Latin Celebrations

Latin celebrations in New York City include national daysparadesstreet fairsfeasts and fasts

Memorial Day Weekend 2019

LAST MON IN MAY | Fri-Mon, May 24-27, 2019 | U.S. Holiday | Remember those who died serving our country

152nd Street Cultural Festival celebrates Puerto Rican culture ¡Boricua!

WOODSTOCK, THE BRONX | Sat, May 25, 2019 | Puerto Rican street fair | The warm-up to the National Puerto Rican Day Parade. FREE

May Revolution of Buenos Aires

On May 25, 1810, the May Revolution of Buenos Aires launched the Argentine War of Independence ~ which launched the Latin American Wars of Independence ~ which ended with the Spanish-American War of 1898. One step in the eternal struggle to be free.
Saturday, May 25, 2019

Celebrate Dominican & French Mother’s Day 2019

MAY 5 (1st Sun) Portugal, Romania & Spain
MAY 10: Mexico, Guatemala & El Salvador
MAY 12 (2nd Sun) U.S. & many countries
MAY 15: Paraguay
MAY 26 (Last Sun) Dominican Republic & France
MAY 27: Bolivia
MAY 30: Nicaragua
AUG 15: Costa Rica
OCT 20 (3rd Sun) Argentina
DEC 8: Panama

Our Lady of Rocio Mass (Ecuador) at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

MIDTOWN EAST, NYC | Sun, May 26, 2019 | Our Lady of Rocio Mass (Ecuador)

Celebrate the Feast of the Ascension

40th day of Easter | Thu, May 30, 2019 | The religious narrative of Jesus rising into the heavens mirrors the natural narrative of crops growing towards the sky

Celebrate Portugal Day 2019 (Dia de Portugal), Portugal’s national day

PETER FRANCISCO PARK, NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, Sun, June 9, 2019 ~ Portuguese Festival (Fri-Sun, June 7-9) and Parade in the heart of Metro New York’s Portuguese community

National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2019 Parade ¡Boricua!

MIDTOWN to UPPER EAST SIDE; Sun, Jun 9, 2019; Puerto Rican parade ~ America’s biggest cultural celebration is orgulloso Puertorriqueños (proud Puerto Ricans)

Celebrate the Summer Solstice 2019, the shortest night of the year

Friday, June 21, 2019
Celebrate Midsummer, the shortest night of the year, with a little Fête de la Musique.

Paul Winter’s Summer Solstice at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS, NYC; Sat, Jun 22, 2019; Jazz concert ~ Celebrate the dawn after the summer solstice

Colombian Flower Parade and Festival 2019

NORTHERN BLVD, JACKSON HEIGHTS, QUEENS, Sun, July 14, 2019 (Unofficial date) ~ New York’s version of the famous parade in Medellín, Colombia starts with a party on Friday and a street crawl on Saturday

Spring is in the air

MARCH 20 to June 20 | The northern season of rebirth and planting

Peruvian Independence Day

LIMA PERU, JULY 28, 1821 (2019, Sun) Argentine revolutionary leader José San Martín declared Peruvian independence from Spain

Colombian Parade NYC 2019 ~ Desfile Colombiano NY

NORTHERN BLVD, JACKSON HEIGHTS, QUEENS, Sun, July 28, 2019 ~ The 2018 Parade included a Friday Gala at Terrace on the Park, a Floral Altar ceremony at 82nd St & 37th Ave, and a Saturday Mass at Joan of Arc Church

Peruvian Parade 2019 ~ Desfile Peruano

PASSAIC & PATERSON, NEW JERSEY, Sun, July 28, 2019 (unofficial date) ~ The biggest Peruvian festival in the U.S. includes a street fair and a parade

Bolivian Independence Day 2019 ~ Dia de la Patria

AUGUST 6, 1825 (2019, Tue) ~ Signing of Declaration of Independence

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

Brazilian Independence Day ~ Sete de Setembro

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL, SEPTEMBER 7, 1821 (2019, Sat) ~ Listening to his wife, Dom Pedro I declared independence from the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves.

Costa Rican Independence Day

GUATEMALA CITY, Sep 15, 1821 (Sun in 2019) ~ A congress in Guatemala City signed ‘The Act of Independence of Central America’

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2019

SEPTEMBER 15 – OCTOBER 15 ~ A national celebration of our communal heritage and the contributions of Hispanic-Americans

Mexican Independence Day ¡Viva Mexico!

DOLORES HIDALGO, MEXICO, SEPTEMBER 16, 1810 (2019, Mon) ~ Roman Catholic priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla launched the Mexican Revolution with a call to arms, “El Grito de Dolores” (The Cry of Dolores).

Chilean Independence Day ~ Dieciocho

SANTIAGO, CHILE, SEPTEMBER 18, 1810 (2019, Wed) ~ Chile’s First Junta replaces the royal governor.

Fall 2019

September 23, 2019, Monday
Fall begins in the northern hemisphere.

Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Friday, October 4, 2019
Celebrate the feast of the patron saint of animals and the environment

Celebrate Spain’s National Day, La Fiesta Nacional de España

October 12, 1492
Rodrigo de Triana, a lookout on the Pinta, shouted that he spotted land in what is now the Bahamas. In that moment, the world changed.
Columbus lied in his report, saying he saw land first, so he could claim the pension offered to the discoverer.

Indigenous Peoples Day 2019

Red Hawk Native American Arts Council
October 13 – 14, 2019 (TBD)
Sunday – Monday
Randall’s Island
October 14, 2019, Monday

México City Day of the Dead Parade

ESTRELA DE LUZ TO EL ZOCALO, MEXICO CITY, MEXICO, Sat, October 27, 2019 ~ The real parade was inspired by the movie parade in the James Bond’s “Spectre”

NYC Halloween Parade 2019

SIXTH AVENUE, SOHO THROUGH GREENWICH VILLAGE TO 16TH ST IN CHELSEA, Thu, Oct 31, 2019 ~ All you need is a costume to walk in this fabulous New York City Parade

All Saints Day

November 1
This Catholic feast honors all saints whether they are recognized by the church or just are saintly

Day of the Dead ~ Día de los Muertos

We build ofrendas (home altars) to invite the souls of family members to visit this world
Day of the Holy Innocents
Día de los Santos Inocentes
Child souls visit
Día de los Muertos
Day of the Dead
Adult souls visit and we tend family graves

Veterans Day Weekend 2019

NOVEMBER 8-11, 2019; U.S. Holiday ~ Commemorates the end of World War I and honors all who serve in the U.S. military

Veterans Day Parade 2019

FIFTH AVENUE, MIDTOWN TO UPPER EAST SIDE, Mon, Nov 11, 2019 ~ Many Latins serve our country with honor and pride. Thank you for your service!

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2019

THANKSGIVING UPPER WEST SIDE, MIDTOWN, GARMENT DISTRICT ~ Wed-Thu, November 27-28, 2019 ~ Balloon Inflation and Parade. Nothing Latin here, but the balloon inflation is something to see and children love one of NYC’s most iconic parades. FREE

Black Friday opens the holiday shopping season

FRI, NOV 29, 2019 ~ Shopping for Chilean, Cuban, Dominican, French, Italian, Spanish or Venezuelan fashion

Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square 2019

LINCOLN SQUARE; (unconfirmed) Mon, Dec 2, 2019; Holiday street fair ~ Entertainment, inexpensive food tastings, Christmas tree lighting, parade, family fun. FREE

Giving Tuesday 2019

TUESDAY AFTER THANKSGIVING, December 3, 2019 ~ Giving is the natural currency of the universe. It’s easy with this list of cultural organizations who deserve your support.

Día de las Velitas, a Colombian holiday tradition

MEDELLÍN, COLOMBIA, December 7 (2018, Fri) ~ Colombians across the country, but famously in Medellín, light rows and rows of candles to commemorate the people’s anticipation on the eve of the Vatican’s proclamation of the Immaculate Conception in 1854.

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

DECEMBER 8 (2019, Sun) ~ The idea that the Virgin Mary was born free of sin teaches that the divinity of women and men is equal

Our Lady of Guadalupe ~ Nuestra señora de Guadalupe

DECEMBER 12 ~ Like many of us, the patron saint of Mexico is mixed race. She is the icon of Mexican identity, a blend of Indigenous, European and African people and culture. We look to faith for hope and comfort. Our Lady of Guadalupe helps us see the divine in all of us.

Feast of Babalú-Ayé

December 17
Church of Saint Lazarus
El Rincón, Cuba

La Novena de Navidad

NINE DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS, December 16-24 ~ This prayer cycle is a time to share holiday traditions with our children

Carnival, Carnaval, Carnevale

EPIPHANY to FAT TUESDAY (MARDI GRAS); Mon, Jan 6 to Tue, Feb 25, 2020, Catholic winter festival ~ This reversal festival is rooted in the seasonal norms of European agrarian society that spread around the world in colonial times

Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) ends Carnival Season

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, Tuesday before Lent, Feb 25, 2020; French Catholic Creole Haitian winter festival ~ The last day to eat fatty foods before the pious fast of Lent is America’s most famous Latin party

Celebrate Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent

WEDNESDAY, Feb 26, 2020; Catholic fast ~ Marks the beginning of Lent, the Catholic period of devotion leading to Good Friday and Easter. “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

Lent 2020, the Catholic spiritual preparation before Easter

Wed, Feb 26 – Thu, Apr 9 (2020) ~ Lent is a roughly 40-day period of Catholic devotion leading to the Christian spring festival of Good Friday and Easter

International Women’s Day 2020

MARCH 8 (2020, Sun); Women’s day ~ Honor all the women in your life including family, friends and associates. #IWD2020

Purim 2020 celebrates the courage of Queen Esther

SOUTH WILLIAMSBURG; 14TH DAY OF ADAR, Mon-Tue, Mar 9-10, 2020; Jewish holiday feast ~ Queen Esther of Persia found the courage to break tradition, speak up, and thereby save her people

Celebrate Romani Day 2020

APRIL 8 (2020, Wed) ~ The Romani were originally traveling court musicians in northern India. Flamenco is mostly Romani.

Good Friday 2020 (Viernes Santo)

FRIDAY BEFORE EASTER | Apr 10, 2019 | Christian holiday | Commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus

Celebrate Easter 2020, the Christian Spring Festival

SUNDAY, April 12, 2020 ~ The resurrection of Jesus is central to Christian thought

Easter Parade & Bonnet Festival 2020 on Fifth Avenue

MIDTOWN; Easter Sunday, April 5, 2020 ~ Anyone can join this informal parade. The more fabulous your hat or costume, the better.

Celebrate Passover 2020, the Jewish Spring Festival

Fri-Sat, Apr 19-27, 2019; Jewish spring festival ~ Remember our release from slavery and the Exodus

Celebrate Malbec World Day 2020 with a good glass of Argentine wine

APRIL 17 (2020, Fri); Argentine wine ~ A global celebration of the popular Argentine red wine

Holy Week ~ Semana Santa

EASTER WEEK; Sun-Sat, April 14-20 in 2019; Christian celebration ~ The week of celebrations leading to Easter are the main Christian holy days

Celebrate Palm Sunday 2020

SUNDAY BEFORE EASTER; Sun, Apr 5, 2020; Holy Week Semana Santa Christian spring festival ~ Commemorates the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem

Celebrate Earth Day 2020

APRIL 22 (2020, Wed), Ecological celebration ~ We must protect the only home we have

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo 2020, the Mexican-American festival

PUEBLA, MEXICO | May 5, 1862 (Tue in 2020) | Mexican-American festival | A small Mexican force defeated the great French Army in the Battle of Puebla

Happy Birthday “Evita” Eva Perón, icon of Argentina

LOS TOLDOS, ARGENTINA | May 7, 1919 (Tue in 2019) | Eva rose from poverty to become an actress, radio personality, master of public relations and first lady of Argentina

Cinco de Mayo Parade 2019

UPPER WEST SIDE, NYC | Sun, May 5, 2019 | Mexican parade | NYC’s Mexican parade celebrates the many cultures that are Mexico. CANCELLED BY RAIN

RAMAS Festival ~ Rincón Alternative Music Art Surf

RINCÓN, PUERTO RICO; Fri-Sun Mar 22-24, 2019; Surfing art music festival ~ Big party for the surfers in Puerto Rico this weekend. Yellow Man, Pirulo y La Tribu and Fofé y Los Fetiches headline. “Ja man”

Father’s Day 2019 Día del Padre

Third Sunday in June
Sunday, June 16, 2019

Colombian Independence Day ~ Veinte de Julio

July 20, 1810 ~ Protests in Bogotá led to the formation of a government independent from Spain.
Saturday, July 20, 2019

Celebrate the Feast of St Jude Thaddeus, Catholic saint of lost causes

October 28
The apostle St Jude is said to be less busy and therefore eager to help in difficult situations

Panamanian Separation Day

PANAMA CITY, PANAMA, November 3, 1903 ~ The department (state) of Panama officially separated from Colombia and became the Republic of Panama.

Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass

November 9 – 10, 1938
Nazi paramilitary forces and civilians attacked Jewish communities across Germany
It can happen again, so we must never forget

Our Lady of Providence, patron saint of Puerto Rico

NOV 19 (2019, Tue) ~ She teaches that “God helps those who help themselves”

Met Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche

UPPER EAST SIDE, Daily, (estimated) November 19, 2019 to January 5, 2020 ~ The Met Christmas tree and a nativity are decorated with figurines from Naples, Italy where the nativity tradition began.
# italian christmas tree nativity

Saint Cecilia, patron saint of musicians

November 22
Said to have heard heavenly music in her heart, she represents the idea of divine inspiration

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

SALCEDO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC; Nov 25, 1960 ~ The Mirabal Sisters: Patria, Minerva and Maria, whose codename was “Las Mariposas” (the Butterflies), were murdered by Trujillo’s right-hand man for helping the resistance to dictatorship

Panamanian Independence Day

PANAMA CITY, PANAMA, November 28, 1821 ~ José de Fábrega declared independence from Spain

Portugal Restoration of Independence Day ~ Guerra da Restauração

LISBON, PORTUGAL, December 1, 1640 ~ Portuguese nobles and merchants stage a coup against Spanish Hapsburg rule that begins the Portuguese Restoration War. Portugal gains its independence in 1668.

Advent, the countdown to Christmas

24 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS, December 2-24 ~ Kids love the building anticipation of this Christmas tradition

Puerto Rico Emancipation Day

PUERTO RICO; Mar 22, 1873 (Sun in 2020, observed Mon, Mar 23, 2020); Puerto Rican holiday celebration ~ The day Puerto Rican slaves were officially freed by the Spanish Parliament

St Patrick’s Day commemorates the patron saint of Ireland

MARCH 17 (2020, Tue); Irish Spanish French Catholic Holiday ~ Commemorate the death of the patron saint of Ireland. Spanish Galicians and French Bretons share Celtic culture with western Irish.

Celebrate the Feast of Saint Joseph, Latin Father’s Day

MARCH 19 (2020, Thu); Catholic feast celebration ~ Latin Father’s Day honors Saint Joseph for being a good father and stepfather. Love you Dad.

Celebrate World Poetry Day

MARCH 21, (2020, Sat) ~ Poetry reaffirms our common humanity by revealing to us that individuals, everywhere in the world, share the same questions and feelings (UNESCO)

Happy Birthday Benito Juárez, President of Mexico 1858-1872

SAN PABLO GUELATAO, OAXACA, MÉXICO; Mar 21, 1806 (Sat in 2020); Indigenous Mexican founding father ~ “Respect for the rights of others is peace”

Celebrate César Chávez Day, the labor leader’s birthday

MARCH 31, 1927 (Tue in 2020); Latin hero; The great Mexican-American union and civil rights leader was born in Yuma, Arizona

St Patrick’s Day Parade 2019

MIDTOWN & UPPER EAST SIDE; Sat, Mar 16, 2019; Irish French Spanish parade celebration ~ This day of Celtic pride includes Galician Spaniards and Brittany French

El Museo Three Kings Day Parade 2019

106th & LEXINGTON TO 115th & PARK & EL MUSEO, Fri, Jan 4, 2019 ~ Breakfast, Parade and a Celebration at the Museum. The faces of children holding the gift the Three Kings gave them is the best image of Christmas in New York.
# puerto rican christmas parade

Celebrate All Souls Day, the Catholic day for remembering dead family

November 2
The Catholic day for tending family graves was blended in Mexico with Aztec traditions into the Day of the Dead

Hispanic Day Parade 2018 ~ Desfile de la Hispanidad

Sunday, October 14, 2018
Fifth Avenue
(44th to 69th Street)
Midtown – Upper East Side Manhattan
Argentine, Bolivian, Belizean, Chilean, Colombian, Costa Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Guatemalan, Honduran, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Panamanian, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Salvadoran, Spanish, Uruguayan and Venezuelan cultures

Queens Bolivian Day Parade ~ Desfile Boliviano

Sunday, October 21, 2018
Jackson Heights, Queens
Celebrate our Indigenous heritage and freedom from slavery with our folkloric dances: Caporales, La Diablada, Morenada, Tinku and more. Bolivian Pride!

Staten Island Day of the Dead Festival 2018

Sunday, October 21, 2018
Our Lady of Mount Carmel-St. Benedicta School
West Brighton, Staten Island
A family Day of the Dead Festival with ofrenda making and other Méxican cultural activities

Columbus Day Parade 2018 is New York City’s big Italian celebration

Monday, October 8, 2018
Fifth Avenue
(47th to 72nd St)
Midtown – Upper East Side, Manhattan
World’s biggest Italian – American celebration

Panamanian Day Parade and Street Fair 2018

Saturday, October 6, 2018
Franklin Ave, President St & Classon Ave
Classon Ave at President St
Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Panamanian community’s pre-independence day celebration

Meet the Three Kings at Teatro SEA’s Three Kings Day and receive a gift

Teatro SEA
Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center
Lower East Side
Sunday, January 6, 2018

La Festa della Repubblica, Italy’s national day

Commemorates the Italian vote on June 2, 1946 that ended the monarchy and founded the Republic of Italy.
Sunday, June 2, 2019

Remember Luís de Camões, the Shakespeare of Portugal

The author of Portugal’s national epic poem ‘Os Lusíadas,’ about Vasco de Gama’s opening of a sea route to India, died on June 10, 1580.
Monday, June 10, 2019

Our Lady of Perpetual Help is the patron saint of Haiti

Patron saint of Haiti
June 27
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

La Virgen de Chiquinquirá is the patron saint of Colombia

July 9, 1919 ~ Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá receives a Canonical Coronation at the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá in Boyacá, Colombia.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Bastille Day 2019, the French national day

July 14, 1789 ~ the storming of the Bastille fortress launched the French Revolution.
Sunday, July 14, 2019

Celebrate National Tequila Day

Enjoy the fruity flavor of this agave spirit with roots in pre-Columbian Mexico.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Simón Bolívar is the George Washington of South America

July 24, 1783, CARACAS, VENEZUELA ~ Simón Bolívar is born. In 1819, he defeated the Spanish and founded Gran Colombia (Colombia, Ecuador, Panama & Venezuela). He later founded Peru and Bolivia.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Celebrate the Assumption of Mary, her Catholic heavenly birthday

Feast Day August 15
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Celebrate the Nativity of Mary

Saturday, September 8, 2019

911 is a day to remember and a day to forgive

September 11, 2001 ~ Never Forget, Always Forgive
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Celebrate La Diada, the National Day of Catalonia

September 11, 1714 ~ Barcelona fell to the army of Bourbon King Philip V of Spain
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Salvadoran Independence Day

September 15, 1821 ~ A regional congress in Guatemala City signed “The Act of Independence of Central America.”
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Guatemalan Independence Day

September 15, 1821 ~ A regional congress in Guatemala City signed “The Act of Independence of Central America.”
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Nicaraguan Independence Day

September 15, 1821 ~ A regional congress in Guatemala City signed “The Act of Independence of Central America.”
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Honduran Independence Day

September 15, 1821 ~ A regional congress in Guatemala City signed “The Act of Independence of Central America.”
Sunday, September 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

Celebrate Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement

Tuesday, October 8 – 9, 2019
25 hour fast from sundown
“G’mar Hatima Tova”

Queens Hispanic Day Parade 2018 celebrates our diverse heritage

Sunday, September 23, 2018
37th Avenue
Jackson Heights, Queens
Argentine, Bolivian, Belizean, Chilean, Colombian, Costa Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Guatemalan, Honduran, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Panamanian, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Salvadoran, Spanish, Uruguayan and Venezuelan culture.

Celebrate Al-Hijra, the Muslim New Year 1440

Sundown to Sundown
Saturday – Sunday
August 31 – September 1, 2019

Celebrate the 92nd Feast of San Gennaro 2018

Food, entertainment, Cannoli-Eating Competition, Meatball-Eating Contest, Grand Procession, Solemn High Mass. Tourists and new New Yorkers love it.
Mulberry Street
Little Italy, Manhattan
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Church of the Most Precious Blood
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
September 13 – 23, 2018

West Indian Day Parade 2018 New York Caribbean Carnival

Brooklyn Museum
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Reggae | Afrobeats | Soca Unda Di Stars!
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Youth Fest
Brass Fest
Friday, August 31, 2018
Junior Carnival Parade
Steelband Panorama
Saturday, September 1, 2018
Dimanche Gras Grand Finale
Sunday, September 2, 2018
West Indian Day Parade
Eastern Parkway
Schenectady to Grand Army Plaza
Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Monday, September 3, 2018

Central American Independence Parade & Festival Honduran Garifuna

From Happy Land Fire Memorial
To Crotona Park
Tremont, The Bronx
Crotona Park, The Bronx
Sunday, September 9, 2018

Brazilian Day New York 2018 is the biggest Brazilian festival outside Brazil

Little Brazil
Sixth Avenue and
46th St (between Fifth & Sixth Aves)
Midtown, Manhattan
Sunday, September 2, 2018

Ecuadorian Parade ~ Desfile Ecuatoriano de New York ~ Arts Fair

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

Disability Pride Parade and Festival 2018

Madison Square down Broadway to Union Square
Union Square
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Bastille NYC ~ French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)

60th Street
Fifth Avenue to Lexington
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Argentinos en NY “Noche Argentina” cumbia & rock en español

Argentine Independence Day Party
Stage 48 Level 3
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
Saturday, July 7, 2018

PrideFest 2018 is NYC Pride’s Street Fair

University Place
Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Sunday, June 24, 2018

Pride Parade NYC 2018 Pride Week

The Parade’s new route
~ Seventh Ave from 16th St
~ Christopher St
~ West 8th St
~ Fifth Avenue to 29th St
Greenwich Village, Union Square, Flatiron & NoMad, Manhattan
Sunday, June 24, 2018

Stand your ground at the NYC Pride Rally

Stonewall National Monument
Christopher Park
Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Friday, June 22, 2018

Mermaid Parade 2019 at Coney Island

CONEY ISLAND, BROOKLYN; Sat, Jun 22, 2019, Cosplay parade ~ Scantily clad mermaids and mermen let it all hang out (almost)

116th Street Festival 2018 is a Puerto Rican Party!

Third Avenue
106th St to 122nd St
East Harlem, Manhattan
Saturday, June 9, 2018

2018 National Puerto Rican Day Parade Gala features salsero Ismael Miranda

Sheraton New York Times Square
Midtown, Manhattan
Friday, June 8, 2018

Israel Day Parade 2018 celebrates Jewish culture. Sababa!

Fifth Avenue from 57th-74th St
Midtown & Upper East Side, Manhattan
Sunday, June 3, 2018

Cuban Parade 2018 is Metro NYC’s big Cuban celebration

Bergenline Avenue
Hudson County, New Jersey
Sunday, May 20, 2018

Dance Parade 2018

FLATIRON, UNION SQUARE, VILLAGE, EAST VILLAGE | Sat, May 19, 2018 | African, Argentine, Bolivian, Brazilian, Cuban, Dominican, French, Haitian, Italian, Puerto Rican dances and more

Cinco de Mayo Parade 2018 celebrates Mexican culture

UPPER WEST SIDE NYC; Sun May 6, 2018; Mexican parade ~ Remember the Battle of Puebla and celebrate our Mexican-American heritage

Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr 2019

May 5 – Jun 4 (2019) | Muslim holiday | Celebrate the Muslim holy month of daytime fasting which ends with the feast of Eid Al-Fitr. “Eid Mubarak” (Happy Holiday)

Museum Mile Festival 2019 free admission to Fifth Avenue museums

UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC | Tue, Jun 11, 2019 | Museum street fair | Entertainment and free admission to the Met Museum, Guggenheim, Cooper Hewitt, Jewish Museum, Museum of the City of NY and El Museo del Barrio

Celebrate International Workers Day

MAY 1 (Fri in 2020) | Spring celebration | The old spring festival is also International Workers Day which celebrates the international labor movement

Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Fátima

FÁTIMA, PORTUGAL | May 13, 1917 (Wed in 2020) | Marion apparition | Three children first see a Marion apparition in central Portugal that leads to a miracle witnessed by thousands

St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2018

Western Ireland and northwestern Spain share a Celtic culture.
Fifth Avenue
Midtown & Upper East Side, Manhattan
Saturday, March 17, 2018

Join the Women’s March on NYC 2020

UPPER WEST SIDE & MIDTOWN, Sun, January 19, 2020 ~ We march for the civil rights of every human regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, religion or creed.
# women’s parade

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Free at Last, Free at Last”

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, Jan 15, 1929 (HOLIDAY JANUARY 20, 2020) ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He taught that we should get educated, vote, stand up for ourselves in a non-violent way, and keep going until we are truly free at last.
# african civil rights leader

Celebrate Jackie Robinson Day 2020

BROOKLYN; April 15, 1947 ~ Jackie Robinson #42 broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball on opening day with the Brooklyn Dodgers


July 7
World Chocolate Day
October 28
National Chocolate Day (USA)
Cocoa, from which chocolate is made, is native to the upper Amazon of Colombia and Venezuela. Domesticated in Guatemala and Mexico, Spanish friars took it to Europe where the addition of sugar made it popular.

Argentine Independence Day (Nueve de Julio)

July 9, 1816 ~ The restoration of the Spanish throne forced the United Provinces of South America (modern Argentina & Uruguay) to choose independence.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Venezuelan Independence Day ~ Cinco de Julio

July 5, 1811 ~ Cinco de Julio marks the birth of the first independent nation in South America.
Friday, July 5, 2019

Eid al-Adha 2019

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

Uruguayan Independence Day

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

Labor Day 2019

1ST SEPTEMBER MONDAY, September 2, 2019 ~ The day that celebrates organized labor is also the unofficial end of summer.

Rosh Hashanah 2019

Sun-Tue, September 29 – October 1, 2019 ~ Sound the shofar (horn)

Thanksgiving Weekend 2019

4TH THURSDAY-SUNDAY IN NOVEMBER, November 28 to December 1, 2019 ~ Thanksgiving Day, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and Black Friday open New York City’s winter holiday season.

Thanksgiving Day 2019

4TH THURSDAY IN NOVEMBER, Thu, November 28, 2019 ~ Thanksgiving blends various religious, political and harvest traditions into the main U.S. family celebration. It opens the winter holiday season.

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree 2019

ROCKEFELLER CENTER ~ Wed, December 4, 2019 (unconfirmed) ~ A New York holiday tradition started by construction workers in 1931 continues. The first lighting ceremony is broadcast live on NBC. Daily through January 7, 2019.

Hanukkah 2019

December 22 to 30, 2019 ~ Hanukkah reminds us that miracles come to those who fill their time with the light of faith, hope and work. There are public menorah lightings at the Grand Army Plazas in Midtown and Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Hanukkah Sameach! (Happy Hanukkah)

Christmas Eve 2019

DECEMBER 24 (2019, Tue) ~ Here comes Santa Claus…

Christmas Day 2019

DECEMBER 25 (2019, Wed)
Merry Christmas!
¡Feliz Navidad!
Feliz Natal!
Buon Natale!
Joyeux Noël!
Craciun Fericit!

New Year’s Eve 2019

DECEMBER 31 (2020, Tue) ~ Salud (health)

New Year’s Day 2020

JANUARY 1 (2020, Wed)
Happy New Year!
¡Feliz Año Nuevo!
Feliz Ano Novo!
Felice anno nuovo!
Bonne année!
An Nou Fericit!

Three Kings Day 2020 Dia de Los Reyes

JANUARY 6 (2020, Mon) ~ The gift-giving day in many Latin traditions

Martin Luther King Weekend

Fri-Mon, Jan 17-20, 2020 ~ Art fairs & exhibitions, books, broadway & off-broadway shows, comics, dance, dancing, dining, flamenco, jazz, live music, movies, opera, a parade and more.
# things to do in nyc martin luther king weekend

Holocaust Remembrance Day marks the liberation of Auschwitz

JANUARY 27, 1945 (Mon in 2020) ~ When Soviet soldiers opened the gates of the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Birkenau, nobody in their right mind could again deny what happened. Never forget or it will happen again. Jewish, Romani, LGBT human rights memorial.

Our Lady of Candelaria, patron saint of the Canary Islands

FEBRUARY 2 (2020, Sun) ~ Spanish Canary Island Marion patron saint. The patron saint of the African archipelago is a Black Madonna.

Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

LOURDES, FRANCE; Feb 11, 1858 (Tue in 2020); French Marion devotion ~ A Marion apparition told 14-year old Bernadette Soubirous to dig a well. Its water is famous for healing miracles.

Presidents Day Weekend 2020

THIRD FEB MON, Fri-Mon, Feb 14-17, 2020 ~ U.S. holiday commemorating the birthdays of presidents Washington and Lincoln

Valentine’s Day 2020

FEBRUARY 14 (2019, Thu) ~ A popular holiday honoring a Roman saint who got associated with romantic love in the Middle Ages

Celebrate National Margarita Day 2019

FEBRUARY 22 ~ Enjoy the classic Mexican cocktail of tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice and salt

Dominican Independence Day

SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, February 27, 1844 (Thu in 2020) ~ Dominican rebels captured Santo Domingo fortress

El Museo del Barrio Three Kings Day Parade 2018

EAST HARLEM, Fri, Jan 5, 2018 ~ New York’s big Three Kings Day celebration.
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91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (2017) Guide

Thanksgiving Day
American Museum of Natural History
~ Central Park West
~ Central Park South
~ Sixth Avenue
~ 34th St
Macy’s Herald Square
Thursday, November 23, 2017

Mano a Mano Day of the Dead celebration

St. Mark’s Church
131 East 10th St
at Second Ave
East Village, Manhattan
Friday – Sunday
October 27 – 29, 2017

ColombiaFest IV Cultural Trade Fair

Penn Plaza Pavilion
401 Seventh Ave
(at 33rd St)
Chelsea, Manhattan
Saturday – Sunday
October 21 – 22, 2017

Columbus Day Parade 2017

Monday, October 7, 2017
Fifth Avenue
(47th to 72nd St)
Midtown – Upper East Side, Manhattan
NYC’s big Italian celebration (Spanish too)

Panamanian Day Parade & Street Fair 2017

Saturday, October 7, 2017
Franklin Ave, President St & Classon Ave
Crown Heights, Brooklyn

15th Open House New York 2017 unlocks NYC’s most important buildings

140+ Open Access Sites
100 Advance Reservation Sites
Saturday – Sunday
Reservations, Thu, Oct 5
October 14 – 15, 2017

Miss America 2018

Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Live on ABC
Sunday, September 10, 2017

Dominican Day Parade 2017

Sixth Avenue
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Dominican Day Parade Gala

Meet NYC’s Dominican leaders
Dyker Beach Golf Club
Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn
Friday, August 11, 2017

Dominican Day Parade 2017 Launch

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

Dance Parade 2017

Flatiron District to Tompkins Square Park
East Village
Saturday, May 20, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2017 includes Spanish and French marchers

Fifth Avenue from 44th to 79th St
Midtown & Upper East Side, Manhattan
Saturday, March 17, 2017

Day Without Immigrants National Strike February 16, 2017

#DayWithoutImmigrants is a grass-roots nationwide strike protesting the President’s multiple attacks on immigrants. No work. No school. No shopping. Feb 16, 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.

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.