October things to do in NYC in 2018

October things to do in NYC include the Hispanic Day Parade, Indigenous Peoples Day, Columbus Day Parade, and Hispanic Heritage Month.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2019

September 15 – October 15
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Celebrate our communal heritage and the contributions of Hispanic Americans.

Indigenous Peoples Day 2019

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S CELEBRATION
Red Hawk Native American Arts Council
October 13 – 14, 2019 (TBD)
Sunday – Monday
Randall’s Island
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INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY
October 14, 2019, Monday

Celebrate Spain’s National Day, La Fiesta Nacional de España

October 12, 1492
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Rodrigo de Triana, a lookout on the Pinta, shouted that he spotted land in what is now the Bahamas. In that moment, the world changed.
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Columbus lied in his report, saying he saw land first, so he could claim the pension offered to the discoverer.

Celebrate the Feast of St Jude Thaddeus, Catholic saint of lost causes

October 28
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The apostle St Jude is said to be less busy and therefore eager to help in difficult situations

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

Casita Maria Fiesta 2018 (Photos)

October 16, 2018, Tuesday
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Plaza Hotel
Midtown, Manhattan
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Jacqueline Weld Drake, Dayssi Olarte De Kanavos, Carlos Souza & Mary Snow support children’s education in the South Bronx, Harlem & East Harlem

World Monuments Fund Hadrian Gala 2018

October 23, 2018 ~ The World Monuments Fund (WMF) honored Prince Amyn Aga Khan of Afghanistan and Dr. Eusebio Leal Spengler of Cuba at the Hadrian Gala in the Rainbow Room atop Rockefeller Center. Puerto Rican artist Tony Bechara spoke with us about nominating Old San Juan as a world monument.

NYC Halloween Parade 2018 ~ I AM a Robot

October 31, 2018, Wednesday
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Sixth Avenue
Spring to 16th St
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Lineup at Canal & Sixth Ave
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2018 Theme: I AM a Robot
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Good, clean, spirited fun, and your chance to walk in an official New York City Parade

ColombiaFest V ~ Colombian Food, Art, Investing & Gusi

October 20 – 21, 2018
Saturday – Sunday
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Penn Plaza Pavilion
Chelsea, Manhattan
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Taste the richness of Colombian food, art and culture. Explore opportunities to invest in Colombia. Colombians can receive basic consular services from the Colombian consulates of New York and Newark. Vallenato and Cumbia Pop star Gusi headlines.
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FREE with registration

Queens Bolivian Day Parade ~ Desfile Boliviano

Sunday, October 21, 2018
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Jackson Heights, Queens
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Celebrate our Indigenous heritage and freedom from slavery with our folkloric dances: Caporales, La Diablada, Morenada, Tinku and more. Bolivian Pride!

Register to Vote in English or Spanish online, by mail or in person

Friday, October 12, 2018
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Last day to register to vote in November’s General Election

Columbus Day Parade 2018 is New York City’s big Italian celebration

Monday, October 8, 2018
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Fifth Avenue
(47th to 72nd St)
Midtown – Upper East Side, Manhattan
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ABC 7
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World’s biggest Italian – American celebration

NYC Wine & Food Festival 2018 (NYCWFF)

October 11 – 14, 2018
Thursday – Sunday
Multiple venues
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GRAND TASTING
October 13 -14, 2018
Saturday – Sunday
Pier 94 Rooftop
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
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A weekend of fine wine and food prepared by over 500 world-renowned French, Italian, Jewish, Mexican & Spanish chefs and culinary TV personalities from the Food Network and Cooking Channel

Bernie Williams, former Yankee All-Star, rocks Schimmel Center

Friday, October 12, 2018
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Schimmel Center
PACE University
Financial District, Manhattan
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The former Puerto Rican MLB All-Star Yankee center fielder is a great Latin Grammy-nominated jazz and rock musician too.

Hispanic Day Parade 2018 ~ Desfile de la Hispanidad

Sunday, October 14, 2018
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Fifth Avenue
(44th to 69th Street)
Midtown – Upper East Side Manhattan
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Argentine, Bolivian, Belizean, Chilean, Colombian, Costa Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Guatemalan, Honduran, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Panamanian, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Salvadoran, Spanish, Uruguayan and Venezuelan cultures

Pedrito Martinez Group plays Bronx Museum for Carnegie Hall Citywide

Friday, October 5, 2018
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Carnegie Hall Citywide
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Bronx Museum of the Arts
Fleetwood – Concourse Village, The Bronx
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The world’s first-call Cuban Rumbero.

Panamanian Day Parade and Street Fair 2018

Saturday, October 6, 2018
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PARADE
Franklin Ave, President St & Classon Ave
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STREET FAIR
Classon Ave at President St
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Crown Heights, Brooklyn
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Panamanian community’s pre-independence day celebration

Fall for Dance Festival 2018 at New York City Center

October 1 – 13, 2018
Monday – Saturday
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New York City Center
Midtown, Manhattan
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$15 seats to watch four world-class companies a night. African, Argentine, Brazilian, Cuban, French & Romanian dancers or companies perform ballet, modern, contemporary and folkloric dances.

New Yorker Festival 2018

October 5 – 7, 2018
Friday – Sunday
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African, French, Italian & Mexican thinkers

New York Film Festival 56 (2018)

September 28 – October 14, 2018
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OPENING NIGHT
Friday, September 28, 2018
“The Favorite” Yorgos Lanthimos (Greek)
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CENTERPIECE
Friday, October 5, 2018
“ROMA,” Alfonso Cuarón (Mexican)
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CLOSING NIGHT
Friday, October 12, 2018
“At Eternity’s Gate” Julian Schnabel (Jewish)
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Alice Tully Hall
Film Society of Lincoln Center
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One of America’s oldest and most influential film festivals is screening Argentine, Chilean, Cuban, Filipino, French, Italian, Jewish, Mexican and Spanish films

Celebrate Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement

Tuesday, October 8 – 9, 2019
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25 hour fast from sundown
“G’mar Hatima Tova”


October 2018 Calendar



Off-Broadway Week 2-for-1 tickets are available for shows through October 7.

Monday, October 1

Today is the deadline for Best Foreign Language Film entries for the 91st Academy Awards in March 2019.

The Metropolitan Opera presents its new 2018 production of French opera Samson et Dalila by Saint-Saëns at The Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $25

The 15th Annual Fall for Dance Festival at New York City Center in Midtown, Manhattan opens with a 75th Anniversary Kick-Off cocktail at 6:30 pm, and Program 1 which includes French-Algerian Cie Hervé KOUBI at 8 pm. $15


Tuesday, October 2

For World Ballet Day, the Bolshoi Ballet, Royal Ballet and Australian Ballet take you behind the scenes on their Facebook pages.

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 Verdi’s Italian opera Aida at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $25

Brazilian Jazz singer Abelita Mateus celebrates the release of her new album Mixed Feelings with a concert at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. $35

The 15th Annual Fall for Dance Festival at New York City Center in Midtown, Manhattan presents Program 1 which includes French-Algerian Cie Hervé KOUBI at 8 pm. $15


Wednesday, October 3

The VolvoTango outdoor milonga is at Pier 45 in Greenwich Village in the early evening.

Olga Pericet’s Enfoque opens at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 7 pm. $33 – $72

The 15th Annual Fall for Dance Festival at New York City Center in Midtown, Manhattan presents Program 2 which includes Cuban – American dancer Patricia Delgado dancing a world premiere NY City Center commission with New York City Ballet‘s Justin Peck at 8 pm. $15

The Metropolitan Opera presents La Bohème at The Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $30

The New York Yankees play the Oakland Athletics in the American League wild-card round at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 8:05 pm. From $706


Thursday, October 4

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

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

Celebrate National Taco Day.

New York Comic Con 2018 is at Javits Center in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan through Sunday.

The Frieze London 2018 art fair opens at Regent’s Park in London, United Kingdom. The fair runs through Sunday.

Olga Pericet’s Enfoque plays at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 7 pm. $33 – $72

The 15th Annual Fall for Dance Festival at New York City Center in Midtown, Manhattan presents Program 2 which includes Cuban – American dancer Patricia Delgado dancing a world premiere NY City Center commission with New York City Ballet‘s Justin Peck at 8 pm. $15

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, October 5

It’s Columbus Day Weekend!

Carnegie Hall Citywide presents the Pedrito Martinez Group, the world’s best Cuban rumba band, at the Bronx Museum in Fleetwood – Concourse Village, The Bronx at 7:30 pm. FREE with rsvp

The 15th Annual Fall for Dance Festival at New York City Center in Midtown, Manhattan presents Program 3 which includes Balamouk, a New York City Center Commission world premiere by Colombian – Belgian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa for Dance Theatre of Harlem (amazing Brazilian dancers) at 8 pm. $15

Olga Pericet’s Enfoque plays at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 8 pm. $33 – $72

The Metropolitan Opera presents its new 2018 production of French opera Samson et Dalila by Saint-Saëns at The Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8 pm. From $25


Saturday, October 6

The Panamanian Day Parade marches on Franklin Ave in Crown Heights, Brooklyn at 11 am. The Parade runs until about 2:30 pm. The Street Fair runs until about 5:30 pm.

The Metropolitan Opera performs Verdi’s Italian opera Aida at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 1 pm. From $25

The 15th Annual Fall for Dance Festival at New York City Center in Midtown, Manhattan presents Program 3 which includes Balamouk, a New York City Center Commission world premiere by Colombian – Belgian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa for Dance Theatre of Harlem (amazing Brazilian dancers) at 8 pm. $15

Olga Pericet’s Enfoque plays at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 8 pm. $33 – $72

The Metropolitan Opera presents La Bohème at The Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8:30 pm. From $30


Sunday, October 7

LAST CHANCE to use Off-Broadway Week 2-for-1 tickets.

LAST CHANCE to see Obsession Nudes by Klimt, Schiele, and Picasso at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan’s Upper East Side from 10 am – 5:30 pm. $25

The Socrates Annual sculpture group show opens at the Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, Queens from 9 am to sunset. FREE. The show is open daily through March 10, 2019.

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day with the Redhawk Native American Arts Council on Randall’s Island, Manhattan from 11 am – 5 pm. FREE

Olga Pericet’s Enfoque plays at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 3 pm. $33 – $72

The VolvoTango outdoor milonga is at Pier 45 in Greenwich Village in the early evening.



Monday, October 8

Celebrate Yom Kippur 2019, the Jewish day of atonement.

Celebrate Columbus Day!

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day at a sunrise ceremony with the Redhawk Native American Arts Council on Randall’s Island, Manhattan at 7 am. FREE. The celebration continues until 4 pm.

The Columbus Day Parade marches up Fifth Avenue from 44th – 72nd St in Midtown, Manhattan and the Upper East Side from 11:30 am to 4 pm.

The Bessies, the NY Dance and Performance Awards are at NYU Skirball center in Greenwich Village, Manhattan at 7:30 pm. $10

Argentine heavy metal band Rata Blanca brings their XXX Anniversary Tour to Stage 48 in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan from 8 pm – 4 am. $38 – $80


Tuesday, October 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.

The Metropolitan Opera presents its new 2018 production of French opera Samson et Dalila by Saint-Saëns at The Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $25

The 2018 American Music Awards are broadcast live on ABC at 8 pm ET.


Wednesday, October 10

The VolvoTango outdoor milonga is at Pier 45 in Greenwich Village in the early evening.

Olga Pericet’s Enfoque plays at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 7 pm. $33 – $72

The Celebrate Mexico Now Festival opens with Water and Proximity, a photography exhibition of work by Adel Buzali at Instituto Cervantes in Midtown East, Manhattan  at 6:30 pm. Free with rsvp. The Festival runs through October 21, 2018.

The 15th Annual Fall for Dance Festival at New York City Center in Midtown, Manhattan presents Program 4 which includes American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Herman Cornejo (Argentine) dancing with Alina Cojocaru (Romanian) at 8 pm. $15

The Metropolitan Opera presents La Bohème at The Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $30


Thursday, October 11

The 12th Annual NYC Wine & Food Festival 2018 is across Manhattan and at Pier 94 in Hell’s Kitchen through Sunday.

The Clio Art Fair of independent artists opens with a VIP reception from 6 – 9 pm. $90. The fair runs through Sunday. FREE

Olga Pericet’s Enfoque plays at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 7 pm. $33 – $72

The Metropolitan Opera performs Verdi’s Italian opera Aida at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $25

The 15th Annual Fall for Dance Festival at New York City Center in Midtown, Manhattan presents Program 4 which includes American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Herman Cornejo (Argentine) dancing with Alina Cojocaru (Romanian) at 8 pm. $15

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, October 12

Today is the last day for New Yorkers to register to vote in the November 6, 2018 General Election. It is also the last day to change your party affiliation.

Celebrate Spain’s National Day, La Fiesta Nacional de España, which commemorates the day in 1492 when Columbus rediscovered the Americas for Spain.

The 2018 New York Coffee Festival is at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, Manhattan through Sunday.

Former Yankee All-Star Bernie Williams and his All-Star Band rocks Schimmel Center at PACE University in Manhattan’s Financial District on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm. From $29

The 15th Annual Fall for Dance Festival at New York City Center in Midtown, Manhattan presents Program 5 with Ballet Hispánico (Mexican), Acosta Danza (Cuban), Alvin Ailey (African – American) and Junior Cervila (Brazilian & Argentine) at 8 pm. $15

Olga Pericet’s Enfoque plays at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 8 pm. $33 – $72


Saturday, October 13

It’s the 16th Annual Open House New York all over New York City.

The Metropolitan Opera presents its new 2018 production of French opera Samson et Dalila by Saint-Saëns at The Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 1 pm. From $25

The 15th Annual Fall for Dance Festival at New York City Center in Midtown, Manhattan ends with Program 5 with Ballet Hispánico (Mexican), Acosta Danza (Cuban), Alvin Ailey (African – American) and Junior Cervila (Brazilian & Argentine) at 8 pm. $15

The Metropolitan Opera presents La Bohème at The Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8 pm. From $30

Olga Pericet’s Enfoque plays at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 8 pm. $33 – $72

The NYC All Night Milonga (Argentine Tango) is at Stepping Out Studios in NoMad, Manhattan from 10 pm – 4 am.


Sunday, October 14

The 56th New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall and Film Society of Lincoln Center closes tonight.

It’s the 16th Annual Open House New York 2018 all over New York City.

The Hispanic Day Parade marches up Fifth Avenue in Midtown, Manhattan at 12 noon.

Olga Pericet’s Enfoque plays at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 3 pm. $33 – $72

The VolvoTango outdoor milonga is at Pier 45 in Greenwich Village in the early evening.



Christie’s is offering a 15% Flash Sale this week for Cuban Art Now, a one-day course on the Cuban art market at Christie’s showroom in Rockefeller Center on Friday, October 26.

Monday, October 15

It’s a U.S. House of Representatives district work period through November 9. Find a Town Hall Meeting in your area so you can speak to your Representative in person and tell them what is important to you.

Celebrate the end of Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 – October 15.

The Metropolitan Opera performs Verdi’s Italian opera Aida at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $25


Tuesday, October 16

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 presents its new 2018 production of French opera Samson et Dalila by Saint-Saëns at The Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $25

The Casita Maria Fiesta 2018 gala is at The Plaza Hotel in Midtown, Manhattan at 7:30 pm. From $400


Wednesday, October 17

Celebrate National Pasta Day!

The VolvoTango outdoor milonga is at Pier 45 in Greenwich Village in the early evening.

Olga Pericet’s Enfoque plays at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 7 pm. $33 – $72


Thursday, October 18

Olga Pericet’s Enfoque plays at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 7 pm. $33 – $72

The Celebrate Mexico Now festival presents Mexican – American singer-songwriters Diana Gameros & Renee Goust at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. FREE

The Metropolitan Opera performs Verdi’s Italian opera Aida at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8 pm. From $25

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, October 19

An exhibition of work by late-career, Argentine artist, Raul Conti, Selected Oil Paintings and Sculptures from 1960 to 2018, opens with a reception at Quebracho in Bushwick, Brooklyn on Friday, October 19, 2018 from 6 – 10 pm. The exhibition is on view through October 28, Monday – Friday, 12 noon – 6 pm.

LINCOLN CENTER WHITE LIGHT FESTIVAL
French choreographic duo Honji Wang and Sébastien Ramirez present the New York premiere of Borderline at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan at 7:30 pm

2018 Grammy nominee Doug Beavers plays a ¡Vaya! 63 salsa dance party tribute to Titanes del Trombón at Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium at 7:30 pm. FREE

Olga Pericet’s Enfoque plays at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 8 pm. $33 – $72


Saturday, October 20

Celebrate Argentine Mother’s Day.

ColombiaFest V, the Colombian culture and trade fair, featuring pop star Gusi and produced by the Colombian Consulates of New York and Newark, is at Penn Plaza Pavilion in Chelsea, Manhattan from 10 am – 5 pm. FREE with registration

Meet Diana Lee Santamaria, the author of the DLee’s World bilingual children’s book series, at Indie Author Day at the Queens Central Library in Jamaica, Queens from 11 am – 5 pm.

LAST CHANCE THIS YEAR to see the Metropolitan Opera’s new 2018 production of French opera Samson et Dalila by Saint-Saëns at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 1 pm. From $25

Colombian soft reggaeton star J Balvin plays Barclays Center in Prospect Park, Brooklyn at 8 pm. From $39

Olga Pericet’s Enfoque plays at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 8 pm. $33 – $72


Sunday, October 21

Celebrate National Mezcal Day!

Celebrate the birthday of Bebop and Latin Jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie in Cheraw, South Carolina on October 21, 1917.

Celebrate the birthday of legendary singer Celia Cruz, the Queen of Salsa, in Havana, Cuba on October 21, 1925.

ColombiaFest V, the Colombian culture and trade fair, featuring pop star Gusi and produced by the Colombian Consulates of New York and Newark, is at Penn Plaza Pavilion in Chelsea, Manhattan from 10 am – 6 pm. FREE with registration

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

The Queens Bolivian Day Parade marches up 37th Avenue, from 69th to 86th St, in Jackson Heights, Queens at 12 noon.

Olga Pericet’s Enfoque plays at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 3 pm. $33 – $72

The VolvoTango outdoor milonga is at Pier 45 in Greenwich Village in the early evening.



It’s New York Print Week!

Monday, October 22


Tuesday, October 23

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. Take the East River ferry to Hunters Point South from East 34th St, Wall St, or Brooklyn ferry stops. $10 suggested donation.


Wednesday, October 24

The VolvoTango outdoor milonga is at Pier 45 in Greenwich Village in the early evening.

The IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair opens with a VIP preview at Javits Center in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan from 6:30 – 9 pm. Through Sunday.


Thursday, October 25

Remember Pablo Picasso, the legendary artist who was born in Málaga, Spain on October 25, 1881.

The Old Masters and European Art auction exhibitions at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center open for viewing from 10 am – 5 pm. The Old Masters auction is Tuesday, October 30. The European Art auctions are Wednesday, October 31.

The IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair is at Javits Center in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan from 12 noon – 8 pm. $25

Prinze, the one-man show about Freddie Prinze of 1970s TV show Chico and the Man, opens at Sheen Center in NoHo, Manhattan at 7:30 pm. $37. Through November 18.

Kombilesa Mi plays traditional Colombian rhythms in Spanish and Palenquero, the Bantu-sounding language (African languages + Spanish + Portuguese) of San Basilio de Palenque, the first free Black town in the Americas, at Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium at 7:30 pm. 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, October 26

The 2018 AADLA Fine Art & Antique Show is at Wallace Hall in the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in Manhattan’s Upper East Side through Monday. $20

Christie’s Antiquities auction exhibition opens at Christie’s Rockefeller Center from 10 am – 5 pm, and continues through Tuesday. The auction is Wednesday, October 31.

Cuban Art Now, a one-day course on the Cuban art market, is at Christie’s showroom in Rockefeller Center from 10 am – 4 pm. $295 (15% off through Friday, October 19).

The IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair is at Javits Center in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan from 12 noon – 8 pm. $25

The TEFAF New York Fall European antiques show, at the Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, begins with an Opening Night Preview from 5 pm – 7 pm. Through Wednesday.

Manuel Laufer and Walter Aparicio perform New Music by Latin American Composers at Areté Venue and Gallery in Greenpoint, Brooklyn at 7 pm and 8:30 pm respectively. $15 or $25 for both concerts

Puerto Rican Romantic Salsa legend Gilberto Santa Rosa plays the St. George Theatre in Staten Island on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 8 pm. From $55

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

Cuban – American singer Chico Alvarez plays Havana Central in Manhattan’s Times Square Theater District at 8 pm.


Saturday, October 27

Winter Village holiday shopping, dining and ice skating opens at Bryant Park in Midtown, Manhattan. Through January 2, 2019.

Watch El Clásico FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid with Penya FC Barcelona NYC at Smithfield Hall in Chelsea, Manhattan, or with Peña Madridista NYC at Playwright Irish Pub in Manhattan’s
Garment District. FREE

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 TEFAF New York Fall European antiques show is at the Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan’s Upper East Side from 12 pm – 8 pm. From $55

The IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair is at Javits Center in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan from 12 noon – 8 pm. $25

Puerto Rican Romantic Salsa legend Gilberto Santa Rosa plays the Kupferberg Center for the Arts in Flushing, Queens on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 8 pm. From $42

Colombian drama El coronel no tiene quien le escriba 2019 plays at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 8 pm. $17 – $72

The NYC All Night Milonga (Argentine Tango) is at Stepping Out Studios in NoMad, Manhattan from 10pm – 4am.


Sunday, October 28

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 TEFAF New York Fall European antiques show is at the Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan’s Upper East Side from 12 pm – 6 pm. From $55

LAST CHANCE to see the IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair at Javits Center in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan from 12 noon – 6 pm. $25

Catalan Spanish comedy El credito 2019 plays at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 3 pm. $17 – $66

NYCFC plays its last home game of the regular season against the Philadelphia Union at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 4:30 pm.

The New York Red Bulls play their last home game of the regular season against Orlando City at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey (Newark) at 4:30 pm. It’s Supporters’ Day. From $20

The VolvoTango outdoor milonga is at Pier 45 in Greenwich Village in the early evening.

Puerto Rican salsa star Marc Anthony plays Madison Square Garden in Chelsea, Manhattan on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 7 pm. From $67

New York City-based Flamenco troupe Flamenco y Sol performs at Instituto Cervantes in Midtown East, Manhattan at 7 pm. $25



It’s New York Classic Week at Christies!

Monday, October 29

It’s the 2018 Veterans Day congressional state work period through November 12. 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.

It’s NYC Television Week through Thursday, November 1.

The TEFAF New York Fall European antiques show is at the Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan’s Upper East Side from 12 pm – 8 pm. From $55

Flamenco y Sol dances Spanish Flamenco at Instituto Cervantes in Midtown East, Manhattan at 7 pm. $25


Tuesday, October 30

The Old Masters auction at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center is at 10 am.

The TEFAF New York Fall European antiques show is at the Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan’s Upper East Side from 12 pm – 8 pm. From $55

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. Take the East River ferry to Hunters Point South from East 34th St, Wall St, or Brooklyn ferry stops. $10 suggested donation.


Wednesday, October 31

Happy Halloween!

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

The TEFAF New York Fall European antiques show is at the Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan’s Upper East Side from 12 pm – 6 pm. From $55

The VolvoTango outdoor milonga is at Pier 45 in Greenwich Village in the early evening.

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

Walk or watch the NYC Halloween Parade on Sixth Avenue from SoHo to Greenwich Village from 7 – 10:30 pm. The lineup starts at 6:30 pm.


 

November calendar 


October Events



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.

Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks are NYC’s Hot Jazz Band

Monday & Tuesdays
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Iguana New York
Times Square Theater District, Manhattan
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Italian-American specialist in Jazz Age music

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

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

November 12-18, 2018
Tuesday – Sunday
~
“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
~
Repertorio Español
Kips Bay, Manhattan
~
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
~
Repertorio Español
Kips Bay, Manhattan
~
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
~
La Nacional
Chelsea, Manhattan
~
The center of NYC’s Argentine Tango community

Barcelona at Atlético Madrid ~ Penya FC Barcelona NYC

November 24, 2018, Saturday
~
La Liga
Atlético Madrid vs Barcelona
~
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
~
Currently the top of Spain’s “Big Three” soccer clubs

Atlético Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund ~ Peña Oficial Atlético

November 24, 2018, Saturday
~
La Liga
Atlético Madrid vs Barcelona
~
SUPPORTERS CLUB
Peña Oficial Atlético de Madrid NY
Football Factory at Legends
Koreatown, Manhattan
~
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
~
Brooklyn Museum
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
~
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
~
Birdland
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
~
Multi-Grammy winners carry on a tradition started by Cuban pianist Chico O’Farrill in 1997

Watch Real Madrid at Roma with Peña Madridista NYC

November 27, 2018, Tuesday
~
Roma vs Real Madrid
UEFA Champions League Group Stage
~
SUPPORTERS CLUB
Peña Madridista NYC
Playwright Irish Pub
Garment District, Manhattan
~
2018 TOURNAMENTS
La Liga
Copa del Rey
UEFA Champions League
UEFA Super Cup
~
One of Spain’s big three enters the post-Ronaldo era

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

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 LIC Landing outdoor milonga (Tango)

Warm Tuesdays
April – mid-November
~
LIC Landing
Long Island City, Queens
(Ferry from Manhattan or Brooklyn)
~
Donation

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

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

Mother’s Day

December 8, 2018, Saturday
Panamanian Mother’s Day
~
Most countries celebrate the second Sunday in May. Others celebrate on different days in May, June, August, October & December. Love you Mom!

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

Salsa Saturdays at La Marqueta keeps Old School Salsa Alive in El Barrio

Summer Saturdays
2019 starts around May 18, 2019
2018 ended October 20
~
La Marqueta
East Harlem, Manhattan
~
Old timers dance old school Salsa (mostly on1) at a party with great music and food. ¡Vamos a gozar!
~
FREE

Chocolate

July 7
World Chocolate Day
~
October 28
National Chocolate Day (USA)
~
Cocoa, from which chocolate is made, is native to the upper Amazon of Colombia and Venezuela. Domesticated in Guatemala and Mexico, Spanish friars took it to Europe where the addition of sugar made it popular.

Celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Friday, October 4, 2019
~
Celebrate the feast of the patron saint of animals and the environment

Columbus Day 2019

Monday, October 14, 2019
~
Remember the Italian who claimed the Americas for Spain

Happy Birthday Dizzy Gillespie, father of Bebop, Modern Jazz & Latin Jazz

October 21, 1917 ~ John Birks Gillespie was born in Cheraw, South Carolina
~
Dizzy brought the Latin back to the forefront of Jazz

Happy Birthday Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa. ¡Azúcar!

October 21, 1925 ~ Úrsula Hilaria Celia Caridad Cruz Alfonso was born in Havana, Cuba
~
Celia is one of the artists most responsible for popularizing Latin music around the world

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)

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.

Christie’s

Daily
~
Rockefeller Center
Midtown, Manhattan
~
The world’s leading art auction house

IFPDA Print Fair 2018

PREVIEW
October 24, 2018, Wednesday
~
FAIR
October 25 – 28, Thursday – Sunday
~
Javitz Center, River Pavilion
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
~
The biggest fine art prints fair

Antiquities auction Christie’s 2018

EXHIBITION
October 27 – 30, 2018
Saturday – Tuesday
~
AUCTION
October 31, 2018, Wednesday
~
Christie’s
Rockefeller Center, Manhattan
~
Sold $35,903,875 work of antiquities

TEFAF New York Fall 2018 at the Park Avenue Armory

OPENING NIGHT PREVIEW
October 26, 2018, Friday
~
FAIR
October 27 – 31, 2018
Sunday – Wednesday
~
Park Avenue Armory
Upper East Side, Manhattan
~
New York society loves the Fall New York edition of Europe’s leading antiques fair. It focuses on fine and decorative art from antiquity to 1920.

México City Day of the Dead Parade was inspired by James Bond’s “Spectre”

October 27, 2018, Saturday
~
México City, México
Estrela de Luz to El Zocalo

New York Red Bulls win 3rd Supporters Shield

October 28, 2018 ~ Best record in MLS wins 3rd Supporters Shield
~
REGULAR SEASON
March – October
Red Bull Arena
Harrison, New Jersey (Newark)
~
SUPPORTERS CLUBS
Empire Supporters Club
Viking Army
Garden State Ultras

Staten Island Day of the Dead Festival 2018

Sunday, October 21, 2018
~
Our Lady of Mount Carmel-St. Benedicta School
West Brighton, Staten Island
~
A family Day of the Dead Festival with ofrenda making and other Méxican cultural activities

Off-Broadway Week Fall 2018 ~ 2-for-1 tickets to Latin shows

September 24 – October 7, 2018
~
2-for-1 tickets to 30+ Off-Broadway shows including Latin productions:
“Avenue Q”
“El coronel no tiene quiene le escriba”
“Jersey Boys”

World Ballet Day 2018 Bolshoi Ballet, Royal Ballet & Australian Ballet

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
~
The Bolshoi Ballet, Royal Ballet and Australian Ballet take you live behind the scenes on their Facebook pages

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

IFPDA Print Fair 2017 Mexican, Spanish, Italian, and French Print Dealers

Javitz Center, Hell’s Kitchen
Preview
Wednesday, October 25
Fair Thursday – Sunday
October 26 – 29, 2017

Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film 2018 Oscars Entries

October 1, 2017

NYC Parks Day of the Dead

Saint Mary’s Park
Mott Haven, The Bronx
Saturday, October 28, 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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