Peruvian NYC is a mix of Indigenous, Spanish, African and Asian cultures.
Peru is the land of the great Inca civilization. It was colonized by Spain from 1532 to 1824. It was a slaving nation until 1854. One of the largest Asian populations in South America began arriving in the mid 1850s as Chinese and Japanese indentured servants.
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Peruvian Festivals NYC
New York City’s big Peruvian festivals include the Peruvian Parade, May Sumak Film Festival and the Peru to the World Expo food festival.
Sunday, July 26, 2020
PAGEANT, Sun, July 7, 2019
GALA Thu, July 25, 2019
MASS & FLAG, Sat, July 27
PARADE & STREET FAIR Sunday, July 28, 2019
PASSAIC, New Jersey ~ The Peruvian Parade and Festival in Passaic, New Jersey is Metro New York’s big Peruvian independence celebration
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
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
Sunday, September 23, 2018 ~ Peruvian tastings, Pisco cocktails and entertainment. World’s Best Ceviche Chef Javier Wong will be there !
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
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.
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A master of enchanting stories set in the Inca heartland.
Midtown East, Manhattan
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Help Surgeons of Hope provide free heart surgery to children with heart disease in developing countries.
New York Academy of Sciences
World Trade Center
Financial District, Manhattan
Thursday, April 12, 2018
April 7 – May 13, 2017
Sikkema Jenkins & Co
Peruvian – American artist creates art that speaks to Indigenous human rights
Monday, September 24, 2012
Park Slope, Brooklyn
One of the early Peruvian psychedelic cumbia bands in the Brooklyn home of psychedelic cumbia
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.
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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.
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QUEENS, NEW YORK
PATERSON, NEW JERSEY
PERU, ECUADOR, BOLIVIA
PARTS OF CHILE & ARGENTINA
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.
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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.
(Thank you in Quechua)