Things To Do in NYC This Weekend: April 5-11, 2023 include: Passover, Holy Week/Easter, NYC Schools Spring Break, Easter Parade, Jazz Opera premiere, and NY Fashion Week Bridal.
The Passover and Holy Week/Easter, Jewish and Christian spring holidays are this week. That means it’s Spring in the north and we are being released from the cold grip of Winter.
[NOTE: We don’t support any religion, but learn from all traditions.] It’s time to grow.
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Passover 2023, the Jewish festival of release from slavery, is from sundown Wednesday, April 5-13, 2023. There is a message in this for all peoples, if you open your heart to it. ✡️
Dance Argentine tango nuevo with younger dancers at the Tango Cafe milonga; at You Should Be Dancing in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC; on Wednesdays from 8-12pm. From $18. 🇦🇷 🇺🇾
Thursday, April 6, 2023
Thursday is New York’s main art exhibition opening night. It’s really fun to walk around the Chelsea, NYC art district from 6-8pm. The art is great and the people watching is great.
Dance traditional Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional; at La Nacional in Chelsea, NYC; Thursdays from 8pm – 2am. Performances around 11pm. $25. 🇦🇷
Celebrate Maundy Thursday, the washing of the feet, and the Last Supper. Those who live in sandals (chanclas), know how important it is to wash your feet. In this case, it’s a Palestinian tradition that showed up in the Spanish church. The ritual invites us to be humble, forgiving, and share in community. Much of the world is poor, but it is not the poor’s fault. Most Americans have no idea how fortunate we are. ✝️
Friday, April 7, 2023
Friday is opening night at the movies.
Commemorate Good Friday, and the crucifixion of Christ. It was a historic moment when human and natural traditions came together powerfully.
Remember Gabriela Mistral, the first Latin American author to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. She was born in Vicuña, Chile on April 7, 1889. She died a New Yorker. 🇨🇱
Saturday, April 8, 2023
NYC Schools Spring Break is April 8-14, 2023.
Commemorate Holy Saturday and the Easter vigil.
Celebrate International Romani Day.
New York Red Bulls vs San Jose is Major League Soccer at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey; on Saturday, April 8, 2023 at 7:30pm. From $34. 🇺🇸 🇲🇽 | 🇯🇲 | 🇧🇷 🇨🇴 🇻🇪 | 🇮🇹 | 🇨🇲 🇺🇬
Sunday, April 9, 2023
Sunday is family day in the Latin world. Many businesses are closed. Many people spend the day with their families. It’s a busy day in parks. Sunday evening is the big dance night because we want to have as much fun as possible before going back to work.
Celebrate Easter Sunday ✝️
Walk in the Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival on Fifth Avenue in Midtown around St Patrick’s Cathedral between 57th and 59th St, from 10am – 4pm. FREE.
Dance Argentine tango with some of New York’s best dancers at the El Destino milonga; at Solas bar in the East Village; on Sundays from 6-11pm. $20 + 1 drink. 🇦🇷 🇺🇾
Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra play Latin jazz at Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen; on Sundays at 8:30pm & 10:30pm. From $36+ $20 per person minimum. 🇨🇺
Monday, April 10, 2023
Many art galleries and some Broadway shows are closed on Mondays. Many entertainers and service workers have Monday’s off, so it’s a big night for fun.
Dance salsa, cha-cha-cha, bachata, merengue and more at Talia Castro-Pozo’s Latin Mondays at Taj, one of NYC’s most popular Latin dance parties; at Taj in the Flatiron District, Mondays at 7pm (5pm doors). From $15. 🇨🇺 🇩🇴 🇵🇷, 🇵🇦, 🇨🇴 🇵🇪 🇻🇪
HISTORIC MET OPERA PREMIERE
The Metropolitan Opera opens a new Met production of Terence Blanchard’s groundbreaking Jazz Opera “Champion,” the story of African American boxer Emile Griffith, at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center on Monday, April 10, 2023 at 8pm. From $49.50. 🇺🇸
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Costa Rican families may celebrate Juan Santamaría Day on Tuesday, April 11, 2023. Santamaria was a poor peasant whose bravery and sacrifice stopped the mercenary army of William Walker, an American who tried to bring human slavery to Central America. The date commemorates Santamaría’s death at the Battle of Rivas in 1856. 🇨🇷
New York Fashion Week Bridal is Tuesday-Thursday, April 11-13, 2023.
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