Peruvian NYC is a mix of Indigenous, Spanish, African and Asian cultures.
NYC’s Little Lima is in Paterson, New Jersey. There are Peruvians in Jackson Heights, Queens too.
The Peruvian Parade and Festival in Paterson is NYC’s big Peruvian Festival.
- Flor de Mayo (Chinese-Peruvian)
- Llama Inn (Michelin)
- Mission Ceviche (Michelin)
- Pio Pio
- Pollo d’Oro
- Riko Peruvian Cuisine
- Sen Sakama
- Suya Gastrofusion (Michelin)
- Urubamba (NYC’s oldest)
Peruvian New York City
- Araceli Poma
- Crown of the Andes
- Gabriel Alegría Afro-Peruvian Sextet
- Latin Mondays at Taj
- Peruvian Consulate
- Revolver Galería
- Andean Flutes
- Festejo (dance)
- Inti Raymi
- Lima Beans
- Marinera (dance)
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Peruvian NYC News
Dance Parade NYC 2023 DanceFest Gets over 10,000 New Yorkers Dancing in the Streets
Chelsea, Greenwich Village, East Village
African, Afrobeat, Afro-Cuban, Bhangra, Bollywood, Bomba, Break Dancing, Caporales, Carnival, Dancehall, Flamenco, Folkloric, Hip-Hop, House, Jazz, Latin, Majorette, Mexican, Moko Jumbies, Reggae, Salay, Salsa, Samba, Soca, Street, Tammurriata, Tap, Tarrantella, Tinkus, and more. 🇧🇴 🇧🇷 🇨🇺 🇨🇴 🇩🇴 🇮🇹 🇯🇲 🇲🇽 🇳🇬 🇵🇪 🇵🇷 🇪🇸 🇹🇹
DANCEFEST Tompkins Square Park
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Saturday, May 20, 2023
Continue Reading Dance Parade NYC 2023 DanceFest Gets over 10,000 New Yorkers Dancing in the Streets
The Future Fair 2023 Brings Diversity to the Art-Industrial Complex
A contemporary art fair that works to bring diverse crop of emerging artists and art galleries into the art-industrial complex.
Thursday-Saturday, May 11-13, 2023
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Happy Mother’s Day NYC 2023!
Sunday, May 14, 2023
Afro-Andean Funk, featuring Araceli Poma & Matt Geraghty, Plays Cumbia for Dancing
BRYANT PARK DANCE PARTY
Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Bryant Park Dance Party 2023 gives Free Dance Lessons Followed by Live Music for Dancing!
Talia Castro-Pozo hosts bachata, cumbia, salsa, swing, and tango dance lessons followed by live music for dancing. FREE!
La Excelencia salsa, Wed, May 3
Pedro Giraudo tango, Thu, May 4
Afro-Andean Funk cumbia, Wed, May 10
Charenee Wade’s Band of Swing, Thu, May 11
Valerio bachata, Wed, May 17
Santiago y la Orquesta salsa, Thu, May 18
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Chosen Memories at MoMA Finds the Needle in the Haystack of Contemporary Latin American Art
The Cisneros Institute show the power of giving.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
April 30 – September 9, 2023
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African Diaspora International Film Festival 2023 is a World Full of Music & Soul
This is an outstanding curation of excellent films that show the power and resilience of African Diaspora culture around the world. There are American, Brazilian, British, Cuban, French, Guadeloupean, Malian and Peruvian music films.
COLOMBIA UNIVERSITY TEACHERS COLLEGE
Morningside Heights, Manhattan
Friday-Sunday, April 28-30, 2023
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International Workers Day or Labor Day is a National Holiday in Much of the Latin World
This ancient European spring holiday became associated with the labor movement. The U.S. downplays it, but it’s a major holiday in the Latin world.
Monday, May 1, 2023
The YAGP, Youth America Grand Prix Gala 2023 Returns to Lincoln Center
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
The “Stars of Today Meets the Stars of Tomorrow” Gala is our favorite ballet in New York. It’s a night with some of ballet’s biggest stars and the young winners of the Grand Prix competition.
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Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez and Italian American pianist Vincenzo Scalera perform Bellini, Rossini, Tosti, Donizetti and Verdi on Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage on Sunday, January 29, 2023 at 2pm. From $24. 🇮🇹 🇵🇪
Claudia Martínez Garay: Ghost Kingdom, an exhibition of the Peruvian artist that explores the colonial legacy, opens with a reception at Grimm gallery in Tribeca, Manhattan on Friday, September 9, 2022 from 6-8pm. Ends October 15. grimmgallery.com 🇵🇪
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, a celebration of the Americas, through October 15. 🇦🇷🇧🇴🇧🇷🇨🇱🇨🇴🇨🇷🇨🇺🇩🇴🇪🇨🇸🇻🇬🇶🇬🇹🇭🇳🇲🇽🇳🇮🇵🇦🇵🇾🇵🇪🇵🇷🇪🇸🇺🇾🇻🇪
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. 🇦🇷🇧🇴🇨🇱🇨🇴🇨🇷🇨🇺🇩🇴🇪🇨🇸🇻🇬🇶🇬🇹🇭🇳🇲🇽🇳🇮🇵🇦🇵🇾🇵🇪🇵🇷🇪🇸🇺🇾🇻🇪
Famous as the center of the Inca Empire, Indigenous Peru is mostly Quechua and Aymara.
Afro-Peruvian culture developed on coastal colonial plantations.
After abolition, Chinese and Japanese made important contributions to Peruvian culture.
Peruvian New York City
There are Peruvian communities in Paterson, New Jersey and Jackson Heights, Queens.
The Peruvian Consulate is in Midtown East.
Metropolitan New York’s “Little Lima” is in Paterson, New Jersey. Paterson is the heart of the Peruvian diaspora in the United States.
The best Peruvian restaurant in New York City used to be our client Raymi, but it’s been closed for a while. Pio Pio grilled chicken restaurants are popular. There are Chinese-Peruvian Flor de Mayo Restaurants in the Upper West Side.
The Crown of the Andes in the Metropolitan Museum of Art is Colombian, but the big emerald in the crown is said to be the legendary Atahualpa Emerald from the last Inca ruler. The crown is human sized. The emerald is enormous.
You can find Peruvian culture in New York City at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum and Queens Museum. You can find Peruvian jazz at Terraza 7 in Elmhurst, Queens; Barbès in Park Slope, Brooklyn; and SOB’s in Hudson Square, Manhattan.
Peruvian New Yorkers
Melvi Davilla produces the wonderful Peru to the World Expo food festival.
Gabriel Alegría is one of New York City’s leading Peruvian jazz musicians.
Efraín Rozas, the Peruvian musician and technologist, fronts psychedelic salsa rockers La Mecánica Popular and will be in residence at The Kitchen in 2021.
William Cordova is a major Peruvian artist. He is represented by Sikkema Jenkins.
Chicha Libre isn’t very active now, and they are not Peruvian, but they play cumbia based on Peruvian Chica music which is pretty cool. It’s sort of cumbia-surf-rock.
Many of the Andean flute players in New York City subways are Peruvian. Support the arts.
The Peruvian World
Nobel Prize-winning author Mario Vargas Llosa is often in New York.
Peruvian-born Tony Succar is based in Miami. He won Latin Grammy Awards for Salsa Album and Producer of the Year in 2019.
We are famous for ceviche and pisco. The two go together perfectly. We are also famous for our Andean flutes. There is a famous salsa sung by Celia Cruz in 1981 called “Toro Mata.” It’s actually a Peruvian folk song.
Peru is defined by the Andes mountains with a dry coastal plain on one side and Amazonian jungle on the other.
Cusco was the capital of the Inca, one of the great civilizations of South America. Spanish colonizers first controlled South America from Lima.
Peru still has a strong Indigenous culture with Afro-Peruvian culture along the coast. The descendents of the Inca remain in the Andes with different Indigenous peoples in the Amazonian highlands. The coastal capital, Lima, was once considered an African city.
While long suspected, DNA studies have recently proven that South Americans have an Oceanic heritage too. We also have vibrant Japanese Peruvian and Chinese Peruvian communities.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Peru
The ancient Inca sanctuary city of Machu Picchu is an icon of Peru, but we have many World Heritage Sites. These include:
- Arequipa, a colonial city with Indigenous influences
- Caral-Supe, an ancient sacred city of the Norte Chico civilization
- Chan Chan, the ancient capital of the Chimú culture
- Chavín de Huantar, an ancient Andean city
- Cusco, the ancient Inca capital
- Huascarán National Park, high Andean mountains around Peru’s tallest peak
- Lima City Center, the colonial city center founded in 1535
- Manú National Park, a biosphere preserve
- Nazca Lines, the famous earth drawings (400-650) that can only be seen from the air
- Qhapaq Ñan Andean Road System, these ancient Inca roads run from Colombia to Chile/Argentina.
- Río Abiseo National Park, a rainforest park with many pre-Columbian sites
There is a lot to see and do in Peru.