Guatemalan NYC ¡Chapines!

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

Hispanic Heritage Month 2019

September 15 – October 15
The United States celebrates our Hispanic Heritage and the contributions of Hispanic-Americans

Guatemalan Independence Day

Sunday, September 15, 2019
GUATEMALA CITY ~ A regional congress signed “The Act of Independence of Central America” (modern Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Salvador) on September 15, 1821

Carnival, Carnaval, Carnevale

Jan 6 – Feb 25, 2020
This Italian Catholic winter festival spread to France, Spain and Portugal, and then around the Latin world in colonial times

Our Lady of Candelaria is patron saint of the Canary Islands

Sunday, February 2, 2020
How fitting that the patron saint of these Spanish African islands is a Black Madonna

Celebrate the Feast of Saint James, patron saint of Spain

Saturday, July 25, 2020
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain ~ Celebrate the feast of one of the disciples of Jesus

Junta Hispana 2019 Hispanic street fair at Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Sunday, July 21, 2019
FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK, Queens ~ Family entertainment, games, food and kiosks from twenty Hispanic countries. FREE ~ CANCELLED DUE TO NYC’S DANGEROUS HEAT ADVISORY

Celebrate National Chocolate Day

Sunday, October 28, 2019
Chocolate, made from cocoa, is native to the upper Amazon of Colombia and Venezuela. It was domesticated in Guatemala and Mexico. Spanish priests took it to Europe.

Latin Dance Fiesta Chile, Guatemala, Haiti & Uruguay at the Queens Theatre

FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK, QUEENS | Sat, Apr 27, 2019 | Latin American dance festival ~ Chilean, Guatemalan, Haitian and Uruguayan dance companies show who we are

Mercado Global Fashion Forward Celebration 2018

November 1, 2018, Thursday
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Bowery Hotel
East Village, Manhattan
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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
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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

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

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Museum Mile Festival
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Daily
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ New York’s encyclopedia of art, 5,000 years worth

National Museum of the American Indian

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

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

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
~
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

‘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 collection

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

NADA New York 2018 at Skylight Clarkson Sq

HUDSON SQUARE; Armory Week, Thu-Sun Mar 8-11, 2018; contemporary art fair ~ Emerging galleries and artists

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.

A Guide to Antigua, Guatemala: A Candy-Colored City Framed by Volcanoes (New York Times)


 

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 at Skylight Clarkson Sq

HUDSON SQUARE; Armory Week, Thu-Sun Mar 2-5, 2017; contemporary art fair

Aurelio Martinez Honduran Garifuna music at David Rubenstein

LINCOLN CENTER; Thu, Jan 19, 2017; WORLD MUSIC INSTITUTE; Indigenous Honduran Garifuna folk live music ~ The leading voice of the Garifuna people, the last Indigenous Carib. FREE