Dominican New York ¡Quisqueya!

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.

Dominican Day Parade

Save the date for one of NYC’s great street parties Aug 13, 2017.

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.

New York Mets gotta believe

18-24 in 3rd place, 7.5 games behind. San Diego Padres visit Citi Field in Queens, Tuesday-Thursday, May 23-25, 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, still playing citywide, Fri, May 19, 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

Paquito D’Rivera is a Jazz & Classical music giant

Paquito plays American Museum of Natural History in the Upper West Side, Sat, May 13, 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

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Transforms a Wall into a Connector

Seven performances at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center, Jun 14-18, 2017

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

Celebrate Spring or Worker’s Day on May 1

Dominican Film Festival in New York 2017

Uptown Manhattan, Tue-Sun, Jul 25-30, 2017

Subrosa hits a May groove with Latin Jazz, Cuban Rumba, and Cuban Salsa

Latin bands most nights with live music for dancing Salsa Tuesdays and Saturdays

NYC closes city streets and schedules marches for Earth Day

Sat, Apr 22, 2017

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

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

Arrival wins an Oscar and Iranian director Asghar Farhadi speaks for us

French-Canadian sci-fi thriller Arrival was 2017’s only Latin winner at the Oscars on Feb 26, 2017

Carnival is a Global Latin Party that ends on Mardi Gras

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.

Dominican Independence Day is a party In the Heights

Celebrate independence from Haiti in 1844 on Feb 27

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

Oscar de la Renta pure elegance

The Dominican-American fashion house shows its Fall 2017 collection Mon, Feb 13

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

Albania Rosario is the Dominican-American founder of Uptown Fashion Week

Symphony Space is an independent performing arts center

Performing arts center in Manhattan’s Upper West Side that occasionally presents Latin artists

Neighboring Scenes

Annual showcase of contemporary Latin American cinema co-presented by Cinema Tropical at Film Society of Lincoln Center Jan 26-31, 2017

Golden Globes

Many Latin artists won nominations and French thriller Elle won Best Foreign Language Film at the awards announced Jan 8, 2017

Dominican Day Parade Gala

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.

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 2016 Launch

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.

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

The United States celebrates our Hispanic heritage from September 15 – October 25

Hispanic Day Parade

New Yorkers from the 20 Latin American countries and Spain celebrate the last days of Hispanic Heritage Month on Sun, Oct, 8, 2017

Latin Grammys

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.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at New York City Center

The world’s leading modern dance company presents its New York City Center 2016 season November 30 – December 31

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.

Hot Latin Songs

What we are listening to now

The Latin in New York Fashion Week September

New York Fashion Week September is Thursday-Friday, September 7-15, 2017

Consulate General of the Dominican Republic

Provides legal and cultural services to Dominicans in New York City and tourists planning to visit the Dominican Republic


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.