BONIQUENEERS

untitledCo-Founders: Alexis and Lourdes Perez.

The Borinqueneers are motorcycle groups, who runs in honor of the originals borinqueneers of Puerto Rico. They  were the US veterans. They battle in Korea and many of them died. The Borinqueneers  started in 2005. When a married couple called Alexis and Lourdes Perez decide to make the first group in Connericut. They were inspired to called them the borinqueneers because two of Alexis’s uncles were part of the US veterans who fought in Korea. There are 5 groups of borinqueneers in different parts of United State and 1 in Puerto Rico. Connericut was the first borinqueneers. The colors are blue, red and white. TEES AND MORE take care of their embroidery.

INDEPENDENCE DAY! 4th of july!

Sounds of fireworks, kids laughing and smells of family foods grilling in the air. Thats what comes to mind when I think of  the 4th of July.We rarley reflect back on the real stories of our independence.

Variously known as the Fourth of July and Independence Day, July 4th has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution (1775-83). In June 1776, representatives of the 13 colonies then fighting in the revolutionary struggle weighed a resolution that would declare their independence from Great Britain. On July 2nd, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later its delegates adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 until the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.

Independence Day July 4th. On July 4, 1776, we claimed our independence from Britain and Democracy was born. Every day thousands leave their homeland to come to the “land of the free and the home of the brave” so they can begin theirAmerican Dream. The United States is truly a diverse nation made up of dynamic people.Independence Day July 4th. On July 4, 1776, we claimed our independence from Britain and Democracy was born. Every day thousands leave their homeland to come to the “land of the free and the home of the brave” so they can begin theirAmerican Dream. The United States is truly a diverse nation made up of dynamic people.

Through the Internet we are learning about and communicating with people of different nations, with different languages and different races throughout the world. Bringing the world closer with understanding and knowledge can only benefit all nations.

We invite all nations to celebrate with Americans online this Fourth of July.

Happy Birthday, America!

Biggest Mass Shooting In U.S History.

In Orlando, people grappled with the magnitude of the horror: One man armed with an assault rifle and a pistol managed to kill 49 people and wound another 53 inside a gay nightclub.Vigils were held across the world as the names of those killed at the club were released and survivors described the horror of the massacre. Paris, a city that knows the pain of terror, half the Eiffel Tower was lit in the colors of the U.S. flag and the other half in the colors of the rainbow flag.

Survivors of the attack shared their stories.
One person hiding in the bathroom covered herself with bodies for protection. Some entertainers hid in a dressing room when the shooting started and escaped the building by crawling out when police removed the air conditioning unit.

People trapped inside the club desperately called and messaged friends and relatives. Some clubgoers said they thought they were going to die.Carter, a slight 20-year-old NYU student from Philadelphia, had just arrived in Orlando, Fla., for her first night of vacation.Carter, a slight 20-year-old NYU student from Philadelphia, had just arrived in Orlando, Fla., for her first night of vacation.“At one point, everyone was just like, ‘Shh, shh. Be quiet, be quiet.’ That’s when bullets started going through the stall wall toward us,” he said.

Santiago was shot in his left foot and right knee, his friend in the chest. Then the shooting stopped and the gunman moved on.

Santiago did not hear the gunman say anything, but Carter did. Omar Mateen, who was born in New York to Afghan immigrant parents, spoke in a foreign language, she said. Then he called 911.Carter and a friend had gone to the bathroom in search of another friend when the shooting began and the trio fled into a stall. A man who had closed the stall door to shield the others was shot. Later, she heard the gunman complain, “Damn! It jammed” as he fiddled with the gun.

This is what our country has come to? I have no opinion on anyones rights, how they live their lives. What I do have an opinion on is the right to life. We all have a right to live…

 

2016 Puerto Rican Day Parade And Festival Del Coqui

The 7th annual Greater Hartford Puerto Rican Day Parade was held in downtown Hartford Sunday, June 5. Despite rain storms thousands of people lined the city’s streets honking horns and waving flags as they took part in the cultural celebration. Following the parade, the party moved to Bushnell Park for the Festival del Coqui, featuring food, music, and games.

Yesterday’s CICD Puerto Rican Parade, Inc. Hartford Chapter was dedicated to the Hispanic Federation for our work on the crisis in Puerto Rico. Our CT State DirectorIngrid Alvarez-Dimarzo walked the parade with former Mayor of Hartford Pedro Segarra, Senator Richard Blumenthal, State Representative Robert Sanchez, StateSenator Terry Gerratana and many others. While the parade marched on, we had volunteers registering parade goers to vote, inspiring a Movimiento Hispano in Connecticut!

Pageant

The pageant which has been ongoing for over 45 years, selects one winner in three different categories – Little Miss, Miss Pre-Teen and Miss Puerto Rico of Hartford. “We are very proud of the smart and beautiful young women this pageant attracts. They are great representatives of the Latino community and a great kickoff to the tradition of the Puerto Rican Day Parade here in Hartford,” says Sammy Vega, President of the Connecticut Institute for Community Development – Puerto Rican Parade, Inc. Hartford Chapter (CICD), which sponsors the pageant and the parade.

The pageant’s goal is to educate and inspire contestants to develop confidence and teamwork. Most of all, it aims to give them an appreciation for the richness of their Puerto Rican heritage. Each contestant is assigned a Puerto Rican town, usually their parents’ or grandparents’ hometown, and is required to learn the history of that community. Each contestant must then demonstrate and display its uniqueness during the cultural costume portion of the pageant. Each town has its unique history, which will inspire the historic cultural costume. The candidates will continue to show their pride during the talent competition where they will perform their “talentos tipicos” (traditional talents). Don’t miss this opportunity to witness the great talents of our youth as they take you on a trip to the Island of Enchantment, “Isla del Encanto,” which is our beloved island of Puerto Rico.

We are proud to support all the cultures that we have here in Hartford.Big shouts to my boriquas! Even when it started to rain we were still out there having a good time.Toma!!!!

PUERTO RICAN DAY PARADE 2016

The Connecticut Institute for Community Development (CICD) Puerto Rican Parade, Inc. Hartford Chapter is proud to announce that it will host the 2016 Annual Greater Hartford Puerto Rican Day Parade followed by its Annual Festival del Coqui on June 5th, 2016.

This festival will bring the many sights, sounds and flavors of the Hispanic culture. In addition, the parade provides extensive media coverage and media sponsorships that will provide trade advertising. With an average attendance of 5,000 people, the Festival del Coqui will be the premier Hispanic event that will continue the tradition of promoting the Hispanic cultures that make Connecticut unique.

Don’t miss the after party hosted by Top Dog Entertainment. Right downtown at club NV. These shows of pride for where one is from is great for the city of Hartford. How one culture can show the rest of us all about them is so awsome.Here we are a big melting pot of different walks of life but for us to come together to support each others heritage is always beautiful. Tees and more will be there showing our support to the community. Come on out and show some love.Can’t wait to see you there.

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fAMILY REUNIONS

In today’s day and age, it’s become extremely tough to keep in touch with our families. With e-mail, Facebook, our work lives, and our personal lives, it seems almost impossible to maintain close ties with distant relatives. A family reunion gives us the opportunity to rekindle those relationships with relatives who we may have not spoken to in years.

Time spent with family members will provide a sense of belonging, and perspective on our own history and lineage. It’s a great way to reconnect with our past not just for ourselves but also for our children.

In addition to catching up, family reunions tend to be a lot of fun. Planning and participating in activities, special events, talent shows, or even genealogy is a great way to spend a vacation. One that you won’t forget for years to come.Generations pass like leaves fall from our family tree. Each season new life blossoms and grows benefiting from the strength and experience of those who went before.Tees and more has done many family reunion t- shirts for years. Family is the backbone to a good society. Live Life but Love those who made the way.

Autism Speaks

20160518_093123Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Their longtime friend Bernie Marcus donated $25 million to help financially launch the organization. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We are proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish and look forward to continued successes in the years ahead.

Autism appears to have its roots in very early brain development. However, the most obvious signs of autism and symptoms of autism tend to emerge between 2 and 3 years of age. Autism Speaks continues to fund research on effective methods for earlier diagnosis, as early intervention with proven behavioral therapies can improve outcomes. Increasing autism awareness is a key aspect of this work and one in which our families and volunteers play an invaluable role.

Tees and more supports Autism speaks and Team chunky Monkey Mikey. SHOW SUPPORT FOR OUR FUTURE.