Spanish dancers at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, Tuesday-Sunday, May 23-28, 2017
Puerto Rican New York has given the City most of its Latin flavor since the “Great Migration” of the 1950s. Puerto Rican NYC is centered in East Harlem (El Barrio), the Lower East Side (Loisada), and the South Bronx.
American Jazz saxophonist Donald Harrison “The King of Nouveau Swing” joins the Palmieri Quintet at Subrosa in the Meatpacking District, Mon, May 29, 2017
NPRDP Education Leadership Awards are at Time Warner Center, Thu, May 25. The parade is Sun, June 11, 2017.
Free concerts of Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Cuban, French, Italian, Jewish, Mexican, Portuguese, Puerto Rican, and Venezuelan music and dance at NYC parks in all five boroughs June 21 – August 25, 2017
This week Repertorio brings back Argentine comedy La Fiaca. It also presents Dominican plays En el Tiempo de las Mariposas and En el Nombre del Salóme, and Spanish plays La Casa de Bernarda Alba and El Quijote, Tuesday-Sunday, May 23-28, 2017.
18-24 in 3rd place, 7.5 games behind. San Diego Padres visit Citi Field in Queens, Tuesday-Thursday, May 23-25, 2017
Saldana plays the mother character and star love interest in the Marvel Comics blockbuster. Opened May 5, still playing citywide, Fri, May 19, 2017
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
Non-stop dance workshops, performances, and parties at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-29, 2017
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
The New York Puerto Rican DJ spins his weekly Roots NYC party at Cielo in Meatpacking Wed, May 17, 2017
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
Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, French, Guatemalan, Italian, Mexican, Portuguese, Puerto Rican, and Spanish galleries are showing at Randall’s Island, Fri-Sun, May 5-7, 2017
Find out whether Danny DeVito, Jenn Colella, Santo Loquasto, and Ruben Santiago-Hudson win Tonys at Radio City Music Hall in Midtown, Sun, Jun 11, 2017
NYCB’s Fall 2017 Season at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center is September 19 – October 15, 2017
The show, written by Puerto Rican New Yorker Lin-Manuel Miranda, is at Richard Rodgers Theatre in Times Square
A discount ticket office and public space and that hosts free performances weekly on Thursdays and some Fridays
An established contemporary art dealer with several Latin artists that projects an international presence from Chelsea, Lower East Side, and Hong Kong galleries
The best selling Tropical Salsa artist of all time plays the New Coliseum in Uniondale, Long Island, Sun, Apr 9, 2017
Willie Colón, Eddie Palmieri, Tito Nieves, Grupo Niche, Fruko y Sus Tesos, Tito Rojas, DLG, Eddie Santiago, Frankie Negron, and Domingo Quiñones, and more at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Sat, Jun 10, 2017
See what’s now, including work by Mexican-American and Puerto Rican artists, at the Whitney Museum of American Art in the Meatpacking District, Mar 17 – Jun 11, 2017
The Puerto Rican film & video installation artist is in exhibitions at El Museo del Barrio Jan 11-Apr 30, 2017 and the Whitney Biennial Mar 17-Jun 11, 2017
At Skylight Clarkson Sq in Hudson Square/SoHo Thu-Sun, Mar 2-5, 2017
A Little Red Riding Hood comic musical with a twist. At Teatro SEA in the Lower East Side, Sat, Mar 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2017
The Septuagesima is Feb 12, but Venice Carnavale starts Feb 11. Rio Carnaval starts Feb 24. Barranquilla Carnaval starts Feb 25. The whole party ends on Carnival Tuesday (Mardi Gras), Feb 28, 2017.
Sotheby’s Armory Week auction includes Brazilian, Chilean, French, French-Canadian, Italian, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Spanish, and Uruguayan artists Thu, Mar 2, 2017
Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Cuban, French-Canadian, Honduran, Italian, Mexican, & Peruvian art at Pier 90 Mar 1-5, 2017
The Puerto Rican New Yorker’s Jazz quartet releases Tipico Feb 10, then plays the Village Vanguard in Greenwich Village, Feb 14-19, 2017
Broadway’s Ghetto Klown digs up historical Latino heroes so his son has something to write a school paper about. At the Public Theater Feb 24 – Apr 23, 2017.
The world center of Jazz performance & education is the home of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Rose Theater, Appel Room, and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.
The Jazz composer and bassist for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra celebrates Dizzy Gillespie’s centennial with “The Latin Side of Dizzy” at Jazz at Lincoln Center Fri-Sat, Jan 27-28, 2017
Mexican restaurant and Salsa club in Greenwich Village that usually has live Salsa bands for dancing on weekends
El Museo del Barrio’s annual parade is Friday, January 6, 2017 from 11am-12:30pm, with a feast at El Marqueta from 12-1pm and live music and free admission at the museum from 1-2pm.
January 6 was originally a Christian feast day that is the main focus of the holidays for some Latin communities, especially New York City’s Puerto Rican community
Children can meet the Three Kings and receive a gift at this free event by New York City’s Latino children’s theatre Teatro SEA on January 6
Many Latin artists won nominations and French thriller Elle won Best Foreign Language Film at the awards announced Jan 8, 2017
NYC’s Latino Children’s Theatre. Productions are bilingual and very well done. Teatro SEA is our favorite Latin theatre!
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
Keep your cool in January at this Village Jazz marathon during APAP. It sells out every year. Thu-Tue, Jan 5-10. The Jazz marathons are Fri-Sat Jan 6-7, 2017.
New Yorkers from the 20 Latin American countries and Spain celebrate the last days of Hispanic Heritage Month on Sun, Oct, 8, 2017
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 at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater through Jan 29, 2017.
A festival of new theater from the U.S. and around the world in which artists re-imagine performance for our time. Public Theater Jan 4-15, 2017. Puerto Rican-Cuban comic Marga Gomez does Latin Standards Jan 11-15.
The 17th Annual Latin Grammys were Thursday, Nov 17, 2016. “La Bicicleta” by Carlos Vives and Shakira won Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Fellow Colombian Manuel Medrano won Best New Artist. Mexico and Brazil had the most wins. Colombia and Argentina were right behind.
The Puerto Rican / Dominican Reggaeton star’s “Hasta el Amanacer” (Until Dawn) hits #1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart for October 8, 2016
The longest-running American musical in Broadway history regularly casts Latin stars at the Ambassador Theatre.
MOVIE REVIEW ~”The Condemned” 2012, a psychological thriller set in small town Puerto Rico by writer/director Roberto Busco-Garcia.
The hit first book by Luis Negrón about loneliness and the crazy things it drives us to do is one of those books you can’t put down.
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.