Latin

Latin is originally Italian and southern European. In the Americas we are Indigenous, European and African, the melting pot of humanity.

Indigenous + African

FrenchItalian + Jewish + Portuguese + Romani + RomanianSpanish

Cuban + Dominican + HaitianPuerto Rican

French-CanadianMexican

Costa Rican + Guatemalan + HonduranNicaraguan + Panamanian + Salvadoran

BrazilianColombian + Ecuadorian + Venezuelan

Argentine + Bolivian + Chilean + Paraguayan + Peruvian + Uruguayan


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Latin was originally Italian. The Roman Empire and the Italian Renaissance are the foundations of Western Civilization. Romans loved silk. Marco Polo and the Silk Road connected the Latin world to Asia. The Portuguese connected Africa, South and SouthEast Asia. The Spanish and Portuguese Empires connected the Indigenous Americas and brought Africans to the Americas. Since the European discovery, the Americas have been the land of opportunity, slavery or escape. So we are all here.

At times for better and at times for worse, Roman Catholicism influenced it all, either directly or indirectly in direct opposition. That remains a profound influence on us, but today we are also Santería, Protestant, Muslim, Buddhist, Athiest and every other idea under the sun. All seek to understand and explain the mystery of life. Life itself is the miracle that binds us all together.

New York Latin Culture Magazine sees the world through an Latin lens, but regardless of where you start, any honest examination of humanity leads to the same place. Africa is mother and we are all the same.

Our physical “differences” come from just one tenth of one percent of our DNA (0.1%). If you visualize all of humanity as your ten fingers, our physical difference is equal to about the white of one fingernail. Differences are an illusion promoted by religions and politicians in the pursuit of wealth and power.

So this is who we are, one people of the world with countless cultures. Knowing where we come from offers the freedom to be anything we can dream of. Whoever you are, and wherever your parents, grandparents or ancestors came from, Dios te bendiga (God Bless You) in whatever way that works for you.


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“El coronel no tiene quien le escriba” Colombian theatre at Repertorio

KIPS BAY, NYC | Tue May 21, & Sat Jun 1, 2019 | Colombian off-broadway theatre in spanish | Jorge Alí Triana’s adaptation of the classic Gabriel García Márquez story about how history repeats itself

Spring 2019 Latin American Art Auction at Christie’s

ROCKEFELLER CENTER, MIDTOWN, NYC | On view May 18-22 | Auctions May 22-23, 2019 | Art auction | Spanish-Mexican surrealist Remedios Varo leads the sale

‘I am Latino’ Colombian comic Saul Garcia at Repertorio Español

KIPS BAY; Sat-Mon May 25-27, 2019, Colombian Off-Broadway standup comedy in spanish ~ Saulo makes us laugh at being Latin AND American. He’s really funny.

Celebrate Dominican & French Mother’s Day 2019

MAY 5 (1st Sun) Portugal, Romania & Spain
MAY 10: Mexico, Guatemala & El Salvador
MAY 12 (2nd Sun) U.S. & many countries
MAY 15: Paraguay
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MAY 26 (Last Sun) Dominican Republic & France
MAY 27: Bolivia
MAY 30: Nicaragua
AUG 15: Costa Rica
OCT 20 (3rd Sun) Argentina
DEC 8: Panama

Celebrate Dominican & French Mother’s Day 2019

MAY 5 (1st Sun) Portugal, Romania & Spain
MAY 10: Mexico, Guatemala & El Salvador
MAY 12 (2nd Sun) U.S. & many countries
MAY 15: Paraguay
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MAY 26 (Last Sun) Dominican Republic & France
MAY 27: Bolivia
MAY 30: Nicaragua
AUG 15: Costa Rica
OCT 20 (3rd Sun) Argentina
DEC 8: Panama

Our Lady of Rocio Mass (Ecuador) at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

MIDTOWN EAST, NYC | Sun, May 26, 2019 | Our Lady of Rocio Mass (Ecuador)

Ecuadorian Independence Day

August 10, 1809 ~ Criollo rebels took over the capital Quito, marking the first step in Ecuadorian independence.
Saturday, August 10, 2019

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2019

SEPTEMBER 15 – OCTOBER 15 ~ A national celebration of our communal heritage and the contributions of Hispanic-Americans

Spring 2019 Latin American Art Auction at Christie’s

ROCKEFELLER CENTER, MIDTOWN, NYC | On view May 18-22 | Auctions May 22-23, 2019 | Art auction | Spanish-Mexican surrealist Remedios Varo leads the sale

BIG Salsa Festival 2019 at New York Hilton Midtown

MIDTOWN, NYC | Memorial Day Weekend, Fri-Mon, May 24-27, 2019 | Salsa festival | Salsa workshops, salsa shows, and salsa dancing

152nd Street Cultural Festival celebrates Puerto Rican culture ¡Boricua!

WOODSTOCK, THE BRONX | Sat, May 25, 2019 | Puerto Rican street fair | The warm-up to the National Puerto Rican Day Parade. FREE

Salsa Saturdays at La Marqueta keep Old School Salsa Alive in El Barrio

LA MARQUETA, EAST HARLEM, Saturdays, May-October ~ Old timers dance old school Salsa (mostly on1) at a street party with music and food. ¡Vamos a gozar! FREE

Spring 2019 Latin American Art Auction at Christie’s

ROCKEFELLER CENTER, MIDTOWN, NYC | On view May 18-22 | Auctions May 22-23, 2019 | Art auction | Spanish-Mexican surrealist Remedios Varo leads the sale

Forro in the Dark Brazilian Forro at Nublu

EAST VILLAGE, NYC | Weds | Live music Brazilian forro | It’s Brazil night at Nublu!

Celebrate Dominican & French Mother’s Day 2019

MAY 5 (1st Sun) Portugal, Romania & Spain
MAY 10: Mexico, Guatemala & El Salvador
MAY 12 (2nd Sun) U.S. & many countries
MAY 15: Paraguay
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MAY 26 (Last Sun) Dominican Republic & France
MAY 27: Bolivia
MAY 30: Nicaragua
AUG 15: Costa Rica
OCT 20 (3rd Sun) Argentina
DEC 8: Panama

SummerStage 2019 Lineup Announced

NYC PARKS | Jun 1 – Aug 27, 2019 | Summer outdoor live music dance theater festival | African, Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Creole, Cuban, Dominican, French, Garifuna, Haitian, Indigenous, Italian, Jewish, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Spanish culture and more. FREE

Spring 2019 Latin American Art Auction at Christie’s

ROCKEFELLER CENTER, MIDTOWN, NYC | On view May 18-22 | Auctions May 22-23, 2019 | Art auction | Spanish-Mexican surrealist Remedios Varo leads the sale

Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Cuban Jazz at Birdland

HELL’S KITCHEN | Sundays | Live music Cuban jazz | Multi-Grammy winners carry on the Sunday tradition started by Chico O’Farrill in 1997

SummerStage 2019 Lineup Announced

NYC PARKS | Jun 1 – Aug 27, 2019 | Summer outdoor live music dance theater festival | African, Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Creole, Cuban, Dominican, French, Garifuna, Haitian, Indigenous, Italian, Jewish, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Spanish culture and more. FREE

National Rum Day

AUGUST 16 (2019, Fri) ~ Enjoy the spirit of the Caribbean

Spring 2019 Latin American Art Auction at Christie’s

ROCKEFELLER CENTER, MIDTOWN, NYC | On view May 18-22 | Auctions May 22-23, 2019 | Art auction | Spanish-Mexican surrealist Remedios Varo leads the sale

Celebrate Dominican & French Mother’s Day 2019

MAY 5 (1st Sun) Portugal, Romania & Spain
MAY 10: Mexico, Guatemala & El Salvador
MAY 12 (2nd Sun) U.S. & many countries
MAY 15: Paraguay
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MAY 26 (Last Sun) Dominican Republic & France
MAY 27: Bolivia
MAY 30: Nicaragua
AUG 15: Costa Rica
OCT 20 (3rd Sun) Argentina
DEC 8: Panama

Peruvian Independence Day

LIMA PERU, JULY 28, 1821 (2019, Sun) Argentine revolutionary leader José San Martín declared Peruvian independence from Spain
#PERUVIAN #INDEPENDENCEDAY

Peruvian Parade 2019 ~ Desfile Peruano

PASSAIC & PATERSON, NEW JERSEY, Sun, July 28, 2019 (unofficial date) ~ The biggest Peruvian festival in the U.S. includes a street fair and a parade

Spring 2019 Latin American Art Auction at Christie’s

ROCKEFELLER CENTER, MIDTOWN, NYC | On view May 18-22 | Auctions May 22-23, 2019 | Art auction | Spanish-Mexican surrealist Remedios Varo leads the sale

La Boom weekend Latin night club

WOODSIDE, QUEENS | Latin night club dancing |
FRI Touring artists
SAT Tropical dance party
SUN Mexican night

Celebrate Dominican & French Mother’s Day 2019

MAY 5 (1st Sun) Portugal, Romania & Spain
MAY 10: Mexico, Guatemala & El Salvador
MAY 12 (2nd Sun) U.S. & many countries
MAY 15: Paraguay
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MAY 26 (Last Sun) Dominican Republic & France
MAY 27: Bolivia
MAY 30: Nicaragua
AUG 15: Costa Rica
OCT 20 (3rd Sun) Argentina
DEC 8: Panama

SummerStage 2019 Lineup Announced

NYC PARKS | Jun 1 – Aug 27, 2019 | Summer outdoor live music dance theater festival | African, Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Creole, Cuban, Dominican, French, Garifuna, Haitian, Indigenous, Italian, Jewish, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Spanish culture and more. FREE

BIG Salsa Festival 2019 at New York Hilton Midtown

MIDTOWN, NYC | Memorial Day Weekend, Fri-Mon, May 24-27, 2019 | Salsa festival | Salsa workshops, salsa shows, and salsa dancing

Celebrate Dominican & French Mother’s Day 2019

MAY 5 (1st Sun) Portugal, Romania & Spain
MAY 10: Mexico, Guatemala & El Salvador
MAY 12 (2nd Sun) U.S. & many countries
MAY 15: Paraguay
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MAY 26 (Last Sun) Dominican Republic & France
MAY 27: Bolivia
MAY 30: Nicaragua
AUG 15: Costa Rica
OCT 20 (3rd Sun) Argentina
DEC 8: Panama

New York Mets 2019 Major League Baseball at Citi Field

FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK, QUEENS | Mar-Sep | Sat, Jun 8, 2019 | Dominican, Italian, Puerto Rican & Venezuelan baseball players | Fireworks Night vs the Colorado Rockies

SummerStage 2019 Lineup Announced

NYC PARKS | Jun 1 – Aug 27, 2019 | Summer outdoor live music dance theater festival | African, Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Creole, Cuban, Dominican, French, Garifuna, Haitian, Indigenous, Italian, Jewish, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Spanish culture and more. FREE

VolvoTango Argentine Tango Dancing on Pier 45

WEST VILLAGE, NYC | Wed & Sun, Apr-Nov | Argentine tango dancing | Dance on a pier with romantic river views

Dance Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional

CHELSEA, Thursdays, Argentine tango dancing ~ The most traditional milonga (tango party) is also the center of NYC’s tango community

May Revolution of Buenos Aires

On May 25, 1810, the May Revolution of Buenos Aires launched the Argentine War of Independence ~ which launched the Latin American Wars of Independence ~ which ended with the Spanish-American War of 1898. One step in the eternal struggle to be free.
Saturday, May 25, 2019

Dance Argentine Tango at the All Night Milonga at Stepping Out

NOMAD, NYC | Sat May 25, 2019 | Argentine tango dancing | One of America’s biggest tango dance parties has great guest teachers and performers