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John “Gungie” Rivera Among Honorees at the 8th Annual BORIMIX: Puerto Rico Fest

 

The Society of the Educational Arts (SEA) is hosting the 8th Annual BORIMIX: Puerto Rico Fest, a celebration of Puerto Rican heritage, arts and culture. The free event kicks off with the 2013 Buildinguai Arts Celebration on Thursday November 14 at The Clemente on 107 Suffolk Street in Manhattan. That night, BORIMIX will debut two art exhibits—Posters on the Wall: Our Nuyorican Story, which illustrates the rich and diverse work of Puerto Rican artists, and Mural Grooves, which includes five indoor murals that commemorates the life and work of Puerto Rican music composer Rafael Hernández—as well as feature musical performances from Nico y su Combo, Sery Colón and Afro Brazil Arts. The night will also include the BORIMIX Awards Ceremony, which spotlights leaders in the Puerto Rican community. Included among this year’s recipients is John ”Gungie“ Rivera, who is accepting the award for his amazing and inspiring with the Cristian Rivera Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that has raised more than $400,000 to help fund research into curing a rare pediatric brainstem tumor called DIPG.

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