Current Events

El Color del Deseo, a new play by Nilo Cruz

November 7 thru December 16, 2011

In Spanish with simultaneous English translation Directed by Michel Hausmann “The Color of Desire” is set in politically turbulent Havana circa 1960 during the beginning of the revolution. In the play, Americans and Cubans, expatriates, revolutionaries and theater people adjust to the country’s rapid change. The action is centered around the erotically charged relationship between a […]

Lanzamiento del XII Anuario de la Revista Literaria “BAQUIANA”

Viernes, Noviembre 11, 2011 @ 6:30pm

Por duodécimo año consecutivo, la Revista Literaria Baquiana presentará su anuario o versión impresa. El lanzamiento neoyorquino estará a cargo de los directores de Baquiana, Patricio E. Palacios y Maricel Mayor Marsán, con la participación de Antonio Cao, Gladys Triana, Rafael Bordao, Myrna Nieves y otros críticos, poetas y artistas del área metropolitana de Nueva York. […]

Contemporary Cuban-American Art in Chelsea

Thursday, November 17, 2011 – 6:00 pm to 8pm

OPENING RECEPTION A very unique two-day exhibition in the heart of Chelsea, featuring established talent alongside new and exciting Cuban-American artists: Arvade, César Alfonso, Ana Maria Nardo, Jesus Rivera, Walter Rodriguez, Francisco Sanchez and Raul Villarreal. Meet the artists at Thursday’s opening reception. Exhibit hours: Thursday 17 (6 pm to 9 pm) and Friday 18 […]

El Jucaral, 1851: primer Grito por la independencia de Cuba

Friday, December 2, 2011 @ 6:30pm

An illustrated presentation by historian Andrés Castellanos on a relatively unknown event in 19th century Cuba, the first armed insurrection against Spain for the cause of Cuban indpendence. Led by Joaquín de Agüero at Jucaral, Puerto Príncipe (Camagüey), this failed heroic attempt took place 17 years before the Grito de Yara, which would unleash the […]

Indómitas al Sol: Cinco poetas cubanas de Nueva York

Viernes, Diciembre 9, 2011 @ 6:30pm

A veinte años de que la Editorial Betania publicara la antología Cinco poetas cubanas en Nueva York, Felipe Lázaro, fundador y director de la prolífica casa editorial madrileña, vuelve a visitar la obra de estas autoras con una nueva edición, la cual describe como “una actualización crítica de cinco de las voces líricas más importantes […]

A Cuban Baroque Christmas

Saturday, December 17, 2011 @ 7:00 pm

Be part of history! Celebrate this holiday season at the New York City premiere of 18th century Christmas carols by Cuban baroque composer Esteban Salas (1725 – 1803). Starring Capilla Esteban Salas de Nueva York, under the musical direction of Maestro Flores Chaviano, from Spain’s prestigious Conservatorio de Segovia.With an international ensemble of singers and […]

Enterrado mi corazón, de Leah Bonnín

Jueves, Febrero 16, 2012 @ 6:00pm

Una mujer espera desnuda en la cama. Algo extraordinario va a sucederle. Quizás muera o quizás no. Minimalista y arriesgada, Enterrado mi corazón suma una nueva experiencia al original universo literario de la escritora catalana Leah Bonnín, quien nos lleva a Cuba de la mano de una misteriosa mujer. Tendida con el cuaderno de La […]


Saturday, August 20, 2011 - 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.

The first all-day conference ever held on Cuba’s national pastime! Featuring keynote speaker and 2011 Humanities Medal recipient Roberto González Echevarría, joined by a host of baseball historians and players, including never-before-seen archival photographs, films, the Dodgers in 1950’s Havana, Cuban legends of the Negro Leagues, Cuban women in baseball, including AAGPBL veterans, Habana vs. […]

¡Zarzuela Siempre!*

Saturday, June 25, 2011 @ 8:00 pm

Maestro Pablo Zinger takes us on an anthological journey to the origins of a most beloved musical genre, from its origins in 17th century Spain to the Cuban operettas of the first decades of the 20th century. Featuring numbers from popular favorites, like Luisa Fernánda, as well as songs by key composers of the Cuban […]


Friday, June 3, 2011 @ 7:30 pm

Featuring the most sought-after artists among collectors of Cuban art today, including the outstanding Carmen Herrera, as well as: Gustavo Acosta, José Acosta, Susan Bank, Guido Betancourt, Humberto Calzada, Chary Castro-Marín, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Enrique Cubillas, Arturo Cuenca, Liliam Cuenca, Ofill Echevarría, Nelson Franco, Florencio Gelabert, David Martínez, Manuel Pardo, Jesús Rivera, Baruj Salinas, Leandro […]

Gladys Triana’s The Observer

Thursday, May 26, 2011 @ 6:00 pm

A groundbreaking art film by painter and sculptor Gladys Triana, seeking to go beyond the aesthetic quality of the image to explore the fantasy of the unknown and the circle of existential meaning. With hauntingly abstract music and intervals of silence, and a striking interplay of light and movement, the film poignantly evokes the passage […]

The Journalistic Legacy of José Martí

Friday, May 20, 2011 @ 6:30 pm

Marissa Ambio explores the many periodicals published by the Cuban community in exile during the Ten Years War (1868-78), reflecting the development of the Cuban national project during this period. Taking off on this tradition, Esther Allen explores the extraordinary journalistic output of José Martí as a foreign correspondent throughout the 1890′s and early 1990′s […]

Aimé Césaire’s Solar Throat Slashed

Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 7:00 pm

A discussion of the importance of Cuba and Cubans—including Lydia Cabrera and Wifredo Lam—in launching the career of Martinican poet Aimé Césaire (1913—2008) during WWII. Clayton Eshleman, Césaire’s foremost translator, and A. James Arnold, the leading editor of the poet’s French works, will read from their translation of Césaire’s Soleil cou coupe (Wesleyan University Press). […]

Cuban Overtures ~ from José White to George Gershwin*

Friday, April 29, 2011 @ 7:30 pm

Classical pianists Eric Clark (U.S.), Vitaly Popov (Russia) and Chiemi Nakai (Japan) play European masters and then pay due hommage to George Gershwin and classical Cuban composers from the 19th and 20th centuries, including José White, Alejandro García Caturla, Ernesto Lecuona and others. Featuring a stellar performance by Cuban bass virtuoso Carlos del Pino, artistic […]