Latin Celebrations in NYC

Latin celebrations in New York City include parades, feastsindependence and national days, and street parties.

The Museum Mile Festival is an open house into the diversity of New York City

Street party and free museum admission
Fifth Avenue
82nd Street to 105th Street
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Latin things to do on Father’s Day

Third Sunday in June
Sunday, June 18, 2017

National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2017 ¡Boricua!

Fifth Avenue Parade
43rd St to 79th St
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Celebrate Portugal Day on June 10

Parades and Street Fairs
Newark, NJ
Friday-Sunday, June 9-11, 2017
Mineola, NY
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Three Kings Day Parade El Museo del Barrio

Live camels and giant puppets
East Harlem
Saturday, January 6, 2018

Three King’s Day Teatro SEA

Meet Los Tres Reyes for a free gift
107 Suffolk St #202
Lower East Side
Saturday, January 18, 2018

Dominican Day Parade

Dominican Pride
Sixth Avenue
Sunday, August 13, 2017

10,000 Dancers to Dance, Dance, Dance Parade

Dance for Peace from 21st and Broadway, to 8th Street, to Tompkins Square Park for an afternoon DanceFest Sat, May 20, 2017

Celebrate Mother’s Day. We love you Mom!

Most countries celebrate on the second Sunday in May (May 14, 2017). Some celebrate on other days in March, May, August, October, or December.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in New York City

Celebrate the French defeat at Puebla, Mexico with Mexican food, drink, and culture, Fri, May 5, 2017

May Day or Worker’s Day is a public holiday in many Latin cultures

Celebrate Spring or Worker’s Day on May 1

NYC closes city streets and schedules marches for Earth Day

Sat, Apr 22, 2017

Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus

Good Friday 2017 is Fri, Apr 14

Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus

Easter is the most important holiday in the Latin world. Easter 2017 is Sun, Apr 16

Passover commemorates freedom from slavery and the Exodus

The Jewish Spring holiday is Mon Apr 10 – Tue, Apr 18, 2017

Holy Week (Semana Santa) is the Latin world’s main holiday season

The Christian Spring holiday is the week leading up to Easter. Holy Week 2017 is Sun-Sat, Apr 9-15

NYC’s Colombian Musicians Throw a Party to Raise Money for Mocoa Landslide Survivors

Join Alex Sensation, Orquesta Guayacan, Cesar Alvarez, Maria del Rosario, Pacho Velez, Juanos, Ja-Nay, Miguel Horacio, Evenny, Los Iracundos, Braulio Jimenez, Reneco, Nilko Andreas, Gregorio Uribe, Duey Meza, Joridel & more at La Boom in Woodside, Queens, Sun, Apr 9

Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus’ entry in Jerusalem

The Christian holiday on the Sunday before Easter is Sun, Apr 9, 2017

Spanish & French groups march in the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Amigos De San Froilán, Bagad de Lorient, Casa Galicia, & Xuntanza De Cataluna will march up Fifth Avenue from 44th to 79th St on Mar 17, 2017

Be Bold For Change on International Women’s Day

#BeBoldForChange, Women’s March, A Day Without a Woman. A protest is gathering midday at Grand Army Plaza at Fifth Ave & 59th St. Wed, Mar 8, 2017

Carnival is a Global Latin Party that ends on Mardi Gras

The Septuagesima is Feb 12, but Venice Carnavale starts Feb 11. Rio Carnaval starts Feb 24. Barranquilla Carnaval starts Feb 25. The whole party ends on Carnival Tuesday (Mardi Gras), Feb 28, 2017.

Dominican Independence Day is a party In the Heights

Celebrate independence from Haiti
February 27, 1844

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

Latin things to do in NYC for Valentine’s Day

Show some Latin love with Broadway, music, dancing, or even an art exhibit or fashion show around Feb 14, 2017

Dr. Martin Luther King Day honors the American civil rights leader

American civil rights leader was born January 15, 1929.
Monday, January 15, 2018

International Romani Day

Celebrates Romani (Gypsy) culture
April 8

Peruvian Independence Day

Celebrate the Peruvian declaration of independence from Spain
July 28, 1824

La Virgen de Chiquinquirá is the patron saint of Colombia

She is in the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá, in Boyaca, Colombia. Her feast is Jul 9.

Colombian Independence Day

Celebrate the formation of an independent government that led to independence from Spain in 1819.
July 20, 1810

Ecuadorian Independence Day

Criollo rebels took Quito
August 10, 1809

Dominican Day Parade Gala

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

Uruguayan Independence Day

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 2016 Launch

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

Dominican Day Parade Breakfast 2016

Join the Northern Manhattan Democrats for Change and New York City’s political leadership at Dyckman Marina Sunday, August 14, 2016 from 8-10am. This is a free public event.

Hispanic Heritage Month 2017

Celebrate our Hispanic heritage
September 15 – October 25

Brazilian Day New York 2017

Music festival & street party
Little Brazil
Sunday, September 3, 2017

Mexican Independence Day

El Grito de Dolores (The Cry of Dolores)
¡Viva México!
September 16, 1810

Brazilian Independence Day

Dom Pedro I declares independence from Portugal
September 7, 1821

Day of the Dead ~ Dia de los Muertos

Aztec Mexican tradition updated
November 2

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Lighting ceremony Wednesday,
November 29, 2017
Lit through January 7, 2018

Hispanic Day Parade

Fifth Avenue
Sunday, October, 8, 2017

Met Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche

The Christmas Tree and Nativity made with Neapolitan Baroque Crèche is a New York City holiday tradition. It’s at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Nov 22, 2016 – Jan 8, 2017

New Year’s Eve 2017

The 2017 Times Square New Year’s Eve program will be announced Dec 26, 2016. Univision is providing three star performers.

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Mexican-Americans celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Mon, Dec 12, 2016 with a Youth Mass at 10am and a Mass at 7pm.

La Novena de Navidad

The nine day Christmas celebration from Dec 16 – 24 is a holiday tradition in Colombia and some Latin cultures

Christmas in New York City

November and December is a time of glittering windows, Rockettes, Christmas trees, lights, parades, masses, and shopping, lots of shopping.


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