Save the date for one of NYC’s great street parties Aug 13, 2017.
Dominican New York City is centered in Washington Heights and The Bronx. We are New York City’s largest Latin community. The Dominican Day Parade in August is our big day.
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.
18-24 in 3rd place, 7.5 games behind. San Diego Padres visit Citi Field in Queens, Tuesday-Thursday, May 23-25, 2017
Saldana plays the mother character and star love interest in the Marvel Comics blockbuster. Opened May 5, still playing citywide, Fri, May 19, 2017
Non-stop dance workshops, performances, and parties at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-29, 2017
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
N.O.W. Showcase just announced! Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, French, Italian, Mexican, Spanish, and Venezuelan stories, Wed-Sun, Apr 19-30, 2017
Find out who will represent USA at the next Miss Universe pageant, Sun, May 14, 2017
The Septuagesima is Feb 12, but Venice Carnavale starts Feb 11. Rio Carnaval starts Feb 24. Barranquilla Carnaval starts Feb 25. The whole party ends on Carnival Tuesday (Mardi Gras), Feb 28, 2017.
Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Cuban, French-Canadian, Honduran, Italian, Mexican, & Peruvian art at Pier 90 Mar 1-5, 2017
Argentine, Chilean, Dominican, French, Italian, Panamanian, and Spanish galleries exhibit at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea Mar 2-5, 2017
Annual showcase of contemporary Latin American cinema co-presented by Cinema Tropical at Film Society of Lincoln Center Jan 26-31, 2017
Many Latin artists won nominations and French thriller Elle won Best Foreign Language Film at the awards announced Jan 8, 2017
Support the Dominican Day Parade in its mission to provide scholarships to promising Dominican-American students. Music and dancing with Fernando Villalona & Orchestra at Terrace on the Park on Friday, August 12, 2016 at 7pm.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio & First Lady Chirlane McCray hosted a festive reception for the Dominican Day Parade at Gracie Mansion on August 11, 2016.
The Dominican Day Parade 2016 Launch was hosted by Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer at the United Palace in Washington Heights August 9, 2016.
Join the Northern Manhattan Democrats for Change and New York City’s political leadership at Dyckman Marina Sunday, August 14, 2016 from 8-10am. This is a free public event.
New Yorkers from the 20 Latin American countries and Spain celebrate the last days of Hispanic Heritage Month on Sun, Oct, 8, 2017
The 17th Annual Latin Grammys were Thursday, Nov 17, 2016. “La Bicicleta” by Carlos Vives and Shakira won Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Fellow Colombian Manuel Medrano won Best New Artist. Mexico and Brazil had the most wins. Colombia and Argentina were right behind.
The world’s leading modern dance company presents its New York City Center 2016 season November 30 – December 31
Uptown Fashion Week SS17 got a strong start with Bryan Jimenez (Dominican New York), Paulo Silva (Bolivian), Carlos Sierra (Venezuelan), Dimitri Asgard (Haitian), Francisco Saez (Venezuelan), Eliana Paco (Bolivian), and star designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada (Spanish).
Established Latin designers lead emerging designers during New York Fashion Week. At The Museum of the City of New York September 12-15, 2016.
Provides legal and cultural services to Dominicans in New York City and tourists planning to visit the Dominican Republic
The Dominican community has a strong work ethic and leaders who are taking the community to the next level. New York City has many powerful Dominican women. That is a sign of a healthy community. In 2016, we elected the first Dominican-American U.S. congressman, Adriano Espaillat.
The annual Dominican Day Parade is on the second Sunday in August. The 2016 parade is on Sunday, August 14. The 2016 theme is “Honoring and Empowering Dominican Women.” The parade is a celebration of Dominican culture. However, its real purpose is to fund scholarships from promising Dominican-American students.
Make no mistake. New York City’s Dominican community is on the rise.
January 21 to February 27 is Dominican Heritage Month in New York.
The annual Dominican Film Festival in New York is in Washington Heights in June.
The KidCinemaFest Film Festival in October is a Washington Heights Children & Young People’s Film Festival.
809 Restaurant & Lounge on Dyckman Street hosts Dominican community events.
La Marina on Dyckman Street and the Hudson River hosts popular Salsa nights in the summer.
Silhouette nightclub on Broadway in Kingsbridge, The Bronx is popular with Dominicans for dancing.
Europeans first settled the New World in 1493 at what is now Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic.
The Dominican Republic is famous for Salsa, Merengue, and Bachata music and dance.
Junot Diaz and Julia Alvarez are important Dominican-American writers.
Dominicans love Baseball. The New York Yankees and Mets field many great Dominican players.
In Fashion, Oscar de la Renta was an American fashion icon. In the Fall of 2015, Dominican models became the hottest thing on fashion runways.
The first non-Native American to settle in Mannahatta was Juan Rodriguez of Santo Domingo. He arrived in 1613, just four years after Henry Hudson first explored the great harbor and river that now bears his name. Rodriguez came to Mannahatta as a ship’s translator. He chose to stay rather than go to Holland with the ship.
Henry Santos (Moca, Dominican Republic, 1979) is one of the founders of Bachata supergroup Aventura.
Michel Camilo (Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1954) is a Grammy, Latin Grammy and Emmy award winning Classical, Jazz, and Latin pianist and composer. He regularly plays at Birdland.
Johnny Pacheco (Santiago, Dominican Republic, 1935) founded the Fania All-Stars and coined the term “Salsa” back in the 1970s.
Dania Ramirez (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1979) is a TV and film actress (Sopranos, Entourage, Devious Maids).
Julia Alvarez (New York City, 1950) is the author of the historical fiction “In the Time of the Butterflies.” It is a story about the Mirabal sisters. The four sisters opposed the Trujillo dictatorship until they were murdered in 1960. The Mirabal sisters have since become a symbol of female empowerment.
Junot Díaz (Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1968) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Drown” (1996), “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” (2007) and other short stories and novels.
Oscar de la Renta (Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1932-2014) designed one of the most elegant American fashion brands.
Lineisy Montero (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a supermodel (Next Models).
Robinson Canó (San Pedro de Macros, Dominican Republic, 1982) was an All-Star second baseman for the New York Yankees from 2005 – 2013. He now plays for the Seatle Mariners.
In 2016, Adriano Espaillat (Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic, 1954) became the first Dominican-American U.S. Congressman.
Ydanis Rodríguez (Santiago, Dominican Republic, 1965) is the New York City councilman for Manhattan’s 10th District (Washington Heights, Inwood, & Marble Hill). Rodríguez was Time Magazine’s 2011 Person of the Year.
The Dominican Republic celebrates independence from Haiti on February 27.
Restoration Day on August 16 celebrates the start of the Dominican Restoration War in 1863.