Puerto Rican NYC ¡Boricua!

We have been New York City’s largest Latin community since at least the 1950s

Lee Quiñones: Language Barriers

Wed-Sat, Nov 6-Dec 20, 2019
James Fuentes gallery
LOWER EAST SIDE, NYC
The iconic New York City graffiti artist of the 1970s (Puerto Rican) shows pieces of his creative past

Los Pleneros de la 21

Wed, December 18, 2019
Julia de Burgos Cultural Center
EL BARRIO EAST HARLEM, NYC
Celebrate Christmas Puerto Rican style with a bomba and plena Parranda cycle ¡WEPA!

Ismael Miranda

Saturday, December 21, 2019
Wellmont Theater
MONTCLAIR, New Jersey
“El Niño Bonito de la Salsa” is joined by Tito Rojas, Ray de la Paz and Willie Alvarez for a Danceable Salsa Concert

Tito Rojas

Saturday, December 21, 2019
Wellmont Theater
MONTCLAIR, New Jersey
“El Gallo Salsero” joins Ismael Miranda, Ray de la Paz and Willie Alvarez for a Danceable Salsa Concert

Carlos Henriquez

December 26-31, 2019
Dizzy’s Club
Jazz at Lincoln Center
COLUMBUS CIRCLE, NYC
Ring in the New Year with NYC’s most important Latin Jazz artist (Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra)

Freestyle Love Supreme

ENDS THIS WEEKEND
Booth Theatre
TIMES SQUARE THEATER DISTRICT, NYC
Latin hip-hop improv, one of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s (In the Heights, Hamilton) early projects, is the funniest show on Broadway

Hamilton

Dark Mondays
Richard Rodgers Theatre
TIMES SQUARE THEATER DISTRICT, NYC
The Broadway hit of our generation was written by Puerto Rican New Yorker Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights, Freestyle Love Supreme)

Chicago the Musical

Dark Wednesdays
Ambassador Theatre
TIMES SQUARE THEATER DISTRICT, NYC
The original leading ladies of the longest running U.S. musical were Puerto Rican and Italian (Chita Rivera & Liza Minelli)

West Side Story Broadway

Previews to February 6, 2020
Broadway Theatre
TIMES SQUARE THEATER DISTRICT, NYC
One of the great love stories, one of the great New York stories, is our story too

La Canción

Thursday, January 23, 2020
Repertorio Español
KIPS BAY, NYC
Puerto Rican reggaeton legend VICO C’s hip-hop reggaeton musical

Carnival, Carnaval, Carnevale

Jan 6 – Feb 25, 2020
WEEK Feb 19-25, 2020
This Italian Catholic winter festival spread to France, Spain and Portugal, and then around the Latin world in colonial times

Gilberto Santa Rosa

Friday, March 20, 2020
Beacon Theatre
UPPER WEST SIDE, NYC
Perdoname, the Puerto Rican “Caballero de la Salsa” is making the rounds

Salsa Saturdays

Saturday, May 23, 2020
Summer Saturdays
La Marqueta
EAST HARLEM, NYC
NYC’s version of dancing salsa at La Placita in Santurce, Puerto Rico. FREE

Museum Mile Festival

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
The Africa Center
El Museo del Barrio
Museum of the City of NY
Jewish Museum
Cooper Hewitt
Guggenheim
Neue Galerie
Met Museum
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC
Free museum admission and street activities for children

Francisco Oller

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
BAYAMÓN, Puerto Rico
The Impressionist painter who worked with the Impressionists in Europe, taught Paul Cézanne briefly, and transformed painting in the Caribbean, was born on June 17, 1833

Saint James

Saturday, July 25, 2020
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain
GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala
LOÍZA, Puerto Rico
Celebrate the feast of one of the disciples of Jesus, patron saint of Spain, Guatemala and Loíza, Puerto Rico

National Rum Day

Sunday, August 16, 2020
Enjoy the spirit of the Caribbean

Puerto Rican Heritage Month

November
UNITED STATES ~ Puerto Rico commemorates the month in 1493 when Columbus landed and claimed the island for Spain. The Puerto Rican diaspora celebrates our heritage. (We have a lot to celebrate) ¡WEPA!

Our Lady of Providence

Thu, November 19, 2020
The patroness of Puerto Rico teaches that providence is not faith giving you what you want, but rather that “God helps those who help themselves”

Changó, Xangô, Sàngó or Santa Barbara

Friday, December 4, 2020
NIGERIA, CUBA, BRAZIL ~ Celebrate the Feast of Changó (also Xangô, Sàngó or Saint Barbara), the Yoruba Orisha (patron saint) of fire, lightning, thunder and war, but also of music, drumming and dancing

El Museo del Barrio Three Kings Day Parade

Monday, January 6, 2020
El Museo del Barrio
EL BARRIO EAST HARLEM, NYC
Giant puppets, camels, parrandas, music, dancing and the Three Kings bring the true spirit of the holidays


Puerto Rican New York City

We are mostly in El Barrio, Loisaida and The Bronx

Los Pleneros de la 21

Wed, December 18, 2019
Julia de Burgos Cultural Center
EL BARRIO EAST HARLEM, NYC
Celebrate Christmas Puerto Rican style with a bomba and plena Parranda cycle ¡WEPA!

Carlos Henriquez

December 26-31, 2019
Dizzy’s Club
Jazz at Lincoln Center
COLUMBUS CIRCLE, NYC
Ring in the New Year with NYC’s most important Latin Jazz artist (Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra)

Louie Vega spins a 1990s Flashback for Thanksgiving Weekend

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
EAST WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn ~ The legendary Puerto Rican house DJ spins up Thanksgiving Weekend at 3 Dollar Bill

Ballet Hispánico

UPPER WEST SIDE, NYC ~ America’s leading Latino contemporary dance organization has first and second companies, a ballet school and hosts Latino talks

Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education

HUNTS POINT, THE BRONX ~ Charitable school for South Bronx youth that actually gets kids into college

El Museo del Barrio

Wednesday-Sunday
EAST HARLEM, NYC ~ Puerto Rican, Caribbean and Latin American art museum, and community center

National Museum of the American Indian

Daily
FINANCIAL DISTRICT, NYC ~ This branch of the Smithsonian does great bilingual exhibitions. FREE

Pregones / PRTT

CONCOURSE, The Bronx ~ Two Puerto Rican community theaters, Pregones and Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, carry on Caribbean theater traditions as Pregones/PRTT

Teatro SEA

LOWER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ A great bilingual children’s theatre that uses lots of puppetry

Schomburg Center

Monday-Saturday
HARLEM, NYC~ This library of African culture grew out of the literary collection of Puerto Rican collector Arturo Alfonso Schomburg during the Harlem Renaissance

Nydia Velázquez U.S. Representative NY District 7

MANHATTAN
Lower East Side, East Village
BROOKLYN
Brooklyn Heights, Bushwick, Carroll Gardens, Greenpoint, Red Hook, Williamsburg,
QUEENS
Maspeth, Ridgewood, Woodside
~ First Latina on the New York City Council and first Puerto Rican woman in U.S. Congress

Carlina Rivera New York City Council District #2

East Village, Gramercy Park, Kips Bay, Lower East Side, Murray Hill, Rose Hill. Rivera is of Puerto Rican heritage

Plena Libre plays SOB’s for the World Music Institute

The Bomba and Plena virtuosos are 4-time Grammy nominees.
World Music Institute
SOBs
Hudson Square, Manhattan (West SoHo)
Sunday, September 16, 2018

Miguel Zenón joins Guillermo Klein y los Gauchos at the Village Vanguard

Puerto Rican saxophone master joins the Puerto Rican Jazz bassist’s band.
Ricky Rodriguez Group
The Jazz Gallery
NoMad, Manhattan
Friday, June 22, 2018

Nadine Sierra is the Face of Opera’s New Generation

Susana in ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’
Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
December 29 – January 19
Friday, January 19, 2018

Diana Ayala is a Puerto Rican New York City Council member

DISTRICT 8: El Barrio/East Harlem, Mott Haven, Highbridge, Concourse, Longwood, & Port Morris
Elected 2017
Next Election 2021

Modesto Lacen is a multitalented actor

National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2017 Ambassador


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Puerto Rican Festivals in NYC

National Puerto Rican Day Parade ¡Boricua!

Sunday, June 14, 2020
Fifth Avenue
MIDTOWN to UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC
America’s largest cultural celebration is Puerto Rican!

El Museo del Barrio Three Kings Day Parade

Monday, January 6, 2020
El Museo del Barrio
EL BARRIO EAST HARLEM, NYC
Giant puppets, camels, parrandas, music, dancing and the Three Kings bring the true spirit of the holidays

National Puerto Rican Artisans Fair & Book Expo

Sat, November 23, 2019
CONCOURSE, The Bronx ~ The Fair weaves handicrafts and poetry into the fabric of Puerto Rican community at Hostos College

Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival screens the diaspora

Wed-Sun, Nov 13-17, 2019
GREENWICH VILLAGE & LOWER EAST SIDE ~ Films by and of the Puerto Rican diaspora at Teatro Círculo, Cantor Film Center NYU, King Juan Carlos Center at NYU and Teatro SEA

AfriBembé Festival in El Barrio East Harlem

Sunday, August 18, 2019
EAST HARLEM, NYC ~ The Caribbean Cultural Center hosts a Pan-African cultural festival and street fair around East Harlem Art Park on 120th St between Lexington and Third Ave

Carnaval del Barrio brings Aguadilla, Puerto Rico to 116th St

Fri-Sun, August 2-4, 2019
EL BARRIO, EAST HARLEM, NYC ~ A fun family street fair on 116th St with live music inspired by Las Fiestas Patronales of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

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

New York Salsa Festival 2019 at Barclays Center

Sat, Jun 8, 2019
Live music Puerto Rican & Colombian salsa concert
PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Brooklyn ~ Willie Colón, Victor Manuelle, Jerry Rivera, La India, Grupo Niche, Eddie Santiago, Tito Rojas, Lalo Rodriguez, José Alberto “El Canario,” Fruko y sus Tesos & more

116th Street Festival 2019 is a Puerto Rican party!

Sat, Jun 8, 2019
Puerto Rican street fair
EL BARRIO EAST HARLEM ~ The Northeast’s biggest street fair is a Puerto Rican party

152nd Street Cultural Festival celebrates Puerto Rican culture ¡Boricua!

WOODSTOCK, THE BRONX | Sat, May 25, 2019 | Puerto Rican street fair | The warm-up to the National Puerto Rican Day Parade. FREE

La Casita Sings the Poetry and Music of Our Communities

LINCOLN CENTER & PREGONES THEATER, Sat-Sun, Aug 4-5, 2018 ~ La Casita gives voice to the poetry and music of our communities

7th Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival 2017 screens Mexico and Puppets

Teatro Sea, Lower East Side
Mount Sinai, Upper East Side
NYU Cantor Film Center, Greenwich Village
Cinépolis, Chelsea
Wednesday – Sunday
November 8 – 12, 2017


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Famous Puerto Ricans

Roberto Clemente

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
CAROLINA, Puerto Rico ~ The first great Latin baseball player was born in Barrio San Antón on August 18, 1934

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Haitian-Puerto Rican “Boom for Real”

BROOKLYN, DECEMBER 22 (Sun in 2019) ~ “Boom for Real” is a documentary (May 11 – June 21, 2018) about Basquiat’s early years and the City that formed the landmark Haitian-Puerto Rican artist who was born in Brooklyn in 1960.
# haitian puerto rican artist movies documentary

New York City is Puerto Rican

New York City’s Latin community has been mostly Puerto Rican since the “Great Migration” of the 1950s.

Contemporary Latin music is based on Afro-Cuban music popularized in New York City’s Puerto Rican communities before going global as Salsa in the 1970s. Latin Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Reggaeton have Puerto Rican roots.Tito Puente is still the world’s most famous Latin musician.

Puerto Rican New York City’s big celebration is the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in June. Puerto Rican Christmas is a unique month-long celebration ending with Three Kings Day.

Salsa dancing New York style (On 2)  is a mix of Cuban Salsa and Hustle (Disco) popularized by Puerto Rican New Yorker Eddie Torres.

The Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, Pregones Theater, and Teatro SEA are  Puerto Rican Off-Broadway theaters. The Broadway musical and film West Side Story was about NYC’s Puerto Rican community. Hamilton, the most influential Broadway show of our generation, was written by Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights), the son of Puerto Rican New Yorkers.

El Museo del Barrio art museum and the Caribbean Cultural Center have a Puerto Rican focus.

Lehman College, Hostos Community College and Boricua College support New York Puerto Rican students.

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe is a literary cultural center.

Goya Foods is the biggest Hispanic food company in the United States. Sazon is New York City’s best Puerto Rican restaurant.

Famous Puerto Rican musicians include Charlie Palmieri, Eddie Palmieri, Hector Lavoe, Willie Colón, Ray Barretto, Pete “El Conde” Rodríguez, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Louie Vega, La India, and Bobby Sanabria.

Famous Puerto Rican actors include Rita Moreno, Chita Rivera, Miriam Colón, Rosie Perez, and Rosario Dawson.

Puerto Rican New Yorkers in government include Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, U.S. Congress members José E. Serrano and Nydia Velázquez, and New York City Council member Rosie Méndez.

The Way Forward

Of all the Latin communities, we have made the most progress in entering the news business and politics, although New York City’s demographics are changing. Today we are NYC’s second biggest Latin community after Dominicans and in a few years we will be third after Mexicans.

The only way for our communities to progress is to become more deeply engaged in the fabric of American society. It is up to us to get an education and enter business and American civic life. Let’s become police, firepeople, politicians and educators.

This is the way forward. In the United States, and especially New York City, anything is possible, but nothing is free. It’s on us to move forward.

Thanks to the Black, Jewish, Irish, Italian and other communities who came before us, we can now contribute to the American fabric without giving up our culture. In fact, our culture is one of the most beautiful things we have. New York Latin Culture is essentially Puerto Rican. Que Rico!


 


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Puerto Rico

The island of enchantment is a four-hour flight from NYC

San Sebastian Street Festival 2020

Thursday-Sunday, January 16-19, 2020
[Dates Confirmed on January 14, 2020]
OLD SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Every Puerto Rican who can afford to, comes to Old San Juan for Puerto Rico’s biggest party, a patron saint festival (local Carnival) for Saint Sebastian
[We are in San Juan. The earthquakes are far away in the south. It’s fine here. Don’t be afraid. Come party with us!]

Puerto Rico Emancipation Day

Sunday, March 22, 2020
Day off Mon, March 23, 2020
PUERTO RICO ~ This Puerto Rican holiday commemorates the day Puerto Rican slaves were officially freed by the Spanish Parliament on March 22, 1873

Francisco Oller

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
BAYAMÓN, Puerto Rico
The Impressionist painter who worked with the Impressionists in Europe, taught Paul Cézanne briefly, and transformed painting in the Caribbean, was born on June 17, 1833

Saint John’s Eve or Festa Junina

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Hispanic countries
Celebrate midsummer (or midwinter) by gathering with family around bonfires on the eve of Saint John the Baptist’s birth

We Are American Citizens

Many Americans think Puerto Rico is another country, but the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States. We are American citizens.

Unfortunately, we get neglected because we are not a state. We don’t have representation in the U.S. Congress and do not have full rights under the U.S. Constitution, our country’s most important law. The Jones Act raises the cost of living in Puerto Rico and inhibits development.

Taxation Without Representation

We serve in the U.S. military and pay taxes to the U.S. Treasury like all other Americans. As U.S. citizens we can vote if we live on the mainland, but we are not allowed to vote if we live on the island. We are caught in the limbo of taxation without representation.

The Jones Act

The Jones Act (Section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920) requires that all goods transported by water must travel on U.S.-flag ships. That is expensive because U.S.-flag ships have higher operating costs than ships from other countries. Goods cannot be shipped directly to Puerto Rico from overseas. They must be shipped to a U.S. port and transferred to a U.S. flag ship before being transported. This may have made sense a hundred years ago, but the effect today is to raise the cost of goods in Puerto Rico and hinder Puerto Rican development.

These issues diminish the lives of over three million Americans. We should all work to get these issues resolved.


 


Puerto Rican Stories

Once upon a time in New York City . . .

Jennifer Lopez

Friday, July 24, 2020
CHAPEL HILL, The Bronx
The Puerto Rican actress and pop superstar was born on July 24, 1969

PRIDA Puerto Rican Artisan’s Holiday Market

Sunday, December 8, 2019
EL BARRIO EAST HARLEM, NYC ~ Get handmade gifts by Puerto Rican artists for the holidays at this Christmas market at Artspace PS109

Los Hacheros mix old school charanga with big horn salsa

Saturday, December 7, 2019
PROSPECT PARK, Brooklyn ~ Relive the Golden Age of 1970s salsa with Los Hacheros’ old school charanga sound (flute/violin) for Carnegie Hall Citywide at the Brooklyn Museum

Navidad Flamenca: A Flamenco Nutcracker

Fri-Sun, December 6-8, 2019
LOWER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ Bring to life the holiday traditions of the Spanish diaspora in Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico and mother Spain at Abrons Arts Center

Bad Bunny the conejo malo of reggaeton and Latin trap

Friday, December 6, 2019
PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Brooklyn ~ The Puerto Rican bad boy of Latin trap and reggaeton brings his X100Pre Tour (Para Siempre, Forever) to Barclays Center

Farruko is a Latin Trap singer from Bayamón, Puerto Rico

Friday, November 29, 2019
Newark, New Jersey ~ ‘Baila Baila Baila’ and ‘Calma’ at the Mega Bash at Prudential Center

Louie Vega spins a 1990s Flashback for Thanksgiving Weekend

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
EAST WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn ~ The legendary Puerto Rican house DJ spins up Thanksgiving Weekend at 3 Dollar Bill

MegaBash is a one-night festival of Reggaeton and Latin Trap

Friday, November 29, 2019
NEWARK, New Jersey ~ La Mega 97.9FM brings the stars of reggaeton and latin trap: Alex Sensation, Ozuna, Farruko, Luis Fonsi, Prince Royce, REIK, V Manuelle, Becky G, Jhay Cortez, Ivy Queen, Lunay and Chimbala to Prudential Center

Celebrate World Ballet Day with the world’s great ballet companies

Wed, October 23, 2019
The world’s leading ballet companies take you behind the scenes to see a day in the life of a professional ballet dancer on Facebook Live

2019 New York Yankees made the American League Championship

Friday, Oct 18, 2019
Astros won last night 3-8. Series is Yankees 1-3 Astros. Yanks have to sweep the next three games to win. Let’s go Yankees!

Hispanic Day Parade 2019

Sunday, October 13, 2019
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ Twenty-one countries from around the world celebrate our Hispanic Heritage on Fifth Avenue

Roberto Roena y su Apollo Sound is a Puerto Rican salsa legend

Saturday, October 12, 2019
JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens ~ ‘Tu Loco, Loco, Pero Yo Tranquilo.’ They don’t make Puerto Rican salsa music like that any more. Once the band starts, you can’t stop dancing.

Ozuna releases third album “Nibiru” at Mega Bash

Friday, November 29, 2019
NEWARK, New Jersey ~ The Puerto Rican reggaeton and Latin trap star joins the La Mega 97.9FM Mega Bash at Prudential Center

National Puerto Rican Artisans Fair & Book Expo

Sat, November 23, 2019
CONCOURSE, The Bronx ~ The Fair weaves handicrafts and poetry into the fabric of Puerto Rican community at Hostos College

20th Latin Grammys 2019 are the biggest night in Latin music

Thu, November 14, 2019
LAS VEGAS, Nevada ~ Watch the Latin Grammy Awards on Univision

Christie’s Fall 2019 Latin American Art auction

Exhibit Sat, Nov 16, 2019
Auction Wed-Thu, Nov 20-21
ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NYC ~ Frida Kahlo, Fernando Botero, Francisco Toledo, Diego Rivera, and Rufino Tamayo lead the sale at Christie’s

La India is the “Princess of the Salsa”

Friday, November 8, 2019
PASSAIC, New Jersey ~ The chart-topping, Latin Grammy and Guinness Book of Records-winning Puerto Rican salsa singer plays Fiesta Night Club

Marc Anthony’s ‘Opus’ swims against the current with more Puerto Rican salsa

Saturday, November 2, 2019
PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Brooklyn ~ The best-selling tropical salsa artist of all time pours another round of Puerto Rican salsa at Barclays Center

The story of La Sonora Ponceña is the story of La Salsa

Saturday, November 2, 2019
JEROME PARK, The Bronx ~ One of Puerto Rico’s legendary salsa bands plays Lehman Center. “Moreno soy, porque nací de la rumba…”

New York Mets end the 2019 Season in third place

Sunday, September 29, 2019
FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK, Queens ~ It’s closing day vs the Atlanta Braves for the Dominican, Italian, Puerto Rican & Venezuelan Mets players

Eddie Palmieri is a Puerto Rican salsa and Latin jazz legend

Sat, September 21, 2019
JEROME PARK, The Bronx ~ El maestro and Dominican jazz pianist Michel Camilo play a double-bill at Lehman Center. ¡WEPA!

Climate Strike NYC & Puerto Rico Day of Action

Friday, September 20, 2019
CIVIC CENTER, NYC ~ On the 2nd anniversary of Hurricane Maria which devastated Puerto Rico, Greta Thunberg (age 16) and youth leaders are striking to end the use of fossil fuels, make a just transition and hold polluters accountable. NYC public schools allow students to join the climate strike with a note from their parent or guardian.

Visitante Eduardo Cabra is Trending Tropics

Wed, September 4, 2019
HUDSON SQUARE, NYC ~ Eduardo Cabra of Calle 13, one of the producers who seems to be unlimited in the types of Latin music he makes well, brings his latest project, Trending Tropics to SOB’s

Jerry Rivera is one of the great Puerto Rican salsa romántica singers

Saturday, August 31, 2019
WOODSIDE, Queens ~ Dance to ‘Amores como el nuestro’, ‘Cara de niño’, ‘Casí un Hechizo’, and ‘Que Hay de Malo’ up close and personal at Mamajuana Cafe Queens

Soulfrito Urban Latino music festival

Friday, August 30, 2019
PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Brooklyn ~ Rap, Reggaeton and Latin Trap featuring Ozuna, A Boogie, Farruko, Gunna, Jeremih, Arcangel, El Alfi, Duki, over 20 artists at Barclays Center

New York Salsa Congress

PARTIES Sat-Wed, Aug 24-28
FEST Thu-Sun, Aug 29-Sep 1
TIMES SQUARE, NYC ~ A week of dancing in spots all over Manhattan ends with a weekend of salsa workshops, performances and dancing to live music by Tony Vega, Moncho Rivera and Doug Beavers

Kali Uchis & Cuco raise money for Immigrants at Selena for Sanctuary

Sunday, August 18, 2019
CENTRAL PARK SUMMERSTAGE ~ Support immigrant rights at Selena for Sanctuary SummerStage with Kali Uchis, Cuco, Helado Negro, IV Jay, Ambar Lucid, Jasper Bones, La Doña, Ana Villafañe

2-for-1 Broadway Week Tickets to Latin Shows in Summer 2019

SALE Wed, August 14, 2019
SHOWS Sep 3-16, 2019
Find out which Broadway shows in this Broadway Week have a Latin connection. Then see how to get 2-for-1 Broadway tickets.

New York Latino Film Festival screens the diversity of the Latino experience

August 12-18, 2019
HELL’S KITCHEN, NYC ~ U.S., Argentine, Brazilian, Costa Rican, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Puerto Rican and Spanish films, a social media influencers conference and a tribute to John Singleton

Summer Streets 2019

Sat, August 3, 10 & 17, 2019
MANHATTAN ~ Seven miles of city streets become a long pedestrian mall with rest stops that offer free African, Brazilian, Disability, French, Indigenous, Mexican, Peruvian and Puerto Rican entertainment and family activities

El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico plays las Fiestas Patronales in Loíza, Puerto Rico

Friday, July 26, 2019
LOÍZA, Puerto Rico ~ The most popular salsa group ever plays Las Fiestas de Santiago Apóstol in Loíza, Puerto Rico…’Brujeria’, ‘Azuquita Pa’l Cafe’, ‘Arroz con Habichuela’, ‘En Menu’, ‘Un Verano en Nueva York’…

‘Devórame otra vez’ Lalo Rodríguez is a Puerto Rican salsa legend

Friday, July 26, 2019
CLASON POINT, The Bronx ~ The salsa romántica legend’s songs make you want to make love, ¡Ya! The Bronx will be bouncing tonight.

Ricardo Rosselló, it’s time to go. ¡Ricky Renuncia!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico ~ The inept and corrupt governor has entered popular culture like Juan Bobo, but Bobo is always saved in the end by his good heart. What will save you? ¡Ricky Renuncia!

Lincoln Center Out of Doors is Lincoln Center’s summer festival

Wednesday-Sunday, July 24 – August 11, 2019
LINCOLN CENTER & CONCOURSE, THE BRONX ~ Lincoln Center’s summer festival includes African, Cuban, Dominican, Honduran, Indigenous, Jewish, Mexican, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, & Spanish music, dance, film and word for FREE

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2019 Latin Food Guide

July 22 – August 16, 2019
NEW YORK CITY ~ See which African, Brazilian, Cuban, French, Italian, Mexican, Puerto Rican and Spanish restaurants joined this food festival of prix fixe lunches and dinners

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

National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2019 ¡Boricua!

Sunday, June 9, 2019
MIDTOWN to UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ America’s biggest cultural celebration is orgulloso Puertorriqueños (proud Puerto Ricans)

National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2019 Gala at Chelsea Piers

Friday, June 7, 2019
CHELSEA, NYC ~ Mix and mingle with leaders of NYC’s Puerto Rican community, support scholarships and dance to La India

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

BIG Salsa Festival 2019 at New York Hilton Midtown

MIDTOWN, NYC | Memorial Day Weekend, Fri-Mon, May 24-27, 2019 | Salsa festival | Salsa workshops, salsa shows, and salsa dancing

Spring 2019 Latin American Art Auction at Christie’s

ROCKEFELLER CENTER, MIDTOWN, NYC | On view May 18-22 | Auctions May 22-23, 2019 | Art auction | Spanish-Mexican surrealist Remedios Varo leads the sale

Children’s Festival of Taíno culture at Museum of the American Indian

FINANCIAL DISTRICT, NYC | Sat-Sun, May 18-19, 2019 | Children’s festival | Taíno arts and crafts, dancing and storytelling for the family

Dance Parade New York 2019

FLATIRON, UNION SQUARE, EAST VILLAGE, NYC | Sat, May 18, 2019 | Dance parade & festival | African, Bolivian, Brazilian, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Mexican, Panamanian, Puerto Rican & Spanish dances

Whitney Biennial 2019 shows the diversity of American art today

May 17 – Sep 22, 2019, Closed Tuesdays
MEATPACKING DISTRICT, NYC ~ The survey of the latest developments in U.S. art includes work by artists with an Argentine, Colombian, French, Indigenous, Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage

Nicky Jam Puerto Rican-Dominican reggaeton at United Palace

Friday, May 10, 2019
Live music Puerto Rican Dominican reggaeton
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, NYC ~ After three 2018 Latin Grammy nominations, Nicky brings his Intimo Tour uptown

PEN World Voices Festival 2019

May 6-14 & 19, 2019 | International literary festival | The world’s writers and thinkers gather in New York City to talk and read and perform

Tribeca Film Festival 2019

TRIBECA, NYC | Daily Apr 24 – May 5, 2019 | Film festival | Argentine, Bolivian, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Honduran, Indigenous, Mayan, Mexican, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Spanish and more stories

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

Melissa Misla’s APT 9D is Nuyorican art in two places at once

QUEENS COLLEGE, KEW GARDENS HILLS; Apr 9-13, 2019; New York Puerto Rican Indigenous Taíno art exhibition ~ RECEPTIONS Tue, Apr 9 & Sat, Apr 13

Mundos Alternos, welcome to the Latin world(s)

Wed-Sun, Apr 7 – Aug 18, 2019
FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK, QUEENS ~ You might not have a heard of most of these artists, but each and every one will make you think (as in Kidnapped by Aliens) at the Queens Museum

‘Broken Words’ Puerto Rican theatre at Pregones

CONCOURSE, THE BRONX; Fri-Sat, Apr 5-6, 2019; Puerto Rican Off-broadway theatre ~ A new play by the playwright in residence at Pregones

Uptown Nights Curtis Brothers & Circa ’95 at Harlem Stage

Saturday, March 23, 2019
HARLEM, NYC ~ The Curtis Brothers map the rhythms of the slave trade. Circa ’95 raps in Spanglish about what happened once we landed in El Barrio. For the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) and Carnegie Hall’s Migrations: the Making of America festival. At Harlem Stage

iLe for Carnegie Hall Citywide at El Museo del Barrio

Saturday, March 16, 2019
EL BARRIO EAST HARLEM, NYC ~ In her solo work Ileana Cabra, the multi-Grammy winning Puerto Rican singer from Calle 13 shows the strength and grace of Violeta Parra at El Museo del Barrio. FREE

ADAA Art Show 2019, art fair at the Park Avenue Armory

UPPER EAST SIDE; pre-Armory Week, Gala preview Wed Feb 27; Fair Feb 28-Mar 3, 2019 ~ The art fair of the association of America’s leading art dealers

National Puerto Rican Day Parade Scholarship 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019
NEW YORK CITY ~ Applications for $2,000 National Puerto Rican Day Parade scholarships are due today

‘Rigoletto’ at the Met Opera is ending for the season

LINCOLN CENTER | CLOSING Fri, May 10, 2019 | Live music Italian opera | The womanizing duke stirs trouble when he wants to sleep with the court jester’s daughter

‘Que León’ romantic comedy starring Ozuna & Clarissa Molina

TIMES SQUARE & MORE, opened Jan 25, 2019, Dominican Puerto Rican movies in Spanish ~ This family romantic comedy with two Latin stars is a big hit in the Dominican Republic & Puerto Rico

Flaco Navaja’s Evolution of a Sonero Puerto Rican musical at the Public

NOHO, Jan 12-13, 2019, Sat-Sun ~ Flaco and his Razor Blades rap on growing up with Pedro Navaja & Hector Lavoe, but staying clean in The Bronx.
# puerto rican off broadway musical

Golden Globes 2019 Winners

NBC BEVERLY HILTON HOTEL, HOLLYWOOD, Sun, January 6, 2019 ~ “Green Book”, “Roma” and “A Star is Born” won film awards. Patricia Arquette and “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” won TV Golden Globe Awards from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
#AWARDS #FRENCHCANADIAN #ITALIAN #MEXICAN #MOVIES #TV

El Museo Three Kings Day Parade 2019

106th & LEXINGTON TO 115th & PARK & EL MUSEO, Fri, Jan 4, 2019 ~ Breakfast, Parade and a Celebration at the Museum. The faces of children holding the gift the Three Kings gave them is the best image of Christmas in New York.
# puerto rican christmas parade

Christie’s Fall 2018 Latin American Art auction

EXHIBITION
November 17-20, 2018
Saturday – Tuesday
~
AUCTION
November 20-21, 2018
Tuesday-Wednesday
~
Christie’s Rockefeller Center
~
Argentine, Bolivian, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Cuban, Ecuadorian, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Uruguayan and Venezuelan artists from the 17th century to the 2010s
~
The auction sold $19,268,125 of art

Daddy Yankee “Dura”

2018 LATIN GRAMMYS, Thu, November 15, 2018 ~ “Dura” Best Urban Song

DOC NYC 2018 ~ America’s biggest documentary film festival

November 8 – 15, 2018
~
IFC Center, SVA Theatre & Cinepolis
West Village & Chelsea, Manhattan
~
America’s largest documentary film festival presents over 300 films and events with 42 world premieres and 17 U.S. premieres
~
African – American, Brazilian, Honduran, Indigenous, Italian, Jamaican, Jewish, Mexican, Puerto Rican and Spanish films

NYC Marathon

November 4, 2018, Sunday
~
Staten Island > Brooklyn > Queens > The Bronx > Manhattan > Central Park
~
Pro Runners include:
Donn Cabral
Juan Luis Barrios (Mexico)
Brenda Martinez (Mexican – American)
Beverly Ramos (Puerto Rico)

World Monuments Fund Hadrian Gala 2018

October 23, 2018 ~ The World Monuments Fund (WMF) honored Prince Amyn Aga Khan of Afghanistan and Dr. Eusebio Leal Spengler of Cuba at the Hadrian Gala in the Rainbow Room atop Rockefeller Center. Puerto Rican artist Tony Bechara spoke with us about nominating Old San Juan as a world monument.

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

Bernie Williams, former Yankee All-Star, rocks Schimmel Center

Friday, October 12, 2018
~
Schimmel Center
PACE University
Financial District, Manhattan
~
The former Puerto Rican MLB All-Star Yankee center fielder is a great Latin Grammy-nominated jazz and rock musician too.

Socrates Annual 2018 at Socrates Sculpture Park

Daily, October 7, 2018 to March 24, 2019
Dominican French Peruvian & Puerto Rican sculpture
ASTORIA, Queens ~ Annual outdoor sculpture show in the NYC park. FREE

SummerStage 2018 FREE Latin concerts in NYC parks

JUNE – SEPTEMBER
~
Central Park SummerStage
Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
Parks across NYC

Queens Hispanic Day Parade 2018 celebrates our diverse heritage

Sunday, September 23, 2018
37th Avenue
Jackson Heights, Queens
~
Argentine, Bolivian, Belizean, Chilean, Colombian, Costa Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Guatemalan, Honduran, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Panamanian, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Salvadoran, Spanish, Uruguayan and Venezuelan culture.

NY Art Book Fair 2018 ~ the world of books

FAIR (FREE)
Friday – Sunday
September 21 – 23, 2018
~
TICKETED PREVIEW
Thursday, September 20, 2018
~
MoMA PS1
Long Island City, Queens
~
Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, French, Jewish, Mexican, Portuguese and Puerto Rican books.

‘Down These Mean Streets’ at El Museo del Barrio

EAST HARLEM, Wed-Sat, Sep 13, 2018 to Jan 6, 2019 ~ Latino photographers provide an insider’s view of the street life in their own neighborhoods
# latino photography exhibition

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
~
ROUND OF 16
Sunday – Monday
September 2 – 3, 2018
~
QUARTER FINALS
Tuesday – Wednesday
September 4 – 5, 2018
~
SEMI FINALS
Thursday – Friday
September 6 – 7, 2018
~
FINALS
Saturday – Sunday
September 8 – 9, 2018

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the big North American film festivalr

Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Costa Rican, Cuban, French, Israeli, Italian, Mexican, Filipino, Portuguese, Puerto Rican, Romanian, Spanish, Uruguayan and Venezuelan films.
~
Toronto, Canada
September 6 – 16, 2018

New York Yankees 2018 reached the American League Division Series

Yankees 1 – 3 Boston Red Sox
~
1) Red Sox 4 – 5
2) Yankees 6 – 2
~
3) Red Sox 16 – 1
4) Red Sox 4 – 1
~
Cuban, Dominican, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Puerto Rican & Venezuelan players

‘Wild Style’ is THE classic Hip-Hop movie

Celebrate the first Hip-Hop movie’s 35th Anniversary with original cast members and special guests where the movie’s climax was filmed.
SUMMERSTAGE
East River Park Bandshell
Lower East Side, Manhattan
Thursday, August 9, 2018

International Puppet Fringe Festival NYC

Costa Rican, French, French-Canadian & Puerto Rican puppetry
Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center
Lower East Side, Manhattan
Wednesday – Sunday
August 8 – 12, 2018

Photoville is a free photo fair in containers under the Brooklyn Bridge

Great photography, great place, great people.
~
Brooklyn Bridge Plaza
Brooklyn Bridge Park
DUMBO, Brooklyn
~
Wednesday – Sunday
September 12 – 16, 2018
~
Thursday – Sunday
September 20 – 23, 2018
FREE

New York International Salsa Congress 2018

Marriott Marquis
Times Square Theater District, Manhattan
Thursday – Monday
August 30 – September 3, 2018

Luis Fonsi’s ‘Échame la Culpa’ nominated for “Best Latin” at MTV VMAs 2018

I don’t know why he’s asking. I always get blamed.
Radio City Music Hall
Midtown, Manhattan
Monday, August 20, 2018

MTV VMA Winners

COLOMBIAN WINNERS
J Balvin & Willy William ‘Mi Gente’ Best Latin
CUBAN WINNERS
Camila Cabello
‘Havana’ Video of the Year
Artist of the Year
DOMINICAN WINNERS
Cardi B Best New Artist
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin ‘I Like It’ Song of Summer
ITALIAN WINNERS
Ariana Grande ‘No Tears Left to Cry’ Best Pop
PUERTO RICAN WINNERS
Jennifer Lopez
‘Dinero’ Best Collaboration
Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award
~
Radio City Music Hall
Midtown, Manhattan
Monday, August 20, 2018

Taíno culture at the Museum of the American Indian

July 28, 2018 – Nov 12, 2019
FINANCIAL DISTRICT, NYC ~ This art exhibition examines the renaissance of Indigenous Taíno identity in Caribbean communities. FREE

Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2018 free music, dance, movies and word

LINCOLN CENTER, Jul 25-Aug 12, 2018, Summer music festival with African, Colombian, Cuban, Ecuadorian, Mexican and Puerto Rican music, dance and word.

Afro-Latino Fest celebrates our African roots

Afro- Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Haitian, Mexican, Panamanian, Puerto Rican talk, movies and music.
~
TALKS
Schomberg Center
Harlem, Manhattan
Friday, July 13, 2018
~
FILM FESTIVAL
Abron Center
Lower East Side, Manhattan
Saturday, July 14, 2018
~
CONCERT
The Well
East Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture

July 13 – September 30, 2018
Closed Tuesdays
~
Whitney Museum
Meatpacking District, Manhattan
~
See how Indigenous cosmology suggests architecture which defines home and life itself

LAMC 2018 Latin Alternative Music Conference

The Stewart Hotel
Chelsea, Manhattan
Tuesday – Sunday
July 10 – 14, 2018

Mambo Legends Orchestra are players from Tito Puente’s orchestra

Midsummer Night Swing
Damrosch Park Lincoln Center
Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Joe Quijano y Su Conjunto Cachana play Midsummer Night Swing

Eddie Torres & Maria Torres teach Salsa on2. Eddie is the founder of New York Salsa on2.
Midsummer Night Swing
Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Midsummer Night Swing 2018 at Damrosch Park

LINCOLN CENTER, Tue-Sat, Jun 26 to Jul 14, 2018, Dance Festival ~ Dance salsa, tango and swing outdoors to live orchestras on a sprung-wood floor

NYC Dance Week 2018 ~ 10 days FREE dance, fitness & wellness classes

June 14 – 23, 2018

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

Saturday, June 9, 2018
~
Barclays Center
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
~
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…

116th Street Festival 2018 is a Puerto Rican Party!

Third Avenue
106th St to 122nd St
East Harlem, Manhattan
Saturday, June 9, 2018

Wisin y Yandel bring their ‘Como Antes Tour’ to Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden
Chelsea, Manhattan
Saturday, June 9, 2018

Soulfrito Fest 2018 Reggaeton and Latin Trap on Puerto Rican weekend

Puerto Rican and Dominican Hip-Hop.
Barclays Center
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
Friday, June 8, 2018

2018 National Puerto Rican Day Parade Gala features salsero Ismael Miranda

Sheraton New York Times Square
Midtown, Manhattan
Friday, June 8, 2018

Latin artists and productions win six 2018 Drama Desk Awards

June 3, 2018 ~ Dominican, Ghanan, Jewish, Mexican, Italian, & Spanish winners.
Lindsay Mendez ‘Carousel’
Sean Carvajal ‘Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train’
Juan Castano ‘Oedipus El Rey’
‘Farinelli and the King’
‘Once on This Island’
‘School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play’
The Town Hall
Midtown, Manhattan

‘Othello’ Free Shakespeare in the Park by Ruben Santiago-Hudson

The Tony Award-winning Afro – Puerto Rican – American director tells the story of the Moor of Venice, classic Shakespeare with racial and religious themes that are surprisingly contemporary.
Delacorte Theater
Central Park, Manhattan
May 29 – June 24, 2018

Spring 2018 may be the last Latin American Art Auction at Christie’s NY

May 24, 2018: Rivera (Mexican) set a record for any Latin American artist. Botero (Colombian) got a record for one of his still lifes. Colonial painter Juan Francisco de Rosa’s ‘Virgen del Rosario’ sold for 30x its estimate.
Christie’s Rockefeller Center
Midtown, Manhattan
ON VIEW
Monday – Wednesday
May 21 – 23, 2018
AUCTION
Wednesday – Thursday
May 23 – 24, 2018

Miss USA 2018

Find out whether one of the Colombian, Dominican or Puerto Rican contestants will represent USA at the next Miss Universe pageant.
Hirsch Coliseum in Shreveport, Louisiana and live on Fox
Monday, May 21, 2018

Dance Parade 2018

FLATIRON, UNION SQUARE, VILLAGE, EAST VILLAGE | Sat, May 19, 2018 | African, Argentine, Bolivian, Brazilian, Cuban, Dominican, French, Haitian, Italian, Puerto Rican dances and more

Bryant Park Dance Party

May 2 – June 8, 2018
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ Latin dance party in Bryant Park. FREE

‘Paradise Blue’ by Dominique Morisseau at the Signature Theatre

Written by
DOMINIQUE MORISSEAU
Directed by
RUBEN SANTIAGO-HUDSON
Jazz, gentrification, a sexy woman and hard choices make paradise blue.
Haitian-American Obie Award-winning playwright.
Puerto Rican-American Tony® Award-winning director.

Signature Theatre
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan

Tuesday – Sunday
LAST WEEKEND
Ends June 17, 2018

17th Tribeca Film Festival 2018

APRIL 18-29, 2018 ~ The younger of New York City’s two major film festivals brings red carpet premieres, stars, filmmakers, and film fans to NYC. Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, French, Italian, Jewish, Puerto Rican, Romanian & Spanish films.

PEN World Voices Festival 2018 Resist and Reimagine

165+ writers and artists from over 50 countries gather in NYC to talk about the theme ‘Resist and Reimagine.’
April 16 – 22, 2018

‘Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960 – 1985’ at the Brooklyn Museum

Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Costa Rican, Cuban, Guatemalan, Mexican, Panamanian, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican & Uruguayan artists.
Brooklyn Museum
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Wednesday – Sunday
April 13 – July 22, 2018

‘FANIA All Stars Live in Africa’ captures the excitement that was la Salsa

Museum of the City of New York
East Harlem, Manhattan
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Dance Theatre of Harlem Black Classical Ballet at New York City Center

Wed-Sat, April 4, 6, 7, 2018
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ Amazing African-American, Brazilian & Puerto Rican dancers at New York City Center

‘REVIVAL’ Pattern & Decoration at Longwood Art Gallery

MOTT HAVEN, BRONX, Mon-Fri, Apr 4 – Jun 6, 2018 ~ ‘REVIVAL: Contemporary Pattern, Decoration, and the Body’ examines bodies surrounded by patterns.
# colombian dominican filipino nicaraguan peruvian puerto rican contemporary art exhibition

‘Queenie’ female artists from El Museo del Barrio’s collection

EAST HARLEM, Tue-Sat, Mar 21 – Jun 23, 2018
# latina women art exhibition

Puerto Rican fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez ‘Instamatics’ of the 1970s

Danziger Gallery
Lower East Side, Manhattan
Tuesday – Saturday
March 8 – April 28, 2018

NADA New York 2018 at Skylight Clarkson Sq

HUDSON SQUARE; Armory Week, Thu-Sun Mar 8-11, 2018; contemporary art fair ~ Emerging galleries and artists

VOLTA NY 2018 contemporary art fair at Pier 90

HELL’S KITCHEN; Armory Week Wed-Sun Mar 7-11, 2018; contemporary art fair ~ Brazilian, Colombian, French, French-Canadian, Italian, Jewish, Puerto Rican, and Spanish galleries

Univision’s 2018 Premio Lo Nuestro Awards Honor 30 years of Latin Music

American Airlines Arena
Miami, Florida & Univision
Thursday, February 22, 2018

True Story of Little Red Riding Hood at Teatro SEA

LOWER EAST SIDE, Thu, Feb 28, 2019, Puerto Rican children’s puppet theatre ~ Little Red Riding Hood with a twist

Gina Rodriguez is tougher than cartel bad guys in ‘Miss Bala’

CITYWIDE, opened Feb 1, 2019, American gangster movie set in Mexico with a Puerto Rican star. ~ Who would you become to save your family?

Grammys 2018 were a huge fail. ‘Despacito’ is Song of the Decade!

January 28, 2018 ~ ‘Despacito’ entered global popular culture. The entire world is singing in Spanish!
~ 2017’s most-streamed song
~ 2017’s most-purchased song
~ 16 weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100, tying the all-time record
~ “One of the biggest global hits ever”
I never even heard the winning song.The Recording Academy ignored the Latin community and the entire world. Why RA President Mr. Neil Portnow?

Basquiat comes home to the Brooklyn Museum that inspired a young artist

Brooklyn Museum
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Wednesday – Sunday
January 26 – March 11, 2018

Meet the Three Kings at Teatro SEA’s Three Kings Day and receive a gift

Teatro SEA
Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center
Lower East Side
Sunday, January 6, 2018

El Museo del Barrio Three Kings Day Parade 2018

EAST HARLEM, Fri, Jan 5, 2018 ~ New York’s big Three Kings Day celebration.
# puerto rican christmas parade

‘Ferdinand’ the bull has to decide whether he is a fighter or a lover

OPENED December 15, 2017
CLOSED January 18, 2018

‘The Immigrants’ at Howard Greenberg Gallery

Howard Greenberg Gallery
41 East 57th St, Suite 1406
at Madison Avenue, Midtown East
December 14, 2017 – January 27, 2018

‘Le Nozze di Figaro’ (Marriage of Figaro) is a day in a Spanish house

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
December – January
Friday, January 19, 2018

Ballet Hispánico leaps borders at the Apollo Theater

APOLLO THEATER, HARLEM, Fri-Sat, December 1-2, 2017 ~ “Con Brazos Abiertos” (With open arms)

Miss Universe 2017 is Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (Miss South Africa)

Miss Universe 2017 is Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (Miss South Africa)
Zappos
Las Vegas, Nevada
November 26, 2017

Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Auction Fall 2017

Sotheby’s 1334 York Ave
between 71st & 72nd St
Upper East Side, Manhattan
EXHIBITION
Friday, November 3, 2017
AUCTION
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Christie’s Fall 2017 Post-War & Contemporary Art auction Da Vinci anyone?

20 Rockefeller Plaza
49th St between 5th & 6th Ave
Rockefeller Center
Midtown, Manhattan
EXHIBITION
Monday, November 6, 2017
AUCTION
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Hombre Men of the Year Awards

Empire Hotel
44 West 63rd St
at Columbus Ave
Lincoln Square
Tuesday, November 13, 2017

14th Corto Circuito 2017 Latino Shorts Film Festival New York

SVA Theatre & La Nacional
Chelsea, Manhattan
Colombian Consulate & Instituto Cervantes
Midtown East, Manhattan
Monday – Thursday
November 13 – 16, 2017

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

La Salsa Vive puts Salsa legends from the 1970s and 1980s back on stage

Madison Square Garden
Chelsea, Manhattan
On Sale April 14, 2017
Concert
Friday, November 10, 2017

Angel Otero ‘Elegies’ Puerto Rican art at the Bronx Museum of the Arts

Bronx Museum of the Arts
Concourse Village, The Bronx
October 25, 2017 – April 29, 2018

15th Open House New York 2017 unlocks NYC’s most important buildings

140+ Open Access Sites
100 Advance Reservation Sites
Saturday – Sunday
Reservations, Thu, Oct 5
October 14 – 15, 2017

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

Oct 4, 2017-Jan 6, 2018
HUNTS POINT, The Bronx ~ The art of the first Puerto Rican superhero at Casita Maria Gallery

Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train wins Outstanding Revival & Lead Actor Lortels

October 3 – November 12, 2017
Signature Theatre
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
~
May 6, 2018
Winner of Lucille Lortel Awards for “Outstanding Revival” and “Lead Actor” Sean Carvajal

Julio Monge to play Tiresias in “Oedipus El Rey” at the Public Theater

Public Theater
425 Lafayette St
East Village
Tuesday – Sunday
October 3 – November 19, 2017

‘Oedipus El Rey’ gets its New York Premiere at the Public Theater

Public Theater
425 Lafayette St
East Village
Tuesday – Sunday
October 3 – November 19, 2017

New York Film Festival 55 (2017)

Film Society of Lincoln Center
& Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center
September 28 – October 15, 2017

NYC Primary Election 2017 selects party candidates for general election

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Big wins for de Blasio and for the first Ecuadorian City Council member Francisco Moya

New York Fashion Week September 2017 SS/18 Collections

Skylight Clarkson Sq
Hudson Square / SoHo
And around town
September 7 – 13, 2017

NYC Broadway Week Summer 2017 2-for-1 tickets

On Sale August 17, 2017
Shows September 4-17, 2017

NY Art Book Fair 2017 is for art book lovers

MoMA PS1
Long Island City, Queens
PREVIEW September 21, 2017
FAIR September 22 – 24, 2017

New York International Salsa Congress 2017

New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
Midtown, Manhattan
Pre-Events Friday-Thursday, August 25-31, 2017
Festival Thursday-Sunday, August 31 – September 3, 2017

Laurie Hernandez is a star Gymnast, dancer, author and beyond

National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2017 Athlete of the Year

LAMC 2017 Latin Alternative Music Conference

Rock en Español industry conference and showcases
July 11-15, 2017

SummerStage 2017 free concerts in NYC parks

May – October
LATIN ARTISTS
June 21 – September 10, 2017

Concerts in the Parks by the New York Philharmonic

Free outdoor concerts
Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, Staten Island
June 13-18, 2017

‘uptown: nasty women/bad hombres’ at El Museo del Barrio

EAST HARLEM, Wed-Sun, Jun 13 to Nov 5, 2017 ~ Art by artists who live or work in El Barrio, Harlem, Washington Heights or Inwood.
# latino art exhibition

Tony Awards 2017

Broadway’s top awards
Radio City Music Hall
Midtown, Manhattan
Sunday, June 11, 2017

New York Salsa Festival fills an arena with Salsa legends

June 10, 2017, Saturday
~
Barclays Center
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
~
Willie Colón, Eddie Palmieri, Tito Nieves, Grupo Niche, Fruko y Sus Tesos, Tito Rojas, DLG, Eddie Santiago, Frankie Negron, Domingo Quiñones, and more…

The New York Salsa and Bachata Festival 2017 is all Memorial weekend

Non-stop dance workshops, performances, and parties at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-29, 2017

New York City Ballet Spring 2017

David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
Tuesday-Sunday
May 23-28, 2017

Basquiat sets records at Sotheby’s Spring Contemporary Art auction

Basquiat sets records for American artist, Black artist, and art since 1980 at Sotheby’s auction in the Upper East Side, Thu, May 18, 2017

Basquiat is the top cop at Christie’s Post War and Contemporary Art auction

Basquiat’s La Hara (1981) is one of the sale highlights at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center, on view May 5 through the auction on Wed, May 17, 2017

Zoe Saldana is back as Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Dominican-Puerto Rican star
Opened citywide May 5
Now playing
Friday, June 9, 2017

Frieze New York 2017 is NYC’s big May contemporary art fair

Randall’s Island
Friday – Sunday
May 5 – 7, 2017

Unforgettable is a fun erotic thriller starring Rosario Dawson

Dawson plays the new fiancé with a dark past. Katherine Heigl is the “psycho-Barbie” ex in this update of the 90s thriller formula. Opened Apr 21. Now playing May 5, 2017

Mega Mezcla

Tickets go on sale Mar 1 for the concert at Madison Square Garden Tue, Apr 11, 2017

Whitney Biennial 2017

Mexican & Puerto Rican artists
Whitney Museum
99 Gansevoort, Meatpacking
March 17 – June 11, 2017

Sotheby’s Contemporary Curated

Sotheby’s Armory Week auction includes Brazilian, Chilean, French, French-Canadian, Italian, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Spanish, and Uruguayan artists Thu, Mar 2, 2017

NADA New York 2017 at Skylight Clarkson Sq

HUDSON SQUARE; Armory Week, Thu-Sun Mar 2-5, 2017; contemporary art fair

VOLTA NY invitational show of solo artist projects

Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Cuban, French-Canadian, Honduran, Italian, Mexican, & Peruvian art at Pier 90 Mar 1-5, 2017

89th Academy Awards (2017)

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Hollywood, California
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Uptown Fashion Week shows Latin American Designers

Fashion shows of Latin American designers at the Skyline Hotel Feb 13-15, 2017

Maelo Ruiz

The Puerto Rican Salsa singer joins the “Love in Salsa” concert at Lehman Center Sat, Feb 11, 2017

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz ‘Fragile Mirrors’ at El Museo del Barrio

EAST HARLEM, Jan 11 – Apr 30, 2017 ~ Puerto Rican performance artist.
# puerto rican performance art exhibition

74th Golden Globes (2017)

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Papo Colo ~ Procesión-Migración

The Puerto Rican performance artist gets support for his latest performance Procesión-Migración with the Puertos Ricos Festival at MoMA PS1 Jan 6-8, 2017

17th Latin Grammy Awards 2016

T-Mobile Arena
Las Vegas, Nevada
Thursday, November 17, 2016

‘I Like it Like That’ ~ Boogaloo

Pete Rodriguez sang it in 1967. Darnell Martin made it a movie in 1994. Tito Nieves covered it in 1997. David Maldonado made it a musical in 2016.
Puerto Rican Traveling Theater
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
September 22, 2016 – January 29, 2017

New York City Ballet Fall 2016

David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
Tuesday-Sunday
September 20 – October 16, 2016

Latin Talent in the MTV Music Video Awards

The 2016 VMAs were at
Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016.

Tony Succar UNITY Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson

If you like Michael Jackson and Salsa, you will love this.

The Condemned (Review)

March 5, 2013 ~ “The Condemned” 2012 by writer/director Roberto Busco-Garcia, is a psychological thriller set in small town Puerto Rico.

Luis Negron ‘Mundo Cruel’

December 7, 2012 ~ The hit first book by Puerto Rican author Luis Negrón about loneliness and the crazy things it drives us to do, is one of those books you can’t put down.