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)

La India Puerto Rican Salsa at Barclays Center

PROSPECT HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN; Sat, Jun 8, 2019 ~ New York Salsa Festival
CENTRAL PARK, NYC; Sun, Aug 25, 2019 ~ SummerStage

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

Colombian Salsa legends Grupo Niche play Kupferberg Center

Saturday, October 19, 2019
FLUSHING, Queens ~ Colombian salsa legends play their hits ‘Cali Pachanguero’, ‘Un Aventura’ and more

Jerry Rivera sings Puerto Rican Salsa at Barclays Center

Saturday, June 8, 2019
Live music Puerto Rican salsa
PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Brooklyn ~ Mr. “Cara de niño, alma del hombre”

Willie Colón Puerto Rican Salsa at Barclays Center

PROSPECT HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN, Sat, Jun 8, 2019 ~ The original bad boy of salsa keeps it going on

Puerto Rican jazz legend Eddie Palmieri reopens El Teatro at El Museo

EAST HARLEM, Sat, Feb 23, 2019, Puerto Rican jazz live music ~ Palmieri celebrates the reopening of El Museo’s El Teatro and his new album ‘Mi Luz Mayor’

The 32nd New York Salsa Festival lineup includes:

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

Bulla en el Barrio plays Colombian Bullerengue at Flushing Town Hall

Sunday, July 21, 2019
FLUSHING, Queens ~ Bullerengue is an Afro-Colombian women’s puberty ritual with cumbia-influenced music and dance from San Basilio de Palenque, the first free African town in the Americas

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

Simón Bolívar is the George Washington of South America

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
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 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

‘I am Latino’ Colombian comic Saul Garcia at Repertorio Español

Sat-Sun, August 17-18, 2019
KIPS BAY, NYC ~ Colombian stand-up comic Saulo makes us laugh (in Spanish) at being Latin AND U.S. American

Whitney Biennial 2019 shows the diversity of American art today

May 17 – Sep 22, 2019, Closed Tuesdays
Argentine, Colombian, French, Indigenous, Mexican & Puerto Rican art exhibition
MEATPACKING DISTRICT, NYC ~ The survey of the latest developments in American art

Colombian Salsa legends Grupo Niche play Kupferberg Center

Saturday, October 19, 2019
FLUSHING, Queens ~ Colombian salsa legends play their hits ‘Cali Pachanguero’, ‘Un Aventura’ and more

Celebrate National Chocolate Day

Sunday, October 28, 2019
Chocolate, made from cocoa, is native to the upper Amazon of Colombia and Venezuela. It was domesticated in Guatemala and Mexico. Spanish priests took it to Europe.

La Virgen de Chiquinquirá is the 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

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

SummerStage 2019

June 1 – August 27, 2019
Summer live music dance theatre festival
NYC PARKS ~ African, Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Creole, Cuban, Dominican, French, Garifuna, Haitian, Indigenous, Italian, Jewish, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Spanish culture and more. FREE

J Balvin Arcoíris Tour, Colombian Reggaeton at The Garden

Saturday, September 28, 2019
Colombian Reggaeton live music
CHELSEA, NYC ~ Balvin brings his pop art infused Arcoíris Tour (Rainbow Tour) around

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

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

DECEMBER 8 (2019, Sun) ~ The idea that the Virgin Mary was born free of sin teaches that the divinity of women and men is equal

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2019

SEPTEMBER 15 – OCTOBER 15 ~ A national celebration of our communal heritage and the contributions of Hispanic-Americans

La Novena de Navidad

NINE DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS, December 16-24 ~ This prayer cycle is a time to share holiday traditions with our children

Carnival, Carnaval, Carnevale

EPIPHANY to FAT TUESDAY (MARDI GRAS); Mon, Jan 6 to Tue, Feb 25, 2020, Catholic winter festival ~ This reversal festival is rooted in the seasonal norms of European agrarian society that spread around the world in colonial times

Mega Mezcla with Alex Sensation 2019

NEWARK, NJ; Sun, Apr 19, 2019 ~ Reggaeton concert ~ Colombian DJ Alex Sensation brings out his friends Ozuna, J Balvin, Farruko, Anuel AA, Karol G, El Alfa, Jowell y Randy, Manuel Turizo and more

Dance Theatre of Harlem 50th at New York City Center

NEW YORK CITY CENTER, MIDTOWN; Wed, Fri-Sat, Apr 10, 12 & 13; African-American classical ballet ~ One of New York City’s great ballet companies honors its founder who we lost last year

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

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)

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

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

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.

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

FIFA World Soccer Ranking

ZÜRICH, SWITZERLAND, Thu, December 20, 2018 ~ Half the top 10 are Latin: France, Brazil, Portugal, Uruguay, Spain. USA women are #1.

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

Celebrate the Assumption of Mary, her Catholic heavenly birthday

Feast Day August 15
Thursday, August 15, 2019

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.

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