Summer things to do in NYC in 2019

Summer 2019 in New York City (June, July & August) brings lots of festivals and free outdoor events with great Latin artists.

Memorial Day Weekend 2019

May 24 – 27, 2019
Friday – Monday
~
MEMORIAL DAY
Monday, May 27, 2019
~
Remember those who died serving our country. Thank you and God Bless!

Museum Mile Festival 2019

UPPER EAST SIDE, Tue, June 11, 2019 ~ Fifth Avenue street fair features free admission and entertainment at the Met Museum, Guggenheim, Cooper Hewitt, Jewish Museum, Museum of the City of NY and El Museo del Barrio.
# museum open house street fair

Labor Day 2019

1ST SEPTEMBER MONDAY, September 2, 2019 ~ The day that celebrates organized labor is also the unofficial end of summer.
#HOLIDAY

Salsa Saturdays at La Marqueta keep Old School Salsa Alive in El Barrio

LA MARQUETA, EAST HARLEM, Saturdays, May-October ~ Old timers dance old school Salsa (mostly on1) at a street party with music and food. ¡Vamos a gozar! FREE

United States Independence Day

July 4, 1776 ~ “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Thursday, July 4, 2019

Do the Central Park Tango

Saturdays, June – September
~
Shakespeare Statue
(south end of the Mall)
Central Park, Manhattan
~
All ages and levels watch, dance or take an Argentine Tango lesson
FREE

SummerStage 2019 Free concerts in NYC Parks

June – September
~
Central Park SummerStage
Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
~
15-18 parks across NYC

Celebrate the Summer Solstice 2019, the shortest night of the year

Friday, June 21, 2019
~
Celebrate Midsummer, the shortest night of the year, with a little Fête de la Musique.

Technically, summer 2019 is Friday, June 21, 2019 through Monday, September 23, 2019.

We follow the popular definition of summer as June, July and August, bracketed by Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend.

Summer in New York City is time to wear white and seersucker.


 



Memorial Day Weekend 2019

May 24 – 27, 2019
Friday – Monday
~
MEMORIAL DAY
Monday, May 27, 2019
~
Remember those who died serving our country. Thank you and God Bless!

New York Red Bulls 2018 Supporters Shield Champions

RED BULL ARENA, HARRISON, NEW JERSEY, around January 3, 2019 ~ 2019 season announcement. Supporters clubs are the Viking Army (Official), Empire Supporters Club and Garden State Ultras.

NYCFC ~ New York City Football Club

YANKEE STADIUM, CONCOURSE, THE BRONX, Around January 3, 2019 ~ 2019 season announcement ~
Argentine, Costa Rican, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Spanish and Venezuelan players

VolvoTango LIC Landing outdoor milonga (Tango)

Warm Tuesdays
April – mid-November
~
LIC Landing
Long Island City, Queens
(Ferry from Manhattan or Brooklyn)
~
Donation

VolvoTango outdoor milonga, tango on Pier 45

Warm weather Wednesdays & Sundays
April – mid-November
~
Pier 45
West Village, Manhattan
~
Roofed open-air Argentine Tango dancing with romantic river views

United States Independence Day

July 4, 1776 ~ “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Thursday, July 4, 2019

New York Yankees 2018 reached the American League Division Series

Yankees 1 – 3 Boston Red Sox
~
1) Red Sox 4 – 5
2) Yankees 6 – 2
~
3) Red Sox 16 – 1
4) Red Sox 4 – 1
~
Cuban, Dominican, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Puerto Rican & Venezuelan players

Battery Dance Festival 2018

ROBERT F. WAGNER JR. PARK, BATTERY PARK CITY & SCHIMMEL CENTER, FINANCIAL DISTRICT, Sun-Sat, August 12-18, 2018 ~ 25 companies from eight countries perform with the Statue of Liberty backstage. Includes African, French-Canadian, Italian, Jewish, Mexican and Spanish companies. FREE

Do the Central Park Tango

Saturdays, June – September
~
Shakespeare Statue
(south end of the Mall)
Central Park, Manhattan
~
All ages and levels watch, dance or take an Argentine Tango lesson
FREE

Celebrate the Summer Solstice 2019, the shortest night of the year

Friday, June 21, 2019
~
Celebrate Midsummer, the shortest night of the year, with a little Fête de la Musique.

Brazilian Day New York 2018 is the biggest Brazilian festival outside Brazil

Little Brazil
Sixth Avenue and
46th St (between Fifth & Sixth Aves)
Midtown, Manhattan
Sunday, September 2, 2018

MTV VMA Winners

COLOMBIAN WINNERS
J Balvin & Willy William ‘Mi Gente’ Best Latin
CUBAN WINNERS
Camila Cabello
‘Havana’ Video of the Year
Artist of the Year
DOMINICAN WINNERS
Cardi B Best New Artist
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin ‘I Like It’ Song of Summer
ITALIAN WINNERS
Ariana Grande ‘No Tears Left to Cry’ Best Pop
PUERTO RICAN WINNERS
Jennifer Lopez
‘Dinero’ Best Collaboration
Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award
~
Radio City Music Hall
Midtown, Manhattan
Monday, August 20, 2018

International Puppet Fringe Festival NYC

Costa Rican, French, French-Canadian & Puerto Rican puppetry
Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center
Lower East Side, Manhattan
Wednesday – Sunday
August 8 – 12, 2018

La Marina Beach is a great Washington Heights Party on the River

La Marina
Washington Heights, Manhattan
May – September
Sunset Salsa
Thursday, August 9, 2018

Dominican Day Parade 2018 ¡ Quisqueya !

The most important Dominican community event in the U.S.
PARADE
Sixth Avenue
Second Sunday in August
Sunday, August 12, 2018

Brasil Summerfest 2018

A few legends and a new crop of the year’s best Brazilian music.
Multiple Venues in Manhattan & Brooklyn
July 29 – August 12, 2018

Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2018 free music, dance, movies and word

LINCOLN CENTER, Jul 25-Aug 12, 2018, Summer music festival with African, Colombian, Cuban, Ecuadorian, Mexican and Puerto Rican music, dance and word.

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2018 $28 lunches and $42 dinners

Brazilian, Cuban, French, Italian, Mexican & Spanish prix-fixe lunches and dinners.
RESERVATIONS
Monday, July 9, 2018
DINING
July 23 – August 17, 2018

World Cup 2018 Russia Final ~ France wins

WORLD CUP
June 14 – July 15, 2018
LATIN ROUND OF 16
Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, France, Mexico, Portugal, Spain & Uruguay
LATIN QUARTER FINALS
Brazil, France, Uruguay
LATIN SEMI FINALS
France 1 – 0 Belgium
LATIN FINAL
France vs Croatia
Sunday, July 15, 2018

LAMC 2018 Latin Alternative Music Conference

The Stewart Hotel
Chelsea, Manhattan
Tuesday – Sunday
July 10 – 14, 2018

Midsummer Night Swing 2018 at Damrosch Park

LINCOLN CENTER, Tue-Sat, Jun 26 to Jul 14, 2018, Dance Festival ~ Dance salsa, tango and swing outdoors to live orchestras on a sprung-wood floor

Pride Parade NYC 2018 Pride Week

The Parade’s new route
~ Seventh Ave from 16th St
~ Christopher St
~ West 8th St
~ Fifth Avenue to 29th St
Greenwich Village, Union Square, Flatiron & NoMad, Manhattan
Sunday, June 24, 2018

Paul Winter’s Summer Solstice at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Morningside Heights, Manhattan
Saturday, June 16, 2018

Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series 2018 FREE

June 11 – 29, 2018

116th Street Festival 2018 is a Puerto Rican Party!

Third Avenue
106th St to 122nd St
East Harlem, Manhattan
Saturday, June 9, 2018

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! 2018 ~ African, Colombian, Chilean, Mexican

African, Chilean, Colombian, French-Canadian & Mexican music, dance and film.
Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn
June 5 – August 11, 2018
FREE

SummerStage 2018 FREE concerts in NYC parks

JUNE – SEPTEMBER
~
Central Park SummerStage
Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
Parks across NYC

‘Othello’ Free Shakespeare in the Park by Ruben Santiago-Hudson

The Tony Award-winning Afro – Puerto Rican – American director tells the story of the Moor of Venice, classic Shakespeare with racial and religious themes that are surprisingly contemporary.
Delacorte Theater
Central Park, Manhattan
May 29 – June 24, 2018

BIG Salsa Festival

New York Hilton Midtown
Midtown, Manhattan
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Thursday – Monday
May 24 – 28, 2018

New York Mets vs Miami Marlins, MLB Baseball at Citi Field

LAST GAMES OF SEASON
September 28 – 30, 2018
Friday – Sunday
~
March – September
Major League Baseball
Citi Field in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
~
Cuban, Dominican, Italian, Mexican & Venezuelan players

Memorial Day Weekend 2019

May 24 – 27, 2019
Friday – Monday
~
MEMORIAL DAY
Monday, May 27, 2019
~
Remember those who died serving our country. Thank you and God Bless!

New York Red Bulls 2018 Supporters Shield Champions

RED BULL ARENA, HARRISON, NEW JERSEY, around January 3, 2019 ~ 2019 season announcement. Supporters clubs are the Viking Army (Official), Empire Supporters Club and Garden State Ultras.

NYCFC ~ New York City Football Club

YANKEE STADIUM, CONCOURSE, THE BRONX, Around January 3, 2019 ~ 2019 season announcement ~
Argentine, Costa Rican, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Spanish and Venezuelan players

VolvoTango outdoor milonga, tango on Pier 45

Warm weather Wednesdays & Sundays
April – mid-November
~
Pier 45
West Village, Manhattan
~
Roofed open-air Argentine Tango dancing with romantic river views

United States Independence Day

July 4, 1776 ~ “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Thursday, July 4, 2019

New York Yankees 2018 reached the American League Division Series

Yankees 1 – 3 Boston Red Sox
~
1) Red Sox 4 – 5
2) Yankees 6 – 2
~
3) Red Sox 16 – 1
4) Red Sox 4 – 1
~
Cuban, Dominican, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Puerto Rican & Venezuelan players

Do the Central Park Tango

Saturdays, June – September
~
Shakespeare Statue
(south end of the Mall)
Central Park, Manhattan
~
All ages and levels watch, dance or take an Argentine Tango lesson
FREE

Celebrate the Summer Solstice 2019, the shortest night of the year

Friday, June 21, 2019
~
Celebrate Midsummer, the shortest night of the year, with a little Fête de la Musique.

Brazilian Day New York 2018 is the biggest Brazilian festival outside Brazil

Little Brazil
Sixth Avenue and
46th St (between Fifth & Sixth Aves)
Midtown, Manhattan
Sunday, September 2, 2018

La Marina Beach is a great Washington Heights Party on the River

La Marina
Washington Heights, Manhattan
May – September
Sunset Salsa
Thursday, August 9, 2018

Dominican Day Parade 2018 ¡ Quisqueya !

The most important Dominican community event in the U.S.
PARADE
Sixth Avenue
Second Sunday in August
Sunday, August 12, 2018

Midsummer Night Swing 2018 at Damrosch Park

LINCOLN CENTER, Tue-Sat, Jun 26 to Jul 14, 2018, Dance Festival ~ Dance salsa, tango and swing outdoors to live orchestras on a sprung-wood floor

Brasil Summerfest 2017 is the biggest Brazilian music festival outside Brazil

Central Park Summerstage, Nublu, NaturaBrasil, Brooklyn Public Library, The Archway, David Rubenstein Atrium, Joe’s Pub, Museum of the Moving Image, The Django, Hester St
Manhattan & Brooklyn
August 5 – 13, 2017

SummerStage 2017 free concerts in NYC parks

May – October
LATIN ARTISTS
June 21 – September 10, 2017

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 2017 Transforms a Wall into a Connector

Dominican, Nicaraguan, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese
David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
Wednesday-Sunday
June 14-18, 2017

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2017

Delacorte Theater
Central Park, Manhattan
May 23 – June 18, 2017


These are the big summer events, but there are many more Latin things to do in NYC in summer:

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