Guatemalan NYC ¡Chapines!

Guatemalan NYC is centered around the Iglesia Jóvenes Cristianos (Young Christians Church) in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.

Our Lady of Candelaria, patron saint of the Canary Islands

FEBRUARY 2 (2019, Sat) ~ A Black Madonna makes perfect sense coming from an African archipelago. #CanaryIslands #Marion #Saint

Carnival, the world’s Latin Party

NINTH SUNDAY BEFORE EASTER TO MARDI GRAS, Sun, February 17 to Tue, March 5, 2019 ~ The meat is spoiling to party!

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

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.

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

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

David Rubenstein Atrium ~ Thursday Free Concerts

Thursday Free Concerts (some Fridays)
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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

Mercado Global Fashion Forward Celebration 2018

November 1, 2018, Thursday
~
Bowery Hotel
East Village, Manhattan
~
Join:
Karla Martinez de Salas, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Mexico & Latin America,
Yael Aflalo, Founder of Reformation,
Alida Boer, Philanthropist & Entrepreneur,
in helping rural Guatemalan women become entrepreneurs

Hispanic Day Parade 2018 ~ Desfile de la Hispanidad

Sunday, October 14, 2018
~
Fifth Avenue
(44th to 69th Street)
Midtown – Upper East Side Manhattan
~
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 the Assumption of Mary, her Catholic heavenly birthday

Feast Day August 15
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Guatemalan Independence Day

September 15, 1821 ~ A regional congress in Guatemala City signed “The Act of Independence of Central America.”
CELEBRATE
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Selena for Sanctuary tributes the Mexican – American Tejano legend

Featuring Mon Laferte (Chilean), Cuco (Mexican – American), Gaby Moreno (Guatemalan) and Nina Diaz (Mexican – American), with guest appearances by Chris Perez (Selena’s husband), Omar Apollo (Mexican – American) and August Eve. DJ Riobamba (Ecuadorian – Lithuanian).
Lincoln Center Out of Doors
Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center
Thursday, July 26, 2018
FREE

Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa: The House at Kawinal at the New Museum

Literature, folklore, magic and childhood memories in this Guatemalan performance art installation and sculpture exhibition.
New Museum
Lower East Side, Manhattan
June 6 – September 9, 2018
Closed Mondays

Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America’s Past Revealed

April 18, 2015 – May 20, 2018
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National Museum of the American Indian
Financial District, Manhattan
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Central American heritage

Metropolitan Museum of Art

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

National Museum of the American Indian

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

UN General Assembly 73 (2018) UNGA 73

GENERAL DEBATE
September 25 – October 5, 2018
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UN Headquarters
Midtown East, Manhattan
~
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
~
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.

UN General Assembly 73 (2018) UNGA 73

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

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

‘Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960 – 1985’ at the Brooklyn Museum

Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Costa Rican, Cuban, Guatemalan, Mexican, Panamanian, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican & Uruguayan artists.
Brooklyn Museum
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Wednesday – Sunday
April 13 – July 22, 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

NADA New York 2018 is NYC’s young art fair

Skylight Clarkson Sq
Hudson Square, Manhattan
Thursday – Sunday
March 8 – 11, 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

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

Ricardo Arjona ‘Ella’ 2017 Latin Grammy nominee

Madison Square Garden
Chelsea, Manhattan
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Miel San Marcos “Pentacóstes Tour” is Recording a Live Album

Madison Square Garden
Chelsea, Manhattan
Saturday, September 2, 2017

Guatemala is the Mayan heartland. The Spanish came in 1519. We declared independence from Spain in 1821.

From 1821 – 1847, we were the seat of power for the Federal Republic of Central America which included most of the Central American states.

In the 20th century, we suffered under dictators backed by the United Fruit Company and the U.S. government. We had a popular revolution in 1944.

A 1954 coup backed by the United Fruit Company led to a Civil War that lasted until 1996. Like other Latin American countries we were caught in violence between the government, right-wing paramilitaries, and left-wing guerillas.

We still suffer from government corruption, but today we have the largest economy in Central America after Mexico. We export fruit, vegetables, flowers and handicrafts. Tourism is important.


 

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

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

NADA New York 2017, the young art show

At Skylight Clarkson Sq in Hudson Square/SoHo Thu-Sun, Mar 2-5, 2017

Aurelio Martinez is a Honduran Garifuna star

The leading voice of the Garifuna people of Honduras, the last Indigenous Carib.
David Rubenstein Atrium
Lincoln Center
Thursday, January 19, 2017
FREE


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