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


Verdi’s “La Traviata” Italian Opera

METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE, LINCOLN CENTER, Fri, April 5, 2019 ~ Michael Mayer’s new production of Verdi’s beloved Italian opera. “Sempre libera degg’io” and “Addio, del passato.”
#ITALIAN #OPERA #LIVE MUSIC

NYC Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival 2019

FIFTH AVENUE, ST PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL, MIDTOWN , Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 ~ Anyone can join this informal parade. The more fabulous your hat or costume, the better.

Indigenous Peoples Day 2019

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S CELEBRATION
Red Hawk Native American Arts Council
October 13 – 14, 2019 (TBD)
Sunday – Monday
Randall’s Island
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INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY
October 14, 2019, Monday

Witness Manhattanhenge NYC’s solar alignment

MANHATTAN CROSS STREETS, May 29-30 & July 11-12, 2019, Wed-Thu ~ Days when the winter sunrise and summer sunset aligns with the east-west street grid as if Manhattan was built as a temple to the sun

Pedro Giraudo plays Argentine Tango at Barbès

PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN; Sat, Mar 23, 2019; Argentine tango live music ~ 2018 Latin Grammy “Best Tango Album”

New York International Children’s Film Festival 2019

MANHATTAN, BROOKLYN & QUEENS, Weekends, Feb 22 – Mar 17, 2019 ~ Children’s movies from Andorra, Brazil, Cuba, Colombia, France, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Portugal and Spain

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 Latin concerts
#CONCERTS

Pedro Giraudo plays Argentine Tango at Barbès

PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN; Sat, Mar 23, 2019; Argentine tango live music ~ 2018 Latin Grammy “Best Tango Album”

Socrates Annual Farewell Fête at Socrates Sculpture Park

ASTORIA, QUEENS; daily, Oct 7, 2018 to Mar 24, 2019; Dominican French Peruvian Puerto Rican sculpture ~ Annual outdoor sculpture show in the NYC park ends with a Farewell Fête. FREE

Latin clubbing at La Boom

WOODSIDE, QUEENS; Latin night club dancing ~ Touring artists Fridays, Tropical dance party Saturdays, NYC’s big Mexican night Sundays

VolvoTango LIC Landing outdoor milonga (Tango)

Warm Tuesdays
April – mid-November
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LIC Landing
Long Island City, Queens
(Ferry from Manhattan or Brooklyn)
~
Donation

‘La Canción’ Puerto Rican Hip-Hop Musical at Repertorio

KIPS BAY, Sun Mar 24, Wed Mar 27, 2019 ~ Puerto Rican hip-hop musical theatre in Spanish. Playwright Cándido Tirado’s story about a Bronx kid who wakes up with a song in his head. Original music by Reggaeton legend VICO C.

5,000 years at the Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory

UPPER EAST SIDE, Opening night Thu, Jan 17, Show Jan 18-27, 2019, daily ~ African, French, Haitian, Italian, Mexican, Puerto Rican and Spanish antiques, art and design. The show benefits East Side House Settlement which provides educational programs to families in the South Bronx and Upper Manhattan.
# antiques fair bronx philanthropy

Roberto Roena Puerto Rican salsa legend at Lehman Center

JEROME PARK, THE BRONX, Sat, Jan 26, 2019 ~ ‘Tu Loco, Loco, Pero Yo Tranquilo.’ They don’t make salsa like that any more. Once the band starts, you can’t stop dancing.
# puerto rican salsa live music

Pregones Theater

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

NYC Marathon

November 4, 2018, Sunday
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Staten Island > Brooklyn > Queens > The Bronx > Manhattan > Central Park
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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
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Our Lady of Mount Carmel-St. Benedicta School
West Brighton, Staten Island
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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
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Last day to register to vote in November’s General Election

SummerStage 2019 Free concerts in NYC Parks

June – September
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Central Park SummerStage
Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
~
15-18 parks across NYC

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…