September 2019 New York Latin Culture Calendar

September 2019 starts with the Labor Day Weekend holiday and U.S. Open tennis, New York International Salsa Congress, Brazilian Day and the West Indian Day Parade.

Later the month brings the Labor Day Parade, Central American Independence Parade, African American Day Parade, and Queens Hispanic Day Parade.

There is Broadway Week, Fashion Week, Feast of San Gennaro, UN General Assembly, and Off-Broadway Week.

Brazil celebrates its independence day. Hispanic Heritage Month starts mid-September with Costa Rican, Guatemalan, Honduran, Nicaraguan, Salvadoran and Mexican independence days.

The New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet and Metropolitan Opera start their new seasons. The New York Film Festival opens.

The September equinox marks the first day of fall.


September 2019 Week 35 ~ August 26 – September 1


August 2019 Calendar


Sunday, September 1

Happy birthday to us. Tango Beat ® was born in Paris, France on September 1, 2009 and became New York Latin Culture Magazine on September 1, 2012. This is our seventh anniversary writing about Latin culture in New York City. Thanks for the journey.

September 1 is the first day to send requests for Christmas Midnight Mass tickets to St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown, Manhattan.

35th Brazilian Day, New York’s big Brazilian festival, is on Sixth Avenue at 46th St (Little Brazil) from 11am to around 5 or 6pm.

CLOSING
Pedro & Juana, an installation by the Mexican architects, closes at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens from 12pm – 6pm. From $5

The New York Yankees play the Oakland Athletics at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 1:05pm. From $10

West Indian Day Parade
The Dimanche Gras Carnival Sunday party, the big party, is at the Brooklyn Museum in Prospect Park at 6pm. $35

Dominican comic Carlos Sanchez stars in El Cavernícola, a Spanish version of Rob Becker’s classic one-man comic play Defending the Caveman at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, NYC at 6pm. From $35

Dance Argentine tango at the El Destino milonga at Solas in Manhattan’s East Village from 6-11pm. $12


September 2019 Week 36 ~ September 2-8


This week is a U.S. Congress state work period. Find a town hall in your neighborhood.

Monday, September 2 ~ Labor Day

Celebrate Labor Day., a U.S. holiday that honors the U.S. labor movement and is the unofficial end of summer.

Actress Salma Hayek was born in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico on September 2, 1966.

West Indian Day Parade
The Grand Marshals VIP Breakfast is at Lincoln Terrace / Arthur S. Somers Park in Crown Heights, Brooklyn at 8:30am. $135

West Indian Day Parade
The West Indian Day Parade is in Crown Heights, Brooklyn from 11am to 6pm. FREE

The New York Yankees play the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 1:05pm. From $10

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Tuesday, September 3

Tickets probably go on sale for the New Yorker Festival (Oct 11-13) and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

NYC Broadway Week 2-for-1 tickets are available for shows today through September 16.

The New York Yankees play the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 6:35pm. From $10

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Wednesday, September 4

Dance Argentine Tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (Christopher St) in Manhattan’s West Village from around 4-7pm. $10 suggested donation

The New York Yankees play the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 6:35pm. From $10

Forro in the Dark plays Brazilian forro at Nublu Classic in Manhattan’s East Village with sets at 9 & 11pm.


Thursday, September 5

It’s the first day of the 2019-20 public school year in New York City.

New York Fashion Week Women’s Spring-Summer 2020 runs through September 11.

CANADA
The Toronto International Film Festival, the biggest film festival in the Americas, is in Toronto, Canada through September 15.

Dance traditional Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan from 9:30pm – 2am. (Classes: Beginners 7pm, Intermediate 8pm). $15


Friday, September 6

Celebrate Roberto Clemente Day when Major League Baseball remembers the humanitarian example of the Puerto Rican Hall of Famer.

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice opens at Film Forum in Hudson Square, NYC at 12:30pm. Through Thursday, September 19. From $9

The West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) comes to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem from 6-10pm. From $5

The New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies rivalry is at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens at 7:10pm. It’s Free Shirt Friday. From $19


Saturday, September 7

Celebrate Brazilian Independence Day (from Portugal) on September 7, 1822.

The New York City Labor Day Parade starts on Fifth Avenue at 44th St at 10am.

An exhibition of Bronx-born African-American LGBT photographer The Life and Times of Alvin Baltrop opens at the Bronx Museum of the Arts in Concourse Village, The Bronx from 11am to 6pm. FREE

Do the Central Park Tango at the Shakespeare Statue on the south end of The Mall in Central Park from 6-9:15pm. $10 suggested donation

Latin Grammy winner Pedro Giraudo plays Argentine tango at Barbès in Park Slope, Brooklyn at 8pm. $10 suggested donation

The New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies rivalry is at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens at 7:10pm. From $25

Mexican brass band Banda MS brings their “Con Todas Las Fuerzas” tour to Madison Square Garden in Chelsea, NYC at 8pm. From $57

Catalan Spanish playwright Jordi Galcerán’s comedy El Crédito is at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, NYC at 8pm. From $15


Sunday, September 8

New Amsterdam (part of the Spanish Netherlands) became New York on September 8, 1624.

Celebrate the feast of the Nativity of Mary.

Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Charity, patron saint of Cuba.

CLOSING
Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything closes at The Jewish Museum in Manhattan’s Upper East Side from 10am – 5:45pm. From $8

The Central American Independence Parade and Festival starts at the Happy Land Fire Memorial at East Tremont and Southern Blvd in Crotona Park East, The Bronx at 10am. It marches down Southern Blvd/Boston Road, turns towards the park at Charlotte Street and ends at Crotona Park. The Festival there runs until 6pm. FREE

The Long Island Central American Independence Day Parade and Festival is on Suffolk Avenue between Wicks Road and Jefferson Avenue in Brentwood at 10am. It leads to a Festival on Suffolk Avenue between Jefferson and Washington Avenue from 12pm to 5pm. FREE

Tickets go on sale for the 16th annual Fall For Dance Festival at New York City Center in Midtown, Manhattan at 11am. $15. The Festival is October 1-13.

Single tickets for the 57th New York Film Festival at Film at Lincoln Center go on sale at 12pm.

The New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies rivalry is at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens at 1:10pm. It’s a toy truck promotion. From $19

Vatican City-based Spanish organist Josep Solé Coll gives a recital of music about the Virgin Mary at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown East, Manhattan at 3:15pm. FREE

Dance Argentine tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (Christopher St) in Manhattan’s West Village from around 4-7pm. $10 suggested donation

Dance Argentine tango at the El Destino milonga at Solas in Manhattan’s East Village from 6-11pm. $12


September 2019 Week 37 ~ September 9-15


Monday, September 9

NYC Off-Broadway Week 2-for-1 tickets go on sale today for shows September 23 to October 6, probably at 10am.

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Tuesday, September 10

José Feliciano, the multiple Grammy-winning folk singer who wrote the Spanish Christmas classic Feliz Navidad was born in Lares, Puerto Rico on September 10, 1945.

The Fashion Designers of Latin America shows start today.

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Wednesday, September 11

Remember September 11, 2001, a day that affected all peoples.

Dance Argentine tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (Christopher St) in Manhattan’s West Village from around 4-7pm. $10 suggested donation

The Fashion Designers of Latin America shows end today.

The New York Philharmonic 2019-20 Season opens with Close Encounters of the Third Kind in concert at David Geffen Hall in Lincoln Center at 7:30pm.

Forro in the Dark plays Brazilian forro at Nublu Classic in Manhattan’s East Village with sets at 9 & 11pm.


Thursday, September 12

Celebrate the birthday of the world’s first-call rumbero Pedrito Martinez in Havana, Cuba on September 12, 1973.

The Feast of San Gennaro, patron saint of Naples, is in Manhattan’s Little Italy through September 22.

The 8th Photoville photography art fair opens in Brooklyn Bridge Plaza. Through September 22.

OPENING
An exhibition of African-American artist Amy Sherald opens with a reception at Hauser & Wirth in Chelsea, NYC from 6-8pm. On view Tuesday-Saturday through October 26. FREE

OPENING
An exhibition of French conceptual artist Bernar Venet: Indeterminate Hypothesis opens with a reception at Kasmin gallery in Chelsea, NYC from 6-8pm. On view Monday-Friday through November 1. FREE

OPENING
An exhibition of Portuguese artist Julião Sarmento: Undisclosed opens with a reception at Carolina Nitsch Project Room in Chelsea, NYC from 6-8pm. On view Wednesday-Saturday through November 16. FREE

OPENING
The Crossing the Line festival of French culture opens at FIAF in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Through October 12.

OPENING
An exhibition of French artist ORLAN: Saint ORLAN opens with a reception at Ceysson & Bénétière in Manhattan’s Upper East Side from 6-8pm. On view Tuesday-Saturday through November 2. FREE

OPENING
An exhibition of Texas-based, Mexico-born artist Margarita Cabrera: Engendering New Landscapes opens with a reception at Ruiz-Healy Art in Manhattan’s Upper East Side from 6-8pm. On view Tuesday-Saturday through November 2.

Grammy nominee Pedrito Martinez plays real Cuban rumba at Ginny’s in Harlem, NYC at 8pm. From $15

Latin Grammy winner Pedro Giraudo plays Argentine tango at Terraza 7 in Elmhurst, Queens at 9pm. $10 suggested donation

Dance traditional Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan from 9:30pm – 2am. (Classes: Beginners 7pm, Intermediate 8pm). $15


Friday, September 13

An exhibition of Bolivia-born, New York-based artist Maximiliano Siñani: Spalding opens with a reception at Open Source Gallery in South Slope, Brooklyn from 7-9pm. On view Wednesday-Saturday through October 19. FREE


Saturday, September 14

Do the Central Park Tango at the Shakespeare Statue on the south end of The Mall in Central Park from 6-9:15pm. $10 suggested donation

Gregorio Uribe celebrates the start of Hispanic Heritage Month with Colombian cumbia jazz at SOB’s in Hudson Square, NYC at 8pm & 10pm. From $15

Dance Argentine Tango at the NYC All Night Milonga at Stepping Out Studios in NoMad, Manhattan from 10pm – 4am. $18


Sunday, September 15

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month through October 15.

Celebrate Costa Rican,Guatemalan, Honduran, Nicaraguan and Salvadoran independence from Spain in 1810.

In 2018, there was a Mexican Day Parade on Madison Avenue from 38th St to 27th St from 12 noon – 4 pm. Unconfirmed.

The 50th African American Day Parade marches on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd in Harlem from 1pm to 6pm. FREE

Catalan Spanish playwright Jordi Galcerán’s comedy El Crédito is at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, NYC at 3pm. From $15

Dance Argentine tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (Christopher St) in Manhattan’s West Village from around 4-7pm. $10 suggested donation

Lucha Invading NY brings Mexican lucha libre wrestling to Madison Square Garden in Chelsea, NYC at 6pm. From $30

OPENING
An exhibition of Rwanda-born Dutch artist Christian Nyampeta opens with a reception at SculptureCenter in Long Island City, Queens from 6-8pm. On View Thursday-Monday through Decmeber 16. FREE

Dance Argentine tango at the El Destino milonga at Solas in Manhattan’s East Village from 6-11pm. $12


September 2019 Week 38 ~ September 16-22


Monday, September 16

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day from Spain in 1810.

Today is the last day for NYC Broadway Week 2-for-1 tickets.

The Brooklyn Book Festival is at Brooklyn Borough Hall through Monday, September 23.

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Tuesday, September 17

Constitution Day commemorates the adoption of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787.

The 74th UN General Assembly opens at the United Nations in Midtown East. It continues through September 30.

The New York City Ballet Fall 2019 season begins with Balanchine’s Jewels at 7:30pm. From $35

The New York Yankees play the Los Angeles Angels at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 6:35pm. From $10

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20

Daniela Mercury sings Brazilian MPB at Sony Hall in the Times Square Theater District at 8:30pm. From $65


Wednesday, September 18

Celebrate Chilean Independence Day (from Spain) on September 18, 1810. ¡Junta queremos!

Dance Argentine tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (Christopher St) in Manhattan’s West Village from around 4-7pm. $10 suggested donation

The New York Yankees play the Los Angeles Angels at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 6:35pm. From $10

Forro in the Dark plays Brazilian forro at Nublu Classic in Manhattan’s East Village with sets at 9 & 11pm.


Thursday, September 19

The New York Yankees play the Los Angeles Angels at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 6:35pm. From $10

Dance traditional Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan from 9:30pm – 2am. (Classes: Beginners 7pm, Intermediate 8pm). $15


Friday, September 20

OPENING
The NY Art Book Fair is at MoMA PS1 through Sunday. FREE

The New York Yankees play the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 7:05pm. From $10


Saturday, September 21

Celebrate National Dance Day.

CLOSING
An exhibition of photographic work by Chilean artist Catalina de la Cruz: The Reverse of Landscape closes at The Center for Book Arts in NoMad, NYC from 10am – 5pm. FREE

The New York Yankees play the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 1:05pm. From $10

Do the Central Park Tango at the Shakespeare Statue on the south end of The Mall in Central Park from 6-9:15pm. $10 suggested donation

Dominican-Puerto Rican singer Romeo Santos, the King of Bachata, becomes the first Latin artist to play MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ at 8pm. From $80

Mexican folkloric Ballet Nepantla performs ‘Valentina’ exceprts at the Making Moves Dance Festival at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center in Jamaica, Queens at 8pm.

Colombian comic Saulo García does his I am Latino standup comedy show at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, NYC at 8pm. From $15


Sunday, September 22

CLOSING
The Whitney Biennial closes at the Whitney Museum in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District from 10:30am – 6pm. From $18

The Queens Hispanic Parade marches on 37th Avenue from 69th to 86th St in Jackson Heights, Queens from 11am to 4pm. FREE

The New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays is the Yankees’ last 2019 regular season game at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 1:05pm. From $10

The 8th Peru to the World Expo Peruvian food festival is at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, NYC from 2pm – 9pm. $60

Colombian comic Saulo García does his I am Latino standup comedy show at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, NYC at 3pm. From $15

Dance Argentine tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (Christopher St) in Manhattan’s West Village from around 4-7pm. $10 suggested donation

It’s Hispanic Heritage Night for the NY Red Bulls vs Philadelphia Union at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey at 6pm. From $35

Dance Argentine tango at the El Destino milonga at Solas in Manhattan’s East Village from 6-11pm. $12

Watch the 71st Emmy Awards broadcast live on Fox from the the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8pm. ET


September 2019 Week 39 ~ September 23-29


Monday, September 23

The September Equinox marks the beginning of fall in the northern hemisphere (and spring in the south).

It’s NYC Off-Broadway Week 2-for-1 tickets through October 6.

Paris Fashion Week runs through October 1.

The Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season opens with a gala production of The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess at 6pm.

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Tuesday, September 24

It’s National Voter Registration Day. Register to vote or check your registration.

Latin Grammy Award nominations are announced online today.

Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Mercy.

Celebrate the Santería Feast of Obatalá.

The high-level General Debate of the 74th UN General Assembly opens at the United Nations in Midtown East. It continues through September 30.

An exhibition of Mexico-born, Los Angeles-based artist Carmen Argote: As Above, So Below opens at the New Museum in Manhattan’s Lower East Side from 11am to 6pm. On view Tuesday-Sunday through January 5, 2020. From $12

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20

Ambar Lucid plays Mercury Lounge in NYC’s Lower East Side at 9:30pm. From $12


Wednesday, September 25

Dance Argentine tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (Christopher St) in Manhattan’s West Village from around 4-7pm. $10 suggested donation

Watch NYCFC’s last home soccer game, NYCFC vs Atlanta United at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 7pm. It is Fan Appreciation Night. From $33

Forro in the Dark plays Brazilian forro at Nublu Classic in Manhattan’s East Village with sets at 9 & 11pm.


Thursday, September 26

The Affordable Art Fair is at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, NYC through Sunday. From $18

Grammy nominee Pedrito Martinez plays real Cuban rumba at Ginny’s in Harlem, NYC at 8pm. From $15

Dance traditional Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan from 9:30pm – 2am. (Classes: Beginners 7pm, Intermediate 8pm). $15


Friday, September 27

OPENING
The 57th New York Film Festival opens with the world premiere of Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman at Film at Lincoln Center. Through October 13.

OPENING
The Latinx Performance Ensemble’s La Golondrina opens at Thalia Spanish Theatre in Sunnyside, Queens at 8pm. Friday-Sunday through October 13. $25


Saturday, September 28

Watch the Madrid Derby Real Madrid vs Atlético Madrid with either Peña Madridista NYC at Playwright Irishh Pub in NYC’s Garment District or with Peña Oficial Atlético de Madrid en New York at the Football Factory at Legends in Koreatown, NYC at Time TBD. No cover.

OPENING
Exhibitions of Colombian-born artist Esperanza Cortés: Canté Jondo/Deep Song, and Italian-Swiss artist Viviane Rombaldi Seppey open with a reception at Smack Mellon in DUMBO, Brooklyn from 6-8pm. On view Wednesday-Sunday through November 3.

Do the Central Park Tango at the Shakespeare Statue on the south end of The Mall in Central Park from 6-9:15pm. $10 suggested donation

Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin brings his Arcoiris Tour to Madison Square Garden in Chelsea, NYC at 8pm. From $58

Dominican merengue star Juan Luis Guerra brings his Literal Tour to Prudential Center in Newark, NJ at 8pm. From $59

Dance Argentine Tango at the NYC All Night Milonga at Stepping Out Studios in NoMad, Manhattan from 10pm – 4am. $18


Sunday, September 29

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, 6:42pm sundown through sundown Tuesday, October 1. “Shanah Tovah Umetukah”

Celebrate Michelmas, the Catholic Feast of Saint Michael, or the Feast of the Archangels.

Celebrate National Coffee Day.

The 35th Medieval Festival is in Fort Tryon Park in Washington Heights, Manhattan at 11am.

Dance Argentine tango at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (Christopher St) in Manhattan’s West Village from around 4-7pm. $10 suggested donation

Dance Argentine tango at the El Destino milonga at Solas in Manhattan’s East Village from 6-11pm. $12

Juan Luis Guerra plays Dominican merengue at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey at 8pm. Colombian alternative rockers Monsieur Periné open. From $59


September 2019 Week 40 ~ September 30 – October 6


This week is a U.S. Congress state work period. Find a town hall in your neighborhood.

Monday, September 30

New York City public schools are closed through October 1 for Rosh Hashanah.

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


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