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New York Latin Culture Magazine

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

August | September

“Free at last, Free at last, Thank God Almighty I’m Free at Last” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., August 28, 1963

Two days of Afropunk show more style than Fashion Week

Sat-Sun, August 24-25, 2019
FORT GREENE, Brooklyn ~ Live music by Jill Scott, FKA Twigs, Leon Bridges and Kamasi Washington and about 40 more artists. A street fashion show with 70,000 models in Commodore Barry Park.

Salsa Saturdays at La Marqueta keep old school salsa alive in El Barrio

Summer Saturdays
Puerto Rican salsa dancing
EAST HARLEM, NYC ~ Old timers dance old school Salsa (mostly on1) at a street party with music and food. FREE

‘Filomena Marturano’ is a play about marriage Caribbean style

Saturday, August 24, 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.

Do the Central Park Tango

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

Watch the New York Derby NYCFC vs NY Red Bulls

Saturday, August 24, 2019
CONCOURSE, THE BRONX ~ NYCFC soccer is powered by Argentine, Brazilian, Costa Rican, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Romanian, players and a Spanish coach at Yankee Stadium

Cimafunk, the James Brown of Cuba, is the hottest singer in Cuba right now

Sunday, August 25, 2019
CENTRAL PARK, NYC ~ ‘Me voy’ for some Afro-Cuban funk, the latest innovation in the timba, Cuban salsa

La India is the Latin Grammy-winning Puerto Rican “Princess of the Salsa.”

Sunday, August 25, 2019
CENTRAL PARK, NYC ~ Llega La India, the chart-topping, Latin Grammy and Guinness Book of Records-winning “Princess of Salsa” at Central Park SummerStage

Celebrate Uruguayan Independence Day

Sunday, August 25, 2019
LA FLORIDA, Uruguay ~ The Uruguayan national day commemorates the assembly of the Thirty-Three Orientals rebel group which declared independence from Brazil on August 25, 1825

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

Eddie Palmieri is a Puerto Rican salsa and Latin jazz legend

Tue-Sun, August 20-25, 2019
GREENWICH VILLAGE ~ El maestro plays for a week at The Blue Note. ¡WEPA!

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

‘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)

Talk to your members of Congress at a local Town Hall Meeting

August 5 to September 6
YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ~ Town halls enable you to share your concerns directly with the Representatives and Senators who represent you in the U.S. Congress. Take your kids so they learn how our system works.

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


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Features

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!

Visitante Eduardo Cabra is Trending Tropics

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
HUDSON SQUARE, NYC ~ Eduardo Cabra of Calle 13, one of the producers who seems to be unlimited in the types of Latin music he makes well, brings his latest project, Trending Tropics to SOB’s

Sandy e Junior, the Brazilian MPB & sertaneja superstars, are back!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Brooklyn ~ The child and teen stars, among the most popular Brazilian singers ever, celebrate their 30th Anniversary of television with a Nossa História Tour at Barclays Center


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More Latin Culture

Bulla en el Barrio is NYC’s Colombian Bullerengue group

Monday, August 26, 2019
PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn ~ This Afro-Colombian women’s music and dance from San Basilio de Palenque, the first free African town in the Americas, is at Barbès

Gerardo Contino y los Habaneros are NYC’s best Cuban dance band

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
TRIBECA, NYC ~ Get warmed up for something good and hot by dancing salsa at Cuba Caliente at The Django

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

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!

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

West Indian Day Parade 2019 NYC’s Labor Day Carnival

Thu-Mon, Aug 29-Sep 2, 2019
LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Reggae Afrobeats Soca
Summer Jam Youth Fest
BrassFest
Junior Carnival Parade
Panorama Steelband Championship
Dimanche Gras Carnival Sunday Party
VIP Breakfast
Parade
CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn ~ The Brooklyn Museum and the Parade on Eastern Avenue turns the neighborhood into a Caribbean Carnival

Tango La Nacional is NYC’s most traditional Argentine milonga

Thursdays
CHELSEA, NYC ~ Argentine tango dancing at NYC’s most traditional milonga (tango party) at La Nacional, the Spanish social club that is New York’s oldest social club

Ozuna brings Puerto Rican Reggaeton & Latin Trap

Friday, August 30, 2019
PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Brooklyn ~ Reggaeton and Latin Trap singer Ozuna headlines the Soulfrito Music Fest at Barclays Center

New York Yankees vs Athletics Labor Day Weekend

Friday, August 30, 2019
CONCOURSE, The Bronx ~ Yankees play the Athletics over Labor Day Weekend

Farruko is one of the top Puerto Rican Latin Trap singers

Friday August 30, 2019
PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Brooklyn ~ Farruko joins the Soulfrito Music Fest at Barclays Center

Jerry Rivera is one of the great Puerto Rican salsa romántica singers

Saturday, August 31, 2019
WOODSIDE, Queens ~ Dance to ‘Amores como el nuestro’, ‘Cara de niño’, ‘Casí un Hechizo’, and ‘Que Hay de Malo’ up close and personal at Mamajuana Cafe Queens

Brazilian Day New York 2019

Sunday, September 1, 2019
LITTLE BRAZIL, NYC ~ Celebrate Brazilian Independence with food, drink, live music and lots of Brazilians on Sixth Avenue at 46th St.


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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)

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

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

‘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


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Coming Soon

Labor Day 2019

Monday, September 2, 2019
This U.S. holiday celebrates organized labor and is the unofficial end of summer

2-for-1 Broadway Week Tickets to Latin Shows in Summer 2019

ON SALE
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
SHOWS
September 3-16, 2019
Find out which Broadway shows in this Broadway Week have a Latin connection. Then see how to get 2-for-1 Broadway tickets.

Visitante Eduardo Cabra is Trending Tropics

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
HUDSON SQUARE, NYC ~ Eduardo Cabra of Calle 13, one of the producers who seems to be unlimited in the types of Latin music he makes well, brings his latest project, Trending Tropics to SOB’s

Brazilian Independence Day ~ Sete de Setembro

Saturday, September 7, 2019
SÃO PAULO ~ Brazil’s national day celebrates Dom Pedro I’s declaration of independence from Portugal on September 7, 1821

Pedro Giraudo plays Argentine Tango for dancers

Saturday, September 7, 2019
PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn ~ Winner of the 2018 Latin Grammy for “Best Tango Album” plays Argentine tango at Barbès

Central American Independence Parade & Festival 2019

Sunday, September 8, 2019
CROTONA PARK EAST, The Bronx ~ This Honduran Garifuna parade marches from the Happy Land Memorial to a family festival in Crotona Park

Our Lady of Charity is patron saint of Cuba

Sunday, September 8, 2019
El COBRE, Cuba ~ La Cachita is a beloved symbol of the Cuban people

Celebrate the Nativity of Mary

Saturday, September 8, 2019
Nobody knows when the Virgin Mary was born, but this is the day we celebrate her birth. Marion celebrations honor the divinity of all women.

911 is a day to remember and a day to forgive

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Never forget, but always forgive what happened in New York City on September 11, 2001

Celebrate La Diada, the National Day of Catalonia

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
BARCELONA, Spain ~ Barcelona fell to the army of Bourbon King Philip V of Spain on September 11, 1714

Pedrito Martinez is the world’s best Cuban rumba percussionist

Thursdays, September 12, 2019
HARLEM, NYC ~ The world’s best Cuban rumba percussionist plays up close and personal at Ginny’s, the hottest joint in Harlem

Gregorio Uribe is NYC’s Colombian Cumbia Jazz King

Sat, September 14, 2019
HUDSON SQUARE, NYC ~ Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a Colombian big band at SOB’s

Hispanic Heritage Month 2019

September 15 – October 15
The United States celebrates our Hispanic Heritage and the contributions of Hispanic-Americans

Salvadoran Independence Day

Sunday, September 15, 2019
GUATEMALA CITY ~ A regional congress signed “The Act of Independence of Central America” (modern Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Salvador) on September 15, 1821

Costa Rican Independence Day

Sunday, September 15, 2019
GUATEMALA CITY ~ A regional congress signed “The Act of Independence of Central America” (modern Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Salvador) on September 15, 1821

Guatemalan Independence Day

Sunday, September 15, 2019
GUATEMALA CITY ~ A regional congress signed “The Act of Independence of Central America” (modern Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Salvador) on September 15, 1821

Nicaraguan Independence Day

Sunday, September 15, 2019
GUATEMALA CITY ~ A regional congress signed “The Act of Independence of Central America” creating modern Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Salvador) on September 15, 1821

Honduran Independence Day

September 15, 1821 ~ A regional congress in Guatemala City signed “The Act of Independence of Central America.”
CELEBRATE
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Mexican Independence Day ¡Viva Mexico!

DOLORES HIDALGO, MEXICO, SEPTEMBER 16, 1810 (2019, Mon) ~ Roman Catholic priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla launched the Mexican Revolution with a call to arms, “El Grito de Dolores” (The Cry of Dolores).
#MEXICAN #INDEPENDENCEDAY

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

Friday, September 20, 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

Romeo Santos brings Utopia to MetLife Stadium

Saturday, September 21, 2019
Dominican Bachata superstar
EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey ~ Santos becomes the first Latin artist to headline 80,000 seat Metlife Stadium

Colombian comic Saul Garcia’s ‘I am Latino’ makes us laugh at ourselves

Sat-Sun, September 21-22, 2019
KIPS BAY, NYC ~ Colombian stand-up comic Saulo makes us laugh (in Spanish) at being Latin AND American of the United States

Ballet Nepantla Mexican folkloric ballet

Sat, September 21, 2019
JAMAICA, Queens ~ Nepantla performs ‘Valentina’ excerpts at the Making Moves Dance Festival at Jamaica Performing Arts Center

New York Red Bulls celebrate Hispanic Heritage Night

Sunday, September 22, 2019
HARRISON, New Jersey ~ Watch Red Bulls vs Philadelphia Union Major League Soccer at Red Bull Arena

Celebrate Fall 2019

Monday, September 23, 2019
Fall begins in the northern hemisphere and Spring begins in the southern hemisphere

J Balvin Arcoíris Tour, Colombian Reggaeton at The Garden

Saturday, September 28, 2019
Colombian Reggaeton live music
CHELSEA, NYC ~ Balvin brings his pop art infused Arcoíris Tour (Rainbow Tour) around

Watch Real Madrid play the Madrid Derby with Peña Madridista NYC

Saturday, September 28, 2019
GARMENT DISTRICT, NYC ~ Watch Atlético Madrid vs Real Madrid with Peña Madridista NYC

Atlético Madrid plays Real Madrid in the Madrid Derby

Sat, September 28, 2019
KOREATOWN, NYC ~ Watch Atléti games with Peña Oficial Atlético de Madrid en New York at the Football Factory at Legends

Rosh Hashanah 2019 Jewish New Year 5780 “Shana Tovah”

Sundown, Sunday-Tuesday, September 29 – October 1, 2019
This Jewish holiday feast celebrates the New Year. “Shana Tovah” (Have a Good Year)

Sandy e Junior, the Brazilian MPB & sertaneja superstars, are back!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Brooklyn ~ The child and teen stars, among the most popular Brazilian singers ever, celebrate their 30th Anniversary of television with a Nossa História Tour at Barclays Center

‘La Canción’ is a Puerto Rican Hip-Hop Reggaeton Musical

Saturday, October 5, 2019
KIPS BAY, NYC ~ Puerto Rican playwright Cándido Tirado’s Off-Broadway musical about a Bronx kid who wakes up with a hip-hop song in his head and wonders where it came from. Music by reggaeton legend VICO C.

Celebrate Spain’s National Day, La Fiesta Nacional de España

Saturday, October 12, 2019
BAHAMAS ~ Rodrigo de Triana, a lookout on the first expedition of Columbus, sighted land on October 12, 1492

Indigenous Peoples Day 2019

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S CELEBRATION
Red Hawk Native American Arts Council
October 13 – 14, 2019 (TBD)
Sunday – Monday
Randall’s Island
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INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY
October 14, 2019, Monday


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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

August 2019 New York Latin Culture Calendar

2-4 Carnaval del Barrio Street Fair
3 Summer Streets
4 Ecuadorian Parade
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10 Ecuadorian Independence Day
10 Eid al-Adha
10 Summer Streets
11 Dominican Day Parade
11 Battery Dance Festival
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12-18 New York Latino Film Festival
16 Dominican Restoration Day
17 Summer Streets
18 Ecuadorian Festival
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24-25 Afropunk
25 Uruguayan Independence Day
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26-8 US Open Tennis
29-2 NY Int’l Salsa Congress
30-2 LABOR DAY WEEKEND

September 2019 New York Latin Culture Calendar

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
7 New York City Labor Day Parade
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11 New York Philharmonic Opening Night ~ ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’
12 Jazz at Lincoln Center Season Opener
12 Crossing the Line festival
12-22 Feast of San Gennaro
15 Hispanic Heritage Month
15 Costa Rican, Guatemalan, Honduran, Nicaraguan, Salvadoran Independence Day
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
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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October 2019 New York Latin Culture Calendar

OCTOBER 2019
1-13 Fall for Dance Festival
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8-9 Yom Kippur
11-14 COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND
11-13 New Yorker Festival
12 Panamanian Day Parade
12 Spain’s National Day
13 Hispanic Day Parade
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14 COLUMBUS DAY
14 Columbus Day Parade
14 Indigenous People’s Day
15 Hispanic Heritage Month ends
15 Casita Maria Gala
(19-20) ColombiaFest
20 Queens Bolivian Day Parade
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21 MoMA reopens
23 World Ballet Day
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31 Halloween Parade


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