Puerto Rican NYC ¡Boricua!

Puerto Rican NYC is the Puerto Rican Day ParadeLatin Jazz, Salsa, Hip-HopReggaeton, Hamilton, El Museo, Three Kings Day, & Taíno.

David Rubenstein Atrium ~ Mexico Now ~ Diana Gameros & Renee Goust

Thursday, October 18, 2018
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Celebrate Mexico Now! Festival
Diana Gameros & Renee Goust
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FREE Concerts Thursdays
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David Rubenstein Atrium
61 West 62nd St
(at Columbus Ave)
Lincoln Center, Manhattan
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African, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, Folk, Guatemalan, Indigenous, Mayan, Mexican, Puerto Rican & Spanish bachata, cumbia, merengue, salsa, soukous music and dancing

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

October 3 – 21, 2018
Wednesday – Sunday
~
Olga Pericet’s “Enfoque”
Spanish Flamenco
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Repertorio Español
Kips Bay, Manhattan
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300 shows a year of 15 plays from repertory and new productions. (In Spanish with English titles)

Casita Maria Fiesta 2018 (Photos)

October 16, 2018, Tuesday
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Plaza Hotel
Midtown, Manhattan
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Jacqueline Weld Drake, Dayssi Olarte De Kanavos, Carlos Souza & Mary Snow support children’s education in the South Bronx, Harlem & East Harlem

Gilberto Santa Rosa plays St. George Theatre

Friday, October 26, 2018
St. George Theatre
St. George, Staten Island
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Saturday, October 27, 2018
Kupferberg Center for the Arts
Flushing, Queens

Marc Anthony coming to Madison Square Garden

Sunday, October 28, 2018
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Madison Square Garden
Chelsea, Manhattan
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The best-selling Tropical Salsa artist of all time, Marco Antonio Muñiz was born in New York City to parents from Guayama, Puerto Rico on September 16, 1968

‘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

Nydia Velázquez U.S. Representative New York Congressional District 7

First Puerto Rican woman in U.S. Congress.
NY Congressional District 7
Elected 1992
Next Election
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Eddie Palmieri joins Christian McBride at NJPAC

Friday, November 9, 2018
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Newark, New Jersey
~
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Featuring Lalo Rodriguez
Lehman Center
Jerome Park, The Bronx
~
Puerto Rican Latin Jazz and Salsa Legend

Carlos Henriquez tells The South Bronx Story in Jazz at Lincoln Center

November 16 – 17, 2018
Friday – Saturday
~
Jazz at Lincoln Center
The Appel Room
Columbus Circle, Manhattan
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The most important Latin Jazz artist in New York City today, the heir to the legacy of Tito Puente, tells the story of us, “The South Bronx Story”

Nicky Jam “X” Latin Grammy nominee

September 20, 2018 ~ Three Latin Grammy Nominations:
Record of the Year: X
Best Urban Song: X
Best Tropical Song: Casate Conmigo, Silvestre Dangond with Nicky Jam
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Latin Grammys
Sunday, November 15, 2018

Socrates Annual 2018

Daily: October 7, 2018 – March 11, 2019
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Socrates Sculpture Park
Astoria, Queens
~
Dominican, French, Peruvian & Puerto Rican artists or inspirations
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FREE

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2019

September 15 – October 15
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Celebrate our communal heritage and the contributions of Hispanic Americans.

New York Yankees 2018 reached the American League Division Series

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

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

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

Hispanic Day Parade 2018 ~ Desfile de la Hispanidad

Sunday, October 14, 2018
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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

Museum Mile Festival 2019 is a Fifth Avenue Museum Street Party

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
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Fifth Avenue
(82nd – 105th St)
Upper East Side, Manhattan
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Entertainment and free admission:
El Museo del Barrio
Museum of the City of NY
Jewish Museum
Cooper Hewitt Museum
Guggenheim Museum
Metropolitan Museum of Art
~
Jean-Michel Basquiat’s mother took him to the museum. He became one of the most valued contemporary artists.

Celebrate National Rum Day

Enjoy the spirit of the Caribbean.
Friday, August 16, 2019

Roberto Clemente was the first great Latin Major League Baseball player

August 18, 1934 ~ Roberto Clemente was born in Barrio San Antón, Carolina, Puerto Rico.
Sunday, August 18, 2019

Taíno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean

Explore how Caribbean communities are reclaiming their Taíno roots.
National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green
(at the end of Broadway)
Financial District, Manhattan
July 28, 2018 – October 2019
Open Daily, FREE

Louie Vega Roots NYC House Party at Cielo in Meatpacking

Vega is back from summer in Ibiza.
Cielo
Meatpacking, Manhattan
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Ozuna brings Puerto Rican Reggaeton & Latin Trap to MSG

Ozuna is one of the hottest artists out right now.
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Madison Square Garden
Chelsea, Manhattan
Saturday, September 22, 2018

Queens Hispanic Day Parade 2018 celebrates our diverse heritage

Sunday, September 23, 2018
37th Avenue
Jackson Heights, Queens
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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.

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.
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USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
August 27-September 9, 2018
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ROUND OF 16
Sunday – Monday
September 2 – 3, 2018
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QUARTER FINALS
Tuesday – Wednesday
September 4 – 5, 2018
~
SEMI FINALS
Thursday – Friday
September 6 – 7, 2018
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FINALS
Saturday – Sunday
September 8 – 9, 2018

New York International Salsa Congress 2018

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

Afro-Latino Fest celebrates our African roots

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

Mambo Legends Orchestra are players from Tito Puente’s orchestra

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

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

June 14 – 23, 2018

National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2019 Parade ¡Boricua!

America’s biggest cultural celebration.
PARADE
Fifth Avenue in Midtown and the Upper East Side
Sunday, June 9, 2019

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

116th Street Festival 2018 is a Puerto Rican Party!

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

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

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

Ismael Miranda FANIA All-Star headlines Puerto Rican Parade Gala

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

SummerStage 2018 FREE concerts in NYC parks

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

Blue Note Jazz Festival 2018

Argentine, Brazilian, Cuban, French, Italian, Puerto Rican, Spanish Jazz & Salsa.
Blue Note Jazz Club
Greenwich Village, Manhattan
FESTIVAL June 1 – 30, 2018
~ Sergio Mendes
Brazilian Jazz
Sony Hall
Midtown, Manhattan
~ Al Di Meola
Italian – American Jazz
The Town Hall
Midtown, Manhattan
Saturday, June 30, 2018

‘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

Bryant Park Dance Party ~ Latin Festival: Cha Cha, Boogaloo & Salsa

Argentine, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, Puerto Rican, Peruvian & Spanish Bachata, Cumbia, Tango, Salsa & Vallenato for dancing.
Bryant Park
Midtown, Manhattan
Wednesdays, MAY 2 – JUNE 8
LATIN FESTIVAL: CHA CHA, BOOGALOO and SALSA
New Swing Sextet & Quintero’s Salsa Project
Friday, June 8, 2018
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

‘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

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

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

Veterans Day Weekend

Friday – Sunday
November 9 – 11, 2018

Our Lady of Providence is the patron saint of Puerto Rico

Feast November 19
Monday, November 19, 2018

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

Sunday, January 6, 2019

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

February 2
Saturday, February 2, 2019

Celebrate Carnival, the Latin Party that ends on Mardi Gras

Septuagesima
Sunday, February 17, 2019

NY Art Book Fair 2018 ~ the world of books

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

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

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

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

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

Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education

928 Simpson St
(at East 163rd St)
Woodstock / Hunts Point, The Bronx
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Legendary charitable school for Latino youth in the South Bronx

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

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

El Museo del Barrio is closed through Summer 2018

1230 Fifth Avenue
between 104th & 105th St
East Harlem
Closed through Summer 2018

National Museum of the American Indian

1 Bowling Green
(at the end of Broadway)
Financial District, Manhattan
Open Daily

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

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

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2018 $28 lunches and $42 dinners

Brazilian, Cuban, French, Italian, Mexican & Spanish prix-fixe lunches and dinners.
RESERVATIONS
Monday, July 9, 2018
DINING
July 23 – August 17, 2018

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!


 

Our Lady of Providence is the patron saint of Puerto Rico

Feast November 19
Monday, November 19, 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

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

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.


 

St. Patrick’s Cathedral ~ Peruvian & Colombian Masses

Sunday, October 21, 2018
El Señor de los Milagros Mass (Peruvian)
El Divino Niño Mass (Colombian)
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Sunday, November 18, 2018
Our Lady of Providence Mass (Puerto Rican)
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Spanish mass, Sundays
~
Enter the Christmas Eve Midnight Mass ticket lottery now
~
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
Fifth Ave (between 50th/51st St)
Midtown East, Manhattan
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Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, Ecuadorian, Filipino, Italian, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Spanish and Venezuelan masses. ¡Dios te bendiga!

Gilberto Santa Rosa plays St. George Theatre

Friday, October 26, 2018
St. George Theatre
St. George, Staten Island
~
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Kupferberg Center for the Arts
Flushing, Queens

Marc Anthony coming to Madison Square Garden

Sunday, October 28, 2018
~
Madison Square Garden
Chelsea, Manhattan
~
The best-selling Tropical Salsa artist of all time, Marco Antonio Muñiz was born in New York City to parents from Guayama, Puerto Rico on September 16, 1968

Carlos Henriquez tells The South Bronx Story in Jazz at Lincoln Center

November 16 – 17, 2018
Friday – Saturday
~
Jazz at Lincoln Center
The Appel Room
Columbus Circle, Manhattan
~
The most important Latin Jazz artist in New York City today, the heir to the legacy of Tito Puente, tells the story of us, “The South Bronx Story”

Nicky Jam “X” Latin Grammy nominee

September 20, 2018 ~ Three Latin Grammy Nominations:
Record of the Year: X
Best Urban Song: X
Best Tropical Song: Casate Conmigo, Silvestre Dangond with Nicky Jam
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Latin Grammys
Sunday, November 15, 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

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
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Saturday, May 25, 2019
FREE

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

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

Carlina Rivera is a Puerto Rican New York City Council member

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

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
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Radio City Music Hall
Midtown, Manhattan
Monday, August 20, 2018

Daddy Yankee’s ‘Dura’ nominated for “Best Latin” at the 2018 MTV VMAs

El Patron de Reggaeton plays hard. Does the life ever get old?
Radio City Music Hall
Midtown, Manhattan
Monday, August 20, 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

‘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

Jerry Rivera ‘Cara de Niño’ plays a Free SummerStage concert

SUMMERSTAGE
Jerry Rivera / Nuyorican Poets Cafe: La Bruja and Chembo Corniel
East River Park
Lower East Side, Manhattan
Sunday, August 12, 2018

La Casita Sings the Poetry and Music of Our Communities

Lincoln Center Out of Doors
Hearst Plaza, Lincoln Center
Saturday, August 4, 2018
~
Pregones Theater
Concourse, The Bronx
Sunday, August 5, 2018

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

Free African, Colombian, Cuban, Ecuadorian, Mexican, Puerto Rican music, dance and word…
Lincoln Center, Pregones Theater & Harlem Meer
July 25 – August 12, 2018
FREE

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

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 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

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

Madison Square Garden
Chelsea, Manhattan
Saturday, June 9, 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

BIG Salsa Festival

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

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

Repertorio Español
Kips Bay, Manhattan
Monday, May 21, 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 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

‘Boom for Real’ docs Haitian-Puerto Rican Jean-Michel Basquiat’s early years

Documentary about the City and people who formed the first international black art star.
May 11 – June 21, 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

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

‘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

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

La verdadera historia de Caperucita (Little Red Riding Hood)

Bilingual children’s puppet theatre
Teatro SEA
Lower East Side

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
CANCELLED BY SNOW

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

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

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 India is the Princess of Salsa

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

Tito Rojas “El Gallo Salsero”

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

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

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

Casita Maria Gallery
Hunts Point, The Bronx
Monday – Friday
October 4, 2017 – January 6, 2018

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

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

NYC General Election 2017 Results

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

Alex Sensation is New York City’s top Hispanic DJ

97.9 FM
Monday-Saturday

Ozuna brings Puerto Rican Reggaeton & Latin Trap to MSG

Ozuna is one of the hottest artists out right now.
~
Madison Square Garden
Chelsea, Manhattan
Saturday, September 22, 2018

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

National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2017 Athlete of the Year

Farruko is a young Puerto Rican Reggaeton and Pop star

United Palace Theater
Friday, August 4, 2017

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

Artists who live or work in El Barrio, Harlem, Washington Heights, or Inwood
El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Ave, East Harlem
June 13 – November 5, 2017

Tony Awards 2017

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

Modesto Lacen is a multitalented actor

National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2017 Ambassador

New York Salsa Festival fills an arena with Salsa legends

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

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

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

New York City Ballet Spring 2017

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

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz A Universe of Fragile Mirrors

January 11 – April 30, 2017
~
El Museo del Barrio
East Harlem, Manhattan
~
Puerto Rican performance artist

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, the young art show

At Skylight Clarkson Sq in Hudson Square/SoHo Thu-Sun, Mar 2-5, 2017

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

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

74th Golden Globes (2017)

Sunday, January 8, 2017

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.


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