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.

Met Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche

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

New York City Ballet George Balanchine The Nutcracker

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

New Year’s Eve 2017

The 2017 Times Square New Year’s Eve program will be announced Dec 26, 2016. Univision is providing three star performers.

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Mexican-Americans celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Mon, Dec 12, 2016 with a Youth Mass at 10am and a Mass at 7pm.

La Novena de Navidad

The nine day Christmas celebration from Dec 16 – 24 is a holiday tradition in Colombia and some Latin cultures

Christmas in New York City

November and December is a time of glittering windows, Rockettes, Christmas trees, lights, parades, masses, and shopping, lots of shopping.

Macy’s is one of the world’s biggest department stores

34th St & Broadway
Garment District, Manhattan


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 independence from Spain on December 1, 1640.

The 2018 World Cup Russia draw is today.

Ballet Hispanico presents its Fall season at the Apollo Theater in Harlem at 8 pm.

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 Kithi Widyolar who arrived in the United States on a coconut boat from Bangkok, Thailand one foggy morning in the port of Los Angeles in 1955. I know what you went through to make it in this country. Nobody should be mistreated the way you were, just because you have dark skin, a funny last name, and an accent. Even so, you made it all the way. You worked hard, got an education, and became a professional. You did way better than most of the natives. I’m proud of you and grateful that you taught me to love and respect all humanity. New York Latin Culture is for you Dad ~ Keith]

Celebrate the start of the Christian holiday of Advent.

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

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

Ballet Hispanico presents its Fall season at the Apollo Theater in Harlem at 8 pm.

LAST CHANCE to see Massenet’s French opera Thaïs at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8 pm. From $25


Sunday, December 3

The Encuentro NYC Colombian music and dance festival at Le Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village, was December 3, 2016, 4-10pm.



Monday, December 4

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-Canadian playwright Robert Lepage directs Parisian avant-garde theater ensemble Théâtre du Soleil / Ex Machina in Kanata, a monumental theatre piece about the Native American experience in Canada from the 19th century to the present. At the Park Avenue Armory, December 5-19.

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


Wednesday, December 6

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

2017 Grammy Nominations were announced Dec 6, 2016 at 8:30am.

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

Art Basel Miami Beach is Thursday-Sunday, December 7-10. It’s not in New York, but the entire New York art world will be there.

Colombians start their Christmas celebration with the Día de las Velitas (Day of the Candles).


Friday, December 8

Celebrate the Christian Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

The Shape of Water by Mexican director Guillermo del Toro opens citywide.

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


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


Sunday, December 10



Monday, December 11

Carlos Gardel, the legendary Argentine Tango singer was born in Toulouse, France on December 11, 1890.

Golden Globe nominations will be announced December 11, 2017.

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


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 (Fifth Ave & 59th St) at 8pm. Hanukkah continues through December 20.

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

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


Wednesday, December 13

The New York Philharmonic performed Handel’s “Messiah,” a Christmas tradition at David Geffen Hall in Lincoln Center December 13-14, 2016.

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


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.

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


Friday, December 15

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

Celebrate the Christian holiday of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

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.

Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice brought light to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine Thursday-Saturday, December 15-17, 2016.


Saturday, December 16

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


Sunday, December 17

Celebrate the Christian Feast of St. Lazarus of Bethany.

Celebrate the Santería Feast of Babalú-Ayé.

Mano a Mano and the Mixteca Organization host a Posadas traditional Mexican holiday celebration at Industry City in Greenwood, Brooklyn at 1pm. Free

Farinelli and the King 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.

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.

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

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.


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.

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


Friday, December 22

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 went on sale in 2016 for the New York Jewish Film Festival in January at Film Society of Lincoln Center.


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.


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 the Christian and popular 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 the start of Kwanzaa. It runs through January 1.

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.


Thursday, December 28

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.

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.


Saturday, December 30

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


Sunday, December 31

Celebrate 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

January calendar


December Events



M. Butterfly is the perfect woman, but perfection isn’t always what it seems

Cort Theatre
138 West 48th St, Theater District
Previews October 7, 2017
Opening October 26, 2017
Open-ended run
Tuesday – Sunday

John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons moves to Broadway’s Studio 54

Studio 54
254 West 54th Street
near Eighth Ave
Midtown, Manhattan
Previews Thursday, October 19, 2017
Opens Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Closes Sunday, February 4, 2018

Nilko Andreas world-Classical guitar and sweaty Rumba Flamenco Pop

LaMarNYC
Raymi
43 West 24th St, Flatiron District
Friday, October 20, 2017

‘Norma’ is Bellini’s bel canto Italian opera masterpiece

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
September – December, 2017
Friday, October 20, 2017

Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks are Hot Jazz

Iguana New York
240 West 54th St, Midtown
Mondays & Tuesdays
October – November 2017

Sculpture of Uruguayan artist Gonzalo Fonseca

Noguchi Museum
9-01 33rd Road
at Vernon Blvd
Long Island City, Queens
Wednesday, October 25 – February 12, 2018

Angel Otero ‘Elegies’

Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse
at 165th St, The Bronx
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 – April 29, 2018

All Night Milonga is NYC’s longest running big Tango party

Stepping Out Studios
37 West 26th St, NoMad
Second & Last Saturdays
Saturday, October 28, 2017

François Morellet a systematic French approach to geometrical abstraction

Dia:Beacon upstate
Dia:Chelsea
535 West 22nd St
Chelsea, Manhattan
Saturday, October 28, 2017 – June 2, 2018

UEFA Champions League 2017 – 2018 is the top club soccer league

September – May
Group Stage Match Day 4 of 6
Tuesday – Wednesday
October 31 – November 1, 2017

Real Madrid Peña Madridista NYC Tottenham Hotspur vs Real Madrid

UEFA Champions League
Peña Madridista NYC
Playwright Irish Pub
27 West 35th St, Chelsea
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Fall 2017

New York City Center
131 West 55th St
between Fifth & Sixth Ave
Midtown, Manhattan
Wednesday – Sunday
November 29 – December 3, 2017

‘En el nombre de Salomé’ is a Dominican story about women’s rights

Repertorio Español
138 East 27th St, Kips Bay
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Bergdorf Goodman is NYC’s most luxurious department store

Fifth and 58th
Midtown, Manhattan
Holiday Windows
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
through January 1, 2018

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer

Italian Renaissance
Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave, Upper East Side
November 13, 2017 – February 12, 2018

“Hamilton” is the most influential Broadway show of our generation

New York Puerto Rican writer
Richard Rodgers Theatre
226 W 46th St, Times Square
Tuesday-Sunday 2017

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Lighting ceremony Wednesday,
November 29, 2017
Lit through January 7, 2018

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

Monday – Friday
November 20 – 24, 2017

Barcelona at Real Madrid, El Clásico with Penya FC Barcelona NYC

Smithfield Hall NYC
138 West 25th St, Chelsea
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Andrea Bocelli is classical pop crossover

Multi-Grammy nominated
Italian crossover tenor
Madison Square Garden
Wednesday-Thursday
December 13-14, 2017

Eddie Palmieri is a living legend of Latin Jazz

B.B. King Blues Club
237 West 42nd St
between Seventh & Eighth Ave
Midtown, Manhattan
Thursday, December 28, 2017

Isabel Leonard to sing Cherubino in Met Opera’s ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’

Grammy-winning Argentine-American mezzo-soprano
Metropolitan Opera
Lincoln Center
December 2017
January 2018

2018 World Cup Russia is the world’s most popular sporting event

June 14 – July 15, 2018
Draw
Friday, December 1, 2017

Encuentro NYC Colombian Music Festival

Colombian music and dance for the entire family
Le Poisson Rouge
Greenwich Village
December 2017

Surrealismo Ojos de Mexico ~ Surrealism in Mexican Photography

Throckmorton Fine Art
145 East 57th St, 3rd Floor
Midtown East
September 21 – December 2, 2017

The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro is an other-worldly fairy tale

World Premiere at Venice
August 31, 2017
In Theaters December 8, 2017

Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America’s Past Revealed

Central American artifacts
National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green
Financial District
Through December 2017

Ballet Hispanico is America’s leading Latino dance company

Studios
167 West 89th St
Upper West Side
Apollo Theater, Harlem
December 1-2, 2017

Leonardo to Matisse master drawings from the Robert Lehman collection

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
Upper East Side, Manhattan
October 4, 2017 – January 7, 2018

Alex Da Corte puts a Harvest Moon in New Museum window

New Museum
231 Bowery at Prince St
Lower East Side
September 27, 2017 – January 7, 2018

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

Rodin at the Met captures feelings in clay

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave, Upper East Side
September 16, 2017 – January 15, 2018

‘Modigliani Unmasked’ explores questions of identity

The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Ave & 92nd St
Upper East Side
September 15, 2017 – February 4, 2018

Celebrate Mother’s Day. We love you Mom!

Most countries celebrate on the second Sunday in May (May 14, 2017). Some celebrate on other days in March, May, August, October, or December.

Socrates Annual 2017 has work by Ecuadorian New Yorker Ronny Quevedo

Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Blvd
Long Island City, Queens
October 1, 2017 – March 11, 2018

Barneys New York is New York Style

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

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York’s iconic church

Catholic church
5th Ave between 50th & 51st St
Midtown East
Spanish mass, Sundays
Send Christmas Eve Midnight Mass ticket requests September 1, 2017

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


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