Martin Luther King Weekend 2020

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

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


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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

‘Yuli’ the story of Cuban ballet legend Carlos Acosta

Sunday, July 14, 2019
LINCOLN CENTER, NYC ~ This inspiring movie tells the life story of Cuban ballet dance legend Carlos Acosta (Royal Ballet, Acosta Danza)

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

April 7 – August 18, 2019
Wednesday-Sunday
FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK, QUEENS ~ 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

April 12 – September 8, 2019
Closed Wednesdays
Jewish French-Canadian art exhibition
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ One of the great poets of the last generation knew exactly where the light enters you

The revenge of the Shaman ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’ at the Met Museum

Daily, May 9 – September 8, 2019
French, French-Canadian, Italian, Spanish fashion art exhibition
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ The Costume Institute’s 2019 exhibition explores how camp fashion goes mainstream

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 – October 2019
Daily
Indigenous Taíno art exhibition
FINANCIAL DISTRICT, NYC ~ Caribbean communities are reclaiming our roots. FREE

‘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

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

‘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)

SummerStage 2019

June 1 – August 27, 2019
Summer live music dance theatre festival
NYC PARKS ~ African, Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Creole, Cuban, Dominican, French, Garifuna, Haitian, Indigenous, Italian, Jewish, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Spanish culture and more. FREE

“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.

Cuban director’s ‘Filomena Marturano’ premieres at Repertorio Español

OPENING NIGHT
Wednesday, July 23, 2019
Fri-Sun, July 26-28, 2019
Fri-Sun, August 2-4, 2019
KIPS BAY, NYC ~ Leyma López has created a Spanish-language adaptation of Eduardo de Filippo’s classic Neapolitan comedy which inspired the movie ‘Marriage Italian Style.’

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

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

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

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