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Fiesta Folklórica Puertorriqueña, Inc. is a 501c3 organization



February 2014  - Fiesta Folklòrica's first FIESTA FUNDRAISER is confirmed for March 15th, from 7:00 to 10:30pm, at Hostos College in the Bronx.   Fiesta would like to thank members of The Puerto Rican Empowerment Movement for their support and sponsorship of the event.  We need our community's help to bring Fiesta back to New York City.  Please join us and help bring The Puerto Rican Folkloric Festival back to New York City.  Click above for FIESTA FUNDERAISER FLYER.      
December 15, 2013 - Board members and event organizers are working to find a venue for our first Findraiser, planned for March 2014.  Several options have been discussed.   
November 2013- Organizers for "La Fiesta" are happy to share that we are preparing for a possible comeback in 2014!  La Fiesta is restructuring and is working with other organizations to secure funding.  The recent improvement in the economy and the consistant desire to celebrate our heritage has fueled a rebirth.  Please contact us if you want to help.     
FIESTA CANCELLED FOR 2011, 2012 and 2013
We regret to announce that for several years, FFPR has not been able to celebrate our events at the Rumsey Field venue, in Central Park.
As you know FIESTA relys heavily on donations and funding from private and public sources.  In our last event, although the event drew thousands to the Central Park venue, we were not able to sufficiently raise all the funding necessary to pay The City Parks Foundation for the use of the public park space.  Under the crunch of a bad economy, dollars for events like are less available.  
Presenting an event like "Fiesta", at the park, requires many thousands of dollars to rent the space, the use of the stage and equipment there.  For over 47 years Fiesta has successfully raised the necessary funding, but unfortunately, many of the sources we have relied on have not been able to help.  If you are aware of possible funding opportunities and alternatives, please contact us.
We hope to be able to present the Fiesta Folklorica program again next year.  Please visit our site often  for updates throughout the year.  Thank You 


Update: October 6, 2010 - La Fiesta Folklorica's meeting will be held at Casabe Houses, located at 150 East 121st Street,  7th floor ( Entrance South East corner of Lexington Avenue), New York City, NY.  from 6pm to 8pm on Monday, October 18th, 2010.

Update: September 14, 2010 - A site for the townhall meeting has been secured in Spanish Harlem.  Date to follow.   

Update: August 29, 2010 - Fiesta would like to thank the public for their undying support.  We have received hundreds of calls, emails, and mail from well wishers, loyal fans, union and Hispanic organizations, and public officials who could not believe Fiesta was not celebrated this year.    

We are as devastated as all of you are that the Festival did not happen this year, breaking a long standing tradition over four decades old.  We hope that we can work things out and bring Fiesta back next year, better than ever!

Today, our Board of Directors and Staff were in attendance at Rumsey Playfield meeting and greeting the "Fiesta's" faithful who come in every year.  Most did not know it was cancelled and/or had not checked the website.  We remained till after 5:30pm, but surprisingly there was no other event celebrated at the venue.  The famous Rumsey Playfield, the home of "Fiesta", on the last Sunday in August for over 20 years, remained empty.  

Even without advertising and announcements, the faithful "Fiesta" attendees came by discussing ways to find solutions for the future.  A larger group, determined to help bring Fiesta back have organized a townhall meeting in El Barrio to inform the Puerto Rican community of what has happened.  It promises to be a peaceful demonstration of the community coming together to celebrate their heritage as so many other cultures celebrate theirs in New York City.  The date, time and place will be announced at a later date, right here on on the website.  We also extend an invitation to anyone interested in working with Fiesta Folklorica next year.   If you're interested, please contact us at lafiestapr@aol.com.  

We thank the Central Park Foundation staff for their support in the past and hope to fulfill our recent committment to them working through our differences before next year's event.        .

Welcome to our website!  

Fiesta Folklórica Puertorriqueña, Inc, is proud to join the internet community with its very own e-home!  Here, you will find information about the organization that brings you "The Puerto Rican Folkloric Festival" year after year.
For over 44 years “Fiesta” has hosted this day long annual cultural event to celebrate Puerto Rican folkloric music and dance, focusing on traditional music and art, preserving them for future generations.

The festival has been held at Rumsey Playfield, in Central Park, for over 20 years, and is the largest Puerto Rican community event held in New York, second only to the National Puerto Rican Day Parade.
Thank you for visiting our site, and we hope you can attend this year's Fiesta at Central Park, on Sunday, August 30th.
Fiesta Folklórica Puertorriqueña
(The Puerto Rican Folkloric Festival)

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Fiesta scores a hit in 2009


FIESTA 2009: A HIT!!  
The 2009 Fiesta Folklórica Puertorriqueña, scored big this year!  The festival, held in Central Park, was the largest in many years as our people are finding thier way back to this yearly tradition.  This one of a kind Folkloric Festival can still bring in eager crowds who want to experience a cultural connection to their people.   
We are now adding a summary of the festivities, along with photographs of the event to share with those who missed the celebration this year. 


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"In The Heights" donates free tickets 
Folks from the the 4 Tony Award winning 2008 musical have donated tickets to the Fiesta event.  Come to the park and take your chances to win tickets to see this extraordinary work by one of our own, Lin-Manuel Miranda.



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