1, italian, Little Italy, parade, street fair Feast of San Gennaro is NYC’s most popular Italian street fair
1, african, harlem, parade African American Day Parade 2019
1, 1 feature, argentine, Bolivian, celebration, Chilean, colombian, Costa Rican, cuban, Dominican, ecuadorian, Guatemalan, honduran, Jewish, Mexican, Nicaraguan, panamanian, Paraguayan, Peruvian, puerto rican, Salvadoran, spanish, uruguayan, Venezuelan Hispanic Heritage Month 2019

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Vinicius de Moraes, Garota de Ipanema (1962)

Feast of San Gennaro is NYC’s most popular Italian street fair

September 12-22, 2019
LITTLE ITALY, NYC ~ This popular Italian street fair combines lots of food and live music with a parade and a religious procession on Mulberry St

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

Friday, September 13, 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. In Spanish with English subtitles.

Gregorio Uribe is NYC’s Colombian Cumbia Jazz King

Sat, September 14, 2019
HUDSON SQUARE, NYC ~ Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a Colombian big band at SOB’s

En el Ojo de la Aguja

September 7-22, 2019
HELL’S KITCHEN, NYC ~ A Colombian director and his theatre company explore how in the age of the internet and social media, actually communicating has become harder than threading a needle. In Spanish with English subtltles.

Do the Central Park Tango

Saturdays, June-September
CENTRAL PARK, NYC ~ Argentine tango dancing in the summer is so romantic! FREE

NYCFC vs San Jose Earthquakes is Hispanic Heritage Night

Saturday, September 14, 2019
CONCOURSE, THE BRONX ~ NYCFC soccer is powered by Argentine, Brazilian, Costa Rican, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Romanian, players and a Spanish coach at Yankee Stadium

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

Saturday, September 14, 2019
NOMAD, NYC ~ Argentine tango dancing at one of America’s biggest tango parties with guest teachers and performers from around the world

African American Day Parade 2019

Sunday, September 15, 2019
HARLEM, NYC ~ Melba Moore and the Orange Crush Roaring Lion Marching Band of Lincoln University lead the parade on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd

Hispanic Heritage Month 2019

September 15 – October 15
The United States celebrates our Hispanic Heritage and the contributions of Hispanic-Americans

Salvadoran Independence Day

Sunday, September 15, 2019
GUATEMALA CITY ~ A regional congress signed “The Act of Independence of Central America” (modern Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Salvador) on September 15, 1821

Costa Rican Independence Day

Sunday, September 15, 2019
GUATEMALA CITY ~ A regional congress signed “The Act of Independence of Central America” (modern Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Salvador) on September 15, 1821

Guatemalan Independence Day

Sunday, September 15, 2019
GUATEMALA CITY ~ A regional congress signed “The Act of Independence of Central America” (modern Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Salvador) on September 15, 1821

Nicaraguan Independence Day

Sunday, September 15, 2019
GUATEMALA CITY ~ A regional congress signed “The Act of Independence of Central America” creating modern Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Salvador) on September 15, 1821

Honduran Independence Day

Sunday, September 15, 2019
GUATEMALA CITY ~ A regional congress signed “The Act of Independence of Central America” (modern Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Salvador) on September 15, 1821

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

VolvoTango Argentine Tango Dancing on Pier 45

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

2-for-1 Broadway Week Tickets to Latin Shows in Summer 2019

ON SALE
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
SHOWS
September 3-16, 2019
Find out which Broadway shows in this Broadway Week have a Latin connection. Then see how to get 2-for-1 Broadway tickets.

‘Hamilton’ Puerto Rican Broadway at the Richard Rodgers

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

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!

Hispanic Heritage Month 2019

September 15 – October 15
The United States celebrates our Hispanic Heritage and the contributions of Hispanic-Americans

Sandy e Junior, the Brazilian MPB & sertaneja superstars, are back!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Brooklyn ~ The child and teen stars, among the most popular Brazilian singers ever, celebrate their 30th Anniversary of television with a Nossa História Tour at Barclays Center


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More Latin Culture

Mexican Independence Day ¡Viva Mexico!

Monday, September 16, 2019
DOLORES HIDALGO, Mexico ~ The Mexican Revolution began with a call to arms, “El Grito de Dolores” (The Cry of Dolores) on September 16, 1810

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

New York Yankees vs Angels

Tue-Thu, September 17, 2019
CONCOURSE, The Bronx ~ It’s the last weeks of the regular season

Chilean Independence Day ~ Dieciocho Fiestas Patrias Chile

Wed-Thu, Sep 18-19, 2019
SANTIAGO, Chile ~ Chile’s First Junta replaced the royal governor on September 18, 1810. This year’s party is a five day long weekend.

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!

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 Spanish social club that is New York’s oldest social club

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

Friday, September 20, 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

Romeo Santos brings Utopia to MetLife Stadium

Saturday, September 21, 2019
Dominican Bachata superstar
EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey ~ Santos becomes the first Latin artist to headline 80,000 seat Metlife Stadium

Colombian comic Saul Garcia’s ‘I am Latino’ makes us laugh at ourselves

Sat-Sun, September 21-22, 2019
KIPS BAY, NYC ~ Colombian stand-up comic Saulo makes us laugh (in Spanish) at being Latin AND American of the United States

Eddie Palmieri is a Puerto Rican salsa and Latin jazz legend

Sat, September 21, 2019
JEROME PARK, The Bronx ~ El maestro and Dominican jazz pianist Michel Camilo play a double-bill at Lehman Center. ¡WEPA!

Ballet Nepantla Mexican folkloric ballet

Sat, September 21, 2019
JAMAICA, Queens ~ Nepantla performs ‘Valentina’ excerpts at the Making Moves Dance Festival at Jamaica Performing Arts Center

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

New York Red Bulls celebrate Hispanic Heritage Night

Sunday, September 22, 2019
HARRISON, New Jersey ~ Watch Red Bulls vs Philadelphia Union Major League Soccer at Red Bull Arena


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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)

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

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

‘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

Celebrate Fall 2019

Monday, September 23, 2019
Fall begins in the northern hemisphere and Spring begins in the southern hemisphere

Celebrate the Feast of Obatalá, the Yoruba creator of humankind

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
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Obatalá is the son/daughter of God, creator of humankind, and godfather/mother of the Orishas (Angels)

Flor de Toloache NYC’s all-women Mariachi band

Friday, September 27, 2019
PORT WASHINGTON, Long Island ~ NYC’s All-Women Mexican mariachi celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month at the Landmark on Main Street. 2019 album ‘Indestructible.’ 2017 Latin Grammy Best Ranchero Album.

J Balvin Arcoíris Tour, Colombian Reggaeton at The Garden

Saturday, September 28, 2019
Colombian Reggaeton live music
CHELSEA, NYC ~ Balvin brings his pop art infused Arcoíris Tour (Rainbow Tour) around

Watch Real Madrid play the Madrid Derby with Peña Madridista NYC

Saturday, September 28, 2019
GARMENT DISTRICT, NYC ~ Watch Atlético Madrid vs Real Madrid with Peña Madridista NYC

Atlético Madrid plays Real Madrid in the Madrid Derby

Sat, September 28, 2019
KOREATOWN, NYC ~ Watch Atléti games with Peña Oficial Atlético de Madrid en New York at the Football Factory at Legends

Rosh Hashanah 2019 Jewish New Year 5780 “Shana Tovah”

Sundown, Sunday-Tuesday, September 29 – October 1, 2019
This Jewish holiday feast celebrates the New Year. “Shana Tovah” (Have a Good Year)

Sandy e Junior, the Brazilian MPB & sertaneja superstars, are back!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Brooklyn ~ The child and teen stars, among the most popular Brazilian singers ever, celebrate their 30th Anniversary of television with a Nossa História Tour at Barclays Center

Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Friday, October 4, 2019
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Celebrate the feast of the patron saint of animals and the environment

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

Saturday, October 5, 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.

Celebrate Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement

Tue-Wed, October 8-9, 2019
The holiest day in Judaism is a day of atonement and repentance. Public schools are closed October 9. “G’mar Hatima Tova” (May you be sealed in the Book of Life).

Celebrate Spain’s National Day, La Fiesta Nacional de España

Saturday, October 12, 2019
BAHAMAS ~ Rodrigo de Triana, a lookout on the first expedition of Columbus, sighted land on October 12, 1492

Indigenous Peoples Day 2019 Dia de la Raíces

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S CELEBRATION
Red Hawk Native American Arts Council
October 13 – 14, 2019 (TBD)
Sunday – Monday
Randall’s Island
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INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY
October 14, 2019, Monday

Columbus Day 2019

Monday, October 14, 2019
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ This U.S. holiday is New York City’s big Italian-American celebration. Spaniards celebrate too.

Colombian Salsa legends Grupo Niche play Kupferberg Center

Saturday, October 19, 2019
FLUSHING, Queens ~ Colombian salsa legends play their hits ‘Cali Pachanguero’, ‘Un Aventura’ and more

Happy Birthday Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa. ¡Azúcar!

October 21, 1925 (Mon in 2019); Cuban music ~ Úrsula Hilaria Celia Caridad Cruz Alfonso was born in Havana, Cuba ~ Celia helped popularize Latin music around the world

Dizzy Gillespie

OCTOBER 21, 1917 ~ John Birks Gillespie was born in Cheraw, South Carolina. Dizzy helped create bebop and modern jazz. Dizzy asked Machito’s arranger Mario Bauzá for a conga player and got introduced to Chano Pozo. Their collaboration produced classics like “Manteca” and “Tin Tin Deo,” and brought Latin rhythm back to the forefront of jazz.

Watch FC Barcelona’s El Clásico with Penya FC Barcelona NYC

Saturday, October 26, 2019
CHELSEA, NYC ~ Watch Athletic Club vs Barcelona with NYC’s official Barcelona supporters club at Smithfield Hall

Bad Bunny brings Puerto Rican Latin trap to Prudential Center

Sunday, October 27, 2019
Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton
NEWARK, New Jersey ~ The bad boy of Latin trap stops over with his X100Pre Tour (Para Siempre, Forever)

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 the 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

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!


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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

September 2019 New York Latin Culture Calendar

1 Brazilian Day
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2 LABOR DAY
2 West Indian Day Parade
3-16 NYC Broadway Week
5 Socrates Annual
6-14 New York Fashion Week
7 New York City Labor Day Parade
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11 New York Philharmonic Opening Night ~ ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’
12 Jazz at Lincoln Center Season Opener
12 Crossing the Line festival
12-22 Feast of San Gennaro
15 Hispanic Heritage Month
15 Costa Rican, Guatemalan, Honduran, Nicaraguan, Salvadoran Independence Day
15 African American Day Parade
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16 Mexican Independence Day
17-30 UN General Assembly
17-13 New York City Ballet Fall Season
22 Queens Hispanic Day Parade
22 Peru to the World Expo
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23-6 NYC Off-Broadway Week
23 Met Opera Opening Night Gala ~ ‘Porgy and Bess’
27 New York Film Festival
29-1 Rosh Hashanah
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October 2019 New York Latin Culture Calendar

OCTOBER 2019
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 Halloween Parade

November 2019 New York Latin Culture Calendar

Puerto Rican Heritage Month
National Native American Heritage Month
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1-5 TEFAF antiques fair
1 All Saints Day / Day of the Holy Innocents
2 All Souls Day / Day of the Dead
3 Panamanian Separation Day
3 New York City Marathon
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5 Election Day
8 Veterans Day Weekend
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11 Veterans Day Parade
14 Latin Grammys
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(19-20) Christie’s Latin American Art auction
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25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
28 Panamanian Independence Day
28 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
29 Black Friday


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