Things to do in NYC December 2017

Things to do in NYC in December include the Feast of our Lady of Guadalupe and Christmas, the most popular Latin holiday.

Celebrate Portuguese Restoration of Independence Day

December 1, 1640 ~ Portugal regains its independence from Spain.
Saturday, December 1, 2018

Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patron saint of Mexico

ST. PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL
Fifth Avenue
between 50th & 51st
Midtown, Manhattan
SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
328 West 14th St
between Eighth & Ninth Ave
Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

New Year’s Eve 2018

Times Square & All Over the World
December 31, 2018

Christmas in New York City

PREPARATIONS
Mid-November
CHRISTMAS EVE
Monday, December 24, 2018
CHRISTMAS DAY
Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Macy’s is the world’s largest store

34th St & Broadway
Herald Square
Garment District, Manhattan

Art Basel Miami Beach in December is America’s big art fair

Miami Beach, Florida
Wednesday – Sunday
December 6 – 10, 2017

Met Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave at 82nd St
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 – Sunday, January 7, 2018
Daily

La Novena de Navidad is a Colombian / Ecuadorian Christmas Tradition

Saturday – Sunday
December 16 – 24, 2017

Hanukkah is the Jewish Festival of Lights

Tuesday night
December 12 – Wednesday, December 20, 2017
LIGHTING CEREMONIES
Grand Army Plaza
Manhattan & Brooklyn

New York City Ballet ‘George Balanchine The Nutcracker’

David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
On Sale September, 2017
Performances
Friday November 24 – December 31, 2017

Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular

Radio City Music Hall
1260 Sixth Ave at 50th St
Midtown, Manhattan
Friday, November 10, 2017 – January 1, 2018

Lord & Taylor reveals its holiday windows

424 Fifth Avenue
between 38th & 39th St
Garment District, Manhattan
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Bloomingdale’s reveals its Holiday Windows

Upper East Side
Upper West Side Outlet
SoHo
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Saks Fifth Avenue reveals its Holiday Windows

Midtown East
Battery Park City
Monday, November 20, 2017 – January 2, 2018


December 2017 Calendar



Friday, December 1

Just two weeks left for Affordable Care Act enrollment through December 15 at www.healthcare.gov

Celebrate Portugal’s Restoration of Independence Day from Spain on December 1, 1640.

The 2018 World Cup Russia draw is today.

Pedro Giraudo Tango Ensembles with special guest Sofia Tosello plays Argentine Tango Jazz at The Jazz Gallery in NoMad, Manhattan at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. $25 – $35

Ballet Hispanico leaps borders with Caribbean, Spanish Gypsy, and Mexican – American choreographies at the Apollo Theater in Harlem at 8 pm. $10 – $65 Discount Code BHSOD

Dominican play En el Nombre de Salomé is at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 8 pm. $17 – $72

The Metropolitan Opera sings Bellini’s Italian bel canto opera Norma at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8 pm.


Saturday, December 2

Celebrate the birthday of Tango composer and band leader Osvaldo Pugliese in Buenos Aires on December 2, 1905.

Watch Manhattanhenge, the winter days when the sunset lines up with Manhattan’s street grid. FREE

LAST CHANCE to see Surrealismo Ojos de Mexico ~ Surrealism in Mexican Photography at Throckmorton Fine Art in Midtown East at 11 am – 5 pm.

LAST CHANCE to see Verdi’s Latin opera Requiem at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 1 pm. From $25

Pedro Giraudo Big Band with special guest Sofia Tosello plays Argentine Tango Jazz at The Jazz Gallery in NoMad, Manhattan at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. $25 – $35

Ballet Hispanico leaps borders with Caribbean, Spanish Gypsy, and Mexican – American choreographies at the Apollo Theater in Harlem at 8 pm. $10 – $65 Discount Code BHSOD

LAST CHANCE to see Mexican-American soprano Ailyn Pérez starring in the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Massenet’s French opera Thaïs at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8 pm. From $25


Sunday, December 3

Celebrate the start of the Christian fasting period of Advent.

Watch Manhattanhenge, the winter day when the sunset lines up with Manhattan’s street grid. FREE



Monday, December 4

The Metropolitan Opera performs Mozart’s fairy tale opera The Magic Flute in English at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $25

Venezuelan-American pop star Mariah Carey presents her “All I Want for Christmas is You” concert at the Beacon Theatre in Manhattan’s Upper West Side at 8 pm. $60 – $330+


Tuesday, December 5

It’s a 2017-2018 UEFA Champions League Group Stage match day 6.

French experimental theatre A Room in India opens at The Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan’s Upper East Side at 7 pm. Through December 20.

The Metropolitan Opera sings Bellini’s Italian bel canto opera Norma at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm.

Broadway play Farinelli and the King has its first preview at the Belasco Theatre in the Theater District at 8 pm. Through March 25, 2018.

Venezuelan-American pop star Mariah Carey presents her “All I Want for Christmas is You” concert at the Beacon Theatre in Manhattan’s Upper West Side at 8 pm. $60 – $330+

Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks play their weekly Hot Jazz gig at Iguana New York in Midtown, Manhattan at 8 & 11 pm. $20

Brazilian Jazz pianist Eliane Elias plays Bossa Nova at Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan, Tuesday – Saturday, December 5 – 9 with shows at 8:30 & 11 pm. $40


Wednesday, December 6

It’s a 2017-2018 UEFA Champions League Group Stage match day 6.

Art Basel Miami Beach is Wednesday – Sunday, December 6-10. It’s not in New York, but the entire New York art world will be there.

Latin Grammy-nominated Puerto Rican Jazz leader Miguel Zenón joins the Composers Now Dialogue at Americas Society in Manhattan’s Upper East Side at 7 pm. Free

OPENING NIGHT for the Season Premiere of Mozart’s Italian opera Le Nozze di Figaro at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. Occasional performances through January 19, 2018. From $25


Thursday, December 7

The Metropolitan Opera performs Mozart’s fairy tale opera The Magic Flute in English at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $25

Colombian-Americans start their Christmas celebrations with the Día de las Velitas (Day of the Candles).


Friday, December 8

Celebrate the Catholic Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

LAST CHANCE to see Burri Posters, an exhibition of posters of the work of Italian contemporary artist Alberto Burri, at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marinò (NYU) in Greenwich Village, Manhattan from 10 am – 5 pm.

An exhibition of renowned Brazilian photographer Valdir Cruz Presences opens at Throckmorton Fine Art in Midtown East, Manhattan from 11 am – 5 pm. Tuesday – Saturday through February 24, 2018.

Spanish experimental bagpiper Mercedes Peón makes her U.S. debut playing ancient and contemporary songs of Galicia, Spain at Elebash Hall in The Graduate Center in Murray Hill, Manhattan at 7 pm. $25

The Metropolitan Opera performs Bellini’s Italian bel canto opera Norma at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8 pm. From $25

Dance Argentine Tango at Milonga on the Hudson in Edgewater, New Jersey from 9 pm – 12 midnight. $15 (Ximena’s List)


Saturday, December 9

LAST CHANCE to see the special English-language family version of Mozart’s The Magic Flute at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 12:30 pm. From $27

The Metropolitan Opera performs Mozart’s Italian comic opera Le Nozze di Figaro at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8 pm. From $25

The Pedro Giraudo Tango Trio plays Barbès in Park Slope, Brooklyn, Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 8 pm.

LAST CHANCE to hear Brazilian Jazz pianist Eliane Elias play Bossa Nova at Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan with shows at 8:30 & 11 pm. $40

The NYC All Night Milonga (Argentine Tango) is at Stepping Out Studios in NoMad, Manhattan from 10 pm – 4 am.


Sunday, December 10

Latin Grammy-nominated Puerto Rican Jazz leader Miguel Zenón plays Jazz at La Tea at Teatro LATEA in Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center in Manhattan’s Lower East Side on Sunday, December 10, 2017. Time TBD.



Monday, December 11

Celebrate the birthday of Carlos Gardel, the legendary Argentine Tango singer, in Toulouse, France on December 11, 1890.

Golden Globe nominations will be announced today.

The UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Draw is today.

The Metropolitan Opera presents Bellini’s Italian bel canto opera Norma at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm.

Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks play their weekly Hot Jazz gig at Iguana New York in Midtown, Manhattan at 8 & 11 pm. $20

Italian – American, Jazz – Pop trumpeter Chris Botti plays his annual holiday gig at The Blue Note in Greenwich Village through Sunday, January 7, 2018 with sets at 8 pm & 10:30 pm.


Tuesday, December 12

Dominican play En el Nombre de Salomé is at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay at 11 am. $30

Celebrate the start of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights. Watch the world’s largest menorah lighting at Grand Army Plaza in Midtown, Manhattan (Fifth Ave & 59th St) and Park Slope, Brooklyn  (Prospect Park West & Eastern Parkway) at 5:30 pm. Hanukkah continues through December 20.

Celebrate the Mexican Christian holiday of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Dr. Anita Burgos Columbia University Neuroscience Outreach is giving a Ciencia en Español talk about the mysteries of the brain (in Spanish) at the Jerome L. Greene Science Center in Manhattanville, Manhattan from 6 – 8 pm. Free with RSVP to www.eventbrite.com/e/40154140114

Colombian classical guitarist Nilko Andreas presents Amazonas 2017, an annual series of Latin American classical music at Carnegie Hall at 7 pm.

The New York Philharmonic performs Handel’s Messiah at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. $35 – $120

The Metropolitan Opera performs Mozart’s Italian comic opera Le Nozze di Figaro at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $25


Wednesday, December 13

The New York Philharmonic performs Handel’s Messiah at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. $35 – $120

Italian crossover tenor Andrea Bocelli plays Madison Square Garden, December 13-14 at 7:30 pm.

Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra play their Big Band Holidays concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center in Lincoln Square at 7 pm. $135 – $155

Puerto Rican New York DJ Louie Vega celebrates MAWU’s 10th Anniversary at the Roots NYC party at Cielo in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District at 10 pm.


Thursday, December 14

Celebrate the birthday of Argentine Tango composer Juan d’Arienzo, “El Rey del Compás” (King of the Beat), in Congreso, Buenos Aires, Argentina, on December 14, 1900.

An exhibition of Spanish artist Esteban Vicente opens at Ameringer McEnery Yohe in Chelsea, Manhattan. Through January 27, 2018.

Photography exhibition The Immigrants opens at Howard Greenberg Gallery in Midtown East, Manhattan with a reception from 6 – 8 pm. Through January 27, 2018.

SEASON PREMIERE of Franz Lehár’s opera The Merry Widow (English version) at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. Occasional performances through January 11, 2018. From $25

The New York Philharmonic performs Handel’s Messiah at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. $35 – $120

Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice Celebration opens at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Morningside Heights, Manhattan at 8 pm. Through Saturday, December 16. $40 – $150

Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra play their Big Band Holidays concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center in Lincoln Square at 8 pm. $135 – $155

The Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet plays Terraza 7 in Elmhurst /  Jackson Heights, Queens Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 9:30 pm.


Friday, December 15

LAST CHANCE to enroll in Affordable Care Act health insurance at www.healthcare.gov

Celebrate Panamanian Mother’s Day.

Celebrate the 81st birthday of Latin Jazz legend Eddie Palmieri.

The shortlist for the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 89th Oscars® was announced December 15, 2016.

Ferdinand, the animated movie about a Spanish bull, opens citywide.

The New York Philharmonic performs Handel’s Messiah at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center at 11 am. $35 – $120

The Orchestra of St. Luke’s Holiday Sing is a sing along of holiday songs with Voices of Virtue at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan at 7 pm. Free

Julian Wachner conducts The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra in Handel’s Messiah at Trinity Church in Manhattan’s Financial District at 7:30 pm. $45 – $95

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia performs The Nutcracker: A Ballet in Two Acts at Schimmel Center in Manhattan’s Financial District at 7:30 pm. From $29

The Metropolitan Opera performs Mozart’s Italian comic opera Le Nozze di Figaro at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8 pm. From $25

Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice Celebration is at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Morningside Heights, Manhattan at 8 pm. $40 – $150

Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra play their Big Band Holidays concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center in Lincoln Square at 8 pm. $135 – $155


Saturday, December 16

Celebrate the Colombian and Ecuadorian tradition of La Novena de Navidad.

LAST CHANCE to see Bellini’s Italian bel canto opera Norma at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 1 pm. From $32

Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice Celebration is at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Morningside Heights, Manhattan at 2 pm and 7:30 pm. $40 – $150

Julian Wachner conducts The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra in Handel’s Messiah at Trinity Church in Manhattan’s Financial District at 7:30 pm. $45 – $95

The New York Philharmonic performs Handel’s Messiah at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. $35 – $120

Grammy-nominated Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martinez plays B.B. King Blues Club in midtown, Manhattan at 8 pm. $15

Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra play their Big Band Holidays concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center in Lincoln Square at 8 pm. $135 – $155

The Metropolitan Opera performs Lehár’s rom-com opera The Merry Widow (in English) at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8 pm. From $25

Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros play a Habana Nights party at Lucille’s in the B.B. King Blues Club in Midtown, Manhattan on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 11 pm. $15, Ladies Free


Sunday, December 17

Celebrate the Christian Feast of St. Lazarus of Bethany.

Celebrate the Santería Feast of Babalú-Ayé.

Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra play their Big Band Holidays concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center in Lincoln Square at 2 pm. $75 – $155

Julian Wachner conducts The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra in Handel’s Messiah at Trinity Church in Manhattan’s Financial District at 3 pm. $45 – $95

Farinelli and the King, about the Spanish king’s Italian castrato, opens at the Belasco Theatre on Broadway (invitation only). Through March 25, 2018.



Monday, December 18

It’s a U.S. Congress state work period. Speak to your state’s U.S. senators and representatives in person and tell them what is important to you at a Town Hall Meeting in your area.

SEASON PREMIERE of Engelbert Humperdinck’s English opera Hansel and Gretel at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. Occasional performances through January 6, 2018. From $25

Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks play their weekly Hot Jazz gig at Iguana New York in Midtown, Manhattan at 8 & 11 pm. $20


Tuesday, December 19

It’s a U.S. Congress state work period. Speak to your state’s U.S. senators and representatives in person and tell them what is important to you at a Town Hall Meeting in your area.

The Metropolitan Opera performs Mozart’s Italian comic opera Le Nozze di Figaro at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $25

Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks play their weekly Hot Jazz gig at Iguana New York in Midtown, Manhattan at 8 & 11 pm. $20


Wednesday, December 20

Celebrate National Sangria Day!

It’s a U.S. Congress state work period. Speak to your state’s U.S. senators and representatives in person and tell them what is important to you at a Town Hall Meeting in your area.

Celebrate the end of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights.

LAST CHANCE to see French experimental theatre A Room in India at The Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan’s Upper East Side at 7 pm.

The Metropolitan Opera performs Lehár’s rom-com opera The Merry Widow (in English) at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $25


Thursday, December 21

It’s a U.S. Congress state work period. Speak to your state’s U.S. senators and representatives in person and tell them what is important to you at a Town Hall Meeting in your area.

Member tickets go on sale for the New York Jewish Film Festival in January at Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Celebrate the Winter Solstice, the shortest day/longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere.

Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martinez plays Cuban Rumba at B.B. King Blues Club in Midtown, Manhattan at 8 pm.


Friday, December 22

Celebrate the birthday of Jean-Michel Basquiat, the Haitian – Puerto Rican – American artist who became an art star in 1982 and whose work in 2017 set the auction record for a U.S. artist, a Black artist, and was the first Contemporary work made after 1980 to pass the $100 million dollar mark. As a child his Mom often took him to the Brooklyn Museum. SAMO©

It’s a U.S. Congress state work period. Speak to your state’s U.S. senators and representatives in person and tell them what is important to you at a Town Hall Meeting in your area.

The Metropolitan Opera performs Engelbert Humperdinck’s English fairy tale opera Hansel and Gretel at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8 pm. From $25

Dance Argentine Tango at Milonga on the Hudson in Edgewater, New Jersey from 9 pm – 12 midnight. $15 (Ximena’s List)


Saturday, December 23

It’s a U.S. Congress state work period. Speak to your state’s U.S. senators and representatives in person and tell them what is important to you at a Town Hall Meeting in your area.

Watch El Clásico, Real Madrid vs Barcelona, with Peña Madridista NYC at Playwright Irish Pub in Lower Midtown, or Penya FC Barcelona at Smithfield Hall in Chelsea at 7 am.

LAST CHANCE to see Pepa Prieto / Dean Monogenis Polarities at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in Chelsea, Manhattan from 10 am – 6 pm.

The Metropolitan Opera performs Mozart’s Italian comic opera Le Nozze di Figaro at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 1 pm. From $25

The Metropolitan Opera performs Lehár’s rom-com opera The Merry Widow (in English) at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8 pm. From $25


Sunday, December 24

Celebrate the Christian and secular holiday of Christmas Eve.

Celebrate the birthday of singer Ricky Martin in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1971.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan leads the Midnight Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. This mass is the original meaning of “Christ-mass.”



Monday, December 25

Celebrate Christmas, the world’s favorite Italian holiday.


Tuesday, December 26

It’s a U.S. Congress state work period. Speak to your state’s U.S. senators and representatives in person and tell them what is important to you at a Town Hall Meeting in your area.

Celebrate Kwanzaa. Through January 1.

The Metropolitan Opera performs Engelbert Humperdinck’s English fairy tale opera Hansel and Gretel at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $25

The Carlos Henriquez Octet plays the Latin Side of Dizzy at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in Jazz at Lincoln Center in Lincoln Square on Tuesday – Saturday, December 26 – 30 at 7:30 & 9:30 pm.

Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks play their weekly Hot Jazz gig at Iguana New York in Midtown, Manhattan at 8 & 11 pm. $20


Wednesday, December 27

It’s a U.S. Congress state work period. Speak to your state’s U.S. senators and representatives in person and tell them what is important to you at a Town Hall Meeting in your area.

The Metropolitan Opera performs Lehár’s rom-com opera The Merry Widow (in English) at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $25

Colombian comic Saulo García does his Sin WiFi También Se Vive stand-up show at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 7 pm. $17 – $72


Thursday, December 28

Celebrate the Feast of the Holy Innocents (Childermas), the Latin April Fools Day.

It’s a U.S. Congress state work period. Speak to your state’s U.S. senators and representatives in person and tell them what is important to you at a Town Hall Meeting in your area.

Tickets go on sale for the New York Jewish Film Festival in January at Film Society of Lincoln Center.

The Metropolitan Opera performs Engelbert Humperdinck’s English fairy tale opera Hansel and Gretel at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 1 pm. From $25

Colombian comic Saulo García does his Sin WiFi También Se Vive stand-up show at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 7 pm. $17 – $72

Puerto Rican Latin Jazz legend Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra plays B.B. King Blues Club in Midtown, Manhattan, Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 7:30 pm. $35 – $40


Friday, December 29

It’s New Year’s eve weekend!

It’s a U.S. Congress state work period. Speak to your state’s U.S. senators and representatives in person and tell them what is important to you at a Town Hall Meeting in your area.

The Metropolitan Opera performs Mozart’s Italian comic opera Le Nozze di Figaro at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $25. The new cast includes Ailyn Pérez, Nadine Sierra, and Isabel Leonard.

Colombian comic Saulo García does his Sin WiFi También Se Vive stand-up show at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 8 pm.

Dominican Day Parade college scholarship applications are due by midnight.


Saturday, December 30

The NYC All Night Milonga (Argentine Tango) is at Stepping Out Studios in NoMad, Manhattan from 10 pm – 4 am.

The Metropolitan Opera performs Lehár’s rom-com opera The Merry Widow (in English) at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 1 pm. From $25

LAST CHANCE to see the Carlos Henriquez Octet play the Latin Side of Dizzy at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in Jazz at Lincoln Center in Lincoln Square at 7:30 & 9:30 pm.

The Metropolitan Opera performs Engelbert Humperdinck’s English fairy tale opera Hansel and Gretel at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8 pm. From $25

Colombian comic Saulo García does his Sin WiFi También Se Vive stand-up show at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 8 pm. $17 – $72


Sunday, December 31 ~ New Year’s Eve

Celebrate National Champagne Day and New Year’s Eve.

NEW PRODUCTION PREMIERE of Puccini’s Italian opera Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 6:30 pm. Occasional performances through May 12, 2018. From $32

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater New Year’s Eve is at New York City Center in Midtown, Manhattan at 7 pm. $50 – $200

New Year’s Eve with Paquito D’Rivera and Carlos Henriquez is at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in Jazz at Lincoln Center in Lincoln Square, Manhattan at 7:30 & 11 pm. $200

Happy New Year!

¡Feliz año nuevo!

Feliz Ano Novo!

Felice anno nuovo!

An Nou Fericit!

Bonne année!

January calendar


December Events



Tango La Nacional is NYC’s most traditional Argentine milonga

It’s the center of NYC’s Tango community. All of NYC’s Tango organizers dance there.
La Nacional
Chelsea, Manhattan
Every Thursday

‘Once on This Island’ at Circle in the Square, a Broadway musical about love

This Caribbean version of ‘The Little Mermaid’ wins hearts.

TONY AWARDS
“Best Musical Revival”

DRAMA DESK NOMINATION
“Outstanding Revival of a Musical”

CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE THEATRE
Times Square Theater District
Through December 31, 2018

‘Hamilton’ is the most influential Broadway show of our generation

The playwright is a Puerto Rican New Yorker.
Richard Rodgers Theatre
226 West 46th St
between Seventh & Eighth Ave
Times Square / Theater District
Dark Mondays
Open-ended run

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

August/Labor Day State Work Period
May not happen this year because of a political move by the Senate leader
August 6 – September 3, 2018

Celebrate Costa Rican Mother’s Day

The Assumption of Mary.
August 15
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America’s Past Revealed

Central American artifacts
National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green
Financial District
EXTENDED
Through October 2018
FREE

Manhattanhenge is when the sun lines up with Manhattan’s street grid

SUNSET
May 2019
July 2019
SUNRISE
December 2018
January 2019

Andrea Bocelli is classical pop crossover

Multi-Grammy nominated
Italian crossover tenor
Madison Square Garden
Chelsea, Manhattan
Thursday – Friday
December 13 – 14, 2018

St. Patrick’s Cathedral ~ National Puerto Rican Day Parade Mass

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
Fifth Ave between 50th/51st St
Midtown East, Manhattan
Spanish mass, Sundays
PUERTO RICAN PARADE MASS
Sunday, June 3, 2018

Chris Botti, Italian-American Jazz trumpeter to play Blue Note Jazz Festival

BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL
Sony Hall
Midtown, Manhattan
Sunday – Monday
June 24 – 25, 2018

UEFA Champions League Final 2017-2018 ~ Real Madrid Threepeat

The world’s most respected club soccer tournament.
September – May
FINAL
Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool
Saturday, May 26, 2018

Real Madrid and Peña Madridista NYC win 3rd UEFA Champions League

May 26, 2018: Real Madrid are 2018 UEFA Champions League champions for the third time in a row.
Peña Madridista NYC supporters club
Playwright Irish Pub
Chelsea, Manhattan

FC Barcelona’s La Liga unbeaten streak ends ~ Penya FC Barcelona NYC

May 13, 2018: Levante ends record 43-game La Liga unbeaten streak of the 2018 La Liga & Copa del Rey champions.
Penya FC Barcelona NYC supporters club
Smithfield Hall NYC
Chelsea, Manhattan

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Rockefeller Center
48th to 50th St
between Fifth & Sixth Ave
November 29, 2017
Sunday, January 7, 2018

Advent is a four-week fasting period that is a countdown to Christmas

Sunday, December 2, 2018
to
Monday, December 24, 2018

Celebrate the Feast of Babalú-Ayé

December 17
Church of Saint Lazarus
El Rincón, Cuba
Monday, December 17, 2018

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception celebrates the divinity of women

December 8
Friday, December 8, 2017

Día de las Velitas is a Colombian Christmas tradition

Immaculate Conception Eve
December 7, 1854
Friday, December 7, 2018

Ballet Hispánico leaps borders at the Apollo Theater

Apollo Theater
253 West 125th St
between Frederick Douglass Blvd (8th Ave) & Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd (7th Ave)
Harlem, Manhattan
Friday – Saturday
December 1 – 2, 2017

Carlos Copello and Victoria Gallotto

Tango La Nacional
La Nacional
239 West 14th St
between Seventh & Eighth Ave
Chelsea, Manhattan
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Arte de La Borinqueña is an exhibition about the Puerto Rican superhero

Casita Maria Gallery
928 Simpson St, 6th Floor
at 163rd St
Hunts Point, The Bronx
Monday – Friday
October 4, 2017 – January 6, 2018

38th Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice Celebration 2017

Cathedral of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Ave
between 110th & 113th St
Morningside Heights, Manhattan
Thursday – Saturday,
December 14 – 16, 2017

Tiffany & Co. is the classic New York City jeweler

Midtown East
Rockefeller Center
SoHo
Financial District

Bergdorf Goodman reveals its holiday windows

Fifth and 58th
Midtown, Manhattan
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Handel’s ‘Messiah’ at the New York Philharmonic and Trinity Church

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC
Tuesday – Friday
December 12 – 15, 2017
TRINITY CHURCH
Friday – Sunday
December 15 – 17, 2017

Orchestra of St. Luke’s Holiday Sing Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood tradition

DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 West 37th Street
between Ninth & Tenth Ave
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan

Carlos Gardel is the icon of Argentine Tango and was the second Latin idol

December 11, 1890
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Big Band Holidays

Jazz at Lincoln Center
Time Warner Center
10 Columbus Circle
Lincoln Square
Wednesday – Sunday
December 13 – 17, 2017

Barneys New York is New York Style

Madison (Upper East Side)
Broadway (Upper West Side)
Downtown (Chelsea)
SoHo
Brooklyn (Cobble Hill)

Titanosaur

This 122-foot-long dinosaur skeleton from Patagonia, Argentina is so big, the head pokes through the door of the hall. American Museum of Natural History through Jan 1, 2020

Encuentro NYC Colombian Music Festival

Colombian music and dance for the entire family
Le Poisson Rouge
Greenwich Village
Saturday, December 3, 2016


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