August 2018 things to do in NYC

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.

SummerStage 2018 FREE concerts in NYC parks

City Parks Foundation Gala
Monday, June 18, 2018

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

Damrosch Park & Hearst Plaza
Lincoln Center
July 25 – August 12, 2018

Dominican Day Parade 2018 ¡ Quisqueya !

The most important community event for Dominicans living in the U.S.
Second Sunday in August
Sunday, August 12, 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

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

May – October
June 21 – September 10, 2017

Brasil Summerfest 2018 is the biggest Brazilian music festival outside Brazil

August 2018

August 2018 Calendar


Wednesday, August 1

The Locarno International Film Festival in Italian-speaking Locarno, Switzerland runs through August 11. It’s the big European art house cinema festival.

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.

NYC’s 1st International Puppet Fringe Festival is at The Clemente in Manhattan’s Lower East Side through August 12.

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 Tango Buenos Aires Festival & Dance World Cup (El Mundial de Tango) in Buenos Aires, Argentina runs through August 22.

It’s Dominican Day Parade Weekend!

Friday, August 10

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

Save the date for the Dominican Day Parade Gala at a location to be announced from 7 – 9 pm.

Colombian Pop superstar Shakira brings her “El Dorado World Tour” to Madison Square Garden in Chelsea, Manhattan at 7:30 pm.

Saturday, August 11

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

Sunday, August 12

Celebrate Dominican culture at the Dominican Day Parade on Sixth Avenue in Midtown. ¡ Quisqueya !

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.

Celebrate National Rum Day!

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

LAST CHANCE to see Being: New Photography 2018, a group exhibition with African, Brazilian, Italian, and Filipino artists at MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art, in Midtown, Manhattan from 10:30 am – 5:30 pm.

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.

Celebrate the birthday of Jewish – American pianist, composer, and conductor Leonard Bernstein, the composer of West Side Story, in Lawrence, Massachusetts on August 25, 1918.

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

Tango La Nacional is a little Buenos Aires in New York

NYC’s most Argentine milonga.
La Nacional
Chelsea, Manhattan
Thursday, March 22, 2018

New York Red Bulls vs Minnesota United at Red Bull Arena

Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ
Saturday, March 24, 2018

‘Hamilton’ is the most influential Broadway show of our generation

The playwright is a Puerto Rican New Yorker.
Richard Rodgers Theatre
226 West 46th St
between Seventh & Eighth Ave
Times Square / Theater District
Dark Mondays
Open-ended run

Atléti at Real Madrid (Madrid Derby) ~ Peña Oficial Atlético de Madrid NY

La Liga
Football Factory at Legends
Koreatown, Manhattan
Saturday, April 7, 2018

Celebrate Mother’s Day. We love you Mom!

Mother’s Day is celebrated on different dates around the world.
SPAIN, PORTUGAL, & CAPE VERDE Sunday, May 6, 2018
UNITED STATES Sunday, May 13, 2018
COSTA RICA Wednesday, August 15, 2018
ARGENTINA Sunday, October 21, 2018
PANAMA Saturday, December 8, 2018

La Marina Beach has Summer weekend dance parties on the Hudson River

La Marina
348 Dyckman St
at the Hudson River
Washington Heights, Manhattan

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

Shakira’s ‘El Dorado’ wins 2018 Grammy for “Best Latin Pop Album”

Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza
Front entrance Seventh Ave
at 32nd St, Chelsea, Manhattan
Friday, August 10, 2018
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Shakira February 2

‘La Frontera Encounters Along the Border’ crosses over the MAD Museum

A meditation of thoughtful jewelry inspired by the hope and pain spread along the 2,000 mile-long Mexican – American border.
Museum of Arts and Design
Midtown, Manhattan
Tuesday – Sunday
March 1 – September 23, 2018

Harlem Havana 2017 celebrates Afro-Cuban music and culture

August 12-23, 2017

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

VolvoTango is an outdoor milonga on city piers with stunning river views

April – November & warm days
Wednesdays & Sundays West Village
Thursdays Long Island City, Queens

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

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

2018 Dominican Day Parade Gala

Friday, August 10, 2018

Pachamama is Andean Earth Day

August 1

Celebrate Ecuadorian Independence Day

Criollo rebels took Quito
August 10, 1809

Assumption of Mary celebrates the Virgin’s journey into heaven

August 15

Celebrate Eid al-Adha, the Muslim Sacrifice Feast

August 31, 2017

Celebrate Bolivian Independence Day

Signing of Declaration of Independence
August 6, 1825

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 2017

Sixth Avenue
Sunday, August 13, 2017

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

74th Venice International Film Festival 2017 launches award winning films

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

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


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.

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.

September calendar



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