December 2019 New York Latin Culture Calendar

 


December 2019 Week 48 ~ November 25 – December 1


November 2019 Calendar


Sunday, December 1

Celebrate Portugal Restoration Day!

Dance Argentine tango at the El Destino milonga at Solas in Manhattan’s East Village from 6-11pm. $12


WEEK 49 ~ December 2-8, 2019


Monday, December 2

It’s Cyber Monday. Shop online for deals.

Celebrate the start of Advent, the countdown to Christmas.

The 20th Annual Winter’s Eve street fair is in Lincoln Square in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. In 2018, it ran from 5:30-9pm. FREE

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Tuesday, December 3

Winter sunrise aligns with Manhattan’s east-west street grid like a temple to the sun in the phenomena known as Manhattanhenge.

Celebrate Giving Tuesday and give some holiday spirit.

Uruguay celebrates the National Day of Condombe, the African dance that was a predecessor to milonga and tango.

Orchestra of St. Luke’s plays a program of Baroque Storytelling that includes works by Vivaldi (Italian), Rameau (French), and Telemann’s Don Quichotte Overture Suite (a Spanish story) at Kaufmann Music Center in Lincoln Square, NYC at 7:30pm.

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Wednesday, December 4

Winter sunrise aligns with Manhattan’s east-west street grid like a temple to the sun in the phenomena known as Manhattanhenge.

Celebrate the Feast of Saint Barbara, patron saint of armourers and artillery.

Honor Chango, the Santería orisha (angel) of thunder and lightning.

Art Basel Miami Beach runs through Sunday.

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony is tonight. In 2018 it was at 7pm. The Tree was lit through January 7.

OPENING NIGHT
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s fall season opens with a Gala performance at New York City Center in Midtown, NYC at 7pm. Dinner and dancing follow the performance at the New York Hilton Midtown. From $2,000

Orchestra of St. Luke’s plays a program of Baroque Storytelling that includes works by Vivaldi (Italian), Rameau (French), and Telemann’s Don Quichotte Overture Suite (a Spanish story) at the Morgan Library in Murray Hill, NYC at 7:30pm.

Cuban jazz legend Arturo Sandoval plays The Blue Note in Greenwich Village at 8pm & 10:30pm. From $30

Forro in the Dark plays Brazilian forro at Nublu Classic in Manhattan’s East Village with sets at 9 & 11pm.


Thursday, December 5

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s fall season continues with Divining, Cry, The Call and Revelations at New York City Center in Midtown, NYC at 7:30pm.

Cuban jazz legend Arturo Sandoval plays The Blue Note in Greenwich Village at 8pm & 10:30pm. From $30

Dance traditional Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan from 9:30pm – 2am. (Classes: Beginners 7pm, Intermediate 8pm). $15


Friday, December 6

Jorge Alí Triana & Verónica Triana’s Colombian play El Coronel no tiene quien le escriba is at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, NYC at 8pm. In Spanish with English subtitles. From $15

Cuban jazz legend Arturo Sandoval plays The Blue Note in Greenwich Village at 8pm & 10:30pm. From $30


Saturday, December 7

Celebrate Día de las Velitas, the Colombian holiday tradition.

Cuban jazz legend Arturo Sandoval plays The Blue Note in Greenwich Village at 8pm & 10:30pm. From $30


Sunday, December 8

Celebrate Feast of the Immaculate Conception when the Roman Catholic church accepted the idea that women are divine too.

New York Fashion Week December (Pre-Fall & Fall-Winter) runs through Thursday.

Dance Argentine tango at the El Destino milonga at Solas in Manhattan’s East Village from 6-11pm. $12

Cuban jazz legend Arturo Sandoval plays The Blue Note in Greenwich Village at 8pm & 10:30pm. From $30


December 2019 Week 50 ~ December 9-15


Monday, December 9

Italian-American jazz trumpeter Chris Botti plays The Blue Note in Greenwich Village at 8pm and 10:30pm. From $55

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Tuesday, December 10

Italian-American jazz trumpeter Chris Botti plays The Blue Note in Greenwich Village at 8pm and 10:30pm. From $55

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Wednesday, December 11

Celebrate International Tango Day and the birth of French-Argentine tango singer Carlos Gardel.

Italian-American jazz trumpeter Chris Botti plays The Blue Note in Greenwich Village at 8pm and 10:30pm. From $55

Forro in the Dark plays Brazilian forro at Nublu Classic in Manhattan’s East Village with sets at 9 & 11pm.


Thursday, December 12

Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patron saint of Mexico and our Indigenous heritage.

Italian-American jazz trumpeter Chris Botti plays The Blue Note in Greenwich Village at 8pm and 10:30pm. From $55

Dance traditional Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan from 9:30pm – 2am. (Classes: Beginners 7pm, Intermediate 8pm). $15

Latin Grammy winner Pedro Giraudo plays Argentine tango at Terraza 7 in Elmhurst, Queens at 9pm. $10


Friday, December 13

Jorge Alí Triana & Verónica Triana’s Colombian play El Coronel no tiene quien le escriba is at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, NYC at 1am. In Spanish with English subtitles. $30

Latin Grammy winner Pedro Giraudo plays Argentine tango at Barbès in Park Slope, Brooklyn at 8pm. $10 suggested donation

Italian-American jazz trumpeter Chris Botti plays The Blue Note in Greenwich Village at 8pm and 10:30pm. From $55


Saturday, December 14

Italian-American jazz trumpeter Chris Botti plays The Blue Note in Greenwich Village at 8pm and 10:30pm. From $55

Dance Argentine Tango at the NYC All Night Milonga at Stepping Out Studios in NoMad, Manhattan from 10pm – 4am. $18


Sunday, December 15

Happy Birthday Eddie Palmieri! The New York Puerto Rican jazz legend was born in El Barrio East Harlem on December 15, 1936.

Dance Argentine tango at the El Destino milonga at Solas in Manhattan’s East Village from 6-11pm. $12

Italian-American jazz trumpeter Chris Botti plays The Blue Note in Greenwich Village at 8pm and 10:30pm. From $55


December 2019 Week 51 ~ December 16-22


This week is a U.S. Congress state work period. Find a town hall in your neighborhood.

Monday, December 16

(To be confirmed) The National Puerto Rican Day Parade announces its 2020 Scholarship Program.

Start celebrating La Novena, the Colombian Christmas tradition, or La Posada, the Mexican Christmas tradition.

CLOSING
An exhibition of Rwanda-born Dutch artist Christian Nyampeta closes at SculptureCenter in Long Island City, Queens from 11am to 6pm. FREE

Italian-American jazz trumpeter Chris Botti plays The Blue Note in Greenwich Village at 8pm and 10:30pm. From $55

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Tuesday, December 17

Celebrate the Feast of Saint Lazarus.

Honor Babalú-Ayé, the Yoruba Orisha of the earth.

Puerto Rican hip-hop reggaeton musical La Canción is at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, NYC at 11am. $30

Italian-American jazz trumpeter Chris Botti plays The Blue Note in Greenwich Village at 8pm and 10:30pm. From $55

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Wednesday, December 18

Italian crossover tenor Andrea Bocelli plays Madison Square Garden in Chelsea, NYC at 7:30pm. From $86

Italian-American jazz trumpeter Chris Botti plays The Blue Note in Greenwich Village at 8pm and 10:30pm. From $55

Forro in the Dark plays Brazilian forro at Nublu Classic in Manhattan’s East Village with sets at 9 & 11pm.


Thursday, December 19

Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice Celebration is at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Morningside Heights, Manhattan. Tickets on sale September 3.

Italian-American jazz trumpeter Chris Botti plays The Blue Note in Greenwich Village at 8pm and 10:30pm. From $55

Dance traditional Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan from 9:30pm – 2am. (Classes: Beginners 7pm, Intermediate 8pm). $15


Friday, December 20

Celebrate National Sangria Day.

Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice Celebration is at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Morningside Heights, Manhattan. Tickets on sale September 3.

Italian-American jazz trumpeter Chris Botti plays The Blue Note in Greenwich Village at 8pm and 10:30pm. From $55


Saturday, December 21

Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice Celebration is at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Morningside Heights, Manhattan. Tickets on sale September 3.

Italian-American jazz trumpeter Chris Botti plays The Blue Note in Greenwich Village at 8pm and 10:30pm. From $55


Sunday, December 22

Happy Birthday Jean-Michel Basquiat. In 2017, the Haitian-Puerto Rican New Yorker set records for the highest price ever paid for an American artist, for a Black artist and for a contemporary work made after 1980.

Dance Argentine tango at the El Destino milonga at Solas in Manhattan’s East Village from 6-11pm. $12

Italian-American jazz trumpeter Chris Botti plays The Blue Note in Greenwich Village at 8pm and 10:30pm. From $55


December 2019 Week 52 ~ December 23-29


This week is a U.S. Congress state work period. Find a town hall in your neighborhood.

Monday, December 23

Italian-American jazz trumpeter Chris Botti plays The Blue Note in Greenwich Village at 8pm and 10:30pm. From $55

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Tuesday, December 24 ~ Christmas Eve

Celebrate Christmas Eve.

Italian-American jazz trumpeter Chris Botti plays The Blue Note in Greenwich Village at 8pm and 10:30pm. From $55


Wednesday, December 25 ~ Christmas

Merry Christmas.

Italian-American jazz trumpeter Chris Botti plays The Blue Note in Greenwich Village at 8pm and 10:30pm. From $55


Thursday, December 26

Celebrate Kwanzaa and the principle of unity.

Italian-American jazz trumpeter Chris Botti plays The Blue Note in Greenwich Village at 8pm and 10:30pm. From $55

Dance traditional Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan from 9:30pm – 2am. (Classes: Beginners 7pm, Intermediate 8pm). $15


Friday, December 27

Celebrate Kwanzaa and the principle of self-determination.

PUERTO RICO
The Festival de Máscaras, a Canary Island tradition, is in Hatillo, Puerto Rico through Saturday.

Italian-American jazz trumpeter Chris Botti plays The Blue Note in Greenwich Village at 8pm and 10:30pm. From $55


Saturday, December 28

Celebrate Kwanzaa and the principle of collective work and responsibility.

PUERTO RICO
The Festival de Máscaras, a Canary Island tradition, is in Hatillo, Puerto Rico.

Italian-American jazz trumpeter Chris Botti plays The Blue Note in Greenwich Village at 8pm and 10:30pm. From $55

Dance Argentine Tango at the NYC All Night Milonga at Stepping Out Studios in NoMad, Manhattan from 10pm – 4am. $18


Sunday, December 29

Celebrate Kwanzaa and the principle of cooperative economics.

Dance Argentine tango at the El Destino milonga at Solas in Manhattan’s East Village from 6-11pm. $12

Italian-American jazz trumpeter Chris Botti plays The Blue Note in Greenwich Village at 8pm and 10:30pm. From $55


December 2019 Week 1 ~ December 30, 2019 – January 5, 2020


Monday, December 30

Celebrate Kwanzaa and the principle of purpose.

Italian-American jazz trumpeter Chris Botti plays The Blue Note in Greenwich Village at 8pm and 10:30pm. From $55

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Tuesday, December 31

Celebrate Kwanzaa and the principle of creativity.

Celebrate National Champagne Day.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve.

Italian-American jazz trumpeter Chris Botti plays The Blue Note in Greenwich Village at 7pm and 10pm. From $85/$95

Happy New Year 2020!


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