Italian Culture in New York

Italian NYC is Opera, Ballet, Art, A Bronx Tale, Open RoadsFashionand food.  Easter, Christmas and Columbus Day are our big celebrations. The Feast of San Gennaro is popular in Little Italy. We are in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn and Arthur Avenue in The Bronx.

 

A Bronx Tale is an Italian musical with a Colombian choreographer

Longacre Theatre
220 West 48th St
Times Square Broadway
Tuesday-Sunday, June 2017

New Yorkers support Shakespeare in the Park’s “Julius Caesar”

Free Public Theater
Delacorte Theater
Central Park
May 23 – June 18, 2017
Dark Wednesday, June 14
Support the Public Theater

2017 Tony Award for Santo Loquasto for “Hello Dolly”

Broadway awards
Radio City Music Hall
1260 Sixth Ave, Midtown
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Misty Copeland and Herman Cornejo in American Ballet Theatre’s “Swan Lake”

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
Monday-Saturday, June 12-17
Misty & Herman
Tuesday, June 13 and Saturday, June 17

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 2017 Transforms a Wall into a Connector

Dominican, Nicaraguan, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese
David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
Wednesday-Sunday
June 14-18, 2017

Andrea Bocelli is classical pop crossover

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

2017 Drama Desk Awards for Danny DeVito and Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Cuban, Ecuadorian, Italian, Mexican, and Puerto Rican nominees
The Town Hall
123 West 43rd St, Midtown
Sunday, June 4, 2017

NYCFC ( New York City Football Club )

Major League Soccer
U.S. Open Cup
New York Red Bulls
Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Seattle Sounders
Yankee Stadium
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2017

Contemporary Italian movies
Film Society of Lincoln Center
Walter Reade Theater
165 West 65th St
Upper East Side
June 1-7, 2017

Juventus at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey

Italian soccer
Juventus Club NYC
Football Factory at Legends
6 W 33rd St, Lower Midtown
Saturday, June 3, 2017

SummerStage 2017 free concerts in NYC parks

Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Cuban, French, Italian, Jewish, Mexican, Portuguese, Puerto Rican, and Venezuelan artists
June 21 – August 25, 2017
Fête de la Musique, June 21
Fado to Contemporary, June 24

Metropolitan Museum of Art announces Summer and Fall Exhibitions

Encyclopedia of Art
1000 5th Ave, Upper East Side
Open Daily

G7 Summit ends badly for the U.S.

President’s first world tour ends with American power thrown away, the impression of weakness, and key allies walking away from American leadership after G7 Summit, May 26-27, 2017

Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks are Hot Jazz

NYC’s Dixieland
Iguana New York
240 W 54th St, Midtown
Mondays & Tuesdays
June 2017

Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Season brings 25 works and five new productions

Season premiere
New production of Bellini’s Italian opera Norma
Monday, September 25, 2017

New York City Ballet’s Spring 2017 season ends with a Midsummer Night’s Dream

Spanish dancers at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, Tuesday-Sunday, May 23-28, 2017

Basquiat sets records at Sotheby’s Spring Contemporary Art auction

Basquiat sets records for American artist, Black artist, and art since 1980 at Sotheby’s auction in the Upper East Side, Thu, May 18, 2017

La Perla lingerie launches whimsical Pre-Fall Campaign

803 Madison Avenue
Upper East Side
434 West Broadway
SoHo

Basquiat is the top cop at Christie’s Post War and Contemporary Art auction

Basquiat’s La Hara (1981) is one of the sale highlights at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center, on view May 5 through the auction on Wed, May 17, 2017

A Picasso shines in Sotheby’s Spring Impressionist and Modern art auction

Picasso’s Tête d’Homme (1969) is on view at Sotheby’s in the Upper East Side for auction on Tue, May 16, 2017

Like Crazy (La pazza gioia) finds a little bit of happiness

Two half women make themselves whole by taking a road trip out of the psychiatric hospital into a truly crazy world in this Italian comedy-drama. Ran in NYC May 5-18, 2017.

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer

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

Context New York international art fair

Colombian, Cuban, French, Italian, and Spanish galleries at Pier 94 in Hell’s Kitchen, May 3-7, 2017

Art New York is an international contemporary and modern art fair

Colombian, French, French-Canadian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Venezuelan galleries at Pier 94 in Hell’s Kitchen, May 3-7, 2017

Frieze New York 2017, NYC’s big May contemporary art fair, is now slightly modern

Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, French, Guatemalan, Italian, Mexican, Portuguese, Puerto Rican, and Spanish galleries are showing at Randall’s Island, Fri-Sun, May 5-7, 2017

TEFAF New York Spring 2017 is NYC’s edition of TEFAF Maastricht

Brazilian, French, French-Canadian, Italian, and Uruguayan galleries show Modern & Contemporary art and design at the Park Avenue Armory in the Upper East Side, Thu-Mon, May 4-8, 2017

New York City Ballet Fall 2017 season opens with “Swan Lake”

David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
Tuesday-Sunday
September 19 – October 15, 2017
Peter Martins Swan Lake
September 19 – October 1, 2017

May Day or Worker’s Day is a public holiday in many Latin cultures

Celebrate Spring or Worker’s Day on May 1

NYCB Nutcracker

See the holidays through a child’s eyes in NYC’s big Nutcracker production at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center, Nov 24 – Dec 31, 2017

Throckmorton Fine Art is America’s leading dealer of Latin American Photography, and Pre-Columbian & Chinese Artifacts

Chinese Jades “Mythical Beasts – The Divinity of Dragons” through Apr 22. Argentine, Colombian, Cuban, Mexican, and Spanish work at the AIPAD Photography Show booth #500 Mar 29 – Apr 2, 2017

Carol Rama: Antibodies

Italian artist
New Museum
235 Bowery, Lower East Side
April 26 – September 10, 2017

New York International Auto Show shows the latest rides

Smell the latest from Italian marks Alfa Romeo, Lamborghini, Maserati, and Pirelli at Jacob Javits Convention Center in Hell’s Kitchen Fri-Sun, Apr 14-23, 2017

Tribeca Film Festival 2017 celebrates the power of storytelling

N.O.W. Showcase just announced! Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, French, Italian, Mexican, Spanish, and Venezuelan stories, Wed-Sun, Apr 19-30, 2017

World Cup 2018 Qualifiers continue, Brazil is through

The 2017 World Cup Russia is Jun 14 – Jul 15, 2018. South American qualifying continues Wed, Aug 30, 2017

AIPAD Photography Show is America’s leading fine art photography fair

The fair opens at Pier 94 with a private viewing Wed, Mar 29. The show runs Thu-Sun, Mar 30 – Apr 2, 2017

Lehmann Maupin

An established contemporary art dealer with several Latin artists that projects an international presence from Chelsea, Lower East Side, and Hong Kong galleries

New Directors / New Films presents emerging filmmakers in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, & Mexico

Emerging filmmakers from around the world at MoMA and Film Society of Lincoln Center, Mar 15-26, 2017

MoMA Museum of Modern Art

Major gift from the Cisneros Collection and founding of the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Research Institute transform MoMA into the center of Latin American art

ADAA Art Show 2017 hosts America’s top art dealers [Review]

Argentine, Brazilian, Cuban, French, Italian, Mexican, and Spanish artists are exhibited at the Gala Preview Feb 28 at the Park Avenue Armory. The show runs Mar 1-5, 2017

NADA New York 2017, the young art show

At Skylight Clarkson Sq in Hudson Square/SoHo Thu-Sun, Mar 2-5, 2017

Independent New York 2018 hip and established galleries

A hip vibe that is attracting established galleries. Italian, French, Portuguese, and Cuban galleries showed in 2017. The next show is Mar 8-11, 2018

2018 Oscars, the 90th Academy Awards

Live on ABC
March 4, 2018

Carnival is a Global Latin Party that ends on Mardi Gras

The Septuagesima is Feb 12, but Venice Carnavale starts Feb 11. Rio Carnaval starts Feb 24. Barranquilla Carnaval starts Feb 25. The whole party ends on Carnival Tuesday (Mardi Gras), Feb 28, 2017.

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

Scope New York 2017 emerging international artists and galleries

Argentine, Chilean, Dominican, French, Italian, Panamanian, and Spanish galleries exhibit at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea Mar 2-5, 2017

The Armory Show 2018 is NYC’s big international art fair

The next show is at Piers 92 94 Mar 8-11, 2018

Chucho Valdés, Jesse & Joy, Ile, Vicente Fernández, and the Jose Lugo & Guasábara Combo win 2017 Grammys

Grammy nominees were announced Dec 6, 2016 and awarded Sun, Feb 12, 2017

The Latin in New York Fashion Week February

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

Guggenheim Museum

One of the world’s great collections of modern art

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

Jordi Savall, early music master

The Spanish Catalan viol player is a living legend of early Western music. He opens La Serenissima at Carnegie Hall Fri, Feb 3 and leads his Hypèrion XXI ensemble Sun, Feb 12, 2017

Venetian Valentine Commedia Masked Ball

An immersive Venetian Carnival Burlesque at Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn that is part of Carnegie Hall’s La Serenissima festival Feb 11, 2017

Met Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche

The Christmas Tree and Nativity made with Neapolitan Baroque Crèche is a New York City holiday tradition. It’s at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Nov 22, 2016 – Jan 8, 2017

Broadway Week

January – February 2018
2017 tickets went on sale January 5

La Serenissima

A celebration of music and arts from the Venetian Republic at Carnegie Hall and other venues February 3-21, 2017

Latin Grammys for music in Spanish or Portuguese

2017 dates to be announced in July

Bergdorf Goodman

New York City’s most luxurious department store carries the world’s top designer collections including many Latin designers. Bergdorf’s holiday windows are up November 15, 2016.

Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion

This exhibition of the Costume Institute’s best of the best collection from the early 18th century to the present is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Nov 18, 2016 – February 5, 2017

The Frick Collection

A museum and library of Old Master paintings, European sculpture, and Decorative arts built around industrialist Henry Frick’s former home and personal collection.

Maurizio Cattelan America

Italian artist
Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Ave, Upper East Side
Ongoing

Italian Consulate

The Italian Consulate in New York City provides legal and cultural services to Italians in New York and tourists planning to visit Italy.

American Ballet Theatre Fall 2016 season

Latin artists Roberto Bolle, Herman Cornejo, Marcelo Gomes, Alexandre Hammoudi, & Luciana Paris perform at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center, Oct 19-30, 2016

New York Fashion Week September 2017

Spring-Summer 2018 collections
Thursday-Friday
September 7-15, 2017

Argentine Tango History

A walk through the history of Argentine Tango, a folk dance that traveled to Paris, Venice, and New York, back to Buenos Aires, and then all around the world.

Latin Talent in the MTV Music Video Awards

The 2016 VMAs were at
Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016.

Chicago the Musical

The longest-running American musical in Broadway history regularly casts Latin stars at the Ambassador Theatre.

Met Cloisters is a museum of medieval European art

French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian art
99 Margaret Corbin Dr
Daily

Laura Pausini

The Italian and Spanish pop superstar brings her “Simili / Similares” Tour to Barclays Center in Brooklyn Thu, July 28, 2016

Fleur Seule

Relive all the romance and glamour of the 1940s through Swing, Jazz, and Ballroom music from around the world. Fleur Seule plays Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park Wed, June 29, 2016.

UEFA Euro 2016

France hosted the quadrennial European soccer championships June 10 – July 10, 2016.

Portugal are 2016 European champions. France was runner-up.

Anna Magnani

Retrospective of the actress who was the symbol of Italian post-war cinema
Film Society of Lincoln Center
May 18 – June 1, 2016

Latin Bookstores in NYC

Where to buy Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Romanian books or magazines.

Latin Libraries in NYC

Italian, French, Spanish, & Portuguese Libraries in New York City

Bronzino Allegorical Portrait of Dante

Agnolo Bronzino’s “Allegorical Portrait of Dante” (1532-33) visits New York City for the first time to celebrate the 750th anniversary of Italian poet Dante Alighieri’s birth.
Italian Cultural Institute
December 15, 2015 – January 15, 2016


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