Ecuadorian NYC is centered in Corona and Jackson Heights, Queens.
Ecuadorian Festivals in NYC
The Ecuadorian Parade and Ecuadorian Festival are NYC’s big Ecuadorian celebrations.
Sunday, October 13, 2019 MIDTOWN, NYC ~ Twenty-one countries from around the world celebrate our Hispanic Heritage on Fifth Avenue
Sunday, August 18, 2019 FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK, Queens FREE
Sunday, August 4, 2019 JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens ~ New York City’s Ecuadorian Parade marches on Northern Blvd
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
June 14-16, 2019 Friday-Sunday GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC & CORONA, Queens ~ Annual film festival of movies in Indigenous Quechua languages of the central Andes, that screens in New York City and Quito, Ecuador
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
Ecuadorian New York City
Ecuadorian New York City is centered in Corona and Jackson Heights, Queens. There are also communities in Bushwick, Brooklyn, Fordham, The Bronx, and East Newark, New Jersey. We are one of New York City’s five largest Latin communities.
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
Ecuadorian New Yorkers
East Elmhurst, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, and Corona in Queens, including Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Lefrak City and LaGuardia Airport
March 30, 2017 DROM ~ The New York-based Ecuadorian pop singer-songwriter’s debut album ‘Mariposa Azul’ features Paquito D’Rivera and Luisito Quintero
Indigenous culture remains strong in Ecuador. In addition to Spanish, Quechua (the old Inca language), Shuar (an Amazonian language) and other Indigenous languages are recognized official languages. The coast also has Afro-Ecuadorian culture.
The modern country is the northern part of the Inca Empire so the mountains share Andean culture with southern Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and parts of Chile and Argentina. These regions are connected by the old Inca road system.
Ecuador’s northernmost province is Esmeraldas. That’s Spanish for emeralds. The legendary Atahualpa Emerald which belonged to the last Inca emperor, is in the Crown of the Andes in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Panama hats actually come from Ecuador.
Several Ecuadorian culture forms are recognized by UNESCO as the Intangible Cultural Heritage of humanity.
- Zápara language and culture are an Indigenous language that speaks with the sounds of the forest, and a culture with deep knowledge of plants and the ways of the land.
- Traditional Ecuadorian toquilla straw hat production is a coastal culture of palm farming and weaving what is better known as the Panama Hat.
- The Marimba music, chanting and dancing of the Esmeraldas Province is an Ecuadorian recreation of a Central African faith and family tradition.
December 16-24 The nine-day prayer cycle leading to Noche Buena (Christmas Eve) is a Colombian, Ecuadorian and Venezuelan Christmas tradition
QUEENS, NEW YORK PATERSON, NEW JERSEY – PERU, ECUADOR, BOLIVIA PARTS OF CHILE & ARGENTINA
Ecuador has something for everyone. There are the Galapagos Islands, the Pacific coast, Andes mountains, and Amazon jungle. There are even active volcanoes.
It’s a beautiful land. The country is the home of several UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Ecuadorian colonial architecture is a blend of Indigenous and Spanish Baroque styles, built by Indigenous artists. The style is called “Escuela Quiteña” or Baroque School of Quito. It’s known for harmonizing with nature. Traditional Spanish architecture is tuned to the land, but Escuela Quitena takes it to another level. It really is Indigenous Baroque.
- Galápagos Islands are famously biodiverse Pacific islands.
- Qhapaq Ñan is the old Andean Road System that runs along the Andes from Colombia to Chile.
- Quito, the capital, was founded in 1534 in an abandoned Inca city.
- Sangay National Park is an undisturbed natural area in the middle of the Ecuadorian Andes.
- Cuenca is a colonial town founded in 1577 built around an Indigenous community that was modernized in the 1800s.
The Ecuadorian capital was founded on the ruins of an Inca city high in the Andes. It’s among the best preserved colonial cities in Latin America. Soccer teams from other countries struggle to play there because of the high altitude.
The San Francisco Church (La Iglesia de San Francisco) is a stunning example of Escuela Quiteña architecture.
There is much more to see in Ecuador.
Celebrations in Ecuador
Sunday, August 1, 2021 Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Andean Chile, Argentina and the Diaspora
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 QUITO, Ecuador August 10, 1809