Mayan NYC

Mayan NYC lives in many New Yorkers with a Mexican, Guatemalan, Salvadoran or Honduran heritage, in art, and in some museums.

Day of the Dead ~ Día de los Muertos

OCTOBER 31
We build ofrendas (home altars) to invite the souls of family members to visit this world
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NOVEMBER 1
Day of the Holy Innocents
Día de los Santos Inocentes
Child souls visit
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NOVEMBER 2
Día de los Muertos
Day of the Dead
Adult souls visit and we tend family graves

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company

Calpulli should be on Broadway. They are that good. Storytelling is world-class. Dancers have good technique. Costumes will wow you. Shows always have something good to say.
#MEXICAN #FOLKDANCE #DANCECOMPANY #OFFBROADWAY

American Museum of Natural History

UPPER WEST SIDE, Daily ~ Human cultures, the natural world and the known universe

Brooklyn Museum

PROSPECT PARK, BROOKLYN, Wed-Sun ~ “Life, Death, and Transformation in the Americas” in the Arts of the Americas Galleries contains Brazilian, Colombian, Mexican, Peruvian, and other Pre-Columbian art. Open late on First Saturdays

Guatemalan Independence Day

September 15, 1821 ~ A regional congress in Guatemala City signed “The Act of Independence of Central America.”
CELEBRATE
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Honduran Independence Day

September 15, 1821 ~ A regional congress in Guatemala City signed “The Act of Independence of Central America.”
CELEBRATE
Sunday, September 15, 2019

National Museum of the American Indian

FINANCIAL DISTRICT, Daily ~ This branch of the Smithsonian does great bilingual exhibitions. FREE

Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture

July 13 – September 30, 2018
Closed Tuesdays
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Whitney Museum
Meatpacking District, Manhattan
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See how Indigenous cosmology suggests architecture which defines home and life itself

Tierra, the pre-Columbian Latin American landscape ~ Throckmorton

Vintage and historic photographs of the remains of Aztec, Maya and Inca cities in the Latin American landscape
Throckmorton Fine Art
Midtown East, Manhattan
June 28 – September 15, 2018

Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa: The House at Kawinal at the New Museum

Literature, folklore, magic and childhood memories in this Guatemalan performance art installation and sculpture exhibition.
New Museum
Lower East Side, Manhattan
June 6 – September 9, 2018
Closed Mondays

Enrique Chagoya ‘Then and Now: Aliens Sans Frontières’

George Adams Gallery
Chelsea, Manhattan
Tuesday – Saturday
April 26 – June 23, 2018

Acquavella ‘The Worlds of Joaquín Torres-García’ Uruguayan modern art

Acquavella Galleries
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Monday – Saturday
April 12 – May 25, 2018
EXTENDED
June 29, 2018

Chocolate

July 7
World Chocolate Day
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October 28
National Chocolate Day (USA)
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Cocoa, from which chocolate is made, is native to the upper Amazon of Colombia and Venezuela. Domesticated in Guatemala and Mexico, Spanish friars took it to Europe where the addition of sugar made it popular.

64th Winter Antiques Show (2018) is America’s premiere antiques show

Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue
between 66th & 67th St
Upper East Side, Manhattan
PREVIEW
Thursday, January 18, 2018
SHOW
January 19 – 28, 2018

Josef Albers in Mexico shows his inspirations from Aztec, Maya, & Inca art

November 3, 2017 – February 18, 2018
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Guggenheim Museum
Upper East Side, Manhattan
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Albers was one of the great teachers of American contemporary artists. The curator shows how Albers’ travel in Latin America profoundly influenced his art.

Sotheby’s Brings Pre-Columbian Antiquities to Market

Mexican, Peruvian, and Chilean antiquities are on sale in the Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas auction, Mon, May 15, 2017

CocoaDíos

A high-energy immersive experience of the ancient Mesoamerican legend of how chocolate came to earth
at the House of Yes, Brooklyn May 5-21, 2016

Dzul Dance ‘Tree of Life Trilogy III Wacah Chan’ at El Museo

EAST HARLEM, Sat, Feb 6, 2016 ~ NYC’s Mexican Mayan circus theater tells the story of “Wacah Chan,” Mayan for the snake with two faces.
# mexican mayan contemporary dance

Dzul Dance ‘Tree of Life Trilogy II Kuxan Sum’ at El Museo

EAST HARLEM, Jan 9, 2016 ~ “Kuxan Sum” is the living umbilical cord that connects the spiritual realms. Meet conquistador Cortés and the native woman La Malinche who changed the direction of American history.
# mexican mayan contemporary dance

Dzul Dance ‘Tree of Life Trilogy I Soul of the Maya’ at El Museo

EAST HARLEM, Dec 12, 2015 ~ La Virgen de Guadalupe, patron saint of Mexico, made a surprise appearance on her feast day.
# mexican mayan contemporary dance

Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America’s Past Revealed

April 18, 2015 – May 20, 2018
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National Museum of the American Indian
Financial District, Manhattan
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Central American heritage

Sergio Hernandez ~ Popol Vuh

An exhibition of paintings and drawings by Mexican artist Sergio Hernández inspired by the “Popol Vuh” at the Mexican Cultural Institute’s Galeria Octavio Paz.

La Peregrina, Love and Death in Mexico

Mexican Cultural Institute
Murray Hill, Manhattan
Thursday, October 18, 2012


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