Current Events

Noche de fílin, with Lourdes Simón and José Negroni

Saturday, October 6, 2012 @ 7 PM

El filin, a Cuban musical style dating back to the second half of the 1940’s, has wowed fans the world over for its inimitable way of saying or singing a bolero, thouroughly imbued with the artist’s feeling. Deeply influenced by jazz, it has launched the careers of many great artists, including composer Frank Domínguez, whose signature […]

Trinidad de Cuba: Historia, leyenda y folclore

Thursday, October 11, 2012 @ 7 pm

The tri-state launching of a unique historical work on the oldest colonial city in Cuba, completed by Manuel de J. Béquer, the city’s historian until 1960, only a few days before his death. Founded on December 23, 1514 by Diego Velázquez, Trinidad was named one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites in 1988. With a testimonial […]

Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba

Thursday, October 25, 2012 @ 7 pm

An exclusive event honoring Bacardi and its unique role in the the history of Cuba. With veteran NPR correspondent Tom Gjelten, who will discuss the history of Bacardi rum, founded in 1862 in Santiago de Cuba and based today in Bermuda. The occasion marks the New York City launching of Bacardí y la larga lucha por […]

El traidor de Praga

Friday, November 9, 2012 @ 6 pm

The New York City launching of the most riveting thriller to grace Cuban literature in years. Linking Prague, Washington, South Yemen, Paris, Sitges, Madrid, Havana, Geneva, and Panama City, the novel takes the reader into the whirlwind days of the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe, when the threat of terrorist cells already loomed on […]

Alonso Drummond Duo ~ A Gala Concert

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 @ 8 pm

The New York City debut of the outstanding Alonso-Drummond Duo, who will present their own arrangements of well-known composers in a quasi-ballet suite format. By drawing on the long heritage of each instrument, the ensemble brings to life a rich and vibrant reading of the score while melding the best of piano and guitar literature in an […]

Cuban Cinema Cycle: Havana in Bushwick

Friday, November 16, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

Gabe Rodriguez‘s surreal film about the journey of a Cuban-American man with a confused cultural identity. Larry Costa plays García, a hero who never speaks. At a party he develops an attraction for a beautiful woman played by Audrey Lorea. Her seductive singing and dancing creates an illusion in his mind and triggers his Cuban memories. […]

Canarias, Cuba y Francia: Los exilios literarios de Nivaria Tejera

Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 6 pm

A gathering of writers and artists in homage to Nivaria Tejera, one of the most unique literary voices of the 20th and 21st centuries on both sides of the Atlantic. Led by literary critic María Hernández-Ojeda, editor of Canarias, Cuba y Francia: Los exilios literarios de Nivaria Tejera, to be launched on this occasion, the […]

A Christmas Dinner and Dance Party with Sonidos de Cuba!

Sunday, December 2, 2012, from 1 pm to 4 pm

The CCCNY caps its 2012 fall program and rings in the holiday season with an all-out dance party starring Sonidos de Cuba, the hottest Cuban combo on either side of the Hudson! Includes a delicious full-course menu prepared by the chef at the chic Victor’s Café, the indisputable emblem of Cuban cuisine in New York City. With multiple raffles, offering treasurable […]