Spanish New York City

Spanish New York City used to be “Little Spain” on 14th St between Seventh and Eighth Ave. Spanish culture lives on in New York Flamenco, art, architecture, fashion, literature, and the cultural overlay of much of Latin America. Columbus Day and Hispanic Heritage Month are our main celebrations.

FC Barcelona is looking for Copa del Rey silver

Watch the Copa del Rey final, Barcelona vs Deportivo Alavés, with the Penya FC Barcelona supporters club at Smithfield Hall in Chelsea, Saturday, May 27, 2017

New York City Ballet’s Spring 2017 season ends with a Midsummer Night’s Dream

Spanish dancers at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, Tuesday-Sunday, May 23-28, 2017

Real Madrid wins La Liga. UEFA Champions League is next.

Watch the UEFA Champions League Final, Juventus vs Real Madrid, with the Peña Madridista NYC supporters club at the Playwright Irish Pub 35th in Chelsea, Sat, June 3, 2017

Repertorio Español, Off-Broadway Repertory in Spanish

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.

American Ballet Theatre Gala, Whipped Cream, & Giselle

Gala May 22, Whipped Cream May 23-24, and Giselle May 25-31 at the Metropolitan Opera House. Brazilian Principal Marcelo Gomes, May 30. Argentine Principal Herman Cornejo, May 31.

Santiago Calatrava puts Emotion into Motion at Marlborough (Review)

Marlborough Gallery in Midtown is exhibiting recent works by the architect of the World Trade Center Oculus, May 10 – June 17, 2017

Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art auction gets a good start on 20th Century Week

Brancusi’s La muse endormie sculpture sells for almost double its estimate. Picasso’s Dora Maar portrait also does well at Rockefeller Center on May 15, 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

A Picasso shines in Sotheby’s Spring Impressionist and Modern art auction

Picasso’s Tête d’Homme (1969) is on view at Sotheby’s in the Upper East Side for auction on Tue, May 16, 2017

NYCFC ( New York City Football Club )

NYCFC is 6-2-4 in 3rd place, 6 points behind. New England visits Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, Wed, May 31, 2017

Buika is the Queen of Flamenco soul

Celebrate the Spanish singer-songwriter’s birthday on May 10

Can Atlético Madrid win by 4 goals?

Watch Atlético Madrid vs Real Madrid, the 2nd leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final, with Peña Oficial Atlético de Madrid en New York at The Long Hall in Kips Bay, Tue, May 9, 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

Context New York international art fair

Colombian, Cuban, French, Italian, and Spanish galleries at Pier 94 in Hell’s Kitchen, May 3-7, 2017

Art New York is an international contemporary and modern art fair

Colombian, French, French-Canadian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Venezuelan galleries at Pier 94 in Hell’s Kitchen, May 3-7, 2017

Nacho Vigalondo’s Colossal is a monster of a romantic comedy

The Spanish director makes a fun romantic comedy with a riveting Kaiju monster twist. Stars Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis. Opened April 7. Now playing at Regal Union Square & Cinépolis Chelsea, Fri, May 5, 2017

New York City Ballet Fall Season

NYCB’s Fall 2017 Season at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center is September 19 – October 15, 2017

May Day or Worker’s Day is a public holiday in many Latin cultures

Celebrate Spring or Worker’s Day on May 1

Throckmorton Fine Art is America’s leading dealer of Latin American Photography, and Pre-Columbian & Chinese Artifacts

Chinese Jades “Mythical Beasts – The Divinity of Dragons” through Apr 22. Argentine, Colombian, Cuban, Mexican, and Spanish work at the AIPAD Photography Show booth #500 Mar 29 – Apr 2, 2017

Assad Brothers are the best guitar duo in existence

The Brazilian-born Classical guitar duo play the 92nd Street Y, Sat, Apr 29, 2017

Ballet Hispánico is America’s leading Latino dance company

Contemporary dance with Mexican, Colombian, and Spanish influences at The Joyce Theater in Chelsea, Tue-Sat, Apr 18-22, 2017

Paloma San Basilio & Raul Di Blasio “Tal Como Somos”

The Spanish and Argentine pop stars bring their “Tal Como Somos” tour to the Beacon Theatre in the Upper West Side, Sat, Apr 15, 2017

Tribeca Film Festival 2017 celebrates the power of storytelling

N.O.W. Showcase just announced! Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, French, Italian, Mexican, Spanish, and Venezuelan stories, Wed-Sun, Apr 19-30, 2017

Truman is a comedy about life

The Spanish comedy-drama, a critical favorite, is now playing at Angelika Film Center in Greenwich Village, Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Crown of the Andes from Popayán, Colombia is at the Met

One of the most important surviving examples of colonial Spanish American goldwork, a piece used for centuries in Holy Week ceremonies, is on display in Gallery 357 at the Met Fifth Avenue

Enrique Iglesias is the King of Latin Pop

The Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull LIVE! tour comes to Madison Square Garden, Fri, Jun 30, 2017

Blanca Li and Maria Alexandrova “Goddesses & Demonesses”

The Spanish choreographer lets out some serious girl power with Bolshoi ballerina Alexandrova at New York City Center Thu-Sat, Mar 30 – Apr 1, 2017

World Cup 2018 Qualifiers continue, Brazil is through

The 2017 World Cup Russia is Jun 14 – Jul 15, 2018. South American qualifying continues Wed, Aug 30, 2017

Drama Desk Awards 2017 for Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off-Broadway

Tickets go on sale Apr 4. Nominees will be announced Thu, Apr 27, at Feinstein’s/54 Below. The awards are at the Town Hall in Midtown, Sun, Jun 4, 2017

Affordable Art Fair offers art from $100 – $10,000

Start your art collection at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, Wed-Sun, Mar 29 – Apr 2, 2017

MoMA Museum of Modern Art

Major gift from the Cisneros Collection and founding of the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Research Institute transform MoMA into the center of Latin American art

Spanish & French groups march in the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Amigos De San Froilán, Bagad de Lorient, Casa Galicia, & Xuntanza De Cataluna will march up Fifth Avenue from 44th to 79th St on Mar 17, 2017

92nd Street Y is a community center for all communities

A Jewish cultural and community center in the Upper East Side that hosts world-class performances and talks with occasional Latin artists.

Julieta, mature Pedro Almodóvar

Adriana Ugarte and Emma Suárez star as a woman facing the great losses in her life. Now playing at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, Mar 10-16, 2017

ADAA Art Show 2017 hosts America’s top art dealers [Review]

Argentine, Brazilian, Cuban, French, Italian, Mexican, and Spanish artists are exhibited at the Gala Preview Feb 28 at the Park Avenue Armory. The show runs Mar 1-5, 2017

BNP Paribas Showdown features Juan Martin del Potro & Garbiñe Muguruza

Argentine favorite Juan Martin del Potro plays Japan’s Kei Nishikori (#5), Venezuelan-Spanish Garbine Muguruza (#7) takes on tennis icon Venus Williams, and more at Madison Square Garden Mon, Mar 6, 2017

Flamenco Festival 2017 NYC brings Spain’s finest to NYC

Manuel Liñán’s Gala Flamenca with Juana Amaya, Olga Pericet, Jesús Carmona, Rocío Márquez, & Patricia Guerrero; and Olga Pericet’s Pisadas at New York City Center Mar 9-12, 2017

Arrival wins an Oscar and Iranian director Asghar Farhadi speaks for us

French-Canadian sci-fi thriller Arrival was 2017’s only Latin winner at the Oscars on Feb 26, 2017

Carnival is a Global Latin Party that ends on Mardi Gras

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 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

Scope New York 2017 emerging international artists and galleries

Argentine, Chilean, Dominican, French, Italian, Panamanian, and Spanish galleries exhibit at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea Mar 2-5, 2017

Metropolitan Opera is America’s premiere opera company

Bellini’s Italian opera La Traviata opens, and Mexican tenor Javier Camarena stars in Bellini’s Italian opera I Puritani in the week of Feb 20-26, 2017

Voces Blancas del Nalón is a heavenly young women’s choir

The choir from Asturias, Spain sings a free chorale concert highlighting Spanish composers and arrangements at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown Fri, Mar 3, 2017

The Armory Show 2018 is NYC’s big international art fair

The next show is at Piers 92 94 Mar 8-11, 2018

Orchestra of St. Luke’s

Spaniard Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the Brahms Requiem at Carnegie Hall, Thu, Feb 16, 2017

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada is La Movida Madrileña

The Spanish Fashion icon shows her Fall/Winter collection at the Skyline Hotel on Tue, Feb 14, 2017

Uptown Fashion Week shows Latin American Designers

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

The Latin in New York Fashion Week February

Fall/Winter collections are showing at Skylight Clarkson and around town Feb 9-16, 2017

Desigual for Bold Women on the March

Spring’s global traveler at the Spanish fashion house gets darker and more edgy for Fall

Javier Limón is a Spanish Flamenco institution

The singer-songwriter, producer, educator, and ambassador explores the Jewish, Arabic, and Gypsy origins of Flamenco at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center Sat, Feb 11, 2017

Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim

Examines the modern permanent collection through the eyes of key patrons who created the museum, Feb 10 – Sep 6, 2017

Guggenheim Museum

One of the world’s great collections of modern art

Jaume Plensa “Silence” [Review]

A new configuration of the Spanish artist’s monumental sculpture “Silence” is at Galerie Lelong in Chelsea Feb 2 – Mar 11, 2017

Nilko Andreas, world-Classical guitar and sweaty Rumba Flamenco Pop

The Colombian guitarist takes his Rumba Flamenco side project LaMar NYC to Communitea in Long Island City, Fri, Feb 3, 2017

Zara Fast Fashion

On-trend Spanish ready-to-wear

Jordi Savall, early music master

The Spanish Catalan viol player is a living legend of early Western music. He opens La Serenissima at Carnegie Hall Fri, Feb 3 and leads his Hypèrion XXI ensemble Sun, Feb 12, 2017

Galerie Lelong

NYC gallery of Parisian contemporary art dealer Daniel Lelong represents several important Latin artists including Alfredo Jaar and Hélio Oiticica

La Nacional

The Spanish Benevolent Society in Chelsea is a Spanish social club founded in 1868. It is the home of Tango La Nacional on Thursday nights.

Assassin’s Creed

French adaption of the French-Canadian video game stars French actress Marion Cotillard making Michael Fassbender relive the adventures of his Templar-fighting ancestor in 15th century Spain. AMC Empire 25 Jan 20-26, 2017

José Maya makes fresh Gypsy Flamenco Tablao

The Spanish Gypsy Flamenco star brings his “Latente: A Flamenco Journey” to Schimmel Center Fri, Feb 17, 2017

Sotheby’s Master Paintings & Sculpture Evening Sale

Highlights of the January 2017 auction include a unique Velázquez bodegón and an El Greco Wed, Jan 25, 2017. On view Jan 20-Jan 25.

Three Kings Day Parade

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.

Three Kings Day

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

Three King’s Day Teatro SEA

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

Javier Romero “Sticks and Stones”

The Spanish abstract artist shows new work in his “Sticks and Stones” series at Jacob Lewis Gallery Jan 13 – Feb 18, 2017

It’s NYC Restaurant Week

Reservations open Jan 9 for prix fixe lunches and dinners at some of NYC’s best restaurants Jan 23 – Feb 10, 2017. If you miss out, you will have to wait until Jul/Aug.

Hispanic Heritage Month

The United States celebrates our Hispanic heritage from September 15 – October 25

Winter JazzFest

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.

Hispanic Day Parade

New Yorkers from the 20 Latin American countries and Spain celebrate the last days of Hispanic Heritage Month on Sun, Oct, 8, 2017

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca

Reprises the Bessie-nominated Flamenco show Antigona at the West-Park Presbyterian Church Jan 10-28, 2017

Menkes Flamenco & Theatrical Shoes

Handmade and custom shoes and clothing for Flamenco and stage from Spain
Midtown

Manolo Blahnik

The Spanish women’s footwear designer is known for his stiletto heels and embellishments. Sex and the City made him a household name.

Plácido Domingo

The world-renowned Spanish tenor sings the title role of Nabucco at the Metropolitan Opera between December 12, 2016 and January 7, 2017

New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks

Don’t miss the holiday tradition Handel’s Messiah December 13-17, 2016

Latin Grammys

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.

Bergdorf Goodman

New York City’s most luxurious department store carries the world’s top designer collections including many Latin designers. Bergdorf’s holiday windows are up November 15, 2016.

Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion

This exhibition of the Costume Institute’s best of the best collection from the early 18th century to the present is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Nov 18, 2016 – February 5, 2017

The Frick Collection

A museum and library of Old Master paintings, European sculpture, and Decorative arts built around industrialist Henry Frick’s former home and personal collection.

José Luis Perales

The Spanish soft-pop singer brings his “Calma” tour to the Beacon Theatre Friday, November 11, 2016

Uptown Fashion Week SS17 Day 1

Uptown Fashion Week SS17 got a strong start with Bryan Jimenez (Dominican New York), Paulo Silva (Bolivian), Carlos Sierra (Venezuelan), Dimitri Asgard (Haitian), Francisco Saez (Venezuelan), Eliana Paco (Bolivian), and star designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada (Spanish).

“To attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd”

Quote by Spanish novelist Cervantes. Fashion by Spanish designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada at Uptown Fashion Week SS17 September 2016. Foto by Keith Widyolar.

Uptown Fashion Week September

Established Latin designers lead emerging designers during New York Fashion Week. At The Museum of the City of New York September 12-15, 2016.

Hot Latin Songs

What we are listening to now

The Latin in New York Fashion Week September

New York Fashion Week September is Thursday-Friday, September 7-15, 2017

Consulate General of Spain

Provides legal and cultural services to Spaniards in New York City and tourists planning to visit Spain.

Fall for Dance Festival 2016

Four world-class dance companies per show for $15 at New York City Center Sep 26 – Oct 8, 2016

Met Cloisters

Reassembled French monasteries and abbeys house a famed collection of medieval European art.

Laura Pausini

The Italian and Spanish pop superstar brings her “Simili / Similares” Tour to Barclays Center in Brooklyn Thu, July 28, 2016

Flamenco Latino

Teaches Flamenco dance, guitar, and singing classes

UEFA Euro 2016

France hosted the quadrennial European soccer championships June 10 – July 10, 2016.

Portugal are 2016 European champions. France was runner-up.

CINEFEST 2016

A showcase of recent films from across the Spanish-speaking world curated by the The New School’s Foreign Languages department
The New School
Friday, April 15 from 4-10pm
Friday, April 22 from 4-10pm

Latin Bookstores in NYC

Where to buy Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Romanian books or magazines.

Latin Libraries in NYC

Italian, French, Spanish, & Portuguese Libraries in New York City

Ana Moura & Buika

Two strong female vocalists sing Portuguese Fado, Spanish Flamenco, and Pop standards
Carnegie Hall
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 8pm

Ara Malikian

Armenian violinist from Lebanon living in Spain connects Flamenco to its ancient roots
Le Poisson Rouge
Flamenco Festival!
Friday, March 18, 2016, 7:30pm

Qasida

A Flamenco of Arabic poetry by Spanish and Persian musicians
Carnegie Hall
March 18, 2016, 8:30pm
Flamenco Festival 2016

Festival Ay! Más Flamenco

Spanish Flamenco from cutting edge to traditional produced by the World Music Institute!
Symphony Space and La Nacional
March 3-6, 2016 at 8pm

Vicente Amigo

Flamenco guitar virtuoso from Córdoba, Spain
Carnegie Hall
Friday, March 4, 2016 at 8pm

Rafael Guastavino (1842-1908) was a Spanish architect who created the Guastavino Tile based on a Catalan vault technique. He rebuilt the ceiling of the Ellis Island Great Hall, designed the central crossing of the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine. You can see his work in the ceilings of the Oyster Bar in Grand Central Terminal, the south arcade of the Manhattan Municipal Building, and Bridgemarket under the Queensboro Bridge.

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