Things to do in New York in February 2019

February is Black History Month. It brings Cinema Tropical Film Festival, New York Fashion Week, Lunar New Year, Westminster Dog Show, Valentine’s Day, Carnival, MoMA Doc Fortnight, Presidents Day, Film Comment Selects, International Children’s Film Festival, ADAA Art Show, Broadway Week, Off-Broadway Week


WEEK 5 ~ January 28 – February 3, 2018

Monday – Thursday (January 2019 Calendar)

Friday, February 1

(2018) The Cinema Tropical Film Festival was this weekend.

La Canción, the Puerto Rican hip-hop Off-Broadway musical, is at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 11am. $30

Puerto Rican salsa legend Gilberto Santa Rosa plays New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ at 8pm. From $49

Saturday, February 2

Celebrate Candelmas, the end of the Christmas – Epiphany season and La Fiesta de la Candelaria.

Pop star Shakira was born in Barranquilla, Colombia on February 2, 1977.

LAST CHANCE to see the 2019 Master Drawings New York art fair is at Upper East Side galleries.

Sunday, February 3

Daddy Yankee, the padrino (godfather) of Reggaeton, was born in Río Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico on February 3, 1977.

The Arturo O’Farrill Octet (Cuban) plays Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan at 9 & 11pm. $40


WEEK 6 ~ February 4 – 10, 2018

Monday, February 4

New York Fashion Week Men’s runs through Wednesday.

Tuesday, February 5

It’s Chinese New Year!

Wednesday, February 6

Thursday, February 7

New York Fashion Week runs through February 13.

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

Friday, February 8

Saturday, February 9

Watch the Madrid Derby, Atlético Madrid vs Real Madrid, with either Peña Oficial Atlético de Madrid at the Football Factory at Legends in Manhattan’s Koreatown, or with Peña Madridista NYC at the Playwright Irish Pub in Manhattan’s Garment District. Time TBD.

“Best Tango Album” Latin Grammy winner Pedro Giraudo plays Argentine Tango Jazz at Barbès in Park Slope, Brooklyn at 8pm. $10 suggested donation

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

Sunday, February 10

The 72nd BAFTA Awards (British Academy Film Awards) are from 2 – 4pm ET.

The Cuban Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra plays Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan at 9 & 11pm. $40


WEEK 7 ~ February 11 – 17, 2018

Monday, February 11

Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.

The Westminster Dog Show is at Piers 92/94 through tomorrow.

Fashion Designers of Latin America fashion shows are through Wednesday.

Tuesday, February 12

Abraham Lincoln, who as president ended slavery and kept our country together, was born in Hodgenville, Kentucky on February 12, 1809.

(2018) Off-Broadway Week was February 12-25, 2018.

Best Tango Album Latin Grammy winner Pedro Giraudo plays Argentine Tango Jazz at The Django in Tribeca, Manhattan at 7:30pm. Bar no cover

Wednesday, February 13

Thursday, February 14

Happy Valentines Day!

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

Friday, February 15

It’s President’s Day Weekend.

The Metropolitan Opera usually announces its coming season on February 15.

La Canción, the Puerto Rican hip-hop Off-Broadway musical, is at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 11am. $30

(2018) MoMA’s Doc Fortnight Film Festival was February 15-26, 2018.

Saturday, February 16

Puerto Rican salsa legend Marc Anthony plays Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey at 9 pm. From $76

Sunday, February 17

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra (Cuban) plays Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan at 9 & 11pm. $40


WEEK 8 ~ February 18 – 24, 2018

Monday, February 18

Celebrate President’s Day in honor of Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. It’s a New York State holiday.

Tuesday, February 19

Actor Benicio del Toro was born in San Germán, Puerto Rico on February 19, 1967.

Wednesday, February 20

Thursday, February 21

(Anticipated) The Univision Premio Lo Nuestro awards in Miami, Florida are from 8-10pm.

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

“Best Tango Album” Latin Grammy winner Pedro Giraudo plays Argentine Tango Jazz at Terraza 7 in Elmurst, Queens at 9pm. Bar free. Upstairs stage seating $10

Friday, February 22

American founding father Jorge Washington was born in Popes Creek, Virginia on February 22, 1732.

Spanish – Mexican filmmaker Luis Buñuel was born in Calanda, Teruel, Spain on February 22, 1900.

It’s National Margarita Day!

The New York International Children’s Film Festival is weekends through March 17.

Saturday, February 23

(2018) The Film Comment Selects film festival at Film Society of Lincoln Center was February 23-27, 2018.

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

Sunday, February 24

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra (Cuban) plays Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan at 9 & 11pm. $40


WEEK 9 ~ February 25-28

Monday, February 25

Tuesday, February 26

Wednesday, February 27

It’s Dominican Independence Day (from Haiti) on February 27, 1844.

La Canción, the Puerto Rican hip-hop Off-Broadway musical, is at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 11am. $30

The ADAA Art Show opens with a Gala Preview at the Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The fair runs through Sunday, March 3.

Thursday, February 28

(2018) The Neighboring Scenes New Latin American Cinema film festival at Film Society of Lincoln Center opened today in 2018.

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

Friday – Sunday (March calendar)


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