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Get ready for Thanksgiving Weekend

Il Divo French Spanish pop opera to warm up the holidays

Wed, November 20, 2019
UPPER WEST SIDE, NYC ~ The French Swiss American Spanish pop opera group sing songs from The Christmas Collection at the Beacon Theatre

Christie’s Fall 2019 Latin American Art auction

Exhibit Sat, Nov 16, 2019
Auction Wed-Thu, Nov 20-21
ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NYC ~ Frida Kahlo, Fernando Botero, Francisco Toledo, Diego Rivera, and Rufino Tamayo lead the sale at Christie’s

Forro in the Dark Brazilian Forro at Nublu

EAST VILLAGE, NYC ~ Live music by New York City’s leading Brazilian forro band. It’s Brazil night!

Pedro Giraudo leads NYC’s busiest Argentine tango band

Wed, November 20, 2019
STUYVESANT HEIGHTS, Brooklyn ~ “Best Tango Album” Latin Grammy winner plays Argentine tango at lunÁtico

Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé!

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

Tango La Nacional is NYC’s most traditional Argentine milonga

CHELSEA, NYC ~ Argentine tango dancing at NYC’s most traditional milonga (tango party) at La Nacional, the old Spanish social club

In ‘Pain and Glory,’ Almodóvar shows how one begets the other

Opened Fri, October 4, 2019
GREENWICH VILLAGE & HELL’S KITCHEN, NYC ~ Antonio Banderas won Best Actor at Cannes starring in Almodóvar’s loosely autobiographical triptych about the life of an aging movie director. Penélope Cruz plays the young filmmaker’s mom. Opens at the Angelika and Landmark 57.

Ballet Hispánico Apollo Theater 2019

Fri-Sat, November 22-23, 2019
HARLEM, NYC ~ The leading Latino dance organization in the U.S. explores Latin identity through female choreographers Anabelle Lopez Ochoa, Andrea Miller and Michelle Manzanales at the Apollo Theater

Diego el Cigala creates Spanish flamenco fusions

Friday, November 22, 2019
WESTBURY, Long Island ~ El Cigala blends flamenco with rumba, tango and salsa at the Theatre at Westbury

Saint Cecilia is patron saint of musicians

Friday, November 22, 2019
Said to have heard heavenly music in her heart, Saint Cecilia represents the idea of divine inspiration

Xiomara Laugart is one of the legendary Cuban voices

Saturday, November 23, 2019
GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC ~ The famous Cuban nueva trova singer who was part of Yerba Buena and played Celia Cruz Off-Broadway, is in duo with timba pianist Axel Tosca (Unity) at Zinc Bar

‘Filomena Marturano’ is a play about marriage Caribbean style

Saturday, November 23, 2019
KIPS BAY, NYC ~ Cuban director Leyma López created a Spanish-language adaptation of Eduardo de Filippo’s classic Neapolitan comedy which inspired the movie ‘Marriage Italian Style’. At Repertorio Español.

El Destino Argentine tango dancing at Solas

EAST VILLAGE, NYC ~ Argentine tango dancing with NYC’s best dancers in an intimate room with one of New York’s best tango DJs

‘Evita’ directed by Sammi Cannold

November 13-24, 2019
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ A new production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical about the first lady of Argentina, comes to New York City Center

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

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

Orchestra of St. Luke’s Baroque Storytelling at Brooklyn Museum

Sunday, November 24, 2019
PROSPECT PARK, Brooklyn ~ A concert of chamber works by Vivaldi (Italian), Rameau (French) and Telemann’s ‘Don Quichotte’ Overture-Suite (Spanish story) at the Brooklyn Museum

‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ is the funnest show on Broadway

Oct 2, 2019 – Jan 5, 2020
TIMES SQUARE THEATER DISTRICT ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda brings one of his early projects, a Latin hip-hop improv show, back to the Booth Theatre

‘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

Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ with De Niro, Pacino and Pesci

Friday, November 1, 2019
TIMES SQUARE THEATER DISTRICT, NYC ~ Martin Scorsese’s latest and best in years, stars Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino in a telling of the Jimmy Hoffa disappearance at the Belasco Theatre. On Netflix November 27.

Bulla en el Barrio sings Colombian Bullerengue of San Basilio de Palenque

Monday, November 25, 2019
PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn ~ This Colombian women’s singing and dancing tradition from San Basilio de Palenque, the first free African town in the Americas, is at Barbès

Native American Heritage Month

UNITED STATES ~ We are the first Americans. We have always been here. We are still here from the Arctic to Tierra del Fuego.

Puerto Rican Heritage Month

Puerto Rico commemorates the month in 1493 when Columbus claimed Puerto Rico for Spain. The Puerto Rican diaspora celebrates our heritage.

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca ‘Entre Tú y Yo’

Tue-Sun, Nov 19 – Dec 1, 2019
CHELSEA, NYC ~ This flamenco show about prowling for partners feels like a Spanish flamenco bar with star power at the Joyce Theater

Fall in New York City

September, October, November
The Fall months remind us that life is ephemeral

Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular 2020

Daily, Nov 8, 2019-Jan 5, 2020
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ One of New York City’s most beloved holiday Christmas holiday shows has something for everyone at Radio City Music Hall

Met Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche

Daily, Nov 4, 2019 – Jan 7, 2020
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ The Christmas tree and nativity are decorated with handmade figurines from Naples, Italy where the nativity tradition began. At the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The most important thing you can do for your family today is Register to Vote (vote.org is an NGO)


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!

Christie’s Fall 2019 Latin American Art auction

Exhibit Sat, Nov 16, 2019
Auction Wed-Thu, Nov 20-21
ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NYC ~ Frida Kahlo, Fernando Botero, Francisco Toledo, Diego Rivera, and Rufino Tamayo lead the sale at Christie’s

More Latin Culture

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Monday, November 25, 2019
SALCEDO, Dominican Republic ~ The Mirabal Sisters: Patria, Minerva and Maria, whose codename was “Las Mariposas” (the Butterflies), were murdered by Trujillo’s right-hand man for helping the resistance to dictatorship

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

Town Halls are for meeting your members of Congress

September 30 to October 13
YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ~ Town halls enable you to share your concerns directly with your Representatives and Senators in Congress. Take your kids so they learn how our system works.

New Moon

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
NEW YORK CITY ~ The new moon is your best chance to see stars over the City

Atlético Madrid plays Juventus UEFA Champions League Group Stage

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
KOREATOWN, NYC ~ Watch Atléti games with Peña Oficial Atlético de Madrid en New York at the Football Factory at Legends

Louie Vega spins a 1990s Flashback for Thanksgiving Weekend

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
EAST WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn ~ The legendary Puerto Rican house DJ spins up Thanksgiving Weekend at 3 Dollar Bill

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2019

Wed-Thu, Nov 27-28, 2019
UPPER WEST SIDE TO HERALD SQUARE, NYC ~ Balloon inflation and the Parade mark the start of the Christmas season, the world’s most popular Latin holiday

Thanksgiving Weekend

Wed-Sun, Nov 27-Dec 1, 2019
The big U.S. family holiday launches the winter holiday season

Thanksgiving Day

Thu, November 28, 2019
This is the main family holiday in the United States

Black Friday opens the holiday shopping season

Friday, November 29, 2019
Let’s go shopping for Latin fashion

Farruko is one of the top Puerto Rican Latin Trap singers

Friday, November 29, 2019
Newark, New Jersey ~ ‘Baila Baila Baila’ and ‘Calma’ at the Mega Bash at Prudential Center

Panamanian Independence Day

Saturday, November 28, 2019
PANAMA CITY ~ Rebels drafted a Declaration of Independence from Spain and joined Gran Colombia on November 28, 1821

Bulla en el Barrio sings Colombian Bullerengue of San Basilio de Palenque

Monday, November 25, 2019
PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn ~ This Colombian women’s singing and dancing tradition from San Basilio de Palenque, the first free African town in the Americas, is at Barbès

Watch FC Barcelona at Atlético Madrid with Penya FC Barcelona NYC

Saturday, November 30, 2019
CHELSEA, NYC ~ Watch Barcelona at Atlético Madrid (La Liga) with NYC’s official Barcelona supporters club at Smithfield Hall

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

Saturday, November 30, 2019
NOMAD, NYC ~ Argentine tango dancing at one of America’s biggest tango parties with guest teachers and performers from around the world at Stepping Out Studios

Advent, the countdown to Christmas

December 1-24, 2019
Kids love the tradition of counting down the days until Christmas

Latin Art Exhibitions

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

Lee Quiñones is an iconic New York City graffiti artist of the 1970s

Wed-Sat, Nov 6-Dec 20, 2019
LOWER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ One of the living legends of the ‘Wild Style’ era shows pieces of his creative past at James Fuentes

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

Leading Latin American art foundation commissions resistance through art

October 30, 2019-Feb 2, 2020
EAST HARLEM, NYC ~ The Foundation of the world’s leading collection of modern and contemporary Latin American art shows its 2019 commissions at El Museo del Barrio

Mexico is Mexico: Contemporary Mexican Design

Oct 24, 2019 – Feb 8, 2020
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ A century after the first exposition of Mexican folk art, contemporary design objects show the diversity and the unity of contemporary Mexican culture at Henrique Faria Fine Art

Socrates Annual, the sculpture of history, landscape and community

Oct 5, 2019 – Mar 8, 2020
ASTORIA, Queens ~ The annual exhibition of work by emerging artists created during a summer residency at Socrates Sculpture Park

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

Colombian Ecuadorian Peruvian Indigenous Inca art
UPPER EAST SIDE, permanent collection ~ This Marian crown from Popayán, Colombia contains the legendary Atahualpa Emerald which belonged to the last Inca emperor

Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square 2019

Monday, December 2, 2019
LINCOLN SQUARE ~ This holiday street fair has entertainment, food tastings, a Christmas tree lighting, and a parade. FREE

Giving Tuesday 2019

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
UNIVERSAL ~ Giving is the natural currency of the universe. The tradition was started by New York City’s 92nd Street Y. Check our list of NYC cultural organizations who deserve your support.

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree 2019

Wed, Dec 4, 2019 – Jan 7, 2020
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ The Christmas Tree Lighting is a big deal in Rockefeller Center

Mighty Sparrow is the “Calypso King of the World”

Saturday, December 7, 2019
NOHO, NYC ~ The living legend of Trinidadian calypso plays Joe’s Pub

Bad Bunny the conejo malo of reggaeton and latin trap

Friday, December 6, 2019
PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Brooklyn ~ The Puerto Rican bad boy of Latin trap and reggaeton brings his X100Pre Tour (Para Siempre, Forever) to Barclays Center

Bárbara Martínez is a rumba flamenca singer

Thursday, December 6, 2019
MIDTOWN EAST, NYC ~ The Argentine-Venezuelan New Yorker sings Spanish flamenco and Brazilian bossa nova at Club Bonafide

Los Hacheros

Saturday, December 7, 2019
PROSPECT PARK, Brooklyn ~ Celebrate the Golden Age of 1970s salsa for Carnegie Hall Citywide at the Brooklyn Museum

‘La Celestina’ is social criticism inside a story of romantic love

Saturday, December 7, 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

Manhattanhenge is NYC’s solar alignment

Sat-Sun, December 3-4, 2019
MANHATTAN ~ Winter sunrise aligns with the City’s east-west street grid like a temple to the sun

Día de las Velitas, a Colombian holiday tradition

Saturday, December 7, 2019
Colombian Christmas tradition
COLOMBIA ~ Colombians across the country, famously in Medellín, light rows and rows of candles to commemorate the people’s anticipation of the Vatican’s proclamation of the Immaculate Conception in December 8, 1854

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Sunday, December 8, 2019
The idea that the Virgin Mary was born free of sin expresses that the divinity of women and men is equal

Chris Botti is the biggest-selling instrumental artist in the U.S.

Dec 9, 2019 – Jan 5, 2020
GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC ~ The Italian-American jazz trumpet player who is the best-selling American instrumental artist riffs through his 15th annual holiday residency at The Blue Note

West Side Story Broadway 2019 retells a classic American story

PREVIEWS Dec 10, 2019
OPENS Feb 6, 2020
TIMES SQUARE THEATER DISTRICT ~ One of the great love stories, one of the great New York stories, ‘West Side Story’ comes to the Broadway Theatre. “I want to live in America”

Las mañanitas a nuestra Virgen de Guadalupe 2019

Wed, December 11, 2019
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ A special concert for the patron saint of Mexico, a symbol of our multicultural identity

Carlos Gardel, Argentine tango icon, Latin movie idol, International Day of Tango

Wed, December 11, 2019
TOULOUSE, France ~ Charles Romuald Gardès, the iconic Argentine tango singer and world’s second Latin movie idol, was born on December 11, 1890

Our Lady of Guadalupe is patron saint of Mexico

Thursday, December 12, 2019
MEXICO CITY, Mexico ~ The brown Madonna, the icon of Mexican identity is mixed race, Indigenous and European. We love her because she is like us.

Cold Moon

Thu, December 12, 2019
NEW YORK CITY ~ This full moon is called the “Cold Moon” after the Indigenous American name for the December moon

Willie Colón is “El Malo” the original bad boy of la salsa

Saturday, December 14, 2019
JEROME PARK, The Bronx ~ Celebrate Christmas with El Malo en Navidad at Lehman Center

Celebrate La Novena de Navidad, the Christmas Novena

December 16-24
This nine-day prayer cycle is a Colombian, Ecuadorian and Venezuelan Christmas tradition


Tuesday, December 17, 2019
SANTIAGO DE LAS VEGAS, Cuba ~ Followers make a pilgrimage to El Santuario de San Lazaro just outside Havana

Opera singer Andrea Bocelli has one of the world’s most beautiful voices

Wed-Thu, December 18-19, 2019
CHELSEA, NYC ~ The Grammy-nominated Italian opera singer entrances Madison Square Garden

Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice Celebration 2019

Thu-Sat, December 19-21, 2019
MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS, NYC ~ The Paul Winter Consort jazz band, gospel singer Theresa Thomason and the Forces of Nature Dance welcome back the sun in this Christmas holiday spectacular at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine


Dec 22, 2019 to Mar 19, 2020
NEW YORK CITY ~ The coldest time is also the least expensive time to visit the City


December 22-30, 2019
NEW YORK CITY ~ Miracles await those who fill their time with the light of faith, hope and work. Hanukkah Sameach! (Happy Hanukkah)

Winter Solstice

Sunday, December 22, 2019
The longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere

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

November 2019 New York Latin Culture Calendar

Puerto Rican Heritage Month
National Native American Heritage Month
1 Auction exhibitions open
1-5 TEFAF antiques fair
1 Day of the Holy Innocents|All Saints Day
2 Day of the Dead | All Souls Day
3 Panamanian Separation Day
3 New York City Marathon
5 Election Day
6-15 DOC NYC
10-11 Impressionist & Modern auctions
11 Veterans Day Parade
12 Beaver Moon
12-16 Django Reinhardt Festival
13 Puerto Rican Film Festival
13-14 Contemporary Art auctions
14 Salon Art + Design fair
14 Latin Grammys
16 Latin American Art auction exhibition
20-21 Latin American Art auction
21 Macy’s Holiday Windows
21 Beaujolais Nouveau Day
23 Puerto Rican Artisans Fair
25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
27 Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation
28 Panamanian Independence Day
28 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
29 Black Friday
29 New York City Ballet ‘Nutcracker’

December 2019 New York Latin Culture Calendar

1 Portuguese Restoration Day
2 Cyber Monday
2 Advent
2 Winter’s Eve street fair
3 Giving Tuesday
4 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
4 Alvin Ailey
5-8 Art Basel Miami Beach
11 International Tango Day
11 Las Mañanitas
12 Our Lady of Guadalupe
16 La Posada / La Novena
19 Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice
24 Christmas Eve
31 New Year’s Eve

January 2020 New York Latin Culture Calendar

1 Haiti Independence
3-5 PBR Professional Bull Riders
6 ~
6 Three Kings Day
9-18 Winter Jazzfest
10-14 APAP
12 globalFEST
13 ~
17 Martin Luther King Weekend
17-18 Black Comic Book Festival
20 ~
20 Martin Luther King holiday
24 Winter Antiques Show
25 Master Drawings
26 Grammys
27 ~

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A rumba flamenca for the Americas

Miguel Matamoros, Lágrimas negras “Black tears” (Cuba, 1929)

Aunque tú me has echado en el abandono
(Though you lied and abandoned me)

Aunque ya se han muerto todas mis ilusiones
(Though now all my illusions have died)

En vez de maldecirte con justo encoño
(Instead of cursing you with a just bitterness)

En mis sueños te colmo, en mis sueños te colmo de bendiciones
(In my dreams I fill you, in my dreams I fill you with blessings)

Listen to Diego el Cigala sing it with Bebo Valdés and Paquito D’Rivera (YouTube) in 2003 produced by Javier Limón

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