Things to do in New York in August 2019

 


WEEK 31 ~ July 29 – August 4, 2019


July 2019 Calendar


Thursday, August 1

SUMMERSTAGE
Samini (Batman) plays Ghana-style African Dancehall with help from pop singer Efya at Crotona Park in The Bronx from 7-9pm. FREE

Watch the Major League Soccer All-Star game, MLS All-Stars vs Atlético Madrid with Peña Oficial Atlético de Madrid at Legends in Koreatown, NYC at 8pm. No cover

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


Friday, August 2

SUMMERSTAGE
The Garifuna Collective and Wabafu Garifuna Dance Theater bring the last line of Afro-Indigenous Carib culture to Crotona Park in The Bronx from 6-9pm. The party starts with a West African and Garifuna dance workshop. FREE

The New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox rivalry is at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 7:05pm. From $55


Saturday, August 3

The New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox rivalry is at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 4:05pm. From $60

It’s Fireworks Night for the NY Red Bulls vs Toronto FC at Red bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey at 6pm. From $35

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

Luis Bravo’s Forever Tango Broadway Argentine tango show presents Puerto Rican salsa singer India at the Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferré in Santurcé, Puerto Rico at 8:30pm. $130


Sunday, August 4

Dance Argentine Tango at at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (Christopher St) in Manhattan’s West Village from around 5-8pm. $10 suggested donation

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

The New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox rivalry is at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 7:05pm. From $40

Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra plays Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC at 8:30pm & 11pm. From $30


WEEK 32 ~ August 5-11, 2019


Monday, August 5

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


Tuesday, August 6

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


Wednesday, August 7

Dance Argentine Tango at at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (Christopher St) in Manhattan’s West Village from around 5-8pm. $10 suggested donation

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


Thursday, August 8

Happy birthday to Emiliano Zapata, a leading figure in the Mexican Revolution who believed that land should belong to those who work it. He was born in Anenecuilco, Morelos, Mexico on August 8, 1879.

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

Pedro Giraudo plays Argentine tango jazz at Terraza 7 in Elmhurst, Queens at 9pm. $10


Friday, August 9


Saturday, August 10

Celebrate Ecuadorian Independence Day, August 10, 1809.

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

SUMMERSTAGE
Reggae and Dancehall label VP Records celebrates its 40th anniversary with Elephant Man, Junior Reid, Estelle and Raging Fyah at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park from 6-10pm. FREE

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

Luis Bravo’s Forever Tango Broadway Argentine tango show presents Puerto Rican salsa singer India at the Teatro Yagüez de Mayagüez in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico at 8:30pm. From $47.60

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


Sunday, August 11

The Dominican Day Parade marches up Sixth Avenue in Midtown, Manhattan.

Dance Argentine Tango at at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (Christopher St) in Manhattan’s West Village from around 5-8pm. $10 suggested donation

SUMMERSTAGE
Latin Jazz legend Eddie Palmieri is joined by Baby Power and DJ Sonni for some Puerto Rican salsa at the East River Park Amphitheater in Manhattan’s Lower East Side from 6-9pm. FREE

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

SUMMERSTAGE
Mexican folk pop singer Lila Downs is joined by Indigenous-Colombian-Canadian singer-songwriter Lido Pimienta and DJ Ripley in rocking our Indigenous world at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park from 7-10pm. FREE

Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra plays Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC at 8:30pm & 11pm. From $30


WEEK 33, August 12-18, 2019


Monday, August 12

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


Tuesday, August 13

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


Wednesday, August 14

NYC Broadway Week 2-for-1 tickets go on sale today for shows September 3-16, 2019.

Dance Argentine Tango at at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (Christopher St) in Manhattan’s West Village from around 5-8pm. $10 suggested donation

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


Thursday, August 15

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


Friday, August 16


Saturday, August 17

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

Mexican singer Marco Antonio Solis brings his La Historia Continua 2019 tour to Madison Square Garden at 8pm. From $69

Colombian comic Saulo García does his I am Latino standup comedy show at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, NYC at 8pm. From $17


Sunday, August 18

CLOSING
The Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas art exhibition closes at the Queens Museum from 11am to 5pm. $8

Colombian comic Saulo García does his I am Latino standup comedy show at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, NYC at 3pm. From $17

Dance Argentine Tango at at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (Christopher St) in Manhattan’s West Village from around 5-8pm. $10 suggested donation

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

SUMMERSTAGE
La Sonora Ponceña with José “El Canario” Alberto are joined by DJ Lucho for some Puerto Rican salsa at the Ford Amphitheater in Coney Island, Brooklyn from 6-9pm. FREE

SUMMERSTAGE
The Wailers’ Julian Junior Marvin is joined by DJ Queen Majesty playing roots reggae at Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem from 6-9pm. FREE

SUMMERSTAGE
The Selena for Sanctuary dance party by Doriz Muñoz is back with Chicano pop star Cuco, Dominican-Mexican-American singer-songwriter Ambar Lucid, and DJ Svani and the Santuario House Band at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park from 8-10pm. FREE

Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra plays Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC at 8:30pm & 11pm. From $30


WEEK 34 ~ August 19-25, 2019


Monday, August 19

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


Tuesday, August 20

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


Wednesday, August 21

Dance Argentine Tango at at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (Christopher St) in Manhattan’s West Village from around 5-8pm. $10 suggested donation

SUMMERSTAGE
A night with former NYC Ballet Principal Wendy Whelan begins with spoken word by Marc Bamuthi Joseph, a work-in-progress collaboration on the Saint-Saëns composition Carnival of the Animals, and ends with a screening of Restless Creature, the 2013 documentary about Whelan’s reinvention after a potentially career-ending injury at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park from 8-10pm. FREE

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


Thursday, August 22

The Haitian Revolution began on August 22, 1791. The first successful slave revolt since Roman times established Black rights and led Napoleon to abandon the Americas and sell New France to the United States (the Louisiana Purchase). It also seeded Creole culture across the Caribbean including New Orleans.

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


Friday, August 23

Graciela Pérez Gutiérrez. The pioneering singer in the band Machito and his Afro-Cubans, was born in barrio Jesús María of Havana, Cuba on August 23, 1915. “Ay José…”

SUMMERSTAGE ~ CHARLIE PARKER JAZZ FESTIVAL
Harlem 100 celebrates the centennial of the Harlem Renaissance in jazz, Caribbean rhythms and the traditions of Africa with Mwenso and the Shakes (Sierra Leone), Brianna Thomas, Vuyo Sotashe (South Africa), Fred Wesley and Winard Harper & Jeli Posse at Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem, Manhattan from 7-9pm. FREE

The New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves rivalry is at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows Corona Park at 7:10pm. From $25


Saturday, August 24

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

New York City’s cross-town soccer rivalry NYCFC vs NY Red Bulls is at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 7pm. From $33

It’s Fireworks Night for the New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves rivalry is at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows Corona Park at 7:10pm. From $25


Sunday, August 25

The New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves rivalry is at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows Corona Park at 1:10pm. From $25

Dance Argentine Tango at at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (Christopher St) in Manhattan’s West Village from around 5-8pm. $10 suggested donation

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

SUMMERSTAGE
Puerto Rican salsa princess La India is joined by hot Cuban timba singer Cimafunk and DJ Sonni for a night of salsa Puerto Rican and Cuban style at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park from 7-10pm. FREE

Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra plays Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC at 8:30pm & 11pm. From $30


WEEK 35 ~ August 26 – September 1


Monday, August 26

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


Tuesday, August 27

SUMMERSTAGE
The Originals is a crew of legendary DJs including radio DJ Stretch Armstrong (Stretch and Bobbito), hip-hop producer Clark Kent, Rich Medina of dance club APT and New York DJs D-Nice and Tony Touch at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park from 7-10pm. FREE

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


Wednesday, August 28

Dance Argentine Tango at at the VolvoTango outdoor milonga on Pier 45 (Christopher St) in Manhattan’s West Village from around 5-8pm. $10 suggested donation

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


Thursday, August 29

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


Friday, August 30

It’s Labor Day Weekend!


Saturday, August 31

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

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


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