East North Philadelphia celebrates its annual Sugar Cane Festival this afternoon. This festival marks the beginning of summer for the city’s Latino Community.
The celebration is meant to remind residents of the historical significance of the sugar cane crop for generations of Puerto Ricans.
The Sugar Cane Festival promises to combine history, sustainability, fun, and fitness into a day-long family fun event.
There wil be stations set up where people will be making real sugar cane juice just like it’s made in Puerto Rico, as Nilda Ruiz, president and CEO of Asociacion Puertorriquenos en Marcha tells KYW.
The event runs from noon to 5 p.m. on North Fifth Street, between Norris and Berks Streets.