Puerto Rican NYC

Puerto Rican NYC is centered in El Barrio in East Harlem, Loisada in the Lower East Side, and the South Bronx. Much of New York City's Latin flavor has been Puerto Rican since the "Great Migration" of the 1950s.

"Latin music" is Cuban music developed in New York City's Puerto Rican communities and then popularized around the world as Salsa in the 1970s.

Hamilton, the most influential Broadway show in years, is by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the son of Puerto Rican New Yorkers.

Daddy Yankee

Daddy Yankee and Don Omar, two kings, fight for the thrown of Reggaeton at Madison Square Garden Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 8pm

Ismael Miranda

Ismael Miranda “The Pretty Boy of Salsa” brings his Romantic Salsa to Damrosch Park in Lincoln Center for Midsummer Night Swing Wed, June 22, 2016 at 6:30pm

Little Louie Vega

Dance the night away with the legendary Nuyorican DJ. Vega will be back at Cielo Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

Tony Awards

70th Annual Tony Awards for Broadway excellence
Beacon Theatre & CBS
Sun, Jun 12, 2016 at 8pm

New York Salsa Festival

Willie Colon, Jerry Rivera, Tito Rojas, Grupo Niche, Eddie Santiago, Andy Montañez, Sonora Ponceña, Los Adolecentes
Barclays Center, Brooklyn
Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 8pm

National Puerto Rican Day Parade

Celebrate America’s Puerto Rican culture. Wave your flag!
Fifth Avenue from 44th St to 79th St
Sunday, June 12 from 11am-5pm

New York Philharmonic

The New York Philharmonic starts its 2016-17 Season with “The Art of the Score: West Side Story” Tuesday-Thursday September 13-15 at David Geffen Hall in Lincoln Center.

Gilberto Santa Rosa

Puerto Rican romantic salsa and bolero singer returns
Carnegie Hall
Friday, June 3, 2016 at 8pm

Blue Note Jazz Festival

Annual June Jazz festival features top Jazz and Latin artists
Multiple venues
June 1-30

PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature

One of the world’s premier literary events attracts world-famous writers. This year’s focus is the literature of Mexico.
Citywide
April 25 – May 1, 2016

Elio Villafranca

Cuban Jazz pianist and composer repaints his “Cinque – Suite of the Caribbean”
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
Saturday-Sunday, April 16-17, 2016

Three Kings Day

Three Kings Day on the twelfth day of Christmas is the highlight of the holiday season for many American Latin and Orthodox Christian communities. The tradition celebrates the wise men’s visit to the baby Jesus in Bethlehem.

Luis Negron

The hit first book by Luis Negrón about loneliness and the crazy things it drives us to do is one of those books you can’t put down.