Bolivian NYC is in Queens and Paterson, New Jersey. The Queens Bolivian Parade is New York City’s big Bolivian festival.
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.
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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
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.
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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
TERRAZA 7 Jackson Heights, Queens 🇲🇽 Saturday, April 3, 2021
Tuesday-Saturday, March 16-20, 2021
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.
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.
November 17-20, 2018
Saturday – Tuesday
November 20-21, 2018
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
(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
September 25 – October 5, 2018
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
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
Monday – Wednesday
May 21 – 23, 2018
Wednesday – Thursday
May 23 – 24, 2018
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
Tuesday – Sunday
March 3 – April 22, 2018
Film Society of Lincoln Center
Wednesday – Sunday
February 28 – March 4, 2018
October 2015 – November 2017
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)
725 Tenth Ave
Wednesday – Friday
September 13 – 15, 2017
Played April 28 – June 9, 2017
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
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
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)