Colombian NYC is New York’s fifth largest Latin community with over 100,000 New York Colombians in 2019.
Colombian NYC News
COMPLEXIONS Contemporary Ballet is at The Joyce in Chelsea for two weeks, Tue-Sun, Nov 16-28. From $26. 🇨🇴🇮🇹🇺🇸
The Cumbia River Band plays Colombian Cumbia at Symphony Space in the Upper West Side on Fri, Jan 21, 2022 at 7:30pm. $30. 🇨🇴
Ballet Hispánico presents the world premiere of its first full-length commission, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Doña Perón at the City Center Dance Festival at New York City Center in Midtown, Manhattan on April 1-3, 2022. From $35. 🇨🇴
Fri-Sun, November 26 – December 12, 2021
THALIA SPANISH THEATRE
Through March 6, 2022
ST JAMES THEATRE
Times Square Theater District
Wed-Thu, September 8-9, 2021
August 30 – September 12, 2021
BILLIE JEAN KING NATIONAL TENNIS CENTER
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
Saturday, August 21, 2021
NEW YORK CITY
August 14-22, 2021
BRONX DOCUMENTARY CENTER
Melrose, The Bronx
Thursday, July 15 – August 1, 2021
Monday, July 12, 2021
July 19 – August 22, 2021
Monday-Friday, June 21-27, 2021
Wednesday, June 9 to June 20, 2021
Hudson Yards, Manhattan
PREVIEWS Thu-Fri, May 6-7
FAIR Sat-Sun, May 8-9, 2021
CBS 🎵🏆 Sunday, March 14, 2021 🏆 Winners 🇺🇸🇦🇷🇨🇴🇨🇺🇭🇹🇮🇹🇲🇽🇳🇬🇵🇦🇵🇷🇻🇪
Thursday, February 18, 2021 🎵🏆 🇨🇴🇩🇴🇲🇽🇵🇦🇵🇷
TO GO 🍽🎪 January 25 – EXTENDED to February 28, 2021
cinematropical.org 🎞🏆 Tuesday, January 19, 2021 🇦🇷🇧🇷🇨🇱🇨🇴🇬🇹🇲🇽🇵🇦🇵🇪🇺🇾🇻🇪
Previously in Colombian NYC
The Havana Film Festival New York opens at Village East Cinema in the East Village on Fri, Nov 5 at 6:30pm. From $20. Grammy nominee Dayramir González plays Cuban Jazz at the Afterparty. From $85. 🇨🇺🇪🇸|🇨🇦🇬🇹🇭🇳🇲🇽🇺🇸|🇦🇷🇨🇱🇨🇴🇵🇪🇻🇪|🇬🇷🇬🇧
Juanes brings his Origin Tour to Terminal 5 in Hell’s Kitchen on Sun, Oct 17 at 8pm. From $85. 🇨🇴
Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martin with special guest Sebastián Yatra, play Madison Square Garden in Chelsea, Manhattan on Sun, Oct 17 at 7:30pm. From $30. 🇪🇸🇵🇷🇨🇴
Lucia Pulido sings Colombian Boleros and Waltzes at Terraza 7 in Elmhurst, Queens on Fri, Oct 15 at 10:30pm. $10. 🇨🇴
Latin Grammy winner Samuel Torres plays Afro-Colombian Jazz from both the Caribbean and Pacific coasts at Chelsea Table and Stage on Fri, Oct 15 at 7pm. From $35. 🇨🇴
Colombian Jazz harpist Edmar Castaneda celebrates the release of his album “Family” at Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Thu Oct 14, at 7:30 & 9:30pm. $40. 🇨🇴
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Sep 15 – Oct 15.
The 59th New York Film Festival is at Film at Lincoln Center, Fri, Sep 24 – Oct 10. 🇦🇴🇧🇴🇧🇷🇨🇦🇨🇴🇫🇷🇮🇳🇮🇹🇲🇽🇵🇹🇷🇴🇪🇸🇺🇸
The Cruce de Campeones USA National Freestyle Rap Finals are at La Boom NY in Woodside, Queens on Sat, Oct 2 at 6pm. Cacha vs Yartzi is the exhibition. From $35. 🇨🇴🇨🇺🇩🇴🇪🇨🇬🇹🇲🇽|🇦🇷🇵🇷
Mike Bahía sings Colombian pop at La Boom in Woodside, Queens on Fri, Sep 24, 2021. From $40. 🇨🇴
The New York Yankees celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a giveaway of Yankee caps with Hispanic flags for Yankee games on Fri-Wed, Sep 17-22, 2021. From $40. mlb.com
Paris Rodriguez shows at Fashion Designers of Latin America at Lavan541 in Chelsea, Manhattan on Tue-Wed, Sep 8-9, 2021. 🇨🇴
Colombian Festivals NYC
New York City’s big Colombian festivals include the Colombian Parade, Colombian Flower Festival and Colombian Film Festival.
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 🇪🇸🇧🇴🇨🇴🇵🇪🇵🇷
Thursday, July 16-26, 2020
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
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
The Colombian community is centered in “Little Colombia” in Jackson Heights, Queens.
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
Upper East Side, Manhattan
MIDTOWN EAST, NYC
“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
Thursday, October 14, 2021
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 7pm
FLUSHING TOWN HALL FACEBOOK
NYC Gaita Club
LA MEGA FM 97.9
Friday, March 13, 2020
BARBÈS: Park Slope, Brooklyn
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
Sat, September 14, 2019
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.
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Tango La Nacional
Thursday, April 20, 2018
Hamilton Heights, Manhattan
January 16 – February 21, 2018
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
Friday, January 28, 2022 🇨🇴
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 🇨🇴
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Saturday, August 7, 2022
Friday, March 20, 2020
One of Colombia’s most famous vallenato groups joins Puerto Rican salsa romántica singer Maelo Ruiz.
LEHMAN CENTER Jerome Park, The Bronx | Saturday, March 7, 2020
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.
Thursday, December 16-24, 2021 🇨🇴 🇪🇨 🇻🇪
Thursday, July 7, 2022
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February 18, 2021 ⚽️🇦🇷🇧🇷🇨🇱🇨🇴🇨🇷🇫🇷🇮🇹🇲🇽🇳🇬🇵🇾🇵🇪🇵🇹🇷🇴🇪🇸🇺🇾🇻🇪
March 12, 2020
Kips Bay, NYC
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.
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 🇨🇴🎄
BARRANQUILLA, Colombia 🇨🇴🪘🪘🪘
PRE-CARNIVAL Saturday, February 5
CARNIVAL WEEKEND Sat, Feb 26 – Tue, March 1
Sunday, May 8, 2022
Sunday, August 7, 2022
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.