Things to do in NYC August 2018

Things to do in NYC in August include the Dominican Day Parade, US Open, NYC Restaurant Week, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, and Brasil Summerfest.

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

Damrosch Park & Hearst Plaza
Lincoln Center
July and August 2018

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

Dominican Day Parade 2017

Sixth Avenue
Sunday, August 13, 2017

137th US Open 2017 Grand Slam Tennis

USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
August 28 – September 10
Singles Champions
Rafael Nadal (Spain)
Sloane Stephens (USA)

SummerStage 2017 free concerts in NYC parks

Latin artists June 21 – September 10, 2017

Brasil Summerfest 2018 is the biggest Brazilian music festival outside Brazil

August 2018

NYC Restaurant Week 2017 Summer

July 24 – August 18, 2017
Reservations are open

August 2018 Calendar


Wednesday, August 1

Thursday, August 2

The 2017 Dominican Day Parade Launch at the United Palace Theater in Washington Heights was Thursday, August 3, 2017.

Friday, August 3

Celebrate the birthday of actress Dolores del Río, the first Latin American Hollywood star, in Durango, Mexico on August 3, 1904.

Celebrate the birthday of Italian-American Pop and Jazz legend Tony Bennett in Astoria, Queens on August 3, 1926.

Saturday, August 4

Sunday, August 5

Single tickets for the 2017 New York City Ballet Fall Season went on sale on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 12 noon.

The 2017 Ecuadorian Day Parade marched east on Northern Blvd. from 69th to 86th St in Jackson Heights, Queens on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at noon.

Monday, August 6

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

Tuesday, August 7

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

Celebrate the birthday of pop star Carlos Vives in Santa Marta, Colombia on August 7, 1961.

Wednesday, August 8

Thursday, August 9

Celebrate the birthday of pop star Juanes in Carolina del Príncipe, Antioquia, Colombia on August 9, 1972.

The 2017 Mundial de Tango (World Tango Championship) in Buenos Aires, Argentina was Thursday, August 10-23, 2017.

Friday, August 10

Celebrate Ecuadorian Independence Day from Spain on August 10, 1809.

Saturday, August 11

The 2017 Harlem Havana music and cultural festival was Saturday, August 12-23, 2017.

Sunday, August 12

The Dominican Day Parade on Sixth Avenue in Midtown is the second Sunday in August.

The 2017 Battery Dance Festival at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City was Sunday, August 13-18, 2017. Free

The first leg of the 2017 Spanish Super Cup was Sunday, August 13, 2017.

Monday, August 13

Tuesday, August 14

Wednesday, August 15

August 15 is Costa Rican Mother’s Day.

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

Thursday, August 16

Celebrate Dominican Restoration Day on August 16, 1863.

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

Friday, August 17

Friday, August 18, 2017 was the last day to register to vote in person or by mail in New York City.

Saturday, August 18

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

Spain’s 2017 La Liga season opened on Saturday, August 18, 2017.

Sunday, August 19

Monday, August 20

Celebrate the 2018 Muslim sacrifice feast Eid al-Adha at sunset.

Tuesday, August 21

Wednesday, August 22

Celebrate the Marion feast of the Queenship of Mary.on August 22.

Thursday, August 23

Friday, August 24

Saturday, August 25

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

Sunday, August 26

Monday, August 27

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

Tuesday, August 28

Wednesday, August 29

Thursday, August 30

The 74th Venice International Film Festival 2017 in Venice, Italy was August 30 – September 9, 2017.

Friday, August 31

The 2017 New York International Salsa Congress at the New York Marriott Marquis in Midtown, Manhattan was August 31 – September 3, 2017.

September calendar

 August Events

‘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

‘A Bronx Tale’ is an Italian musical with a Colombian choreographer

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

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.

Pachamama is Andean Earth Day

August 1

Ecuadorian Independence Day is August 10

Criollo rebels took Quito
August 10, 1809

74th Venice International Film Festival 2017 launches award winning films

Palazzo del Cinema
Lido island, Venice, Italy
August 30-September 9, 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

Harlem Havana 2017 celebrates Afro-Cuban music and culture

August 12-23, 2017

Eid al-Adha is the Muslim Sacrifice Feast

August 31, 2017

Bolivian Independence Day

Signing of Declaration of Independence
August 6, 1825

New York International Salsa Congress 2017

New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
Midtown, Manhattan
Pre-Events Friday-Thursday, August 25-31, 2017
Festival Thursday-Sunday, August 31 – September 3, 2017

Uruguayan Independence Day

Declaration of Independence from Brazil
August 25, 1825

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 2017 Launch

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

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 October 2018

New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey (Newark)

Major League Soccer
March – October

VolvoTango is an outdoor milonga with stunning views from river piers

April – November and warm winter days
Pier 45 at Christopher St, West Village
LIC Landing in Long Island City, Queens

Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico in the World Cup, USA no

October 2015 – November 2017
South America: Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Colombia
North America: Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama
Europe: France, Portugal, Spain
Playoffs: Peru, Honduras, Italy
Qualifiers end Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Atlético Madrid vs Real Madrid Peña Oficial Atlético de Madrid en New York

The Grafton
126 First Avenue
East Village, Manhattan
Saturday, November 18, 2017

New York Mets 2018 Season Opener

April – October
Citi Field Flushing Meadows – Corona Park, Queens
At the Cardinals
Thursday, March 29, 2018

New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx

Yankees at Yankee Stadium
April – September
Home Opener
Tampa Bay Rays
Monday, April 2, 2018

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

Shakespeare Statue
Saturdays June – September
Saturday, June 2, 2018

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

Roberto Clemente was the first great Latin Major League Baseball player

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

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


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

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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