Colombian NYC

Colombian NYC is Cumbia, Salsa, VallenatoTango, Reggaeton and more. We bring art, Broadway, telenovelas, literature, coffee, and flowers.

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

November 12-18, 2018
Tuesday – Sunday
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“El Quijote” Spanish comedy
“En el tiempo de las mariposas” Dominican drama
“La Cancíon” Puerto Rican Hip-Hop musical
“La Gringa” Puerto Rican comedy
“El Coronel no tiene quien le escriba” Colombian drama
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Repertorio Español
Kips Bay, Manhattan
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300 shows a year of new productions and 15 plays from repertory. (In Spanish with English titles)

Latin Grammys 2018

November 15, 2018, Thursday
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Univision
Mandalay Bay Events Center
Las Vegas, Nevada
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See who is making the best music in Spanish & Portuguese

‘El coronel no tiene quien le escriba’ Colombian drama at Repertorio

November 16, 2018, Friday
November 19, 2018, Sunday
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Repertorio Español
Kips Bay, Manhattan
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The classic Gabriel García Márquez story about how history repeats itself.
Adapted and directed by Jorge Alí Triana

David Rubenstein Atrium ~ Andre Veloz Dominican Bachata

November 16, 2018, Friday
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Andre Veloz plays Dominican bachata for a ¡Vaya! 63 dance party
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FREE Concerts Thursdays
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David Rubenstein Atrium
Lincoln Center, Manhattan
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African, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, Folk, Guatemalan, Indigenous, Mayan, Mexican, Puerto Rican & Spanish bachata, cumbia, merengue, salsa, and soukous music and dancing

Grupo Niche, Colombian Salsa legends play La Boom

Friday, November 16, 2018
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Dominican salsa singer Yiyo Sarante
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La Boom
Woodside, Queens
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The Colombian Salsa legends: “Cali Pachanguero,” “Un Aventura…”

St. Patrick’s Cathedral ~ Puerto Rican Mass

Sunday, November 18, 2018
Our Lady of Providence Mass (Puerto Rican)
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Sunday Spanish mass
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Midtown East, Manhattan
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Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, Ecuadorian, Filipino, Italian, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Spanish & Venezuelan masses
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¡Dios te bendiga!
God Bless You

FIFA World Soccer Ranking ~ Top 10 include France, Brazil, Uruguay

NEXT UPDATE
November 29, 2018, Thursday
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October 25, 2018 ~ Eleven of the top 20 are Latin: France, Brazil, Uruguay, Portugal, Spain, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Italy & Peru

Native American Heritage Month

November
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We the people live with the land from the Alaskan/Canadian Arctic to Tierra del Fuego (Argentina/Chile)

Celebrate Día de las Velitas, the Colombian Christmas tradition

December 7, 1854
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Families in Colombia, and especially Medellín, light rows and rows of candles to commemorate anticipation of the Vatican’s proclamation of the Immaculate Conception.

Veterans Day Weekend 2019

November 8-11, 2019
Friday – Monday
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Veterans Day is Monday this year

Fashion donated by celebs, socialites & designers benefits Women Together

November 8, 2018, Thursday
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Museum of Arts and Design
Midtown, Manhattan
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This sale of gently or never used items donated from NYC women’s wardrobes benefits social development in Colombian, Dominican and Mexican artisanal communities by Women Together
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FREE

J Balvin, Colombian Reggaeton singer, leads Latin Grammy nominations

Thursday, November 15, 2018
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Latin Grammys
8 nominations, the most
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2018
Barclays Center
MTV VMAs “Best Latin”
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Balvin leads the trend towards a softer, more romantic reggaeton with lyrics your abuela (grandma) can hear without blushing

Mother’s Day

December 8, 2018, Saturday
Panamanian Mother’s Day
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Most countries celebrate the second Sunday in May. Others celebrate on different days in May, June, August, October & December. Love you Mom!

Celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

December 8

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2019

September 15 – October 15
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Celebrate our communal heritage and the contributions of Hispanic Americans.

Joe Arroyo Colombian Salsa Legend

November 1, 1955
Alvaro José Arroyo González was born in Cartagena de Indias, Bolívar, Colombia.
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Joe Arroyo became one of the greatest Colombian Tropical singers of all time

Casita Maria Fiesta 2018 (Photos)

October 16, 2018, Tuesday
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Plaza Hotel
Midtown, Manhattan
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Jacqueline Weld Drake, Dayssi Olarte De Kanavos, Carlos Souza & Mary Snow support children’s education in the South Bronx, Harlem & East Harlem

Hispanic Day Parade 2018 ~ Desfile de la Hispanidad

Sunday, October 14, 2018
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Fifth Avenue
(44th to 69th Street)
Midtown – Upper East Side Manhattan
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Argentine, Bolivian, Belizean, Chilean, Colombian, Costa Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Guatemalan, Honduran, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Panamanian, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Salvadoran, Spanish, Uruguayan and Venezuelan cultures

Celebrate La Novena de Navidad

Saturday – Sunday
December 16 – 24, 2018

Three Kings Day 2019 Dia de Los Reyes

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Celebrate Carnival, the Latin Party that ends on Mardi Gras

Septuagesima
Sunday, February 17, 2019

May Day

May 1
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Museum Mile Festival 2019 is a Fifth Avenue Museum Street Party

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
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Fifth Avenue
(82nd – 105th St)
Upper East Side, Manhattan
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Entertainment and free admission:
El Museo del Barrio
Museum of the City of NY
Jewish Museum
Cooper Hewitt Museum
Guggenheim Museum
Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Jean-Michel Basquiat’s mother took him to the museum. He became one of the most valued contemporary artists.

La Virgen de Chiquinquirá is the patron saint of Colombia

July 9, 1919 ~ Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá receives a Canonical Coronation at the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá in Boyacá, Colombia.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Flower Parade and Festival 2019

PARTY
Friday, July 12, 2019
STREET CRAWL
Jackson Heights, Queens
Saturday, July 13, 2019
PARADE
Northern Blvd, 69th to 88th St
Jackson Heights, Queens
Sunday, July 14, 2019
(Expected dates)

Celebrate Colombian Independence Day “Veinte de Julio”

July 20, 1810 ~ Protests in Bogotá led to the formation of a government independent from Spain.
Saturday, July 20, 2019

Simón Bolívar is the George Washington of South America

July 24, 1783, CARACAS, VENEZUELA ~ Simón Bolívar is born. In 1819, he defeated the Spanish and founded Gran Colombia (Colombia, Ecuador, Panama & Venezuela). He later founded Peru and Bolivia.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Colombian Parade NYC 2019 ~ Desfile Colombiano NY

Sunday, July 28, 2019
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Northern Blvd
(69th to 86th St)
Jackson Heights, Queens
(Dates to be confirmed)
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GALA
Friday, July 26, 2019
Terrace on the Park
Flushing Meadows – Corona Park, Queens
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FLORAL ALTAR
82nd St & 37th Ave
Jackson Heights, Queens
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MASS
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Joan of Arc Church
Jackson Heights, Queens

Celebrate the Assumption of Mary, her Catholic heavenly birthday

Feast Day August 15
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Celebrate National Rum Day

Enjoy the spirit of the Caribbean.
Friday, August 16, 2019

Fashion Designers of Latin America SS 2019 (September 2018)

Spanish fashion legend Agatha Ruiz de la Prada and Bolivian, Chilean, Colombian, Mexican, Salvadoran, Spanish and Venezuelan designers.
Tuesday – Wednesday
September 11 – 12, 2018

US Open Tennis 2018 Nadal, Halep, Del Potro, Garcia, Fognini

Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, French, Italian, Romanian, Spanish players including the #1 men’s and women’s singles players.
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USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
August 27-September 9, 2018
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ROUND OF 16
Sunday – Monday
September 2 – 3, 2018
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QUARTER FINALS
Tuesday – Wednesday
September 4 – 5, 2018
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SEMI FINALS
Thursday – Friday
September 6 – 7, 2018
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FINALS
Saturday – Sunday
September 8 – 9, 2018

New York International Salsa Congress 2018

Marriott Marquis
Times Square Theater District, Manhattan
Thursday – Monday
August 30 – September 3, 2018

Geraint Thomas wins Tour de France 2018

Colombian, French, Italian & Spanish riders.
July 7 – 29, 2018
Tour de France 2018 winners:
TIME Geraint Thomas (British)
POINTS Peter Sagan (Slovakian)
CLIMBER Julian Alaphilippe (French)
YOUNG Pierre Roger Latour (French)
TEAM Movistar (Spanish)
COMBATIVE Daniel Martin (Irish)
COLOMBIAN
Nairo Quintana finishes 10th time, 8th climber.
Egan Arley Bernal Gomez 2nd youth
Daniel Felipe Martinez Poveda 5th youth

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! 2018 ~ African, Colombian, Chilean, Mexican

African, Chilean, Colombian, French-Canadian & Mexican music, dance and film.
Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn
June 5 – August 11, 2018
FREE

SummerStage 2018 FREE concerts in NYC parks

JUNE – SEPTEMBER
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Central Park SummerStage
Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
Parks across NYC

Bergdorf Goodman Holiday Windows

November 15, 2018, Thursday
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Midtown, Manhattan
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NYC’s most luxurious department store also has the most elegant Christmas windows

Crown of the Andes contains the Atahualpa Emerald

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

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

Fifth Avenue (at 82nd St)
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Open Daily

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th St
Upper West Side, Manhattan
Daily

Brooklyn Museum is known for its collections of world art

200 Eastern Parkway
at Washington Ave
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Wednesday – Sunday

National Museum of the American Indian

1 Bowling Green
(at the end of Broadway)
Financial District, Manhattan
Open Daily

Colombian Consulate New York

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

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

America’s leading dealer in vintage and contemporary Latin American photography, Pre-Columbian art, and Chinese jade and antiquities.
145 East 57th St, 3rd Floor
(between Lexington & Third Ave)
Midtown East, Manhattan
Tuesday – Saturday

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
Nightly

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

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

Latin Grammys 2018

November 15, 2018, Thursday
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Univision
Mandalay Bay Events Center
Las Vegas, Nevada
~
See who is making the best music in Spanish & Portuguese

J Balvin, Colombian Reggaeton singer, leads Latin Grammy nominations

Thursday, November 15, 2018
~
Latin Grammys
8 nominations, the most
~
2018
Barclays Center
MTV VMAs “Best Latin”
~
Balvin leads the trend towards a softer, more romantic reggaeton with lyrics your abuela (grandma) can hear without blushing

Carlos Gardel is the icon of Argentine Tango and was the second Latin idol

December 11, 1890 Charles Romuald Gardès was born in Toulouse, France.
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CELEBRATE
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Maluma’s “F.A.M.E” Latin Grammy Nominee

Thursday, November 15, 2018 Univision
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Latin Grammys 2018
Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album nominee: “F.A.M.E.”

Nicky Jam “X” Latin Grammy nominee

Thursday, November 15, 2018
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Latin Grammy Nominations
Record of the Year: X
Best Urban Song: X
Best Tropical Song: Casate Conmigo, Silvestre Dangond with Nicky Jam

Medellín is the business and cultural capital of Colombia, in the same way that New York City is the business and cultural capital of the United States.

Most Colombian New Yorkers are “paisas” from Antioquia Department (state), of which Medellín is the capital. Like New Yorkers, paisas are very sharp business people.

Many paisas have a Lebanese or Jewish heritage. We speak castellano Spanish like the Argentines. We say “vos” not “tú” and and say “sh” instead of “s” or “ll.”

We also have one of the world’s strongest Tango cultures outside of Argentina. It’s very normal for us to drink with friends while listening to tangos and sharing our encyclopedic knowledge of the songs and orchestras. We collect tangos the way American kids used to collect baseball cards.

We had a difficult time in the 1980s and 1990s from gangsters profiting from the American need to use drugs. Those days are long gone now, just as New York City is nothing like it was in the 1970s and 1980s.

Today Medellín is considered to be one of the best cities to live in South America. It won the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize in 2016.

There is a softer reggaeton coming out of Medellín these days which includes artists like J Balvin and Maluma, and Puerto Ricans like Nicky Jam and Farruko.


 

Grupo Niche, Colombian Salsa legends play La Boom

Friday, November 16, 2018
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Dominican salsa singer Yiyo Sarante
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La Boom
Woodside, Queens
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The Colombian Salsa legends: “Cali Pachanguero,” “Un Aventura…”

Latin Grammys 2018

November 15, 2018, Thursday
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Univision
Mandalay Bay Events Center
Las Vegas, Nevada
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See who is making the best music in Spanish & Portuguese

Latin American Art auction Christie’s Fall 2018

EXHIBITION
November 17-20, 2018
Saturday-Tuesday
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AUCTION
November 20-21, 2018
Tuesday-Wednesday
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Christie’s Rockefeller Center
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Argentine, Bolivian, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Cuban, Ecuadorian, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Uruguayan and Venezuelan artists

Chocolate

July 7
World Chocolate Day
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October 28
National Chocolate Day (USA)
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Cocoa, from which chocolate is made, is native to the upper Amazon of Colombia and Venezuela. Domesticated in Guatemala and Mexico, Spanish friars took it to Europe where the addition of sugar made it popular.

ColombiaFest V ~ Colombian Food, Art, Investing & Gusi

October 20 – 21, 2018
Saturday – Sunday
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Penn Plaza Pavilion
Chelsea, Manhattan
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Taste the richness of Colombian food, art and culture. Explore opportunities to invest in Colombia. Colombians can receive basic consular services from the Colombian consulates of New York and Newark. Vallenato and Cumbia Pop star Gusi headlines.
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FREE with registration

Off-Broadway Week Fall 2018 ~ 2-for-1 tickets to Latin shows

September 24 – October 7, 2018
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2-for-1 tickets to 30+ Off-Broadway shows including Latin productions:
“Avenue Q”
“El coronel no tiene quiene le escriba”
“Jersey Boys”

UN General Assembly 73 (2018) UNGA 73

GENERAL DEBATE
September 25 – October 5, 2018
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UN Headquarters
Midtown East, Manhattan
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Heads of state visit so Midtown East is blocked with security and traffic

Queens Hispanic Day Parade 2018 celebrates our diverse heritage

Sunday, September 23, 2018
37th Avenue
Jackson Heights, Queens
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Argentine, Bolivian, Belizean, Chilean, Colombian, Costa Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Guatemalan, Honduran, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Panamanian, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Salvadoran, Spanish, Uruguayan and Venezuelan culture.

Photoville is a free photo fair in containers under the Brooklyn Bridge

Great photography, great place, great people.
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Brooklyn Bridge Plaza
Brooklyn Bridge Park
DUMBO, Brooklyn
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Wednesday – Sunday
September 12 – 16, 2018
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Thursday – Sunday
September 20 – 23, 2018
FREE

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the big North American film festivalr

Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Costa Rican, Cuban, French, Israeli, Italian, Mexican, Filipino, Portuguese, Puerto Rican, Romanian, Spanish, Uruguayan and Venezuelan films.
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Toronto, Canada
September 6 – 16, 2018

Grupo Niche, Colombian Salsa legends play La Boom

Friday, November 16, 2018
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Dominican salsa singer Yiyo Sarante
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La Boom
Woodside, Queens
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The Colombian Salsa legends: “Cali Pachanguero,” “Un Aventura…”

UN General Assembly 73 (2018) UNGA 73

GENERAL DEBATE
September 25 – October 5, 2018
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UN Headquarters
Midtown East, Manhattan
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Heads of state visit so Midtown East is blocked with security and traffic

Bomba Estéreo Colombian Latin Grammy nominee to play Terminal 5

Top Colombian electro-tropical band.
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Latin Grammys 2018 Nominee
Record of the Year: Internacionales
Best Urban/Fusion Performance: Internacionales
Best Short Form Music Video: Duele
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Terminal 5
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Shakira’s ‘Chantaje’ nominated for “Best Latin” at MTV VMAs 2018

Shakira knows how to blackmail.
Radio City Music Hall
Midtown, Manhattan
Monday, August 20, 2018

MTV VMA Winners

COLOMBIAN WINNERS
J Balvin & Willy William ‘Mi Gente’ Best Latin
CUBAN WINNERS
Camila Cabello
‘Havana’ Video of the Year
Artist of the Year
DOMINICAN WINNERS
Cardi B Best New Artist
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin ‘I Like It’ Song of Summer
ITALIAN WINNERS
Ariana Grande ‘No Tears Left to Cry’ Best Pop
PUERTO RICAN WINNERS
Jennifer Lopez
‘Dinero’ Best Collaboration
Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award
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Radio City Music Hall
Midtown, Manhattan
Monday, August 20, 2018

‘Exquisita Agonía’ new Cuban drama at Repertorio Español

Written by Nilo Cruz
Directed by José Zayas
Starring Hannia Guillen & Germán Jaramillo
Love story about a middle-aged woman’s obsessive quest to find love in a young man who is transformed by the gift of life when he gets a new heart.
REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL
Kips Bay, Manhattan
CLOSING NIGHT
Friday, August 3, 2018

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

Free African, Colombian, Cuban, Ecuadorian, Mexican, Puerto Rican music, dance and word…
Lincoln Center, Pregones Theater & Harlem Meer
July 25 – August 12, 2018
FREE

Afro-Latino Fest celebrates our African roots

Afro- Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Haitian, Mexican, Panamanian, Puerto Rican talk, movies and music.
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TALKS
Schomberg Center
Harlem, Manhattan
Friday, July 13, 2018
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FILM FESTIVAL
Abron Center
Lower East Side, Manhattan
Saturday, July 14, 2018
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CONCERT
The Well
East Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Sunday, July 15, 2018

World Cup 2018 Russia Final ~ France wins

WORLD CUP
June 14 – July 15, 2018
LATIN ROUND OF 16
Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, France, Mexico, Portugal, Spain & Uruguay
LATIN QUARTER FINALS
Brazil, France, Uruguay
LATIN SEMI FINALS
France 1 – 0 Belgium
LATIN FINAL
France vs Croatia
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Systema Solar is a hot electro-cumbia dance collective from Colombia

SummerStage
Queensbridge Park
Queensbridge, Queens
Thursday, July 12, 2018

LAMC 2018 Latin Alternative Music Conference

The Stewart Hotel
Chelsea, Manhattan
Tuesday – Sunday
July 10 – 14, 2018

Colombia’s World Cup 2018 ends in the Round of 16 vs England

Colombia vs England
England ties with a penalty kick and wins on a penalty kick shootout.
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Tony Awards 2018 honor the best of the 2017-2018 Broadway season

Caribbean, Colombian, Filipino, French, Italian, Jewish, Mexican & Spanish nominees.
Live on CBS
Radio City Music Hall
Midtown, Manhattan
Sunday, June 10, 2018

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

Saturday, June 9, 2018
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Barclays Center
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
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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…

Gregorio Uribe is NYC’s Colombian Cumbia Jazz King

Bryant Park Dance Party
Cumbia & Vallenato for dancing
Midtown, Manhattan
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
FREE

Spring 2018 may be the last Latin American Art Auction at Christie’s NY

May 24, 2018: Rivera (Mexican) set a record for any Latin American artist. Botero (Colombian) got a record for one of his still lifes. Colonial painter Juan Francisco de Rosa’s ‘Virgen del Rosario’ sold for 30x its estimate.
Christie’s Rockefeller Center
Midtown, Manhattan
ON VIEW
Monday – Wednesday
May 21 – 23, 2018
AUCTION
Wednesday – Thursday
May 23 – 24, 2018

Miss USA 2018

Find out whether one of the Colombian, Dominican or Puerto Rican contestants will represent USA at the next Miss Universe pageant.
Hirsch Coliseum in Shreveport, Louisiana and live on Fox
Monday, May 21, 2018

Ballet Hispánico En Familia 2018 at the United Palace with Katiria Soto

Special family program of Latin American dance and culture. Dance with Mom on stage.
United Palace Theatre
Washington Heights, Manhattan
Mother’s Day
Sunday, May 13, 2018

Frieze New York 2018

Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Guatemalan, and Mexican art.
Randall’s Island
PREVIEWS
Wednesday – Thursday
May 2 – 3, 2018
FAIR
Friday – Sunday
May 4 – 6, 2018

Bryant Park Dance Party ~ Latin Festival: Cha Cha, Boogaloo & Salsa

Argentine, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, Puerto Rican, Peruvian & Spanish Bachata, Cumbia, Tango, Salsa & Vallenato for dancing.
Bryant Park
Midtown, Manhattan
Wednesdays, MAY 2 – JUNE 8
LATIN FESTIVAL: CHA CHA, BOOGALOO and SALSA
New Swing Sextet & Quintero’s Salsa Project
Friday, June 8, 2018
FREE

Juanes Amarte Tour with Mon Laferte at Madison Square Garden

Grammy winning Colombian Pop Rock.
Madison Square Garden Hulu Theater
Chelsea, Manhattan
Friday, April 27, 2018

Colombian Tango Champion Daniel Martínez Cadavid is NYC’s best leader

Tango La Nacional
La Nacional
Chelsea, Manhattan
Thursday, April 20, 2018

Adriana Salgado Neira Colombian Tango NYC

Tango La Nacional
La Nacional
Chelsea, Manhattan
Thursday, April 20, 2018

PEN World Voices Festival 2018 Resist and Reimagine

165+ writers and artists from over 50 countries gather in NYC to talk about the theme ‘Resist and Reimagine.’
April 16 – 22, 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

Ballet Hispánico Spring 2018 Season at The Joyce

Works by Spanish, Colombian, and Mexican choreographers, including two world premieres that salute the beloved Spanish poet Federico García Lorca.
Joyce Theater
Chelsea, Manhattan
Tuesday – Sunday
April 10 – 15, 2018

19th Havana Film Festival New York 2018 new Latin American cinema

Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Cuban, Ecuadorian, Mexican, Paraguayan and Venezuelan films plus tributes to Senel Paz (Cuban), Tomás Gutiérrez Alea (Cuban), and Fernando Birri (Argentine).
AMC Loews 34th St in Chelsea, and other venues in Manhattan, Queens & The Bronx
OPENING NIGHT
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
FESTIVAL April 6 – 17, 2018

REVIVAL: Contemporary Pattern & Decoration at Longwood Art Gallery

Pattern, Decoration, and the Body.
Longwood Art Gallery
Hostos College
Mott Haven, The Bronx
Monday – Friday
April 4 – June 6, 2018

Maluma’s “F.A.M.E” Latin Grammy Nominee

Thursday, November 15, 2018 Univision
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Latin Grammys 2018
Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album nominee: “F.A.M.E.”

6th Colombian Film Festival NY 2018

Cinépolis Chelsea
Chelsea, Manhattan
Thursday – Sunday
March 22 – 25, 2018

Queenie, female artists from El Museo del Barrio’s permanent collection

Hunter East Harlem Gallery
East Harlem, Manhattan
Tuesday – Saturday
March 21 – June 23, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 28, 2018 ~ ‘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?

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

Untitled Space
Tribeca, Manhattan
Monday – Friday
January 16 – February 4, 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’
PERFORMANCES
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
JAZZ MARATHON
Friday – Saturday
January 12 – 13, 2018

NYC Broadway Week January 2018 2-for-1 tickets

ON SALE
Friday, January 5, 2018
PERFORMANCES
January 16 – February 4, 2018

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

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

Miss Universe 2017 is Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (Miss South Africa)

Miss Universe 2017 is Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (Miss South Africa)
Zappos
Las Vegas, Nevada
November 26, 2017

Christie’s Fall 2017 Latin American Art auction

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

Phillips Latin American Art Auction Fall 2017

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

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
Qualified
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

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

‘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

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

Nilko Andreas world-Classical guitar and sweaty Rumba Flamenco Pop

Guadalupe Inn
Bushwick, Brooklyn
Saturday, October 28, 2017

Grupo Rebolú is Afro-Colombian Caribbean dance music

Sunday, August 5, 2018
50th Anniversary of the Center for Tradtional Music and Dance
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Lincoln Center Out of Doors
Hearst Plaza, Lincoln Center

ColombiaFest IV Cultural Trade Fair

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

Lincoln Center White Light Festival 2017 explores the art of spirituality

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

Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film 2018 Oscars Entries

October 1, 2017

Mariajose Ortiz ‘ArtWorks’ wins Colombian Consulate Photography Contest

Colombian Consulate New York
10 East 46th St
between Fifth & Madison
Midtown East, Manhattan
OPENS January 25, 2018

69th Primetime Emmy Awards 2017 Drama Director winner Reed Morano

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

Blind Tango finds strength in vulnerability

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

NYC Broadway Week Summer 2017 2-for-1 tickets

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

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

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

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

Longacre Theatre
Times Square / Theater District
November 3, 2016 – August 5, 2018

Totó la Momposina is Colombia’s Queen of Cumbia

Rumsey Playfield
Central Park
Saturday, July 8, 2017

SummerStage 2017 free concerts in NYC parks

May – October
LATIN ARTISTS
June 21 – September 10, 2017

New York Salsa Festival fills an arena with Salsa legends

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

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

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

Frieze New York 2017 is NYC’s big May contemporary art fair

Randall’s Island
Friday – Sunday
May 5 – 7, 2017

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

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

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

New York City Ballet Spring 2017

David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
Tuesday-Sunday
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

ON SALE
Friday, January 5, 2017
SHOWS
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

Sotheby’s
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.

17th Latin Grammy Awards 2016

T-Mobile Arena
Las Vegas, Nevada
Thursday, November 17, 2016

New York City Ballet Fall 2016

David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
Tuesday-Sunday
September 20 – October 16, 2016

Jorge Mejia

Mejia, the President of Sony/ATV Music for Latin America and the U.S., is also a classical pianist and composer. His first album is “Preludes.”

(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

Copa América Centenario 2016

June 3-26, 2016

Salt Cathedral

Brooklyn-based ElectroPop fronted by Juliana Ronderos and Nicolas Losada, originally from Bogotá, Colombia.
Berlin
Friday, March 25th at 8pm

Displaced but not Defeated

In this Films BYkids production, 16-year old Colombian María Ceballos tells her personal story about what it is like to be displaced by civil war.
THIRTEEN NYC
Sunday, February 14, 2016 7:30-8pm

Neighboring Scenes: New Latin American Cinema

Contemporary Latin American cinema showcase
Film Society of Lincoln Center
January 7 – 10, 2016

Lee Koonce, Ballet Hispanico Executive Director, on life, arts, & the Fall season

Ballet Hispánico Executive Director Lee Koonce (Colombian) talks about his career path, classical arts for communities, and Ballet Hispanico’s Fall 2015 Season.
November 10, 2015

(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

(Review) ‘El amor en los tiempos del cólera’ (Love in the Time of Cholera)

The first stage production of the Gabriel García Márquez masterpiece.
Repertorio Español
Kips Bay, Manhattan
October 25, 2012

Bella Vista Project

Pajarillo Pinta’o presents the “Bella Vista Project,” a week-long series of dance,…

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos gets Americas Society award

Americas Society
Upper East Side, Manhattan
September 26, 2012

REVIEW: La más grande historia jamás cantada

By Keith Widyolar The first original Colombian musical, “La más grande historia…

La más grande historia jamás cantada Parade

Cast members from “La más grande historia jamás cantada / The most…

The most amazing story ever sung

Jazz at Lincoln Center presented four special performances of “The most amazing…

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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