New Jersey Features
Friday, February 24, 2023
Englewood, New Jersey
PARADE & FESTIVAL
Sunday, July 31, 2022
Paterson, New Jersey
New Jersey News
Gilberto Santa Rosa de Amor y Salsa; brings Puerto Rican salsa to Bergen PAC in Englewood, New Jersey; on Friday, February 24, 2023 at 8pm. From $49. 🇵🇷
North New Jersey Counties
About Latin New Jersey
North Jersey is part of Metro New York. It is very Italian, Caribbean and Latin American.
Bergenline Avenue in Union City and West New York is a very Latin street. It’s like Roosevelt Avenue in Queens. You can find all kinds of things from home there, wherever home used to be.
Paterson is the home of the biggest Peruvian community in the United States. Puerto Rican Salsa Romántica legend Frankie Ruiz was from there. 🇵🇪
Fort Lee, just across the George Washington Bridge is a very nice Korean community. Koreans have strong barbecue traditions so the Korean markets have good meat for parrilla. Celia Cruz and La Lupe both used to live in Fort Lee. Dizzy Gillespie used to live up the road in Englewood. 🇨🇺
Union City is the center of Metro New York’s Cuban community. 🇨🇺
Newark’s Ironbound neighborhood is the center of Metro New York’s Brazilian and Portuguese community. 🇧🇷🇵🇹
Elizabeth is the home of the Ritz Theatre, a restored 1920s movie palace that is booking some great Latin artists.
In Redbank, the Count Basie Theatre books some great Latin artists.
New Yorkers like to look down on New Jersey, but that’s before they grow up, have families, and move to – New Jersey.