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New York Latin Culture Magazine

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

October | November

“Voy, voy, voy rumbo a la soledad” Nella / Javier Limón

MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art

Monday, October 21, 2019
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ One of the world’s most important museums of Modern, Post-War, and Contemporary art and film, reopens with exhibitions more inclusive of time, region and gender. ¡Bravo!

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

IFPDA Print Fair

Wed-Sun, Oct 23-27, 2019
HELL’S KITCHEN ~ The biggest and longest-running fine art print fair is showing French, Italian and Spanish dealers this year at Javits Center

Celebrate World Ballet Day with the world’s great ballet companies

Wed, October 23, 2019
The world’s leading ballet companies take you behind the scenes to see a day in the life of a professional ballet dancer on Facebook Live

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!

VolvoTango is Argentine Tango Dancing on a pier with Hudson River views

Wednesdays & Sundays, April-November
WEST VILLAGE, NYC ~ One of New York City’s most romantic tango venues is Pier 45

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

American Ballet Theatre Fall 2019 Season ~ Herman Cornejo 20 Years!

October 16-27, 2019
LINCOLN CENTER ~ In a season of masters, jazz, romantics and families; Principal Herman Cornejo (Argentina) celebrates his 20th Anniversary with ABT on a starry, starry night at the David H. Koch Theater

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

Saturday, October 26, 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

Bolivian Parade 2019 Desfile Boliviano de New York

Sunday, October 27, 2019
JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens ~ See the rich dances, costumes and traditions that make up our Bolivian Heritage on 37th Avenue

Bad Bunny brings Puerto Rican Latin trap to Prudential Center

Sunday, October 27, 2019
NEWARK, New Jersey ~ The Puerto Rican bad boy of Latin trap and reggaeton brings his X100Pre Tour (Para Siempre, Forever) to Prudential Center

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

‘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

Vahagni’s ‘The Life and Death of a Great Matador’ tribute to a great guitarist

Friday, October 18, 2019
DIGITAL RELEASE ~ LA-based guitarist Vahagni releases a compelling flamenco tribute to his late father, the first guitar soloist for the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Armenia

‘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

Xiomara Laugart is one of the legendary Cuban voices

Saturday, October 26, 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

Fall 2019

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

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!

Nella Rojas flamenco “Best New Artist” Latin Grammy nomination

Monday, October 21, 2019
GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC ~ Venezuela, Berklee, the world’s top flamenco producer, IMG Artists, the movie that opened Cannes, and a Latin Grammy nomination. World Music Institute brings Nella to Le Poisson Rouge.

American Ballet Theatre Fall 2019 Season ~ Herman Cornejo 20 Years!

October 16-27, 2019
LINCOLN CENTER ~ In a season of masters, jazz, romantics and families; Principal Herman Cornejo (Argentina) celebrates his 20th Anniversary with ABT on a starry, starry night at the David H. Koch Theater

Vahagni’s ‘The Life and Death of a Great Matador’ tribute to a great guitarist

Friday, October 18, 2019
DIGITAL RELEASE ~ LA-based guitarist Vahagni releases a compelling flamenco tribute to his late father, the first guitar soloist for the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Armenia

Day of the Dead ~ Día de los Muertos

November 2, 2019
You live as long as someone remembers you, so we remember passed family members on the Day of the Dead


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More Latin Culture

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

Monday, October 28, 2019
PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn ~ This Colombian women’s song and dance from San Basilio de Palenque, the first free African town in the Americas, is at Barbès

Celebrate National Chocolate Day

Monday, October 28, 2019
Chocolate, made from cocoa, is native to the upper Amazon of Colombia and Venezuela. It was domesticated in Guatemala and Mexico. Spanish priests took it to Europe.

St Jude Thaddeus is patron saint of lost causes

Monday, October 28, 2019
Because people confuse him with Judas Iscariot the betrayer, the apostle Saint Jude is said to be less busy and eager to help in difficult situations

Grupo Rebolu is Afro-Colombian Caribbean dance music

Monday, October 28, 2019
WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn ~ The Colombians get everybody dancing at Brooklyn Bowl

Winter Village holiday shopping, ice skating and dining for the family

Daily Oct 31, 2019-Jan 5, 2020
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ Great place to take your family to do holiday shopping and have some fun in Bryant Park

Day of the Dead ~ Día de los Muertos

November 2, 2019
You live as long as someone remembers you, so we remember passed family members on the Day of the Dead

NYC Halloween Parade 2019

Thursday, October 31, 2019
SOHO TO CHELSEA ~ All you need to join this fabulous, friendly New York City Parade is to show up in costume

Mictlancihuatl is the Aztec goddess of the underworld

October 31 – November 2
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“You live as long as someone remembers you.” We remember you Mictlancihuatl.

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

Friday, November 1, 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

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

Friday, November 1, 2019
NEW YORK CITY / LOS ANGELES ~ 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. It gets a limited theatrical release on November 1 and hits Netflix on November 27.

All Saints Day

November 1
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This Catholic feast honors all saints whether they are recognized by the church or just are saintly

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.

Remember Joe Arroyo the Colombian Salsa Legend

Friday, November 1, 2019
CARTAGENA, Colombia ~ The greatest Colombian salsa singer of all time was born on November 1, 1955. ‘Rebelión (No le pegue a la negra)’, ‘En Barranquilla me quedo’, ‘La Noche’

The story of La Sonora Ponceña is the story of La Salsa

Saturday, November 2, 2019
JEROME PARK, The Bronx ~ One of Puerto Rico’s legendary salsa bands plays Lehman Center. “Moreno soy, porque nací de la rumba…”

Celebrate All Souls Day, the Catholic day for remembering dead family

Saturday, November 2, 2019
The Roman Catholic day for tending family graves was blended in Mexico with Aztec traditions into the Day of the Dead

Marc Anthony’s ‘Opus’ swims against the current with more Puerto Rican salsa

Saturday, November 2, 2019
PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Brooklyn ~ The best-selling tropical salsa artist of all time pours another round of Puerto Rican salsa at Barclays Center

México City Day of the Dead Parade

Saturday, November 2, 2019
MEXICO CITY, Mexico ~ This parade was inspired by the movie parade in the James Bond film ‘Spectre’

Panamanian Separation Day

PANAMA CITY, PANAMA, November 3, 1903 ~ The department (state) of Panama officially separated from Colombia and became the Republic of Panama.
#PANAMANIAN #INDEPENDENCEDAY

‘Filomena Marturano’ is a play about marriage Caribbean style

Sunday, November 3, 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.


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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)

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

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

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 Marion crown from Popayán, Colombia contains the legendary Atahualpa Emerald which belonged to the last Inca emperor


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Coming Soon

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 shows has something for everyone at Radio City Music Hall

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

Veterans Day Weekend 2019

Fri-Mon, Nov 8-11, 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

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’

Remember Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass

November 9 – 10, 1938
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Nazi paramilitary forces and civilians attacked Jewish communities across Germany
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It can happen again, so we must never forget

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

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.

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

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”

Met Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche

UPPER EAST SIDE, Daily, (estimated) November 19, 2019 to January 5, 2020 ~ The Met Christmas tree and a nativity are decorated with figurines from Naples, Italy where the nativity tradition began.
# italian christmas tree nativity

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

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

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

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 2019

Thu-Sun, Nov 28 – Dec 1, 2019
The family U.S. holiday launches the winter holiday season

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

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

December 3, 2019
UNIVERSAL ~ Giving is the natural currency of the universe. The tradition was started by New York City’s 92nd Street Y. This holiday tradition easy with this list of cultural organizations who deserve your support.


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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

October 2019 New York Latin Culture Calendar

Hispanic Heritage Month
1-13 Fall for Dance Festival
2 Sandy e Junior
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7-13 Celebrate Mexico Now
8-9 Yom Kippur
11-14 COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND
11-13 New Yorker Festival
12 Panamanian Day Parade
12 Spain’s National Day
13 Hispanic Day Parade
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14 COLUMBUS DAY
14 Columbus Day Parade
14 Indigenous People’s Day
15 Hispanic Heritage Month ends
15 Casita Maria Gala
(19-20) ColombiaFest
20 Queens Bolivian Day Parade
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21 MoMA reopens
23 World Ballet Day
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31 Winter Village
31 Halloween Parade

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


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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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