Things to do in NYC in January 2019

January brings Three Kings Day, APAP, Winter JazzFest, Martin Luther King Weekend, Broadway Week, Restaurant Week and Antiques Week.

Three Kings Day 2019 Dia de Los Reyes

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Meet the Three Kings at Teatro SEA’s Three Kings Day and receive a gift

Teatro SEA
Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center
Lower East Side
Sunday, January 6, 2018

64th Winter Antiques Show (2018) is America’s premiere antiques show

Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue
between 66th & 67th St
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Thursday, January 18, 2018
January 19 – 28, 2018

27th New York Jewish Film Festival (2018)

Film Society of Lincoln Center
144 West 65th St
between Amsterdam & Columbus
Lincoln Center
January 10 – 23, 2018

41st El Museo del Barrio Three Kings Day Parade

106th & Lexington
to La Marqueta at
115th St & Park Ave
East Harlem, Manhattan
FRIDAY, January 5, 2018

NYC Broadway Week January 2018 2-for-1 tickets

Friday, January 5, 2018
January 16 – February 4, 2018

14th Under the Radar Festival (2018) at The Public features ‘Antigonón’

Public Theater
425 Lafayette St
between 4th & 8th St
East Village, Manhattan
Thursday, January 4 – 15, 2018

NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2018

January 8, 2018
January 22 – February 9, 2018

January 2019 Calendar

Tuesday, January 1 ~ New Year’s Day

Celebrate New Year’s Day

Celebrate the Feast of Mary

First day to enter the online ticket lottery for the 10:15am Easter Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown, Manhattan.

Wednesday, January 2

Thursday, January 3

The Under the Radar new theater festival opens at the Public Theater in Manhattan’s East Village. Through January 13.

Friday, January 4

(2018) NYCFC, the New York City Football Club, announced their season schedule.

(2018) NYC Broadway Week 2-for-1 tickets went on sale.

The 42nd Annual El Museo del Barrio Three Kings Day Parade marches through East Harlem (El Barrio) starting at 11am. FREE

The 12th Annual PBR (Professional Bull Riders Association) Monster Energy Buck Off opens at Madison Square Garden at 8pm. Through Sunday. From $15

The APAP, Association of Performing Arts Professionals, conference and showcases start today. Through January 8.

Winter JazzFest opens today at Le Poisson Rouge and several other clubs in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. Through January 12.

Saturday, January 5

The 12th Annual PBR (Professional Bull Riders Association) Monster Energy Buck Off continues at Madison Square Garden at 6:45pm. From $15

Sunday, January 6 ~ Three Kings Day

Celebrate Three Kings Day or the Catholic Feast of the Epiphany.

The 12th Annual PBR (Professional Bull Riders Association) Monster Energy Buck Off closes at Madison Square Garden at 1:45pm. From $15

The 76th Golden Globes are at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California from 8-10pm ET.

The 2019 globalFEST international music festival is at the Copacabana in Manhattan’s Times Square Theater District.

Monday, January 7

Carlos di Sarli, the ultra smooth Argentine Tango pianist, composer, and bandleader was born in Bahia Blanca, Argentina on January 7, 1903.

(2018) NYC Restaurant Week reservations opened.

Tuesday, January 8

Carolina Herrera, the celebrated fashion designer, was born in Caracas, Venezuela on January 8, 1939.

Wednesday, January 9

BAFTA nominations will be announced. The Awards are Sunday, February 10, 2019.

The New York Jewish Film Festival opens at the Jewish Museum Manhattan’s Upper East Side and Film Society of Lincoln Center. Through January 22.

Thursday, January 10

Friday, January 11

Watch Manhattanhenge, the winter days when the sunset lines up with Manhattan’s street grid. FREE

Saturday, January 12

Watch Manhattanhenge, the winter days when the sunset lines up with Manhattan’s street grid. FREE

Sunday, January 13

It’s New York Antiques Week (third week of January)

Monday, January 14

Tuesday, January 15

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the celebrated American civil rights leader was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929. The bank holiday is January 21st.

Quarterly taxes are due for self-employed workers.

Wednesday, January 16

(2018) NYC Broadway Week was January 16 – February 4, 2018.

Thursday, January 17

The 64th Winter Antiques Show has its opening night party at the Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Through January 27.

The Outsider Art Fair is at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, Manhattan through Sunday.

Friday, January 18

It’s Martin Luther King Weekend!

The Miss New York USA beauty competition in Purchase, New York starts today. Through Sunday.

Saturday, January 19

Join the Women’s March! Register to vote! Run for office! Women Together!

Sunday, January 20

Monday, January 21 ~ Martin Luther King Day

The Haute Couture fashion shows are in Paris, France through Thursday.

January 21 – February 27 is New York’s Dominican Heritage Month. ¡Quisqueya!

Plácido Domingo, the legendary tenor, was born in Madrid, Spain on January 21, 1941. (He grew up in Mexico.)

Tuesday, January 22

George Balanchine, perhaps the greatest ballet choreographer after Marius Petipa, and co-founder of New York City Ballet was born in St. Petersburg, Russia on January 22, 1904.

Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards (the Oscars) will be announced. The Awards are Sunday, February 24.

Wednesday, January 23

(2018) NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2018 ran through February 9, 2018.

Thursday, January 24

Friday, January 25

Saturday, January 26

Master Drawings New York art fair is at Upper East Side galleries through February 2.

Sunday, January 27

January 27 is Holocaust Remembrance Day. Never forget the Shoah.

The 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California will be broadcast live from 8-10pm ET.

Monday, January 28

Tuesday, January 29

The 2017 Hotel Excellence Awards were at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan’s Financial District.

Wednesday, January 30

Thursday, January 31

February calendar

 January Events

Met Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche

Daily November 20, 2018
to Sunday, January 6, 2019
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Upper East Side
The Met Christmas tree decorated with traditional figurines from Naples, Italy where the nativity tradition began

Repertorio Español is NYC’s Spanish-language Off-Broadway Theatre

November 12-18, 2018
Tuesday – Sunday
“El Quijote” Spanish comedy
“En el tiempo de las mariposas” Dominican drama
“La Cancíon” Puerto Rican Hip-Hop musical
“La Gringa” Puerto Rican comedy
“El Coronel no tiene quien le escriba” Colombian drama
Repertorio Español
Kips Bay, Manhattan
300 shows a year of new productions and 15 plays from repertory. (In Spanish with English titles)

Tango La Nacional is NYC’s most traditional Argentine milonga

La Nacional
Chelsea, Manhattan
The center of NYC’s Argentine Tango community

Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Cuban Jazz at Birdland

Most Sundays
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
Multi-Grammy winners carry on a tradition started by Cuban pianist Chico O’Farrill in 1997

‘Hamilton’ is the most influential Broadway show of our generation

The playwright is a Puerto Rican New Yorker.
Richard Rodgers Theatre
226 West 46th St
between Seventh & Eighth Ave
Times Square / Theater District
Dark Mondays
Open-ended run

The All Night Milonga is NYC’s big Tango party

Saturday, December 8, 2018
Second & Last Saturdays
Stepping Out Studios
NoMad, Manhattan
All levels dance at one of the biggest Tango parties in the U.S. with outstanding guest teachers and performers

Down These Mean Streets at El Museo del Barrio

September 13, 2018 – January 6, 2019
El Museo del Barrio
East Harlem, Manhattan
Latino photographers provide an intimate look at the street life in their own neighborhoods

Chris Botti, 14th Annual Holiday Residency at the Blue Note

December 10, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Blue Note
Greenwich Village, Manhattan
The best-selling American instrumental artist riffs the holidays

Marguerite Humeau: Birth Canal calls the age of Venus at the New Museum

September 4, 2018 – January 6, 2019, Closed Mondays
New Museum
Lower East Side, Manhattan
French artist channels the Goddess represented by prehistoric Venus figurines

Met Opera’s “Aida” stars Anna Netrebko and Anita Rachvelishvili

January 7, 2019, Monday
January 11, 2019, Friday
2018 – 2019 Season
September 26, 2018 – March 7, 2019
Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
Grand Verdi Italian opera set in ancient Egypt

Celebrating Tintoretto: Portrait Paintings and Studio Drawings

October 16, 2018 – January 27, 2019
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Upper East Side, Manhattan
The Met contributes to the 500th anniversary celebration of the Venetian Renaissance artist known for working rapidly in a Mannerist style

Socrates Annual 2018

Daily: October 7, 2018 – March 11, 2019
Socrates Sculpture Park
Astoria, Queens
Dominican, French, Peruvian & Puerto Rican artists or inspirations

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

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

Delacroix at the Met, the French Romantic who foretold Modern Art

September 17, 2018
to January 6, 2019
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Upper East Side, Manhattan
The rich color and emotion of this Romantic painter inspired the Impressionists and all who followed.

Martin Luther King Jr Day

Stand up for ourselves in a non-violent way. Get an education, vote, and keep going until we are truly free at last.
Born January 15, 1929
Assassinated April 4, 1968
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019
Monday, January 21, 2019

Manhattanhenge is when the sun sets on Manhattan’s street grid

May 29 – 30, 2019
Tuesday – Wednesday
July 11 – 12, 2019
Wednesday – Thursday
It’s an accidental Stonehenge

Taíno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean

July 28, 2018 – October 2019, Daily
National Museum of the American Indian
Financial District, Manhattan
See how Caribbean communities are reclaiming their Taíno roots

New York City Ballet 21st Century Choreographers (Winter 2018)

Schumacher, Reisen, Preljocaj, & Peck
David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
Sunday, February 4, 2018

Compagnie Hervé KOUBI is French – African – Islamic – Oriental

Choreographer thought he was Pied Noir. Found out he is Algerian. Voila!
Joyce Theater
Chelsea, Manhattan
Tuesday – Sunday
January 30 – February 4, 2018

Christie’s Old Master & British Drawings auction (January 2018) Results

20 Rockefeller Plaza
49th St between 5th & 6th Ave
Rockefeller Center
Midtown, Manhattan
Friday – Monday
January 26 – 29, 2018
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
$3,918,125 of art sold

Grammys 2018 were a huge fail. ‘Despacito’ is Song of the Decade!

January 28, 2018 ~ ‘Despacito’ entered global popular culture. The entire world is singing in Spanish!
~ 2017’s most-streamed song
~ 2017’s most-purchased song
~ 16 weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100, tying the all-time record
~ “One of the biggest global hits ever”
I never even heard the winning song.The Recording Academy ignored the Latin community and the entire world. Why RA President Mr. Neil Portnow?

Master Drawings New York (2018)

Multiple Galleries
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Friday, January 26, 2018
Saturday – Saturday
January 27 – February 3, 2018

24th Screen Actors Guild Awards (2018)

Shrine Exposition Center
Los Angeles, California
Sunday, January 21, 2018

Isabel Leonard sings Cherubino in Met Opera’s ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’

Metropolitan Opera
Lincoln Center
Friday, January 19, 2018

Outsider Art Fair 2018 showcases Art Brut ‘undamaged’ by the art world

Metropolitan Pavillion
125 West 18th St
Chelsea, Manhattan
Thursday, January 18, 2018
SHOW Friday – Sunday
January 19 – 21, 2018

14th Winter JazzFest 2018 brings together 10,000 Jazz lovers

Multiple venues in Midtown, Greenwich Village, East Village, Lower East Side, Hudson Square, and SoHo, Manhattan
January 10 – 17, 2018
Friday – Saturday
January 12 – 13, 2018

The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal

Grey Art Gallery
New York University
Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Tuesday – Saturday
January 9 – March 31, 2018

Women are the big winners of the 75th Golden Globes (2018)

Beverly Hilton
Beverly Hills, California
Sunday, January 7, 2018

25th PBR (Professional Bull Riders) 2018 Season Opener ~ Go Brazil!

Madison Square Garden
Chelsea, Manhattan
Friday – Sunday
January 5-7, 2018

APAP NYC 2019 brings performing arts showcases to NYC in January

New York Hilton Midtown
Sheraton New York Times Square
Friday – Tuesday
January 4 – 8, 2019

Hansel and Gretel

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
December – January
Saturday, January 6, 2018

Puerto Rico : Paradise Ruined photography series by Ruben Natal-San Miguel

A photo essay by New York-based street photographer Ruben Natal-San Miguel
Part 1: December 2017

Holocaust Remembrance Day Marks the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau

January 27, 1945
Saturday, January 27, 2019

Webster Hall is a popular nightclub in the East Village

125 East 11th St
East Village
Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sotheby’s Master Paintings & Sculpture Evening Sale

Highlights of the January 2017 auction include a unique Velázquez bodegón and an El Greco Wed, Jan 25, 2017. On view Jan 20-Jan 25.

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

74th Golden Globes (2017)

Sunday, January 8, 2017

February calendar



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