HELL’S KITCHEN, most Sundays, Cuban jazz live music ~ Multi-Grammy winners carry on the Sunday tradition started by Chico O’Farrill in 1997
Things to do in NYC Presidents Day Weekend, Friday-Monday, February 15-18, 2019
President’s Day Weekend, on the third Monday of February, honors the birthdays of U.S. president’s George Washington (February 22, 1732) and Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809).
CITYWIDE; opened Nov 16, 2018; 2019; Italian African movies, Oscar Best Picture, Golden Globes Best Musical or Comedy ~ When people who might seem different, actually live and work together, we discover our common humanity
GARMENT DISTRICT; Mar 24 – Apr 7, 2019; Spring flower exhibition shopping ~ A space-inspired floral fantasy featuring marvelous celestial blooms
ASTORIA, QUEENS; daily, Oct 7, 2018 to Mar 24, 2019; Dominican French Peruvian Puerto Rican sculpture ~ Annual outdoor sculpture show in the NYC park ends with a Farewell Fête. FREE
EAST HARLEM; Jan 24 – Apr 14, 2019; Argentine Italian post war art exhibition ~ El Museo reconstructs Fontana’s very last environment. See how his ideas influenced performance art and take a selfie
UPPER EAST SIDE; Tue-Sun, Jan 23 to Apr 14, 2019; Argentine Italian post war art exhibition ~ The minimalist abstract artist mixed painting, sculpture and architecture in ways that foretold performance art
LOWER EAST SIDE; Tue-Sun, Jan 22 – Apr 14, 2019; Mexican contemporary art exhibition ~ Castillo Deball looks at the intersections of space and time with culture and philosophy
UPPER EAST SIDE, Jan 28-Apr 28, 2019, Italian old masters art exhibition ~ The Met celebrates the Italian master’s 500th anniversary by showing drawings and prints from the permanent collection.
MIDTOWN, daily, Feb 24 – Jun 15, 2019, Spanish modern art exhibition ~ Explore the development of Joan Miró’s visual language
HARLEM; Mon-Sat, Jan 15 to Apr 6, 2019; African photography exhibition ~ Behind-the-scenes pictures of Dr. King traveling, at rest, and in celebration
MURRAY HILL, Tue-Sun, Feb 15 – May 19, 2019, Italian Renaissance art exhibition ~ The development of Renaissance drawing practices in the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries
UPPER EAST SIDE, daily, permanent collection; Colombian Ecuadorian Peruvian Indigenous Inca colonial art exhibition ~ This beautiful religious icon from Popayán contains the legendary Atahualpa Emerald which belonged to the last Inca emperor
MURRAY HILL, Tue-Sun, antique book museum ~ JP Morgan’s home is now a museum of historic manuscripts, early books and old master drawings and prints
MIDTOWN, Daily, FREE Fridays 4-8 pm ~ The world’s most important collection of Modern, Post-War, and Contemporary art and film
TIMES SQUARE; open-ended run. Dark Mondays; Puerto Rican Broadway musical theatre ~ The Broadway hit of our generation was written by Puerto Rican New Yorker Lin-Manuel Miranda (‘In the Heights’)
MAJESTIC THEATRE, TIMES SQUARE THEATER DISTRICT, Dark Sundays, Ongoing ~ The Paris Opera House is haunted
HARLEM Fri Mar 22; KIPS BAY Sat, Mar 23, 2019; Colombian off-broadway play in spanish ~ Jorge Alí Triana’s adaptation of the classic Gabriel García Márquez story about how history repeats itself
KIPS BAY, Sun Mar 24, Wed Mar 27, 2019 ~ Puerto Rican hip-hop musical theatre in Spanish. Playwright Cándido Tirado’s story about a Bronx kid who wakes up with a song in his head. Original music by Reggaeton legend VICO C.
KIPS BAY; Sun Mar 31, 2019; Classic Spanish comic theatre based on the Fernando de Rojas masterpiece (1499), adapted by Cuban New York playwright Leyma López
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER, COLUMBUS CIRCLE, Nightly ~ World-class jazz any night in one of the great New York rooms overlooking Central Park
WOODSIDE, QUEENS; Latin night club dancing ~ Touring artists Fridays, Tropical dance party Saturdays, NYC’s big Mexican night Sundays
BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN, Tue-Sun ~ NYC’s aerial burlesque nightclub is as close as you can get to the good old party days in public