Things to do in New York in January 2019

January brings Three Kings Day, Winter JazzFest, Under the Radar Festival, PBR Monster Energy Buck Off, globalFEST, Restaurant Week, Jewish Film Festival, Antiques Week, Winter Antiques Show, Outsider Art Fair, Women’s March, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Dominican Heritage Month and Master Drawings.


WEEK 1 ~ January 1-6, 2019

Monday (December 2018 Calendar)

Tuesday, January 1 ~ New Year’s Day

It’s New Year’s Day, a national holiday.

Celebrate the Feast of Mary.

It’s the first day to enter the online ticket lottery for the 10:15am Easter Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown, Manhattan.

On the sixth day of Kwanzaa


Wednesday, January 2


Thursday, January 3

The Under the Radar festival of new theatre opens at the Public Theater in Manhattan’s East Village. Through January 13.

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


Friday, January 4

(2018) NYCFC, the New York City Football Club, announced their season schedule.

(2018) NYC Broadway Week tickets went on sale on this day in 2018.

The Cartagena International Music Festival opens in Cartagena, Colombia. Through Sunday, January 13.

The 42nd Annual El Museo del Barrio Three Kings Day Parade marches through East Harlem (El Barrio) starting at 11am. FREE

The 12th Annual PBR (Professional Bull Riders Association) Monster Energy Buck Off opens at Madison Square Garden at 8pm. Through Sunday. From $15

The APAP, Association of Performing Arts Professionals, conference and showcases start today. Through January 8.

Winter JazzFest opens today at Le Poisson Rouge and several other clubs in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. Through January 12.


Saturday, January 5

The 12th Annual PBR (Professional Bull Riders Association) Monster Energy Buck Off continues at Madison Square Garden at 6:45pm. From $15

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


Sunday, January 6 ~ Three Kings Day

It’s Three Kings Day or the Catholic Feast of the Epiphany. It’s the main gift-giving day in many Latin countries.

At Teatro SEA in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, children can listen to traditional holiday music, meet the Three Kings and receive a gift.

LAST CHANCE to see the Delacroix retrospective and the Met Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan’s Upper East Side from 10am to 5:30pm. $25

LAST CHANCE to see Marguerite Humeau: Birth Canal, the sculpture and sound installation at the New Museum in Manhattan’s Lower East Side from 11am to 6pm. $18

LAST CHANCE to see the Down These Mean Streets exhibition of Latino photographers in their own neighborhoods at El Museo del Barrio in East Harlem, Manhattan from 12-5pm. $9

The 12th Annual PBR (Professional Bull Riders Association) Monster Energy Buck Off closes at Madison Square Garden at 1:45pm. From $15

The 76th Golden Globes are broadcast live from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California from 8-10pm ET.

LAST CHANCE to see Italian-American jazz trumpeter Chris Botti’s holiday residency at the Blue Note in Greenwich Village, Manhattan at 8 & 10:30pm. From $55

The 2019 globalFEST international music festival is at the Copacabana in Manhattan’s Times Square Theater District.


WEEK 2 ~ January 7-13, 2019


Monday, January 7

Carlos di Sarli, the ultra smooth Argentine Tango pianist, composer, and bandleader was born in Bahia Blanca, Argentina on January 7, 1903.

(2018) NYC Restaurant Week reservations opened on this day.


Tuesday, January 8

Carolina Herrera, the celebrated fashion designer, was born in Caracas, Venezuela on January 8, 1939.


Wednesday, January 9

BAFTA nominations will be announced. The Awards are Sunday, February 10, 2019.

The New York Jewish Film Festival opens at the Jewish Museum Manhattan’s Upper East Side and Film Society of Lincoln Center. Through January 22.


Thursday, January 10

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, January 11

Watch Manhattanhenge, the winter days when the sunset lines up with Manhattan’s street grid. FREE


Saturday, January 12

Watch Manhattanhenge, the winter days when the sunset lines up with Manhattan’s street grid. FREE

The NYC All Night Milonga (Argentine Tango) is at Stepping Out Studios in NoMad, Manhattan from 10pm – 4am.


Sunday, January 13


WEEK 3 ~ January 14-20, 2019


It’s New York Antiques Week (third week of January)

Monday, January 14


Tuesday, January 15

Dr Martin Luther King Jr, the great civil rights leader, was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929. The Martin Luther King Day holiday is the third Monday in January which is January 21st this year.

Quarterly taxes are due for self-employed workers.

Puerto Rican jazz and salsa legend Eddie Palmieri celebrates his new album Mi Luz Mayor at the Blue Note in Greenwich Village, Manhattan at 8 & 10:30pm. Through Sunday. From $30

“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, January 16

(2018) NYC Broadway Week was January 16 – February 4, 2018.

Puerto Rican jazz and salsa legend Eddie Palmieri celebrates his new album Mi Luz Mayor at the Blue Note in Greenwich Village, Manhattan at 8 & 10:30pm. From $30


Thursday, January 17

The 64th Winter Antiques Show has its opening night party at the Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. From $500. Daily through January 27. $25

The Outsider Art Fair is at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, Manhattan through Sunday.

Puerto Rican jazz and salsa legend Eddie Palmieri celebrates his new album Mi Luz Mayor at the Blue Note in Greenwich Village, Manhattan at 8 & 10:30pm. From $30

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


Friday, January 18

It’s Martin Luther King Weekend!

The Miss New York USA beauty competition in Purchase, New York starts today. Through Sunday.

Puerto Rican jazz and salsa legend Eddie Palmieri celebrates his new album Mi Luz Mayor at the Blue Note in Greenwich Village, Manhattan at 8 & 10:30pm. From $30


Saturday, January 19

Join the Women’s March! Register to vote! Run for office! Women Together!

Puerto Rican jazz and salsa legend Eddie Palmieri celebrates his new album Mi Luz Mayor at the Blue Note in Greenwich Village, Manhattan at 8 & 10:30pm. From $30


Sunday, January 20

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

Puerto Rican jazz and salsa legend Eddie Palmieri celebrates his new album Mi Luz Mayor at the Blue Note in Greenwich Village, Manhattan at 8 & 10:30pm. From $30


WEEK 4 ~ January 21-27, 2019


Monday, January 21 ~ Martin Luther King Day

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a national holiday.

The Haute Couture fashion shows are in Paris, France through Thursday.

January 21 – February 27 is New York’s Dominican Heritage Month. ¡Quisqueya!

Plácido Domingo, the legendary tenor, was born in Madrid, Spain on January 21, 1941. (He grew up in Mexico.)


Tuesday, January 22

Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards (the Oscars) will be announced. The Awards are Sunday, February 24.

George Balanchine, perhaps the greatest ballet choreographer after Marius Petipa, and co-founder of New York City Ballet was born in St. Petersburg, Russia on January 22, 1904.

New York City Ballet’s Winter 2019 season runs through March 3.

(2018) NYC Restaurant Week was today through February 9, 2018.

Wednesday, January 23

(2018) NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2018 ran through February 9, 2018.


Thursday, January 24

It’s Young Collectors Night at the Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan’s Upper East Side from 7-9pm. From $200

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


Friday, January 25

The Old Masters Prints auction exhibition opens at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center from 10am – 5pm. The auction is Tuesday, January 29.


Saturday, January 26

The Master Drawings New York art fair is at Upper East Side galleries through February 2.

The NYC All Night Milonga (Argentine Tango) is at Stepping Out Studios in NoMad, Manhattan from 10pm – 4am.


Sunday, January 27

January 27 is Holocaust Remembrance Day. Never forget the Shoah.

LAST CHANCE to see Celebrating Tintoretto: Portrait Paintings and Studio Drawings, the exhibition of work by the Italian Renaissance artist at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan’s Upper East Side from 10am – 5:30pm. $25

Cuban jazz pianist and composer, Elio Villafranca joins Mary Ann Sweeney & Bronx Arts Ensemble for a night of the music of Charles Mingus at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Belmont, The Bronx at 8pm.

The 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards will be broadcast live on TNT from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California from 8-10pm ET.

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


WEEK 5 ~ January 28-31, 2019


Monday, January 28


Tuesday, January 29

(2017) The Hotel Excellence Awards were at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan’s Financial District.

The Old Masters Prints auction is at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center at 2pm.


Wednesday, January 30

The Old Master Drawings auction at Sotheby’s in Manhattan’s Upper East Side is at 10am.

The Master Paintings Evening Sale at Sotheby’s in Manhattan’s Upper East Side is at 6pm.


Thursday, January 31

The Master Paintings & Sculpture Day Sale at Sotheby’s in Manhattan’s Upper East Side is at 10am.

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

Friday-Sunday (February 2019 Calendar)


 


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