1, african, literary festival, schomburg center, winter Black Comic Book Festival 2020
1, african, brazilian, cuban, French-Canadian, italian, jazz, jazz festival, Jewish, le poisson rouge, panamanian Winter JazzFest
1, 1a, celebration, martin luther king weekend, parade, women Women’s March on NYC
1, african, carnegie hall, colombian, cumbia, Family, Hip-Hop, music Musical Explorers Family Concert
1, carnival, puerto rico San Sebastian Street Festival 2020
1a, 3, dance, feature, mexican, purchase college Limón Dance Company

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“Few forces change the world so much as education and the empowerment of women”
Nicholas Kristof, New York Times

 

Martin Luther King Weekend

Fri-Mon, Jan 17-20, 2020
UNITED STATES ~ Latin things to do in New York City over the January long weekend

Black Comic Book Festival 2020

Friday-Saturday, January 17-18, 2020
SCHOMBURG CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN BLACK CULTURE
Harlem, NYC
Help your child discover the superhero inside them

Winter JazzFest

January 9-18, 2020
MANHATTAN & BROOKLYN ~ Jazz concerts, the Greenwich Village jazz marathon and a Brooklyn jazz marathon for jazz lovers and APAP booking agents

La Celestina

Friday, January 17, 2020
Repertorio Español
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 also reflects our times

Women’s March on NYC

Saturday, January 18, 2020
FOLEY SQUARE 10am
COLUMBUS CIRCLE 10:30am
TIMES SQUARE 3pm
March for the civil rights of every human regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, religion or creed

Musical Explorers Family Concert

Saturday, January 18, 2020
CARNEGIE HALL, ZANKEL HALL
Turn your kids on to the music of our City with Colombian cumbia by Gregorio Uribe, Armenian folk by Zulal, and hip-hop by Soul Science Lab

Zilia Sánchez: Eros

Tuesday-Saturday
Nov 21, 2019 – Jan 18, 2020
Galerie Lelong
CHELSEA, NYC
The Cuban artist’s new freestanding work and first marble and bronze sculptures

Pedro Giraudo

Saturday, January 18, 2020
BARBÈS
Park Slope, Brooklyn
“Best Tango Album” Latin Grammy winner plays Argentine tango jazz

Bárbara Martínez

Saturday, January 18, 2020
LA NACIONAL
Chelsea, NYC
The Argentine-Venezuelan New Yorker sings Spanish flamenco

El coronel no tiene quien le escriba

Saturday, January 18, 2020
Repertorio Español
KIPS BAY, NYC
Colombian director Jorge Alí Triana’s adaptation of the classic Gabriel García Márquez story about how history repeats itself

Porgy and Bess

Saturday, January 18, 2020
Ends February 1, 2020
Metropolitan Opera House
LINCOLN CENTER, NYC
James Robinson’s new English National Opera production of the Gershwin classic about African-American life in the old South. “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy…”

La Traviata

Saturday, January 18, 2020
January 10 – February 7, 2020
February 26 – March 29, 2020
Metropolitan Opera House
LINCOLN CENTER, NYC
Michael Mayer’s 2018 production opens with Aleksandra Kurzak and Quinn Kelsey. “Sempre libera degg’io” and “Addio, del passato.”

San Sebastian Street Festival 2020

Thursday-Sunday, January 16-19, 2020
[Dates Confirmed on January 14, 2020]
OLD SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Every Puerto Rican who can afford to, comes to Old San Juan for Puerto Rico’s biggest party, a patron saint festival (local Carnival) for Saint Sebastian
[We are in San Juan. The earthquakes are far away in the south. It’s fine here. Don’t be afraid. Come party with us!]

Outsider Art Fair 2020

Thursday-Sunday, January 16-19, 2020
METROPOLITAN PAVILION
Chelsea, NYC
Self-taught, naïve art, art brut was defined by renowned French artist Jean Dubuffet and is loved by the French. Kids relate to it really well.

Elina Chauvet’s “Zapatos Rojos” (Red Shoes) performance

Saturday, January 11, 2020
MEXICO CITY
In solidarity with Mexican artist Elina Chauvet’s “Zapatos Rojos” performance at the Zocalo. If we didn’t abuse drugs, alcohol and women, there would be a little girl wearing these shoes and a million other pairs just like them. It’s time to man up and end violence against women.

New York Jewish Film Festival 2020

January 15-28, 2020
FILM AT LINCOLN CENTER
Lincoln Center, NYC
The Jewish Museum and Film at Lincoln Center present the year’s first film festival with Israeli, French, Italian and Mexican films


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Magazine Features

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

Women’s March on NYC

Saturday, January 18, 2020
FOLEY SQUARE 10am
COLUMBUS CIRCLE 10:30am
TIMES SQUARE 3pm
March for the civil rights of every human regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, religion or creed

Limón Dance Company

Thursday, January 30, 2020
PURCHASE COLLEGE
Purchase, New York (White Plains)
The legacy company of Mexican-American modern dance pioneer José Limón performs Limón classics and new works


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¡Get the Latin World!

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.

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

INDIGENOUS

CARIBBEAN
creole | cuban | dominicanhaitianpuerto rican | trinidadian

CENTRAL AMERICAN
costa rican | guatemalan | honduran | mexican | nicaraguan | panamanian | salvadoran

SOUTH AMERICAN
argentine | bolivianbrazilian | chileancolombian | ecuadorian |
paraguayan | peruvian | uruguayan | venezuelan

NORTH AMERICAN
french-canadian | usa

AFRICAN
ghanan | nigerian | senegalese

EUROPEAN
french | italianjewish | portuguese | romani | romanian | spanish


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Continuing

Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

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

Filomena Marturano

Sunday, January 19, 2020
Repertorio Español
KIPS BAY, NYC
A Spanish adaptation of Eduardo de Filippo’s classic Neapolitan comedy

El Destino

Sundays
Solas
EAST VILLAGE, NYC
Dance Argentine tango with NYC’s best dancers in an intimate room with one of NYC’s top tango DJs

Hamilton

Dark Mondays
Richard Rodgers Theatre
TIMES SQUARE THEATER DISTRICT, NYC
The Broadway hit of our generation was written by Puerto Rican New Yorker Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights, Freestyle Love Supreme)

Chicago the Musical

Dark Wednesdays
Ambassador Theatre
TIMES SQUARE THEATER DISTRICT, NYC
The original leading ladies of the longest running U.S. musical were Puerto Rican and Italian (Chita Rivera & Liza Minelli)

West Side Story Broadway

Previews to February 6, 2020
Broadway Theatre
TIMES SQUARE THEATER DISTRICT, NYC
One of the great love stories, one of the great New York stories, is our story too

La Parranda

November 19 to January 21
Christmas caroling Puerto Rican style is aguinaldos, cuatros, lechón, pasteles, arroz con gandules, morcilla, coquito, chinchorreo and lots more with family and friends from Discovery Day through Three Kings, then the Octavitas, then the San Sebastián Street Festival, and then we go back to work

Tango La Nacional

Thursdays
La Nacional
CHELSEA, NYC
Dance Argentine tango at NYC’s most traditional milonga (tango party)

An Emphasis on Resistance

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

Mexico is Mexico: Contemporary Mexican Design

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

Carnival, Carnaval, Carnevale

Jan 6 – Feb 25, 2020
WEEK Feb 19-25, 2020
This Italian Catholic winter festival spread to France, Spain and Portugal, and then around the Latin world in colonial times

Socrates Annual

Daily
Oct 5, 2019 – Mar 8, 2020
Socrates Sculpture Park
ASTORIA, Queens
The annual exhibition of work by emerging artists created during the park’s summer residency

Winter

Dec 22, 2019 to Mar 19, 2020
The coldest time of year is the cheapest time to visit New York City

Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla

Wednesday-Sunday
Nov 20, 2019-Mar 22, 2020
El Museo del Barrio
EAST HARLEM, NYC
A touring retrospective of the Puerto Rico-based Cuban artist whose sensual abstractions broke the picture plane before standing on their own

The Argentine Titanosaur

Through January 1, 2020
American Museum of Natural History
UPPER WEST SIDE, NYC
This Argentine dinosaur from Patagonia is so big, its head pokes through the door of the Dinosaur Hall

Crown of the Andes

Daily
Metropolitan Museum of Art
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC
The biggest gem on this Marian crown from Popayán, Colombia is the Atahualpa Emerald which belonged to the last Inca emperor

La Canción

Thursday, January 23, 2020
Repertorio Español
KIPS BAY, NYC
Puerto Rican reggaeton legend VICO C’s hip-hop reggaeton musical

Pedrito Martinez

Thursday, January 23, 2019
GINNY’S at the Red Rooster
Harlem, NYC
The world’s best Cuban rumba percussionist

New Moon

Friday, January 24, 2020
Your best chance this month to see stars over New York City

All Night Milonga

Saturday, January 25, 2020
STEPPING OUT STUDIOS
NoMad, NYC
Dance Argentine tango at one of America’s biggest tango parties with guest teachers and performers from around the world

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Monday, January 27, 2020
AUSCHWITZ, Poland
When Soviet soldiers opened the gates of Nazi concentration camps on January 27, 1945, the Holocaust/Shoah became undeniable

Limón Dance Company

Thursday, January 30, 2020
PURCHASE COLLEGE
Purchase, New York (White Plains)
The legacy company of Mexican-American modern dance pioneer José Limón performs Limón classics and new works

Our Lady of Candelaria

Sunday, February 2, 2020
CANARY ISLANDS, Spain
The patron saint of these Spanish African islands is a Black Madonna

Atlético Madrid NYC

Saturday, February 1, 2020
Football Factory at Legends
KOREATOWN, NYC
Watch the Madrid Derby Real Madrid vs Atlético Madrid, with NYC’s supporters club Peña Oficial Atlético de Madrid en New York

An Emphasis on Resistance

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

Real Madrid NYC

Saturday, February 1, 2020
Playwright Irish Pub
GARMENT DISTRICT, NYC
Watch the Madrid Derby, Real Madrid vs Atlético Madrid, with NYC’s Real Madrid supporters club: Peña Madridista NYC


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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

January 2020 New York Latin Culture Calendar

1 Haitian Independence
3-5 PBR Professional Bull Riders
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6 Three Kings Day Parade
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
24-2 Winter Antiques Show
25-1 Master Drawings
26 Grammys

February 2020 New York Latin Culture Calendar

Black History Month
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Cinema Tropical film festival
New York Fashion Week
8-11 Westminster Dog Show
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Cheapest week to visit NYC
MoMA Doc Fortnight
14 Valentine’s Day
14 President’s Day Weekend
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17 PRESIDENTS DAY
Film Comment Selects
International Children’s Film Festival
21 Carnival weekend
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25 Mardi Gras
26 Ash Wednesday
26 ADAA Art Show
Neighboring Scenes Film Festival
Broadway Week
Off-Broadway Week

March 2020 New York Latin Culture Calendar

Women’s History Month
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3-9 Spring/Break Art Show
4-8 Volta New York
5-8 Armory Show
5-8 Scope New York
5-8 Art on Paper
5-8 Clio Art Fair
6-8 Independent art fair
8 International Women’s Day
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9 Purim
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17 St Patrick’s Day
20 Spring
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26-29 Affordable Art Fair
27 Register to Vote
27-5 Flamenco Festival
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31 Cesar Chavez Day


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