August 2019 New York Latin Culture Calendar

August 2019 brings the Ecuadorian Parade, Dominican Day Parade, Ecuadorian Festival, Battery Dance Festival, New York Latino Film Festival, Afropunk, U.S. Open Tennis and the New York International Salsa Congress to New York City.

It’s the 400th Anniversary of slavery in the colonies that became the United States.

Brasil SummerFest, BRIC Celebration Brooklyn, Lincoln Center Out of Doors and NYC Restaurant Week finish up. Harlem Week continues all month long.

Ecuador, Dominican Republic and Uruguay have national days. The European soccer season starts.

Labor Day Weekend is the big holiday. New York City slows down in the last two weeks of August as people take vacations.


August 2019 Week 31 ~ July 29 – August 4


July 2019 Calendar


Thursday, August 1

The month of August was named after Augustus Caesar who defeated the forces of Antony and Cleopatra in Alexandria, Egypt on August 1, 30 BC.

Celebrate Pachamama Day in honor of the Andean Mother Earth goddess.

SUMMERSTAGE
Samini (Batman) plays Ghana-style African Dancehall with help from pop singer Efya at Crotona Park in The Bronx from 7-9pm. FREE

Pedrito Martinez plays Cuban rumba at Ginny’s Supper Club in Harlem at 7 & 9pm. From $15

Tulipa Ruiz plays a free concert of Brazilian MPB at the David Rubenstein Atrium in Lincoln Center at 7:30pm.

Dance traditional Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan from 9:30pm – 2am. (Classes: Beginners 7pm, Intermediate 8pm). $15


Friday, August 2

Celebrate International Beer Day.

COLOMBIA
The Feria de las Flores (Flower Festival) is in Medellín, Colombia through August 11.

The Carnaval del Barrio street fair (Carnaval Aguadillano) is on 116th Street between 2nd Ave and Lexington in El Barrio East Harlem from 12pm to 8pm. FREE. Rides are free from 4pm to 6pm.

BRASIL SUMMERFEST
Brasil SummerFest ends with Baile Funk, a Rio favela dance party featuring Batekoo and DJs Omulu and Marginal Men at Elsewhere Rooftop in Bushwick, Brooklyn from 3-10pm. From $15

SUMMERSTAGE
The Garifuna Collective and Wabafu Garifuna Dance Theater bring alive Afro-Indigenous Honduran Carib music and dance at Crotona Park in The Bronx from 6-9pm. The party starts with a West African and Garifuna dance workshop. FREE

Colombian electro pop band Salt Cathedral will make you muévelo in the Zone One room at Elsewhere in Bushwick, Brooklyn at 6pm. From $10

The Arte Pa’ Mi Gente outdoor theater festival is in La Plaza at The Clemente in Manhattan’s Lower East Side at 6:30pm. The Belly-Ache Opera is at 8pm. FREE

The New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox rivalry is at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 7:05pm. From $55

Filomena Marturano ~ Un matrimonio a la Caribeña, a Spanish version of the famous Italian play adapted by Cuban director Leyma López, is at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, NYC at 8pm. From $15

Locobeach plays their unique brand of Venezuelan psychedelic cumbia disco pop at Barbès in Park Slope, Brooklyn at 10pm. Suggested donation, $10


Saturday, August 3

Dolores del Río, the first Latin American Hollywood star, was born in Durango, Mexico on August 3, 1904.

Tony Bennett, the Italian-American pop and jazz legend was born in Astoria, Queens on August 3, 1926.

The Summer Streets street fair runs from the Brooklyn Bridge up Centre St, Lafayette St, Fourth Ave and Park Avenue to 72nd St to Central Park from 7am to 1pm. FREE

The Carnaval del Barrio street fair (Carnaval Aguadillano) is on 116th Street between 2nd Ave and Lexington in El Barrio East Harlem from 12pm to 8pm. FREE

The New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox rivalry is at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 4:05pm. From $60

It’s Fireworks Night for the NY Red Bulls vs Toronto FC at Red bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey at 6pm. From $35

Do the Central Park Tango at the Shakespeare Statue on the south end of The Mall in Central Park from 6-9:15pm. $10 suggested donation

The Arte Pa’ Mi Gente outdoor theater festival is in La Plaza at The Clemente in Manhattan’s Lower East Side at 6:30pm. The Danza Fiesta of Puerto Rican dance is at 8pm. FREE

Filomena Marturano ~ Un matrimonio a la Caribeña, a Spanish version of the famous Italian play adapted by Cuban director Leyma López, is at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, NYC at 8pm. From $15

Watch the U.S. Women’s National Team play their first soccer friendly after the World Cup against Republic of Ireland at your favorite sports bar.

Timba jazz pianist Axel Tosca is joined by his mother, the legendary voice of Xiomara Laugart, for a sultry night of Cuban jazz at Zinc Bar in Greenwich Village. Shows at 10:30pm & 12am. $20


Sunday, August 4

The New York Ecuadorian Parade (Desfile Ecuatoriano) marches on Northern Blvd from 69th St to 86th St in Jackson Heights, Queens from 11am to 4pm. FREE

Single tickets for the New York City Ballet Fall Season go on sale at 12 noon.

The Carnaval del Barrio street fair (Carnaval Aguadillano) is on 116th Street between 2nd Ave and Lexington in El Barrio East Harlem from 12pm to 8pm. FREE

The Arte Pa’ Mi Gente outdoor theater festival screens two Plena documentaries in La Plaza at The Clemente in Manhattan’s Lower East Side at 3pm. Tito Matos and La Máquina Insular, and Los Pleneros de la 21 perform at 8pm. FREE

Filomena Marturano ~ Un matrimonio a la Caribeña, a Spanish version of the famous Italian play adapted by Cuban director Leyma López, is at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, NYC at 3pm. From $15

Dance Argentine Tango at at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (Christopher St) in Manhattan’s West Village from around 5-8pm. $10 suggested donation

Dance Argentine tango at the El Destino milonga at Solas in Manhattan’s East Village from 6-11pm. $12

The New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox rivalry is at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 7:05pm. From $40

Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra plays Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC at 8:30pm & 11pm. From $30


August 2019 Week 32 ~ August 5-11


This week is a U.S. Congress state work period. Find a town hall in your neighborhood.

Monday, August 5

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Tuesday, August 6

Celebrate Bolivian Independence Day from Spain on August 6, 1825.

Celebrate National Night Out, and get to know New York’s finest, the NYPD. Find out what’s happening in your neighborhood at www1.nyc.gov

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Wednesday, August 7

Remember the Battle of Boyacá, the decisive battle near Bogotá, Colombia on August 7, 1819 that led to the independence of Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, and ultimately all of Spanish America.

Carlos Vives, the vallenato star, was born in Santa Marta, Colombia on August 7, 1961.

SWITZERLAND
The 2019 Locarno International Film Festival, Europe’s big art house movie festival, is in Locarno, Switzerland through Saturday, August 17.

Dance Argentine Tango at at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (Christopher St) in Manhattan’s West Village from around 5-8pm. $10 suggested donation

LINCOLN CENTER OUT OF DOORS
Jesús Carmona: Amator dances Spanish flamenco at the Damrosch Park Bandshell at 7:30pm. Arooj Aftab opens with Pakistani/India Sufi rock. FREE

Forro in the Dark plays Brazilian forro at Nublu Classic in Manhattan’s East Village with sets at 9 & 11pm.


Thursday, August 8

Happy birthday to Emiliano Zapata, a leading figure in the Mexican Revolution who believed that land should belong to those who work it. He was born in Anenecuilco, Morelos, Mexico on August 8, 1879.

ARGENTINA
The International Tango Festival and World Cup is in Buenos Aires through August 21.

Pedrito Martinez plays Cuban rumba at Ginny’s Supper Club in Harlem at 7 & 9pm. From $15

Dance traditional Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan from 9:30pm – 2am. (Classes: Beginners 7pm, Intermediate 8pm). $15

Pedro Giraudo plays Argentine tango jazz at Terraza 7 in Elmhurst, Queens at 9pm. $10


Friday, August 9

Tickets go on sale at 10am for Brazilian MPB and sertaneja superstars Sandy e Junior’s 30th anniversary reunion concert Wednesday, October 9 at Barclays Center in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Get tickets

Juanes, the Latin pop star, was born in Carolina del Príncipe, Antioquia, Colombia on August 9, 1972.


Saturday, August 10

Remember Tisa B’Av, the Jewish fast day that commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem in 423 BCE and 70 CE respectively.

Celebrate Ecuadorian Independence Day, August 10, 1809.

The Summer Streets street fair runs from the Brooklyn Bridge up Centre St, Lafayette St, Fourth Ave and Park Avenue to 72nd St to Central Park from 7am to 1pm. FREE

The FDNY, New York City Fire Department, is hosting a summer block party at Engine 153 / Ladder 77 on 74 Broad St in Clifton, Staten Island from 11am to 4pm. FREE

Do the Central Park Tango at the Shakespeare Statue on the south end of The Mall in Central Park from 6-9:15pm. $10 suggested donation

SUMMERSTAGE
Reggae and Dancehall label VP Records celebrates its 40th anniversary with Elephant Man, Junior Reid, Estelle and Raging Fyah at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park from 6-10pm. FREE

Pedro Giraudo plays Argentine tango jazz at Barbès in Park Slope, Brooklyn at 8pm. $10 suggested donation

Celebrate Eid al-Adha, the 2018 Muslim sacrifice feast at sunset at 8:01. Eid-al-Adha is an official New York City holiday.

PUERTO RICO
Luis Bravo’s Forever Tango Broadway Argentine tango show presents Puerto Rican salsa singer India at the Teatro Yagüez de Mayagüez in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico at 8:30pm. From $47.60

Dance Argentine Tango at the NYC All Night Milonga at Stepping Out Studios in NoMad, Manhattan from 10pm – 4am. $18

Legendary Cuban voice Xiomara Laugart is in duo with Axel Tosca for a sultry night of Cuban jazz at Zinc Bar in Greenwich Village. Shows at 10:30pm & 12am. $20


Sunday, August 11

The Dominican Day Parade marches up Sixth Avenue from 35th St to 56th St in Midtown, Manhattan at 12pm.

PSG opens their French Ligue 1 soccer 2019-20 season against Nîmes at 3pm ET.

Dance Argentine Tango at at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (Christopher St) in Manhattan’s West Village from around 5-8pm. $10 suggested donation

SUMMERSTAGE
Latin Jazz legend Eddie Palmieri is joined by Baby Power and DJ Sonni for some Puerto Rican salsa at the East River Park Amphitheater in Manhattan’s Lower East Side from 6-9pm. FREE

Dance Argentine tango at the El Destino milonga at Solas in Manhattan’s East Village from 6-11pm. $12

SUMMERSTAGE
Mexican folkloric pop singer Lila Downs is joined by Indigenous-Colombian-Canadian singer-songwriter Lido Pimienta and DJ Ripley in rocking our Indigenous world at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park from 7-10pm. FREE

OPENING NIGHT
The Battery Dance Festival is at Robert F. Wagner Park in Battery Park City through Friday from 7-9pm with a dancing afterparty at 9pm. Leah Barsky & Cristian Correa (Argentina) perform second. FREE

Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra plays Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC at 8:30pm & 11pm. From $30


August 2019 Week 33, August 12-18


This week is a U.S. Congress state work period. Find a town hall in your neighborhood.

Monday, August 12

The New York Latino Film Festival opens with a FUTURO Digital Conference of social media influencers at Google in Chelsea, NYC at 1:30pm. The Festival runs at multiple venues in Manhattan through Sunday.

The New York Yankees play a baseball double-header against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 1:05pm & 7:05pm. From $10

The Battery Dance Festival is at Robert F. Wagner Park in Battery Park City from 7-9pm with a dancing afterparty at 9pm. Laboration Dance Company (France) performs fourth. FREE

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Tuesday, August 13

The New York Latino Film Festival continues with diversity panels at SAG AFTRA Headquarters in Lincoln Square, NYC at 1pm. FREE with RSVP

The Battery Dance Festival is at Robert F. Wagner Park in Battery Park City from 7-9pm with a dancing afterparty at 9pm. Janice Rosario & Company (from Uptown) perform second.  FREE

The New York Yankees play the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 7:05pm. From $10

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20

Gerardo Contino & Los Habaneros play a Cuba Caliente night of Cuban salsa for dancing at The Django in Tribeca, NYC from 8:30pm to 12:30am. No cover, but two drink minimum.


Wednesday, August 14

NYC Broadway Week 2-for-1 tickets go on sale today for shows September 3-16, 2019.

Chilean dog movie Los Reyes opens in Spanish with English subtitles at Film Forum in Hudson Square, NYC at 12:30pm. Through Tuesday, August 27. From $9

The New York Yankees play the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 1:05pm. From $10

Dance Argentine Tango at at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (Christopher St) in Manhattan’s West Village from around 5-8pm. $10 suggested donation

The Battery Dance Festival is at Robert F. Wagner Park in Battery Park City from 7-9pm with a dancing afterparty at 9pm. Mexican-American folkloric Ballet Nepantla performs first. FREE

OPENING NIGHT
The New York Latino Film Festival continues with the NY premiere of Princess of the Row at the AMC Empire 25 in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC at 7:30pm. From $22

Mexican rappers Molotov play Sony Hall in the Times Square Theater District at 8pm. From $45

Forro in the Dark plays Brazilian forro at Nublu Classic in Manhattan’s East Village with sets at 9 & 11pm.


Thursday, August 15

Celebrate the Assumption of Mary.

Celebrate Costa Rican Mother’s Day.

The New York Latino Film Festival continues with panels and screenings at the Julia de Burgos Performance & Arts Center in El Barrio East Harlem at 1pm. Screenings continue at the AMC Empire 25 in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC at 5:30pm

The movie Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am screens at the Brooklyn Museum in Prospect Park at 7pm. From $10

The Battery Dance Festival is at Robert F. Wagner Park in Battery Park City from 7-9pm with a dancing afterparty at 9pm.  FREE

Pedrito Martinez plays Cuban rumba at Ginny’s Supper Club in Harlem at 7 & 9pm. From $15

The New York Yankees play the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 7:05pm. From $10

Cedric Burnside sings the blues at the David Rubenstein Atrium in Lincoln Center at 7:30pm. FREE

Capleton sings dancehall reggae at Sony Hall in the Times Square Theater District at 8pm. From $27.50

Dance traditional Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan from 9:30pm – 2am. (Classes: Beginners 7pm, Intermediate 8pm). $15


Friday, August 16

Celebrate Dominican Restoration Day when El Grito de Capotillo (The Cry of Capotillo) launched the Dominican War of Restoration in 1863.

Celebrate National Rum Day!

Watch the first game of the 2019-20 Spanish La Liga soccer season, Athletic Club vs FC Barcelona with Penya FC Barcelona at Smithfield Hall in Chelsea, NYC at 3pm. ET. No cover

CLOSING
NYC Restaurant Week ends today.

The Battery Dance Festival is at Robert F. Wagner Park in Battery Park City from 7-9pm with a dancing afterparty at 9pm.  FREE

The New York Yankees play the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 7:05pm. From $10

Colombian play El coronel no tiene quien le escriba is at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, NYC at 8pm. From $15


Saturday, August 17

The Summer Streets street fair runs from the Brooklyn Bridge up Centre St, Lafayette St, Fourth Ave and Park Avenue to 72nd St to Central Park from 7am to 1pm. FREE

Watch Spanish soccer team Real Madrid open its 2019-20 season at Celta de Vigo with Peña Madridista NYC at Playwright Irish Pub in Manhattan’s Garment District at 11am ET. No cover.

The FDNY, New York City Fire Department, is hosting a summer block party at Engine 48 / Ladder 56 at 2417 Webster Ave in Fordham Heights, The Bronx from 11am to 4pm. FREE

The 3rd annual African Festival is at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School in Staten Island from 12 noon to 7pm.

The New York Yankees celebrate Panamanian pitcher Mariano Rivera’s induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame during the Yankees vs Cleveland Indians game at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 1:05pm

CLOSING NIGHT
The Battery Dance Festival is at Schimmel Center at PACE University from 6-8pm. From $10

Do the Central Park Tango at the Shakespeare Statue on the south end of The Mall in Central Park from 6-9:15pm. $10 suggested donation

Mexican singer Marco Antonio Solís brings his La Historia Continua 2019 tour to Madison Square Garden at 8pm. From $69

Vanessa Da Mata sings Brazilian MPB at Sony Hall in the Times Square Theater District at 8pm. From $49

Colombian comic Saulo García does his I am Latino standup comedy show at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, NYC at 8pm. From $17


Sunday, August 18

Roberto Clemente, the first great Latin Major League Baseball player, was born in Barrio San Antón of Carolina, Puerto Rico on August 18, 1934.

The Ecuadorian Festival is next to the Queens Theater in Flushing Meadow Corona Park, Queens from 11am to 5pm. FREE

CLOSING
The Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas art exhibition closes at the Queens Museum from 11am to 5pm. $8

The Caribbean Cultural Center’s AfriBembé Pan-African cultural festival is at the East Harlem Art Park on 120th St between Lexington and Third Avenue in El Barrio from 12pm to 8pm. FREE

The 3rd annual African Festival is at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School in Staten Island from 12 noon to 7pm.

The New York Yankees play the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 7:05pm. From $10

Colombian comic Saulo García does his I am Latino standup comedy show at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, NYC at 3pm. From $17

Peña Oficial Atlético de Madrid en New York watches Atlético Madrid start its 2019-20 Spanish La Liga soccer season against Getafe at the Football Factory at Legends in Koreatown, NYC  at 4pm ET. No cover.

Chicago-based Italian organist Corrado Cavalli gives an organ recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown East, Manhattan at 3:15pm. FREE

Dance Argentine Tango at at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (Christopher St) in Manhattan’s West Village from around 5-8pm. $10 suggested donation

Dance Argentine tango at the El Destino milonga at Solas in Manhattan’s East Village from 6-11pm. $12

SUMMERSTAGE
Puerto Rican salsa legends La Sonora Ponceña, Dominican salsa legend José “El Canario” Alberto and DJ Lucho from The Bronx will make you bien caliente at the Ford Amphitheater in Coney Island, Brooklyn from 6-9pm. FREE

SUMMERSTAGE
The Wailers’ Julian Junior Marvin is joined by DJ Queen Majesty playing roots reggae at Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem from 6-9pm. FREE

SUMMERSTAGE
The Selena for Sanctuary concert is raising money for immigrant rights with Kali Uchis, Cuco, Helado Negro, IV Jay, Ambar Lucid, Jasper Bones, La Doña, Ana Villafañe, DJ Principe Q, the Santuario House Band directed by Adrian Quesada and organizer Doris Muñoz at Central Park SummerStage (Rumsey Playfield) from 8-10pm. FREE

Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra plays Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC at 8:30pm & 11pm. From $30


August 2019 Week 34 ~ August 19-25


This week is a U.S. Congress state work period. Find a town hall in your neighborhood.

Monday, August 19

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20

Locobeach plays their unique brand of Venezuelan psychedelic cumbia disco pop at Barbès in Park Slope, Brooklyn at 9:30pm. Suggested donation, $10


Tuesday, August 20

Salsa and Latin jazz legend Eddie Palmieri plays The Blue Note in Greenwich Village with shows at 8pm & 10:30pm. From $30

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Wednesday, August 21

Dance Argentine Tango at at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (Christopher St) in Manhattan’s West Village from around 5-8pm. $10 suggested donation

SUMMERSTAGE
A night with former NYC Ballet Principal Wendy Whelan begins with spoken word by Marc Bamuthi Joseph, a work-in-progress collaboration on the Saint-Saëns composition Carnival of the Animals, and ends with a screening of Restless Creature, the 2013 documentary about Whelan’s reinvention after a potentially career-ending injury at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park from 8-10pm. FREE

Salsa and Latin jazz legend Eddie Palmieri plays The Blue Note in Greenwich Village with shows at 8pm & 10:30pm. From $30

Forro in the Dark plays Brazilian forro at Nublu Classic in Manhattan’s East Village with sets at 9 & 11pm.


Thursday, August 22

Celebrate Mary Queen of Heaven, and the presence of the divine mother in the afterlife.

The Haitian Revolution began on August 22, 1791. The first successful slave revolt since Roman times established Black rights, spread Creole (French-African-American) culture across the Caribbean including New Orleans, and led Napoleon to abandon the Americas and sell New France to the United States (the Louisiana Purchase of 1903).

Remember Dutty Boukman and Cécile Fatiman who inspired the Haitian Revolution in a Vodou ceremony.

Tony Saborio: no RUSH for relaxation (Costa Rican-Panamanian) opens at One Art Space in Manhattan’s Financial District with a reception from 6-9pm. Through Saturday.

Beto Jamaica plays Colombian vallenato at the David Rubenstein Atrium in Lincoln Center at 7:30pm. FREE

Salsa and Latin jazz legend Eddie Palmieri plays The Blue Note in Greenwich Village with shows at 8pm & 10:30pm. From $30

Dance traditional Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan from 9:30pm – 2am. (Classes: Beginners 7pm, Intermediate 8pm). $15


Friday, August 23

The UN’s International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition commemorates the day Africans rose up and founded the first free country in the Americas in what is now Haiti on August 23, 1791.

Happy Birthday Graciela! The singer in Machito and his Afro-Cubans was born in barrio Jesús María of Havana, Cuba on August 23, 1915. “Ay José…”

Centro Cultural Cubano de Nueva York’s Quo Vadis Havana Film Series opens with screenings of Havana: New Art of Making Ruins and Suite Habana at Anthology Film Archives in the East Village, NYC at 6:45pm and 9pm.  From $7

SUMMERSTAGE ~ CHARLIE PARKER JAZZ FESTIVAL
Harlem 100 celebrates the centennial of the Harlem Renaissance in jazz, Caribbean rhythms and the traditions of Africa with Mwenso and the Shakes (Sierra Leone), Brianna Thomas, Vuyo Sotashe (South Africa), Fred Wesley and Winard Harper & Jeli Posse at Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem, Manhattan from 7-9pm. FREE

The New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves rivalry is at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows Corona Park at 7:10pm. From $25

Salsa and Latin jazz legend Eddie Palmieri plays The Blue Note in Greenwich Village with shows at 8pm & 10:30pm. From $30


Saturday, August 24

The FDNY, New York City Fire Department, is hosting a summer block party at Engine 275 / Ladder 133 at 111-36 Merrick Blvd in Jamaica, Queens from 11am to 4pm. FREE

The Afropunk Festival is in Commodore Barry Park in Fort Greene, Brooklyn from 12 noon to 10pm. From $60

Juventus opens the Italia Serie A soccer season at Parma at 12pm.

Do the Central Park Tango at the Shakespeare Statue on the south end of The Mall in Central Park from 6-9:15pm. $10 suggested donation

New York City’s cross-town soccer rivalry NYCFC vs NY Red Bulls is at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 7pm. From $33

It’s Fireworks Night for the New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves rivalry is at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows Corona Park at 7:10pm. From $25

NEW YORK SALSA CONGRESS
The 8th SalsaMania party opens Salsa Week at Stepping Out Studios in NoMad, NYC from 8pm to 3am.

Filomena Marturano ~ Un matrimonio a la Caribeña, a Spanish version of the famous Italian play adapted by Cuban director Leyma López, is at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, NYC at 8pm. From $15

Salsa and Latin jazz legend Eddie Palmieri plays The Blue Note in Greenwich Village with shows at 8pm & 10:30pm. From $30


Sunday, August 25

Celebrate Uruguayan Independence Day from Spain on August 25, 1825.

Leonard Bernstein, the Jewish-American pianist, conductor, and composer of West Side Story, was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts on August 25, 1918.

The Afropunk Festival is in Commodore Barry Park in Fort Greene, Brooklyn from 12 noon to 10pm. From $60

The New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves rivalry is at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows Corona Park at 1:10pm. From $25

Catalan Spanish playwright Jordi Galcerán’s comedy El Crédito is at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, NYC at 3pm. From $15

Dance Argentine Tango at at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (Christopher St) in Manhattan’s West Village from around 5-8pm. $10 suggested donation

Dance Argentine tango at the El Destino milonga at Solas in Manhattan’s East Village from 6-11pm. $12

NEW YORK SALSA CONGRESS
The 11th La Vieja Guardia party is at the Copacabana club in Times Square, NYC from 7pm to 1am.

SUMMERSTAGE
Puerto Rican salsa princess La India is joined by hot Cuban timba singer Cimafunk and DJ Sonni for a night of salsa Puerto Rican and Cuban style at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park from 7-10pm. FREE

Salsa and Latin jazz legend Eddie Palmieri plays The Blue Note in Greenwich Village with shows at 8pm & 10:30pm. From $30

Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra plays Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC at 8:30pm & 11pm. From $30


August 2019 Week 35 ~ August 26 – September 1


This week is a U.S. Congress state work period. Find a town hall in your neighborhood.

Monday, August 26

The 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote in the United States, was officially adopted on August 26, 1920.

The U.S. Open tennis championships are at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens through Sunday, September 8.

NEW YORK SALSA CONGRESS
The “In the Heights” Uptown pre-party is at Opus Lounge in Inwood, NYC from 8pm to 3am.

Watch the MTV Video Music Awards from Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on MTV at 8pm.

Cimafunk sings Cuban timba at The Blue Note in Greenwich Village at 8pm & 10:30pm. From $20

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20

Bulla en el Barrio sings and dances Colombian bullerengue at Barbès in Park Slope, Brooklyn at 10pm. $10 suggested donation


Tuesday, August 27

NEW YORK SALSA CONGRESS
Latin jazz legend Bobby Sanabria talks about The Creation of West Side Story Reimagined at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, NYC from 2:30pm to 7pm.

SUMMERSTAGE
The Originals is a crew of legendary DJs including radio DJ Stretch Armstrong (Stretch and Bobbito), hip-hop producer Clark Kent, Rich Medina of dance club APT and New York DJs D-Nice and Tony Touch at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park from 7-10pm. FREE

Cimafunk sings Cuban timba at The Blue Note in Greenwich Village at 8pm & 10:30pm. From $20

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20

Gerardo Contino & Los Habaneros play a Cuba Caliente night of Cuban salsa for dancing at The Django in Tribeca, NYC from 8:30pm to 12:30am. No cover, but two drink minimum.


Wednesday, August 28

Remember Emmett Till who was senselessly and brutally murdered on August 28, 1955.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Free at last, Free at last, Thank God Almighty I’m Free at Last” in his I Have a Dream speech during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on  August 28, 1963.

ITALY
The 76th Venice International Film Festival is in Venice, Italy through Saturday, September 7.

A Dutch movie The Miracle of the Little Prince about the French story The Little Prince, opens in English, French and Nawat (Indigenous Salvadoran) with English subtitles at Film Forum in Hudson Square, NYC at 12:30pm. Through Tuesday, September 3. From $9

Dance Argentine Tango at at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (Christopher St) in Manhattan’s West Village from around 5-8pm. $10 suggested donation

Marcos de la Fuente hosts This is Poesia, a night of music, poetry and performance with a market, food and drink featuring Saida Santana (Madrid-LA), Laura Villana (Colombia-NYC), an open mic and music by DJ Sesion Zizerk (Galicia-NYC) at La Nacional, the Spanish social club in Chelsea, NYC from 7 to 11pm.

NEW YORK SALSA CONGRESS
The Pre-Party is in La Clave room at Iguana in Midtown, Manhattan from 8pm to 1am.

Forro in the Dark plays Brazilian forro at Nublu Classic in Manhattan’s East Village with sets at 9 & 11pm.


Thursday, August 29

The UEFA Champions League 2019-20 draw is in Monaco today.

NEW YORK SALSA CONGRESS
The Magenta Launch Party is at T-Mobile in Times Square, NYC from 2pm to 5pm.

An exhibition by Mexican artist Minerva Cuevas: Disidencia opens with a reception at Mishkin Gallery at Baruch College in Gramercy, NYC from 6-8pm. On view weekdays through November 1.

Boukman Eksperyans plays Haitian Creole music at the David Rubenstein Atrium in Lincoln Center at 7:30pm. FREE

Dance traditional Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan from 9:30pm – 2am. (Classes: Beginners 7pm, Intermediate 8pm). $15

NEW YORK SALSA CONGRESS
The Palladium Nights party is in the Broadway Ballroom of NY Marriot Marquis from 11pm to 4am.


Friday, August 30

It’s Labor Day Weekend!

The Electric Zoo electronic dance music festival is in Randall’s Island Park through Sunday.

The New York Yankees play the Oakland Athletics at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 7:05pm. From $10

The Soulfrito Urban Latino music festival is at Barclays Center in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn on Labor Day Weekend, Friday, August 30, 2019 at 8pm. From $71

Dominican comic Carlos Sanchez stars in El Cavernícola, a Spanish version of Rob Becker’s classic one-man comic play Defending the Caveman at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, NYC at 8:30pm. From $35

NEW YORK SALSA CONGRESS
Dance to live salsa by Doug Beavers featuring Herman Olivera at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square from 11pm to 4am.


Saturday, August 31

Tru Kru Army plays Puerto Rican freestyle at Ford Amphitheater in Coney Island, Brooklyn at 7pm (doors at 5:30pm). From $29

Do the Central Park Tango at the Shakespeare Statue on the south end of The Mall in Central Park from 6-9:15pm. $10 suggested donation

Celebrate Al-Hijra, the start of Muslim New Year, at sunset.

The New York Yankees play the Oakland Athletics at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 7:05pm. From $10

Spanish flamenco pop star Alejandro Sanz brings is #LaGira tour to the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in Chelsea, NYC at 7:30pm. From $66

Dominican comic Carlos Sanchez stars in El Cavernícola, a Spanish version of Rob Becker’s classic one-man comic play Defending the Caveman at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, NYC at 8:30pm. From $35

Jerry Rivera sings Puerto Rican salsa romantica (Cara de niño) at Mamajuana Cafe in Woodside, Queens at 9pm.

Dance Argentine Tango at the NYC All Night Milonga at Stepping Out Studios in NoMad, Manhattan from 10pm – 4am. $18

NEW YORK SALSA CONGRESS
Dance to live salsa by Moncho Rivera at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square from 11pm to 4am.


September 2019 Calendar


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