Italian NYC

Italian NYC is Opera, Ballet, Art, A Bronx Tale, Open RoadsFashionand food.  Easter, Christmas and Columbus Day are our big celebrations.

UN General Assembly 73 (2018) UNGA 73

UN Headquarters
Midtown East, Manhattan
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GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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GENERAL DEBATE
September 25 – October 5, 2018

FIFA World Soccer Ranking ~ Top 10 include France, Brazil, Uruguay

August 16, 2018 ~ Half of top ten are Latin: France, Brazil, Uruguay, Portugal and Spain.
NEXT UPDATE
Thursday, September 20, 2018

St. Patrick’s Cathedral ~ San Lorenzo Ruiz Mass (Filipino)

Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, Ecuadorian, Filipino, Italian, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Spanish and Venezuelan masses.
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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
Fifth Ave (between 50th/51st St)
Midtown East, Manhattan
Spanish mass, Sundays
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Enter the Midnight Mass ticket lottery now.
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San Lorenzo Ruiz Mass (Filipino)
Sunday, September 23, 2018

Celebrate the 92nd Feast of San Gennaro 2018

Food, entertainment, Cannoli-Eating Competition, Meatball-Eating Contest, Grand Procession, Solemn High Mass. Tourists and new New Yorkers love it.
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Mulberry Street
Little Italy, Manhattan
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GRAND PROCESSION
Saturday, September 15, 2018
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SOLEMN HIGH MASS
Church of the Most Precious Blood
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
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STREET FAIR
September 13 – 23, 2018

Met Opera’s “La Bohème” 2018 stars Nicole Car & Vittorio Grigolo

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
September – December 2018
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OPENING NIGHT
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves, MLB at Citi Field

MLB with Cuban, Dominican, Italian, Mexican & Venezuelan players.
Citi Field Flushing Meadows – Corona Park, Queens
March – September
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Atlanta Braves
Tuesday – Thursday
September 25 – 27, 2018

SummerStage 2018 FREE concerts in NYC parks

JUNE – SEPTEMBER
Angélique Kidjo (Beninese)
Remain in Light / Resistance Revival Chorus
Central Park SummerStage
Thursday, September 27, 2018

White | Black monochrome group show of art stars at Acquavella Galleries

Compare the aesthetics of Miquel Barceló (Spanish), Louise Bourgeois (French), Jean Dubuffet (French), Jacob El Hanani (Jewish), Manolo Millares (Spanish), Joaquín Torres-García (Uruguayan) and Americans Keith Haring, Robert Longo & Andy Warhol.
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Acquavella Galleries
Upper East Side, Manhattan
August 13 – September 28, 2018

Chicago the Musical is the longest-running American Broadway musical

Ambassador Theatre
219 West 49th St
between Seventh & Eighth Ave
Usually dark Wednesdays

New Yorker Festival 2018

Big talkers come to New York to talk. After multiple celebrities pulled out, Steve Bannon was uninvited.
TICKETS ON SALE
Friday, September 7, 2018
FESTIVAL
Friday – Sunday
October 5 – 7, 2018

Columbus Day Parade 2018 is New York City’s big Italian celebration

Fifth Avenue
47th to 72nd St
Monday, October 8, 2018

Heavenly Bodies Fashion and the Catholic Imagination

The Costume Institute creates a pilgrimage that explores the influence of Roman Catholic imagery on fashion designers.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Met Cloisters
Washington Heights / Inwood, Manhattan
Daily
May 10 – October 8, 2018

Columbus Day celebrates the European discovery of the Americas

Second Monday in October
Monday, October 8, 2018

NYC Wine & Food Festival 2018 (NYCWFF)

A weekend of fine wine and food prepared by over 500 world-renowned French, Italian, Jewish, Mexican & Spanish chefs and culinary TV personalities from the Food Network and Cooking Channel.
GRAND TASTING
Pier 94 Rooftop
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
Saturday – Sunday
October 13 -14, 2018
DINING
Thursday – Sunday
October 11 – 14, 2018

Celebrate Argentine Mother’s Day

Most countries celebrate on the second Sunday in May. Others celebrate on different days in May, June, August, October and December.
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Argentine Mother’s Day
Third Sunday in October
Sunday, October 21, 2018

Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks are NYC’s Hot Jazz Band

Iguana New York
Midtown, Manhattan
Monday – Tuesday
August – October, 2018

Celebrate All Souls Day, the Catholic day for remembering dead family

November 2. The Mexican Day of the Dead blends Aztec traditions with All Souls Day.
Friday, November 2, 2018

Veterans Day Weekend

Friday – Sunday
November 9 – 11, 2018

Our Lady of Providence is the patron saint of Puerto Rico

Feast November 19
Monday, November 19, 2018

Met Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche

Metropolitan Museum of Art
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Daily
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
through Sunday, January 6, 2019

Celebrate the feast of Saint Cecilia, the patron saint of music

Feast November 22
Thursday, November 22, 2018

Juventus vs Internazionale (Italian Derby) with Juventus Official Fan Club

ITALIAN SERIE A
August – May
Big games in December, January, April & May
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UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
September – December
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Juventus Official Fan Club Empire State Supporters Club
Football Factory at Legends
Koreatown, Manhattan
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Juventus vs Internazionale
Derby d’Italia (Italian Derby)
Serie A
Saturday, December 8, 2018

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception celebrates the divinity of women

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Chris Botti, Italian-American Jazz trumpeter Blue Note Holiday Residency

Blue Note
Greenwich Village, Manhattan
December 10, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Andrea Bocelli is classical pop crossover

Multi-Grammy nominated
Italian crossover tenor
Madison Square Garden
Chelsea, Manhattan
Thursday – Friday
December 13 – 14, 2018

Three Kings Day (Dia de Los Reyes) is the Hispanic Christmas

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Latin things to do in NYC on Valentine’s Day and Valentine’s Week

This Christian feast honoring a Roman saint got associated with romantic love in the Middle Ages.
February 14
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Celebrate Carnival, the Latin Party that ends on Mardi Gras

Septuagesima
Sunday, February 17, 2019

Celebrate Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent

Seven weeks before Easter
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Celebrate the Feast of Saint Joseph, the Hispanic/Luso Father’s Day

March 19 ~ Honor Saint Joseph for being a good father.
CELEBRATE
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Italian – American Lady Gaga is one of the biggest stars in Pop

March 28, 1986 ~ Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, the Italian – American pop star, was born in New York City.
Thursday, March 28, 2019

Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Hélène Grimaud to play Ravel with Heras-Casado

Spaniard Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the French pianist.
Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Tickets on sale July 20, 2018

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

May 1
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Feast of the Ascension commemorates Jesus entering heaven

The religious narrative of rising into the heavens mirrors the nature’s narrative of crops growing towards the sky.
40th day of Easter
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Celebrate La Festa della Repubblica, Italy’s national day

Commemorates the Italian vote on June 2, 1946 that ended the monarchy and founded the Republic of Italy.
Sunday, June 2, 2019

Our Lady of Perpetual Help is the patron saint of Haiti

Patron saint of Haiti
June 27
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Celebrate the Assumption of Mary, her Catholic heavenly birthday

Feast Day August 15
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Celebrate the Nativity of Mary

Saturday, September 8, 2019

Metropolitan Museum of Art is New York City’s Encyclopedia of Art

Fifth Avenue (at 82nd St)
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Open Daily

MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art

The world’s most important collection of Modern, Post-War, and Contemporary art and film.
11 West 53rd St
(between Fifth & Sixth Aves)
Midtown, Manhattan
Open Daily

Guggenheim Museum is one of the great Modern art collections

1071 Fifth Avenue
between 88th & 89th St
Upper East Side
Closed Thursdays

The Frick Collection of old masters, European sculpture, and decorative arts

1 East 70th St at Fifth Ave
Upper East Side
Closed on Mondays

Met Cloisters is a museum of medieval European art

99 Margaret Corbin Dr
Fort Tryon Park
Washington Heights, Manhattan
Daily

Throckmorton Fine Art ~ Latin American Photography & Pre-Columbian Art

America’s leading dealer in vintage and contemporary Latin American photography, Pre-Columbian art, and Chinese jade and antiquities.
145 East 57th St, 3rd Floor
(between Lexington & Third Ave)
Midtown East, Manhattan
Tuesday – Saturday

Bergdorf Goodman

Fifth and 58th
Midtown, Manhattan
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Make a splash in La Perla

803 Madison Avenue
Upper East Side
434 West Broadway
SoHo

Edwynn Houk Gallery represents major photographers

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

The Joyce Theater is New York City’s International Dance Theater

175 Eighth Avenue
at 19th St
Chelsea, Manhattan

Lehmann Maupin

536 West 22nd St
Chelsea, Manhattan
Tuesday – Saturday

Tony Bennett’s new album “Love is Here to Stay”‘ with Diana Krall

Tony Bennett & Diana Krall
“Love is Here to Stay”
RELEASE
Friday, September 14, 2018

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the big North American film festivalr

Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Costa Rican, Cuban, French, Israeli, Italian, Mexican, Filipino, Portuguese, Puerto Rican, Romanian, Spanish, Uruguayan and Venezuelan films.
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Toronto, Canada
September 6 – 16, 2018

US Open Tennis 2018 Nadal, Halep, Del Potro, Garcia, Fognini

Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, French, Italian, Romanian, Spanish players including the #1 men’s and women’s singles players.
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USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
August 27-September 9, 2018
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ROUND OF 16
Sunday – Monday
September 2 – 3, 2018
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QUARTER FINALS
Tuesday – Wednesday
September 4 – 5, 2018
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SEMI FINALS
Thursday – Friday
September 6 – 7, 2018
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FINALS
Saturday – Sunday
September 8 – 9, 2018

Miss America 2019 is Nia Franklin from New York City

No more swimsuits and a free-form evening gown competition.
Live on ABC
Boardwalk Hall
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Sunday, September 9, 2018

Venice Film Festival 2018 launches award-winning films

One of the big 3 European film festivals is known for launching films that win Academy Awards.
Lido di Venezia in Venice, Italy
August 29-September 8, 2018

New York International Salsa Congress 2018

Marriott Marquis
Times Square Theater District, Manhattan
Thursday – Monday
August 30 – September 3, 2018

Laura Pausini at Radio City Music Hall, Italian & Spanish Pop Diva

New ‘Fatti sentire | Hazte sentir’ album
Radio City Music Hall
Midtown, Manhattan
Friday, August 31, 2018

New York Fashion Week Women’s SS 2019 (September 2018)

Around town
Thursday – Wednesday
September 6 – 12, 2018

MTV VMA Winners

COLOMBIAN WINNERS
J Balvin & Willy William ‘Mi Gente’ Best Latin
CUBAN WINNERS
Camila Cabello
‘Havana’ Video of the Year
Artist of the Year
DOMINICAN WINNERS
Cardi B Best New Artist
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin ‘I Like It’ Song of Summer
ITALIAN WINNERS
Ariana Grande ‘No Tears Left to Cry’ Best Pop
PUERTO RICAN WINNERS
Jennifer Lopez
‘Dinero’ Best Collaboration
Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award
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Radio City Music Hall
Midtown, Manhattan
Monday, August 20, 2018

Battery Dance Festival 2018 presents 25 Companies from 8 Countries

African, French-Canadian, Italian, Jewish, Mexican & Spanish dance companies perform on
NYC’s living stage with the harbor and Statue of Liberty in the background.
August 11 – 18, 2018
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FREE OUTDOOR PERFORMANCES
Sunday – Friday
August 12 – 17, 2018
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FREE CLOSING SHOW
TICKETED VIP RECEPTION
Schimmel Center
Financial District, Manhattan
Saturday, August 18, 2018

St Francis of Assisi is patron saint of Italy and founder of the Franciscans

Feast Day October 4
Thursday, October 4, 2018

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2018 $28 lunches and $42 dinners

Brazilian, Cuban, French, Italian, Mexican & Spanish prix-fixe lunches and dinners.
RESERVATIONS
Monday, July 9, 2018
DINING
July 23 – August 17, 2018

Geraint Thomas wins Tour de France 2018

Colombian, French, Italian & Spanish riders.
July 7 – 29, 2018
Tour de France 2018 winners:
TIME Geraint Thomas (British)
POINTS Peter Sagan (Slovakian)
CLIMBER Julian Alaphilippe (French)
YOUNG Pierre Roger Latour (French)
TEAM Movistar (Spanish)
COMBATIVE Daniel Martin (Irish)
COLOMBIAN
Nairo Quintana finishes 10th time, 8th climber.
Egan Arley Bernal Gomez 2nd youth
Daniel Felipe Martinez Poveda 5th youth

Ludovico Einaudi at Radio City Music Hall, Italian classical pop pianist

One of the Europe’s best-selling solo pianists.
Radio City Music Hall
Midtown, Manhattan
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Ximena Ojeda wins Frida Kahlo Award at the Argentine Consulate NY

June 25, 2018 ~ New York Latin Culture Magazine co-founder won the Galo Plaza International Committee’s 2018 Gabriela Mistral, Julia de Burgos, Frida Kahlo Award at the Argentine Consulate in New York City.

Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series 2018 FREE

June 11 – 29, 2018

Tony Awards 2018 honor the best of the 2017-2018 Broadway season

Caribbean, Colombian, Filipino, French, Italian, Jewish, Mexican & Spanish nominees.
Live on CBS
Radio City Music Hall
Midtown, Manhattan
Sunday, June 10, 2018

Latin artists and productions win six 2018 Drama Desk Awards

June 3, 2018 ~ Dominican, Ghanan, Jewish, Mexican, Italian, & Spanish winners.
Lindsay Mendez ‘Carousel’
Sean Carvajal ‘Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train’
Juan Castano ‘Oedipus El Rey’
‘Farinelli and the King’
‘Once on This Island’
‘School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play’
The Town Hall
Midtown, Manhattan

Blue Note Jazz Festival 2018

Argentine, Brazilian, Cuban, French, Italian, Puerto Rican, Spanish Jazz & Salsa.
Blue Note Jazz Club
Greenwich Village, Manhattan
FESTIVAL June 1 – 30, 2018
~ Sergio Mendes
Brazilian Jazz
Sony Hall
Midtown, Manhattan
~ Al Di Meola
Italian – American Jazz
The Town Hall
Midtown, Manhattan
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2018 screens contemporary Italian movies

Film Society of Lincoln Center
Walter Reade Theater
May 31 – June 6, 2018

‘Othello’ Free Shakespeare in the Park by Ruben Santiago-Hudson

The Tony Award-winning Afro – Puerto Rican – American director tells the story of the Moor of Venice, classic Shakespeare with racial and religious themes that are surprisingly contemporary.
Delacorte Theater
Central Park, Manhattan
May 29 – June 24, 2018

UEFA Champions League Final 2017-2018 ~ Real Madrid Threepeat

The world’s most respected club soccer tournament.
September – May
FINAL
Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool
Saturday, May 26, 2018

Dance Parade 2018 is NYC’s biggest dance event with over 10,000 dancers

African, Argentine, Bolivian, Brazilian, Cuban, Dominican, French, Haitian, Italian, Puerto Rican dances and more
Broadway, University Place, 8th St, Tompkins Square Park & Nublu 151
Manhattan’s Flatiron District, Union Square, Greenwich Village & East Village
Rain or Shine
Saturday, May 19, 2018

New York City Opera in the Park in Bryant Park

Bryant Park
Midtown, Manhattan
Occasional Dates
May 14 – September 17, 2018
FREE

Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train wins Outstanding Revival & Lead Actor Lortels

May 6, 2018: Signature Theatre play wins 2018 Lucille Lortel Awards for ‘Outstanding Revival’ and ‘Lead Actor,’ Sean Carvajal.

TEFAF New York Spring 2018 is the Metropolitan Museum of Art Fairs

Museum-quality art and antiques by Brazilian, French, Italian, Latin American, Uruguayan and some of New York City’s leading galleries.
Park Avenue Armory
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Friday – Tuesday
May 4 – 8, 2018

Lorenzo Cascio ‘Ancient and Modern Myths’ Italian art at Able Fine Art NY

Recent work by a renowned Italian sculptor and painter.
Able Fine Art Gallery
Lower East Side, Manhattan
Wednesday – Sunday
April 27 – May 17, 2018

Mara de Luca ‘Talisman’, Italian – American art at TOTAH

TOTAH
Lower East Side, Manhattan
Wednesday – Sunday
April 26 – June 10, 2018

Met Opera’s ‘Roméo et Juliette’ stars Ailyn Pérez and Charles Castronovo

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
April 23 – May 12, 2018

Youth America Grand Prix 2018 is the world’s ballet scholarship audition

This is ballet for ballet dancers. The only thing that matches the energy on stage is the energy in the audience. It’s truly electric and a ballet experience like no other.
David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
FINALS
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
GALA
Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow
Thursday, April 19, 2018

40th Artexpo 2018 with SOLO and FOTO SOLO at Pier 94

African, Argentine, Brazilian, Ecuadorian, Filipino, French, French-Canadian, Haitian, Israeli, Italian, Mexican, Romanian, Spanish, Uruguayan & Venezuelan galleries.
Pier 94
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
Thursday – Sunday
April 19 – 22, 2018

17th Tribeca Film Festival 2018

The younger of New York City’s two major film festivals brings red carpet premieres, stars, filmmakers, and film fans to NYC. Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, French, Italian, Jewish, Puerto Rican, Romanian & Spanish films.
April 18 – 29, 2018

PEN World Voices Festival 2018 Resist and Reimagine

165+ writers and artists from over 50 countries gather in NYC to talk about the theme ‘Resist and Reimagine.’
April 16 – 22, 2018

Angelina Gualdoni ‘Casa della Nuova Strega’ at Asya Geisberg Gallery

The Italian – American artist builds the house of the new witch.
Asya Geisberg Gallery
Chelsea, Manhattan
Tuesday – Saturday
April 5 – May 12, 2018

New York International Auto Show 2018 shows the latest rides

Jacob K. Javitz Center
655 W 34th St
Lower Midtown, Manhattan
March 30 – April 8, 2018

Verdi’s ‘Luisa Miller’ stars Spanish-Mexican opera legend Plácido Domingo

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
March 29 – April 21, 2018

Opera fans go mad for Donizetti’s Italian opera ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
March 22 – May 10, 2018

Queenie, female artists from El Museo del Barrio’s permanent collection

Hunter East Harlem Gallery
East Harlem, Manhattan
Tuesday – Saturday
March 21 – June 23, 2018

‘Like Life Sculpture, Color, and the Body’ at The Met Breuer

Upper East Side, Manhattan
Tuesday – Sunday
March 21 – July 22, 2018

Affordable Art Fair New York Spring 2018

Argentine, French, French-Canadian, Italian, & Spanish galleries.
Metropolitan Pavilion
Chelsea, Manhattan
PREVIEW
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
FAIR
Thursday – Sunday
March 21 – 25, 2018

Stephen Petronio Company Italian-American Postmodern Dance at The Joyce

The Joyce Theater
Chelsea, Manhattan
GALA Wednesday, March 21
Tuesday – Sunday
March 20 – 25, 2018

Being: New Photography 2018 at MoMA

African, Brazilian, Italian, & Filipino artists at MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art in Midtown, Manhattan
March 18 – August 19, 2018

Met Opera’s 2018 ‘Semiramide’ stars Angela Meade & Javier Camarena

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
February – March
FINAL PERFORMANCE
Saturday, March 17, 2018

New Met Opera production of Mozart’s ‘Così fan tutte’ set in Coney Island

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
March 15 – April 19, 2018

SCOPE New York 2018 art fair brings 60 international galleries to NYC

Metropolitan Pavilion
PREVIEWS
Thursday, March 8, 2018
FAIR Friday – Sunday
March 9 – 11, 2018

10th ReelAbilities Film Festival NY 2018

Inspiring Brazilian, Colombian, Italian, & Catalan-Spanish movies about people with different abilities.
Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
Upper West Side, Manhattan
and other venues in all five boroughs
Thursday – Wednesday
March 8 – 14, 2018

NADA New York 2018 is NYC’s young art fair

Skylight Clarkson Sq
Hudson Square, Manhattan
Thursday – Sunday
March 8 – 11, 2018

24th Armory Show 2018 is NYC’s big international art fair

NYC’s big modern, post-war, and contemporary art show. African, Argentine, Brazilian, Cuban, French, French-Canadian, Italian, Mexican, Peruvian, Philippine, Portuguese, and Spanish art.
Piers 92 & 94
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
PREVIEW Wednesday, March 7
SHOW Thursday – Sunday
March 8 – 11, 2018

VOLTA NY 2018 Contemporary Art Fair

Brazilian, Colombian, French, French-Canadian, Italian, Jewish, Puerto Rican, and Spanish galleries.
Pier 90
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
Wednesday – Sunday
March 7 – 11, 2018

Tulsa Ballet returns to the Joyce with Colombian Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

‘Untitled’ world premiere by resident choreographer Ma Cong, ‘Shibuya Blues’ by Colombian-Belgian dance maker Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and ‘Meðal’ (Among) by Helen Pickett.
Tuesday – Saturday
March 6 – 10, 2018


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