July things to do in NYC in 2018

July things to do in NYC include the Colombian Parade, SummerStage, Midsummer Night Swing, Peruvian Parade and Lincoln Center Out of Doors.

SummerStage 2019 Free concerts in NYC Parks

June – September
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Central Park SummerStage
Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
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15-18 parks across NYC

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.”
Thursday, July 4, 2019

Celebrate Venezuelan Independence Day (Cinco de Julio)

July 5, 1811 ~ Cinco de Julio marks the birth of the first independent nation in South America.
Friday, July 5, 2019

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

Flower Parade and Festival 2019

PARTY
Friday, July 12, 2019
STREET CRAWL
Jackson Heights, Queens
Saturday, July 13, 2019
PARADE
Northern Blvd, 69th to 88th St
Jackson Heights, Queens
Sunday, July 14, 2019
(Expected dates)

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

Celebrate Colombian Independence Day “Veinte de Julio”

July 20, 1810 ~ Protests in Bogotá led to the formation of a government independent from Spain.
Saturday, July 20, 2019

Celebrate Peruvian Independence Day

July 28, 1824
Saturday, July 28, 2018

Peruvian Parade 2019 ~ Desfile Peruano is America’s big Peruvian party

Sunday, July 28, 2019
(to be confirmed)
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PARADE & STREET FAIR
Passaic & Paterson, New Jersey

Brasil Summerfest 2018

A few legends and a new crop of the year’s best Brazilian music.
Multiple Venues in Manhattan & Brooklyn
July 29 – August 12, 2018

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

Free African, Colombian, Cuban, Ecuadorian, Mexican, Puerto Rican music, dance and word…
Lincoln Center, Pregones Theater & Harlem Meer
July 25 – August 12, 2018
FREE

Dominican Film Festival 2018

FESTIVAL
Multiple venues
Tuesday – Sunday
July 24 – 29, 2018

CLOSING NIGHT
‘Hermanos’
AMC Empire 25
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
Sunday, July 29, 2018

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2018 $28 lunches and $42 dinners

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

Afro-Latino Fest celebrates our African roots

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

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

LAMC 2018 Latin Alternative Music Conference

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

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

African, Chilean, Colombian, French-Canadian & Mexican music, dance and film.
Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn
June 5 – August 11, 2018
FREE

SummerStage 2018 FREE concerts in NYC parks

JUNE – SEPTEMBER
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Central Park SummerStage
Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
Parks across NYC


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 native to Colombia and Venezuela, was domesticated in Guatemala and Mexico, and introduced to Europe by Spanish friars.

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

2018 MTV VMA nominations are announced today.


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 CANCELLED

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

The Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet plays Barbès in Park Slope, Brooklyn at 8 pm. $10 donation


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

Dance Argentine Tango to live music by the Zinc Tango Trio at Zinc Bar in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village from 9 pm – 12 midnight. $10



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, the George Washington of South America, in Caracas, Venezuela in 1783.

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

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 2018 Dominican Film Festival New York opens with a screening of Francis “Indio” Disla’s romantic comedy El Fantasma de mi Novia at the United Palace in Washington Heights, Manhattan at 7 pm. Film $30 | Film and After Party $130. The Festival continues at various venues through Sunday.

The 2018 Dominican Film Festival New York closes with Dominican drama Hermanos at AMC Empire 25 in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan at 8 pm. $33.72 | with afterparty $130


Wednesday, July 25

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

Vantage Point 24 – Celebrating 20 years,’ a photography exhibition of work by students and alumni of ICP at The Point, opens with a reception at The Point in Hunts Point, The Bronx, from 4:30 – 6:30 pm. The exhibition is on view Monday – Friday through December 31, 2018.

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.


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

Selena for Sanctuary is a tribute concert to the Tejano music legend at Damrosch Park Lincoln Center for Lincoln Center Out of Doors on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 7:30 pm. FREE

The 2018 Peruvian Parade Gala is at the Legacy Castle in Pompton Plains, Passaic County, New Jersey at 7:30 pm.

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 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 2018 Peruvian ParadeMass is at Saint Gerard Church in Paterson, New Jersey at 10 am. FREE

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

The 2018 Peruvian Parade Flag Ceremony is at Paterson City Hall in Paterson, New Jersey at 12 noon. FREE

The 2018 Peruvian Parade Parade Reception is at the Paterson Museum in Paterson, New Jersey at 1pm. 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

The 2018 Dominican Film Festival New York screens its centerpiece film, Giancarlo Beras-Goico’s Dominican thriller Pulso at AMC Empire 25 in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan at 8 pm. $15

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

The 2018 Ecuadorian Parade Queen coronation is at the Forest Hills Jewish Center in Forest Hills, Queens on Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 8 pm – 2 am.

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. FREE

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

The 2018 Peruvian Parade Street Fair (Fiesta Peruano) starts at the intersection of Memorial Drive and Market Street in front of the Peruvian Consulate in Paterson, New Jersey at 12 noon. FREE

The 2018 Peruvian Parade (Desfile Peruano) closing ceremony is City Hall in Paterson, New Jersey at 2 pm. FREE

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. FREE (donation recommended)

The 2018 Dominican Film Festival New York closes with Dominican drama Hermanos at AMC Empire 25 in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan at 8 pm. Film $30 | Film & Afterparty $130

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

Dance Argentine Tango to live music by the Zinc Tango Trio at Zinc Bar in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village from 9 pm – 12 midnight. $10



Monday, July 30


Tuesday, July 31

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 Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 7:05 pm. From $10

Tonight Andeans cook all night to prepare a feast for Pachamama (Mother Earth) tomorrow.

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 July 2018 Events



Town Hall Meetings ~ Speak to your Senators & Representatives

November 19 – 21, 2018
Monday – Wednesday
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Thanksgiving State Work Period
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Speak up. Your voice matters.

Pedro Giraudo “Vigor Tanguero” Best Tango Album Latin Grammy nominee

November 15, 2018, Thursday
Latin Grammys on Univision
“Best Tango Album” nominee
~
November 20, 2018, Tuesday
Tango for dancing
The Django
Tribeca, Manhattan
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One of the rare musicians who really knows how to play Argentine Tango for dancing

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

November 12-18, 2018
Tuesday – Sunday
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“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
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Repertorio Español
Kips Bay, Manhattan
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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

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

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

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

St. Patrick’s Cathedral ~ Filipino & Nicaraguan Masses

December 1, 2018, Saturday
Simbang Gabi Sa Katedral Mass (Filipino)
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December 2, 2018, Sunday
La Purisima Mass (Nicaraguan)
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Sunday Spanish mass
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Midtown East, Manhattan
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Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, Ecuadorian, Filipino, Italian, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Spanish & Venezuelan masses
~
¡Dios te bendiga!
God Bless You

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

Through September 2019
Usually dark Thursdays
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TONY AWARD
“Best Musical Revival”
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CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE
Times Square Theater District
~
This Caribbean version of ‘The Little Mermaid’ wins hearts

‘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
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All levels dance at one of the biggest Tango parties in the U.S. with outstanding guest teachers and performers

VolvoTango LIC Landing outdoor milonga (Tango)

Warm Tuesdays
April – mid-November
~
LIC Landing
Long Island City, Queens
(Ferry from Manhattan or Brooklyn)
~
Donation

VolvoTango outdoor milonga, tango on Pier 45

Warm weather Wednesdays & Sundays
April – mid-November
~
Pier 45
West Village, Manhattan
~
Roofed open-air Argentine Tango dancing with romantic river views

Salsa Saturdays at La Marqueta keeps Old School Salsa Alive in El Barrio

Summer Saturdays
2019 starts around May 18, 2019
2018 ended October 20
~
La Marqueta
East Harlem, Manhattan
~
Old timers dance old school Salsa (mostly on1) at a party with great music and food. ¡Vamos a gozar!
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FREE

Chocolate

July 7
World Chocolate Day
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October 28
National Chocolate Day (USA)
~
Cocoa, from which chocolate is made, is native to the upper Amazon of Colombia and Venezuela. Domesticated in Guatemala and Mexico, Spanish friars took it to Europe where the addition of sugar made it popular.

New York Red Bulls win 3rd Supporters Shield

October 28, 2018 ~ Best record in MLS wins 3rd Supporters Shield
~
REGULAR SEASON
March – October
Red Bull Arena
Harrison, New Jersey (Newark)
~
SUPPORTERS CLUBS
Empire Supporters Club
Viking Army
Garden State Ultras

New York Yankees 2018 reached the American League Division Series

Yankees 1 – 3 Boston Red Sox
~
1) Red Sox 4 – 5
2) Yankees 6 – 2
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3) Red Sox 16 – 1
4) Red Sox 4 – 1
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Cuban, Dominican, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Puerto Rican & Venezuelan players

The Point is The Bronx is Beautiful

20 years of community photography by students and alumni of ICP at The Point.
The Point CDC
Hunts Point, The Bronx
Monday – Friday
July 25 – December 31, 2018

Do the Central Park Tango

Saturdays, June – September
~
Shakespeare Statue
(south end of the Mall)
Central Park, Manhattan
~
All ages and levels watch, dance or take an Argentine Tango lesson
FREE

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

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

Celebrate National Mojito Day Cuban Style

July 11 is the day to enjoy this Cuban drink.
Thursday, July 11, 2019

Celebrate National Tequila Day

Enjoy the fruity flavor of this agave spirit with roots in pre-Columbian Mexico.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Simón Bolívar is the George Washington of South America

July 24, 1783, CARACAS, VENEZUELA ~ Simón Bolívar is born. In 1819, he defeated the Spanish and founded Gran Colombia (Colombia, Ecuador, Panama & Venezuela). He later founded Peru and Bolivia.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

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
~
FREE

Louie Vega Roots NYC House Party at Cielo in Meatpacking

Vega is back from summer in Ibiza.
Cielo
Meatpacking, Manhattan
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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

La Marina
Washington Heights, Manhattan
May – September
Sunset Salsa
Thursday, August 9, 2018

Dance Tango to live music at Zinc Bar

Zinc Tango Trio
Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Sunday, August 12, 2018

Ecuadorian Parade ~ Desfile Ecuatoriano de New York ~ Arts Fair

ECUADORIAN PARADE
Northern Blvd
69th St to 86th St
Jackson Heights, Queens
Sunday, August 5, 2018
~
ECUADORIAN ARTS FAIR
Hall of Science
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
Sunday, August 12, 2018

Selena for Sanctuary tributes the Mexican – American Tejano legend

Featuring Mon Laferte (Chilean), Cuco (Mexican – American), Gaby Moreno (Guatemalan) and Nina Diaz (Mexican – American), with guest appearances by Chris Perez (Selena’s husband), Omar Apollo (Mexican – American) and August Eve. DJ Riobamba (Ecuadorian – Lithuanian).
Lincoln Center Out of Doors
Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center
Thursday, July 26, 2018
FREE

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

Django Reinhardt NY Festival keeps the Gypsy Jazz legend alive

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

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

Geraint Thomas wins Tour de France 2018

Colombian, French, Italian & Spanish riders.
July 7 – 29, 2018
Tour de France 2018 winners:
TIME Geraint Thomas (British)
POINTS Peter Sagan (Slovakian)
CLIMBER Julian Alaphilippe (French)
YOUNG Pierre Roger Latour (French)
TEAM Movistar (Spanish)
COMBATIVE Daniel Martin (Irish)
COLOMBIAN
Nairo Quintana finishes 10th time, 8th climber.
Egan Arley Bernal Gomez 2nd youth
Daniel Felipe Martinez Poveda 5th youth

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

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

Mambo Legends Orchestra are players from Tito Puente’s orchestra

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

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

New York Mets vs Miami Marlins, MLB Baseball at Citi Field

LAST GAMES OF SEASON
September 28 – 30, 2018
Friday – Sunday
~
March – September
Major League Baseball
Citi Field in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
~
Cuban, Dominican, Italian, Mexican & Venezuelan players

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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