August 2017 Latin Culture

August brings the Dominican Day Parade, Brasil Summerfest, New York International Salsa Congress, and the US Open.


August Highlights

Battery Dance Festival is a free public dance festival of international artists

Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park
Battery Park City
August 13-18, 2017
Schimmel Center
August 19, 2017

SummerStage 2017 free concerts in NYC parks

Latin artists June 21 – August 25, 2017
Last Latin artist this season
Anat Cohen Tentet
Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
Marcus Garvey Park Harlem
Friday, August 25, 2017

US Open 2017 Grand Slam Tennis Rafael Nadal, Garbiñe Muguruza

USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
Monday-Sunday
August 28-September 10, 2017

Dominican Day Parade 2017

¡Quisqueyanos!
Sixth Avenue
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Brasil Summerfest 2018 is the biggest Brazilian music festival outside Brazil

August 2018

Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2018 free music, dance and spoken word

Damrosch Park & Hearst Plaza
Lincoln Center
July and August 2018

NYC Restaurant Week 2017 Summer

July 24 – August 18, 2017
Reservations are open

“On Your Feet!” is leaving Broadway August 20 (Review)

Emilio and Gloria Estefan story
Marquis Theatre
210 W 46th St, Times Square
Tuesday-Sunday, June 2017



August Calendar

Tuesday, August 1

Totó la Momposina, the “Queen of Cumbia,” was born in Talaigua Nuevo, Colombia on August 1, 1940.

Wednesday, August 2

Watch the MLS All-Stars vs Real Madrid at Soldier Field in Chicago with Peña Madridista NYC at Playwright Irish Pub in Hell’s Kitchen at 9pm.

Thursday, August 3

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

Italian-American Pop and Jazz legend Tony Bennett was born in Astoria, Queens on August 3, 1926.

The Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra plays Argentine Tango at Belvedere Plaza in Battery Park City from 5:30-7:30pm. Free

The VolvoTango outdoor milonga is at LIC Landing in Long Island City, Queens around 6pm. $10

The Dominican Day Parade Launch with Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer is at the United Palace Theater in Washington Heights from 6:30-8:30pm.

The cast of A Bronx Tale (Italian story with a Colombian choreographer) play Crotona Park SummerStage in The Bronx, from 7-9pm. Free

Friday, August 4

Puerto Rican Reggaeton singer Farruko & Sus Amigos plays the United Palace Theater in Washington Heights at 7pm.

The New York Mets play the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field in Queens at 7:10pm.

Saturday, August 5

La Casita spoken word festival is at the Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival at Hearst Plaza in Lincoln Center at 12 noon.

The New York Mets play the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field in Queens at 4:05pm.

Brazilian Samba legend Elza Soares, YouTube success Liniker e os Caramelows, and DJ Teleseen play Central Park SummerStage as part of Brasil Summerfest, from 6-10pm, Free

Puerto Rican Reggaeton singer Farruko & Sus Amigos plays the United Palace Theater in Washington Heights on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 7pm.

The Brasil Summerfest  After Party with Strobo and DJ Eduardo Brechó (of Aláfia) is at Nublu in the East Village at 10pm. $10

Sunday, August 6

Celebrate Bolivian Independence Day from Spain in 1825.

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

The Ecuadorian Day Parade marches east on Northern Blvd. from 69th to 86th St in Jackson Heights, Queens at noon.

New York Mets play the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field in Queens at 1:10pm.

La Casita Pregones spoken word festival is at the Pregones Theater in the South Bronx as part of the Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival at 2:30pm.

Caribbean Cultural Center: Talking Drums  for the Lincoln Center of Out of Doors Festival is at Damrosch Park in Lincoln Center at 7pm.

Liniker e Os Caramelows, O Terno, and Lan Lanh play  Brasil Summerfest at Nublu in the East Village at 10pm. $20

NYCFC vs New York Red Bulls play the Hudson Derby at Yankee Stadium at 6pm.



Monday, August 7

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

Celebrate the birthday of pop star Carlos Vives in Santa Marta, Colombia in 1961.

Tuesday, August 8

Watch the UEFA Super Cup Real Madrid vs Manchester United, with Peña Madridista NYC at Playwright Irish Pub in Hell’s Kitchen at 2:45pm.

The New York Mets play the Texas Rangers at Citi Field in Queens at 7:10pm.

Wednesday, August 9

Celebrate the birthday of Colombian pop star Juanes in Carolina del Príncipe, Antioquia, Colombian in 1972.

The New York Mets play the Texas Rangers at Citi Field in Queens at 12:10pm.

Brazilian dance band Forro in the Dark plays Brasil Summerfest at the Brooklyn Public Library in Prospect Park at 6:30pm. Free

Cuban contemporary dancers Malpaso Dance Company perform at Central Park SummerStage from 7-10pm. Free

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents spoken worders Stacyann Chin, Ntozake Shange, and Sarah Kay at East River Park SummerStage in the Lower East Side,  from 7-9pm. Free

Spanish Harlem Orchestra and Colombian harpist Edmar Castaneda play Damrosch Park for the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival at 7:30pm.

Thursday, August 10

Celebrate Ecuadorian Independence Day from Spain in 1809.

The Mundial de Tango (World Tango Championship) in Buenos Aires, Argentina is August 10-23.

Puerto Rican rapper Residente (of Calle 13) plays Terminal 5 in Hell’s Kitchen at 8pm.

The Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet plays Tango Jazz at Terraza 7 in Woodside/Jackson Heights, Queens at 8pm.

Friday, August 11

Legendary Puerto Rican Bolero singer Andy Montañez, “El Godfather de la Salsa” plays East River Park SummerStage, from 6-9pm. Free

The Boston Red Sox play the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx at 7:05pm.

Mexican Pop singer Natalia Lafourcade plays the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival at Damrosch Park at 7:30pm. Free

Argentine folk singer Soledad “La Sole” Pastorutti plays B.B. King Blues Club in Times Square at 8pm. $45-50

Argentine Cumbia pop band Agapornis plays Stage 48 in Hell’s Kitchen at 10:30pm. $30-100

Saturday, August 12

The 2017 Harlem Havana music and cultural festival across Harlem is August 12-23.

Mexican-American Tejano legend Flaco Jiménez plays Hearst Plaza at Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival at 2pm. Free

The Boston Red Sox play the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx at 4:05pm.

Gloria Trevi, the Mexican Madonna, and Alejandra Guzman bring their “Versus” tour to Madison Square Garden in Chelsea at 8pm.

Sunday, August 13

The Dominican Day Parade is the second Sunday in August.

The Battery Dance Festival opens at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City from 7-9pm with a open disco dance party after. Through Friday, August 18. Free

The Boston Red Sox play the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx at 1:05pm.

Watch the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup, FC Barcelona vs Real Madridwith Penya FC Barcelona NYC at Smithfield Hall NYC in Chelsea or Peña Madridista NYC at Playwright Irish Pub in Hell’s Kitchen at 4pm.

The Funkbox in the Park tribute to party promoter Evelyn Santos includes DJs Tony Touch, Danny Krivit, Jellybean Benitez, and D-Train at East River Park SummerStage, from 4-7pm. Free



Monday, August 14

The National Contemporary Dance Company of the Dominican Republic and Compañía Elías Aguirre from Spain are performing at the Battery Dance Festival in Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City 7-9pm with a dance party after. Free

The Subway Series Mets vs Yankees starts at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx at 7:05pm.

Tuesday, August 15

August 15 is Costa Rican Mother’s Day.

August 15 is the Marion feast of the Assumption of Mary.

The Subway Series Mets vs Yankees is at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx at 7:05pm.

Colombian electro Cumbia band Bomba Estéreo plays Irving Plaza at 7:30pm

Wednesday, August 16

Celebrate Dominican Restoration Day!

The VolvoTango outdoor milonga is at Pier 45 in Greenwich Village from 4pm-dusk.

Colombian Rumba Flamenca band Nilko Andreas and LaMar plays a Cruise Party on the Cabana Cruise at Skyline Marina in Kips Bay. Doors at 6:30pm. Boat leaves at 8pm.

The National Contemporary Dance Company of the Dominican Republic and Compañía Elías Aguirre from Spain are performing at the Battery Dance Festival in Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City 7-9pm with a dance party after. Free

Lincoln Center at the Movies screens an Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater documentary Central Park SummerStage, from 7-10pm. Free

The Subway Series Yankees vs Mets is at Citi Field in Queens at 7:10pm.

Colombian electro Cumbia band Bomba Estéreo plays Irving Plaza at 7:30pm

Thursday, August 17

NYC Broadway Week Summer 2017 tickets went on sale on August 17, 2017.

The VolvoTango outdoor milonga is at LIC Landing in Long Island City, Queens around 6pm. $10

The Subway Series Yankees vs Mets is at Citi Field in Queens at 7:10pm.

Friday, August 18

It is the last day to register to vote in person or by mail in New York City.

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

The New York Mets play the Miami Marlins at Citi Field in Queens at 7:10pm.

Cuban Salsa dance band Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros plays the Highline Ballroom in Chelsea from 11pm – 4am.

Saturday, August 19

Watch Real Madrid’s La Liga season opener, Deportivo La Coruña vs Real Madrid, with Peña Madridista NYC at Playwright Irish Pub.

Watch Atlético Madrid’s La Liga season opener, Girona vs Atlético Madrid, with Peña Oficial Atlético de Madrid en New York at the Football Factory at Legends in Chelsea at 2:15pm.

The Battery Dance Festival closes at Schimmel Center at Pace University in the Financial District from 6-8pm.

Venezuelan-American pop singer Mariah Carey joins Lionel Richie’s “All the Hits” tour at Madison Square Garden at 7pm.

The New York Mets play the Miami Marlins at Citi Field in Queens at 7:10pm.

Sunday, August 20

The New York Mets play the Miami Marlins at Citi Field in Queens at 1:10pm.

FINAL PERFORMANCE of Cuban-American success story On Your Feet! at the Marquis Theatre in Times Square at 3pm.

The VolvoTango outdoor milonga is at Pier 45 in Greenwich Village in the evening.

NYCFC plays the New England Revolution at Yankee Stadium at 6pm.



Monday, August 21

The New York Mets play the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citi Field in Queens at 7:10pm.

Tuesday, August 22

August 22 is the Marion feast of the Queenship of Mary.

The New York Mets play the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citi Field in Queens at 7:10pm.

Wednesday, August 23

The VolvoTango outdoor milonga is at Pier 45 in Greenwich Village in the evening.

The New York Mets play the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citi Field in Queens at 7:10pm.

Thursday, August 24

The New York Mets play the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citi Field in Queens at 12:10pm.

The West Village Quartet plays Piazzolla Tango and other classics at Belvedere Plaza in Battery Park City from 5:30-7:30pm. Free

The VolvoTango outdoor milonga is at LIC Landing in Long Island City, Queens around 6pm. $10

Colombian tambolero Emilsen Pacheco joins New York’s own bullerengue collective, Bulla en el Barrio, at the David Rubenstein Atrium in Lincoln Center 24 at 7:30pm. Free.

The Mega Summer Concert with Don Omar, Arcangel, De La Ghetto Wisin, Fat Joe, Bad Bunny, Alexis y Fido, Bryant Myers, Noriel J Alvarez, El Alfa, and Alex Sensation is at Madison Square Garden at 8pm.

Argentine Reggae band Dread Mar I plays B.B. King Blues Club in Times Square at 9pm.

Friday, August 25

Celebrate Uruguayan Independence Day from Spain in 1825.

Tel-Aviv born clarinetist and Brazilian Choro master Anat Cohen leads her Tentet for the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival at Marcus Garvey Park SummerStage, from 7-9pm. Free

New York Red Bulls play NYCFC at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey (Newark) at 7pm.

Saturday, August 26

New York Puerto Rican Salsa legend Marc Anthony plays Madison Square Garden at 8pm.

Cuba’s dance rockers Los Van Van play Lehman Center in the Bronx at 8pm.

Argentine Pedro Giraudo plays Tango Jazz at Barbes in Park Slope, Brooklyn at 8pm.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

The VolvoTango outdoor milonga is at Pier 45 in Greenwich Village in the evening.



Monday, August 28

The 2017 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, is August 28 – September 10, 2017.

Italian-American pop star Lady Gaga plays Citi Field in Corona, Queens at 7pm.

Tuesday, August 29

Italian-American pop star Lady Gaga plays Citi Field in Corona, Queens at 8:30pm.

Wednesday, August 30

The VolvoTango outdoor milonga is at Pier 45 in Greenwich Village in the evening.

Thursday, August 31

West Indian Carnival and Parade weekend is August 31 – September 4.

The New York International Salsa Congress at the New York Marriott Marquis is August 31 – September 3, 2017

South American teams play 2018 World Cup Qualifiers.

Venezuela vs Colombia is a 2018 World Cup qualifier at 5pm.

The VolvoTango outdoor milonga is at LIC Landing in Long Island City, Queens around 6pm. $10

Uruguay vs Argentina is a 2018 World Cup qualifier at 7pm.

Brazil vs Ecuador is a 2018 World Cup qualifier at 8:45pm.

September calendar



August Events

Uruguayan Independence Day

Declaration of Independence from Brazil
August 25, 1825

Roberto Clemente was the first great Latin Major League Baseball player

Born August 18, 1934 in Barrio San Antón, Carolina, Puerto Rico

New York Mets vs Miami Marlins at Citi Field in Queens

Major League Baseball
Yankee Stadium, The Bronx
Friday – Sunday
August 18-20, 2017

Central Park Tango is a romantic way to spend a Summer Saturday evening

Shakespeare Statue
June through September
Saturdays

Mariah Carey “All the Hits”

Venezuelan-American singer
with Lionel Richie
Madison Square Garden, Chelsea
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Barcelona vs Real Betis La Liga season opener Penya FC Barcelona NYC

Smithfield Hall NYC
138 West 25th St, Chelsea
Sunday, August 20, 2017

Harlem Havana 2017 celebrates Afro-Cuban music and culture

Harlem
August 12-23, 2017

Real Madrid La Liga season opener Peña Madridista NYC

Peña Madridista NYC
Playwright Irish Pub
27 West 35th St, Chelsea
Sunday, August 20, 2017

Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros is NYC’s best Cuban Salsa dance band

Highline Ballroom
431 West 16th St, Chelsea
Friday, August 18, 2017

VolvoTango is an outdoor milonga with stunning views from river piers

Spring, Summer, & Fall
Pier 45 at Christopher St
West Village
Wednesdays and Sundays
LIC Landing
Long Island City, Queens
Thursdays

Bulla en el Barrio sings Colombian Bullerengue featuring Emilsen Pacheco

David Rubenstein Atrium
Lincoln Center
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Pedro Giraudo is NYC’s busiest Tango Jazz leader

Argentine
Barbès
376 9th St
Park Slope, Brooklyn
Thursday, August 28, 2017

New York Yankees vs Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx

Major League Baseball
Yankee Stadium, The Bronx
Friday-Sunday
August 25-27, 2017

Atlético Madrid Peña Oficial Atlético de Madrid en New York

Football Factory at Legends
La Liga Season Opener
Girona vs Atlético Madrid
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Tango La Nacional workshops with Walter Perez y Leonardo Sardella

La Nacional
239 West 14th St, Chelsea
Thursday, August 24 & 31, 2017

Marc Anthony “Full Circle Tour”

Best selling Tropical Salsa artist of all time
Madison Square Garden
Saturday, August 26, 2017

NYC All Night Milonga Tango till Dawn

Argentine Tango
Stepping Out Studios
37 West 26th St, NoMad
Saturday, August 26, 2017

Colombia Soccer World Cup Qualifer Venezuela vs Colombia

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Los Van Van is Cuba’s original Rock and Roll Band

Special guests Vanessa Formell and Pedrito Calvo (original singer)
Lehman Center
250 Bedford Park Blvd W,
The Bronx
Saturday, August 26, 2017

Brazil vs Ecuador World Cup qualifier

Arena do Grêmio
Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Argentina Soccer Uruguay vs Argentina World Cup Qualifier

Currently in 5th place, the playoff spot
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Ettore Sottsass Design Radical

Italian Interior Designer
Met Breuer
945 Madison Ave
Upper East Side
July 21 – October 8, 2017

New York Red Bulls vs New York City is a Hudson River Derby

Major League Soccer
Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ
Saturday, August 25, 2017

Assumption of Mary celebrates the Virgin’s journey into heaven

August 15

Dominican Day Parade Gala

Meet NYC’s Dominican leaders
Dyker Beach Golf Club
Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn
Friday, August 11, 2017

Malpaso brings Cuban contemporary dance to SummerStage

Central Park SummerStage
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Gloria Trevi is the Mexican Madonna

Madison Square Garden
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Farruko is a young Puerto Rican Reggaeton and Pop star

United Palace Theater
Friday, August 4, 2017

Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra keeps winning Grammys

Afro-Cuban Jazz
Birdland
315 W 44th St, Hell’s Kitchen
Birdland Latin Jazz Big Band
Sundays, August 2017

Lincoln Center at the Movies Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Central Park SummerStage
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Ecuadorian Independence Day is August 10

Criollo rebels took Quito
August 10, 1809

Elza Soares is Samba Jazz, Rock, Disco, Punk, Hip-Hop, Pop, and Samba

Samba Legend
Central Park Summerstage
Saturday, August 5, 2017

Alex Sensation is New York City’s top Hispanic DJ

97.9 FM Monday-Saturday
Mega Summer Concert
Madison Square Garden
Thursday & Saturday
August 24 & 26, 2017

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center free concerts every week

Colombian bullerengue collective, Bulla en el Barrio with tambolero Emilsen Pacheco
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Edmar Castaneda is the Chick Corea of the Andean Harp

Colombian Jazz harpist
Opens for Spanish Harlem Orchestra
Lincoln Center Out of Doors
Damrosch Park
Lincoln Center
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Pachamama is Andean Earth Day

August 1

Dominican Day Parade 2017 Launch

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer
United Palace
Washington Heights
August 3, 2017

Bolivian Independence Day

Signing of Declaration of Independence
August 6, 1825

“Hamilton” is the most influential Broadway show of our generation

New York Puerto Rican writer
Richard Rodgers Theatre
226 W 46th St, Times Square
Tuesday-Sunday 2017

World Cup 2018 Qualifiers continue, Brazil is through

The 2017 World Cup Russia is Jun 14 – Jul 15, 2018. South American qualifying continues Wed, Aug 30, 2017

uptown: nasty women/bad hombres

Artists who live or work in El Barrio, Harlem, Washington Heights, or Inwood
El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Ave, East Harlem
June 13 – November 5, 2017

A Bronx Tale is an Italian musical with a Colombian choreographer

Longacre Theatre
220 West 48th St
Times Square Broadway
Tuesday-Sunday, June 2017

NKAME a retrospective of Cuban printmaker Belkis Ayón is pure Cuban soul

El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Avenue
East Harlem (El Barrio)
June 13 – November 5, 2017

Repertorio Español is Spanish-language Off-Broadway Theatre

138 East 27th St, Kips Bay
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
La Zapatera Prodigiosa (Spanish comedy)
Saturday-Sunday, June 17-18
Sin Wifi También Se Vive (Colombian stand-up)

Celebrate Mother’s Day. We love you Mom!

Most countries celebrate on the second Sunday in May (May 14, 2017). Some celebrate on other days in March, May, August, October, or December.

Carol Rama: Antibodies

Italian artist
New Museum
235 Bowery, Lower East Side
April 26 – September 10, 2017

Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim

Spanish, French, Romanian
Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Ave, Upper East Side
February 10 – September 6, 2017

Titanosaur

This 122-foot-long dinosaur skeleton from Patagonia, Argentina is so big, the head pokes through the door of the hall. American Museum of Natural History through Jan 1, 2020

Bill De Blasio Dominican Day Parade Reception

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio & First Lady Chirlane McCray hosted a festive reception for the Dominican Day Parade at Gracie Mansion on August 11, 2016.

Dominican Day Parade Breakfast 2016

Join the Northern Manhattan Democrats for Change and New York City’s political leadership at Dyckman Marina Sunday, August 14, 2016 from 8-10am. This is a free public event.

Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America’s Past Revealed

Central American artifacts
National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green
Financial District
Through December 2017

Latin Talent in the MTV Music Video Awards

The 2016 VMAs were at
Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016.

September calendar



 


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