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New York Latin Culture Magazine

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

July | August | September

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¡Get the Latin World!

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)

Colombian Independence Day “20 de Julio”

Saturday, July 20, 2019
BOGOTÁ ~ The Colombian national day celebrates the protests which inspired the formation of a government independent from Spain on July 20, 1810

Binomio de Oro celebrates Colombian Independence Day at SOB’s

Saturday, July 20, 2019
HUDSON SQUARE, NYC ~ One of Colombia’s most famous vallenato groups celebrates Colombian Independence Day

Cuban director’s ‘Filomena Marturano’ premieres at Repertorio Español

PREVIEWS Sat-Sun, July 20-21, 2019
OPENING NIGHT Wed, July 23, 2019
Fri-Sun, July 26-28, 2019
Fri-Sun, Aug 2-4, 2019
KIPS BAY, NYC ~ Leyma López has created a Spanish-language adaptation of Eduardo de Filippo’s classic Neapolitan comedy which inspired the movie ‘Marriage Italian Style.’

Do the Central Park Tango

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

Pedro Giraudo plays Argentine Tango Jazz at Barbès

Saturday, July 20, 2019
PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn ~ Argentine tango jazz live music by the winner of the 2018 Latin Grammy for “Best Tango Album”

Bulla en el Barrio plays Colombian Bullerengue at Flushing Town Hall

Sunday, July 21, 2019
FLUSHING, Queens ~ Bullerengue is an Afro-Colombian women’s puberty ritual with cumbia-influenced music and dance from San Basilio de Palenque, the first free African town in the Americas

Junta Hispana 2019 Hispanic street fair at Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Sunday, July 21, 2019
FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK, Queens ~ Family entertainment, games, food and kiosks from twenty Hispanic countries. FREE ~ CANCELLED DUE TO NYC’S DANGEROUS HEAT ADVISORY

Brasil SummerFest for the family at the Hester Street Fair

Sunday, July 21, 2019
LOWER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ Brazilian food, drinks, music, artisanal products and fun. Free and for all ages. Legal!

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

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2019

RESERVATIONS
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
DINING July 22 – Aug 16, 2019
NEW YORK CITY ~ A food festival of prix fixe lunches and dinners at African, Brazilian, Cuban, French, Italian, Mexican, Puerto Rican and Spanish restaurants across NYC

‘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)


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Features

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

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

April 7 – August 18, 2019
Wednesday-Sunday
FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK, QUEENS ~ 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)

SummerStage 2019

June 1 – August 27, 2019
Summer live music dance theatre festival
NYC PARKS ~ African, Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Creole, Cuban, Dominican, French, Garifuna, Haitian, Indigenous, Italian, Jewish, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Spanish culture and more. FREE

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.

More Features


“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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More Latin Culture

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

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

Happy Birthday Selena Gomez

Monday, July 22, 2019
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas ~ The Mexican-American actress and pop star was born on July 22, 1992

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

Simón Bolívar is the George Washington of South America

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
CARACAS, Venezuela ~ Simón Bolívar “El Libertador,” the founding father of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru and Venezuela, was born on July 24, 1783

Happy Birthday Jennifer Lopez

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
CHAPEL HILL, The Bronx ~ The Puerto Rican actress and pop superstar was born in The Bronx on July 24, 1969

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!

Pedrito Martinez plays real Cuban Rumba at Ginny’s

Thursday, July 25, 2019
HARLEM, NYC ~ The world’s first-call Cuban rumba artist plays live music up close and personal at the hottest joint in Harlem

Dance Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional

Thursdays
CHELSEA, NYC ~ Argentine tango dancing at New York’s most traditional milonga (tango dance party)

El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico plays las Fiestas Patronales in Loíza, Puerto Rico

Friday, July 26, 2019
LOÍZA, Puerto Rico ~ The most popular salsa group ever plays Las Fiestas de Santiago Apóstol in Loíza, Puerto Rico…’Brujeria’, ‘Azuquita Pa’l Cafe’, ‘Arroz con Habichuela’, ‘En Menu’, ‘Un Verano en Nueva York’…

Real Madrid is coming to MetLife Stadium

Friday, July 26, 2019
EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey ~ Real Madrid vs Atlético Madrid brings the Madrid Derby of Spanish soccer to New Jersey for an International Champions Cup exhibition game

Colombian Parade NYC 2019 ~ Desfile Colombiano New York ¡Cafeteros!

GALA Friday, July 26, 2019
PARADE Sunday, July 28, 2019
JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens ~ New York City’s celebration of our Colombian heritage includes a wreath laying, gala, parade and street fair after party

Atlético Madrid is coming to MetLife Stadium

Friday, July 26, 2019
EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey ~ Real Madrid vs Atlético Madrid brings the Madrid Derby of Spanish soccer to New Jersey for an International Champions Cup exhibition game

Alceu Valença brings Pernambuco, Brazil to Central Park SummerStage

Saturday, July 27, 2019
CENTRAL PARK, NYC ~ One of the elders of MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) brings the sounds of Pernambuco in Northeast Brazil to Brasil SummerFest at Central Park SummerStage

Dance Argentine Tango at the All Night Milonga at Stepping Out

Saturday, July 27, 2019
NOMAD, NYC ~ Argentine tango dancing at one of America’s biggest tango parties with guest teachers and performers from around the world

Peruvian Independence Day

Sunday, July 28, 2019
LIMA, Peru ~ Argentine revolutionary leader José San Martín declared Peruvian independence from Spain on July 28, 1821


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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)

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

April 7 – August 18, 2019
Wednesday-Sunday
FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK, QUEENS ~ 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

April 12 – September 8, 2019
Closed Wednesdays
Jewish French-Canadian art exhibition
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ 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

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

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 – October 2019
Daily
Indigenous Taíno art exhibition
FINANCIAL DISTRICT, NYC ~ Caribbean communities are reclaiming our roots. FREE

‘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

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


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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

July 2019

JULY 2019
SummerStage
Midsummer Night Swing
BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn
Shakespeare in the Park
Lincoln Center Out of Doors
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4 U.S. Independence Day
5 Venezuelan Independence Day
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9 Argentine Independence Day
9-13 LAMC Latin Alternative Music Conference
12 Colombian Flower Festival Gala
12-13 Afro-Latino Fest NYC
14 Colombian Flower Festival Parade
14 111th Street Salsa Street Fair
14 Latin Culture Carnival Bronx
14 Colombian Independence Pride Festival
14 Bastille Day NYC
14 Disability Pride NYC
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16-24 ‘Coriolanus’ Shakespeare in the Park
16-25 Jazz in July Festival
20 Colombian Independence Day
21-3 Brasil Summerfest
21 Junta Hispana Street Fair
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22-16 NYC Restaurant Week
23-28 Dominican Film Festival
24-11 Lincoln Center Out of Doors
25 Peruvian Parade Gala
28 Peruvian Parade
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Things to do in New York in August 2019

AUGUST 2019
Brasil Summerfest
BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn
Lincoln Center Out of Doors
NYC Restaurant Week
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2-4 Carnaval del Barrio Street Fair
4 Ecuadorian Parade
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10 Ecuadorian Independence Day
10 Eid al-Adha
11 Dominican Day Parade
11 Battery Dance Festival
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16 Dominican Restoration Day
24-25 Afropunk
25 Uruguayan Independence Day
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26-8 US Open Tennis
27-28 La Casita
29-2 NY Int’l Salsa Congress

Things to do in New York in September 2019

SEPTEMBER 2019
US Open
Labor Day Weekend
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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
(8) Central American Independence Parade
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11 New York Philharmonic Opening Night ~ ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’
12-22 Feast of San Gennaro
15 Hispanic Heritage Month
15 Costa Rican, Guatemalan, Honduran, Nicaraguan, Salvadoran Independence Day
15 Brooklyn Puerto Rican Parade & Festival
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 ~ ‘Jewels’
(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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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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