July 2017 Latin Culture

July brings SummerStage, Celebrate Brooklyn, Midsummer Night Swing, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Lincoln Center Festival, and NYC Restaurant Week.


July Highlights

Central Park Tango is a romantic way to spend a Summer Saturday evening

Shakespeare Statue
June through September
Saturdays

SummerStage 2017 free concerts in NYC parks

Latin artists June 21 – August 25, 2017
Last Latin artist this season
Anat Cohen Tentet
Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
Marcus Garvey Park Harlem
Friday, August 25, 2017

Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2018 free music, dance and spoken word

Damrosch Park & Hearst Plaza
Lincoln Center
July and August 2018

Dominican Film Festival in New York 2017

United Palace
Washington Heights
and other venues
July 25-30, 2017

Midsummer Night Swing 2018 dance Salsa & Tango outdoors to big bands

Dancing to live orchestras outdoors
Damrosch Park Lincoln Center
Tuesday-Saturday
June 27 – July 15, 2017

NYC Restaurant Week 2017 Summer

July 24 – August 18, 2017
Reservations are open



July Calendar

Saturday, July 1

The Tour de France bicycle race is July 1-23.

The New York Mets play the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field in Queens at 4:10pm.

The New York Hot Jazz Festival brings Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks and the Avalon Jazz Band to Central Park SummerStage from 5-10pm. Free

Sunday, July 2

The New York Mets play the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field in Queens at 1:10pm.



Monday, July 3

New York Yankees play the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium at 7:05pm (Mastercard Half-Price Games)

Tuesday, July 4

Celebrate United States Independence Day from Great Britain in 1776.

New York Yankees play the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium at 1:05pm

Wednesday, July 5

Celebrate Venezuelan Independence Day from Spain in 1811.

Celebrate the birthday of the bikini in Paris in 1946.

New York Yankees play the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium at 1:05pm

Dance Salsa to the Cuban Timba legend, the Issac Delgado Orchestra and DJ Broadway at Midsummer Night Swing at Damrosch Park in Lincoln Center 6-10pm.

French-Canadian nouveau circus Cirque du Soleil opens its latest arena show OVO at Barclays Center in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn at 7:30pm.

Thursday, July 6

July 6, 1977 was the night of the New York City Blackout that birthed hip-hop in the Bronx.

Grammy-winning rockers Los Lobos play their unique blend of rock-blues-Mexican folk at Wagner Park in Battery Park City at 7pm. Free

French-Canadian Cirque du Soleil OVO is at Barclays Center in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn at 7:30pm.

Friday, July 7

The G20 Hamburg summit is July 7-8. It’s in Buenos Aires next year.

The Afro Latino Festival is July 7-8 in Harlem and Brooklyn.

The Festival de las Flores is on 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights, Queens on Saturday-Sunday July 7-9, 2017. There is live music Saturday from 2-9pm. The Parade of the Flowers is Sunday at 11am.

Dance Boogaloo (Latin Soul – I Like it Like That) to Joe Bataan “The King of Latin Soul,” and DJ Turmix at Midsummer Night Swing at Damrosch Park in Lincoln Center 6-10pm.

New York Yankees play the Milwaukee Brewers at Yankee Stadium, Friday, July 7 at 7:05pm. (Yankees Beach Towel Night)

French-Canadian Cirque du Soleil OVO is at Barclays Center in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn at 7:30pm.

Argentine Principal Herman Cornejo and Misty Copeland dance the Nutcracker pas de deux in American Ballet Theater’s Tchaikovsky Spectacular at 7:30pm.

Saturday, July 8

New York Yankees play the Milwaukee Brewers at Yankee Stadium, Saturday, July 8 at 1:05pm. (Yankees Travel Tumbler Day)

French-Canadian Cirque du Soleil OVO is at Barclays Center in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn at 4pm and 7:30pm.

Colombian Cumbia Queen Totó La Momposina and Mexican Mariachi Flor de Toloache, NYC’s only all-female Mariachi band, play Central Park SummerStage, from 6-10pm. Free

Uruguayan rockers No Te Va Gustar play Stage 48 in Hell’s Kitchen at 6pm.

The Pedro Giraudo Quartet plays Tango Jazz at The Django in Tribeca at 7:30pm

Argentinos en NY is hosting a Noche Argentina party with Alta Cumbia at Stage 48 in Hell’s Kitchen from 11pm-4am.

Sunday, July 9

Celebrate the feast of La Virgen de Chiquinquirá, the patron saint of Colombia.

Celebrate Argentina Independence Day from Spain on July 9, 1816.

The Colombian Parade of the Flowers is on 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights, Queens at 11am.

Celebrate Bastille Day on 60th Street between Fifth Avenue and Lexington from 12 noon – 5pm.

New York Yankees play the Milwaukee Brewers at Yankee Stadium, Sunday, July 9 at 1:05pm. (Whitey Ford Bobblehead Day)

French-Canadian Cirque du Soleil OVO is at Barclays Center in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn at 1:30pm and 5pm.



Monday, July 10

Celebrate the birthday of Colombian-American actress Sofía Vergara in Barranquilla, Colombia in 1972.

NYC Restaurant Week Summer reservations open.

The Lincoln Center Festival is July 10-12.

Tuesday, July 11

Celebrate the birthday of Argentine Tango composer Aníbal Troilo in Buenos Aires in 1914.

Watch the Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Marlins Park in Miami.

The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park continues with A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Through August 18.

Dance Salsa to Bronx-born FANIA All Star Eddie Montalvo and DJ Brian at Midsummer Night Swing at Damrosch Park in Lincoln Center 6-10pm.

Wednesday, July 12

Celebrate the birthday of soccer star James Rodriguez in Cúcuta, Colombia on July 12, 1991.

It’s Manhattanhenge, the day when the sunrise and sunset line up with Manhattan’s East-West street grid.

The LAMC Latin Alternative Music Conference is at the Stewart Hotel and multiple venues Wed-Sat, July 12-15

The Bessies, the 2017 NY Dance and Performance Awards, nominees are announced at a press conference from 5-7pm.

Chilean rocker Mon Laferte, Nuyorican Hip-Hop artist Destiny Frasqueri, and Puerto Rican electronic band ÌFÉ play Central Park SummerStage as part of the LAMC from 5-10pm. Free

Thursday, July 13

Join New York Latin Culture for empanadas, steaks, pastas, desserts, wine, and Tango at NYC’s most elegant Argentine restaurant, Chimichurri Grill East from 6-8pm. RSVP 

Dance Argentine Tango to The Aces of Rhythm: Hardcore Tango and DJ Mark Sakowski at Midsummer Night Swing at Damrosch Park in Lincoln Center, 6-10pm.

Latin Freestylers Judy Torres and Cynthia play Queensbridge Park SummerStage in Queens, from 6-9pm. Free

The Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet plays Tango Jazz at Terraza 7 in Woodside/Jackson Heights, Queens at 9:30pm.

Friday, July 14

Celebrate Bastille Day, la Fête nationale, France’s national day and an important moment in human history.

Quantic (live), Tei Shi, and Alex Anwandter play Celebrate Brooklyn at the Prospect Park Bandshell for the LAMC from 6-10pm. Free

The New York Mets play the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field in Queens at 7:10pm.

Peruvian Folk legend Eva Ayllón plays B.B. King Blues Club in Midtown at 8pm.

Saturday, July 15

Argentine reggae-rockers Los Pericos, LA’s Chicano Batman, and Venezuelans La Vida Bohéme play Central Park SummerStage for the LAMC (Latin Alternative Music Conference) from 2-7pm. Free

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company performs Mexican family dances at Esplanade Plaza in Battery Park City at 6:30-8pm. Free

Fiesta Negra: Celebrating Afro-Peruvian Music & Dance is at Carnegie Hall at 7pm.

The New York Mets play the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field in Queens at 7:10pm.

Sunday, July 16

The New York Mets play the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field in Queens at 1:10pm.



Monday, July 17

The annual Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, Massachusetts (3.5 hours by car) is June 17 – August 27.

The New York Mets play the St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field in Queens at 7:10pm.

Tuesday, July 18

Jazz in July at the 92nd Street Y is Tuesday-Thursday, July 18-27.

The New York Mets play the St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field in Queens at 7:10pm.

Wednesday, July 19

NYCFC plays Toronto FC (Major League Soccer) at Yankee Stadium at 7:30pm.

The New York Mets play the St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field in Queens at 7:10pm.

Thursday, July 20

Celebrate Colombian Independence Day from Spain in 1810.

Locos Por Juana, Grupo Rebolu, and Tribu Baharu play a Colombian Independence Day concert at S.O.B.’s in Hudson Square/SoHo at 8pm.

The New York Mets play the St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field in Queens at 12:10pm.

Nuyorican Freestyler Lisette Melendez plays Corporal Thompson Park SummerStage in Staten Island, Thursday, July 20 from 6-9pm. Free

Friday, July 21

Ettore Sottsass: Design Radical, an exhibition of work by the Italian designer, opens at the Met Breuer at 10am. Through October 8.

Boogaloo legend Joe Bataan plays Corporal Thompson Park SummerStage in Staten Island, from 6-9pm. Free

The New York Mets play the Oakland Athletics at Citi Field in Queens at 7:10pm.

Saturday, July 22

Celebrate the birthday of Mexican-American pop star Selena Gomez in Grand Prairie, Texas in 1992.

NYCFC plays Chicago Fire (Major League Soccer) at Yankee Stadium at 2pm.

FC Barcelona plays Juventus in an International Champions Cup exhibition game at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey at 6pm.

The New York Mets play the Oakland Athletics at Citi Field in Queens at 7:10pm.

Sunday, July 23

LAST CHANCE to see Lygia Pape A Multitude of Forms, the retrospective of the Brazilian artist’s work, at The Met Breuer in the Upper East Side, 10am – 5:30pm.

The New York Mets play the Oakland Athletics at Citi Field in Queens at 1:10pm.

Watch Real Madrid vs Manchester United play an International Champions Cup exhibition with Peña Madridista NYC at Playwright Irish Pub in Hell’s Kitchen at 5pm.



Monday, July 24

Celebrate the birthday of Simón Bolívar, “El Libertador” (The Liberator), in Caracas, Venezuela in 1783. Bolívar is one of the founding fathers of Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Panama.

Celebrate the birthday of Puerto Rican-American singer and actress Jennifer Lopez in Castle Hill, The Bronx in 1969.

Tuesday, July 25

Cristóbal de Villalpando Mexican Painter of the Baroque opens at the Met Fifth Avenue at 10am. Through October 15.

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2017 is July 24 – August 18.

The Dominican Film Festival New York (July 25-30), opens with a red carpet at the United Palace in Washington Heights at 6:30pm, followed by the New York premiere of Carpinteros / Woodpeckers at 8pm.

New York Yankees play the Cincinnati Reds at Yankee Stadium at 7:05pm.

Wednesday July 26

New York Yankees play the Cincinnati Reds at Yankee Stadium at 1:05pm.

The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit: Star-Crossed (Los Desdichados) plays Latin music and reads from Chilean Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda’s Spanish translation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, at St. Mary’s Park SummerStage in The Bronx, from 7-9pm. Free

Dominican-American singer-songwriter Prince Royce plays The Theater at Madison Square Garden at 7:30pm.

The Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival is July 26 – August 13.

New York Puerto Rican DJ legend Louie Vega plays his weekly gig at Cielo in the Meatpacking District from 10pm – 4 am.

Watch Real Madrid vs Manchester City (International Champions Cup exhibition) in Los Angeles at 11pm.

Thursday, July 27

The Nosotros Festival presents Hurray for the Riff Raff, Las Cafeteras, Helado Negro, Xenia Rubinos, Felipe Luciano, La Bruja, and Bonafide Rojas at the Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival in Damrosch Park at 7pm.

Bronx-based dancers Nelida Tirado, Bombazo Dance Company, Richard Rivera/PHYSUAL, and Mando/3VXM kick it up with Modern, Folk, Flamenco, and House dance at St. Mary’s Park SummerStage in the Bronx, from 7-9pm. Free

New York Yankees play the Tampa Bay Blue Rays at Yankee Stadium at 7:05pm. (Yankees Replica Batting Practice Pullover Night)

The Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet plays Tango Jazz at Barbes in Park Slope, Brooklyn at 8pm.

Friday, July 28

Celebrate Peruvian Independence Day from Spain in 1821.

Colombian Cumbia Jazz King Gregorio Uribe releases a Cuba-inspired single Salomé.

Puerto Rican Salsa legend La India plays St. Mary’s Park SummerStage in the Bronx, from 6-9pm. Free

The Dominican Film Festival New York centerpiece Verdad O Reto (Truth or Dare) screens at the AMC Empire 25 in Midtown at 7pm.

New York Yankees play the Tampa Bay Blue Rays at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx at 7:05pm. (Collectible Cup Night)

Puerto Rican Reggaeton singer Ozuna brings his ODISEA Tour to the United Palace Theater in Washington Heights, Friday-Saturday, July 28-29, 2017 at 8pm.

Cuban Son dance band Septeto Santiaguero has their Raíz album release party at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater in the East Village at 7pm & 9:30pm. $15-20

Saturday, July 29

New York Yankees play the Tampa Bay Blue Rays at Yankee Stadium, Saturday, July 29 at 1:05pm. (Military Appreciation Day, Yankees Camo Cap Day)

Puerto Rican-American Salsa singer Frankie Negrón plays St. Mary’s Park SummerStage in the Bronx, from 4-9pm. Free

Watch Real Madrid vs Barcelona, an International Champions Cup exhibition game at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens Florida, at 7:30pm.

Uruguayan Reggae singer Alika plays Maguire’s Public House in Woodside, Queens at 10:30pm. $28-35

Sunday, July 30

The Bronx Dominican Parade (Gran Parada Dominicana del Bronx) marches down Grand Concourse from Tremont Avenue through 167th St in the West Bronx, from 11:30 am – 5 pm.

New York Yankees play the Tampa Bay Blue Rays at Yankee Stadium at 1:05pm.

Roma vs Juventus is an International Champions Cup exhibition at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts at 4pm.

Nuyorican freestyle legend Lisa Lisa and Jamaican reggae and dancehall artist Marlon B play St. Mary’s Park SummerStage in The Bronx, Sunday, July 30 from 5-7pm. Free

The Dominican Film Festival New York closes with an award ceremony and screening of Flor de Azúcar (Sugar Fields) at the AMC Empire 25 in Midtown at 8pm.



Monday, July 31

Celebrate the start of Tish’a B’Av, the Jewish fast which commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples.

New York Yankees play the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium at 7:05pm. (Yankees Baseball Card Pack Night)

August calendar



July Events

New York Mets vs Miami Marlins at Citi Field in Queens

Major League Baseball
Yankee Stadium, The Bronx
Friday – Sunday
August 18-20, 2017

VolvoTango is an outdoor milonga with stunning views from river piers

Spring, Summer, & Fall
Pier 45 at Christopher St
West Village
Wednesdays and Sundays
LIC Landing
Long Island City, Queens
Thursdays

New York Yankees vs Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx

Major League Baseball
Yankee Stadium, The Bronx
Friday-Sunday
August 25-27, 2017

Ettore Sottsass Design Radical

Italian Interior Designer
Met Breuer
945 Madison Ave
Upper East Side
July 21 – October 8, 2017

New York Red Bulls vs New York City is a Hudson River Derby

Major League Soccer
Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ
Saturday, August 25, 2017

Gregorio Uribe releases Cuba-inspired single Salomé

New single Salomé
Friday, July 28, 2017

Peruvian Independence Day is July 28

Celebrate the Peruvian declaration of independence from Spain
July 28, 1824

Septeto Santiaguero carries on the Buena Vista Social Club tradition

Raíz album release party
Joe’s Pub at the Public
East Village
Friday, July 28, 2017

Juventus vs Roma in Massachusetts

Italian soccer
Juventus Club NYC
Gillette Stadium
Foxborough, Massachusetts
Sunday, July 30, 2017

Colombian Independence Day is July 20

Colombian Independence Day Parade
Northern Boulevard (69th and 86th Streets)
Jackson Heights, Queens
Sunday, July 23, 2017

LAMC 2017 Latin Alternative Music Conference

Rock en Español industry conference and showcases
July 11-15, 2017

Celebrate Bastille Day, the French national day

The storming of the Bastille fortress launched the French Revolution on July 14, 1789

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company brings folk dancing to NYC

Esplanade Plaza
Battery Park City
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Argentina Independence Day

July 9, 1816

Totó la Momposina is Colombia’s Queen of Cumbia

Rumsey Playfield
Central Park
Saturday, July 8, 2017

All-woman Mariachi Flor de Toloache are NYC’s Mariachi Kings

Traditional and Nuevo
Central Park SummerStage
Saturday, July 8, 2017

Misty Copeland and Herman Cornejo in American Ballet Theatre’s “Tchaikovsky Spectacular”

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
Monday-Saturday, July 3-8
Misty Copeland & Herman Cornejo
Friday, July 7, 2017

“Hamilton” is the most influential Broadway show of our generation

New York Puerto Rican writer
Richard Rodgers Theatre
226 W 46th St, Times Square
Tuesday-Sunday 2017

La Virgen de Chiquinquirá is the patron saint of Colombia

She is in the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá, in Boyaca, Colombia. Her feast is July 9.

Django Reinhardt NY Festival keeps the Gypsy Jazz legend alive

July and November
Birdland
315 West 44th St
Hell’s Kitchen
July 4-9, 2017

uptown: nasty women/bad hombres

Artists who live or work in El Barrio, Harlem, Washington Heights, or Inwood
El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Ave, East Harlem
June 13 – November 5, 2017

“On Your Feet!” is leaving Broadway August 20 (Review)

Emilio and Gloria Estefan story
Marquis Theatre
210 W 46th St, Times Square
Tuesday-Sunday, June 2017

A Bronx Tale is an Italian musical with a Colombian choreographer

Longacre Theatre
220 West 48th St
Times Square Broadway
Tuesday-Sunday, June 2017

NKAME a retrospective of Cuban printmaker Belkis Ayón is pure Cuban soul

El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Avenue
East Harlem (El Barrio)
June 13 – November 5, 2017

Repertorio Español is Spanish-language Off-Broadway Theatre

138 East 27th St, Kips Bay
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
La Zapatera Prodigiosa (Spanish comedy)
Saturday-Sunday, June 17-18
Sin Wifi También Se Vive (Colombian stand-up)

The Public Theater is an incubator of great theatre

An Off-Broadway theater that produces Shakespeare, classics, musicals, contemporary, and experimental theater.

Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks are Hot Jazz

NYC’s Dixieland
Iguana New York
240 W 54th St, Midtown
Mondays & Tuesdays
June 2017

Carol Rama: Antibodies

Italian artist
New Museum
235 Bowery, Lower East Side
April 26 – September 10, 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

Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America’s Past Revealed

Central American artifacts
National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green
Financial District
Through December 2017

August calendar




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