October 2019 New York Latin Culture Calendar

October 2019 brings the Fall for Dance Festival, New Yorker Festival, Panamanian Parade, Hispanic Parade, Columbus Parade, Indigenous People’s Day, & Bolivian Parade.

Columbus Day is the holiday.

It’s Yom Kippur.


October 2019 Week 40 ~ September 30 ~ October 6


September 2019 Calendar


Tuesday, October 1

Today is the deadline for Best Foreign Language Film entries for the 92nd Academy Awards in March 2019.

OPENING NIGHT
The 16th annual Fall For Dance Festival is at New York City Center in Midtown, Manhattan through October 13. $15 (Tickets on sale Sunday, September 8 at 11am)

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


Wednesday, October 2

Dance Argentine tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (Christopher St) in Manhattan’s West Village from around 4-7pm. $10 suggested donation

Brazilian MPB and sertaneja superstars Sandy e Junior bring their 30th anniversary reunion concert Nossa História to Barclays Center in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn at 8pm. Get tickets

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


Thursday, October 3

New York Comic Con is at Javits Center in Hudson Yards, NYC through Sunday.

Creole-Puerto Rican percussionist Sheila E brings her unique style of rock to Sony Hall in the Times Square Theater District at 8pm. From $52.50

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


Friday, October 4

Celebrate the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, patron saint of Italy.

Celebrate the Feast of Orula, the master diviner of Santería.

Celebrate National Taco Day.

Pain and Glory (Dolor y Gloria), a film by Pedro Almodóvar, starring Antonio Banderas, opens today.

Colombian reggaeton singer Maluma brings his 11:11 World Tour to Madison Square Garden in Chelsea, NYC at 8:30pm. From $67


Saturday, October 5

The Socrates Annual outdoor sculpture exhibition opens at Socrates Sculpture Park in Astoria, Queens from 4-6pm. Daily through March 8, 2020.

Puerto Rican hip-hop reggaeton musical La Canción is at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, NYC at 8pm. From $15


Sunday, October 6

Dance Argentine tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (Christopher St) in Manhattan’s West Village from around 4-7pm. $10 suggested donation

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


October 2019 Week 41 ~ October 7-13


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

Monday, October 7

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


Tuesday, October 8

Celebrate Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement at sundown (6:27pm) through sundown tomorrow.

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


Wednesday, October 9

Dance Argentine tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (Christopher St) in Manhattan’s West Village from around 4-7pm. $10 suggested donation

Puerto Rican pop singer-songwriter Kany García plays Sony Hall in the Times Square Theater District at 8pm. From $45

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


Thursday, October 10

NYCWFF, the New York City Wine & Food Festival runs through Sunday.

The Clio Art Fair is at 550 West 29th St through Sunday.

The 2018 Celebrate Mexico Now Festival was October 10-21, 2018.

An exhibition of new work by Brazilian artist Vik Muniz opens at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. in Chelsea, NYC. Tuesday-Saturday through November 16.

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


Friday, October 11

It’s Columbus Day Weekend!

The 20th New Yorker Festival runs through Sunday.

The New York Coffee Festival runs through Sunday.

The Panamanian Parade Gala is at Roulette Intermedium in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn at 7pm. From $100

Latin Grammy winner Pedro Giraudo plays Argentine tango at Barbès in Park Slope, Brooklyn at 8pm. $10 suggested donation


Saturday, October 12

Celebrate Spain’s national day, La Fiesta Nacional de España, which commemorates the day in 1492 when a lookout for Columbus spotted land in the Americas.

New York’s Panamanian Parade starts at Franklin Ave and Bergen St in Crown Heights, Brooklyn at 10:30am and ends at a street fair in Prospect Park that goes until 7pm. FREE

CLOSING
The Crossing the Line festival of French culture ends at FIAF in Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

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


Sunday, October 13

The Redhawk Native American Arts Council Indigenous Peoples Day celebration opens on Randall’s Island at 8am. Through tomorrow at 12pm. FREE

The Hispanic Day Parade marches up Fifth Avenue from 44th St to 72nd St at 12 noon. FREE

Dance Argentine tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (Christopher St) in Manhattan’s West Village from around 4-7pm. $10 suggested donation

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

Celebrate Sukkot (The Feast of Tabernacles) at sundown. The Jewish harvest festival that commemorates forty years of wandering in the desert after the Exodus. Through sundown Sunday, September 30.


October 2019 Week 42 ~ October 14-20


Monday, October 14 ~ Columbus Day

Celebrate Columbus Day, the big day for New York City’s Italian community.

New York’s 75th Columbus Day Parade marches up Fifth Avenue from 44th St to 72nd St from 11:30am to 3pm. It’s broadcast live on ABC 7 from 12pm to 3pm. FREE

Celebrate Indigenous People’s Day.

The Redhawk Native American Arts Council Indigenous Peoples Day celebration continues on Randall’s Island until 12pm. FREE

The 35th NY Dance & Performance Bessie Awards are at NYU Skirball in Greenwich Village, NYC at 7:30pm.

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


Tuesday, October 15

Hispanic Heritage Month ends today.

The Casita Maria Fiesta Gala is at The Plaza Hotel in Midtown, Manhattan at 7:30pm. From $400

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


Wednesday, October 16

Dance Argentine tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (Christopher St) in Manhattan’s West Village from around 4-7pm. $10 suggested donation

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


Thursday, October 17

Celebrate National Pasta Day!

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

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


Friday, October 18

It’s Open House New York Weekend through Sunday.


Saturday, October 19

The 2018 ColombiaFest trade fair was at the Penn Plaza Pavilion in Chelsea, NYC.

Colombian salsa legends Grupo Niche play Kupferberg Center at Queens College in Flushing, Queens at 8pm. From $39


Sunday, October 20

Celebrate Argentine Mother’s Day.

The 2018 Staten Island Day of the Dead Festival was at Our Lady of Mount Carmel – St. Benedicta School in West Brighton, Staten Island from 11am – 6pm (community altar building started at 9am). FREE

The 9th Bolivian Parade of New York marches along 37th Avenue from 69th to 87th St in Jackson Heights, Queens from 11am to 2pm. FREE

Dance Argentine tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (Christopher St) in Manhattan’s West Village from around 4-7pm. $10 suggested donation

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


October 2019 Week 43 ~ October 21-27


It’s New York Print Week.

Monday, October 21

Bebop and Latin Jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie was born in Cheraw, South Carolina on October 21, 1917.

Celia Cruz, the Queen of Salsa, was born in Havana, Cuba on October 21, 1925.

Celebrate National Mezcal Day.

MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art reopens.

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


Tuesday, October 22

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


Wednesday, October 23

Celebrate World Ballet Day with the Royal Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet and Australian Ballet.

The IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair opens at Javits Center in Hudson Yards, NYC with a reception from 6:30pm to 9pm. From $300. Fair through Sunday. From $15

Dance Argentine tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (Christopher St) in Manhattan’s West Village from around 4-7pm. $10 suggested donation

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


Thursday, October 24

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


Friday, October 25

Legendary artist Pablo Picasso was born in Málaga, Spain on October 25, 1881.


Saturday, October 26

The Mano a Mano Day of the Dead celebration is at St. Mark’s in the Bowery church in Greenwich Village.

The 2018 Winter Village holiday shopping, dining and ice skating opened at Bryant Park in Midtown, Manhattan on Saturday, October 27, 2018, and ran through January 2, 2019.

CLOSING
An exhibition of African-American artist Amy Sherald closes at Hauser & Wirth in Chelsea, NYC from 10am – 6pm. FREE

Watch a El Clásico FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid with Penya FC Barcelona at Smithfield Hall in Chelsea, NYC; or with Peña Madridista NYC at Playwright Irish Pub in NYC’s Garment District. Time TBD. No cover

American-French jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux plays Sony Hall in the Times Square Theater District at 7:30pm. From $50

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


Sunday, October 27

The México City Day of the Dead Parade marches from Estela de Luz to Zócalo (the main square) from 11 am – 4 pm. FREE

Dance Argentine tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (Christopher St) in Manhattan’s West Village from around 4-7pm. $10 suggested donation

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

American-French jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux plays Sony Hall in the Times Square Theater District at 7:30pm. From $50

Puerto Rican Latin trap star Bad Bunny brings his X100Pre Tour (Para Siempre, Forever) to Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey at 8pm. From $66

Adriana Calcanhotto sings Brazilian MPB in the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space in the Upper West Side, NYC at 8pm. From $62


October 2019 Week 44 ~ October 28 – November 3


Monday, October 28

It’s NYC Television Week through Wednesday.

Celebrate International Creole Day.

Celebrate the Feast of St Jude Thaddeus, patron saint of lost causes. “Hey Jude, don’t make it bad, take a sad song and make it better…”

Celebrate National Chocolate Day. Chocolate is native to Colombia and Venezuela, was domesticated in Guatemala and Mexico, and introduced to Europe by Spanish friars.

Miguel Calo, Argentine Tango bandoneonist, composer, and leader, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on October 28, 1907.

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


Tuesday, October 29

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


Wednesday, October 30

Dance Argentine tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (Christopher St) in Manhattan’s West Village from around 4-7pm. $10 suggested donation

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


Thursday, October 31

Happy Halloween.

The AADLA Fine Art & Antique Show is in Wallace Hall at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in Manhattan’s Upper East Side from 11am to 7pm.  Through Sunday. $20

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

Tonight we build ofrendas (home altars) for Day of the Holy Innocents (November1) and Day of the Dead (November 2).

The 46th Village Halloween Parade marches on Sixth Avenue from Canal Street in SoHo to 16th St in Chelsea at 7pm. FREE

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


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