The Bronx Children's Museum celebrated its third annual Dream Big initiative by honoring proud Bronxite and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Afro-Cuban jazz musician Bobby Sanabria, who is also a Bronx native and a Grammy Award Nominee.
Sonia Manzano, of' "Sesame Street" fame served as the master of ceremonies, while politicians and VIP's delivered their speeches inside an uncomfortably hot auditorium.
The heat was turned up as the salsa music played, courtesy of special performance Sanabria's orchestra. Sonia and Bobby surprised the crowd, as well as local TV crews, including one from CBS' "60 Minutes" by dancing together to the live music.
The main attraction and the stars of the show were the kids from The Bronx Children's Museum, who took the stage to show The Bronx they could boogie down for Latin jazz. Children ages six through 10 who participated in the Dream Big program create artwork relating to their own experiences.
The musical directors of Retumba, a non for profit music and dance ensemble joined the children on stage, as they led them in the dance moves they've been teaching them for the past two years.
Also, photographed with Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor is Roselie Aviles, Recreation Director of BronxWorks, Jackson Avenue Familly Residence. City Island Images appreciate the assistance of photographer Alonzo Boldin for this pix. www.photographybyzo.com