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Discover the world-class culture of Puerto Rican New York including Puerto Rican dance, music, theatre, film, fashion, art, literature, food and sports.

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Puerto Rican New York Events


CONCACAF Champions League

CONCACAF Champions League

Tuesday Aug 05 ~ 8:00 pm
Costa Rican, Guatemalan, Honduran, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Panamanian, Puerto Rican, Salvadoran Sports

CONCACAF Champions League, the annual club soccer championship of North America and the Caribbean, runs from August 5, 2014 through April 2015.

Watch the defending champions Cruz Azul of México take on Alajuelense of Costa Rica on opening day.

Football Factory at Legends
6 West 33rd Street
(at Fifth Avenue)
Chelsea
(212) 967-7792

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Puerto Rican New York Features


The Condemned

MOVIE REVIEW: The Condemned

NEW YORK March 4, 2013 ~ A review of “The Condemned” 2012, a psychological thriller set in small town Puerto Rico by writer/director Roberto Busco-Garcia.
READ MORE…


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Puerto Rican New York Locations


DANCE SCHOOL ~ An African-American modern dance theater company with schools for both professionals and amateurs. Ailey Extension offers classes in Afro-Caribbean, Capoeira (Brazilian), Salsa (Caribbean), and Samba/Afro-Brazilian dance. (Midtown)


CULTURAL CENTER ~ Promotes the cultures of the African Diaspora in the Caribbean. (Harlem)


MUSEUM ~ Puerto Rican, Caribbean & Latin American art and culture. (East Harlem)


POETRY CLUB ~ A poetry club with a Puerto Rican heritage that is famous for its poetry slams, but also presents music, theatre, literature and hip-hop by everyone. (Lower East Side ~ East 10s)


Taller Boricua is a non-profit artist workshop, event space and gallery at the Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center in El Barrio.


CHILDREN’S THEATRE ~ Teatro SEA produces wonderful bilingual children’s puppet theatre that both children and adults enjoy. The staging, costumes, acting and music are first-rate. The way the puppet actors switch between English and Spanish is truly magical. (Lower East Side)


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Past Puerto Rican New York Events


Midsummer Night Swing

Midsummer Night Swing

Saturday Jul 12 ~ 3:00 pm
Argentine, Brazilian, Cuban, Dominican, French, Puerto Rican Music

Dance the night away outdoors to great live bands at the annual Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center. The dance floor opens at 6pm with a group dance lesson at 6:30. Live music sets are from 7:30-8:30pm and 9-10pm. DJs fill the gaps.

There are shows today at 3 and 6pm. This afternoon in Kids Dance! Rodney Lopez teaches dancers ages 6-10 the basics of Swing, Merengue, Tango and a little Salsa.

Tonight the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra closes Midsummer Night Swing with Detroit sax man James Carter playing the customary tribute to legendary jazz tenor saxophonist Jean-Baptiste Jacquet (American, 1922-2004) who passed away shortly after his last performance at Midsummer Night Swing 2004.

The crowd at this dance party and free concert is mostly Upper West Side. The people watching is great. It’s a free concert so many people listen and dance in the plaza. It’s a good way for families with children to participate and some of the orchestras are legendary.

You only pay to get on the dance floor which is built as a dance floor so it’s good. All kinds of dancers go, from professionals to people taking their first dance steps. There are old folks remembering when they first heard these songs and young people discovering how much fun couples dancing is. A lot of those couples go for romantic walks through Central Park afterwards to enjoy these midsummer nights.

JUNE 24 ~ JULY 12, 2014

Lincoln Center
10 Lincoln Center Plaza
(Lincoln Plaza)
Upper West Side
(212) 875-5456

LAMC ~ Latin Alternative Music Conference

LAMC ~ Latin Alternative Music Conference

Saturday Jul 12 ~ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Argentine, Chilean, Cuban, Dominican, French, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Uruguayan Music

The LAMC ~ Latin Alternative Music Conference is an annual July festival of Spanish-language alternative music showcases and music industry roundtables at several venues in New York City.

The festival closes today at Central Park SummerStage (Rumsey Playfield) with performances by Juana Molina (Argentine), Babasonicos (Argentine) and La Santa Cecilia (Mexican-American).
JULY 8-12, 2014

Rumsey Playfield
Rumsey Playfield Central Park
(Fifth Ave & 69th St)
Central Park


NYC Restaurant Week

NYC Restaurant Week

Wednesday Jul 09 ~ 10:00 am
Argentine, Brazilian, Cuban, Mexican, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Spanish Food

Reservations opened July 9 for 3-course lunches for $25 or 3-course dinners for $38 between July 21-August 15. It’s a great way to try some great New York City restaurants without spending so much money.


SummerStage

SummerStage

Saturday Jun 21 ~ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, French, Italian, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Spanish, Venezuelan Music

SummerStage is an annual summer festival of free and benefit concerts at Central Park and venues around New York City.

JUNE 3 ~ AUGUST 24, 2014

Central Park SummerStage continues with la Fête de la Musique, the global French-inspired music festival on the longest day of the year, featuring French pop stars -M- (Matthieu Chedid) and Émilie Simon.

To see the free show, GET IN LINE AT CENTRAL PARK SUMMERSTAGE (RUMSEY PLAYFIELD) AT LEAST 1 HOUR BEFORE.

Rumsey Playfield
Rumsey Playfield Central Park
(Fifth Ave & 69th St)
Central Park


Phillips Latin American Art Auction

Phillips Latin American Art Auction

Thursday May 29 ~ 4:00 pm
Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Venezuelan Art

Highlights of the Phillips Latin American Art Auction include important works by Gabriel Orozco (Mexican, 1962), Carlos Cruz-Diez (Venezuelan, 1923), Lygia Clark (Brazilian, 1920-1988), Sergio Camargo (Brazilian, 1930-1990), Ernesto Neto (Brazilian, 1964) and Os Gêmeos (Brazilian twins, 1974).

VIEWING MAY 21-28, 2014

Phillips
450 Park Avenue
(between 56th & 57th St)
Midtown
(212) 940-1300

Christie's Latin American Art Sale

Christie's Latin American Art Sale

Wednesday May 28 ~ 11:00 am
Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Costa Rican, Cuban, Ecuadorian, Guatemalan, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Uruguayan, Venezuelan Art

Christie’s Latin American Art Sale is one of the centerpieces of the Latin American art scene in New York. This sale’s highlights include works by Joaquín Torres-García, Jesús Rafael Soto, Fernando Botero, Rufino Tamayo, and Olga de Amaral. The auction sold $17.5 million of art.

Christie’s
20 Rockefeller Plaza
(between Fifth & Sixth Ave)
Midtown
(212) 636-2000

Eddie Palmieri

Eddie Palmieri

Saturday May 10 ~ 10:30 pm
Puerto Rican Music

Eddie brings his 10-time Grammy® winning salsa and Latin jazz to the Blue Note.

MAY 6-11, 2014
SHOWS 8 & 10:30PM NIGHTLY

Blue Note
131 West 3rd Street
(between MacDougal & Sixth Ave)
Greenwich Village
(212) 475-8592

Louie Vega & Kevin Hedge Roots NYC

Louie Vega & Kevin Hedge Roots NYC

Wednesday Mar 12 ~ 10:00 pm
Puerto Rican Dance

Historic DJs Louie Vega & Kevin Hedge’s weekly Wednesday House party at Cielo in the Meatpacking District.

Cielo
18 Little West 12th Street
(between Ninth Ave & Washington St)
Meatpacking District
(212) 645-5700

Three Kings Day

Three Kings Day

Monday Jan 06 ~ 11:00 am
Puerto Rican, Spanish Off-Off-Broadway

The twelfth day of Christmas is a religious or cultural celebration of the visit by the three Magi or wise men to the baby Jesus in Bethlehem.

The big event in New York City is El Museo del Barrio’s annual Three Kings Day Parade which this year runs from 11am~12:30pm in East Harlem.

El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Avenue
(at 104th Street)
East Harlem
(212) 831-7272
Wednesday~Saturday 11am-6pm
Chita Rivera

Chita Rivera

Tuesday Dec 31 ~ 11:00 pm
Italian, Puerto Rican Broadway

Ring in the New Year at 54 Below with Chita Rivera, the Tony Award-winning Broadway star who played Anita in the original “West Side Story” (1957).

54 Below
254 West 54th Street
(between Seventh & Eighth Ave)
Midtown
(646) 476-3551
7 days, call for hours
Bobby Sanabria

Bobby Sanabria

Friday Nov 22 ~ 9:30 pm
Puerto Rican Music

A four-night stand at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola by the Latin Jazz master percussionist with a Puerto Rican heritage.

Thursday-Sunday November 21-24, 2013
Sets at 7:30 and 9:30pm.

Jazz at Lincoln Center
Broadway at 60th Street
(at West 60th Street)
Upper West Side
(212) 258-9800

Christie's Latin American Art New York November 2013

Christie's Latin American Art New York November 2013

Tuesday Nov 19 ~ 7:00 pm
Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Costa Rican, Cuban, Ecuadorian, French, Guatemalan, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Salvadoran, Spanish, Uruguayan, Venezuelan Art

An auction of masterpieces and fine art by artists from across Latin America, led by two masterpieces from the Cleveland Museum of Art: Rufino Tamayo’s “Women Reaching for the Moon” and Matta’s “La Rosa.”

Christie’s
20 Rockefeller Plaza
(between Fifth & Sixth Ave)
Midtown
(212) 636-2000

El Gran Combo

El Gran Combo

Sunday Sep 29 ~ 8:00 pm
Puerto Rican Music

El Gran Combo, Puerto Rico’s most successful musical group and the most popular salsa group ever, celebrates it’s 50th Anniversary with La India, Ismael Miranda & Tito Nieves.

Radio City Music Hall
1260 Avenue of the Americas
(at 50th Street)
Midtown
(212) 247-4777

Nuyorican Poets Cafe Block Party

Nuyorican Poets Cafe Block Party

Saturday Sep 21 ~ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Puerto Rican Literature

A New York Block Party with latin jazz, hip & poetry, carnival games and food. Everyone is welcome and everyone goes. It’s a chance to taste the flavor of old-school Nuyorican New York.

Congratulations to the Nuyorican for being a bright light in its community since the 1970s and continuing to do so in a time of great change in Manhattan.

Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 East 3rd Street
between Ave C and Ave B
East Village
(212) 780-9386

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