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December in NY
December in New York is all about the great American pastime ~ shopping, which doesn’t get any better than at the iconic New York department store Bergdorf Goodman at Fifth Avenue & 58th Street.
Many American holiday traditions where defined here in New York. Santa Claus, his sleigh ride, “The Night Before Christmas,” even visiting Santa in a department store, all started here before becoming truly American traditions.
New York traditions include visits to the Radio City Holiday Spectacular, the “museum” at FAO Schwarz and strolling the holiday windows at Barneys, Bloomingdales, and along Fifth Avenue between Bergdorf’s and Saks across the street from the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.
The best windows are always at Bergdorf’s which this year celebrates “Holidays on Ice,” imagining holidays all year long as icy, snowy, frozen dioramas.
Whatever tradition you celebrate, Happy Holidays!
Ximena, Keith & the #NYLatinCulture team
Good morning New York! Thursday is art gallery opening night.
In Midtown Italian photographer Massimo Vitali opens at Bonni Benrubi Gallery.
In Chelsea, Italian artist Domenico Zindato opens at Andrew Edlin Gallery. Group show “House of Vettii” opens at Koenig & Clinton. French Canadian artist Dominique Paul ~ Unnatural Selections opens at Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery.
In SoHo, Italian-American photographer Ron Galella ~ Pop, Rock, Dance opens at Staley-Wise. American photographer James Whitlow Delano ~ Mangaland: A Tokyo Retrospective opens at Sous Les Etoiles Gallery.
You can listen to Mexican tenor Rolando Villazón in “Eugene Onegin” at the Metropolitan Opera. Villazón was famously discovered while singing in his shower. He lost his voice while performing on the Met stage in 2009. This production marks his return to the Met. Bravo!
Hurry and get your tickets to Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice Celebration. The economy seats are already sold out.
- Paul Winter’s 34th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration ~ A Tribute to Brazil
Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
Help bring back the sun on the longest night of the year with jazz great Paul Winter, Brazilian music legend Ivan Lins and friends.
You can ask for a printed copy of my monthly New York Latin Culture guide at over 200 of New York’s private clubs, luxury residences, five-star hotels, art galleries, fashion boutiques and cultural institutions.
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NEW YORK December 6, 2013 ~ New York’s biggest soccer fans took the day off to watch the 2014 FIFA World Cup Draw at Smithfield NYC.
NEW YORK November 15, 2013 ~ World-renowned photographer Graciela Iturbide (Mexico, 1942) visited the opening of her exhibition at Throckmorton Fine Art on East 57th Street.
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Robert Carsen’s new “Falstaff,” the first new Met “Falstaff” since 1964.
DECEMBER 9, 2013 ~ JANUARY 11, 2014Dec 14 ~ 1:00 pm
Metropolitan Opera House
(Columbus Ave at 63rd St)
Upper West Side