Filipino NYC is a small, vibrant community that is strong in health care.
NYC’s main “Little Manila” is a five-block stretch of Roosevelt Avenue in Woodside, Queens. There are communities around the Philippine Consulate in Midtown, around the hospitals in the East Village, and in Jersey City, New Jersey.
We don’t consider ourselves Latin, but almost 300 years as a Spanish colony left many influences. We are both Christian and Muslim. We have many Indigenous communities too.
Tropical island life is very similar around the world. We roast pigs exactly the same way in Spain, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico. Ceviche is popular in both the Philippines and Peru. Some Latin music stars are Filipino descent.
Filipino Restaurants in NYC
- Jollibee (Midtown, Woodside)
- Lahi (Elmhurst)
- Max’s Restaurant (Jersey City)
- Pig and Khao (Lower East Side)
- Renee’s Kitchenette (Woodside)
Filipino Festivals in NYC
- Philippine Day Parade and Cultural Festival (June)
- Bruno Mars
- Joe Bataan, the “King of Latin Soul”
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One of the longest-running and most respected film festivals in the United States screens many Latin American and Latin European films.
September 29 to October 15, 2023
FILM AT LINCOLN CENTER
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, BAM, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Maysles Documentary Center, Paris Theater, Museum of the Moving Image
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This East Asian tradition is Friday, September 29, 2023
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The American Ballet Theatre 2022 Fall Season brings the World Premiere of Rudd’s “Lifted” with an All-Black cast, plus Ratmansky’s “Whipped Cream,” Ashton’s “The Dream,” Ratmansky’s “The Seasons,” Jessica Lang’s “Children’s Songs Dance,” and Kylián’s “Sinfonietta,” with African American, Argentine, Brazilian, Cuban, Filipino and Spanish dancers to the David H Koch Theater in Lincoln Center, October 20-30, 2022. From $40. 🇦🇷🇧🇷🇨🇺🇵🇭🇪🇸🇺🇸
Filipino American Pop singer Olivia Rodrigo brings her Sour Tour to Radio City Music Hall in Midtown, Tue-Wed, Apr 26-27, 2022 at 8pm. 🇵🇭
Doc Fortnight 2022, MoMA’s documentary film festival, is online to members and in-person at the Museum of Modern Art in Midtown, Wed, Feb 23 – Mar 10, 2022. 🇧🇷🇫🇷🇲🇽🇵🇭🇪🇸
The 2021 Triennial: Soft Water Hard Stone was at the New Museum in the Lower East Side Oct 28, 2021 – Jan 23, 2022. 🇦🇷🇧🇷🇯🇲🇲🇽🇵🇪🇺🇸|🇨🇩🇿🇦|🇮🇳🇵🇭|🇫🇷
The Philippine Day Parade and Cultural Festival in June is our big NYC celebration.
Celebrate Bonifacio Day on Nov 30. 🇵🇭
Celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on Dec 8. 🇮🇹
On Rizal Day, remember José Rizal and all Filipino victims of Spanish colonial rule on Dec 30. 🇵🇭
Sunday, June 6, 2021
Sunday, June 7 & 12, 2020
Sunday, October 13, 2019
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ Twenty-one countries from around the world celebrate our Hispanic Heritage on Fifth Avenue
The Philippines has a rich and diverse culture. The Indigenous culture has native, Southeast Asian, Chinese and Indonesian influences. Muslim spice traders brought Islamic influences.
The main impact of almost 400 years of colonial Spanish rule was Catholicism. Filipinos compete with Puerto Ricans for the world’s longest Christmas celebrations. There are also Spanish food and fashion influences. Manila was one end of the Spanish Pacific galleon route. There was some mixing of people. Then the Americans came.
So Filipino culture is a blend of all this, and unique in its own way.
The Philippines was named after Philip II King of Spain (1556-98). His reign was the Spanish Golden Age.
Through the Philippines, Spain ran a trade between Europe, Asia and the Americas. Manila was one end of the Spanish galleon route to Acapulco, Mexico.
There is always something going on in the Philippines. The Sinulog and Ati Atihun festivals are in January. The Kaamulan festival is in Malaybalay City in February and March. The Anibina Bulawanun festival is in Copostela Province, and the Moriones Festival is on the Island of Marinduque in March. The Flores de Mayo festival is in May. The Pineapple Festival is Daet in June.
The Bocaue River Festival is in Bulacan in July. The Pangapog Festival is in Samal City in August. The Hin-Ay festival is in Irosin, Sorsogon in September. The Halaran Festival is in Roxas City, Capiz in October. The Pintaflores flower festival is in San Carlos City in November. The Giant Lantern Festival is in San Fernando City in December.