October 2017 Calendar of Latin Things to do in NYC

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

Wed, Oct 4

Celebrate Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles), the Jewish harvest festival that commemorates forty years of wandering in the desert after the Exodus.

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

World Ballet Day was October 4, 2016.

South American teams play 2018 World Cup Qualifiers.

Watch Argentina vs Peru, a 2018 World Cup qualifier.

Fri, Oct 6

The 2016 New Yorker Festival was Fri-Sun, Oct 7-9.

Paris-based Ensemble Intercontemporain performs Répons, a contemporary classical work by revolutionary French composer Pierre Boulez, at the Park Avenue Armory, October 6-7 at 8pm.

Sun, Oct 8

The Hispanic Day Parade marches up Fifth Avenue from 43rd to 69th Street from noon to 5pm.

Mon, Oct 9

Celebrate the Columbus Day holiday. Watch the 2017 Columbus Day Parade.

South American teams play 2018 World Cup Qualifiers.

Watch Ecuador vs Argentina, a 2018 World Cup qualifier.

Wed, Oct 11

Celebrate the Jewish holiday Shemini Atzeret.

Thu, Oct 12

Celebrate the Jewish holiday Simchat Torah.

October 12 is La Fiesta Nacional de Espana, Spain’s national day, the day that Columbus rediscovered the Americas for the Europeans.

Sun, Oct 15

Celebrate Argentine Mother’s Day.

It’s the end of Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 – October 15.

The Bessies, (2015-16 NY Dance and Performance Awards) were awarded at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, Tue, Oct 18, 2016.

Sun, Oct 21

Celebrate the birthdays of Jazz and Latin Jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie in 1917, and Cuban Salsa legend Celia Cruz, the Queen of Latin Music, in 1925.

Thu, Oct 26

The IFPDA Print Fair 2017 is at Javits Center in Hell’s Kitchen through October 29.

Sat, Oct 28

Celebrate the birthday of Argentine Tango bandoneonist, composer, and orchestra leader Miguel Calo in Buenos Aires in 1907.

Mon, Oct 30

Italian Classical pianist Ludovico Einaudi plays the Beacon Theatre in the Upper West Side at 8pm.

Tue, Oct 31

Walk in the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade.

New York Red Bulls are always top finishers

5-2-6 in 5th place, 9 points behind. New England Revolution visits Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, Saturday, May 27, 2017

New York Yankees are in 1st place

25-16 in 1st place. The Kansas City Royals visit Yankee Stadium, Mon-Thu, May 22-25, 2017

Repertorio Español, Off-Broadway Repertory in Spanish

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

Celebrate Mother’s Day. We love you Mom!

Most countries celebrate on the second Sunday in May (May 14, 2017). Some celebrate on other days in March, May, August, October, or December.

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

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

New York City Ballet Fall Season

NYCB’s Fall 2017 Season at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center is September 19 – October 15, 2017

A Bronx Tale

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

Argentina is #1 in the world

Watch the Brazil vs Argentina international “friendly,” Fri, Jun 9, 2017

On Your Feet! is an inspiring musical (Review)

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

Hamilton is the most influential Broadway show of our generation

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

World Cup 2018 Qualifiers continue, Brazil is through

The 2017 World Cup Russia is Jun 14 – Jul 15, 2018. South American qualifying continues Wed, Aug 30, 2017

Film Society of Lincoln Center

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

American Museum of Natural History

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

Arrival wins an Oscar and Iranian director Asghar Farhadi speaks for us

French-Canadian sci-fi thriller Arrival was 2017’s only Latin winner at the Oscars on Feb 26, 2017

Metropolitan Opera is America’s premiere opera company

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


This 122-foot-long dinosaur skeleton from Patagonia, Argentina is so big, the head pokes through the door of the hall. American Museum of Natural History through Jan 1, 2020

Hispanic Heritage Month

The United States celebrates our Hispanic heritage from September 15 – October 25

Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America’s Past Revealed

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

Hispanic Day Parade

New Yorkers from the 20 Latin American countries and Spain celebrate the last days of Hispanic Heritage Month on Sun, Oct, 8, 2017

American Ballet Theatre Fall Season

Latin artists Roberto Bolle, Herman Cornejo, Marcelo Gomes, Alexandre Hammoudi, & Luciana Paris perform at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center, Oct 19-30, 2016

Fall for Dance Festival 2016

Four world-class dance companies per show for $15 at New York City Center Sep 26 – Oct 8, 2016