her remarkable sound healing powers are used to create initiations and activations that instantly make major shifts in consciousness and healing. She holds individual channeled sessions, teaches classes & creates multi-media concerts & events for personal growth, transformation and the creative process. She is a co-author of the book Healing The Heart of The World from Elite Books, and she is also the owner and creator of META Center New York.
Web: http://www.jodiserota.com/ Email: email@example.com
“There are few things in the world as dangerous as sleepwalkers.” – Ralph Ellison
A Cafecito Reflection with RA
“Let today mark a new beginning for you. Give yourself permission to say NO without feeling guilty, mean, or selfish. Anybody who gets upset and/or expects you to say YES all of the time clearly doesn’t have your best interest at heart. Always remember: You have a right to say NO without having to explain yourself. Be at peace with your decisions.” ― Stephanie Lahart
We invite you to listen to part two of this discussion with RA and Ruthie. Topics include imitation verses inspiration and the ways we compromise ourselves in our most intimate relationships.