May 2018 things to do in NYC

May things to do in NYC include Frieze Week art fairs, art auctions, Cinco de Mayo, New York Dance Parade, Cuban Parade, Memorial Day, and more.

Mother’s Day

December 8, 2018, Saturday
Panamanian Mother’s Day
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Most countries celebrate the second Sunday in May. Others celebrate on different days in May, June, August, October & December. Love you Mom!

Cinco de Mayo

Celebrate the French defeat at the Battle of Puebla, May 5, 1862
Sunday, May 5, 2019

Memorial Day Weekend

May 24 – 27, 2019
Friday – Monday
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MEMORIAL DAY
Monday, May 27, 2019
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Remember those who died serving our country. Thank you and God Bless!

Celebrate the May Revolution of Buenos Aires

On May 25, 1810, the May Revolution of Buenos Aires launched the Argentine War of Independence ~ which launched the Latin American Wars of Independence ~ which ended with the Spanish-American War of 1898. One step in the eternal struggle to be free.
Saturday, May 25, 2019

152nd Street Cultural Festival celebrates Puerto Rican culture ¡ Boricua !

The warm-up to the National Puerto Rican Day Parade.
152nd St between Jackson Ave and Union Ave
Woodstock, The Bronx
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Saturday, May 25, 2019
FREE

Feast of the Ascension commemorates Jesus entering heaven

The religious narrative of rising into the heavens mirrors the nature’s narrative of crops growing towards the sky.
40th day of Easter
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2018 screens contemporary Italian movies

Film Society of Lincoln Center
Walter Reade Theater
May 31 – June 6, 2018

‘Othello’ Free Shakespeare in the Park by Ruben Santiago-Hudson

The Tony Award-winning Afro – Puerto Rican – American director tells the story of the Moor of Venice, classic Shakespeare with racial and religious themes that are surprisingly contemporary.
Delacorte Theater
Central Park, Manhattan
May 29 – June 24, 2018


May 2018 Calendar

May brings Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day. It brings the Ascension and this year, Pentecost. It’s National Salsa Month.



It’s Frieze Week, a week of art fairs in New York City.

This week is part of the May Day Congressional State Work Period, April 30 – May 4. Tell the politicians who represent you what you think is important at a Town Hall in your region.


Tuesday, May 1

Celebrate May Day, the ancient European Spring festival; or Workers Day (Día del Trabajador) which is public holiday in many Latin countries.

72nd Tony Awards nominations will be announced at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in Lincoln Center, and webcast live on TonyAwards.com at 8:30 am. Awards tickets go on sale.

Repertorio Español performs Puerto Rican comedy La Gringa at its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 11 am. $30

Real Madrid tied Bayern Münich 2 – 2, but won their UEFA Champions League Semi Final match 4 – 3 on aggregate. Real goes through to the Final.

FIESTA! features Puerto Rican soprano Larisa Martinez accompanied by four cellos performing music of Spain, Brazil, Cuba, and Argentina at On Stage at Kingsborough in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn (Coney Island) at 7 pm. $23 – $25

The New York Mets lost 2 – 3 to the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field in Willets Point, Queens at 7:10 pm.

The Metropolitan Opera performs Charles Gounod’s French opera Roméo et Juliette starring Mexican – American Ailyn Pérez and Italian – Ecuadorian Charles Castronovo with Spanish – Mexican opera legend Plácido Domingo conducting at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $25

Our Lady of 121st St by Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Adly Guirgis, directed by Tony & Emmy Award-winner Phylicia Rashad, opens at The Signature Theatre in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan at 7:30 pm. From $30.  Playing Tuesday – Sunday through June 10, 2018.

New York City Ballet performs its Spring 2018 21st Century Choreographers program at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $30

Spanish bassist and leader Alexis Cuadrado presents Shoes at Dizzy’s on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 with sets at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. $20 – $35

Italian-American bandleader Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks play their weekly Hot Jazz gig at Mexican restaurant Iguana New York in Midtown, Manhattan at 8 & 11 pm. $20 cover + $20 minimum


Wednesday, May 2

Celebrate the Dos de Mayo (2nd of May) popular uprising in Madrid which sparked the Spanish War of Independence from the French in 1808 (La Guerra de la Independencia Española). These events during the Peninsular War (1807-1814) with Napoleonic France ultimately led to the independence of Latin America.

Repertorio Español performs Spanish comedy El Quixote at its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 11 am. $30

The Art New York and Context New York international art fairs are at Pier 94 in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan through Sunday.

Watch Roma 4 – 2 Liverpool, a UEFA Champions League Semi Final 2nd Leg game at 2:45 pm. Liverpool wins the match 7 – 6 on aggregate.

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (West 10th St) in Manhattan’s West Village at 4 pm. Free ($10 donation suggested)

The Bryant Park Dance Party season starts with a Salsa Dura party featuring Doug Beavers & Titanes del Trombon in a tribute to Cheo Feliciano at Bryant Park in Midtown, Manhattan at 6 pm. Free

The New York Mets lost 0 – 7 to the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens at 7:10 pm. From $18

New York City Ballet performs a Balanchine Black & White program at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm.

The Metropolitan Opera performs Donizetti’s Italian opera Lucia di Lammermoor at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $25

Legendary New York Puerto Rican DJ Louie Vega spins his regular Roots NYC party at Cielo in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District at 10 pm.

Brazilian party band Forro in the Dark plays Nublu Classic in Manhattan’s East Village at 10 pm. $10


Thursday, May 3

Celebrate the Day of the Cross (Día de la Cruz), an old Christian feast that celebrates the finding of the “True Cross” in 326, and in Mexico is related to ancient Mayan and Aztec Spring festivals.

Remember The Third of May 1808, the revolutionary painting by Francisco Goya of the horrors of war. It is one of the first great paintings of the modern era.

Repertorio Español performs Puerto Rican comedy La Gringa at its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 11 am. $30

Frieze New York 2018 opens with Previews on Randall’s Island Manhattan from 11 am – 8 pm. $125. Private View from 5 – 8 pm, $45.

The New York Mets play the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens at 1:10 pm. From $18

New York City Ballet’s 2018 Spring Gala is at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center.

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga at Long Island City Landing in Long Island City, Queens in the late afternoon. Confirm the time at volvotango.com. Take the East River ferry to Hunters Point South from East 34th St, Wall St, or Brooklyn ferry stops. $10 suggested donation.

New York City Ballet opens its Jerome Robbins centennial celebration with a Tribute to Robbins program at 7 pm. $30 – $151

The Metropolitan Opera performs Massenet’s French opera Cendrillon at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8 pm. From $27

Dance Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional at La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan. Beginner lesson at 7 pm. (Mention New York Latin Culture Magazine to Juan Pablo for something special). Intermediate lesson at 8 pm. Dancing from 9:30 pm – 2 am. $15


Friday, May 4

Several Sotheby’s auction exhibitions open today at Sotheby’s in Manhattan’s Upper East Side from 10 am – 5 pm.

  • Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas: Auction Monday, May 14
  • Impressionist and Modern Art: Auction Monday – Tuesday, May 14 – 15
  • Contemporary Art: Auction Wednesday – Thursday, May 16 – 17

The Frieze New York 2018 art fair is at Randall’s Island, Manhattan from 11 am – 7 pm. $27 – $48

Repertorio Español performs Puerto Rican musical La Canción in Spanish at its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 11 am. $30

The TEFAF New York Spring art fair opens at the Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan’s Upper East Side from 12 noon – 8 pm. Through Tuesday. $55

New York City Parks & Recreation is hosting NYC’s Cinco de Mayo celebration at Sunset Park in Sunset Park, Brooklyn from 4 – 7 pm. FREE

An exhibition of renowned Italian – American artist John Baldessari All Z’s (Picabia/Mondrian) opens with a reception at Marian Goodman Gallery in Midtown, Manhattan from 6 – 8 pm. The exhibition is on view Monday – Saturday through June 22.

Nano Stern, who Joan Baez called, “the best young Chilean songwriter of his generation,” plays Elebash Recital Hall at The Graduate Center in Murray Hill, Manhattan at 7 pm. $20 – $25

Egypt meets Haiti with Zikrayat and the Agoci Band at Flushing Town Hall in Flushing, Queens at 7 pm. $10 – $16

Brazilian singer Clarice Assad & Friends sing for the New York Festival of Song at Subculture in Greenwich Village, Manhattan at 7 pm. $30 – $50

The New York Yankees play the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 7:05 pm. From $68

The New York Mets play the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens at 7:10 pm. It’s Jay Bruce Free Shirt Friday. From $17

The Elio Villafranca Quintet plays On Any Given Night in Havana, A Tribute to Tata Güines, at Dizzy’s with sets at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. $25 – $45

Chavela, Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi’s 2017 documentary about the Mexican Ranchera legend, is screening at Sunset Park in Sunset Park, Brooklyn at 8 pm. FREE

New York City Ballet presents an All Robbins No. 1: Bernstein Collaborations program that includes the West Side Story Suite at 8 pm. $30 – $185

The Metropolitan Opera performs Puccini’s Italian opera Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8 pm. From $25

New Colombian play El coronel no tiene quien le escriba (No one writes to the colonel) is at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 8 pm. $17 – $72


Saturday, May 5

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo, the American celebration of Mexican culture that commemorates the Mexican victory over the French army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.

Celebrate the birthday of Tango composer Osvaldo Fresedo in Buenos Aires, Argentina on May 5, 1897.

The Frieze New York 2018 art fair is at Randall’s Island, Manhattan from 11 am – 6 pm. $27 – $48

LAST CHANCE to see American Landscape, a group exhibition that includes work by Cuban – American artist Teresita Fernández at Lehmann Maupin in Chelsea, Manhattan, from 10 am – 6 pm.

The TEFAF New York Spring art fair is at the Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan’s Upper East Side from 12 noon – 8 pm. $55

The Metropolitan Opera performs Charles Gounod’s French opera Roméo et Juliette starring Mexican – American Ailyn Pérez and Italian – Ecuadorian Charles Castronovo with Spanish – Mexican opera legend Plácido Domingo conducting at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 1 pm. From $25

The New York Yankees play the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 1:05 pm. From $15

The New York Red Bulls play NYCFC (New York Derby) at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey (Newark) at 1:55 pm. From $33

New York City Ballet presents an All Robbins No. 1: Bernstein Collaborations program that includes the West Side Story Suite at 2 pm. $30 – $185

Repertorio Español performs Spanish Golden Age comedy Valor, Agravio y Mujer in Spanish at its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 3 pm. $17 – $68

Teatro SEA, NYC’s bilingual Latino children’s theatre, presents A Tango Dancing Cinderella at its theater in Manhattan’s Lower East Side at 3 pm. $10 – $20

The New York Mets play the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens at 7:10 pm. The giveaway is a Yoenis Cespedes Garden Gnome. From $17

The Elio Villafranca Quintet plays On Any Given Night in Havana, A Tribute to Tata Güines, at Dizzy’s with sets at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. $25 – $45

The Metropolitan Opera performs Donizetti’s Italian opera Lucia di Lammermoor at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8 pm. From $25

Django a Gogo plays the music of French Jazz legend Django Reinhardt at The Town Hall in Midtown, Manhattan at 8 pm. $45 – $75

Repertorio Español performs Colombian stand-up comedy Sin wifi también se vive in Spanish at its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 8 pm. $17 – $72


Sunday, May 6

The first Sunday in May is Spanish, Portuguese, and Romanian Mother’s Day.

Celebrate the birthday of Rudolph Valentino, the first Latin film idol, who was born in Castellaneta, Apulia, Italy on May 6, 1895.

LAST CHANCE to see the Frieze New York 2018 art fair at Randall’s Island, Manhattan from 11 am – 6 pm. $27 – $48

Bleeding edge SPRING/BREAK Art Show Brooklyn opens at City Point in Downtown, Brooklyn. Through Sunday, May 14.

The TEFAF New York Spring art fair is at the Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan’s Upper East Side from 12 noon – 6 pm. $55

The Cinco de Mayo Parade is on Central Park West from 106th to 97th St from 12 noon – 3 pm.

The New York Yankees play the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 1:05 pm. From $15

The New York Mets play the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens at 1:10 pm. It’s Jerry Blevins Baseball Socks day. From $20

Watch FC Barcelona 2 – 2 Real Madrid, a La Liga El Clásico at 2:45 pm ET.

Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Art of the Real documentary film festival is screening the U.S. Premiere of Central Airport THF by Berlin-based Brazilian director Karim Aïnouz at 3 pm. $10 – 15

Repertorio Español performs Colombian stand-up comedy Sin wifi también se vive in Spanish at its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 3 pm. $17 – $72

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (West 10th St) in Manhattan’s West Village in the late afternoon. Confirm the time at volvotango.com.

LAST CHANCE to see French – Canadian Cirque du Soleil VOLTA at Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment in East Rutherford, NJ at 5 pm. From $55.

Late Mexican director Eugenio Polovsky’s Tropic of Cancer (2004) and Mitote (2012) are screening at Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Art of the Real documentary film festival at 5 pm. $10 – 15

The 33rd Lucille Lortel Awards for outstanding achievement Off-Broadway are at NYU Skirball Center in Greenwich Village, Manhattan at 7 pm.

The Elio Villafranca Quintet plays On Any Given Night in Havana, A Tribute to Tata Güines, at Dizzy’s with sets at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. $25 – $45

Cuban Jazz master Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra plays Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan at 9 & 11 pm. $40

Dance Argentine Tango with the Zinc Tango Trio at Zinc Bar in Greenwich Village from 9 pm – 12 midnight.



Monday, May 7

Celebrate the birthday of “Evita” Eva Peron, the former first lady of Argentina, who was born in Los Toldos, Argentina on May 7, 1919.

Repertorio Español performs Spanish Golden Age comedy Valor, Agravio y Mujer at its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 11 am. $30

The TEFAF New York Spring art fair is at the Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan’s Upper East Side from 12 noon – 8 pm. $55

The Metropolitan Opera performs Massenet’s French opera Cendrillon at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $27

Italian-American bandleader Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks play their weekly Hot Jazz gig at Mexican restaurant Iguana New York in Midtown, Manhattan at 8 & 11 pm. $20 cover + $20 minimum


Tuesday, May 8

Celebrate the birthday of Enrique Iglesias, the King of Latin Pop, in Madrid, Spain on May 8, 1975.

The Cannes Film Festival opens with a screening of Ashgar Farhadi’s Everybody Knows starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem.

Repertorio Español performs Dominican drama En el tiempo de las mariposas at its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 11 am. $30

LAST CHANCE to see the TEFAF New York Spring art fair at the Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan’s Upper East Side from 12 noon – 6 pm. $55

Christie’s Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller: 19th and 20th Century Art Evening Sale is at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center in Midtown, Manhattan at 7 pm.

The New York Yankees play arch-rivals the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 7:05 pm. From $25

New York City Ballet presents an All Robbins No. 1: Bernstein Collaborations program that includes the West Side Story Suite at 7:30 pm. $30 – $185

Limón Dance Company opens its Spring season at the Joyce Theater in Chelsea, Manhattan at 7:30 pm. Through Sunday. From $26

The Metropolitan Opera performs Puccini’s Italian opera Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $25

Italian-American bandleader Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks play their weekly Hot Jazz gig at Mexican restaurant Iguana New York in Midtown, Manhattan at 8 & 11 pm. $20 cover + $20 minimum


Wednesday, May 9

Repertorio Español performs Puerto Rican comedy La Gringaat its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 11 am. $30

Watch FC Barcelona shoot for an unbeaten La Liga season in Barcelona vs Villareal at Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain at 2 pm ET.

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (West 10th St) in Manhattan’s West Village in the late afternoon. Confirm the time at volvotango.com.

Rhythm Tolee plays Bhangra & Bollywood at the Bryant Park Dance Party at Bryant Park in Midtown, Manhattan at 6 pm. FREE

The New York Yankees play arch-rivals the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 7:05 pm. From $20

Limón Dance Company presents its Spring season at the Joyce Theater in Chelsea, Manhattan at 7:30 pm. From $26

The Metropolitan Opera performs Charles Gounod’s French opera Roméo et Juliette starring Mexican – American Ailyn Pérez and Italian – Ecuadorian Charles Castronovo with Spanish – Mexican opera legend Plácido Domingo conducting at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $25

Orchestra of St. Luke’s performs Bach and Vivaldi (Italian) in a program of choral music for the Eve of Ascension at Saint Thomas Church in Midtown, Manhattan at 7:30 pm. From $40

Legendary New York Puerto Rican DJ Louie Vega spins his regular Roots NYC party at Cielo in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District at 10 pm.

Brazilian party band Forro in the Dark plays Nublu Classic in Manhattan’s East Village at 10 pm. $10


Thursday, May 10

May 10 is Mother’s Day in Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador.

Celebrate the Feast of the Ascension, the Roman Catholic holiday that commemorates the belief that Jesus ascended to heaven on the 40th day of Easter. It’s a public holiday in France. Colombia celebrates four days later.

Celebrate the birthday of Roberto Firpo, the early Argentine Tango pianist, orchestra leader, and composer in Flores, Buenos Aires on May 10, 1884.

Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan’s Upper East Side from 10 am – 5:30 pm; and is on view daily through October 8. $25

Repertorio Español performs Puerto Rican musical La Canción in Spanish at its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 11 am. $30

The National Puerto Rican Day Parade’s 3rd Golf Outing is at Pelham Bay Golf Course in The Bronx from 11:15 am – after 5:30 pm. From $300

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga at Long Island City Landing in Long Island City, Queens in the late afternoon. Confirm the time at volvotango.com. Take the East River ferry to Hunters Point South from East 34th St, Wall St, or Brooklyn ferry stops. $10 suggested donation.

Two exhibitions of Venezuelan photographers Alfredo Cortina Un Atlas para Elizabeth and Yeni & Nan open at Henrique Faria New York in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. They are on view Tuesday – Saturday through June 16, 2018.

An exhibition of Spanish painter Antonio Cazorla opens with a reception at Bernarducci Gallery in Chelsea, Manhattan from 6 – 8 pm. The exhibition is on view Tuesday – Saturday through June 9.

An exhibition of Chilean artist Alonsa Guevara opens with a reception at Anna Zorina Gallery in Chelsea, Manhattan from 6 – 8 pm, and is on view Tuesday – Saturday, through June 16.

An exhibition of Italian – American sculptural photographer Matt Colagiuri opens with a reception at La MaMa Galleria in Manhattan’s East Village from 6 – 8 pm. It is on view Thursday – Sunday, through May 26.

The New York Yankees play arch-rivals the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 7:05 pm. From $40

The Fred Hersch – Miguel Zenón Duo play the Jazz Standard in NoMAD, Manhattan at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. $35

Limón Dance Company presents its Spring season at the Joyce Theater in Chelsea, Manhattan at 8 pm. From $26

Dance Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional at La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan. Beginner lesson at 7 pm. (Mention New York Latin Culture Magazine to Juan Pablo for something special). Intermediate lesson at 8 pm. Dancing from 9:30 pm – 2 am. $15

LAST CHANCE to see Donizetti’s Italian opera Lucia di Lammermoor at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $25


Friday, May 11

Celebrate the birthday of Buika, the queen of Flamenco Soul, in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, on May 11, 1972.

Applications to participate in the National Puerto Rican Day Parade are due today.

Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat opens at IFC Center in Manhattan’s West Village. $15

Repertorio Español performs Mexican – American drama Blind Spot at its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 11 am. $30

Portuguese – American illustrator Joana Avillez and Molly Young celebrate the launch of their illustrated book D C-T! at Picture Room in Brooklyn Heights from 7 – 10 pm.

The New York Yankees play the Oakland Athletics at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 7:05 pm. From $15

LAST CHANCE to see Massenet’s French opera Cendrillon at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8 pm. From $27

Limón Dance Company presents its Spring season at the Joyce Theater in Chelsea, Manhattan at 8 pm. From $26

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs at NJPAC Prudential Hall, Friday – Sunday, May 11 – 13 at 8 pm (3 pm Sunday). $25 – $89

Repertorio Español performs Dominican drama En el tiempo de las mariposas in Spanish at its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 8 pm. $17 – $66

Dance Argentine Tango at Milonga on the Hudson at the Hudson Dance Studio in Edgewater, New Jersey from 9:30 pm – 12 midnight. $15


Saturday, May 12

LAST CHANCE to see the exhibition of Italian – American artist Angelina Gualdoni Casa della Nuova Strega at Asya Geisberg Gallery in Chelsea, Manhattan from 11 am – 6 pm.

LAST CHANCE to see The Metropolitan Opera performance of Charles Gounod’s French opera Roméo et Juliette starring Mexican – American Ailyn Pérez and Italian – Ecuadorian Charles Castronovo with Spanish – Mexican opera legend Plácido Domingo conducting at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 1 pm. From $25

The New York Yankees play the Oakland Athletics at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 1:05 pm. From $20

Limón Dance Company presents its Spring season at the Joyce Theater in Chelsea, Manhattan at 2 pm. From $26

New Colombian play El coronel no tiene quien le escriba (No one writes to the colonel) is at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 3 pm. $17 – $72

Teatro SEA, NYC’s bilingual Latino children’s theatre, presents A Tango Dancing Cinderella at its theater in Manhattan’s Lower East Side at 3 pm. $10 – $20

An exhibition of Puerto Rican artists Gran Turismo Cristina Tufiño and Jonny Negron opens with a reception at Selena Gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn from 7 – 10 pm. It is on view through June 9, 2018.

An exhibition of Queer, Jewish – American, Afro – Brazilian artist Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo As Bright as Yellow opens with a reception at Deli Gallery in Long Island City, Queens from 7 – 10 pm. It is on view through June 17.

An exhibition of Filipino artist Karl Orozco Come You Back to Maynila Bay opens with a reception at Chashama 266 in Chinatown, Manhattan from 6 – 9 pm. It is on view Saturday – Tuesday through May 27.

Limón Dance Company presents its Spring season at the Joyce Theater in Chelsea, Manhattan at 8 pm. From $26

LAST CHANCE this season to see the Metropolitan Opera perform Puccini’s Italian opera Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8 pm. From $25

Repertorio Español performs Argentine comedy La fiaca in Spanish at its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 8 pm. $17 – $72

Dance Argentine Tango at the NYC All Night Milonga at Stepping Out Studios in NoMad, Manhattan. Beginner and Intermediate lessons at 9 pm. Dancing from 10 pm – 5 am. $18


Sunday, May 13

Mother’s Day is the second Sunday in May. Love you Mom!

Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Fátima, the Marion apparition who visited Fátima, Portugal from May 13 to October 13, 1917.

The New York Yankees play the Oakland Athletics at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 1:05 pm. From $15

Limón Dance Company presents its Spring season at the Joyce Theater in Chelsea, Manhattan at 2 pm. From $26

Ballet Hispanico presents an En Familia (family) performance at the United Palace in Washington Heights, Manhattan at 2:30 pm. $15 – $25

Watch FC Barcelona shoot for an unbeaten La Liga season in Levante vs Barcelona at Estadio Ciudad de Valencia at 2:45 pm ET.

Repertorio Español performs Brazilian comedy Doña Flor y sus maridos in Spanish at its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 3 pm. $17 – $66

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (West 10th St) in Manhattan’s West Village in the late afternoon. Confirm the time at volvotango.com.

Cuban Jazz master Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra plays Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan at 9 & 11 pm. $40

Dance Argentine Tango with the Zinc Tango Trio at Zinc Bar in Greenwich Village from 9 pm – 12 midnight.



It’s 20th Century Week, a week of Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary art auctions.


Monday, May 14

Sotheby’s Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas auction is at Sotheby’s in Manhattan’s Upper East Side at 10:30 am.

Bryant Park presents New York City Opera in the park with excerpts from Bizet’s French opera Carmen at Bryant Park in Midtown, Manhattan from 6 – 7 pm. FREE

Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale auction is at Sotheby’s in Manhattan’s Upper East Side at 7 pm.

American Ballet Theatre opens Giselle with Hee Seo, Roberto Bolle (Italian) and Gillian Murphy at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $22

Italian-American bandleader Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks play their weekly Hot Jazz gig at Mexican restaurant Iguana New York in Midtown, Manhattan at 8 & 11 pm. $20 cover + $20 minimum


Tuesday, May 15

Celebrate Paraguayan Mother’s Day.

Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale auction is at Sotheby’s in Manhattan’s Upper East Side at 10 am.

Repertorio Español presents Puerto Rican comedy La Gringa at its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 11 am. $30

Christie’s holds its Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center at  7 pm.

The New York Mets play the Toronto Blue Jays at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens at 7:10 pm. From $15

American Ballet Theatre performs Giselle starring Misty Copeland (African – American), Herman Cornejo (Argentine) and Devon Teuscher at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $22


Wednesday, May 16

Christie’s holds its Impressionist and Modern Art Works on Paper auction at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center at 10 am.

Repertorio Español presents Spanish Lorca drama La casa de Bernarda Alba at its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 11 am. $30

The New York Mets play the Toronto Blue Jays at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens at 1:10 pm. From $15

Christie’s holds its Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center at 2 pm.

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (West 10th St) in Manhattan’s West Village in the late afternoon. Confirm the time at volvotango.com.

Sofia Tosello & Yuri Juarez play Tangolandó (Afro-Peruvian Tango) at the Bryant Park Dance Party at Bryant Park in Midtown, Manhattan at 6 pm. FREE

Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale is at Sotheby’s in Manhattan’s Upper East Side at 7 pm.

American Ballet Theatre performs Giselle at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 2 pm & 7:30 pm. From $22

Legendary New York Puerto Rican DJ Louie Vega spins his regular Roots NYC party at Cielo in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District at 10 pm.

Brazilian party band Forro in the Dark plays Nublu Classic in Manhattan’s East Village at 10 pm. $10


Thursday, May 17

The FIFA world soccer ranking is updated today.

Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Day Sale is at Sotheby’s in Manhattan’s Upper East Side at 10 am.

LAST CHANCE to see the exhibition of Italian sculptor and painter Lorenzo Cascio Ancient and Modern Myths at Able Fine Art Gallery in Manhattan’s Lower East Side from 11 am – 6 pm.

Jean Dubuffet Théâtres de mémoire, an exhibition of the French artist’s Théâtres de mémoire series opens with a reception at Pace Gallery in Chelsea, Manhattan from 6 – 8 pm. It is on view through June 29.

Cecilia Vicuña La India Contaminada, an exhibition of work by the Chile-born New York artist opens at Lehmann Maupin gallery in Chelsea, Manhattan. It is on view Monday – Saturday, through July 6.

Claudia DeMonte Memento Viverean exhibition of sculpture and installations by the American – Italian artist opens with a reception at June Kelly Gallery in SoHo, Manhattan from 6 – 8 pm. The exhibition is on view Tuesday – Saturday through June 19.

Christie’s holds its Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale at Christie’s showroom in Rockefeller Center at 7 pm.

Dance Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional at La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan. Beginner lesson at 7 pm. (Mention New York Latin Culture Magazine to Juan Pablo for something special). Intermediate lesson at 8 pm. Dancing from 9:30 pm – 2 am. $15

American Ballet Theatre performs Giselle starring Stella Abrera (Filipino), Cory Stearns and Katherine Williams at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $22


Friday, May 18

Christie’s holds its Post-War and Contemporary Art Morning Session auction at Christie’s showroom in Rockefeller Center at 10 am.

Repertorio Español presents Puerto Rican comedy La Gringa at its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 11 am. $30

Cecilia Vicuña: Disappeared Quipu, an exhibition by the New York-based Chilean artist, based on an ancient writing and reading system of Indigenous Andean peoples, opens at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum in Prospect Park, Brooklyn from 11 am – 6 pm. $16

Christie’s holds its Post-War and Contemporary Art Afternoon Session auction at Christie’s showroom in Rockefeller Center at 2 pm.

Marianne Vitale On the One, an exhibition of work by the Italian – American sculptor, opens with a reception at Invisible-Exports in Manhattan’s Lower East Side from 6 – 8 pm. It is on view Wednesday – Sunday through June 24.

Isidro Blasco: Rolling Houses, an exhibition of new work by the Spanish – American artist opens with a preview at Black & White Gallery in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn from 6 – 9 pm. It is on view through June 24.

The Cuban Parade of New Jersey Gala is at La Reggia Restaurant in Secaucus, New Jersey at 7 pm. $125

Mexico meets Guinea with Banda de los Muertos and the Mandingo Ambassadors at Flushing Town Hall in Flushing, Queens at 7 pm. $10 – $16

The New York Mets play the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens at 7:10 pm. It’s Free Shirt Friday. From $20

American Ballet Theatre performs Giselle at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $22

Repertorio Español performs Dominican drama En el Nombre de Salomé at its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 8 pm. $17 – $72.


Saturday, May 19

The Cannes Film Festival closes with the world premiere of Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. starring Jonathan Pryce and Adam Driver.

The 2018 NYC Dance Parade starts at 21st & Broadway in Manhattan’s Flatiron District at 1 pm.

NYCFC plays Major League Soccer against the Colorado Rapids at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx at 1 pm.

Watch FC Barcelona vs Real Sociedad at Camp Nou, Barcelona. Time TBD.

American Ballet Theatre performs Giselle at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 2 pm. From $22

The 2018 NYC Dance Parade Dance Fest is in Tompkins Square Park in Manhattan’s East Village from 3 – 7 pm. Free

Teatro SEA, NYC’s bilingual Latino children’s theatre, presents A Tango Dancing Cinderella at its theater in Manhattan’s Lower East Side at 3 pm. $10 – $20

Repertorio Español presents Dominican drama En el tiempo de las mariposas at its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 3 pm. $17 – $66

Stand-Up en Español with Spaniard Carmen Lynch, Colombian Santi Espinosa, and Canadian Jess Salomon at The PIT Loft in Chelsea, Manhattan at 6 pm. $8

The New York Mets play the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens at 7:10 pm. It’s Star Wars Night with a Mr. Met as Hans Solo Bobblehead giveaway. From $22

The 2018 NYC Dance Parade Cabaret Afterlife benefit afterparty is at Nublu 151 in Manhattan’s East Village from 8 pm – 12 midnight. $15 – $20

Jazz legend Chick Corea plays NJPAC Prudential Hall at 8 pm. $39 – $79

Repertorio Español presents Catalan Spanish comedy El crédito at its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 8 pm. $17 – $66


Sunday, May 20

Celebrate Pentecost, the Christian holiday that commemorates the Holy Spirit entering all people.

The Bronx Week Parade on Mosholu Parkway starts at 11:30 am.

LAST CHANCE to see the exhibition of work by Haitian – American artist Dominique Duroseau If only we knew. Nothing’s new at the women’s arts collective A.I.R. Gallery, in DUMBO, Brooklyn 12 noon – 6 pm.

The New York Mets play the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens at 1:10 pm. It’s Mets Plastic Bat day. From $22

The Cuban Parade of New Jersey marches down Bergenline Avenue from 79th St in North Bergen to 43rd St in Union City from 2 – 5 pm.

Repertorio Español presents Puerto Rican musical La Canción in Spanish at its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 3 pm. $17 – $72

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (West 10th St) in Manhattan’s West Village in the late afternoon. Confirm the time at volvotango.com.

LAST CHANCE to see American Ballet Theatre’s Giselle starring Hee Seo, Roberto Bolle (Italian) and Gillian Murphy at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8 pm. From $22

Cuban Jazz master Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra plays Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan at 9 & 11 pm. $40

Dance Argentine Tango with the Zinc Tango Trio at Zinc Bar in Greenwich Village from 9 pm – 12 midnight.



Monday, May 21

Celebrate the end of the 2018 Jewish festival of Shavouth (Festival of Weeks).

Repertorio Español performs Puerto Rican musical La Canción in Spanish at its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 11 am. $30

American Ballet Theatre’s Spring Gala is at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 6:30 pm.

The New York Mets play the Miami Marlins at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens at 7:10 pm. From $15

The 2018 Miss USA beauty pageant will be broadcast live from Hirsch Coliseum in Shreveport, Louisiana on Fox at 8 pm ET. The winner represents the USA in the Miss Universe contest.

Italian-American bandleader Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks play their weekly Hot Jazz gig at Mexican restaurant Iguana New York in Midtown, Manhattan at 8 & 11 pm. $20 cover + $20 minimum


Tuesday, May 22

Save 30% with DISCOUNT CODE for Christian Pulisic, Zack Steffen and all the newest stars of USA Soccer’s USMNT play an international friendly with Bolivia at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) at 6:30 pm. From $28 www.ussoccer.com

The 2018 Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival is at Scandinavia House in Murray Hill, Manhattan through Monday.

The New York Mets play the Miami Marlins at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens at 7:10 pm. From $15

American Ballet Theatre performs Firebird / Afterrite at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $22

New York City Ballet performs its Spring 2018 21st Century Choreographers program at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $30

Italian-American bandleader Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks play their weekly Hot Jazz gig at Mexican restaurant Iguana New York in Midtown, Manhattan at 8 & 11 pm. $20 cover + $20 minimum

Puerto Rican saxophonist Miguel Zenón joins Argentine Jazz pianist Guillermo Klein y los Guachos at the Village Vanguard in Manhattan’s West Village at 8:30 pm & 10:30 pm. $35 + 1 drink


Wednesday, May 23

American Ballet Theatre performs Firebird / Afterrite at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 2 pm. From $22

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (West 10th St) in Manhattan’s West Village in the late afternoon. Confirm the time at volvotango.com.

Christie’s Latin American Art auction of lots 1 – 61 is at Christie’s showroom in Rockefeller Center at 5 pm.

Svetlana and the Delancey Six play Swing at the Bryant Park Dance Party at Bryant Park in Midtown, Manhattan at 6 pm. FREE

The New York Mets play the Miami Marlins at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens at 7:10 pm. From $15

American Ballet Theatre performs Firebird / Afterrite at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $22

New York City Ballet performs its Spring 2018 21st Century Choreographers program at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $30

Puerto Rican saxophonist Miguel Zenón joins Argentine Jazz pianist Guillermo Klein y los Guachos at the Village Vanguard in Manhattan’s West Village at 8:30 pm & 10:30 pm. $35 + 1 drink

Legendary New York Puerto Rican DJ Louie Vega spins his regular Roots NYC party at Cielo in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District at 10 pm.

Brazilian party band Forro in the Dark plays Nublu Classic in Manhattan’s East Village at 10 pm. $10


Thursday, May 24

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend!

Christie’s Latin American Art auction of lots 65 – 192 is at Christie’s showroom in Rockefeller Center in Midtown, Manhattan at 11 am.

The BIG Salsa Festival is at the New York Hilton Midtown through Monday.

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga at Long Island City Landing in Long Island City, Queens in the late afternoon. Confirm the time at volvotango.com. Take the East River ferry to Hunters Point South from East 34th St, Wall St, or Brooklyn ferry stops. $10 suggested donation.

Dr. Jennifer Pascual directs the St. Patrick’s Cathedral Choir and Orchestra in Messa di Rimini and other works by Gioachino Rossini  at 7 pm. Free

American Ballet Theatre performs Firebird / Afterrite at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $22

Puerto Rican saxophonist Miguel Zenón joins Argentine Jazz pianist Guillermo Klein y los Guachos at the Village Vanguard in Manhattan’s West Village at 8:30 pm & 10:30 pm. $35 + 1 drink

Dance Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional at La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan. Beginner lesson at 7 pm. (Mention New York Latin Culture Magazine to Juan Pablo for something special). Intermediate lesson at 8 pm. Dancing from 9:30 pm – 2 am. $15

NYC’s best Cuban dance band, Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros play the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. Free

The Cuban-led Mike Rodriguez Quintet plays Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in Jazz at Lincoln Center at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. $20 – $35


Friday, May 25

Celebrate the May Revolution of Buenos Aires which began the Latin American Wars of Independence on May 25, 1810.

The BIG Salsa Festival is at the New York Hilton Midtown through Monday.

The 8th Philadelphia Tango Festival in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is May 25 – 28 2018.

LAST CHANCE to see the exhibition of Uruguayan modern artist The Worlds of Joaquín Torres-García at Acquavella Galleries in Manhattan’s Upper East Side from 10 am – 5 pm.

LAST CHANCE to see the exhibition of Chilean-born, Madrid-based artist Guillermo Muñoz Vera Analogies & Dichotomies / Analogías y Dicotomías at Forum Gallery in Midtown East, Manhattan from 12 noon to 5:30 pm.

The New York Yankees play the Los Angeles Angels at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 7:05 pm. From $15

American Ballet Theatre performs Firebird / Afterrite at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $22

Previews begin for Repertorio Español’s new Cuban drama Exquisita Agonía at its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 8 pm. $17 – $72

New York City Ballet’s Coppélia opens at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center at 8 pm. Various dates through June 2. $30 – $185

Puerto Rican saxophonist Miguel Zenón joins Argentine Jazz pianist Guillermo Klein y los Guachos at the Village Vanguard in Manhattan’s West Village at 8:30 pm & 10:30 pm. $35 + 1 drink

Dance Argentine Tango at Milonga on the Hudson at the Hudson Dance Studio in Edgewater, New Jersey from 9:30 pm – 12 midnight. $15


Saturday, May 26

The BIG Salsa Festival is at the New York Hilton Midtown through Monday.

Manuela Soto, an exhibition of tattoo art by the Uruguayan – Swiss artist, opens at Lubov in Tribeca. It is on view through July 1.

Federico Infante, The Geography of Hope, an exhibition of work by the Chilean artist opens at Hugo Galerie in SoHo, Manhattan. Daily through June 17.

The 152nd Street Cultural Festival produced by the National Puerto Rican Day Parade is on 152nd St between Jackson and Union Avenues in Woodstock, The Bronx from 11 am – 5 pm. Free

American Ballet Theatre performs Firebird / Afterrite at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 2 pm. From $22

Watch Real Madrid vs Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League final at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine at 2:45 pm ET.

Teatro SEA, NYC’s bilingual Latino children’s theatre, presents The Dropouts / Los Desertores musical at its theater in Manhattan’s Lower East Side at 3 pm. $10 – $20

Dominican Bachata singer Elvis Martínez & Sus Amigos bring their 20 Aniversario tour to the United Palace in Washington Heights, Manhattan on Saturday, May 26 at 7 pm. From $20

New York Red Bulls vs Philadelphia Union is a Major League Soccer game at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey at 7 pm.

The New York Yankees play the Los Angeles Angels at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 7:15 pm. From $15

American Ballet Theatre performs Firebird / Afterrite at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8 pm. From $22

Repertorio Español presents new Cuban drama Exquisita Agonía at its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 8 pm. $17 – $72

Puerto Rican saxophonist Miguel Zenón joins Argentine Jazz pianist Guillermo Klein y los Guachos at the Village Vanguard in Manhattan’s West Village at 8:30 pm & 10:30 pm. $35 + 1 drink

Dance Argentine Tango at the NYC All Night Milonga at Stepping Out Studios in NoMad, Manhattan. Beginner and Intermediate lessons at 9 pm. Dancing from 10 pm – 5 am. $18


Sunday, May 27

The BIG Salsa Festival is at the New York Hilton Midtown through Monday.

The New York Yankees play the Los Angeles Angels at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 1:05 pm. From $30

Repertorio Español presents new Cuban drama Exquisita Agonía at its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 3 pm. $17 – $72

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (West 10th St) in Manhattan’s West Village in the late afternoon. Confirm the time at volvotango.com.

The Dominican Day Parade Boat Ride leaves from Skyport Marina in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 6:30 pm. $75

Puerto Rican saxophonist Miguel Zenón joins Argentine Jazz pianist Guillermo Klein y los Guachos at the Village Vanguard in Manhattan’s West Village at 8:30 pm & 10:30 pm. $35 + 1 drink

Cuban Jazz master Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra plays Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan at 9 & 11 pm. $40

Dance Argentine Tango with the Zinc Tango Trio at Zinc Bar in Greenwich Village from 9 pm – 12 midnight.



This week is part of the Memorial Day Congressional State Work Period, May 28 – June 1. Tell the politicians who represent you what you think is important at a Town Hall in your region.

Monday, May 28

Celebrate Memorial Day, a day to remember Americans who died serving in the armed forces. It’s a national holiday. Many Latins serve our country. We honor you. Thank you for your service.

The New York Yankees play the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 1:05 pm. From $25

Repertorio Español presents new Cuban drama Exquisita Agonía at its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 3 pm. $17 – $72

Watch Christian Pulisic, Zack Steffen and all the newest stars of USA Soccer’s USMNT play an international friendly with Bolivia at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) at 6:30 pm. From $28 www.ussoccer.com

The Argentine-led Diego Schissi Quinteto plays Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in Jazz at Lincoln Center at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. $25 – $35

Italian-American bandleader Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks play their weekly Hot Jazz gig at Mexican restaurant Iguana New York in Midtown, Manhattan at 8 & 11 pm. $20 cover + $20 minimum


Tuesday, May 29

Repertorio Español presents Puerto Rican comedy La Gringa at its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 11 am. $30

Repertorio Español presents new Cuban drama Exquisita Agonía at its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 7 pm. $17 – $72

The New York Yankees play the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 7:05 pm. From $10

The Cuban-led Ignacio Berroa Trio plays Straight Ahead From Havana, at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in Jazz at Lincoln Center at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. $20 – $35

It’s OPENING NIGHT for the Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park presentation of Othello directed by Tony Award-winning, Afro-Puerto Rican playwright Ruben Santiago-Hudson at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park at 8 pm. Through June 24. Free

Italian-American bandleader Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks play their weekly Hot Jazz gig at Mexican restaurant Iguana New York in Midtown, Manhattan at 8 & 11 pm. $20 cover + $20 minimum


Wednesday, May 30

Repertorio Español presents Dominican drama En el tiempo de las mariposas at its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 11 am. $30

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (West 10th St) in Manhattan’s West Village in the late afternoon. Confirm the time at volvotango.com.

Gregorio Uribe plays Colombian Cumbia and Vallenato at the Bryant Park Dance Party at Bryant Park in Midtown, Manhattan at 6 pm. FREE

The New York Yankees play the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 6:35 pm. From $10

Repertorio Español presents new Cuban drama Exquisita Agonía at its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 7 pm. $17 – $72

The Cuban-led Ignacio Berroa Trio plays Straight Ahead From Havana, at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in Jazz at Lincoln Center at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. $20 – $35

Legendary New York Puerto Rican DJ Louie Vega spins his regular Roots NYC party at Cielo in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District at 10 pm.

Brazilian party band Forro in the Dark plays Nublu Classic in Manhattan’s East Village at 10 pm. $10


Thursday, May 31

Latin Grammys 2018 eligibility ends today.

LAST CHANCE to see Guillermo Cervera Flow, an exhibition of the Spanish photographer at Anastasia Photo in Manhattan’s Lower East Side from 11 am – 7 pm.

Repertorio Español presents Spanish drama La casa de Bernarda Alba at its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 11 am. $30

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on the pier at Long Island City Landing in Long Island City, Queens from 5 pm until sunset. Take the East River ferry to Hunters Point South from East 34th St, Wall St, or Brooklyn ferry stops. $10 suggested donation.

The Open Roads: New Italian Cinema film festival opens at Film Society of Lincoln Center with a screening of Antonio Piazza and Fabio Grassadonia’s Sicilian Ghost Story at 6 pm. Q&A with the directors. The Festival runs through Wednesday, June 6. $10 – $15

Repertorio Español presents new Cuban drama Exquisita Agonía at its theater in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 7 pm. $17 – $72

The New York Mets play the Chicago Cubs at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens at 7:10 pm. From $20

Dance Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional at La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan. Beginner lesson at 7 pm. (Mention New York Latin Culture Magazine to Juan Pablo for something special). Intermediate lesson at 8 pm. Dancing from 9:30 pm – 2 am. $15

June calendar


May 2018 Events



Town Hall Meetings ~ Speak to your Senators & Representatives

November 19 – 21, 2018
Monday – Wednesday
~
Thanksgiving State Work Period
~
Speak up. Your voice matters.

Pedro Giraudo “Vigor Tanguero” Best Tango Album Latin Grammy nominee

November 15, 2018, Thursday
Latin Grammys on Univision
“Best Tango Album” nominee
~
November 20, 2018, Tuesday
Tango for dancing
The Django
Tribeca, Manhattan
~
One of the rare musicians who really knows how to play Argentine Tango for dancing

Repertorio Español is NYC’s Spanish-language Off-Broadway Theatre

November 12-18, 2018
Tuesday – Sunday
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“El Quijote” Spanish comedy
“En el tiempo de las mariposas” Dominican drama
“La Cancíon” Puerto Rican Hip-Hop musical
“La Gringa” Puerto Rican comedy
“El Coronel no tiene quien le escriba” Colombian drama
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Repertorio Español
Kips Bay, Manhattan
~
300 shows a year of new productions and 15 plays from repertory. (In Spanish with English titles)

Tango La Nacional is NYC’s most traditional Argentine milonga

Thursdays
~
La Nacional
Chelsea, Manhattan
~
The center of NYC’s Argentine Tango community

Barcelona at Atlético Madrid ~ Penya FC Barcelona NYC

November 24, 2018, Saturday
~
La Liga
Atlético Madrid vs Barcelona
~
SPANISH LA LIGA
August – May
Big games in October, November, March & April
~
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
September – December
~
Penya FC Barcelona NYC supporters club
Smithfield Hall NYC
Chelsea, Manhattan
~
Currently the top of Spain’s “Big Three” soccer clubs

Atlético Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund ~ Peña Oficial Atlético

November 24, 2018, Saturday
~
La Liga
Atlético Madrid vs Barcelona
~
SUPPORTERS CLUB
Peña Oficial Atlético de Madrid NY
Football Factory at Legends
Koreatown, Manhattan
~
One of Spain’s big three has big games in August, September, October, November, February, April and May

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

Most Sundays
~
Birdland
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
~
Multi-Grammy winners carry on a tradition started by Cuban pianist Chico O’Farrill in 1997

Watch Real Madrid at Roma with Peña Madridista NYC

November 27, 2018, Tuesday
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Roma vs Real Madrid
UEFA Champions League Group Stage
~
SUPPORTERS CLUB
Peña Madridista NYC
Playwright Irish Pub
Garment District, Manhattan
~
2018 TOURNAMENTS
La Liga
Copa del Rey
UEFA Champions League
UEFA Super Cup
~
One of Spain’s big three enters the post-Ronaldo era

FIFA World Soccer Ranking ~ Top 10 include France, Brazil, Uruguay

NEXT UPDATE
November 29, 2018, Thursday
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October 25, 2018 ~ Eleven of the top 20 are Latin: France, Brazil, Uruguay, Portugal, Spain, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Italy & Peru

St. Patrick’s Cathedral ~ Filipino & Nicaraguan Masses

December 1, 2018, Saturday
Simbang Gabi Sa Katedral Mass (Filipino)
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December 2, 2018, Sunday
La Purisima Mass (Nicaraguan)
~
Sunday Spanish mass
~
Midtown East, Manhattan
~
Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, Ecuadorian, Filipino, Italian, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Spanish & Venezuelan masses
~
¡Dios te bendiga!
God Bless You

‘Once on This Island’ at Circle in the Square, a Broadway musical about love

Through September 2019
Usually dark Thursdays
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TONY AWARD
“Best Musical Revival”
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CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE
Times Square Theater District
~
This Caribbean version of ‘The Little Mermaid’ wins hearts

‘Hamilton’ is the most influential Broadway show of our generation

The playwright is a Puerto Rican New Yorker.
Richard Rodgers Theatre
226 West 46th St
between Seventh & Eighth Ave
Times Square / Theater District
Dark Mondays
Open-ended run

The All Night Milonga is NYC’s big Tango party

Saturday, December 8, 2018
Second & Last Saturdays
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Stepping Out Studios
NoMad, Manhattan
~
All levels dance at one of the biggest Tango parties in the U.S. with outstanding guest teachers and performers

NYCFC ~ New York City Football Club

Around January 3, 2019
2019 season announcement
~
REGULAR SEASON
March – October
3rd Place Eastern Conference
~
Argentine, Costa Rican, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Spanish and Venezuelan players

VolvoTango LIC Landing outdoor milonga (Tango)

Warm Tuesdays
April – mid-November
~
LIC Landing
Long Island City, Queens
(Ferry from Manhattan or Brooklyn)
~
Donation

VolvoTango outdoor milonga, tango on Pier 45

Warm weather Wednesdays & Sundays
April – mid-November
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Pier 45
West Village, Manhattan
~
Roofed open-air Argentine Tango dancing with romantic river views

New York Red Bulls win 3rd Supporters Shield

October 28, 2018 ~ Best record in MLS wins 3rd Supporters Shield
~
REGULAR SEASON
March – October
Red Bull Arena
Harrison, New Jersey (Newark)
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SUPPORTERS CLUBS
Empire Supporters Club
Viking Army
Garden State Ultras

New York Yankees 2018 reached the American League Division Series

Yankees 1 – 3 Boston Red Sox
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1) Red Sox 4 – 5
2) Yankees 6 – 2
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3) Red Sox 16 – 1
4) Red Sox 4 – 1
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Cuban, Dominican, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Puerto Rican & Venezuelan players

Juventus vs Internazionale (Italian Derby) with Juventus Official Fan Club

ITALIAN SERIE A
August – May
Big games in December, January, April & May
~
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
September – December
~
Juventus Official Fan Club Empire State Supporters Club
Football Factory at Legends
Koreatown, Manhattan
~
Juventus vs Internazionale
Derby d’Italia (Italian Derby)
Serie A
Saturday, December 8, 2018

Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Hélène Grimaud to play Ravel with Heras-Casado

Spaniard Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the French pianist.
Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Tickets on sale July 20, 2018

May Day

May 1
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Osvaldo Fresedo had a long career making melodic Tangos like “Vida Mía”

Celebrate the birthday of the Argentine bandoneon player, composer, and Tango orchestra leader in Buenos Aires on May 5, 1897.
Sunday, May 5, 2019

Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr 2019

May 5 – June 4, 2019
Ramadan
During the Muslim holy month, the pious observe a daytime food and water fast
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June 3-4, 2019
Monday-Tuesday
Eid Al-Fitr
The feast that ends Ramadan
~
“Eid Mubarak”

“Evita” Eva Perón is an icon of Argentina

May 7, 1919 born in Argentina
Sunday, May 7, 2019

Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Fátima in Portugal

May 13 – October 13, 1917: Three children, the Guardian Angel of Portugal, and The Virgin. The Miracle of the Sun with tens of thousands of witnesses. Secrets and revelations.
Monday, May 13, 2019

Manhattanhenge is when the sun sets on Manhattan’s street grid

May 29 – 30, 2019
Tuesday – Wednesday
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July 11 – 12, 2019
Wednesday – Thursday
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It’s an accidental Stonehenge

Taíno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean

July 28, 2018 – October 2019, Daily
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National Museum of the American Indian
Financial District, Manhattan
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See how Caribbean communities are reclaiming their Taíno roots
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FREE

Louie Vega Roots NYC House Party at Cielo in Meatpacking

Vega is back from summer in Ibiza.
Cielo
Meatpacking, Manhattan
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

La Marina Beach is a great Washington Heights Party on the River

La Marina
Washington Heights, Manhattan
May – September
Sunset Salsa
Thursday, August 9, 2018

Dance Tango to live music at Zinc Bar

Zinc Tango Trio
Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Sunday, August 12, 2018

Mexico’s World Cup 2018 ends in the Round of 16 against Brazil

Brazil 2 – 0 Mexico
World Cup 2018 Round of 16
Monday, July 2, 2018

Miguel Zenón joins Guillermo Klein y los Gauchos at the Village Vanguard

Puerto Rican saxophone master joins the Puerto Rican Jazz bassist’s band.
Ricky Rodriguez Group
The Jazz Gallery
NoMad, Manhattan
Friday, June 22, 2018

Gregorio Uribe is NYC’s Colombian Cumbia Jazz King

Bryant Park Dance Party
Cumbia & Vallenato for dancing
Midtown, Manhattan
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
FREE

Dance the night away at the Dominican Day Parade Boat Ride

Dinner, music and dancing!
Skyport Marina
Kips Bay, Manhattan
Sunday, May 27, 2018

BIG Salsa Festival

New York Hilton Midtown
Midtown, Manhattan
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Thursday – Monday
May 24 – 28, 2018

Miss USA 2018

Find out whether one of the Colombian, Dominican or Puerto Rican contestants will represent USA at the next Miss Universe pageant.
Hirsch Coliseum in Shreveport, Louisiana and live on Fox
Monday, May 21, 2018

Ballet Hispánico En Familia 2018 at the United Palace with Katiria Soto

Special family program of Latin American dance and culture. Dance with Mom on stage.
United Palace Theatre
Washington Heights, Manhattan
Mother’s Day
Sunday, May 13, 2018

Limón Dance Company 2018 at The Joyce

One of the pioneers of Modern Dance in New York was Mexico-born José Limón. Limón ‘Missa Brevis’ 60th Anniversary, Connor ‘The Body is a House Without Walls’ and Limón’s ‘The Unsung.’
Joyce Theater
Chelsea, Manhattan
Tuesday – Sunday
May 8 – 13, 2018

Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller is the auction of the century

May 8, 2018: Christie’s sets auction records for Corot, Delacroix, Monet, Matisse, Morandi, Odilon, Vuillard, and makes its collection guarantee at the very first auction.

‘Chavela’ is an intimate portrait of Mexican ranchera singer Chavela Vargas

New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and Mexico Now! Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Sunset Park
Sunset Park, Brooklyn
Friday, May 4, 2018
Free

Mónica Paz is a teacher of Milonguero Style Tango

Tango La Nacional
La Nacional
Chelsea, Manhattan
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Guillermo Cervera ‘Flow’ Spanish photographer at Anastasia Photo

Anastasia Photo
Lower East Side, Manhattan
Tuesday – Sunday
April 4 – May 31, 2018

Cirque du Soleil VOLTA ~ Freedom is the ultimate rush

The latest show from Cirque du Soleil.
Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment
East Rutherford, New Jersey
March 29 – May 6, 2018

New York Mets vs Miami Marlins, MLB Baseball at Citi Field

LAST GAMES OF SEASON
September 28 – 30, 2018
Friday – Sunday
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March – September
Major League Baseball
Citi Field in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
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Cuban, Dominican, Italian, Mexican & Venezuelan players

Titanosaur

This 122-foot-long dinosaur skeleton from Patagonia, Argentina is so big, the head pokes through the door of the hall. American Museum of Natural History through Jan 1, 2020


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