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Julia Álvarez’ Mirabal Sisters drama, En el tiempo de las mariposas, opens at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan on Fri, Nov 19 at 8pm. In repertory to Dec 23. From $15. 🇩🇴
Junot Díaz’ La breve y maravillosa vida de Oscar Wao opens at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan on Sat, Nov 27 at 8pm. In repertory to Dec 12. From $15. 🇩🇴
Wed-Sun, September 8-12, 2021
Tribeca (and around town)
Wed-Thu, September 8-9, 2021
August 30 – September 12, 2021
BILLIE JEAN KING NATIONAL TENNIS CENTER
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
Green Tree Country Club
New Rochelle, NY
Friday, August 6, 2021
@NatDDP social channels
Sunday, August 8, 2021, 12pm
LIVE CULTURAL PRESENTATION
Sixth Avenue from 43rd to 52nd St Stage between 46th & 47th St
Sunday, August 8, 2021, 1pm
SKINNY’S CANTINA ON THE HUDSON
Manhattanville (West Harlem)
Friday-Saturday, August 7-8, 2021, 3-8pm
3 Episodes premiere on Tuesdays
July 6-20, 2021, 9pm
Ends June 30, 2021
Zoom, Facebook & YouTube
Friday, June 25, 2021 at 7:30pm
Monday-Friday, June 21-27, 2021
BLUE NOTE Greenwich Village
SUMMERSTAGE Central Park
June 15 – August 15, 2021
MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
“El Barrio” East Harlem
Opens Friday, June 11, 2021
Wednesday, June 9 to June 20, 2021
Previously in Dominican NYC
Scherezade Garcia: Stories of Wonder: When the Sea is my Land is at Praxis in Chelsea to Nov 13. praxis-art.com 🇩🇴
Elvis Martínez plays Dominican Bachata at La Boom in Woodside, Queens on Fri, Oct 29 at 9pm. From $48. 🇩🇴
Oct 13 – Diana Pagan of Washington Heights is making sweet house music in Nirvana Reimagined as House and Techno for TechRow Records. YouTube 🇩🇴
Aventura with Romeo Santos brings their Inmortal Tour to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Sat, Oct 9, 2021 at 8pm. From $49.50. 🇩🇴
Afro-Dominicano plays Bachata for dancing at the “Brunchata” Bachata brunch at Gonzalez y Gonzalez in Greenwich Village on Sun, Oct 10 from 12 noon to 10pm. $10 cover after 5pm. 🇩🇴
Grupo Aurora plays Bachata for dancing at Gonzalez y Gonzalez in Greenwich Village for the “Brunchata” Bachata brunch on Sun, Oct 3 from 1-6pm. 🇩🇴
The Cruce de Campeones USA National Freestyle Rap Finals are at La Boom NY in Woodside, Queens on Sat, Oct 2 at 6pm. Cacha vs Yartzi is the exhibition. From $35. 🇨🇴🇨🇺🇩🇴🇪🇨🇬🇹🇲🇽|🇦🇷🇵🇷
The New York Yankees celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a giveaway of Yankee caps with Hispanic flags for Yankee games on Fri-Wed, Sep 17-22, 2021. From $40. mlb.com
Frank Reyes sings Dominican bachata for dancing at La Boom in Woodside, Queens on Fri, Sep 10 at 10pm. From $50 🇩🇴
Monse (Oscar de La Renta creative directors Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia) shows offsite at New York Fashion Week on Thu, Sep 9 at 4pm. 🇩🇴
Giannina Azar and Jose Ventura show at Fashion Designers of Latin America at Lavan541 in Chelsea, Manhattan on Tue-Wed, Sep 8-9, 2021. 🇩🇴
“Quisqueya” is the Taíno name for the island of Hispaniola. The Dominican Republic was the Indigenous Taíno heartland with wings in Eastern Cuba and Puerto Rico.
“Compadre Pedro Juan, Baile el Jaleo”
Dominican Festivals in NYC
New York City’s big Dominican celebrations include the National Dominican Day Parade, the Dominican Film Festival, and the FDLA – Fashion Designers of Latin America fashion shows during NYFW – New York Fashion Week.
Friday, January 21 to February 27 🇩🇴🗽
Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 1pm
Sunday, October 13, 2019
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ Twenty-one countries from around the world celebrate our Hispanic Heritage on Fifth Avenue
July 23-28, 2019
NEW YORK CITY
See the best new movies made in the Dominican Republic and by the Dominican diaspora, and network and party with Dominican filmmakers
Sunday, July 21, 2019
FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK, Queens ~ Family entertainment, games, food and kiosks from twenty Hispanic countries. FREE ~ CANCELLED DUE TO NYC’S DANGEROUS HEAT ADVISORY
Fri-Sat, July 12-13, 2019
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Dominican parade celebration
JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens ~ Show your Dominican pride
Dominican New York City
There are Dominican neighborhoods in Washington Heights/Inwood in Manhattan; around Highbridge in The Bronx; and Corona/Jackson Heights in Queens.
Dyckman St in Inwood is a fun street of Dominican restaurants and bars, especially in summer. The row of restaurants on Dyckman’s west end, anchored by Mamajuana Cafe, are really fun in summer. The community holds events at 809 Restaurant & Lounge. Bocaditos Bistro on Broadway is a great place to take your parents or a date. The best seat in the house is the couch in the back.
TIMES SQUARE, NYC
HUNTS POINT, The Bronx
Charitable school for South Bronx youth that gets kids into college
Dominican New Yorkers
Manahatta’s first immigrant was Juan Rodriguez, an African Portuguese who came on a Dutch ship from what is now the Dominican Republic.
Ydanis Rodriguez was a New York City Council member. Adriano Espaillat is the first member of the U.S. Congress with a Dominican heritage.
Romeo Santos and Aventura popularized urban bachata out of The Bronx. Cardi B is a real character, but she is rocking the world with her WAP. Some people are upset (because they can’t get any 😂).
Albania Rosario is an immigrant who didn’t speak English when she came to New York, but she has built Fashion Designers of Latin American (formerly Uptown Fashion Week) into a real part of Fashion Week.
Even if you are not famous, we are one of the Latin communities that makes New York City work. We are essential NYC. Muy orgulloso!
Thursday, March 25, 2021 🇩🇴
Thursday, July 16, 2020, 8-10pm
YouTube, Facebook & Twitch
March 14, 2020
Brooklyn DJ iMarkkeyz remixes Cardi B’s Instagram rant. It’s charting and they are donating proceeds to CoronaVirus victims.
Mon-Thu, March 16-19, 2020
Sunday, March 22, 2020
RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL
Dominican-Puerto Rican Bachata superstar continues with his original band Aventura
March 12, 2020
CARNEGIE HALL CITYWIDE
EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO
East Harlem, NYC
772 Madison Avenue
(at 66th St)
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Washington Heights, Inwood, Marble Hill
Dominican-American founder of the Fashion Designers of Latin America fashion show
The Dominican World
Anacaona was a Taíno leader of her people when the Spaniards came. Enriquillo was a Taíno who fought the Spanish. Maria Olofa and Gonzalo Mandinga led the first African rebellion in the Americas on December 25, 1522.
Juan Pablo Duarte is the founding father of the Dominican Republic. Duarte with Francisco del Rosario Sanchez and Matías Ramón Mella are La Trinitaria (The Trinity) who led the independence of the Dominican Republic.
Friday, November 25, 2022
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
PARK AVENUE ARMORY
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Enjoy some saboroso (tasty) “güira,” “tambura” and “perico ripiao” with this Dominican accordion prodigy whose merengue defies categorization.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Dominican-Puerto Rican star
Opened citywide May 5
Friday, June 9, 2017
Dominican culture is Caribbean which means its relaxed and fun. The UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity recognizes these Dominican cultural traditions:
- The Cultural Space of the Brotherhood of the Holy Spirit of the Congos of Villa Mella is an African drumming tradition syncretized with the Christian Pentecost.
- The Cocolo Dance Drama Tradition is a syncretization of African and British cultural themes.
- Merengue is a folk music and dance tradition from the northern Dominican Republic. It’s often played with accordions. This simple African 2/2 beat is very easy to dance. You just step back and forth and dance as close as you both dare. It is now considered the national dance of the Dominican Republic and one of the Latin dances.
- Bachata is a popular romantic guitar music and dance. It’s a 4/4 beat danced very close with an upward hip thrust on 4. The modern version of the music was popularized by Aventura and Romeo Santos out of The Bronx. It is one of the Latin dances.
The Dominican Republic celebrates Carnival on weekends during the entire month of February. The season starts in La Vega and ends with the big Carnival in Santo Domingo Carnival.
Most towns in former colonies of the Americas also celebrate patron saint festivals. Every little town has its own traditions. There are local patron saint festivals all year long. They are not tourism lite, but are wonderful expressions of humanity.
Visit the Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic is the eastern side of the Caribbean island Hispaniola. It is famous for beautiful beaches, merengue and bachata culture, and happy people. It’s the only place we’ve been where locals will just start singing in front of you. They’re not performing. They’re just happy. It’s natural. It’s Dominican Spirit!
Hispaniola was the Indigenous Taíno heartland. The Taíno called it “Quisqueya” or “mother of all lands.” The Taíno had a highly organized community structure and are remembered for their women leaders. These are both characteristics of New York City’s Dominican community.
The capital city of Santo Domingo is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded in 1498, it was the home of the first cathedral, hospital, customs house and university in the Americas. The town was arranged on a grid pattern which became the model for cities up and down the Americas. Even New York City’s famed street grid is a copy of Santo Domingo’s.
Merengue is a folk dance from the Northern DR. November 26 is National Merengue Day.
Friday, January 21, 2022 🇩🇴
Sunday, February 27, 2022 🇩🇴
Tuesday, August 16, 2022