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).


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More things to do in NYC Presidents Day Weekend


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Presidents Day Weekend Movies

‘Yuli’ the story of Cuban ballet legend Carlos Acosta

Sunday, July 14, 2019
LINCOLN CENTER, NYC ~ This inspiring movie tells the life story of Cuban ballet dance legend Carlos Acosta (Royal Ballet, Acosta Danza)


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President’s Day Weekend Art Exhibitions

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

April 7 – August 18, 2019
Wednesday-Sunday
FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK, QUEENS ~ 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

April 12 – September 8, 2019
Closed Wednesdays
Jewish French-Canadian art exhibition
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ 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

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

Whitney Biennial 2019 shows the diversity of American art today

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

Taíno culture at the Museum of the American Indian

July 28, 2018 – October 2019
Daily
Indigenous Taíno art exhibition
FINANCIAL DISTRICT, NYC ~ Caribbean communities are reclaiming our roots. FREE

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

Daily
Colombian Ecuadorian Peruvian Indigenous Inca art
UPPER EAST SIDE, permanent collection ~ This Marion crown from Popayán, Colombia contains the legendary Atahualpa Emerald which belonged to the last Inca emperor

Argentine Titanosaur at American Museum of Natural History

Through January 1, 2020
Argentine dinosaur
UPPER WEST SIDE, NYC ~ This cast of a 122-foot-long skeleton from Patagonia, Argentina is so big, the head pokes out the door of the dinosaur hall


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President’s Day Weekend Art Museums

El Museo del Barrio

Wednesday-Sunday
Art museum
EAST HARLEM, NYC ~ Puerto Rican, Caribbean & Latin American art museum and community center

Jewish Museum

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Museum Mile Festival
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Closed Wednesdays
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ Preserves Jewish art and culture

Guggenheim Museum

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Museum Mile Festival
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Closed Thursdays
UPPER EAST SIDE ~ One of the world’s great Impressionist, Modern, Post-War & Contemporary collections includes French, Italian, Jewish, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish artists

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Museum Mile Festival
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Daily
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ New York’s encyclopedia of art, 5,000 years worth


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President’s Day Weekend Broadway Shows

‘Hamilton’ Puerto Rican Broadway at the Richard Rodgers

Open run. Dark Mondays
TIMES SQUARE, NYC ~ The Broadway musical theatre hit of our generation was written by Puerto Rican New Yorker Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights)

SummerStage 2019

June 1 – August 27, 2019
Summer live music dance theatre festival
NYC PARKS ~ African, Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Creole, Cuban, Dominican, French, Garifuna, Haitian, Indigenous, Italian, Jewish, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Spanish culture and more. FREE

“Phantom of the Opera” Broadway at the Majestic Theatre

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


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Presidents Day Weekend Off-Broadway Shows

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

Saturday-Sunday, July 6-7, 2019
Colombian stand-up comedy in spanish
KIPS BAY, NYC ~ Saulo makes us laugh at being Latin AND American. He’s really funny.

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

CLOSING Sunday, June 9, 2019
Colombian off-broadway theatre in spanish
KIPS BAY, NYC ~ Jorge Alí Triana’s adaptation of the classic Gabriel García Márquez story about how history repeats itself

‘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


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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
#JAZZCLUB #LIVEMUSIC

Blue Note

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

Birdland

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

Jazz Standard

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


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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