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New York Latin Culture Magazine

World-class Latin American, African, Indigenous & European culture

Nov | Dec | Jan | Feb | Mar

It’s Veterans Day Weekend

Pia Camil: Here Comes the Sun

Friday, November 8, 2019
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ This Guggenheim 60th Anniversary commission by a Mexican artist is a wonderful performance based on Lygia Pape’s ‘Divisor’ (1969) that shines a bright light on people at the Guggenheim Museum

Gina Chavez is an awesome Austin rocker (now say that real fast)

Friday, November 8, 2019
PURCHASE, NYC (near White Plains) ~ The Texan brings her Latin folk pop and awesome Austin rock and roll to Purchase College

La India is the “Princess of the Salsa”

Friday, November 8, 2019
PASSAIC, New Jersey ~ The chart-topping, Latin Grammy and Guinness Book of Records-winning Puerto Rican salsa singer plays Fiesta Night Club

Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular 2020

Daily, Nov 8, 2019-Jan 5, 2020
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ One of New York City’s most beloved holiday Christmas holiday shows has something for everyone at Radio City Music Hall

Gilberto Santa Rosa is the Caballero de la Salsa

Saturday, November 9, 2019
ENGLEWOOD, NJ ~ The Puerto Rican “Gentleman of Salsa” is still going strong. ‘Perdoname’

Xiomara Laugart is one of the legendary Cuban voices

Saturday, November 9, 2019
GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC ~ The famous Cuban nueva trova singer who was part of Yerba Buena and played Celia Cruz Off-Broadway, is in duo with timba pianist Axel Tosca (Unity) at Zinc Bar

Remember Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, so it doesn’t happen again

Sat-Sun, November 9-10, 2019
GERMANY ~ On this notorious night, Nazi paramilitary forces and civilians attacked Jewish communities across Germany on November 9-10, 1938. If we forget, things like this will happen again.

‘Filomena Marturano’ is a play about marriage Caribbean style

Sat-Sun, November 9-10, 2019
KIPS BAY, NYC ~ Cuban director Leyma López created a Spanish-language adaptation of Eduardo de Filippo’s classic Neapolitan comedy which inspired the movie ‘Marriage Italian Style’. At Repertorio Español.

The All Night Milonga is one of America’s biggest Argentine tango parties

Saturday, November 9, 2019
NOMAD, NYC ~ Argentine tango dancing at one of America’s biggest tango parties with guest teachers and performers from around the world at Stepping Out Studios

Dance Theatre of Harlem Sunday Matinée

Sunday, November 10, 2019
HARLEM, NYC ~ The DTH School, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and Evidence bring ballet to the community at the Dance Theatre of Harlem studios

El Destino Argentine tango dancing at Solas

Sundays
EAST VILLAGE, NYC ~ Argentine tango dancing with NYC’s best dancers in an intimate room with one of New York’s best tango DJs

Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Cuban Jazz at Birdland

Sundays
HELL’S KITCHEN, NYC ~ Cuban jazz live music by this multiple Grammy winning band continues a Sunday tradition started by Chico O’Farrill in 1997

‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ is the funnest show on Broadway

Oct 2, 2019 – Jan 5, 2020
TIMES SQUARE THEATER DISTRICT ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda brings one of his early projects, a Latin hip-hop improv show, back to the Booth Theatre

‘Hamilton’, written by a Puerto Rican, is the Broadway hit of our generation

Open run. Dark Mondays
TIMES SQUARE THEATER DISTRICT, NYC ~ Puerto Rican New Yorker Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights) wrote the Broadway hit of our generation at the Richard Rodgers Theatre

Veterans Day honors those who serve

Monday, November 11, 2019
This U.S. holiday honors those who serve in the U.S. military on the anniversary of the end of World War I on November 11, 1918

Christie’s Fall 2019 Impressionist and Modern Art auction

Viewing Wed, Nov 6, 2019
Auction Mon, Nov 11, 2019
ROCKEFELLER CENTER ~ French and Spanish masters Derain, Gaugin, Léger, Matisse, Miró, Monet, Picasso, and Pissarro lead the auction at Christie’s

Sotheby’s Fall 2019 Impressionist & Modern Art auctions

Viewing Fri, Nov 1, 2019
Auction Tue, Nov 12, 2019
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ Works by French and Spanish masters Degas, Monet, Picasso, Rodin, and Signac lead the auction at Sotheby’s

DOC NYC 2019 screens 16 Latin American documentaries

November 6-15, 2019
WEST VILLAGE & CHELSEA, NYC ~ The biggest documentary film festival in the U.S. is at IFC Center, SVA Theatre and Cinépolis Chelsea

Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ with De Niro, Pacino and Pesci

Friday, November 1, 2019
TIMES SQUARE THEATER DISTRICT, NYC ~ Martin Scorsese’s latest and best in years, stars Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino in a telling of the Jimmy Hoffa disappearance at the Belasco Theatre. On Netflix November 27.

Native American Heritage Month

November
UNITED STATES ~ We are the first Americans. We have always been here. We are still here from the Arctic to Tierra del Fuego.

Puerto Rican Heritage Month

November
Puerto Rico commemorates the month in 1493 when Columbus claimed Puerto Rico for Spain. The Puerto Rican diaspora celebrates our heritage.

Lee Quiñones is an iconic New York City graffiti artist of the 1970s

Wed-Sat, Nov 6-Dec 20, 2019
LOWER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ One of the living legends of the ‘Wild Style’ era shows pieces of his creative past at James Fuentes

Fall 2019

September 23 – Dec 21, 2019
Fall reminds us that life is ephemeral

Met Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche

Daily, Nov 4, 2019 – Jan 7, 2020
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ The Christmas tree and nativity are decorated with handmade figurines from Naples, Italy where the nativity tradition began. At the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The most important thing you can do for your family today is Register to Vote (vote.org is an NGO)


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Features

Latin culture is originally Greek. Romans absorbed it from Greeks in Southern Italy and spread the culture around the Mediterranean. When Rome fell, the culture survived among Christians, Jews and Muslims in Spain. The Renaissance made it a pan-European culture.

Meanwhile, there were other great civilizations across Africa, Asia and the Americas.  Spices and silk, and later sugar, brought us together. In the Americas we mixed into our Latin thing and New York City is our capital. ¡Azúcar!

Gina Chavez is an awesome Austin rocker (now say that real fast)

Friday, November 8, 2019
PURCHASE, NYC (near White Plains) ~ The Texan brings her Latin folk pop and awesome Austin rock and roll to Purchase College

20th Latin Grammys 2019 are the biggest night in Latin music

Thu, November 14, 2019
LAS VEGAS, Nevada ~ Watch the Latin Grammy Awards on Univision

Haiti Alive is a rich blend of French African Haitian Creole culture

Friday, November 15, 2019
PURCHASE, New York ~ A concert of classical music, ballet and jazz inspired by Haiti as part of ‘(T)HERE: A Global Festival of Art, Culture and Ideas – Haiti’ at the Purchase College Performing Arts Center

Chouk Bwa Haitian roots music

Saturday, November 16, 2019
PURCHASE, New York (White Plains) ~ Traditional Haitian folk music as part of ‘(T)HERE: A Global Festival of Art, Culture and Ideas – Haiti’ at the Purchase College Performing Arts Center


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More Latin Culture

Veterans Day Parade 2019

Monday, November 11, 2019
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ New York City’s Veterans Day Parade celebrates the Veterans Day centennial on Fifth Avenue. The Parade celebrates peace.

Carlos Fuentes was Mexico’s most celebrated novelist

Monday, November 11, 2019
PANAMA CITY, Panama ~ The author of ‘The Death of Artemio Cruz’ (1962), ‘Terra Nostra’ (1975), and ‘The Old Gringo’ (1985) was born on November 11, 1928

Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play New Orleans Jazz at Iguana

Mondays & Tuesdays
TIMES SQUARE, NYC ~ Live music by New York’s specialist in early New Orleans jazz

Forro in the Dark Brazilian Forro at Nublu

Wednesdays
EAST VILLAGE, NYC ~ Live music by New York City’s leading Brazilian forro band. It’s Brazil night!

20th Latin Grammys 2019 are the biggest night in Latin music

Thu, November 14, 2019
LAS VEGAS, Nevada ~ Watch the Latin Grammy Awards on Univision

Taíno culture at the Museum of the American Indian

July 28, 2018 – Nov 12, 2019
FINANCIAL DISTRICT, NYC ~ This art exhibition examines the renaissance of Indigenous Taíno identity in Caribbean communities. FREE

‘La Canción’ is a Puerto Rican Hip-Hop Reggaeton Musical

Thusday, November 14, 2019
KIPS BAY, NYC ~ Puerto Rican playwright Cándido Tirado’s Off-Broadway musical about a Bronx kid who wakes up with a hip-hop song in his head and wonders where it came from. Music by reggaeton legend VICO C.

Tango La Nacional is NYC’s most traditional Argentine milonga

Thursdays
CHELSEA, NYC ~ Argentine tango dancing at NYC’s most traditional milonga (tango party) at La Nacional, the old Spanish social club

Haiti Alive is a rich blend of French African Haitian Creole culture

Friday, November 15, 2019
PURCHASE, New York ~ A concert of classical music, ballet and jazz inspired by Haiti as part of ‘(T)HERE: A Global Festival of Art, Culture and Ideas – Haiti’ at the Purchase College Performing Arts Center

Pedrito Martinez is the world’s best Cuban rumba percussionist

Friday, November 15, 2019
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ The world’s best Cuban rumba percussionist plays the 92nd Street Y

Chouk Bwa Haitian roots music

Saturday, November 16, 2019
PURCHASE, New York (White Plains) ~ Traditional Haitian folk music as part of ‘(T)HERE: A Global Festival of Art, Culture and Ideas – Haiti’ at the Purchase College Performing Arts Center

Bulla en el Barrio sings Colombian Bullerengue of San Basilio de Palenque

Saturday, November 16, 2019
PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn ~ This Colombian women’s singing and dancing tradition from San Basilio de Palenque, the first free African town in the Americas, is at Barbès

Vik Muniz: Museum of Ashes

Tue-Sat, Oct 10-Nov 16, 2019
CHELSEA, NYC ~ Like a phoenix, the renowned Brazilian sculptor and photographer recreates objects lost in the Brazilian National Museum fire, from their own ashes at Sikkema Jenkins

St. Patrick’s Cathedral Puerto Rican Mass for Our Lady of Providence

Sunday, November 17, 2019
MIDTOWN EAST, NYC ~ Mass for Our Lady of Providence, patron saint of Puerto Rico


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Latin Art Exhibitions

“Todo lo que puede ser imaginado es real” ~ Everything that can be imagined is real
Pablo Picasso (Spain, 1881-1973)

Pia Camil: Here Comes the Sun

Friday, November 8, 2019
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ This Guggenheim 60th Anniversary commission by a Mexican artist is a wonderful performance based on Lygia Pape’s ‘Divisor’ (1969) that shines a bright light on people at the Guggenheim Museum

Taíno culture at the Museum of the American Indian

July 28, 2018 – Nov 12, 2019
FINANCIAL DISTRICT, NYC ~ This art exhibition examines the renaissance of Indigenous Taíno identity in Caribbean communities. FREE

Vik Muniz: Museum of Ashes

Tue-Sat, Oct 10-Nov 16, 2019
CHELSEA, NYC ~ Like a phoenix, the renowned Brazilian sculptor and photographer recreates objects lost in the Brazilian National Museum fire, from their own ashes at Sikkema Jenkins

Lee Quiñones is an iconic New York City graffiti artist of the 1970s

Wed-Sat, Nov 6-Dec 20, 2019
LOWER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ One of the living legends of the ‘Wild Style’ era shows pieces of his creative past at James Fuentes

Argentine Titanosaur at American Museum of Natural History

Through January 1, 2020
Argentine dinosaur
UPPER WEST SIDE, NYC ~ This cast of a 122-foot-long skeleton from Patagonia, Argentina is so big, the head pokes out the door of the dinosaur hall

Leading Latin American art foundation commissions resistance through art

Wednesday-Sunday
October 30, 2019-Feb 2, 2020
EAST HARLEM, NYC ~ The Foundation of the world’s leading collection of modern and contemporary Latin American art shows its 2019 commissions at El Museo del Barrio

Mexico is Mexico: Contemporary Mexican Design

Oct 24, 2019 – Feb 8, 2020
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ A century after the first exposition of Mexican folk art, contemporary design objects show the diversity and the unity of contemporary Mexican culture at Henrique Faria Fine Art

Socrates Annual, the sculpture of history, landscape and community

Daily
Oct 5, 2019 – Mar 8, 2020
ASTORIA, Queens ~ The annual exhibition of work by emerging artists created during a summer residency at Socrates Sculpture Park

‘Crown of the Andes,’ Colombian art at the Met Museum

Daily
Colombian Ecuadorian Peruvian Indigenous Inca art
UPPER EAST SIDE, permanent collection ~ This Marian crown from Popayán, Colombia contains the legendary Atahualpa Emerald which belonged to the last Inca emperor

Our Lady of Providence is patron saint of Puerto Rico

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
The idea is not that faith will give you what you want, but that “God helps those who help themselves”

“El coronel no tiene quien le escriba” Colombian theatre at Repertorio

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
KIPS BAY, NYC ~ Colombian director Jorge Alí Triana’s off-broadway theatre adaptation of the classic Gabriel García Márquez story about how history repeats itself is at Repertorio Español

Watch Real Madrid vs PSG UEFA CL with Peña Madridista NYC

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
GARMENT DISTRICT, NYC ~ Watch UEFA Champions League Real Madrid vs PSG with Peña Madridista NYC at Playwright Irish Pub

Pedro Giraudo leads NYC’s busiest Argentine tango band

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
STUYVESANT HEIGHTS, Brooklyn ~ “Best Tango Album” Latin Grammy winner plays Argentine tango at lunÁtico

Beaujolais Nouveau Day ~ Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé!

Thu, November 21, 2019
Taste the fruit in this season’s Beaujolais by drinking it chilled right after it is bottled

Diego el Cigala creates Spanish flamenco fusions

Friday, November 22, 2019
WESTBURY, Long Island ~ El Cigala blends flamenco with rumba, tango and salsa at the Theatre at Westbury

Saint Cecilia is patron saint of musicians

Friday, November 22, 2019
Said to have heard heavenly music in her heart, Saint Cecilia represents the idea of divine inspiration

Orchestra of St. Luke’s Baroque Storytelling at Brooklyn Museum

Sunday, November 24, 2019
PROSPECT PARK, Brooklyn ~ A concert of chamber works by Vivaldi (Italian), Rameau (French) and Telemann’s ‘Don Quichotte’ Overture-Suite (Spanish story) at the Brooklyn Museum

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Monday, November 25, 2019
SALCEDO, Dominican Republic ~ The Mirabal Sisters: Patria, Minerva and Maria, whose codename was “Las Mariposas” (the Butterflies), were murdered by Trujillo’s right-hand man for helping the resistance to dictatorship

Town Halls are for meeting your members of Congress

September 30 to October 13
YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ~ Town halls enable you to share your concerns directly with your Representatives and Senators in Congress. Take your kids so they learn how our system works.

New Moon over New York City

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
NEW YORK CITY ~ The new moon is your best chance to see stars over the City

Atlético Madrid plays Juventus UEFA Champions League Group Stage

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
KOREATOWN, NYC ~ Watch Atléti games with Peña Oficial Atlético de Madrid en New York at the Football Factory at Legends

Thanksgiving Weekend

Wed-Sun, Nov 27-Dec 1, 2019
The big U.S. family holiday launches the winter holiday season

Thanksgiving Day

Thu, November 28, 2019
This is the main family holiday in the United States

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2019

Thursday, November 28, 2019
UPPER WEST SIDE to GARMENT DISTRICT ~ Nothing Latin about the Thanksgiving Parade, but children love it and balloon inflation is something to see

Black Friday opens the holiday shopping season

Friday, November 29, 2019
Let’s go shopping for Latin fashion

Farruko is one of the top Puerto Rican Latin Trap singers

Friday, November 29, 2019
Newark, New Jersey ~ ‘Baila Baila Baila’ and ‘Calma’ at the Mega Bash at Prudential Center

Panamanian Independence Day

Saturday, November 28, 2019
PANAMA CITY ~ Rebels drafted a Declaration of Independence from Spain and joined Gran Colombia on November 28, 1821

Watch FC Barcelona at Atlético Madrid with Penya FC Barcelona NYC

Saturday, November 30, 2019
CHELSEA, NYC ~ Watch Barcelona at Atlético Madrid (La Liga) with NYC’s official Barcelona supporters club at Smithfield Hall

Advent, the countdown to Christmas

December 1-24, 2019
Kids love the tradition of counting down the days until Christmas

Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square 2019

Monday, December 2, 2019
LINCOLN SQUARE ~ This holiday street fair has entertainment, food tastings, a Christmas tree lighting, and a parade. FREE

Giving Tuesday 2019

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
UNIVERSAL ~ Giving is the natural currency of the universe. The tradition was started by New York City’s 92nd Street Y. Check our list of NYC cultural organizations who deserve your support.

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree 2019

Wed, Dec 4, 2019 – Jan 7, 2020
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ The Christmas Tree Lighting is a big deal in Rockefeller Center

Bad Bunny the conejo malo of reggaeton and latin trap

Friday, December 6, 2019
PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Brooklyn ~ The Puerto Rican bad boy of Latin trap and reggaeton brings his X100Pre Tour (Para Siempre, Forever) to Barclays Center

Bárbara Martínez is a rumba flamenca singer

Thursday, December 6, 2019
MIDTOWN EAST, NYC ~ The Argentine-Venezuelan New Yorker sings Spanish flamenco and Brazilian bossa nova at Club Bonafide

‘La Celestina’ is social criticism inside a story of romantic love

Saturday, December 7, 2019
KIPS BAY, NYC ~ Cuban playwright Leyma López renews the classic Spanish tragicomedy by Fernando de Rojas (1499) whose critique of the moral rot of medieval Spanish society can also reflect contemporary times

Watch Manhattanhenge NYC’s solar alignment

Sat-Sun, December 3-4, 2019
MANHATTAN ~ Winter sunrise aligns with the City’s east-west street grid like a temple to the sun

Día de las Velitas, a Colombian holiday tradition

Saturday, December 7, 2019
Colombian Christmas tradition
COLOMBIA ~ Colombians across the country, famously in Medellín, light rows and rows of candles to commemorate the people’s anticipation of the Vatican’s proclamation of the Immaculate Conception in December 8, 1854

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Sunday, December 8, 2019
The idea that the Virgin Mary was born free of sin expresses that the divinity of women and men is equal


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Latin Culture Calendar

“La vida te da sorpresas, sorpresas te da la vida”
Ruben Bladés Pedro Navaja (1978)

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

November 2019 New York Latin Culture Calendar

Puerto Rican Heritage Month
National Native American Heritage Month
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1 Auction exhibitions open
1-5 TEFAF antiques fair
1 Day of the Holy Innocents|All Saints Day
2 Day of the Dead | All Souls Day
3 Panamanian Separation Day
3 New York City Marathon
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5 Election Day
6-15 DOC NYC
8-11 VETERANS DAY WEEKEND
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10-11 Impressionist & Modern auctions
11 Veterans Day Parade
12 Beaver Moon
12-16 Django Reinhardt Festival
13 Puerto Rican Film Festival
13-14 Contemporary Art auctions
14 Salon Art + Design fair
14 Latin Grammys
16 Latin American Art auction exhibition
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20-21 Latin American Art auction
21 Macy’s Holiday Windows
21 Beaujolais Nouveau Day
23 Puerto Rican Artisans Fair
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25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
27-1 THANKSGIVING WEEKEND
27 Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation
28 Panamanian Independence Day
28 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
29 Black Friday
29 New York City Ballet ‘Nutcracker’

December 2019 New York Latin Culture Calendar

1 Portuguese Restoration Day
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2 Cyber Monday
2 Advent
2 Winter’s Eve street fair
3 Giving Tuesday
4 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
4 Alvin Ailey
5-8 Art Basel Miami Beach
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11 International Tango Day
11 Las Mañanitas
12 Our Lady of Guadalupe
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16 La Posada / La Novena
19 Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice
22-30 HANUKKAH
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24 Christmas Eve
25 CHRISTMAS
26-1 KWANZAA
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31 New Year’s Eve

January 2020 New York Latin Culture Calendar

1 Haiti Independence
3-5 PBR Professional Bull Riders
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6 Three Kings Day
9-18 Winter Jazzfest
10-14 APAP
12 globalFEST
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17 Martin Luther King Weekend
17-18 Black Comic Book Festival
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20 Martin Luther King holiday
24 Winter Antiques Show
25 Master Drawings
26 Grammys
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A rumba flamenca for the Americas

Miguel Matamoros, Lágrimas negras “Black tears” (Cuba, 1929)

Aunque tú me has echado en el abandono
(Though you lied and abandoned me)

Aunque ya se han muerto todas mis ilusiones
(Though now all my illusions have died)

En vez de maldecirte con justo encoño
(Instead of cursing you with a just bitterness)

En mis sueños te colmo, en mis sueños te colmo de bendiciones
(In my dreams I fill you, in my dreams I fill you with blessings)

Listen to Diego el Cigala sing it with Bebo Valdés and Paquito D’Rivera (YouTube) in 2003 produced by Javier Limón

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