Colombia’s Independence Day is celebrated July 20th, Colombian community in New York gets together every year to celebrate their Independence day. The festival is a day-long gathering of mostly New York Colombians to live the community spirit and bring back memories of their motherland. Colombian Consulate sets up an entire week of art and cultural events. On July 20th Colombians honor Simon Bolivar by placing flowers at his statue located At Central Park on 59th St and 6th Ave in Manhattan, They also place flowers in Jackson Heights Queens on 82nd st and 37th Ave well known as Colombian Street. Saint Patricks’ Church In Manhattan also offers a solemn mass for those who are attracted by the music and Colombian spirit there is a parade on Northern Boulevard starting on 69th St. it’s a spectacle with colorful Colombian folklore with music and bands. The most emblematic event takes place in Flushing Meadow Park in Queens. Colombians and other Latinos from New York, Connecticut and New Jersey gather for the festivities.