On Sunday, May 22nd, over 150 students from ETM partner schools P.S. 43, P.S. 48, P.S. 76 and P.S. 121 joined Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. in celebration of the grand finale of Bronx Week 2011. Together with other school groups, floats, and community groups, the students made their way up Mosholu Parkway showcasing their musical talents.
ETM students marched alongside the newest members of the Bronx Walk of Fame, Chazz Palminteri, Irene Cara, Joy Bryant, and Charles Latibeaudiere, whose names now appear on plaques on the Grand Concourse.
After the parade, hundreds of residents enjoyed the Bronx Week Food, Art & Music Festival, featuring popular restaurants, arts and crafts, the Bronx Arm Wrestling Championship, and games and activities for kids. On the main stage, hip hop legends Big Daddy Kane and Force MD's, the bachata group Xtreme, and the salsa band Conjunto Imagen performed for the crowd. ETM partner school students were thrilled to participate in this celebration of the Bronx community.
Students prepare to March in the Bronx Week Parade!
These Bronx Musicians watch for their musical cue.