November things to do in NYC in 2018

November things to do in NYC include the Day of the Deadvoteauctions and preparations for Christmas, the most popular Latin holiday.

Vote for our Families and for our Country

REGISTER TO VOTE IN GENERAL ELECTION
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
~
GENERAL ELECTION
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Day of the Dead blends Aztec, Spanish, and American traditions

PREPARATIONS
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
~
DAY OF THE INNOCENTS
CHILD SOULS VISIT
Wednesday, November 1, 2018
~
DAY OF THE DEAD
ADULT SOULS VISIT
Friday, November 2, 2018

Panamanian Independence Days

FROM SPAIN
November 28, 1821
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
FROM COLOMBIA
November 3, 1903
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Veterans Day Weekend

Friday – Sunday
November 9 – 11, 2018

Veterans Day Parade 2018 honors Americans who serve

Many Latins serve with honor and pride.
Fifth Avenue
Midtown, Manhattan
Sunday, November 11, 2018

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree 2018

Rockefeller Center
48th to 50th St (between Fifth & Sixth Ave)
Midtown, Manhattan
DAILY THROUGH
Monday, January 7, 2019
LIGHTING CEREMONY
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Alvin Ailey 60th Anniversary New York City Center 2018

Company premieres by Rennie Harris, Ronald K. Brown, Wayne McGregor & Jessica Lang.
New York City Center
Midtown, Manhattan
PERFORMANCES
Tuesday – Sunday
November 28 – December 30, 2018
GALA
New York Hilton Midtown
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

18th Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square 2017 is holiday fun for the entire family

Dante Park at Broadway & 63rd up Broadway to 70th St
Monday, November 27, 2017

45th International Emmy Awards 2017 honor international and non-English TV

New York Hilton Midtown
Monday, November 20, 2017


November 2018 Calendar



It’s Puerto Rican Heritage Month!

Thursday, November 1

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

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

In the Mexican Day of the Dead tradition, the souls of dead children are invited to visit their families today.

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

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


Friday, November 2

Celebrate All Souls’ Day, the Roman Catholic tradition of remembering the dead.

Celebrate the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) the Mexican and Aztec tradition of tending family graves and inviting adult souls to visit their families.

LINCOLN CENTER WHITE LIGHTS FESTIVAL
Ireland’s Druid theater company opens Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot in English at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College in Lincoln Square, Manhattan at 7:30 pm. Through November 13. $35 – $95


Saturday, November 3

Celebrate Panamanian independence from Colombia on November 3, 1903.


Sunday, November 4

The presidential election on November 4, 2020 is two years away. Campaigning begins.

Daylight Savings Time ends, so set your clocks back one hour. (The hint to remember is Fall Back)

It’s the start of NYC Veterans Week.

The 2018 New York City Marathon starts at Fort Wadsworth in Staten Island at 8:30 am and ends in Central Park.



Monday, November 5


Tuesday, November 6

Vote in the midterm elections on election day 2018.

The CortoCircuito Latin Short Film festival is at SVA Theater and Instituto Cervantes through Friday, November 9.


Wednesday, November 7

Dance to legendary Puerto Rican DJ Louie Vega at Cielo in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District from 10 pm – 4 am.


It’s Veteran’s Day Weekend.

Thursday, November 8

The Paris Photo fine art photography fair is in Paris, France through Sunday.

The 2018 Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival celebrates Puerto Rican and Colombian cinema through Monday.

The 2018 Salon Art + Design fair is at the Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan’s Upper East Side through Monday.

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


Friday, November 9

Remember Kristallnacht on November 9 – 10, 1938, a night when Nazi paramilitary forces and civilians attacked Jewish communities across Germany. This racist outburst was the beginning of the Holocaust, the Shoah, which still affects families in New York City and around the world. NEVER FORGET! Silence is complicit.

The Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular opens at Radio City Music Hall in Midtown, Manhattan. Through January 1. $46 – $266

Puerto Rican Latin jazz legend Eddie Palmieri is a special guest of the Christian McBride Big Band at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey at 8 pm. From $25


Saturday, November 10

The Shall We Tango NYC Argentine Tango dance festival runs through November 19.

The Uprising All Stars with Eddie Palmieri, Lalo Rodriguez, Herman Olivera and Jimmy Bosch tribute Charlie Palmieri at Lehman Center in Jerome Park, The Bronx at 8 pm. $55 – $100

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


Sunday, November 11

Celebrate Veterans Day. Today is the day, but the holiday is tomorrow.

The 2018 NYC Veterans Day Parade marches up Fifth Avenue.



Monday, November 12

Celebrate Veteran’s Day, a federal holiday that honors those who serve.


Tuesday, November 13

Latin American Cultural Week is through Wednesday, November 21.


Wednesday, November 14

Dance to legendary Puerto Rican DJ Louie Vega at Cielo in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District from 10 pm – 4 am.


Thursday, November 15

LINCOLN CENTER WHITE LIGHT FESTIVAL
French Baroque ensemble Les Arts Florissants performs Haydn’s The Creation (Die Schöpfung) at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. SOLD OUT

The 19th Latin Grammys are live on Univision from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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


Friday, November 16

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

Andre Veloz (Eta Que Ta’ Aquí) plays Dominican bachata for a ¡Vaya! 63 dance party at Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium at 7:30 pm. FREE

Colombian salsa legends Grupo Niche are joined by Dominican salsa singer Yiyo Sarante at La Boom in Woodside, Queens at 10 pm. $40 – $70


Saturday, November 17

The 2017 Comité Noviembre National Puerto Rican Artisans Fair & Book Expo was at Hostos Community College, Main Gymnasium, C-Lobby in Mott Haven, The Bronx on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 12 – 7 pm. 2018 TBD.


Sunday, November 18



Monday, November 19

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

It’s the 2018 Thanksgiving congressional state work period through November 23. Find a Town Hall Meeting in your area so you can speak to your state’s U.S. senators and congresspeople in person and tell them what is important to you.

2017 reservations for Macy’s Santa visits opened at (212) 494-4495. 2018 TBD.

The 2018 International Emmy Awards are at the New York Hilton Midtown.


Tuesday, November 20

The Met Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan’s Upper East Side from 10 am – 5:30 pm.

Olga Cerpa y Mestisay play Spanish Canary Island folk at Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium at 7:30 pm. FREE


Wednesday, November 21

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.

Dance to legendary Puerto Rican DJ Louie Vega at Cielo in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District from 10 pm – 4 am.


Thursday, November 22

Celebrate Thanksgiving. It’s a federal holiday.

Celebrate the Feast of Saint Cecilia, the Roman Catholic saint of musicians.

The 2018 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade marches from 77th Street down Central Park West, across Central Park South, down Sixth Avenue, along 34th Street to Macy’s Herald Square from 9 am – 12 noon.

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


Friday, November 23

It’s a federal holiday.

Celebrate Black Friday, when sales mark the start of the holiday shopping season.

2017 Santaland opened at Macy’s in Manhattan’s Garment District from 10 am – 10 pm. 2018 TBD.

New York City Ballet opens the 2018 George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center. Through December 30.


Saturday, November 24

Watch Atlético Madrid play FC Barcelona in Madrid with Peña Oficial Atlético de Madrid NY at the Football Factory at Legends in Koreatown, Manhattan; or with Penya FC Barcelona NYC at Smithfield Hall in Chelsea, Manhattan. Time TBD. FREE

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


Sunday, November 25

Celebrate 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.



Monday, November 26

Celebrate Cyber Monday and buy something on sale online.

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

New York City-based Combo Chimbita plays Colombian cumbia-pop for the Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square street fair at Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium at 7 pm. FREE


Tuesday, November 27

Celebrate Giving Tuesday and donate to a good cause. The tradition was started by our own 92nd Street Y.


Wednesday, November 28

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

The 2018 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit for the first time this season with performances from 7 – 9 pm. Lit daily from 5:30 am – 11:30 pm through January 7, 2018.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 60th Anniversary Season opens with a Gala performance at New York City Center in Midtown, Manhattan at 7 pm. The season is Tuesday – Sunday through December 30. A Gala follows at the New York Hilton Midtown. From $2,000

Dance to legendary Puerto Rican DJ Louie Vega at Cielo in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District from 10 pm – 4 am.


Thursday, November 29

Watch the Madrid Derby, Real Madrid vs Atlético Madrid with Peña Madridista NYC at Playwright Irish Pub in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan or Peña Oficial Atlético de Madrid at The Football Factory at Legends in Koreatown, Manhattan at 2 pm. FREE

The Metropolitan Opera presents La Bohème with a new cast starring Mexican – American soprano Ailyn Pérez and Italian – American tenor Michael Fabiano at The Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $30

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


Friday, November 30

December calendar


November Events



Eddie Palmieri, Latin jazz legend at the Blue Note

Monday, September 24, 2018
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Blue Note
Greenwich Village, Manhattan
~
Puerto Rican Latin Jazz and Salsa Legend

Met Opera’s “La Bohème” 2018 stars Nicole Car & Vittorio Grigolo

OPENING NIGHT
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
~
September – December 2018
Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center

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

Watch Atlético Madrid start La Liga with Peña Oficial Atlético de Madrid NY

Big games in August, September, November, February, April and May.
~
Peña Oficial Atlético de Madrid NY
Football Factory at Legends
Koreatown, Manhattan
~
Real Madrid vs Atlético Madrid
La Liga (Madrid Derby)
Saturday, September 29, 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, September 29, 2018

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

Sundays in September 2018
~
Birdland
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
~
Cuban O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra are multi-Grammy winners

St. Patrick’s Cathedral ~ Our Lady of Cisne Mass (Ecuadorian)

Sunday, September 30, 2018
Our Lady of Cisne Mass (Ecuadorian)
~
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Our Lady of Aparecida Mass (Brazilian)
~
Sunday, October 7, 2018
Misa de la Hispanidad Mass (Spanish)
~
Spanish mass, Sundays
~
Enter the Christmas Eve Midnight Mass ticket lottery now.
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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
Fifth Ave (between 50th/51st St)
Midtown East, Manhattan
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Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, Ecuadorian, Filipino, Italian, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Spanish and Venezuelan masses.

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

October 3 – 21, 2018
Wednesday – Sunday
Olga Pericet’s “Enfoque”
Spanish Flamenco
~
Repertorio Español
Kips Bay, Manhattan
~
300 shows a year of 15 plays from repertory and new productions. (In Spanish with English titles)

‘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

J Balvin, Colombian Reggaeton singer, leads Latin Grammy nominations

2018
MTV VMAs “Best Latin”
8 Latin Grammy Nominations
~
Barclays Center
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
Saturday, October 20, 2018

David Rubenstein Atrium ~ Mexico Now ~ Diana Gameros & Renee Goust

African, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, Folk, Guatemalan, Indigenous, Mayan, Mexican, Puerto Rican & Spanish bachata, cumbia, merengue, salsa, soukous music and dancing.
August – December, 2018
~
61 West 62nd St
(at Columbus Ave)
Lincoln Center, Manhattan
~
Mexico Now
Diana Gameros & Renee Goust
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Barcelona vs Real Madrid (El Clásico) with Penya FC Barcelona NYC

SPANISH LA LIGA
August – May
Big games in October, November, March & April
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
September – December
~
Penya FC Barcelona NYC supporters club
Smithfield Hall NYC
Chelsea, Manhattan
~
Barcelona vs Real Madrid (El Clásico)
Camp Nou, Barcelona
Saturday, October 27, 2018

Marguerite Humeau: Birth Canal calls the age of Venus at the New Museum

New Museum
Lower East Side, Manhattan
Closed Mondays
September 4, 2018 – January 6, 2019

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

Veterans Day State Work Period
Two Weeks
October 29 – November 12, 2018

Mexican Marigold, Aztec Marigold, Cempasúchil are Day of the Dead flowers

Mexican Marigolds are a Central American flower with healing powers that attract spirits to visit their families on the Day of the Dead

Celebrate All Souls Day, the Catholic day for remembering dead family

November 2. The Mexican Day of the Dead blends Aztec traditions with All Souls Day.
Friday, November 2, 2018

Day of the Dead honors Mictlancihuatl, Aztec goddess of the underworld

Skull Catrina is the modern representation of Mictlancihuatl

Catrina La Calavera Garbancera is the icon of the Day of the Dead

Catrina is the modern image of Mictlancihuatl
Thursday, November 2, 2017

Day of the Dead Ofrendas are home altars with offerings for dead relatives

An ofrenda is a homemade altar filled with a collection of offerings to welcome the soul of a dead family member to visit on Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations

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

Kirsten Gillibrand U.S. Senator for New York

Democrat
Elected 2006
Next election 2018

Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular 2018

Radio City Music Hall
Midtown, Manhattan
November 9 – January 1, 2018

Carlos Fuentes was Mexico’s most celebrated novelist

November 11, 1928 ~ Carlos Fuentes Macías was born in Panama City, Panama.
‘The Death of Artemio Cruz’ (1962), ‘Terra Nostra’ (1975), ‘The Old Gringo’ (1985).
Sunday, November 11, 2018

Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé! ~ Beaujolais Nouveau Day

Third Thursday of November
Friday, November 16, 2018

Grupo Niche, Colombian Salsa legends play La Boom

Friday, November 16, 2018
with Dominican salsa singer Yiyo Sarante
La Boom
Woodside, Queens
~
Legendary Colombian Salsa band, “Cali Pachanguero,” “Un Aventura…”

Nicky Jam “X” Latin Grammy nominee

September 20, 2018 ~ Three Latin Grammy Nominations:
Record of the Year: X
Best Urban Song: X
Best Tropical Song: Casate Conmigo, Silvestre Dangond with Nicky Jam
~
Latin Grammys
Sunday, November 15, 2018

Bomba Estéreo Colombian Latin Grammy nominee to play Terminal 5

Top Colombian electro-tropical band.
~
Latin Grammys 2018 Nominee
Record of the Year: Internacionales
Best Urban/Fusion Performance: Internacionales
Best Short Form Music Video: Duele
~
Terminal 5
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Our Lady of Providence is the patron saint of Puerto Rico

Feast November 19
Monday, November 19, 2018

Met Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche

Metropolitan Museum of Art
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Daily
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
through Sunday, January 6, 2019

Black Friday opens the holiday shopping season

Friday after Thanksgiving
Friday, November 23, 2018

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

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

November 25, 1960 ~ The Mirabal Sisters were assassinated for working against the Trujillo dictatorship.
Sunday, November 25, 2018

Celebrate the feast of Saint Cecilia, the patron saint of music

Feast November 22
Thursday, November 22, 2018

Giving Tuesday opens the season of philanthropy and charity

#GivingTuesday
Tuesday after Thanksgiving
Tuesday, November 27, 2019

Time of Change Lola Alvarez Bravo & Mariana Yampolsky ~ Throckmorton

Throckmorton Fine Art
Midtown East, Manhattan
Tuesday – Saturday
September 21 – December 1, 2018

Christmas in New York City

PREPARATIONS
Mid-November
CHRISTMAS EVE
Monday, December 24, 2018
CHRISTMAS DAY
Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Delacroix at the Met, the French Romantic who foretold Modern Art

September 17, 2018 – January 6, 2019, Daily
~
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Upper East Side, Manhattan
~
The rich color and emotion of this Romantic painter inspired the Impressionists and all who followed.

The Point is The Bronx is Beautiful

20 years of community photography by students and alumni of ICP at The Point.
The Point CDC
Hunts Point, The Bronx
Monday – Friday
July 25 – December 31, 2018

Celebrate Fall 2019

Monday, September 23, 2019 ~ Fall begins in the northern hemisphere.

Taíno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean

Explore how Caribbean communities are reclaiming their Taíno roots.
National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green
(at the end of Broadway)
Financial District, Manhattan
July 28, 2018 – October 2019
Open Daily, FREE

Saks Fifth Avenue

Midtown East
Battery Park City
Monday, November 20, 2017 – January 2, 2018

Barneys New York is New York Style

Madison (Upper East Side)
Broadway (Upper West Side)
Downtown (Chelsea)
SoHo
Brooklyn (Cobble Hill)

Christie’s is the world’s leading art business

20 Rockefeller Plaza
Rockefeller Center
Midtown, Manhattan
Open Daily

Django Reinhardt NY Festival keeps the Gypsy Jazz legend alive

Birdland
Hell’s Kitchen
Tuesday – Sunday
July 10 – 15, 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

All Saints Day honors saints known and unknown

November 1
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Miss Universe 2017 is Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (Miss South Africa)

Miss Universe 2017 is Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (Miss South Africa)
Zappos
Las Vegas, Nevada
November 26, 2017

New York City Ballet ‘George Balanchine The Nutcracker’

David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
On Sale September, 2017
Performances
Friday November 24 – December 31, 2017

91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (2017) Guide

Thanksgiving Day
American Museum of Natural History
~ Central Park West
~ Central Park South
~ Sixth Avenue
~ 34th St
Macy’s Herald Square
Thursday, November 23, 2017

14th Corto Circuito 2017 Latino Shorts Film Festival New York

SVA Theatre & La Nacional
Chelsea, Manhattan
Colombian Consulate & Instituto Cervantes
Midtown East, Manhattan
Monday – Thursday
November 13 – 16, 2017

Titanosaur

This 122-foot-long dinosaur skeleton from Patagonia, Argentina is so big, the head pokes through the door of the hall. American Museum of Natural History through Jan 1, 2020


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