Bolivian NYC is in Queens and Paterson, New Jersey. The Queens Bolivian Parade is New York City’s big Bolivian festival.
Friday-Tuesday, February 14-18, 2020 FILM AT LINCOLN CENTER Upper West Side, NYC Cinema Tropical co-produces one of New York City’s most important Latin film festivals. This year’s films are Argentine, Bolivian, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Indigenous, LGBT, Mexican and Peruvian.
Bolivian Festivals in NYC
The Bolivian Parade in Queens is New York City’s big Bolivian festival. You can also find Bolivian culture at the Dance Parade, Hispanic Day Parade and Junta Hispana street fair. The Dance Parade hosts many Bolivian Caporales dance groups.
Sunday, October 13, 2019 MIDTOWN, NYC ~ Twenty-one countries from around the world celebrate our Hispanic Heritage on Fifth Avenue
Sunday, October 27, 2019 JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens ~ See the rich dances, costumes and traditions that make up our Bolivian Heritage on 37th Avenue
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
FLATIRON, UNION SQUARE, EAST VILLAGE, NYC | Sat, May 18, 2019 | Dance parade & festival | African, Bolivian, Brazilian, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Mexican, Panamanian, Puerto Rican & Spanish dances
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.
Bolivian New York City
The Bolivian Consulate is in Midtown East. New York City’s Bolivian community is in Queens and Paterson, New Jersey.
Bolivian Food in NYC
Puerta Del Sol in Woodside, Queens serves traditional Bolivian food.
You can get salteñas (Bolivian meat pastries) at the Bolivian Llama Party kiosk in the Turnstyle Underground Market on Eighth Ave and 57th St in Hell’s Kitchen. There is another in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.
Bolivia’s Indigenous culture remains very strong. Bolivian culture is a rich blend of Indigenous, Spanish colonial and African cultures.
Bolivia has many interesting folk dances including Caporales, Diablada, Morenada, Tinku and Tobas.
Bolivian Intangible Cultural Heritage
UNESCO recognizes these Bolivian contributions to the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity:
- Alasita ritual journeys
- Carnaval de Oruro is one of South America’s biggest cultural festivals.
- Ichapekene Piesta
- Pujllay and Ayarichi music and dance of the Yampara culture.
- Santísima Trinidad del Señor Jesús del Gran Poder in La Paz.
The Carnaval de Oruro is one of South America’s great cultural festivals. It was originally an Indigenous festival that was syncretized with the Virgin of Candelaria to preserve Indigenous traditions in the Colonial Era. It’s now a pre-Lenten carnival.
Sunday, August 1, 2021 Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Andean Chile, Argentina and the Diaspora
Friday, August 6, 2021 CHUQUISACA, Bolivia ~ August 6, 1825
Bolivian World Heritage Sites
UNESCO recognizes these world heritage sites in Bolivia:
- Chiquitos in Santa Cruz Department has restored colonial Jesuit missions.
- Fuerte de Samaipata in Florida Province of Santa Cruz Department is a town with ceremonial Indigenous rock sculptures.
- Noel Kempff Mercado National Park in Santa Cruz Department has beautiful waterfalls.
- Potosí in Potosí Department, is the city of Cerro Rico, the legendary silver mountain of the Spanish colonial era.
- Qhapaq Ñan is the ancient Inca road system that follows the Andes. The mountain road that passes through Bolivia, runs from Colombia to Mendoza, Argentina
- Sucre in Oropeza Province of Chuquisaca Department, is a town known for its fusion of Indigenous and Colonial architecture.
- Tiahuanacu in Ingavi Province of La Paz Department is an ancient center of Tiahuanacu culture.
Past Bolivian Culture in NYC
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
TRIBECA, NYC | Daily Apr 24 – May 5, 2019 | Film festival | Argentine, Bolivian, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Honduran, Indigenous, Mayan, Mexican, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Spanish and more stories
LINCOLN CENTER, Feb 22-26, 2019, Latin American film festival ~ Argentine, Bolivian, Brazilian, Chilean, Mexican, Peruvian and Uruguayan movies. Co-presented by Cinema Tropical.
EXHIBITION November 17-20, 2018 Saturday – Tuesday ~ AUCTION November 20-21, 2018 Tuesday-Wednesday ~ Christie’s Rockefeller Center ~ Argentine, Bolivian, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Cuban, Ecuadorian, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Uruguayan and Venezuelan artists from the 17th century to the 2010s ~ The auction sold $19,268,125 of art
Sunday, October 21, 2018 JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens ~ Celebrate our Indigenous heritage and freedom from slavery with our folkloric dances: Caporales, La Diablada, Morenada, Tinku and more on 37th Avenue
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
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
Spanish fashion legend Agatha Ruiz de la Prada and Bolivian, Chilean, Colombian, Mexican, Salvadoran, Spanish and Venezuelan designers. Tuesday – Wednesday September 11 – 12, 2018
August 27 – September 9, 2018 USTA BILLIE JEAN KING NATIONAL TENNIS CENTER Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens – Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, French, Italian, Romanian & Spanish players
Watch the USMNT’s new generation of stars in action: Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund), Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew) and more. Talen Energy Stadium Chester, Pennsylvania MEMORIAL DAY Monday, May 28, 2018
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…
FLATIRON, UNION SQUARE, VILLAGE, EAST VILLAGE | Sat, May 19, 2018 | African, Argentine, Bolivian, Brazilian, Cuban, Dominican, French, Haitian, Italian, Puerto Rican dances and more
EAST HARLEM, Tue-Sat, Mar 21 – Jun 23, 2018 # latina women art exhibition
Enid A. Haupt Conservatory New York Botanical Garden The Bronx Tuesday – Sunday March 3 – April 22, 2018
Film Society of Lincoln Center Wednesday – Sunday February 28 – March 4, 2018
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
(formerly Uptown Fashion Week) Skyline Hotel 725 Tenth Ave Hell’s Kitchen Wednesday – Friday September 13 – 15, 2017
Saturday, May 20, 2017 EAST VILLAGE, NYC: Flatiron District to Tompkins Square Park
Mexican-American comedy Played April 28 – June 9, 2017
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Hollywood, California Sunday, February 26, 2017
Uptown Fashion Week SS17 got a strong start with Bryan Jimenez (Dominican New York), Paulo Silva (Bolivian), Carlos Sierra (Venezuelan), Dimitri Asgard (Haitian), Francisco Saez (Venezuelan), Eliana Paco (Bolivian), and star designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada (Spanish).
Established Latin designers lead emerging designers during New York Fashion Week. At The Museum of the City of New York September 12-15, 2016.
Spring-Summer 2018 collections Thursday-Friday September 7-15, 2017
Unusual visual poetry about love lost is intertwined with thoughts of the sole survivor of a cataclysmic event in Tin Dirdamal’s 2014 Mexican-Bolivian-German film. Screens with director Q&A as part of the PROYECTOR series at UnionDocs Brooklyn on Friday July 15 at 7:30pm.
June 3-26, 2016
Sulpayki / Yuspagara
(Thank you in Quechua / Aymara)