¡Cafeteros! Colombian NYC is centered in “Little Colombia” in Jackson Heights, Queens. The Colombian Flower Festival and Colombian Parade are our big New York City Colombian celebrations
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Monday, June 29 – Sep 20, 2020 🇨🇴 🇨🇺 🇩🇴 🇺🇸
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Colombian Festivals in NYC
The Colombian Parade, Colombian Flower Festival and Colombian Film Festival.
Thursday, July 16-26, 2020
Sunday, August 15, 2021
Sunday, October 13, 2019 MIDTOWN, NYC ~ Twenty-one countries from around the world celebrate our Hispanic Heritage on Fifth Avenue
GALA Friday, July 26, 2019 PARADE & FESTIVAL Sunday, July 28, 2019 JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens ~ New York City’s celebration of our Colombian heritage includes a wreath laying, gala, parade and street fair after party
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
GALA Friday, July 12, 2019 PARADE Sunday, July 14, 2019 JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens ~ This Colombian flower festival is New York’s version of the Feria de las Flores (Flower Festival) in Medellín, Colombia
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.
Colombian New York City
Daily METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART Upper East Side, NYC The Atahualpa Emerald on this Marian crown from Popayán, Colombia belonged to the last Inca emperor
Monday-Friday MIDTOWN EAST, NYC
Nightly ELMHURST, Queens ~ A former doctor built this really unique Latin jazz club to feel like home in Latin America
“Little Colombia” is around Roosevelt Avenue and 84th St in Jackson Heights. Terraza 7 is a Latin jazz club in Elmhurst/Jackson Heights, Queens that was created by a Colombian doctor. When you walk in, it immediately feels like home.
ID Studio Theater in Mott Haven, The Bronx is a Colombian arts collective led by telenovela star Germán Jaramillo, jazz composer Pablo Mayor and choreographer Daniel Fetecua (Limón Dance).
Cali Salsa Pal Mundo teaches Salsa Colombiana (stage salsa) in Jackson Heights, Queens and hosts the Queens Salsa Congress. Adriana Salgado Neira and Orlando Reyes are some of NYC’s best Argentine tango performers and teachers.
Most Colombian New Yorkers are paisas from Medellín, Antioquia. They are famed for their business sense.
Fernando Botero is the most popular Latin artist in the art auctions. He used to have an apartment and studio in the Upper East Side. There are versions of his Adam and Eve in Time Warner Center. So many people touch Adam’s manhood that it is polished like gold. They say touching it brings good luck.
Juan Valdez in Midtown East makes a great cup of Colombian coffee. Dulce Vida, in the Upper East Side, is Manhattan’s only Colombian restaurant/bakery. You can get a good Ajiaco there. You can’t get the famed soup at most Colombian restaurants because it’s a Bogotá speciality, whereas most Colombian restaurants in New York serve Medellín cuisine like Bandeja paisa.
Empanada Mama makes Colombian empanadas in the Lower East Side and Hell’s Kitchen. Colombian empanadas are fried, but not greasy. Pollos Mario fried chicken is a Colombian tradition for watching football (soccer).
Colombian New Yorkers
Monday-Saturday LA MEGA FM 97.9
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 7pm FLUSHING TOWN HALL FACEBOOK FREE – Martin Vejarano La Cumbiamba Grupo Rebolú Folklore Urbano Sebastián Cruz NYC Gaita Club Harold Gutierrez Freddy Castiblanco
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 DIEGO OBREGON TRIBUTE FLUSHING TOWN HALL FACEBOOK LIVESTREAM FREE
Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 6pm WORLD MUSIC INSTITUTE ZOOM FREE with rsvp
Friday, March 13, 2020 BARBÈS: Park Slope, Brooklyn
Friday, March 20, 2020 Album release – This New York hard salsa band popular with dancers returns to the scene with the release of “Machete,” its first album in almost a decade.
Saturday, December 21, 2019 BRONXWORKS BETANCES COMMUNITY CENTER Mott Haven, The Bronx NYC’s top Colombians in theatre, music and dance perform a shepherd’s play FREE
Sat, September 14, 2019 SOB’S Hudson Square, NYC – Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a Colombian big band.
September 7-22, 2019 HELL’S KITCHEN, NYC ~ A Colombian director and his theatre company explore how in the age of the internet and social media, actually communicating has become harder than threading a needle. In Spanish with English subtltles.
Friday, August 2, 2019 EAST WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn ~ Colombian pop music makers Juli and Nico will make you move it softly at Elsewhere
CHELSEA, Tue-Sat, Jan 11-Feb 16, 2019 ~ Sculpture, paper and film exploring play as a means of transformation # colombian contemporary art exhibition
NETFLIX, Oct 25, 2018 ~ Leguizamo makes it funny, but our ignorance of our own culture is no joke. We have a lot to be proud of – in our own culture and in our contributions to American culture. # colombian latin history netflix tv broadway off-broadway
Tango La Nacional La Nacional Chelsea, Manhattan Thursday, April 20, 2018
Gitler &_____ Hamilton Heights, Manhattan January 16 – February 21, 2018
Guadalupe Inn Bushwick, Brooklyn Saturday, October 28, 2017
The Colombia-born New York artist’s “Tracing the Out of Sight” is at Praxis Gallery in Chelsea, Apr 6 – May 27, 2017
Colombians & Colombian-Americans
Monday, November 1, 2021 🇨🇴
Sunday, August 30, 2020 MTV VMAs 2020 Video Music Awards 🇨🇴
Monday, August 9, 2021 CAROLINA DEL PRÍNCIPE, Antioquia, Colombia August 9, 1972
Saturday, August 7, 2021 SANTA MARTA, Colombia August 7, 1961
Friday, March 20, 2020 LA BOOM Woodside, Queens One of Colombia’s most famous vallenato groups joins Puerto Rican salsa romántica singer Maelo Ruiz.
March 12, 2020 REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL Kips Bay, NYC
Saturday, March 7, 2020 LEHMAN CENTER Jerome Park, The Bronx – The Colombian salsa legends reprise their hits “Cali Pachanguero,” “Un Aventura” and more
Friday, March 6, 2020 ARACATACA, Magdalena, Colombia – The Nobel Prize-winning father of Magical Realism was born on March 6, 1927.
Sun, September 29, 2019 CHELSEA, NYC ~ The Colombian Reggaeton star brings his pop art infused Arcoíris Tour (Rainbow Tour) to Madison Square Garden
Salsa Colombiana is also Caribbean, especially from Barranquilla, Atlantico, but is now centered in Cali, Valle de Cauca. Cali has a unique stage salsa culture.
There is a strong group of reggaetoneros, including some Puerto Ricans, in Medellín, Antioquia.
Colombians are crazy for Christmas nativities. Moms compete to have the best one in the neighborhood.
Wednesday, December 16-24, 2020 🇨🇴 🇪🇨 🇻🇪
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
June 11, 2020
March 12, 2020 REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL Kips Bay, NYC
Latin rap, by the Jamaican diaspora in Panama, jumped to New York, and developed in Puerto Rico before going worldwide. Colombians are making great reggaeton now too. “Tu Pun Pun, mami-mami, no…”
Colombia has many distinct regions including Caribbean and Pacific coasts, Andes mountains, Llanos plains and Amazon rainforests. The cultural diversity that goes with that is surprising for a single nation. It is also one of the world’s most biodiverse countries.
Ironically the longest civil war in the Americas (since 1964) kept many regions from developing so old ways remain. Today you can travel through most of the country and discover the riches of Colombian culture.
Monday, December 7, 2020 🇨🇴
Friday, October 1, 2021 🇪🇹 | 🇧🇷 🇨🇴 🇭🇳 🇺🇬 🇲🇽 🇬🇹
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 TENERIFE, Canary Islands, Spain
Saturday-Tuesday, February 13-16, 2021 BARRANQUILLA, Colombia – The world’s second biggest carnival festival is a unique blend of Colombian, Caribbean and Latin culture.
Friday, July 9, 2021 CHIQUINQUIRÁ, Colombia: July 9, 1919
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 BOGOTÁ, Colombia ~ July 20, 1810
The kids are dancing Colombian cumbia, the traditional dance of the Colombian Caribbean. The boy wears campesino (farmer) clothes and holds a traditional Colombian hat on the left. The girl wears a pollera, the Andalusián peasant dress that Colombian women wore in colonial times. Beauty is greatly valued in Colombia, so the girl wears a beauty queen’s crown.
Dios te bendiga.