August things to do in NYC in 2018

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

US Open Tennis 2018 Nadal, Halep, Del Potro, Garcia, Fognini

Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, French, Italian, Romanian, Spanish players including the #1 men’s and women’s singles players.
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USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
August 27-September 9, 2018
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ROUND OF 16
Sunday – Monday
September 2 – 3, 2018
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QUARTER FINALS
Tuesday – Wednesday
September 4 – 5, 2018
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SEMI FINALS
Thursday – Friday
September 6 – 7, 2018
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FINALS
Saturday – Sunday
September 8 – 9, 2018

Battery Dance Festival 2018

ROBERT F. WAGNER JR. PARK, BATTERY PARK CITY & SCHIMMEL CENTER, FINANCIAL DISTRICT, Sun-Sat, August 12-18, 2018 ~ 25 companies from eight countries perform with the Statue of Liberty backstage. Includes African, French-Canadian, Italian, Jewish, Mexican and Spanish companies. FREE

SummerStage 2019 Free concerts in NYC Parks

June – September
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Central Park SummerStage
Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
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15-18 parks across NYC

La Casita Sings the Poetry and Music of Our Communities

LINCOLN CENTER & PREGONES THEATER, Sat-Sun, Aug 4-5, 2018 ~ La Casita gives voice to the poetry and music of our communities

Ecuadorian Independence Day

August 10, 1809 ~ Criollo rebels took over the capital Quito, marking the first step in Ecuadorian independence.
Saturday, August 10, 2019

Dominican Restoration Day

August 16, 1863 ~ El grito de Capotillo (the cry of Capotillo) launched the Dominican War of Restoration of independence from Spain.
Friday, August 16, 2019

Uruguayan Independence Day

August 25, 1825 ~ The Thirty-Three Orientals declared independence from Brazil.
CELEBRATE
Sunday, August 25, 2019

New York International Salsa Congress 2018

Marriott Marquis
Times Square Theater District, Manhattan
Thursday – Monday
August 30 – September 3, 2018

Afropunk, New York City’s most stylish music festival is about freedom

Commodore Barry Park
Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Saturday – Sunday
August 25 – 26, 2018

International Puppet Fringe Festival NYC

Costa Rican, French, French-Canadian & Puerto Rican puppetry
Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center
Lower East Side, Manhattan
Wednesday – Sunday
August 8 – 12, 2018

Ecuadorian Parade ~ Desfile Ecuatoriano de New York ~ Arts Fair

ECUADORIAN PARADE
Northern Blvd
69th St to 86th St
Jackson Heights, Queens
Sunday, August 5, 2018
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ECUADORIAN ARTS FAIR
Hall of Science
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
Sunday, August 12, 2018

Dominican Day Parade 2018 ¡ Quisqueya !

The most important Dominican community event in the U.S.
PARADE
Sixth Avenue
Second Sunday in August
Sunday, August 12, 2018

Brasil Summerfest 2018

A few legends and a new crop of the year’s best Brazilian music.
Multiple Venues in Manhattan & Brooklyn
July 29 – August 12, 2018

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2018 $28 lunches and $42 dinners

Brazilian, Cuban, French, Italian, Mexican & Spanish prix-fixe lunches and dinners.
RESERVATIONS
Monday, July 9, 2018
DINING
July 23 – August 17, 2018

SummerStage 2018 FREE concerts in NYC parks

JUNE – SEPTEMBER
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Central Park SummerStage
Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
Parks across NYC

Eid al-Adha 2019

August 10 – 11, 2019
Sundown Saturday-Sunday
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The most important Muslim holiday marks the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage
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“Eid Mubarak”


August 2018 Calendar



 

Wednesday, August 1

The 2018 Locarno International Film Festival in Italian-speaking Locarno, Switzerland runs through August 11. It’s the big European art house cinema festival.

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

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (West 10th St) in Manhattan’s West Village in the late afternoon. Confirm the time at volvotango.com.

Gerardo Contino y los Habaneros play Madison Square Park in Manhattan’s Flatiron District from 6 – 8 pm. FREE

BRASIL SUMMERFEST
Brazilian Samba legend Seu Jorge plays the Blue Note in Greenwich Village, Manhattan with shows at 8 pm & 10:30 pm. $55 – $85

BRASIL SUMMERFEST
Miguel Faria Jr’s 2015 documentary about the legendary Brazilian singer-songwriter Chico Buarque is screening at Symphony Space in Manhattan’s Upper West Side at 8 pm. $15


Thursday, August 2

The 2018 Dominican Day Parade Kickoff Celebration is at the United Palace Theater in Washington Heights from 6 – 8 pm.

BRASIL SUMMERFEST
Negro Leo plays Brazilian tropicalismo Jazz at the David Rubenstein Atrium in Lincoln Center at 7 pm. FREE

The New York Mets play the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens at 7:10 pm. From $19

BRASIL SUMMERFEST
Brazilian Samba legend Seu Jorge plays the Blue Note in Greenwich Village, Manhattan with shows at 8 pm & 10:30 pm. $55 – $85

Dance Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional at La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan. Beginner lesson at 7 pm. Intermediate lesson at 8 pm. Dancing from 9:30 pm – 2 am. $15


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.

Dominican film ‘Cocote’ opens at IFC Center in Manhattan’s West Village.

The New York Mets play the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens at 7:10 pm. It’s Free Shirt Friday. From $23

LAST CHANCE THIS SEASON to see Repertorio Español perform new Cuban drama Exquisita Agonía at its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 8 pm. $17 – $72

The 2018 Ecuadorian Parade Gala presents parade honorees at Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens on Friday, August 3, 2018 from 8 pm – 2 am.

BRASIL SUMMERFEST
Brazilian Samba legend Seu Jorge plays the Blue Note in Greenwich Village, Manhattan with shows at 8 pm & 10:30 pm. $55 – $85

BRASIL SUMMERFEST
Bruno Capinan (electro-samba), Maglore (psychedelic indie rock) and Criolina (reggae) play Nublu in Manhattan’s East Village at 9 pm. $15


Saturday, August 4

LINCOLN CENTER OUT OF DOORS
La Casita
festival of community poetry and music is in Hearst Plaza at Lincoln Center at 12 noon. FREE

Help the Dominican Day Parade set the Guinness World Record for most Merengue dancers in one place at the Fort Washington Armory in Washington Heights, Manhattan. Rehearsal at 1 pm. Dance at 5:45 pm.

BRASIL SUMMERFEST
Tiê and Rubel play Brazilian Pop and Indie Folk at Le Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village, Manhattan at 6 pm. $20

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

The New York Mets play the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens at 7:10 pm. It’s Marvel presents the Noah Syndergaard as Thor Bobblehead night. From $26

NYCFC plays Major League Soccer against the Vancouver Whitecaps at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 8 pm. From $30

BRASIL SUMMERFEST
Brazilian Samba legend Seu Jorge plays the Blue Note in Greenwich Village, Manhattan with shows at 8 pm & 10:30 pm. $55 – $85


Sunday, August 5

Single tickets for the 2018 New York City Ballet Fall Season go on sale at 12 noon.

LINCOLN CENTER OUT OF DOORS
La Casita
festival of community poetry and music is at Pregones Theater in Concourse, The Bronx at 12 noon. FREE

The 2018 Ecuadorian Parade marches on Northern Blvd. from 69th to 86th St in Jackson Heights, Queens from 11 am – 4 pm.

BRASIL SUMMERFEST
Brazilian journalist Mila Burns discusses the intersection of culture, social justice and resistance with Women’s March founders Ginny Suss and Paola Mendoza, and Brazilian music producer Béco Dranoff at Central Park SummerStage at 1 pm. FREE with RSVP@CityParksFoundation.org

SUMMERSTAGE
BRASIL SUMMERFEST
BaianaSystem, Hamilton de Holanda and Xênia França play Brazilian music from Bahia and Rio at Central Park SummerStage (Rumsey Playfield) at 2 pm. FREE

The New York Mets play the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens at 7:10 pm. It’s Topps National Baseball Card Day Pack day. From $23

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (West 10th St) in Manhattan’s West Village in the late afternoon. Confirm the time at volvotango.com.

The New York Red Bulls play Los Angeles FC at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey (Newark) at 6 pm. From $35

BRASIL SUMMERFEST
Brazilian Samba legend Seu Jorge plays the Blue Note in Greenwich Village, Manhattan with shows at 8 pm & 10:30 pm. $55 – $85



Monday, August 6

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

BRASIL SUMMERFEST
Brazilian Bandolin virtuoso Hamilton De Holanda gives a music creativity workshop at The New School in Greenwich Village, Manhattan on Monday, August 6, 2018 at 6 pm. $40

The New York Mets play the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens at 7:10 pm. From $19


Tuesday, 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.

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

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga at Long Island City Landing in Long Island City, Queens in the late afternoon. Confirm the time at volvotango.com. Take the East River ferry to Hunters Point South from East 34th St, Wall St, or Brooklyn ferry stops. $10 suggested donation.

Celebrate National Night Out and get to know the NYPD in your neighborhood.

BRASIL SUMMERFEST
Xênia França sings Afro-Brazilian pop at NaturaBrasil in Nolita, Manhattan at 7 pm. FREE with rsvp

The New York Mets play the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens at 7:10 pm. From $19

Watch Real Madrid vs Roma, an International Champions Cup exhibition, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey at 8 pm.

Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros play a Cuba Caliente party at The Django in Tribeca, Manhattan at 8:30 pm.


Wednesday, August 8

The New York Mets play the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens at 12:10 pm. From $19

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (West 10th St) in Manhattan’s West Village in the late afternoon. Confirm the time at volvotango.com.

BRASIL SUMMERFEST
Nation Beat plays Maracatu-influenced Choro and Forró at the Brooklyn Public Library in Prospect Park at 6:30 pm. FREE

The 1st International Puppet Fringe Festival opens with a Puppet Parade, Red Carpet, and performance of Sueño (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) in La Plaza at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center in Manhattan’s Lower East Side at 7 pm. FREE with registration

BRASIL SUMMERFEST
Brazilian Samba legend Seu Jorge plays the Blue Note in Greenwich Village, Manhattan with shows at 8 pm & 10:30 pm. $55 – $85


Thursday, August 9

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

The 2018 Tango Buenos Aires Festival & Dance World Cup (El Mundial de Tango) in Buenos Aires, Argentina runs for two weeks through Saturday, August 22.

SUMMERSTAGE
Celebrate Wild Style’s 35th Anniversary at a screening with original cast members and special guests at the East River Park Bandshell where the film’s climactic scene was shot in Manhattan’s Lower East Side from 6 – 10 pm. FREE

INTERNATIONAL PUPPET FRINGE FESTIVAL NYC
The Festival continues with French and French – Canadian puppet shows at 6 pm and a presentation of Teatro SEA’s Sueño at 8 pm at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Through Sunday.

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

Román Díaz and Rumba Habanera play Cuban rumba at Zinc Bar in Greenwich Village, Manhattan at 8 pm.

BRASIL SUMMERFEST
Brazilian Samba legend Seu Jorge plays the Blue Note in Greenwich Village, Manhattan with shows at 8 pm & 10:30 pm. $55 – $85

Dance Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional at La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan. Beginner lesson at 7 pm. Intermediate lesson at 8 pm. Dancing from 9:30 pm – 2 am. $15

The Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet plays Argentine Tango Jazz at Terraza 7 in Elmhurst/Jackson Heights, Queens at 9:30 pm. No cover, but $10 upstairs by the stage.


It’s Dominican Day Parade Weekend!

Friday, August 10

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

Spike Lee’s excellent comedy BlacKkKlansman opens citywide.

INTERNATIONAL PUPPET FRINGE FESTIVAL NYC
The Festival continues with French, French-Canadian and Puerto Rican puppet shows, Teatro SEA’s Sueño, puppet films and a late night puppet cabaret at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center in Manhattan’s Lower East Side from 6 – 10:30 pm. Through Sunday.

BRASIL SUMMERFEST
Rodrigo Amarante & Ava Rocha play National Sawdust in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at 7 pm & 10 pm. $20

The Dominican Day Parade Gala is at Terrace in the Park in Flushing Meadows Corona Park from 7 – 9 pm. From $350

The New York Yankees play the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 7:05 pm. From $15

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

Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros play a Habana Nights party at the Highline Ballroom in Chelsea, Manhattan at 8 pm. $12. Ladies FREE

The Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet plays Argentine Tango Jazz at Barbès in Park Slope, Brooklyn at 8 pm. $10 donation.

Repertorio Español presents Spanish Golden Age comedy Valor, Agravio y Mujer in Spanish at its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 8 pm. $17 – $68

BRASIL SUMMERFEST
Brazilian Samba legend Seu Jorge plays the Blue Note in Greenwich Village, Manhattan with shows at 8 pm & 10:30 pm. $55 – $85


Saturday, August 11

INTERNATIONAL PUPPET FRINGE FESTIVAL NYC
The Festival continues with Costa Rican, French and Puerto Rican puppet shows, Teatro SEA’s Sueño, puppet films and a late night puppet cabaret at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center in Manhattan’s Lower East Side starting between 11 am and 11 pm. Through Sunday.

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

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

The 2018 Battery Dance Festival opens with a screening of Moving Stories at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City from 8 – 9:30 pm. FREE. The Festival continues there and at Schimmel Center through Saturday, August 18. FREE

Repertorio Español presents Colombian drama El coronel no tiene quien le escriba at 8 pm. $17 – $72

BRASIL SUMMERFEST
Brazilian Samba legend Seu Jorge plays the Blue Note in Greenwich Village, Manhattan with shows at 8 pm & 10:30 pm. $55 – $85

Dance Argentine Tango at the NYC All Night Milonga at Stepping Out Studios in NoMad, Manhattan. Beginner and Intermediate lessons at 9 pm. Dancing from 10 pm – 5 am. $18

BRASIL SUMMERFEST
Jair Oliveira plays Brazilian jazz at the Blue Note in Greenwich Village on Friday and Saturday, August 10 – 11, 2018 at 12:30 am. $15


Sunday, August 12

The 6th annual Ecuadorian Arts Fair is behind the Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens on Sunday, August 12, 2018 from 11 am – 4 pm. FREE

INTERNATIONAL PUPPET FRINGE FESTIVAL NYC
The Festival closes with Costa Rican, French-Canadian and Puerto Rican puppet shows, Teatro SEA’s Sueño and puppet films at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center in Manhattan’s Lower East Side starting between 11 am and 8 pm.

The Dominican Day Parade marches up Sixth Avenue from 35th St to 56th St in Midtown, Manhattan from 12 noon to 3 or 4 pm. ¡ Quisqueya !

Asia Meets Latin America in a global music mashup for kids with Elena Moon Park and Sonia de los Santos at Flushing Town Hall in Flushing, Queens at 1 pm. $14 ($8 children)

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

BRASIL SUMMERFEST
The Saravá, Wild Carnival! Brasil Summerfest closing party is at House of Yes in Bushwick, Brooklyn from 3 pm – 9 pm. $15 – $25. Saravá vocé (Good luck to you).

Repertorio Español presents Colombian drama El coronel no tiene quien le escriba at 3 pm. $17 – $72

Watch the Spanish Super Cup, Barcelona vs Sevilla, with the Penya FC Barcelona supporters club at Smithfield Hall in Chelsea, Manhattan at 4 pm ET.

Jerry Rivera / Nuyorican Poets Cafe: La Bruja and Chembo Corniel play a SummerStage concert at East River Park in Manhattan’s Lower East Side from 4 – 7 pm. FREE

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (West 10th St) in Manhattan’s West Village in the late afternoon. Confirm the time at volvotango.com.

BRASIL SUMMERFEST
LAST CHANCE to see Brazilian Samba legend Seu Jorge at the Blue Note in Greenwich Village, Manhattan with shows at 8 pm & 10:30 pm. $55 – $85



Monday, August 13

White | Black, an exhibition of work by top artists including Miquel Barceló (Spanish), Louise Bourgeois (French), Jean Dubuffet (French) and others opens at Acquavella Gallery in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. On view, Monday – Friday through September 28.


Tuesday, August 14

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga at Long Island City Landing in Long Island City, Queens in the late afternoon. Confirm the time at volvotango.com. Take the East River ferry to Hunters Point South from East 34th St, Wall St, or Brooklyn ferry stops. $10 suggested donation.

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


Wednesday, August 15

Celebrate Costa Rican Mother’s Day.

Celebrate the feast of the Assumption of Mary, a public holiday in Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, France, Haiti, Italy, Paraguay, Portugal, Romania and Spain.

Broadway Week Summer 2018 tickets go on sale.

Watch FC Barcelona play Boca Juniors (Buenos Aires, Argentina) for the Joan Gamper Trophy with Penya FC Barcelona NYC at Smithfield Hall in Chelsea, Manhattan at 12:15 pm ET. FREE

CIELO (Heaven), a film about the heavens over Chile’s Atacama Desert, opens at Film Forum in Hudson Square (West SoHo), Manhattan. Through Tuesday, August 21. $9 – $15

Watch the 2018 UEFA Super Cup Real Madrid vs Atlético Madrid at 3 pm ET.

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (West 10th St) in Manhattan’s West Village in the late afternoon. Confirm the time at volvotango.com.

New York-based Colombian band MAKU Soundsystem plays Summer Nights concert at Madison Square Park from 6 – 8 pm. FREE

The New York Yankees play the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 7:05 pm. From $19


Thursday, 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!

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

Fritz St. Jean: Narrating the Haitian Story, an exhibition of paintings by the Haitian artist has an opening reception at First Street Gallery in Chelsea, Manhattan from 6 – 8 pm. FREE. The exhibition is on view Tuesday – Saturday through August 29, 2018.

Dance Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional at La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan. Beginner lesson at 7 pm. Intermediate lesson at 8 pm. Dancing from 9:30 pm – 2 am. $15


Friday, August 17

LAST CHANCE to enjoy NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2018 Brazilian, Cuban, French, Italian, Mexican, Peruvian or Spanish two-course lunches for $26 and three-course dinners for $42.

Spain’s 2017-2018 La Liga soccer season opens with Girona vs Real Valladolid at Estadi Municipal de Montilivi in Girona, Spain at 2:15 pm ET.

The New York Yankees play the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 7:05 pm. From $17

Puerto Rican reggaeton singer Bad Bunny plays Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey at 8 pm.

Repertorio Español presents Colombian drama El coronel no tiene quien le escriba at 8 pm. $17 – $72


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.

The New York Yankees play the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 1:05 pm. From $20

Watch FC Barcelona open its La Liga season at home against Deportivo Alavés with Penya FC Barcelona NYC at Smithfield Hall in Chelsea, Manhattan on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 4:15 pm ET. FREE

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

Repertorio Español presents Spanish comedy El Credito in Spanish at its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 8 pm. $17 – $66


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.

The New York Yankees play the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 1:05 pm. From $18

Repertorio Español presents Colombian drama El coronel no tiene quien le escriba at 3 pm. $17 – $72

Watch Real Madrid’s La Liga season opener against Getafe with Peña Madridista NYC at Playwright Irish Pub in Manhattan’s Garment District at 4:15 pm ET. FREE

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (West 10th St) in Manhattan’s West Village in the late afternoon. Confirm the time at volvotango.com. $10 donation

Las vacaciones de los reyes, the new show by Dominican comics Raymond Pozo and Miguel Céspedes (La casa de veraneo) premieres on TV Dominicana (in NYC: Spectrum 872, Verizon FIOS 1506, Optimum 1029) at 9 pm.



Monday, August 20

The 2018 US Open Tennis Championships draw is today.

Watch Atlético Madrid start its La Liga season at Valencia with Peña Oficial Atlético de Madrid at The Football Factory at Legends in Koreatown, Manhattan at 2 pm. FREE

The New York Mets play the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens at 7:10 pm. From $19

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

The 2018 MTV VMAs are at Radio City Music Hall in Midtown, Manhattan at 9 pm, after the red carpet at 8 pm.


Tuesday, August 21

LAST CHANCE to see CIELO (Heaven), a documentary about the heavens over Chile’s Atacama Desert, at Film Forum in Hudson Square (West SoHo), Manhattan. $9 – $15

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga at Long Island City Landing in Long Island City, Queens in the late afternoon. Confirm the time at volvotango.com. Take the East River ferry to Hunters Point South from East 34th St, Wall St, or Brooklyn ferry stops. $10 suggested donation.

The New York Mets play the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens at 7:10 pm. From $19

Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros play a Cuba Caliente party at The Django in Tribeca, Manhattan at 8:30 pm.


Wednesday, August 22

Celebrate the Queenship of Mary, a Catholic Marian feast that celebrates the female aspect of God, on August 22.

HBO’s New York Latino Film Festival runs through Sunday.

The New York Yankees and New York Mets released their 2019 schedules.

SUMMERSTAGE
Cuban – American Adam O’Farrill and Immanuel Wilkins play a family jazz party at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, Manhattan from 2 – 3 pm. FREE

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (West 10th St) in Manhattan’s West Village in the late afternoon. Confirm the time at volvotango.com.

NYCFC plays a New York Derby against the New York Red Bulls at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 7 pm. From $35. Borough Patch giveaway to first 10,000 fans.

The New York Mets play the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens at 7:10 pm. From $19


Thursday, 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.

The New York Mets play the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens at 1:10 pm. From $19

Gerardo Contino y los Habaneros, NYC’s best Cuban dance band, play Live at The Archway in DUMBO, Brooklyn on August 23 at 6 pm. FREE

The Soukous All Stars play the Congolese popular dance music that was influenced by the African rhythms of Cuban son at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. FREE

Alejandro Fernandez & Los Tigres del Norte bring their Rompiendo Fronteras Tour of Mexican pop and norteño music to Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey at 8 pm. From $44

Dance Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional at La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan. Beginner lesson at 7 pm. Intermediate lesson at 8 pm. Dancing from 9:30 pm – 2 am. $15


Friday, August 24

The New York Mets play the Washington Nationals at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens at 7:10 pm. It’s Free Shirt Friday. From $23

Mexican–Afro–French–Creole–American percussionist Sheila E plays Sony Hall in the Times Square Theater District at 8 pm. $55 – $95

Argentine pop duo Pimpinela bring their Tour Hermanos to the Beacon Theater in Manhattan’s Upper West Side at 8 pm. From $76

Repertorio Español presents Spanish Golden Age comedy Valor, Agravio y Mujer in Spanish at its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 8 pm. $17 – $68


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.

The Afropunk music festival is at Commodore Barry Park in Fort Greene, Brooklyn from 12 noon – 10 pm.

The New York Mets play the Washington Nationals at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens at 4:05 pm. It’s Jay Bruce Bobblehead day. From $24

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

Repertorio Español presents Saulo García’s Colombian stand-up comedy Sin Wifi Tambíen Se Vive in Spanish at its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 8 pm. $17 – $72

Dance Argentine Tango at the NYC All Night Milonga at Stepping Out Studios in NoMad, Manhattan. Beginner and Intermediate lessons at 9 pm. Dancing from 10 pm – 5 am. $18

The Afropunk After Dark party is at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 11 pm.


Sunday, August 26

The Afropunk music festival is at Commodore Barry Park in Fort Greene, Brooklyn from 12 noon – 10 pm.

Puerto Rican jazz and salsa legend Eddie Palmieri and salsa singer Tony Vega play Central Park SummerStage from 6 – 10 pm. Doors at 5 pm. FREE

The New York Mets play the Washington Nationals at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens at 1:10 pm. It’s Lunch Bag day. From $24

Repertorio Español presents Saulo García’s Colombian stand-up comedy Sin Wifi Tambíen Se Vive in Spanish at its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 3 pm. $17 – $66

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (West 10th St) in Manhattan’s West Village in the late afternoon. Confirm the time at volvotango.com.

The New York Red Bulls play DC United at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey (Newark) at 7 pm. It’s Fireworks Night. From $35

Brazilian R&B band Liniker e os Caramelos plays Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan’s Lower East Side at 9 pm. $15 – $18



Monday, August 27

The 2018 US Open Tennis Championships open with Men’s and Women’s Round 1 matches at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens at 11 am and 7 pm.

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

Puerto Rican Latin jazz legend Eddie Palmieri tributes McCoy Tyner at the Blue Note in Greenwich Village, Manhattan on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 8 pm & 10:30 pm. From $30


Tuesday, August 28

Remember Emmett Till, August 28, 1955. Never Forget.

The 2018 US Open Tennis Championships continue with Men’s and Women’s Round 1 matches at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens at 11 am and 7 pm.

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga at Long Island City Landing in Long Island City, Queens in the late afternoon. Confirm the time at volvotango.com. Take the East River ferry to Hunters Point South from East 34th St, Wall St, or Brooklyn ferry stops. $10 suggested donation.

Bryant Park presents New York City Opera in the park with excerpts from Robert Ward’s American opera The Crucible at Bryant Park in Midtown, Manhattan from 6 – 7 pm. FREE

The New York Yankees play the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 7:05 pm. From $20


Wednesday, August 29

The 2018 Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy runs for eleven days through Saturday, September 8.

The 2018 US Open Tennis Championships continue with Men’s and Women’s Round 2 matches at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens at 11 am and 7 pm.

LAST CHANCE to see Fritz St. Jean: Narrating the Haitian Story, an exhibition of paintings by the Haitian artist at First Street Gallery in Chelsea, Manhattan from 11 am – 6 pm. FREE.

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (West 10th St) in Manhattan’s West Village in the late afternoon. Confirm the time at volvotango.com.

The New York Red Bulls play the Houston Dynamo at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey (Newark) at 7 pm. From $33

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


Thursday, August 30

The UEFA Champions League draw is today.

The 2018 US Open Tennis Championships continue with Men’s and Women’s Round 2 matches at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens at 11 am and 7 pm.

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

Soy Caribeña!: Womxn’s Voices of the Caribbean featuring Krudas Cubensi + Carolina Camacho play Cuban hip-hop and Dominican folk-jazz at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. FREE

French pop violinist Jean-Luc Ponty & The Atlantic Years Band play Sony Hall in the Times Square Theater District at 8 pm. $45 – $85

Dance Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional at La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan. Beginner lesson at 7 pm. Intermediate lesson at 8 pm. Dancing from 9:30 pm – 2 am. $15

The New York International Salsa Congress opens with a Salsa Sounds of the 80’s Dance Party at the New York Marriott Marquis in Midtown, Manhattan from 11 pm – 4 am. $20


Friday, August 31

It’s Labor Day Weekend!

The 2018 US Open Tennis Championships continue with Men’s and Women’s Round 3 matches at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens at 11 am and 7 pm.

Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection includes Mexican artists at the Brooklyn Museum in Prospect Park, Brooklyn from 11 am – 6 pm. On view Wednesday – Sunday through March 31, 2019.

The New York Yankees play the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 7:05 pm. From $15

Mexican rockers Molotov play Sony Hall in the Times Square Theater District at 7:30 pm. $45 – $85

Italian – Spanish pop diva Laura Pausini is touring her new Fatti sentire | Hazte sentir album at Radio City Music Hall in Midtown, Manhattan at 8:30 pm. $65 – $185

The New Swing Sextet plays a dance party for the New York International Salsa Congress at the New York Marriott Marquis in Midtown, Manhattan from 11 pm – 4 am. $40

September calendar


 August 2018 Events



NYCFC ~ New York City Football Club

YANKEE STADIUM, CONCOURSE, THE BRONX, Around January 3, 2019 ~ 2019 season announcement ~
Argentine, Costa Rican, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Spanish and Venezuelan players

VolvoTango outdoor milonga, tango on Pier 45

Warm weather Wednesdays & Sundays
April – mid-November
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Pier 45
West Village, Manhattan
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Roofed open-air Argentine Tango dancing with romantic river views

Salsa Saturdays at La Marqueta keep Old School Salsa Alive in El Barrio

LA MARQUETA, EAST HARLEM, Saturdays, May-October ~ Old timers dance old school Salsa (mostly on1) at a street party with music and food. ¡Vamos a gozar! FREE

National Rum Day

AUGUST 16 (2019, Fri) ~ Enjoy the spirit of the Caribbean

Roberto Clemente was the first great Latin Major League Baseball player

AUGUST 18, 1934 ~ Roberto Clemente was born in Barrio San Antón, Carolina, Puerto Rico

Laura Pausini “Hazte Sentir” Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

November 15, 2018
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“Hazte Sentir” wins “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album” Latin Grammy
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August 31, 2018
Radio City Music Hall
Midtown, Manhattan
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March 16, 2018
‘Fatti sentire | Hazte sentir’ album

Rafael Nadal (#1) falls to Del Potro at US Open

World #1
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US OPEN
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
August 27-September 9, 2018
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R1 David Ferrer: 6-3, 3-4 retired
R2 Vasek Pospisil: 6-3, 6-4, 6-2
R3 Karen Khachanov (#27) 5-7, 7-5, 7 (9) – 6 (7), 7 (7) – 6 (3)
R16 Nikoloz Basilashvili
SF Del Potro

New York Yankees 2018 reached the American League Division Series

Yankees 1 – 3 Boston Red Sox
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1) Red Sox 4 – 5
2) Yankees 6 – 2
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3) Red Sox 16 – 1
4) Red Sox 4 – 1
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Cuban, Dominican, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Puerto Rican & Venezuelan players

Venice Film Festival 2018 launches award-winning films

One of the big 3 European film festivals is known for launching films that win Academy Awards.
Lido di Venezia in Venice, Italy
August 29-September 8, 2018

Do the Central Park Tango

Saturdays, June – September
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Shakespeare Statue
(south end of the Mall)
Central Park, Manhattan
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All ages and levels watch, dance or take an Argentine Tango lesson
FREE

Celebrate the Assumption of Mary, her Catholic heavenly birthday

Feast Day August 15
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Honor Pachamama, the Andean Mother Earth Goddess

August 1 starts the coldest month in the southern Andes. We honor Pachamama to bring a good harvest.
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Tony Bennett’s new album “Love is Here to Stay”‘ with Diana Krall

Tony Bennett & Diana Krall
“Love is Here to Stay”
RELEASE
Friday, September 14, 2018

Broadway Week Summer 2018

TICKETS NOW ON SALE
SHOWS
September 3 – 16, 2018

Luis Fonsi’s ‘Échame la Culpa’ nominated for “Best Latin” at MTV VMAs 2018

I don’t know why he’s asking. I always get blamed.
Radio City Music Hall
Midtown, Manhattan
Monday, August 20, 2018

Shakira’s ‘Chantaje’ nominated for “Best Latin” at MTV VMAs 2018

Shakira knows how to blackmail.
Radio City Music Hall
Midtown, Manhattan
Monday, August 20, 2018

Gerardo Contino plays a FREE show at The Archway in DUMBO Brooklyn

NYC’s best Cuban dance band.
The Archway
DUMBO, Brooklyn
Thursday, August 23, 2018

La Marina Beach is a great Washington Heights Party on the River

La Marina
Washington Heights, Manhattan
May – September
Sunset Salsa
Thursday, August 9, 2018

Dominican Day Parade 2018 Gala

Dance the night away with Dominican community leaders.
Terrace on the Park
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
Friday, August 10, 2018

Dominican Day Parade 2018 Launch

United Palace
Washington Heights, Manhattan
Thursday, August 2, 2018

‘Cocote’ is a Dominican film that questions family, tradition and faith

Winner of “Best Film” at Switzerland’s 2017 Locarno International Film Festival.
IFC Center
West Village, Manhattan
August 3 – 9, 2018

‘Exquisita Agonía’ new Cuban drama at Repertorio Español

Written by Nilo Cruz
Directed by José Zayas
Starring Hannia Guillen & Germán Jaramillo
Love story about a middle-aged woman’s obsessive quest to find love in a young man who is transformed by the gift of life when he gets a new heart.
REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL
Kips Bay, Manhattan
CLOSING NIGHT
Friday, August 3, 2018

New York Mets vs Miami Marlins, MLB Baseball at Citi Field

LAST GAMES OF SEASON
September 28 – 30, 2018
Friday – Sunday
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March – September
Major League Baseball
Citi Field in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
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Cuban, Dominican, Italian, Mexican & Venezuelan players

Dominican Day Parade 2017 Launch

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


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