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Spanish NYC dispersed after the Spanish-American War of 1898.
NYC’s “Little Spain” used to be on 14th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. La Nacional, the Spanish social club, is the only remnant. Spanish immigrants used to disembark at what is now Chelsea Piers and walk over to La Nacional for friendly help getting settled.
Spanish people and culture are pretty cool. The language has a natural poetry in it. Spain is famous for its art, architecture, food, Flamenco and soccer. Much of the Americas, including two thirds of what became the United States, was once New Spain, so American culture has a lot of Spanish influence.
Spain was a colonizer. The “conquistadors” were common criminals who deserve no respect at all. Colonizers stole everything and did unspeakable things. Even Columbus who made Spain rich, was called back, stripped of his wealth, jailed and tried for what he did to Indigenous Americans.
The Spanish church allowed interracial marriage. That led to the “browning” of the Americas and us, the people we now call Latin.
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
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The Medieval Festival NYC 2022 is in Fort Tryon Park in Washington Heights on Sunday, October 2, 2022 from 11:30am – 6pm. Free with food and crafts for purchase. 🇫🇷🇮🇹🇵🇹🇷🇴🇪🇸
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, a celebration of the Americas, through October 15. 🇦🇷🇧🇴🇧🇷🇨🇱🇨🇴🇨🇷🇨🇺🇩🇴🇪🇨🇸🇻🇬🇶🇬🇹🇭🇳🇲🇽🇳🇮🇵🇦🇵🇾🇵🇪🇵🇷🇪🇸🇺🇾🇻🇪
The New York City Ballet Fall 2022 Season features Balanchine, Robbins, Ratmansky, Peck, and premieres by Reisen and Abraham at the David H Koch Theater in Lincoln Center, September 20 – October 16, 2022. From $38. 🇧🇷🇵🇷🇪🇸🇺🇸
The Affordable Art Fair New York Fall 2022, of contemporary art priced from $100-$10,000, is at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, Manhattan, Thursday-Sunday, September 22-25, 2022. 🇦🇷🇨🇦🇨🇷🇫🇷🇮🇹🇪🇸
Antonio Rey plays his 2020 Latin Grammy-winning Flamenco guitar for Robert Browning Associates at Roulette in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn on Friday, September 23, 2022 at 8pm. From $30. 🇪🇸
The Queens Hispanic Parade 2022 marches on 37th Avenue from 69th St to 86th St in Jackson Heights, Queens on Sunday, September 25, 2022 starting at 11am. 🇦🇷🇧🇴🇨🇱🇨🇴🇨🇷🇨🇺🇩🇴🇪🇨🇸🇻🇬🇶🇬🇹🇭🇳🇲🇽🇳🇮🇵🇦🇵🇾🇵🇪🇵🇷🇪🇸🇺🇾🇻🇪
The 60th New York Film Festival 2022 is at Film at Lincoln Center, September 30 – October 16, 2022. From $17. 🇦🇷🇫🇷🇮🇹🇳🇮🇷🇴🇪🇸
Richard Serra : Sculpture & Drawings shows new sculpture and drawings by the iconic Spanish American artist at David Zwirner (20th St) in Chelsea, Wed, May 4 – Jul 15. 🇪🇸
Germán López plays Latin Folk on the Canary Island timple guitar at National Sawdust in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Sat, Apr 2 at 7:30pm. $35. 🇪🇸
Spanish guitarist Pablo Sainz-Villegas, the successor to Segovia, plays Albeniz at the 92nd Street Y in the Upper East Side, on Sat, Apr 2 at 8pm. From $20. 🇪🇸
Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca dance Spanish Flamenco at the Joyce Theater in Chelsea, Tue-Sun, Apr 5-10. From $51. 🇪🇸
The 20th Flamenco Festival NYC 2022 with Mañuel Liñán and a Gala Flamenca is at New York City Center in Midtown, Fri-Sun, Apr 22-24. From $35. 🇪🇸
Luján Pérez: With Our Roots Entwined, a love story told with plants, opens with a reception at Kapp Kapp in Chinatown, Manhattan on Fri, Mar 11 from 5-7pm, and runs to Apr 16. 🇪🇸
Nélida Tirado: Dime Quién Soy dances traditional Spanish Flamenco con sabor Caribeño for the CUNY Dance Initiative at Hostos Center in Mott Haven, The Bronx on Sat, Mar 12 at 7:30pm. Free with registration. 🇪🇸🇵🇷
Flamenco Vivo’s Peña Flamenca NYC brings Spanish Flamenco Tablao to the 4W43 Ballroom in Midtown, Manhattan on Fri, Mar 18 at 7:30pm. $35. 🇪🇸
Melissa Guevara hosts Audrey Mora, Elisa Levet, Carmen Lynch and Andrea Pascasio at Español Please at the Broadway Comedy Club in Hell’s Kitchen on Sat, Mar 19 at 10pm. $25. 🇲🇽🇵🇦🇪🇸
DJ Annita Yes (Pamela Anderson, Real Madrid) spins Spanish House Music at Sabor Latino in Elmhurst, Queens on Fri, Feb 11 after midnight (10pm doors). From $10. 🇪🇸
Flamenco: inside/out (Cristian Puig, Peter Basil with Leslie Roybal) plays Spanish Flamenco at Bar LunÀtico in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn on Wed, Feb 23 from 9-11:30pm. $10. 🇪🇸🇦🇷🇲🇽
Doc Fortnight 2022, MoMA’s documentary film festival, is online to members and in-person at the Museum of Modern Art in Midtown, Wed, Feb 23 – Mar 10. 🇧🇷🇫🇷🇲🇽🇵🇭🇪🇸
Nueva York Flamenco City & Juana Cala do the Flamenco at Terraza 7 in Elmhurst, Queens on Sat, Feb 26 at 8pm. $15. 🇪🇸🇧🇷🇺🇸
Nélida Tirado: Travesia Flamenca brings traditional Spanish Flamenco to Joe’s Pub in NoHo on Sun, Feb 27 at 7pm (6pm doors). $30. 🇪🇸🇵🇷
Surrealism Beyond Borders is at The Met Fifth Avenue in Central Park on Mon, Oct 11, 2021 – Jan 30, 2022. 🇨🇺🇭🇹🇲🇶🇵🇷 | 🇦🇷🇨🇱🇨🇴 | 🇫🇷🇮🇹🇪🇸
Spain, 1000-1200: Art at the Frontiers of Faith is at The Met Cloisters to January 30, 2022. 🇪🇸
Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca dance Spanish Flamenco at The Joyce in Chelsea for two weeks, Tue-Sun, Jan 25 – Feb 6, 2022. From $26. 🇪🇸 (Postponed by the pandemic.)
Selections from the Department of Drawings and Prints: Revolution, Resistance, and Activism is at The Met Fifth Avenue in Central Park to Jan 17, 2022. 🇫🇷🇭🇹🇮🇳🇲🇽🇪🇸
Majolica Mania is at Bard Graduate Center Gallery in the Upper West Side to Jan 2, 2022. 🇪🇸
The Marta Sanchez Trio plays Spanish Jazz at Barbès in Park Slope, Brooklyn on Fri, Dec 17 from 5-7pm. $20. 🇪🇸
Jaume Plensa: NEST, new work by the Spanish sculptor, is at Galerie Lelong in Chelsea to Dec 3. 🇪🇸
Parallel Mothers, Pedro Almodóvar’s story of two women who meet in a maternity ward and find themselves linked by Spain’s denial of its recent past, starring Penélope Cruz, opened Friday, December 24, 2021. $15. 🇪🇸
Bárbara Martínez sings Spanish Flamenco for Alegrías at La Nacional in Chelsea on Sat, Nov 27 at 8pm. 🇻🇪🇦🇷🇪🇸
Eva Davidova Global Mode Omnívoros is a mind-bending digital installation at Instituto Cervantes in Midtown East to Nov 10. 🇪🇸
The Havana Film Festival New York opens at Village East Cinema in the East Village on Fri, Nov 5 at 6:30pm. From $20. Grammy nominee Dayramir González plays Cuban Jazz at the Afterparty. From $85. 🇨🇺🇪🇸|🇨🇦🇬🇹🇭🇳🇲🇽🇺🇸|🇦🇷🇨🇱🇨🇴🇵🇪🇻🇪|🇬🇷🇬🇧
El Planeta by Amalia Ulman is at IFC Center in the West Village to Thu, Nov 4. 🇪🇸
Rosario Flores sings Flamenco Pop at The Town Hall in Midtown, Manhattan on Thu, Nov 4 at 8pm. From $79. 🇪🇸
The Flamenco Vivo Gala is at the Hotel Chantelle Rooftop in the Lower East Side on Thu, Oct 21 at 7:30pm. From $150. 🇪🇸
Lara Bello and Granada Sounds sing Spanish Flamenco at Terraza 7 in Elmhurst, Queens on Sun, Oct 17 at 7pm. $10. 🇪🇸
The Flamenco Certamen USA 2021 Finals are at the NY Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center Fri, Oct 15 at 7pm. $35. 🇪🇸
Albert Marques leads a Flamenco-Jazz jam at Terraza 7 in Elmhurst, Queens on Thu, Oct 14 at 7pm. $10. 🇪🇸
Sonia Olla & Ismael Fernández and other Spanish immigrants celebrate Indigenous People Day at Columbus Circle on Mon, Oct 11 at 4:30pm. FREE. 🇪🇸
The 59th New York Film Festival is at Film at Lincoln Center, Fri, Sep 24 – Oct 10. 🇦🇴🇧🇴🇧🇷🇨🇦🇨🇴🇫🇷🇮🇳🇮🇹🇲🇽🇵🇹🇷🇴🇪🇸🇺🇸
Alejandro Sanz sings Spanish Pop at Radio City Music Hall on Sun, Oct 10, 2021 at 8pm. From $69.50. 🇪🇸
Arrebato (1979) by Iván Zulueta, Pedro Almodóvar’s favorite horror film, is at IFC Center in the West Village Fri-Sat, Oct 8-9. $17. 🇪🇸
The Winter Film Awards International Film Festival is at Cinema Village in Greenwich Village, Thu, Sep 23 – Oct 2. $16.50 🇦🇷🇧🇷🇲🇽🇪🇸
The Affordable Art Fair is at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea Thu-Sun, Sep 23-26. From $25 🇨🇦🇨🇺🇫🇷🇲🇽🇪🇸🇺🇸
The New York Yankees celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a giveaway of Yankee caps with Hispanic flags for Yankee games on Fri-Wed, Sep 17-22, 2021. From $40.
Agatha Ruiz de la Prada and Custo Barcelona show at Fashion Designers of Latin America at Lavan541 in Chelsea, Manhattan on Tue-Wed, Sep 8-9, 2021. 🇪🇸
Alejandra Alonso Rojas shows digitally at New York Fashion Week on Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 10:30am. 🇪🇸
NYC’s “Little Spain” used to be on 14th St in Chelsea. “Spanish Harlem” is actually Puerto Rican and becoming Mexican.
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The 20th Flamenco Festival NYC 2022 presents Compañía Manuel Liñán “Viva!” at New York City Center in Midtown, Fri, Apr 22 at 8pm. From $35. 🇪🇸
The 20th Flamenco Festival NYC 2022 presents Gala Flamenca with Mercedes Ruiz, Eduardo Guerrero, María Moreno and special guest María Terremoto, Sat, Apr 23 at 8pm and Sun, Apr 24 at 3pm. From $35. 🇪🇸

A Palo Seco presents a Flamenco workshop and performance at Flushing Town Hall in Flushing, Queens on Sat, May 14 at 1pm (Workshop $5) and 2:15pm (performance $12). 🇪🇸

UNESCO’s International Flamenco Day is Wed, Nov 16. 🇪🇸

Europe is not physically a continent. It’s actually a peninsula of the EurAsian land mass, and Spain is its tip. Only nine miles separate Spain from Africa. People and culture have always traveled in both directions. Part of the great beauty of Spain is this multicultural mix. And the Spanish church allowed races to intermarry.
In the States, we are taught that the Roman Empire and the Italian Renaissance were key forces in the development of European culture. There was one more culture that was equally brilliant and important, but is not taught in the USA. From 711-1492, Islamic Spain, Al-Andalus, was one of the most advanced civilizations of its time and generated many scientific advances that benefit us today.
We love our Spanish cultural heritage, but the Spanish Colonial Period from 1492 to 1898 was essentially World War Zero. The Spanish Inquisition, and the colonizer’s thievery, rape, human slavery and murder are inexcusable – and not to be forgotten. Nor are the years of the Franco dictatorship (1939-1975) which were fueled by Catholic Nationalism. That wasn’t so long ago. It’s a warning about what happens when religious forces take political power. Nunca más.
NYC’s big Spanish festivals include:
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March 27-29, 2020
April 3-5, 2020
Midtown, Manhattan

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Rocía Molina, María Pagés Compañía, Compañia Manuel Liñán and a Gala de Andalucía with La Chana.

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Sunday, October 13, 2019
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ Twenty-one countries from around the world celebrate our Hispanic Heritage on Fifth Avenue
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Thursday-Sunday, March 7-10, 2019
Midtown, NYC
Sara Baras, one of the world’s great flamenco dancers (really) plays with gender in the shadows of flamenco for her company’s 20th Anniversary

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Sunday, September 23, 2018
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Jackson Heights, Queens
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NYC’s “Little Spain” used to be on 14th St between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. La Nacional social club for is the only remnant.
Other Spanish social clubs in NYC include Centro Español de Queens and Casa Galicia, both in Astoria.
Mercado Little Spain by Chef Jose Andres in Hudson Yards is a delicious collection of charming Spanish food kiosks in Hudson Yards. It’s a great eating, drinking and dating place that will make you want to live in Spain. Goya Foods in New Jersey, the largest Hispanic business in the United States, is Spanish via Puerto Rico (which was Spain until 1898).
Instituto Cervantes is the New York outpost of the global Spanish-language school funded by the Spanish government. It houses NYC’s largest Spanish-language library and hosts many Hispanic culture events.
The Hispanic Society research library and museum has the best collection of Spanish art outside of Spain. The King Juan Carlos Center at NYU studies and promotes Hispanic literature.
Spanish fashion is represented by Zara, Desigual and Camper. The high end includes Balenciaga and Manolo Blahnik. Agatha Ruiz de la Prada shows every season at the FDLA, Fashion Designers of Latin America shows during Fashion Week.
There are many flamenco schools. Noche Flamenca and Flamenco Vivo used to be the main ones, but now there are several good ones.
The World Trade Center Oculus was designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.
It’s worth remembering that Cuba was Spain until 1898, so many things Cuban in NYC were once Spanish.
Repertorio Español, NYC’s Spanish-language repertory theater was founded by Cubans. Thalia Spanish Theatre in Sunnyside, Queens is run by a Spanish director.
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Tue-Sun, Nov 19 – Dec 1, 2019
CHELSEA, NYC ~ This flamenco show about prowling for partners feels like a Spanish flamenco bar with star power at the Joyce Theater
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Wed-Fri, October 16-18, 2019
GREENWICH VILLAGE ~ One of New York City’s leading flamenco dance companies brings the Andalucían style of dancing in bars to Le Poisson Rouge
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EAST HARLEM, Wed-Sun, Nov 14-18, 2018 ~ The iconic Spanish jewelry designer of La Movida Madrileña hosts a pop-up exhibition.
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Tuesday, February 13, 2018
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“Little Spain” used to be on 14th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. Spaniards would disembark from ships on the West Side piers and walk over to La Nacional, the Spanish social club, to find comfort, housing and jobs. La Nacional is still there, but Little Spain declined after the Spanish-American War of 1898.
“Spanish Harlem” wasn’t actually Spanish. It became Puerto Rican after Puerto Ricans became American citizens during World War I.
Hispanic Society in Washington Heights is a research library and museum that holds the most important collection of Spanish art outside of Spain.
Instituto Cervantes is a global language-school and cultural center funded by the government of Spain.
King Juan Carlos Center at NYU in Greenwich Village is a Spanish-language literary center.
The Spanish language, Roman Catholicism, flamenco, paella, tapas, Serrano ham, red wine and sangria are all Spanish culture.
We are known for flamenco, art and architecture, fashion, and soccer. Spain’s colonial legacy is a language, a religion, a culture and a medieval social-political-economic system.
Spanish culture, a beautiful culture, is part of our heritage, even in the United States. What makes it so beautiful is that “pure” Spanish culture is already a mix. The Pillars of Hercules are one end of one Europe/Asia/Africa. Spain is a blend of European, African and Asian peoples. It’s a mix of Christian, Jewish, Muslim and African religions. When people come together, there is nothing we can’t do. ¡Vamos!
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