January 2020 New York Latin Culture Calendar

January 2020 begins with New Year’s Day which is one of New York City’s quietest days.

The PBR Professional Bull Riders rodeo is one of the new year’s first big events. There are always some great Brazilian bull riders.

Three Kings Day brings the holiday season to an end with a family celebration at Teatro SEA and the El Museo del Barrio Three Kings Day Parade.

Winter JazzFest and globalFEST put on many shows for the APAP conference of booking agents at the beginning of the year.

Things really get going again after the Black Comic Book Festival on Martin Luther King Weekend.

The first round of art fairs and auctions include the Outsider Art Fair, Winter Antiques Show (Winter Show), Master Drawings New York, and Old Masters auctions.

The NYC Restaurant Week and NYC Broadway Week promotions enable you to save money dining on your way to a Broadway show.

The New York Jewish Film Festival is the year’s first film festival. The Golden Globes and Oscar nominations bring the previous season to a close.


January 2020 week 1 ~ December 30, 2019 – January 5, 2020


December 2019 Calendar


Wednesday, January 1

Celebrate the last day of Kwanzaa and the principle of faith.

Things to do in NYC on New Year’s Day.

Celebrate the Solemnity of Mary.

Celebrate Haitian Independence Day from France in 1804.

Italian-American jazz trumpeter Chris Botti plays The Blue Note in Greenwich Village at 8pm and 10:30pm. From $55


Thursday, January 2

Italian-American jazz trumpeter Chris Botti plays The Blue Note in Greenwich Village at 8pm and 10:30pm. From $55

Dance traditional Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan from 9:30pm – 2am. (Classes: Beginners 7pm, Intermediate 8pm). $15


Friday, January 3

The PBR Professional Bull Riders season opens at Madison Square Garden in Chelsea, NYC and runs through Sunday.

Italian-American jazz trumpeter Chris Botti plays The Blue Note in Greenwich Village at 8pm and 10:30pm. From $55


Saturday, January 4

Italian-American jazz trumpeter Chris Botti plays The Blue Note in Greenwich Village at 8pm and 10:30pm. From $55


Sunday, January 5

CLOSING
Winter Village holiday shopping, ice skating and dining at Bryant Park in Midtown, Manhattan closes today.

Dance Argentine tango at the El Destino milonga at Solas in Manhattan’s East Village from 6-11pm. $12

CLOSING
Freestyle Love Supreme brings Puerto Rican and Italian hip-hop improv comedy theatre to Broadway at the Booth Theatre in the Times Square Theater District. From $59

Italian-American jazz trumpeter Chris Botti ends his 15th annual holiday residency at The Blue Note in Greenwich Village at 8pm and 10:30pm. From $55

NBC (4) broadcasts the Golden Globes at 8pm ET.


January 2020 week 2 ~ January 6-12


Monday, January 6

Celebrate Twelfth Night, Epiphany or Three Kings Day, the Latin gift-giving day and end of the Christmas season.

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Tuesday, January 7

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Wednesday, January 8

NYC Restaurant Week reservations open today for prix fix lunches and dinners January 21 to February 9.

NYC Broadway Week 2-for-1 tickets go on sale today for Broadway shows from January 21 to February 9.

Porgy and Bess, Gershwin’s American opera about Black life in the old South, is at the Metropolitan Opera in Lincoln Center at 7:30pm. From $30

Forro in the Dark plays Brazilian forro at Nublu Classic in Manhattan’s East Village with sets at 9 & 11pm.


Thursday, January 9

Winter Jazzfest runs through January 18.

La Canción, the Puerto Rican hip-hop reggaeton musical, is in Spanish with English supertitles at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, NYC at 11am. $30

Dance traditional Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan from 9:30pm – 2am. (Classes: Beginners 7pm, Intermediate 8pm). $15


Friday, January 10

Clubs fill with performances for the APAP conference of performing arts booking agents through January 14.

Jorge Alí Triana & Verónica Triana’s Colombian play El Coronel no tiene quien le escriba is at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, NYC in Spanish with English subtitles at 8pm. From $15


Saturday, January 11

Winter sunrise aligns with Manhattan’s east-west street grid like a temple to the sun in the phenomena known as Manhattanhenge.

Mexican folkloric Ballet Nepantla performs ‘Valentina’ excerpts at the All Saints Church in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

CARNEGIE HALL CITYWIDE
Kayleigh Decker, backed by pianist Madeline Slettedahl, gives an opera recital at St. Michael’s Church in Chelsea, NYC at 3pm. FREE

Porgy and Bess, Gershwin’s American opera about Black life in the old South, is at the Metropolitan Opera in Lincoln Center at 7:30pm. From $30

Dance Argentine Tango at the NYC All Night Milonga at Stepping Out Studios in NoMad, Manhattan from 10pm – 4am. $18


Sunday, January 12

Winter sunrise aligns with Manhattan’s east-west street grid like a temple to the sun in the phenomena known as Manhattanhenge.

CLOSING
Futuro Modular, a group exhibition on the idea of the future, closes at Rachel Uffner in Manhattan’s Lower East Side from 10am to 6pm. FREE

Dance Argentine tango at the El Destino milonga at Solas in Manhattan’s East Village from 6-11pm. $12

The globalFEST world music festival is at the Copacabana in Times Square. Time TBD.


January 2020 week 3 ~ January 13-19


Monday, January 13

Oscars nominations are announced today. The Academy Awards are on February 9.

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Tuesday, January 14

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Wednesday, January 15

Happy Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

PUERTO RICO
The San Sebastian Street Festival is in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico through Sunday.

Forro in the Dark plays Brazilian forro at Nublu Classic in Manhattan’s East Village with sets at 9 & 11pm.


Thursday, January 16

Latin Grammy winner Pedro Giraudo plays Argentine tango at Terraza 7 in Elmhurst, Queens at 9pm. $10

Dance traditional Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan from 9:30pm – 2am. (Classes: Beginners 7pm, Intermediate 8pm). $15


Friday, January 17

It’s Martin Luther King Weekend!

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

The Black Comic Book Festival is at Schomburg Center in Harlem through tomorrow

The classic Spanish play La Celestina is at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 11am. From $30


Saturday, January 18

CLOSING
An exhibition of new sculptures by Singapore-born, Argentine artist Florencia Escudero closes at Kristen Lorello in the Lower East Side from 12-6pm. FREE

Jorge Alí Triana & Verónica Triana’s Colombian play El Coronel no tiene quien le escriba is at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, NYC in Spanish with English subtitles at 3pm. From $15

Porgy and Bess, Gershwin’s American opera about Black life in the old South, is at the Metropolitan Opera in Lincoln Center at 8pm. From $30

Latin Grammy winner Pedro Giraudo plays Argentine tango at Barbès in Park Slope, Brooklyn at 8pm. $10 suggested donation


Sunday, January 19

No word yet on whether there will be a Women’s March this year.

Filomena Marturano Un Matrimonio a la Caribeña, a Cuban version of the Italian play is at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, NYC at 3pm. From $15

Dance Argentine tango at the El Destino milonga at Solas in Manhattan’s East Village from 6-11pm. $12


January 2019 week 4 ~ January 20-26


Monday, January 20

Celebrate Martin Luther King Day.

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20

SPAIN
La Tamborrada is a popular drum festival in San Sebastián, Spain.


Tuesday, January 21

It’s Dominican Heritage Month in New York City.

It’s NYC Restaurant Week through February 9. Reservations opened on January 8.

It’s NYC Broadway Week (2-for-1 tickets) through February 9. Tickets went on sale January 8.

The New York City Ballet Winter 2020 Season opens with a Stravinsky & Balanchine program at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center at 7:30pm. The Season runs through March 1. From $35

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Wednesday, January 22

Forro in the Dark plays Brazilian forro at Nublu Classic in Manhattan’s East Village with sets at 9 & 11pm.


Thursday, January 23

La Canción, the Puerto Rican hip-hop reggaeton musical, is in Spanish with English supertitles at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, NYC at 11am. $30

Dance traditional Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan from 9:30pm – 2am. (Classes: Beginners 7pm, Intermediate 8pm). $15

URUGUAY
The inaugural parade of Montevideo Carnival marches down 18 de Julio Avenue at 8:30pm local time.


Friday, January 24

Maria Tallchief, America’s (and New York City Ballet’s)  first prima ballerina and the first Indigenous American to hold the rank, was born in Fairfax, Oklahoma on January 24, 1925.

The Winter Show (Winter Antiques Show) is at the Park Avenue Armory through February 2.

The new moon is tonight at 4:42pm.


Saturday, January 25

Celebrate Chinese New Year of the Rat 2020.

SPAIN
The 34th Goya Awards (Spain’s movie awards) are at the Palacio de Deportes José María Martín Carpena in Málaga, Spain.

Master Drawings New York art fair is in Manhattan’s Upper East Side through February 1.

Dance Argentine Tango at the NYC All Night Milonga at Stepping Out Studios in NoMad, Manhattan from 10pm – 4am. $18


Sunday, January 26

Dance Argentine tango at the El Destino milonga at Solas in Manhattan’s East Village from 6-11pm. $12

The 62nd Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles are broadcast on CBS (2) at 8pm ET.


January 2019 week 5 ~ January 27 – February 2


Monday, January 27

It’s the UN’s Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Tickets go on sale for Off-Broadway Week February 10-23.

CARNEGIE HALL CITYWIDE
Marimba/Vibraphone player Stefon Harris and his band Blackout play jazz at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, NYC at 7pm. FREE

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Tuesday, January 28

Porgy and Bess, Gershwin’s American opera about Black life in the old South, is at the Metropolitan Opera in Lincoln Center at 7:30pm. From $30

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Wednesday, January 29

Forro in the Dark plays Brazilian forro at Nublu Classic in Manhattan’s East Village with sets at 9 & 11pm.


Thursday, January 30

Dance traditional Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan from 9:30pm – 2am. (Classes: Beginners 7pm, Intermediate 8pm). $15


Friday, January 31

 


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