Things to do in NYC in November 2018

November brings Day of the Dead, NYC marathonelections, Veterans Day, auctions, Thanksgiving, shopping and holiday preparations.

Christie’s Fall 2018 Latin American Art auction

EXHIBITION
November 17-20, 2018
Saturday – Tuesday
AUCTION
November 20-21, 2018
Tuesday-Wednesday
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Christie’s Rockefeller Center
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Argentine, Bolivian, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Cuban, Ecuadorian, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Uruguayan and Venezuelan artists from the 17th century to the 2010s

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2018

November 21, 2018, Wednesday
Balloon Inflation
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November 22, Thursday
Parade
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There isn’t anything Latin about this, but the balloon inflation is something to see and children love one of NYC’s most iconic parades. Upper West Side > Midtown > Garment District, Manhattan

Bergdorf Goodman Holiday Windows 2018

Daily November 15, 2018
to January 3, 2019
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Bergdorf Goodman
Midtown, Manhattan
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NYC’s most luxurious traditional department store also has the most elegant Christmas windows.

NYCB 2018 Nutcracker

November 23 – December 20, 2018
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David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
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New York City’s big Nutcracker is a real sugar plum

Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square 2018

November 26, 2018, Monday
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Upper West Side, Manhattan
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Dante Park Christmas Tree Lighting
Free entertainment, family fun, outdoor food tastings and more

Panamanian Independence Day

November 28, 1821
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Independence from Spain

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree 2018

LIGHTING CEREMONY
November 28, 2018, Wednesday
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ON VIEW THROUGH
January 7, 2019, Monday
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Rockefeller Center
Midtown, Manhattan
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The tradition started by construction workers building Rockefeller Center in 1931 continues

Alvin Ailey 60th Anniversary New York City Center 2018

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

Native American Heritage Month

November
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We the people live with the land from the Alaskan/Canadian Arctic to Tierra del Fuego (Argentina/Chile)

Macy’s is the world’s biggest store

November 15, 2018, Thursday
Holiday windows reveal
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November 18, 2018, Sunday
Macy’s Santaland reservations
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November 22, 2018, Thursday
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
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November 23, 2018
to December 24, 2018
Macy’s Santaland
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Herald Square
Garment District, Manhattan
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The miracle on 34th St plays a big part in NYC holidays

Veterans Day Weekend 2019

November 8-11, 2019
Friday – Monday
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Veterans Day is Monday this year

Veterans Day Parade 2019

November 11, 2019, Monday
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Fifth Avenue
Midtown, Manhattan
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Many Latins serve our country with pride and honor. Thank you for your service!

Carlos Henriquez The South Bronx Story Jazz at Lincoln Center

The musical heir to Tito Puente tells his story of growing up Puerto Rican in the South Bronx at Jazz at Lincoln Center in Manhattan’s Upper West Side

Bloomingdale’s Holiday Windows

November 5, 2018, Monday
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Holiday window reveal at the Flagship store
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Upper East Side
Upper West Side Outlet
SoHo

Vote in the Midterm Elections

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
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General Election
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Vote for someone who looks like you, walks like you, and talks like you

NYC Marathon

November 4, 2018, Sunday
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Staten Island > Brooklyn > Queens > The Bronx > Manhattan > Central Park
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Pro Runners include:
Donn Cabral
Juan Luis Barrios (Mexico)
Brenda Martinez (Mexican – American)
Beverly Ramos (Puerto Rico)

Panamanian Separation Day, the founding of the Republic of Panama

November 3, 1903
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The department (state) of Panama, separated from Colombia and became the Republic of Panama. Panamanian New Yorker Rubén Blades sing the greatest song ever about homeland “Patría.”

Day of the Dead ~ Día de los Muertos

OCTOBER 31
We build ofrendas (home altars) to invite the souls of family members to visit this world
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NOVEMBER 1
Day of the Holy Innocents
Día de los Santos Inocentes
Child souls visit
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NOVEMBER 2
Día de los Muertos
Day of the Dead
Adult souls visit and we tend family graves


November Calendar 2018



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

Thursday, November 1

Celebrate National Native American Heritage Month!

Celebrate NYC Puerto Rican Heritage Month!

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

Celebrate Día de los Santos Inocentes (Day of the Holy Innocents), 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.

Remember Colombian Salsa legend Joe Arroyo who 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

Puerto Rican Hip-Hop musical La Cancíon plays at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 11 am. $30

The Mercado Global Fashion Forward Celebration is at The Bowery Hotel in Manhattan’s East Village at 6:30 pm. From $125. Get tickets at www.mercadoglobal.org

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 ~ Día de los Muertos

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.

The 20th Century and Contemporary Art auction exhibition opens at Phillips in Midtown East from 10am – 6pm (auctions Wednesday, November 14 at 11am, 3pm & 5pm). FREE

Celebrate Día de los Muertos at the Museum of the City of New York in East Harlem, Manhattan from 2:30 pm – 5 pm. Included with admission. $18, age 19 and under FREE

Celebrate Día de los Muertos with Mariachi Nuevo Amanecer Academy and Aztec Chichimeca music and dance from indigenous dance troupe Yayauhki Tezcatlipoka at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens from 4:30 – 5 pm. FREE. A ticketed screening of Disney’s Day of the Dead movie Coco follows at 5 pm. $9 – $15

Celebrate Día de los Muertos at St. Peter’s Church next to the Citibank building in Midtown East, Manhattan. Mass from 6 – 7 pm. Celebration from 7 – 10 pm. Family-oriented and FREE

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

Spanish Golden Age comedy Valor, Agravio y Mujer plays at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 8 pm. $17 – $66


Saturday, November 3

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

Celebrate Day of the Dead at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum in Crown Heights, Brooklyn from 10 am – 4:45 pm. $11

Celebrate the Day of the Dead at the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan’s Upper West Side from 11 am – 5 pm. $11

Puerto Rican comedy La Gringa plays at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 3 pm. $17 – $66

Cuban drama Exquisita Agonía plays at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 8 pm. $17 – $72


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.

Puerto Rican Hip-Hop musical La Cancíon plays at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 3 pm. $17 – $72

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

NYCFC plays an Eastern Conference Semi Final against Atlanta at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 7 pm. From $40



Monday, November 5


Tuesday, November 6

Please vote in the midterm elections for our families and children.

Puerto Rican comedy La Gringa plays at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 3 pm. $30

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

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga at Long Island City Landing in Long Island City, Queens in the late afternoon. Confirm the time at volvotango.com. $10 suggested donation.


Wednesday, November 7

La Casa de Bernarda Alba, Federico García Lorca’s classic Spanish drama, plays at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 11 am. $30

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.

20h Century Week auction exhibitions open at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center. 10 am – 5 pm. FREE

  • Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale Including Property from the Collection of Herbert and Adele Klapper (auction Sunday, November 11 at 7 pm
  • Alberto and Diego Giacometti: Masters of Design (auction Monday, November 12 at 10 am)
  • Impressionist and Modern Art Works on Paper (auction Monday, November 12 at 11 am)
  • Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale (auction Monday, November 12 at 2 pm)
  • Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale (auction Thursday, November 15 at 7 pm)
  • Post-War and Contemporary Art Morning Session (auction Friday, November 16 at 10 am)
  • Post-War and Contemporary Art Afternoon Session (auction Friday, November 16 at 2 pm)

The Weaving Together: Yours and Ours for Them benefit sale, of fashion donated by celebrities, socialites and famous designers, is at the Museum of Art and Design in Midtown, Manhattan on Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 11 am – 9 pm. FREE

El Coronel no tiene quien le escriba, the Colombian drama by Gabriel García Márquez, plays at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 11 am. $30

The DOC NYC documentary film festival opens at IFC Center, SVA Theatre and Cinepolis Chelsea and runs through November 15.

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

The Salon Art + Design fair is at the Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan’s Upper East Side through Monday. From $30

The Dance/NYC Immigrants. Dance. Arts. Conference is at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College in Flushing, Queens from 12 – 8 pm. FREE

Best-selling author Richard Wolffe is doing an Author Talk: We Fed an Island, about feeding Puerto Rico with chef José Andrés after Hurricane Maria, at the Grand Central Branch of theNew York Public Library in Midtown East, Manhattan at 6:30 pm. FREE

The Metropolitan Opera performs Boito’s Italian opera Mefistofele at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $20

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

The Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet plays Terraza 7 in Elmhurst / Jackson Heights, Queens at 9:30pm. FREE downstairs. $10 upstairs.


Friday, 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.

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

The Metropolitan Opera performs Puccini’s Italian opera Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8 pm. From $20

En el tiempo de las mariposas, Caridad Svich’s Dominican drama, plays at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 8 pm. $17 – $66

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.

El Quijote, Santiago García’s Spanish comedy, plays at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 3 pm. $17 – $66

Brazilian animated film Tito and the Birds (Tito e os Pássaros, in Portuguese with English subtitles) opens a one-week run at the My First Film Fest children’s film festival at Film Society of Lincoln Center at 6:45 pm. $15

Puerto Rican salsa legends Eddie Palmieri and Lalo Rodriguez reunite at Lehman Center in Jerome Park, The Bronx at 8 pm. From $55

The Metropolitan Opera performs Bizet’s French opera Carmen at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8 pm. From $20

El Crédito, Jordi Galcerán’s Catalan Spanish comedy plays at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 8 pm. $17 – $66

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

El Coronel no tiene quien le escriba, the Colombian drama by Gabriel García Márquez, plays at 3 pm. $17 – $72



Monday, November 12

Enjoy the Veteran’s Day federal holiday that honors those who serve and have served.

LAST CHANCE to see the Salon Art + Design fair at the Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. From $30

The Metropolitan Opera performs Boito’s Italian opera Mefistofele at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $20


Tuesday, November 13

Latin American Cultural Week is through Wednesday, November 21.

El Quijote, Santiago García’s Spanish comedy, plays at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 11am. $30

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga at Long Island City Landing in Long Island City, Queens in the late afternoon. Confirm the time at volvotango.com. $10 suggested donation.

The Metropolitan Opera performs Puccini’s Italian opera Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $20


Wednesday, November 14

20th Century and Contemporary Art auctions are at Phillips in Midtown East, Manhattan at 11am, 3pm & 5pm.

En el tiempo de las mariposas, Caridad Svich’s Dominican drama, plays at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 11am. $30

Spanish jewelry legend Chus Burés is hosting A Dialogue Between Art & Design pop-up exhibition in person at El Museo del Barrio in East Harlem, Manhattan, November 14-18, 2018 from 3-5pm daily. FREE

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

The Metropolitan Opera performs Bizet’s French opera Les Pêcheurs de Perles at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $20


Thursday, November 15

Macy’s and Bergdorf Goodman reveal their holiday windows.

La Cancíon, the Puerto Rican Hip-Hop musical, plays at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 11am. $30

A retrospective of Mexican artist Miguel Covarrubias opens at Throckmorton Fine Art in Midtown East, Manhattan. Through February 23, 2019.

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, Nevada from 8 – 11pm.

The Metropolitan Opera performs Bizet’s French opera Carmen at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $20

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! 

La Gringa, Carmen Rivera’s Puerto Rican comedy, plays at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manahattan at 11am. $30

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

The latest project by the heir to Tito Puente, Carlos Henriquez: The South Bronx Story premieres in the Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center with shows at 7 and 9:30 pm. From $45. GET TICKETS www.jazz.org

The Metropolitan Opera performs Boito’s Italian opera Mefistofele at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $20

El Coronel no tiene quien le escriba, based on the Colombian drama by Gabriel García Márquez, plays at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 8pm. $17 – $72

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 Latin American Art auction exhibition opens at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center from 10 am – 5 pm. For auction on November 20 – 21. FREE

The Metropolitan Opera performs Puccini’s Italian opera Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 1 pm. From $20

Colombian politician Juan Carlos Botero talks with Planeta El Libro Editor Francine Birbragher about his father Fernando Botero’s work at the Grand Central Branch of the New York Public Library in Midtown East, Manhattan at 1 pm. FREE

En el tiempo de las mariposas, Caridad Svich’s Dominican drama, plays at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 3pm. $17 – 66

The latest project by the heir to Tito Puente, Carlos Henriquez: The South Bronx Story premieres in the Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center with shows at 7 and 9:30 pm. From $45. GET TICKETS www.jazz.org

The Metropolitan Opera performs Bizet’s French opera Les Pêcheurs de Perles at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8 pm. From $20

La Cancíon, the Puerto Rican Hip-Hop musical, plays at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 8pm. $17-72


Sunday, November 18

The Comité Noviembre National Puerto Rican Artisans Fair & Book Expo is at Hostos Community College  in Mott Haven, The Bronx from 12–7 pm.

LAST CHANCE to meet Spanish jewelry legend Chus Burés hosting A Dialogue Between Art & Design pop-up exhibition in person at El Museo del Barrio in East Harlem, Manhattan, from 3-5pm. FREE

LAST CHANCE to see Prinze, the one-man show about Freddie Prinze of 1970s TV show Chico and the Man, at Sheen Center in NoHo, Manhattan at 3 pm. $37

El Coronel no tiene quien le escriba, based on the Colombian drama by Gabriel García Márquez, plays at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 3pm. $17 – $72



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.

The Latin American Art evening auction is at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center at 5 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

The Latin American Art day auction is at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center at 10 am.

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

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

Peruvian psychedelic salsa  band La Mecánica Popular, Latin American experimental pop artist Stefa* and chicha DJ Sonido Chicadelico play a Peuvian night at Nublu 151 in Manhattan’s East Village at 10:30pm. $10


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.

Puerto Rican Hip-Hop musical La Cancíon plays at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 11 am. $30

The Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square street fair is on Broadway from Columbus Circle to 70th St in Manhattan’s Upper West Side on Monday, November 26, 2018 from 5:30 – 9 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

Group show A collaboration for conservation, featuring Brazilian photojournalist Zaida Siqueira, opens with a reception at Anthony Horth Gallery in Soho from 6:30 – 9pm. Through December 20, 2018. 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 2018 calendar


November Events



Our Lady of Providence, patron saint of Puerto Rico

This Marion devotion represents the idea that “God helps those who help themselves.” November 19

Rosalía, the Millenial Flamenco Pop star, gives le petite mort new life

The “Millenial Flamenco” Pop darling who blends Flamenco tradition with youth culture is the most interesting Latin musician to rise up in 2018.

Met’s “Tosca” stars Jennifer Rowley and Wolfgang Koch

March 18 & 23, 2019
Monday & Saturday
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Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
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“Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore” (I lived for art, I lived for love)

Town Hall Meetings ~ Speak to your Senators & Representatives

November 19 – 21, 2018
Monday – Wednesday
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Thanksgiving State Work Period
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Speak up. Your voice matters.

Pedro Giraudo “Vigor Tanguero” Best Tango Album Latin Grammy nominee

November 15, 2018, Thursday
Latin Grammys on Univision
“Best Tango Album” nominee
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November 20, 2018, Tuesday
Tango for dancing
The Django
Tribeca, Manhattan
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One of the rare musicians who really knows how to play Argentine Tango for dancing

Met Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche

Daily November 20, 2018
to Sunday, January 6, 2019
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Metropolitan Museum of Art
Upper East Side
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The Met Christmas tree decorated with traditional figurines from Naples, Italy where the nativity tradition began

Olga Cerpa y Mestisay play Canary Island folk music

November 20, 2018, Tuesday
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World Music Institute at
David Rubenstein Atrium
Lincoln Center
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One of the most popular bands in the Canary Islands visits our island
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FREE

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

November 12-18, 2018
Tuesday – Sunday
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“El Quijote” Spanish comedy
“En el tiempo de las mariposas” Dominican drama
“La Cancíon” Puerto Rican Hip-Hop musical
“La Gringa” Puerto Rican comedy
“El Coronel no tiene quien le escriba” Colombian drama
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Repertorio Español
Kips Bay, Manhattan
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300 shows a year of new productions and 15 plays from repertory. (In Spanish with English titles)

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

November 21, 2018, Wednesday
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Repertorio Español
Kips Bay, Manhattan
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The classic Gabriel García Márquez story about how history repeats itself.
Adapted and directed by Jorge Alí Triana

Tango La Nacional is NYC’s most traditional Argentine milonga

Thursdays
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La Nacional
Chelsea, Manhattan
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The center of NYC’s Argentine Tango community

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

Feast November 22
Thursday, November 22, 2018

Black Friday opens the holiday shopping season

Friday after Thanksgiving
Friday, November 23, 2018

Barcelona at Atlético Madrid ~ Penya FC Barcelona NYC

November 24, 2018, Saturday
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La Liga
Atlético Madrid vs Barcelona
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SPANISH LA LIGA
August – May
Big games in October, November, March & April
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UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
September – December
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Penya FC Barcelona NYC supporters club
Smithfield Hall NYC
Chelsea, Manhattan
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Currently the top of Spain’s “Big Three” soccer clubs

Atlético Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund ~ Peña Oficial Atlético

November 24, 2018, Saturday
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La Liga
Atlético Madrid vs Barcelona
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SUPPORTERS CLUB
Peña Oficial Atlético de Madrid NY
Football Factory at Legends
Koreatown, Manhattan
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One of Spain’s big three has big games in August, September, October, November, February, April and May

Cecilia Vicuña: Disappeared Quipu, Indigenous Chilean art in Brooklyn

May 18 – November 25, 2018
Wednesday – Sunday
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Brooklyn Museum
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
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New York-based Chilean artist resurrects an ancient Indigenous knotted cord writing and reading system of the Andean peoples.

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

Most Sundays
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Birdland
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
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Multi-Grammy winners carry on a tradition started by Cuban pianist Chico O’Farrill in 1997

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

Repertorio’s ‘La Canción’ is a Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, & Hip-Hop Romp

November 26, 2018, Monday
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Latin Off-Broadway
Repertorio Español
Kips Bay, Manhattan
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Original music by Reggaeton legend VICO C

Giving Tuesday opens the season of philanthropy and charity

November 27, 2018
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Tuesday after Thanksgiving
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92nd Street Y started this holiday tradition

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

Thursday, November 29, 2018
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2018 – 2019 SEASON
September – December 2018
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Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
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Puccini’s Italian opera is the world’s most popular opera. Mexican – American soprano Ailyn Pérez and Italian – American tenor Michael Fabiano play Mimi and Rodolfo.

Vogue México Cover features Salma Hayek

November 2018
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Sofía Aguilar talks with the renowned Mexican – American actress about the role of women today

Time of Change Lola Alvarez Bravo & Mariana Yampolsky ~ Throckmorton

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

St. Patrick’s Cathedral ~ Filipino & Nicaraguan Masses

December 1, 2018, Saturday
Simbang Gabi Sa Katedral Mass (Filipino)
~
December 2, 2018, Sunday
La Purisima Mass (Nicaraguan)
~
Sunday Spanish mass
~
Midtown East, Manhattan
~
Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, Ecuadorian, Filipino, Italian, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Spanish & Venezuelan masses
~
¡Dios te bendiga!
God Bless You

‘Once on This Island’ at Circle in the Square, a Broadway musical about love

Through September 2019
Usually dark Thursdays
~
TONY AWARD
“Best Musical Revival”
~
CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE
Times Square Theater District
~
This Caribbean version of ‘The Little Mermaid’ wins hearts

‘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

The All Night Milonga is NYC’s big Tango party

Saturday, December 8, 2018
Second & Last Saturdays
~
Stepping Out Studios
NoMad, Manhattan
~
All levels dance at one of the biggest Tango parties in the U.S. with outstanding guest teachers and performers

Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular 2018

November 9 – January 1, 2018
~
Radio City Music Hall
Midtown, Manhattan
~
A New York holiday classic

NYCFC ~ New York City Football Club

Around January 3, 2019
2019 season announcement
~
REGULAR SEASON
March – October
3rd Place Eastern Conference
~
Argentine, Costa Rican, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Spanish and Venezuelan players

Down These Mean Streets at El Museo del Barrio

September 13, 2018 – January 6, 2019
~
El Museo del Barrio
East Harlem, Manhattan
~
Latino photographers provide an intimate look at the street life in their own neighborhoods

VolvoTango outdoor milonga, tango on Pier 45

Warm weather Wednesdays & Sundays
April – mid-November
~
Pier 45
West Village, Manhattan
~
Roofed open-air Argentine Tango dancing with romantic river views

Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass

November 9 – 10, 1938
~
Nazi paramilitary forces and civilians attacked Jewish communities across Germany
~
It can happen again, so we must never forget

Carlos Fuentes was Mexico’s most celebrated novelist

November 11, 1928
~
Carlos Fuentes Macías was born in Panama City, Panama
~
Mexico’s most celebrated novelist is known for “The Death of Artemio Cruz” (1962), “Terra Nostra” (1975), “The Old Gringo” (1985)

Beaujolais Nouveau Day ~ Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé!

November 21, 2019, Thursday
~
Taste the fruit in this season’s Beaujolais by drinking it chilled right after it is bottled

David Rubenstein Atrium ~ Thursday Free Concerts

Thursday Free Concerts (some Fridays)
~
David Rubenstein Atrium
Lincoln Center, Manhattan
~
African, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, Folk, Guatemalan, Indigenous, Mayan, Mexican, Puerto Rican & Spanish bachata, cumbia, merengue, salsa, and soukous music and dancing

Chus Burés hosts A Dialogue Between Art & Design at El Museo

November 14-18, 2018
Wednesday-Sunday
~
El Museo del Barrio
East Harlem, Manhattan
~
The iconic Spanish jewelry designer of La Movida Madrileña hosts a pop-up exhibition

Latin Grammys 2018 ~ the biggest night in Latin music

November 15, 2018, Thursday
~
Las Vegas, Univision
~
Jorge Drexler (Uruguay), Luis Miguel (Mexico), and Rosalía (Spain) were 2018’s big winners. Click to watch videos of all the winners.

Grupo Niche, Colombian Salsa legends

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

Fashion donated by celebs, socialites & designers benefits Women Together

November 8, 2018, Thursday
~
Museum of Arts and Design
Midtown, Manhattan
~
This sale of gently or never used items donated from NYC women’s wardrobes benefits social development in Colombian, Dominican and Mexican artisanal communities by Women Together
~
FREE

DOC NYC 2018 ~ America’s biggest documentary film festival

November 8 – 15, 2018
~
IFC Center, SVA Theatre & Cinepolis
West Village & Chelsea, Manhattan
~
America’s largest documentary film festival presents over 300 films and events with 42 world premieres and 17 U.S. premieres
~
African – American, Brazilian, Honduran, Indigenous, Italian, Jamaican, Jewish, Mexican, Puerto Rican and Spanish films

Kirsten Gillibrand U.S. Senator for New York

NY’s junior Senator since 2006 cares about workers, students and families

Mercado Global Fashion Forward Celebration 2018

November 1, 2018, Thursday
~
Bowery Hotel
East Village, Manhattan
~
Join:
Karla Martinez de Salas, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Mexico & Latin America,
Yael Aflalo, Founder of Reformation,
Alida Boer, Philanthropist & Entrepreneur,
in helping rural Guatemalan women become entrepreneurs

J Balvin, Colombian Reggaeton singer, leads Latin Grammy nominations

Thursday, November 15, 2018
~
Latin Grammys
8 nominations, the most
~
2018
Barclays Center
MTV VMAs “Best Latin”
~
Balvin leads the trend towards a softer, more romantic reggaeton with lyrics your abuela (grandma) can hear without blushing

Winter Village in Bryant Park

October 27, 2018 ~ January 2, 2019
~
Bryant Park
Midtown, Manhattan
~
Family-oriented Holiday Shopping, Dining & Ice Skating

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

September 4, 2018 – January 6, 2019, Closed Mondays
~
New Museum
Lower East Side, Manhattan
~
French artist channels the Goddess represented by prehistoric Venus figurines

Celebrating Tintoretto: Portrait Paintings and Studio Drawings

October 16, 2018 – January 27, 2019
~
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Upper East Side, Manhattan
~
The Met contributes to the 500th anniversary celebration of the Venetian Renaissance artist known for working rapidly in a Mannerist style

Socrates Annual 2018

Daily: October 7, 2018 – March 11, 2019
~
Socrates Sculpture Park
Astoria, Queens
~
Dominican, French, Peruvian & Puerto Rican artists or inspirations
~
FREE

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

October 31 – November 2
~
Mexican Marigolds are a Central American flower with healing powers that attract spirits to visit their families on the Day of the Dead

Ofrendas are home altars that invite family souls to visit on the Day of the Dead

October 31
~
We build home altars to invite family souls to visit us on the Day of the Holy Innocents (November 1) and the Day of the Dead (November 2)

All Saints Day

November 1
~
This Catholic feast honors all saints whether they are recognized by the church or just are saintly

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

November 2
~
The Catholic day for tending family graves was blended in Mexico with Aztec traditions into the Day of the Dead

Mictlancihuatl is the Aztec goddess of the underworld

October 31 – November 2
~
“You live as long as someone remembers you.” We remember you Mictlancihuatl.

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

October 31 – November 2
~
Skull Catrina, by José Guadalupe Posada, makes fun of dark people trying to be white and Americans trying to be European. Death teaches that we are all equal.

Joe Arroyo Colombian Salsa Legend

November 1, 1955
Alvaro José Arroyo González was born in Cartagena de Indias, Bolívar, Colombia.
~
Joe Arroyo became one of the greatest Colombian Tropical singers of all time

Bomba Estéreo to play Colombian Cumbia at Terminal 5

December 12, 2018, Wednesday
~
Terminal 5
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
~
2018 Latin Grammy Nominee
Top Colombian electro-tropical band

Christmas 2018 Navidad

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
to January 6, 2019
~
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

Taíno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean

July 28, 2018 – October 2019, Daily
~
National Museum of the American Indian
Financial District, Manhattan
~
See how Caribbean communities are reclaiming their Taíno roots
~
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)

Django Reinhardt NY Festival keeps the Gypsy Jazz legend alive

Birdland
Hell’s Kitchen
Tuesday – Sunday
July 10 – 15, 2018

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

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

Beaujolais Nouveau Day ~ Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé!

November 21, 2019, Thursday
~
Taste the fruit in this season’s Beaujolais by drinking it chilled right after it is bottled

November 2019 Calendar

Day of the Dead, NYC marathon, elections, Veterans Day, auctions, Thanksgiving, shopping and holiday preparations.


December 2018 calendar


 


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