April, Cuban, February, January, March, May, Music, Salsa, Saturday Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros is a great Cuban Salsa band
Architecture, Art, Jewish, June, May, Public Art, Spanish Santiago Calatrava puts Emotion into Motion at Marlborough (Review)
April, Argentine, Classical, Jewish, Music, Tango Conductor Saul Zaks embraces the ends of the world (Interview)

Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros is a great Cuban Salsa band

Contino plays with Larry Harlow and the Latin Legends at the Blue Note in Greenwich Village Sun, May 28, 2017

Luis Fonsi is breaking cultural borders with Despacito, but not slowly

The Puerto Rican pop singer’s Despacito Remix with Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber is the first mostly Spanish-language song to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 since the Macarena in 1996

Shakira finds her way home

El Dorado is out May 26, 2017

Blue Note Jazz Festival 2017

Brings great Latin artists to Subrosa in the Meatpacking District and the Blue Note in Greenwich Village, June 1-30, 2017

Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks are Hot Jazz

NYC’s Dixieland band plays their weekly gig at Iguana New York in Midtown, Monday and Tuesday, May 29-30, 2017

Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

The multi-Grammy winning Cuban-American bandleader plays his historic weekly Sunday night gig at Birdland, Sun, May 28, 2017

Eddie Palmieri is a living Latin Jazz legend

American Jazz saxophonist Donald Harrison “The King of Nouveau Swing” joins the Palmieri Quintet at Subrosa in the Meatpacking District, Mon, May 29, 2017

SummerStage 2017 presents free concerts of great Latin artists in NYC parks

Free concerts of Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Cuban, French, Italian, Jewish, Mexican, Portuguese, Puerto Rican, and Venezuelan music and dance at NYC parks in all five boroughs June 21 – August 25, 2017

American Ballet Theatre Spring Giselle

ABT presents Giselle May 25-31 at the Metropolitan Opera House. Brazilian Principal Marcelo Gomes dances Tue, May 30. Argentine Principal Herman Cornejo dances Wed, May 31.

RIOULT Dance is a veteran NY modern dance company that stays fresh

French choreographer Pascal Rioult presents a world premiere and Te Deum (1995) at the Joyce Theater in Chelsea, Wed-Sun, May 31 – Jun 4

New York City Ballet’s Spring 2017 season ends with a Midsummer Night’s Dream

Spanish dancers at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, Tuesday-Sunday, May 23-28, 2017

Zoe Saldana is back as Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Saldana plays the mother character and star love interest in the Marvel Comics blockbuster. Opened May 5. Now playing citywide, Fri, May 26, 2017

How to be a Latin Lover stars Eugenio Derbez, Salma Hayek, & Raquel Welch

Ken Marino’s 2017 comedy about the importance of family opened Apr 28. The surprise hit is now playing citywide, Fri, May 26.

National Puerto Rican Day Parade is America’s biggest celebration of PR culture

Controversy hits, but the parade goes on Sunday, June 11, 2017

Santiago Calatrava puts Emotion into Motion at Marlborough (Review)

Marlborough Gallery in Midtown is exhibiting recent works by the architect of the World Trade Center Oculus, May 10 – June 17, 2017

Iván Argote is nonchalant about power, politics, and history

The Paris-based Colombian artist’s show La Venganza del Amor (The Vengeance of Love) is the opening exhibition at Galerie Perrotin New York in the Lower East Side Apr 27 – Jun 11, 2017

Fritz Henle was “Mr. Rollei”

A retrospective of the international photographer’s 60-year career is at Throckmorton Fine Art in Midtown East, Apr 27 – Jun 24, 2017

Alessandra Sanguinetti looks at the policeman on the hill

Le Gendarme Sur La Colline opens at the Aperture Foundation in Chelsea with a reception Wed, Apr 26 at 7pm. Through Jun 29, 2017.

Carol Rama made Ugly Beautiful

Antibodies, the first New York museum survey of the Italian artist’s work and the largest presentation of her work in the U.S., is at the New Museum in the Lower East Side, Apr 26 – Sep 10, 2017

Cristina Camacho is an incisive artist who makes abstract canvases come alive

The Colombia-born New York artist’s “Tracing the Out of Sight” is at Praxis Gallery in Chelsea, Apr 6 – May 27, 2017

Crown of the Andes from Popayán, Colombia is at the Met

One of the most important surviving examples of colonial Spanish American goldwork, a piece used for centuries in Holy Week ceremonies, is on display in Gallery 357 at the Met Fifth Avenue

Lygia Pape “A Multitude of Forms” is Jeitinho art [Review]

The first U.S. museum retrospective of one of the most important Brazilian artists of the 20th century is at the Met Breuer Mar 21 – Jul 23, 2017.

Whitney Biennial 2017 trend-setting contemporary American art

See what’s now, including work by Mexican-American and Puerto Rican artists, at the Whitney Museum of American Art in the Meatpacking District, Mar 17 – Jun 11, 2017

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz explores Post-colonial ironies

The Puerto Rican film & video installation artist is in exhibitions at El Museo del Barrio Jan 11-Apr 30, 2017 and the Whitney Biennial Mar 17-Jun 11, 2017

Ximena Ojeda, art consultant

New York Latin Culture co-founder, art and social media consultant

Wild Noise / Ruido Salvaje

Cuban art from the 1970s to the present is at the Bronx Museum Feb 17 to Jul 3, 2017

Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim

Examines the modern permanent collection through the eyes of key patrons who created the museum, Feb 10 – Sep 6, 2017

Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America’s Past Revealed

This exhibition of 150 objects from Central America at the National Museum of the American Indian has been extended through December 2017

Maurizio Cattelan: “America”

The Italian artist’s installation at the Guggenheim teases our infatuation with the 1%, implies our common humanity, and questions what is art.

Italian and Puerto Rican nominees for the 71st annual Tony Awards 2017

Find out whether Danny DeVito, Jenn Colella, Santo Loquasto, and Ruben Santiago-Hudson win Tonys at Radio City Music Hall in Midtown, Sun, Jun 11, 2017

A Bronx Tale

Chazz Palminteri’s Italian-American coming-of-age gangster story at the Longacre Theatre has choreography by Tony-nominated Colombian dancer Sergio Trujillo.

On Your Feet! is an inspiring musical (Review)

Emilio and Gloria Estefan’s Cuban-American success story, with Colombian choreographer Sergio Trujillo, plays the Marquis Theatre in Times Square through Jan 14, 2018

Hamilton is the most influential Broadway show of our generation

The show, written by Puerto Rican New Yorker Lin-Manuel Miranda, is at Richard Rodgers Theatre in Times Square

Repertorio Español, Off-Broadway Repertory in Spanish

This week Repertorio brings back Argentine comedy La Fiaca. It also presents Dominican plays En el Tiempo de las Mariposas and En el Nombre del Salóme, and Spanish plays La Casa de Bernarda Alba and El Quijote, Tuesday-Sunday, May 23-28, 2017.

En el nombre de Salomé, the Dominican women’s rights leader

Repertorio Español performs the 2017 play based on the Julia Alvarez novel about Dominican poet & women’s activist Salomé Ureña at the Gramercy Arts Theatre in Kips Bay, Wednesday, May 24, 2017

VolvoTango is a beautiful outdoor milonga on a Hudson River pier

Fair-weather Wednesdays and Sundays at Pier 45 in Greenwich Village in the Spring, Summer, and Fall

Tango La Nacional is as close as you can get to Buenos Aires in New York

The Tango plays on Thursday, June 1, 2017

The New York Salsa and Bachata Festival is all Memorial weekend

Non-stop dance workshops, performances, and parties at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-29, 2017

FC Barcelona wins 2017 Copa del Rey

Watch Barcelona vs Juventus, an International Champions Cup exhibition, with the Penya FC Barcelona supporters club at MetLife Stadium in Rutherford, New Jersey, Saturday, July 22

New York Red Bulls are always top finishers

6-2-6 in 5th place, 9 points behind. At Montreal Impact, Saturday, June 3, 2017

New York Mets gotta believe

20-27 in 3rd place, 9.5 games behind. Milwaukee Brewers visit Citi Field in Queens, Monday-Wednesday, May 29-31, 2017

New York Yankees are in 1st place

27-17 in 1st place. The Oakland Athletics visit Yankee Stadium, Mon-Thu, May 26-28, 2017

NYCFC ( New York City Football Club )

NYCFC is 6-2-4 in 3rd place, 9 points behind. New England visits Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, Wed, May 31, 2017

Real Madrid wins La Liga. UEFA Champions League is next.

Watch the UEFA Champions League Final, Juventus vs Real Madrid, with the Peña Madridista NYC supporters club at the Playwright Irish Pub 35th in Chelsea, Sat, June 3, 2017