March 2020 New York Latin Culture Calendar

March 2020 brings the Armory Week art fairs and St. Patrick’s Day.

March is Women’s History Month.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade marches through Midtown.

The Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, New Directors/New Films and Colombian film festivals are in town.

It’s International Women’s Day and Purim.

March is a good time to go surfing in Rincon, Puerto Rico.


March 2020 week 9 ~ February 24 – March 1


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Sunday, March 1

Actor Javier Bardem was born in Las Palmas, Spain on March 1, 1969

Dance Argentine tango at the El Destino milonga at Solas in Manhattan’s East Village from 6-11pm. $12


March 2020 week 10 ~ March 2-8


Monday, March 2

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Tuesday, March 3

It’s Super Tuesday, the day of 2020 primary elections in thirteen states.

The 9th Spring/Break Art Show runs through Monday.

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Wednesday, March 4

La Canción, the Puerto Rican hip-hop reggaeton musical, is in Spanish with English supertitles at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, NYC at 11am. $30

The Volta New York art fair is at Metropolitan West in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC through Sunday.

Forro in the Dark plays Brazilian forro at Nublu Classic in Manhattan’s East Village with sets at 9 & 11pm.


Thursday, March 5

The Armory Show art fair is at Piers 92/94 in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC through Sunday.

The Scope New York art fair is at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, NYC through Sunday.

The Art on Paper art fair is at Pier 36 in the Lower East Side, NYC through Sunday.

The Clio Art Fair runs through Sunday.

Dance traditional Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan from 9:30pm – 2am. (Classes: Beginners 7pm, Intermediate 8pm). $15


Friday, March 6

Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez was born in Aracataca, Colombia on March 6, 1927.

The Independent art fair is at Spring Studios in Tribeca, NYC through Sunday.


Saturday, March 7

Colombian salsa legends Grupo Niche play a 40th anniversary concert at Lehman Center in Jerome Park, The Bronx at 8pm. From $45


Sunday, March 8

Daylight Savings Time begins. “Spring forward/Fall back” so adjust your clocks an hour forward.

Celebrate International Women’s Day.

Tango composer and bandleader Enrique Rodríguez was born in La Plata, Argentina on March 8, 1901.

Dance Argentine tango at the El Destino milonga at Solas in Manhattan’s East Village from 6-11pm. $12


March 2020 week 11 ~ March 9-15


Monday, March 9

Celebrate Purim eve, the festive Jewish holiday.

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Tuesday, March 10

Jorge Alí Triana & Verónica Triana’s Colombian play El Coronel no tiene quien le escriba is at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, NYC in Spanish with English subtitles at 11am. $30

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Wednesday, March 11

Astor Piazzolla, the father of Nuevo Tango (Tango Jazz) was born in Mar del Plata, Argentina on March 11, 1921.

Forro in the Dark plays Brazilian forro at Nublu Classic in Manhattan’s East Village with sets at 9 & 11pm.


Thursday, March 12

Dance traditional Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan from 9:30pm – 2am. (Classes: Beginners 7pm, Intermediate 8pm). $15


Friday, March 13

AUSTIN, TEXAS
SXSW, the South by Southwest film festival runs through March 22.


Saturday, March 14

Rodolfo Biagi, the Tango pianist and composer, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on March 14, 1906.

MEXICO
The Vive Latino rock festival is in Mexico City, Mexico through tomorrow.

Latin Grammy winner Pedro Giraudo plays Argentine tango at Barbès in Park Slope, Brooklyn at 8pm. $10 suggested donation

Dance Argentine Tango at the NYC All Night Milonga at Stepping Out Studios in NoMad, Manhattan from 10pm – 4am. $18


Sunday, March 15

ARGENTINA
The CITA tango festival is in Buenos Aires through March 21.

Dance Argentine tango at the El Destino milonga at Solas in Manhattan’s East Village from 6-11pm. $12


March 2020 week 12 ~ March 16-22


Monday, March 16

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Tuesday, March 17

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day.

Nicky Jam the Puerto Rican-Dominican-American Reggaeton star was born in New York City on March 17, 1981.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade marches up Fifth Avenue.

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Wednesday, March 18

La Canción, the Puerto Rican hip-hop reggaeton musical, is in Spanish with English supertitles at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, NYC at 11am. $30

Forro in the Dark plays Brazilian forro at Nublu Classic in Manhattan’s East Village with sets at 9 & 11pm.


Thursday, March 19

Today is the first day of Spring 2020.

Celebrate the Feast of Saint Joseph, the Latin Father’s Day which honors fathers and stepfathers in memory of Saint Joseph, the stepfather of Jesus.

The Queens World Film Festival runs through March 29.

Dance traditional Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan from 9:30pm – 2am. (Classes: Beginners 7pm, Intermediate 8pm). $15


Friday, March 20

It’s the first day of Spring.


Saturday, March 21

Celebrate Día de la abolición de la esclavitud (Puerto Rico Emancipation Day), the day when the law that ended slavery in Puerto Rico was enacted.

Benito Juárez, the father of modern Mexico, was born in San Pablo Guelatao, Oaxaca on March 21, 1806

Celebrate World Poetry Day.

Celebrate World Puppetry Day.


Sunday, March 22

In 2019, tickets went on sale for American Ballet Theatre’s spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center.

In 2019 the Macy’s Flower Show at Macy’s Herald Square in Manhattan’s Garment District ran through April 7.

PUERTO RICO
Celebrate Puerto Rico Emancipation Day, the day Puerto Rican slaves were legally freed on March 22, 1873.

CLOSING
An exhibition of Jewish-American artist Rachel Feinstein: Maiden, Mother, Crone, closes at the Jewish Museum in Manhattan’s Upper East Side from 11am to 5:45pm. From $8

Dance Argentine tango at the El Destino milonga at Solas in Manhattan’s East Village from 6-11pm. $12


March 2020 week 13 ~ March 23-29


Monday, March 23

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20

PUERTO RICO
Today is the Día de la abolición de la esclavitud (Puerto Rico Emancipation Day) holiday.


Tuesday, March 24

The new moon is this morning at 5:28am.

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Wednesday, March 25

Today is the UN’s International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

OPENING NIGHT
(Anticipated) The New Directors New Films Festival opens at MoMA and Film at Lincoln Center. It runs through April 5.

Celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation.

Forro in the Dark plays Brazilian forro at Nublu Classic in Manhattan’s East Village with sets at 9 & 11pm.


Thursday, March 26

It’s Yankees opening day at the Baltimore Orioles.

It’s Mets opening day vs the Nationals at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens.

The Affordable Art Fair runs through Sunday.

Latin Grammy winner Pedro Giraudo plays Argentine tango at Terraza 7 in Elmhurst, Queens at 9pm. $10

Dance traditional Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan from 9:30pm – 2am. (Classes: Beginners 7pm, Intermediate 8pm). $15


Friday, March 27

Today is the last day to register to vote in New York State in the 2020 presidential election primary election.

FLAMENCO FESTIVAL NEW YORK
The Flamenco Festival opens with Rocío Molina Caída del Cielo at New York City Center in Midtown, NYC at 8pm. From $35


Saturday, March 28

Nobel Prize-winning author Mario Vargas Llosa was born in Arequipa, Peru on March 28, 1936.

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, better known as Italian-American pop star Lady Gaga, was born in New York City on March 28, 1986.

Jorge Alí Triana & Verónica Triana’s Colombian play El Coronel no tiene quien le escriba is at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, NYC in Spanish with English subtitles at 3pm. From $15

Dance Argentine Tango at the NYC All Night Milonga at Stepping Out Studios in NoMad, Manhattan from 10pm – 4am. $18


Sunday, March 29

Dance Argentine tango at the El Destino milonga at Solas in Manhattan’s East Village from 6-11pm. $12


March 2020 week 14 ~ March 30 – April 5


Monday, March 30

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Tuesday, March 31

Celebrate César Chávez Day, the day the Mexican-American labor leader was born in Yuma, Arizona on March 31, 1927.

OPENING NIGHT
The ReelAbilities Film Festival opens at the JCC Manhattan and around town. Through April 6.

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


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