Things to do in NYC Today

Monday, February 19, 2019

Presidents Day Weekend 2019

THIRD FEB MON, Fri-Mon, Feb 15-18, 2019 ~ National holiday commemorating the birthdays of presidents Washington and Lincoln

Legendary film ‘I am Cuba’ (Soy Cuba) at Film Forum

HUDSON SQUARE, daily Feb 15-21, 2019, classic Cuban movies ~ 1964 Cuban-Soviet film tells four stories of Cuba with the most amazing tracking shots. Presented by Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese.

‘Birds of Passage’ an epic Colombian movie at Film Forum

HUDSON SQUARE, Feb 14-21, 2019. Indigenous Colombian movies ~ This epic ‘Godfather’-like crime drama made the 2019 Oscars shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film

Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks Hot Jazz at Iguana

TIMES SQUARE, Mon & Tue ~ NYC’s specialist in New Orleans Hot Jazz (early jazz, Dixieland).
# italian jazz live music mondays tuesdays

National Puerto Rican Day Parade Scholarship 2019

NEW YORK CITY, Fri, Feb 22, 2019 ~ Applications for $2,000 National Puerto Rican Day Parade scholarships are due today.

Off-Broadway Week Winter 2019

NEW YORK CITY, Feb 11-24, 2019 ~ 2-for-1 tickets to 34 Off-Broadway shows including ‘Avenue Q’ (Filipino writer), ‘La Celestina’ (Spanish) and Jersey Boys (Colombian choreographer).


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Carnival, Carnaval, Carnevale

EPIPHANY to FAT TUESDAY (MARDI GRAS), Sun, January 6 to Tue, March 5, 2019 ~ This reversal ritual is a Christian winter festival rooted in the seasonal norms of European agrarian society that spread around the world. What can you say? It’s a Latin party!
#CHRISTIAN #WINTER #FESTIVAL

Legendary film ‘I am Cuba’ (Soy Cuba) at Film Forum

HUDSON SQUARE, daily Feb 15-21, 2019, classic Cuban movies ~ 1964 Cuban-Soviet film tells four stories of Cuba with the most amazing tracking shots. Presented by Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese.

‘Birds of Passage’ an epic Colombian movie at Film Forum

HUDSON SQUARE, Feb 14-21, 2019. Indigenous Colombian movies ~ This epic ‘Godfather’-like crime drama made the 2019 Oscars shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film

“Green Book” earns 5 Oscar Nominations (Review)

CITYWIDE, November 16, 2018 ~ When people who might seem different, actually live and work together, we discover our common humanity.
OSCAR NOMINATIONS Best Picture, Lead Actor, Supporting Actor, Original Screenplay, Film Editing
GOLDEN GLOBES Best Picture Musical or Comedy, Supporting Actor, Screenplay
# italian african movies

“A Star is Born” earns 8 Oscar Nominations (Review)

CITYWIDE opened Oct 5, 2018 ~ Lady Gaga follows Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland in one of the great love stories.
OSCAR NOMINATIONS Best Picture, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Sound Mixing & Original Song
GOLDEN GLOBE Best Original Song
AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE Movie of the Year
# italian american movie

Gina Rodriguez is tougher than cartel bad guys in ‘Miss Bala’

CITYWIDE, opened Feb 1, 2019, American gangster movie set in Mexico with a Puerto Rican star. ~ Who would you become to save your family?

‘Que León’ romantic comedy starring Ozuna & Clarissa Molina

TIMES SQUARE & MORE, Fri, Jan 25, 2019 ~ This family romantic comedy with two Latin stars is a big hit in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.
# dominican puerto rican movies in spanish

Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” earns 10 Oscar nominations (Review)

WEST VILLAGE & NETFLIX, Nov, 21, 2018 ~ Best movie of the year in any language. See it in a theater so you can really hear it too.
OSCAR NOMINATIONS Best Picture, Lead Actress, Supporting Actress, Director, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Foreign Film, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Production Design
GOLDEN GLOBES Best Foreign Film, Director
CRITICS CIRCLE Best Film, Director, Cinematographer
VENICE Golden Lion
# mexican movies netflix tv in spanish


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See an Art Exhibition Today

Early Italian Drawings at the Morgan Library

MURRAY HILL, Tue-Sun, Feb 15 – May 19, 2019, Italian Renaissance art exhibition ~ The development of Renaissance drawing practices in the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries

Salvador Dali Spanish Art at ACA Galleries

CHELSEA, Tue-Sat, Jan 10-Mar 9, 2019 ~ Etchings, tapestries and drawings from the famous Argillet Collection (his collaborator & publisher).
# spanish modern art exhibition

Socrates Annual at Socrates Sculpture Park

ASTORIA, QUEENS: Daily, Oct 7, 2018 to Mar 11, 2019 ~ Annual outdoor sculpture show in the NYC park founded by Italian-American abstract expressionist sculptor Mark di Suvero. FREE
# dominican french peruvian puerto rican outdoor sculpture

Lucio Fontana ‘Spatial Environment’ (1968) at El Museo del Barrio

EAST HARLEM, Jan 24-Apr 14, 2019 ~ El Museo reconstructs the Argentine-Italian modern artist’s last environment. Go see how his ideas influenced performance art and take a selfie.
# argentine italian post war art exhibition

Lucio Fontana ‘On the Threshold’ Argentine-Italian art at the Met Breuer

UPPER EAST SIDE, Tue-Sun, Jan 23 to Apr 14, 2019 ~ The minimalist abstract artist mixed painting, sculpture and architecture in ways that foretold performance art.
# argentine italian post war art exhibition

Mariana Castillo Deball ‘Finding Oneself Outside’ at the New Museum

LOWER EAST SIDE, Tue-Sun, Jan 22 – Apr 14, 2019 ~ Castillo Deball looks at cross sections of space and time with culture and philosophy.
# mexican contemporary art exhibition

Da Vinci Drawings and Prints at the Met Museum

UPPER EAST SIDE, Jan 28-Apr 28, 2019, Italian old masters art exhibition ~ The Met celebrates the Italian master’s 500th anniversary by showing drawings and prints from the permanent collection.

“Crusader: Martin Luther King Jr.” at Schomburg Center

HARLEM, Mon-Sat, Jan 15 to Apr 6, 2019 ~ Behind-the-scenes photo exhibit of Dr. King traveling, at rest and in celebration.
# african photography exhibition

Morgan Library

MURRAY HILL, Tue-Sun, antique book museum ~ JP Morgan’s home is now a museum of historic manuscripts, early books and old master drawings and prints

Metropolitan Museum of Art

UPPER EAST SIDE, Daily ~ NYC’s encyclopedia of art

MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art

MIDTOWN, Daily, FREE Fridays 4-8 pm ~ The world’s most important collection of Modern, Post-War, and Contemporary art and film

American Museum of Natural History

UPPER WEST SIDE, Daily ~ Human cultures, the natural world and the known universe

“Hamilton” Puerto Rican Broadway at the Richard Rodgers

TIMES SQUARE, Open-ended run. Dark Mon ~ The Broadway hit of our generation was written by Lin-Manuel Miranda (“In the Heights”), a Puerto Rican New Yorker.
# puerto rican broadway musical

“Phantom of the Opera” Broadway at the Majestic Theatre

MAJESTIC THEATRE, TIMES SQUARE THEATER DISTRICT, Dark Sundays, Ongoing ~ The Paris Opera House is haunted

‘La Celestina’ Spanish comedy opens at Repertorio Español

KIPS BAY, Fri Feb 22; Mar 1, Classic Spanish comic theatre, based on the Fernando de Rojas masterpiece (1499), adapted by Cuban New York playwright Leyma López.

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER, COLUMBUS CIRCLE, Nightly ~ World-class jazz any night in one of the great New York rooms overlooking Central Park
#JAZZCLUB #LIVEMUSIC

Blue Note

GREENWICH VILLAGE, Nightly ~ One of NYC’s legendary jazz clubs
#JAZZCLUB #LIVEMUSIC

Birdland

HELL’S KITCHEN, Nightly, Sundays, Arturo O’Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra
#JAZZCLUB #LIVEMUSIC

Jazz Standard

NOMAD, Nightly ~ One of New York’s great jazz rooms

Latin clubbing at La Boom

WOODSIDE, QUEENS ~ Touring artists Fridays, Tropical dance party Saturdays, Mexican night Sundays.
# latin night club dancing

Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater

PUBLIC THEATER, EAST VILLAGE, Nightly ~ A music showcase

House of Yes

BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN, Tue-Sun ~ NYC’s aerial burlesque nightclub is as close as you can get to the good old party days in public

Nublu Classic and Nublu 151

EAST VILLAGE, Nightly, Wed Nublu Classic Brazilian night ~ Late night underground experimental world jazz clubs. Young and fun without attitude.

House of Yes

BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN, Tue-Sun ~ NYC’s aerial burlesque nightclub is as close as you can get to the good old party days in public

Nublu Classic and Nublu 151

EAST VILLAGE, Nightly, Wed Nublu Classic Brazilian night ~ Late night underground experimental world jazz clubs. Young and fun without attitude.

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER, COLUMBUS CIRCLE, Nightly ~ World-class jazz any night in one of the great New York rooms overlooking Central Park
#JAZZCLUB #LIVEMUSIC


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