Taller Puertorriqueño and Feria del Barrio

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2721 N 5th St. 

Taller Puertorriqueño and Feria del Barrio

Site History

Taller Puertorriqueño is a non-profit that was created in 1974 in order to preserve, develop and promote Puerto Rican art and culture. Since its opening, it has become “el corazón cultural del barrio” (The Cultural Heart of the neighborhood) by promoting a sense of community pride within the Philadelphian Latino community. 

Taller Puertorriqueño hosts the popular Feria del Barrio, a community festival that takes place every year on Lehigh Avenue. This event first started in 1979, bringing the community of North Philadelphia together to celebrate Latino culture - through live music, arts, and food - ever since.

Taller also offers educational programs, hosts art exhibitions and film festivals, and maintains an archive of Puerto Rican history in Philadelphia. In this way, Taller can share Puerto Rican culture and traditions with members of the community and artists are able to promote and display their work. Taller aims to promote the arts as a means for social change and is an important advocate for their community. 

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Works Cited

  1. Feria del Barrio. “About Feria.” Feria del Barrio. https://feriadelbarrio.org/about-feria/
  2. Stigale, T (2013). “In the Heart of Gold.” Hidden City Philadelphia. https://hiddencityphila.org/2013/08/in-the-heart-of-gold/
  3. Taller Puertorriqueño. “About Us (Sobre nosotros).” Taller Puertorriqueño. https://tallerpr.org/about/
Historic Sites
Taller Puertorriqueño/Feria del Barrio