Columbus Day Weekend 2019

Friday – Monday, October 11-14, brings Spain’s national day, Columbus Day and Indigenous People Day

Panamanian Parade 2019

Saturday, October 12, 2019
CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn ~ America’s biggest celebration of Panamanian culture is a parade from Bergen St & Franklin Ave to a street fair along Prospect Park on Classon Ave between Eastern Parkway & President St

Hispanic Day Parade 2019

Sunday, October 13, 2019
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ Twenty-one countries from around the world celebrate our Hispanic Heritage on Fifth Avenue

The Columbus Day Parade is America’s biggest Italian-American celebration

Monday, October 14, 2019
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ Grand Marshal Massimo Ferragamo leads over 100 marching groups, 24 parade floats, 35 vehicles and over 20 marching bands in this celebration of Italian-American heritage, culture and achievements

Redhawk Indigenous People Day Pow Wow

Sun-Mon, Oct 13-14, 2019
RANDALLS ISLAND ~ The Redhawk Native American Arts Council’s annual Indigenous People Day pow wow celebration in front of Icahn Stadium in Randall’s Island Park

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

Saturday, October 12, 2019
BAHAMAS ~ When Rodrigo de Triana, a lookout on the first expedition of Columbus, sighted land on October 12, 1492, he had no idea he set in motion one of the great turning points in history

Celebrate Indigenous People Day 2020

Monday, October 12, 2020
EARTH ~ In the United States, we celebrate our Indigenous heritage on the second Monday in October. Many countries celebrate on October 12.

Celebrate Columbus Day 2020

Monday, October 12, 2020
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ This national holiday is the Italian-American celebration in the United States. It was created to reduce racist violence against Italian-Americans. The myths around Columbus Day helped Italian-Americans be accepted as just Americans. Benvenuto! Grazie! Saluto!

The Paco de Lucía Project

Sunday, October 13, 2019
UPPER WEST SIDE, NYC ~ The World Music Institute brings the last touring band of the greatest flamenco guitarist in history to Symphony Space


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Roberto Roena y su Apollo Sound is a Puerto Rican salsa legend

Saturday, October 12, 2019
JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens ~ ‘Tu Loco, Loco, Pero Yo Tranquilo.’ They don’t make Puerto Rican salsa music like that any more. Once the band starts, you can’t stop dancing.

Broadway celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with an Ana Villafañe cabaret

Sunday, October 13, 2019
TIMES SQUARE THEATER DISTRICT ~ Ana Villafañe of Broadway’s ‘On Your Feet!’ and NBC’s ‘Sunnyside’ and ‘New Amsterdam’ hosts a ¡Viva Broadway! cabaret concert series at the W Hotel

Latinx Performance Ensemble’s ‘La Golondrina’ finds the way home

Fri-Sun, Sep 27 – Oct 13, 2019
SUNNYSIDE, Queens ~ Playwright Guillem Clua uses the famous Mexican song ‘The Swallow’ as a metaphor for being true to yourself at the Thalia Spanish Theatre

Fall for Dance Festival

October 1-13, 2019
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ Four world-class companies / choreographers / dancers a night for just $15 is the best deal in dance at New York City Center

NYC Ballet Fall 2019 Season

September 17 – Oct 13, 2019
LINCOLN CENTER ~ New leadership, Lovette and Liang premieres, a centennial tribute to modern dance legend Merce Cunningham, and Brazilian Soloist Jovani Furlan at the David H. Koch Theater

New York Film Festival 57 opens with Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’

September 27 – Oct 13, 2019
LINCOLN CENTER ~ The 57th Festival opens with Scorcese’s ‘The Irishman’ and screens Cannes Grand Prix winner ‘Atlantic,’ Pedro Almodóvar’s Spanish film ‘Pain and Glory,’ and Olivier Assayas’ French film ‘WASP Network’ at Film at Lincoln Center

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

September 30 to October 13
YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ~ Town halls enable you to share your concerns directly with your Representatives and Senators in Congress. Take your kids so they learn how our system works.

New York Yankees vs Astros American League Championship Series

Thu-Fri, Oct 17-18, 2019
Wednesday’s rainout shifted the schedule one day later. Series is Yankees 1-2 Astros. Let’s go Yankees!

Pedro Giraudo leads NYC’s busiest Argentine tango band

Thursday, October 17, 2019
ELMHURST, Queens ~ “Best Tango Album” Latin Grammy winner plays Argentine tango at Terraza 7

El Destino Argentine tango dancing at Solas

Sundays
EAST VILLAGE, NYC ~ Argentine tango dancing with NYC’s best dancers in an intimate room with one of New York’s best tango DJs

Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Cuban Jazz at Birdland

Sundays
HELL’S KITCHEN, NYC ~ Cuban jazz live music by this multiple Grammy winning band continues a Sunday tradition started by Chico O’Farrill in 1997

VolvoTango is Argentine Tango Dancing on a pier with Hudson River views

Wednesdays & Sundays, April-November
WEST VILLAGE, NYC ~ One of New York City’s most romantic tango venues is Pier 45

‘Hamilton’, written by a Puerto Rican, is the Broadway hit of our generation

Open run. Dark Mondays
TIMES SQUARE THEATER DISTRICT, NYC ~ Puerto Rican New Yorker Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights) wrote the Broadway hit of our generation at the Richard Rodgers Theatre

‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ is the funnest show on Broadway

Oct 2, 2019 – Jan 5, 2020
TIMES SQUARE THEATER DISTRICT ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda brings one of his early projects, a Latin hip-hop improv show, back to the Booth Theatre

In ‘Pain and Glory,’ Almodóvar shows how one begets the other

Opened Fri, October 4, 2019
GREENWICH VILLAGE & HELL’S KITCHEN, NYC ~ Antonio Banderas won Best Actor at Cannes starring in Almodóvar’s loosely autobiographical triptych about the life of an aging movie director. Penélope Cruz plays the young filmmaker’s mom. Opens at the Angelika and Landmark 57.

Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play New Orleans Jazz at Iguana

Mondays & Tuesdays
TIMES SQUARE, NYC ~ Live music by New York’s specialist in early New Orleans jazz

Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ with De Niro, Pacino and Pesci

Friday, November 1, 2019
NEW YORK CITY / LOS ANGELES ~ Martin Scorsese’s latest and best in years, stars Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino in a telling of the Jimmy Hoffa disappearance. It gets a limited theatrical release on November 1 and hits Netflix on November 27.

Taíno culture at the Museum of the American Indian

July 28, 2018 – Nov 12, 2019
FINANCIAL DISTRICT, NYC ~ This art exhibition examines the renaissance of Indigenous Taíno identity in Caribbean communities. FREE

Vik Muniz: Museum of Ashes

Tue-Sat, Oct 10-Nov 16, 2019
CHELSEA, NYC ~ Like a phoenix, the renowned Brazilian sculptor and photographer recreates objects lost in the Brazilian National Museum fire, from their own ashes at Sikkema Jenkins

Fall 2019

September 23 – Dec 21, 2019
Fall reminds us that life is ephemeral

Argentine Titanosaur at American Museum of Natural History

Through January 1, 2020
Argentine dinosaur
UPPER WEST SIDE, NYC ~ This cast of a 122-foot-long skeleton from Patagonia, Argentina is so big, the head pokes out the door of the dinosaur hall

Socrates Annual, the sculpture of history, landscape and community

Daily
Oct 5, 2019 – Mar 8, 2020
ASTORIA, Queens ~ The annual exhibition of work by emerging artists created during a summer residency at Socrates Sculpture Park

Hispanic Heritage Month 2020

September 15 – October 15
The United States celebrates our Hispanic roots, Hispanic culture, and the contributions of Hispanic-Americans

‘Crown of the Andes,’ Colombian art at the Met Museum

Daily
Colombian Ecuadorian Peruvian Indigenous Inca art
UPPER EAST SIDE, permanent collection ~ This Marion crown from Popayán, Colombia contains the legendary Atahualpa Emerald which belonged to the last Inca emperor

Celebrate Mexico Now Festival

Mon-Sun, October 7-13, 2019
NEW YORK CITY ~ A festival of contemporary Mexican art, dance, film, literature, music and food curated by New York City’s leading producer of world-class Mexican culture

Fall for Dance Festival 2018

NEW YORK CITY CENTER, MIDTOWN ~ Mon-Sat, October 1-13, 2018 ~ $15 seats to watch four world-class companies a night. African, Argentine, Brazilian, Cuban, French & Romanian dancers or companies perform ballet, modern, contemporary and folkloric dances. Sells out every year!