Northern New Jersey is part of Metropolitan New York City.
Latin New Jersey
North Jersey is very Italian. 🇮🇹
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.
North Jersey Regions
Paterson, New Jersey
Saturday, July 24, 2021, 1-8pm
99 Monmouth St
between Pearl St & Maple Ave
Red Bank, New Jersey
STREET FAIR Sat-Sun, Jun 8-9
PARADE Sun, Jun 9, 2019
NEWARK, New Jersey | Metro NYC’s big Portuguese celebration
Sunday, July 29, 2018
PASSAIC & PATERSON, New Jersey ~ The biggest Peruvian festival in the U.S. includes a street fair and a parade
Hudson County, New Jersey
Sunday, May 20, 2018