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Things to do in NYC

June 17-23, 2019

“Qué me habrá echa’o esa chica
Que me tiene arrebata’o
Que me tiene medio loco
Que ya estoy enamora’o”
Brujeria sung by El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico in 1979

Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban All-Stars play The Blue Note

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Live music Cuban jazz
Blue Note Jazz Festival
GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC ~ One of Dizzy’s legacy bands plays Gillespie’s Latin hits like ‘Manteca’ and ‘Tin Tin Deo’

Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks Hot Jazz at Iguana

Mondays & Tuesdays
Live music italian jazz
TIMES SQUARE, NYC ~ New York’s specialist in early New Orleans Hot Jazz (Dixieland)

Pedro Giraudo plays Argentine Tango at The Django

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Live music Argentine tango dancing
TRIBECA, NYC ~ 2018 Latin Grammy “Best Tango Album”

Celebrate Juneteenth, the end of slavery in Texas and the United States

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Human Rights celebration
GALVESTON, Texas ~ A year and a half after the Emancipation Proclamation, and a month after the end of the U.S. Civil War, the U.S. Army announced the enforcement of the end of slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865

Forro in the Dark Brazilian Forro at Nublu

Live music Brazilian forro
EAST VILLAGE, NYC ~ It’s Brazil night at Nublu!

VolvoTango Argentine Tango Dancing on Pier 45

Wednesdays & Sundays, April-November
Argentine tango dancing
WEST VILLAGE, NYC ~ Dance on a pier with romantic Hudson river views

Dance Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional

Argentine tango dancing
CHELSEA, NYC ~ New York’s most traditional milonga (tango party) is also the center of NYC’s tango community

Celebrate the Summer Solstice 2019, the shortest night of the year

Friday, June 21, 2019
Celebrate Midsummer, the longest day and shortest night of the year in the northern hemisphere, with a little Fête de la Musique

Mermaid Parade 2019 at Coney Island

Saturday, June 22, 2019
Cosplay parade
CONEY ISLAND, BROOKLYN ~ Scantily clad mermaids and mermen let it all hang out (almost)

Do the Central Park Tango

Saturdays, June-September
Argentine tango dancing
CENTRAL PARK, NYC ~ Dance, take a free lesson or just watch. FREE

Paul Winter’s Summer Solstice at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Saturday, June 22, 2019
Jazz live music concert
MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS, NYC ~ Celebrate the dawn after the summer solstice

Corpus Christi Procession at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Saturday, June 22, 2019
Catholic church celebration
MIDTOWN EAST, NYC ~ Celebrate the divinity in bread and wine, the Catholic Eucharist

Dance Argentine Tango at El Destino at Solas

Argentine tango dancing
EAST VILLAGE, NYC ~ NYC’s best tango dancers embrace in an intimate room and dance to one of New York’s best tango DJs

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

Live music Cuban jazz
HELL’S KITCHEN, NYC ~ Multi-Grammy winners carry on the Sunday tradition started by Chico O’Farrill in 1997

‘Hamilton’ Puerto Rican Broadway at the Richard Rodgers

Open run. Dark Mondays
Puerto Rican Broadway musical theatre
TIMES SQUARE, NYC ~ The Broadway hit of our generation was written by Puerto Rican New Yorker Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights)

Women’s World Cup France 2019

June 7 – July 7, 2019
Women’s soccer
Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, French, Italian, Spanish, & USA teams play to be the best


Latin culture is originally Italian. Greco-Romans and the Renaissance are the foundation of European civilization. When Rome fell, European civilization survived in the hands of Christians, Jews and Muslims in Spain.

SummerStage 2019 Lineup Announced

June 1 – August 27, 2019
Summer live music dance theatre festival
NYC PARKS ~ African, Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Creole, Cuban, Dominican, French, Garifuna, Haitian, Indigenous, Italian, Jewish, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Spanish culture and more. FREE

Mundos Alternos, welcome to the Latin world(s) at Queens Museum

April 7 – August 18, 2019
FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK, QUEENS ~ You might not have a heard of most of these artists, but each and every one will make you think (as in Kidnapped by Aliens)

In the Americas, European mixed with Indigenous and African into our Latin thing. We learned to turn suffering into joy, so now everybody wants some of whatever we are having.

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“Now in one of my earliest tunes, ‘New Orleans Blues,’ you can notice the Spanish tinge. In fact, if you can’t manage to put tinges of Spanish in your tunes, you will never be able to get the right seasoning, I call it, for jazz.”

Jelly Roll Morton (Louisiana Creole, 1890-1941)

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June 24-30, 2019

Mulher, você vai gostar
Tô levando uns amigos pra conversar
…E vamos botar água no feijão

‘Feijoada Completa’ (1978) Chico Buarque (Brazil)

Women’s World Cup France 2019

June 7 – July 7, 2019
Women’s soccer
Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, French, Italian, Spanish, & USA teams play to be the best

Our Lady of Perpetual Help is the patron saint of Haiti

Thursday, June 27, 2019
HAITI ~ She is known for miracles preventing cholera and smallpox in Haiti in 1882

Dance Argentine Tango at the All Night Milonga at Stepping Out

Saturday, June 29, 2019
NOMAD, NYC ~ One of America’s biggest Argentine tango parties has great guest teachers and performers

Latin Art Exhibitions On View

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

Mundos Alternos, welcome to the Latin world(s) at Queens Museum

April 7 – August 18, 2019
FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK, QUEENS ~ You might not have a heard of most of these artists, but each and every one will make you think (as in Kidnapped by Aliens)

Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything at the Jewish Museum

April 12 – September 8, 2019
Closed Wednesdays
Jewish French-Canadian art exhibition
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ One of the great poets of the last generation knew exactly where the light enters you

The revenge of the Shaman ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’ at the Met Museum

Daily, May 9 – September 8, 2019
French, French-Canadian, Italian, Spanish fashion art exhibition
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ The Costume Institute’s 2019 exhibition explores how camp fashion goes mainstream

Whitney Biennial 2019 shows the diversity of American art today

May 17 – Sep 22, 2019, Closed Tuesdays
Argentine, Colombian, French, Indigenous, Mexican & Puerto Rican art exhibition
MEATPACKING DISTRICT, NYC ~ The survey of the latest developments in American art

Taíno culture at the Museum of the American Indian

July 28, 2018 – October 2019
Indigenous Taíno art exhibition
FINANCIAL DISTRICT, NYC ~ Caribbean communities are reclaiming our roots. FREE

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

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


Vuelvo al sur
como se vuelve siempre el amor
vuelvo a vos, con mi deseo, con mi temor

‘Vuelvo al Sur’ (1988) by Astor Piazzolla, lyrics by Fernando Solanas (Argentina)

Fourth of July 2019, U.S. Independence Day

Thursday, July 4, 2019
U.S. National day holiday celebration
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania ~ The 2nd Continental Congress declared the thirteen colonies’ independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal”

Labor Day 2019

Monday, September 2, 2019
U.S. holiday celebration
Celebrate organized labor and the unofficial end of summer

Veterans Day Weekend 2019

November 8-11, 2019
U.S. Holiday
Honor all who serve in the U.S. military on the anniversary of the end of World War I, November 11, 1918

Thanksgiving Weekend 2019

November 28 to December 1, 2019
U.S. Holiday
America’s family holiday opens the winter holiday season

Things to do in New York

“I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.”
Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, 1855

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Things to do in New York in June 2019

JUNE 2019
Pride Month
American Ballet Theatre
Shakespeare in the Park
1 Blue Note Jazz Festival
1 Central Park Tango
2 Celebrate Israel Parade
2 Drama Desk Awards
3 CFDA Fashion Awards
3-5 NYFW Men’s Spring Summer 2020
4 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!
7-7 FIFA Women’s World Cup
8 116th Street Festival
9 National Puerto Rican Day Parade
9 Tony Awards
10 Portugal Day
11 Museum Mile Festival
11-16 NY Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks
13-20 Human Rights Watch Film Festival
14-7 Copa America
15-7 CONCACAF Gold Cup
16 Father’s Day
22 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
25-13 Midsummer Night Swing
30 NYC Pride March

Things to do in New York in July 2019

JULY 2019
Midsummer Night Swing
BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn
Shakespeare in the Park
Lincoln Center Out of Doors
4 U.S. Independence Day
5 Venezuelan Independence Day
9 Argentine Independence Day
9-13 LAMC Latin Alternative Music Conference
12-13 Afro-Latino Fest NYC
14 111th Street Salsa Street Fair
14 Latin Culture Carnival Bronx
14 Colombian Independence Pride Festival
14 Bastille Day NYC
14 Disability Pride NYC
16-24 16 Shakespeare in the Park ~ Coriolanus
20 Colombian Independence Day
21-3 Brasil Summerfest
22-16 NYC Restaurant Week
24-11 Lincoln Center Out of Doors
29 Junta Hispana Street Fair

Things to do in New York in August 2019

Brasil Summerfest
BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn
Lincoln Center Out of Doors
NYC Restaurant Week
2-4 Carnaval del Barrio Street Fair
4 Ecuadorian Parade
10 Ecuadorian Independence Day
10 Eid al-Adha
11 Dominican Day Parade
11 Battery Dance Festival
16 Dominican Restoration Day
24-25 Afropunk
25 Uruguayan Independence Day
26-8 US Open Tennis
27-28 La Casita
29-2 NY Int’l Salsa Congress

“Sí yo se, yo soy así, un poco loco, pero feliz” ~ Yes I know, I am like this, a little crazy, but happy
Pirulo y la Tribu (Puerto Rico)

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Aunque tú me has echado en el abandono,
aunque tú has muerto todas mis ilusiones,
en vez de maldecirte con justo encono
y en mis sueños te colmo,
y en mis sueños te colmo de bendiciones.

‘Lágrimas Negras’ (1929) ~ Miguel Matamoros (Santiago de Cuba, 1894-1971)

Dios te bendiga…