October 2019 New York Latin Culture Calendar

October 2019 brings the Fall for Dance Festival, Celebrate Mexico Now Festival and the New Yorker Festival.

It’s your last chance to register to vote in the 2019 elections coming on November 5.

Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot, Spain’s national day, Columbus Day, Indigenous People Day and the end of Hispanic Heritage Month are in October.

Columbus Day Weekend is the long holiday weekend.

Latin parades in October include the Panamanian Parade, Hispanic Parade, Columbus Day Parade, Bolivian Parade and Halloween Parade.

The month ends with Halloween and preparations for Day of the Dead.


October 2019 Week 40 ~ September 30 ~ October 6


September 2019 Calendar

Tuesday, October 1

Celebrate International Coffee Day.

Today is the deadline for Best International Feature Film entries (formerly Best Foreign Language Film) for the 92nd Academy Awards in March 2020.

OPENING NIGHT
The 16th Fall for Dance Festival is at New York City Center in Midtown, Manhattan on select days 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

Freestyle Love Supreme brings Puerto Rican and Italian hip-hop improv comedy to Broadway at the Booth Theatre in the Times Square Theater District through January 5, 2020. From $59

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.

OPENING NIGHT
Divine Breath NYC
, an exhibition by Colombian artist Ruby Rumié about survivors of domestic violence transforming their pain into divine breath, opens at La Mama Galleria in NoHo, NYC with a reception from 6-9pm. Thursday-Sunday, through October 26. FREE

OPENING NIGHT
El Barrio Theatre Group’s The Mambo Café is at El Museo del Barrio in East Harlem, NYC at 7pm. $25

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.

Honor 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.

The Yankees play the Twins in American League Division Series Game 1 at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 7:07pm. From $120

Gerardo Contino & Los Habaneros play a Salsa en el Barrio party at El Barrio Artspace in East Harlem, NYC from 6-10pm. $15

The Latinx Performance Ensemble’s La Golondrina is at Thalia Spanish Theatre in Sunnyside, Queens at 8pm. $25

Jorge Alí Triana & Verónica Triana’s Colombian play El Coronel no tiene quien le escriba is at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, NYC at 8pm. In Spanish with English subtitles. From $15

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


Saturday, October 5

The Yankees play the Twins in American League Division Series Game 1 at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 5:07pm. From $120

Porgy and Bess, Gershwin’s American opera about Black life in the old South, is at the Metropolitan Opera in Lincoln Center at 1pm. From $30

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

CARNEGIE HALL CITYWIDE
Mexican-born singer-songwriter Edna Vazquez plays the Brooklyn Museum in Prospect Park at 5pm. FREE

Puerto Rican singer and actress Yolandita Monge (Escándalo) plays Lehman Center in Bedford Park, The Bronx at 8pm. From $45

Enso Taves sings Dominican bachata at Sanger Hall in Sunnyside, Queens at 8pm. No Cover

The Latinx Performance Ensemble’s La Golondrina is at Thalia Spanish Theatre in Sunnyside, Queens at 8pm. $25

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


Sunday, October 6

Today is the last day for NYC Off-Broadway Week 2-for-1 tickets.

Filomena Marturano: un matrimonio a la Caribeña (Marriage Caribbean Style) is at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, NYC at 3pm. $30

The Latinx Performance Ensemble’s La Golondrina is at Thalia Spanish Theatre in Sunnyside, Queens at 4pm. $25

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

Honduran-Cuban-American drag queen Bianca del Rio brings her new comedy show It’s Jester Joke to Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at 8pm. From $39.50


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

CELEBRATE MEXICO NOW FESTIVAL
Cartoonist Rafael Barajas “el Fisgón” talks about the impact of Mexican illustrator Miguel Covarrubias on both the Harlem Renaissance and Mexican Renaissance at the Colombia Journalism School in Morningside Heights, NYC at 7pm. Free with RSVP

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


Tuesday, October 8

CELEBRATE MEXICO NOW FESTIVAL
A reception for the Lamentable Tierra / Sorrow Land photography exhibition of the effects of globalization on the Mexican landscape is at The Camera Club of New York in Manhattan’s Little Italy from 6-8pm. FREE

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

Thandiswa Mazwai (Bongo Maffin) sings South African Xhosa rhythms at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, NYC at 7pm. FREE

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


Wednesday, October 9

OPENING DAY
The Festival of Books / El Festival del Libro opens at El Barrio’s ArtSpace PS109 in El Barrio East Harlem at 10:30am. Through Sunday. 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

CELEBRATE MEXICO NOW FESTIVAL
A selection of short films from the Morelia International Film Festival screens at School of Visual Arts in Chelsea, NYC at 7pm. FREE

OPENING NIGHT
The Corto Circuito Latino short film festival opens at SVA Theatre Chelsea, NYC at 7:15pm with a cocktail reception after. FREE

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

OPENING NIGHT
NYCWFF, the Food Network & Cooking Channel’s Wine and Food Festival runs through Sunday.

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

Two exhibitions of new work by Brazilian artist Vik Muniz, Museum of Ashes and Surfaces open with a reception for the artist at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. in Chelsea, NYC from 6-8pm. Tuesday-Saturday through November 16.

CELEBRATE MEXICO NOW FESTIVAL
Créssida Contemporary Dance from Merída, Yucatán, México gives a dance workshop at Rioult Dance Studios in Astoria, Queens at 5pm. FREE with RSVP

The Corto Circuito Latino short film festival screens a Colombia Zoom In series at the Colombian Consulate in Midtown East, NYC at 6:30pm. FREE

CELEBRATE MEXICO NOW FESTIVAL
68 Voices, 68 Hearts, a series of short films that tell Indigenous stories in their native tongue, screen with a panel discussion at the Center for Fiction in Fort Greene, Brooklyn at 7pm. $10

Melvis Santa & Ashedi play Afro-Cuban music at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center at 7:30pm. FREE

Porgy and Bess, Gershwin’s American opera about Black life in the old South, is at the Metropolitan Opera in Lincoln Center at 7:30pm. From $30

BENEFIT MAKE THE ROAD NY
Ecuadorian-American pop singer Helado Negro presents: Young Latin & Proud, a benefit for Make the Road NY, with La Orquesta Triunfadora, Xenia Rubinos (Puerto Rican-Cuban-American), Combo Chimbita (Colombian-American), Papi Juice (LGBT collective), RIOBAMBA (Ecuadorian-Lithuanian-American), Bembona (Puerto Rican-Panamanian-American) at Elsewhere in Bushwick, Brooklyn at 8pm. From $21

Dominican virtuoso violinist Aisha Syed brings her Heritage World Tour to Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall at 8:30pm. From $125

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


Friday, October 11

Today is the last day to register to vote in New York, in person or by mail.

Celebrate National Coming Out Day. There is no better way to be than just who you are.

Celebrate Bolivian Women’s Day (Día de la mujer Boliviana).

It’s Columbus Day Weekend!

The 20th New Yorker Festival runs through Sunday.

The New York Coffee Festival runs through Sunday.

CLOSING NIGHT
The Corto Circuito Latino short film festival screens The Peculiar Side of Life program at the King Juan Carlos Center at NYU in Greenwich Village, NYC at 5pm, followed by a Latinos in the House program at 7pm with a cocktail reception after. FREE

CELEBRATE MEXICO NOW FESTIVAL
Créssida Contemporary Dance from Merída, Yucatán, México dances Mayan and contemporary Mexican world views at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center in Long Island City, Queens at 7pm. $10 (promocode MexicoNow)

El Barrio Theatre Group’s The Mambo Café is at El Museo del Barrio in East Harlem, NYC at 7pm. $25

The Latinx Performance Ensemble’s La Golondrina is at Thalia Spanish Theatre in Sunnyside, Queens at 8pm. $25

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

Kobo Town plays Trinidadian calypso fusion at Flushing Town Hall in Flushing, Queens at 8pm. $16

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

CELEBRATE MEXICO NOW FESTIVAL
Maya Burns, a musical child of California and Baja California, México brings her unique style of multicultural jazz to Terraza 7 in Elmhurst, Queens with shows at 9:30 and 11:30pm. $15 at the door

The 2019 PBS Hispanic Heritage Awards at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC are being broadcast on WNET Channel 13 at 10pm. See who is being honored at pbs.org


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.

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

CELEBRATE MEXICO NOW FESTIVAL
Créssida Contemporary Dance from Merída, Yucatán, México dances Mayan and contemporary Mexican world views at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center in Long Island City, Queens at 3pm. $10 (promocode MexicoNow)

Brooklyn’s Panamanian Parade starts at Franklin Ave and Bergen St in Crown Heights, Brooklyn at 10am and ends in Prospect Park at a Panamanian Street Fair that goes until 7pm. FREE

El Barrio Theatre Group’s The Mambo Café is at El Museo del Barrio in East Harlem, NYC at 7pm. $25

Dominican-Puerto Rican salsa legend José Alberto “El Canario” is joined by Puerto Rican salsa singers Don y Peter Perignon at Lehman Center in Jerome Park, The Bronx at 8pm. From $45

Puerto Rican salsa legend Roberto Roena y Su Apolo Sound plays Calibre 78 in Jackson Heights, Queens at 8pm. From $40

The Latinx Performance Ensemble’s La Golondrina is at Thalia Spanish Theatre in Sunnyside, Queens at 8pm. $25

Bulla en el Barrio sings women’s Colombian bullerengue at Barbès in Park Slope, Brooklyn at 10pm. $10 suggested donation

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


Sunday, October 13

The 57th New York Film Festival ends today.

The Redhawk Indigenous People Day Pow Wow celebration is on Randalls Island from 11am to late. Ends Monday. FREE

The 55th Hispanic Day Parade marches up Fifth Avenue from 44th St to 72nd St from 11am to 4pm. FREE

The Bronx Columbus Parade marches from Morris Park Ave at Bronxdale Ave to Williamsbridge Rd at Pelham Parkway South at 12pm. FREE

CELEBRATE MEXICO NOW FESTIVAL
There is a family brunch, photo exhibition by Cuevawolf and auction to benefit Make the Road NY at Cantina Cumbancha in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at 12pm. Tickets $40

Porgy and Bess, Gershwin’s American opera about Black life in the old South, is at the Metropolitan Opera in Lincoln Center at 3pm. From $30

El Barrio Theatre Group’s The Mambo Café is at El Museo del Barrio in East Harlem, NYC at 3pm. $25

The Latinx Performance Ensemble’s La Golondrina is at Thalia Spanish Theatre in Sunnyside, Queens at 4pm. $25

¡VIVA BROADWAY!
Broadway celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with “El Conjunto”, a Hispanic cabaret hosted by Ana Villafañe, the Cuban-Salvadoran-American star of Broadway’s On Your Feet! and NBC TV series Sunnyside and New Amsterdam, in the Living Room at the W Hotel in Times Square at 7pm. From $10 [Correction. It’s not 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 at 6:19pm. Through sundown Sunday, September 30.

The Hunter’s Moon will rise over New York City at sunset at 6:40pm.

WORLD MUSIC INSTITUTE
The Paco de Lucía Project plays and dances Spanish flamenco at Symphony Space in the Upper West Side at 8pm. From $35

Italian-American Sara Bareilles plays Madison Square Garden in Chelsea, NYC at 8pm. From $45


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.

Celebrate Indigenous People Day.

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

The Redhawk Indigenous People Day Pow Wow celebration on Randalls Island has a sunrise ceremony at 7am and ends at 2pm. 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.

Five finalists of the Songs About New York Spanish songwriting contest perform for the chance to have their song recorded by Javier Limón, at Instituto Cervantes in Midtown East, NYC at 6pm. FREE [CORRECTION: This was in 2018. Sorry for the mistake.]

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

New York Yankees vs Houston Astros in game 3 of the American League Championship Series at 8:08pm. The series stands Yankees 1-1 Astros. Astros won 1-4.


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

Tablao Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana brings Spanish flamenco to Le Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village at 6:30pm. From $20

Mahnaz Yousefzadeh talk about Dante and Italian Unification at Casa Italiana Zerilli – Marimò at NYU, New York University at 6:30pm. FREE

Porgy and Bess, Gershwin’s American opera about Black life in the old South, is at the Metropolitan Opera in Lincoln Center at 7:30pm. From $30

New York Yankees vs Houston Astros in game 4 of the American League Championship Series at 8:08pm. The series stands Yankees 1-2 Astros. RAINED OUT

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!

Tablao Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana Spanish flamenco at Le Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village at 6:30pm. From $20

Watch the Latin American Music Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Telemundo 47 starting with a red carpet at 7pm ET followed by the awards at 8pm ET. #LatinAMAs

Pianists Glenda Del E and Ariacne Trujillo play 100 Years of Bebo Valdés at DROM in the East Village, NYC at 8pm. $15

New York Yankees vs Houston Astros in game 4 of the American League Championship Series at 8:08pm. The series stands Yankees 1-2 Astros. RESCHEDULED FROM WEDNESDAY’S RAINOUT

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

LA-based guitarist Vahagni releases The Life & Death of a Great Matador, a tight flamenco tribute to his late father, the first guitar soloist for the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Armenia.

It’s Open House New York Weekend through Sunday.

The Prints & Multiples auction goes on view at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center from 10am to 5pm. Auctions begin October 22.

Tablao Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana brings Spanish flamenco at Le Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village at 6:30pm. From $20

El Barrio Theatre Group’s The Mambo Café is at El Museo del Barrio in East Harlem, NYC at 7pm. $25

American Ballet Theatre dances its Balanchine, Bennett & The Beach Boys program to jazz and pop music at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center at 7:30pm. From $30

New York Yankees vs Houston Astros in game 5 of the American League Championship Series at 8:08pm.
RESCHEDULED FROM WEDNESDAY’S RAINOUT


Saturday, October 19

Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival of spiritual music is around Manhattan through November 24.

American Ballet Theatre dances its Balanchine, Bennett & The Beach Boys program to jazz and pop music at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center at 2pm. From $30

Javier Limón with guest singer Nella Rojas performs songs from the film that opened Cannes this year, Asghar Farhadi’s film Everybody Knows, at Rockwood Music Hall in the Lower East Side, NYC at 7pm. From $20 [CORRECTION: This was in 2018. Sorry for the mistake.]

American Ballet Theatre dances its The Masters program which includes a Twyla Tharp world premiere for Argentine principal Herman Cornejo at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center at 8pm. From $30

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

Xiomara Laugart joins Axel Tosca for Cuban jazz at Zinc Bar in Greenwich Village at 10:30pm & midnight. $20


Sunday, October 20

Celebrate Argentine Mother’s Day.

The 27th Staten Island Day of the Dead Festival is at Our Lady of Mount Carmel – St. Benedicta School in West Brighton, Staten Island from 11am – 5pm. FREE

American Ballet Theatre dances its Balanchine, Bennett & The Beach Boys program to jazz and pop music at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center at 2pm. From $30

Javier Limón’s Flamenco Legends: the Paco de Lucía Project plays the Purchase College Performing Arts Center in Purchase, NY (near White Plains) at 3pm. From $40

El Barrio Theatre Group’s The Mambo Café is at El Museo del Barrio in East Harlem, NYC at 3pm. $25

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.

WORLD MUSIC INSTITUTE
Nella Rojas brings her very special Venezuelan flamenco to Le Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village, NYC at 8pm. From $25

Puerto Rican Latin trap star Farruko joins the Tidal X Rock the Vote benefit concert for voter registration with headliner Alicia Keys at Barclays Center in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn at 8pm. From $26

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


Tuesday, October 22

The Prints & Multiples auction begins at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center at 6pm.

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 Prints & Multiples auction continues at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center at 10am and 2pm. FREE

OPENING NIGHT
The IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair opens at Javits Center in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC with a reception from 5-9pm. From $100. The Fair runs 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

The Antiquities auction goes on view at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center from 10am to 5pm. FREE

The IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair is at Javits Center in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC from 12-7pm. From $15

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.

The IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair is at Javits Center in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC from 12-8pm. From $15

El Barrio Theatre Group’s The Mambo Café is at El Museo del Barrio in East Harlem, NYC at 7pm. $25


Saturday, October 26

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

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

The IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair is at Javits Center in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC from 12-8pm. From $15

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. POSTPONED INDEFINITELY

El Barrio Theatre Group’s The Mambo Café is at El Museo del Barrio in East Harlem, NYC at 7pm. $25

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

Xiomara Laugart joins Axel Tosca for Cuban jazz at Zinc Bar in Greenwich Village at 10:30pm & midnight. $20


Sunday, October 27

Celebrate Diwali, the East Indian festival of lights that is popular in Caribbean countries with a large East Indian diaspora.

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

The 9th Bolivian Parade of New York marches along 37th Avenue from 69th to 87th St in Jackson Heights, Queens from 11:30am to about 2pm. FREE

CLOSING
The IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair is at Javits Center in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC from 12-5pm. From $15

CLOSING
El Barrio Theatre Group’s The Mambo Café is at El Museo del Barrio in East Harlem, NYC at 7pm. $25

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


It’s New York Classic Week.

It’s NYC Television Week through Wednesday.

Monday, October 28

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.

The Antiquities auction is at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center at 12pm. FREE

Grupo Rebolu play Afro-Colombian Caribbean music at Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at 8pm. $8

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

Bulla en el Barrio sings and dances Colombian bullerengue at Barbès in Park Slope, Brooklyn at 9:30pm. $10 suggested donation


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

The documentary Mama Africa by Afro-Venezuelan filmmaker Benito Marquez “Ifayemisi” is screening at the Caribbean Cultural Center in El Barrio, East Harlem, NYC at 6pm. Free with registration

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.

OPENING DAY
Winter Village holiday shopping, ice skating and dining at Bryant Park in Midtown, Manhattan is open daily through January 5, 2020.

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 2018 Queens Halloween Parade marched on 37th Avenue from 86th to 76th St, in Jackson Heights, Queens at 5 pm.

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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