Italian NYC

Italian NYC is opera, ballet, artOpen Roads, fashion, and food.  Easter, Christmas and Columbus Day are our big celebrations.

Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play New Orleans Jazz at Iguana

Mondays & Tuesdays
TIMES SQUARE, NYC ~ Live music by New York’s specialist in early New Orleans jazz

Andrea Bocelli

Wed-Thu, Dec 18-19, 2019
Madison Square Garden
The Italian opera singer has one of the world’s most beautiful voices

Vincent Desiderio Recent Paintings

CLOSES Sat, December 21, 2019
Marlborough Gallery
Ten new oil on canvas works from the last two years by the Italian-American master

St. Patrick’s Cathedral Christmas Eve

Tuesday, December 24, 2019
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
There is a Children’s Mass. Midnight Mass requires tickets that are already distributed.

The Irishman

Wed, November 27, 2019
Netflix, IFC Center, Landmark 57
Martin Scorsese’s movie stars Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino in a telling of the Jimmy Hoffa story

Magic Flute

Dec 15, 2019 – Jan 4, 2020
Metropolitan Opera
This shortened English family version of Mozart’s fairy tale opera is a New York holiday tradition

Chris Botti

Dec 9, 2019 – Jan 5, 2020
Blue Note
The best-selling American instrumental artist (Italian-American) plays his 15th annual Christmas holiday residency

Met Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche

Daily, Nov 4, 2019-Jan 7, 2020
Metropolitan Museum of Art
A Christmas tree and nativity of handmade figurines from Naples, Italy where the nativity tradition began

Juventus NYC

Sunday, January 12, 2020
Football Factory at Legends
Watch Roma vs Juventus Series A with NYC’s Juventus supporters club, Juventus Official Fan Club Empire State

Freestyle Love Supreme

Booth Theatre
Latin hip-hop improv, one of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s (In the Heights, Hamilton) early projects, is the funniest show on Broadway

La Bohème

Sunday, January 12, 2020
January 9-25, 2020
April 29 – May 7, 2020
Metropolitan Opera House
Franco Zeffirelli’s classic staging of the world’s most popular opera, the tragic love story of Mimi and Rodolfo

Winter JazzFest

January 9-18, 2020
MANHATTAN & BROOKLYN ~ Jazz concerts, the Greenwich Village jazz marathon and a Brooklyn jazz marathon for jazz lovers and APAP booking agents

La Traviata

Saturday, January 18, 2020
January 10 – February 7, 2020
February 26 – March 29, 2020
Metropolitan Opera House
Michael Mayer’s 2018 production opens with Aleksandra Kurzak and Quinn Kelsey. “Sempre libera degg’io” and “Addio, del passato.”

Filomena Marturano

Sunday, January 19, 2020
Repertorio Español
A Spanish adaptation of Eduardo de Filippo’s classic Neapolitan comedy

Chicago the Musical

Dark Wednesdays
Ambassador Theatre
The original leading ladies of the longest running U.S. musical were Puerto Rican and Italian (Chita Rivera & Liza Minelli)

New York Jewish Film Festival 2020

January 15-28, 2020
Lincoln Center, NYC
The Jewish Museum and Film at Lincoln Center present the year’s first film festival with Israeli, French, Italian and Mexican films

Orchestra of St. Luke’s

Thursday, February 6, 2020
Carnegie Hall
Rare works for double orchestra by Handel and Vivaldi

Valentine’s Day

Friday, February 14, 2020
This popular celebration honors a Roman saint who got associated with romantic love in the Middle Ages

Carnival, Carnaval, Carnevale

Jan 6 – Feb 25, 2020
WEEK Feb 19-25, 2020
This Italian Catholic winter festival spread to France, Spain and Portugal, and then around the Latin world in colonial times

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
This day of repentance starts the Catholic period of devotion leading to Easter. “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

Socrates Annual

Oct 5, 2019 – Mar 8, 2020
Socrates Sculpture Park
The annual exhibition of work by emerging artists created during the park’s summer residency

Saint Joseph

Thursday, March 19, 2020 ~ The Catholic Feast of Saint Joseph is the Latin Father’s Day

Feast of the Ascension

Thursday, May 21, 2020
The religious narrative of Jesus rising into the heavens mirrors the natural narrative of crops growing towards the sky

Italy’s National Day La Festa della Repubblica

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Italian national day
ITALY ~ The Italian people voted to end the monarchy and found the Republic of Italy on June 2, 1946

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Saturday, June 27, 2020
The patron saint of Haiti is known for miracles preventing cholera and smallpox in 1882

Saint John’s Eve or Festa Junina

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Hispanic countries
Celebrate midsummer (or midwinter) by gathering with family around bonfires on the eve of Saint John the Baptist’s birth

August (Augustus Caesar)

Saturday, August 1, 2020
The month of August is named for Octavian, the Roman emperor later known as Augustus, who defeated the forces of Antony and Cleopatra on August 1, 30 BC

Tony Bennett

Monday, August 3, 2020
The Italian-American pop and jazz legend was born in Astoria, NYC on August 3, 1926. “I Left My Heart in San Francisco…”

Assumption of Mary

Saturday, August 15, 2020
The idea that when the Virgin Mary died, her body and soul went to heaven, expresses the divinity of women and how we all carry our mother’s spirit inside of us. It marks the start of summer holidays in many Catholic countries.

Mary Queen of Heaven

Saturday, August 22, 2020
Celebrate the idea that the divinity of woman as mother is present in the afterlife

Nativity of Mary

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Nobody knows when the Virgin Mary was born, but this is the day we celebrate her birth

International Coffee Day

Thursday, October 1, 2020
Is your favorite coffee Brazilian, Colombian, Costa Rican, French, Guatemalan, Honduran, Italian, Mexican, Nicaraguan or Peruvian?

St. Francis of Assisi

Sunday, October 4, 2020
Celebrate the feast of the patron saint of Italy, animals and the environment

Columbus Day

Monday, October 12, 2020
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ This U.S. holiday was founded to stop racist violence against Italian-Americans. The myths around Columbus Day helped us be accepted as just Americans. Benvenuto! Saluto! Grazie!

Columbus Day Parade

Monday, October 12, 2020
Fifth Avenue
The world’s biggest Italian-American celebration

National Pasta Day

Saturday, October 17, 2020
Pasta is an Italian food made from wheat and water. It was probably first created by Etruscans north of Rome.

All Saints Day

Sunday, November 1, 2020
This Catholic feast honors all saints whether they are recognized by the Church or just “saintly”

All Souls Day

Monday, November 2, 2020
The Catholic day for tending family graves was blended in Mexico with Aztec traditions into the Day of the Dead

Our Lady of Providence

Thu, November 19, 2020
The patroness of Puerto Rico teaches that providence is not faith giving you what you want, but rather that “God helps those who help themselves”

Saint Cecilia

Friday, November 22, 2019
Said to have heard heavenly music in her heart, the patron saint of musicians represents divine inspiration

Feast of Saint Barbara (Santa Barbara)

Friday, December 4, 2020
She (Changó) is the patroness of armourers, artillery, engineers, miners and others who do dangerous work

Immaculate Conception

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
The idea that the Virgin Mary was born free of sin expresses that the divinity of women and men is equal

Celebrate World Ballet Day with the world’s great ballet companies

Wed, October 23, 2019
The world’s leading ballet companies take you behind the scenes to see a day in the life of a professional ballet dancer on Facebook Live

2019 New York Yankees made the American League Championship

Friday, Oct 18, 2019
Astros won last night 3-8. Series is Yankees 1-3 Astros. Yanks have to sweep the next three games to win. Let’s go Yankees!

Columbus Day Parade 2019

Monday, October 14, 2019
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ Grand Marshal Massimo Ferragamo leads over 100 marching groups, 24 parade floats, 35 vehicles and over 20 marching bands in this celebration of Italian-American heritage, culture and achievements

NYCWFF is the Food Network & Cooking Channel’s wine and food festival

Thu-Sun, October 10-13, 2019
NEW YORK CITY ~ Culinary demonstrations, intimate meals and a giant pier party make the NYCWFF, New York City’s biggest wine and food festival

Bergdorf Goodman

NYC’s most luxurious department store, also has the most elegant Christmas windows

Italian Consulate

690 Park Avenue at 69th St
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Closed weekends


Upper East Side
Midtown East
Legendary Italian fashion

La Perla

803 Madison Avenue
Upper East Side
434 West Broadway

Edwynn Houk Gallery represents major photographers

745 Fifth Avenue #407
at 58th St
Midtown East, Manhattan
Monday – Friday

Museum of Modern Art, MoMA

MIDTOWN, NYC ~ One of the world’s great collections of modern art, contemporary art and film

Met Cloisters

FORT TRYON PARK, NYC ~ This reconstructed French cloister is a museum of medieval art known for its unicorn tapestries

Frick Collection

Closed Mondays
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ New York’s museum of old masters, European sculpture and decorative arts

Sotheby’s Fall 2019 Impressionist & Modern Art auctions

Viewing Fri, Nov 1, 2019
Auction Tue, Nov 12, 2019
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ Works by French and Spanish masters Degas, Monet, Picasso, Rodin, and Signac lead the auction at Sotheby’s

Christie’s Fall 2019 Impressionist and Modern Art auction

Viewing Wed, Nov 6, 2019
Auction Mon, Nov 11, 2019
ROCKEFELLER CENTER ~ French and Spanish masters Derain, Gaugin, Léger, Matisse, Miró, Monet, Picasso, and Pissarro lead the auction at Christie’s

TEFAF New York Fall 2019

Fri-Tue, November 1-5, 2019
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ Europe’s big antiques fair brings decorative antiques to the Park Avenue Armory

IFPDA Print Fair 2019

Wed-Sun, Oct 23-27, 2019
HELL’S KITCHEN ~ The biggest and longest-running fine art print fair is showing French, Italian and Spanish dealers this year at Javits Center

New York Mets end the 2019 Season in third place

Sunday, September 29, 2019
FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK, Queens ~ It’s closing day vs the Atlanta Braves for the Dominican, Italian, Puerto Rican & Venezuelan Mets players

New York Film Festival 57 opens with Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’

September 27 – Oct 13, 2019
LINCOLN CENTER ~ The 57th Festival opens with Scorcese’s ‘The Irishman’ and screens Cannes Grand Prix winner ‘Atlantic,’ Pedro Almodóvar’s Spanish film ‘Pain and Glory,’ and Olivier Assayas’ French film ‘WASP Network’ at Film at Lincoln Center

74th UN General Assembly looks for global solutions to global problems

September 17-30, 2019
High-Level General Debate
September 24-30, 2019
MIDTOWN EAST, NYC ~ Politicians discuss Climate, Universal Health Coverage, Sustainable Development, Financing for Development, Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, and Small Island Developing States

Feast of San Gennaro is NYC’s most popular Italian street fair

September 12-22, 2019
LITTLE ITALY, NYC ~ This popular Italian street fair combines lots of food and live music with a parade and a religious procession on Mulberry St

Electric Zoo 2019 features Bennie Benassi & Boombox Cartel

Fri-Sun, Aug 30 – Sep 1, 2019
RANDALL’S ISLAND ~ Bennie Benassi (Italy) and BoomBox Cartel (Texas/Mexico) will make you dance at Randall’s Island Park

Watch the Venice Film Festival for future Oscar winners

Aug 28 – Sep 7, 2019
VENICE, Italy ~ The Truth (France), The Laundromat (Panama), Joker (Puerto Rico), Wasp Network (Cuba, Spain, Venezuela, Mexico) and The King (France) are big movies with Latin connections

2-for-1 Broadway Week Tickets to Latin Shows in Summer 2019

SALE Wed, August 14, 2019
SHOWS Sep 3-16, 2019
Find out which Broadway shows in this Broadway Week have a Latin connection. Then see how to get 2-for-1 Broadway tickets.

FIFA World Soccer Rankings

Thursday, July 25, 2019
ZÜRICH, SWITZERLAND ~ USA women are #1. 70% of the top ten men’s teams are Latin: Brazil, France, Uruguay, Portugal, Colombia, Spain and Argentina

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2019 Latin Food Guide

July 22 – August 16, 2019
NEW YORK CITY ~ See which African, Brazilian, Cuban, French, Italian, Mexican, Puerto Rican and Spanish restaurants joined this food festival of prix fixe lunches and dinners

Women’s World Cup France 2019

June 7 – July 7, 2019
Women’s soccer
Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, French, Italian, Spanish, & USA teams play to be the best

SummerStage 2019

June 1 – August 27, 2019
Summer live music dance theatre festival
NYC PARKS ~ African, Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Creole, Cuban, Dominican, French, Garifuna, Haitian, Indigenous, Italian, Jewish, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Spanish culture and more. FREE

Antonio Mannino

A biography of the Italian ballet dancer and actor

The revenge of the Shaman ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’ at the Met Museum

Daily, May 9 – September 8, 2019
French, French-Canadian, Italian, Spanish fashion art exhibition
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ The Costume Institute’s 2019 exhibition explores how camp fashion goes mainstream

ArtExpo 2019 contemporary art & photography fair at Pier 90

HELL’S KITCHEN; Fri-Sun, Apr 4-7, 2019 ~ One of New York City’s big contemporary art fairs has independent artist [SOLO] and photography [FOTO SOLO] sections

Affordable Art Fair Spring 2019 at Met Pavilion

CHELSEA; Mar 28-31, 2019; Art fair ~ Dominican, French, French-Canadian, Italian & Spanish art for under $10,000

Independent New York 2019 at Spring Street Studios

TRIBECA; Armory Week, Fri-Sun, Mar 8-10, 2019; contemporary art fair ~ More of a gathering of art lovers and collectors around an art fair

Armory Show 2019 contemporary art fair at Piers 90, 92 & 94

HELL’S KITCHEN; Armory Week Thu-Sun, Mar 7-10, 2019; Modern, Post War, Contemporary art fair ~ Armory Week art fairs ride along with this huge art fair of international art with African, Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, French, French-Canadian, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish galleries

Plácido conducts last performance of Sonja Frisell’s ‘Aida’ at the Met

LINCOLN CENTER; Winter cast Jan 7 – Mar 7, 2019; Italian opera live music ~ Kristen Lewis stars in the final performances of Sonja Frisell’s production of Verdi’s grand opera set in ancient Egypt

Scope New York 2019 contemporary art fair at Met Pavilion

CHELSEA; Armory Week Thu-Sun, Mar 7-10, 2019; contemporary art fair ~ 60 emerging galleries are exhibiting including Argentine, Cuban, French, French-Canadian, Italian and Panamanian galleries and artists

Art on Paper 2019 at Pier 36

LOWER EAST SIDE; Armory Week Thu-Sun, Mar 7-10, 2019; contemporary art fair ~ Works on paper and works made from paper from Argentine, French, French-Canadian, Italian and Spanish galleries

ADAA Art Show 2019, art fair at the Park Avenue Armory

UPPER EAST SIDE; pre-Armory Week, Gala preview Wed Feb 27; Fair Feb 28-Mar 3, 2019 ~ The art fair of the association of America’s leading art dealers

New York International Children’s Film Festival 2019

MANHATTAN, BROOKLYN & QUEENS, Weekends, Feb 22 – Mar 17, 2019 ~ Children’s movies from Andorra, Brazil, Cuba, Colombia, France, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Portugal and Spain

Early Italian Drawings at the Morgan Library

MURRAY HILL | Tue-Sun, Feb 15 – May 19, 2019 | Italian Renaissance art exhibition | The development of Renaissance drawing practices in the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries

‘Rigoletto’ at the Met Opera is ending for the season

LINCOLN CENTER | CLOSING Fri, May 10, 2019 | Live music Italian opera | The womanizing duke stirs trouble when he wants to sleep with the court jester’s daughter

Westminster Dog Show brings Latin breeds to MSG

HELL’S KITCHEN & CHELSEA, Mon-Tue, Feb 11-12, 2019, Dog show with African, Cuban, French, Italian, Mexican, Spanish and Portuguese breeds.

Da Vinci Drawings and Prints at the Met Museum

UPPER EAST SIDE, Jan 28-Apr 28, 2019, Italian old masters art exhibition ~ The Met celebrates the Italian master’s 500th anniversary by showing drawings and prints from the permanent collection.

Master Drawings New York 2019 at 30 galleries

UPPER EAST SIDE, Jan 26-Feb 2, 2019 ~ A collaborative exhibition of old master art at 30 international dealers within walking distance of each other.
# old masters drawings art fair

Lucio Fontana ‘Spatial Environment’ (1968) at El Museo del Barrio

EAST HARLEM; Jan 24 – Apr 14, 2019; Argentine Italian post war art exhibition ~ El Museo reconstructs Fontana’s very last environment. See how his ideas influenced performance art and take a selfie

Lucio Fontana ‘On the Threshold’ Argentine-Italian art at the Met Breuer

UPPER EAST SIDE; Tue-Sun, Jan 23 to Apr 14, 2019; Argentine Italian post war art exhibition ~ The minimalist abstract artist mixed painting, sculpture and architecture in ways that foretold performance art

Oscar Nominations for African, Indigenous, Italian & Mexican movies

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, Tue, Jan 22, 2019 ~ Roma, Green Book, A Star is Born, Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, Hale County, This Morning, This Evening, and Mother are recognized.
# awards african indigenous italian mexican spanish

Try new restaurants with friends during NYC Restaurant Week

Jan 21 – Feb 8, 2019 ~ 2-course lunches for $26 and 3-course dinners for $42.
# african brazilian cuban french italian mexican latin & spanish food

5,000 years at the Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory

UPPER EAST SIDE, Opening night Thu, Jan 17, Show Jan 18-27, 2019, daily ~ African, French, Haitian, Italian, Mexican, Puerto Rican and Spanish antiques, art and design. The show benefits East Side House Settlement which provides educational programs to families in the South Bronx and Upper Manhattan.
# antiques fair bronx philanthropy

Golden Globes 2019 Winners

NBC BEVERLY HILTON HOTEL, HOLLYWOOD, Sun, January 6, 2019 ~ “Green Book”, “Roma” and “A Star is Born” won film awards. Patricia Arquette and “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” won TV Golden Globe Awards from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

‘Green Book’ wins Academy Award for Best Picture (Review)

Nov 16, 2018 to Mar 28, 2019; Italian African movies Oscar winners ~ Oscar Best Picture, Golden Globes Best Musical or Comedy. When people who might seem different, actually live and work together, we discover our common humanity.

Puccini’s ‘Tosca’ Italian Opera at The Met

LINCOLN CENTER; Sat Apr 6 (Last show), 2019; Italian opera live music ~ Starring Jennifer Rowley and Wolfgang Koch. “Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore” (I lived for art, I lived for love)

The Salon Art + Design Fair 2018 is a matter of taste

November 8 – 12, 2018
PREVIEW, November 8
Nathalie and Laura de Gunzburg
Benefits Dia Art Foundation
Park Avenue Arrmory
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Historic, modern and contemporary furniture and groundbreaking design

DOC NYC 2018 ~ America’s biggest documentary film festival

November 8 – 15, 2018
IFC Center, SVA Theatre & Cinepolis
West Village & Chelsea, Manhattan
America’s largest documentary film festival presents over 300 films and events with 42 world premieres and 17 U.S. premieres
African – American, Brazilian, Honduran, Indigenous, Italian, Jamaican, Jewish, Mexican, Puerto Rican and Spanish films

Laura Pausini “Hazte Sentir” Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

November 15, 2018
“Hazte Sentir” wins “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album” Latin Grammy
August 31, 2018
Radio City Music Hall
Midtown, Manhattan
March 16, 2018
‘Fatti sentire | Hazte sentir’ album

Antiquities auction Christie’s 2018

October 27 – 30, 2018
Saturday – Tuesday
October 31, 2018, Wednesday
Rockefeller Center, Manhattan
Sold $35,903,875 work of antiquities

Affordable Art Fair 2018 Fall

Preview, Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Thursday – Sunday
September 27 – 30, 2018
Metropolitan Pavilion
Chelsea, Manhattan
Over 70 exhibitors of art for less than $10,000, including French, Italian and Spanish galleries

TEFAF New York Fall 2018 at the Park Avenue Armory

October 26, 2018, Friday
October 27 – 31, 2018
Sunday – Wednesday
Park Avenue Armory
Upper East Side, Manhattan
New York society loves the Fall New York edition of Europe’s leading antiques fair. It focuses on fine and decorative art from antiquity to 1920.