Spanish dancers at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, Tuesday-Sunday, May 23-28, 2017
Italian culture is the root of western civilization through the Romans and the Renaissance. We are one of the immigrant communities who define New York City. Some of Italian NYC remains in Manhattan’s Little Italy and Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, but today Bensonhurst, Brooklyn is the most Italian neighborhood.
Opera and Ballet are Italian. In the Americas, we are known for filmmaking, art, and fashion. Italian food has become American food. Roman Catholicism is one of the world’s great religions and was part of the Latin American conquest. It plays a major role in our lives because when states fail, the church is the community. Italian celebrations tend to be Catholic holidays like Easter and Christmas. In New York City, Columbus Day is our big celebration. The Feast of San Gennaro is popular in Little Italy.
Free concerts of Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Cuban, French, Italian, Jewish, Mexican, Portuguese, Puerto Rican, and Venezuelan music and dance at NYC parks in all five boroughs June 21 – August 25, 2017
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
Italian lingerie and lifestyle fashion house sets Pre-Fall campaign in a whimsical pop art English garden,Thu, May 18, 2017
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
Picasso’s Tête d’Homme (1969) is on view at Sotheby’s in the Upper East Side for auction on Tue, May 16, 2017
NYCFC is 6-2-4 in 3rd place, 6 points behind. New England visits Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, Wed, May 31, 2017
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.
Watch the UEFA Champions League Final Juventus vs Real Madrid, with Juventus Club NYC at the Football Factory at Legends in Lower Midtown, Sat, Jun 3, 2017
“Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer” is a major exhibition at the Met Fifth Avenue, November 13, 2017 – February 12, 2018
Colombian, Cuban, French, Italian, and Spanish galleries at Pier 94 in Hell’s Kitchen, May 3-7, 2017
Colombian, French, French-Canadian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Venezuelan galleries at Pier 94 in Hell’s Kitchen, May 3-7, 2017
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
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
Find out whether Danny DeVito, Jenn Colella, Santo Loquasto, and Ruben Santiago-Hudson win Tonys at Radio City Music Hall in Midtown, Sun, Jun 11, 2017
NYCB’s Fall 2017 Season at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center is September 19 – October 15, 2017
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
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
Antibodies, the first New York museum survey of the Italian artist’s work and the largest presentation of her work in the U.S., is at the New Museum in the Lower East Side, Apr 26 – Sep 10, 2017
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
N.O.W. Showcase just announced! Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, French, Italian, Mexican, Spanish, and Venezuelan stories, Wed-Sun, Apr 19-30, 2017
Chazz Palminteri’s Italian-American coming-of-age gangster story at the Longacre Theatre has choreography by Tony-nominated Colombian dancer Sergio Trujillo.
The 2017 World Cup Russia is Jun 14 – Jul 15, 2018. South American qualifying continues Wed, Aug 30, 2017
Tickets go on sale Apr 4. Nominees will be announced Thu, Apr 27, at Feinstein’s/54 Below. The awards are at the Town Hall in Midtown, Sun, Jun 4, 2017
The fair opens at Pier 94 with a private viewing Wed, Mar 29. The show runs Thu-Sun, Mar 30 – Apr 2, 2017
An established contemporary art dealer with several Latin artists that projects an international presence from Chelsea, Lower East Side, and Hong Kong galleries
Emerging filmmakers from around the world at MoMA and Film Society of Lincoln Center, Mar 15-26, 2017
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
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
At Skylight Clarkson Sq in Hudson Square/SoHo Thu-Sun, Mar 2-5, 2017
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
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 Armory Week auction includes Brazilian, Chilean, French, French-Canadian, Italian, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Spanish, and Uruguayan artists Thu, Mar 2, 2017
Argentine, Chilean, Dominican, French, Italian, Panamanian, and Spanish galleries exhibit at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea Mar 2-5, 2017
Bellini’s Italian opera La Traviata opens, and Mexican tenor Javier Camarena stars in Bellini’s Italian opera I Puritani in the week of Feb 20-26, 2017
Show some Latin love with Broadway, music, dancing, or even an art exhibit or fashion show around Feb 14, 2017
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
An immersive Venetian Carnival Burlesque at Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn that is part of Carnegie Hall’s La Serenissima festival Feb 11, 2017
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
2-for-1 tickets went on sale Jan 5 for Jan 17 – Feb 5, 2017 performances of A Bronx Tale, On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, Cirque du Soleil Paramour, The Phantom of the Opera, and more
A celebration of music and arts from the Venetian Republic at Carnegie Hall and other venues February 3-21, 2017
The 17th Annual Latin Grammys were Thursday, Nov 17, 2016. “La Bicicleta” by Carlos Vives and Shakira won Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Fellow Colombian Manuel Medrano won Best New Artist. Mexico and Brazil had the most wins. Colombia and Argentina were right behind.
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.
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
A museum and library of Old Master paintings, European sculpture, and Decorative arts built around industrialist Henry Frick’s former home and personal collection.
The Italian artist’s installation at the Guggenheim teases our infatuation with the 1%, implies our common humanity, and questions what is art.
The Italian Consulate in New York City provides legal and cultural services to Italians in New York and tourists planning to visit Italy.
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
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.
The longest-running American musical in Broadway history regularly casts Latin stars at the Ambassador Theatre.
The Italian and Spanish pop superstar brings her “Simili / Similares” Tour to Barclays Center in Brooklyn Thu, July 28, 2016
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.
France hosted the quadrennial European soccer championships June 10 – July 10, 2016.
Portugal are 2016 European champions. France was runner-up.
Retrospective of the actress who was the symbol of Italian post-war cinema
Film Society of Lincoln Center
May 18 – June 1, 2016
Documentary screening, discussion & performance
Jazz in July Festival hosted by Bill Charlap
92nd Street Y
Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 6pm
Where to buy Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Romanian books or magazines.
Italian, French, Spanish, & Portuguese Libraries in New York City