Colombian NYC

Colombian New York City is Cumbia,  Salsa, and Tango. We bring art, Broadway, telenovelas, literature, coffee, and flowers. Drink Aguardiente with us.

Repertorio Español is NYC’s Spanish-language Off-Broadway Theatre

Actor’s theatre based on national literature. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Kips Bay, Manhattan

~ Puerto Rican musical ‘La Canción’
Sunday, March 18, 2018

~ Dominican drama ‘En el tiempo de las mariposas’
~ Spanish Golden Age comedy ‘Valor, Agravio y Mujer’
~ Spanish drama ‘La casa de Bernarda Alba’
~ Colombian drama ‘El coronel no tiene quien le escriba’
~ Classic Spanish comedy ‘El Quijote’
~ Mexican – American drama ‘Blind Spot’
~ Puerto Rican comedy ‘La Gringa’
~ Colombian stand-up comic Saul Garcia does his ‘Sin WiFi también se vive’

Monday – Sunday
March 19 – 25, 2018

Repertorio’s Colombian play ‘El coronel no tiene quien le escriba’ previews

Classic Gabriel García Márquez story about how history repeats itself.
Repertorio Español
Kips Bay, Manhattan
February – May
Thursday, March 22, 2018

Milonga on the Hudson is for Tango Lovers

Hudson Dance Studio
2nd & 4th Friday
Edgewater, New Jersey
Friday, March 23, 2017

Colombia warms up for the World Cup with a friendly in France

World #13
France vs Colombia
Stade de France, Paris, France
Friday, March 23, 2018

Colombian Reggaeton Star Maluma is coming to Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza
Front entrance on Seventh Ave
between 31st & 33rd St
Sunday, March 25, 2018

‘A Bronx Tale’ is an Italian musical with a Colombian choreographer

Longacre Theatre
220 West 48th St
between Seventh & Eighth Ave
Times Square / Theater District
THROUGH June 24, 2018

Copy, Translate, Repeat: Contemporary Art from the Colección Cisneros

One of America’s first looks at the world’s most important Contemporary Latin American Art collection.
205 Hudson Gallery
Tribeca, Manhattan
Wednesday – Sunday
February 8 – April 1, 2018

Grupo Niche joins the 34th New York Salsa Festival at Barclays Center

The legendary Colombian Salsa band, “Cali Pachanguero,” “Un Aventura…”
La Boom
Woodside, Queens
Friday, April 13, 2018

Edmar Castaneda is a Colombian Jazz virtuoso of the Andean Harp

With special guest Afro-Swiss harmonica virtuoso Gregoire Maret
LeFrak Concert Hall
Queens College
Flushing, Queens
Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Orchid Show is flowering at the New York Botanical Garden

Enid A. Haupt Conservatory
New York Botanical Garden
The Bronx
Tuesday – Sunday
March 3 – April 22, 2018

Celebrate May Day or Worker’s Day, a public holiday in many Latin cultures

Celebrate Spring or Worker’s Day on May 1
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Celebrate Mother’s Day. We love you Mom!

Mother’s Day is celebrated on different dates around the world.
SPAIN, PORTUGAL, & CAPE VERDE Sunday, May 6, 2018
UNITED STATES Sunday, May 13, 2018
COSTA RICA Wednesday, August 15, 2018
ARGENTINA Sunday, October 21, 2018
PANAMA Saturday, December 8, 2018

34th New York Salsa Festival 2018 Legends of the 1970s at Barclays Center

Willie Colón, Oscar D’León, Rey Ruiz, Andy Montañez, Tito Nieves, Eddie Santiago, Charlie Aponte, Grupo Niche, Los Adolescentes, Africando, Tony Vega, David Pabón, & more…
Barclays Center
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
Saturday, March 9, 2018

Museum Mile Festival 2018 is an Upper East Side open house street party

Second Tuesday in June
Fifth Avenue
82nd Street to 105th Street
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

World Cup 2018

Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, France, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Uruguay.
June 14 – July 15, 2018
Daily, June 14 – 28, 2018

Blue Note Jazz Festival 2017

Brings great Latin artists to Subrosa in the Meatpacking District and the Blue Note in Greenwich Village, June 1-30, 2017

Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2018 free music, dance and spoken word

Damrosch Park & Hearst Plaza
Lincoln Center
July 25 – August 12, 2018

La Virgen de Chiquinquirá is the patron saint of Colombia

She is in the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá, in Boyaca, Colombia. Her feast is July 9.
Monday, July 9, 2018

New York International Salsa Congress 2017

New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
Midtown, Manhattan
Pre-Events Friday-Thursday, August 25-31, 2017
Festival Thursday-Sunday, August 31 – September 3, 2017

Shakira’s ‘El Dorado’ wins 2018 Grammy for “Best Latin Pop Album”

Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza
Front entrance Seventh Ave
at 32nd St, Chelsea, Manhattan
Friday, August 10, 2018
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Shakira February 2

Celebrate Carnival, the Global Latin Party that ends on Mardi Gras

Venice, Italy, January 27 – February 13, 2018
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, February 4 – 18, 2018
Rio, Brazil, February 9-14, 2018
Barranquilla, Colombia, February 10-13, 2018
Nice, France, February 17 – March 3, 2018
Mardi Gras, New Orleans, January 6 – February 13, 2018
~ Septuagesima, Sunday, February 17, 2019

Daniel Martínez Cadavid is a 7-time Tango Champion from Colombia

Tango La Nacional
Chelsea, Manhattan
Thursday, March 15, 2018

SCOPE New York 2018 art fair brings 60 international galleries to NYC

Metropolitan Pavilion
Thursday, March 8, 2018
FAIR Friday – Sunday
March 9 – 11, 2018

Argentine films steal the show at Film Society’s Neighboring Scenes 2018

Film Society of Lincoln Center
Wednesday – Sunday
February 28 – March 4, 2018

Tulsa Ballet returns to the Joyce with Colombian Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

‘Untitled’ world premiere by resident choreographer Ma Cong, ‘Shibuya Blues’ by Colombian-Belgian dance maker Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and ‘Meðal’ (Among) by Helen Pickett.
Tuesday – Saturday
March 6 – 10, 2018

Crown of the Andes contains the Atahualpa Emerald

Colombian religious icon with Inca emerald
Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave, Upper East Side

10th ReelAbilities Film Festival NY 2018

Inspiring Brazilian, Colombian, Italian, & Catalan-Spanish movies about people with different abilities.
Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
Upper West Side, Manhattan
and other venues in all five boroughs
Thursday – Wednesday
March 8 – 14, 2018

VOLTA NY 2018 Contemporary Art Fair

Brazilian, Colombian, French, French-Canadian, Italian, Jewish, Puerto Rican, and Spanish galleries.
Pier 90
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
Wednesday – Sunday
March 7 – 11, 2018

International soccer world ranking

March 15, 2018 ~ #2 Brazil, #3 Portugal, #4 Argentina, #6 Spain, #9 France, #10 Chile and more.
Next update
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Bomba Estéreo ‘Ayo’ Grammy nominee

Grammys 2018 nominee Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza
Front entrance Seventh Ave
at 32nd St Chelsea, Manhattan
Sunday, January 28, 2018

Esteban Ocampo-Giraldo : Fragmenticos at Gitler &_____

Gitler &_____
Hamilton Heights, Manhattan
January 16 – February 21, 2018

Off-Broadway Week (Winter 2018) 2-for-1 Tickets

‘El Coronel No Tiene Quien le Escriba’
‘Fire and Air’
‘Jersey Boys’
February 12 – 25, 2018

14th Winter JazzFest 2018 brings together 10,000 Jazz lovers

Multiple venues in Midtown, Greenwich Village, East Village, Lower East Side, Hudson Square, and SoHo, Manhattan
January 10 – 17, 2018
Friday – Saturday
January 12 – 13, 2018

NYC Broadway Week January 2018 2-for-1 tickets

Friday, January 5, 2018
January 16 – February 4, 2018

Context New York international art fair

Colombian, Cuban, French, Italian, and Spanish galleries at Pier 94 in Hell’s Kitchen, May 3-7, 2017

Art New York is an international contemporary and modern art fair

Colombian, French, French-Canadian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Venezuelan galleries at Pier 94 in Hell’s Kitchen, May 3-7, 2017

Frieze New York 2018 is NYC’s big May contemporary art fair

Randall’s Island
May 3-5, 2018

Celebrate Colombian Independence Day

Colombian Independence Day Parade
Northern Boulevard (69th and 86th Streets)
Jackson Heights, Queens
Sunday, July 23, 2017

Assumption of Mary celebrates the Virgin’s journey into heaven

August 15

69th Primetime Emmy Awards 2017 Drama Director winner Reed Morano

Microsoft Theater
Los Angeles, California
Sunday, September 17, 2017

Hispanic Heritage Month 2018

September 15 – October 15

ColombiaFest IV Cultural Trade Fair

Penn Plaza Pavilion
401 Seventh Ave
(at 33rd St)
Chelsea, Manhattan
Saturday – Sunday
October 21 – 22, 2017

Veterans Day Weekend

Friday – Sunday
November 10 – 12, 2017

Art Basel Miami Beach in December is America’s big art fair

Miami Beach, Florida
Wednesday – Sunday
December 6 – 10, 2017

Día de las Velitas is a Colombian Christmas tradition

Immaculate Conception Eve
December 7, 1854
Friday, December 7, 2018

La Novena de Navidad is a Colombian / Ecuadorian Christmas Tradition

Saturday – Sunday
December 16 – 24, 2017

Three Kings Day (Dia de Los Reyes) is the Hispanic Christmas

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Adriana Salgado Neira & Orlando Reyes are NYC’s Colombian Tango

Tango La Nacional
239 West 14th Street
between Seventh & Eighth Ave
Chelsea, Manhattan
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Artists reflect on Fake President Trump in ‘One Year of Resistance’

Untitled Space
Tribeca, Manhattan
Monday – Friday
January 16 – February 4, 2018

Grammys 2018 were a huge fail. ‘Despacito’ is Song of the Decade!

‘Despacito’ entered global popular culture. The entire world is singing in Spanish!
~ 2017’s most-streamed song
~ 2017’s most-purchased song
~ 16 weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100, tying the all-time record
~ “One of the biggest global hits ever”
I never even heard the winning song.The Recording Academy ignored the Latin community and the entire world. Why RA President Mr. Neil Portnow?

Throckmorton Fine Art ~ Latin American Photography & Pre-Columbian Art

145 East 57th St, 3rd Floor
between Lexington & Third Ave, Midtown East
Closed Sunday & Monday

Metropolitan Museum of Art is New York City’s Encyclopedia of Art

Fifth Avenue & 82nd St
Upper East Side
Open Daily

John Leguizamo teaches ‘Latin History for Morons’

Studio 54
Times Square / Theater District
November 15, 2017 – February 25, 2018

Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico in the World Cup, USA no

October 2015 – November 2017
South America: Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Colombia
North America: Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama
Europe: France, Portugal, Spain
Playoffs: Peru, Honduras, Italy
Qualifiers end Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tribeca Film Festival 2017 celebrates the power of storytelling

N.O.W. Showcase just announced! Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, French, Italian, Mexican, Spanish, and Venezuelan stories, Wed-Sun, Apr 19-30, 2017

‘No Dar Papaya’ celebrates the beauty and humanity of Colombia

Colombian Consulate
10 East 46th St
between Fifth & Madison
Midtown East, Manhattan
November 9 – December 5, 2017

Ana Padron and Diego Blanco Tango for All

La Nacional
239 West 14th St
between Seventh & Eighth Ave
Chelsea, Manhattan
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Mariajose Ortiz Calpulli ‘Día de los Muertos’ Backstage

The Town Hall
Midtown, Manhattan
Sunday, November 4, 2017

UN General Assembly 72

UN Headquarters
Midtown East
General Assembly opens Tuesday, September 12, 2017
General Debate runs through Monday, September 25, 2017

Lincoln Center White Light Festival 2017 explores the art of spirituality

Lincoln Center and venues across Manhattan
October 18 – November 15, 2017

Bulla en el Barrio is Colombian Bullerengue of Palenque of San Basilio

With Moroccan singers Innov Gnawa
C’mon Everybody
325 Franklin Ave at Clifton Place
Bed-Stuy Brooklyn
Friday, November 3, 2017

‘Gabo y el Cine’ explores the influence of film on Gabriel García Márquez

Colombian Consulate
10 East 46th St
between Fifth & Madison
Midtown East, Manhattan
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

14th Corto Circuito 2017 Latino Shorts Film Festival New York

SVA Theatre & La Nacional
Chelsea, Manhattan
Colombian Consulate & Instituto Cervantes
Midtown East, Manhattan
Monday – Thursday
November 13 – 16, 2017

Nilko Andreas world-Classical guitar and sweaty Rumba Flamenco Pop

Guadalupe Inn
Bushwick, Brooklyn
Saturday, October 28, 2017

Bergdorf Goodman reveals its holiday windows

Fifth and 58th
Midtown, Manhattan
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Christie’s Fall 2017 Latin American Art auction

20 Rockefeller Plaza
49th St between 5th & 6th Ave
Rockefeller Center
Midtown, Manhattan
Monday, November 13, 2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Tuesday – Wednesday
November 21 – 22, 2017

Phillips Latin American Art Auction Fall 2017

450 Park Ave at 57th St
Midtown East, Manhattan
Saturday, November 18 – 21
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Miss Universe 2017

Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere of France gives up her crown January 2018

Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film 2018 Oscars Entries

October 1, 2017

Colombian Consulate New York

10 East 46th St
between Fifth & Madison
Midtown East, Manhattan
Closed weekends

jetBlue is New York City’s main airline for travel to the Caribbean

John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK)
TO Cuba, Dominican Republic, & Puerto Rico
TO Costa Rica & Mexico
TO Colombia, Ecuador & Peru

Grupo Rebolú is Afro-Colombian Caribbean dance music

ColombiaFest IV
Penn Plaza Pavilion
401 Seventh Ave at 33rd St
Chelsea, Manhattan
Saturday – Sunday
October 21 – 22, 2017

Blind Tango finds strength in vulnerability

El Museo del Barrio
Fifth Avenue at 104th St
East Harlem
Friday, September 15, 2017

105th Tour de France 2018

Noirmoutier-en-l’Île to Paris
July 7 – 29, 2018

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West & 79th St
Upper West Side
Open Daily

Terraza 7 is the Colombian Queen of NYC’s Latin American Jazz scene

It’s a tropical experience. Lots of great local Latin Jazz artists play.
40-19 Gleane Street
at Roosevelt Ave
Elmhurst / Jackson Heights, Queens

Fashion Designers of Latin America September 2017 Spring/Summer 2018

(formerly Uptown Fashion Week)
Skyline Hotel
725 Tenth Ave
Hell’s Kitchen
Wednesday – Friday
September 13 – 15, 2017

(Review) “On Your Feet!” is leaving Broadway August 20, 2017

Emilio and Gloria Estefan story
Marquis Theatre
Times Square Theater District
November 5, 2015 – August 20, 2017

NYC Broadway Week Summer 2017 2-for-1 tickets

On Sale August 17, 2017
Shows September 4-17, 2017

SummerStage 2017 free concerts in NYC parks

May – October
June 21 – September 10, 2017

Alex Sensation is New York City’s top Hispanic DJ

97.9 FM Monday-Saturday
Mega Summer Concert
Madison Square Garden
Thursday & Saturday
August 24 & 26, 2017

Gregorio Uribe releases Cuba-inspired single Salomé

New single Salomé
Friday, July 28, 2017

Totó la Momposina is Colombia’s Queen of Cumbia

Rumsey Playfield
Central Park
Saturday, July 8, 2017

New York Salsa Festival fills an arena with Salsa legends

Willie Colón, Eddie Palmieri, Tito Nieves, Grupo Niche, Fruko y Sus Tesos, Tito Rojas, DLG, Eddie Santiago, Frankie Negron, Domingo Quiñones, and more…
Barclays Center
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Phillips’ May auction of Latin American art also benefits Colombian FLORA

Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, Mexican, and Venezuelan art on view Saturday-Wednesday, May 20-24 for auction Wednesday, May 24

Christie’s Latin American Art auction in May

20 Rockefeller Plaza
Rockefeller Center, Midtown
Viewing May 20-24, 2017
Auction Wednesday-Thursday
May 24-25, 2017

Iván Argote “La Venganza del Amor”

Paris-based Colombian artist
Galerie Perrotin New York
130 Orchard St
Lower East Side
April 27 – June 11, 2017

New York City Ballet Spring 2017

David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
May 23-28, 2017

Mega Mezcla

Tickets go on sale Mar 1 for the concert at Madison Square Garden Tue, Apr 11, 2017

NYC’s Colombian Musicians Throw a Party to Raise Money for Mocoa Landslide Survivors

Join Alex Sensation, Orquesta Guayacan, Cesar Alvarez, Maria del Rosario, Pacho Velez, Juanos, Ja-Nay, Miguel Horacio, Evenny, Los Iracundos, Braulio Jimenez, Reneco, Nilko Andreas, Gregorio Uribe, Duey Meza, Joridel & more at La Boom in Woodside, Queens, Sun, Apr 9

Cristina Camacho is an incisive artist who makes abstract canvases come alive

The Colombia-born New York artist’s “Tracing the Out of Sight” is at Praxis Gallery in Chelsea, Apr 6 – May 27, 2017

The Armory Show 2017 is NYC’s big international art fair

Piers 92 & 94
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
March 2 – 5, 2017

89th Academy Awards (2017)

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Hollywood, California
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Neighboring Scenes 2017 contemporary Latin American cinema showcase

Film Society of Lincoln Center
January 26 – 31, 2017

Mateo López “Undo List”

The Colombian artist has his first solo museum show in the United States “Undo List” at The Drawing Center in SoHo Jan 20 – Mar 19, 2017

Broadway Week January 2017 offers 2-for-1 tickets to popular shows

Friday, January 5, 2017
January 17 – February 5, 2017

Encuentro NYC Colombian Music Festival

Colombian music and dance for the entire family
Le Poisson Rouge
Greenwich Village
Saturday, December 3, 2016

Sotheby’s November Latin American Modern Art auction

1334 York Ave
Upper East Side
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Christie’s November Latin American Art auction

Christie’s auctions Latin American Art in May and November.

Colombia is famous for Cumbia, Vallenato and Colombian Salsa. Colombia is the home of Magical Realism in literature. Colombia produces very good telenovelas. You can watch some on Netflix.

Colombian artist Fernando Botero is the most valued contemporary Latin American artist. There are public Botero sculptures in Time Warner Center and at 900 Park Avenue on the Upper East Side.

Colombia is famous for the beauty of its women. New York Latin Culture is inspired by one.

Colombia is a multicultural country with many distinct regional cultures. The old Spanish culture remains strong. In fact the Spanish land grants weren’t broken up until the 1970s.

The capital Bogotá in the Andes has a traditional Spanish culture. Bogotá is famous for the clarity of its language. If you want to learn Spanish, try to learn from an upper-class Colombian from Bogotá. People will think you speak really good Spanish. Bogotá is a political capital like Washington D.C.

Most Colombian New Yorkers come from Medellín. It’s the Colombian business capital  in the same way that New York City is the business capital of the United States. “Paisas” are famous for their fast-talking business acumen. Medellín has a Tango culture like Argentina. Carlos Gardel, the iconic Tango singer, died in a plane crash in Medellín.

Cali is the home of Colombian Salsa. The stage version is popular. At house parties in Colombia, everybody wants to dance with Caleños.

The Atlantic Coast has a Caribbean culture with Cumbia, Porro, and Mapalé. The city of Barranquilla is one of the few Latin American cities that was built by the people. It was not built by the Spaniards. Cartagena is a beautiful old coastal Spanish city. It is famously the setting for the Gabriel García Márquez classic “Love in the Time of Cholera.” It would be nice to retire in Cartagena some day.

The Pacific Coast has an African culture with Currulao.  Colombia has an Amazonián culture similar to Brazil’s.

Colombia also has an Orinoquía culture. That region is similar to the Great Plains in the middle of the United States. The Colombian Harp is from there.

There is an Insular culture associated with Colombia’s Caribbean and Pacific islands. The San Andrés islands in the Caribbean have a Reggae culture.

Now that Colombia has found peace, it is a great place to visit and enjoy the country’s many cultures.

There are public Fernando Botero sculptures in Time Warner Center and on the Upper East Side. Dulce Vida Cafe in the Upper East Side and Empanada Mama on the Lower East side serve different takes on Colombian food.

Colombia is also present on Broadway. Colombian dancer Sergio Trujillo did the choreography for “Jersey Boys,” “On Your Feet!,” and “A Bronx Tale.” Colombian journalist Ernesto Londoño sits on the New York Times Editorial Board. Ximena, the muse of New York Latin Culture is Colombian.


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