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El Barrio Week Returns With Dominoes and Dance Parties

By Dartunorro Clark | June 2, 2017 5:57pm | Updated on June 4, 2017 5:38pm
 The week of events will be capped off on June 10 with the 32nd Annual 116th Street Festival, which is billed as the largest Latin festival in the Northeast.
The week of events will be capped off on June 10 with the 32nd Annual 116th Street Festival, which is billed as the largest Latin festival in the Northeast.
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EAST HARLEM — El Barrio Week is back with a number of events to help tourists and residents alike celebrate the rich culture of the neighborhood, and to support local businesses and cultural institutions.

The first event of the 10-day celebration kicked off Thursday, and upcoming festivities will include domino tournaments, art exhibitions, food tastings and dance parties.

The fun will culminate on June 10 with the 32nd annual 116th Street Festival, which is billed as the largest Latin festival in the Northeast.

A guide for the week was put together by Visit El Barrio, a marketing and tourism campaign by Hope Community Inc., a local affordable housing management organization that provides funding to local businesses and is backed by the city's Department of Small Business Services. 

Here is the list of upcoming events for El Barrio Week 2017:

Tuesday, June 6

► East Harlem Bottling Co. featuring Gun Hill Brewery

Where: 1711 Lexington Ave. (at 107th Street)

When: 4 to 10 p.m.

Wednesday, June 7

What: Port Morris Distillery at La Fonda Restaurant

Where: 169 East 106th St. (between 3rd and Lexington avenues)

When: 5 to 10 p.m.

► Aids & Activism Exhibition: Museum of City of New York

Where: 1220 5th Ave. (at 103rd Street)

When: 6:30 p.m. ($5 admission)

► Puerto Rican Culture; Yesterday, Today + Tomorrow” Opening Gallery Reception at El Barrio Artspace

Where: PS 109, 215 E. 99th St. (between Second and Third avenues)

When: 4 to 9 p.m.

Thursday, June 8

► DJ Tedsmooth La Marqueta Old School Jam

Where: 1607 Park Ave. (Enter at 115th or 116th Street)

When: 4 to 9 p.m.

Friday, June 9

► Nasty Women/Bad Hombres at El Museo del Barrio

Where: 1230 5th Ave. (at 105th Street)

When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

► La Marqueta Domino Tournament

Where: 1607 Park Ave. (Enter at 115th or 116th Street)

When: 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. (5 p.m. registration)  

Saturday, June 10

► 116th Street Festival

Where: Third Avenue, between 122nd and 103rd streets

When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.