Current Events

Women Travelers In Latin America Symposium:

Wednesday thru Friday, May 16 thru 18 @ 7 pm (itemized below), 2012

Panel Discussion Wednesday, May 16 @ 7 pm This opening night of the Women Travelers Symposium will consist of a panel discussion featuring scholars Claire Emille Martin, Vanesa Miseres, Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert, and Adela Pineda Franco. Adriana Méndez Rodenas will moderate. The panel will explore the contributions and legacies of four pioneering women travelers who wrote […]

Pope Benedict XVI’s Visit to Cuba: What I Saw and Heard

Thursday, June 7, 2012 @ 6 pm

First-hand accounts of Pope Benedict’s visit to Cuba, drawing constrasts and comparisons between his mass at Antonio Maceo Plaza in Santiago (pictured left), where an anti-government protester was beaten and arrested, and the service at  Revolution Plaza in Havana. The Pope’s message will also be discussed, most specifically its perceived effect on the faithful minority and the populace in general. Testimonials […]

La Mujer Cubana: Building and Changing the Nation

Saturday, June 23, 2012, 8:30 am to 7:30 pm

An unprecedented gathering highlighting the cultural and social legacy of Cuban women and their transcendental role in shaping the nation, from colonial times to the present. With artists, writers and scholars from the U.S., Canada, Europe and Latin America. The all-day conference includes breakfast, lunch, merienda and a farewell toast, as well as a recital of traditional boleros […]

Aurelio de la Vega: A Celebration and a Tribute, “2012 Ignacio Cervantes Medal”

Friday, June 29, 2012 @ 7 pm

A concert in honor of Cuban composer Aurelio de la Vega, considered one of the greatest exponents of contemporary art music. Mr. de la Vega is the 2012 recipient of the Ignacio Cervantes Medal, the CCCNY’s lifetime achievement award for excellence in classical music. With Cuban pianist Martha Marchena and American soprano Anne Marie Ketchum. […]

Lo Más Nuevo de Aduana Vieja

Friday, January 13, 2012 @ 6:30 PM

An exclusive presentation of the latest catalogue by the prestigious Spanish publishing house Aduana Vieja, featuring its latest titles, including a new annotated edition of Cecilia Valdés, the complete works of the legendary Cuban playwright José Triana, the novel Un bronceado hawaiano, by Matías Montes Huidobro, the lastest anthology of Cuban poetry in exile, edited […]

Boleros Prohibidos

Friday, January 27, 2012 @ 6:00pm

Boleros Prohibidos (“Forbidden Love Songs”) is a powerful multimedia tour-de-force on the romantic Cuban music of the 1950s, the golden age of the bolero in Havana’s cabarets and night clubs, when world-class stars such as Olga Guillot, Elena Burke, and Beny Moré were creating their best ballads: “Miénteme,” “Qué Sabes Tú,” and “Cómo Fue.” Armando […]

José Martí: En Conmemoración de su Natalicio

Saturday, January 28, 2012

4:00 PM Ofrecimiento Our traditional annual tribute to José Martí on his birthday. Those attending should bring a white rose. Commemorative words by Antonio Cao. José Martí Statue in Central Park 59th Street, off 6th Ave., NYC PUBLIC GATHERING (NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED) 5:30 PM El Hotel Griffou y la Guerra del 95: Encuentros y desencuentros […]