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


Carolina Herrera

UPPER EAST SIDE ~ Dress like a first lady at Carolina Herrera and CH Carolina Herrera.
#VENEZUELAN #FASHION #MADISONAVENUE

City Winery NYC

HUDSON SQUARE NYC live music venue ~ New York City’s only operating winery is also a wine bar, restaurant and music hall for seasoned acts

Teatro SEA

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

Valentino

Upper East Side
Midtown East
~
Legendary Italian fashion

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

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

Nydia Velázquez U.S. Representative NY District 7 is Puerto Rican

Manhattan LOWER EAST SIDE, EAST VILLAGE ~ Brooklyn BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, BUSHWICK, CARROLL GARDENS, GREENPOINT, RED HOOK, WILLIAMSBURG, ~ Queens MASPETH, RIDGEWOOD, WOODSIDE ~ First Latina on the New York City Council and first Puerto Rican woman in U.S. Congress

La Boom weekend Latin night club

WOODSIDE, QUEENS | Latin night club dancing |
FRI Touring artists
SAT Tropical dance party
SUN Mexican night

Nydia Velázquez U.S. Representative NY District 7 is Puerto Rican

Manhattan LOWER EAST SIDE, EAST VILLAGE ~ Brooklyn BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, BUSHWICK, CARROLL GARDENS, GREENPOINT, RED HOOK, WILLIAMSBURG, ~ Queens MASPETH, RIDGEWOOD, WOODSIDE ~ First Latina on the New York City Council and first Puerto Rican woman in U.S. Congress

Rio Market has the cure for Saudade

This Brazilian supermarket in the “Little Brazil” section of Queens has become a center for NYC’s Brazilian community

Museum of the Moving Image

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

Pregones Theater

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

Lehman Center

JEROME PARK, THE BRONX; Lehman College performing arts center ~ One of the best places in New York City to see Latin music concerts

Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education

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

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…