Presidents Day Weekend 2019

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).

More things to do in NYC Presidents Day Weekend

Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Cuban Jazz at Birdland

HELL’S KITCHEN | Sundays | Live music Cuban jazz | Multi-Grammy winners carry on the Sunday tradition started by Chico O’Farrill in 1997

Presidents Day Weekend Movies

‘The Silence of Others’ speaks to the silence of our own leaders

HUDSON SQUARE, NYC | May 8-14, 2019, Extended to May 23 | Spanish movies | The Almodóvar executive produced film asks the existential question of what happens when crimes against humanity go unpunished?

President’s Day Weekend Art Exhibitions

Whitney Biennial 2019 shows the diversity of American art today

MEATPACKING DISTRICT, NYC | Closed Tuesdays | May 17 – Sep 22, 2019 | Museum art exhibition Argentine, Colombian, French, Indigenous, Mexican & Puerto Rican artists | The survey of the latest developments in American art

Mundos Alternos, welcome to the Latin world(s) at Queens Museum

FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK, QUEENS | Wed-Sun, Apr 7 – Aug 18, 2019 | You might not have a heard of most of these artists, but each and every one will make you think (as in Kidnapped by Aliens)

Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything at the Jewish Museum

UPPER EAST SIDE; Thu-Tue, Apr 12 – Sep 8, 2019; Jewish French-Canadian art exhibition ~ One of the great poets of the last generation knew exactly where the light enters you

The revenge of the Shaman ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’ at the Met Museum

UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC | daily, May 9 – Sep 8, 2019 | French, French-Canadian, Italian, Spanish fashion art exhibition | The Costume Institute’s 2019 exhibition explores how camp fashion goes mainstream

Joan Miró: Birth of the World at MoMA

MIDTOWN, daily, Feb 24 – Jun 15, 2019, Spanish modern art exhibition ~ Explore the development of Joan Miró’s visual language

‘Crown of the Andes,’ Colombian art at the Met Museum

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

Taíno culture at the Museum of the American Indian

FINANCIAL DISTRICT; daily, Jul 28, 2018 – Oct 2019; Indigenous Taíno art exhibition ~ Caribbean communities are reclaiming our roots. FREE

President’s Day Weekend Art Museums

Morgan Library

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

Metropolitan Museum of Art

UPPER EAST SIDE, Daily ~ NYC’s encyclopedia of art

MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art

MIDTOWN, Daily, FREE Fridays 4-8 pm ~ The world’s most important collection of Modern, Post-War, and Contemporary art and film

American Museum of Natural History

UPPER WEST SIDE, Daily ~ Human cultures, the natural world and the known universe

President’s Day Weekend Broadway Shows

‘Hamilton’ Puerto Rican Broadway at the Richard Rodgers

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’)

“Phantom of the Opera” Broadway at the Majestic Theatre

MAJESTIC THEATRE, TIMES SQUARE THEATER DISTRICT, Dark Sundays, Ongoing ~ The Paris Opera House is haunted

“Chicago the Musical” Broadway

AMBASSADOR THEATRE, TIMES SQUARE THEATER DISTRICT, Dark Wednesdays, Open-ended run. ~ Puerto Rican Broadway legend Chita Rivera originated the role of Velma Kelly. Italian-American Liza Minnelli added her style.

Presidents Day Weekend Off-Broadway Shows

“El coronel no tiene quien le escriba” Colombian theatre at Repertorio

KIPS BAY, NYC | Tue May 21, & Sat Jun 1, 2019 | Colombian off-broadway theatre in spanish | Jorge Alí Triana’s adaptation of the classic Gabriel García Márquez story about how history repeats itself

‘I am Latino’ Colombian comic Saul Garcia at Repertorio Español

KIPS BAY; Sat-Mon May 25-27, 2019, Colombian Off-Broadway standup comedy in spanish ~ Saulo makes us laugh at being Latin AND American. He’s really funny.

‘La Canción’ Puerto Rican Hip-Hop Musical at Repertorio

KIPS BAY, NYC | Sat Jun 8, 2019 | Puerto Rican hip-hop off-broadway musical theatre in Spanish | Cándido Tirado’s tale of a Bronx kid who wakes up with a song in his head. Music by reggaeton legend VICO C.

‘Broken Words’ Puerto Rican theatre at Pregones

CONCOURSE, THE BRONX; Fri-Sat, Apr 5-6, 2019; Puerto Rican Off-broadway theatre ~ A new play by the playwright in residence at Pregones

President’s Day Weekend Jazz Clubs

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER, COLUMBUS CIRCLE, Nightly ~ World-class jazz any night in one of the great New York rooms overlooking Central Park

Blue Note

GREENWICH VILLAGE, Nightly ~ One of NYC’s legendary jazz clubs


HELL’S KITCHEN, Nightly, Sundays, Arturo O’Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra

Jazz Standard

NOMAD, Nightly ~ One of New York’s great jazz rooms

President’s Day Weekend Night Clubs

La Boom weekend Latin night club

WOODSIDE, QUEENS | Latin night club dancing |
FRI Touring artists
SAT Tropical dance party
SUN Mexican night

Cielo closed in 2018

18 Little West 12th St
Meatpacking District
West Village

Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater

PUBLIC THEATER, EAST VILLAGE, Nightly ~ A music showcase

House of Yes

BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN, Tue-Sun ~ NYC’s aerial burlesque nightclub is as close as you can get to the good old party days in public