1 today, 3 tomorrow, 4 ths wk, 5 ths wkend, Ballet, Brazilian, dance, david h koch theater, Portuguese YAGP 2019 Youth America Grand Prix at the David H. Koch Theater
5 ths wkend, celebration, easter, Free, Midtown, Parade, Spring, Sundays Easter Parade & Bonnet Festival 2019 on Fifth Avenue
5 ths wkend, colombian, Dominican, Essex County, live music, puerto rican, Reggaeton Mega Mezcla with Alex Sensation 2019

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New York Latin Culture Magazine

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

April ~ May

Currently publishing from Castillo de San Cristóbal in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Rompe Saragüey


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Things to do in NYC Today

Friday, April 19, 2019

“Neither good nor evil can last for ever; and so it follows that as evil has lasted a long time, good must now be close at hand.”
~ Cervantes, Don Quixote

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

Good Friday 2019 (Viernes Santo)

FRIDAY BEFORE EASTER; Apr 19, 2019; Christian holiday ~ Commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus

YAGP 2019 Youth America Grand Prix at the David H. Koch Theater

LINCOLN CENTER; Wed-Sat, Apr 17-20, 2019; Ballet dance audition ~ The best ballet shows in NYC are the Finals, Gala Performance & International Dance School Festival

Celebrate Passover 2019, the Jewish Spring Festival

Fri-Sat, Apr 19-27, 2019; Jewish spring festival ~ Remember our release from slavery and the Exodus

Pedro Giraudo plays Argentine Tango at Jazz Gallery

NOMAD; Fri, Apr 19, 2019; Argentine tango live music ~ 2018 Latin Grammy “Best Tango Album.” Giraudo knows how to play tango for dancers.

Town Hall Meetings provide local access to Congress

YOUR TOWN; Two weeks Apr 15-26, 2019; American politics ~ Tell your member of Congress you want jobs, health care, education, equality and whatever is important to you and your family

Holy Week ~ Semana Santa

EASTER WEEK; Sun-Sat, April 14-20 in 2019; Christian celebration ~ The week of celebrations leading to Easter are the main Christian holy days


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Features

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

‘Nona’ how far will you go for freedom? Amazon and TVOD

TV ON DEMAND; Tue, Mar 19, 2019; Honduran movies ~ Nona (Sulem Calderon) trusts Hecho (Jesy MCKinney) to take her to her mother in America, but gets trafficked instead. The film launched first-time actress Calderon on the road to stardom, and it’s more than a movie. It’s a story that needs to be told and needs to be heard. This is real. By Michael Polish (2018).

Mundos Alternos, welcome to the Latin world(s)

FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK; 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.

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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Things to do in NYC Tomorrow

Saturday, April 20, 2019

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

YAGP 2019 Youth America Grand Prix at the David H. Koch Theater

LINCOLN CENTER; Wed-Sat, Apr 17-20, 2019; Ballet dance audition ~ The best ballet shows in NYC are the Finals, Gala Performance & International Dance School Festival

‘La Traviata’ Verdi’s Italian Opera at the Met

LINCOLN CENTER; Sat Apr 20, Wed & Sat Apr 24 & 27, 2019; Italian opera live music ~ Michael Mayer’s new production. ‘Sempre libera degg’io’ and ‘Addio, del passato.’


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Things to do in NYC This Week

Monday – Friday night, April 15-19, 2019

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

Good Friday 2019 (Viernes Santo)

FRIDAY BEFORE EASTER; Apr 19, 2019; Christian holiday ~ Commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus

YAGP 2019 Youth America Grand Prix at the David H. Koch Theater

LINCOLN CENTER; Wed-Sat, Apr 17-20, 2019; Ballet dance audition ~ The best ballet shows in NYC are the Finals, Gala Performance & International Dance School Festival

Holy Week ~ Semana Santa

EASTER WEEK; Sun-Sat, April 14-20 in 2019; Christian celebration ~ The week of celebrations leading to Easter are the main Christian holy days

Holy Week at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

MIDTOWN EAST; Catholic church, Sunday Spanish Mass
HOLY WEEK
MON Reconciliation Monday
TUE Chrism Mass
WED Stations of the Cross
THU Holy Thursday
FRI Good Friday
SAT Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday


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Things to do in NYC This Weekend

Friday night – Sunday, April 19-21, 2019

 

YAGP 2019 Youth America Grand Prix at the David H. Koch Theater

LINCOLN CENTER; Wed-Sat, Apr 17-20, 2019; Ballet dance audition ~ The best ballet shows in NYC are the Finals, Gala Performance & International Dance School Festival

Celebrate Passover 2019, the Jewish Spring Festival

Fri-Sat, Apr 19-27, 2019; Jewish spring festival ~ Remember our release from slavery and the Exodus

Pedro Giraudo plays Argentine Tango at Jazz Gallery

NOMAD; Fri, Apr 19, 2019; Argentine tango live music ~ 2018 Latin Grammy “Best Tango Album.” Giraudo knows how to play tango for dancers.

Holy Week ~ Semana Santa

EASTER WEEK; Sun-Sat, April 14-20 in 2019; Christian celebration ~ The week of celebrations leading to Easter are the main Christian holy days

‘La Traviata’ Verdi’s Italian Opera at the Met

LINCOLN CENTER; Sat Apr 20, Wed & Sat Apr 24 & 27, 2019; Italian opera live music ~ Michael Mayer’s new production. ‘Sempre libera degg’io’ and ‘Addio, del passato.’

Easter Parade & Bonnet Festival 2019 on Fifth Avenue

MIDTOWN; Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 ~ Anyone can join this informal parade. The more fabulous your hat or costume, the better.

Celebrate Easter 2019, the Christian Spring Festival

Sunday, April 21, 2019 ~ The resurrection of Jesus is central to Christian thought

Holy Week at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

MIDTOWN EAST; Catholic church, Sunday Spanish Mass
HOLY WEEK
MON Reconciliation Monday
TUE Chrism Mass
WED Stations of the Cross
THU Holy Thursday
FRI Good Friday
SAT Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday

Mega Mezcla with Alex Sensation 2019

NEWARK, NJ; Sun, Apr 19, 2019 ~ Reggaeton concert ~ Colombian DJ Alex Sensation brings out his friends Ozuna, J Balvin, Farruko, Anuel AA, Karol G, El Alfa, Jowell y Randy, Manuel Turizo and more

VolvoTango Argentine Tango Dancing on Pier 45

WEST VILLAGE; Wed & Sun, Apr-Nov; Argentine tango dancing ~ Dance Argentine tango under a roof on a pier with romantic river views


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Things to do in NYC Next Week

Monday – Friday (day), April 22-26, 2019

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

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

Celebrate Passover 2019, the Jewish Spring Festival

Fri-Sat, Apr 19-27, 2019; Jewish spring festival ~ Remember our release from slavery and the Exodus

Town Hall Meetings provide local access to Congress

YOUR TOWN; Two weeks Apr 15-26, 2019; American politics ~ Tell your member of Congress you want jobs, health care, education, equality and whatever is important to you and your family

‘La Traviata’ Verdi’s Italian Opera at the Met

LINCOLN CENTER; Sat Apr 20, Wed & Sat Apr 24 & 27, 2019; Italian opera live music ~ Michael Mayer’s new production. ‘Sempre libera degg’io’ and ‘Addio, del passato.’

Earth Day 2019

APRIL 22 (2019, Mon), Ecological celebration ~ We must protect the only home we have

New York Mets 2019 Major League Baseball at Citi Field

FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK; Mar-Sep; Dominican, Italian, Puerto Rican & Venezuelan players ~ Mon-Wed, Apr 22-24 ~ Philadelphia Phillies rivalry


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Things to do in NYC Next Weekend

Friday night – Sunday, April 26-28, 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)

Celebrate Passover 2019, the Jewish Spring Festival

Fri-Sat, Apr 19-27, 2019; Jewish spring festival ~ Remember our release from slavery and the Exodus

‘La Traviata’ Verdi’s Italian Opera at the Met

LINCOLN CENTER; Sat Apr 20, Wed & Sat Apr 24 & 27, 2019; Italian opera live music ~ Michael Mayer’s new production. ‘Sempre libera degg’io’ and ‘Addio, del passato.’

‘Rigoletto’ stars Rosa Feola & George Gagnidze at the Met Opera

LINCOLN CENTER; Fri Apr 26, Wed & Sat, May 1 & 4, 2019; Italian opera live music ~ The womanizing duke stirs trouble when he wants to sleep with the court jester’s daughter. Starring Rosa Feola and George Gagnidze.

Watch Internazionale vs Juventus (Derby d’Italia) at the Football Factory

KOREATOWN, Sat, Apr 27, 2019 ~ Watch the giants of Italian soccer battle their rivals in Milan in the Derby of Italy.
#ITALIAN #SOCCER

‘La Canción’ Puerto Rican Hip-Hop Musical at Repertorio

KIPS BAY; Sun Apr 28, 2019; Puerto Rican hip-hop off-broadway musical theatre in Spanish ~ Cándido Tirado’s tale of a Bronx kid who wakes up with a song in his head. Music by reggaeton legend VICO C.

Da Vinci Drawings and Prints at the Met Museum

UPPER EAST SIDE, Jan 28-Apr 28, 2019, Italian old masters art exhibition ~ The Met celebrates the Italian master’s 500th anniversary by showing drawings and prints from the permanent collection.


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Latin Movies Now Playing

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


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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)

Da Vinci Drawings and Prints at the Met Museum

UPPER EAST SIDE, Jan 28-Apr 28, 2019, Italian old masters art exhibition ~ The Met celebrates the Italian master’s 500th anniversary by showing drawings and prints from the permanent collection.

Graciela Iturbide 50 Years of Mexican Photography at Throckmorton

MIDTOWN EAST; Mon-Sat, Mar 28 – May 18, 2019; Mexican photography exhibition ~ 50 years of remarkable images by Mexico’s greatest living photographer. There is nothing as surreal as life itself.

Early Italian Drawings at the Morgan Library

MURRAY HILL, Tue-Sun, Feb 15 – May 19, 2019, Italian Renaissance art exhibition ~ The development of Renaissance drawing practices in the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries

Mundos Alternos, welcome to the Latin world(s)

FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK; 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

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

Good Friday 2019 (Viernes Santo)

FRIDAY BEFORE EASTER; Apr 19, 2019; Christian holiday ~ Commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus

Celebrate Passover 2019, the Jewish Spring Festival

Fri-Sat, Apr 19-27, 2019; Jewish spring festival ~ Remember our release from slavery and the Exodus

Holy Week ~ Semana Santa

EASTER WEEK; Sun-Sat, April 14-20 in 2019; Christian celebration ~ The week of celebrations leading to Easter are the main Christian holy days

Easter Parade & Bonnet Festival 2019 on Fifth Avenue

MIDTOWN; Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 ~ Anyone can join this informal parade. The more fabulous your hat or costume, the better.

Celebrate Easter 2019, the Christian Spring Festival

Sunday, April 21, 2019 ~ The resurrection of Jesus is central to Christian thought

Holy Week at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

MIDTOWN EAST; Catholic church, Sunday Spanish Mass
HOLY WEEK
MON Reconciliation Monday
TUE Chrism Mass
WED Stations of the Cross
THU Holy Thursday
FRI Good Friday
SAT Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday

Earth Day 2019

APRIL 22 (2019, Mon), Ecological celebration ~ We must protect the only home we have

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo 2019

MAY 5, 1862 (Sun in 2019); Mexican-American festival ~ A small Mexican force defeated the great French Army at the Battle of Puebla. This prevented the French from joining the Confederacy in the U.S. Civil War.


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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)

Celebrate Passover 2019, the Jewish Spring Festival

Fri-Sat, Apr 19-27, 2019; Jewish spring festival ~ Remember our release from slavery and the Exodus

Celebrate Easter 2019, the Christian Spring Festival

Sunday, April 21, 2019 ~ The resurrection of Jesus is central to Christian thought

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo 2019

MAY 5, 1862 (Sun in 2019); Mexican-American festival ~ A small Mexican force defeated the great French Army at the Battle of Puebla. This prevented the French from joining the Confederacy in the U.S. Civil War.

Mother’s Day 2019

1st May Sun (2018: 5) Portugal, Romania & Spain
May 10: Mexico, Guatemala & El Salvador
2nd May Sun (2018: 12) U.S. & many countries
May 15: Paraguay
Last May Sun (2018: 26) Dominican Republic & France
May 27: Bolivia
May 30: Nicaragua
Aug 15: Costa Rica
3rd Oct Sun (2018: 20) Argentina
Dec 8: Panama


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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 April 2019

APRIL
4 Mets home opener
4-5 Photographs auction
4-7 AIPAD Photography Show
4-7 ArtExpo
5-16 Havana Film Festival NY
8 International Romani Day
10-13 Dance Theatre of Harlem
12 Havana Biennial
12-19 Youth America Gran Prix
13-14 Calpulli Mexican Dance
14 Palm Sunday
14-20 Holy Week
17-18 Prints & Multiples auction
19 Good Friday
19-27 Passover
21 Easter & Easter Parade
24-5 Tribeca Film Festival
27 Latin Dance Fiesta
29 Antiquities auction

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

“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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Things to do in NYC

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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…