T he Peruvian International Festival is a non-profit organization that seeks to enhance the culture and Peruvian folklore abroad promoting multitudinous events, highlighting the effort that has been made by compatriots abroad.
International Peruvian Festival
The International Peruvian Festival is an organization made up of residents of the Peruvian community along with its neighboring South American counterparts; who wish to promote, empower, inspire, and share a passion for the millenary Peruvian culture, folklore, and its traditions stemming from the descendants of the INCA civilization.
Along with promoting the Inca culture, it is ourduty as a community-based organization to provide services to individuals and families with limited financial resources who face family difficulties, helping them to enrich the family nucleus while preserving the values of a healthy home both physically and mentally.
Where is the Parade Hosted and When?
On 2014 was our first Annual event in Jackson Heights, Queens. Every year we will celebrate our Peruvian and South American /Hispanic Heritage along Northern Boulevard. On 2016, The parade will take place on June 26, 2016.
Why in this place?
The neighborhood of Jackson Heights is home to a large number of South American immigrants, including the second largest number of Peruvian Americans in the Metro New York Area. South American retailers and eateries, predominantly from Peru and Colombia dominate Northern Boulevard and 37th Avenue from East 80th Street to the border of neighboring Corona at Junction Boulevard. Roosevelt Avenue is also lined with various mainly Hispanic retail stores many of which are owned by South American immigrants who have made New York their second home.
It is for these reasons that we feel it is the ideal area to host our exciting new family event. Our purpose is to bring to the Jackson Heights community a celebration of Peruvian heritage, its folklore and rich history.