Salvadoran NYC is centered in Long Island’s Nassau and Suffolk counties. Salvadoran American youth call themselves “Salvis.”
The big migration to New York (and Washington DC) was triggered by the Salvadoran Civil War of the 1980s. There are more than half a million Salvadorans living in New York City. We are one of the communities that makes New York work.
Salvadoran NYC News
Isabel Allende Reads From and Discusses Her New Book “The Wind Knows My Name” with Alicia Menendez
One of the world’s most influential Latinas, and widely-read Spanish-language authors, discusses her new book about children in migration, “The Wind Knows My Name,” with MSNBC anchor and “Latina to Latina” podcast host Alicia Menendez.
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Tuesday, June 6, 2023
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PEN World Voices Festival 2023 is Mightier Than the Sword
International writers gather to talk about protecting free expression and human rights through literature.
Wednesday-Saturday, May 10-13, 2023
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International Workers Day or Labor Day is a National Holiday in Much of the Latin World
This ancient European spring holiday became associated with the labor movement. The U.S. downplays it, but it’s a major holiday in the Latin world.
Monday, May 1, 2023
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The NY Comedy Festival 2022 Makes the Big Apple Laugh
Monday-Sunday, November 7-13, 2022
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, a celebration of the Americas, through October 15. 🇦🇷🇧🇴🇧🇷🇨🇱🇨🇴🇨🇷🇨🇺🇩🇴🇪🇨🇸🇻🇬🇶🇬🇹🇭🇳🇲🇽🇳🇮🇵🇦🇵🇾🇵🇪🇵🇷🇪🇸🇺🇾🇻🇪
The Queens Hispanic Parade 2022 marches on 37th Avenue from 69th St to 86th St in Jackson Heights, Queens on Sunday, September 25, 2022 starting at 11am. 🇦🇷🇧🇴🇨🇱🇨🇴🇨🇷🇨🇺🇩🇴🇪🇨🇸🇻🇬🇶🇬🇹🇭🇳🇲🇽🇳🇮🇵🇦🇵🇾🇵🇪🇵🇷🇪🇸🇺🇾🇻🇪
New York Salvadoran Christine Stoddard’s “My Favorite Sex Toy” comedy play is at Broadway Comedy Club in Hell’s Kitchen on Sun, Apr 24 at 4pm. $15. 🇸🇻
Cyber Cinderella: A Comedy Play, Christine Stoddard’s comedy about a Cinderella who doesn’t like social media, is at Broadway Comedy Club in Hell’s Kitchen on Sun, Mar 27 at 6pm. $15. 🇸🇻
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
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Sep 15 – Oct 15.
Salvadoran New York City
The Salvadoran Consulate is in the Garment District. portalcitas.ree.gob.sv 🇸🇻
La Cabaña Salvadoreña makes good pupusas in Washington Heights lacabanasalvadorena.com 🇸🇻
New York Salvadorans
Carmen Molina-Tamacas wrote a history of Salvadoran New Yorkers called “SalviYorkers.”
Christine Stoddard is a NY Salvadoran artist and comic.
Guadalupe Maravilla is a NY Salvadoran artist.
Guadalupe Maravilla’s “Planeta Abuelx” at Socrates Sculpture Park
SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK
May 15 – September 6, 2021
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Latin Art Blooms in the Queens Botanical Garden
July 21 – September 8, 2020
QUEENS BOTANICAL GARDEN
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El Salvador is on Central America’s Pacific Coast. Its neighbors are Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.
Like all Latin Americans, we are a mix of peoples and cultures. Indigenous culture remains strong. The Nahua (Pipil) were an important culture, but there were many, including Mayan. The colonizers were Spanish who arrived in 1524. The first African was brought in 1528. Abolition came in 1825.
There are also Arab influences from Palestinians who came mostly between 1880 and 1920. Lebanese came during the wars of the 1940s and 1960s. Arab Salvadorans have done well in business and politics.
The Salvadoran national dish is pupusas which are delicious stuffed tortillas. Don’t order too many because they are filling. We cook many versions of soups that are like sancochos. Elote Loco, grilled corn with ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, Worchestershire sauce and cheese, is a popular street food. You see variations at NYC street fairs.