1, civic center, parade, puerto rican Climate Strike NYC & Puerto Rico Day of Action
1, Ballet, dance, david h koch theater, French, nyc ballet NYC Ballet opens the 2019-20 season with Balanchine’s ‘Jewels’
1, italian, Little Italy, parade, street fair Feast of San Gennaro is NYC’s most popular Italian street fair
1, african, argentine, Bolivian, brazilian, Chilean, colombian, Costa Rican, cuban, Dominican, ecuadorian, French, Guatemalan, honduran, italian, Mexican, Nicaraguan, panamanian, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Philippine, Politics, Portuguese, Romanian, Salvadoran, spanish, un, uruguayan, Venezuelan 74th UN General Assembly looks for global solutions to global problems
1, Ballet, dance, david h koch theater, fall, French, nyc ballet NYC Ballet Fall 2019 Season
1 feature, 4, argentine, Bolivian, celebration, Chilean, colombian, Costa Rican, cuban, Dominican, ecuadorian, fall, Guatemalan, honduran, Jewish, Mexican, Nicaraguan, panamanian, Paraguayan, Peruvian, puerto rican, Salvadoran, spanish, uruguayan, Venezuelan Hispanic Heritage Month 2019

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New York Latin Culture Magazine

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

September | October

“The only tourist in Havana turns his thoughts homeward”
Leonard Cohen (1961)

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

New York Yankees vs Angels

Tue-Thu, September 17-19, 2019
CONCOURSE, The Bronx ~ It’s the last weeks of the regular season

Climate Strike NYC & Puerto Rico Day of Action

Friday, September 20, 2019
CIVIC CENTER, NYC ~ On the 2nd anniversary of Hurricane Maria which devastated Puerto Rico, Greta Thunberg (age 16) and youth leaders are striking to end the use of fossil fuels, make a just transition and hold polluters accountable. NYC public schools allow students to join the climate strike with a note from their parent or guardian.

‘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 is on his Utopia Tour

Sat, September 21, 2019
EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey ~ The Dominican Bachata superstar 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

Do the Central Park Tango

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

NYC Ballet opens the 2019-20 season with Balanchine’s ‘Jewels’

September 17-21, 2019
LINCOLN CENTER ~ NYC Ballet opens its 2019-20 season with the first full-length abstract ballet. Emeralds, Rubies and Diamonds were never so lovely at the David H. Koch Theater.

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.

Whitney Biennial 2019 shows the diversity of American art today

May 17 – Sep 22, 2019, Closed Tuesdays
MEATPACKING DISTRICT, NYC ~ The survey of the latest developments in U.S. art includes work by artists with an Argentine, Colombian, French, Indigenous, Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage

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

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

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

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

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

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

74th UN General Assembly looks for global solutions to global problems

September 17-30, 2019
High-Level General Debate
September 24-30, 2019
MIDTOWN EAST, NYC ~ Politicians discuss Climate, Universal Health Coverage, Sustainable Development, Financing for Development, Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, and Small Island Developing States

NYCFC vs Atlanta is NYCFC’s last home game of a good season

Wed, September 25, 2019
CONCOURSE, THE BRONX ~ NYCFC soccer is powered by Argentine, Brazilian, Costa Rican, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Romanian, players and a Spanish coach at Yankee Stadium

‘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

NYC Ballet Fall 2019 Season

September 17 – Oct 13, 2019
LINCOLN CENTER ~ New leadership, Lovette and Liang premieres, a centennial tribute to modern dance legend Merce Cunningham, and Brazilian Soloist Jovani Furlan at the David H. Koch Theater

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!

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

Hispanic Heritage Month 2019

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


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More Latin Culture

Celebrate Fall 2019

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

Honor Obatalá, the Yoruba creator of humankind

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
IFE, Nigeria ~ Obatalá is the son/daughter of God, creator of land and humankind, and godfather/mother of the Orishas

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!

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

Friday, September 27, 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.

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 is on his Arcoíris Tour

Sat, September 28, 2019
CHELSEA, NYC ~ The Colombian Reggaeton star brings his pop art infused Arcoíris Tour (Rainbow Tour) to Madison Square Garden

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

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

Saturday, Sep 28, 2019
NOMAD, NYC ~ Argentine tango dancing at one of America’s biggest tango parties with guest teachers and performers from around the world

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah 2019 “Shana Tovah”

Sundown, Sunday-Tuesday, September 29 – Oct 1, 2019
This Jewish holiday feast celebrates the New Year 5780. “Shana Tovah” (Have a Good Year)


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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
MEATPACKING DISTRICT, NYC ~ The survey of the latest developments in U.S. art includes work by artists with an Argentine, Colombian, French, Indigenous, Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage

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

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).

Columbus Day Weekend 2019

Fri-Mon, October 11-14, 2019
NEW YORK CITY ~ Discover a world of Latin things to do over Columbus Day Weekend, New York City’s big Italian and Indigenous celebration

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

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

Hispanic Heritage Month 2019

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

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

Day of the Dead ~ Día de los Muertos

OCTOBER 31
We build ofrendas (home altars) to invite the souls of family members to visit this world
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NOVEMBER 1
Day of the Holy Innocents
Día de los Santos Inocentes
Child souls visit
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NOVEMBER 2
Día de los Muertos
Day of the Dead
Adult souls visit and we tend family graves

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.

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
Indigenous celebration
We are the first Americans, and we are still here from the Canadian 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’

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
ESTRELA DE LUZ TO EL ZOCALO, Mexico City ~ The real parade was inspired by the fictional parade in the James Bond movie ‘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

Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular 2020

RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL, MIDTOWN, Daily, November 8, 2019 – January 5, 2020 (unconfirmed dates) ~ A New York holiday classic
#CHRISTMASSHOW

Veterans Day Weekend 2019

Fri-Mon, November 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’

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

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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