Art, Dancing, Fashion, Feb, Tango Ximena Ojeda

Dominican Independence Day is a party In the Heights

Celebrate independence from Haiti in 1844 on Feb 27

Spaniards March in the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Irish and Spanish share Celtic culture so watch us march up Fifth Avenue from 44th to 79th St on Mar 17, 2017

National Puerto Rican Day Parade is America’s biggest celebration of PR culture

The parade is Sun, Jun 11, 2017. Scholarship applications have been extended to Mar 31, 2017

Che Malambo is virile Argentine gaucho dancing

The all-male Argentine dance sensation brings Gaucho dance traditions to Schimmel Center Fri, Mar 24, 2017

Flamenco Festival 2017 NYC brings Spain’s finest to NYC

Spain’s finest dancers and musicians come to New York City Center Mar 9-12, 2017

BNP Paribas Showdown features Juan Martin del Potro & Garbine Muguruza

Argentine favorite Juan Martin del Potro plays Japan’s Kei Nishikori (#5), Venezuelan-Spanish Garbine Muguruza (#7) takes on tennis icon Venus Williams, and more at Madison Square Garden Mon, Mar 6, 2017

New York Red Bulls

MLS season opener at Atlanta United, Sun, Mar 5, 2017

New York City Football Club (NYCFC) starts the new season

Spain’s David Villa and Italy’s Andrea Pirlo play NYCFC’s MLS season opener at Orlando City, Sun, Mar 5, 2017

Armory Week 2017 is NYC’s big week of art fairs

Armory Week 2017 is Feb 28 – Mar 1

ADAA Art Show hosts America’s top art dealers

Argentine, Brazilian, Cuban, French, Italian, Mexican, and Spanish artists are exhibited at the Gala Preview Feb 28 at the Park Avenue Armory. The show runs Mar 1-5, 2017

VOLTA NY invitational show of solo artist projects

Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Cuban, French-Canadian, Honduran, Italian, Mexican, & Peruvian art at Pier 90 Mar 1-5, 2017

Scope New York 2017 emerging international artists and galleries

Argentine, Chilean, Dominican, French, Italian, Panamanian, and Spanish galleries exhibit at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea Mar 2-5, 2017

Spring Break Art Show 2017 is where you’ll find the next big thing

The art fair that shows curators, not galleries, in underused historic New York City spaces, explores the “Black Mirror” of the selfie generation at 4 Times Square Feb 28 – Mar 6, 2017

Sotheby’s Contemporary Curated

Sotheby’s Armory Week auction includes Brazilian, Chilean, French, French-Canadian, Italian, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Spanish, and Uruguayan artists Thu, Mar 2, 2017

Vik Muniz Brazilian Master Illusionist

The series Perfect Strangers is installed in the walls of the 72nd Street station of the Second Avenue subway. Vik goes abstract while staying true to his process with Epistemes a solo show of his new Handmade series at Sikkema Jenkins & Co in Chelsea, Feb 23 – Apr 1, 2017

Wild Noise / Ruido Salvaje

Cuban art from the 1970s to the present is at the Bronx Museum Feb 17 to Jul 3, 2017

Raúl de Nieves in the 2017 Whitney Biennial

The New York-based Mexican mixed media and performance artist is in the 2017 Whitney Biennial in Greenwich Village Mar 17 – Jun 11, 2017

Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim

Examines the modern permanent collection through the eyes of key patrons who created the museum, Feb 10 – Sep 6, 2017

Jaume Plensa “Silence” [Review]

A new configuration of the Spanish artist’s monumental sculpture “Silence” is at Galerie Lelong in Chelsea Feb 2 – Mar 11, 2017

Throckmorton Fine Art

America’s leading gallery of Latin American photography and Pre-Columbian art is showing Mexican photographer Flor Garduño Dec 1, 2016 – Feb 25, 2017

Mateo López “Undo List”

The Colombian artist has his first solo museum show in the United States “Undo List” at The Drawing Center in SoHo Jan 20 – Mar 19, 2017

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz: A Universe of Fragile Mirrors

A film & video installation by the Puerto Rican artist that explores post-colonial ironies in Haiti and Puerto Rico. El Museo del Barrio Jan 11-Apr 30, 2017

Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America’s Past Revealed

This exhibition of 150 objects from Central America at the National Museum of the American Indian has been extended through December 2017

Maurizio Cattelan: “America”

The Italian artist’s installation at the Guggenheim teases our infatuation with the 1%, implies our common humanity, and questions what is art.

Repertorio Español, Spanish-language Off-Broadway

This week’s repertory shows are: new Dominican play En el nombre de Salomé Fri Feb 24, Sat Feb 25, & Sun Feb 26; and Catalan Spanish play Burundanga Sat Feb 25

Off-Broadway Week

2-for-1 tickets go on sale Feb 13 for Spanish-language shows Burundanga, En el Nombre de Salomé, La Canción, and La Gringa at Repertorio Español Feb 27 – Mar 12

En el nombre de Salomé

A new play based on the Julia Alvarez novel about Dominican poet & women’s activist Salomé Ureña. Opens Sat, Feb 11 with shows Feb 12, 14, 17-18, 24-26, 2017

John Leguizamo Riffs a Latin History for Morons

Broadway’s Ghetto Klown digs up historical Latino heroes so his son has something to write a school paper about. At the Public Theater Feb 24 – Apr 23, 2017.

Gisela João makes Portuguese Fado contemporary

New Fado sensation Gisela Joáo makes her NYC debut at Schimmel Center for the NY Fado Festival Sat, Feb 25, 2017

DJ Ride & Stereossauro 2x World Champions scratch Portuguese Fado Roots

Two-time world champions make their NY debut at Joe’s Pub in the East Village for the NY Fado Festival Sun, Feb 28, 2017

NY Fado Festival, the past, present, and future of Portuguese Fado

At Sport Club Portugues in Newark, NJ, Schimmel Center in the Financial District, and Joe’s Pub in the East Village, Feb 24-26, 2017

Forró in the Dark makes Brazilian party music

The great club Forro band is playing Brazilian night at Nublu Wednesdays, Mar 1 & 8, 2017

Pedro Giraudo Tango Jazz

The Argentine bassist and composer’s Tango Quartet plays Terraza 7 in Woodside, Queens Thu, Mar 9, 2017

Metropolitan Opera

Bellini’s Italian opera La Traviata opens, and Mexican tenor Javier Camarena stars in Bellini’s Italian opera I Puritani in the week of Feb 20-26, 2017

Voces Blancas del Nalón is a heavenly young women’s choir

The choir from Asturias, Spain sings a free chorale concert highlighting Spanish composers and arrangements at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown Fri, Mar 3, 2017

Isabel Leonard at the Metropolitan Opera

The Grammy-winning Argentine-American mezzo-soprano sings Charlotte in Jules Massenet’s French opera Werther at the Metropolitan Opera Feb 16, 20, 27 and Mar 4 & 9. She sings in Don Giovanni in April & May, 2017

Luz Pinos is a bright new star of South American Pop

Check out the engaging first video Mozo featuring Paquito D’Rivera and Luisito Quintero from the Ecuadorian singer-songwriter’s debut album Mariposa Azul being released at Drom Mar 30, 2017

Audiences can’t get enough of Javier Camarena

The star Mexican bel canto tenor is Arturo in Bellini’s Italian opera I Puritani at the Metropolitan Opera Feb 10-28, 2017

Buika is the Queen of Afro-Spanish Flamenco soul

The Spanish singer-songwriter plays the BB King Blues Club in Midtown Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Pedrito Martinez

The world’s first-call Cuban rumbero plays Subrosa Tuesdays Feb 7, 14, 21, & 28; joins Cuban pianist Alfredo Rodriguez at the Jazz Standard Feb 9 & 10; and plays a free concert at the David Rubenstein Atrium in Lincoln Center Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Axel Tosca Laugart, Jazz-Timba-Funk

The Cuban pianist plays Zinc Bar in Greenwich Village Thursdays Feb 2, 9, & 16; and Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen Thu, Mar 9, 2017

Eddie Palmieri

The ten Grammy-winning Latin Jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader is is one the greats who developed Cuban dance music into what we have called Salsa since the 1970s. Eddie celebrates his 80th Year with his Salsa Orchestra in the Jazz at Lincoln Center Rose Theater, Fri-Sat, Mar 3-4, 2017

Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

The multi-Grammy winning Cuban-American bandleader plays a historic weekly Sunday night gig at Birdland, Feb 8, 14, 21, & 28, 2017

Tango La Nacional

Thursdays are as close to Buenos Aires as you can get in New York. José Garofalo renowned dancer, actor, and organizer of the Buenos Aires milonga Porteño y Bailarin teaches and performs Thu, Mar 2, 2017.

NYC All Night Milonga

Argentine dancer and actor José Garófalo (Porteño y Bailarín) teaches and performs at NYC’s longest-running big Tango milonga Sat, Feb 25, 2017

Ximena Ojeda

New York Latin Culture co-founder, Multicultural Brand Ambassador, Social Media Consultant, and Tango Ballerina

Adriana Salgado Neira y Daniel Martinez Cadavid

The Colombian champions are teaching two Tango workshops Sun, Mar 5, 2017

Cinema Tropical Festival, the year’s best Latin American films

Award-winning Argentine, Brazilian, Dominican, and Mexican films at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, Feb 24-26, 2017

Neon Bull (Review)

The Brazilian Cinema Tropical Award winner for “Best Feature Film” screens at the Museum of the Moving Image, Sun, Feb 26, 2017

Any Latin Oscar winners this year?

French-Canadian science-fiction thriller Arrival, Chilean drama Jackie, French-Thriller Elle, and Puerto Rican New Yorker Lin-Manuel Miranda are on deck at the Oscars on Feb 26, 2017


Wry detective story by hot Chilean director Pablo Larrain stars Gael García Bernal at IFC Center Feb 24 – Mar 2, 2017

Everybody Loves Somebody is a fun, romantic comedy

Bilingual Mexican-American film now playing at AMC Loews 19th St, AMC Loews 34th Street, and AMC Empire 25, Feb 24 – Mar 2 2017

Natalie Portman is up for an Oscar in Jackie

The Chilean director wows in his English-language debut about Jackie Kennedy. Now playing at Landmark Sunshine, Feb 24 – Mar 2, 2017

Julieta, mature Pedro Almodóvar

Adriana Ugarte and Emma Suárez star as a woman facing the great losses in her life, especially the estrangement of her daughter. Now playing at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas & Landmark Sunshine Feb 24 – Mar 2, 2017

Narciso Rodriguez Latin American Modernist

The Cuban-American designer’s Spring collection is hitting stores now

Ximena Ojeda

New York Latin Culture co-founder, Multicultural Brand Ambassador, Social Media Consultant, and Tango Ballerina

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada is La Movida Madrileña

The Spanish Fashion icon shows her Fall/Winter collection at the Skyline Hotel on Tue, Feb 14, 2017

Zero + Maria Cornejo keeps it simple

The Chilean minimalist shows her Fall collection Mon Feb 13, 2017

Oscar de la Renta pure elegance

The Dominican-American fashion house shows its Fall 2017 collection Mon, Feb 13

La Perla femininity with freedom

High-end Italian lingerie and lifestyle fashion house shows their F/W 2017 collection Thu, Feb 9, 2017

Carolina Herrera dresses the world’s most elegant people

The Venezuelan-American designer shows her Fall/Winter 2017 collection on Mon, Feb 13

Uptown Fashion Week shows Latin American Designers

Fashion shows of Latin American designers at the Skyline Hotel Feb 13-15, 2017

Guadalupe Inn

Upscale Mexican restaurant with live music run by Mexico City chef Ivan Garcia in Bushwick, Brooklyn

It’s NYC Restaurant Week

Reservations open Jan 9 for prix fixe lunches and dinners at some of NYC’s best restaurants Jan 23 – Feb 10, 2017. If you miss out, you will have to wait until Jul/Aug.