South Bronx Folk Festival 2019

November 18-23, 2019

With the goal of highlighting the cultural diversity of our community, while showcasing a shared folklore and tradition in performance, Diversity in Arts and Nations for Cultural Education, Inc. (DANCE), presents the ninth annual South Bronx Folk Festival—a week of cultural events open to the public at various venues in the South Bronx. For more information please contact

Featured Artists & Performers

Danza Fiesta

Danza FiestaDanza Fiesta Baile y Teatro Puertorriqueño is the premier Puerto Rican folklore ensemble in the diaspora. It was founded in 1998 in New York City by former Gibaro de Puerto Rico dancer and choreographer Gilda Rivera Pantojas with the goal of sharing the Puerto Rican culture and folkloric traditions with the rest of the world. Today, Danza Fiesta's repertoire portrays Puerto Rican folklore and popular dances as a medium to educate, preserve and promote the traditions of these regions. Danza Fiesta has built and preserved a local audience through community and educational outreach and through collaborations with other arts and cultural organizations, public schools, and higher education institutions. Outside of New York City, Danza Fiesta has participated in many travel shows, festivals and other cultural engagements sponsored by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Atlanta and Washington D.C. Other major local events include the 77th annual Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade with the piece “Un Carnaval de Cabezudos y Vejigantes”, and most recently with the opening pieces of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in 2014, 2015, and 2017.Danza Fiesta has have been featured in NBC, UNIVISION, TELEMUNDO, NY 1, and CW11. In addition, our colorful images has been published on the cover of major newspapers such as The New York Times, Daily News, El Diario La Prensa, The New York Catholic, and Hoy.

Children and Teens DANCE Project

Danza FiestaThe Children and Teens DANCE Project (CTDP) has been a PS114X community staple for over a decade. Here DANCE artists engage children and youth in an immersive and participatory traditional dance classes that stimulates creativity while exploring history.


Redobles de Cultura Project

Danza FiestaThe Redobles de Cultura project is a collective of top Puerto Rican Bomba practitioners: Julia Gutierrez-Rivera, Nicky CajaDura Laboy, Nelson Matthew Gonzalez, Nina Rodriguez and Kyle Matthews. Proud members of today's "new"/younger generation of Bomberos, cultural workers, together they bring 50 years of history of teaching, performing, learning, celebrating and sharing the richness of our Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Boricua expressions.

A Special Thank You To Our Sponsors

This program is presented by Diversity in Arts and Nations for Cultural Education. It is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and administered by the Bronx Council on the Art, Dance/NYC's Dance Advancement Fund made possible by the Ford Foundation, donations by Amigos de Danza Fiesta, and the generous support from Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture.

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Calendar of Events

Monday, November 18th

3:30pm: Puerto Rican Folklore Dance Class for Children with Cristal Reyes
@ Luis Llorens Torres Children’s Academy PS114X, 1155 Cromwell Avenue
6:00pm: Conversation with the Artists Panel
@ Boricua College, Bronx Campus
890 Washington Street

Monday, November 18th

4:30pm: Bomba Dance Class with Cristal Reyes
@ Boricua College, Bronx Campus
890 Washington Street

Friday, November 22nd

11:30am showtime.
Folklore for Seniors & Students: $7 Tickets
@ Hostos Center for the Arts
450 Grand Concourse, Bronx

Buy Group Tickets for Friday!

Saturday, November 23rd , 4:00pm

Festival Finale with Danza Fiesta
and Special Guests!
@ Hostos Center for the Arts
450 Grand Concourse, Bronx

Box Office for Saturday Tickets!