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Spring 2019 Latin American Art Auction at Christie’s

ROCKEFELLER CENTER, MIDTOWN, NYC | On view May 18-22 | Auctions May 22-23, 2019 | Art auction | Spanish-Mexican surrealist Remedios Varo leads the sale

Whitney Biennial 2019 shows the diversity of American art today

MEATPACKING DISTRICT, NYC | Closed Tuesdays | May 17 – Sep 22, 2019 | Museum art exhibition Argentine, Colombian, French, Indigenous, Mexican & Puerto Rican artists | The survey of the latest developments in American art

Mundos Alternos, welcome to the Latin world(s) at Queens Museum

FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK, QUEENS | Wed-Sun, Apr 7 – Aug 18, 2019 | You might not have a heard of most of these artists, but each and every one will make you think (as in Kidnapped by Aliens)

Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything at the Jewish Museum

UPPER EAST SIDE; Thu-Tue, Apr 12 – Sep 8, 2019; Jewish French-Canadian art exhibition ~ One of the great poets of the last generation knew exactly where the light enters you

Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian Nobel Prize winning author

ARACATACA, COLOMBIA; Mar 6, 1927; Colombian author ~ Magical realism is considered a literary construct, but for many of us expresses the real magic in our lives. “It is life, more than death, that has no limits” (‘Love in the Time of Cholera,’ 1985)

PEN World Voices Festival 2019

May 6-14 & 19, 2019 | International literary festival | The world’s writers and thinkers gather in New York City to talk and read and perform

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)

Flamenco Festival New York 2019 at Joe’s Pub

NOHO; Tue-Sun, Mar 7-10, 2019; FLAMENCO FESTIVAL, Spanish Romani flamenco dance theater music art exhibition books festival ~ The best artists from the flamenco heartland, Andalusia, Spain

‘Hamilton’ Puerto Rican Broadway at the Richard Rodgers

TIMES SQUARE; open-ended run. Dark Mondays; Puerto Rican Broadway musical theatre ~ The Broadway hit of our generation was written by Puerto Rican New Yorker Lin-Manuel Miranda (‘In the Heights’)

“Phantom of the Opera” Broadway at the Majestic Theatre

MAJESTIC THEATRE, TIMES SQUARE THEATER DISTRICT, Dark Sundays, Ongoing ~ The Paris Opera House is haunted

“Chicago the Musical” Broadway

AMBASSADOR THEATRE, TIMES SQUARE THEATER DISTRICT, Dark Wednesdays, Open-ended run. ~ Puerto Rican Broadway legend Chita Rivera originated the role of Velma Kelly. Italian-American Liza Minnelli added her style.

SummerStage 2019 Lineup Announced

NYC PARKS | Jun 1 – Aug 27, 2019 | Summer outdoor live music dance theater festival | African, Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Creole, Cuban, Dominican, French, Garifuna, Haitian, Indigenous, Italian, Jewish, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Spanish culture and more. FREE

“El coronel no tiene quien le escriba” Colombian theatre at Repertorio

KIPS BAY, NYC | Tue May 21, & Sat Jun 1, 2019 | Colombian off-broadway theatre in spanish | Jorge Alí Triana’s adaptation of the classic Gabriel García Márquez story about how history repeats itself

‘I am Latino’ Colombian comic Saul Garcia at Repertorio Español

KIPS BAY; Sat-Mon May 25-27, 2019, Colombian Off-Broadway standup comedy in spanish ~ Saulo makes us laugh at being Latin AND American. He’s really funny.

‘La Canción’ Puerto Rican Hip-Hop Musical at Repertorio

KIPS BAY, NYC | Sat Jun 8, 2019 | Puerto Rican hip-hop off-broadway musical theatre in Spanish | Cándido Tirado’s tale of a Bronx kid who wakes up with a song in his head. Music by reggaeton legend VICO C.

‘Broken Words’ Puerto Rican theatre at Pregones

CONCOURSE, THE BRONX; Fri-Sat, Apr 5-6, 2019; Puerto Rican Off-broadway theatre ~ A new play by the playwright in residence at Pregones

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
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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

SummerStage 2019 Lineup Announced

NYC PARKS | Jun 1 – Aug 27, 2019 | Summer outdoor live music dance theater festival | African, Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Creole, Cuban, Dominican, French, Garifuna, Haitian, Indigenous, Italian, Jewish, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Spanish culture and more. FREE

ABT Harlequinade

LINCOLN CENTER | Mon-Sat, May 13-20, 2019 | French ballet dance theatre | Ratmansky’s staging stars Stella Abrera, Alexandre Hammoudi and Carlos Gonzalez

VolvoTango Argentine Tango Dancing on Pier 45

WEST VILLAGE, NYC | Wed & Sun, Apr-Nov | Argentine tango dancing | Dance on a pier with romantic river views

Dance Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional

CHELSEA, Thursdays, Argentine tango dancing ~ The most traditional milonga (tango party) is also the center of NYC’s tango community

BIG Salsa Festival 2019 at New York Hilton Midtown

MIDTOWN, NYC | Memorial Day Weekend, Fri-Mon, May 24-27, 2019 | Salsa festival | Salsa workshops, salsa shows, and salsa dancing

Salsa Saturdays at La Marqueta keep Old School Salsa Alive in El Barrio

LA MARQUETA, EAST HARLEM, Saturdays, May-October ~ Old timers dance old school Salsa (mostly on1) at a street party with music and food. ¡Vamos a gozar! FREE

The revenge of the Shaman ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’ at the Met Museum

UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC | daily, May 9 – Sep 8, 2019 | French, French-Canadian, Italian, Spanish fashion art exhibition | The Costume Institute’s 2019 exhibition explores how camp fashion goes mainstream

Carolina Herrera

UPPER EAST SIDE ~ Dress like a first lady at Carolina Herrera and CH Carolina Herrera.
#VENEZUELAN #FASHION #MADISONAVENUE

Chus Burés Spanish jewelry at El Museo del Barrio

EAST HARLEM, Wed-Sun, Nov 14-18, 2018 ~ The iconic Spanish jewelry designer of La Movida Madrileña hosts a pop-up exhibition.
# spanish jewelry exhibition

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Legendary Italian fashion

National Rum Day

AUGUST 16 (2019, Fri) ~ Enjoy the spirit of the Caribbean

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

Try new restaurants with friends during NYC Restaurant Week

Jan 21 – Feb 8, 2019 ~ 2-course lunches for $26 and 3-course dinners for $42.
# african brazilian cuban french italian mexican latin & spanish food

Beaujolais Nouveau Day ~ Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé!

November 21, 2019, Thursday
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Taste the fruit in this season’s Beaujolais by drinking it chilled right after it is bottled

‘The Silence of Others’ speaks to the silence of our own leaders

HUDSON SQUARE, NYC | May 8-14, 2019, Extended to May 23 | Spanish movies | The Almodóvar executive produced film asks the existential question of what happens when crimes against humanity go unpunished?

Forro in the Dark Brazilian Forro at Nublu

EAST VILLAGE, NYC | Weds | Live music Brazilian forro | It’s Brazil night at Nublu!

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

HELL’S KITCHEN | Sundays | Live music Cuban jazz | Multi-Grammy winners carry on the Sunday tradition started by Chico O’Farrill in 1997

Pedro Giraudo plays Argentine Tango at The Django

TRIBECA, NYC | Tue, May 28, 2019 | Live music Argentine tango | 2018 Latin Grammy “Best Tango Album.” Giraudo knows how to play tango for dancers.

SummerStage 2019 Lineup Announced

NYC PARKS | Jun 1 – Aug 27, 2019 | Summer outdoor live music dance theater festival | African, Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Creole, Cuban, Dominican, French, Garifuna, Haitian, Indigenous, Italian, Jewish, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Spanish culture and more. FREE

Watch Atlético Madrid with Peña Oficial Atlético de Madrid at Legends

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY | Fri, Jul 26, 2019 | Spanish soccer | Real Madrid vs Atlético Madrid play an International Champions Cup exhibition

Watch FC Barcelona with Penya FC Barcelona NYC at Smithfield Hall

CHELSEA, NYC | Spanish soccer | Fri, May 24, 2019 | Copa del Ray Final ~ Barcelona vs Valencia

Watch Juventus play Italian soccer at the Football Factory

KOREATOWN | Sat, May 25, 2019 | Italian Serie A soccer | Watch the giants of Italian soccer play their last Serie A game of the season, Sampdoria vs Juventus

New York Yankees 2019 at Yankee Stadium

CONCOURSE, THE BRONX; Major League Baseball Mar-Sep; Thu-Fri, May 30-31, Boston Red Sox