The Annual People's Poetry In The Park / Bomba Fest & BBQ w/ Friends & Family

Saturday  5 September  2015  7:00 AM    Saturday  5 September  2015 6:00 PM
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Hola, mi gente!

It's that time again! Every year around this time I put together a picnic for our friends and family and just like last year, we have LIVE ENTERTAINMENT. If you were one of the OVER 100 people that attended last year's picnic, then you KNOW it's an event you shouldn't miss. OFF THE HOOK!

For those of you who are not familiar with this event, please allow me to explain. During the summer many of us gather for different events, may it be poetry, party cruises, concerts, birthday parties, etc. Unfortunately for some, many of these events take place at clubs or lounges.

I've come to understand there are many people who miss out on these gatherings for the following reasons: Employment, Under 21, Unable to find a babysitter, and for many of us, our financial situation isn't so great.

My main objective: I always do this picnic on the last Saturday before classes officially resume as an End of Summer Break gathering. I do it this way to provide a neutral ground for EVERYONE to attend and enjoy. This is an awesome icebreaker as well. There is no need to "dress to impress", no pressure of "one on one' meetings, but most importantly, it's a FAMILY event. No one needs to be left behind.

This is an awesome way to meet the people you've established relationships with over time over the line but have never had the chance to meet. This is also a great way of meeting new people and creating new relationships.

It's always wonderful to share laughs, stories and great food, play games, dance, and create new stories for new memories. However, you still miss out on some of these awesome events and that's why I thought to do it different this year.

I've reached out to some of my wonderful people and they've agreed to contribute to this picnic and turn it into an extraordinary event.

******* LOCATION *******

In the grass area right alongside the parking lot, near the ball courts. There's NO WAY you'll miss us. If you've attended before, know that it's in the same spot. I'll post a picture of the area soon.

Public Transportation:
Take 6 train to Pelham Bay Park then transfer to the BX-12 Orchard Beach

Driving:
In the Bronx, Take Bruckner Expressway (I-95N) To
Orchard Beach/City Island Exit 8B.
Follow signs for Orchard Beach.

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TBA

music culture food party painting
Nearby hotels and apartments
Orchard Beach
Orchard Beach Road,Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, NY, United States

Jay Espy Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 14/09/2015 15:57
Peace family, would any bomba/plena drummer/dancer/singer/poet be down to perform at a rally with the People Power Movement - Movimiento Poder Popular on Thurs. Sept 24 @ 3-5pm? We are commemorating el Grito de Lares and the Puerto Rican struggle for independence in the streets of Kingsbridge Rd and Morris Ave. (named El Grito de Lares Way) in the Bronx, near the 4 train. Please let me know we would love to show our community some love through music, culture and rhythm!!

Lisa Centeno Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 06/09/2015 22:36
I'm still packing the last of my things so I'm extremely busy today but i WILL post my post-bbq post soon. In the meantime, I want to say a real quick THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH and I LOVE YOU DEARLY. Please email me all photos and videos to Lisa.BoricuaGoddess@gmail.com. If videos are too large, you can send them to me through the Whatsapp app to the number ending in 9087. Inbox me for my cell number if you don't already have it. THANK YOU!
Olguie Robles-Toro
-- 06/09/2015 22:36
May you be blessed n favored throughout your transitions. Have a safe wonderful travel. May your life's journey be an awesome one. Be prosperous in all your endeavors dear one! Bendiciones Siempre manita!
Irma Robledo
-- 06/09/2015 22:36
Have a safe trip. Sending lots of good wishes and blessings your way. Enjoy Florida life.

Jael Espino Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 06/09/2015 20:13
Once again an amazing time with Lisa Centeno and crew. This year I was happy to say that I wasn't a a first timer and brought family with me that included my 81 year old Mama, who said she hadn't been around so many awesome people in a while. She prayed that God gives her life to return next year. Another special guest was my new baby girl Kira.. Although Mia was in a rough mood with frequent seizures she too had a great time and actually went on the beach for the first time.. Loved loved it all!!!
Claudette Simpson
-- 06/09/2015 20:13
Nice pitcures
Lisa Centeno
-- 06/09/2015 20:13
Oh nooo... She had episodes at the park? Please say it isn't so!
Jael Espino
-- 06/09/2015 20:13
Just a little one but at was and absence one.. She was fine..
Lisa Centeno
-- 06/09/2015 20:13
Omg thank God she was (is) OK. You should've said something to me. We would've said a group prayer for her. :( I thank you so so so very much for being there and bringing your family and friends. Having your mommy there was super special. What a joy in my heart!!! I pray for good and stable health for all of you and that we're all blessed enough to do this again next year.
Rev Carmen Hernandez
-- 06/09/2015 20:13
Yeah we would a pray for her but I am glad she is ok, I will say a prayer for health for her xoxo God Bless!
Jael Espino
-- 06/09/2015 20:13
Thanks Lisa Centeno you have an amazing spirit & a super special person. I was just remaining calm & didn't even think to say anything. I actually only told my mom. RevCarmen Hernandez thank you and it means the world that you will keep her in Prayer ❤️❤️❤️
Rev Carmen Hernandez
-- 06/09/2015 20:13
I sure will ;-)

Armando Pacheco Matos Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 06/09/2015 21:39
Gracias por el día magnífico que pasé ayer con todos ustedes. Buen viaje Diosa. Patria y Cultura te saluda.
Lisa Centeno
-- 06/09/2015 21:39
Aaaay un millón de gracias a ti. Si, fue un día lleno de mucho amor, alegría y cultura. Agradezco a todos ustedes y por las tantas bendiciones que me siguen brindando. Los mando un abrazote fuerte.

Jay Heath Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 06/09/2015 21:05
Good times with good people.

Canineya Means Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 06/09/2015 20:03
I had a great time yesterday. Hope to do it again next year God willing!

Lisa Centeno Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 06/09/2015 19:37
Sneak peek of what you missed if you didn't go https://youtu.be/0tphM8NsbTk
Lisa Centeno
-- 06/09/2015 19:37
https://youtu.be/0tphM8NsbTk
Rev Carmen Hernandez
-- 06/09/2015 19:37
Juan Robles
-- 06/09/2015 19:37
Thanks.. I couldn't go...

Lisa Centeno Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 06/09/2015 19:10
Vamonos P'al Monte instrumental solo between Lisa Boricua Goddess and Jaime-The Maestro Emeric @ Orchard Beach. https://youtu.be/vtqoK39nZ00
Lisa Centeno
-- 06/09/2015 19:10
https://youtu.be/vtqoK39nZ00
Rev Carmen Hernandez
-- 06/09/2015 19:10

Vanessa Chica Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 05/09/2015 17:22
Here!
Natalie N. Caro
-- 05/09/2015 17:22
Omw!
Natalie N. Caro
-- 05/09/2015 17:22
Where the party at?
Natalie N. Caro
-- 05/09/2015 17:22
I can't view fb msgs :(
Elena Mamarazzi Marrero
-- 05/09/2015 17:22
Sorry we missed one another.
Vanessa Chica
-- 05/09/2015 17:22
Elena Mamarazzi Marrero i know :-( i want to meet baby Lucas

Liz Ruiz-Delgado Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 06/09/2015 01:35
This BX PR PARADE Princess had a blast celebrating her culture today!

Rev Carmen Hernandez Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 06/09/2015 01:23

Ayisha Oglivie Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 05/09/2015 21:27
Just seeing it ends at 6. Got delayed at work. Thought it ended at 7. :-(

Ismael Nunez Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 05/09/2015 19:22
WOW I WISH I WAS THERE YET MY FATHER'S ALZHEIMER'S COMES FIRSTBE THERE IN SPIRIT

Sarai Santiago Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 05/09/2015 17:13
I'm here for where the table

Hilda Pena Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 05/09/2015 16:48
This is going in at the beach today .

Lisa Centeno Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 02/09/2015 20:51
* * ATTENTION, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE * * Every year I subtly micromanage the menu and it's always worked out perfectly. However what you don't know is that it does take a lot of detailed attention and that something I just haven't been able to do this year. Several people are asking me what should they bring. My response is this; bring whatever you and your family will consume, and if you want to share, bring extra. * ANOTHER OPTION * Post on the thread below what you will bring. Example: One person brings a tray of rice, another brings a tray of chicken, another brings a tray of peppered Italian sausage, another brings a pack of frank with buns, another brings bottles of sodas and a pack of cups, so on and so forth. Work with each other and make it happen! :) I NEED BOOMBOX AND SOME GOOD MUSIC! SOMEONE PLEASE BRING IT. MORE THAN ONE WOULD BE GREAT! IF YOU HAVE A MIC WE CAN PLUG INTO THE BOOMBOX, PLEASE BRING IT! THANKS!
Lisa Centeno
-- 02/09/2015 20:51
Anibal Afroboricua Alvelo, please post here what you're bringing. Thank you!
Rev Carmen Hernandez
-- 02/09/2015 20:51
I am bringing a case of Powerade ;-)
Lisa Centeno
-- 02/09/2015 20:51
Intrest Borges
Gilberto Sanchez
-- 02/09/2015 20:51
i GOT THE TOOTHPICKS..
Jani Rose
-- 02/09/2015 20:51
I'm bringing garlic Parmesan wings and potato salad.
Lisa Centeno
-- 02/09/2015 20:51
How comfy are you with a pernil or a pavochon (turkey pernil style)? Easier when you shred it. Jani Rose
Jani Rose
-- 02/09/2015 20:51
Very. I make a ridiculous pernil. I'd chop it all up beforehand to make it easy to serve.
Anibal Afroboricua Alvelo
-- 02/09/2015 20:51
SAUSAGE & PEPPERS COMING FROM ME YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Lisa Centeno
-- 02/09/2015 20:51
AWESOME!!! THanks guys!!!
Rev Carmen Hernandez
-- 02/09/2015 20:51
Man you all making me hungry lol
Priscilla Hernandez
-- 02/09/2015 20:51
Plan is to bring some of mom's Arroz con gandules..si no I'll figure something out. Please post pic as I'm schlepping via mass transit and haven't been to Orchard beach in years.
Lisa Centeno
-- 02/09/2015 20:51
Yaaaay! I will post a video of our location.
Lisa Centeno
-- 02/09/2015 20:51
Jamaal St John, I hope to see you, your wife, your family and friends. =)
Marjorie Rodriguez
-- 02/09/2015 20:51
Is this event at the beach or at pelham bay park they are two different locations
Lisa Centeno
-- 02/09/2015 20:51
At the beach. Go to the wall of this event. I posted a video of our exact location. :)
Marjorie Rodriguez
-- 02/09/2015 20:51
Ok
Intrest Borges
-- 02/09/2015 20:51
Case of water bag of ice and some chips... Some soda

Lisa Centeno Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 05/09/2015 15:05
Francisca Lopez
-- 05/09/2015 15:05
Got it the beach orchard
Lisa Centeno
-- 05/09/2015 15:05
Yes

Amin Valentin Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 05/09/2015 15:39
On my way, same spot as last year?
Juan Papo Santiago
-- 05/09/2015 15:39
Yezzir!

Nessa Va Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 05/09/2015 15:07
White Rice, Pink Beans, & Stewed Veggies are my offerings of the day. All Veg/Veg friendly ;). Anyone bringing drinks, meats, etc??
George Luis Acevedo
-- 05/09/2015 15:07
Adult beverages on the way

Juan Papo Santiago Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 05/09/2015 14:54
Performers! Around 2 PM we usually have bomba drummers and an "open mic" segment for poetry, singing and even comedy.. live painters, bring down your canvases and paint! I will have a sign up list so if you're interested, make sure to see me. What a beautiful day... Elevacion!
Juan Papo Santiago
-- 05/09/2015 14:54
Location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUl6cb8R3fQ&feature=youtu.be
Francisca Lopez
-- 05/09/2015 14:54
Where is it at
Francisca Lopez
-- 05/09/2015 14:54
What the address

Roman Suarez Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 05/09/2015 15:27
Vaya!! See ya'll there. I'll come in skates

Lisa Centeno Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 05/09/2015 14:22

Lisa Centeno Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 05/09/2015 13:55
If you're driving and you have a table, bring it! If you have chairs, bring them.

Nessa Va Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 05/09/2015 13:30
Lisa Centeno
-- 05/09/2015 13:30
Damn! Lol thanks so much
Nessa Va
-- 05/09/2015 13:30
;). I'm getting there around 1. Earliet if possible. Gotta cook.
Sendia Author Gomez
-- 05/09/2015 13:30
May u all be bless and have a wonderful day.Lisa Centeno thank u for being a friend to many today is a day to show u lots of love may u have a blessed day and a safe trip toWere your life will take u..god blessGoddess of life with in friends.
Lisa Centeno
-- 05/09/2015 13:30
Aaaaw you're so sweet. Thank you so much and thank you for being so amazing. Xo

Lisa Centeno Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 05/09/2015 12:35
Here's the video describing where I'm at. https://facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10153266497024965&id=504469964&ref=bookmarks
Lisa Centeno
-- 05/09/2015 12:35
https://facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10153266497024965&id=504469964&ref=bookmarks
Sarai Santiago
-- 05/09/2015 12:35
It don't let me open the link
Lisa Centeno
-- 05/09/2015 12:35
I'll upload it to YouTube
Lisa Centeno
-- 05/09/2015 12:35
Give me a few
Lisa Centeno
-- 05/09/2015 12:35
https://youtu.be/cUl6cb8R3fQ
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