New York on PAUSE
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 ~ Non-essential businesses have been closed since March 22 and New Yorkers are under stay-at-home orders.
We are all trying to figure out how to live with COVID-19 Coronavirus.
May 21, 2020 ~ No May or June shows. The rest of the 2020 season depends on NYC’s COVID-19 status.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
The Haitian general and independence leader’s birthday is celebrated on May 20.
Monday, April 20, 2020
TIto Puente was born in Harlem, NYC on April 20, 1923. Oye cómo va?
Monday, April 20, 2020 ~ New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the cancellation of all non-essential events in New York City during the month of June 2020.
Friday, April 17, 2020 at 7pm ET
Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 7am ET
World’s largest ballet scholarship screens its 2019 Final Round of 85 amazing dancers on Facebook Live.
Thursdays, April 16, 23, 30 & May 7, 2020
CARIBBEAN CULTURAL CENTER AFRICAN DIASPORA INSTITUTE
El Barrio, East Harlem
Oba Frank Bell leads a webinar on Integral Plants & Herbs in Afro-Cuban Orisha & Palo Traditions. FREE
Friday, April 17, 2020
A global celebration of the popular Argentine red wine with old French roots.
Friday, April 17, 2020
SAN JOAQUÍN FLORES, Costa Rica
The legendary LGBT Mexican ranchera singer was born on April 17, 1919. Chavela didn’t just sing rancheras, she lived them.
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Italian national day
ITALY ~ The Italian people voted to end the monarchy and found the Republic of Italy on June 2, 1946
Get up, Stand up, Stand up for your rights
The most important thing you can do for your family is register to Vote (vote.org)
Hispanics are 18.3% of the United States population (without counting Italian, French or Romanian Latin heritage). Latin is Black for another 13.4%. Latin is Indigenous for another 1.3%. Combined OUR Indigenous, Hispanic and African community is 33% of the United States. Elections are won or lost by just a few percentage points. We can win this.
Indigenous = 1.3%Census.gov (2018 data)
Hispanic = 18.3%
African = 13.4%
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Latins = 33% of the United States
Call your hermanas and hermanos (brothers and sisters), tias and tios (aunts and uncles), primas and primos (cousins), sobrinas and sobrinos (nieces and nephews) across the United States, but especially in the swing states of Florida, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan. Swing states are states that may vote either way. Talk to our families about how important this election is. Teach our children how important it is to vote.
Register by: Friday, April 3, 2020
Vote: Tuesday, April 28, 2020
NEW YORK STATE PRIMARY
Register by: Friday, May 29, 2020
Vote: Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Register by: Friday, October 9, 2020
Vote: Tuesday, November 3, 2020
How to register to vote in New York City in English or Spanish, and online, by mail or in person.
LA MEGA FM 97.9
NYC’s top radio DJ is a Colombian who plays reggaeton and Latin trap.
March + April + May
New York City blooms anew in spring.
SummerStage, Tango and the Metropolitan Museum of Art make Central Park a beloved place for New Yorkers to relax
QUEENS ~ The big park in Queens is the home of the Unisphere, Citi Field, Billie Jean King Tennis Center, Queens Museum, Queens Theatre, Queens Zoo and Terrace on the Park
Latin culture is originally Greek. Romans absorbed it from Greeks in southern Italy and spread the culture around the Mediterranean. When Rome fell, the culture survived among Christians, Jews and Muslims in Spain. The Renaissance made it a pan-European culture.
There were other great civilizations in Africa, Asia and the Americas. Spices and silk, then sugar and slavery brought us together. In the Americas we mixed into our Latin thing and New York City is our capital. ¡Azúcar!
Things to do in NYC
National Autism Month
National Poetry Month
International Guitar Month
5-11 HOLY WEEK
8 Romani Day
9-17 SPRING RECESS
22 Earth Day
30 International Jazz Day
1 International Workers Day
(3) Cinco de Mayo Parade
4 Met Gala
(4-10) Pen World Voices Festival
5 CINCO DE MAYO
6-10 Frieze New York
8-12 TEFAF New York
(8-17) Bronx Week
10 MOTHER’S DAY
11 American Ballet Theatre
16 Dance Parade
(17) Cuban Parade
19 Laylat al-Qadr
22-25 MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
22-25 Big Salsa Festival
(23) 152nd St Cultural Festival
23 Eid al-Fitr
25 Memorial Day
New York on PAUSE COVID-19
Caribbean Heritage Month
Hurricane season begins
4 Anniversary Day (school holiday)
10 Portugal Day
20 Summer Solstice
21 Father’s Day
28 Stonewall Riots
We salute NYC Parks Workers
“Pa’lante, pa’lante como un elefante”Ismael Rivera, “El Nazareno” (1976)
Hecho a mano en Puerto Rico y Nueva York.