Spanish NYC is broadly dispersed. “Little Spain” used to be on 14th St between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. New York City’s big celebrations of Spanish culture are the Flamenco Festival and Hispanic Day Parade. Hispanic Heritage Month is a national celebration.
The Spanish language, Roman Catholicism, flamenco, paella, tapas, Serrano ham, red wine and sangria are all Spanish culture.
This is what’s happening in the Latin world of Spanish NYC.
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Sunday, September 20, 2020 PLAYWRIGHT IRISH PUB Garment District, NYC 🇪🇸 🇺🇸
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Sunday, December 20, 2020
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 – Spanish Galicians and French Bretons share Celtic culture
March 12, 2020 CARNEGIE HALL Midtown, Manhattan -Sponsored byCarnegie Hall
Saturday, March 14, 2020 CLUB BONAFIDE Midtown East, NYC
Sunday, March 29, 2020 WORLD MUSIC INSTITUTE LE POISSON ROUGE Greenwich Village, NYC – An entertaining blend of flamenco, jazz and rock that is part of the Nuevo Flamenco movement out of Barcelona, Spain. -Sponsored byWorld Music Institute
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 SMITHFIELD HALL Chelsea, NYC – Watch Napoli vs Barcelona (UEFA Champions League Round of 16) with NYC’s Barcelona supporters club Penya FC Barcelona NYC
Saturday, April 25, 2020 FOOTBALL FACTORY AT LEGENDS Koreatown, NYC – Watch Barcelona vs Atlético Madrid (La Liga) with NYC’s supporters club Peña Oficial Atlético de Madrid en New York -¡New York Latin Culture Sponsor!
Spanish Festivals in NYC
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 JUNE 23
Sunday, August 15, 2021
POSTPONED TO FALL Friday-Sunday March 27-29, 2020 April 3-5, 2020 FLAMENCO FESTIVAL NEW YORK CITY CENTER Midtown, Manhattan – A 20th Anniversary celebration of what flamenco can be, by the best of Spain. Rocía Molina, María Pagés Compañía, Compañia Manuel Liñán and a Gala de Andalucía with La Chana. ¡Olé! -Sponsored by New York City…
POSTPONED TO FALL FLAMENCO FESTIVAL NEW YORK – 92ND STREET Y AILEY CITIGROUP THEATER BARYSHNIKOV ARTS CENTER DAVID RUBENSTEIN ATRIUM DIZZY’S CLUB DROM GRADUATE CENTER INSTITUTO CERVANTES JOE’S PUB KINGSBOROUGH LE POISSON ROUGE NEW YORK CITY CENTER NYU SKIRBALL REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL ROULETTE TOWN HALL WORLD MUSIC INSTITUTE – The 20th Anniversary of the Flamenco Festival…
Sunday, October 13, 2019 MIDTOWN, NYC ~ Twenty-one countries from around the world celebrate our Hispanic Heritage on Fifth Avenue
Thursday-Sunday, March 7-10, 2019 FLAMENCO FESTIVAL NYC NEW YORK CITY CENTER Midtown, NYC Sara Baras, one of the world’s great flamenco dancers (really) plays with gender in the shadows of flamenco for her company’s 20th Anniversary -Sponsored byNew York City Center
Sunday, September 23, 2018 37th Avenue Jackson Heights, Queens ~ Argentine, Bolivian, Belizean, Chilean, Colombian, Costa Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Guatemalan, Honduran, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Panamanian, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Salvadoran, Spanish, Uruguayan and Venezuelan culture.
Spanish New York City
“Little Spain” used to be on West 14th St. The only remnant is the La Nacional social club. Other Spanish social clubs in NYC include Centro Español de Queens and Casa Galicia, both in Astoria.
Mercado Little Spain by Chef Jose Andres in Hudson Yards is a delicious collection of charming Spanish food kiosks in Hudson Yards. It’s a great eating, drinking and dating place that will make you want to live in Spain. Goya Foods in New Jersey, the largest Hispanic business in the United States, is Spanish via Puerto Rico (which was Spain until 1898).
Instituto Cervantes is the New York outpost of the global Spanish-language school funded by the Spanish government. It houses NYC’s largest Spanish-language library and hosts many Hispanic culture events.
The Hispanic Society research library and museum has the best collection of Spanish art outside of Spain. The King Juan Carlos Center at NYU studies and promotes Hispanic literature.
Spanish fashion is represented by Zara, Desigual and Camper. The high end includes Balenciaga and Manolo Blahnik. Agatha Ruiz de la Prada shows every season at the FDLA, Fashion Designers of Latin America shows during Fashion Week.
There are many flamenco schools. Noche Flamenca and Flamenco Vivo used to be the main ones, but now there are several good ones.
The World Trade Center Oculus was designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.
It’s worth remembering that Cuba was Spain until 1898, so many things Cuban in NYC were once Spanish.
Repertorio Español, NYC’s Spanish-language repertory theater was founded by Cubans. Thalia Spanish Theatre in Sunnyside, Queens is run by a Spanish director.
Saturday, September 12, 2020 FORT TRYON PARK, NYC 🇫🇷 🇪🇸 🇺🇸
Monday-Friday MIDTOWN EAST, NYC
Tue-Sun, Nov 19 – Dec 1, 2019 CHELSEA, NYC ~ This flamenco show about prowling for partners feels like a Spanish flamenco bar with star power at the Joyce Theater
Wed-Fri, October 16-18, 2019 GREENWICH VILLAGE ~ One of New York City’s leading flamenco dance companies brings the Andalucían style of dancing in bars to Le Poisson Rouge
UPPER WEST SIDE, NYC United State’s leading Latino contemporary dance organization -¡New York Latin Culture Sponsor!
MIDTOWN EAST, NYC Spanish government language school and cultural center has NYC’s largest Spanish-language library and hosts talks, exhibitions, screenings and performances ~ ¡New York Latin Culture Sponsor!
Appointment only during renovations WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, NYC ~ This research library and museum has the most important Spanish art collection outside of Spain
GARMENT DISTRICT & SOHO Bold style
NEW YORK CITY ~ The world’s biggest clothing retailer, a leader in fast fashion, has eleven stores in the City
GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC Study the histories, politics and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world at King Juan Carlos Center at New York University -¡New York Latin Culture Sponsor!
31 West 54th St between Fifth & Sixth Ave Midtown, Manhattan Open Daily
CHELSEA, NYC The Spanish Benevolent Society is one of NYC’s oldest social clubs and the last remnant of New York City’s “Little Spain.”
EAST HARLEM, Wed-Sun, Nov 14-18, 2018 ~ The iconic Spanish jewelry designer of La Movida Madrileña hosts a pop-up exhibition. # spanish jewelry exhibition
Spain’s Queen of Hearts Fashion Designers of Latin America (formerly Uptown Fashion Week) Skyline Hotel Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Teaches Flamenco dance, guitar, and singing -¡New York Latin Culture Sponsor!
Monday-Saturday MIDTOWN, NYC Spanish flamenco shoes, clothing and accessories -¡New York Latin Culture Sponsor!
December 4, 2012 HISPANIC SOCIETY Washington Heights, NYC The opera singer sang Spanish boleros for the Duchess of Alba (Goya) a lady of Spain, who watched coyly without saying a word -¡New York Latin Culture Sponsor!
“Little Spain” used to be on 14th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. Spaniards would disembark from ships on the West Side piers and walk over to La Nacional, the Spanish social club, to find comfort, housing and jobs. La Nacional is still there, but Little Spain declined after the Spanish-American War of 1898.
“Spanish Harlem” wasn’t actually Spanish. It became Puerto Rican after Puerto Ricans became American citizens during World War I.
Hispanic Society in Washington Heights is a research library and museum that holds the most important collection of Spanish art outside of Spain.
Instituto Cervantes is a global language-school and cultural center funded by the government of Spain.
King Juan Carlos Center at NYU in Greenwich Village is a Spanish-language literary center.
Spanish New Yorkers
Thursday, March 7, 2019 FLAMENCO FESTIVAL JOE’S PUB, PUBLIC THEATER NoHo, NYC The musical half of NYC’s Sonia Olla & Ismael Fernández Flamenco Company presents his new album “Trato” (Deal) -¡New York Latin Culture Sponsor!
The Spanish World
These Spanish artists have recently performed in New York City.
Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 4:30pm SummerStage Instagram FREE
Sunday, January 26, 2020 62nd GRAMMY AWARDS Los Angeles, California The Spanish pop singer’s “#Eldisco” won Best Latin Pop Album
Sunday, January 26, 2020 62nd GRAMMY AWARDS Los Angeles, California The Spanish flamenco pop singer performed and “El Mal Querer” won Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
Sunday, October 13, 2019 WORLD MUSIC INSTITUTE SYMPHONY SPACE Upper West Side, NYC Producer Javier Limón reassembled the last touring band of the greatest flamenco guitarist in history -¡New York Latin Culture Sponsor!
Friday, November 22, 2019 THEATRE AT WESTBURY WESTBURY, Long Island The master at blending flamenco with rumba, tango and salsa. “Lágrimas Negras” -¡New York Latin Culture Sponsor!
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 LINCOLN CENTER OUT OF DOORS Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center Charismatic Spanish flamenco dance star of the new generation brings one of his more personal shows to New York. Arooj Aftab opens with Sufi rock. -¡New York Latin Culture Sponsor!
March, 4, 2016 THE TOWN HALL Midtown, NYC -Original SponsorCarnegie Hall
Daily, Feb 24 – June 15, 2019 Spanish art exhibition MIDTOWN, NYC ~ Explore the development of Joan Miró’s visual language
Friday, February 22, 2019 THE TOWN HALL Midtown, NYC “Greatest flamenco dancer of the century” (The New York Times) -¡New York Latin Culture Sponsor!
CARNEGIE HALL, ZANKEL HALL, Thu, February 21, 2019, French classical live music ~ The Catalan Spanish early music master plays a concert of French baroque music
LINCOLN CENTER, WORLD MUSIC INSTITUTE, Tue, Nov 20, 2018. Spanish Canary Island folk music ~ One of the most popular bands in the Canary Islands visits our island
World #1 ~ US OPEN USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens August 27-September 9, 2018 ~ R1 David Ferrer: 6-3, 3-4 retired R2 Vasek Pospisil: 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 R3 Karen Khachanov (#27) 5-7, 7-5, 7 (9) – 6 (7), 7 (7) – 6 (3) R16 Nikoloz Basilashvili SF Del…
Tuesday – Saturday, April 30 – July 27, 2018 HAUSER & WORTH Upper East Side, NYC An exhibition of Spain’s foremost 20th century sculptor
A similar striking sculpture of Picasso in state became a huge tourist draw in Málaga, Spain. A clever commentary on the commercialization of art, life and even death. UNIX Gallery Chelsea, Manhattan Tuesday – Saturday April 26 – June 9, 2018
Metropolitan Opera House Lincoln Center April 23 – May 12, 2018
Anastasia Photo Lower East Side, Manhattan Tuesday – Sunday April 4 – May 31, 2018
Able Fine Art Gallery Lower East Side, Manhattan Wednesday – Sunday March 30 – April 26, 2018
Friday, March 16, 2018 FLAMENCO FESTIVAL ROULETTE Boerum Hill, Brooklyn From one of the great Spanish flamenco families, she built this show around the female poets of the Generation of 27 -¡New York Latin Culture Sponsor!
Monday-Saturday March 15 – April 14, 2018 MARLBOROUGH GALLERY Midtown, NYC The Asturian painter makes flat paintings that look like sculpture
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 SCHIMMEL CENTER Financial District, NYC This really unique Spanish Flamenco singer blends in experimental rock, electronics and multimedia -¡New York Latin Culture Sponsor!
Friday-Saturday, March 9-10, 2018 FLAMENCO FESTIVAL NEW YORK CITY CENTER Midtown, NYC Yerbabuena celebrates her company’s 20th anniversary with “Carne y Hueso” (Flesh and Bone) -¡New York Latin Culture Sponsor!
Saturday, March 3, 2018 FLAMENCO FESTIVAL ROULETTE Boerum Hill, Brooklyn One of the great Spanish contemporary Flamenco guitarists. -¡New York Latin Culture Sponsor!
Grey Art Gallery New York University Greenwich Village, Manhattan Tuesday – Saturday January 9 – March 31, 2018
Marian Goodman Gallery 24 West 57th St between Fifth & Sixth Ave Midtown, Manhattan Monday – Saturday January 9 – February 10, 2018
Frick Collection Upper East Side, Manhattan November 1, 2017 – February 11, 2018
92nd Street Y Upper East Side, Manhattan Saturday, October 21, 2017
LINCOLN SQUARE, Sat, Feb 11, 2017, WORLD MUSIC INSTITUTE, Spanish flamenco live music ~ The leading flamenco producer explores the Sephardic, Arabic, and Romani origins of Flamenco
June 30, 2017 MADISON SQUARE GARDEN Chelsea, NYC The “King of Latin Pop” and Pitbull
Spanish pop Irving Plaza 17 Irving Pl, Union Square Thursday, June 15, 2017
Spanish pop legend United Palace Theatre 4140 Broadway Washington Heights Sunday, June 11, 2017
Friday, February 17, 2017 SCHIMMEL CENTER Financial District, NYC The Spanish Flamenco Gitano star brings his “Latente: A Flamenco Journey” show
UPPER WEST SIDE; Fri, Nov 11, 2016; Spanish pop live music ~ Perales brings his “Calma” tour
The Spanish photographer who imagines living spaces over real settings is at Galerie Richard Sep 5 – Oct 12, 2013
We are known for flamenco, art and architecture, fashion, and soccer. Spain’s colonial legacy is a language, a religion, a culture and a medieval social-political-economic system.
Spanish culture, a beautiful culture, is part of our heritage, even in the United States. What makes it so beautiful is that “pure” Spanish culture is already a mix. The Pillars of Hercules are one end of one Europe/Asia/Africa. Spain is a blend of European, African and Asian peoples. It’s a mix of Christian, Jewish, Muslim and African religions. When people come together, there is nothing we can’t do. ¡Vamos!
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 LATIN WORLD
Monday, August 23, 2021 BELGIUM, ENGLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY, NETHERLANDS, PORTUGAL, SPAIN, UNITED STATES
June 11, 2020
HUDSON SQUARE, NYC | May 8-14, 2019, Extended to Jun 6 | Spanish movies | The Almodóvar executive produced film asks the existential question of what happens when crimes against humanity go unpunished?
The true story of the Italian opera singer who calmed the nerves of the Spanish king. DRAMA DESK NOMINATIONS “Outstanding Costume Design for a Play” Belasco Theatre Times Square / Theater District December 17, 2017 – March 25, 2018
OPENED December 15, 2017 CLOSED January 18, 2018
Monday, October 12, 2020 🇪🇸 BAHAMAS ~ October 12, 1492
Monday, September 7, 2020 UNION CITY, New Jersey 🇨🇺 IGLESIA DE NUESTRA SEÑORA DE REGLA, Regla, Havana, Cuba
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 TENERIFE, Canary Islands, Spain
From Carnival to the fire festival in Valencia, Spain has something for everyone