35th New York Salsa Festival 2020

The 35th New York Salsa Festival brings Salsa legends to Barclays Center on Saturday, June 13, 2019 (to be confirmed)

Tito Rojas “El Gallo Salsero”

PROSPECT HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN | Sat, Jun 9, 2019 | “El Gallo Salsero” (The Salsa Rooster) comes to town

The 34th New York Salsa Festival lineup includes:

  • Willie Colón
  • Oscar D’Leon
  • Rey Ruiz
  • Andy Montañez
  • Tito Nieves
  • Eddie Santiago
  • Charlie Aponte
  • Grupo Niche
  • Los Adolescentes
  • Africando
  • Tony Vega
  • David Pabón
  • Bobby Allende & Marc Quinones’ 8 y Mas

Willie Colón is “El Malo” the original bad boy of la salsa

Saturday, December 14, 2019
JEROME PARK, The Bronx ~ Celebrate Christmas with El Malo en Navidad at Lehman Center

Grupo Niche are Colombian salsa legends

Saturday, March 7, 2020
JEROME PARK, The Bronx ~ Relive the hits ‘Cali Pachanguero’, ‘Un Aventura’ and more at Lehman Center

La India is the “Princess of the Salsa”

Friday, November 8, 2019
PASSAIC, New Jersey ~ The chart-topping, Latin Grammy and Guinness Book of Records-winning Puerto Rican salsa singer plays Fiesta Night Club

Eddie Palmieri is a Puerto Rican salsa and Latin jazz legend

Sat, September 21, 2019
JEROME PARK, The Bronx ~ El maestro and Dominican jazz pianist Michel Camilo play a double-bill at Lehman Center. ¡WEPA!

Jerry Rivera is one of the great Puerto Rican salsa romántica singers

Saturday, August 31, 2019
WOODSIDE, Queens ~ Dance to ‘Amores como el nuestro’, ‘Cara de niño’, ‘Casí un Hechizo’, and ‘Que Hay de Malo’ up close and personal at Mamajuana Cafe Queens

The 32nd New York Salsa Festival lineup includes:

20th Latin Grammys 2019 are the biggest night in Latin music

Thu, November 14, 2019
LAS VEGAS, Nevada ~ Watch the Latin Grammy Awards on Univision

“El coronel no tiene quien le escriba” Colombian theatre at Repertorio

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
KIPS BAY, NYC ~ Colombian director Jorge Alí Triana’s off-broadway theatre adaptation of the classic Gabriel García Márquez story about how history repeats itself is at Repertorio Español

Christie’s Fall 2019 Latin American Art auction

Exhibit Sat, Nov 16, 2019
Auction Wed-Thu, Nov 20-21
ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NYC ~ Frida Kahlo, Fernando Botero, Francisco Toledo, Diego Rivera, and Rufino Tamayo lead the sale at Christie’s

Ballet Hispánico Apollo Theater 2019

Fri-Sat, November 22-23, 2019
HARLEM, NYC ~ The leading Latino dance organization in the U.S. explores Latin identity through female choreographers Anabelle Lopez Ochoa, Andrea Miller and Michelle Manzanales at the Apollo Theater

Bulla en el Barrio sings Colombian Bullerengue of San Basilio de Palenque

Monday, November 25, 2019
PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn ~ This Colombian women’s singing and dancing tradition from San Basilio de Palenque, the first free African town in the Americas, is at Barbès

Día de las Velitas, a Colombian holiday tradition

Saturday, December 7, 2019
Colombian Christmas tradition
COLOMBIA ~ Colombians across the country, famously in Medellín, light rows and rows of candles to commemorate the people’s anticipation of the Vatican’s proclamation of the Immaculate Conception in December 8, 1854

Celebrate La Novena de Navidad, the Christmas Novena

December 16-24
This nine-day prayer cycle is a Colombian, Ecuadorian and Venezuelan Christmas tradition

Carnival, Carnaval, Carnevale

Jan 6 – Feb 25, 2020
This Italian Catholic winter festival spread to France, Spain and Portugal, and then around the Latin world in colonial times

Leading Latin American art foundation commissions resistance through art

October 30, 2019-Feb 2, 2020
EAST HARLEM, NYC ~ The Foundation of the world’s leading collection of modern and contemporary Latin American art shows its 2019 commissions at El Museo del Barrio

Grupo Niche are Colombian salsa legends

Saturday, March 7, 2020
JEROME PARK, The Bronx ~ Relive the hits ‘Cali Pachanguero’, ‘Un Aventura’ and more at Lehman Center

Celebrate World Chocolate Day

Tuesday, July 7, 2020
UPPER AMAZON ~ Chocolate, made from cocoa, is native to Colombia and Venezuela. It was domesticated in Guatemala and Mexico. Spanish priests took it to Europe.

La Virgen de Chiquinquirá is patron saint of Colombia

Thursday, July 9, 2020
CHIQUINQUIRÁ, Colombia ~ This Virgin Mary, the patron saint of Colombia received her Canonical Coronation on July 9, 1919

Celebrate Colombian Independence Day “20 de Julio”

Monday, July 20, 2020
BOGOTÁ ~ The Colombian national day celebrates the people’s protests which inspired the formation of a government independent from Spain on July 20, 1810

Simón Bolívar is the George Washington of South America

Friday, July 24, 2020
CARACAS, Venezuela ~ Simón Bolívar “El Libertador,” the founding father of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru and Venezuela, was born on July 24, 1783

Colombian Parade NYC 2019 ~ Desfile Colombiano New York ¡Cafeteros!

GALA Friday, July 26, 2019
PARADE & FESTIVAL Sunday, July 28, 2019
JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens ~ New York City’s celebration of our Colombian heritage includes a wreath laying, gala, parade and street fair after party

FIFA World Soccer Rankings

Thursday, July 25, 2019
ZÜRICH, SWITZERLAND ~ USA women are #1. 70% of the top ten men’s teams are Latin: Brazil, France, Uruguay, Portugal, Colombia, Spain and Argentina

Junta Hispana 2019 Hispanic street fair at Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Sunday, July 21, 2019
FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK, Queens ~ Family entertainment, games, food and kiosks from twenty Hispanic countries. FREE ~ CANCELLED DUE TO NYC’S DANGEROUS HEAT ADVISORY

Afro-Latino Festival 2019 brings the African diaspora home

Fri-Sat, July 12-13, 2019
DOWNTOWN, Brooklyn ~ Mariachi Flor de Toloache and José Alberto “El Canario” headline this festival of concerts, talks and food from the African diaspora

Havana Film Festival New York celebrates 20 years

MANHATTAN, BRONX, QUEENS; PREFEST Apr 5-8, FEST Apr 9-16, 2019; Latin American film festival ~ Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, Mexican, Peruvian & Spanish movies, red carpet & parties, plus Cuban ballet legend CARLOS ACOSTA

ArtExpo 2019 contemporary art & photography fair at Pier 90

HELL’S KITCHEN; Fri-Sun, Apr 4-7, 2019 ~ One of New York City’s big contemporary art fairs has independent artist [SOLO] and photography [FOTO SOLO] sections

New Directors / New Films 48 at Film Society & MoMA

LINCOLN CENTER & MIDTOWN; daily, Mar 27 – April 7, 2019; Film festival ~ New Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, French & Mexican filmmakers curated by NYC’s most respected film presenters

Ballet Hispánico stretches Latino horizons at The Joyce

CHELSEA; Tue-Sun, Mar 26-31, 2019; Cuban contemporary dance theatre ~ Explore the Latin diaspora with Annabelle Lopez Ochoa (Colombian), Edwaard Liang (Chinese) & Bennyroyce Royon (Filipino)

Armory Show 2019 contemporary art fair at Piers 90, 92 & 94

HELL’S KITCHEN; Armory Week Thu-Sun, Mar 7-10, 2019; Modern, Post War, Contemporary art fair ~ Armory Week art fairs ride along with this huge art fair of international art with African, Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, French, French-Canadian, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish galleries

Film Comment Selects 2019 at Film Society

LINCOLN CENTER, Wed-Sun, Feb 6-10, 2019, Film festival with Brazilian, Chilean, French & Spanish movies curated by Film Comment magazine editors.

Latin Grammys 2018 ~ the biggest night in Latin music

UNIVISION, November 15, 2018 ~ Jorge Drexler (Uruguay), Luis Miguel (Mexico), and Rosalía (Spain) were 2018’s big winners. Watch videos of all the winners in this story.

Fashion donated by celebs, socialites & designers benefits Women Together

November 8, 2018, Thursday
Museum of Arts and Design
Midtown, Manhattan
This sale of gently or never used items donated from NYC women’s wardrobes benefits social development in Colombian, Dominican and Mexican artisanal communities by Women Together

Casita Maria Fiesta 2018 (Photos)

PLAZA HOTEL, MIDTOWN, Tue, October 16, 2018 ~ Jacqueline Weld Drake, Dayssi Olarte De Kanavos, Carlos Souza & Mary Snow support youth education in the South Bronx, Harlem & East Harlem

Hispanic Day Parade 2018 ~ Desfile de la Hispanidad

Sunday, October 14, 2018
Fifth Avenue
(44th to 69th Street)
Midtown – Upper East Side Manhattan
Argentine, Bolivian, Belizean, Chilean, Colombian, Costa Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Guatemalan, Honduran, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Panamanian, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Salvadoran, Spanish, Uruguayan and Venezuelan cultures

SummerStage 2018 FREE Latin concerts in NYC parks

Central Park SummerStage
Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
Parks across NYC

US Open Tennis 2018 Nadal, Halep, Del Potro, Garcia, Fognini

Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, French, Italian, Romanian, Spanish players including the #1 men’s and women’s singles players.
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
August 27-September 9, 2018
Sunday – Monday
September 2 – 3, 2018
Tuesday – Wednesday
September 4 – 5, 2018
Thursday – Friday
September 6 – 7, 2018
Saturday – Sunday
September 8 – 9, 2018

New York International Salsa Congress 2018

Marriott Marquis
Times Square Theater District, Manhattan
Thursday – Monday
August 30 – September 3, 2018

Geraint Thomas wins Tour de France 2018

Colombian, French, Italian & Spanish riders.
July 7 – 29, 2018
Tour de France 2018 winners:
TIME Geraint Thomas (British)
POINTS Peter Sagan (Slovakian)
CLIMBER Julian Alaphilippe (French)
YOUNG Pierre Roger Latour (French)
TEAM Movistar (Spanish)
COMBATIVE Daniel Martin (Irish)
Nairo Quintana finishes 10th time, 8th climber.
Egan Arley Bernal Gomez 2nd youth
Daniel Felipe Martinez Poveda 5th youth

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! 2018 ~ African, Colombian, Chilean, Mexican

African, Chilean, Colombian, French-Canadian & Mexican music, dance and film.
Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn
June 5 – August 11, 2018

The 2016 lineup includes:

Willie Colon

Willie Colón (The Bronx, 1950) is a legendary Nuyorican Salsa trombonist and bandleader who made a series of hit Salsa records for FANIA Records in the 1970s. The partnership between Colón and singer Hector Lavoe was special. Today Colón is a politician. This is a rare chance to see the legend on the concert stage.

Jerry Rivera

Jerry Rivera (Puerto Rican, 1973) was once known as “El Bebé de la Salsa” because he started singing as a 14 year-old kid. Rivera’s third album “Cuenta Conmigo” (Count on Me) went triple platinum in 1992 with his signature hit “Amores Como El Nuestro” (Love like ours). You may remember Rivera for 1994’s “Cara de Niño” (Face of a baby).

Tito Rojas

Tito Rojas, “El Gallo Salsero” (Humacao, Puerto Rico, 1955) is a Puerto Rican Salsa singer and bandleader. Rojas’ first hit was 1978’s “Con Amor” (With Love). Rojas is loved for 1995’s “Por Propio Derecho” (On my own right). His latest is 2014’s “El Viajero” (The Traveler).

Grupo Niche

Grupo Niche (Cali, 1978) is one of Colombia’s seminal Salsa groups. Led by Jairo Varela, Grupo Niche produced a series of hits and spun off artists into other important Colombian bands including Orquesta Guayacán.

Grupo Niche’s signature song is “Cali Pachanguero.” Cali is the capital of Colombian Salsa. In the late 1980s Tito Gomez of Sonora Ponceña sang with Niche.

Eddie Santiago

Eddie Santiago (Toa Alta, Puerto Rico, 1960) is a Puerto Rican romantic salsa singer who was popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Andy Montañez

Andy Montañez, “The Godfather of Salsa,” (Santurce, Puerto Rico, 1942) is a Puerto Rican Salsa singer who gained fame with El Gran Combo before going solo. More recently Montañez has been playing with “Salsaton,” a blend of Salsa and Reggaeton.

Sonora Ponceña

Sonora Ponceña (1954) is a seminal Puerto Rican Salsa band that was directed by Enrique “Quique” Lucca Caraballo. Today his song Papo Lucca directs the band. Papa is one of those kids who grew up in the business and just naturally took to it.

Tickets are $71 – $146+

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