2 feature, 3 tomorrow, 5 ths wkend, african, Brazilian, carnegie hall, Dominican, feature, harlem, harlem stage, Hip-Hop, jazz, live music, Manhattanville, puerto rican, Samba Uptown Nights Curtis Brothers & Circa ’95 at Harlem Stage
2 feature, 6 nxt wk, 7 nxt wkend, chelsea, colombian, cuban, feature, Filipino, joyce theater, spanish Ballet Hispánico gets up close and personal at The Joyce
2 feature, Ballet, ballet nepantla, dance, East Village, feature, Mexican, women Ballet Nepantla ‘Valentina’ NY premiere at the 14th St Y

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Besos desde la isla del encanto ~ Kisses from the island of love
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NYC Today

Friday, March 22, 2019
“Jummah Mubarak”
We should all go to mosque today in support of our Muslim families

“Abran paso. Caballero abreme paso
Que yo vengo preparado
y a todo el que necesite
Hoy yo le vengo ayudar”

‘Abran paso’ (1971) Ismael Miranda (Puerto Rico) con Orchestra Harlow (Jewish)

Puerto Rico Emancipation Day

PUERTO RICO; Mar 22, 1873 (Fri in 2019); Puerto Rican holiday celebration ~ The day Puerto Rican slaves were officially freed by the Spanish Parliament

Ballet Nepantla ‘Valentina’ Gala at 26 Bridge

DUMBO, BROOKLYN, Fri, Mar 22, 2019, Mexican contemporary ballet gala fundraiser ~ Support this young dance company who explores being “nepantla” (in-between) with grace and beauty

RAMAS Festival ~ Rincón Alternative Music Art Surf

RINCÓN, PUERTO RICO; Fri-Sun Mar 22-24, 2019; Surfing music festival ~ The big party for the surfer kids in Puerto Rico this weekend. “Ja man”

“El coronel no tiene quien le escriba” Colombian play at Harlem Stage

HARLEM Fri Mar 22; KIPS BAY Sat, Mar 23, 2019; Colombian off-broadway play in spanish ~ Jorge Alí Triana’s adaptation of the classic Gabriel García Márquez story about how history repeats itself

Queens World Film Festival 2019

ASTORIA, QUEENS; Mar 21-31, 2019; Film festival ~ Filipino, Jewish, Mexican, Romanian and many more movies.

Town Hall Meetings are for meeting Congress at home

NEAR YOU; Mon-Fri, Mar 18-22, 2019; American politics ~ Tell your member of Congress you want jobs, health care, education, equality and whatever is important to you and your family

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca ‘Entre Tú y Yo’ at Connelly Theater

EAST VILLAGE; Tue-Sun, Mar 8-31, 2019; Spanish flamenco dance theatre ~ The latest version of the company’s show about prowling for partners feels like a village theater in Spain with star power


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Features

Latin culture is originally Italian. Romans and the Renaissance are the foundation of European civilization. When Rome fell, civilization survived in the hands of Christians, Jews and Muslims in Spain.

Ballet Nepantla ‘Valentina’ Gala at 26 Bridge

DUMBO, BROOKLYN, Fri, Mar 22, 2019, Mexican contemporary ballet gala fundraiser ~ Support this young dance company who explores being “nepantla” (in-between) with grace and beauty

Uptown Nights Curtis Brothers & Circa ’95 at Harlem Stage

HARLEM; Sat, Mar 23, 2019; African, Creole, Puerto Rican, Dominican Brazilian jazz hip-hop samba live music ~ The Curtis Brothers map the rhythms of the slave trade. Circa ’95 raps in Spanglish about what happened once we landed in El Barrio. For the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) and Carnegie Hall’s Migrations: the Making of America festival. ¡WEPA!

‘Nona’ how far will you go for freedom? Amazon and TVOD

TV ON DEMAND; Tue, Mar 19, 2019; Honduran movies ~ Nona (Sulem Calderon) trusts Hecho (Jesy MCKinney) to take her to her mother in America, but gets trafficked instead. The film launched first-time actress Calderon on the road to stardom, and it’s more than a movie. It’s a story that needs to be told and needs to be heard. This is real. By Michael Polish (2018).

Ballet Hispánico gets up close and personal at The Joyce

CHELSEA; Tue-Sun, Mar 26-31, 2019; America’s leading Latino dance organization ~ Classic Annabelle Lopez Ochoa (Colombian) with Edwaard Liang (Chinese) & Bennyroyce Royon (Filipino) premieres

Ballet Nepantla ‘Valentina’ NY premiere at the 14th St Y

EAST VILLAGE; Wed-Sun, Apr 10-14, 2019; Contemporary ballet Mexican style ~ ‘Valentina’ is a collection of stories that speak to the strength and resilience of women during the Mexican Revolution

In the Americas, European mixed with Indigenous and African into our Latin thing. We learned to turn suffering into joy, so now everybody wants some of whatever we are having.

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“Now in one of my earliest tunes, ‘New Orleans Blues,’ you can notice the Spanish tinge. In fact, if you can’t manage to put tinges of Spanish in your tunes, you will never be able to get the right seasoning, I call it, for jazz.”

Jelly Roll Morton (Louisiana Creole, 1890-1941)

AfricanBrazilian | Colombian | Cuban | Dominican | EcuadorianItalian | Jewish | Mexican | Peruvian | Puerto Rican | MORE


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Things to do in NYC Tomorrow

Saturday, March 23, 2019

“Tanga, budaboya, Machito llego”
“Tanga” (1943), Machito & His Afro-Cubans (with Graciela & Mario Bauzá)

Uptown Nights Curtis Brothers & Circa ’95 at Harlem Stage

HARLEM; Sat, Mar 23, 2019; African, Creole, Puerto Rican, Dominican Brazilian jazz hip-hop samba live music ~ The Curtis Brothers map the rhythms of the slave trade. Circa ’95 raps in Spanglish about what happened once we landed in El Barrio. For the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) and Carnegie Hall’s Migrations: the Making of America festival. ¡WEPA!

NY Red Bulls 2019

HARRISON, NJ; Sat, Mar 23, 2019; Major League Soccer ~ NY Red Bulls vs Orlando City. Red Bulls home opener.

‘Samson et Dalila’ Saint-Saëns French Opera at the Met

LINCOLN CENTER; Sat Mar 23, Thu Mar 28 2019; French opera live music ~ Starring Anita Rachvelishvili and Aleksandr Antonenko

Pedro Giraudo plays Argentine Tango at Barbès

PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN; Sat, Mar 23, 2019; Argentine tango live music ~ 2018 Latin Grammy “Best Tango Album”

Puccini’s “Tosca” Italian Opera

LINCOLN CENTER; March Sat 23, Tue 26, Fri 29, 2019; Italian opera live music ~ Starring Jennifer Rowley and Wolfgang Koch. “Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore” (I lived for art, I lived for love)


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Things to do in NYC This Weekend

Friday-Sunday, March 22-24, 2019

Ay, al sonar de tambores,
esa negra se amaña,
y al sonar de la caña
va brindando sus amores.

‘La Pollera Colorá’ (1960) by Juan Bautista Madera Castro & Wilson Choperena (Colombia)

Ballet Nepantla ‘Valentina’ Gala at 26 Bridge

DUMBO, BROOKLYN, Fri, Mar 22, 2019, Mexican contemporary ballet gala fundraiser ~ Support this young dance company who explores being “nepantla” (in-between) with grace and beauty

RAMAS Festival ~ Rincón Alternative Music Art Surf

RINCÓN, PUERTO RICO; Fri-Sun Mar 22-24, 2019; Surfing music festival ~ The big party for the surfer kids in Puerto Rico this weekend. “Ja man”

“El coronel no tiene quien le escriba” Colombian play at Harlem Stage

HARLEM Fri Mar 22; KIPS BAY Sat, Mar 23, 2019; Colombian off-broadway play in spanish ~ Jorge Alí Triana’s adaptation of the classic Gabriel García Márquez story about how history repeats itself

Queens World Film Festival 2019

ASTORIA, QUEENS; Mar 21-31, 2019; Film festival ~ Filipino, Jewish, Mexican, Romanian and many more movies.

Uptown Nights Curtis Brothers & Circa ’95 at Harlem Stage

HARLEM; Sat, Mar 23, 2019; African, Creole, Puerto Rican, Dominican Brazilian jazz hip-hop samba live music ~ The Curtis Brothers map the rhythms of the slave trade. Circa ’95 raps in Spanglish about what happened once we landed in El Barrio. For the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) and Carnegie Hall’s Migrations: the Making of America festival. ¡WEPA!

NY Red Bulls 2019

HARRISON, NJ; Sat, Mar 23, 2019; Major League Soccer ~ NY Red Bulls vs Orlando City. Red Bulls home opener.

‘Samson et Dalila’ Saint-Saëns French Opera at the Met

LINCOLN CENTER; Sat Mar 23, Thu Mar 28 2019; French opera live music ~ Starring Anita Rachvelishvili and Aleksandr Antonenko

Pedro Giraudo plays Argentine Tango at Barbès

PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN; Sat, Mar 23, 2019; Argentine tango live music ~ 2018 Latin Grammy “Best Tango Album”

Puccini’s “Tosca” Italian Opera

LINCOLN CENTER; March Sat 23, Tue 26, Fri 29, 2019; Italian opera live music ~ Starring Jennifer Rowley and Wolfgang Koch. “Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore” (I lived for art, I lived for love)

Macy’s Flower Show 2019 Journey to Paradisios

GARMENT DISTRICT; Mar 24 – Apr 7, 2019; Spring flower exhibition shopping ~ A space-inspired floral fantasy featuring marvelous celestial blooms

Socrates Annual Farewell Fête at Socrates Sculpture Park

ASTORIA, QUEENS; daily, Oct 7, 2018 to Mar 24, 2019; Dominican French Peruvian Puerto Rican sculpture ~ Annual outdoor sculpture show in the NYC park ends with a Farewell Fête. FREE

‘La Canción’ Puerto Rican Hip-Hop Musical at Repertorio

KIPS BAY, Sun Mar 24, Wed Mar 27, 2019 ~ Puerto Rican hip-hop musical theatre in Spanish. Playwright Cándido Tirado’s story about a Bronx kid who wakes up with a song in his head. Original music by Reggaeton legend VICO C.


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Things to do in NYC Next Week

March 25-29, 2019

Mulher, você vai gostar
Tô levando uns amigos pra conversar
…E vamos botar água no feijão

‘Feijoada Completa’ (1978) Chico Buarque (Brazil)

St. Patrick’s Cathedral ~ Stations of the Cross

MIDTOWN EAST; Sunday Mass in Spanish; ~ Stations of the Cross: Wed & Fri, Mar 20 & 22, 27 & 29 ~ NYC’s iconic church is Irish Catholic. Stations of the Cross is a popular pre-Easter ritual

‘Samson et Dalila’ Saint-Saëns French Opera at the Met

LINCOLN CENTER; Sat Mar 23, Thu Mar 28 2019; French opera live music ~ Starring Anita Rachvelishvili and Aleksandr Antonenko

Mariah Carey Venezuelan Pop at Radio City

MIDTOWN; Mon, Mar 25, 2019; African Venezuelan pop live music ~ One of the great voices of her generation

Ballet Hispánico gets up close and personal at The Joyce

CHELSEA; Tue-Sun, Mar 26-31, 2019; America’s leading Latino dance organization ~ Classic Annabelle Lopez Ochoa (Colombian) with Edwaard Liang (Chinese) & Bennyroyce Royon (Filipino) premieres


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Things to do in NYC Next Weekend

March 29-31, 2019

Ya me canso de llorar y no amanece
Ya no sé si maldecirte o por ti rezar
Tengo miedo de buscarte y de encontrarte

‘Paloma negra’ (1988) ~ Tomás Méndez (México)

St. Patrick’s Cathedral ~ Stations of the Cross

MIDTOWN EAST; Sunday Mass in Spanish; ~ Stations of the Cross: Wed & Fri, Mar 20 & 22, 27 & 29 ~ NYC’s iconic church is Irish Catholic. Stations of the Cross is a popular pre-Easter ritual

Puccini’s “Tosca” Italian Opera

LINCOLN CENTER; March Sat 23, Tue 26, Fri 29, 2019; Italian opera live music ~ Starring Jennifer Rowley and Wolfgang Koch. “Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore” (I lived for art, I lived for love)

Ballet Hispánico gets up close and personal at The Joyce

CHELSEA; Tue-Sun, Mar 26-31, 2019; America’s leading Latino dance organization ~ Classic Annabelle Lopez Ochoa (Colombian) with Edwaard Liang (Chinese) & Bennyroyce Royon (Filipino) premieres

Mariachi Flor de Toloache Mexican Mariachi at Pregones

CONCOURSE, THE BRONX; Sat, Mar 30, 2019; Mexican mariachi women live music ~ 2017 Latin Grammy “Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album”

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca ‘Entre Tú y Yo’ at Connelly Theater

EAST VILLAGE; Tue-Sun, Mar 8-31, 2019; Spanish flamenco dance theatre ~ The latest version of the company’s show about prowling for partners feels like a village theater in Spain with star power

‘La Celestina’ Spanish comedy at Repertorio Español

KIPS BAY; Sun Mar 31, 2019; Classic Spanish comic theatre based on the Fernando de Rojas masterpiece (1499), adapted by Cuban New York playwright Leyma López

Celebrate César Chávez Day, honor the Mexican – American Labor leader

Celebrate the birthday of the great American union and civil rights leader in Yuma, Arizona on March 31, 1927.
Sunday, March 31, 2019


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Latin Movies Now Playing

“God and Country are an unbeatable team. They break all records for oppression and bloodshed.”
Luis Buñuel (Spain/México)

‘Green Book’ wins Academy Award for Best Picture (Review)

CITYWIDE; opened Nov 16, 2018; 2019; Italian African movies, Oscar Best Picture, Golden Globes Best Musical or Comedy ~ When people who might seem different, actually live and work together, we discover our common humanity

‘A Star is Born’ Lady Gaga (Review)

CITYWIDE; opened Oct 5, 2018; Italian-American movie, Oscar Best Original Song ~ Lady Gaga follows Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland in singing one of the great love stories

‘Birds of Passage’ an epic Colombian movie at Film Forum

HUDSON SQUARE; opened Feb 14, 2019; Indigenous Colombian movie ~ This epic ‘Godfather’-like crime drama made the 2019 Oscars shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film


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Latin Broadway Shows

“There’s a million things I haven’t done, but just you wait.”
‘Hamilton’ by Lin-Manuel Miranda (NY/Puerto Rico)

‘Hamilton’ Puerto Rican Broadway at the Richard Rodgers

TIMES SQUARE; open-ended run. Dark Mondays; Puerto Rican Broadway musical theatre ~ The Broadway hit of our generation was written by Puerto Rican New Yorker Lin-Manuel Miranda (‘In the Heights’)


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Latin Art Exhibitions On View

“Todo lo que puede ser imaginado es real” ~ Everything you can imagine is real
Pablo Picasso (Spain, 1881-1973)

Macy’s Flower Show 2019 Journey to Paradisios

GARMENT DISTRICT; Mar 24 – Apr 7, 2019; Spring flower exhibition shopping ~ A space-inspired floral fantasy featuring marvelous celestial blooms

Socrates Annual Farewell Fête at Socrates Sculpture Park

ASTORIA, QUEENS; daily, Oct 7, 2018 to Mar 24, 2019; Dominican French Peruvian Puerto Rican sculpture ~ Annual outdoor sculpture show in the NYC park ends with a Farewell Fête. FREE

Lucio Fontana ‘Spatial Environment’ (1968) at El Museo del Barrio

EAST HARLEM; Jan 24 – Apr 14, 2019; Argentine Italian post war art exhibition ~ El Museo reconstructs Fontana’s very last environment. See how his ideas influenced performance art and take a selfie

Lucio Fontana ‘On the Threshold’ Argentine-Italian art at the Met Breuer

UPPER EAST SIDE; Tue-Sun, Jan 23 to Apr 14, 2019; Argentine Italian post war art exhibition ~ The minimalist abstract artist mixed painting, sculpture and architecture in ways that foretold performance art

Mariana Castillo Deball ‘Finding Oneself Outside’ at the New Museum

LOWER EAST SIDE; Tue-Sun, Jan 22 – Apr 14, 2019; Mexican contemporary art exhibition ~ Castillo Deball looks at the intersections of space and time with culture and philosophy

Da Vinci Drawings and Prints at the Met Museum

UPPER EAST SIDE, Jan 28-Apr 28, 2019, Italian old masters art exhibition ~ The Met celebrates the Italian master’s 500th anniversary by showing drawings and prints from the permanent collection.

Joan Miró: Birth of the World at MoMA

MIDTOWN, daily, Feb 24 – Jun 15, 2019, Spanish modern art exhibition ~ Explore the development of Joan Miró’s visual language

“Crusader: Martin Luther King Jr.” at Schomburg Center

HARLEM; Mon-Sat, Jan 15 to Apr 6, 2019; African photography exhibition ~ Behind-the-scenes pictures of Dr. King traveling, at rest, and in celebration

Early Italian Drawings at the Morgan Library

MURRAY HILL, Tue-Sun, Feb 15 – May 19, 2019, Italian Renaissance art exhibition ~ The development of Renaissance drawing practices in the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries

‘Crown of the Andes,’ Colombian art at the Met Museum

UPPER EAST SIDE, daily, permanent collection; Colombian Ecuadorian Peruvian Indigenous Inca colonial art exhibition ~ This beautiful religious icon from Popayán contains the legendary Atahualpa Emerald which belonged to the last Inca emperor

Taíno culture at the Museum of the American Indian

FINANCIAL DISTRICT; daily, Jul 28, 2018 – Oct 2019; Indigenous Taíno art exhibition ~ Caribbean communities are reclaiming our roots. FREE


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Celebrations

Being Catholic/Protestant, Yoruba, Jewish, Muslim and of all other religions, races and places, we have a lot to celebrate

Puerto Rico Emancipation Day

PUERTO RICO; Mar 22, 1873 (Fri in 2019); Puerto Rican holiday celebration ~ The day Puerto Rican slaves were officially freed by the Spanish Parliament

St. Patrick’s Cathedral ~ Stations of the Cross

MIDTOWN EAST; Sunday Mass in Spanish; ~ Stations of the Cross: Wed & Fri, Mar 20 & 22, 27 & 29 ~ NYC’s iconic church is Irish Catholic. Stations of the Cross is a popular pre-Easter ritual

Celebrate César Chávez Day, honor the Mexican – American Labor leader

Celebrate the birthday of the great American union and civil rights leader in Yuma, Arizona on March 31, 1927.
Sunday, March 31, 2019

Romani Day

Celebrates Romani (Gypsy) culture
April 8
Monday, April 8, 2019

Lent 2019, the Catholic fast before Easter

Mar 6 – Apr 18 (2019) ~ Lent is a 40-day period of Catholic devotion leading to Good Friday and Easter

Celebrate Passover 2019, the Jewish Spring Festival

Fri-Sat, Apr 19-27, 2019; Jewish spring festival ~ Remember our release from slavery and the Exodus

Easter 2019

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Cinco de Mayo 2019

Celebrate the French defeat at the Battle of Puebla, May 5, 1862
Sunday, May 5, 2019


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Holidays

Vuelvo al Sur | I come back to the South
como se vuelve siempre el amor | the way love always returns
vuelvo a vos, con mi deseo, con mi temor | I come back to you, with my desire, with my fear…

‘Vuelvo al Sur’ (1988) by Astor Piazzolla, lyrics by Fernando Solanas (Argentina)

Puerto Rico Emancipation Day

PUERTO RICO; Mar 22, 1873 (Fri in 2019); Puerto Rican holiday celebration ~ The day Puerto Rican slaves were officially freed by the Spanish Parliament

Celebrate Passover 2019, the Jewish Spring Festival

Fri-Sat, Apr 19-27, 2019; Jewish spring festival ~ Remember our release from slavery and the Exodus

Easter 2019

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Cinco de Mayo 2019

Celebrate the French defeat at the Battle of Puebla, May 5, 1862
Sunday, May 5, 2019

Things to do in New York in March 2019

MARCH
National Women’s History Month
3 Major League Soccer
5 Mardi Gras
5-11 Spring Break Art Show
6 Ash Wednesday
6-10 Volta art fair
7-10 Armory Show
7-10 Scope art fair
7-10 Flamenco Festival
8 International Women’s Day
17 St Patrick’s Day
20 Spring
26-31 Ballet Hispánico
27-7 New Directors/New Films
28 Major League Baseball

Things to do in New York in April 2019

APRIL
4 Mets home opener
4-5 Photographs auction
4-7 AIPAD Photography Show
4-7 ArtExpo
5-16 Havana Film Festival NY
8 International Romani Day
10-13 Dance Theatre of Harlem
12-19 Youth America Gran Prix
13-14 Calpulli Mexican Dance
14 Palm Sunday
14-20 Holy Week
17-18 Prints & Multiples auction
19 Good Friday
19-27 Passover
21 Easter & Easter Parade
24-5 Tribeca Film Festival
27 Latin Dance Fiesta
29 Antiquities auction

“Sí yo se, yo soy así, un poco loco, pero feliz” ~ Yes I know, I am like this, a little crazy, but happy
Pirulo y la Tribu (Puerto Rico)

Thank you, Gracias, Obrigado, Grazie, Merci, Mulțumesc


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Aunque tú me has echado en el abandono,
aunque tú has muerto todas mis ilusiones,
en vez de maldecirte con justo encono
y en mis sueños te colmo,
y en mis sueños te colmo de bendiciones.

‘Lágrimas Negras’ (1929) ~ Miguel Matamoros (Santiago de Cuba, 1894-1971)

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Dios te bendiga…