Martin Luther King Weekend 2020

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

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

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


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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, Cuban jazz live music ~ Multi-Grammy winners carry on the Sunday tradition started by Chico O’Farrill in 1997

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

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.

Graciela Iturbide 50 Years of Mexican Photography at Throckmorton

MIDTOWN EAST; Mon-Sat, Mar 28 – May 18, 2019; Mexican photography exhibition ~ 50 years of remarkable images by Mexico’s greatest living photographer. There is nothing as surreal as life itself.

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

Mundos Alternos, welcome to the Latin world(s) at Queens Museum

FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK; Wed-Sun, Apr 7 – Aug 18, 2019 ~ You might not have a heard of most of these artists, but each and every one will make you think (as in Kidnapped by Aliens)

Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything at the Jewish Museum

UPPER EAST SIDE; Thu-Tue, Apr 12 – Sep 8, 2019; Jewish French-Canadian art exhibition ~ One of the great poets of the last generation knew exactly where the light enters you

Joan Miró: Birth of the World at MoMA

MIDTOWN, daily, Feb 24 – Jun 15, 2019, Spanish modern art exhibition ~ Explore the development of Joan Miró’s visual language

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

UPPER EAST SIDE, daily, permanent collection; Colombian Ecuadorian Peruvian Indigenous Inca colonial art exhibition ~ This beautiful religious icon from Popayán contains the legendary Atahualpa Emerald which belonged to the last Inca emperor

Taíno culture at the Museum of the American Indian

FINANCIAL DISTRICT; daily, Jul 28, 2018 – Oct 2019; Indigenous Taíno art exhibition ~ Caribbean communities are reclaiming our roots. FREE

‘Hamilton’ Puerto Rican Broadway at the Richard Rodgers

TIMES SQUARE; open-ended run. Dark Mondays; Puerto Rican Broadway musical theatre ~ The Broadway 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

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

“El coronel no tiene quien le escriba” Colombian theatre at Repertorio

KIPS BAY; Fri Apr 26, 2019; Colombian off-broadway theatre in spanish ~ Jorge Alí Triana’s adaptation of the classic Gabriel García Márquez story about how history repeats itself

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

La Boom weekend Latin night club

WOODSIDE, QUEENS; Latin night club dancing ~ FRI Touring artists, SAT Tropical dance party, SUN New York City’s big Mexican night

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

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