Latin things to do in NYC May 2017

Latin things to do in NYC in May include the Frieze Week art fairs, art auctions, Cinco de Mayo, SummerStage, New York Salsa & Bachata Festival, and New York Dance Parade. It’s National Salsa Month.

Elza Soares is a living legend of Samba

Brazilian samba legend Elza Soares plays The Town Hall in Midtown for the Red Bull Music Academy Festival, Friday, May 19 at 8pm. $37-47 Get tickets!

New Yorkers support Shakespeare in the Park’s “Julius Caesar”

Free Public Theater
Delacorte Theater
Central Park
May 23 – June 18, 2017
Dark Wednesday, June 14
Support the Public Theater

It’s Frieze Week, a week of art fairs.

Monday, May 1

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

The 12th Annual PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature is May 1-7.

Puerto Rican tres player Nelson Gonzalez joins the Eddie Palmieri Quintet at Subrosa in the Meatpacking District, at 7 & 9pm.

The New York Yankees play the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium at 7:05pm.

Tuesday, 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.

Nominations for the 71st annual Tony Awards will be announced in a live webcast on TonyAwards.com

Limón Dance Company, the legacy of Mexican-born modern dance pioneer José Limón, presents its Spring season at the Joyce Theater in Chelsea May 2-7.

Watch Real Madrid vs Atlético Madrid, the first leg of a UEFA Champions League semi-final at 2:45pm.

The New York Yankees play the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium at 7:05pm.

Spanish soloist Antonio Carmena dances in Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons in the New York City Ballet’s Here/Now Festival at the David H. Koch Theatre in Lincoln Center at 7:30pm.

Cuban rumbero Pedrito Martinez plays Subrosa in the Meatpacking District at 7 & 9pm. No Cover

Wednesday, 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 El Quijote, a stage adaptation of the Spanish classic, at 11am.

The Art New York and Context New York international art fairs open at Pier 94. Through May 7.

The Portal art fair of emerging artists opens at Federal Hall National Monument. Through May 12. www.4heads.org

Collective Design Fair opens at Skylight Clarkson Sq. Through May 7. www.collectivedesignfair.com

Paintings on Paper, an exhibition of renowned Cuban minimalist Carmen Herrera, opens at Lisson Gallery in Chelsea. Through June 10.

The New York Yankees play the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium at 7:05pm.

Grammy-winning Argentine-American mezzo soprano Isabel Leonard sings Zerlina in Mozart’s Italian opera Don Giovanni at the Metropolitan Opera at 7:30pm.

Puerto Rican Corps Sebastian Villarini-Velez dances in Justin Peck’s New Blood in the New York City Ballet’s Here/Now Festival Program 3 at the David H. Koch Theatre in Lincoln Center at 7:30pm.

Thursday, May 4

“Pool Meditations for Hedy Lamarr,” a series of lighting installations by Mexican artist G. T. Pellizzi opens at Hotel Americano in Chelsea. Through Sunday, May 7.

Repertorio Español performs El Quijote, a stage adaptation of the Spanish classic, at 11am.

The Frieze New York art fair opens at Randall’s Island Park. Through Sunday, May 7.

Design fair TEFAF New York Spring opens at the Park Avenue Armory in the Upper East Side. Through Monday, May 8.

Make My Day an exhibition of paintings by Italian-American artist Joyce Pensato opens with a reception at Petzel Gallery in the Upper East Side at 6pm. Through June 17.

Spanish Principal Joaquin De Luz dances in the world premiere of Desyatnikov/Ratmansky’s Odessa in the New York City Ballet’s Spring Gala at the David H. Koch Theatre in Lincoln Center at 7pm.

Redes, a gorgeously shot Mexican silent film with a score by Mexican classical composer Silvestre Revueltas, is screening at Americas Society in the Upper East Side at 7pm. Free though registration is required.

A Danspace Project by Bessie award-winning choreographer Christopher Williams, “Il Giardino d’Amore” is set to music by Italian baroque composer Alessandro Scarlatti at St. Mark’s Church in the East Village at 8pm through May 6.

Mariachi Flor de Toloache, NYC’s All-Female Mariachi band, plays Subrosa in the Meatpacking District at 10pm. $15

Florencia Borgnia & Marcos Pereyra, runners-up in the 2015 Buenos Aires Metropolitan Tango championships, perform for Tango La Nacional’s 19th anniversary celebration in Chelsea at about 11:30pm.

Friday, May 5

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo, the American celebration of Mexican culture.

Celebrate the birthday of Argentine Tango composer Osvaldo Fresedo in Buenos Aires in 1897.

Dominican – Puerto Rican actress Zoe Saldana stars as Gamora in the Marvel Comics blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opening citywide.

Mariachi Flor de Toloache releases a new single Dulces Recuerdos from their upcoming album, Las Caras Lindas.

Italian comedy Like Crazy (La Paza Gioia) opens at IFC Center in Greenwich Village and Lincoln Plaza Cinema in the Upper West Side.

Repertorio Español performs La Zapatera Prodigiosa, Federico Lorca’s Spanish comedy, at 11am.

Sotheby’s Spring 2017 Impressionist and Modern Art exhibition is at Sotheby’s in the Upper East Side, May 5-15.

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company gives a family performance at the Museum of the City of New York in East Harlem at 2pm. Free with admission

Muntadas Projects/Proposals an exhibition of works by Spanish artist Antoni Muntadas opens with a reception at Kent Fine Art in Chelsea at 6pm. Through June 23.

Élysée, an exhibition of work by French artist Laurent Grasso, opens at Sean Kelly Gallery in Chelsea with a reception at 6pm. Through June 17.

The New York Mets play the Miami Marlins at Citi Field in Queens at 7:10pm.

Spanish Principal Gonzalo Garcia dances in Neverwhere; and Puerto Rican Corp Villarini-Valez dances in Mothership as part of the New York City Ballet’s Here/Now Festival Program 4 at the David H. Koch Theatre in Lincoln Center at 8pm.

Repertorio Español performs Crónica de una muerte anunciada (Chronicle of a Death Foretold), a stage adaptation of the novella by Colombian Nobel prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez, at 8pm.

Saturday, May 6

Celebrate the birthday of the first Latin film idol Rudolph Valentino on May 6, 1985 in Castellaneta, Apulia, Italy.

LAST CHANCE to see Chilean-American artist Ernesto Burgos “One Thing After Another” at Kate Werble Gallery in Hudson Square (SoHo).

LAST CHANCE to see Graphics, an exhibition of works by Spanish artist Manolo Valdés at Marlborough Gallery in Midtown.

The  exhibition for Christie’s Spring 2017 Impressionist and Modern Art auction  is on view at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center through May 15.

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

Watch FC Barcelona vs Villarreal with Penya FC Barcelona at Smithfield Hall in Chelsea 12:30pm.

Spanish Principal Joaquin De Luz dances in Desyatnikov/Ratmansky’s Odessa in the New York City Ballet’s Here/Now Festival Program 5 at the David H. Koch Theatre in Lincoln Center at 2pm.

Repertorio Español performs En el Nombre del Salóme (In the Name of Salomé), a stage adaptation ofthe Julia Alvarez story about Dominican poet & women’s education activist Salomé Ureña, at 3pm.

Oeuvres Majeures, an exhibition of French painter Claude Viallat, opens at with a reception at Ceysson & Bénétière in the Upper East Side at 6pm. Through July 15.

Pasillos, an exhibition of Argentine photographer Julio Grinblatt, opens with a reception at Minus Space in DUMBO, Brooklyn at 6pm. Through July 1.

The New York Mets play the Miami Marlins at Citi Field in Queens at 7:10pm.

Puerto Rican Corps Sebastian Villarini-Velez dances in Jeu de Cartes in the New York City Ballet’s Here/Now Festival Program 5 at the David H. Koch Theatre in Lincoln Center at 8pm.

Grammy-winning Argentine-American mezzo soprano Isabel Leonard sings Zerlina in Mozart’s Italian opera Don Giovanni at the Metropolitan Opera at 8pm.

Repertorio Español performs La Cancíon, the New York Puerto Rican musical comedy, at 8pm.

Cuban Salseros Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros play “Habana Nights” at Subrosa in the Meatpacking District at 11pm. No cover

Sunday, May 7

Celebrate Spanish, Portuguese, and Romanian Mother’s Day (first Sunday in May).

Celebrate the birthday of the former first lady of Argentina, Eva Peron in Los Toldos, Argentina in 1919.

The New York Mets play the Miami Marlins at Citi Field in Queens at 1:10pm.

Puerto Rican Corps Sebastian Villarini-Velez dances in Jeu de Cartes in the New York City Ballet’s Here/Now Festival Program 5 at the David H. Koch Theatre in Lincoln Center at 3pm.

Repertorio Español in Kips Bay performs Spanish comedy Burundanga at 3pm.

Watch NYCFC play Major League Soccer against Atlanta United at Yankee stadium at 4pm.

It’s the Metropolitan Opera’s 50th Anniversary Gala.

Cuban multi-Grammy® winners Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra play their weekly Sunday gig at Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen at 9 & 11pm.

Monday, May 8

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

LAST CHANCE to see the TEFAF New York Spring design fair at the Park Avenue Armory in the Upper East Side.

The New York Mets play the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field in Queens at 7:10pm.

Tuesday, May 9

Argentine-Jewish charity Fundación Tzedaká holds its 26th annual New York event at the Jewish Museum in the Upper East Side from 6:30-8pm. www.tzedaka.org.ar/en

Cuban rumbero Pedrito Martinez plays Subrosa in the Meatpacking District at 7 & 9pm. No Cover

The New York Mets play the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field in Queens at 7:10pm.

New York City Ballet’s Spanish Principal Gonzalo Garcia performs in Neverwhere, and Puerto Rican Corps dancer Sebastian Villarini-Velez performs in Mothership at 7:30pm.

Wednesday, May 10

Celebrate Mexican, Guatemalan, and Salvadoran Mother’s Day.

Celebrate Romanian independence day from the Ottoman Empire in 1877.

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

An exhibition of sculptures by the Spanish-born, world-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava opens at Marlborough Gallery in Midtown. The opening reception is Tuesday, May 16. Through June 17.

The New York Mets play the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field in Queens at 1:10pm.

Watch Real Madrid vs Atlético Madrid, the second leg of a UEFA Champions League semi-final at 2:45pm.

New York City Ballet’s Spanish Soloist Antonio Carmena performs in The Blue of Distance, and Spanish Principal Gonzalo Garcia performs in Pictures at an Exhibition, and Spanish Principal Joaquin De Luz performs in Year of the Rabbit at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center at 7:30pm.

Thursday, May 11

Celebrate the birthday of Buika (Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 1972), the queen of Flamenco Soul.

The New York Yankees play the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium at 7:05pm.

Grammy-winning Argentine-American mezzo soprano Isabel Leonard sings Zerlina in Mozart’s Italian opera Don Giovanni at the Metropolitan Opera at 7:30pm.

New York City Ballet’s Spanish Principal Gonzalo Garcia performs in Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center at 7:30pm.

Argentine Tango Jazz bassist and composer Pedro Giraudo brings his Tango Quartet to Terraza 7 in Woodside/Jackson Heights, Queens at 9:30pm.

Former New Yorkers Daniella Pucci and Luis Bianchi perform at Tango La Nacional’s in Chelsea at about 11:30pm.

Friday, May 12

Applications to participate in the National Puerto Rican Day Parade have been extended until today.

Maria Schrader’s drama Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe about the great Austrian-Jewish writer’s search for peaceful coexistence in Brazil, opens at Lincoln Plaza Cinema in the Upper West Side.

The New York Yankees play the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium at 7:05pm.

New York City Ballet’s Spanish Principals Joaquin De Luz and Gonzalo Garcia perform in Slice to Sharp. Garcia also performs in the Stevens/Peck world premiere of The Decalogue. Puerto Rican Corps dancer Giovanni Villalobos performs in Chiaroscuro at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center at 8pm.

Saturday, May 13

Cuban-American Jazz & Classical legend Paquito D’Rivera presents Los Seuños del Caribe (Dreams of the Caribbean): People, Land, and Place at the American Museum of Natural History in the Upper West Side from 12-5pm. Free with museum admission.

The New York Yankees play the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium at 1:05pm.

New York City Ballet’s Spanish Soloist Antonio Carmena performs in The Blue of Distance, and Spanish Principal Gonzalo Garcia performs in Pictures at an Exhibition, and Spanish Principal Joaquin De Luz performs in Year of the Rabbit at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center at 2pm.

Dominican Merengue and Bachata singer Héctor Acosta plays the United Palace Theatre in Washington Heights at 7pm.

New York City Ballet’s Spanish Principal Gonzalo Garcia performs in Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center at 8pm.

Repertorio Español in Kips Bay performs the classic Dominican drama En el Tiempo de las Mariposas at 3pm, and Spanish comedy Burundanga at 8pm.

Cuban Salseros Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros play “Habana Nights” at Subrosa in the Meatpacking District at 11pm. No cover

Junior Cervila and Guadalupe Garcia teach and perform at the NYC All Night Milonga at Stepping Out Studios in NoMad from 9pm-late.

Sunday, May 14

Celebrate Mother’s Day (second Sunday in May). Love you Mom!

Watch Real Madrid vs Sevilla  with the Peña Madridista NYC supporters club at the Playwright Irish Pub 35th in Chelsea at 2pm.

Watch Las Palmas vs FC Barcelona (La Liga) with Penya FC Barcelona at Smithfield Hall in Chelsea at 2pm.

New York City Ballet’s Spanish Principals Joaquin De Luz and Gonzalo Garcia perform in Slice to Sharp. Garcia also performs in the new Stevens/Peck The Decalogue. Puerto Rican Corps dancer Giovanni Villalobos performs in Chiaroscuro at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center at 3pm.

Go see the New York Red Bulls play the LA Galaxy at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey (Newark) at 6pm.

The New York Yankees play the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium at 7:35pm.

Watch the Miss USA 2017 beauty pageant in Las Vegas on Fox at 8pm.

Cuban multi-Grammy® winners Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra play their weekly Sunday gig at Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen at 9 & 11pm.

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

Monday, May 15

Celebrate Paraguayan Mother’s Day and independence from Spain in 1811.

The River to River Festival calendar goes up.

Sotheby’s brings Pre-Columbian antiquities to market at its Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas auction at 2pm.

Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening auction is at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center at 7pm.

The National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2017 golf outing is at Pelham Bay Golf Course in The Bronx from 11:30am – 7pm.

American Ballet Theatre opens Don Quixote at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30pm. Through Sunday, May 20.

American Jazz trombonist Conrad Herwig joins the Eddie Palmieri Quartet at Subrosa in the Meatpacking District, at 7 & 9pm.

Tuesday, May 16

Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art Works on Paper auction is at 10am.

Repertorio Español in Kips Bay performs the classic Dominican drama En el Tiempo de las Mariposas at 11am.

Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art Day auction is at 1:30pm.

A reception for the exhibition of sculptures by Spanish-born architect Santiago Calatrava is at Marlborough Gallery in Midtown at 6pm. Through June 17.

Sotheby’s Spring 2017 Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale is at Sotheby’s in the Upper East Side at 7pm.

Argentine Soloist Luciana Paris is Mercedes in American Ballet Theatre’s Don Quixote at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30pm.

Spanish Principals Gonzalo Garcia and Joaquin De Luz dance in New York City Ballet’s Here/Now Festival at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center at 7:30pm.

Wednesday, May 17

Sotheby’s Spring 2017 Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale is at Sotheby’s in the Upper East Side at 10am.

Watch Celta de Vigo vs Real Madrid (La Liga) with the Peña Madridista NYC supporters club at the Playwright Irish Pub 35th in Chelsea at 3pm.

Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening auction is at Rockefeller Center in Midtown at 6:30pm.

Spanish classical violinist Eva León plays works by Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo with pianist Olga Vinokur at National Sawdust in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at 7pm. $29

New York City Ballet performs Colombian-Belgian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Unframed. Spanish Principal Gonzalo Garcia and Puerto Rican corp dancer Sebastian Villarini-Velez also perform at 7:30pm.

French Principal Alexandre Hammoudi is Espada in American Ballet Theatre’s Don Quixote at 7:30pm.

New York Puerto Rican House legend Louie Vega spins his “Roots NYC” party at Cielo in the Meatpacking District at 10pm-early.

Thursday, May 18

Mexican-American pop star Selena Gomez releases Bad Liar, the first single from her upcoming album.

Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art morning auction is at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center at 10am.

Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art afternoon auction is at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center at 1:30pm.

Jasper de Beijer’s The Brazilian Suitcase opens at Asya Geisberg Gallery in Chelsea with a reception at 6pm. Through June 17.

Sotheby’s Spring Contemporary Art Evening auction is at Sotheby’s in the Upper East Side at 7pm.

Simone Pierini’s award-winning documentary Carol Rama: More and Even More (2003) is screening as part of Carol Rama: Antibodies at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in the Lower East Side at 7pm.

Spanish Principals Gonzalo Garcia and Joaquin De Luz, and Puerto Rican corps dancer Giovanni Villalobos perform in New York City Ballet’s Here/Now Festival at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center at 7:30pm.

Friday, May 19

The New York Mets play the Los Angeles Angels at Citi Field in Queens at 7:10pm.

Argentine Principal Herman Cornejo is Basilio in American Ballet Theatre’s Don Quixote at 7:30pm.

The New York Red Bulls play Major League Soccer against Toronto FC at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey (Newark) at 7:30pm.

New York City Ballet performs Colombian-Belgian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Unframed. Spanish Principal Gonzalo Garcia and Puerto Rican corp dancer Sebastian Villarini-Velez also perform at 8pm.

Brazilian dance band Forró in the Dark, opens for Samba legend Elza Soares at The Town Hall in Midtown for the Red Bull Music Academy Festival at 8pm. $37-47 Get tickets!

Saturday, May 20

Celebrate Cuban independence from Spain in 1902.

Christie’s Spring Latin American Art exhibition goes on view in Rockefeller Center for auction Wednesday and Thursday, May 24-25.

Sotheby’s Latin America Modern Art exhibition goes on view in the Upper East Side for auction Thursday, May 25.

Phillips’ May Latin American art auction  goes on view at its Midtown East headquarters through the May 24 auction.

Spanish Principals Gonzalo Garcia and Joaquin De Luz dance in New York City Ballet’s Here/Now Festival at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center at 2pm.

French Principal Alexandre Hammoudi is Espada in American Ballet Theatre’s Don Quixote at 2pm.

The 11th annual New York Dance Parade marches from 21st & Broadway to Saint Marks Place and Tompkins Square Park from 1-3pm. The party continues at Tompkins Square Park from 3-7pm.

The New York Mets play the Los Angeles Angels at Citi Field in Queens at 7:15pm.

Spanish Principals Gonzalo Garcia and Joaquin De Luz, and Puerto Rican corps dancer Giovanni Villalobos perform in New York City Ballet’s Here/Now Festival at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center at 8pm.

Cuban Salseros Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros play “Habana Nights” at Subrosa in the Meatpacking District at 11pm. No cover

Sunday, May 21

LAST CHANCE to see Epilogue, an exhibition by London-based French artist Céline Condorelli at P! in the Lower East Side.

Watch FC Barcelona vs Eibar, the last game of Barcelona’s La Liga season, with Penya FC Barcelona at Smithfield Hall in Chelsea at 11am.

The New York Mets play the Los Angeles Angels at Citi Field in Queens at 1:10pm.

Watch Málaga vs Real Madrid, the last game of Real Madrid’s La Liga season, with the Peña Madridista NYC supporters club at the Playwright Irish Pub 35th in Chelsea at 2pm.

Spanish Principals Gonzalo Garcia and Joaquin De Luz dance in New York City Ballet’s Here/Now Festival at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center at 3pm.

Repertorio Español in Kips Bay performs Latin musical comedy La Canción at 3pm.

Watch the Billboard Music Awards on ABC at 8pm. Pre-show starts at 6pm.

Cuban multi-Grammy® winners Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra play their weekly Sunday gig at Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen at 9 & 11pm.

It’s Latin American Week, a week of Latin American art auctions.

Monday, May 22

The American Ballet Theatre Gala is at the Metropolitan Opera in Lincoln Center at 6:30pm.

The U.S. premiere of Mexican classical music composer Mario Lavista’s Maithuna inspired by the Octavio Paz poem is at Americas Society in the Upper East Side at 7pm. $20

Two Mundos (Two Worlds), a show of new paintings, sculpture and furniture by celebrated Costa Rican artist Gabriela Valenzuela-Hirsch, opens with a reception at Regeneration Furniture in Hudson Square/SoHo from 7-10pm.

The New York Yankees play the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium at 7:05pm.

Tuesday, May 23

Repertorio Español performs the classic Dominican drama En el Tiempo de las Mariposas at the Gramercy Arts Theatre in Kips Bay at 11am.

Cuban rumbero Pedrito Martinez plays Subrosa in the Meatpacking District at 7 & 9pm. No Cover

The New York Yankees play the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium at 7:05pm.

The New York Mets play the San Diego Padres at Citi Field in Queens at 7:10pm.

The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park opens with Julius Caesar. Through June 18.

Wednesday, May 24

Celebrate the Ecuadorian holiday of The Battle of Pichincha in 1822 which led to the independence of Quito from Spain.

Repertorio Español performs the new Dominican drama En el Nombre del Salóme at the Gramercy Arts Theatre in Kips Bay at 11am.

Phillips’ Latin American art auction is at its Midtown East headquarters at 2pm.

The New York Yankees play the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium at 7:05pm.

The New York Mets play the San Diego Padres at Citi Field in Queens at 7:10pm.

Christie’s Spring Latin American Art Evening Auction is in Rockefeller Center at 5pm.

Thursday, May 25

Celebrate the Christian Feast of the Ascension.

Celebrate the May Revolution (Día de la Revolución de Mayo), that launched  the Argentine War of Independence, the first successful revolution in the Spanish American Wars of Independence in 1810.

Repertorio Español performs the classic Spanish drama La Casa de Bernarda Alba at the Gramercy Arts Theatre in Kips Bay at 11am.

The New York Salsa and Bachata Festival opens at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel. The party goes all Memorial Weekend long.

Christie’s Latin American Art day auction is in Rockefeller Center at at 12 noon.

The New York Yankees play the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium at 1:05pm.

Lehmann Maupin Downtown opens its summer group show From a whisper to a scream, including work by Cuban-American artist Teresita Fernández, with a reception at 6pm. Through September 1.

Sotheby’s Latin American Modern Art auction in the Upper East Side is at 6pm. The sale is followed by Sotheby’s Latin American Contemporary Art auction at 7pm.

The New York Mets play the San Diego Padres at Citi Field in Queens at 7:10pm.

Argentine Tango Jazz bassist and composer Pedro Giraudo brings his Tango Quartet to Barbès in Park Slope, Brooklyn, at 8pm.

Silvana Brizuela-Weigel & Jose Rojas perform at the Argentine Tango La Nacional milonga at La Nacional in Chelsea from 9:30pm – 2am.

Friday, May 26

Celebrate the start of Memorial Day Weekend.

Celebrate the start of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month.

LAST CHANCE to see Constellations, an exhibition of American sculptor Alexander Calder and Spanish artist Joan Miró at Acquavella Galleries in the Upper East Side.

LAST CHANCE to see Without Sound, an exhibition of Italian-American artist Allan D’Arcangelo at Garth Greenan Gallery in Chelsea.

The G7 Summit is in Taormina, Italy from May 26-27.

Repertorio Español performs the Spanish drama El Quijote at the Gramercy Arts Theatre in Kips Bay at 11am.

Two-piano, two-percussion quartet Yarn/Wire plays music by living Colombian composers at Americas Society in the Upper East Side at 7pm. $20

The New York Yankees play the Oakland Athletics at Yankee Stadium at 7:05pm.

Repertorio Español opens Ricardo Talesnik’s Argentine comedy La Fiaca at the Gramercy Arts Theatre in Kips Bay at 8pm.

Saturday, May 27

Celebrate Bolivian Mother’s Day.

LAST CHANCE to see Playing Fields, an exhibition of French-Canadian artist Dominique Paul at Miyako Yoshinaga gallery in Chelsea.

LAST CHANCE to see Swell, a theatrical installation by New York-based Italian artist Francesco Simeti at Open Source Gallery in Greenwood, Brooklyn.

LAST CHANCE to see Endurance, an exhibition of video works by Janet Biggs and Guatemalan performance artist Regina José Galindo at Cristin Tierney in Chelsea.

The New York Yankees play the Oakland Athletics at Yankee Stadium at 1:05pm.

Watch FC Barcelona vs Deportivo Alavés play the Spanish Copa del Rey final at 3:30pm.

The New York Red Bulls play Major League Soccer against the New England Revolution at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey (Newark) at 7:30pm.

Repertorio Español performs Ricardo Talesnik’s Argentine comedy La Fiaca at the Gramercy Arts Theatre in Kips Bay at 8pm.

The NYC All Night Milonga is at Stepping Out Studios in NoMad from 10pm to 4am.

Cuban Salseros Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros play “Habana Nights” at Subrosa in the Meatpacking District at 11pm. No cover

Sunday, May 28

Celebrate Dominican and French Mother’s Day (last Sunday in May).

The year’s first Manhattanhenge, when the sunset lines up with the street grid, is around May 28.

LAST CHANCE to see Incandescent Chromophilia, an exhibition of French artist Ron Agam and Italian artist Marco Casentini at GR gallery in the Lower East Side.

The New York Yankees play the Oakland Athletics at Yankee Stadium at 1:05pm.

The New York City Ballet’s Spring 2017 season closes with Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center, at 3pm.

Repertorio Español performs Ricardo Talesnik’s Argentine comedy La Fiaca at the Gramercy Arts Theatre in Kips Bay at 3pm.

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 in Greenwich Village from 5-8:30pm. Pay-as-you-wish

Cuban multi-Grammy® winners Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra play their weekly Sunday gig at Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen at 9 & 11pm.

Monday, May 29

Celebrate Memorial Day, and the unofficial start of the Summer season.

Celebrate the birthday of Vallenato and Cumbia star Fonseca in Bogotá, Colombia in 1979.

The New York Mets play the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field in Queens at 4:10pm.

American Jazz saxophonist Donald Harrison “The King of Nouveau Swing,” joins the Eddie Palmieri Quintet at Subrosa in the Meatpacking District, at 7 & 9pm.

Tuesday, May 30

Celebrate the start of Shavouth (Festival of Weeks), the Jewish harvest festival that commemorates the giving of the Torah.

Celebrate Nicaraguan Mother’s Day.

The New York Mets play the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field in Queens at 7:10pm.

Brazilian Principal Marcelo Gomes dances in American Ballet Theatre’s Giselle at 7:30pm.

Wednesday, May 31

Rioult Dance NY, the Modern dance company of French choreographer Pascal Rioult, presents its Spring season at The Joyce Theater in Chelsea, May 31 – June 4.

The New York Mets play the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field in Queens at 7:10pm.

Watch NYCFC play Major League Soccer against the New England Revolution at Yankee stadium at 7:30pm.

Argentine Principal Herman Cornejo dances Albrecht in American Ballet Theatre’s Giselle at the Metropolitan Opera in Lincoln Center at 7:30pm.

June 2017 Calendar of Latin things to do in NYC

“Hamilton” is the most influential Broadway show of our generation

Lin-Manuel Miranda
New York Puerto Rican writer
Richard Rodgers Theatre
226 W 46th St, Times Square
Tuesday-Sunday, June 2017

Misty Copeland and Herman Cornejo in American Ballet Theatre’s “Swan Lake”

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
Monday-Saturday, June 12-17
Misty & Herman
Tuesday, June 13 and Saturday, June 17

Zoe Saldana is back as Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Dominican-Puerto Rican star
Opened citywide May 5
Now playing
Friday, June 9, 2017

Pedro Giraudo is NYC’s busiest Tango Jazz leader

Argentine
Terraza 7
40-19 Gleane St, Jackson Heights/Elmhurst, Queens
Thursday, June 8

DJ Louie Vega “Roots NYC”

New York Puerto Rican DJ
Cielo
18 Little West 12th St
Meatpacking District
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Paíto y los Gaiteros de Punta Brava play David Rubenstein Atrium

Colombian native flute band
Lincoln Center
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Free

New York Mets play the Cubs, then Nationals at Citi Field

Major League Baseball
Citi Field, Queens
Chicago Cubs
M-W, June 12-14 2017
Washington Nationals
Th-Su, June 15-18, 2017

New York Red Bulls

Major League Soccer
U.S. Open Cup
NYCFC
Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

NYCFC ( New York City Football Club )

Major League Soccer
U.S. Open Cup
New York Red Bulls
Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Seattle Sounders
Yankee Stadium
Saturday, June 17, 2017

G7 Summit ends badly for the U.S.

President’s first world tour ends with American power thrown away, the impression of weakness, and key allies walking away from American leadership after G7 Summit, May 26-27, 2017

Do the VolvoTango and watch the sun set on a Hudson River pier

Outdoor milonga
Pier 45
End of Christopher St
West Village
Spring, Summer, & Fall
Wednesdays and Sundays

Celebrate the May Revolution of Buenos Aires

The May Revolution of May 25, 1810 launched the Argentine War of Independence. It led to the Latin American Wars of Independence which ended with the Spanish-American War of 1898.

Exceptional Gego leads Sotheby’s Latin American Contemporary Art Auction

Columna Reticulárea (1969) goes on public view Saturday May 20 for auction Thursday, May 25, 2017

Phillips’ May auction of Latin American art also benefits Colombian FLORA

Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, Mexican, and Venezuelan art on view Saturday-Wednesday, May 20-24 for auction Wednesday, May 24

Rivera’s Portrait leads Sotheby’s May Latin America Modern Art auction

Mexican, Cuban, and Chilean modernists on view at Sotheby’s in the Upper East Side, from Sat, May 20 for auction Thu, May 25, 2017

Tamayo leads Christie’s May Latin American Art auction

Mexican, Colombian, and Costa Rican art and more is on view at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center, Sat, May 20 for auction Wed-Thu, May 24-25.

New York City Ballet’s Spring 2017 season ends with a Midsummer Night’s Dream

Spanish dancers at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, Tuesday-Sunday, May 23-28, 2017

Basquiat sets records at Sotheby’s Spring Contemporary Art auction

Basquiat sets records for American artist, Black artist, and art since 1980 at Sotheby’s auction in the Upper East Side, Thu, May 18, 2017

The New York Salsa and Bachata Festival is all Memorial weekend

Non-stop dance workshops, performances, and parties at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-29, 2017

10,000 Dancers to Dance, Dance, Dance Parade

Dance for Peace from 21st and Broadway, to 8th Street, to Tompkins Square Park for an afternoon DanceFest Sat, May 20, 2017

Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art auction gets a good start on 20th Century Week

Brancusi’s La muse endormie sculpture sells for almost double its estimate. Picasso’s Dora Maar portrait also does well at Rockefeller Center on May 15, 2017.

Basquiat is the top cop at Christie’s Post War and Contemporary Art auction

Basquiat’s La Hara (1981) is one of the sale highlights at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center, on view May 5 through the auction on Wed, May 17, 2017

A Picasso shines in Sotheby’s Spring Impressionist and Modern art auction

Picasso’s Tête d’Homme (1969) is on view at Sotheby’s in the Upper East Side for auction on Tue, May 16, 2017

Sotheby’s Brings Pre-Columbian Antiquities to Market

Mexican, Peruvian, and Chilean antiquities are on sale in the Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas auction, Mon, May 15, 2017

Celebrate Mother’s Day. We love you Mom!

Most countries celebrate on the second Sunday in May (May 14, 2017). Some celebrate on other days in March, May, August, October, or December.

Paquito D’Rivera is a Jazz & Classical music giant

Paquito plays American Museum of Natural History in the Upper West Side, Sat, May 13, 2017

Context New York international art fair

Colombian, Cuban, French, Italian, and Spanish galleries at Pier 94 in Hell’s Kitchen, May 3-7, 2017

Art New York is an international contemporary and modern art fair

Colombian, French, French-Canadian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Venezuelan galleries at Pier 94 in Hell’s Kitchen, May 3-7, 2017

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in New York City

Celebrate the French defeat at Puebla, Mexico with Mexican food, drink, and culture, Fri, May 5, 2017

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

Celebrate the Argentine bandoneon player, composer, and Tango orchestra leader’s birth in Buenos Aires on May 5, 1897

Frieze New York 2017, NYC’s big May contemporary art fair, is now slightly modern

Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, French, Guatemalan, Italian, Mexican, Portuguese, Puerto Rican, and Spanish galleries are showing at Randall’s Island, Fri-Sun, May 5-7, 2017

TEFAF New York Spring 2017 is NYC’s edition of TEFAF Maastricht

Brazilian, French, French-Canadian, Italian, and Uruguayan galleries show Modern & Contemporary art and design at the Park Avenue Armory in the Upper East Side, Thu-Mon, May 4-8, 2017

Christie’s is the world’s leading art business

Latin American Art auctions in May and November are pillars of NYC’s Latin art scene

May Day or Worker’s Day is a public holiday in many Latin cultures

Celebrate Spring or Worker’s Day on May 1

Cristina Camacho is an incisive artist who makes abstract canvases come alive

The Colombia-born New York artist’s “Tracing the Out of Sight” is at Praxis Gallery in Chelsea, Apr 6 – May 27, 2017

William Cordova breaks and reconnects timelines of history

The Peruvian-American artist shows an installation, “Smoke Signals: Sculpting in Time,” at Sikkema Jenkins & Co in Chelsea, Apr 7 – May 13, 2017

Miss USA 2017

Find out who will represent USA at the next Miss Universe pageant, Sun, May 14, 2017

Lygia Pape A Multitude of Forms (Review)

Brazilian artist
Met Breuer
945 Madison Avenue
Upper East Side
March 21 – July 23, 2017

Teresita Fernández creates landscapes of illusion

The Cuban-American plays with the way we see landscapes in Fire (America) at Lehmann Maupin Chrystie Street Fri, Mar 17 – May 20, 2017

Raúl de Nieves in the 2017 Whitney Biennial

The New York-based Mexican mixed media and performance artist is in the 2017 Whitney Biennial in Greenwich Village Mar 17 – Jun 11, 2017

Sotheby’s November Latin American Modern Art auction

Sotheby’s
1334 York Ave
Upper East Side
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Wild Noise / Ruido Salvaje

Cuban art
Bronx Museum
1040 Grand Concourse
February 17 – July 3, 2017

PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature

The world’s most famous writers come to NYC May 1-7, 2017

Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim

Spanish, French, Romanian
Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Ave, Upper East Side
February 10 – September 6, 2017

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

June 2017 Calendar of Latin things to do in NYC


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