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Whitney Biennial 2019 shows the diversity of American art today

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

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

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)

Luís de Camões, the Portuguese Shakespeare

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Portuguese national poet books
LISBON, PORTUGAL ~ The author of Portugal’s national epic poem ‘Os Lusíadas,’ about Vasco de Gama’s sea route to India, died on June 10, 1580

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)

‘Hamilton’ Puerto Rican Broadway at the Richard Rodgers

Open run. Dark Mondays
Puerto Rican Broadway musical theatre
TIMES SQUARE, NYC ~ The Broadway hit of our generation was written by Puerto Rican New Yorker Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights)

SummerStage 2019

June 1 – August 27, 2019
Summer live music dance theatre festival
NYC PARKS ~ African, Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Creole, Cuban, Dominican, French, Garifuna, Haitian, Indigenous, Italian, Jewish, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Spanish culture and more. FREE

“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.

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

Saturday-Sunday, July 6-7, 2019
Colombian stand-up comedy in spanish
KIPS BAY, NYC ~ Saulo makes us laugh at being Latin AND American. He’s really funny.

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

CLOSING Sunday, June 9, 2019
Colombian off-broadway theatre in spanish
KIPS BAY, NYC ~ 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, 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

Argentinos en NY “Noche Argentina” cumbia & rock en español

Saturday, July 6, 2019
Argentine Party
HELL’S KITCHEN, NYC ~ Dance all night like we do in Argentina

Celebrate World Chocolate Day

Sunday, July 7, 2019
Colombian Venezuelan Guatemalan Mexican Olmec Maya Aztec food celebration
Chocolate, made from cocoa, is native to the upper Amazon of Colombia and Venezuela and was domesticated in Guatemala and Mexico

Colombian Flower Festival Parade 2019

GALA Friday, July 12, 2019
PARADE Sunday, July 14, 2019
JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens ~ This Colombian flower festival is New York’s version of the Feria de las Flores (Flower Festival) in Medellín, Colombia

Show your pride at the 2019 Disability Pride Parade and Festival

Sunday, July 14, 2019
UNION SQUARE, NYC ~ Parade down Broadway from Madison Square to the Disability Pride Festival at Union Square

Dance on Camera Festival 2019 at Film at Lincoln Center

Fri-Mon, July 12-15, 2019
LINCOLN CENTER, NYC ~ The world’s longest-running dance film festival is screening Cuban, Disability, French and Spanish dance films

Bulla en el Barrio plays Colombian Bullerengue at Flushing Town Hall

Sunday, July 21, 2019
Live music dance dancing African Colombian cumbia women
FLUSHING, Queens ~ Bullerengue is a Colombian women’s puberty ritual from Palenque of San Basilio, the first free African town in the Americas

SummerStage 2019

June 1 – August 27, 2019
Summer live music dance theatre festival
NYC PARKS ~ 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

Dance Argentine Tango at the All Night Milonga at Stepping Out

Saturday, July 13, 2019
Argentine tango dancing
NOMAD, NYC ~ One of America’s biggest Argentine tango parties has great guest teachers and performers

VolvoTango Argentine Tango Dancing on Pier 45

Wednesdays & Sundays, April-November
Argentine tango dancing
WEST VILLAGE, NYC ~ Dance tango on a pier with romantic Hudson river views

Dance Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional

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

Do the Central Park Tango

Saturdays, June-September
Argentine tango dancing
CENTRAL PARK, NYC ~ Dance, take a free lesson or just watch. FREE

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

Daily, May 9 – September 8, 2019
French, French-Canadian, Italian, Spanish fashion art exhibition
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ 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

Valentino

Upper East Side
Midtown East
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Legendary Italian fashion

Celebrate World Chocolate Day

Sunday, July 7, 2019
Colombian Venezuelan Guatemalan Mexican Olmec Maya Aztec food celebration
Chocolate, made from cocoa, is native to the upper Amazon of Colombia and Venezuela and was domesticated in Guatemala and Mexico

Afro-Latino Festival 2019 brings the African diaspora home

Fri-Sat, July 12-13, 2019
DOWNTOWN, Brooklyn ~ Mariachi Flor de Toloache and José Alberto “El Canario” headline this festival of concerts, talks and food from the African diaspora

National Rum Day

Friday, August 16, 2019
Cuban Dominican Puerto Rican spirits
Enjoy the spirit of the Caribbean

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2019

RESERVATIONS
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
DINING
July 22 – August 16, 2019
Food Festival
NEW YORK CITY ~ Prix fixe lunches and dinners at African, Brazilian, Cuban, French, Italian, Mexican, Puerto Rican and Spanish restaurants across NYC

‘Yuli’ the story of Cuban ballet legend Carlos Acosta

Sunday, July 14, 2019
LINCOLN CENTER, NYC ~ This inspiring movie tells the life story of Cuban ballet dance legend Carlos Acosta (Royal Ballet, Acosta Danza)

Mighty Sparrow plays Trinidadian Calypso at Springfield Park SummerStage

Friday, July 5, 2019
Live music Trinidadian calypso SummerStage
SPRINGFIELD GARDENS, Queens ~ The Grenada-born “Calypso King of the World” is one of the living legends of Trinidadian calypso

Afro-Latino Festival 2019 brings the African diaspora home

Fri-Sat, July 12-13, 2019
DOWNTOWN, Brooklyn ~ Mariachi Flor de Toloache and José Alberto “El Canario” headline this festival of concerts, talks and food from the African diaspora

Jennifer Lopez Puerto Rican pop at Madison Square Garden

Fri-Sat, July 12-13, 2019
CHELSEA, NYC ~ The Puerto Rican actress and pop superstar celebrates her 50th (really) with her first tour in years

Forro in the Dark Brazilian Forro at Nublu

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

New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies baseball at Citi Field

Friday-Sunday, July 5-7, 2019
Major League Baseball
Dominican, Italian, Puerto Rican & Venezuelan players
FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK, Queens ~ Subway Series Mets vs Yankees

Women’s World Cup France 2019

June 7 – July 7, 2019
Women’s soccer
Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, French, Italian, Spanish, & USA teams play to be the best

New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium

Friday-Sunday, August 2-4, 2019
CONCOURSE, THE BRONX ~ Watch the greatest rivalry in Major League Baseball

New York Red Bulls vs Toronto FC with Fireworks at Red Bull Arena

Saturday, August 3, 2019
HARRISON, New Jersey ~ Watch the Red Bulls play Major League Soccer with Toronto FC with fireworks