February 2018 Latin Culture

February brings Carnival, Broadway Week, Off-Broadway Week, New York Fashion Week, NYC Restaurant Week, Valentine’s Day, and Dominican Independence Day. It’s Black History Month.

February Highlights

Carnival is a Global Latin Party that ends on Mardi Gras

Septuagesima, Sunday, January 28, 2018
Venice Carnival, January 27 – February 13, 2018
Rio Carnival, February 9-14, 2018
Barranquilla Carnival, February 10-13, 2018
Mardi Gras, February 27, 2018

Broadway Week Winter 2018 offers 2-for-1 tickets to select Broadway shows

January – February 2018
2017 tickets went on sale January 5

Dominican Independence Day is a party In the Heights

Celebrate independence from Haiti
February 27, 1844

Latin things to do in NYC for Valentine’s Day

Show some Latin love with Broadway, music, dancing, or even an art exhibit or fashion show around Feb 14, 2017

February Calendar

Thursday, February 1

Friday, February 2

February 2 is the Christian Feast of Candlemas.

Shakira, Colombia’s biggest pop star, was born in Barranquilla, Colombia on February 2, 1977.

Saturday, February 3

Daddy Yankee, the father of Reggaeton, was born in Río Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico on February 3, 1977.

The Dance on Camera Festival was at Film Society of Lincoln Center February 3-7, 2017.

Sunday, February 4

NYC Broadway Week Winter ended on Sunday, February 5, 2017.

Monday, February 5

Tuesday, February 6

Wednesday, February 7

Thursday, February 8

New York Fashion Week Women’s is February 8-16, 2018.

Friday, February 9

Rio Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is February 9-14, 2018.

Saturday, February 10

Barranquilla Carnival in Barranquilla, Colombia is February 10-13, 2018.

Sunday, February 11


Monday, February 12

2-for-1 Off-Broadway Week Winter tickets went on sale Monday, February 13 for select Off-Broadway shows February 27 – March 12, 2017.

Dance on Camera Festival was at Film Society of Lincoln Center February 12-16, 2017.

Tuesday, February 13

It’s Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras 2018, the end of Carnival season.

Wednesday, February 14

February 14 is Valentine’s Day.

Celebrate Ash Wednesday 2018, the start of the Christian fasting period of Lent.

Thursday, February 15


Friday, February 16

February 16, 2017 is the Day Without Immigrants, a nationwide grass-roots strike to protest the President’s anti-immigrant policies.

Tickets for the 2017 Rendez-Vous with French Cinema film festival at Film Society of Lincoln Center went on sale February 16, 2017.

Saturday, February 17

Sunday, February 18

Monday, February 19

Actor Benicio del Toro was born in San Germán, Puerto Rico on February 19, 1967.

Tuesday, February 20

Scholarship applications for the National Puerto Rican Day Parade were due February 20, 2017.

Wednesday, February 21

Thursday, February 22

Legendary filmmaker Luis Buñuel was born in Calanda, Spain on February 22, 1900.

The FAMA Premios Latinos (Latin Fame Awards) was at Queens Theatre in the Park February 23, 2017.

Univision’s Lo Nuestro Awards (Our Thing Awards) was broadcast live from American Airlines Arena in Miami on February 23, 2017.

Friday, February 23

The New York International Children’s Film Festival is February 23-March 18, 2018.

The Cinema Tropical Festival opened at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 7pm.

Saturday, February 24

Sunday, February 25

It’s Armory Week a week of art fairs in New York City.

Monday, February 26

Celebrate Dominican Independence Day from Haiti on February 27, 1844.

Off-Broadway Week Winter was February 27 – March 12, 2017. Tickets went on sale February 13, 2017.

Tuesday, February 27

It’s Carnival Tuesday, Mardi Gras, the last day of Carnival season!

The ADAA Art Show starts the art show season with a Gala Preview  on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at the Park Avenue Armory. The Art Show is March 1-5, 2017.

Spring Break Art Show exhibits curators, not galleries, in underused historic New York City spaces. This year it explores the Black Mirror of the selfie generation at 4 Times Square. Preview February 28. Fair March 1-6, 2017.

Wednesday, February 28

Celebrate the Jewish fast of Esther on Purim Eve February 28, 2018.

March calendar

 February Events

NYC Restaurant Week 2017 Summer

July 24 – August 18, 2017
Reservations are open

“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

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer

Italian Renaissance
Met Fifth Avenue
1000 5th Ave, Upper East Side
November 13, 2017 – February 12, 2018

ADAA Art Show 2017 hosts America’s top art dealers (Review)

Park Avenue Armory
634 Park Avenue
Upper East Side
March 1-5, 2017

Armory Week 2017 is NYC’s big week of art fairs

Armory Week 2017 is Feb 28 – Mar 1

Sotheby’s Contemporary Curated

Sotheby’s Armory Week auction includes Brazilian, Chilean, French, French-Canadian, Italian, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Spanish, and Uruguayan artists Thu, Mar 2, 2017

Cinema Tropical Festival, the year’s best Latin American films

Award-winning Argentine, Brazilian, Dominican, and Mexican films at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, Feb 24-26, 2017

NY Fado Festival, the past, present, and future of Portuguese Fado

At Sport Club Portugues in Newark, NJ, Schimmel Center in the Financial District, and Joe’s Pub in the East Village, Feb 24-26, 2017

Spring Break Art Show 2017 is where you’ll find the next, next big thing

The art fair that shows curators, not galleries, in underused historic New York City spaces, explores the “Black Mirror” of the selfie generation at 4 Times Square Feb 28 – Mar 6, 2017

Day Without Immigrants National Strike February 16, 2017

#DayWithoutImmigrants is a grass-roots nationwide strike protesting the President’s multiple attacks on immigrants. No work. No school. No shopping. Feb 16, 2017

Off-Broadway Week

2-for-1 tickets go on sale Feb 13 for Spanish-language shows Burundanga, En el Nombre de Salomé, La Canción, and La Gringa at Repertorio Español Feb 27 – Mar 12

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada is La Movida Madrileña

The Spanish Fashion icon shows her Fall/Winter collection at the Skyline Hotel on Tue, Feb 14, 2017

Zero + Maria Cornejo keeps it simple

The Chilean minimalist shows her Fall collection Mon Feb 13, 2017

Oscar de la Renta pure elegance

The Dominican-American fashion house shows its Fall 2017 collection Mon, Feb 13

Carolina Herrera dresses the world’s most elegant people

The Venezuelan-American designer shows her Fall/Winter 2017 collection on Mon, Feb 13

Uptown Fashion Week shows Latin American Designers

Fashion shows of Latin American designers at the Skyline Hotel Feb 13-15, 2017

The Latin in New York Fashion Week February

Fall/Winter collections are showing at Skylight Clarkson and around town Feb 9-16, 2017

Desigual for Bold Women on the March

Spring’s global traveler at the Spanish fashion house gets darker and more edgy for Fall

Dance on Camera Festival 2017

The world’s longest-running dance film festival screens Cuban, Brazilian, and Venezuelan filmmakers at Film Society of Lincoln Center Feb 3-7, 2017

New York City Ballet Winter 2017

David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
January 17 – February 26, 2017


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

March calendar


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