Martin Luther King Weekend 2020

Things to do in NYC around Martin Luther King Weekend ~ Friday-Monday, January 17-20, 2020

Happy Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
ATLANTA, Georgia ~ The African-American civil rights leader was born on January 15, 1929. His holiday this year is Monday, January 20, 2020.

Black Comic Book Festival 2020 at Schomburg Center

HARLEM, Fri-Sat, Jan 17-18, 2020 (unconfirmed) ~ Harlem is Wakanda this weekend. Buy, sell, learn, watch or show your stuff at this family festival.
# african comic book festival cosplay

Join the Women’s March on NYC 2020

Sunday, January 19, 2020
UPPER WEST SIDE & MIDTOWN ~ March in the Women’s March for the civil rights of every human regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, religion or creed


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More Things to do in NYC on Martin Luther King Weekend

Isabel Leonard stars in Debussy’s “Pelléas et Mélisande” at the Met

LINCOLN CENTER, Thu, Jan 31 ~ Debussy’s only French opera is a slice of tragedy.
# french opera argentine star

Try new restaurants with friends during NYC Restaurant Week

Jan 21 – Feb 8, 2019 ~ 2-course lunches for $26 and 3-course dinners for $42.
# african brazilian cuban french italian mexican latin & spanish food

Discover Art Brut at the 2019 Outsider Art Fair

CHELSEA, January 17-20, 2019 ~ America’s leading art fair for “Art Brut” or art created outside the art world.
# french art fair


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Try a Restaurant with Friends

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2019 Latin Food Guide

July 22 – August 16, 2019
NEW YORK CITY ~ See which African, Brazilian, Cuban, French, Italian, Mexican, Puerto Rican and Spanish restaurants joined this food festival of prix fixe lunches and dinners

Lincoln Center Out of Doors is Lincoln Center’s summer festival

Wednesday-Sunday, July 24 – August 11, 2019
LINCOLN CENTER & CONCOURSE, THE BRONX ~ Lincoln Center’s summer festival includes African, Cuban, Dominican, Honduran, Indigenous, Jewish, Mexican, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, & Spanish music, dance, film and word for FREE

Whitney Biennial 2019 shows the diversity of American art today

May 17 – Sep 22, 2019, Closed Tuesdays
Argentine, Colombian, French, Indigenous, Mexican & Puerto Rican art exhibition
MEATPACKING DISTRICT, NYC ~ The survey of the latest developments in American art

Taíno culture at the Museum of the American Indian

July 28, 2018 – Nov 12, 2019
FINANCIAL DISTRICT, NYC ~ This art exhibition examines the renaissance of Indigenous Taíno identity in Caribbean communities. FREE

Argentine Titanosaur at American Museum of Natural History

Through January 1, 2020
Argentine dinosaur
UPPER WEST SIDE, NYC ~ This cast of a 122-foot-long skeleton from Patagonia, Argentina is so big, the head pokes out the door of the dinosaur hall

‘Crown of the Andes,’ Colombian art at the Met Museum

Daily
Colombian Ecuadorian Peruvian Indigenous Inca art
UPPER EAST SIDE, permanent collection ~ This Marion crown from Popayán, Colombia contains the legendary Atahualpa Emerald which belonged to the last Inca emperor

‘Hamilton’ Puerto Rican Broadway at the Richard Rodgers

Open run. Dark Mondays
TIMES SQUARE, NYC ~ The Broadway musical theatre hit of our generation was written by Puerto Rican New Yorker Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights)

“Phantom of the Opera” Broadway at the Majestic Theatre

MAJESTIC THEATRE, TIMES SQUARE THEATER DISTRICT, Dark Sundays, Ongoing ~ The Paris Opera House is haunted

“Chicago the Musical” Broadway

Open-ended run. Dark Wednesdays.
TIMES SQUARE, NYC ~ Puerto Rican Broadway legend Chita Rivera originated the role of bad girl Velma Kelly. Italian-American Liza Minnelli played the good girl Roxie Hart in the original production.

2-for-1 Broadway Week Tickets to Latin Shows in Summer 2019

SALE Wed, August 14, 2019
SHOWS Sep 3-16, 2019
Find out which Broadway shows in this Broadway Week have a Latin connection. Then see how to get 2-for-1 Broadway tickets.

‘Filomena Marturano’ is a play about marriage Caribbean style

Sunday, September 8, 2019
KIPS BAY, NYC ~ Cuban director Leyma López created a Spanish-language adaptation of Eduardo de Filippo’s classic Neapolitan comedy which inspired the movie ‘Marriage Italian Style’. At Repertorio Español.

Terraza 7

It’s a tropical experience. Lots of great local Latin Jazz artists play.
40-19 Gleane Street
at Roosevelt Ave
Elmhurst / Jackson Heights, Queens
Nightly

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER, COLUMBUS CIRCLE, Nightly ~ World-class jazz any night in one of the great New York rooms overlooking Central Park
#JAZZCLUB #LIVEMUSIC

Blue Note

GREENWICH VILLAGE ~ One of New York’s legendary jazz clubs has live music nightly

Birdland

HELL’S KITCHEN, Nightly, Sundays, Arturo O’Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra
#JAZZCLUB #LIVEMUSIC

Zinc Bar

GREENWICH VILLAGE ~ An old-school underground Greenwich Village jazz club owned by an Argentine family

Jazz Gallery

1160 Broadway
at 27th St
NoMad, Manhattan

Village Vanguard

178 Seventh Ave South
between 11th & Perry St
West Village
Closed on Mondays

Jazz Standard

NOMAD, Nightly ~ One of New York’s great jazz rooms

Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater

PUBLIC THEATER, EAST VILLAGE, Nightly ~ A music showcase

House of Yes

BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN, Tue-Sun ~ NYC’s aerial burlesque nightclub is as close as you can get to the good old party days in public

SOB’s Sounds of Brazil

HUDSON SQUARE NYC live music night club ~ New York City’s oldest world music night club

Terraza 7

It’s a tropical experience. Lots of great local Latin Jazz artists play.
40-19 Gleane Street
at Roosevelt Ave
Elmhurst / Jackson Heights, Queens
Nightly

Gonzalez y Gonzalez

GREENWICH VILLAGE ~ G&G is a Mexican restaurant with dancing to live salsa bands on Fridays and Saturdays, and some Thursdays and Sundays too

La Boom

WOODSIDE, QUEENS ~ New York City’s most popular Latin night club
FRI Touring artists
SAT Tropical party
SUN Noches Mexicanas

Cielo closed in 2018

18 Little West 12th St
Meatpacking District
West Village

Nublu Classic and Nublu 151

EAST VILLAGE, Nightly, Wed Nublu Classic Brazilian night ~ Late night underground experimental world jazz clubs. Young and fun without attitude.

Webster Hall is a popular nightclub in the East Village

EAST VILLAGE, December 2018 ~ Webster Hall is closed for remodeling

Le Poisson Rouge

GREENWICH VILLAGE ~ This rock, jazz, Latin, classical and party night club with live music most nights, was the Village Gate where the Salsa Meets Jazz night got jazz legends jamming with salsa legends in the 1970s

DROM is a Turkish Gypsy world music club in NYC’s East Village

85 Avenue A
between 5th & 6th St
East Village, Manhattan
Open nightly

Subrosa is closed (for now)

Closing Party
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

House of Yes

BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN, Tue-Sun ~ NYC’s aerial burlesque nightclub is as close as you can get to the good old party days in public

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER, COLUMBUS CIRCLE, Nightly ~ World-class jazz any night in one of the great New York rooms overlooking Central Park
#JAZZCLUB #LIVEMUSIC

Nublu Classic and Nublu 151

EAST VILLAGE, Nightly, Wed Nublu Classic Brazilian night ~ Late night underground experimental world jazz clubs. Young and fun without attitude.