Martin Luther King Weekend 2020

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

“Crusader: Martin Luther King Jr.” at Schomburg Center

HARLEM, Mon-Sat, Jan 15 to Apr 6, 2019 ~ Behind-the-scenes photo exhibit of Dr. King traveling, at rest and in celebration.
# african photography exhibition

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Free at Last, Free at Last”

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, Jan 15, 1929 (HOLIDAY JANUARY 20, 2020) ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He taught that we should get educated, vote, stand up for ourselves in a non-violent way, and keep going until we are truly free at last.
# african civil rights leader

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

UPPER WEST SIDE & MIDTOWN, Sun, January 19, 2020 ~ We march for the civil rights of every human regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, religion or creed.
# women’s parade

5,000 years at the Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory

UPPER EAST SIDE, Opening night Thu, Jan 17, Show Jan 18-27, 2019, daily ~ African, French, Haitian, Italian, Mexican, Puerto Rican and Spanish antiques, art and design. The show benefits East Side House Settlement which provides educational programs to families in the South Bronx and Upper Manhattan.
# antiques fair bronx philanthropy


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More Things to do in NYC on Martin Luther King Weekend

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

HELL’S KITCHEN, most Sundays ~ Multi-Grammy winners carry on the Sunday tradition started by Chico O’Farrill in 1997
# live cuban jazz

Dance Argentine Tango at El Destino at Solas

EAST VILLAGE, Sundays ~ NYC’s best social Argentine tango dancers embrace in an intimate room and dance to one of New York City’s best tango DJs
# argentine tango dancing

Plácido Domingo conducts Verdi’s Italian opera “Aida” at the Met

LINCOLN CENTER, Thu, Feb 28; Mon, Mar 4, Thu, Mar 7, 2019 ~ Kristen Lewis stars in Verdi’s grand opera set in ancient Egypt.
# italian opera live music

See Phantom or Chicago during NYC Broadway Week

JAN 21 – FEB 10, 2019 ~ 2-for-1 tickets to popular Broadway shows are on sale now.
# broadway #theatre #sale

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

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

Legendary film ‘I am Cuba’ (Soy Cuba) at Film Forum

HUDSON SQUARE, daily Feb 15-21, 2019, classic Cuban movies ~ 1964 Cuban-Soviet film tells four stories of Cuba with the most amazing tracking shots. Presented by Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese.

‘Birds of Passage’ an epic Colombian movie at Film Forum

HUDSON SQUARE, Feb 14-21, 2019. Indigenous Colombian movies ~ This epic ‘Godfather’-like crime drama made the 2019 Oscars shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film

Early Italian Drawings at the Morgan Library

MURRAY HILL, Tue-Sun, Feb 15 – May 19, 2019, Italian Renaissance art exhibition ~ The development of Renaissance drawing practices in the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries

Salvador Dali Spanish Art at ACA Galleries

CHELSEA, Tue-Sat, Jan 10-Mar 9, 2019 ~ Etchings, tapestries and drawings from the famous Argillet Collection (his collaborator & publisher).
# spanish modern art exhibition

Socrates Annual at Socrates Sculpture Park

ASTORIA, QUEENS: Daily, Oct 7, 2018 to Mar 11, 2019 ~ Annual outdoor sculpture show in the NYC park founded by Italian-American abstract expressionist sculptor Mark di Suvero. FREE
# dominican french peruvian puerto rican outdoor sculpture

Lucio Fontana ‘Spatial Environment’ (1968) at El Museo del Barrio

EAST HARLEM, Jan 24-Apr 14, 2019 ~ El Museo reconstructs the Argentine-Italian modern artist’s last environment. Go see how his ideas influenced performance art and take a selfie.
# argentine italian post war art exhibition

Lucio Fontana ‘On the Threshold’ Argentine-Italian art at the Met Breuer

UPPER EAST SIDE, Tue-Sun, Jan 23 to Apr 14, 2019 ~ The minimalist abstract artist mixed painting, sculpture and architecture in ways that foretold performance art.
# argentine italian post war art exhibition

Mariana Castillo Deball ‘Finding Oneself Outside’ at the New Museum

LOWER EAST SIDE, Tue-Sun, Jan 22 – Apr 14, 2019 ~ Castillo Deball looks at cross sections of space and time with culture and philosophy.
# mexican contemporary art exhibition

Da Vinci Drawings and Prints at the Met Museum

UPPER EAST SIDE, Jan 28-Apr 28, 2019, Italian old masters art exhibition ~ The Met celebrates the Italian master’s 500th anniversary by showing drawings and prints from the permanent collection.

“Crusader: Martin Luther King Jr.” at Schomburg Center

HARLEM, Mon-Sat, Jan 15 to Apr 6, 2019 ~ Behind-the-scenes photo exhibit of Dr. King traveling, at rest and in celebration.
# african photography exhibition

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

UPPER EAST SIDE, Daily ~ The legendary Colombian religious icon from Popayán contains the Atahualpa Emerald which belonged to the last Inca emperor.
# colombian colonial art exhibition

Taíno culture at the Museum of the American Indian

FINANCIAL DISTRICT, Daily, Jul 28, 2018 – Oct 2019 ~ Caribbean communities are reclaiming our Taíno roots. FREE
# indigenous caribbean art exhibition

“Hamilton” Puerto Rican Broadway at the Richard Rodgers

TIMES SQUARE, Open-ended run. Dark Mon ~ The Broadway hit of our generation was written by Lin-Manuel Miranda (“In the Heights”), a Puerto Rican New Yorker.
# puerto rican broadway musical

“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

AMBASSADOR THEATRE, TIMES SQUARE THEATER DISTRICT, Dark Wednesdays, Open-ended run. ~ Puerto Rican Broadway legend Chita Rivera originated the role of Velma Kelly. Italian-American Liza Minnelli added her style.

See Phantom or Chicago during NYC Broadway Week

JAN 21 – FEB 10, 2019 ~ 2-for-1 tickets to popular Broadway shows are on sale now.
# broadway #theatre #sale

‘La Celestina’ Spanish comedy opens at Repertorio Español

KIPS BAY, Fri Feb 22; Mar 1, Classic Spanish comic theatre, based on the Fernando de Rojas masterpiece (1499), adapted by Cuban New York playwright Leyma López.

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, Nightly ~ One of NYC’s legendary jazz clubs
#JAZZCLUB #LIVEMUSIC

Birdland

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

Jazz Standard

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

The Django

ROXY HOTEL, TRIBECA, Wed-Sat ~ A retro jazz cellar

Zinc Bar

GREENWICH VILLAGE, Sun, December 9 & 16, 2018 ~ Argentine Tango Dancing to live music by the Zinc Tango Trio

Jazz Gallery

1160 Broadway
at 27th St
NoMad, Manhattan

Village Vanguard

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

Latin clubbing at La Boom

WOODSIDE, QUEENS ~ Touring artists Fridays, Tropical dance party Saturdays, Mexican night Sundays.
# latin night club dancing

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

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

SOB’s Sounds of Brazil

HUDSON SQUARE ~ NYC’s oldest World Music nightclub
#WORLDMUSIC #NIGHTCLUB

Cielo is House music heaven and the home of Louie Vega

18 Little West 12th St
Meatpacking District
West Village

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 has dancing to live Salsa bands Friday & Saturday

192 Mercer St
between Bleecker & Houston
Greenwich Village
Closed on Mondays

Le Poisson Rouge

GREENWICH VILLAGE, Nightly ~ Music and art cabaret
#NIGHTCLUB #LIVEMUSIC

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

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.

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