Guatemalan NYC ¡Chapínes!

We are mostly in Bensonhurst and Bath Beach, Brooklyn

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

Miel San Marcos are Christian rockers from Guatemala

Sat, November 30, 2019
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, NYC ~ The Morales brothers, Guatemalan Christian rockers, play the United Palace

Celebrate World Chocolate Day

Tuesday, July 7, 2020
UPPER AMAZON ~ Chocolate, made from cocoa, is native to Colombia and Venezuela. It was domesticated in Guatemala and Mexico. Spanish priests took it to Europe.

Saint James is patron saint of Spain, Guatemala and Loíza, PR

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

Guatemalan Independence Day

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
GUATEMALA CITY ~ A regional congress signed “The Act of Independence of Central America” (modern Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Salvador) on September 15, 1821

Celebrate International Coffee Day

Thursday, October 1, 2020
Is your favorite coffee Brazilian, Colombian, Italian, Honduran, Peruvian, Guatemalan, French, Nicaraguan, Costa Rican or Mexican?


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Guatemalan New York City

You can also find Guatemalan culture at the American Museum of Natural History, the National Museum of the American Indian and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Guatemalan Consulate

Monday-Friday
FLATIRON, NYC

National Museum of the American Indian

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


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Guatemala

Guatemala is the Mayan heartland.

The Spanish came in 1519. We declared independence in 1821.

From 1821-1847, we were the Federal Republic of Central America, the seat of power for most of Central America.

In the 20th century, we suffered dictators backed by multinational corporations 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 our government, left-wing guerillas, right-wing paramilitaries, and outside powers.

Today we are the largest economy in Central America after Mexico. We export fruit, vegetables, flowers and handicrafts. Tourism is important.


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Previously in Guatemalan NYC

Hispanic Day Parade 2019

Sunday, October 13, 2019
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ Twenty-one countries from around the world celebrate our Hispanic Heritage on Fifth Avenue

74th UN General Assembly looks for global solutions to global problems

September 17-30, 2019
High-Level General Debate
September 24-30, 2019
MIDTOWN EAST, NYC ~ Politicians discuss Climate, Universal Health Coverage, Sustainable Development, Financing for Development, Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, and Small Island Developing States

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

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

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

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

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.

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

‘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

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

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