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Things to do in New York in February 2019

Black History Month, Cinema Tropical film festival, New York Fashion Week, Lunar New Year, Westminster Dog Show, Valentine’s Day, Carnival, MoMA Doc Fortnight, Presidents Day, Film Comment Selects, International Children’s Film Festival, ADAA Art Show, Neighboring Scenes film festival, Broadway Week, Off-Broadway Week

Things to do in New York in March 2019

National Women’s History Month. It brings the Tie Break Tens tennis, Spring Break Art Show, Flamenco Festival, Armory Show, International Women’s Day, St Patrick’s Day,  Yankees baseball and the New Directors/New Films film festival

Things to do in New York in February 2020

Black History Month, Cinema Tropical film festival, New York Fashion Week, Westminster Dog Show, Valentine’s Day, Carnival, MoMA Doc Fortnight, Presidents Day, Film Comment Selects, International Children’s Film Festival, ADAA Art Show, Neighboring Scenes film festival, Broadway Week, Off-Broadway Week

Things to do in New York in January 2019

Three Kings Day, Winter JazzFest, Under the Radar Festival, PBR Monster Energy Buck Off, globalFEST, Restaurant Week, Jewish Film Festival, Antiques Week, Winter Antiques Show, Outsider Art Fair, Women’s March, Martin Luther King Jr Day, Dominican Heritage Month and Master Drawings

Things to do in New York in December 2018

Holiday windows, shopping, Santa, Rockettes Christmas Spectacular, NYCB Nutcracker, Alvin Ailey, Ballet Hispánico, Calpulli Navidad, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Hannukah, Winter Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve

Forro in the Dark Brazilian Forro at Nublu

EAST VILLAGE, Weds, Live Brazilian forro music ~ Very danceable Brazilian party.

Legendary film ‘I am Cuba’ (Soy Cuba) at Film Forum

HUDSON SQUARE, daily Feb 15-21, 2019, classic Cuban movies ~ 1964 Cuban-Soviet film tells four stories of Cuba with the most amazing tracking shots. Presented by Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese.

‘Birds of Passage’ an epic Colombian movie at Film Forum

HUDSON SQUARE, Feb 14-21, 2019. Indigenous Colombian movies ~ This epic ‘Godfather’-like crime drama made the 2019 Oscars shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film

‘Sleeping Beauty’ NYC Ballet at the David H Koch Theater

LINCOLN CENTER, Tue-Sun, Feb 13-17 & 19-24, 2019, French ballet dance theatre ~ One of NYC Ballet’s most elaborate productions with over 100 dancers.

Speak to your representatives at a Town Hall Meeting

YOUR CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT ~ Tue-Fri, Feb 19-21, 2019 ~ Your voice matters. Tell your members of Congress that you want jobs, health care, education, equality and whatever is important to you and your family.
# american politics

Doc Fortnight 2019 documentary film festival at MoMA

MIDTOWN, daily Feb 21-28, 2019, international documentary film festival ~ Argentine, Brazilian, Indigenous and Peruvian documentaries screened at the home of one of the world’s great film collections

Pedro Giraudo plays Argentine Tango at Terraza 7

ELMHURST, QUEENS, Thu, Feb 21, 2019, Argentine tango live music ~ 2018 Latin Grammy “Best Tango Album”

Jordi Savall early classical music specialist

CARNEGIE HALL, ZANKEL HALL, Thu, February 21, 2019, French classical live music ~ The Catalan Spanish early music master plays a concert of French baroque music

Dance Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional

CHELSEA, Thursdays, Argentine tango dancing ~ The most traditional milonga (tango party) is also the center of NYC’s tango community

Gina Rodriguez is tougher than cartel bad guys in ‘Miss Bala’

CITYWIDE, Feb 1-21, 2019, American gangster movie set in Mexico with a Puerto Rican star. ~ Who would you become to save your family?

‘Que León’ romantic comedy starring Ozuna & Clarissa Molina

TIMES SQUARE & MORE, Jan 25 – Feb 21, 2019, Dominican Puerto Rican movies in Spanish ~ This family romantic comedy with two Latin stars is a big hit in the Dominican Republic & Puerto Rico

National Puerto Rican Day Parade Scholarship 2019

NEW YORK CITY, Fri, Feb 22, 2019 ~ Applications for $2,000 National Puerto Rican Day Parade scholarships are due today.

New York International Children’s Film Festival 2019

MANHATTAN, BROOKLYN & QUEENS, Weekends, Feb 22 – Mar 17, 2019 ~ Children’s movies from Andorra, Brazil, Cuba, Colombia, France, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Portugal and Spain

Neighboring Scenes 2019 Latin American movies at Film Society

LINCOLN CENTER, Feb 22-26, 2019, Latin American film festival ~ Argentine, Bolivian, Brazilian, Chilean, Mexican, Peruvian and Uruguayan movies. Co-presented by Cinema Tropical.

Farruquito Spanish flamenco dance theatre at Town Hall

MIDTOWN, Fri, Feb 22, 2019, Spanish flamenco dance theatre ~ “Greatest flamenco dancer of the century” (The New York Times)

Latin clubbing at La Boom

WOODSIDE, QUEENS ~ Touring artists Fridays, Tropical dance party Saturdays, Mexican night Sundays.
# latin night club dancing

‘La Celestina’ Spanish comedy opens at Repertorio Español

KIPS BAY, Fri Feb 22; Mar 1, Classic Spanish comic theatre, based on the Fernando de Rojas masterpiece (1499), adapted by Cuban New York playwright Leyma López.

Nadine Sierra & Vittorio Grigolo star in ‘Rigoletto’ at the Met Opera

LINCOLN CENTER; Sat Feb 23; Fri Mar 1; Italian opera live music with a young Puerto Rican-Italian-Portuguese star. ~ The womanizing duke stirs trouble when he wants to sleep with the court jester’s daughter.

Dance Argentine Tango at the All Night Milonga at Stepping Out

NOMAD, Sat, Feb 23, 2019 ~ One of America’s biggest tango dance parties has great guest teachers and performers. Argentine tango dancing.

Oscars 2019, the 91st Academy Awards

AWARDS Sun, Feb 24, 2019
NOMINATIONS Tue, Jan 22, 2019
SHORTLIST Mon, Dec 17, 2018

Oscars 2019, 91st Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre

HOLLYWOOD & ABC, Sun, Feb 24, 2019 ~ Who will win?
# awards

Off-Broadway Week Winter 2019

NEW YORK CITY, Feb 11-24, 2019 ~ 2-for-1 tickets to 34 Off-Broadway shows including ‘Avenue Q’ (Filipino writer), ‘La Celestina’ (Spanish) and Jersey Boys (Colombian choreographer).

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

HELL’S KITCHEN, most Sundays ~ Multi-Grammy winners carry on the Sunday tradition started by Chico O’Farrill in 1997
# live cuban jazz

Dance Argentine Tango at El Destino at Solas

EAST VILLAGE, Sundays ~ NYC’s best social Argentine tango dancers embrace in an intimate room and dance to one of New York City’s best tango DJs
# argentine tango dancing

Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks Hot Jazz at Iguana

TIMES SQUARE, Mon & Tue, Italian jazz live music mondays & tuesdays ~ NYC’s specialist in early New Orleans Hot Jazz (Dixieland)

‘La Canción’ Puerto Rican Hip-Hop Musical at Repertorio

KIPS BAY, Wed, Feb 27, 2019 ~ Puerto Rican off-broadway hip-hop musical in Spanish. Playwright Cándido Tirado’s story about a Bronx kid who wakes up with a song in his head. Original music by Reggaeton legend VICO C.

Plácido Domingo conducts Verdi’s Italian opera “Aida” at the Met

LINCOLN CENTER, Thu, Feb 28; Mon, Mar 4, Thu, Mar 7, 2019 ~ Kristen Lewis stars in Verdi’s grand opera set in ancient Egypt.
# italian opera live music

“Green Book” earns 5 Oscar Nominations (Review)

CITYWIDE, November 16, 2018 ~ When people who might seem different, actually live and work together, we discover our common humanity.
OSCAR NOMINATIONS Best Picture, Lead Actor, Supporting Actor, Original Screenplay, Film Editing
GOLDEN GLOBES Best Picture Musical or Comedy, Supporting Actor, Screenplay
# italian african movies

“A Star is Born” earns 8 Oscar Nominations (Review)

CITYWIDE opened Oct 5, 2018 ~ Lady Gaga follows Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland in one of the great love stories.
OSCAR NOMINATIONS Best Picture, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Sound Mixing & Original Song
GOLDEN GLOBE Best Original Song
# italian american movie

Pedrito Martinez & Alfredo Rodriguez ‘Duologue’ at Jazz Standard

NOMAD, Thu-Sun, Feb 28-Mar 3, 2019 ~ Cuban rumba live music. The world’s hottest Cuban rumba drummer joins Alfredo Rodriguez for their ‘Duologue’ album.

Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” earns 10 Oscar nominations (Review)

WEST VILLAGE & NETFLIX, Nov, 21, 2018 ~ Best movie of the year in any language. See it in a theater so you can really hear it too.
OSCAR NOMINATIONS Best Picture, Lead Actress, Supporting Actress, Director, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Foreign Film, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Production Design
GOLDEN GLOBES Best Foreign Film, Director
CRITICS CIRCLE Best Film, Director, Cinematographer
VENICE Golden Lion
# mexican movies netflix tv in spanish

“I am Latino” Saul Garcia at Repertorio Español

KIPS BAY, Sat-Sun, Mar 2-3, 2019, Colombian Off-Broadway standup comedy in spanish ~ Saulo has a clever understanding of how Anglos and Latinos react to each other. He’s really funny. It’s good to laugh at ourselves.

Watch Real Madrid with Peña Madridista NYC at Playwright Irish Pub

GARMENT DISTRICT, Sat, Mar 2, 2019 ~ Spanish La Liga soccer. Atlético Madrid vs Real Madrid is the Madrid Derby, the big soccer rivalry in Madrid, Spain.

“Hamilton” Puerto Rican Broadway at the Richard Rodgers

TIMES SQUARE, Open-ended run. Dark Mon ~ The Broadway hit of our generation was written by Lin-Manuel Miranda (“In the Heights”), a Puerto Rican New Yorker.
# puerto rican broadway musical

“Phantom of the Opera” Broadway at the Majestic Theatre

MAJESTIC THEATRE, TIMES SQUARE THEATER DISTRICT, Dark Sundays, Ongoing ~ The Paris Opera House is haunted

“Chicago the Musical” Broadway

AMBASSADOR THEATRE, TIMES SQUARE THEATER DISTRICT, Dark Wednesdays, Open-ended run. ~ Puerto Rican Broadway legend Chita Rivera originated the role of Velma Kelly. Italian-American Liza Minnelli added her style.

Carnival, Carnaval, Carnevale

EPIPHANY to FAT TUESDAY (MARDI GRAS), Sun, January 6 to Tue, March 5, 2019 ~ This reversal ritual is a Christian winter festival rooted in the seasonal norms of European agrarian society that spread around the world. What can you say? It’s a Latin party!

Celebrate Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent

Wed, March 6, 2019 ~ Marks the start of Lent, the Catholic fasting period before Easter.
# catholic fast

St. Patrick’s Cathedral ~ Ash Wednesday

MIDTOWN EAST, Sundays, Mass in Spanish ~ Wed, March 6, 2019: Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent

Flamenco Festival 2019 Sara Baras ‘Sombras’ New York City Center

MIDTOWN, Thu-Sun, Mar 7-10, 2019, FLAMENCO FESTIVAL, Spanish flamenco dance theatre ~ Sara Baras, one of the world’s great flamenco dancers (really) celebrates her company’s 20th Anniversary and plays with gender in the shadows of flamenco

Ismael Fernández sings Spanish flamenco at Joe’s Pub

NOHO; Thu, Mar 7, 2019; WORLD MUSIC INSTITUTE, FLAMENCO FESTIVAL, Spanish Romani flamenco live music ~ The musical half of NYC’s Sonia Olla & Ismael Fernández Flamenco Company presents his new album ‘Trato’ (Deal)

International Women’s Day 2019

MARCH 8 (2019, Fri) ~ Honors all the women in your life including family, friends and associates

“El coronel no tiene quien le escriba” Colombian Play at Repertorio

KIPS BAY, Sat Mar 9; Wed-Thu Mar 13-14, 2019 ~ Jorge Alí Triana’s adaptation of the classic Gabriel García Márquez story about how history repeats itself. A Colombian off-broadway play in spanish.

Salvador Dali Spanish Art at ACA Galleries

CHELSEA, Tue-Sat, Jan 10-Mar 9, 2019 ~ Etchings, tapestries and drawings from the famous Argillet Collection (his collaborator & publisher).
# spanish modern art exhibition

Israel Fernandez sings Spanish flamenco at Joe’s Pub

NOHO; Sun, Mar 10, 2019; WORLD MUSIC INSTITUTE, FLAMENCO FESTIVAL, Spanish Romani flamenco live music ~ His third album ‘Universo Pastora’ pays tribute to Pastora Pavón (La Niña de los Peines).

Socrates Annual at Socrates Sculpture Park

ASTORIA, QUEENS: Daily, Oct 7, 2018 to Mar 11, 2019 ~ Annual outdoor sculpture show in the NYC park founded by Italian-American abstract expressionist sculptor Mark di Suvero. FREE
# dominican french peruvian puerto rican outdoor sculpture

Saint-Saëns “Samson et Dalila” French Opera

METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE, LINCOLN CENTER, Wed & Sun, March 13 & 16, 2019 ~ Starring Rachvelishvili and Antonenko

St Patrick’s Day

MARCH 17 ~ Commemorate the death of the patron saint of Ireland. Spanish Galicians and French Bretons share Celtic culture with the western Irish. All were Atlantic sailors.

Puccini’s “Tosca” Italian Opera

METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE, LINCOLN CENTER ~ Mon & Sat, March 18 & 23, 2019 ~ Starring Jennifer Rowley and Wolfgang Koch. “Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore” (I lived for art, I lived for love)

Celebrate the Feast of Saint Joseph, the Hispanic/Luso Father’s Day

MARCH 19 (2019, Tue) ~ Catholics honor Saint Joseph for being a good father and stepfather.
# catholic celebration

Celebrate the start of Spring

Wed, March 20, 2019
# season

Purim 2019

14TH DAY OF ADAR, Wed-Thu, March 20-21, 2019 ~ Remember how Queen Esther of Persia found the courage to speak up and save her people

Mariah Carey Venezuelan Pop

RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL, MIDTOWN, Mon,Mar 25, 2019 ~ Venezuelan-American pop singer is one of the great voices of her generation

Celebrate César Chávez Day, honor the Mexican – American Labor leader

Celebrate the birthday of the great American union and civil rights leader in Yuma, Arizona on March 31, 1927.
Sunday, March 31, 2019

Verdi’s “La Traviata” Italian Opera

METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE, LINCOLN CENTER, Fri, April 5, 2019 ~ Michael Mayer’s new production of Verdi’s beloved Italian opera. “Sempre libera degg’io” and “Addio, del passato.”

Watch Atlético Madrid with Peña Oficial Atlético de Madrid at Legends

KOREATOWN, Sat, Apr 6, 2019 ~ Spanish La Liga soccer. Barcelona vs Atlético Madrid matches two of the top three teams.

Lucio Fontana ‘Spatial Environment’ (1968) at El Museo del Barrio

EAST HARLEM, Jan 24-Apr 14, 2019 ~ El Museo reconstructs the Argentine-Italian modern artist’s last environment. Go see how his ideas influenced performance art and take a selfie.
# argentine italian post war art exhibition

Lucio Fontana ‘On the Threshold’ Argentine-Italian art at the Met Breuer

UPPER EAST SIDE, Tue-Sun, Jan 23 to Apr 14, 2019 ~ The minimalist abstract artist mixed painting, sculpture and architecture in ways that foretold performance art.
# argentine italian post war art exhibition

Mariana Castillo Deball ‘Finding Oneself Outside’ at the New Museum

LOWER EAST SIDE, Tue-Sun, Jan 22 – Apr 14, 2019 ~ Castillo Deball looks at cross sections of space and time with culture and philosophy.
# mexican contemporary art exhibition

Orchestra of St. Luke’s

CARNEGIE HALL STERN AUDITORIUM/PERELMAN STAGE, MIDTOWN, Thu, April 18, 2019 ~ Spaniard Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the French pianist Hélène Grimaud playing Ravel.

Passover 2019

Fri-Sat, April 19-27, 2019 ~ Remember our release from slavery and the Exodus

NYC Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival 2019

FIFTH AVENUE, ST PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL, MIDTOWN , Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 ~ Anyone can join this informal parade. The more fabulous your hat or costume, the better.

Easter 2019

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Watch Internazionale vs Juventus (Derby d’Italia) at the Football Factory

KOREATOWN, Sat, Apr 27, 2019 ~ Watch the giants of Italian soccer battle their rivals in Milan in the Derby of Italy.

Da Vinci Drawings and Prints at the Met Museum

UPPER EAST SIDE, Jan 28-Apr 28, 2019, Italian old masters art exhibition ~ The Met celebrates the Italian master’s 500th anniversary by showing drawings and prints from the permanent collection.

Cinco de Mayo 2019

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

Mother’s Day 2019

1st May Sun (2018: 5) Portugal, Romania & Spain
May 10: Mexico, Guatemala & El Salvador
2nd May Sun (2018: 12) U.S. & many countries
May 15: Paraguay
Last May Sun (2018: 26) Dominican Republic & France
May 27: Bolivia
May 30: Nicaragua
Aug 15: Costa Rica
3rd Oct Sun (2018: 20) Argentina
Dec 8: Panama

“Crusader: Martin Luther King Jr.” at Schomburg Center

HARLEM, Mon-Sat, Jan 15 to Apr 6, 2019 ~ Behind-the-scenes photo exhibit of Dr. King traveling, at rest and in celebration.
# african photography exhibition

“Evita” Eva Perón is an icon of Argentina

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

Early Italian Drawings at the Morgan Library

MURRAY HILL, Tue-Sun, Feb 15 – May 19, 2019, Italian Renaissance art exhibition ~ The development of Renaissance drawing practices in the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries

Memorial Day Weekend 2019

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

Witness Manhattanhenge NYC’s solar alignment

MANHATTAN CROSS STREETS, May 29-30 & July 11-12, 2019, Wed-Thu ~ Days when the winter sunrise and summer sunset aligns with the east-west street grid as if Manhattan was built as a temple to the sun