The summer weather has arrived! be well and enjoy the weather...
New Festival Name & Date TBA
The Boricua Afro Americano Festival is undergoing a few changes. No Mas Lagrimas | No More Tears is currently looking into and deciding on the best name and date for the festival.
The summer weather has arrived!
Be well and celebrate the warm season. Nos vemos..
Check back soon!
A big Thank you to all our co-sponsors, contributors, participants and volunteers for making the 2013 BAA festival possible! - GRACIAS -
No Mas Lagrimas/ No More Tears announce
Boricua Afro Americano Festival & Parade
Celebrating the Cultural Blend of Native, African, and Hispanic Roots
Please contact Ana Oritz | Founder
History of the Celebration
In 1968, a group of Latinos met to discuss the difficulties associated with their lives in their new country. Two common concerns arose: a desperate need to feel more at home and a strong desire for the mutual respect and understanding of their new friends and neighbors. After much discussion, a celebration modeled after the “fiestas patronales” (patron saints festival) of Puerto Rico was born, and many communites throughout New York State embraced the celebration. The Ithaca Latino Community and friends are delighted to continue an old tradition in a new home, the Finger Lakes Region, and share the rich history of this festival.