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Safe journeys and many happy family reunions


Christie’s Fall 2018 Latin American Art auction

EXHIBITION
November 17-20, 2018
Saturday – Tuesday
~
AUCTION
November 20-21, 2018
Tuesday-Wednesday
~
Christie’s Rockefeller Center
~
Argentine, Bolivian, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Cuban, Ecuadorian, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Uruguayan and Venezuelan artists from the 17th century to the 2010s

Met Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche

Daily November 20, 2018
to Sunday, January 6, 2019
~
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Upper East Side
~
The Met Christmas tree decorated with figurines from Naples, Italy where the nativity tradition began

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2018

November 21, 2018, Wednesday
Balloon Inflation
~
November 22, Thursday
Parade
~
There isn’t anything Latin about this, but the balloon inflation is something to see and children love one of NYC’s most iconic parades. Upper West Side > Midtown > Garment District, Manhattan

‘El coronel no tiene quien le escriba’ Colombian drama at Repertorio

November 21, 2018, Wednesday
~
Repertorio Español
Kips Bay, Manhattan
~
The classic Gabriel García Márquez story about how history repeats itself.
Adapted and directed by Jorge Alí Triana

Saint Cecilia, patron saint of musicians

November 22
~
Said to have heard heavenly music in her heart, she represents the idea of divine inspiration

NYCB 2018 Nutcracker

November 23 – December 20, 2018
~
David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
~
New York City’s big Nutcracker is a real sugar plum

Black Friday opens the holiday shopping season

November 23, 2018
~
Where to shop Chilean, Cuban, Dominican, French, Italian, Spanish or Venezuelan

Cecilia Vicuña: Disappeared Quipu, Indigenous Chilean art in Brooklyn

May 18 – November 25, 2018
Wednesday – Sunday
~
Brooklyn Museum
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
~
New York-based Chilean artist resurrects an ancient Indigenous knotted cord writing and reading system of the Andean peoples.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

November 25, 1960 The Mirabal Sisters, whose codename was “Las Mariposas” (the Butterflies), were assassinated in the Dominican Republic for helping the resistance to the Trujillo dictatorship
~
1994 Dominican-American author Julia Alvarez published her historical novel, “In the Time of the Butterflies”
~
1999 The UN declared November 25 “The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women” in honor of Las Mariposas

Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square 2018

November 26, 2018, Monday
~
Upper West Side, Manhattan
~
Dante Park Christmas Tree Lighting. Free entertainment, family fun, outdoor food tastings and more.

Repertorio’s ‘La Canción’ is a Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, & Hip-Hop Romp

November 26, 2018, Monday
~
Latin Off-Broadway
Repertorio Español
Kips Bay, Manhattan
~
Original music by Reggaeton legend VICO C

Giving Tuesday opens the season of philanthropy and charity

November 27, 2018
~
Tuesday after Thanksgiving
~
92nd Street Y started this holiday tradition

Panamanian Independence Day

November 28, 1821
~
Independence from Spain

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree 2018

LIGHTING CEREMONY
November 28, 2018, Wednesday
~
ON VIEW THROUGH
January 7, 2019, Monday
~
Rockefeller Center
Midtown, Manhattan
~
The tradition started by construction workers building Rockefeller Center in 1931 continues

Alvin Ailey 60th Anniversary New York City Center 2018

November 28 – December 30, 2018
Tuesday – Sunday
~
GALA
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
New York Hilton Midtown
~
New York City Center
Midtown, Manhattan
~
Company premieres by Rennie Harris, Ronald K. Brown, Wayne McGregor & Jessica Lang.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral ~ Filipino & Nicaraguan Masses

December 1, 2018, Saturday
Simbang Gabi Sa Katedral Mass (Filipino)
~
December 2, 2018, Sunday
La Purisima Mass (Nicaraguan)
~
Sunday Spanish mass
~
Midtown East, Manhattan
~
Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, Ecuadorian, Filipino, Italian, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Spanish & Venezuelan masses
~
¡Dios te bendiga!
God Bless You

Rosalía, the Millenial Flamenco Pop star, gives le petite mort new life

The “Millenial Flamenco” Pop darling who blends Flamenco tradition with youth culture is the most interesting Latin musician to rise up in 2018.

Latin Grammys 2018 ~ the biggest night in Latin music

November 15, 2018, Thursday
~
Las Vegas, Univision
~
Jorge Drexler (Uruguay), Luis Miguel (Mexico), and Rosalía (Spain) were 2018’s big winners. Click to watch videos of all the winners.


¡Happy Holidays!

Here come ThanksgivingHanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve and Three Kings DayChristmas is the world’s most popular Latin holiday.


Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square 2018

November 26, 2018, Monday
~
Upper West Side, Manhattan
~
Dante Park Christmas Tree Lighting. Free entertainment, family fun, outdoor food tastings and more.

Winter Village in Bryant Park

October 27, 2018
to January 2, 2019
~
Bryant Park
Midtown, Manhattan
~
Family-oriented Holiday Shopping, Dining & Ice Skating

Macy’s is the world’s biggest store

November 15, 2018, Thursday
Holiday windows reveal
~
November 18, 2018, Sunday
Macy’s Santaland reservations
~
November 22, 2018, Thursday
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
~
November 23, 2018
to December 24, 2018
Macy’s Santaland
~
Herald Square
Garment District, Manhattan
~
The miracle on 34th St plays a big part in NYC holidays

Bergdorf Goodman Holiday Windows 2018

Daily November 15, 2018
to January 3, 2019
~
Bergdorf Goodman
Midtown, Manhattan
~
NYC’s most luxurious traditional department store also has the most elegant Christmas windows.

The Salon Art + Design Fair 2018 is a matter of taste

November 8 – 12, 2018
~
PREVIEW, November 8
Nathalie and Laura de Gunzburg
Benefits Dia Art Foundation
~
Park Avenue Arrmory
Upper East Side, Manhattan
~
Historic, modern and contemporary furniture and groundbreaking design

Fashion donated by celebs, socialites & designers benefits Women Together

November 8, 2018, Thursday
~
Museum of Arts and Design
Midtown, Manhattan
~
This sale of gently or never used items donated from NYC women’s wardrobes benefits social development in Colombian, Dominican and Mexican artisanal communities by Women Together
~
FREE

Met Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche

Daily November 20, 2018
to Sunday, January 6, 2019
~
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Upper East Side
~
The Met Christmas tree decorated with figurines from Naples, Italy where the nativity tradition began

Saint Cecilia, patron saint of musicians

November 22
~
Said to have heard heavenly music in her heart, she represents the idea of divine inspiration

Black Friday opens the holiday shopping season

November 23, 2018
~
Where to shop Chilean, Cuban, Dominican, French, Italian, Spanish or Venezuelan

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

November 25, 1960 The Mirabal Sisters, whose codename was “Las Mariposas” (the Butterflies), were assassinated in the Dominican Republic for helping the resistance to the Trujillo dictatorship
~
1994 Dominican-American author Julia Alvarez published her historical novel, “In the Time of the Butterflies”
~
1999 The UN declared November 25 “The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women” in honor of Las Mariposas

Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square 2018

November 26, 2018, Monday
~
Upper West Side, Manhattan
~
Dante Park Christmas Tree Lighting. Free entertainment, family fun, outdoor food tastings and more.

Giving Tuesday opens the season of philanthropy and charity

November 27, 2018
~
Tuesday after Thanksgiving
~
92nd Street Y started this holiday tradition

“There is nothing radical about moral clarity in 2018”

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democratic Primary winner for New York’s 14th Congressional District

Town Hall Meetings ~ Speak to your Senators & Representatives

December 14, 2018
to January 2, 2019
~
Thanksgiving State Work Period
~
Speak up. Your voice matters.

Vote for people who look like you, walk like you and talk like you

Let’s support our champions and prepare for 2019 and 2020. Rome wasn’t built in a day.

Register to vote (vote.org) (it takes less than 2 minutes)

2020 Election

No kidding. The race has begun.

Kamala Harris ~ U.S. Senator from California. The first U.S. Senator of Jamaican or Indian descent. Former California Attorney General.

Julián Castro ~ Former Secretary of Housing & Urban Development. Former Mayor of San Antonio. Grandma came from Mexico.

2018 Election Winners from New York

Andrew Cuomo New York State Governor (Italian-American)

Letitia James New York State Attorney General-elect (1st African-American in NY statewide office)

Jessica Ramos NY State Senator-elect (Colombian-Mexican-American)

Chuck Schumer U.S. Senator (Jewish-American)

Adriano Espaillat U.S. Representative NY District 13 (1st Dominican-American congressman)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez U.S. Representative-elect NY District 14 (The youngest woman congressman ever is a Puerto Rican New Yorker)

Antonio Delgado U.S. Representative-elect NY District 19

Elise Stefanik U.S. Representative NY District 21 (Italian-American)

José Serrano U.S. Representative NY District 15 (Puerto Rican)

Thomas Suozzi U.S. Representative NY District 3 (Italian-American)

Nydia Velázquez U.S. Representative NY District 7 (1st Latina on NY City Council & 1st Puerto Rican in congress)


 

‘Once on This Island’ at Circle in the Square, a Broadway musical about love

Through September 2019
Usually dark Thursdays
~
TONY AWARD
“Best Musical Revival”
~
CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE
Times Square Theater District
~
This Caribbean version of ‘The Little Mermaid’ wins hearts

‘Hamilton’ is the most influential Broadway show of our generation

The playwright is a Puerto Rican New Yorker.
Richard Rodgers Theatre
226 West 46th St
between Seventh & Eighth Ave
Times Square / Theater District
Dark Mondays
Open-ended run

Repertorio Español is NYC’s Spanish-language Off-Broadway Theatre

November 12-18, 2018
Tuesday – Sunday
~
“El Quijote” Spanish comedy
“En el tiempo de las mariposas” Dominican drama
“La Cancíon” Puerto Rican Hip-Hop musical
“La Gringa” Puerto Rican comedy
“El Coronel no tiene quien le escriba” Colombian drama
~
Repertorio Español
Kips Bay, Manhattan
~
300 shows a year of new productions and 15 plays from repertory. (In Spanish with English titles)

‘El coronel no tiene quien le escriba’ Colombian drama at Repertorio

November 21, 2018, Wednesday
~
Repertorio Español
Kips Bay, Manhattan
~
The classic Gabriel García Márquez story about how history repeats itself.
Adapted and directed by Jorge Alí Triana

Repertorio’s ‘La Canción’ is a Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, & Hip-Hop Romp

November 26, 2018, Monday
~
Latin Off-Broadway
Repertorio Español
Kips Bay, Manhattan
~
Original music by Reggaeton legend VICO C

Christie’s Fall 2018 Latin American Art auction

EXHIBITION
November 17-20, 2018
Saturday – Tuesday
~
AUCTION
November 20-21, 2018
Tuesday-Wednesday
~
Christie’s Rockefeller Center
~
Argentine, Bolivian, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Cuban, Ecuadorian, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Uruguayan and Venezuelan artists from the 17th century to the 2010s

Antiquities auction Christie’s 2018

EXHIBITION
October 27 – 30, 2018
Saturday – Tuesday
~
AUCTION
October 31, 2018, Wednesday
~
Christie’s
Rockefeller Center, Manhattan
~
Sold $35,903,875 work of antiquities

Cecilia Vicuña: Disappeared Quipu, Indigenous Chilean art in Brooklyn

May 18 – November 25, 2018
Wednesday – Sunday
~
Brooklyn Museum
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
~
New York-based Chilean artist resurrects an ancient Indigenous knotted cord writing and reading system of the Andean peoples.

Time of Change Lola Alvarez Bravo & Mariana Yampolsky ~ Throckmorton

Throckmorton Fine Art
Midtown East, Manhattan
Tuesday – Saturday
September 21 – December 1, 2018

Down These Mean Streets at El Museo del Barrio

September 13, 2018 – January 6, 2019
~
El Museo del Barrio
East Harlem, Manhattan
~
Latino photographers provide an intimate look at the street life in their own neighborhoods

Marguerite Humeau: Birth Canal calls the age of Venus at the New Museum

September 4, 2018 – January 6, 2019, Closed Mondays
~
New Museum
Lower East Side, Manhattan
~
French artist channels the Goddess represented by prehistoric Venus figurines

Celebrating Tintoretto: Portrait Paintings and Studio Drawings

October 16, 2018 – January 27, 2019
~
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Upper East Side, Manhattan
~
The Met contributes to the 500th anniversary celebration of the Venetian Renaissance artist known for working rapidly in a Mannerist style

Socrates Annual 2018

Daily: October 7, 2018 – March 11, 2019
~
Socrates Sculpture Park
Astoria, Queens
~
Dominican, French, Peruvian & Puerto Rican artists or inspirations
~
FREE

Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Cuban Jazz at Birdland

Most Sundays
~
Birdland
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
~
Multi-Grammy winners carry on a tradition started by Cuban pianist Chico O’Farrill in 1997

Met Opera’s “La Bohème” 2018 stars Nicole Car & Vittorio Grigolo

Thursday, November 29, 2018
~
2018 – 2019 SEASON
September – December 2018
~
Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
~
Puccini’s Italian opera is the world’s most popular opera. Mexican – American soprano Ailyn Pérez and Italian – American tenor Michael Fabiano play Mimi and Rodolfo.

Pedro Giraudo plays Tango for dancing at The Django

December 11, 2018, Tuesday
~
The Django
Tribeca, Manhattan
~
2018 Latin Grammy “Best Tango Album”
~
One of the rare musicians who really knows how to play Argentine Tango for dancing

Met’s “Tosca” stars Jennifer Rowley and Wolfgang Koch

March 18 & 23, 2019
Monday & Saturday
~
Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
~
“Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore” (I lived for art, I lived for love)

David Rubenstein Atrium ~ Thursday Free Concerts

Thursday Free Concerts (some Fridays)
~
David Rubenstein Atrium
Lincoln Center, Manhattan
~
African, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, Folk, Guatemalan, Indigenous, Mayan, Mexican, Puerto Rican & Spanish bachata, cumbia, merengue, salsa, and soukous music and dancing

Olga Cerpa y Mestisay play Canary Island folk music

November 20, 2018, Tuesday
~
World Music Institute at
David Rubenstein Atrium
Lincoln Center
~
One of the most popular bands in the Canary Islands visits our island
~
FREE

Laura Pausini “Hazte Sentir” Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

November 15, 2018
~
“Hazte Sentir” wins “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album” Latin Grammy
~
August 31, 2018
Radio City Music Hall
Midtown, Manhattan
~
March 16, 2018
‘Fatti sentire | Hazte sentir’ album

Rosalía, the Millenial Flamenco Pop star, gives le petite mort new life

The “Millenial Flamenco” Pop darling who blends Flamenco tradition with youth culture is the most interesting Latin musician to rise up in 2018.

Jorge Drexler “Telefonía” Song of the Year, Record of the Year

February-April 2019
Silente Tour
~
November 15, 2018
Two Latin Grammys, five nominations
~
The philosopher king of Latin music gets the recognition he deserves

Carlos Henriquez The South Bronx Story Jazz at Lincoln Center

The musical heir to Tito Puente tells his story of growing up Puerto Rican in the South Bronx at Jazz at Lincoln Center in Manhattan’s Upper West Side

Grupo Niche, Colombian Salsa legends

Friday, November 16, 2018
~
Dominican salsa singer Yiyo Sarante
~
La Boom
Woodside, Queens
~
The Colombian Salsa legends: “Cali Pachanguero,” “Un Aventura…”

Borders separate, but also unite
Octavio Paz, Mexican poet

NYCB 2018 Nutcracker

November 23 – December 20, 2018
~
David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
~
New York City’s big Nutcracker is a real sugar plum

Alvin Ailey 60th Anniversary New York City Center 2018

November 28 – December 30, 2018
Tuesday – Sunday
~
GALA
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
New York Hilton Midtown
~
New York City Center
Midtown, Manhattan
~
Company premieres by Rennie Harris, Ronald K. Brown, Wayne McGregor & Jessica Lang.

Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular 2018

November 9 – January 1, 2018
~
Radio City Music Hall
Midtown, Manhattan
~
A New York holiday classic

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?
From Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

Tango La Nacional is NYC’s most traditional Argentine milonga

Thursdays
~
La Nacional
Chelsea, Manhattan
~
The center of NYC’s Argentine Tango community

The All Night Milonga is NYC’s big Tango party

Saturday, December 8, 2018
Second & Last Saturdays
~
Stepping Out Studios
NoMad, Manhattan
~
All levels dance at one of the biggest Tango parties in the U.S. with outstanding guest teachers and performers

DOC NYC 2018 ~ America’s biggest documentary film festival

November 8 – 15, 2018
~
IFC Center, SVA Theatre & Cinepolis
West Village & Chelsea, Manhattan
~
America’s largest documentary film festival presents over 300 films and events with 42 world premieres and 17 U.S. premieres
~
African – American, Brazilian, Honduran, Indigenous, Italian, Jamaican, Jewish, Mexican, Puerto Rican and Spanish films

Carlos Fuentes was Mexico’s most celebrated novelist

November 11, 1928
~
Carlos Fuentes Macías was born in Panama City, Panama
~
Mexico’s most celebrated novelist is known for “The Death of Artemio Cruz” (1962), “Terra Nostra” (1975), “The Old Gringo” (1985)

New Yorker Festival 2018

October 5 – 7, 2018
Friday – Sunday
~
African, French, Italian & Mexican thinkers

Vogue México Cover features Salma Hayek

November 2018
~
Sofía Aguilar talks with the renowned Mexican – American actress about the role of women today

Chus Burés hosts A Dialogue Between Art & Design at El Museo

November 14-18, 2018
Wednesday-Sunday
~
El Museo del Barrio
East Harlem, Manhattan
~
The iconic Spanish jewelry designer of La Movida Madrileña hosts a pop-up exhibition

Fashion donated by celebs, socialites & designers benefits Women Together

November 8, 2018, Thursday
~
Museum of Arts and Design
Midtown, Manhattan
~
This sale of gently or never used items donated from NYC women’s wardrobes benefits social development in Colombian, Dominican and Mexican artisanal communities by Women Together
~
FREE

Mercado Global Fashion Forward Celebration 2018

November 1, 2018, Thursday
~
Bowery Hotel
East Village, Manhattan
~
Join:
Karla Martinez de Salas, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Mexico & Latin America,
Yael Aflalo, Founder of Reformation,
Alida Boer, Philanthropist & Entrepreneur,
in helping rural Guatemalan women become entrepreneurs

Valentino

Upper East Side
Midtown East
~
Legendary Italian fashion

Louis Vuitton New York ~ French handbags and fashion

Midtown East (Flagship)
SoHo & Battery Park City stores
Bloomingdale’s, Upper East Side
Macy’s, Garment District
Saks Fifth Avenue, Midtown East

Beaujolais Nouveau Day ~ Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé!

November 21, 2019, Thursday
~
Taste the fruit in this season’s Beaujolais by drinking it chilled right after it is bottled

“Play with the love of winning, not the fear of losing”

~ Juan Carlos Osorio, the Colombian coach of Mexico

Barcelona at Atlético Madrid ~ Penya FC Barcelona NYC

November 24, 2018, Saturday
~
La Liga
Atlético Madrid vs Barcelona
~
SPANISH LA LIGA
August – May
Big games in October, November, March & April
~
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
September – December
~
Penya FC Barcelona NYC supporters club
Smithfield Hall NYC
Chelsea, Manhattan
~
Currently the top of Spain’s “Big Three” soccer clubs

Atlético Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund ~ Peña Oficial Atlético

November 24, 2018, Saturday
~
La Liga
Atlético Madrid vs Barcelona
~
SUPPORTERS CLUB
Peña Oficial Atlético de Madrid NY
Football Factory at Legends
Koreatown, Manhattan
~
One of Spain’s big three has big games in August, September, October, November, February, April and May

Watch Real Madrid at Roma with Peña Madridista NYC

November 27, 2018, Tuesday
~
Roma vs Real Madrid
UEFA Champions League Group Stage
~
SUPPORTERS CLUB
Peña Madridista NYC
Playwright Irish Pub
Garment District, Manhattan
~
2018 TOURNAMENTS
La Liga
Copa del Rey
UEFA Champions League
UEFA Super Cup
~
One of Spain’s big three enters the post-Ronaldo era

FIFA World Soccer Ranking ~ Top 10 include France, Brazil, Uruguay

NEXT UPDATE
November 29, 2018, Thursday
~
October 25, 2018 ~ Eleven of the top 20 are Latin: France, Brazil, Uruguay, Portugal, Spain, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Italy & Peru


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“Nothing will work, unless you do” ~ Maya Angelou

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“I have a dream . . .” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

#BlackLivesMatter

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#MeToo  Women’s Health (Planned Parenthood)

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“We light the oven so that everyone may bake bread in it” ~ Jose Martí

#ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union)

#NeverAgain (Nunca más)

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“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free . . .” ~ Emma Lazarus

#ImmigrationHelp (NYC.gov)

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (hias.org)

Clases de inglés gratuitas (La Biblioteca NY)

#USConstitution

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“For this Nation to remain true to its principles, we cannot allow any American’s vote to be denied, diluted, or defiled. The right to vote is the crown jewel of American liberties, and we will not see its luster diminished.” ~ Ronald Reagan , 40th President of the United States

#RegisterToVote (vote.org)

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“Gracias a la Vida” (Thank you for Life) ~ Violeta Parra


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