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.

Stephen Petronio Company Italian-American Postmodern Dance at The Joyce

The Joyce Theater
Chelsea, Manhattan
GALA Wednesday, March 21
Tuesday – Sunday
March 20 – 25, 2018

New Met Opera production of Mozart’s ‘Così fan tutte’ set in Coney Island

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Repertorio’s Colombian play ‘El coronel no tiene quien le escriba’ previews

Classic Gabriel García Márquez story about how history repeats itself.
Repertorio Español
Kips Bay, Manhattan
February – May
Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Metropolis in Latin America, 1830 – 1930 at Americas Society

Americas Society / Council of the Americas
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Wednesday – Saturday
March 22 – June 30, 2018

Chilean ‘A Fantastic Woman’ wins 2018 Foreign-Language Film Oscar

March 4, 2018
Marina, a waitress and singer, faces rejection while mourning the death of her boyfriend. 
OPENED February 2, 2018
Angelika Film Center, Greenwich Village, Manhattan
City Cinemas 123, Upper East Side, Manhattan
BAM, Downtown Brooklyn

Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita reconnect Cuba and Venezuela with Africa

Boerum Hill, Brooklyn
Thursday, March 22, 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

34th New York Salsa Festival 2018 Legends of the 1970s at Barclays Center

Willie Colón, Oscar D’León, Rey Ruiz, Andy Montañez, Tito Nieves, Eddie Santiago, Charlie Aponte, Grupo Niche, Los Adolescentes, Africando, Tony Vega, David Pabón, & more…
Barclays Center
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
Saturday, March 9, 2018

SummerStage 2018 FREE concerts in NYC parks

City Parks Foundation Gala
Monday, June 18, 2018

Pedro Giraudo is NYC’s busiest Argentine Tango Jazz leader

Park Slope, Brooklyn
Saturday, March 17, 2018

21st New York International Children’s Film Festival 2018

Be the first to see the next generation of children’s cinema.
Cinépolis Chelsea, IFC Center, Scandinavia House, SVA Theatre in Manhattan
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Downtown Brooklyn
Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, Queens
Weekends, February 23 – March 18, 2018
Saturday – Sunday
March 17 – 18, 2018

RIOULT Dance stops at Queens Theatre before European tour

French choreographer’s ‘Te Deum,’ ‘Wien,’ and ‘Dream Suite’ inspired by Marc Chagall.
Queens Theatre
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
Saturday – Sunday
March 3 – 4, 2018

Repertorio’s ‘La Canción’ is a Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, & Hip-Hop Romp

Repertorio Español
Kips Bay, Manhattan
Saturday, April 7, 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

The Orchid Show is flowering at the New York Botanical Garden

Enid A. Haupt Conservatory
New York Botanical Garden
The Bronx
Tuesday – Sunday
March 3 – April 22, 2018

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

SummerStage 2018 FREE concerts in NYC parks

City Parks Foundation Gala
Monday, June 18, 2018

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

May – October
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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