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

JUNE – SEPTEMBER
Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series
Monday, June 11, 2018

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

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

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

OUTDOOR PERFORMANCES
Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park
Battery Park City, Manhattan
August 12 – 17, 2018
CLOSING PERFORMANCE
Schimmel Center
Financial District, Manhattan
Saturday, August 18, 2018

Uruguayan Independence Day

Declaration of Independence from Brazil
August 25, 1825
Saturday, August 25, 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

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)

Brasil Summerfest 2018 is the biggest Brazilian music festival outside Brazil

August 2018


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.

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. Time TBD


Thursday, August 2

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

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.

Dance Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional at La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan. Beginner lesson at 7 pm. (Mention New York Latin Culture Magazine to Juan Pablo for something special). 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.

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

Dance Argentine Tango at Milonga on the Hudson at the Hudson Dance Studio in Edgewater, New Jersey from 9:30 pm – 12 midnight. $15


Saturday, August 4

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.

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

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


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.

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.



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.

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


Wednesday, August 8

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.


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.

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.

Dance Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional at La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan. Beginner lesson at 7 pm. (Mention New York Latin Culture Magazine to Juan Pablo for something special). Intermediate lesson at 8 pm. Dancing from 9:30 pm – 2 am. $15


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.

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.


Sunday, August 12

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

The 2018 Battery Dance Festival at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City and Schimmel Center through Saturday, August 18. Free

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

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.



Monday, August 13


Tuesday, August 14


Wednesday, August 15

Celebrate Costa Rican Mother’s Day.

Celebrate the Marion feast of the Assumption of Mary.

2018 NYC Broadway Week Summer tickets go on sale.

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.


Thursday, August 16

Celebrate Dominican Restoration Day on August 16, 1863.

Celebrate National Rum Day!

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.

Dance Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional at La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan. Beginner lesson at 7 pm. (Mention New York Latin Culture Magazine to Juan Pablo for something special). Intermediate lesson at 8 pm. Dancing from 9:30 pm – 2 am. $15


Friday, August 17

Dance Argentine Tango at Milonga on the Hudson at the Hudson Dance Studio in Edgewater, New Jersey from 9:30 pm – 12 midnight. Mention XIMENA’S LIST. $15


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.

New York City Opera performs excerpts from Leoncavallo’s Italian opera Pagliacci in Bryant Park in Midtown, Manhattan at 12:30 pm. 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.


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.

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.



Monday, August 20

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


Tuesday, August 21


Wednesday, August 22

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

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 $30. Borough Patch giveaway to first 10,000 fans.


Thursday, August 23

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

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.

Dance Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional at La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan. Beginner lesson at 7 pm. (Mention New York Latin Culture Magazine to Juan Pablo for something special). Intermediate lesson at 8 pm. Dancing from 9:30 pm – 2 am. $15


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.

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.

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


Sunday, August 26

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.



Monday, August 27

The 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, runs for two weeks through September 9.


Tuesday, August 28

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


Wednesday, August 29

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

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.


Thursday, August 30

The 2018 New York International Salsa Congress is at the New York Marriott Marquis in Midtown, Manhattan through September 3.

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.

Dance Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional at La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan. Beginner lesson at 7 pm. (Mention New York Latin Culture Magazine to Juan Pablo for something special). Intermediate lesson at 8 pm. Dancing from 9:30 pm – 2 am. $15


Friday, August 31

It’s Memorial Day Weekend!

Dance Argentine Tango at Milonga on the Hudson at the Hudson Dance Studio in Edgewater, New Jersey from 9:30 pm – 12 midnight.

September calendar


 August Events



Celebrate French & Dominican Mother’s Day

Last Sunday in May
Sunday, May 27, 2018

New York Yankees vs Los Angeles Angels at Yankee Stadium

Yankee Stadium
Concourse, The Bronx
MARCH – SEPTEMBER
Yankees vs Oakland Athletics
Friday – Sunday
May 25 – 27, 2018

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

APRIL – NOVEMBER & warm days
Wednesdays & Sundays at Pier 45, West Village
Thursdays at Long Island City Landing, Queens
Sunday, May 27, 2018

Tango La Nacional is NYC’s most traditional Argentine milonga

It’s the center of NYC’s Tango community. All the organizers dance there.
La Nacional
Chelsea, Manhattan
THURSDAYS
Thursday, May 24, 2018

New York Mets vs Miami Marlins at Citi Field ~ New York Latin Culture Mag

Citi Field Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens
MARCH – SEPTEMBER
Mets vs Chicago Cubs
Thursday, May 31, 2018

‘Exquisita Agonía’ new Cuban drama at Repertorio Español

A 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 receives a new heart.
Repertorio Español
Kips Bay, Manhattan
DAILY through
Thursday, May 31, 2018

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

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

New York vs Seattle Sounders Major League Soccer at Red Bull Arena

Watch with the Empire Supporters Club, Viking Army, or Garden State Ultras supporters clubs.
New York vs Seattle Sounders
Red Bull Arena
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

‘Once on This Island’ at Circle in the Square, a Broadway musical about love

A Caribbean version of ‘The Little Mermaid’ wins hearts.
Circle in the Square Theatre
Times Square Theater District
Through December 31, 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

Milonga on the Hudson has a big open dance floor for Argentine Tango

Hudson Dance Studio
2nd & 4th Friday
Edgewater, New Jersey
Friday, May 25, 2018

Bryant Park presents New York City Opera ~ Puccini’s ‘Madama Butterfly’

Bryant Park
Midtown, Manhattan
Giacomo Puccini’s tragic Italian opera ‘Madama Butterfly’
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
FREE

Los Habaneros, NYC’s Best Cuban Dance Band, play Madison Square Park

Madison Square Park
Flatiron District, Manhattan
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
FREE

Celebrate Bolivian Independence Day 2018

Signing of Declaration of Independence
August 6, 1825
Monday, August 6, 2018

Celebrate Ecuadorian Independence Day

Criollo rebels took Quito on August 10, 1809
Friday, August 10, 2018

Shakira’s ‘El Dorado’ tour at Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden
Chelsea, Manhattan
Friday, August 10, 2018

Harlem Havana 2017 celebrates Afro-Cuban music and culture

Harlem
August 12-23, 2017

Celebrate Eid al-Adha, the Muslim Sacrifice Feast

The most important Muslim holiday.
Sundown to Sundown
Monday – Tuesday
August 20 – 21, 2018

‘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

Heavenly Bodies Fashion and the Catholic Imagination

The Costume Institute creates a pilgrimage that explores the influence of Roman Catholic imagery on fashion designers.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Met Cloisters
Washington Heights / Inwood, Manhattan
Daily
May 10 – October 8, 2018

Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America’s Past Revealed

Central American artifacts
National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green
Financial District
EXTENDED
Through October 2018
FREE

Cecilia Vicuña: Disappeared Quipu, Indigenous Chilean art in Brooklyn

The New York-based Chilean artist resurrects an ancient knotted cord writing and reading system of the Indigenous Andean peoples.
Brooklyn Museum
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Wednesday – Sunday
May 18 – November 25, 2018

Watch Atléti vs Eibar (La Liga) with Peña Oficial Atlético de Madrid NY

2018 UEFA Europa League Champions
Peña Oficial Atlético de Madrid NY
Football Factory at Legends
Koreatown, Manhattan
Atlético Madrid vs Eibar
(End of La Liga Season)
Saturday, May 19, 2018

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

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

2018 Dominican Day Parade Gala

Friday, August 10, 2018

Pachamama is Andean Earth Day

August 1

Assumption of Mary celebrates the Virgin’s journey into heaven

August 15

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

¡Quisqueyanos!
Sixth Avenue
Sunday, August 13, 2017

74th Venice International Film Festival 2017 launches award winning films

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

Dominican Day Parade 2017 Launch

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

Roberto Clemente was the first great Latin Major League Baseball player

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

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

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.


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