Memorial Day Weekend 2018

Discover a world of Latin things to do in NYC on Memorial Day Weekend May 24 – 28, 2018.

‘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
Sunday, June 24, 2018

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

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

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
Saturday, May 26, 2018
FREE

BIG Salsa Festival

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

‘Our Lady of 121st St’ by Stephen Adly Guirgis at The Signature Theatre

Written by
STEPHEN ADLY GUIRGIS
Directed by
PHYLICIA RASHAD
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Tony® & Emmy® Award-winning director.
Signature Theatre
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
Tuesday – Sunday
LAST WEEKEND
Ends June 17, 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

USA Soccer vs Bolivia Christian Pulisic in Philadelphia on Memorial Day

Watch the USMNT’s new generation of stars in action: Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund), Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew) and more.
Talen Energy Stadium
Chester, Pennsylvania
MEMORIAL DAY
Monday, May 28, 2018

‘Paradise Blue’ by Dominique Morisseau at the Signature Theatre

Written by
DOMINIQUE MORISSEAU
Directed by
RUBEN SANTIAGO-HUDSON
Jazz, gentrification, a sexy woman and hard choices make paradise blue.
Haitian-American Obie Award-winning playwright.
Puerto Rican-American Tony® Award-winning director.

Signature Theatre
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan

Tuesday – Sunday
LAST WEEKEND
Ends June 17, 2018

William Ropp ‘Tafari: He who Inspires Awe’ at Throckmorton Fine Art

Ethiopian body of work by a French photographer whose subjects seem to be looking at you.
Throckmorton Fine Art
Midtown East, Manhattan
Monday – Saturday
May 3 – June 23, 2018

Enrique Chagoya ‘Then and Now: Aliens Sans Frontières’

George Adams Gallery
Chelsea, Manhattan
Tuesday – Saturday
April 26 – June 23, 2018

New York Red Bulls vs Dallas (MLS) at Red Bull Arena

Empire Supporters Club, Viking Army & Garden State Ultras supporters clubs.
MARCH – OCTOBER
Red Bulls vs Dallas
Red Bull Arena
Saturday, June 23, 2018

Queenie, female artists from El Museo del Barrio’s permanent collection

Hunter East Harlem Gallery
East Harlem, Manhattan
Tuesday – Saturday
March 21 – June 23, 2018

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

300 shows a year of 15 plays selected from repertory and new productions.
(In Spanish with English titles)
Kips Bay, Manhattan

REPERTORY
Catalan Spanish comedy ‘El Credito’

Saturday, June 23, 2018

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

O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra win Grammys
Birdland
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
Sunday, June 24, 2018

VolvoTango is an outdoor milonga with stunning river views

APRIL – NOVEMBER & warm days
THURSDAYS
Long Island City Landing, Queens
WEDNESDAYS & SUNDAYS
Pier 45, West Village
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

‘Disobedience’ by Oscar-winning, Chilean director Sebastián Lelio

The latest by the Academy Award-winning Argentine – Chilean director of ‘A Fantastic Woman’ and ‘Gloria.’
OPENED April 27, 2018
NOW PLAYING
Manhattan & Queens
Friday – Thursday
June 20 – 28, 2018

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

Acquavella ‘The Worlds of Joaquín Torres-García’ Uruguayan modern art

Acquavella Galleries
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Monday – Saturday
April 12 – May 25, 2018
EXTENDED
June 29, 2018

New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx

Yankee Stadium
Concourse, The Bronx
March – September
YANKEES VS RED SOX
Fri, Jun 29
Sat, Jun 30
Sun, Jul 1

The Metropolis in Latin America, 1830 – 1930 at Americas Society

Americas Society / Council of the Americas
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Wednesday – Saturday
March 22 – June 30, 2018

‘El coronel no tiene quien le escriba’ Colombian drama at Repertorio

Based on the classic Gabriel García Márquez story about how history repeats itself.
Adapted and Directed by Jorge Alí Triana
Starring Germán Jaramillo
Repertorio Español
Kips Bay, Manhattan
Sunday, July 1, 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

Writer Chazz Palminteri joins cast of ‘A Bronx Tale’ musical on Broadway

Longacre Theatre
Times Square / Theater District
Tuesday – Sunday
NOW PLAYING
Through November 18, 2018

Phantom of the Opera is the longest-running show in Broadway history

Majestic Theatre
247 West 44th St
between Seventh & Eighth Ave
Manhattan’s Theater District
30th Anniversary Celebration
Wednesday, January 24, 2017

Chicago the Musical is the longest-running American Broadway musical

Ambassador Theatre
219 West 49th St
between Seventh & Eighth Ave
Usually dark Wednesdays

Milonga on the Hudson has a big open dance floor for Argentine Tango

Hudson Dance Studio
2nd & 4th Friday
Edgewater, New Jersey
Friday, July 6, 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

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

Eduardo Chillida Spain’s foremost 20th century sculptor at Hauser & Wirth

Hauser & Wirth
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Tuesday – Saturday
April 30 – July 27, 2018

Celebrate Costa Rican Mother’s Day

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

Being: New Photography 2018 at MoMA

African, Brazilian, Italian, & Filipino artists at MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art in Midtown, Manhattan
March 18 – August 19, 2018

‘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

Crown of the Andes contains the Atahualpa Emerald

Colombian religious icon with Inca emerald
Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave, Upper East Side
Ongoing

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

St. Patrick’s Cathedral ~ National Puerto Rican Day Parade Mass

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
Fifth Ave between 50th/51st St
Midtown East, Manhattan
Spanish mass, Sundays
PUERTO RICAN PARADE MASS
Sunday, 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

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

ABT’s Spring 2018 ‘Firebird / AFTERITE’ stars Ferri, Copeland & Cornejo

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
Alessandra Ferri (Italian), Misty Copeland (African-American) & Herman Cornejo (Argentine)
Friday – Saturday
May 25 – 26, 2018

Spring 2018 may be the last Latin American Art Auction at Christie’s NY

May 24, 2018: Rivera (Mexican) set a record for any Latin American artist. Botero (Colombian) got a record for one of his still lifes. Colonial painter Juan Francisco de Rosa’s ‘Virgen del Rosario’ sold for 30x its estimate.
Christie’s Rockefeller Center
Midtown, Manhattan
ON VIEW
Monday – Wednesday
May 21 – 23, 2018
AUCTION
Wednesday – Thursday
May 23 – 24, 2018

Gonzalez y Gonzalez has dancing to live Salsa bands Friday & Saturday

192 Mercer St
between Bleecker & Houston
Greenwich Village
Closed on Mondays

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

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, June 9, 2018

Guillermo Cervera ‘Flow’ Spanish photographer at Anastasia Photo

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

2018 New Museum Triennnial : Songs for Sabotage

Brazilian, Haitian, Mexican, Peruvian, Portuguese, & Spanish contemporary artists.
New Museum
Lower East Side, Manhattan
Tuesday – Sunday
February 13 – May 27, 2018

Guadalupe Inn Mexican food with live music

1 Knickerbocker Ave
at Johnson Street
Bushwick, Brooklyn
Closed on Mondays

Jazz Standard is in the basement of Blue Smoke barbecue

116 East 27th St
between Lexington & Park
NoMad, Manhattan
Nightly

Chimichurri Grill is NYC’s most elegant Argentine restaurant

Homemade empanadas, meats, pastas and desserts
133 East 61st Street
Upper East Side


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