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Macy’s Flower Show 2019 Journey to Paradisios

GARMENT DISTRICT; Mar 24 – Apr 7, 2019; Spring flower exhibition shopping ~ A space-inspired floral fantasy featuring marvelous celestial blooms

Joan Miró: Birth of the World at MoMA

MIDTOWN, daily, Feb 24 – Jun 15, 2019, Spanish modern art exhibition ~ Explore the development of Joan Miró’s visual language

Celebrate World Poetry Day

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

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)

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

Black Comic Book Festival 2020 at Schomburg Center

HARLEM, Fri-Sat, Jan 17-18, 2020 (unconfirmed) ~ Harlem is Wakanda this weekend. Buy, sell, learn, watch or show your stuff at this family festival.
# african comic book festival cosplay

‘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.

See Phantom or Chicago during NYC Broadway Week

JAN 21 – FEB 10, 2019 ~ 2-for-1 tickets to popular Broadway shows are on sale now.
# broadway #theatre #sale

“El coronel no tiene quien le escriba” Colombian play at Harlem Stage

HARLEM Fri Mar 22; KIPS BAY Sat, Mar 23, 2019; Colombian off-broadway play in spanish ~ Jorge Alí Triana’s adaptation of the classic Gabriel García Márquez story about how history repeats itself

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

KIPS BAY, Sun Mar 24, Wed Mar 27, 2019 ~ Puerto Rican hip-hop musical theatre in Spanish. Playwright Cándido Tirado’s story about a Bronx kid who wakes up with a song in his head. Original music by Reggaeton legend VICO C.

‘La Celestina’ Spanish comedy at Repertorio Español

KIPS BAY; Sun Mar 31, 2019; Classic Spanish comic theatre based on the Fernando de Rojas masterpiece (1499), adapted by Cuban New York playwright Leyma López

“I am Latino” Saul Garcia at Repertorio Español

KIPS BAY; Sat-Sun Apr 6-7, Sat-Mon May 25-27, 2019, Colombian Off-Broadway standup comedy in spanish ~ Saulo has a clever understanding of how Anglos and Latinos react to each other. He’s really funny. It’s good to laugh at ourselves.

Celebrate World Poetry Day

MARCH 21 ~ 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; Mexican founding father ~ “Respect for the rights of others is peace”

Purim 2019 celebrates the courage of Queen Esther

SOUTH WILLIAMSBURG; 14TH DAY OF ADAR, Wed-Thu, Mar 20-21, 2019; Jewish holiday feast ~ Queen Esther of Persia found the courage to break tradition, speak up, and thereby saved her people

Puerto Rico Emancipation Day

PUERTO RICO; Mar 22, 1873 (Fri in 2019); Puerto Rican holiday celebration ~ The day Puerto Rican slaves were officially freed by the Spanish Parliament

Ballet Nepantla ‘Valentina’ Gala at 26 Bridge

DUMBO, BROOKLYN, Fri, Mar 22, 2019, Mexican contemporary ballet gala fundraiser ~ Support this young dance company who explores being “nepantla” (in-between) with grace and beauty

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca ‘Entre Tú y Yo’ at Connelly Theater

EAST VILLAGE; Tue-Sun, Mar 8-31, 2019; Spanish flamenco dance theatre ~ The latest version of the company’s show about prowling for partners feels like a village theater in Spain with star power

Ballet Nepantla ‘Valentina’ NY premiere at the 14th St Y

EAST VILLAGE; Wed-Sun, Apr 10-14, 2019; Contemporary ballet Mexican style ~ ‘Valentina’ is a collection of stories that speak to the strength and resilience of women during the Mexican Revolution

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

Dance Argentine Tango at the All Night Milonga at Stepping Out

NOMAD; Sat, Mar 30, 2019; Argentine tango dancing ~ One of America’s biggest tango dance parties has great guest teachers and performers

VolvoTango LIC Landing outdoor milonga (Tango)

Warm Tuesdays
April – mid-November
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LIC Landing
Long Island City, Queens
(Ferry from Manhattan or Brooklyn)
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Donation

VolvoTango outdoor milonga, tango on Pier 45

Warm weather Wednesdays & Sundays
April – mid-November
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Pier 45
West Village, Manhattan
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Roofed open-air Argentine Tango dancing with romantic river views

Carolina Herrera Venezuelan Fashion

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

Valentino

Upper East Side
Midtown East
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Legendary Italian fashion

Fashion donated by celebs, socialites & designers benefits Women Together

November 8, 2018, Thursday
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Museum of Arts and Design
Midtown, Manhattan
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This sale of gently or never used items donated from NYC women’s wardrobes benefits social development in Colombian, Dominican and Mexican artisanal communities by Women Together
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FREE

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

National Rum Day

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

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

Jazz Standard

NOMAD, Nightly ~ One of New York’s great jazz rooms

Legendary film ‘I am Cuba’ (Soy Cuba) at Film Forum

HUDSON SQUARE, BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND Fri-Thu, Mar 15-21, 2019, classic Cuban movies ~ 1964 Cuban-Soviet film tells four stories of Cuba with the most amazing tracking shots. Presented by Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese.

Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Roma’ Best Director, Foreign Film Review

NETFLIX & HELL’S KITCHEN; opened Nov, 21, 2018; Mexican movies Netflix TV ~ Best movie of 2018 in any language. See it in a theater so you can hear it too.

‘Green Book’ wins Academy Award for Best Picture (Review)

CITYWIDE; opened Nov 16, 2018; 2019; Italian African movies, Oscar Best Picture, Golden Globes Best Musical or Comedy ~ When people who might seem different, actually live and work together, we discover our common humanity

‘A Star is Born’ Lady Gaga (Review)

CITYWIDE; opened Oct 5, 2018; Italian-American movie, Oscar Best Original Song ~ Lady Gaga follows Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland in singing one of the great love stories

Uptown Nights Curtis Brothers & Circa ’95 at Harlem Stage

HARLEM; Sat, Mar 23, 2019; African, Creole, Puerto Rican, Dominican Brazilian jazz hip-hop samba live music ~ The Curtis Brothers map the rhythms of the slave trade. Circa ’95 raps in Spanglish about what happened once we landed in El Barrio. For the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) and Carnegie Hall’s Migrations: the Making of America festival. ¡WEPA!

‘Samson et Dalila’ Saint-Saëns French Opera at the Met

LINCOLN CENTER; Sat Mar 23, Thu Mar 28 2019; French opera live music ~ Starring Anita Rachvelishvili and Aleksandr Antonenko

Pedro Giraudo plays Argentine Tango at Barbès

PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN; Sat, Mar 23, 2019; Argentine tango live music ~ 2018 Latin Grammy “Best Tango Album”

Puccini’s “Tosca” Italian Opera

LINCOLN CENTER; March Sat 23, Tue 26, Fri 29, 2019; Italian opera live music ~ Starring Jennifer Rowley and Wolfgang Koch. “Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore” (I lived for art, I lived for love)

NY Red Bulls 2019

HARRISON, NJ; Sat, Mar 23, 2019; Major League Soccer ~ NY Red Bulls vs Orlando City. Red Bulls home opener.

Watch FC Barcelona with Penya FC Barcelona NYC at Smithfield Hall

CHELSEA; Sat, Apr 6, 2019; Spanish soccer ~ Barcelona vs Atlético Madrid is the two Spanish teams

Watch Atlético Madrid with Peña Oficial Atlético de Madrid at Legends

KOREATOWN, Sat, Apr 6, 2019 ~ Spanish La Liga soccer. Barcelona vs Atlético Madrid matches two of the top three teams.

NYCFC vs Montreal Impact at Yankee Stadium

CONCOURSE, THE BRONX; Sat, Apr 6, 2019; Major League Soccer ~ NYCFC vs Montreal Impact