5 Latino Summer Events In New York City

In case the 80 degree weather and dazzling sunshine haven't tipped you off, summer has arrived. Though we have a little less than a month til the official start of the season, the sky is clear and blue and New Yorkers are dying to get out of their apartments and experience some of the amazing music, food and art festivals that make this city famous. For some Latino-themed romps through the city, check out these summertime events: 

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1. Frida Kahlo Art. Garden. Life at the New York Botanical Garden

Frida Kahlo: Art. Garden. Life

Frida Kahlo: Art. Garden. Life will run through Nov. 1, 2015 at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. The exhibition examines Kahlo's appreciation for the natural world, a theme often displayed through her work. The collection features over a dozen original Kahlo paintings and reimagines the Mexicana's famed garden from her home, La Casa Azul in Mexico City. Accompanying events invited visitors to learn about her life and cultural influence through music, lectures, shopping, dining, and Frida Al Fresco evenings. For more information, visit the official website


2. Latin America In Construction Exhibit At MoMA

Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980

Until July 19, 2015, New Yorkers can experience the Latin American Architecture exhibit at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in Manhattan. The exhibition features architectural drawings, models and photographs from Latin America in the years 1955 to 1980. It takes a comprehensive look at the development of key cities, such as Mexico City, Caracas and Brasilia. For more information, visit the official website. 


3. NYC Puerto Rican Day Parade

National Puerto Rican Day Parade 

On Sunday, June 14, people from across the five boroughs and beyond will flock to Manhattan for the annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade, an all-day celebration of all things boricua. The parade — which runs down Fifth Avenue from 44th through 79th streets — concludes a month of Puerto Rican-themed celebration, including the Annual Puerto Rican 152nd Street Festival, which will be held on May 30 at 152nd Street between Jackson and Union Aves. For more information, visit the official website.  


4. Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños at Hunter College/CUNY

Homar: Art Binding Ties From Puerto Rico To NYC

Centro: the Center of Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College will present an exhibit on boricua Lorenzo Homar's legacy within the art world. The exhibit, which runs til September 30, 2015, features artwork from Homar acquired through donations made to the archives. For more information, visit the official website.  


5. Gabriel Figeroa at Film Forum

Under The Mexican Sky: Gabriel Figueroa — Art and Film

El Museo Del Barrio in East Harlem, Manhattan will feature an exhibit honoring Mexican cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa until June 27. "Under The Mexican Sky: Gabriel Figueroa — Art and Film" honors one of the most important cinematographers of the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema. The Film Forum also plans to hold a film festival in conjunction with the exhibit from June 5 through June 18. Over the course of two weeks, the Film Forum will present 19 films. For more information, visit the official website