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LA ÚLTIMA CASA DE JOSÉ MARTÍ

Saturday, May 17, 2014 @ 1 pm

A visit to the last house where José Martí lived in Manhattan—the home of Dr. Ramón Miranda and family—where he spent one last snow-bound night before leaving hurriedly the following day, the morning of January 31, 1895, for his fateful voyage to join the armed struggle for Cuba’s independence.     Although Martí’s last residence in […]

HOJEAR ORÍGENES: SOLEDAD Y CONEXIONES DE UNA REVISTA CULTURAL

Friday, May 30, 2014 @ 6:30 pm

A celebration of the 70th anniversary of the first publication of Orígenes, Cuba’s most important literary journal of the twentieth century. Founded in the spring of 1944, Orígenes gathered the most distinguished Cuban poets, artists, critics and intellectuals of the time, who published not only their own work, but also the first translations of contemporary […]

HECHO A MANO EN TRINIDAD DE CUBA

Friday, June 13, 2014 @ 6:30 pm

The New York City launching of a unique book by Cristina González Béquer, who affectionately recreates from childhood memories—enhanced by impecably reproduced period photographs—the folklore and handicraft traditions of Trinidad, one of the best preserved colonial townships of the New World. The author conjures up the city’s cultural landscape in the wake of the triumph […]

NEW CUBAN POSTER ART: UNVEILING THE UNCONSCIONABLE

Friday, June 20, 2014, 6 pm to 9 pm

A unique exhibit of contemporary Cuban poster art by one of its leading exponents, Rolando Pulido, who has selflessly dedicated his talent to support the burgeoning civic resistance movement on the Island. Although within the stylistic continuum of the anti-capitalist poster art that emerged during the first decade of the Cuban revolution—including Alberto Korda’s universally […]

ACROSS THE POND: Art Songs from Cuba and Spain

Saturday, August 23, 2014 @ 6 pm

                        A unique concert of art songs crisscrossing the Atlantic between Cuba and Spain, featuring some of the most iconic composers from both countries, including Sindo Garay, Manuel de Falla, Eduardo Sánchez de Fuentes, Joaquín Turina, Ernesto Lecuona, Eduard Toldrá, Ruperto Chapí, and Gonzalo […]

Ofill Echevarría’s EL MUNDO DE LOS VIVOS/THE REAL WORLD

Thursday, September 19, 2013 5 to 9 pm

  An exhibit and book launch featuring the unveiling of Moonbeams, large scale oil paintings, as well as a select group of moving pictures by Ofill Echevarría, a Cuban-American painter and multimedia artist who captures realistic images from urban life “that explore the world beneath and beyond the surface in a dynamic dialogue with the soul.” Jorge Moya, […]

EL INVENTARIO DE LAURA YMAYO TARTAKOFF

Viernes, 20 de septiembre, 2013 @ 6:30 pm

  Un conversatorio con Laura Ymayo Tartakoff a partir de su nuevo libro, Inventario y otros poemas.  La autora se inscribe en la promoción de cubanos que muy jóvenes marcharon al exilio, y ha desarrollado su personal expresión poética en ese universo. Siente cierta nostalgia de paisajes y vínculos perdidos y sabe insertar en su creación […]

TOP DRAWER

Thursday, September 26, 2013 @ 8 pm

                    Adelaide Mestre’s TOP DRAWER: Stories of dysfunction and redemption, is a poignant musical memoir that recounts a life of privilege and secrets, an autobiographical journey from the Upper East Side of Manhattan to the old city streets of Havana, Cuba. It was first presented at the […]

CUBAN CINEMA CYCLE: CELEBRATING LIFE IN UNION

Friday, October 18, 2013 @ 6 pm

Gladys Bensimon‘s award-winning documentary opens our Cuban Cinema Cycle this fall season. It is a story about human resilience, community, and brotherhood. Narrated by Andy García, the film follows a group of former Cuban political prisoners through their memory of imprisonment and their half-century fight against the aging Castro regime.  Having developed a strong community for themselves that […]

VOCES DEL TANGO

Friday, November 15, 2013 @ 8 pm

The CCCNY pays tribute to the legendary Carlos Gardel, the most prominent figure in the history of tango, a genre that since the onset of the 20th century has captivated audiences worldwide, and was embraced, interpreted and recorded by Cuban artists since the early 1930’s. This veritable musical tour-de-force, directed and arranged by Maestro Pablo […]

IN THE GARDENS OF CHANTILLY: AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH SEVERO SARDUY

Friday, November 22, 2013 @ 6:30 pm

The CCCNY revisits the work of Severo Sarduy and pays due hommage to his legacy on the 20th anniversary year of his death. One of Cuba’s most brilliant and versatile writers, Sarduy excelled as a novelist, essayist and poet, and his groundbreaking oeuvre is enjoying reawakened interest worldwide. The commemorative tribute will begin with a unique […]

PRO-ARTE MUSICAL AND ITS UNIQUE CULTURAL LEGACY

Saturday, December 7, 2013 @ 2:00 pm

It is not possible to recount the history of Cuban culture in the first half of the 20th century without mentioning the seminal role played by the Pro-Arte Musical Society. Founded in 1918 by a group of women, it flourished under the exceptional leadership of its presidents, most notably, María Teresa García Montes de Giberga (pictured […]

MARTÍ ENTRE DOS IDIOMAS: TALLER DE TRADUCCIÓN

Viernes 31 de enero de 2014 @ 6:30 pm

                                        Un seminario participativo en conmemoración del natalicio de José Martí (1853-1995), cuya obra está aún por traducirse en toda su magnitud. Traductor de relieve, impulsado tanto por su vasta cultura y su afición a la literatura […]

THE END OF UTOPIA?: A CHAT WITH LEONARDO PADURA

Monday, February 24, 2014

A chat with the outstanding Cuban novelist Leonardo Padura, the author of the best-seller El hombre que amaba a los perros (Tusquets Editores), on the inaugural book launch of the English translation of the novel by Anna Kushner.  The Man Who Loved Dogs (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) brings to life one of the most fascinating and complex political narratives […]

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