Event calendar: December
Local Author Day -- year 2!
Sunday December 1st
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Meet 25 of our favorite writers today!
Stop by to meet your favorite, local writers and stock up on the perfect holiday gifts -- BOOKS!
Rice & Beans Book Club
Wednesday, December 4, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Butterfly Boy by Rigoberto Gonzalez is a memoir that shares the ups and downs of growing up a young gay Chicano from California. His journey is sure to remind us of the many intersections in life where love and pain meet.
Book Release Party!
Friday, December 6, 6:00-8:00pm
Join us for a Book Release Party Reform Without Justice:Latino Migrant Politic and the Homeland Security State by Professor Alfonso Gonzales. Discussion and Q&A will follow. .
MC Diego Hernandez of the Raza Youth Collective.
Panelists: Maria Huerta, Migrant Power Alliance, Denise Romero, Migrant Power Alliance, YaYa Network.
Alejandra Lopez, Attorney and Donald Anthonyson, Families for Freedom
Family day! Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto
Saturday, December 7, 12:00pm- 2:00pm
Celebrate the holidays at La Casa Azul Bookstore! Learn about the food that makes our holidays so delicious through storytelling, food and activities for the entire family!
Holiday Artist Marqueta
Sunday, December 8, 2:00pm- 6:00pm
La Casa Azul Bookstore is having a Holiday Artist Marqueta featuring unique, creative, handmade items, jewelry and art from local artists! From coquito and sangria to jewelry, soaps, paintings and mixed media -- you will find the best local, handmade gifts. Perfect for the holidays!
5th Annual Women of Light workshop
Wednesday, December 11, 6:00-8:00pm
Women gathering, tapping into a light and healing for ourselves, families, and global communities. We culminate this gathering with a beautiful, culturally informed ritual as we prepare to close 2013. Register HERE.
Book presentation: Flowers in the Dust by Myriam Alvarez
Thursday, December 12, 6:00-8:00pm
Join author Myriam Alvarez as she presents her historical novel Flowers in the Dust. Alvarez transports readers to Paraguay, in the 1930s, when a young local woman from a strict Catholic home falls in love and marries a handsome German Jewish immigrant. Soon after that, his family is forced to escape Nazi Germany and travels to South America, where they start a new life. Reading followed by conversation with Luis Argueta, award winner film and documentary director from Guatemala.
Full Moon Paranormal Storytelling Series CANCELLED December 13 CANCELLED
Culinaria Festival / Cooking class for kids!
Saturday, December 14, 12:00-2:00pm
Enrich your child's curiosity with Culinaria Festival cooking classes along with storytelling at La Casa Azul Bookstore. Dishes: Assortment of canopies, bread basket sweet & savory with different fillings.
Course fee: $10 per child, per class - register HERE
(cooking class begins promptly at 12:00pm)
Book release party with Not4Prophet
Wednesday December 18, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Book Release Party for MC/Singer/activist, Not4Prophet's 1st published poetry collection, Last of the Po' Ricans y Otros Afro Artifacts. Come celebrate radical rhymes, militant music and peoples poetry with DJ Johnny Juice (of X-Vandals), Arturo Rodriguez (of Ricanstruction), Kid Lucky (of Renegades of Punk), Mariposa, Jesus Papoleto Melendez, Sery Colon, and other friends/compas of Not4Prophet's.
Book launch party with Yolanda Rodriguez
Thursday December 19, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Visiones Culturales, presents The Sounds of Mi Alma: Yolanda Luz Rodriguez' Book Launching Party for her 1st Poetry Collection Alma Derramada/Spilled Soul. Come celebrate self-publishing, poetry and music as we enjoy of an inspiring evening. Poems from the collection will be read by Yarisa Colon, Tanya Torres, Khadi, Yvonne De Gaetano, Vilma Vazquez and Ingrid Gomez; a group of strong women that use education and art as a medium for change.
Music by Indie duo Opposite Parts! For more information about the book, writer or about Visiones Culturales please visit www.thesoundsofmialma.com.
Saturday, December 21 - Parranda celebation!
Make a musical instrument! 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Celebrate the holidays at La Casa Azul Bookstore! Our holiday- inspired family day includes live music and a maraca making activity! A perfect way to celebrate las fiestas navideñas with the entire family!
Parranda por El Barrio! 3:30pm
We are pleased to collaborate this year with Los Pleneros de la 21 as part of Make Music New York.
Follow Los Pleneros de la 21 through El Barrio, as they make parranda visits. They will make their first stop at La Casa Azul Bookstore!
Thank you for supporting East Harlem’s local / independent bookstore!