October things to do in NYC in 2018

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

Hispanic Heritage Month 2018

September 15 – October 15

22nd Panamanian Day Parade 2017

Franklin Ave from Bergen St to President St and Classon Ave
Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Saturday, October 7, 2017

Hispanic Day Parade 2017

Fifth Avenue
44th to 69th Street
Midtown / Upper East Side
Sunday, October 7, 2018

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

Fifth Avenue
47th to 72nd St
Monday, October 8, 2018

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

October 12, 1492
Friday, October 12, 2018

NYC Wine & Food Festival 2018 (NYCWFF)

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.
GRAND TASTING
Pier 94 Rooftop
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
Saturday – Sunday
October 13 -14, 2018
DINING
Thursday – Sunday
October 11 – 14, 2018

Day of the Dead blends Aztec, Spanish, and American traditions

We prepare:
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Child Souls visit:
Wed, November 1, 2017
Adult Souls visit and we tend family graves:
Thursday, November 2, 2017

NYC Halloween Parade 2017 is going to be a real thriller

Sixth Avenue
Spring to 16th St
Lineup at Canal & Sixth Ave
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Calpulli ‘Día de los Muertos’ celebrates Day of the Dead at The Town Hall

Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, New Jersey
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Queens Theatre
Sunday, October 29, 2017
The Town Hall, Midtown, Manhattan
Saturday, November 4, 2017

Fall for Dance Festival 2017 brings international dance companies to NYC

New York City Center
131 West 55th St, Midtown
On sale Sunday, September 10
Shows October 2 – 14, 2017

New York Film Festival 2017

Film Society of Lincoln Center
& Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center
September 28 – October 15, 2017

American Ballet Theatre Fall 2017

David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
Tuesday – Sunday
October 18 – 29, 2017

New Yorker Festival 2017 gets writers and thinkers talking

Sofia Coppola, Roberta Mancino, Philippe Petit, Anthony Bourdain, and Françoise Mouly
Friday – Sunday
October 6 – 8, 2017


October 2018 Calendar



Monday, October 1

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

The 2017 Socrates Annual at the Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, Queens ran October 1, 2017 through March 25, 2018.

The 15th Annual Fall for Dance Festival is at New York City Center in Midtown, Manhattan through October 13.


Tuesday, October 2


Wednesday, October 3

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


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.

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

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

World Ballet Day live streams the Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, National Ballet of Canada,  Royal Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and regional guests.


Saturday, October 6


Sunday, October 7

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



Monday, October 8

Celebrate Columbus Day!

The 2018 Columbus Day Parade marches up Fifth Avenue from 44th – 72nd St in Midtown, Manhattan and the Upper East Side from 11:30 am – 4 pm.

The 2017 Bessies NY Dance and Performance Awards were at NYU Skirball center in Greenwich Village on Monday, October 9, 2017 at 7:30 pm. $12-25

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


Wednesday, October 10

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


Thursday, October 11

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

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

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


Saturday, October 13

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

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


Sunday, October 14

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

The 2017 Mexico Now Festival was October 14 – 22, 2017.

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



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.


Tuesday, October 16


Wednesday, October 17

Celebrate National Pasta Day!

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


Thursday, October 18

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

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

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


Saturday, October 20

Celebrate Argentine Mother’s Day.


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.

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 9am). FREE

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

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


Wednesday, October 24

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


Thursday, October 25

Celebrate the birthday of legendary artist Pablo Picasso in Málaga, Spain on October 25, 1881.

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

The 2018 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.

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


Saturday, October 27

The 2018 TEFAF New York Fall European antiques show opens at the Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan’s Upper East Side with a VIP Preview from 1 pm – 8 pm. Through Wednesday, October 31.

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


Sunday, October 28

Celebrate National Chocolate Day. Chocolate is originally from Mexico and Guatemala.

Celebrate the birthday of Miguel Calo; Argentine Tango bandoneonist, composer, and leader; in Buenos Aires, Argentina on October 28, 1907.

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.



Monday, October 29

It’s a U.S. Senate 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 in person and tell them what is important to you.

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


Tuesday, October 30

Today is the last day for New Yorkers to request an absentee ballot for the General Election in November.


Wednesday, October 31

Happy Halloween!

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.


 

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October Events



VolvoTango Pier 45 is an outdoor milonga with stunning river views

APRIL – NOVEMBER & warm
WEDNESDAYS & SUNDAYS
Pier 45, West Village
Wednesdays Summer 2018

Tango La Nacional is NYC’s most traditional Argentine milonga

It’s the center of NYC’s Tango community. All of NYC’s Tango organizers dance there.
La Nacional
Chelsea, Manhattan
Every Thursday

VolvoTango LIC Landing is an outdoor milonga in Queens with city views

LIC Landing
Long Island City, Queens
Spring + Summer + Fall
Warm-weather Thursdays
FREE

New York Red Bulls vs Sporting Kansas City at Yankee Stadium

Empire Supporters Club, Viking Army & Garden State Ultras supporters clubs.
MARCH – OCTOBER
Red Bulls vs New England Revolution
Saturday, July 21, 2018

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

This Caribbean version of ‘The Little Mermaid’ wins hearts.

TONY AWARDS
“Best Musical Revival”

DRAMA DESK NOMINATION
“Outstanding Revival of a Musical”

CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE THEATRE
Times Square Theater District
Through December 31, 2018

Writer Chazz Palminteri joins cast of ‘A Bronx Tale’ musical on Broadway

Longacre Theatre
Times Square / Theater District
Tuesday – Sunday
NOW PLAYING
Through November 18, 2018

‘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

Watch NYCFC vs Vancouver Whitecaps at Yankee Stadium with Third Rail

Argentine, Costa Rican, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Spanish and Venezuelan players.
Yankee Stadium
Concourse, The Bronx
MARCH – OCTOBER
NYCFC vs Vancouver Whitecaps
Saturday, August 4, 2018

Speak to your members of Congress at a local Town Hall Meeting

August/Labor Day State Work Period
May not happen this year because of a political move by the Senate leader
August 6 – September 3, 2018

Celebrate Costa Rican Mother’s Day

The Assumption of Mary.
August 15
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Obsession, Nudes with Attitude by Klimt, Schiele and Picasso

‘Obsession: Nudes by Klimt, Schiele, and Picasso from the Scofield Thayer Collection’
Met Breuer
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Tuesday – Sunday
July 3 – October 7, 2018

Heavenly Bodies Fashion and the Catholic Imagination

The Costume Institute creates a pilgrimage that explores the influence of Roman Catholic imagery on fashion designers.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Met Cloisters
Washington Heights / Inwood, Manhattan
Daily
May 10 – October 8, 2018

Dizzy Gillespie is one of the fathers of Bebop, Modern Jazz, and Latin Jazz

John Birks Gillespie was born in Cheraw, South Carolina on October 21, 1917

Celia Cruz is the Queen of Salsa and Latin music ¡Azúcar!

Born in Havana, Cuba
October 21, 1925
Sunday, October 21, 2018

Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America’s Past Revealed

Central American artifacts
National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green
Financial District
EXTENDED
Through October 2018
FREE

Cecilia Vicuña: Disappeared Quipu, Indigenous Chilean art in Brooklyn

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

Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train wins Outstanding Revival & Lead Actor Lortels

May 6, 2018: Signature Theatre play wins 2018 Lucille Lortel Awards for ‘Outstanding Revival’ and ‘Lead Actor,’ Sean Carvajal.

Watch Atléti vs Eibar (La Liga) with Peña Oficial Atlético de Madrid NY

2018 UEFA Europa League Champions
Peña Oficial Atlético de Madrid NY
Football Factory at Legends
Koreatown, Manhattan
Atlético Madrid vs Eibar
(End of La Liga Season)
Saturday, May 19, 2018

UEFA Champions League Final 2017-2018 ~ Real Madrid Threepeat

The world’s most respected club soccer tournament.
September – May
FINAL
Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool
Saturday, May 26, 2018

Real Madrid and Peña Madridista NYC win 3rd UEFA Champions League

May 26, 2018: Real Madrid are 2018 UEFA Champions League champions for the third time in a row.
Peña Madridista NYC supporters club
Playwright Irish Pub
Chelsea, Manhattan

Columbus Day celebrates the European discovery of the Americas

Second Monday in October
Monday, October 8, 2018

Off-Broadway Week Summer 2017

On Sale Monday, September 18, 2017
September 25 – October 8, 2017

St Francis of Assisi is patron saint of Italy and founder of the Franciscans

Feast Day October 4
Thursday, October 4, 2018

15th Open House New York 2017 unlocks NYC’s most important buildings

140+ Open Access Sites
100 Advance Reservation Sites
Saturday – Sunday
Reservations, Thu, Oct 5
October 14 – 15, 2017

Indigenous Peoples Day 2018 celebrates the First Americans

Harlem River Field, Icahn Stadium, Randall’s Island
Sunday – Monday
October 7 – 8, 2018

Arte de La Borinqueña is an exhibition about the Puerto Rican superhero

Casita Maria Gallery
928 Simpson St, 6th Floor
at 163rd St
Hunts Point, The Bronx
Monday – Friday
October 4, 2017 – January 6, 2018

11th NYCWFF New York City Wine & Food Festival 2018

Pier 92 at West 52nd St
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
Thursday – Sunday
October 11 – 14, 2018

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

Lincoln Center White Light Festival 2017 explores the art of spirituality

Lincoln Center and venues across Manhattan
October 18 – November 15, 2017

33rd Bessies Awards 2017 honor New York City dance and performance

NYU Skirball Center
566 LaGuardia Place
at West 4th St
Greenwich Village
Monday, October 9, 2017

Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film 2018 Oscars Entries

October 1, 2017

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

Friday, October 13, 2017

Grupo Rebolú is Afro-Colombian Caribbean dance music

ColombiaFest IV
Penn Plaza Pavilion
401 Seventh Ave at 33rd St
Chelsea, Manhattan
Saturday – Sunday
October 21 – 22, 2017

New York City Ballet Fall 2017

David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
Tuesday – Sunday
September 19 – October 15, 2017

25th Staten Island Day of the Dead Festival 2017

Our Lady of Mount Carmel-St. Benedicta School
285 Clove Rd
West Brighton, Staten Island
Sunday, October 22, 2017

Day of the Dead Ofrendas are home altars with offerings for dead relatives

An ofrenda is a homemade altar filled with a collection of offerings to welcome the soul of a dead family member to visit on Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations

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

Catrina is the modern image of Mictlancihuatl
Thursday, November 2, 2017

James Bond’s Day of the Dead parade inspired a real Mexico City parade

Paseo de la Reforma
Mexico City
Saturday before Day of the Dead
Saturday, October 28, 2017

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

Mexican Marigolds are a Central American flower with healing powers that attract spirits to visit their families on the Day of the Dead

‘Die Zauberflöte’ is Mozart’s Magic Flute

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
September 27 – October 14
FINAL PERFORMANCE
Saturday, October 14, 2017

AADLA Fine Art & Antiques Show is the creme de la creme in New York

Wallace Hall
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
980 Park Avenue at 84th St
Upper East Side, Manhattan
October 27 – 30, 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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