Mexican New York City

Mexican New York City is centered in Corona, Elmhurst, and Jackson Heights, Queens; Sunset Park and Bushwick, Brooklyn; and in New Jersey. We are America’s largest Latin community and New York’s second largest. Mariachi is one of our folk musics.

Phillips’ May auction of Latin American art also benefits Colombian FLORA

Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, Mexican, and Venezuelan art on view Saturday-Wednesday, May 20-24 for auction Wednesday, May 24

Rivera’s Portrait leads Sotheby’s May Latin America Modern Art auction

Mexican, Cuban, and Chilean modernists on view at Sotheby’s in the Upper East Side, from Sat, May 20 for auction Thu, May 25, 2017

SummerStage 2017 presents free concerts of great Latin artists in NYC parks

Free concerts of Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Cuban, French, Italian, Jewish, Mexican, Portuguese, Puerto Rican, and Venezuelan music and dance at NYC parks in all five boroughs June 21 – August 25, 2017

New York Mets gotta believe

18-24 in 3rd place, 7.5 games behind. San Diego Padres visit Citi Field in Queens, Tuesday-Thursday, May 23-25, 2017

How to be a Latin Lover stars Eugenio Derbez, Salma Hayek, & Raquel Welch

Ken Marino’s 2017 comedy about the importance of family opened Apr 28. The surprise hit is now playing citywide, Fri, May 19.

Selena Gomez is a Bad Liar because she is a good girl

The Mexican-American pop star, the most popular person on Instagram, releases the first single from her upcoming album May 18, 2017

10,000 Dancers to Dance, Dance, Dance Parade

Dance for Peace from 21st and Broadway, to 8th Street, to Tompkins Square Park for an afternoon DanceFest Sat, May 20, 2017

Sotheby’s Brings Pre-Columbian Antiquities to Market

Mexican, Peruvian, and Chilean antiquities are on sale in the Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas auction, Mon, May 15, 2017

All-woman Mariachi Flor de Toloache are NYC’s Mariachi Kings

NYC’s first ladies of Mariachi play Central Park SummerStage, Sat, July 8, 2017

Metropolitan Museum of Art is NYC’s Encyclopedia of Art

The biggest art museum in the U.S. is New York City’s encyclopedia of art.

Terraza 7 is the heart of NY’s Latin American Jazz scene

World Jazz club and community center in the heart of Latin Queens

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in New York City

Celebrate the French defeat at Puebla, Mexico with Mexican food, drink, and culture, Fri, May 5, 2017

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company brings Mexican folklore to NYC

Cinco de Mayo performance at the Museum of the City of New York in East Harlem (El Barrio), Fri, May 5, 2017

Frieze New York 2017, NYC’s big May contemporary art fair, is now slightly modern

Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, French, Guatemalan, Italian, Mexican, Portuguese, Puerto Rican, and Spanish galleries are showing at Randall’s Island, Fri-Sun, May 5-7, 2017

Limón Dance Company presents its first season under new artistic director Colin Connor

It’s new artistic director Colin Connor’s first season at the Joyce Theater in Chelsea, Tue-Sat, May 2-6, 2017

May Day or Worker’s Day is a public holiday in many Latin cultures

Celebrate Spring or Worker’s Day on May 1

Subrosa hits a May groove with Latin Jazz, Cuban Rumba, and Cuban Salsa

Latin bands most nights with live music for dancing Salsa Tuesdays and Saturdays

Throckmorton Fine Art is America’s leading dealer of Latin American Photography, and Pre-Columbian & Chinese Artifacts

Chinese Jades “Mythical Beasts – The Divinity of Dragons” through Apr 22. Argentine, Colombian, Cuban, Mexican, and Spanish work at the AIPAD Photography Show booth #500 Mar 29 – Apr 2, 2017

Ballet Hispánico is America’s leading Latino dance company

Contemporary dance with Mexican, Colombian, and Spanish influences at The Joyce Theater in Chelsea, Tue-Sat, Apr 18-22, 2017

Tribeca Film Festival 2017 celebrates the power of storytelling

N.O.W. Showcase just announced! Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, French, Italian, Mexican, Spanish, and Venezuelan stories, Wed-Sun, Apr 19-30, 2017

Joan Baez knows a little about diamonds and rust

Watch the American folk singer with a Mexican heritage get inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, or on HBO on Fri, Apr 7 at 7pm

Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater 40 Latin Springs

The Latin classicist of Modern Dance celebrates its 40th Anniversary with three world premieres and company favorites at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center in the Upper West Side, Fri-Sat, Apr 7-8, 2017

César Chávez

Celebrate the birthday of the great American union and civil rights leader in Yuma, Arizona on March 31, 1927.

AIPAD Photography Show is America’s leading fine art photography fair

The fair opens at Pier 94 with a private viewing Wed, Mar 29. The show runs Thu-Sun, Mar 30 – Apr 2, 2017

New Directors / New Films presents emerging filmmakers in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, & Mexico

Emerging filmmakers from around the world at MoMA and Film Society of Lincoln Center, Mar 15-26, 2017

Film Society of Lincoln Center

America’s leading film presenter screens great American and international movies every day.

Whitney Biennial 2017 trend-setting contemporary American art

See what’s now, including work by Mexican-American and Puerto Rican artists, at the Whitney Museum of American Art in the Meatpacking District, Mar 17 – Jun 11, 2017

Raúl de Nieves in the 2017 Whitney Biennial

The New York-based Mexican mixed media and performance artist is in the 2017 Whitney Biennial in Greenwich Village Mar 17 – Jun 11, 2017

ADAA Art Show 2017 hosts America’s top art dealers [Review]

Argentine, Brazilian, Cuban, French, Italian, Mexican, and Spanish artists are exhibited at the Gala Preview Feb 28 at the Park Avenue Armory. The show runs Mar 1-5, 2017

Sotheby’s Latin American Modern Art auction is coming in May

Sotheby’s May and November auctions are pillars of New York City’s Latin American art market. The next auction is May 25, 2017.

Arrival wins an Oscar and Iranian director Asghar Farhadi speaks for us

French-Canadian sci-fi thriller Arrival was 2017’s only Latin winner at the Oscars on Feb 26, 2017

Carnival is a Global Latin Party that ends on Mardi Gras

The Septuagesima is Feb 12, but Venice Carnavale starts Feb 11. Rio Carnaval starts Feb 24. Barranquilla Carnaval starts Feb 25. The whole party ends on Carnival Tuesday (Mardi Gras), Feb 28, 2017.

Sotheby’s Contemporary Curated

Sotheby’s Armory Week auction includes Brazilian, Chilean, French, French-Canadian, Italian, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Spanish, and Uruguayan artists Thu, Mar 2, 2017

VOLTA NY invitational show of solo artist projects

Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Cuban, French-Canadian, Honduran, Italian, Mexican, & Peruvian art at Pier 90 Mar 1-5, 2017

Everybody Loves Somebody is a fun, romantic comedy

Bilingual Mexican-American film screened Feb 17 – Mar 2 2017

Metropolitan Opera is America’s premiere opera company

Bellini’s Italian opera La Traviata opens, and Mexican tenor Javier Camarena stars in Bellini’s Italian opera I Puritani in the week of Feb 20-26, 2017

The Armory Show 2018 is NYC’s big international art fair

The next show is at Piers 92 94 Mar 8-11, 2018

Mario de Vega the sound of space

The Mexican sound artist translates high and low frequencies into audible sounds to produce visceral, psychoacoustic reactions at Issue Project Room in Downtown, Brooklyn Thu, Feb 16, 2017

Carlos Fuentes Mexican literary giant

The giant of Mexican literature is best known for La muerte de Artemis Cruz (The Death of Artemis Cruz) 1962

Chucho Valdés, Jesse & Joy, Ile, Vicente Fernández, and the Jose Lugo & Guasábara Combo win 2017 Grammys

Grammy nominees were announced Dec 6, 2016 and awarded Sun, Feb 12, 2017

Uptown Fashion Week shows Latin American Designers

Fashion shows of Latin American designers at the Skyline Hotel Feb 13-15, 2017

The Latin in New York Fashion Week February

Fall/Winter collections are showing at Skylight Clarkson and around town Feb 9-16, 2017

Audiences can’t get enough of Javier Camarena

The star Mexican bel canto tenor is Arturo in Bellini’s Italian opera I Puritani at the Metropolitan Opera Feb 10-28, 2017

Guadalupe Inn

Upscale Mexican restaurant with live music run by Mexico City chef Ivan Garcia in Bushwick, Brooklyn

Neighboring Scenes

Annual showcase of contemporary Latin American cinema co-presented by Cinema Tropical at Film Society of Lincoln Center Jan 26-31, 2017

Winter Antiques Show is America’s premiere antiques show

Throckmorton Fine Art features pre-Columbian artifacts from Mexico at the show Jan 20-29 with an opening night preview Thu, Jan 19, 2017

Gonzalez y Gonzalez has dancing to live Salsa bands Friday & Saturday

Mexican restaurant and Salsa club in Greenwich Village that usually has live Salsa bands for dancing on weekends

Golden Globes

Many Latin artists won nominations and French thriller Elle won Best Foreign Language Film at the awards announced Jan 8, 2017

It’s NYC Restaurant Week

Reservations open Jan 9 for prix fixe lunches and dinners at some of NYC’s best restaurants Jan 23 – Feb 10, 2017. If you miss out, you will have to wait until Jul/Aug.

Hispanic Heritage Month

The United States celebrates our Hispanic heritage from September 15 – October 25

Mexican Independence Day

El Grito de Dolores (The Cry of Dolores) marked the start of the Mexican War of Independence on September 16, 1810. ¡Viva México!

Day of the Dead

An Aztec Mexican tradition now associated with the Christian All Souls Day on November 2.

Hispanic Day Parade

New Yorkers from the 20 Latin American countries and Spain celebrate the last days of Hispanic Heritage Month on Sun, Oct, 8, 2017

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Mexican-Americans celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Mon, Dec 12, 2016 with a Youth Mass at 10am and a Mass at 7pm.

Christie’s Latin American Art

Christie’s auctions Latin American Art in May and November.

Latin Grammys

The 17th Annual Latin Grammys were Thursday, Nov 17, 2016. “La Bicicleta” by Carlos Vives and Shakira won Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Fellow Colombian Manuel Medrano won Best New Artist. Mexico and Brazil had the most wins. Colombia and Argentina were right behind.

Zaira Meneses, the first lady of the classical guitar

Zaira Meneses, Mexico’s “First Lady of the classical guitar” is guest soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of New York at Carnegie Hall, Thu, Dec. 8, 2016 at 7:30pm

Thalia

Mexican Queen of Latin Pop brought her Latina Love Tour to the Beacon Theatre on September 28, 2016

Club América

Watch Necaxa vs Club América (Liga MX) Tue, Sep 20 at 10pm

Consulate of Mexico in New York

Provides legal and cultural services to Mexicans in New York City and tourists planning to visit Mexico.

Uptown Fashion Week September

Established Latin designers lead emerging designers during New York Fashion Week. At The Museum of the City of New York September 12-15, 2016.

Hot Latin Songs

What we are listening to now

The Latin in New York Fashion Week September

New York Fashion Week September is Thursday-Friday, September 7-15, 2017

Black Eyed Peas

The Peas remade their first hit “Where is the Love” with a host of celebrities in response to the 2016 terror attacks on people and police #WHERESTHELOVE

“Juan Gabriel is our Elvis”

The Latin Elvis is “Siempre en mi Mente” (Always in my Mind).

Julion Alvarez y su Norteño Banda

On of the top artists in Regional Mexican music kicks off his Mis Idolos…Hoy Mis Amigos Tour at The Theater in Madison Square Garden Saturday, July 30 at 8:30pm

Death in Arizona

Unusual visual poetry about love lost is intertwined with thoughts of the sole survivor of a cataclysmic event in Tin Dirdamal’s 2014 Mexican-Bolivian-German film. Screens with director Q&A as part of the PROYECTOR series at UnionDocs Brooklyn on Friday July 15 at 7:30pm.

Copa América Centenario

The South American soccer championship celebrated its centennial in the USA June 3-26, 2016. Chile defeated Argentina to become champions. Chile will represent South America in the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2017.

Pati Jinich “Mexican Today”

“Mexican Today” is the latest book by the Mexican chef, cookbook author, and host of the national PBS series Pati’s Mexican Table

CocoaDíos

A high-energy immersive experience of the ancient Mesoamerican legend of how chocolate came to earth
at the House of Yes, Brooklyn May 5-21, 2016

New York Festival of Song

Compositora: Songs by Latin American Women featuring soprano María Valdés and baritone Efraín Solís
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 8pm

CD Guadalajara “Chivas”

Watch Guadalajara vs Tigres UANL (Liga MX) Tue, Sep 20 at 10pm

Dzul Dance Tree of Life Trilogy III Wacah Chan (Premiere)

NYC’s Mayan circus theater tells the story of “Wacah Chan,” Mayan for the snake with two faces
El Museo del Barrio
Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 8pm

Neighboring Scenes: New Latin American Cinema

Contemporary Latin American cinema showcase
Film Society of Lincoln Center
January 7 – 10, 2016

Dzul Dance Tree of Life Trilogy II Kuxan Sum

“Kuxan Sum” is the living umbilical cord that connects the spiritual realms. Meet conquistador Cortés and the native maiden La Malinche who changed the direction of American history.

Dzul Dance Tree of Life Trilogy I Soul of the Maya

Premiered on December 12, 2015 at El Museo del Barrio in New York City, La Virgen de Guadalupe, patron saint of Mexico, made a surprise appearance on her feast day.

Graciela Iturbide is Mexico’s leading living photographer

At Throckmorton Fine Art in Midtown East Nov 14 – Jan 11, 2013

Sergio Hernandez ~ Popol Vuh

An exhibition of paintings and drawings by Mexican artist Sergio Hernández inspired by the “Popol Vuh” at the Mexican Cultural Institute’s Galeria Octavio Paz.

Rolando Villazón

World-class opera tenor Rolando Villazón, originally from Mexico City, sings Verdi´s “Requiem”…

Mexican-Americans are the dominant Latin culture in the United States. The western third of our country used to be Mexico. Mexican-American culture was once concentrated in the former Mexican states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, and California. Today Mexican-Americans contribute to the life and economies of every state.

Mexican-Americans are New York City’s third-largest Latin community. We are projected to be NYC’s leading Latin group within the next five years (2020).

Mexico is the world’s largest Spanish-speaking country. (The United States is second.) That makes Mexico the center of the Spanish-speaking world.

In the 2016 election cycle, Mexican-Americans have been the target of a lot of political hate-speech. The things being said about our Mexican-American communities are not any more true than the things that were once said about our African-, Jewish-, Irish-, and Italian-American communities. Like everyone else, we work hard to contribute to the future of our country.