Sun, Jan 1

Celebrate New Year’s Day. Western Christians also celebrate the Feast of Mary.

Tue, Jan 3

Jazz trumpeter Brian Lynch brings his Grammy-nominated Madera Latino: The Music of Woody Shaw to the Jazz Standard with shows at 7:30 & 9:30pm.

Wed, Jan 4

Jazz trumpeter Brian Lynch brings his Grammy-nominated Madera Latino: The Music of Woody Shaw to the Jazz Standard with shows at 7:30 & 9:30pm.

Under the Radar Festival of experimental theater opens at the Public Theater Jan 4-15.

Legendary New York Puerto Rican house DJ Louie Vega plays his weekly Roots NYC party with Kevin Hedge at Cielo in the Meatpacking District.

Thu, Jan 5

2-for-1 NYC Broadway Week tickets go on sale for select Broadway shows Jan 17 – Feb 5, 2017.

Winter JazzFest is January 5-10, 2017 in Greenwich Village and the East Village.

Cuban singer Dayme Arocena joins the SummerStage Summer Preview Showcase at the Highline Ballroom in Chelsea January 5, 2017 at 6pm.

Fri, Jan 6

Celebrate Three Kings Day or the Christian Feast of the Epiphany. Children in the Barrio receive gifts this morning.

El Museo del Barrio’s annual Three Kings Day Parade is from 11am-12:30pm. There is a fiesta at La Marqueta from 12-1pm, and live music with free admission at El Museo del Barrio from 1-2pm.

Kids can meet the three kings and receive a gift at the free Teatro SEA Three Kings Day Celebration in the Lower East Side.

Puertos Ricos: A Festival of Arts and Natures at MoMA PS1 in Queens, Jan 6-8, celebrates the work of Puerto Rican performance artist Papo Colo.

Brazilian bull riders look to continue their dominance at the Professional Bull Riders season opener at Madison Square Garden January 6-8, 2017.

APAP NYC, the national artist booking convention, is at the New York Hilton Midtown and Sheraton New York Times Square January 6-10, 2017. There will be shows all over town for this.

Sat, Jan 7

Celebrate the birthday of Argentine Tango pianist, composer, and bandleader Carlos di Sarli in Bahia Blanca, Argentina in 1903.

Dazzling clarinetist and Brazilian Choro specialist Anat Cohen brings her new Tentet to the Jazz Standard Saturday, January 7, 2016 with shows at 7:30 & 9:30pm.

Colombian Jazz harpist Edmar Castaneda plays a Winter JazzFest showcase at the New School 5th Floor Theater at 9:40pm

Cuban Salsa band Gerardo Contino y los Habaneros plays Subrosa in the Meatpacking District at midnight.

Sun, Jan 8

Celebrate the birthday of the woman with the best taste in fashion, Carolina Herrera, in Caracas, Venezuela in 1939.

globalFEST presents Batida (Angolan-Portuguese), Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo (Venezuelan), Rascasuelos (Argentine Tango), and Septeto Santiaguero (Cuban) at Webster Hall in Greenwich Village. $45 www.globalFEST.org

Dazzling clarinetist and Brazilian Choro specialist Anat Cohen brings her new Tentet to the Jazz Standard Sunday, January 8, 2016 with shows at 7:30 & 9:30pm.

Cuban multi-Grammy® winners Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra plays their weekly gig at Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen at 9 & 11pm.

Documentary film Puente a Mi Gente had its premiere screening at the Cuban Bridge Festival hosted by Jose Conde featuring Juan Carlos Formell, Danae Blanco and Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros, at Subrosa from 1-5pm.

The 74th Golden Globe Awards by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will be presented on NBC January 8, 2017 from 7-11pm.

Mon, Jan 9

Last day to see the retrospective of a Cuban-American abstract artist Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Tue, Jan 10

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca present Bessie-award nominated Flamenco show Antigona January 10-28, 2017.

Wed, Jan 11

An exhibition of Puerto Rican film and video artist Beatriz Santiago Muñoz: A Universe of Fragile Mirrors opens at El Museo del Barrio January 11 – April 30, 2017.

New York Jewish Film Festival is at Film Society of Lincoln Center January 11-24, 2017.

Puerto Rican-Cuban-American comedian Marga Gomez does Latin Standards Jan 11-15 as part of the Under the Radar Festival at the Public Theater.

Brazilian dance band Forró in the Dark plays “Brazilian Night” at Nublu in the East Village with sets at 9 & 11pm.

Thu, Jan 12

Praxis Gallery opens Argentine abstract artist Fernando do Campo “I Always Hear You Before I See You” January 12 – February 18, 2017.

Jacob Lewis Gallery opens Spanish abstract artist Javier Romero “Sticks and Stones” January 12 – February 18, 2017.

Fri, Jan 13

Best of the Dominican Film Festival in New York screens at the Comisionado de Cultura Dominicano en USA and Columbia University Medical Center in Washington Heights Fri-Sun, January 13-15, 2017

Argentine Tango teachers Chicho Frumboli and Juana Sepúlveda are giving Tango workshops at Adelante Studios January 13-17, 2017.

The 2017 Miss New York USA and Miss New York Teen USA beauty pageants will be January 13-15, 2017 at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel in West Harrison, NY.

Sat, Jan 14

Repertorio Español in Kips Bay performs Spanish comedy Burundanga at 8pm.

Argentine bandoneonist and composer JP Jofre solos with the Manhattan Chamber Players at Le Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village at 8pm.

Argentine Tango dancers Chicho y Juana will perform at the All Night Milonga at Stepping Out Studios around 11pm or midnight.

Cuban Salsa band Gerardo Contino y los Habaneros plays Subrosa in the Meatpacking District at midnight.

Sun, Jan 15

Celebrate the birthday of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1929.

Repertorio Español in Kips Bay performs Latin musical comedy La Canción at 2:30pm.

Under the Radar Festival of experimental theater at the Public Theater closes.

Cuban multi-Grammy® winners Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra plays their weekly gig at Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen at 9 & 11pm.

Mon, Jan 16

It’s federal holiday Martin Luther King Day

Tue, Jan 17

NYC Broadway Week offers 2-for-1 tickets for select Broadway shows Jan 17 – Feb 5, 2017.

Repertorio Español in Kips Bay performs the classic Dominican drama En el Tiempo de las Mariposas at 11am.

Spanish Principal Joaquin De Luz dances Balanchine’s Prodigal Son and Spanish Soloist Antonio Carmena dances Balanchine’s La Sonnambula in the New York City Ballet Winter Season opener at 7:30pm.

Wed, Jan 18

Brazilian dance band Forró in the Dark plays “Brazilian Night” at Nublu in the East Village with sets at 9 & 11pm.

Cuban Salsa band Gerardo Contino y los Habaneros plays Gonzalez y Gonzalez in Greenwich Village from 9pm-1am.

Thu, Jan 19

Repertorio Español in Kips Bay performs Puerto Rican play La Gringa at 11am.

The Winter Antiques Show has its opening night party at the Park Avenue Armory from 5-9pm. The show continues January 20-29.

Colombian artist Mateo López “Undo List” opens at The Drawing Center in SoHo 6-8pm. The exhibition is on view January 20 – March 19, 2017.

Georges Bizet’s French opera Carmen starring Argentine tenor Marcelo Álvarez, French mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine, and French soprano Sophie Koch opens at the Metropolitan Opera in Lincoln Center at 7:30pm.

Mexican singer-songwriter Alejandro Escovedo brings his Burn Something Beautiful tour to City Winery in Hudson Square Thursday-Saturday, January 19-21, 2017 at 8pm.

Aurelio, the Honduran Garifuna singer-songwriter, plays the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center at 7:30pm. Free.

Cuban Jazz pianist Axel Tosca Laugart plays Zinc Bar in Greenwich Village at 8 & 9:30pm.

Fri, Jan 20

Colombian artist Mateo López has his first solo museum exhibition in the United States at The Drawing Center in SoHo, January 20 – March 19, 2017.

Sat, Jan 21

Celebrate New York City’s Dominican Heritage Month. ¡Quisqueyeas!

Celebrate the birthday of Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo in Madrid, Spain on January 21, 1941.

Master Drawings New York is a collaborative exhibition at 24 Upper East Side galleries January 21-28, 2017.

Spanish Principal Joaquin De Luz dances Balanchine’s Prodigal Son and Spanish Soloist Antonio Carmena dances Balanchine’s La Sonnambula for the New York City Ballet at 2pm.

Repertorio Español in Kips Bay performs Puerto Rican play La Gringa at 3pm, and Latin musical comedy La Canción at 8pm.

FANIA legends Larry Harlow and Ismael Miranda play a reunion concert “Abran Paso,” at Lehman Center Jan, 21, 2017 at 8pm

Champion Argentine Tango dancers from Colombia Adriana Salgado and Daniel Martinez will perform at Tango Nocturne Saturday, January 21, 2017.

Cuban Salsa band Gerardo Contino y los Habaneros plays Subrosa in the Meatpacking District at midnight.

Sun, Jan 22

Cuban multi-Grammy® winners Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra plays their weekly gig at Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen at 9 & 11pm.

It’s Masters Week and New York Antiques Week.

Mon, Jan 23

NYC Restaurant Week is January 23 – February 10, 2017.

Argentine tenor Marcelo Álvarez, French mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine, and French soprano Sophie Koch star in Georges Bizet’s French opera Carmen at the Metropolitan Opera in Lincoln Center at 7:30pm.

Tue, Jan 24

Oscar nominations will be announced.

Facundo De Zuviría’s brilliant photo exhibition Siesta Argentina and other modest observations opens at Americas Society in the Upper East Side. Through April 1.

Chilean Jazz-Pop singer-songwriter Camila Meza leads her Nectar Orchestra at the Jazz Standard Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 7:30 & 9:30pm.

Wed, Jan 25

Sotheby’s Master Paintings & Sculpture Evening Sale includes a unique Velázquez and an El Greco, January 25, 2017 at 6pm.

Brazilian dance band Forró in the Dark plays “Brazilian Night” at Nublu in the East Village with sets at 9 & 11pm.

Cuban Salsa band Gerardo Contino y los Habaneros plays Gonzalez y Gonzalez in Greenwich Village from 9pm-1am.

Thu, Jan 26

Blind Tango by Tango for All opens at BAM Fishman Space Thu-Sun, Jan 26-29.

The Neighboring Scenes contemporary Latin American film festival opens at Film Society of Lincoln Center with Mexican satire Panamerican Machinery at 7:30pm. The Festival continues through January 31.

Brazilian dance band Forró in the Dark plays a free concert at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center at 7:30pm

Cuban Jazz pianist Axel Tosca Laugart plays Zinc Bar in Greenwich Village at 8 & 9:30pm.

Fri, Jan 27

It’s Holocaust Remembrance Day.Too many New York families are missing a grandparent, an aunt or an uncle. Never forget.

Argentine tenor Marcelo Álvarez, French mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine, and French soprano Sophie Koch star in Georges Bizet’s French opera Carmen at the Metropolitan Opera in Lincoln Center at 7:30pm.

Repertorio Español in Kips Bay performs the classic Dominican drama En el Tiempo de las Mariposas at 8pm.

The Latin Side of Dizzy with Carlos Henriquez celebrates the centennial of Dizzy Gillespie’s birth in The Appel Room Friday-Saturday, January 27-28, 2017 with shows at 7 & 9:30pm.

Sat, Jan 28

LAST CHANCE to see Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca in their Bessie-award nominated Flamenco show Antigona.

Cuban Salsa band Gerardo Contino y los Habaneros plays Subrosa in the Meatpacking District at midnight.

Sun, Jan 29

Repertorio Español in Kips Bay performs Latin musical comedy La Canción at 2:30pm.

New York Puerto Rican musical I Like it Like That closes at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater.

Miss France Iris Mittenaere was crowned Miss Universe 2017 in Manila broadcast live on Fox. Miss Colombia, Andrea Tovar, was second runner-up.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards are broadcast live on TNT and TBS at 5pm.

Cuban multi-Grammy® winners Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra plays their weekly gig at Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen at 9 & 11pm.

New York Fashion Week Men’s is January 30-February 2, 2017.

Mon, Jan 30

Look for the first video Mozo from the South American Pop singer-songwriter’s debut album Mariposa Azul featuring Paquito D’Rivera and Luisito Quintero.

Tue, Jan 31

Dominican Day Parade college scholarship applications are due January 31.

The Neighboring Scenes contemporary Latin American film festival at Film Society of Lincoln Center closes with Argentine comedy A Decent Woman at 7:30pm.

Argentine tenor Marcelo Álvarez, French mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine, and French soprano Sophie Koch star in Georges Bizet’s French opera Carmen at the Metropolitan Opera in Lincoln Center at 7:30pm.

February 2017 Calendar of Latin things to do in NYC

Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

The multi-Grammy winning Cuban-American bandleader plays his historic weekly Sunday night gig at Birdland, Sun, May 28, 2017

Pedrito Martinez is the world’s first-call rumbero

The Grammy-nominated Cuban singer and percussionist plays Subrosa in the Meatpacking District, Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Repertorio Español, Off-Broadway Repertory in Spanish

This week Repertorio brings back Argentine comedy La Fiaca. It also presents Dominican plays En el Tiempo de las Mariposas and En el Nombre del Salóme, and Spanish plays La Casa de Bernarda Alba and El Quijote, Tuesday-Sunday, May 23-28, 2017.

Forro in the Dark is a Brazil Party

The hot Brazilian dance band released their new album Sandcastle in April, 2017. They open for Samba legend Elza Soares for the Red Bull Music Academy Festival at The Town Hall in Midtown, Fri, May 19.

Tango La Nacional celebrates its 19th anniversary with champions of Buenos Aires

Former New Yorkers Daniela Pucci and Luis Bianchi teach and perform Thu, May 11, 2017

Michelangelo’s touch makes the Met Museum divine

“Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer” is a major exhibition at the Met Fifth Avenue, November 13, 2017 – February 12, 2018

Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros is one of the best bands in Manhattan

This hot New York-based Cuban Salsa band plays “Habana Nights” at Subrosa in the Meatpacking District Sat, May 13, 2017

Throckmorton Fine Art is America’s leading dealer of Latin American Photography, and Pre-Columbian & Chinese Artifacts

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

A Bronx Tale

Chazz Palminteri’s Italian-American coming-of-age gangster story at the Longacre Theatre has choreography by Tony-nominated Colombian dancer Sergio Trujillo.

On Your Feet! is an inspiring musical (Review)

Emilio and Gloria Estefan’s Cuban-American success story, with Colombian choreographer Sergio Trujillo, plays the Marquis Theatre in Times Square through Jan 14, 2018

Hamilton is the most influential Broadway show of our generation

The show, written by Puerto Rican New Yorker Lin-Manuel Miranda, is at Richard Rodgers Theatre in Times Square

Film Society of Lincoln Center

America’s leading film presenter screens great American and international movies every day.

Julieta, mature Pedro Almodóvar

Adriana Ugarte and Emma Suárez star as a woman facing the great losses in her life. Now playing at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, Mar 10-16, 2017

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz explores Post-colonial ironies

The Puerto Rican film & video installation artist is in exhibitions at El Museo del Barrio Jan 11-Apr 30, 2017 and the Whitney Biennial Mar 17-Jun 11, 2017

Neruda is a wry detective story

Hot Chilean director Pablo Larrain stars Mexican actor Gael García Bernal at IFC Center Mar 10-16, 2017

Natalie Portman is elegant in Jackie

Chilean director Pablo Larrain wows in his English-language debut about Jackie Kennedy. Now playing at Landmark Sunshine, Mar 10-16 2017

American Museum of Natural History

The world’s largest natural history museum with over 33 million specimens, some of which are displayed in 45 exhibition halls, along with a planetarium and a library.

Luz Pinos is a bright new star of South American Pop

Check out the engaging first video Mozo featuring Paquito D’Rivera and Luisito Quintero from the Ecuadorian singer-songwriter’s debut album Mariposa Azul being released at Drom Mar 30, 2017

Metropolitan Opera is America’s premiere opera company

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

Edmar Castañeda is the Mozart of the Andean Harp

The Colombian Jazz harpist plays the Guadalupe Inn in Bushwick, Brooklyn Tue, Jan 31, 2017

New York City Ballet Winter 2017 Season

Watch Spaniards dance in Sleeping Beauty: Principal Joaquin De Luz is Prince Désiré, Thu, Feb 9 at 7:30pm, & Sun, Feb 12 at 1pm; Soloist Antonio Carmena is a court jester Fri, Feb 10 at 8pm, & Sun, Feb 12 at 7pm.

Neighboring Scenes

Annual showcase of contemporary Latin American cinema co-presented by Cinema Tropical at Film Society of Lincoln Center Jan 26-31, 2017

Assassin’s Creed

French adaption of the French-Canadian video game stars French actress Marion Cotillard making Michael Fassbender relive the adventures of his Templar-fighting ancestor in 15th century Spain. AMC Empire 25 Jan 20-26, 2017

Winter Antiques Show is America’s premiere antiques show

Throckmorton Fine Art features pre-Columbian artifacts from Mexico at the show Jan 20-29 with an opening night preview Thu, Jan 19, 2017

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.

Mateo López “Undo List”

The Colombian artist has his first solo museum show in the United States “Undo List” at The Drawing Center in SoHo Jan 20 – Mar 19, 2017

Aurelio Martinez

The leading voice of the Garifuna people, Indigenous Carib of Honduras, plays a free concert at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Thu, Jan 19, 2017

Titanosaur

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

Dr. Martin Luther King Day

Celebrate the birthday of the great American civil rights leader on January 15, 1929. It’s a federal holiday on the third Monday in January, January 16, 2017.

Three Kings Day Parade

El Museo del Barrio’s annual parade is Friday, January 6, 2017 from 11am-12:30pm, with a feast at El Marqueta from 12-1pm and live music and free admission at the museum from 1-2pm.

Three Kings Day

January 6 was originally a Christian feast day that is the main focus of the holidays for some Latin communities, especially New York City’s Puerto Rican community

Three King’s Day Teatro SEA

Children can meet the Three Kings and receive a gift at this free event by New York City’s Latino children’s theatre Teatro SEA on January 6

Ricardo Maffei, hyper-realist painter

The Chilean hyper-realist artist’s sixth solo exhibition at Marlborough Gallery is Jan 11 – Feb 4, 2017

Golden Globes

Many Latin artists won nominations and French thriller Elle won Best Foreign Language Film at the awards announced Jan 8, 2017

It’s NYC Restaurant Week

Reservations open Jan 9 for prix fixe lunches and dinners at some of NYC’s best restaurants Jan 23 – Feb 10, 2017. If you miss out, you will have to wait until Jul/Aug.

Will Brazilians keep dominating the Professional Bull Riders?

2016 event winner Paulo Lima and seven other top Brazilian bull riders are looking to win the PBR season opener at Madison Square Garden Jan 6-8, 2017

Chicho Frumboli

The leading artist of contemporary Tango is giving workshops with his partner Juana Sepulveda at Adelante Studios Jan 13-17, 2017. They perform at the All Night Milonga at Stepping Out Studios Sat, Jan 14

Papo Colo ~ Procesión-Migración

The Puerto Rican performance artist gets support for his latest performance Procesión-Migración with the Puertos Ricos Festival at MoMA PS1 Jan 6-8, 2017

Ismael Miranda

“The Pretty Boy of Salsa” plays a reunion concert with Larry Harlow at Lehman Center Jan, 21, 2017

Winter JazzFest

Keep your cool in January at this Village Jazz marathon during APAP. It sells out every year. Thu-Tue, Jan 5-10. The Jazz marathons are Fri-Sat Jan 6-7, 2017.

Brian Lynch

Grammy-winning trumpet player and leader brings his latest, the Grammy-nominated Madera Latino to the Jazz Standard Tue-Wed, Jan 3-4, 2017

Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America’s Past Revealed

This exhibition of 150 objects from Central America at the National Museum of the American Indian has been extended through December 2017

¡Cuba!

An exhibition about the diverse natural environment of Cuba at the American Museum of Natural History Nov 21, 2016 – Aug 13, 2017

I Like it Like That

Pete Rodriguez sang it in 1967. Darnell Martin made it a movie in 1994. Tito Nieves covered it in 1997. David Maldonado made it a musical in 2016 at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater through Jan 29, 2017.

Blind Tango

Tango for All’s Diego Blanco and Ana Padron explore the artist’s existential question in this show of Argentine Tango fused with modern dance and theater, with live music by Pedro Giraudo. BAM Fishman Space Thu-Sun, Jan 26-29, 2017

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca

Reprises the Bessie-nominated Flamenco show Antigona at the West-Park Presbyterian Church Jan 10-28, 2017

Broadway Week

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

Under the Radar Festival

A festival of new theater from the U.S. and around the world in which artists re-imagine performance for our time. Public Theater Jan 4-15, 2017. Puerto Rican-Cuban comic Marga Gomez does Latin Standards Jan 11-15.

New York Jewish Film Festival

26th annual New York Jewish Film Festival by the Jewish Museum and Film Society of Lincoln Center is January 11-24, 2017

Plácido Domingo

The world-renowned Spanish tenor sings the title role of Nabucco at the Metropolitan Opera between December 12, 2016 and January 7, 2017

APAP NYC

About 45,000 performing arts professionals come to NYC to watch artists perform at 12 arts festivals and some 1,000 showcases around the city. January 6-10, 2017

Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion

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