There are many strong women in New York City. This is true in all our communities.
Few forces change the world so much as education and the empowerment of women.”Nicholas Kristof, “This Has Been the Best Year Ever,” New York Times, 2019
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 🇵🇦
Sat-Mon, Oct 31-Nov 2, 2020 DAY OF THE DEAD
Women Festivals in NYC
[Anticipated] Saturday, January 16, 2021
March UNITED STATES
Monday, March 8, 2021 MARCH 8
An evening of interactive burlesque with 1,200 women from across the country. The DL Lower East Side, Manhattan Saturday, June 23, 2018
Women of New York City
Sunday, August 23, 2020 – HAVANA, Cuba August 23, 1915
Friday, July 31, 2020 at 1pm nationalsawdust.org FREE
Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 8pm SUMMERSTAGE ANYWHERE SOCIAL CHANNELS
Saturday, July 24, 2021 CHAPEL HILL, The Bronx ~ July 24, 1969
Thursday, August 26, 2021 – Mexico City, Mexico August 26, 1971
March 14, 2020 – Brooklyn DJ iMarkkeyz remixes Cardi B’s Instagram rant. It’s charting and they are donating proceeds to CoronaVirus victims.
Friday, March 13, 2020 BARBÈS: Park Slope, Brooklyn
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 GINNY’S SUPPER CLUB Harlem, NYC
March 14, 2020 ZINC BAR Greenwich Village, NYC
March 12, 2020 CARNEGIE HALL CITYWIDE DUMBO Archway: DUMBO, Brooklyn FREE
Saturday, March 14, 2020 CLUB BONAFIDE Midtown East, NYC
March 12, 2020 CARNEGIE HALL CITYWIDE EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO East Harlem, NYC 🇩🇴 🇺🇸 -Sponsored byCarnegie Hall
Valentine’s Day Friday, February 14, 2020 CARNEGIE HALL CITYWIDE FLUSHING TOWN HALL Flushing, Queens This great Latin Alternative, Mexican-American border band, from Brooklyn of course, is going to make everybody get up and dance. -Sponsored byCarnegie Hall
Thursday, December 12, 2019 Birdland HELL’S KITCHEN, NYC ~ The French-Canadian actress and cabaret singer releases her “Phiro chante Piaf” tribute to Édith Piaf album
Tue-Sun, Nov 19 – Dec 1, 2019 CHELSEA, NYC ~ This flamenco show about prowling for partners feels like a Spanish flamenco bar with star power at the Joyce Theater
Wed-Fri, October 16-18, 2019 GREENWICH VILLAGE ~ One of New York City’s leading flamenco dance companies brings the Andalucían style of dancing in bars to Le Poisson Rouge
UPPER EAST SIDE ~ Dress like a first lady at Carolina Herrera and CH Carolina Herrera. #VENEZUELAN #FASHION #MADISONAVENUE
LINCOLN SQUARE; Fri-Sat, Apr 5-6, 2019; Mexican-American modern dance theatre ~ One of New York’s great Mexican-American choreographers
MIDTOWN; Mon, Mar 25, 2019; African Venezuelan pop live music ~ One of the great voices of her generation
U.S. Representative NY District 7. First Latina on the New York City Council and first Puerto Rican woman in U.S. Congress. MANHATTAN Lower East Side, East Village BROOKLYN Brooklyn Heights, Bushwick, Carroll Gardens, Greenpoint, Red Hook, Williamsburg QUEENS Maspeth, Ridgewood, Woodside
New York City Council District #2 East Village, Gramercy Park, Kips Bay, Lower East Side, Murray Hill, Rose Hill
A Haitian-American woman who deconstructs the contrast between Black and White experience in our country. A.I.R. Gallery DUMBO, Brooklyn Wednesday – Sunday April 20 – May 20, 2018
Susana in ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’ Metropolitan Opera Metropolitan Opera House Lincoln Center December 29 – January 19 Friday, January 19, 2018
New York City Council District 8 El Barrio/East Harlem, Mott Haven, Highbridge, Concourse, Longwood, & Port Morris
April 7, 2017 ~ Barclays Center Prospect Heights, Brooklyn ~ Watch the Mexican – American folk singer get inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
December 4, 2012 HISPANIC SOCIETY Washington Heights, NYC The opera singer sang Spanish boleros for the Duchess of Alba (Goya) a lady of Spain, who watched coyly without saying a word -¡New York Latin Culture Sponsor!
Women of the World
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 – CAROLINA, PUERTO RICO ~ The renowned Puerto Rican poet was born on February 17, 1914.
Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 4:30pm SummerStage Instagram FREE
Saturday, April 17, 2021 SAN JOAQUÍN FLORES, Costa Rica April 17, 1919.
Friday, May 7, 2021 LOS TOLDOS, Argentina May 7, 1919
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 VICTORIA DE DURANGO, Durango Mexico ~ August 3, 1904
Friday, June 26, 2020 NYCSUMMERSTAGE YOUTUBE
March 12, 2020 CARNEGIE HALL Midtown, Manhattan -Sponsored byCarnegie Hall
POSTPONED TO FALL Friday, March 27, 2020 FLAMENCO FESTIVAL NEW YORK CITY CENTER -Sponsored byNew York City Center
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas The Mexican-American pop star and actress was born on July 22, 1992
Saturday, February 29, 2020 Afro-Peruvian tambor jams with Jewish klezmer.
Sunday, January 26, 2020 62nd GRAMMY AWARDS Los Angeles, California The Spanish flamenco pop singer performed and “El Mal Querer” won Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
Wednesday-Sunday Nov 20, 2019-Mar 22, 2020 EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO East Harlem, NYC A touring retrospective of the Puerto Rico-based Cuban artist whose sensual abstractions broke the picture plane before standing on their own
Friday, November 8, 2019 PURCHASE, NYC (near White Plains) ~ The Texan brings her Latin folk pop and awesome Austin rock and roll to Purchase College
Monday, October 21, 2019 WORLD MUSIC INSTITUTE LE POISSON ROUGE Greenwich Village, NYC – Venezuela, Berklee, Limón, IMG, and “Everybody Knows.” The 2019 Latin Grammy winner for Best New Artist is on her way…”Voy, Voy, Voy” –Sponsored byWorld Music Institute
Saturday, October 5, 2019 CARNEGIE HALL CITYWIDE BROOKLYN MUSEUM: Prospect Park, Brooklyn FREE -Sponsored byCarnegie Hall
Friday, November 8, 2019 UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ This Guggenheim 60th Anniversary commission by a Mexican artist is a wonderful performance based on Lygia Pape’s ‘Divisor’ (1969) that shines a bright light on people at the Guggenheim Museum
Sunday, August 11, 2019 CENTRAL PARK, NYC ~ The multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy-winning, Mexican-American folkloric pop singer who is a champion of Indigenous rights, brings ‘Al Chile’ to SummerStage at Rumsey Playfield. FREE
TIMES SQUARE, NYC | Fri, Apr 26, 2019 | Cuban boleros live music ~ From The Tropicana to Chucho Valdés to Buena Vista Social Club, Omara’s career spans the entire time that Cuban music has been a world music
Saturday, March 30, 2019 CONCOURSE, The Bronx ~ One of the great families of Cuban bolero singers. ‘Contigo Aprendi,’ ‘Me Voy Pa’l Pueblo,’ ‘La Longina’ and ‘Total.’
Saturday, March 16, 2019 CARNEGIE HALL CITYWIDE EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO El Barrio East Harlem, NYC FREE -Sponsored byCarnegie Hall
Friday-Sunday, January 18-20, 2019 JOYCE THEATER, NYC One of Cuba’s leading flamenco dance companies returns to New York -¡New York Latin Culture Sponsor!
NEW YORK CITY; Dec 3, 2018; Cuban ballet leader ~ Lourdes Lopez, Miami City Ballet Artistic Director, former New York City Ballet Principal, talks about being a Cuban immigrant, family, opportunity, dancing for Balanchine and Robbins, the future of ballet and who we really are
November 15, 2018 ~ “Hazte Sentir” wins “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album” Latin Grammy ~ August 31, 2018 Radio City Music Hall Midtown, Manhattan ~ March 16, 2018 ‘Fatti sentire | Hazte sentir’ album
September 21 – November 10, 2018 THROCKMORTON FINE ART Midtown East, NYC
Explore the world with this musical wanderer. NY Fado Festival Schimmel Center Financial District, Manhattan Saturday, March 31, 2018
Friday, March 16, 2018 FLAMENCO FESTIVAL ROULETTE Boerum Hill, Brooklyn From one of the great Spanish flamenco families, she built this show around the female poets of the Generation of 27 -¡New York Latin Culture Sponsor!
Friday-Saturday, March 9-10, 2018 FLAMENCO FESTIVAL NEW YORK CITY CENTER Midtown, NYC Yerbabuena celebrates her company’s 20th anniversary with “Carne y Hueso” (Flesh and Bone) -¡New York Latin Culture Sponsor!
Madison Square Garden The Theater Chelsea, Manhattan Sunday, October 29, 2017
Saturday, August 5, 2017 CENTRAL PARK SUMMERSTAGE – Sponsored by Red Bull Music Academy
National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2017 Athlete of the Year
Rumsey Playfield Central Park Saturday, July 8, 2017
EAST HARLEM, Wed-Sun, Jun 13 to Nov 5, 2017 ~ Prints of the secret dreams of Africa. # cuban print art exhibition
Spanish pop Irving Plaza 17 Irving Pl, Union Square Thursday, June 15, 2017
New York City Center Midtown Thursday-Saturday March 30 – April 1, 2017
March 21 – July 23, 2017 MET BREUER: Upper East Side, NYC
Saturday, February 25, 2017 SCHIMMEL CENTER Financial District, NYC The young Fado sensation makes her NYC debut at the NY Fado Festival
One of Brazil’s great romantic bossa nova singers Blue Note Jazz Club Greenwich Village, Manhattan June 6 – 8, 2016
Retrospective of the actress who was the symbol of Italian post-war cinema Film Society of Lincoln Center May 18 – June 1, 2016
Two strong female vocalists sing Portuguese Fado, Spanish Flamenco, and Pop standards Carnegie Hall Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 8pm
November 14, 2013 – Jan 11, 2014 THROCKMORTON FINE ART Midtown East, NYC
NEW YORK HALL OF SCIENCE Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens | Saturday, September 5, 2020 🇵🇷 🌍 ♀
Saturday, August 28, 2021 🇺🇸 MONEY, Mississippi August 28, 1955
Friday, August 14-22, 2020 YOUTUBE FREE – African, Indian, Middle Eastern, Romanian, French, Greek, Japanese, Women’s, LGBT, Indigenous, Mexican and Disability dance
July 21 – September 8, 2020 QUEENS BOTANICAL GARDEN Flushing, Queens 🇦🇷 🇧🇷 🇯🇵 🇸🇻 🇺🇸
Friday, January 1, 2021 Mothers and children are sacred
Thursday-Friday, February 25-26, 2021 – “Chag Purim Sameach!” (Happy Purim Holiday!)
Sunday, August 15, 2021
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 USA – August 18, 1920
Friday, March 13, 2020 AILEY CITIGROUP THEATER Hell’s Kitchen, NYC
November 13-24, 2019 MIDTOWN, NYC ~ A new production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical about the first lady of Argentina, comes to New York City Center
Saturday, August 3, 2019 PASADENA, California ~ The world champions of women’s soccer play a friend with Republic of Ireland
June 7 – July 7, 2019 Women’s soccer Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, French, Italian, Spanish, & USA teams play to be the best
CHELSEA; Tue-Sun, Mar 26-31, 2019; Cuban contemporary dance theatre ~ Explore the Latin diaspora with Annabelle Lopez Ochoa (Colombian), Edwaard Liang (Chinese) & Bennyroyce Royon (Filipino)
TV ON DEMAND; Tue, Mar 19, 2019; Honduran movies ~ Nona (Sulem Calderon) trusts Hecho (Jesy MCKinney) to take her to her mother in America, but gets trafficked instead. The film launched first-time actress Calderon on the road to stardom, and it’s more than a movie. It’s a story that needs to be told and…
Women’s Contributions Are Essential
Women are about 50% of human kind. The economy feels good when it goes up 1 or 2%. The economy feels bad when it goes down 1 or 2%. You can’t succeed in modern life by marginalizing 50% of your people.
Many Latin cultures are very machista (male chauvinist). That doesn’t work in the United States and it doesn’t really work anywhere. It’s time to grow up.
A world map of countries suffering from war and poverty correlates strongly with a map of countries that marginalize women.
Women play an especially important role in raising and teaching children. Building a good future for women, builds a good future for all of us.
Ethel Waters, You Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down
Ethel Waters (1917-1977) was one of those never-ending talents who had a most amazing career. She started working as a teenager singing the blues in the 1920s. She sang for Black Swan records in Harlem during the Harlem Renaissance. Fletcher Henderson was her accompanist. Waters was the highest-paid Black recording artist of the time.
She recorded for Paramount and Columbia. She did vaudeville which was the MTV or YouTube of the day. She made movies. She starred at the Cotton Club.
Waters became the first Black woman on Broadway in the 1930s. She became the highest-paid Broadway performer. She was nominated for an Academy Award for a song.
In 1939 Waters became the first African-American to star in her own television show. In 1949, she was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award. In 1950 she won a New York Drama Critics Circle Award and also became the first African-American actress to star in her own series.
No doubt the work was hard. We are just now trying to deal with systemic racism. See how hard it is? Imagine how tough it was back then.
But Ethel Waters’ indomitable spirit just goes to show you that you can’t keep a good woman down.