Colombian New York

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

Shakira ‘El Dorado’ wins 2017 Latin Grammy

Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album
Madison Square Garden
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film 2018 Oscars Entries

Watch the trailers of Catalan, French, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, and Spanish-language entries

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

Bergdorf Goodman reveals its holiday windows

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

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

138 East 27th St
near Lexington
Kips Bay, Manhattan

TUE, November 14: Dominican drama En el Tiempo de las Mariposas
WED, November 15: Spanish drama La Casa de Bernarda Alba
THU, November 16: Puerto Rican/Latin musical La Canción
FRI, November 17: Spanish Golden Age comedy Valor, Agravio, y Mujer
SAT, November 18: Spanish Golden Age comedy Valor, Agravio, y Mujer, Brazilian comedy Doña Flor y sus Maridos 
SUN, November 19: Argentine comedy La Fiaca plays

Maluma ‘Felices Los 4’, ‘Vente Pa’ Ca’

Latin Grammy Nomination
RECORD OF THE YEAR
‘Felices Los 4′, ‘Vente Pa’ Ca’, ‘Chantaje’
SONG OF THE YEAR
‘Chantaje’, ‘Felices Los 4’, ‘Vente Pa’ Ca’
Las Vegas, Nevada / Univision
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Bomba Estéreo ‘Soy Yo’

“Ayo” released August 11, 2017
Latin Grammy Nomination
Best Short Form Music Video
Las Vegas, Nevada / Univision
Thursday, November 16, 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

John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons moves to Broadway’s Studio 54

Studio 54
254 West 54th Street
near Eighth Ave
Midtown, Manhattan
Previews Thursday, October 19, 2017
Opens Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Closes Sunday, February 4, 2018

Mariajose Ortiz ‘ArtWorks’ wins Colombian Consulate Photography Contest

ColombiaFest IV Trade Fair
Penn Plaza Pavilion
401 Seventh Ave at 33rd St
Chelsea, Manhattan
Saturday – Sunday
October 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

A Bronx Tale is an Italian musical with a Colombian choreographer

Longacre Theatre
220 West 48th St
Times Square Broadway
Tuesday-Sunday, June 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

Nilko Andreas world-Classical guitar and sweaty Rumba Flamenco Pop

Carnegie Hall
57th at Seventh Ave
Midtown, Manhattan
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

La Novena de Navidad is a Colombian – Ecuadorian Christmas Prayer

Saturday – Sunday
December 16 – 24, 2017

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

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Carnival is a Global Latin Party that ends on Mardi Gras

Septuagesima, Sunday, January 28, 2018
Venice Carnival, January 27 – February 13, 2018
Rio Carnival, February 9-14, 2018
Barranquilla Carnival, February 10-13, 2018
Mardi Gras, February 27, 2018

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

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

Celebrate Spring or Worker’s Day on May 1

The Museum Mile Festival is an open house into the diversity of New York City

Fifth Avenue
82nd Street to 105th Street
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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 and August 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.

Colombian Independence Day is July 20

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

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

NYC Broadway Week Summer 2017 2-for-1 tickets

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

69th Primetime Emmy Awards 2017 Drama Director winner Reed Morano

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

UN General Assembly 72

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

Hispanic Heritage Month 2017

September 15 – October 15

Colombia plays a friendly exhibition with China

World #13, World Cup Qualified
Chongqing Olympic Sports Center, Chongqing
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Lincoln Center White Light Festival 2017 explores the art of spirituality

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

ColombiaFest IV Cultural Trade Fair

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

Veterans Day Weekend

Friday – Sunday
November 10 – 12, 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

Grupo Niche is classic Colombian Salsa for Cali Pachangueros

With Willy Chirino
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Newark, New Jersey
Saturday, November 11, 2017

Edmar Castaneda is the Chick Corea of the Andean Harp

The Hiromi Duet
NJPAC Victoria Theater
Newark, New Jersey
Sunday, November 5, 2017

Adriana Salgado Neira & Orlando Reyes celebrate 20 years of Tango

Adriana & Orlando celebrate 20 years and the launch of their Personal Tango Programs with a performance at Tango La Nacional in Chelsea Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Colombian Consulate New York

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

Throckmorton Fine Art is America’s leading dealer of Latin American Photography, and Pre-Columbian & Chinese Artifacts

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

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

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

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

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

2018 World Cup Russia is the world’s most popular sporting event

June 14 – July 15, 2018
Draw
Friday, December 1, 2017

105th Tour de France 2018

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

American Museum of Natural History ~ New York Latin Culture

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

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

Fifth Avenue & 82nd St
Upper East Side
Open Daily

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

40-19 Gleane Street
at Roosevelt Ave
Elmhurst / Jackson Heights, Queens
Nightly

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

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

Emilio and Gloria Estefan story
Marquis Theatre
210 W 46th St, Times Square
Tuesday-Sunday, June 2017

SummerStage 2017 free concerts in NYC parks

Latin artists June 21 – September 10, 2017

Miss Universe 2017

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

Neighboring Scenes 2018 contemporary Latin American cinema showcase

Film Society of Lincoln Center
January 2018 TBD

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

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

Randall’s Island
Thursday-Saturday
May 3-5, 2018

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, and Domingo Quiñones, and more
Barclays Center, 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

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

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

‘Arrival’ is the only Latin Oscars winner at the 89th Academy Awards 2017

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

The Armory Show 2018 is NYC’s big international art fair

Piers 92 94
Hell’s Kitchen
March 8-11, 2018

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
Performances
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

Sofia Vergara

Forbes reports Sofia Vergara, the Colombian-American star of “Modern Family” is the highest paid actor in television

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.”

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

El amor en los tiempos del cólera (Review)

The first stage production of the Gabriel García Márquez masterpiece by Caridad Svich

Bella Vista Project

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

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos receives Americas Society’s highest award

[jpshare] Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the America’s Society’s highest…

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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