Related Events

In addition to daily performances and activities on the National Mall, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival recommends events and exhibitions at other Smithsonian museums and venues around Washington, D.C. All events are free unless otherwise noted.

July 12, 2015, 1 p.m.
Aymart Recycled Plastic Workshop
Queens Museum
New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY

Peruvian American artist Aymar Ccopacatty leads an all-ages workshop to create artwork with recycled plastics inspired by traditional textiles and ceramics.

August 1, 2015, 1–4 p.m.
Beading with Peruvian Huayruro Seeds
Smithsonian Ripley Center
900 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, D.C.

In a workshop lead by local Peruvian designer Evelyn Brooks, attendees will use huayruro seeds to create their own jewelry. The seeds have been used in personal adornment and jewelry in Peru since pre-Inka times. Tickets required; presented in collaboration with The Smithsonian Associates.

August 18, 2015, 6:45-8:45 p.m.
Where the Andes Meets the Amazon: An Ecological Tour of Peru
Smithsonian Ripley Center
900 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, D.C.

Enrique Ortiz, vice president and co-founder of the Amazon Conservation Association, describes the strategies that his and other organizations are taking in the region to protect forests and critical habitats while strengthening local communities, including fish farming, Brazil nut harvesting, and conservation tourism. A light reception will follow the presentation. Tickets required; presented in collaboration with The Smithsonian Associates.

2700 F St. NW, Washington, D.C.

Folklife Festival participants from Peru will perform on the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, with a live web broadcast. All performances are 6 to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
New Inca Son

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Marinera Viva!!!
(in the Family Theater)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Tradiciones Carumeñas
El Trio de la Estudiantina Municipal de Ayacucho

Friday, July 3, 2015
Los Wembler’s de Iquitos


The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire
National Museum of the American Indian
Foundations, technology, and legacy of the 20,000-mile road that connected the Inka Empire

Our Universes: Traditional Knowledge Shapes Our World
National Museum of the American Indian
Annual ceremonies based on cosmology and ancestral teachings of Peruvian Quechua and other North and South Americans Native communities

National Zoological Park
Home to wildlife of the Amazon River region, including a family of Andean bears

Infinity of Nations
National Museum of the American Indian, New York City
Cultural heritage of Native headdresses across the Americas