Dominican NYC ¡Quisqueya!

Dominican NYC is Bachata, Merengue, Baseball and the Dominican Day Parade.

Repertorio Español is NYC’s Spanish-language Off-Broadway Theatre

Actor’s theatre based on national literature. In Spanish with English subtitles.

Colombian drama ‘El coronel no tiene quien le escriba’
Kips Bay, Manhattan
Friday – Sunday
February 23 – 25, 2018
Friday, February 23, 2018

Dominican Independence Day celebrates independence from Haiti

February 27, 1844
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Repertorio’s ‘La Canción’ is a Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, & Hip-Hop Romp

Repertorio Español
Kips Bay, Manhattan
Friday, March 2, 2018

‘En el nombre de Salomé’ is a Dominican story about women’s rights

Repertorio Español
Kips Bay, Manhattan
Friday, March 9, 2018, 2018

Celebrate Carnival, the Global Latin Party that ends on Mardi Gras

Venice, Italy, January 27 – February 13, 2018
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, February 4 – 18, 2018
Rio, Brazil, February 9-14, 2018
Barranquilla, Colombia, February 10-13, 2018
Nice, France, February 17 – March 3, 2018
Mardi Gras, New Orleans, January 6 – February 13, 2018
~ Septuagesima, Sunday, February 17, 2019

La Marina Beach has Summer weekend dance parties on the Hudson River

La Marina
348 Dyckman St
at the Hudson River
Washington Heights, Manhattan

May Day or Worker’s Day is a public holiday in many Latin cultures

Celebrate Spring or Worker’s Day on May 1

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

Assumption of Mary celebrates the Virgin’s journey into heaven

August 15

Dominican Day Parade Gala

Meet NYC’s Dominican leaders
Dyker Beach Golf Club
Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn
Friday, August 11, 2017

New York International Salsa Congress 2017

New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
Midtown, Manhattan
Pre-Events Friday-Thursday, August 25-31, 2017
Festival Thursday-Sunday, August 31 – September 3, 2017

Bill De Blasio Dominican Day Parade Reception

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.

Dominican Day Parade 2017 Launch

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer
United Palace
Washington Heights
August 3, 2017

Dominican Day Parade 2017

Sixth Avenue
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Dominican Day Parade Breakfast 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.

Hispanic Heritage Month 2018

September 15 – October 15

Hispanic Day Parade 2017

Fifth Avenue
44th to 69th Street
Midtown / Upper East Side
Sunday, October, 8, 2017

15th Open House New York 2017 unlocks NYC’s most important buildings

140+ Open Access Sites
100 Advance Reservation Sites
Saturday – Sunday
Reservations, Thu, Oct 5
October 14 – 15, 2017

Veterans Day Weekend

Friday – Sunday
November 10 – 12, 2017

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

The Mirabal Sisters were assassinated November 25, 1960
Saturday, November 25, 2017

Univision’s 2018 Premio Lo Nuestro Awards Honor 30 years of Latin Music

American Airlines Arena
Miami, Florida & Univision
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Three Kings Day (Dia de Los Reyes) is the Hispanic Christmas

Sunday, January 6, 2019

14th Under the Radar Festival (2018) at The Public features ‘Antigonón’

Public Theater
425 Lafayette St
between 4th & 8th St
East Village, Manhattan
Thursday, January 4 – 15, 2018

Romeo Santos brings his ‘Golden’ Tour home to Madison Square Garden

Dominican Bachata from The Bronx
Madison Square Garden
Thursday – Saturday
February 15 – 17, 2018

Metropolitan Museum of Art is New York City’s Encyclopedia of Art

Fifth Avenue & 82nd St
Upper East Side
Open Daily

Tribeca Film Festival 2017 celebrates the power of storytelling

N.O.W. Showcase just announced! Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, French, Italian, Mexican, Spanish, and Venezuelan stories, Wed-Sun, Apr 19-30, 2017

Dominican Film Festival in New York 2017

United Palace
Washington Heights
and other venues
July 25-30, 2017

Battery Dance Festival is a free public dance festival of international artists

Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park
Battery Park City
August 13-18, 2017
Schimmel Center
August 19, 2017

UN General Assembly 72

UN Headquarters
Midtown East
General Assembly opens Tuesday, September 12, 2017
General Debate runs through Monday, September 25, 2017

14th Corto Circuito 2017 Latino Shorts Film Festival New York

SVA Theatre & La Nacional
Chelsea, Manhattan
Colombian Consulate & Instituto Cervantes
Midtown East, Manhattan
Monday – Thursday
November 13 – 16, 2017

Bergdorf Goodman reveals its holiday windows

Fifth and 58th
Midtown, Manhattan
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train EXTENDED to December 3

Signature Theatre Company
480 West 42nd St
Hell’s Kitchen / Midtown
Tuesday – Sunday
October 3-November 12, 2017
December 3, 2017

Miss Universe 2017

Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere of France gives up her crown January 2018

Ballet Hispánico leaps borders at the Apollo Theater

Apollo Theater
253 West 125th St
between Frederick Douglass Blvd (8th Ave) & Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd (7th Ave)
Harlem, Manhattan
Friday – Saturday
December 1 – 2, 2017

Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film 2018 Oscars Entries

October 1, 2017

American Airlines flies to the Latin world from JFK

John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK)
TO Dominican Republic
TO French Canada & Mexico
TO Argentina & Brazil
TO France, Italy & Spain

Oscar de la Renta gives metallic a new sheen

772 Madison Avenue
at 66th St
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Closed Sundays

Delta Airlines

John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK)
TO Dominican Republic & Puerto Rico
TO Canada, Mexico & Panama
TO Argentina, Brazil & Peru
TO France, Italy, Portugal & Spain

jetBlue is New York City’s main airline for travel to the Caribbean

John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK)
TO Cuba, Dominican Republic, & Puerto Rico
TO Costa Rica & Mexico
TO Colombia, Ecuador & Peru

NYC General Election 2017 Results

Dominican, Ecuadorian, Mexican, & Puerto Rican city leaders
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

NYC Primary Election 2017 selects party candidates for general election

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Big wins for de Blasio and for the first Ecuadorian City Council member Francisco Moya

New York Mets 2018 Season Opener

April – October
Citi Field Flushing Meadows – Corona Park, Queens
At the Cardinals
Thursday, March 29, 2018

NYFW September 2017 Latin Spring/Summer 2018 Collections

Skylight Clarkson Sq
Hudson Square / SoHo
And around town
September 7 – 13, 2017

Dominican Consulate New York

Paramount Building
1501 Broadway #410
between 43rd & 44th St
Times Square, Manhattan
Closed on Sundays

Fashion Designers of Latin America September 2017 Spring/Summer 2018

(formerly Uptown Fashion Week)
Skyline Hotel
725 Tenth Ave
Hell’s Kitchen
Wednesday – Friday
September 13 – 15, 2017

Hot new Reggaeton singer Ozuna brings his ODISEA Tour to the United Palace

United Palace Theater
Washington Heights
July 28-29, 2017

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 2017 Transforms a Wall into a Connector

Dominican, Nicaraguan, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese
David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
June 14-18, 2017

uptown: nasty women/bad hombres

Artists who live or work in El Barrio, Harlem, Washington Heights, or Inwood
El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Ave, East Harlem
June 13 – November 5, 2017

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

Dominican-Puerto Rican star
Opened citywide May 5
Now playing
Friday, June 9, 2017

Miss USA 2017

Find out who will represent USA at the next Miss Universe pageant, Sun, May 14, 2017

Affordable Art Fair offers art from $100 – $10,000

Start your art collection at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, Wed-Sun, Mar 29 – Apr 2, 2017

89th Academy Awards (2017)

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Hollywood, California
Sunday, February 26, 2017

VOLTA NY invitational show of solo artist projects

Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Cuban, French-Canadian, Honduran, Italian, Mexican, & Peruvian art at Pier 90 Mar 1-5, 2017

Scope New York 2017 emerging international artists and galleries

Argentine, Chilean, Dominican, French, Italian, Panamanian, and Spanish galleries exhibit at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea Mar 2-5, 2017

Uptown Fashion Week shows Latin American Designers

Fashion shows of Latin American designers at the Skyline Hotel Feb 13-15, 2017

The Latin in New York Fashion Week February

Fall/Winter collections are showing at Skylight Clarkson and around town Feb 9-16, 2017

Albania Rosario Fashion Designers of Latin America CEO


Neighboring Scenes 2017 contemporary Latin American cinema showcase

Film Society of Lincoln Center
January 26 – 31, 2017

74th Golden Globes (2017)

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Fall 2016 at New York City Center

World’s leading modern dance company
New York City Center
131 W 55th St, Midtown
November 30 – December 31, 2016

17th Latin Grammy Awards 2016

T-Mobile Arena
Las Vegas, Nevada
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Uptown Fashion Week SS17 Day 1

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).

Uptown Fashion Week September

Established Latin designers lead emerging designers during New York Fashion Week. At The Museum of the City of New York September 12-15, 2016.

New York Fashion Week September 2016

Spring-Summer 2018 collections
September 7-15, 2017


A showcase of recent films from across the Spanish-speaking world curated by the The New School’s Foreign Languages department
The New School
Friday, April 15 from 4-10pm
Friday, April 22 from 4-10pm

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.

Dominican New York City

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.

Dominican Music

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.

Dominican Film

Dania Ramirez (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1979) is a TV and film actress (Sopranos, Entourage, Devious Maids).

Dominican Literature

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.

Dominican Fashion

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).

Dominican Sports

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.

Dominican Politicians

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.


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