African NYC

African NYC is Harlem & Bedford-Stuyvesant. Latin culture in the Americas and American pop culture are mostly African.

Oscar Nominations for African, Indigenous, Italian & Mexican movies

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, Tue, Jan 22, 2019 ~ Roma, Green Book, A Star is Born, Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, Hale County, This Morning, This Evening, and Mother are recognized.
# awards african indigenous italian mexican spanish

“Green Book” earns 5 Oscar Nominations (Review)

CITYWIDE, November 16, 2018 ~ When people who might seem different, actually live and work together, we discover our common humanity.
OSCAR NOMINATIONS Best Picture, Lead Actor, Supporting Actor, Original Screenplay, Film Editing
GOLDEN GLOBES Best Picture Musical or Comedy, Supporting Actor, Screenplay
# italian african movies

Elio Villafranca plays Mingus at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church

BELMONT, THE BRONX, Sun, Jan 27, 2019 ~ The jazz composer of the African diaspora plays Charles Mingus with Mary Ann Sweeney & Bronx Arts Ensemble
# african cuban jazz live music

5,000 years at the Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory

UPPER EAST SIDE, Opening night Thu, Jan 17, Show Jan 18-27, 2019, daily ~ African, French, Haitian, Italian, Mexican, Puerto Rican and Spanish antiques, art and design. The show benefits East Side House Settlement which provides educational programs to families in the South Bronx and Upper Manhattan.
# antiques fair bronx philanthropy

Try new restaurants with friends during NYC Restaurant Week

Jan 21 – Feb 8, 2019 ~ 2-course lunches for $26 and 3-course dinners for $42.
# african brazilian cuban french italian mexican latin & spanish food

Pedrito Martinez Cuban Rumba at the Red Rooster

HARLEM, Thu, Jan 31, 2018 ~ The world’s best Cuban rumba party is in residency at the hottest joint in Harlem.
# cuban rumba live music

“Crusader: Martin Luther King Jr.” at Schomburg Center

HARLEM, Jan 15 to Apr 6, 2019, Mon-Sat ~ Behind-the-scenes photo exhibit of Dr. King traveling, at rest and in celebration.
# african photography exhibition

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Free at Last, Free at Last”

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, Jan 15, 1929 (HOLIDAY JANUARY 20, 2020) ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He taught that we should get educated, vote, stand up for ourselves in a non-violent way, and keep going until we are truly free at last.
# african civil rights leader

Black Comic Book Festival 2020 at Schomburg Center

HARLEM, Fri-Sat, Jan 17-18, 2020 (unconfirmed) ~ Harlem is Wakanda this weekend. Buy, sell, learn, watch or show your stuff at this family festival.
# african comic book festival cosplay

Kwanzaa

DECEMBER 26 – JANUARY 1 ~ Seven days to contemplate seven principles from our communal African Heritage
#AFRICAN #HOLIDAY #TRADITION

We got the blues, tangojazz, swing, rock, salsahip-hop and reggaeton

Schomburg Center is NYC’s African Culture Research Library

HARLEM, Mon-Sat ~ Grew out of the Harlem Renaissance and the literary collection of Afro-Puerto Rican Arturo Alfonso Schomburg.
# african puerto rican library

Jazz at Lincoln Center

COLUMBUS CIRCLE, Nightly ~ The world’s premiere jazz institution
#JAZZ #CONCERTS #JAZZCLUB #LIVEMUSIC

Metropolitan Museum of Art

UPPER EAST SIDE, Daily ~ NYC’s encyclopedia of art

American Museum of Natural History

UPPER WEST SIDE, Daily ~ Human cultures, the natural world and the known universe

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER, COLUMBUS CIRCLE, Nightly ~ World-class jazz any night in one of the great New York rooms overlooking Central Park
#JAZZCLUB #LIVEMUSIC

Apollo Theater

HARLEM ~ The soul of Harlem. Wednesdays are Amateur Night at The Apollo!

Brooklyn Museum

PROSPECT PARK, BROOKLYN, Wed-Sun ~ “Life, Death, and Transformation in the Americas” in the Arts of the Americas Galleries contains Brazilian, Colombian, Mexican, Peruvian, and other Pre-Columbian art. Open late on First Saturdays


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African Festivals

Black Comic Book Festival 2020 at Schomburg Center

HARLEM, Fri-Sat, Jan 17-18, 2020 (unconfirmed) ~ Harlem is Wakanda this weekend. Buy, sell, learn, watch or show your stuff at this family festival.
# african comic book festival cosplay

Afropunk, New York City’s most stylish music festival is about freedom

Commodore Barry Park
Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Saturday – Sunday
August 25 – 26, 2018

Afro-Latino Fest celebrates our African roots

Afro- Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Haitian, Mexican, Panamanian, Puerto Rican talk, movies and music.
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TALKS
Schomberg Center
Harlem, Manhattan
Friday, July 13, 2018
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FILM FESTIVAL
Abron Center
Lower East Side, Manhattan
Saturday, July 14, 2018
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CONCERT
The Well
East Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Harlem Havana 2017 celebrates Afro-Cuban music and culture

Harlem
August 12-23, 2017


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African Culture in New York

Discover Art Brut at the 2019 Outsider Art Fair

CHELSEA, January 17-20, 2019 ~ America’s leading art fair for “Art Brut” or art created outside the art world.
# french art fair

Golden Globes 2019 Winners

NBC BEVERLY HILTON HOTEL, HOLLYWOOD, Sun, January 6, 2019 ~ “Green Book”, “Roma” and “A Star is Born” won film awards. Patricia Arquette and “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” won TV Golden Globe Awards from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
#AWARDS #FRENCHCANADIAN #ITALIAN #MEXICAN #MOVIES #TV

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Haitian-Puerto Rican “Boom for Real”

BROOKLYN, DECEMBER 22 (Sun in 2019) ~ “Boom for Real” is a documentary (May 11 – June 21, 2018) about Basquiat’s early years and the City that formed the landmark Haitian-Puerto Rican artist who was born in Brooklyn in 1960.
# haitian puerto rican artist movies documentary

Emancipation Proclamation

WASHINGTON D.C., January 1, 1863 ~ “All persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State…shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.”
#AMERICAN #HISTORY

David Rubenstein Atrium ~ Thursday Free Concerts

Thursday Free Concerts (some Fridays)
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David Rubenstein Atrium
Lincoln Center, Manhattan
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African, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, Folk, Guatemalan, Indigenous, Mayan, Mexican, Puerto Rican & Spanish bachata, cumbia, merengue, salsa, and soukous music and dancing

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Big Band Holidays

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER, Wed-Sun, December 19-23, 2018 ~ There’s no better way to swing the holidays than with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Carlos Henriquez and all the best players
#BIGBAND #JAZZ #LIVEMUSIC #CHRISTMASCONCERT

Alvin Ailey 60th Anniversary Season 2018

NEW YORK CITY CENTER, MIDTOWN, Tue-Sun, November 28-December 30, 2018 ~ Ailey classics and Company premieres by Rennie Harris, Ronald K. Brown, Wayne McGregor & Jessica Lang. Opening night gala.
#AFRICAN #MODERNDANCE

Fall for Dance Festival 2018

NEW YORK CITY CENTER, MIDTOWN ~ Mon-Sat, October 1-13, 2018 ~ $15 seats to watch four world-class companies a night. African, Argentine, Brazilian, Cuban, French & Romanian dancers or companies perform ballet, modern, contemporary and folkloric dances. Sells out every year!

New Yorker Festival 2018

October 5 – 7, 2018
Friday – Sunday
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African, French, Italian & Mexican thinkers

Battery Dance Festival 2018

ROBERT F. WAGNER JR. PARK, BATTERY PARK CITY & SCHIMMEL CENTER, FINANCIAL DISTRICT, Sun-Sat, August 12-18, 2018 ~ 25 companies from eight countries perform with the Statue of Liberty backstage. Includes African, French-Canadian, Italian, Jewish, Mexican and Spanish companies. FREE

“BlacKkKlansman” earns 6 Oscar nominations

August 10 – October 11, 2018 ~ The Brooklyn director is at his best in this true story of a Black cop who infiltrated the KKK with the help of a Jewish cop.
OSCAR NOMINATIONS Best Picture, Supporting Actor, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing & Original Score
CANNES Grand Prix
# african jewish movie

Photoville is a free photo fair in containers under the Brooklyn Bridge

Great photography, great place, great people.
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Brooklyn Bridge Plaza
Brooklyn Bridge Park
DUMBO, Brooklyn
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Wednesday – Sunday
September 12 – 16, 2018
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Thursday – Sunday
September 20 – 23, 2018
FREE

African American Day Parade 2018 ~ Culture is Key

Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd
From 111th St to 136th St
Harlem, Manhattan
Sunday, September 16, 2018

Central American Independence Parade & Festival Honduran Garifuna

PARADE
From Happy Land Fire Memorial
To Crotona Park
Tremont, The Bronx
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FESTIVAL
Crotona Park, The Bronx
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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Afropunk, New York City’s most stylish music festival is about freedom

Commodore Barry Park
Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Saturday – Sunday
August 25 – 26, 2018

La Casita Sings the Poetry and Music of Our Communities

Lincoln Center Out of Doors
Hearst Plaza, Lincoln Center
Saturday, August 4, 2018
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Pregones Theater
Concourse, The Bronx
Sunday, August 5, 2018

Systema Solar is a hot electro-cumbia dance collective from Colombia

SummerStage
Queensbridge Park
Queensbridge, Queens
Thursday, July 12, 2018

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! 2018 ~ African, Colombian, Chilean, Mexican

African, Chilean, Colombian, French-Canadian & Mexican music, dance and film.
Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn
June 5 – August 11, 2018
FREE

ABT’s Spring 2018 ‘Firebird / AFTERITE’ stars Ferri, Copeland & Cornejo

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
Alessandra Ferri (Italian), Misty Copeland (African-American) & Herman Cornejo (Argentine)
Friday – Saturday
May 25 – 26, 2018

Dance Parade 2018 is NYC’s biggest dance event with over 10,000 dancers

African, Argentine, Bolivian, Brazilian, Cuban, Dominican, French, Haitian, Italian, Puerto Rican dances and more
Broadway, University Place, 8th St, Tompkins Square Park & Nublu 151
Manhattan’s Flatiron District, Union Square, Greenwich Village & East Village
Rain or Shine
Saturday, May 19, 2018

American Ballet Theatre’s 2018 ‘Giselle’ stars Bolle, Cornejo and Abrera

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
Monday – Saturday
May 14 – 19, 2018

Bryant Park Dance Party ~ Latin Festival: Cha Cha, Boogaloo & Salsa

Argentine, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, Puerto Rican, Peruvian & Spanish Bachata, Cumbia, Tango, Salsa & Vallenato for dancing.
Bryant Park
Midtown, Manhattan
Wednesdays, MAY 2 – JUNE 8
LATIN FESTIVAL: CHA CHA, BOOGALOO and SALSA
New Swing Sextet & Quintero’s Salsa Project
Friday, June 8, 2018
FREE

‘Paradise Blue’ by Dominique Morisseau at the Signature Theatre

Written by
DOMINIQUE MORISSEAU
Directed by
RUBEN SANTIAGO-HUDSON
Jazz, gentrification, a sexy woman and hard choices make paradise blue.
Haitian-American Obie Award-winning playwright.
Puerto Rican-American Tony® Award-winning director.

Signature Theatre
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan

Tuesday – Sunday
LAST WEEKEND
Ends June 17, 2018

40th Artexpo 2018 with SOLO and FOTO SOLO at Pier 94

African, Argentine, Brazilian, Ecuadorian, Filipino, French, French-Canadian, Haitian, Israeli, Italian, Mexican, Romanian, Spanish, Uruguayan & Venezuelan galleries.
Pier 94
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
Thursday – Sunday
April 19 – 22, 2018

Youth America Grand Prix 2018

DAVID H. KOCH THEATER, LINCOLN CENTER, Wed-Thu, April 18-19, 2018 ~ The world’s ballet scholarship finals and gala performance are nothing, but electric

PEN World Voices Festival 2018 Resist and Reimagine

165+ writers and artists from over 50 countries gather in NYC to talk about the theme ‘Resist and Reimagine.’
April 16 – 22, 2018

‘FANIA All Stars Live in Africa’ captures the excitement that was la Salsa

Museum of the City of New York
East Harlem, Manhattan
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Dance Theatre of Harlem Black Classical Ballet at New York City Center

Amazing African – American, Brazilian & Puerto Rican dancers.
New York City Center
Midtown, Manhattan
Wednesday – Saturday
April 4, 6, 7, 2018

Opera fans go mad for Donizetti’s Italian opera ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
March 22 – May 10, 2018

Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita reconnect Cuba and Venezuela with Africa

Roulette
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn
Thursday, March 22, 2018

Being: New Photography 2018 at MoMA

African, Brazilian, Italian, & Filipino artists at MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art in Midtown, Manhattan
March 18 – August 19, 2018

24th Armory Show 2018 is NYC’s big international art fair

NYC’s big modern, post-war, and contemporary art show. African, Argentine, Brazilian, Cuban, French, French-Canadian, Italian, Mexican, Peruvian, Philippine, Portuguese, and Spanish art.
Piers 92 & 94
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
PREVIEW Wednesday, March 7
SHOW Thursday – Sunday
March 8 – 11, 2018

21st New York International Children’s Film Festival 2018

Be the first to see the next generation of children’s cinema.
Cinépolis Chelsea, IFC Center, Scandinavia House, SVA Theatre in Manhattan
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Downtown Brooklyn
Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, Queens
Weekends, February 23 – March 18, 2018
Saturday – Sunday
ENDING
March 17 – 18, 2018

17th MoMA Doc Fortnight 2018 is 12 days of international documentaries

MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art
Midtown, Manhattan
Daily February 15 – 26, 2018

“Once on This Island” Broadway

CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE THEATRE, TIMES SQUARE THEATER DISTRICT, December 3, 2017 to January 6, 2019, Dark Thursdays ~ This Caribbean version of “The Little Mermaid” wins hearts.
#CARIBBEAN #BROADWAY #MUSICAL

Miss Universe 2017 is Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (Miss South Africa)

Miss Universe 2017 is Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (Miss South Africa)
Zappos
Las Vegas, Nevada
November 26, 2017

Misty Copeland and Herman Cornejo in American Ballet Theatre’s “Tchaikovsky Spectacular”

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
Monday-Saturday, July 3-8
Misty Copeland & Herman Cornejo
Friday, July 7, 2017

Harlem Havana 2016

Celebrate Cuban music and culture at venues in Harlem and across metropolitan New York City from August 14-21, 2016