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Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

To all those interested in donating toward relief efforts in Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Dominican Republic, The Hispanic Federation has set-up a special fund for this purpose. Visit them at: <a h...MORE
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Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

The Saturday before the parade is the 116th Street Festival right here in El Barrio. The 116th Street Festival has become the largest street festival celebrating Puerto Rican culture in the Northeast...MORE
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Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

On January 6, 2016, legendary trumpeter and long-time friend of La Fonda, <b>Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros</b>, passed away. Born on April 4, 1928, in Santa Clara, Las Villas Pr...MORE
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Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

Los Pleneros de la 21 (LP21), a band and institution dedicated to the performance and preservation of the traditional bomba and plena musical forms from Puerto Rico, performed at the FB Lounge on Jan...MORE
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Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

Edgardo Miranda, (n. Marzo 1952 - m. Abril 2009) Maestro de la guitarra & el cuatro puertorriqueño, compositor y arreglista. En Puerto Rico, el Caribe, las Americas y por el resto del mund...MORE
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Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

<p>Gifted pianist, composer, arranger, and long-time friend of La Fonda, Pablo Mayor, brought his band, Folklore Urbano Orquestra, to East Harlem and shot this video, performing "Siguiendo ...MORE
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Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

The hardest thing about New York City is finding something that already exists. Itís easy to be in the know about the trendy, new restaurant thatís covered by all of the publications. And the vintage ...MORE
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Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

<b>By Diogenes-Ballester</b> I wanted to make you aware of an opportunity to purchase my woodcut print entitled <a href="http://www.diogenes-ballester.com/gallery/index.php?qpat...MORE
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Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

As the cold comes rolling into New York City, we're turning up the heat. Come and taste La Fonda's new grilled ribeye steak, our chuletas kan kan (Puerto Rican classic thick-cut, rib-in, dee...MORE
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Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

Beloved musician and percussionist, Tavi Lopez, died on Tuesday, March 3, 2009. Born Gustavo Eliezer Lopez Rivera in Bayamon, Puerto Rico (November 6, 1953), Tavi was a gifted and versatile percussion...MORE
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Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

The great band leader, percussionist, and timbalero Manny Oquendo died on March 25th, 2009. The Fonda Boricua joins Mr. Oquendo's family, friends, and fans in mourning the loss of this giant of ...MORE
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Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

When Adam Richman brought his Travel Channel show <i>Man Versus Food</i>, to Harlem, he had to stop by La Fonda to have some mofongo! It was all part of a Man v. Food episode shot on lo...MORE
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Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

La Fonda was honored to have been featured on the Travel Channel's highly successful show, Man v. Food...a show that celebrates BIG helpings and INTENSE flavors in food across the country. Jor...MORE
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Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

Thanks to everyone who stopped by La Fonda this past weekend to celebrate our rich, cultural heritage with music, laughter and the best Boricua cooking in town. We are proud to be the favorite place ...MORE
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Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

La Fonda has always been known for the art on its walls. They have historically come from the generous contributions of such distinguished Puerto Rican artists as Antonio Martorel, Fernando Salicrup,...MORE
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Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

Pulitzer Prize and multi-Grammy Award winning trumpeter, Wynton Marsalis, made a surprise visit to the FB Lounge on December 18th, 2010, to join his friend, trombonist Papo Vazquez and his band, The M...MORE
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Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

As many of you by now already know, on Sunday, May 29, 2011, La Fonda Boricua's FB Lounge closed its doors for the last time. For the past three years, the FB Lounge has been host to some of the...MORE
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Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

After way too long a hiatus, we are please to announce that La Fonda has completed renovations and is open for business, bringing you the classic Boricua cooking you've come to love. We're a...MORE
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Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

Latin music and R&B singer, Jillian, died Thursday, January 22nd, 2009. Our thoughts are with her family and loved ones during this difficult time. Perhaps best known for her work with the Jov...MORE
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Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

The Fonda Boricua is saddened by the passing of Puerto Rican boxing legend, Jose "Chegui" Torres. Mr. Torres was a Puerto Rican icon and influential community activist who was the pride of ...MORE
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Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

Some great things are happening at the Fonda Boricua's FB Lounge! The very day after launching a new city initiatve at the FB Lounge, Mayor Bloomberg decided he had to come back -- but this time...MORE
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Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

On April 11th, 2010, the Fonda Boricua was honored to have the legendary band, Grupo Folklorico Experimental y Nuevayorquino deliver a spectacular performance at its FB Lounge. Arranged in associatio...MORE
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Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

Olga A. Mendez, the first Puerto Rican woman elected to a state legislature in the United States, died July 29, 2009 at the age of 84. Ms. Mendez was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico in 1925. She recei...MORE
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Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

We were honored to be the choice of so many who came to witness the historical inauguration of our first African-American president. The FB Lounge's "RUMBA PA' OBAMA" was a great ...MORE
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