Events calendar: autumn is here

Steve Oquendo and his orchestra at Lincoln Center


The event series GO! from Lincoln Center returns this Friday, September 23 with the Steve Oquendo Latin Jazz Orchestra. As principal arranger and bandleader for his 19-piece ensemble, the powerful trumpet playing of the talented Steven Oquendo puts the “big” in Big Band for this highly danceable ensemble of Palladium-era Afro-Cuban, salsa and mambo classics. Oquendo has performed on stage and in the studio alongside Latin jazz legends such as Celia Cruz, Rubén Blades and Eddie Palmieri. Free, at the David Rubenstein Atrium (Broadway Avenue between 62nd and 63rd streets). Information:

Antonio Rey’s guitar in Brooklyn

Antonio Rey, considered one of the best flamenco guitarists of his generation, comes to our city this Friday the 23rd to perform at Roulette (509 Atlantic Avenue at 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn). The Spanish artist has dazzled audiences around the world with his moving and powerful performances and compositions. He has received several prestigious awards, including the “National Guitar Award”, joining the ranks of esteemed artists Paco de Lucía, Vicente Amigo and Paco Peña. For this show he presents his own compositions and will include selections from his acclaimed Flamenco sin Fronteras, winner of the 2020 Latin Grammy, as well as new work. He will be accompanied by two guitarists, Javier Hinojosa and Pedro Cortés, and percussionist José Moreno. At 8:00 pm. Tickets at:


Visit the Danish training ship ‘Danmark’

The South Street Seaport Museum is pleased to be home to the 1933 Danish Training Ship Danmark, which will be docked at Pier 17 through September 25, and open to the public, with limited capacity, on Friday, September 23 from 7 to 9:30 a.m. pm and Saturday, September 24 from 1 to 3:30 pm Tour the historic three-masted, steel-hulled vessel used to train young men for careers at sea. Learn more about the relationship between the US and Denmark and the strong bond of the Danes with the sea. The ship’s visit to the historic district of South Street Seaport, as part of the celebration of the United Nations General Assembly and Climate Week 2022 in Denmark. More information:

Skip Marley en Central Park

On Monday, September 26, Skip Marley/Marzz/Mannywellz/DJ Noire will be coming to Central Park for a free show at 7:00 pm. Two-time Grammy nominee Skip Marley will be performing his new single “Change,” produced and co-written by Oscar Holter (The Weeknd, Coldplay, Katy Perry, P!nk), a feel-good song with hints of reggae. that brings all the positive vibes at a time when the world needs it the most. The young artist has been riding the wave of success in recent years, earning his first RIAA Gold-certified single for the No. 1 global hit “Slow Down” with Grammy Award-winning artist HER. At Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield. More information in:

Last week of Broadway Week

NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination promotion organization and convention and tourism bureau, will conclude NYC Broadway Week Fall 2022 this Sunday, September 25. The biannual program, in its eleventh edition, offers tickets to the 2 for 1 for 21 Broadway productions, such as The Lion King, Wicked, Moulin Rouge and The Phantom of the Opera, which has just announced its soon to be closed for good. For more information visit:


Bear Mountain Cruise Trip

Circle Line kicks off the fall season with the return of its annual Bear Mountain Cruise, featuring Oktoberfest-themed onboard food and beverages, live music and unparalleled views of fall foliage as guests cruise down the Hudson River. The eight-hour round-trip excursion will take place every weekend, until Sunday, November 13. Along the 50-mile journey, riders will pass dozens of sites including Hook Mountain, the Hudson River Palisades, the Cloisters, the George Washington Bridge, the Mario Cuomo Bridge and more. Once passengers arrive at Bear Mountain, they will have a few hours to explore a wide range of attractions within the park, including several trailside museums, a local zoo, and a merry-go-round housed in the quaint Merry-Go-Round Pavilion, a favorite with children of all ages. For more information visit:


Lasagna Sundays

In Italy, life seems to come to a standstill on Sundays, and to complement the relaxed atmosphere you have dinner with family and friends. One of Italy’s favorite dishes is homemade lasagna, and New Yorkers can share in the Italian Sunday tradition by attending the Sunday Supper at Parma Nuova. Taste a lasagna that is close to that of any nonna prepared by the family recipe of Chef-Partner Pino Coladonato. The dish features tender layers of pasta, chunks of beef and veal, melted Parmesan cheese, and bechamel sauce. Lasagna Sunday Dinner is held every Sunday. Parma Nuova is open from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday through Sunday and is located at 1404 3rd Avenue, between 79th and 80th streets. Information:

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