November 2019 New York Latin Culture Calendar

November brings Day of the DeadNYC marathon, elections, Veterans DayauctionsThanksgiving, shopping and holiday preparations.

November is National Native American Heritage Month and Puerto Rican Heritage Month!


WEEK 44 ~ October 28 – November 3, 2019


October 2019 Calendar


Friday, November 1 ~ All Saints Day

The TEFAF New York Fall antiques fair is at the Park Avenue Armory through Tuesday.

Celebrate All Saints Day, the Roman Catholic feast that honors all people who have gone to heaven.

Celebrate Day of the Holy Innocents (Día de los Santos Inocentes), the day when in the Aztec Méxican Day of the Dead tradition, the souls of children who have been invited, come back to visit their families.

Colombian Salsa legend Joe Arroyo was born in Cartagena, Colombia on November 1, 1955.

The 2019 Open Enrollment Period for government health insurance plans is today through December 15 at www.healthcare.gov

CLOSING
An exhibition of French conceptual artist Bernar Venet: Indeterminate Hypothesis closes at Kasmin gallery in Chelsea, NYC from 10am – 6pm.

CLOSING
An exhibition of Mexican artist, Minerva Cuevas: Disidencia closes at Mishkin Gallery at Baruch College in Gramercy, NYC from 11am – 6pm. FREE


Saturday, November 2 ~ Day of the Dead

Celebrate the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos), the day when in the Aztec Méxican tradition, families tend their graves and the souls of adults who have been invited, come back to visit their families.

Celebrate All Souls’ Day, the Roman Catholic tradition of remembering dead family members and tending their graves.

CLOSING
An exhibition of French artist ORLAN: Saint ORLAN closes at Ceysson & Bénétière in Manhattan’s Upper East Side from 11am – 6pm.

CLOSING
An exhibition of Texas-based, Mexico-born artist Margarita Cabrera: Engendering New Landscapes opens with a reception at Ruiz-Healy Art in Manhattan’s Upper East Side from 11am – 6pm.

Freestyle Explosion concert brings Stevie B, Lisa Lisa and more to Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey at 7:30pm. From $50

Puerto Rican salsa superstar Marc Anthony brings his Opus Tour to Barclays Center in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn at 8pm. From $67


Sunday, November 3

Celebrate Panamanian Separation Day when Panama separated from Colombia on November 3, 1903.

It’s the start of NYC Veterans Week.

The NYC Marathon starts at Fort Wadsworth in Staten Island at 8:30am and ends in Central Park.

CLOSING
An exhibition of Colombian-born artist Esperanza Cortés: Canté Jondo/Deep Song (Gallery One) closes at Smack Mellon in DUMBO, Brooklyn from 12-6pm.

Dance Argentine tango at the El Destino milonga at Solas in Manhattan’s East Village from 6-11pm. $12


WEEK 45 ~ November 4-10, 2019


Monday, November 4

The presidential election on November 4, 2020 is one year away.

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Tuesday, November 5

Dance Argentine tango at the VolvoTango LIC Landing outdoor milonga on the LIC Landing pier in Long Island City, Queens around 4pm. FREE

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Wednesday, November 6

CLOSING
Basquiat’s “Defacement”: The Untold Story closes at the Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan’s Upper East Side from 10am – 5:30pm. From $18

Forro in the Dark plays Brazilian forro at Nublu Classic in Manhattan’s East Village with sets at 9 & 11pm.


Thursday, November 7

Dance traditional Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan from 9:30pm – 2am. (Classes: Beginners 7pm, Intermediate 8pm). $15


Friday, November 8

It’s Veteran’s Day Weekend.


Saturday, November 9

Remember Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass on November 9 – 10, 1938, when Nazi paramilitary forces and civilians attacked Jewish communities across Germany. It can happen again. Never forget.

Gilberto Santa Rosa sings romantic Puerto Rican salsa at Bergen PAC in Englewood, NJ at 8pm. From $39

Dance Argentine Tango at the NYC All Night Milonga at Stepping Out Studios in NoMad, Manhattan from 10pm – 4am. $18


Sunday, November 10

Dance Argentine tango at the El Destino milonga at Solas in Manhattan’s East Village from 6-11pm. $12


WEEK 46 ~ November 11-17, 2019


Monday, November 11 ~ Veterans Day

Celebrate Veterans Day.

Happy Birthday Carlos Fuentes. The great Mexican novelist was born in Panama City, Panama on November 11, 1928.

The NYC Veterans Day Parade marches up Fifth Avenue from 11:05 am – 3:30 pm. FREE

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Tuesday, November 12

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Wednesday, November 13

The International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival runs through next Tuesday.

Forro in the Dark plays Brazilian forro at Nublu Classic in Manhattan’s East Village with sets at 9 & 11pm.


Thursday, November 14

Puerto Rican hip-hop reggaeton musical La Canción is at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, NYC at 11am. $30

The 20th Latin Grammy Awards are at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and on Univision at 11pm ET with a pre-show starting at 10pm.

Dance traditional Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan from 9:30pm – 2am. (Classes: Beginners 7pm, Intermediate 8pm). $15

Pedro Giraudo plays Argentine tango jazz at Terraza 7 in Elmhurst, Queens at 9pm. $10


Friday, November 15

Grammy nominee Pedrito Martinez plays real Cuban rumba at Kaufmann Concert Hall in the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan’s Upper East Side (just south of El Barrio, East Harlem) at 7:30pm. From $31.50


Saturday, November 16

Celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau Day, the day when this year’s new Beaujolais wine goes on sale. Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé! 

CLOSING
An exhibition of Portuguese artist Julião Sarmento: Undisclosed closes at Carolina Nitsch Project Room in Chelsea, NYC from 11am to 5pm. FREE

Latin Grammy winner Pedro Giraudo plays Argentine tango at Barbès in Park Slope, Brooklyn . $10 suggested donation


Sunday, November 17

Dance Argentine tango at the El Destino milonga at Solas in Manhattan’s East Village from 6-11pm. $12


WEEK 47 ~ November 18-24, 2019


Monday, November 18

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Tuesday, November 19

Celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Providence, the patron saint of Puerto Rico.

Latin Grammy winner Pedro Giraudo plays Argentine tango for dancing at The Django in Tribeca, NYC at 7:30pm. $15 and 2 drink minimum

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Wednesday, November 20

Forro in the Dark plays Brazilian forro at Nublu Classic in Manhattan’s East Village with sets at 9 & 11pm.


Thursday, November 21

Latin Grammy winner Pedro Giraudo plays Argentine tango at Terraza 7 in Elmhurst, Queens at 9pm. $10

Dance traditional Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan from 9:30pm – 2am. (Classes: Beginners 7pm, Intermediate 8pm). $15


Friday, November 22

Celebrate the Feast of Saint Cecilia, the patron saint of musicians.

Lulu Santos brings his Pra Sempre tour to the Melrose Ballroom in Dutch Kills, Queens at 10pm. From $59


Saturday, November 23


Sunday, November 24

Orchestra of St. Luke’s plays a program of Baroque Storytelling that includes works by Vivaldi (Italian), Rameau (French), and Telemann’s Don Quichotte Overture Suite (a Spanish story) at the Brooklyn Museum in Prospect Park, Brooklyn at 2pm.

Dance Argentine tango at the El Destino milonga at Solas in Manhattan’s East Village from 6-11pm. $12

The American Music Awards are broadcast live on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California from 8pm to 11pm.


WEEK 48 ~ November 25 – December 1, 2019


This week is a U.S. Congress state work period. Find a town hall in your neighborhood.

Monday, November 25

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women which commemorates the murder of the Mirabal sisters in the Dominican Republic on November 25, 1960.

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Tuesday, November 26

Francisco Canaro, the early Tango bandleader, was born in San José de Mayo, Uruguay on November 26, 1888.

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Wednesday, November 27 ~ Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving Weekend!

Go see the balloon inflation for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, around the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

Forro in the Dark plays Brazilian forro at Nublu Classic in Manhattan’s East Village with sets at 9 & 11pm.


Thursday, November 28

Celebrate Thanksgiving, the U.S. American family holiday.

Celebrate Panamanian Independence Day from Spain on November 28, 1821.

TheMacy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade marches from Manhattan’s Upper West Side through Midtown to Macy’s in the Garment District from 9am – 12noon. FREE


Friday, November 29

It’s Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year.


Saturday, November 30

Peña Oficial Atlético de Madrid en New York watches Atlético Madrid vs FC Barcelona at the Football Factory at Legends in Koreatown, NYC at Time TBD. No cover.

Penya FC Barcelona watches Atlético Madrid vs FC Barcelona at at Smithfield Hall in Chelsea, NYC. Time TBD. No cover

Dance Argentine Tango at the NYC All Night Milonga at Stepping Out Studios in NoMad, Manhattan from 10pm – 4am. $18


December 2019 Calendar


Subscribe  | AdvertiseContact us