New York City

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

Manhattan Brooklyn Queens The Bronx | Staten Island


Alvin Ailey 60th Anniversary Season 2018

NEW YORK CITY CENTER, MIDTOWN, Tue-Sun, November 28-December 30, 2018 ~ Ailey classics and Company premieres by Rennie Harris, Ronald K. Brown, Wayne McGregor & Jessica Lang. Opening night gala.
#AFRICAN #MODERNDANCE

“El coronel no tiene quien le escriba” Colombian Play in Spanish

REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL, KIPS BAY ~ Fri, Dec 14 2018 ~ Jorge Alí Triana’s adaptation of the classic Gabriel García Márquez story about how history repeats itself
#COLOMBIAN #OFFBROADWAY #PLAY

Pedro Giraudo Argentine Tango Jazz

2018 Latin Grammy “Best Tango Album”
BARBÈS, PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN, Sat, Dec 15
THE DJANGO, TRIBECA, Tue, Dec 11 ~ Tango for dancing
#ARGENTINE #TANGO #LIVEMUSIC

Met Opera’s new “La Traviata” stars Diana Damrau and Peruvian Tenor Juan Diego Flórez

METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE, LINCOLN CENTER, December 15 (Sat), 18 (Tue), 22 (Sat) 2018 ~ Michael Mayer’s new production of Verdi’s beloved Italian opera. “Sempre libera degg’io” and “Addio, del passato.”
#ITALIAN #OPERA

Pedro Giraudo Argentine Tango Jazz

2018 Latin Grammy “Best Tango Album”
BARBÈS, PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN, Sat, Dec 15
THE DJANGO, TRIBECA, Tue, Dec 11 ~ Tango for dancing
#ARGENTINE #TANGO #LIVEMUSIC

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

Barclays Center

Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
~
Brooklyn’s arena hosts the Brooklyn Nets, New York Islanders and concerts

Brooklyn Museum

PROSPECT PARK, BROOKLYN, Wed-Sun ~ “Life, Death, and Transformation in the Americas” in the Arts of the Americas Galleries contains Brazilian, Colombian, Mexican, Peruvian, and other Pre-Columbian art. Open late on First Saturdays

“Navidad: A Mexican-American Christmas” by Calpulli

THALIA HISPANIC THEATRE, SUNNYSIDE, QUEENS, Fri-Sun, November 30-December 16, 2018. NYC’s leading Mexican dance company premieres a new Off-Broadway holiday production
#MEXICAN #CHRISTMASSHOW

La Boom

WOODSIDE, QUEENS ~ Fri touring artists, Sat tropical dance party, Sun NYC’s big Mexican night
#LATIN #MEXICAN #DANCECLUB

Pedro Giraudo Argentine Tango Jazz

2018 Latin Grammy “Best Tango Album”
BARBÈS, PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN, Sat, Dec 15
THE DJANGO, TRIBECA, Tue, Dec 11 ~ Tango for dancing
#ARGENTINE #TANGO #LIVEMUSIC

Socrates Annual 2018

SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK, ASTORIA, QUEENS: Daily, October 7, 2018 to March 11, 2019 ~ Dominican, French, Peruvian & Puerto Rican artists or inspirations. FREE

“La Canción” ~ Puerto Rican Hip-Hop Musical, Spanish Off-Broadway

REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL, KIPS BAY, December, 15 (Sat), 2018 ~ Puerto Rican playwright Cándido Tirado’s musical about a Bronx kid who wakes up with a song in his head. Original music by Reggaeton legend VICO C.
#PUERTORICAN #OFFBROADWAY #HIPHOP #MUSICAL #INSPANISH

Eddie Palmieri Puerto Rican Salsa and Latin Jazz Legend

EAST HARLEM, December 15 (2018, Sat) ~ Eduardo “Eddie” Palmieri was born in El Barrio in 1936.
#PUERTORICAN #JAZZ #SALSA #LEGEND

Vantage Point 24 – Celebrating 20 years

THE POINT CDC, HUNTS POINT, THE BRONX, Mon-Fri, July 25 to December 31, 2018 ~ 20 years of community photography by students and alumni of The International Center of Photography at The Point

Down These Mean Streets

EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO, EAST HARLEM, Wed-Sat, September 13, 2018 – January 6, 2019 ~ Latino photographers provide an intimate look at the street life in their own neighborhoods

NYC Marathon

November 4, 2018, Sunday
~
Staten Island > Brooklyn > Queens > The Bronx > Manhattan > Central Park
~
Pro Runners include:
Donn Cabral
Juan Luis Barrios (Mexico)
Brenda Martinez (Mexican – American)
Beverly Ramos (Puerto Rico)

Staten Island Day of the Dead Festival 2018

Sunday, October 21, 2018
~
Our Lady of Mount Carmel-St. Benedicta School
West Brighton, Staten Island
~
A family Day of the Dead Festival with ofrenda making and other Méxican cultural activities

Register to Vote in English or Spanish online, by mail or in person

Friday, October 12, 2018
~
Last day to register to vote in November’s General Election

Mile-Long Opera, a biography of 7 o’clock, 1,000 singers, 100 stories

October 3 – 8, 2018
Wednesday – Monday
~
High Line
Meatpacking District & Chelsea, Manhattan

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…


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