The Independent 20th Century 2023 art fair recasts the recent past with a New York state of mind. The City hosts many contemporary art fairs, but the Independent and Independent 20th Century are very much products of New York's own art community. It's a deeper dig than many art fairs. It's not too big. It's not too small. The quality of art presented by the invited … [Read more...] about Independent 20th Century Art Fair Looks Deeper Into the Recent Past
Trinidadian NYC Archive
The Trinidadian NYC Archive contains New York Latin Culture Magazine's feature coverage of Trinidadian culture in New York City and Trinidad since 2016.
The West Indian Day Parade 2023 is the climax of New York Carnival. The parade follows Trinidadian Carnival traditions, but includes the cultures of including: Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, Barbados, Dominica, Saint Lucia, Jamaica, Saint Vincent and Granada, Guyana, Suriname, and Belize. West Indian Day Parade 2023 The West Indian Day Parade 2023 marches on Eastern Parkway … [Read more...] about West Indian Day Parade is the Climax of New York Carnival
New York Carnival 2023 gets Brooklyn jumping up from the kickoff on August 10, through Voicey's Long Live Soca Tour, SocaFest, Junior Carnival, Panorama, Sunrise Day Soiree, J'ouvert, many fêtes, to a big climax at the West Indian Day Parade on Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2023. 🇹🇹 The festival draws on many Caribbean traditions including: Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, … [Read more...] about New York Carnival Celebrates Freedom Trinidad Style
The 17th Dance Parade NYC 2023 is dancing in the streets with over 100 styles of dance, from Sixth Avenue at 17th St in Chelsea, to the DanceFest at Tompkins Square Park in the East Village; on Saturday, May 20, 2023 starting at 11:45am. FREE! 🇧🇴 🇧🇷 🇨🇺 🇨🇴 🇩🇴 🇮🇹 🇯🇲 🇲🇽 🇳🇬 🇵🇪 🇵🇷 🇪🇸 🇹🇹 Dance Parade NYC 2023 Parade Route The parade starts on Sixth Avenue this year. It is … [Read more...] about Dance Parade NYC 2023 DanceFest Gets over 10,000 New Yorkers Dancing in the Streets
The PEN World Voices Festival 2023 brings international writers and thinkers into conversation in New York City. It was founded in 2004 by Salmon Rushdie, Michael Roberts and Esther Allen to counter the American tendency towards isolation. The PEN America organization seeks to protect free expression in the United States by promoting both literature and human rights. It is … [Read more...] about PEN World Voices Festival 2023 is Mightier Than the Sword
Our world is changing, but everyone still has a mom. Mother's Day in New York City 2023 The Latin way would be that everyone goes to Mom's house or a kid's house and we cook, eat, drink, talk, maybe dance a little, and that's about it. We just have a house party. But there are some things that your Mom might enjoy this year in New York City. Spanish Harlem … [Read more...] about Happy Mother’s Day NYC 2023!
Holi is the South Asian spring "festival of colors" or "festival of love." It celebrates how love triumphs over evil. According to tradition, the dark-skinned Krishna wanted his light-skinned lover Radha to look like him, so he playfully smeared her with colors. It's such a fun festival, that South Asians and many peoples around the world celebrate. Holi NYC 2023 Holi … [Read more...] about May All the Colors Brighten Your Life on Holi, the South Asian Spring Festival of Colors
Trinidad Carnival, the Mother of Caribbean Carnival, grew out of masquerade ball traditions on French plantations in Spanish Trinidad. Trinidad Carnival is celebrated on the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, but preparations begin six months ahead. Production and mas practicing starts right after Christmas. Things get intense the week before and build to a climax on … [Read more...] about Trinidad Carnival 2023 is the Mother of Caribbean Carnival
Diwali, the West Indian and South Asian festival of lights, is a five-day festival that celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. The tradition is celebrated in Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Sikh communities of South Asia and the Diaspora. It is a national holiday in many countries. South Asia includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, … [Read more...] about Celebrate Diwali, the West Indian and South Asian Festival of Lights
Etienne Charles "San Juan Hill: A New York Story" is an immersive multimedia work with Jazz music, visuals, and first-person accounts about San Juan Hill, the Indigenous, Black and Latin neighborhood that was redeveloped into Lincoln Center. The New York Philharmonic is showing that it is more than a Classical orchestra. It can be inclusive and innovative. It can do things … [Read more...] about Etienne Charles “San Juan Hill: A New York Story” World Premiere is about the Indigenous, Black & Latin Neighborhood on which Lincoln Center was Built
SummerStage NYC 2022 returns with almost 90 shows in Central Park and 12 community parks across all of New York City from to Sat, Jun 11 to Thu, Sep 22, 2022. summerstage.org This season presents established and emerging artists in Salsa, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Rock, Reggae, Reggaeton, Afrobeat, Soul, Pop, Global, Contemporary Dance and more. There are a few benefit concerts, … [Read more...] about SummerStage 2022 Brings Latin Culture to NYC Parks
New York Junior Carnival Parade 2022 is where we teach our children our Carnival traditions. Junior Carnival features live music and dancing, a Junior Carnival King & Junior Carnival Queen, and the many characters of traditional Trinidad Carnival. New York Junior Carnival Parade 2022 The New York Junior Carnival Parade 2022 is at the Brooklyn Museum in Prospect … [Read more...] about New York Junior Carnival Parade 2022
The New York Carnival Steel Pan Competition 2022 is a Trinidad Carnival tradition. New York Carnival Steel Pan Competition 2022 The New York Carnival Steel Pan Competition 2022 is "Pan in A Minor with a Minor Change" is on the Brooklyn Museum Grounds on Saturday, September 3, 2022 at 7pm. From $23. 🇹🇹 "Pan in A Minor" is a reference to the Lord Kitchener song. … [Read more...] about New York Carnival Steel Pan Competition 2022 is Back With A Minor Change
New York Carnival & West Indian Day Parade 2022 is a celebration of West Indian culture with a Trinbagonian focus (Trinidad & Tobago). It's the largest Caribbean Carnival in North America. The West Indies can mean all the Caribbean islands, but in this case it means the Lesser Antilles including Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and … [Read more...] about New York Carnival & West Indian Day Parade 2022 are Back in Brooklyn!
NYC J'ouvert 2022 is a daybreak celebration on the morning of Carnival Day where celebrants spray water, foam, and paint or colored powders on each other. It's really fun, but please read on. J'ouvert J'ouvert is a Caribbean Creole tradition. Though Trinidad speaks English, Trinidad Carnival traditions developed on French Haitian plantations in Trinidad after abolition. … [Read more...] about NYC J’ouvert 2022 is Back in Crown Heights, Brooklyn
The 30th NYC Restaurant Week 2022 Summer is a popular prix-fixe dining promotion that makes trying NYC restaurants with family and friends, fun and affordable. #NYCRestaurantWeek NYC Restaurant Week 2022 Summer The 30th NYC Restaurant Week 2022 Summer promotion takes reservations on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 for prix-fixe lunches and/or dinners in New York City from … [Read more...] about NYC Restaurant Week 2022 Summer is as Diverse as New York City
The 45th DanceAfrica 2022 dance festival presents five guest African dance companies with the Arkestra Afrika, BAM RestorationArt Dance Youth Ensemble and DanceAfrica Spirit Walkers at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in Fort Greene over Memorial Day Weekend, Fri-Mon, May 27-30, 2022. From $35. bam.org 🇬🇭🇬🇳🇲🇱🇳🇬 🇨🇺🇭🇹🇩🇴🇵🇷🇹🇹 In addition to performances, the Festival features … [Read more...] about DanceAfrica 2022 Calls Our Ancestors to BAM
NYC's 3rd Creole Food Festival is at Skinny's Cantina on the Hudson, Friday-Saturday, August 7-8, 2021 from 3-8pm. creolefoodfestival.com Creole Creole is many things, but the way we use the term is code for Haitian Diaspora and French African. The influence of the Haitian Diaspora is all over the Caribbean and New Orleans. French cuisine is the science of cooking. … [Read more...] about NYC’s Creole Food Festival 2021 is Internationalicious!
On Protest and Mourning is a virtual exhibition that includes a junior high and high school student curriculum designed by the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute to help young New Yorkers make sense of our current reckoning with systemic racism and police violence at onprotestandmourning.digital through June 30, 2021. #onprotestandmourning On Protest and … [Read more...] about Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute Launches “On Protest and Mourning” Exhibition and Student Curriculum
It's not summer in New York City without SummerStage. New York City is back and SummerStage 2021 is back from June 17 to September 21, 2021 (and maybe into October). The focus this year is on artists connected to New York and the theme of renewal and resilience. The line-up is more inclusive of both gender and the many communities that make New York, New York. The … [Read more...] about SummerStage 2021 is Back!
Anjou: The Musical Horror Tale has its world premiere of musical highlights on Playbill.com/anjou on Friday, January 29, 2021 at 8pm ET. It's free, but donations benefit Broadway Cares, the largest financial supporter of The Actors Fund. New Yorkers know Broadway performers need help right now during the pandemic shutdown. Let's open our wallets. Support the arts! Anjou: … [Read more...] about “Anjou: The Musical Horror Tale” World Premiere Benefits Broadway Cares
The 2020 Latin Grammys are live from Miami on Univision on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 8pm. Latin music has taken over the world. Reggaeton and Latin trap are the music of today's youth everywhere. The Latin Recording Academy has been criticized for ignoring the "urban" categories of reggaeton and hip-hop artists. So this year we have new categories for Best Reggaeton … [Read more...] about The 2020 Latin Grammys Finally Get Reggaeton
The 2020 AfriBembé Festival is virtual on cccadi.org on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 2pm. AfriBembé Festival The AfriBembé Festival is a New York City festival of African diaspora culture produced annually by the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) in August or September. All human culture begins as celebrations of family, community and … [Read more...] about The 2020 AfriBembé Festival Honors Oshun Virtually
Dance Theatre of Harlem builds up to the online premiere of the Geoffrey Holder masterpiece "Dougla" with a series of talks and workshops in its Virtual Ballet Series, Wednesday through Saturday, July 22-25, 2020. The ballet is a lush costume parade of a wedding ceremony. South Asian weddings go on for days with many costume changes. Style is an important sign of status in … [Read more...] about Dance Theatre of Harlem Premieres Geoffrey Holder’s Trinidadian Ballet “Dougla” Online
Cardi B is a Dominican - Trinidadian New Yorker from The Bronx and Washington Heights who broke out in a big way in 2017. CoronaVirus is Real March 14, 2020 ~ If Cardi B is one thing, she is real. Brooklyn DJ iMarkkeyz remixed her March 10 Instagram rant. It's good fun. The mix is charting on iTunes. Cardi and iMarkkeyz are planning to donate the song's … [Read more...] about Cardi B is Gettin Real
The 92nd Academy Awards are live on ABC from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on Sunday, February 9 at 8pm ET. The movies as we know them today can be traced back to the Lumière brothers shorts screened in Paris in 1895. It's funny that "lumière" means "light" in French. From those French beginnings, today's movie industry is still more Latin than you … [Read more...] about Oscars 2020 Academy Awards
Mighty Sparrow is a living legend of Trinidadian calypso. He is the James Brown of Trinidad. Mighty Sparrow plays Joe's Pub Saturday, December 7, 2019 ~ Mighty Sparrow plays Joe's Pub in NoHo, NYC at 7pm. $25 + minimums Mighty Sparrow Slinger Francisco was born in Grand Roy, Grenada on July 9, 1935. His family moved to Port of Spain, Trinidad when he was an … [Read more...] about Mighty Sparrow
New York City Center's Fall for Dance Festival presents programs of four world-class dance companies a night for just $15. It's the best deal in dance in New York City and sells out every year. 16th Fall For Dance Festival The 16th Fall for Dance Festival is at New York City Center in Midtown, NYC from October 1-13, 2019. $15 Tickets go on sale Sunday, September 8 at … [Read more...] about Fall for Dance Festival 2019
The West Indian Day Parade is the main part of New York City's Caribbean Carnaval. It's a series of events at and around the Brooklyn Museum over Labor Day Weekend that draws around two million people. The Caribbean culture of the West Indian Day Parade is from Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, Barbados, Dominica, Saint Lucia, Jamaica, Saint Vincent and Grenada, Guyana, Suriname … [Read more...] about West Indian Day Parade 2019
J'Ouvert is a Caribbean Carnival daybreak party with origins in the French community of Spanish Trinidad. In French "Jour ouvert" literally means "day open" or daybreak. In French we often push two words together so you get J'ouvert. In the Caribbean we also drop syllables so the blending of words is natural. Brooklyn J'Ouvert Parade 2019 The party attracts over a … [Read more...] about J’Ouvert Parade 2019