July things to do in NYC in 2018

July things to do in NYC include NYC Restaurant Week, Celebrate Brooklyn, SummerStage, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, and Lincoln Center Festival.

Afro-Latino Fest celebrates our African roots

Afro- Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Haitian, Mexican, Panamanian, Puerto Rican talk, movies and music.
TALKS
Schomberg Center
Harlem, Manhattan
Friday, July 13, 2018
FILM FESTIVAL
Abron Center
Lower East Side, Manhattan
Saturday, July 14, 2018
CONCERT
The Well
East Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Disability Pride Parade and Festival 2018

PARADE
Madison Square down Broadway to Union Square
FESTIVAL
Union Square
Sunday, July 15, 2018

World Cup 2018 Russia Final ~ France vs Croatia

WORLD CUP
June 14 – July 15, 2018
LATIN ROUND OF 16
Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, France, Mexico, Portugal, Spain & Uruguay
LATIN QUARTER FINALS
Brazil, France, Uruguay
LATIN SEMI FINALS
France 1 – 0 Belgium
LATIN FINAL
France vs Croatia
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Bastille NYC ~ French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)

60th Street
Fifth Avenue to Lexington
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Sunday, July 15, 2018

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! 2018 ~ African, Colombian, Chilean, Mexican

African, Chilean, Colombian, French-Canadian & Mexican music, dance and film.
JUNE – JULY
Prospect Park Bandshell
THURSDAY ~ JULY 12, 2018
Antibalas (Afrobeat), Combo Chimbita (Colombian), DJ Nickodemus (World)
FRIDAY ~ JULY 13, 2018
Ana Tijoux (Chilean), Girl Ultra (Mexican)
SATURDAY ~ JULY 14, 2018
Kronos Quartet with Trio Da Kali (Malian)
FREE

Celebrate Colombian Independence Day “Veinte de Julio”

July 20, 1810
Friday, July 20, 2018

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2018 Restaurants Announced

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

Dominican Film Festival 2018

OPENING NIGHT
United Palace
Washington Heights, Manhattan
FESTIVAL
Around Town
Tuesday – Sunday
July 24 – 29, 2018

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

Lincoln Center
Also Pregones Theater and Harlem Meer
July 25 – August 12, 2018

Celebrate Peruvian Independence Day

July 28, 1824
Saturday, July 28, 2018

SummerStage 2018 FREE concerts in NYC parks

JUNE – SEPTEMBER
Gerard Schneider, Gabriella Reyes de Ramirez and Adrian Timpau sing arias and duets for the Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series
Jackie Robinson Park
Harlem, Manhattan
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Celebrate Nueve de Julio, Argentine Independence Day

July 9, 1816 ~ The restoration of the Spanish throne forced the United Provinces of South America (modern Argentina & Uruguay) to choose independence.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Celebrate the Fourth of July and the U.S. Declaration of Independence

July 4, 1776 ~ “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Celebrate Venezuelan Independence Day (Cinco de Julio)

Cinco de Julio marks the birth of the first independent nation in South America on July 5, 1811.
Thursday, July 5, 2018

Flower Parade and Festival

PARTY
Joya Hall, Rego Park, Queens
Friday, July 6, 2018
STREET CRAWL
Jackson Heights, Queens
Saturday, July 7, 2018
PARADE
Northern Blvd, 69th to 88th St
Jackson Heights, Queens
Sunday, July 8, 2018

Midsummer Night Swing 2018 big band Salsa & Tango dancing outdoors

Dancing to live orchestras outdoors on a sprung-wood floor.
Damrosch Park Lincoln Center
Tuesday – Saturday
JUNE 26 – JULY 14, 2018

LAMC 2018 Latin Alternative Music Conference

The Stewart Hotel
Chelsea, Manhattan
Tuesday – Sunday
July 10 – 14, 2018

Celebrate Bastille Day 2019, the French national day

July 14, 1789 ~ the storming of the Bastille fortress launched the French Revolution.
Sunday, July 14, 2019


July 2018 Calendar



The 2018 G20 Summit is in Buenos Aires, Argentina in July.


Sunday, July 1

World Cup 2018 Round of 16

  • Spain vs Russia at 10 am ET
  • Croatia vs Denmark at 2 pm ET

Repertorio Español presents Colombian drama El coronel no tiene quien le escriba at 3 pm. $17 – $72

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (West 10th St) in Manhattan’s West Village in the late afternoon. Confirm the time at volvotango.com.

Cuban Jazz master Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra plays Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan at 9 & 11 pm. $40



This week is part of the Independence Day Congressional State Work Period, Monday – Friday, July 2- 6. Take this opportunity to tell the politicians who represent you what you think is important at a Town Hall in your region.

Monday, July 2

World Cup 2018 Round of 16

  • Brazil 2 – 0 Mexico at 10 am ET
  • Belgium 3 – 2 Japan at 2 pm ET

The New York Yankees play the Atlanta Braves at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 7:05 pm.


Tuesday, July 3

World Cup 2018 Round of 16

  • Sweden 1 – 0 Switzerland at 10 am ET
  • Colombia vs England at 2 pm ET

Obsession Nudes by Klimt, Schiele, and Picasso opens at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan’s Upper East Side from 10 am – 5:30 pm. The exhibition is on view daily through October 7. $25

The New York Yankees play the Atlanta Braves at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 7:05 pm.


Wednesday, July 4

Celebrate the Fourth of July which commemorates the United States’ Declaration of Independence from Great Britain in 1776.

The New York Yankees play the Atlanta Braves at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 1:05 pm. From $80

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (West 10th St) in Manhattan’s West Village in the late afternoon. Confirm the time at volvotango.com.

MIDSUMMER NIGHT SWING
The Mambo Legends Orchestra, Tito Puente’s old band, play Salsa for dancing at Damrosch Park in Lincoln Center from 6 – 10 pm. $17 – $20

Legendary New York Puerto Rican DJ Louie Vega spins his Roots NYC party at Cielo in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District at 10 pm.


Thursday, July 5

Celebrate Venezuelan Independence Day from Spain in 1811.

Celebrate the birthday of the bikini in Paris in 1946.

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga at Long Island City Landing in Long Island City, Queens in the late afternoon. Confirm the time at volvotango.com. Take the East River ferry to Hunters Point South from East 34th St, Wall St, or Brooklyn ferry stops. $10 suggested donation.

MIDSUMMER NIGHT SWING
Tanghetto, the Argentine electrotango band, plays Tango for dancing at Damrosch Park in Lincoln Center from 6 – 10 pm. FREE

Dance Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional at La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan. Beginner lesson at 7 pm. (Mention New York Latin Culture Magazine to Juan Pablo for something special). Intermediate lesson at 8 pm. Dancing from 9:30 pm – 2 am. $15


Friday, July 6

Hip-Hop bloomed in The Bronx after the New York City Blackout on July 6, 1977.

World Cup 2018 Quarter Finals

BRIC CELEBRATE BROOKLYN!
Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal presents Leonard Cohen’s Dance Me at the Prospect Park Bandshell at 8 pm. FREE

The Colombian Fiesta de las Flores (Flower Party) is at Joya Hall in Rego Park, Queens on Friday, July 6, 2018 at 8 pm. $65


Saturday, July 7

Celebrate World Chocolate Day. Chocolate is originally from Mexico and Guatemala.

The 2018 Tour de France is July 7 – 29.

World Cup 2018 Quarter Finals

  • Sweden vs England at 10 am ET
  • Russia vs Croatia at 2 pm ET

The Rains Scorch + Icebox party is at La Marina Beach from 1 – 9 pm. Women $55. Men $60.

The Flower Festival Street Crawl is on 37th Avenue from 69th – 88th St in Jackson Heights Queens on Saturday, July 7, 2018 from 4 – 7 pm. FREE

Do the Central Park Tango around the Shakespeare Statue at the south end of The Mall in Central Park from 6 – 9:15 pm. $10 suggested donation.

Repertorio Español presents Colombian drama El coronel no tiene quien le escriba at 8 pm. $17 – $72


Sunday, July 8

The A Day in the Sun party is at La Marina Beach from 2 – 10 pm. From $20

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (West 10th St) in Manhattan’s West Village in the late afternoon. Confirm the time at volvotango.com.

NYCFC plays the New York Derby against the New York Red Bulls at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 7 pm. From $30

The 2018 Flower Parade (Desfile de las Flores) marches on Northern Blvd from 69th to 88th St from 12 noon – 2 pm.

Cuban Jazz master Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra plays Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan at 9 & 11 pm. $40


 



Monday, July 9

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

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

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2018 reservations open today for Brazilian, Cuban, French, Italian, Mexican, Peruvian or Spanish two-course lunches for $26 and three-course dinners for $42. The deals are for meals from July 23 – August 17, 2018.

The New York Mets play the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens at 4:10 pm. It’s a single-admission doubleheader. From $22


Tuesday, July 10

Celebrate the birthday of actress Sofía Vergara (Modern Family) in Barranquilla, Colombia in 1972.

The World Cup 2018 Semi Finals are France 1 – 0 Belgium at 2 pm ET.

MIDSUMMER NIGHT SWING
LAMC ~ LATIN ALTERNATIVE MUSIC CONFERENCE (Opening Night)
LAMC runs through Saturday. Orquesta El Macabeo, plays big band Salsa for dancing at Damrosch Park in Lincoln Center from 6 – 10 pm. FREE

The New York Mets play the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens at 7:10 pm. From $19

The 2018 Django Reinhardt NY Festival is at Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan through Sunday with shows at 8:30 pm & 11 pm. $50


Wednesday, July 11

Celebrate National Mojito Day with Cuban rum!

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

The World Cup 2018 Semi Finals are Croatia vs England at 2 pm ET.

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (West 10th St) in Manhattan’s West Village in the late afternoon. Confirm the time at volvotango.com.

SUMMERSTAGE
LAMC ~ LATIN ALTERNATIVE MUSIC CONFERENCE
Gabriel Garzón-Montano, Nicola Cruz, Tomasa del Real and Latin Bitman play the main LAMC showcase at Central Park SummerStage at Rumsey Playfield from 5 – 10 pm. FREE

Nominees for the 2018 Bessies, NY Dance and Performance Awards, are announced at the Bessies Cocktail Party and Press Conference at Gibney 280 in Manhattan’s Civic Center at 6 pm. $50

NYCFC plays Major League Soccer against the Montreal Impact at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 7 pm. From $30

The New York Mets play the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens at 7:10 pm. From $19

LAMC ~ LATIN ALTERNATIVE MUSIC CONFERENCE
Sounds of Spain presents Fyahbwoy, Delaporte, Natos y Waor, Moncho Chavea and Vega at the Highline Ballroom in Chelsea, Manhattan from 7:30 pm – 1 am.

The 2018 Django Reinhardt NY Festival is at Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan through Sunday with shows at 8:30 pm & 11 pm. $50

Legendary New York Puerto Rican DJ Louie Vega spins his Roots NYC party at Cielo in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District at 10 pm.


Thursday, July 12

Celebrate the birthday of Bayern Münich/Real Madrid soccer star James Rodriguez in Cúcuta, Colombia on July 12, 1991.

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga at Long Island City Landing in Long Island City, Queens in the late afternoon. Confirm the time at volvotango.com. Take the East River ferry to Hunters Point South from East 34th St, Wall St, or Brooklyn ferry stops. $10 suggested donation.

SUMMERSTAGE
LAMC ~ LATIN ALTERNATIVE MUSIC CONFERENCE
Systema Solar, Very Be Careful and El Freaky play a Colombia spotlight at Queensbridge Park from 5 – 10 pm. FREE

The New York Mets play the Washington Nationals at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens at 7:10 pm. From $19

LAMC ~ LATIN ALTERNATIVE MUSIC CONFERENCE
Acoustic showcase featuring Ana Tijoux, El B, Carlos Cros, Cheo & Ulises Hadjis, Mitre, Mirella Cesa & Mr. Pauer, Vega, Silvina Morena and Flor de Toloache at the Highline Ballroom in Chelsea, Manhattan from 7:30 pm – 1 am.

MIDSUMMER NIGHT SWING
Orquesta Akokán, plays big band Salsa for dancing at Damrosch Park in Lincoln Center from 6 – 10 pm. This is for Salsa on 1 dancers, although you dance dance whatever beat you want. FREE

BRIC CELEBRATE BROOKLYN!
Antibalas, the Brooklyn-based Afrobeat band is joined by Brooklyn Colombian band Combo Chimbita and world music DJ Nickodemus at the Prospect Park Bandshell at 7:30 pm. FREE

Emilio Solla Tango Jazz Orchestra plays big band Tango at Zinc Bar in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village at 8 & 10 pm. $20

Watch full Manhattanhenge, the summer day when the full sunset lines up with Manhattan’s street grid like a prehistoric temple at 8:13 pm. FREE

The 2018 Django Reinhardt NY Festival is at Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan through Sunday with shows at 8:30 pm & 11 pm. $50

Dance Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional at La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan. Beginner lesson at 7 pm. Intermediate lesson at 8 pm. Dancing from 9:30 pm – 2 am. $15


Friday, July 13

The Afro-Latino Festival opens with AfroLatin Talks at the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, Manhattan from 10 am – 5 pm. $18

BRIC CELEBRATE BROOKLYN!
LAMC ~ LATIN ALTERNATIVE MUSIC CONFERENCE
Mala Rodríguez, the Spanish rapper, is joined by Chilean folk-rocker Ana Tijoux’s Roja y Negro and Mexico City R&B diva Girl Ultra at the Prospect Park Bandshell from 6 – 10 pm. FREE

Film Society of Lincoln Center is screening Susan Seidelman’s classic 1985 New York movie Desperately Seeking Susan, starring Italian – American, Madonna and Jewish – French-Canadian – American, Rosanna Arquette, on the Parade Ground at Governors Island on Friday, June 13, 2018  at 7 pm. FREE

The New York Mets play the Washington Nationals at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens at 7:10 pm. From $25

Repertorio Español presents Colombian drama El coronel no tiene quien le escriba at 8 pm. $17 – $72

Watch half Manhattanhenge, the summer day when the half sunset lines up with Manhattan’s street grid like a prehistoric temple at 8:20 pm. FREE

The 2018 Django Reinhardt NY Festival is at Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan through Sunday with shows at 8:30 pm & 11 pm. $50


Saturday, July 14

Celebrate Bastille Day, the French national day when the Bastille prison was taken over in 1790.

The Afro-Latino Festival continues with the Liberación Film & Wine Festival at the Abrons Center in Manhattan’s Lower East Side from 12 noon – 8 pm. From $12

The New York Mets play the Washington Nationals at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens at 4:10 pm. From $26

Do the Central Park Tango around the Shakespeare Statue at the south end of The Mall in Central Park from 6 – 9:15 pm. $10 suggested donation.

NYCFC plays Major League soccer against the Columbus Crew at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 7 pm. From $30

BRIC CELEBRATE BROOKLYN!
Kronos Quartet is joined by Malian ensemble Trio Da Kali at the Prospect Park Bandshell at 7:30 pm. FREE

The World Cup 2018 third-place playoff is Belgium vs Loser Semi Final 2 at 9 am ET.

Central Park SummerStage
LAMC ~ LATIN ALTERNATIVE MUSIC CONFERENCE
Jorge Drexler, Trending Tropics, ÌFÉ, and DJ Raff play Central Park SummerStage from 3 – 7 pm. FREE

The New York Red Bulls play Sporting KC at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey (Newark) at 7 pm. From $24

The 2018 Django Reinhardt NY Festival is at Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan through Sunday with shows at 8:30 pm & 11 pm. $50

Dance Argentine Tango at the NYC All Night Milonga at Stepping Out Studios in NoMad, Manhattan. Beginner and Intermediate lessons at 9 pm. Dancing from 10 pm – 5 am. $18


Sunday, July 15

The World Cup 2018 final is France vs Croatia or England at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow at 11 am ET.

The Disability Pride Parade marches forms in Madison Square Park at 10 am, then rolls down Broadway to Union Square Park at 11 am.

The Disability Pride Festival is in Union Square from 11:30 am – 3:30 pm.

The Bastille Day on 60th Street street fair by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) is between Fifth Avenue and Madison from 12 noon – 5 pm. FREE

The New York Mets play the Washington Nationals at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens at 1:10 pm. From $26

The Afro-Latino Festival closes with a concert at The Well in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, from 2 pm – 10 pm. $36

Repertorio Español presents new Cuban drama Exquisita Agonía at its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 3 pm. $17 – $72

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (West 10th St) in Manhattan’s West Village in the late afternoon. Confirm the time at volvotango.com.

The 2018 Django Reinhardt NY Festival ends at Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan with shows at 8:30 pm & 11 pm. $50



Monday, July 16


Tuesday, July 17

The 2018 Jazz in July festival is at the 92nd Street Y Tuesday-Thursday, July 17 – 26, 2018.

Devotion to Drawing: The Karen B. Cohen Collection of Eugène Delacroix opens at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan’s Upper East Side from 10 am – 5:30 pm. The exhibition is on view daily through November 12. $25

The Pedro Giraudo Tango Ensemble plays Tango Jazz for dancing at The Django in the Roxy Hotel in Tribeca, Manhattan at 7:30 pm. Two drink minimum.

The Major League Baseball 89th All-Star Game is at 8 pm ET.


Wednesday, July 18

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (West 10th St) in Manhattan’s West Village in the late afternoon. Confirm the time at volvotango.com.

Quartetto Tomassini backed by the Pedro Giraudo Tango Trio play Astor Piazzolla at the Mercury Lounge in Manhattan’s Lower East Side at 7 pm. $12

Legendary New York Puerto Rican DJ Louie Vega spins his Roots NYC party at Cielo in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District at 10 pm.


Thursday, July 19

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga at Long Island City Landing in Long Island City, Queens in the late afternoon. Confirm the time at volvotango.com. Take the East River ferry to Hunters Point South from East 34th St, Wall St, or Brooklyn ferry stops. $10 suggested donation.

Dance Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional at La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan. Beginner lesson at 7 pm. Intermediate lesson at 8 pm. Dancing from 9:30 pm – 2 am. $15


Friday, July 20

Celebrate Colombian Independence Day from Spain in 1810.

The 46th Dance on Camera Festival is at Film Society of Lincoln Center July 20 – 24, 2018.

The New York Yankees play the Subway Series against the New York Mets at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 7:05 pm. From $55

Argentine Rock legend Fito Paez plays Sony Hall in Midtown, Manhattan at 8 pm. From $79

The 2018 Colombian Parade Gala is at Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows – Corona Park, Queens from 9 pm – 2 am.


Saturday, July 21

Celebrate the start of Tish’a B’Av 2018, the Jewish fast that commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples.

The New York Yankees play the Subway Series against the New York Mets at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 1:05 pm. From $55

The 2018 Colombian Parade Floral Altar ceremony is at 82nd St and 37th Ave in Jackson Heights, Queens at 5 pm. FREE

Do the Central Park Tango around the Shakespeare Statue at the south end of The Mall in Central Park from 6 – 9:15 pm. $10 suggested donation.

The New York Red Bulls play the New England Revolution at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey (Newark) at 7 pm. From $24

BRIC CELEBRATE BROOKLYN!
The Wordless Music Orchestra and Mexican Cumbia band Sonido Gallo Negro play a live score to Brimstone & Glory, the explosive documentary about Mexico’s Pyrotechnic Festival on one of the biggest movie screens in NYC at the Prospect Park Bandshell at 7:30 pm. FREE

Repertorio Español presents new Cuban drama Exquisita Agonía at its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 8 pm. $17 – $72


Sunday, July 22

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

LAST CHANCE to see Painted in Mexico, 1700 – 1790: Pinxit Mexici at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan’s Upper East Side from 10 am – 5:30 pm. $25

LAST CHANCE to see the exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960 – 1985 at The Brooklyn Museum in Prospect Park from 11 am – 6 pm.

The 2018 Colombian Parade marches on Northern Blvd from 69th St to 86th St in Jackson Heights, Queens from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm.

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (West 10th St) in Manhattan’s West Village in the late afternoon. Confirm the time at volvotango.com.

The New York Yankees play the Subway Series against the New York Mets at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 8:05 pm. From $43

Cuban Jazz master Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra plays Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan at 9 & 11 pm. $40



Monday, July 23

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2018 offers Brazilian, Cuban, French, Italian, Mexican, Peruvian or Spanish two-course lunches for $26 and three-course dinners for $42 for almost four weeks through Friday, August 17, 2018.

The New York Mets play the San Diego Padres at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens at 7:10 pm. From $19


Tuesday, July 24

Celebrate National Tequila Day with Mexican tequila!

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.

The Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival runs through August 12.

The 2018 Dominican Film Festival New York opens at the United Palace in Washington Heights, Manhattan. Through Sunday.


Wednesday, July 25

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (West 10th St) in Manhattan’s West Village in the late afternoon. Confirm the time at volvotango.com.

Legendary New York Puerto Rican DJ Louie Vega spins his Roots NYC party at Cielo in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District at 10 pm.


Thursday, July 26

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga at Long Island City Landing in Long Island City, Queens in the late afternoon. Confirm the time at volvotango.com. Take the East River ferry to Hunters Point South from East 34th St, Wall St, or Brooklyn ferry stops. $10 suggested donation.

The New York Yankees play the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 7:05 pm. From $10

Dance Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional at La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan. Beginner lesson at 7 pm. (Mention New York Latin Culture Magazine to Juan Pablo for something special). Intermediate lesson at 8 pm. Dancing from 9:30 pm – 2 am. $15


Friday, July 27

LAST CHANCE to see the Brazilian modern and contemporary art collection, A Luta Continua. The Sylvio Perlstein Collection at Hauser & Wirth New York in Chelsea, Manhattan from 10 am – 6 pm.

LAST CHANCE to see the exhibition of influential Uruguayan modern artist Carmelo Arden Quin: Invention at Leon Tovar Gallery in Chelsea, Manhattan from 10 am – 6 pm.

The New York Yankees play the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 7:05 pm. From $18

Repertorio Español presents new Cuban drama Exquisita Agonía at its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 8 pm. $17 – $72


Saturday, July 28

Celebrate Peruvian Independence Day from Spain in 1821.

The exhibition Taíno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean opens at the National Museum of the American Indian in Manhattan’s Financial District from 10 am – 5pm. The exhibition is on view daily through October 2019. Free

Benfica (Portugal) and Juventus (Italy) play International Champions Cup exhibition soccer at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey at 1 pm. From $38

The New York Yankees play the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 1:05 pm. From $30

Repertorio Español presents Colombian drama El coronel no tiene quien le escriba at 3 pm. $17 – $72

Do the Central Park Tango around the Shakespeare Statue at the south end of The Mall in Central Park from 6 – 9:15 pm. $10 suggested donation.

The New York Red Bulls play the Columbus Crew at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey (Newark) at 7 pm. From $24

Colombian Vallenato star Silvestre Dangond brings his Caliente Tour to The Theater at Madison Square Garden at 8 pm. From $66

Dance Argentine Tango at the NYC All Night Milonga at Stepping Out Studios in NoMad, Manhattan. Beginner and Intermediate lessons at 9 pm. Dancing from 10 pm – 5 am. $18


Sunday, July 29

The New York Yankees play the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 1:05 pm. From $22

The 2018 Bronx Dominican Parade (Gran Parada Dominicana del Bronx) is on Paul Avenue between West 205 St and Bedford Park Blvd West in Jerome Park, The Bronx (next to Lehman College) on Sunday, July 29, 2018 from 1:45 pm – 5 pm.

The 2018 Peruvian Parade (Desfile Peruano) is on Main Avenue in Passaic, New Jersey at 9:30 am.

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (West 10th St) in Manhattan’s West Village in the late afternoon. Confirm the time at volvotango.com.

New York City Opera performs excerpts from Bizet’s French opera Carmen in Bryant Park in Midtown, Manhattan from 6:30  – 7:30 pm. FREE

Cuban Jazz master Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra plays Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan at 9 & 11 pm. $40



Monday, July 30


Tuesday, July 31

The New York Yankees play the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 7:05 pm. From $10

August calendar


 July 2018 Events



Tour de France 2018

Colombian, French, Italian & Spanish riders.
Noirmoutier-en-l’Île to Paris
July 7 – 29, 2018
S T A G E ~ 6
Latin riders in top 10:
Alaphilippe (French)
Uran (Colombian)
Valverde (Spanish)
S T A G E ~ 7
Fougères ~ Chartres
Friday, July 13, 2018
S T A G E ~ 8
Dreux ~ Amiens Métropole
Gaviria disqualified for headbutt
S T A G E ~ 9
Arras Citadelle ~ Roubaix
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Django Reinhardt NY Festival keeps the Gypsy Jazz legend alive

Birdland
Hell’s Kitchen
Tuesday – Sunday
July 10 – 15, 2018

New York Mets vs Washington Nationals at Citi Field

Cuban, Dominican, Italian, Mexican & Venezuelan players.
Citi Field Flushing Meadows – Corona Park, Queens
MARCH – SEPTEMBER
Mets vs Nationals
Thu, Jul 12
Fri, Jul 13 (Free Shirt Friday)
Sat, Jul 14 (Reversible Rally Cap)
Sun, Jul 15 (W.B. Mason Toy Truck)

‘Exquisita Agonía’ new Cuban drama at Repertorio Español

Written by Nilo Cruz
Directed by José Zayas
Starring Hannia Guillen & Germán Jaramillo
Love story about a middle-aged woman’s obsessive quest to find love in a young man who is transformed by the gift of life when he gets a new heart.
REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL
Kips Bay, Manhattan
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet Live Music Milonga at The Django

The Django at the Roxy Hotel
Tribeca, Manhattan
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

VolvoTango Pier 45 is an outdoor milonga with stunning river views

APRIL – NOVEMBER & warm
WEDNESDAYS & SUNDAYS
Pier 45, West Village
Wednesdays Summer 2018

VolvoTango LIC Landing is an outdoor milonga in Queens with city views

LIC Landing
Long Island City, Queens
Spring + Summer + Fall
Warm-weather Thursdays
FREE

Tango La Nacional is NYC’s most traditional Argentine milonga

It’s the center of NYC’s Tango community. All of NYC’s Tango organizers dance there.
La Nacional
Chelsea, Manhattan
Every Thursday

New York Yankees vs Atlanta Braves at Yankee Stadium

Yankee Stadium
Concourse, The Bronx
March – September
YANKEES VS METS
Subway Series
Fri, July 20
Sat, July 21
Sun, July 22

Dance on Camera Festival 2018 is the world’s oldest dance film festival

Film Society of Lincoln Center
Lincoln Square, Manhattan
July 20 – 24, 2018

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

300 shows a year of 15 plays selected from repertory and new productions.
(In Spanish with English titles)
Kips Bay, Manhattan

REPERTORY

Catalan Spanish comedy ‘El Credito’
Sunday, July 22, 2018

Spanish Golden Age comedy ‘Valor, Agravio y Mujer
Friday, July 20, 2018

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

All ages and levels watch, dance or take an Argentine Tango lesson at the Shakespeare Statue at the south end of The Mall.
Central Park, Manhattan
Saturdays until September

La Marina Beach is a great Washington Heights Party on the River

La Marina
Washington Heights, Manhattan
May – September
BBQ BEACH PARTY
Saturday, July 21, 2018

New York Red Bulls vs Sporting Kansas City at Yankee Stadium

Empire Supporters Club, Viking Army & Garden State Ultras supporters clubs.
MARCH – OCTOBER
Red Bulls vs New England Revolution
Saturday, July 21, 2018

Painted in Mexico, 1700 – 1790: Pinxit Mexici Metropolitan Museum of Art

In the 1700s painters in New Spain created their own art.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Daily April 24 – July 22, 2018

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

O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra are multi-Grammy winners
Birdland
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
Sunday, July 22, 2018

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

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

‘Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960 – 1985’ at the Brooklyn Museum

Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Costa Rican, Cuban, Guatemalan, Mexican, Panamanian, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican & Uruguayan artists.
Brooklyn Museum
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Wednesday – Sunday
April 13 – July 22, 2018

‘Once on This Island’ at Circle in the Square, a Broadway musical about love

This Caribbean version of ‘The Little Mermaid’ wins hearts.

TONY AWARDS
“Best Musical Revival”

DRAMA DESK NOMINATION
“Outstanding Revival of a Musical”

CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE THEATRE
Times Square Theater District
Through December 31, 2018

Writer Chazz Palminteri joins cast of ‘A Bronx Tale’ musical on Broadway

Longacre Theatre
Times Square / Theater District
Tuesday – Sunday
NOW PLAYING
Through November 18, 2018

‘El coronel no tiene quien le escriba’ Colombian drama at Repertorio

Based on the classic Gabriel García Márquez story about how history repeats itself.
Adapted and Directed by Jorge Alí Triana
Starring Germán Jaramillo
Repertorio Español
Kips Bay, Manhattan
Saturday, July 28, 2018

Carmelo Arden Quin : Invention ~ Uruguayan modern art at Leon Tovar Gallery

Influential modern artist and co-founder of the Grupo Madí.
Leon Tovar Gallery
Chelsea, Manhattan
Monday – Friday
April 26 – July 27, 2018

‘A Luta Continua. The Sylvio Perlstein Collection’ at Hauser & Wirth

This Brazilian collection is a like a good museum of modern, post-war and contemporary art.
MUST SEE
Hauser & Wirth
Chelsea, Manhattan
Tuesday – Saturday
April 26 – July 27, 2018

The All Night Milonga is NYC’s longest-running big Tango party

One of the biggest milongas in the U.S.
Stepping Out Studios
NoMad, Manhattan
Second & Last Saturdays
Saturday, July 28, 2018

‘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

Speak to your members of Congress at a local Town Hall Meeting

August/Labor Day State Work Period
May not happen this year because of a political move by the Senate leader
August 6 – September 3, 2018

Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. at 205 Hudson Gallery

A touring show from the Getty Museum’s Latino art exhibition ‘Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA’
205 Hudson Gallery
Tribeca, Manhattan
Wednesday – Sunday
June 21 – August 19, 2018

TIerra, the pre-Colombian Latin American landscape ~ Throckmorton

Vintage and historic photographs of the remains of Aztec, Maya and Inca cities in the Latin American landscape
Throckmorton Fine Art
Midtown East, Manhattan
June 28 – September 15, 2018

Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa: The House at Kawinal at the New Museum

Literature, folklore, magic and childhood memories in this Guatemalan performance art installation and sculpture exhibition.
New Museum
Lower East Side, Manhattan
June 6 – September 9, 2018
Closed Mondays

‘La Frontera Encounters Along the Border’ crosses over the MAD Museum

A meditation of thoughtful jewelry inspired by the hope and pain spread along the 2,000 mile-long Mexican – American border.
Museum of Arts and Design
Midtown, Manhattan
Tuesday – Sunday
March 1 – September 23, 2018

Obsession, Nudes with Attitude by Klimt, Schiele and Picasso

‘Obsession: Nudes by Klimt, Schiele, and Picasso from the Scofield Thayer Collection’
Met Breuer
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Tuesday – Sunday
July 3 – October 7, 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

Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America’s Past Revealed

Central American artifacts
National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green
Financial District
EXTENDED
Through October 2018
FREE

Manhattanhenge is when the sun lines up with Manhattan’s street grid

SUNSET
May 2019
July 2019
SUNRISE
December 2018
January 2019

Cecilia Vicuña: Disappeared Quipu, Indigenous Chilean art in Brooklyn

The New York-based Chilean artist resurrects an ancient knotted cord writing and reading system of the Indigenous Andean peoples.
Brooklyn Museum
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Wednesday – Sunday
May 18 – November 25, 2018

Brazil’s World Cup 2018 ends in Quarter Finals vs Belgium

Brazil 1 – 2 Belgium
World Cup 2018 Quarter Finals
Friday, July 6, 2018

Mexico’s World Cup 2018 ends in the Round of 16 against Brazil

Brazil 2 – 0 Mexico
World Cup 2018 Round of 16
Monday, July 2, 2018

Spain World Cup 2018 ends in the Round of 16 against Russia

Spain 1 – 1 (P) Russia
Stadion Luzhniki in Moscow, Russia
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Colombia’s World Cup 2018 ends in the Round of 16 vs England

Colombia vs England
England ties with a penalty kick and wins on a penalty kick shootout.
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Mambo Legends Orchestra are players from Tito Puente’s orchestra

Midsummer Night Swing
Damrosch Park Lincoln Center
Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Louie Vega Roots NYC House Party at Cielo in Meatpacking

Cielo
Meatpacking, Manhattan
Wednesday, July 4, 2018

La Virgen de Chiquinquirá is the patron saint of Colombia

July 9, 1919 ~ Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá receives a Canonical Coronation at the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá in Boyacá, Colombia.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Enjoy World Chocolate Day with cocoa from Central and South America

Chocolate is originally from the upper Amazon in Colombia and Venezuela. It was domesticated in Guatemala and Mexico. Spanish friars brought it back to Europe where sugar made it popular.
Sunday, July 7, 2019

Argentinos en NY “Noche Argentina” cumbia & rock en español

Argentine Independence Day Party
Stage 48 Level 3
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
Saturday, July 7, 2018

Uruguay’s World Cup 2018 ends in Quarter Finals vs France

Uruguay 0 – 2 France
Stadion Nizhny Novgorod
Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia
Friday, July 6, 2018

Tanghetto plays ElectroTango for dancing at Midsummer Night Swing

Argentines Walter Perez and Leonardo Sardella teach Tango.
DJ Ilene Marder moves the floor.
Midsummer Night Swing
Damrosch Park Lincoln Center
Thursday, July 5, 2018

Celebrate National Mojito Day

July 11 is the day to enjoy this Cuban drink.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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


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