October 2017 Latin Culture

October brings the Hispanic Day Parade, Columbus Day Parade and Hispanic Heritage Month.


October Highlights

Fall for Dance Festival 2017 brings international dance companies to NYC

New York City Center
131 W 55th St, Midtown
October 2-14, 2017
Tickets on sale
Sunday, September 10

Hispanic Heritage Month 2017

Celebrate our Hispanic heritage
September 15 – October 25

Hispanic Day Parade

Fifth Avenue
Sunday, October, 8, 2017

American Ballet Theatre Fall 2016 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



October Calendar

Sunday, October 1

New York City Ballet performs Swan Lake at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center at 3pm.

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

Monday, October 2

“Best Foreign Language Film” submissions close for the 90th Academy Awards.

The Metropolitan Opera presents the season premiere of Puccini’s Italian opera La Bohème at Lincoln Center at 7:30pm.

The Fall for Dance Festival opens at New York City Center in Midtown. Through October 14.

Tuesday, October 3

Wednesday, October 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.

Watch Colombia vs Paraguay, a 2018 World Cup qualifier.

Leonardo to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Robert Lehman Collection opens at the Met Fifth Avenue, 10am – 5:30pm. Through January 7, 2018.

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

Thursday, October 5

Friday, October 6

The New Yorker Festival is Friday-Sunday, October 6-8, 2017.

Italian-American Pop and Jazz legend Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 at Radio City Music Hall in Midtown, Manhattan at 8pm. $62 – $167

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.

Saturday, October 7

Puerto Rican Salsa Romantica legend Gilberto Santa Rosa plays the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 8pm.

Sunday, October 8

LAST CHANCE to see Ettore Sottsass: Design Radical, an exhibition of work by the Italian designer, at the Met Breuer at 10am.

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

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



Monday, October 9

Celebrate Columbus Day. Watch the 2017 Columbus Day Parade.

South American teams play 2018 World Cup Qualifiers.

Watch Ecuador vs Argentina, a 2018 World Cup qualifier.

Watch Brazil vs Chile, a 2018 World Cup qualifer.

Watch Peru vs Colombia, a 2018 World Cup qualifier.

The Bessies NY Dance and Performance Awards are at NYU Skirball center in Greenwich Village at 7:30 pm. $12-25

Argentine Heavy Metal band Rata Blanca plays Stage 48 in Hell’s Kitchen at 10pm.

Tuesday, October 10

Spanish and Cuban-American singers Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull play Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey at 7:30pm.

Wednesday, October 11

Celebrate the Jewish holiday Shemini Atzeret.

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

Thursday, October 12

Celebrate the Jewish holiday Simchat Torah.

Celebrate La Fiesta Nacional de Espana, Spain’s national day, the day in 1492 when Columbus rediscovered the Americas for the Europeans.

Guatemalan pop singer Ricardo Arjona brings his Circo Soledad Tour to Madison Square Garden at 8pm.

Friday, October 13

Today is the last day for New Yorkers to register to vote in the November election.

The New York Coffee Festival is at the Park Avenue Armory in the Upper East Side on October 13-14, 2017.

Saturday, October 14

Watch Atlético Madrid vs Barcelona with Peña Oficial Atlético de Madrid en New York.

Sunday, October 15

Celebrate Argentine Mother’s Day.

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

LAST CHANCE to see Cristóbal de Villalpando Mexican Painter of the Baroque at the Met Fifth Avenue, 10am – 5:30pm.

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



Monday, October 16

Tuesday, October 17

St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown must receive Midnight Mass ticket requests by today.

Wednesday, October 18

Today is the last day for New Yorkers to make a change of address to vote in the November election.

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

Thursday, October 19

Friday, October 20

Saturday, October 21

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

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

Sunday, October 22

NYCFC plays its last game of the regular season against the Columbus Crew at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx at 4pm.

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



Monday, October 23

Tuesday, October 24

Wednesday, October 25

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

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

Thursday, October 26

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

The Exterminating Angel, an English opera inspired by the classic Mexican film by Spanish director Luis Buñuel, opens at the Metropolitan Opera in Lincoln Center at 8pm. Occasional dates through November 21.

Friday, October 27

Saturday, October 28

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

Sunday, October 29

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



Monday, October 30

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

Tuesday, October 31

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

Walk in the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade.

November calendar 



October Events

New York Mets vs Miami Marlins at Citi Field in Queens

Major League Baseball
Yankee Stadium, The Bronx
Friday – Sunday
August 18-20, 2017

VolvoTango is an outdoor milonga with stunning views from river piers

Spring, Summer, & Fall
Pier 45 at Christopher St
West Village
Wednesdays and Sundays
LIC Landing
Long Island City, Queens
Thursdays

New York Yankees vs Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx

Major League Baseball
Yankee Stadium, The Bronx
Friday-Sunday
August 25-27, 2017

Atlético Madrid Peña Oficial Atlético de Madrid en New York

Football Factory at Legends
La Liga Season Opener
Girona vs Atlético Madrid
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Colombia Soccer World Cup Qualifer Venezuela vs Colombia

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Brazil vs Ecuador World Cup qualifier

Arena do Grêmio
Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Argentina Soccer Uruguay vs Argentina World Cup Qualifier

Currently in 5th place, the playoff spot
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Ettore Sottsass Design Radical

Italian Interior Designer
Met Breuer
945 Madison Ave
Upper East Side
July 21 – October 8, 2017

New York Red Bulls vs New York City is a Hudson River Derby

Major League Soccer
Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ
Saturday, August 25, 2017

Swan Lake New York City Ballet

New York City Ballet
David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
Tuesday – Sunday
September 19 – October 1, 2017

New York City Ballet Fall 2017

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

Paquito D’Rivera is a Jazz & Classical music giant

The Latin Jazz Chronicles
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Friday – Sunday
September 29 – October 1, 2017

Tony Bennett Celebrates 90

Radio City Music Hall
1260 Sixth Avenue
Midtown, Manhattan
Friday, October 6, 2017

“Hamilton” is the most influential Broadway show of our generation

New York Puerto Rican writer
Richard Rodgers Theatre
226 W 46th St, Times Square
Tuesday-Sunday 2017

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

uptown: nasty women/bad hombres

Artists who live or work in El Barrio, Harlem, Washington Heights, or Inwood
El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Ave, East Harlem
June 13 – November 5, 2017

A Bronx Tale is an Italian musical with a Colombian choreographer

Longacre Theatre
220 West 48th St
Times Square Broadway
Tuesday-Sunday, June 2017

NKAME a retrospective of Cuban printmaker Belkis Ayón is pure Cuban soul

El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Avenue
East Harlem (El Barrio)
June 13 – November 5, 2017

Gilberto Santa Rosa is the Grand Marshal of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade

Grand Marshal
National Puerto Rican Day Parade
Fifth Avenue
Sunday, June 11, 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.

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

Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America’s Past Revealed

Central American artifacts
National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green
Financial District
Through December 2017

November calendar 




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