Peruvian New York

Peruvian New York is centered in Paterson, New Jersey and Jackson Heights, Queens.

Throckmorton Fine Art is America’s leading dealer of Latin American Photography, and Pre-Columbian & Chinese Artifacts

Chinese Jades “Mythical Beasts – The Divinity of Dragons” through Apr 22. Argentine, Colombian, Cuban, Mexican, and Spanish work at the AIPAD Photography Show booth #500 Mar 29 – Apr 2, 2017

William Cordova breaks and reconnects timelines of history

The Peruvian-American artist shows an installation, “Smoke Signals: Sculpting in Time,” at Sikkema Jenkins & Co in Chelsea, Apr 7 – May 13, 2017

Repertorio Español, Off-Broadway in Spanish

Brazilian, Colombian, Dominican, Puerto Rican, Spanish, and Peruvian comedies and tragedies most Tuesdays – Sundays in April, 2017

World Cup 2018 Qualifiers continue, Brazil is through

The 2017 World Cup Russia is Jun 14 – Jul 15, 2018. South American qualifying continues Wed, Aug 30, 2017

Arrival wins an Oscar and Iranian director Asghar Farhadi speaks for us

French-Canadian sci-fi thriller Arrival was 2017’s only Latin winner at the Oscars on Feb 26, 2017

Carnival is a Global Latin Party that ends on Mardi Gras

The Septuagesima is Feb 12, but Venice Carnavale starts Feb 11. Rio Carnaval starts Feb 24. Barranquilla Carnaval starts Feb 25. The whole party ends on Carnival Tuesday (Mardi Gras), Feb 28, 2017.

VOLTA NY invitational show of solo artist projects

Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Cuban, French-Canadian, Honduran, Italian, Mexican, & Peruvian art at Pier 90 Mar 1-5, 2017

Uptown Fashion Week shows Latin American Designers

Fashion shows of Latin American designers at the Skyline Hotel Feb 13-15, 2017

Terraza 7 is the heart of NY’s Latin American Jazz

World Jazz club and community center in the heart of Latin Queens

It’s NYC Restaurant Week

Reservations open Jan 9 for prix fixe lunches and dinners at some of NYC’s best restaurants Jan 23 – Feb 10, 2017. If you miss out, you will have to wait until Jul/Aug.

Peruvian Independence Day

July 28-29 is a two-day celebration of the Peruvian declaration of independence from Spain in 1824.

Hispanic Heritage Month

The United States celebrates our Hispanic heritage from September 15 – October 25

Hispanic Day Parade

New Yorkers from the 20 Latin American countries and Spain celebrate the last days of Hispanic Heritage Month on Sun, Oct, 8, 2017

Tony Succar UNITY Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson

If you like Michael Jackson and Salsa, you will love this.

When Two Worlds Collide

Heidi Brandenburg and Mathew Orzel’s 2016 documentary about the clash between Peru’s Amazonian people and the government screens at Film Forum Wednesday, August 17 to Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Copa América Centenario

The South American soccer championship celebrated its centennial in the USA June 3-26, 2016. Chile defeated Argentina to become champions. Chile will represent South America in the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2017.

New York Festival of Song

Compositora: Songs by Latin American Women featuring soprano María Valdés and baritone Efraín Solís
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 8pm

Mario Vargas Llosa

by Keith Widyolar NEW YORK Sep 25, 2012 ~ Peruvian author Mario…

Chicha Libre

Barbés presents Chicha Libre, Peruvian-influenced Pscyhedelic Cumbia with Brooklyn attitude Mon Sep…

Paterson, New Jersey is the center of metropolitan New York City’s Peruvian community. It is the largest Peruvian-American community in the United States.

Jazz trumpeter Gabriela Algeria and his Afro-Peruvian Sextet are the top Peruvian band in New York City. They regularly play jazz venues all over town.

Peruvian Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa put modern Peruvian literature on the map. He is a regular visitor to New York City.

Fashion photographer Mario Testino is also regularly in New York City.

Peru is the home of the descendants of the Incas, who were one of the world’s most advanced civilizations in their time and the largest empire in pre-Columbian America. Lima, Peru was the first capital of Spanish South America in the 16th Century. Peruvian culture blends Inca, Spanish and African influences. There is a lot more to it than the Andean flute players who play New York City’s streets for tips.

“You are what you eat,” so the saying goes. Peruvian food is rich compared to most cuisine in Latin America. Peruvian food is often served in large portions. The seafood is especially delicious. Peruvian grilled chicken is becoming popular in New York.

Potatoes were first domesticated in southern Peru and have been bred into over a thousand varieties that are now grown around the world.

Although the U.S. English pronunciation has lost its association with the Peruvian capital, Lima beans (Phaseolus lunatus) originated in Peru. Their name comes from the place of origin on boxes exported to the Americas and Europe by the Spanish Viceroyalty of Peru.

Tomatoes and Quinoa are also from the Andes region.

Ceviche is a signature Peruvian dish. It is believed to have been brought to Peru by Moorish women from Granada who came with the conquistadors.

Pisco, the national liquor of Peru, is an Andean grape brandy. The Spaniards distilled wine to make it easier to ship. Pisco was the most popular liquor of the California Gold Rush of 1849.