August 2017 Calendar of Latin Things to do in NYC

Latin things to do in NYC in August include the Dominican Day Parade, Queens Ecuadorian Parade, Brasil Summerfest, New York International Salsa Congress, NYC Restaurant Week, US Open. It’s Salsa month in the Bronx.

Brasil Summerfest, the world’s largest Brazilian music festival outside of Brazil, was Aug 2-6, 2016.

Fri, August 4

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

Sat, August 5

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

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

Tue, August 8

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

Wed, August 9

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

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

Thu, August 10

Celebrate Ecuadorian Independence Day from Spain in 1809.

Fri, August 11

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

Sat, August 12

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

Gloria Trevi, the Madonna of Mexico, plays Madison Square Garden in Chelsea at 8pm.

Sun, August 13

It’s the Dominican Day Parade

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

Mon, August 14

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

Tue, August 15

Celebrate Costa Rican Mother’s Day.

Celebrate the Christian holiday of the Assumption of Mary.

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

Wed, August 16

Celebrate Dominican Restoration Day!

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

Thu, August 17

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

Fri, August 18

Celebrate the birthday of Roberto Clemente, the first Latin American and Caribbean baseball Hall of Famer and humanitarian, in Barrio San Antón in Carolina, Puerto Rico in 1934.

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

Sat, August 19

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

Sun, August 20

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

Mon, August 21

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

Tue, August 22

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

Wed, August 23

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

Thu, August 24

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

Fri, August 25

Celebrate Uruguayan Independence Day from Spain in 1825.

Sat, August 26

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

Mon, August 28

The 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 Flushing, Queens at 7pm.

Tue, August 29

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

Wed, August 30

South American teams play 2018 World Cup Qualifiers.

Watch Uruguay vs Argentina, a 2018 World Cup qualifier.

Thu, August 31

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

September 2017 Calendar of Latin things to do in NYC

New York Red Bulls are always top finishers

5-2-6 in 5th place, 9 points behind. New England Revolution visits Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, Saturday, May 27, 2017

New York Yankees are in 1st place

25-16 in 1st place. The Kansas City Royals visit Yankee Stadium, Mon-Thu, May 22-25, 2017

SummerStage 2017 presents free concerts of great Latin artists in NYC parks

Free concerts of Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Cuban, French, Italian, Jewish, Mexican, Portuguese, Puerto Rican, and Venezuelan music and dance at NYC parks in all five boroughs June 21 – August 25, 2017

Dominican Day Parade

Save the date for one of NYC’s great street parties Aug 13, 2017.

Repertorio Español, Off-Broadway Repertory in Spanish

This week Repertorio brings back Argentine comedy La Fiaca. It also presents Dominican plays En el Tiempo de las Mariposas and En el Nombre del Salóme, and Spanish plays La Casa de Bernarda Alba and El Quijote, Tuesday-Sunday, May 23-28, 2017.

New York Mets gotta believe

18-24 in 3rd place, 7.5 games behind. San Diego Padres visit Citi Field in Queens, Tuesday-Thursday, May 23-25, 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.

Tango La Nacional celebrates its 19th anniversary with champions of Buenos Aires

Former New Yorkers Daniela Pucci and Luis Bianchi teach and perform Thu, May 11, 2017

Carol Rama made Ugly Beautiful

Antibodies, the first New York museum survey of the Italian artist’s work and the largest presentation of her work in the U.S., is at the New Museum in the Lower East Side, Apr 26 – Sep 10, 2017

A Bronx Tale

Chazz Palminteri’s Italian-American coming-of-age gangster story at the Longacre Theatre has choreography by Tony-nominated Colombian dancer Sergio Trujillo.

Argentina is #1 in the world

Watch the Brazil vs Argentina international “friendly,” Fri, Jun 9, 2017

On Your Feet! is an inspiring musical (Review)

Emilio and Gloria Estefan’s Cuban-American success story, with Colombian choreographer Sergio Trujillo, plays the Marquis Theatre in Times Square through Jan 14, 2018

Hamilton is the most influential Broadway show of our generation

The show, written by Puerto Rican New Yorker Lin-Manuel Miranda, is at Richard Rodgers Theatre in Times Square

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

Film Society of Lincoln Center

America’s leading film presenter screens great American and international movies every day.

American Museum of Natural History

The world’s largest natural history museum with over 33 million specimens, some of which are displayed in 45 exhibition halls, along with a planetarium and a library.

Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim

Examines the modern permanent collection through the eyes of key patrons who created the museum, Feb 10 – Sep 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

It’s NYC Restaurant Week

Reservations open Jan 9 for prix fixe lunches and dinners at some of NYC’s best restaurants Jan 23 – Feb 10, 2017. If you miss out, you will have to wait until Jul/Aug.

Ecuadorian Independence Day

Ecuadorians celebrate independence from Spain on August 10. On this day in 1809, Criollo rebels took over the Ecuadorian capital Quito.

Dominican Day Parade Gala

Support the Dominican Day Parade in its mission to provide scholarships to promising Dominican-American students. Music and dancing with Fernando Villalona & Orchestra at Terrace on the Park on Friday, August 12, 2016 at 7pm.

Uruguayan Independence Day

Uruguayan New Yorkers celebrate Uruguayan Independence Day on August 25.

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 2016 Launch

The Dominican Day Parade 2016 Launch was hosted by Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer at the United Palace in Washington Heights August 9, 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

This exhibition of 150 objects from Central America at the National Museum of the American Indian has been extended through December 2017

¡Cuba!

An exhibition about the diverse natural environment of Cuba at the American Museum of Natural History Nov 21, 2016 – Aug 13, 2017

Django Reinhardt NY Festival

This unstoppable tribute to the French-Gypsy guitar legend continues at Birdland in August and November. Next visit is November 15-20, 2016.

Latin Talent in the MTV Music Video Awards

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

Harlem Havana

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