Things to do in NYC in December

December brings holiday shopping, shows, windows, decorations, trees, menorahs and balls for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year’s Eve.

Christie’s Fall 2018 Latin American Art auction

EXHIBITION
November 17-20, 2018
Saturday – Tuesday
AUCTION
November 20-21, 2018
Tuesday-Wednesday
~
Christie’s Rockefeller Center
~
Argentine, Bolivian, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Cuban, Ecuadorian, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Uruguayan and Venezuelan artists from the 17th century to the 2010s

Our Lady of Providence, patron saint of Puerto Rico

This Marion devotion represents the idea that “God helps those who help themselves.” November 19

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2018

November 21, 2018, Wednesday
Balloon Inflation
~
November 22, Thursday
Parade
~
There isn’t anything Latin about this, but the balloon inflation is something to see and children love one of NYC’s most iconic parades. Upper West Side > Midtown > Garment District, Manhattan

Rosalía, the Millenial Flamenco Pop star, gives le petite mort new life

The “Millenial Flamenco” Pop darling who blends Flamenco tradition with youth culture is the most interesting Latin musician to rise up in 2018.

Bergdorf Goodman Holiday Windows 2018

Daily November 15, 2018
to January 3, 2019
~
Bergdorf Goodman
Midtown, Manhattan
~
NYC’s most luxurious traditional department store also has the most elegant Christmas windows.

Met’s “Tosca” stars Jennifer Rowley and Wolfgang Koch

March 18 & 23, 2019
Monday & Saturday
~
Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
~
“Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore” (I lived for art, I lived for love)

Town Hall Meetings ~ Speak to your Senators & Representatives

November 19 – 21, 2018
Monday – Wednesday
~
Thanksgiving State Work Period
~
Speak up. Your voice matters.

Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks are NYC’s Hot Jazz Band

Monday & Tuesdays
~
Iguana New York
Times Square Theater District, Manhattan
~
Italian-American specialist in Jazz Age music


December 2018 Calendar



December 1, Saturday

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.


December 2, Sunday

Celebrate the start of Advent, the Christian period of anticipation of Christmas.

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

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

Celebrate a traditional Mexican Posada with Mano a Mano at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Sunset Park, Brooklyn at 12pm. FREE

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



December 3, Monday

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

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


December 4, Tuesday

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


December 5, Wednesday

Nominations for the 61st Grammy Awards will be announced today. The Awards will be presented Sunday, February 10.

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

Join New York State Senate Majority leaders Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Michael Gianaris at a reception for New York State Senator-elect Jessica Ramos of the 13th District, at the Anheuser-Busch offices in Chelsea, Manhattan from 6 – 8pm. From $250


December 6, Thursday

The Art Basel Miami Beach art fair opens today and runs through Sunday.

Golden Globe nominations are announced today.

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

December 7, Friday

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

Celebrate Día de las Velitas (Day of the Candles), the Colombian holiday tradition.


December 8, Saturday

Celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

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

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


December 9, Sunday

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



December 10, Monday

Celebrate the ninth and final day of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights. Watch the world’s largest menorah lightings at Grand Army Plaza in Midtown, Manhattan (Fifth Ave & 59th St) and Park Slope, Brooklyn  (Prospect Park West & Eastern Parkway) around 5:30 pm.

Italian – American, Jazz – Pop trumpeter Chris Botti starts his annual holiday residency at the Blue Note in Greenwich Village with sets at 8 pm & 10:30 pm. Botti plays nightly through Sunday, January 6, 2019, including on Christmas and New Year’s Eve.


December 11, Tuesday

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


December 12, Wednesday

Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown East, Manhattan or the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Greenwich Village, Manhattan.


December 13, Thursday

Julian Wachner conducts The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra in Handel’s Messiah at St. Paul’s Chapel in Manhattan’s Financial District at 7:30 pm. From $25


December 14, Friday

Last year’s shortlist for the Best Foreign Language Film category was announced on today.

Julian Wachner conducts The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra in Handel’s Messiah at St. Paul’s Chapel in Manhattan’s Financial District at 7:30 pm. From $25


December 15, Saturday

Celebrate Panamanian Mother’s Day.

Celebrate the 82nd birthday of Latin Jazz legend Eddie Palmieri.

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

The Spanish-American Romero Guitar Quartet plays Kaufmann Concert Hall at the 92nd Street Y at 8pm. From $53


December 16, Sunday

Julian Wachner conducts The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra in Handel’s Messiah at St. Paul’s Chapel in Manhattan’s Financial District at 3 pm. From $25

Spanish-Peruvian-Puerto Rican pianist Antonio Truyols plays a free concert in the Weill Art Gallery at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan’s Upper East Side on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 3 pm. FREE



December 17, Monday

Julian Wachner conducts The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra in Handel’s Messiah at St. Paul’s Chapel in Manhattan’s Financial District at 7:30 pm. From $25


December 18, Tuesday


December 19, Wednesday

Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra play their annual Big Band Holidays concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center at 7 pm. From $40


December 20, Thursday

Paul Winter’s annual Winter Solstice Celebration opens at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Morningside Heights, Manhattan at 7:30 pm. From $38

Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra play their annual Big Band Holidays concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center at 8 pm. From $40


December 21, Friday

Celebrate the northern Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year.

Paul Winter’s annual Winter Solstice Celebration continues at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Morningside Heights, Manhattan at 7:30 pm. From $38

Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra play their annual Big Band Holidays concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center at 8 pm. From $40


December 22, Saturday

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©

Paul Winter’s annual Winter Solstice Celebration closes at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Morningside Heights, Manhattan at 2 & 7:30 pm. From $38

Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra play their annual Big Band Holidays concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center at 8 pm. From $40


December 23, Sunday

Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra play their annual Big Band Holidays concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center at 2 pm. From $40



December 24, Monday ~ Christmas Eve

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

Celebrate Christmas Eve.

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


December 25, Tuesday ~ Christmas Day

Celebrate Christmas, the world’s most popular Latin holiday.


December 26, Wednesday

Contemplate Umoja (Unity) on the first day of Kwanzaa, the African – American holiday tradition.


December 27, Thursday

Contemplate Kujchagulia (Self-determination) on the second day of Kwanzaa, the African – American holiday tradition.


December 28, Friday

Contemplate Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility) on the third day of Kwanzaa, the African – American holiday tradition.

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


December 29, Saturday

Contemplate Ujamaa (Cooperative economics) on the fourth day of Kwanzaa, the African – American holiday tradition.

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


December 30, Sunday

Contemplate Nia (Purpose) on the fifth day of Kwanzaa, the African – American holiday tradition.



December 31, Monday

Contemplate Kuumba (Creativity) on the sixth day of Kwanzaa, the African – American holiday tradition.

Celebrate National Champagne Day!

Celebrate New Year’s Eve!

  • Happy New Year!
  • ¡Feliz año nuevo!
  • Feliz Ano Novo!
  • Felice anno nuovo!
  • Bonne année!
  • An Nou Fericit!

Town Hall Meetings ~ Speak to your Senators & Representatives

November 19 – 21, 2018
Monday – Wednesday
~
Thanksgiving State Work Period
~
Speak up. Your voice matters.

Repertorio Español is NYC’s Spanish-language Off-Broadway Theatre

November 12-18, 2018
Tuesday – Sunday
~
“El Quijote” Spanish comedy
“En el tiempo de las mariposas” Dominican drama
“La Cancíon” Puerto Rican Hip-Hop musical
“La Gringa” Puerto Rican comedy
“El Coronel no tiene quien le escriba” Colombian drama
~
Repertorio Español
Kips Bay, Manhattan
~
300 shows a year of new productions and 15 plays from repertory. (In Spanish with English titles)

‘El coronel no tiene quien le escriba’ Colombian drama at Repertorio

November 21, 2018, Wednesday
~
Repertorio Español
Kips Bay, Manhattan
~
The classic Gabriel García Márquez story about how history repeats itself.
Adapted and directed by Jorge Alí Triana

Tango La Nacional is NYC’s most traditional Argentine milonga

Thursdays
~
La Nacional
Chelsea, Manhattan
~
The center of NYC’s Argentine Tango community

Barcelona at Atlético Madrid ~ Penya FC Barcelona NYC

November 24, 2018, Saturday
~
La Liga
Atlético Madrid vs Barcelona
~
SPANISH LA LIGA
August – May
Big games in October, November, March & April
~
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
September – December
~
Penya FC Barcelona NYC supporters club
Smithfield Hall NYC
Chelsea, Manhattan
~
Currently the top of Spain’s “Big Three” soccer clubs

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

Most Sundays
~
Birdland
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
~
Multi-Grammy winners carry on a tradition started by Cuban pianist Chico O’Farrill in 1997

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree 2018

LIGHTING CEREMONY
November 28, 2018, Wednesday
~
ON VIEW THROUGH
January 7, 2019, Monday
~
Rockefeller Center
Midtown, Manhattan
~
The tradition started by construction workers building Rockefeller Center in 1931 continues

Met Opera’s “La Bohème” 2018 stars Nicole Car & Vittorio Grigolo

Thursday, November 29, 2018
~
2018 – 2019 SEASON
September – December 2018
~
Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
~
Puccini’s Italian opera is the world’s most popular opera. Mexican – American soprano Ailyn Pérez and Italian – American tenor Michael Fabiano play Mimi and Rodolfo.

Alvin Ailey 60th Anniversary New York City Center 2018

November 28 – December 30, 2018
Tuesday – Sunday
~
GALA
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
New York Hilton Midtown
~
New York City Center
Midtown, Manhattan
~
Company premieres by Rennie Harris, Ronald K. Brown, Wayne McGregor & Jessica Lang.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral ~ Filipino & Nicaraguan Masses

December 1, 2018, Saturday
Simbang Gabi Sa Katedral Mass (Filipino)
~
December 2, 2018, Sunday
La Purisima Mass (Nicaraguan)
~
Sunday Spanish mass
~
Midtown East, Manhattan
~
Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, Ecuadorian, Filipino, Italian, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Spanish & Venezuelan masses
~
¡Dios te bendiga!
God Bless You

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

Through September 2019
Usually dark Thursdays
~
TONY AWARD
“Best Musical Revival”
~
CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE
Times Square Theater District
~
This Caribbean version of ‘The Little Mermaid’ wins hearts

‘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

Celebrate Día de las Velitas, the Colombian Christmas tradition

December 7, 1854
~
Families in Colombia, and especially Medellín, light rows and rows of candles to commemorate anticipation of the Vatican’s proclamation of the Immaculate Conception.

The All Night Milonga is NYC’s big Tango party

Saturday, December 8, 2018
Second & Last Saturdays
~
Stepping Out Studios
NoMad, Manhattan
~
All levels dance at one of the biggest Tango parties in the U.S. with outstanding guest teachers and performers

Down These Mean Streets at El Museo del Barrio

September 13, 2018 – January 6, 2019
~
El Museo del Barrio
East Harlem, Manhattan
~
Latino photographers provide an intimate look at the street life in their own neighborhoods

David Rubenstein Atrium ~ Thursday Free Concerts

Thursday Free Concerts (some Fridays)
~
David Rubenstein Atrium
Lincoln Center, Manhattan
~
African, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, Folk, Guatemalan, Indigenous, Mayan, Mexican, Puerto Rican & Spanish bachata, cumbia, merengue, salsa, and soukous music and dancing

Mother’s Day

December 8, 2018, Saturday
Panamanian Mother’s Day
~
Most countries celebrate the second Sunday in May. Others celebrate on different days in May, June, August, October & December. Love you Mom!

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

December 8

Chris Botti, 14th Annual Holiday Residency at the Blue Note

December 10, 2018 – January 6, 2019
~
Blue Note
Greenwich Village, Manhattan
~
The best-selling American instrumental artist riffs the holidays

Winter Village in Bryant Park

October 27, 2018 ~ January 2, 2019
~
Bryant Park
Midtown, Manhattan
~
Family-oriented Holiday Shopping, Dining & Ice Skating

Marguerite Humeau: Birth Canal calls the age of Venus at the New Museum

September 4, 2018 – January 6, 2019, Closed Mondays
~
New Museum
Lower East Side, Manhattan
~
French artist channels the Goddess represented by prehistoric Venus figurines

Celebrating Tintoretto: Portrait Paintings and Studio Drawings

October 16, 2018 – January 27, 2019
~
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Upper East Side, Manhattan
~
The Met contributes to the 500th anniversary celebration of the Venetian Renaissance artist known for working rapidly in a Mannerist style

Socrates Annual 2018

Daily: October 7, 2018 – March 11, 2019
~
Socrates Sculpture Park
Astoria, Queens
~
Dominican, French, Peruvian & Puerto Rican artists or inspirations
~
FREE

Bomba Estéreo to play Colombian Cumbia at Terminal 5

December 12, 2018, Wednesday
~
Terminal 5
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
~
2018 Latin Grammy Nominee
Top Colombian electro-tropical band

Juventus vs Internazionale (Italian Derby) with Juventus Official Fan Club

ITALIAN SERIE A
August – May
Big games in December, January, April & May
~
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
September – December
~
Juventus Official Fan Club Empire State Supporters Club
Football Factory at Legends
Koreatown, Manhattan
~
Juventus vs Internazionale
Derby d’Italia (Italian Derby)
Serie A
Saturday, December 8, 2018

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

December 11, 1890 Charles Romuald Gardès was born in Toulouse, France.
~
CELEBRATE
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Andrea Bocelli is classical pop crossover

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

Feast of Babalú-Ayé

December 17
~
Church of Saint Lazarus
El Rincón, Cuba

Delacroix at the Met, the French Romantic who foretold Modern Art

September 17, 2018
to January 6, 2019
~
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Upper East Side, Manhattan
~
The rich color and emotion of this Romantic painter inspired the Impressionists and all who followed.

Manhattanhenge is when the sun sets on Manhattan’s street grid

May 29 – 30, 2019
Tuesday – Wednesday
~
July 11 – 12, 2019
Wednesday – Thursday
~
It’s an accidental Stonehenge

Taíno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean

July 28, 2018 – October 2019, Daily
~
National Museum of the American Indian
Financial District, Manhattan
~
See how Caribbean communities are reclaiming their Taíno roots
~
FREE

Barneys New York is New York Style

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

Tiffany & Co. is the classic New York City jeweler

Midtown East
Rockefeller Center
SoHo
Financial District

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 2019 calendar


December Events



Town Hall Meetings ~ Speak to your Senators & Representatives

November 19 – 21, 2018
Monday – Wednesday
~
Thanksgiving State Work Period
~
Speak up. Your voice matters.

Repertorio Español is NYC’s Spanish-language Off-Broadway Theatre

November 12-18, 2018
Tuesday – Sunday
~
“El Quijote” Spanish comedy
“En el tiempo de las mariposas” Dominican drama
“La Cancíon” Puerto Rican Hip-Hop musical
“La Gringa” Puerto Rican comedy
“El Coronel no tiene quien le escriba” Colombian drama
~
Repertorio Español
Kips Bay, Manhattan
~
300 shows a year of new productions and 15 plays from repertory. (In Spanish with English titles)

‘El coronel no tiene quien le escriba’ Colombian drama at Repertorio

November 21, 2018, Wednesday
~
Repertorio Español
Kips Bay, Manhattan
~
The classic Gabriel García Márquez story about how history repeats itself.
Adapted and directed by Jorge Alí Triana

Tango La Nacional is NYC’s most traditional Argentine milonga

Thursdays
~
La Nacional
Chelsea, Manhattan
~
The center of NYC’s Argentine Tango community

Barcelona at Atlético Madrid ~ Penya FC Barcelona NYC

November 24, 2018, Saturday
~
La Liga
Atlético Madrid vs Barcelona
~
SPANISH LA LIGA
August – May
Big games in October, November, March & April
~
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
September – December
~
Penya FC Barcelona NYC supporters club
Smithfield Hall NYC
Chelsea, Manhattan
~
Currently the top of Spain’s “Big Three” soccer clubs

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

Most Sundays
~
Birdland
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
~
Multi-Grammy winners carry on a tradition started by Cuban pianist Chico O’Farrill in 1997

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree 2018

LIGHTING CEREMONY
November 28, 2018, Wednesday
~
ON VIEW THROUGH
January 7, 2019, Monday
~
Rockefeller Center
Midtown, Manhattan
~
The tradition started by construction workers building Rockefeller Center in 1931 continues

Met Opera’s “La Bohème” 2018 stars Nicole Car & Vittorio Grigolo

Thursday, November 29, 2018
~
2018 – 2019 SEASON
September – December 2018
~
Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
~
Puccini’s Italian opera is the world’s most popular opera. Mexican – American soprano Ailyn Pérez and Italian – American tenor Michael Fabiano play Mimi and Rodolfo.

Alvin Ailey 60th Anniversary New York City Center 2018

November 28 – December 30, 2018
Tuesday – Sunday
~
GALA
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
New York Hilton Midtown
~
New York City Center
Midtown, Manhattan
~
Company premieres by Rennie Harris, Ronald K. Brown, Wayne McGregor & Jessica Lang.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral ~ Filipino & Nicaraguan Masses

December 1, 2018, Saturday
Simbang Gabi Sa Katedral Mass (Filipino)
~
December 2, 2018, Sunday
La Purisima Mass (Nicaraguan)
~
Sunday Spanish mass
~
Midtown East, Manhattan
~
Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, Ecuadorian, Filipino, Italian, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Spanish & Venezuelan masses
~
¡Dios te bendiga!
God Bless You

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

Through September 2019
Usually dark Thursdays
~
TONY AWARD
“Best Musical Revival”
~
CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE
Times Square Theater District
~
This Caribbean version of ‘The Little Mermaid’ wins hearts

‘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

Celebrate Día de las Velitas, the Colombian Christmas tradition

December 7, 1854
~
Families in Colombia, and especially Medellín, light rows and rows of candles to commemorate anticipation of the Vatican’s proclamation of the Immaculate Conception.

The All Night Milonga is NYC’s big Tango party

Saturday, December 8, 2018
Second & Last Saturdays
~
Stepping Out Studios
NoMad, Manhattan
~
All levels dance at one of the biggest Tango parties in the U.S. with outstanding guest teachers and performers

Down These Mean Streets at El Museo del Barrio

September 13, 2018 – January 6, 2019
~
El Museo del Barrio
East Harlem, Manhattan
~
Latino photographers provide an intimate look at the street life in their own neighborhoods

David Rubenstein Atrium ~ Thursday Free Concerts

Thursday Free Concerts (some Fridays)
~
David Rubenstein Atrium
Lincoln Center, Manhattan
~
African, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, Folk, Guatemalan, Indigenous, Mayan, Mexican, Puerto Rican & Spanish bachata, cumbia, merengue, salsa, and soukous music and dancing

Mother’s Day

December 8, 2018, Saturday
Panamanian Mother’s Day
~
Most countries celebrate the second Sunday in May. Others celebrate on different days in May, June, August, October & December. Love you Mom!

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

December 8

Chris Botti, 14th Annual Holiday Residency at the Blue Note

December 10, 2018 – January 6, 2019
~
Blue Note
Greenwich Village, Manhattan
~
The best-selling American instrumental artist riffs the holidays

Winter Village in Bryant Park

October 27, 2018 ~ January 2, 2019
~
Bryant Park
Midtown, Manhattan
~
Family-oriented Holiday Shopping, Dining & Ice Skating

Marguerite Humeau: Birth Canal calls the age of Venus at the New Museum

September 4, 2018 – January 6, 2019, Closed Mondays
~
New Museum
Lower East Side, Manhattan
~
French artist channels the Goddess represented by prehistoric Venus figurines

Celebrating Tintoretto: Portrait Paintings and Studio Drawings

October 16, 2018 – January 27, 2019
~
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Upper East Side, Manhattan
~
The Met contributes to the 500th anniversary celebration of the Venetian Renaissance artist known for working rapidly in a Mannerist style

Socrates Annual 2018

Daily: October 7, 2018 – March 11, 2019
~
Socrates Sculpture Park
Astoria, Queens
~
Dominican, French, Peruvian & Puerto Rican artists or inspirations
~
FREE

Bomba Estéreo to play Colombian Cumbia at Terminal 5

December 12, 2018, Wednesday
~
Terminal 5
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
~
2018 Latin Grammy Nominee
Top Colombian electro-tropical band

Juventus vs Internazionale (Italian Derby) with Juventus Official Fan Club

ITALIAN SERIE A
August – May
Big games in December, January, April & May
~
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
September – December
~
Juventus Official Fan Club Empire State Supporters Club
Football Factory at Legends
Koreatown, Manhattan
~
Juventus vs Internazionale
Derby d’Italia (Italian Derby)
Serie A
Saturday, December 8, 2018

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

December 11, 1890 Charles Romuald Gardès was born in Toulouse, France.
~
CELEBRATE
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Andrea Bocelli is classical pop crossover

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

Feast of Babalú-Ayé

December 17
~
Church of Saint Lazarus
El Rincón, Cuba

Delacroix at the Met, the French Romantic who foretold Modern Art

September 17, 2018
to January 6, 2019
~
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Upper East Side, Manhattan
~
The rich color and emotion of this Romantic painter inspired the Impressionists and all who followed.

Manhattanhenge is when the sun sets on Manhattan’s street grid

May 29 – 30, 2019
Tuesday – Wednesday
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July 11 – 12, 2019
Wednesday – Thursday
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It’s an accidental Stonehenge

Taíno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean

July 28, 2018 – October 2019, Daily
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National Museum of the American Indian
Financial District, Manhattan
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See how Caribbean communities are reclaiming their Taíno roots
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FREE

Barneys New York is New York Style

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

Tiffany & Co. is the classic New York City jeweler

Midtown East
Rockefeller Center
SoHo
Financial District

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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