Paraguayan NYC is a small community centered in Queens and Somerset, New Jersey.
Paraguayan culture is a mix of Indigenous and Spanish cultures with some German influences. Guarani were the main Indigenous group. Guarani is still the dominant language.
Paraguayan NYC News
New York City’s big Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.
FIFTH AVENUE Midtown/Midtown East, Central Park/Upper East Side
Around a quarter million people enjoy this casual festival of Latin food, music, dance, beauty, and folklore from 20 Spanish-speaking countries of the Americas.
FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK
A festival of the diversity, traditions, folklore and unity of the Queens Hispanic community.
Sunday, September 24, 2023
Jackson Heights, Queens
A meditation on what it means to be “Hispanic” in America today.
Scottish classical guitarist Sean Shibe celebrates the Spanish influence on classical guitar through non-Spanish artists including Barrios, Ginastera, Poulenc, Villa-Lobos; at the 92nd Street Y Kaufmann Concert Hall; on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 7:30pm. From $25. 🇦🇷 🇧🇷 🇫🇷 🇵🇾 🇪🇸
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, a celebration of the Americas, through October 15. 🇦🇷🇧🇴🇧🇷🇨🇱🇨🇴🇨🇷🇨🇺🇩🇴🇪🇨🇸🇻🇬🇶🇬🇹🇭🇳🇲🇽🇳🇮🇵🇦🇵🇾🇵🇪🇵🇷🇪🇸🇺🇾🇻🇪
Americas Society and Opera Hispánica present the U.S. premiere of Diego Sánchez Haase’s “Ñomongetá: a Guaraní Opera,” about the Spanish conquest of Paraguay, at the National Museum of the American Indian in Manhattan’s Financial District on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 2pm. Free tickets at the door. 🇪🇸🇵🇾
The Queens Hispanic Parade 2022 marches on 37th Avenue from 69th St to 86th St in Jackson Heights, Queens on Sunday, September 25, 2022 starting at 11am. 🇦🇷🇧🇴🇨🇱🇨🇴🇨🇷🇨🇺🇩🇴🇪🇨🇸🇻🇬🇶🇬🇹🇭🇳🇲🇽🇳🇮🇵🇦🇵🇾🇵🇪🇵🇷🇪🇸🇺🇾🇻🇪
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
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Sep 15 – Oct 15.
We are not aware of any Paraguayan festivals in Metropolitan New York City, but there are often Paraguayan groups in the Hispanic Day Parades and at the Junta Hispana street fair.
Sunday, October 13, 2019
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ Twenty-one countries from around the world celebrate our Hispanic Heritage on Fifth 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
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.
Paraguayan New York City
There are Paraguayan communities in Queens, Westchester and in Somerset County, New Jersey.
The War of the Triple Alliance (1864-1870) destroyed the country and killed so many men that the gender imbalance changed social structures. At the end of the war, the imbalance was roughly 10 women to 1 man.
February 18, 2021 ⚽️🇦🇷🇧🇷🇨🇱🇨🇴🇨🇷🇫🇷🇮🇹🇲🇽🇳🇬🇵🇾🇵🇪🇵🇹🇷🇴🇪🇸🇺🇾🇻🇪
ARGENTINA, URUGUAY, BRAZIL, PARAGUAY
Paraguay is landlocked, but the Paraguay River is navigable to the sea. It joins the Paraná River, and then the Rio de la Plata, which empties into the Atlantic Ocean. The Paraguay River divides the country into the Chaco Plain and an eastern region.
The Paraguayan First Nations were mostly Guarani farmers and Guaycuru nomads. Spanish explorers made first contact in 1516 and established a colony in Asunción in 1537. Jesuit missionaries destroyed Indigenous societies until they were expelled in 1767. Paraguay became independent in 1811 by overthrowing the local Spanish government.
The War of the Triple Alliance (1864-1870) killed so many men that the gender imbalance changed social structures. At the end of the war, the imbalance was roughly 10 women to 1 man.
Paraguay suffered the abuses of the Stroessner dictatorship from 1954 to 1989, and established a constitutional democracy in 1992.