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4 ths wk, 5 ths wkend, 6 nxt wk, 7 nxt wkend, argentine, art, art exhibition, colombian, French, Indigenous, Meatpacking District, Mexican, puerto rican, whitney museum Whitney Biennial 2019 shows the diversity of American art today
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New York Latin Culture Magazine

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

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Things to do in NYC This Week

Monday-Friday, May 20-24, 2019

Nothing will work unless you do
Maya Angelou (African-American, 1928-2014)

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

KIPS BAY, NYC | Tue May 21, & Sat Jun 1, 2019 | Colombian off-broadway theatre in spanish | Jorge Alí Triana’s adaptation of the classic Gabriel García Márquez story about how history repeats itself

Spring 2019 Latin American Art Auction at Christie’s

ROCKEFELLER CENTER, MIDTOWN, NYC | On view May 18-22 | Auctions May 22-23, 2019 | Art auction | Spanish-Mexican surrealist Remedios Varo leads the sale

‘The Silence of Others’ speaks to the silence of our own leaders

HUDSON SQUARE, NYC | May 8-14, 2019, Extended to May 23 | Spanish movies | The Almodóvar executive produced film asks the existential question of what happens when crimes against humanity go unpunished?

Whitney Biennial 2019 shows the diversity of American art today

MEATPACKING DISTRICT, NYC | Closed Tuesdays | May 17 – Sep 22, 2019 | Museum art exhibition Argentine, Colombian, French, Indigenous, Mexican & Puerto Rican artists | The survey of the latest developments in American art


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Features

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

SummerStage 2019 Lineup Announced

NYC PARKS | Jun 1 – Aug 27, 2019 | Summer outdoor live music dance theater festival | African, Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Creole, Cuban, Dominican, French, Garifuna, Haitian, Indigenous, Italian, Jewish, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Spanish culture and more. FREE

Mundos Alternos, welcome to the Latin world(s) at Queens Museum

FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK, QUEENS | Wed-Sun, Apr 7 – Aug 18, 2019 | You might not have a heard of most of these artists, but each and every one will make you think (as in Kidnapped by Aliens)

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 | Puerto Rican | MORE


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Things to do in NYC This Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend
Friday-Sunday, May 24-26, 2019

“We have to stop looking, and start thinking.”
Cuban artist, Tania Bruguera

BIG Salsa Festival 2019 at New York Hilton Midtown

MIDTOWN, NYC | Memorial Day Weekend, Fri-Mon, May 24-27, 2019 | Salsa festival | Salsa workshops, salsa shows, and salsa dancing

Memorial Day Weekend 2019

LAST MON IN MAY | Fri-Mon, May 24-27, 2019 | U.S. Holiday | Remember those who died serving our country

152nd Street Cultural Festival celebrates Puerto Rican culture ¡Boricua!

WOODSTOCK, THE BRONX | Sat, May 25, 2019 | Puerto Rican street fair | The warm-up to the National Puerto Rican Day Parade. FREE

‘I am Latino’ Colombian comic Saul Garcia at Repertorio Español

KIPS BAY; Sat-Mon May 25-27, 2019, Colombian Off-Broadway standup comedy in spanish ~ Saulo makes us laugh at being Latin AND American. He’s really funny.

Watch FC Barcelona with Penya FC Barcelona NYC at Smithfield Hall

CHELSEA, NYC | Spanish soccer | Fri, May 24, 2019 | Copa del Ray Final ~ Barcelona vs Valencia

Watch Juventus play Italian soccer at the Football Factory

KOREATOWN | Sat, May 25, 2019 | Italian Serie A soccer | Watch the giants of Italian soccer play their last Serie A game of the season, Sampdoria vs Juventus

Dance Argentine Tango at the All Night Milonga at Stepping Out

NOMAD, NYC | Sat May 25, 2019 | Argentine tango dancing | One of America’s biggest tango dance parties has great guest teachers and performers

Celebrate Dominican & French Mother’s Day 2019

MAY 5 (1st Sun) Portugal, Romania & Spain
MAY 10: Mexico, Guatemala & El Salvador
MAY 12 (2nd Sun) U.S. & many countries
MAY 15: Paraguay
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MAY 26 (Last Sun) Dominican Republic & France
MAY 27: Bolivia
MAY 30: Nicaragua
AUG 15: Costa Rica
OCT 20 (3rd Sun) Argentina
DEC 8: Panama

Our Lady of Rocio Mass (Ecuador) at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

MIDTOWN EAST, NYC | Sun, May 26, 2019 | Our Lady of Rocio Mass (Ecuador)

Whitney Biennial 2019 shows the diversity of American art today

MEATPACKING DISTRICT, NYC | Closed Tuesdays | May 17 – Sep 22, 2019 | Museum art exhibition Argentine, Colombian, French, Indigenous, Mexican & Puerto Rican artists | The survey of the latest developments in American art


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Things to do in NYC Next Week

Monday – Friday (day), May 27-31, 2019

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

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

Town Hall Meetings provide local access to Congress

YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD | Mon-Fri, May 27-31, 2019 | U.S. politics ~ Tell your member of Congress face to face that you want jobs, health care, education, equality and whatever is important to you and your family

Pedro Giraudo plays Argentine Tango at The Django

TRIBECA, NYC | Tue, May 28, 2019 | Live music Argentine tango | 2018 Latin Grammy “Best Tango Album.” Giraudo knows how to play tango for dancers.

Witness Manhattanhenge NYC’s solar alignment

MANHATTAN CROSS STREETS, May 29-30 & July 11-12, 2019, Wed-Thu ~ Days when the winter sunrise and summer sunset aligns with the east-west street grid as if Manhattan was built as a temple to the sun

New York Yankees 2019 at Yankee Stadium

CONCOURSE, THE BRONX; Major League Baseball Mar-Sep; Thu-Fri, May 30-31, Boston Red Sox

Whitney Biennial 2019 shows the diversity of American art today

MEATPACKING DISTRICT, NYC | Closed Tuesdays | May 17 – Sep 22, 2019 | Museum art exhibition Argentine, Colombian, French, Indigenous, Mexican & Puerto Rican artists | The survey of the latest developments in American art


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Things to do in NYC Next Weekend

Friday night – Sunday, May 31 – June 2, 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)

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

KIPS BAY, NYC | Tue May 21, & Sat Jun 1, 2019 | Colombian off-broadway theatre in spanish | Jorge Alí Triana’s adaptation of the classic Gabriel García Márquez story about how history repeats itself

Whitney Biennial 2019 shows the diversity of American art today

MEATPACKING DISTRICT, NYC | Closed Tuesdays | May 17 – Sep 22, 2019 | Museum art exhibition Argentine, Colombian, French, Indigenous, Mexican & Puerto Rican artists | The survey of the latest developments in American art


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Latin Movies

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

‘The Silence of Others’ speaks to the silence of our own leaders

HUDSON SQUARE, NYC | May 8-14, 2019, Extended to May 23 | Spanish movies | The Almodóvar executive produced film asks the existential question of what happens when crimes against humanity go unpunished?


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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)

Spring 2019 Latin American Art Auction at Christie’s

ROCKEFELLER CENTER, MIDTOWN, NYC | On view May 18-22 | Auctions May 22-23, 2019 | Art auction | Spanish-Mexican surrealist Remedios Varo leads the sale

Whitney Biennial 2019 shows the diversity of American art today

MEATPACKING DISTRICT, NYC | Closed Tuesdays | May 17 – Sep 22, 2019 | Museum art exhibition Argentine, Colombian, French, Indigenous, Mexican & Puerto Rican artists | The survey of the latest developments in American art

Mundos Alternos, welcome to the Latin world(s) at Queens Museum

FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK, QUEENS | Wed-Sun, Apr 7 – Aug 18, 2019 | You might not have a heard of most of these artists, but each and every one will make you think (as in Kidnapped by Aliens)

Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything at the Jewish Museum

UPPER EAST SIDE; Thu-Tue, Apr 12 – Sep 8, 2019; Jewish French-Canadian art exhibition ~ One of the great poets of the last generation knew exactly where the light enters you

The revenge of the Shaman ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’ at the Met Museum

UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC | daily, May 9 – Sep 8, 2019 | French, French-Canadian, Italian, Spanish fashion art exhibition | The Costume Institute’s 2019 exhibition explores how camp fashion goes mainstream

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

‘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

Memorial Day Weekend 2019

LAST MON IN MAY | Fri-Mon, May 24-27, 2019 | U.S. Holiday | Remember those who died serving our country

152nd Street Cultural Festival celebrates Puerto Rican culture ¡Boricua!

WOODSTOCK, THE BRONX | Sat, May 25, 2019 | Puerto Rican street fair | The warm-up to the National Puerto Rican Day Parade. FREE

May Revolution of Buenos Aires

On May 25, 1810, the May Revolution of Buenos Aires launched the Argentine War of Independence ~ which launched the Latin American Wars of Independence ~ which ended with the Spanish-American War of 1898. One step in the eternal struggle to be free.
Saturday, May 25, 2019

Celebrate Dominican & French Mother’s Day 2019

MAY 5 (1st Sun) Portugal, Romania & Spain
MAY 10: Mexico, Guatemala & El Salvador
MAY 12 (2nd Sun) U.S. & many countries
MAY 15: Paraguay
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MAY 26 (Last Sun) Dominican Republic & France
MAY 27: Bolivia
MAY 30: Nicaragua
AUG 15: Costa Rica
OCT 20 (3rd Sun) Argentina
DEC 8: Panama

Our Lady of Rocio Mass (Ecuador) at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

MIDTOWN EAST, NYC | Sun, May 26, 2019 | Our Lady of Rocio Mass (Ecuador)

Celebrate the Feast of the Ascension

40th day of Easter | Thu, May 30, 2019 | The religious narrative of Jesus rising into the heavens mirrors the natural narrative of crops growing towards the sky

Celebrate Portugal Day 2019 (Dia de Portugal), Portugal’s national day

PETER FRANCISCO PARK, NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, Sun, June 9, 2019 ~ Portuguese Festival (Fri-Sun, June 7-9) and Parade in the heart of Metro New York’s Portuguese community

National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2019 Parade ¡Boricua!

MIDTOWN to UPPER EAST SIDE; Sun, Jun 9, 2019; Puerto Rican parade ~ America’s biggest cultural celebration is orgulloso Puertorriqueños (proud Puerto Ricans)


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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)

Memorial Day Weekend 2019

LAST MON IN MAY | Fri-Mon, May 24-27, 2019 | U.S. Holiday | Remember those who died serving our country

Celebrate Dominican & French Mother’s Day 2019

MAY 5 (1st Sun) Portugal, Romania & Spain
MAY 10: Mexico, Guatemala & El Salvador
MAY 12 (2nd Sun) U.S. & many countries
MAY 15: Paraguay
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MAY 26 (Last Sun) Dominican Republic & France
MAY 27: Bolivia
MAY 30: Nicaragua
AUG 15: Costa Rica
OCT 20 (3rd Sun) Argentina
DEC 8: Panama

Columbus Day 2019

2ND OCTOBER MONDAY, October 14, 2019 ~ New York City’s Italian-American Day
#ITALIAN #HOLIDAY

Veterans Day Weekend 2019

NOVEMBER 8-11, 2019; U.S. Holiday ~ Commemorates the end of World War I and honors all who serve in the U.S. military


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Things to do in New York

“I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.”
Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, 1855

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

Things to do in New York in May 2019

MAY
1 May Day
1 Old Masters auction
2-5 Frieze New York
2-5 Art New York
2-5 Context New York
3-7 TEFAF New York Spring
5 Cinco de Mayo
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12 Mother’s Day
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13 Art of Africa, Oceania & the Americas auction
13-14 Impressionist & Modern Art auctions
13-6 American Ballet Theatre
15-16 Post-War & Contemporary Art auction
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25 152nd St Cultural Festival
25-27 Memorial Day Weekend
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28 Midsummer Night’s Dream
29-2 Limón Dance Company

Things to do in New York in February 2020

Black History Month
Cinema Tropical film festival
New York Fashion Week
Westminster Dog Show
Valentine’s Day
Carnival
MoMA Doc Fortnight
Presidents Day
Film Comment Selects
International Children’s Film Festival
ADAA Art Show
Neighboring Scenes film festival
Broadway Week
Off-Broadway Week

“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…