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.

‘Exquisita Agonía’ new Cuban drama at Repertorio Español

Written by Nilo Cruz
Directed by José Zayas
Starring Hannia Guillen & Germán Jaramillo
Love story about a middle-aged woman’s obsessive quest to find love in a young man who is transformed by the gift of life when he gets a new heart.
REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL
Kips Bay, Manhattan
Saturday, July 21, 2018

Celebrate Costa Rican Mother’s Day

The Assumption of Mary.
August 15
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Cinco de Mayo 2019 is not Mexican Independence Day, but it is fun

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

Memorial Day Weekend things to do in NYC 2019

Remember all who died serving our country.
MEMORIAL DAY
Monday, May 27, 2019
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Friday – Monday
May 24-27, 2018

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

Nano Stern is the best Chilean singer-songwriter of his generation

CUNY Graduate Center
Elebash Recital Hall
Murray Hill, Manhattan
Friday, May 4, 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

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



VolvoTango Pier 45 is an outdoor milonga with stunning river views

APRIL – NOVEMBER & warm
WEDNESDAYS & SUNDAYS
Pier 45, West Village
Wednesdays Summer 2018

VolvoTango LIC Landing is an outdoor milonga in Queens with city views

LIC Landing
Long Island City, Queens
Spring + Summer + Fall
Warm-weather Thursdays
FREE

Tango La Nacional is NYC’s most traditional Argentine milonga

It’s the center of NYC’s Tango community. All of NYC’s Tango organizers dance there.
La Nacional
Chelsea, Manhattan
Every Thursday

FIFA World Soccer Ranking ~ Spain drops, Uruguay & Costa Rica rise

June 7, 2018 ~ Top ten are Germany, Brazil, Belgium, Portugal, Argentina, Switzerland, France, Poland, Chile & Spain.
NEXT UPDATE
Thursday, July 19, 2018

New York Yankees vs Atlanta Braves at Yankee Stadium

Yankee Stadium
Concourse, The Bronx
March – September
YANKEES VS METS
Subway Series
Fri, July 20
Sat, July 21
Sun, July 22

Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet plays Barbès

Barbès
Park Slope, Brooklyn
Saturday, July 21, 2018

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

La Marina
Washington Heights, Manhattan
May – September
BBQ BEACH PARTY
Saturday, July 21, 2018

New York Red Bulls vs Sporting Kansas City at Yankee Stadium

Empire Supporters Club, Viking Army & Garden State Ultras supporters clubs.
MARCH – OCTOBER
Red Bulls vs New England Revolution
Saturday, July 21, 2018

Painted in Mexico, 1700 – 1790: Pinxit Mexici Metropolitan Museum of Art

In the 1700s painters in New Spain created their own art.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Daily April 24 – July 22, 2018

‘Like Life Sculpture, Color, and the Body’ at The Met Breuer

Upper East Side, Manhattan
Tuesday – Sunday
March 21 – July 22, 2018

‘Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960 – 1985’ at the Brooklyn Museum

Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Costa Rican, Cuban, Guatemalan, Mexican, Panamanian, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican & Uruguayan artists.
Brooklyn Museum
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Wednesday – Sunday
April 13 – July 22, 2018

New York Mets vs San Diego Padres at Citi Field

Cuban, Dominican, Italian, Mexican & Venezuelan players.
Citi Field Flushing Meadows – Corona Park, Queens
MARCH – SEPTEMBER
Mets vs San Diego Padres
Mon, July 23
Tue, July 24
Wed July 25

Carmelo Arden Quin : Invention ~ Uruguayan modern art at Leon Tovar Gallery

Influential modern artist and co-founder of the Grupo Madí.
Leon Tovar Gallery
Chelsea, Manhattan
Monday – Friday
April 26 – July 27, 2018

‘A Luta Continua. The Sylvio Perlstein Collection’ at Hauser & Wirth

This Brazilian collection is a like a good museum of modern, post-war and contemporary art.
MUST SEE
Hauser & Wirth
Chelsea, Manhattan
Tuesday – Saturday
April 26 – July 27, 2018

The All Night Milonga is NYC’s longest-running big Tango party

One of the biggest milongas in the U.S.
Stepping Out Studios
NoMad, Manhattan
Second & Last Saturdays
Saturday, July 28, 2018

St. Patrick’s Cathedral ~ St. Martin de Porres Mass (Peru)

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
Fifth Ave between 50th/51st St
Midtown East, Manhattan
Spanish mass, Sundays
St. Martin de Porres Mass (Peru)
Sunday, July 29, 2018

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

This Caribbean version of ‘The Little Mermaid’ wins hearts.

TONY AWARDS
“Best Musical Revival”

DRAMA DESK NOMINATION
“Outstanding Revival of a Musical”

CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE THEATRE
Times Square Theater District
Through December 31, 2018

‘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

Los Habaneros, NYC’s Best Cuban Dance Band, play Madison Square Park

Madison Square Park
Flatiron District, Manhattan
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
FREE

Watch NYCFC vs Vancouver Whitecaps at Yankee Stadium with Third Rail

Argentine, Costa Rican, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Spanish and Venezuelan players.
Yankee Stadium
Concourse, The Bronx
MARCH – OCTOBER
NYCFC vs Vancouver Whitecaps
Saturday, August 4, 2018

Speak to your members of Congress at a local Town Hall Meeting

August/Labor Day State Work Period
May not happen this year because of a political move by the Senate leader
August 6 – September 3, 2018

Bryant Park presents New York City Opera ~ ‘The Crucible’

Bryant Park
Midtown, Manhattan
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
FREE

‘La Frontera Encounters Along the Border’ crosses over the MAD Museum

A meditation of thoughtful jewelry inspired by the hope and pain spread along the 2,000 mile-long Mexican – American border.
Museum of Arts and Design
Midtown, Manhattan
Tuesday – Sunday
March 1 – September 23, 2018

Heavenly Bodies Fashion and the Catholic Imagination

The Costume Institute creates a pilgrimage that explores the influence of Roman Catholic imagery on fashion designers.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Met Cloisters
Washington Heights / Inwood, Manhattan
Daily
May 10 – October 8, 2018

Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America’s Past Revealed

Central American artifacts
National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green
Financial District
EXTENDED
Through October 2018
FREE

Cecilia Vicuña: Disappeared Quipu, Indigenous Chilean art in Brooklyn

The New York-based Chilean artist resurrects an ancient knotted cord writing and reading system of the Indigenous Andean peoples.
Brooklyn Museum
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Wednesday – Sunday
May 18 – November 25, 2018

Manhattanhenge is when the sun lines up with Manhattan’s street grid

SUNSET
May 2019
July 2019
SUNRISE
December 2018
January 2019

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

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

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

“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, a famous Marion apparition

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

BIG Salsa Festival

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

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

Gregorio Uribe is NYC’s Colombian Cumbia Jazz King

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

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

‘Boom for Real’ about Haitian-Puerto Rican Jean-Michel Basquiat closing

Documentary about the City and people who formed the first international black art star.
May 11 – June 21, 2018

Dance Tango to live music at Zinc Bar

Zinc Tango Trio
Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Sunday, June 3, 2018

Tarsila do Amaral ‘Inventing Modern Art in Brazil’ at MoMA

Tarsila was deeply engaged in the 1920s Paris Cubist art scene. Back home she created a modernism that could only be Brazilian. Then she evolved a social consciousness that is a hallmark of the great Brazilian artists of the 20th century.
MoMA in Midtown, Manhattan
Daily
February 11 – June 3, 2018

REVIVAL: Contemporary Pattern & Decoration at Longwood Art Gallery

Pattern, Decoration, and the Body.
Longwood Art Gallery
Hostos College
Mott Haven, The Bronx
Monday – Friday
April 4 – June 6, 2018

Enrique Chagoya ‘Then and Now: Aliens Sans Frontières’

George Adams Gallery
Chelsea, Manhattan
Tuesday – Saturday
April 26 – June 23, 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

Louie Vega Roots NYC House Party at Cielo in Meatpacking

Cielo
Meatpacking, Manhattan
Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Watch Atléti vs Eibar (La Liga) with Peña Oficial Atlético de Madrid NY

2018 UEFA Europa League Champions
Peña Oficial Atlético de Madrid NY
Football Factory at Legends
Koreatown, Manhattan
Atlético Madrid vs Eibar
(End of La Liga Season)
Saturday, May 19, 2018

UEFA Champions League Final 2017-2018 ~ Real Madrid Threepeat

The world’s most respected club soccer tournament.
September – May
FINAL
Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool
Saturday, May 26, 2018

Real Madrid and Peña Madridista NYC win 3rd UEFA Champions League

May 26, 2018: Real Madrid are 2018 UEFA Champions League champions for the third time in a row.
Peña Madridista NYC supporters club
Playwright Irish Pub
Chelsea, Manhattan

FC Barcelona’s La Liga unbeaten streak ends ~ Penya FC Barcelona NYC

May 13, 2018: Levante ends record 43-game La Liga unbeaten streak of the 2018 La Liga & Copa del Rey champions.
Penya FC Barcelona NYC supporters club
Smithfield Hall NYC
Chelsea, Manhattan

Watch Juventus at Roma, top Serie A with Juventus Club NYC

May 13, 2018: Roma draw seals Juventus’ Serie A win.
2018 Serie A and Coppa de Italia winners.
Juventus Club NYC supporters club
Football Factory at Legends
Koreatown, Manhattan

Eugenio Merino ‘Here Died Warhol’ at UNIX Gallery

A similar striking sculpture of Picasso in state became a huge tourist draw in Málaga, Spain. A clever commentary on the commercialization of art, life and even death.
UNIX Gallery
Chelsea, Manhattan
Tuesday – Saturday
April 26 – June 9, 2018

Mara de Luca ‘Talisman’, Italian – American art at TOTAH

TOTAH
Lower East Side, Manhattan
Wednesday – Sunday
April 26 – June 10, 2018

Celebrate Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting and devotion

Begins with the first sighting of the moon.
May 16 – June 15, 2018

Guillermo Cervera ‘Flow’ Spanish photographer at Anastasia Photo

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

Mónica Paz is a teacher of Milonguero Style Tango

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

Dance the night away at the Dominican Day Parade Boat Ride

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

‘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

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

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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