New York City is Latin

Manhattan Brooklyn Queens The Bronx | Staten Island

Latin is a mix of Native American, European, and African. New York City is Latin from its very beginnings.

Throckmorton Fine Art ~ Latin American Photography & Pre-Columbian Art

145 East 57th St, 3rd Floor
between Lexington & Third Ave, Midtown East
Closed Sunday & Monday

La Nacional, the Spanish Benevolent Society, was the center of Little Spain

239 West 14th St
between Seventh & Eighth Ave
Chelsea, Manhattan
Monday – Friday

El Museo del Barrio is closed through Summer 2018

1230 Fifth Avenue
between 104th & 105th St
East Harlem
Closed through Summer 2018

Gale Brewer is Manhattan Borough President

Democrat
Elected 2013 & 2017
Next Election 2021

Pedro Giraudo is NYC’s busiest Argentine Tango Jazz leader

Barbès
376 9th St (at Sixth Ave)
Park Slope, Brooklyn
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Rodin at the Brooklyn Museum: The Body in Bronze

Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
at Washington Ave
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Friday, November 17, 2017 – April 22, 2018

West Indian Day Parade, J’ouvert, Labor Day Carnival in New York City

Eastern Parkway from Schenectady Ave to Grand Army Plaza
Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Monday, September 4, 2017

22nd Panamanian Day Parade 2017

Franklin Ave from Bergen St to President St and Classon Ave
Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Saturday, October 7, 2017

Sculpture of Uruguayan artist Gonzalo Fonseca

Noguchi Museum
9-01 33rd Road
at Vernon Blvd
Long Island City, Queens
October 25, 2017 – Monday, February 12, 2018

Socrates Annual 2017 has work by Ecuadorian New Yorker Ronny Quevedo

Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Blvd
Long Island City, Queens
October 1, 2017 – March 11, 2018

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

36-01 35th Ave
between 36th & 37th St
Astoria, Queens
Closed on Mondays

Angel Otero ‘Elegies’

Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse
at 165th St,
Concourse Village, The Bronx
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 – April 29, 2018

Gordon Matta-Clark’s ‘Anarchitecture’ proves The Bronx is Beautiful

Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse
at 165th St
Concourse Village, The Bronx
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays
Wednesday, November 8 2017 – April 8, 2018

Arte de La Borinqueña is an exhibition about the Puerto Rican superhero

Casita Maria Gallery
928 Simpson St, 6th Floor
at 163rd St
Hunts Point, The Bronx
Monday – Friday
October 4, 2017 – January 6, 2018

Joseph Rodriguez, photographer of ‘Spanish Harlem : El Barrio in the ’80s’

EXHIBITION
Bronx Documentary Center
614 Courtlandt Ave
Melrose, The Bronx
Thursday – Sunday
November 11 – December 23, 2017

25th Staten Island Day of the Dead Festival 2017

Our Lady of Mount Carmel-St. Benedicta School
285 Clove Rd
West Brighton, Staten Island
Sunday, October 22, 2017

St. George Theatre is a restored movie palace

35 Hyatt St
St. George, Staten Island

SummerStage 2017 free concerts in NYC parks

Latin artists June 21 – September 10, 2017

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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