Puerto Rican NYC

Puerto Rican NYC is Latin Jazz, Salsa, Hip-HopReggaeton, Hamilton, and El Museo del Barrio. The National Puerto Rican Day Parade and Three Kings Day Parade are our big parties.

NYC Broadway Week Summer 2017 2-for-1 tickets On Sale Now

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

Roberto Clemente was the first great Latin Major League Baseball player

Born August 18, 1934 in Barrio San Antón, Carolina, Puerto Rico

New York Mets vs Miami Marlins at Citi Field in Queens

Major League Baseball
Yankee Stadium, The Bronx
Friday – Sunday
August 18-20, 2017

Luis Fonsi breaks cultural borders with Despacito Remix, and not slowly

Puerto Rican Reggaeton with Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber
Billboard Hot 100 #1

Marc Anthony “Full Circle Tour”

Best selling Tropical Salsa artist of all time
Madison Square Garden
Saturday, August 26, 2017

SummerStage 2017 free concerts in NYC parks

Latin artists June 21 – August 25, 2017
Last Latin artist this season
Anat Cohen Tentet
Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
Marcus Garvey Park Harlem
Friday, August 25, 2017

El Museo del Barrio is NYC’s Puerto Rican, Caribbean, and Latin art museum

NYC’s Latin art museum
1230 Fifth Avenue
Wednesday-Saturday

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

Damrosch Park & Hearst Plaza
Lincoln Center
July and August 2018

Farruko is a young Puerto Rican Reggaeton and Pop star

United Palace Theater
Friday, August 4, 2017

La verdadera historia de Caperucita (Little Red Riding Hood)

Bilingual children’s puppet theatre
Teatro SEA
Lower East Side
Saturdays, May 2018

Frieze New York 2018 is NYC’s big May contemporary art fair

Randall’s Island
Thursday-Saturday
May 3-5, 2018

Miguel Zenon “Típico”

Teatro LATEA
Lower East Side
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Mezzrow
Greenwich Village
Monday, September 11, 2017

Hispanic Heritage Month 2017

Celebrate our Hispanic heritage
September 15 – October 25

Daddy Yankee is the Padrino of Reggaeton

Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
Thursday, September 21, 2017

La India is the Princess of Salsa whose voice flies above the clouds

St. Mary’s Park, The Bronx
Friday, July 28, 2017

Latin Grammys for music in Spanish or Portuguese

November 16, 2017

Hot new Reggaeton singer Ozuna brings his ODISEA Tour to the United Palace

United Palace Theater
Washington Heights
Friday-Saturday
July 28-29, 2017

Alex Sensation is New York City’s top Hispanic DJ

97.9 FM Monday-Saturday
Mega Summer Concert
Madison Square Garden
Thursday & Saturday
August 24 & 26, 2017

Nicky Jam & Plan B “El Ganador”

Puerto Rican Reggaeton
Madison Square Garden, Chelsea
Sunday, September 10, 2017

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

La Salsa Vive
Madison Square Garden
November 10, 2017

DJ Louie Vega “Roots NYC” is a House legend

New York Puerto Rican DJ
Cielo
18 Little West 12th St
Meatpacking District
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

LAMC 2017 Latin Alternative Music Conference

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

Midsummer Night Swing 2018 dance Salsa & Tango outdoors to big bands

Dancing to live orchestras outdoors
Damrosch Park Lincoln Center
Tuesday-Saturday
June 27 – July 15, 2017

Carnival is a Global Latin Party that ends on Mardi Gras

Septuagesima, Sunday, January 28, 2018
Venice Carnival, January 27 – February 13, 2018
Rio Carnival, February 9-14, 2018
Barranquilla Carnival, February 10-13, 2018
Mardi Gras, February 27, 2018

“Hamilton” is the most influential Broadway show of our generation

New York Puerto Rican writer
Richard Rodgers Theatre
226 W 46th St, Times Square
Tuesday-Sunday 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

The Museum Mile Festival is an open house into the diversity of New York City

Street party and free museum admission
Fifth Avenue
82nd Street to 105th Street
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

2017 Tony Award for Santo Loquasto for “Hello Dolly”

Broadway awards
Radio City Music Hall
1260 Sixth Ave, Midtown
Sunday, June 11, 2017

National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2017 ¡Boricua!

Fifth Avenue Parade
43rd St to 79th St
Sunday, June 11, 2017

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

National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2017 Athlete of the Year

Julio Monge brings Latin moves to Broadway

National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2017 Trailblazer in the Performing Arts

Concerts in the Parks by the New York Philharmonic

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

El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico at Madison Square Garden

“The most popular Salsa group that ever existed”
Madison Square Garden
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Modesto Lacen is a multitalented actor

National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2017 Ambassador

Repertorio Español is Spanish-language Off-Broadway Theatre

138 East 27th St, Kips Bay
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
La Zapatera Prodigiosa (Spanish comedy)
Saturday-Sunday, June 17-18
Sin Wifi También Se Vive (Colombian stand-up)

NYC Dance Week free dance classes

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

Gilberto Santa Rosa is the Grand Marshal of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade

Grand Marshal
National Puerto Rican Day Parade
Fifth Avenue
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Tito Rojas “El Gallo Salsero”

Puerto Rican Salsa singer
New York Salsa Festival
Barclays Center, Brooklyn
June 10, 2017

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, and Domingo Quiñones, and more
Barclays Center, Brooklyn
Saturday, June 10, 2017

10x Grammy winner Eddie Palmieri coming to Bergen Performing Arts Center

New York Puerto Rican Jazz Legend
Bergen Performing Arts Center
Englewood, New Jersey
Friday, January 26, 2018

Willie Colón was the bad boy of Salsa back in the day

He is back at the New York Salsa Festival at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Sat, Jun 10, 2017

2017 Drama Desk Awards for Danny DeVito and Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Cuban, Ecuadorian, Italian, Mexican, and Puerto Rican nominees
The Town Hall
123 West 43rd St, Midtown
Sunday, June 4, 2017

Teatro SEA is NYC’s Latino children’s theatre

NYC’s Latino Children’s Theatre. Productions are bilingual and very well done. Teatro SEA is our favorite Latin theatre!

Three Kings Day Parade El Museo del Barrio

Live camels and giant puppets
East Harlem
Saturday, January 6, 2018

Three Kings Day (Dia de Los Reyes) on January 6 is the Hispanic Christmas

Gift-giving day
Saturday, January 6, 2018

Three King’s Day Teatro SEA

Meet Los Tres Reyes for a free gift
107 Suffolk St #202
Lower East Side
Saturday, January 18, 2018

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

1000 5th Ave, Upper East Side
Open Daily

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

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

The New York Salsa and Bachata Festival 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 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

Terraza 7 is the heart of NY’s Latin American Jazz scene

World Jazz club and community center in the heart of Latin Queens

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

Lehmann Maupin

An established contemporary art dealer with several Latin artists that projects an international presence from Chelsea, Lower East Side, and Hong Kong galleries

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

Puerto Rican artist
El Museo del Barrio
1230 5th Ave, East Harlem
January 11 – April 30, 2017

Whitney Museum of American Art

The leading museum of contemporary American art is including more Latin artists

NADA New York 2017, the young art show

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

2018 Oscars, the 90th Academy Awards

Live on ABC
March 4, 2018

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

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

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

John Leguizamo Riffs a Latin History for Morons

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.

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

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.

Latin Side of Dizzy with Carlos Henriquez

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

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

Mexican restaurant and Salsa club in Greenwich Village that usually has live Salsa bands for dancing on weekends

Golden Globes by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association

January 7, 2018

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

Hispanic Day Parade

Fifth Avenue
Sunday, October, 8, 2017

I Like it Like That

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.

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.

Chicago the Musical

The longest-running American musical in Broadway history regularly casts Latin stars at the Ambassador Theatre.

The Condemned (Review)

MOVIE REVIEW ~”The Condemned” 2012, a psychological thriller set in small town Puerto Rico by writer/director Roberto Busco-Garcia.

Luis Negron

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.


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