Portuguese NYC is centered in Newark, New Jersey and Astoria, Queens.
Portuguese food is delicious with amazing seafood including bacalhau (salted cod). Fado music is popular around the world.
We love Portuguese people and culture, but Portugal was a colonizer. Even worse, Portugal started and ran much of the Atlantic slave trade. All the Portuguese colonizers cared about was gold and collecting souls like Facebook likes. Never forget that most of those beautiful buildings and churches in Lisbon and across the old Portuguese Empire were paid for with lots of Indigenous and African blood. Never forget.
Portuguese food is delicious with amazing seafood including bacalhau (salted cod).
Fado music is a Portuguese culture loved around the world.
News From Portuguese NYC
- Portugal Day
- Portugal Day Parade
- Portugal Day Street Fair
- Our Lady of Fatima
Sunday, November 20 – December 18, 2022
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Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Saturday-Tuesday, May 6-9, 2023
BILLIE JEAN KING NATIONAL TENNIS CENTER
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
Monday-Sunday, November 7-13, 2022
NEW YORK CITY
Sunday, November 6, 2022
Staten Island > Brooklyn > Queens
> Manhattan > The Bronx > Manhattan
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Wednesday, August 23, 2023
The Medieval Festival NYC 2022 is in Fort Tryon Park in Washington Heights on Sunday, October 2, 2022 from 11:30am – 6pm. Free with food and crafts for purchase. 🇫🇷🇮🇹🇵🇹🇷🇴🇪🇸
The 59th New York Film Festival is at Film at Lincoln Center, Fri, Sep 24 – Oct 10, 2021. 🇦🇴🇧🇴🇧🇷🇨🇦🇨🇴🇫🇷🇮🇳🇮🇹🇲🇽🇵🇹🇷🇴🇪🇸🇺🇸
Portuguese Festivals in NYC
Portugal Day and the Fado Festival are New York City’s big Portuguese celebrations.
Portuguese New York City
There is a Portuguese community in Astoria, Queens, but the big one is in the Ironbound District of Newark, New Jersey. There is a Luso-American Social Club in Caroll Gardens, Brooklyn.
Portugal is a seafaring nation. Fado is the music of “saudade”, the terrible longing that sailors and their loved ones feel when they are far away from each other. Portuguese speakers say the full meaning of the word cannot be translated, but if you are far from home, you know what it means. Fado is medicine for saudade.