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The Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC) inaugurates its annual Melrose procession series with a focus on the Puerto Rican tradition of caroling calledparranda. At 4:00 pm, a parranda with the Puerto Rican music of plena, and singing holiday songs from the island, will be led by Jorge Vazquez, Bobby Sanabria and others.
Join the procession at the Bronx Documentary Center (614 Cortland Ave) as we wind our way through Melrose into beloved local landmarks, ending with a jubilant jam session and refreshments at Casita Rincón Criollo (Brook Ave and 157th St). This event is co-sponsored by City Lore.