Puerto Rican NYC

Puerto Rican NYC is Latin Jazz, Salsa, Hip-HopReggaeton, Hamilton, El MuseoPuerto Rican Day Parade and Three Kings Day Parade.

Celebrate French & Dominican Mother’s Day

Last Sunday in May
Sunday, May 27, 2018

BIG Salsa Festival

New York Hilton Midtown
Midtown, Manhattan
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Thursday – Monday
May 24 – 28, 2018

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

Puerto Rican saxophone master joins the Argentine Jazz pianist’s band.
Village Vanguard
West Village, Manhattan
Tuesday – Sunday
May 22 – 27, 2018

Repertorio Español is NYC’s Spanish-language Off-Broadway Theatre

300 shows a year from 15 plays selected from repertory including world premiere productions. In Spanish with English titles.
Kips Bay, Manhattan

NEW PRODUCTION
Cuban drama ‘Exquisita Agonía’

Tuesday – Sunday
May 25 – 27, 2018

Bryant Park Dance Party ~ Colombian Cumbia & Vallenato Gregorio Uribe

Bryant Park
Midtown, Manhattan
Wednesdays
MAY 2 – JUNE 8
Colombian Cumbia & Vallenato
Gregorio Uribe
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
FREE

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

The great Puerto Rican – African – American director tells the story of the Moor of Venice.
Delacorte Theater
Central Park, Manhattan
May 29 – June 24, 2018

Louie Vega, Roots NYC, Puerto Rican DJ at Cielo in Meatpacking

Cielo
Meatpacking, Manhattan
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

‘Boom for Real’, Haitian-Puerto Rican artist Jean-Michel Basquiat & NYC

Documentary about the City and people who formed the first international black art star.
OPENED May 11, 2018
NOW PLAYING
IFC Center
West Village, Manhattan
Friday – Thursday
May 11 – 31, 2018

New York Mets vs Miami Marlins at Citi Field ~ New York Latin Culture Mag

Citi Field Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens
MARCH – SEPTEMBER
Mets vs Chicago Cubs
Thursday, May 31, 2018

‘Paradise Blue’ by Dominique Morisseau at the Signature Theatre

Jazz, gentrification, a sexy woman, and hard choices make ‘Paradise Blue.’
Written by Haitian-American Obie Award-winner Dominique Morisseau.
Directed by Puerto Rican Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson.
Signature Theatre
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
NOW PLAYING
Tuesday – Sunday
EXTENDED AGAIN to June 17, 2018

St. Patrick’s Cathedral ~ National Puerto Rican Day Parade Mass

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
Fifth Ave between 50th/51st St
Midtown East, Manhattan
Spanish mass, Sundays
PUERTO RICAN PARADE MASS
Sunday, June 3, 2018

‘Hamilton’ is the most influential Broadway show of our generation

The playwright is a Puerto Rican New Yorker.
Richard Rodgers Theatre
226 West 46th St
between Seventh & Eighth Ave
Times Square / Theater District
Dark Mondays
Open-ended run

Chicago the Musical is the longest-running American Broadway musical

Ambassador Theatre
219 West 49th St
between Seventh & Eighth Ave
Usually dark Wednesdays

REVIVAL: Contemporary Pattern & Decoration at Longwood Art Gallery

Pattern, Decoration, and the Body.
Longwood Art Gallery
Hostos College
Mott Haven, The Bronx
Monday – Friday
April 4 – June 6, 2018

Willie Colón joins the 34th New York Salsa Festival at Barclays Center

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

National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2018 Parade ¡Boricua!

America’s biggest cultural celebration.
PARADE
Fifth Avenue in Midtown and the Upper East Side
Sunday, June 10, 2018

SummerStage 2018 FREE concerts in NYC parks

JUNE – SEPTEMBER
Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series
Monday, June 11, 2018

Museum Mile Festival 2018 is an Upper East Side open house street party

Second Tuesday in June
Fifth Avenue
From 82nd – 105th Street
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

NYC Dance Week free dance classes

Afro-Caribbean, Ballet, Capoeira, Flamenco, Parkour, Salsa, & Samba
Manhattan and Brooklyn
June 15-24, 2017

Queenie, female artists from El Museo del Barrio’s permanent collection

Hunter East Harlem Gallery
East Harlem, Manhattan
Tuesday – Saturday
March 21 – June 23, 2018

Midsummer Night Swing 2018 big band Salsa & Tango dancing outdoors

Dancing to live orchestras outdoors on a sprung-wood floor.
Damrosch Park Lincoln Center
Tuesday – Saturday
June 26 – July 14, 2018
Joe Quijano y Su Conjunto Cachana (Salsa)
Wednesday, June 27, 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

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

Damrosch Park & Hearst Plaza
Lincoln Center
July 25 – August 12, 2018

Blue Note Jazz Festival 2017

Brings great Latin artists to Subrosa in the Meatpacking District and the Blue Note in Greenwich Village, June 1-30, 2017

Hispanic Heritage Month 2018

September 15 – October 15

Hispanic Day Parade 2017

Fifth Avenue
44th to 69th Street
Midtown / Upper East Side
Sunday, October, 8, 2017

Veterans Day Weekend

Friday – Sunday
November 9 – 11, 2018

Three Kings Day (Dia de Los Reyes) is the Hispanic Christmas

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Celebrate Carnival, the Global Latin Party that ends on Mardi Gras

Venice, Italy, January 27 – February 13, 2018
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, February 4 – 18, 2018
Rio, Brazil, February 9-14, 2018
Barranquilla, Colombia, February 10-13, 2018
Nice, France, February 17 – March 3, 2018
Mardi Gras, New Orleans, January 6 – February 13, 2018
~ Septuagesima, Sunday, February 17, 2019

Celebrate Candelmas, the end of Epiphany and La Fiesta de la Candelaria

February 2
Saturday, February 2, 2019

Gilberto Santa Rosa “El Caballero de la Salsa” celebrates 40 years on stage

Radio City Music Hall
Midtown, Manhattan
Saturday, April 7, 2018

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

Amazing African – American, Brazilian & Puerto Rican dancers.
New York City Center
Midtown, Manhattan
Wednesday – Saturday
April 4, 6, 7, 2018

El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico plays B.B. King Blues Club’s closing week

B.B. King Blues Club
Midtown, Manhattan
Thursday, April 26, 2018

17th Tribeca Film Festival 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.
April 18 – 29, 2018

Ballet Hispánico Spring 2018 Season at The Joyce

Works by Spanish, Colombian, and Mexican choreographers, including two world premieres that salute the beloved Spanish poet Federico García Lorca.
Joyce Theater
Chelsea, Manhattan
Tuesday – Sunday
April 10 – 15, 2018

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

May 6, 2018: Signature Theatre play wins 2018 Lucille Lortel Awards for ‘Outstanding Revival’ and ‘Lead Actor,’ Sean Carvajal.

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

Repertorio Español
Kips Bay, Manhattan
Monday, May 21, 2018

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

The warm-up to the National Puerto Rican Day Parade.
152nd St between Jackson Ave and Union Ave
Woodstock, The Bronx
Saturday, May 26, 2018
FREE

Eddie Palmieri plays B.B. King Blues Club’s closing week

New York Puerto Rican Latin Jazz and Salsa Legend
B.B. King Blues Club
Midtown, Manhattan
Thursday, April 26, 2018

Dance Parade 2018 is NYC’s biggest dance event with over 10,000 dancers

African, Argentine, Bolivian, Brazilian, Cuban, Dominican, French, Haitian, Italian, Puerto Rican dances and more
Broadway, University Place, 8th St, Tompkins Square Park & Nublu 151
Manhattan’s Flatiron District, Union Square, Greenwich Village & East Village
Rain or Shine
Saturday, May 19, 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

‘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

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

La verdadera historia de Caperucita (Little Red Riding Hood)

Bilingual children’s puppet theatre
Teatro SEA
Lower East Side

Metropolitan Museum of Art is New York City’s Encyclopedia of Art

Fifth Avenue at 82nd St
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Daily

Teatro SEA is NYC’s bilingual Latino children’s theatre

107 Suffolk St #202
between Rivington & Delancey
Lower East Side, Manhattan

Gonzalez y Gonzalez has dancing to live Salsa bands Friday & Saturday

192 Mercer St
between Bleecker & Houston
Greenwich Village
Closed on Mondays

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 is NYC’s young art fair

Skylight Clarkson Sq
Hudson Square, Manhattan
Thursday – Sunday
March 8 – 11, 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, June 9, 2018

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

Concerts in the Parks by the New York Philharmonic

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

Luis Fonsi ‘Despacito’ LA X LOVE LIVE tour Radio City Music Hall

LA X LOVE LIVE tour
Radio City Music Hall
1260 Sixth Avenue at 51st St
Midtown, Manhattan
Friday, February 9, 2018

41st El Museo del Barrio Three Kings Day Parade

106th & Lexington
to La Marqueta at
115th St & Park Ave
East Harlem, Manhattan
FRIDAY, January 5, 2018

VOLTA NY 2018 Contemporary Art Fair

Brazilian, Colombian, French, French-Canadian, Italian, Jewish, Puerto Rican, and Spanish galleries.
Pier 90
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
Wednesday – Sunday
March 7 – 11, 2018

Jazz at Lincoln Center is the world’s premiere Jazz institution

Rose Theater
Appel Room
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
Columbus Circle, Manhattan

Lehmann Maupin

536 West 22nd St
Chelsea, Manhattan
Tuesday – Saturday

Daddy Yankee is the Godfather of Reggaeton

A global cultural influencer with three Grammy nominations for ‘Despacito’ including Song of the Year and Record of the Year. Hey, it’s the Song of the Decade!

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

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

Teatro SEA ‘La Cucarachita Martina’ (Martina, the Little Roach)

Teatro SEA
Lower East Side, Manhattan
Saturdays, February 3, 10, 17, & 24, 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

‘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

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

Our Lady of Providence is the patron saint of Puerto Rico

Feast November 19
Sunday, November 19, 2017

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

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

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

107 Suffolk St #202
Lower East Side
Saturday, January 6, 2018

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

‘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?

Ballet Hispánico leaps borders at the Apollo Theater

Apollo Theater
253 West 125th St
between Frederick Douglass Blvd (8th Ave) & Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd (7th Ave)
Harlem, Manhattan
Friday – Saturday
December 1 – 2, 2017

Romeo Santos brings his ‘Golden’ Tour home to Madison Square Garden

Dominican Bachata from The Bronx
Madison Square Garden
Thursday – Saturday
February 15 – 17, 2018

Puerto Rico : Paradise Ruined photography series by Ruben Natal-San Miguel

A photo essay by New York-based street photographer Ruben Natal-San Miguel
Part 1: December 2017

El Museo del Barrio is closed through Summer 2018

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

Miss Universe 2017

Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere of France gives up her crown January 2018

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

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

Ismael Miranda “El Niño Bonito de la Salsa” is a FANIA All-Star legend

La Salsa Vive 2017
Madison Square Garden
Chelsea, Manhattan
Friday, November 10, 2017

Nicky Jam ‘Fénix’, ‘El Amante’ 2017 Latin Grammy nominee

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Thursday, November 23, 2017

La India is the Princess of Salsa

La Salsa Vive 2017
Madison Square Garden
Chelsea, Manhattan
Friday, November 10, 2017

Hombre Men of the Year Awards

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

Tito Rojas “El Gallo Salsero”

La Salsa Vive 2017
Madison Square Garden
Chelsea, Manhattan
Friday, November 10, 2017

Carlos Henriquez is the Latin side of Jazz

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Time Warner Center
Lincoln Square, Manhattan
~
New Year’s Eve with Paquito d’Rivera & Carlos Henriquez
Sunday, December 31, 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

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

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

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

Marc Anthony For Babies wins 2017 Latin Grammy

Best Latin Children’s Album

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

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Big Band Holidays

Jazz at Lincoln Center
Time Warner Center
10 Columbus Circle
Lincoln Square
Wednesday – Sunday
December 13 – 17, 2017

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

Delta Airlines

John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK)
Queens
TO Dominican Republic & Puerto Rico
TO Canada, Mexico & Panama
TO Argentina, Brazil & Peru
TO France, Italy, Portugal & Spain

jetBlue is New York City’s main airline for travel to the Caribbean

John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK)
Queens
TO Cuba, Dominican Republic, & Puerto Rico
TO Costa Rica & Mexico
TO Colombia, Ecuador & Peru

NYC General Election 2017 Results

Dominican, Ecuadorian, Mexican, & Puerto Rican city leaders
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Jerry Rivera ‘Cara de Niño’

St. George Theatre
35 Hyatt St
St. George, Staten Island
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Carlina Rivera is a Puerto Rican New York City Council member

New York City Council DISTRICT 2: East Village, Gramercy Park, Kips Bay, Lower East Side, Murray Hill, Rose Hill
Elected 2017
Next Election 2021

New York Film Festival 2017

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

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 in years, is by Lin-Manuel Miranda, 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 Puerto Rican New Yorker students.

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe is a cultural center based on literature.

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.


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