Colombian NYC

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

‘Birds of Passage’ an epic Colombian movie at Film Forum

HUDSON SQUARE, Feb 14-21, 2019. Indigenous Colombian movies ~ This epic ‘Godfather’-like crime drama made the 2019 Oscars shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film

New York International Children’s Film Festival 2019

MANHATTAN, BROOKLYN & QUEENS, Weekends, Feb 22 – Mar 17, 2019 ~ Children’s movies from Andorra, Brazil, Cuba, Colombia, France, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Portugal and Spain

“I am Latino” Saul Garcia at Repertorio Español

KIPS BAY, Sat-Sun, Mar 2-3, 2019, Colombian Off-Broadway standup comedy in spanish ~ Saulo has a clever understanding of how Anglos and Latinos react to each other. He’s really funny. It’s good to laugh at ourselves.

Carnival, Carnaval, Carnevale

EPIPHANY to FAT TUESDAY (MARDI GRAS), Sun, January 6 to Tue, March 5, 2019 ~ This reversal ritual is a Christian winter festival rooted in the seasonal norms of European agrarian society that spread around the world. What can you say? It’s a Latin party!
#CHRISTIAN #WINTER #FESTIVAL

“El coronel no tiene quien le escriba” Colombian Play at Repertorio

KIPS BAY, Sat Mar 9; Wed-Thu Mar 13-14, 2019 ~ Jorge Alí Triana’s adaptation of the classic Gabriel García Márquez story about how history repeats itself. A Colombian off-broadway play in spanish.

Mother’s Day 2019

1st May Sun (2018: 5) Portugal, Romania & Spain
May 10: Mexico, Guatemala & El Salvador
2nd May Sun (2018: 12) U.S. & many countries
May 15: Paraguay
Last May Sun (2018: 26) Dominican Republic & France
May 27: Bolivia
May 30: Nicaragua
Aug 15: Costa Rica
3rd Oct Sun (2018: 20) Argentina
Dec 8: Panama

Colombian Flower Parade and Festival 2019

NORTHERN BLVD, JACKSON HEIGHTS, QUEENS, Sun, July 14, 2019 (Unofficial date) ~ New York’s version of the famous parade in Medellín, Colombia starts with a party on Friday and a street crawl on Saturday

Colombian Parade NYC 2019 ~ Desfile Colombiano NY

NORTHERN BLVD, JACKSON HEIGHTS, QUEENS, Sun, July 28, 2019 ~ The 2018 Parade included a Friday Gala at Terrace on the Park, a Floral Altar ceremony at 82nd St & 37th Ave, and a Saturday Mass at Joan of Arc Church

Veterans Day Weekend 2019

NOVEMBER 11, (Weekend, Fri-Mon, November 8-11, 2019) ~ Honors all who serve our country and commemorates the end of World War I
#HOLIDAY

Three Kings Day 2020 Dia de Los Reyes

JANUARY 6 (2020, Mon) ~ The gift-giving day in many Latin traditions
#CHRISTMAS #TRADITIONS #ITALIAN #SPANISH #PUERTORICAN #CATHOLIC

Film Comment Selects 2019 at Film Society

LINCOLN CENTER, Wed-Sun, Feb 6-10, 2019, Film festival with Brazilian, Chilean, French & Spanish movies curated by Film Comment magazine editors.

May Day

MAY 1 (2019, Wed) ~ The old spring festival is also International Workers Day
#CELEBRATION

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

National Rum Day

AUGUST 16 (2019, Fri) ~ Enjoy the spirit of the Caribbean

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2019

SEPTEMBER 15 – OCTOBER 15 ~ A national celebration of 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

Día de las Velitas, a Colombian holiday tradition

MEDELLÍN, COLOMBIA, December 7 (2018, Fri) ~ Colombians across the country, but famously in Medellín, light rows and rows of candles to commemorate the people’s anticipation on the eve of the Vatican’s proclamation of the Immaculate Conception in 1854.

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

DECEMBER 8 (2019, Sun) ~ The idea that the Virgin Mary was born free of sin teaches that the divinity of women and men is equal

La Novena de Navidad

NINE DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS, December 16-24 ~ This prayer cycle is a time to share holiday traditions with our children
#COLOMBIAN #ECUADORIAN #CHRISTMAS

FIFA World Soccer Ranking

ZÜRICH, SWITZERLAND, Thu, December 20, 2018 ~ Half the top 10 are Latin: France, Brazil, Portugal, Uruguay, Spain. USA women are #1.

Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square

BROADWAY LINCOLN SQUARE, Monday, November 26, 2018 ~ Street fair with entertainment, inexpensive food tastings, Christmas tree lighting, parade, family fun. FREE

Latin Grammys 2018 ~ the biggest night in Latin music

UNIVISION, November 15, 2018 ~ Jorge Drexler (Uruguay), Luis Miguel (Mexico), and Rosalía (Spain) were 2018’s big winners. Watch videos of all the winners in this story.

Grupo Niche, Colombian Salsa legends

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…”

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

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)

Casita Maria Fiesta 2018 (Photos)

PLAZA HOTEL, MIDTOWN, Tue, October 16, 2018 ~ Jacqueline Weld Drake, Dayssi Olarte De Kanavos, Carlos Souza & Mary Snow support youth education in the South Bronx, Harlem & East Harlem

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

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

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

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

Celebrate the Assumption of Mary, her Catholic heavenly birthday

Feast Day August 15
Thursday, August 15, 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

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

‘Crown of the Andes,’ Colombian art at the Met Museum

UPPER EAST SIDE, Daily ~ The legendary Colombian religious icon from Popayán contains the Atahualpa Emerald which belonged to the last Inca emperor.
# colombian colonial art exhibition

Bergdorf Goodman is NYC’s most luxurious department store

Daily
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Midtown, Manhattan
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NYC’s most luxurious department store also has the most elegant Christmas windows

Metropolitan Museum of Art

UPPER EAST SIDE, Daily ~ NYC’s encyclopedia of art

American Museum of Natural History

UPPER WEST SIDE, Daily ~ Human cultures, the natural world and the known universe

Brooklyn Museum

PROSPECT PARK, BROOKLYN, Wed-Sun ~ “Life, Death, and Transformation in the Americas” in the Arts of the Americas Galleries contains Brazilian, Colombian, Mexican, Peruvian, and other Pre-Columbian art. Open late on First Saturdays

National Museum of the American Indian

FINANCIAL DISTRICT, Daily ~ This branch of the Smithsonian does great bilingual exhibitions. FREE

Colombian Consulate New York

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

Throckmorton Fine Art

MIDTOWN EAST, Tue-Sat ~ America’s top dealer in vintage and contemporary Latin American photography, Pre-Columbian art, and Chinese jade and antiquities
#PHOTOGRAPHY #ARTGALLERY

Terraza 7

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

Carlos Gardel, Argentine icon, Latin movie idol, International Day of Tango

DECEMBER 11 (2019, Wed) ~ Charles Romuald Gardès, who gained fame in Argentina as the iconic tango singer and second Latin movie idol, was born in Toulouse, France in 1890

J Balvin, Colombian Reggaeton

MEGA BASH, MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, CHELSEA, Wed, December 5, 2018 ~ 2018 Latin Grammy winner for Best Urban Music Album and MTV VMA winner for Best Latin joins the party!

Latin Grammys 2018 ~ the biggest night in Latin music

UNIVISION, November 15, 2018 ~ Jorge Drexler (Uruguay), Luis Miguel (Mexico), and Rosalía (Spain) were 2018’s big winners. Watch videos of all the winners in this story.

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

2018 LATIN GRAMMYS, Thu, September 20, 2018 ~ 3 nominations “X” Record of the Year & Best Urban Song, “Casate Conmigo” Best Tropical Song, 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

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…”

Mateo López “Play” Colombian art at Casey Kaplan

CHELSEA, Tue-Sat, Jan 11-Feb 16, 2019 ~ Sculpture, paper and film exploring play as a means of transformation
# colombian contemporary art exhibition

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.

Bomba Estéreo Colombian Pop

TERMINAL 5, HELL’S KITCHEN ~ Wed, December 12, 2018 ~ 2018 Grammy and Latin Grammy nominee is the most popular Colombian electro-tropical band
#COLOMBIAN #POP #LIVE MUSIC

J Balvin, Colombian Reggaeton

MEGA BASH, MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, CHELSEA, Wed, December 5, 2018 ~ 2018 Latin Grammy winner for Best Urban Music Album and MTV VMA winner for Best Latin joins the party!

Christie’s Fall 2018 Latin American Art auction

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 from the 17th century to the 2010s
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The auction sold $19,268,125 of art

Off-Broadway Week (Fall 2018)

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

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

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

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

Bomba Estéreo Colombian Pop

TERMINAL 5, HELL’S KITCHEN ~ Wed, December 12, 2018 ~ 2018 Grammy and Latin Grammy nominee is the most popular Colombian electro-tropical band
#COLOMBIAN #POP #LIVE MUSIC

Grupo Niche, Colombian Salsa legends

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…”

John Leguizamo teaches ‘Latin History for Morons’

NETFLIX, Oct 25, 2018 ~ Leguizamo makes it funny, but our ignorance of our own culture is no joke. We have a lot to be proud of – in our own culture and in our contributions to American culture.
# colombian latin history netflix tv broadway off-broadway

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

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

LINCOLN CENTER, Jul 25-Aug 12, 2018, Summer music festival with African, Colombian, Cuban, Ecuadorian, Mexican and Puerto Rican music, dance and word.

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’ Pattern & Decoration at Longwood Art Gallery

MOTT HAVEN, BRONX, Mon-Fri, Apr 4 – Jun 6, 2018 ~ ‘REVIVAL: Contemporary Pattern, Decoration, and the Body’ examines bodies surrounded by patterns.
# colombian dominican filipino nicaraguan peruvian puerto rican contemporary art exhibition

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 collection

EAST HARLEM, Tue-Sat, Mar 21 – Jun 23, 2018
# latina women art exhibition

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

MARLENE MEYERSON JCC MANHATTAN, UPPER WEST SIDE, Thu-Wed, March 8-14, 2018 ~ Inspiring movies about Brazilian, Colombian, Italian, & Catalan-Spanish people with different abilities
#JEWISH #DISABILITIES #FILMFESTIVAL

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)

February 12-25, 2018 ~ “El Coronel No Tiene Quien le Escriba,” “Fire and Air,” “Jersey Boys”

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

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

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

69th Primetime Emmy Awards 2017 Drama Director winner Reed Morano

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

‘Blind’ Argentine tango show at El Museo del Barrio

EAST HARLEM, Fri, Sep 15, 2017 ~ Cuban, Colombian and Argentine artists find strength in vulnerability.
# argentine tango show

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”

DRAWING CENTER, SOHO, January 20 – March 19, 2017 ~ The Colombian-born, Brooklyn-based artist has his first solo museum show in the United States.
#COLOMBIAN #ART #EXHIBITION

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.”

“On Your Feet!” Review

MARQUIS THEATRE, TIMES SQUARE, November 5, 2015 – August 20, 2017 ~ The inspiring Emilio and Gloria Estefan story
#CUBAN #BROADWAY

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

“On Your Feet!” Review

MARQUIS THEATRE, TIMES SQUARE, November 5, 2015 – August 20, 2017 ~ The inspiring Emilio and Gloria Estefan story
#CUBAN #BROADWAY

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

REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL, KIPS BAY, October 25, 2012 ~ The first stage production of the Gabriel García Márquez masterpiece

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.