November 2017 Calendar of Latin Things to do in NYC

Latin things to do in NYC in November include the Latin American Art auctions and getting ready for Christmas, the world’s most popular Latin holiday.

Wed, November 1

Celebrate the Christian holy day All Saint’s Day.

Thu, November 2

Celebrate the Christian holy day All Soul’s Day, or the Mexican tradition of the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos).

Fri, November 3

Josef Albers in Latin America, an exhibition of the artist’s travels in Latin American from 1935-1967, opens at the Guggenheim Museum in the Upper East Side, November 3, 2017 – February 18, 2018.

All-star ensemble Nuevo Jazz Latino plays The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center Friday and Saturday, November 3-4, 2017. That’s pianist Elio Villafranca, saxophonist Yosvany Terry, drummer and MacArthur Award-winner Dafnis Prieto, and genius conguero-vocalist Pedrito Martinez – plus two native New Yorkers: trumpet powerhouse Mike Rodriguez and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra bassist, composer, arranger, and educator Carlos Henriquez. Wow!

Sun, November 5

Daylight Savings Time ends so set your clocks back one hour.

Tue, November 7

It’s Election Day. Democracy only works if you vote. New Jersey has elections.

Thu, November 9

Rene Fortunato’s Dominican movie Patricia El Regreso del Sueño (2017) has its New York premiere at Symphony Space in the Upper West Side at 7:30pm. $20

Watch Russia vs Argentina an international friendly soccer exhibition.

Fri, November 10

Lord & Taylor revealed its holiday windows on November 10, 2016.

Sat, November 11

The Salon Art + Design Show at the Park Avenue Armory was November 11-14, 2016.

Mon, November 13

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer opens at the Met Fifth Avenue. Through February 12, 2018.

Tue, November 14

Tiffany’s revealed its holiday windows Nov 14, 2016.

Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale was Nov 14, 2016.

Wed, November 15

Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale was Nov 15, 2016 at 10am.

Bergdorf Goodman and Henri Bendel revealed their holiday windows in 2016.

The Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular opened in 2016.

Christie’s Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale was Nov 15, 2016 at 7pm.

Wed, November 16

Christie’s Post-War & Contemporary Art Morning Sale was Nov 16, 2016 at 9:30am.

Christie’s Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Sale was Nov 16, 2016 at 2pm.

Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale was Nov 16, 2016 at 7pm.

Fri, November 17

Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale was Nov 17, 2016 at 10am.

Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Art Works on Paper Sale was Nov 17, 2016 at 2pm.

Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction was Nov 17, 2016 at 7pm.

The Latin Grammys were Nov 17, 2016 at 8pm on Univision, 7pm red carpet.

Sat, November 18

Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Day Auction was Nov 18, 2016 at 10am.

Barneys and Macy’s opened their holiday windows on Nov 18, 2016.

Tue, November 21

Bloomingdale’s revealed its holiday windows in 2016.

Wed, November 22

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

Sotheby’s European Art auction was Nov 22, 2016 at 10am.

Phillips Latin America auction was Nov 22, 2016 at 11am.

Christie’s Latin American Art evening sale  was November 22, 2016.

Sotheby’s Latin America: Modern Art auction was November 22, 2016.

Thu, November 23

Celebrate Thanksgiving!

Sotheby’s Latin America: Contemporary Art auction was Nov 23, 2016 at 10am.

Christie’s Latin American Art day sale was Nov 23, 2016 at 12 noon.

Fri, November 24

Celebrate Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year. Be safe.

New York City Ballet opens George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center. Through December 31.

Sat, November 25

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women marks the murder of the Mirabal sisters in the Dominican Republic in 1960.

Sun, November 26

Celebrate the birthday of early Tango bandleader Francisco Canaro in San José de Mayo, Uruguay in 1888.

Mon, November 27

Celebrate Cyber Monday and buy something online.

Tue, November 28

Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square holiday festival opened Nov 28, 2016 from 5:30-8:30pm

Wed, November 29

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit for the first time with performances from 7-9pm. Through January 7, 2018

Thu, November 30

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater opened its Fall season at New York City Center November 30, 2016.

December 2017 Calendar of Latin things to do in NYC

Repertorio Español, Off-Broadway Repertory in Spanish

This week Repertorio brings back Argentine comedy La Fiaca. It also presents Dominican plays En el Tiempo de las Mariposas and En el Nombre del Salóme, and Spanish plays La Casa de Bernarda Alba and El Quijote, Tuesday-Sunday, May 23-28, 2017.

Tango La Nacional celebrates its 19th anniversary with champions of Buenos Aires

Former New Yorkers Daniela Pucci and Luis Bianchi teach and perform Thu, May 11, 2017

Michelangelo’s touch makes the Met Museum divine

“Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer” is a major exhibition at the Met Fifth Avenue, November 13, 2017 – February 12, 2018

Christie’s is the world’s leading art business

Latin American Art auctions in May and November are pillars of NYC’s Latin art scene

NYCB Nutcracker

See the holidays through a child’s eyes in NYC’s big Nutcracker production at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center, Nov 24 – Dec 31, 2017

A Bronx Tale

Chazz Palminteri’s Italian-American coming-of-age gangster story at the Longacre Theatre has choreography by Tony-nominated Colombian dancer Sergio Trujillo.

On Your Feet! is an inspiring musical (Review)

Emilio and Gloria Estefan’s Cuban-American success story, with Colombian choreographer Sergio Trujillo, plays the Marquis Theatre in Times Square through Jan 14, 2018

Hamilton is the most influential Broadway show of our generation

The show, written by Puerto Rican New Yorker Lin-Manuel Miranda, is at Richard Rodgers Theatre in Times Square

Film Society of Lincoln Center

America’s leading film presenter screens great American and international movies every day.

American Museum of Natural History

The world’s largest natural history museum with over 33 million specimens, some of which are displayed in 45 exhibition halls, along with a planetarium and a library.

Sotheby’s Latin American Modern Art auction is coming in May

Sotheby’s May and November auctions are pillars of New York City’s Latin American art market. The next auction is May 25, 2017.

Metropolitan Opera is America’s premiere opera company

Bellini’s Italian opera La Traviata opens, and Mexican tenor Javier Camarena stars in Bellini’s Italian opera I Puritani in the week of Feb 20-26, 2017


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

Day of the Dead

An Aztec Mexican tradition now associated with the Christian All Souls Day on November 2.

Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America’s Past Revealed

This exhibition of 150 objects from Central America at the National Museum of the American Indian has been extended through December 2017

Christmas in New York City

November and December is a time of glittering windows, Rockettes, Christmas trees, lights, parades, masses, and shopping, lots of shopping.

Christie’s Latin American Art

Christie’s auctions Latin American Art in May and November.

Latin Grammys

The 17th Annual Latin Grammys were Thursday, Nov 17, 2016. “La Bicicleta” by Carlos Vives and Shakira won Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Fellow Colombian Manuel Medrano won Best New Artist. Mexico and Brazil had the most wins. Colombia and Argentina were right behind.

Django Reinhardt NY Festival

This unstoppable tribute to the French-Gypsy guitar legend continues at Birdland in August and November. Next visit is November 15-20, 2016.

Bergdorf Goodman

New York City’s most luxurious department store carries the world’s top designer collections including many Latin designers. Bergdorf’s holiday windows are up November 15, 2016.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at New York City Center

The world’s leading modern dance company presents its New York City Center 2016 season November 30 – December 31