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.

SummerStage 2019 Lineup Announced

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

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

Friday, June 21, 2019
Celebrate Midsummer, the longest day and shortest night of the year in the northern hemisphere, with a little Fête de la Musique

Do the Central Park Tango

Saturdays, June-September
Argentine tango dancing
CENTRAL PARK, NYC ~ Dance, take a free lesson or just watch. FREE

Salsa Saturdays at La Marqueta keep old school salsa alive in El Barrio

Summer Saturdays
Puerto Rican salsa dancing
EAST HARLEM, NYC ~ Old timers dance old school Salsa (mostly on1) at a street party with music and food. FREE

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

Saturday, June 22, 2019
Jazz live music concert
MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS, NYC ~ Celebrate the dawn after the summer solstice

Fourth of July 2019, U.S. Independence Day

Thursday, July 4, 2019
U.S. National day holiday celebration
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania ~ The 2nd Continental Congress declared the thirteen colonies’ independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal”

Labor Day 2019

Monday, September 2, 2019
U.S. holiday celebration
Celebrate organized labor and the unofficial end of summer

Memorial Day Weekend 2020

LAST MON IN MAY | Fri-Mon, May 22-25, 2020 | U.S. Holiday | The holiday that remembers those who died serving our country is also the unofficial start of summer

Museum Mile Festival 2020 NYC’s biggest block party

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Museum street fair
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ Free admission and outdoor art activities for children:
The Africa Center
El Museo del Barrio
Museum of the City of NY
Jewish Museum
Cooper Hewitt
Guggenheim
Neue Galerie
Met Museum

VolvoTango Argentine Tango at LIC Landing

LONG ISLAND CITY, QUEENS | Tuesdays, Apr – Nov | Argentine tango milonga | Dance Argentine tango outdoors on a pier with great Manhattan views. Hasn’t opened yet for 2019.

BIG Salsa Festival 2019 at New York Hilton Midtown

MIDTOWN, NYC | Memorial Day Weekend, Fri-Mon, May 24-27, 2019 | Salsa festival | Salsa workshops, salsa shows, and salsa dancing

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.


 



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

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

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

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
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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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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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