Things to do in New York in July 2019

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WEEK 27 ~ July 1-7, 2019


Monday, July 1

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


Tuesday, July 2

The U.S. Women’s National Team plays a World Cup Semi Final against England in Décines-Charpieu, France at 3pm ET.

It’s the Subway Series New York Mets vs New York Yankees at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens at 7:10pm. From $52 (varys)

The Holman Trio plays Indigenous Chilean jazz at the David Rubenstein Atrium in Lincoln Center at 7:30pm. FREE

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


Wednesday, July 3

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

It’s the Subway Series New York Mets vs New York Yankees at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens at 7:10pm. From $65 (varys)

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


Thursday, July 4

Happy Fourth of July, United States Independence Day.

Pedrito Martinez plays real Cuban Rumba at Ginny’s Supper Club at the Red Rooster in Harlem, NYC at 7 & 9pm. From $15

MIDSUMMER NIGHT SWING
The Bobby Valentín Orchestra plays Puerto Rican salsa for dancing in Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center at 7:30pm (dance lesson at 6:30pm). From $18

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


Friday, July 5

Celebrate Cinco de Julio, Venezuelan Independence Day.

Celebrate the birthday of the bikini in Paris in 1946.

CLOSING
Cristina Camacho /ˈvʌlvə/, an exhibition of paintings by the Colombian-born artist closes at Praxis in Chelsea, NYC from 10am – 6pm. FREE

SUMMERSTAGE
Mighty Sparrow and the CASYM Steel Orchestra play Trinidadian calypso at Springfield Park in Springfield Gardens, Queens from 7-9pm. FREE

The New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies rivalry is at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens at 7:10pm. From $25 (varys)


Saturday, July 6

The 2019 Tour de France runs through July 28.

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

Mighty Sparrow plays Trinidadian calypso at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater in NoHo, NYC at 7pm. $25

The New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies rivalry is at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens at 7:15pm. From $25 (varys)

I am Latino, Colombian comic Saul Garcia’s latest stand-up comedy show is at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 8pm. From $17

Hip-Hop bloomed in The Bronx after the New York City Blackout on July 6, 1977.

The Argentinos en NY Noche Argentina party is at Stage 48 in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC from 11pm – 4am. $5


Sunday, July 7

Celebrate World Chocolate Day. Chocolate is native to Colombia and Venezuela, was domesticated in Guatemala and Mexico, and introduced to Europe by Spanish friars.

The New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies rivalry is at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens at 1:10pm. From $25 (varys)

I am Latino, Colombian comic Saul Garcia’s latest stand-up comedy show is at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan 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

SUMMERSTAGE ~ AFRO-LATINO FEST
Tabou Combo, Lakou Mizik, DJ Sabine Blaizin play konpa, the Haitian dance music at Springfield Park in Springfield Gardens, Queens from 6-9pm. FREE

SUMMERSTAGE
Efya is joined by Blinky Bill and DJ Mahogany for some music of Ghana and Kenya at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park from 6-10pm. FREE

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

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


WEEK 28 ~ July 8-14, 2019


Monday, July 8

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


Tuesday, July 9

NYC Restaurant Week reservations open today for meals July 22 – August 16.

The 2019 LAMC Latin Alternative Music Conference runs through Saturday.

MIDSUMMER NIGHT SWING
Elba Ramalho plays Brazilian forró for dancing in Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center at 7:30pm (dance lesson at 6:30pm). From $18

The 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game is broadcast live on Fox from Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio at 7:30pm.

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


Wednesday, July 10

Actress Sofía Vergara (Modern Family) was born in Barranquilla, Colombia on July 10, 1972.

Watch the U.S. Women’s National Team ticker tape parade on Broadway from Battery Park to City Hall in Manhattan’s Financial District and on CBS in New York at 9:30am

The Bessies New York Dance and Performance Awards Cocktail Party fundraiser and Press Conference is at Gibney Dance 280 Broadway at 5pm. $50 (free after 6pm)

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 ~ LAMC LATIN ALTERNATIVE MUSIC CONFERENCE
Mexican singer-songwriter Ximena Sariñana is joined by Puerto Rican bolero singer Ile of Calle 13, and Spanish-Argentine MC Nathy Peluso at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park from 6-10pm. The ladies rock. FREE

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


Thursday, July 11

Celebrate National Mojito Day with Cuban rum!

Legendary tango composer Aníbal Troilo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on July 11, 1914.

MIDSUMMER NIGHT SWING
The Analía Goldberg Sextet plays Argentine tango for dancing in Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center at 7:30pm (dance lesson at 6:30pm). From $18

Pedrito Martinez plays real Cuban Rumba at Ginny’s Supper Club at the Red Rooster in Harlem, NYC at 7 & 9pm. From $15

SUMMERSTAGE ~ LAMC LATIN ALTERNATIVE MUSIC CONFERENCE
Aterciopelados, Diamante Eléctrico and DJ Dayansita play Colombian rock at Queensbridge Park in Long Island City, Queens from 7-9pm. FREE

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

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


Friday, July 12

Bayern Münich soccer star James Rodriguez was born in Cúcuta, Colombia on July 12, 1991.

The women of Flor de Toloache play Mexican mariachi for the Afro-Latino Festival at Albee Square in Downtown Brooklyn. $36

OPENING NIGHT
The 2019 Dance on Camera Festival opens with Spanish biopic From Knee to Heart about National Dance Award winner Sol Picó at Film at Lincoln Center at 6pm. Through Monday, July 15. From $12

SUMMERSTAGE ~ LAMC LATIN ALTERNATIVE MUSIC CONFERENCE
New York’s own A Palo Seco dances Spanish flamenco at Queensbridge Park in Long Island City, Queens from 7-9pm. FREE

Puerto Rican actress and pop superstar Jennifer Lopez brings her It’s My Party tour to Madison Square Garden in Chelsea, NYC at 8pm. From $99

Watch half Manhattanhenge on Manhattan cross streets at 8:20pm.

Grupo Niche plays Colombian salsa at La Boom in Woodside, Queens at 10pm. From $38


Saturday, July 13

The Afro-Latino Festival at Albee Square in Downtown Brooklyn ends today. $36

SUMMERSTAGE ~ LAMC LATIN ALTERNATIVE MUSIC CONFERENCE
20th Anniversary Latin Grammy’s Celebration comes to Rumsey Playfield in Central Park from 3-7pm. FREE

SUMMERSTAGE ~ LAMC LATIN ALTERNATIVE MUSIC CONFERENCE
The Cosquin Rock Festival brings Argentine folk rockers León Gieco, Kevin Johansen, El Mató a un Policía Motorizado, Silvina Moreno and Juan Ingaramo to Queensbridge Park in Long Island City, Queens from 5-9pm. FREE

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

The Colombian Flower Festival Gala is at Terrace on Park in Flushing Meadows Corona Park Queens at 8pm. $100

Puerto Rican singer Jennifer Lopez brings her It’s My Party tour to Madison Square Garden in Chelsea, NYC at 8pm. From $99

Watch full Manhattanhenge on Manhattan cross streets at 8:21pm.

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


Sunday, July 14

Celebrate Bastille Day, the French national day when the French Revolution began with the storming of Bastille prison on July 14, 1790.

The Colombian Flower Festival Parade (Desfile de las Flores) is on 37th Avenue from 69th St to 86th St in Jackson Heights, Queens from 11am – 2pm. FREE

The Disability Pride Parade marches down Broadway from Madison Square to Union Square at 11am. FREE

The Disability Pride Festival is in Union Square from 12pm – 3pm. FREE

The FIAF Bastille Day French street fair is on 60th Street in Manhattan’s Upper East Side from 12-5pm. FREE

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 NY Red Bulls vs NYCFC New York Derby (cross-town soccer rivalry) is at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey at 6:30pm. From $40

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


WEEK 29 ~ July 15-21, 2019


Monday, July 15

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


Tuesday, July 16

Full Moon Afro-Brazilian Drum Circle teaches drumming at Flushing Town Hall in Flushing, Queens at 7pm. From $20

The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park opens ‘Coriolanus,’ a story of ancient Rome at 8pm. Mostly Monday-Saturday through August 11. FREE

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

The Jazz in July Festival is at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan’s Upper East Side through July 25.


Wednesday, July 17

SUMMERSTAGE
Italian-American modern dance company Stephen Petronio Company leads a celebration of Merce Cunningham choreographies with Melissa Toogood, Calvin Royal III, and A-Y Dancers at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park from 8-10pm. FREE

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, July 18

An exhibition of photographic work by Chilean artist Catalina de la Cruz: The Reverse of Landscape opens with a reception at The Center for Book Arts in NoMad, NYC from 6-8pm. The exhibition runs Monday-Saturday through September 21. FREE

SUMMERSTAGE
Lisa Lisa & Cover Girls are joined by DJ Lucy Euclid and host Vinnie Medugno for some Latin Freestyle in Corporal Thompson Park in Port Richmond, Staten Island from 7-9pm. FREE

BélO plays Haitian Creole ragganga in the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center at 7:30pm. FREE

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


Friday, July 19

Louis Garrel’s French comedy, A Faithful Man (L’homme Fidèle) opens today. All is fair in love and war, and sometimes you win by letting go.

El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico (salsa) and Binomio de Oro (vallenato) celebrate Colombian Independence Day at La Boom nightclub in Woodside, Queens at 10pm. From $38


Saturday, July 20

Celebrate Veinte de Julio, Colombian Independence Day.

A fashion retrospective Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion opens at the Brooklyn Museum in Prospect Park, Brooklyn from 11am – 6pm. From $10

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 ~ LA ISLA BONITA
French-Chilean pop singer is joined by L’Unicorns and DJ Shame  in Corporal Thompson Park in Port Richmond, Staten Island from 7-9pm. FREE

FIRST PREVIEW
Filomena Marturano ~ Un matrimonio a la Caribeña, a Spanish version of the famous Italian play adapted by Cuban director Leyma López, begins previews at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, NYC at 8pm. From $15

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


Sunday, July 21

The Junta Hispana Hispanic family street fair is in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens from 11am – 6pm. FREE

Bulla en el Barrio sings and dances Colombian bullerengue at Flushing Town Hall in Flushing, Queens at 2pm (dance lesson at 1pm). From $10 (teens free)

Filomena Marturano ~ Un matrimonio a la Caribeña, a Spanish version of the famous Italian play adapted by Cuban director Leyma López, previews at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, NYC at 3pm. From $15

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

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


WEEK 30 ~ July 22-28, 2019


Monday, July 22

Mexican-American pop star Selena Gomez was born in Grand Prairie, Texas in 1992.

NYC Restaurant Week runs through August 16.

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


Tuesday, July 23

The 2019 Dominican Film Festival runs daily through July 28.

OPENING NIGHT
Filomena Marturano ~ Un matrimonio a la Caribeña, a Spanish version of the famous Italian play adapted by Cuban director Leyma López, opens at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, NYC at 7pm. From $15

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


Wednesday, July 24

Simón Bolivar, the liberator of northern South America, was born in Caracas, Venezuela on July 24, 1783.

Puerto Rican-American singer and actress Jennifer Lopez was born in Castle Hill, The Bronx on July 24, 1969.

Celebrate National Tequila Day with Mexican tequila!

Watch Real Madrid vs Atlético Madrid, an International Champions Cup exhibition, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Time TBD.

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, July 25

Celebrate the Feast of Saint Christopher, the popular patron saint of travelers and bachelors.

Pedrito Martinez plays real Cuban Rumba at Ginny’s Supper Club at the Red Rooster in Harlem, NYC at 7 & 9pm. From $15

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


Friday, July 26

SUMMERSTAGE
Lalo Rodriguez is joined by Los Hermanos Moreno and DJ Lucho for some Puerto Rican salsa at Soundview Park in Soundview, The Bronx from 7-9pm. FREE

Watch Real Madrid vs Atlético Madrid, an International Champions Cup exhibition game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey at 7:30pm. From $76

Filomena Marturano ~ Un matrimonio a la Caribeña, a Spanish version of the famous Italian play adapted by Cuban director Leyma López, is at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, NYC at 8pm. From $15


Saturday, July 27

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 ~ BRASIL SUMMERFEST
Alceu Valença is joined by Cordel do Fogo Encandtado, LaBaq and DJ Grace Kelly play music from Brazil’s Northeast at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park from 6-10pm. FREE

Filomena Marturano ~ Un matrimonio a la Caribeña, a Spanish version of the famous Italian play adapted by Cuban director Leyma López, is at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, NYC at 8pm. From $15

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


Sunday, July 28

Celebrate Peruvian Independence Day from Spain on July 28, 1821.

The 2019 Colombian Parade and Colombian Street Fair is on Northern Blvd from 69th St to 87th St in Jackson Heights, Queens from 12pm – 6pm. FREE

CLOSING
Lee Jaffe: Jean-Michel Basquiat, an exhibition of the musician’s (Bob Marley & the Wailers) world tour with the artist, closes at Eva Presenhuber in NoHo, Manhattan from 12-6pm. FREE

The 2019 Bronx Dominican Parade is on Grand Concourse from 181st St to 167th St at 1pm. FREE

SUMMERSTAGE
Magic System bring out their Ivory Coast Afropop with Burkinabe rapper Smarty, Mozambican singer Selma Uamusse and Ivory Coast DJ Birane at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park from 3-7pm. FREE

Filomena Marturano ~ Un matrimonio a la Caribeña, a Spanish version of the famous Italian play adapted by Cuban director Leyma López, is at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, NYC at 8pm. From $15

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
DJ TedSmooth leads a Latin Freestyle show with Cynthia, Lisette Melendez, George Lamond and DJs Eddie B Swifth, G-Bo The Pro and Breakbeat Lou at Soundview Park in Soundview, The Bronx from 6-9pm. FREE

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

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


WEEK 31 ~ July 29 – August 4


Monday, July 29

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


Tuesday, July 30

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


Wednesday, July 31

SUMMERSTAGE
Fela! The Concert brings original cast members of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Fela! for some Nigerian Afrobeat inspired by Fela Kuti at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park from 11am – 12pm & from 8-10pm. FREE

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
Ray de la Paz and Edgar Joel are joined by DJ Kamala for some Puerto Rican salsa in Crotona Park, The Bronx from 7-9pm. FREE

SUMMERSTAGE
Fela! The Concert brings original cast members of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Fela! for some Nigerian Afrobeat inspired by Fela Kuti at the Ford Amphitheater in Coney Island, Brooklyn from 8-10pm. FREE

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

Andean families cook all night to prepare the feast for Pachamama (Mother Earth).


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