Events Calendar: Christmas is coming to the city

Visite el  Winter Village de Governors Island

Governors Island Winter Village kicks off its season this Thursday, November 17, transforming historic Colonels Row into a unique seasonal destination for the second year in a row. The popular Winter Village will include a 7,500-square-foot skating rink for guests of all ages to enjoy, along with winter activities, festive decorations, games, cold-weather food and beverages, and warm campfires. The rink will be open Thursday through Sunday and all City of Public School Holidays, with additional activities available seven days a week. Governors Island Winter Village will be open until February 2023. For schedules and information:

Photo: Julienne Schaer

EPA, a party to raise funds for immigrants

As part of the BORIMIX Festival, visual and performing artists, Yara Travieso and Guadalupe Maravilla, will co-host ¡EPA!, a huge Latino party organized to raise funds in support of newly arrived asylum seekers in New York. The event will be this Friday, starting at 7:30 pm, at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (107 Suffolk St) and will feature a diverse group of musicians and performers, such as the Grammy Award-winning Venezuelan DJ “ Cheo” Pardo, Carolina Oliveros from Combo Chimbita, Xenia Rubinos, the queen of joropo Mafer Bandola from LADAMA and the female salsa group Lulada Club.

The public is also invited to view the “See You In Florida” exhibition, curated by Miguel Trelles and Roberto Weil, which brings together the work of 17 artists whose theme addresses the triumphs and challenges of the Puerto Rican and Venezuelan diasporas.

100% of the proceeds will go directly to newly arrived asylum seekers seeking services at The Good Shepherd Church and South Brooklyn Mutual Aid. Guests can also bring coats to donate. Tickets are available at:/ More information in:

The women’s salsa orchestra, Lulada Club, will be part of the event./Courtesy

Judy Santos in the Lincoln Center Atrium

The ¡VAYA! series, a showcase of the best Latin dance traditions, continues this Friday at Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium with a performance by singer Judy Santos. In a male-dominated genre, Dominican-American bachatera has found exceptional success on the strength of her sweet, R&B-inflected voice. Santos’ memorable duets with platinum-selling artists Romeo Santos and Toby Love brought her in front of millions in stadiums around the world, paving the way for her recent self-titled album, released during the pandemic. For her first show on ¡VAYA!, Santos will deliver vibrant renditions of her hits and lesser-known classics from her debut solo LP. Free. At 7:30 p.m. More information:


“La Cucarachita Martina” at the SEA Theater

This Saturday, November 19, at 11:00 am, the smallest of the house have an appointment at the SEA Theater, where the fun children’s play “La Cucarachita Martina” will be presented once again. Based on a tale of Cuban and Puerto Rican origin, this work tells the story of a little cockroach in search of love, who in her journey discovers the value of happiness and friendship. Recommended for students Pre-K through 6th grade. Spanish or bilingual version. The SEA is located at The Clemente Center, 107 Suffolk Street, New York, NY 10002. For tickets and information, visit:

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Festival Celebrate Mexico Now

The Celebrate Mexico Now festival continues until next Tuesday, November 22, in different spaces in New York. The weekend program will be with the narrator Valentina Ortiz (Saturday, November 19, 3pm), a presentation that will be repeated on Sunday, November 20, 3pm with Quetzalcóatl: Aztec stories, legends and music and the presentation of Los Mariachi Ángeles de Nueva York. The cabaret dance Let me tell you… all lies, a visual and emotional experience with the cabaret dance of the artist Carlos A. Cruz Velázquez will also be presented on Saturday, at 9:30pm. And on Sunday, from 4 to 8 pm, it will be the turn of Celebrate Mexican Revolution Day with us at Sobre Masa Tortilleria & Restaurant with Mexican chef Zack Wangerman and his wife Diana Wangerman. For a full schedule, visit:

Los Mariachi Ángeles de Nueva York./Courtesy

Last week of Frenzy Fest

The “Frenzy Fest”, an initiative of Barrio Independent Productions, continues the presentation of five short works, whose theme is about some episode of “frenzy” (exaltation of a passion or feeling), during this weekend, from Friday the 18th to Sunday, November 20, at El Barrio’s Artspace PS109 (215 East 99th Street NY). With the special participation of the actress and singer Sully Díaz. The public that sees the five plays: With Love, 4SZNS, The Other Face of Nadis, Whiskey River and The Last Stop, will be able to vote for Best Play, Best Actor and Best Actress. Tickets at:

Christmas trains in the Botanical Garden

The traditional Christmas train show returns to the New York Botanical Garden starting this Saturday, November 19. The Holiday Train Show, a favorite New Yorker holiday tradition, has been creating memories for more than 30 years. Visitors will view model trains through an enchanting display of more than 190 replicas of the city’s iconic landmarks, each successfully recreated using natural materials such as birch bark, lotus pods and cinnamon sticks. Until January 16, at Bedford Park in The Bronx. Information:

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Pablo Alboran at the Town Hall

Pablo Alborán, the Spanish singer-songwriter with the perfect blend of seductive flamenco, pop and urban rhythms, comes to New York to delight his audience with a repertoire that spans his entire musical career. With his incomparable seal and his numerous hits, such as “Solamente tú”, “Desencuentro” and “El Beso”, the successful collaboration with Sebastián Yatra “Contigo”, and his most recent hit “Castillos de Arena”, will be presented this Sunday 20 November at The Town Hall, at 8:00 pm.


Latino art exhibits

The Nara Roesler Gallery (511 West 21st Street) has on display the work of Artur Lescher, one of the most prominent artists in the contemporary Brazilian art scene. Through December 23, visitors will be able to see Lescher’s three-dimensional sculptures, which stand out as a significant contribution to the legacy of abstraction in the Americas.

While the Templon Gallery (293- 10th Avenue) will exhibit, also until December 23, the work of Ivan Navarro and his show “Celestialand”, an exhibition that takes viewers on a celestial journey with a series of mirrors engraved with hand on one side with LED lights that emit thousands of splashes of colors that spectacularly transform into constellations, nebulae, and eclipses.

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