Our talented colleague and contributor Adi Talwar, a Bronx transplant, took the above shots from the Bronx Parade on Sunday. The parade complemented, and led into, the food, fun and music festival on the other side of Mosholu Parkway.
Luckily, the rain didn't crash the party, as it has, frustratingly, on previous parade/festival days. The Bronx News Network, the only media organization with a booth at the festival, set up shop on the south side of Mosholu Parkway, just a couple of hundred of feet away from the main stage near Bainbridge Avenue.
We had a chance to meet lots of people, some fans of our work, some just getting to know us. Overall, there was a good-natured spirit and vibe to the entire event, which was highlighted by an energetic performance by hip-hop legends the Sugar Hill Gang (below), accompanied by the equally legendary, and buffed, Bronx MC Mele Mel. (Not sure about the spelling -- I've also seen it spelled "Melle Mel." If anyone has more insight on this, let me know in the comments section.)
It was just one highlight in a day full of good performances. Congratulations to everyone who participated. One last note, just to give you an idea of the eclectic nature of the day. Directly across from the street from us at the festival was an ROTC recruitment table, where uniformed teenagers did push-ups and toted replica machine guns, and Good News Christian Church, which had set up a prayer station.