New York City

New York City’s European discoverer, first immigrant, and first Jewish community were Latin. Most Africans were brought from Cuba.

The Bronx

Manhattan | Queens

Manhattan | Brooklyn

Staten Island


Givenchy the French couture designer who defined 1950s elegance

Hubert de Givenchy passed away near Paris on March 10, 2018.
Givenchy New York
747 Madison Avenue
(at 65th St)
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Open daily

Oscar de la Renta amazing lace

772 Madison Avenue
(at 66th St)
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Closed Sundays

Teatro SEA

LOWER EAST SIDE ~ World-class puppetry and bilingual children’s theatre

SOB’s Sounds of Brazil

HUDSON SQUARE NYC live music night club ~ New York City’s oldest world music night club

Roulette Intermedium

A center for New Music.
509 Atlantic Ave at Third Ave
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn

House of Yes

BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN, Tue-Sun ~ NYC’s aerial burlesque nightclub is as close as you can get to the good old party days in public

On Stage at Kingsborough

KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE, MANHATTAN BEACH, BROOKLYN,
#PERFORMINGARTS #DANCETHEATER

Barneys New York is New York Style

Madison (Upper East Side)
Broadway (Upper West Side)
Downtown (Chelsea)
SoHo
Brooklyn (Cobble Hill)

Terraza 7

It’s a tropical experience. Lots of great local Latin Jazz artists play.
40-19 Gleane Street
at Roosevelt Ave
Elmhurst / Jackson Heights, Queens
Nightly

Museum of the Moving Image

ASTORIA, QUEENS, Tue-Sun ~ NYC’s museum of Film, TV, & Media
#MUSEUM #MOVIETHEATER

MoMA PS1 is the Museum of Modern Art’s Experimental Space

22-25 Jackson Ave
(between 46th Ave & 46th Rd)
Long Island City, Queens
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday

La Boom

WOODSIDE, QUEENS ~ New York City’s most popular Latin night club
FRI Touring artists
SAT Tropical party
SUN Noches Mexicanas

Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education

HUNTS POINT, THE BRONX ~ Charitable school for South Bronx youth that actually gets kids into college

Pregones Theater

CONCOURSE, THE BRONX ~ Puerto Rican theatre traditions live at Pregones Theater in Concourse, The Bronx

Bronx Museum of the Arts

CONCOURSE VILLAGE, THE BRONX; Community art museum; Wed-Sun ~ Art associated with The Bronx

Hostos Center

CONCOURSE, THE BRONX; College performing arts center ~ Latin concerts, shows and theatre

St. George Theatre

35 Hyatt St
St. George, Staten Island

Latin is a mix of Native American, European, and African. New York City has Latin DNA.

The Lenape “Indian” village was in what is now Inwood. Naturally, it is still the most beautiful spot in Manhattan.

New York Bay was discovered for the Europeans in 1524 by Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano working for King Francis I of France.

The first immigrant in our city of immigrants was Juan Rodríguez, a sailor who arrived in 1613 from Santo Domingo in what is now the Dominican Republic. He set up his house on the Native American trading site at the southern tip of Manhattan. The spot later became the U.S. Customs House. It is now the National Museum of the American Indian.

The colony of New Netherland was founded in 1624 by the Spanish Netherlands ruled by Queen Isabella Clara Eugenia.

Our first Jewish settlers were Sephardic (Spanish & Portuguese). They made New York a city open to all peoples.

Africans were brought to New York City through Cuba. Most of our American pop culture is African. Irish brought the Latin religion. The icon of New York, the Statue of Liberty, is French.

Italians came in a wave that helped define the City. Cubans brought their music. Puerto Ricans made Salsa from it and the world ate it up. A Brazilian designed the United Nations.

Black and Latin kids in the Bronx created Hip-Hop, the pop music of our time. Today Latin New York is mostly Dominican, Puerto Rican, Mexican, Ecuadorian, and Colombian.

Hamilton, the most influential Broadway show in a generation, was written by the son of Puerto Rican New Yorkers.

We are proud of our contributions to this great City and this great country. But wait, there’s more…