Latin Celebrations

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

Pride Parade NYC 2018 Pride Week

PARADE
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
TOMORROW
~ Youth Pride
~ Pride Island (Dance on the Pier)
~ VIP Rooftop Party
~ Pride Week at The Joyce
~ Tease HER
~ Masterbeat Masterbuilt
TODAY
~ NYC Pride Rally
~ Cosplay & Pride
~ Pride Week at The Joyce
~ Fantasy
Greenwich Village & Chelsea, Manhattan
Friday, June 22, 2018

PrideFest 2018 is NYC Pride’s Street Fair

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

Speak to your members of Congress at a local Town Hall Meeting

Independence Day State Work Period
Monday – Friday
July 2 – 6, 2018

Celebrate Argentine Independence Day

July 9, 1816
Monday, July 9, 2018

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 July 9.
Monday, July 9, 2018

Celebrate Bastille Day, the French national day

The storming of the Bastille fortress launched the French Revolution on July 14, 1789.
Saturday, July 14, 2018

Celebrate Colombian Independence Day

Colombian Independence Day Parade
Northern Boulevard (69th and 86th Streets)
Jackson Heights, Queens
Sunday, July 23, 2017

Celebrate Peruvian Independence Day

July 28, 1824
Saturday, July 28, 2018

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

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

Celebrate Costa Rican Mother’s Day

The Assumption of Mary.
August 15
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Celebrate Eid al-Adha, the Muslim Sacrifice Feast

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

Uruguayan Independence Day

Declaration of Independence from Brazil
August 25, 1825
Saturday, August 25, 2018

West Indian Day Parade, J’ouvert, Labor Day Carnival in New York City

Eastern Parkway from Schenectady Ave to Grand Army Plaza
Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Monday, September 4, 2017

Celebrate Brazilian Independence Day

Dom Pedro I declares independence from Portugal
September 7, 1821
Friday, September 7, 2018

Rosh Hashanah 2018 starts the Jewish Year 5779 ~ L’shanah tovah

L’shanah tovah
Wednesday-Friday
September 9 – 11, 2018

National Day of Catalonia commemorates the Siege of Barcelona

September 11, 1714

Hispanic Heritage Month 2018

September 15 – October 15

Mexican Independence Day celebrates “El Grito de Dolores”

¡Viva México!
September 16, 1810

Fall starts on the September Equinox (North) or March Equinox (South)

Southern hemisphere
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Northern hemisphere
Sunday, September 23, 2018

22nd Panamanian Day Parade 2017

Franklin Ave from Bergen St to President St and Classon Ave
Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Saturday, October 7, 2017

Hispanic Day Parade 2017

Fifth Avenue
44th to 69th Street
Midtown / Upper East Side
Sunday, October 7, 2018

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

Fifth Avenue
47th to 72nd St
Monday, October 8, 2018

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

October 12, 1492
Friday, October 12, 2018

Veterans Day Weekend

Friday – Sunday
November 9 – 11, 2018

Our Lady of Providence is the patron saint of Puerto Rico

Feast November 19
Monday, November 19, 2018

Three Kings Day (Dia de Los Reyes) is the Hispanic Christmas

Sunday, January 6, 2019

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

107 Suffolk St #202
Lower East Side
Saturday, January 6, 2018

Celebrate Candelmas, the end of Epiphany and La Fiesta de la Candelaria

February 2
Saturday, February 2, 2019

New Year’s Eve 2018

Times Square & All Over the World
December 31, 2018

Christmas in New York City

PREPARATIONS
Mid-November
CHRISTMAS EVE
Monday, December 24, 2018
CHRISTMAS DAY
Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Celebrate Carnival, the Global Latin Party that ends on Mardi Gras

Venice, Italy, January 27 – February 13, 2018
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, February 4 – 18, 2018
Rio, Brazil, February 9-14, 2018
Barranquilla, Colombia, February 10-13, 2018
Nice, France, February 17 – March 3, 2018
Mardi Gras, New Orleans, January 6 – February 13, 2018
~ Septuagesima, Sunday, February 17, 2019

50 years on, we need Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s spirit with us now

Stand up for ourselves in a non-violent way. Get an education, vote, and keep going until we are truly free at last.
Born January 15, 1929
Assassinated April 4, 1968
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019
Monday, January 21, 2019

President’s Day Weekend 2019

The third Monday in February is an American national holiday that commemorates the birthdays of presidents Washington and Lincoln.
Friday – Monday
February 15 – 18, 2019

Celebrate Dominican Independence Day

February 27, 1844
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Latin things to do in NYC on Valentine’s Day and Valentine’s Week

This Christian feast honoring a Roman saint got associated with romantic love in the Middle Ages.
February 14
Thursday, February 14, 2019

International Women’s Day 2018 #PressforProgress

March 8
Friday, March 8, 2019

Celebrate Purim to remember how Esther spoke up and saved her people

We need the spirit of Esther in our country today.
14th day of Adar
Sundown – Sundown
Wednesday – Thursday
March 20 – 21, 2019

Celebrate 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

Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus’ entry in Jerusalem

Sunday before Easter
Sunday, April 14, 2019

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

Sunday-Saturday
April 14 – 20, 2019

Passover 2019 commemorates our freedom from slavery and the Exodus

Sundown – Sundown
Friday – Saturday
April 19 – 27, 2019

Celebrate Easter, the Christian Spring holiday

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Celebrate Earth Day 2019

From the ground, Earth seems limitless, but from space it’s easy to see that we live on a small rock. As the saying goes, “Don’t shit where you eat.” Save the planet.
April 22
Monday, April 22, 2019

Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus

Friday, April 19, 2019

Celebrate Jackie Robinson Day

Jackie Robinson #42 broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball with the Brooklyn Dodgers on opening day April 15, 1947.
Monday, April 15, 2019

Celebrate International Romani Day

Celebrates Romani (Gypsy) culture
April 8
Monday, April 8, 2019

Museum Mile Festival 2019 is a Fifth Avenue Street Party

Second Tuesday in June
Fifth Avenue
From 82nd – 105th Street
Tuesday, June 11, 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.
PORTUGAL DAY
Monday, June 10, 2019

Happy Father’s Day (Día del Padre)

Third Sunday in June
Sunday, June 16, 2019

Celebrate the Summer Solstice 2010, the shortest night of the year

Celebrate Midsummer with a little Fête de la Musique.
Friday, June 21, 2019

Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Fátima, a famous Marion apparition

May 13 – October 13, 1917: Three children, the Guardian Angel of Portugal, and The Virgin. The Miracle of the Sun with tens of thousands of witnesses. Secrets and revelations.
Monday, May 13, 2019

Cinco de Mayo 2019 is not Mexican Independence Day, but it is fun

Celebrate the French defeat at the Battle of Puebla, May 5, 1862
Sunday, May 5, 2019

Celebrate the 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

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

The warm-up to the National Puerto Rican Day Parade.
152nd St between Jackson Ave and Union Ave
Woodstock, The Bronx
Saturday, May 26, 2018
FREE

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

May 1
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

“Evita” Eva Perón is an icon of Argentina

Born May 7, 1919
Sunday, May 7, 2019

Memorial Day Weekend 2019 things to do in NYC

Remember all who died serving our country.
MEMORIAL DAY
Monday, May 27, 2019
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Thursday – Monday
May 23 – 27, 2018

Feast of the Ascension commemorates Jesus entering heaven

The religious narrative of rising into the heavens mirrors the nature’s narrative of crops growing towards the sky.
40th day of Easter
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Celebrate Portugal Day 2018 (Dia de Portugal), Portugal’s national day

Portuguese Festival and Parade in the heart of Metro New York’s Portuguese community.
Peter Francisco Park
Newark, New Jersey
PARADE
Sunday, June 10, 2018
FESTIVAL
Friday – Sunday
June 8 – 10, 2018

National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2018 Parade ¡Boricua!

America’s biggest cultural celebration.
PARADE
Fifth Avenue in Midtown and the Upper East Side
Sunday, June 10, 2018

116th Street Festival 2018 is a Puerto Rican Party!

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

Mermaid Parade 2018 draws Mermaids & Mermen to Coney Island

Scantily clad mermaids and mermen let it all hang out.
Surf Ave at 21st St to West 10th St to the Boardwalk
Coney Island, Brooklyn
Saturday, June 16, 2018

Stand your ground at the NYC Pride Rally

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

Cinco de Mayo Parade 2018 celebrates Mexican culture

Central Park West & 106th St
Sunday, May 6, 2018

Dance Parade 2018 is NYC’s biggest dance event with over 10,000 dancers

African, Argentine, Bolivian, Brazilian, Cuban, Dominican, French, Haitian, Italian, Puerto Rican dances and more
Broadway, University Place, 8th St, Tompkins Square Park & Nublu 151
Manhattan’s Flatiron District, Union Square, Greenwich Village & East Village
Rain or Shine
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Cuban Parade 2018 is Metro NYC’s big Cuban celebration

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

Israel Day Parade 2018 celebrates Jewish culture. Sababa!

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

St. Patrick’s Cathedral ~ National Puerto Rican Day Parade Mass

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
Fifth Ave between 50th/51st St
Midtown East, Manhattan
Spanish mass, Sundays
PUERTO RICAN PARADE MASS
Sunday, June 3, 2018

2018 National Puerto Rican Day Parade Gala features salsero Ismael Miranda

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

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

Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Morningside Heights, Manhattan
Saturday, June 16, 2018

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

Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

14-year old Bernadette Soubirous saw a Marion apparition in Lourdes, France on February 11, 1858. It told her to dig a well. The well’s water is said to have miraculous healing powers.
Monday, February 11, 2019

Celebrate National Margarita Day 2019

February 22
Friday, February 22, 2019

Celebrate the Feast of Saint Joseph, the Hispanic/Luso Father’s Day

We honor Saint Joseph for being a good father.
March 19
Tuesday, March 19, 2018

Celebrate César Chávez Day, honor the Mexican – American Labor leader

Celebrate the birthday of the great American union and civil rights leader in Yuma, Arizona on March 31, 1927.
Sunday, March 31, 2019

Celebrate the start of Spring

Around March 20
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

41st El Museo del Barrio Three Kings Day Parade

106th & Lexington
to La Marqueta at
115th St & Park Ave
East Harlem, Manhattan
FRIDAY, January 5, 2018
CANCELLED BY SNOW

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.

91st Feast of San Gennaro 2017 honors the patron saint of Naples, Italy

Mulberry Street, Little Italy
September 14 – 24, 2017
Procession Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Miss America 2018

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

Celebrate Al-Hijra, the Muslim New Year 1440

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Chilean Independence Day

September 18, 1810
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

St Francis of Assisi is patron saint of Italy and founder of the Franciscans

Feast Day October 4
Thursday, October 4, 2018

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

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

Indigenous Peoples Day 2018 celebrates the First Americans

Harlem River Field, Icahn Stadium, Randall’s Island
Sunday – Monday
October 7 – 8, 2018

ColombiaFest IV Cultural Trade Fair

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

Have a Latin Black Friday

Friday after Thanksgiving
Friday, November 23, 2018

All Saints Day honors saints known and unknown

November 1
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Giving Tuesday opens the season of philanthropy and charity

#GivingTuesday
Tuesday after Thanksgiving
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Met Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave at 82nd St
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 – Sunday, January 7, 2018
Daily

Day of the Dead blends Aztec, Spanish, and American traditions

We prepare:
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Child Souls visit:
Wed, November 1, 2017
Adult Souls visit and we tend family graves:
Thursday, November 2, 2017

Panamanian Independence Days from Spain and Colombia

FROM SPAIN
November 28, 1821
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
FROM COLOMBIA
November 3, 1903
Saturday, November 3, 2018

All Souls Day is a Christian day to remember dead family members

The Mexican Day of the Dead blends Aztec traditions with All Souls Day
Thursday, November 2, 2017

Saint Cecilia is the patron saint of music

Feast November 22
Wednesday, November 22, 2017


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