African NYC

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

Candombe Day

Thursday, December 3, 2020
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay ~ Celebrate the Afro-Uruguayan drum and dance tradition that is an icon of Uruguayan identity

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

Saturday, December 14, 2019
PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn ~ This Caribbean Colombian women’s singing and dancing tradition from San Basilio de Palenque, the first free African town in the Americas, is at Barbès

Kwanzaa

Thu-Wed, Dec 26, 2019 – Jan 1, 2020
This African-American holiday tradition contemplates seven principles from our communal African heritage

Pedrito Martinez is the world’s best Cuban rumba percussionist

Thursday, December 26, 2019
HARLEM, NYC ~ The world’s best Cuban rumba percussionist plays Ginny’s Supper Club at the Red Rooster

El Museo’s Three Kings Day Parade finds the true spirit of the holidays

Monday, January 6, 2020
EL BARRIO EAST HARLEM, NYC ~ Camels, iconic giant puppets, parrandas (Puerto Rican Christmas carols), music, dancing and the Three Kings share the true spirit of the holidays at El Museo del Barrio

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater New York City Center 2019

Tue-Sun, Dec 4, 2019- Jan 5, 2020
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ Three world premieres that capture the zeitgeist, two company premieres, two new productions and more Revelations at New York City Center

‘Porgy and Bess’, Summertime, and the livin’ is easy…

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Ends February 1, 2020
LINCOLN CENTER ~ James Robinson’s new English National Opera production of the George Gershwin classic about African-American life in the old South comes to the Metropolitan Opera

Happy Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
ATLANTA, Georgia ~ The African-American civil rights leader was born on January 15, 1929. His holiday this year is Monday, January 20, 2020.

Black Comic Book Festival 2020 at Schomburg Center

Fri-Sat, Jan 17-18, 2020
HARLEM, NYC ~ Harlem becomes Wakanda. Buy, sell, learn, watch or show your stuff at this family festival.

Our Lady of Candelaria patron saint of the Canary Islands

Sunday, February 2, 2020
How fitting that the patron saint of these Spanish African islands is a Black Madonna

Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) ends Carnival Season

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana ~ “Fat Tuesday” is the end of Carnival before the pious Catholic fast of Lent

Celebrate Jackie Robinson Day 2020

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
BROOKLYN, NYC ~ Jackie Robinson #42 broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball on opening day with Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947

Museum Mile Festival 2020 NYC’s biggest block party

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Museum street fair
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ Free admission and outdoor art activities for children:
The Africa Center
El Museo del Barrio
Museum of the City of NY
Jewish Museum
Cooper Hewitt
Guggenheim
Neue Galerie
Met Museum

Celebrate Juneteenth, the end of slavery in Texas and the United States

Friday, June 19, 2020
Human Rights celebration
GALVESTON, Texas ~ A year and a half after the Emancipation Proclamation, and a month after the end of the U.S. Civil War, the U.S. Army announced the enforcement of the end of slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865

Remember Harlem’s Silent Parade of 1917

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
HARLEM, NYC ~ The Silent Parade was a protest against violence against people of color on July 28, 1917

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade

Sunday, August 23, 2020
The more you think about it, the more you wonder how the Atlantic slave trade was allowed to happen, and why we haven’t gotten over it

Celebrate International Coffee Day

Thursday, October 1, 2020
Is your favorite coffee Brazilian, Colombian, Italian, Honduran, Peruvian, Guatemalan, French, Nicaraguan, Costa Rican or Mexican?

Dizzy Gillespie is one of the godfather’s of Latin jazz

CHERAW, South Carolina ~ Dizzy Gillespie, the co-founder of bebop who made a Latin rhythm section mainstream jazz, was born on October 21, 1917

Dance Theatre of Harlem

HAMILTON HEIGHTS, NYC ~ This fine ballet company and ballet school has superb African, Brazilian, Creole and Cuban dancers

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

Afro-Latino Festival 2019 brings the African diaspora home

Fri-Sat, July 12-13, 2019
DOWNTOWN, Brooklyn ~ Mariachi Flor de Toloache and José Alberto “El Canario” headline this festival of concerts, talks and food from the African diaspora

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

Jazz at Lincoln Center

COLUMBUS CIRCLE, NYC ~ The world’s leading jazz institution hosts Latin jazz concerts

Brooklyn Museum

Wednesday-Sunday
PROSPECT PARK, Brooklyn ~ NYC’s second biggest museum has good collections of African and Pre-Columbian art. First Saturdays are a Free party.

Dizzy’s Club

COLUMBUS CIRCLE, NYC ~ Jazz supper club overlooking Central park swings nightly at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Africa Center

Closed Mondays
EAST HARLEM ~ A center for dialogue on policy, business and the culture of Africa and the African diaspora

Schomburg Center

Monday-Saturday
HARLEM, NYC~ This library of African culture grew out of the literary collection of Puerto Rican collector Arturo Alfonso Schomburg during the Harlem Renaissance

Apollo Theater

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


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African Festivals

Black Comic Book Festival 2020 at Schomburg Center

Fri-Sat, Jan 17-18, 2020
HARLEM, NYC ~ Harlem becomes Wakanda. Buy, sell, learn, watch or show your stuff at this family festival.

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

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.

AfriBembé Festival in El Barrio East Harlem

Sunday, August 18, 2019
EAST HARLEM, NYC ~ The Caribbean Cultural Center hosts a Pan-African cultural festival and street fair around East Harlem Art Park on 120th St between Lexington and Third Ave

Afro-Latino Festival 2019 brings the African diaspora home

Fri-Sat, July 12-13, 2019
DOWNTOWN, Brooklyn ~ Mariachi Flor de Toloache and José Alberto “El Canario” headline this festival of concerts, talks and food from the African diaspora

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

Emancipation Proclamation

Wednesday, January 1, 2020
WASHINGTON D.C. ~ This document officially ended slavery in the United States on January 1, 1863

Chouk Bwa Haitian roots music

Saturday, November 16, 2019
PURCHASE, New York (White Plains) ~ Traditional Haitian folk music as part of ‘(T)HERE: A Global Festival of Art, Culture and Ideas – Haiti’ at the Purchase College Performing Arts Center

Dance Theatre of Harlem Sunday Matinée

Sunday, November 10, 2019
HARLEM, NYC ~ The DTH School, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and Evidence bring ballet to the community at the Dance Theatre of Harlem studios

NYC Parks Life and Death Celebration: Día de los Muertos

Saturday, October 26, 2019
BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn ~ NYC Parks holds a family celebration of Day of the Dead and Fall traditions at Hattie Carthan Community Market

American Ballet Theatre Fall 2019 Season ~ Herman Cornejo 20 Years!

October 16-27, 2019
LINCOLN CENTER ~ In a season of masters, jazz, romantics and families; Principal Herman Cornejo (Argentina) celebrates his 20th Anniversary with ABT on a starry, starry night at the David H. Koch Theater

Fall for Dance Festival

October 1-13, 2019
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ Four world-class companies / choreographers / dancers a night for just $15 is the best deal in dance at New York City Center

74th UN General Assembly looks for global solutions to global problems

September 17-30, 2019
High-Level General Debate
September 24-30, 2019
MIDTOWN EAST, NYC ~ Politicians discuss Climate, Universal Health Coverage, Sustainable Development, Financing for Development, Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, and Small Island Developing States

African American Day Parade 2019

Sunday, September 15, 2019
HARLEM, NYC ~ Melba Moore and the Orange Crush Roaring Lion Marching Band of Lincoln University lead the parade on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd

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

New York Salsa Congress

PARTIES Sat-Wed, Aug 24-28
FEST Thu-Sun, Aug 29-Sep 1
TIMES SQUARE, NYC ~ A week of dancing in spots all over Manhattan ends with a weekend of salsa workshops, performances and dancing to live music by Tony Vega, Moncho Rivera and Doug Beavers

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.

AfriBembé Festival in El Barrio East Harlem

Sunday, August 18, 2019
EAST HARLEM, NYC ~ The Caribbean Cultural Center hosts a Pan-African cultural festival and street fair around East Harlem Art Park on 120th St between Lexington and Third Ave

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

SALE Wed, August 14, 2019
SHOWS Sep 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.

New York Latino Film Festival screens the diversity of the Latino experience

August 12-18, 2019
HELL’S KITCHEN, NYC ~ U.S., Argentine, Brazilian, Costa Rican, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Puerto Rican and Spanish films, a social media influencers conference and a tribute to John Singleton

Summer Streets 2019

Sat, August 3, 10 & 17, 2019
MANHATTAN ~ Seven miles of city streets become a long pedestrian mall with rest stops that offer free African, Brazilian, Disability, French, Indigenous, Mexican, Peruvian and Puerto Rican entertainment and family activities

Garifuna Collective and Wabafu Garifuna Dance Theater Afro-Caribbean Drum

Friday, August 2, 2019
CROTONA PARK, The Bronx ~ If you never danced African drum, you never lived. Indigenous Honduran Garifuna shake things up for SummerStage at the Crotona Park Amphitheater

Lincoln Center Out of Doors is Lincoln Center’s summer festival

Wednesday-Sunday, July 24 – August 11, 2019
LINCOLN CENTER & CONCOURSE, THE BRONX ~ Lincoln Center’s summer festival includes African, Cuban, Dominican, Honduran, Indigenous, Jewish, Mexican, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, & Spanish music, dance, film and word for FREE

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2019 Latin Food Guide

July 22 – August 16, 2019
NEW YORK CITY ~ See which African, Brazilian, Cuban, French, Italian, Mexican, Puerto Rican and Spanish restaurants joined this food festival of prix fixe lunches and dinners

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

Joe Bataan, the King of Latin Soul, comes home to El Barrio

EAST HARLEM, NYC | Sat, May 18, 2019 | Live music Latin Boogaloo Carnegie Hall Citywide | The elder statesman of Boogaloo, the Latin soul of the 1960s, brings his hits “Gypsy Woman,” “Subway Joe,” “Ordinary Guy” and more

Dance Parade New York 2019

FLATIRON, UNION SQUARE, EAST VILLAGE, NYC | Sat, May 18, 2019 | Dance parade & festival | African, Bolivian, Brazilian, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Mexican, Panamanian, Puerto Rican & Spanish dances

PEN World Voices Festival 2019

May 6-14 & 19, 2019 | International literary festival | The world’s writers and thinkers gather in New York City to talk and read and perform

Dance Theatre of Harlem 50th Anniversary

Wed-Sat, Apr 10, 12, 13, 2019
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ New York City’s African-American classical ballet company honors founder Arthur Mitchell (1934-2018) at New York City Center

ArtExpo 2019 contemporary art & photography fair at Pier 90

HELL’S KITCHEN; Fri-Sun, Apr 4-7, 2019 ~ One of New York City’s big contemporary art fairs has independent artist [SOLO] and photography [FOTO SOLO] sections

Leyla McCalla Haitian Creole songstress at Rubenstein Atrium

LINCOLN CENTER; Thu Apr 4, 2019; New Orleans Haitian Creole folk blues ~ In the simplest of terms, Leyla McCalla is on her way to becoming one of the great American voices. FREE

Mariah Carey Venezuelan Pop at Radio City

MIDTOWN; Mon, Mar 25, 2019; African Venezuelan pop live music ~ One of the great voices of her generation

Uptown Nights Curtis Brothers & Circa ’95 at Harlem Stage

Saturday, March 23, 2019
HARLEM, NYC ~ The Curtis Brothers map the rhythms of the slave trade. Circa ’95 raps in Spanglish about what happened once we landed in El Barrio. For the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) and Carnegie Hall’s Migrations: the Making of America festival. At Harlem Stage

Flamenco Festival New York 2019 at Joe’s Pub

NOHO; Tue-Sun, Mar 7-10, 2019; FLAMENCO FESTIVAL, Spanish Romani flamenco dance theater music art exhibition books festival ~ The best artists from the flamenco heartland, Andalusia, Spain

Armory Show 2019 contemporary art fair at Piers 90, 92 & 94

HELL’S KITCHEN; Armory Week Thu-Sun, Mar 7-10, 2019; Modern, Post War, Contemporary art fair ~ Armory Week art fairs ride along with this huge art fair of international art with African, Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, French, French-Canadian, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish galleries

Ballet Nepantla ‘Sin Fronteras’ at Queens Theatre

FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK, QUEENS, Sat, Mar 2, 2019, Mexican contemporary ballet dance theatre ~ What New York City Ballet’s George Balanchine did with the folkloric dances of his native Russia, Ballet Nepantla is doing with the folkloric dances of Mexico

ADAA Art Show 2019, art fair at the Park Avenue Armory

UPPER EAST SIDE; pre-Armory Week, Gala preview Wed Feb 27; Fair Feb 28-Mar 3, 2019 ~ The art fair of the association of America’s leading art dealers

New York International Children’s Film Festival 2019

MANHATTAN, BROOKLYN & QUEENS, Weekends, Feb 22 – Mar 17, 2019 ~ Children’s movies from Andorra, Brazil, Cuba, Colombia, France, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Portugal and Spain

Westminster Dog Show brings Latin breeds to MSG

HELL’S KITCHEN & CHELSEA, Mon-Tue, Feb 11-12, 2019, Dog show with African, Cuban, French, Italian, Mexican, Spanish and Portuguese breeds.

Elio Villafranca’s ‘Cinque’ nominated for a Grammy

BELMONT, THE BRONX, Sun, Jan 27, 2019 ~ The jazz composer of the African diaspora joins Mary Ann Sweeney & Bronx Arts Ensemble to play one of the jazz greats, Charles Mingus. African Cuban jazz live music. FREE

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

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

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

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

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

HARLEM; Mon-Sat, Jan 15 to Apr 6, 2019; African photography exhibition ~ Behind-the-scenes pictures of Dr. King traveling, at rest, and in celebration

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

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

‘Green Book’ wins Academy Award for Best Picture (Review)

Nov 16, 2018 to Mar 28, 2019; Italian African movies Oscar winners ~ Oscar Best Picture, Golden Globes Best Musical or Comedy. When people who might seem different, actually live and work together, we discover our common humanity.

New Yorker Festival 2018

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

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!

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

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

La Casita Sings the Poetry and Music of Our Communities

LINCOLN CENTER & PREGONES THEATER, Sat-Sun, Aug 4-5, 2018 ~ La Casita gives voice to the poetry and music of our communities

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

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

FLATIRON, UNION SQUARE, VILLAGE, EAST VILLAGE | Sat, May 19, 2018 | African, Argentine, Bolivian, Brazilian, Cuban, Dominican, French, Haitian, Italian, Puerto Rican dances and more

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

May 2 – June 8, 2018
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ Latin dance party in Bryant Park. 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

Wed-Sat, April 4, 6, 7, 2018
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ Amazing African-American, Brazilian & Puerto Rican dancers at New York City Center

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 international art fair on Piers 92/94

HELL’S KITCHEN; Armory Week, Preview Wed Mar 7, Show Thu-Sun Mar 8-11, 2018; contemporary art fair ~ Modern, Post war, and Contemporary African, Argentine, Brazilian, Cuban, French, French-Canadian, Italian, Mexican, Peruvian, Philippine, Portuguese and Spanish art

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