Current Events


Friday, March 7, 2014 @ 8 pm

A spectacular symphonic chorale concert of Cuban and Spanish music in celebration of International Women’s Day, featuring the New York City debut of the all-women’s chorus Voces Blancas del Nalón, winner of several international competitions, including the 2012 First Prize Cum Laude at the prestigious European Festival Musik de Neerpel, in Belgium, and recognized worldwide for its vocal […]

Cuban Cuisine: Del casabe al mojito

Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 9 am to 7 pm

René Portocarrero, “La cena” (1942) The first conference ever held on the history and development of Cuban cuisine—from its origins to the present. At the state-of-the-arts facilities of The International Culinary Center in Manhattan, the event will not only cover the evolution and the different influences that have shaped the Cuban gastronomical landscape—through both formal presentations, […]

Exilio, A Novel

Friday, March 1, 2013 @ 6:30 pm

In the fall of 1968, a man and a boy each take a separate flight to Madrid, Spain. The boy is an exile from Cuba; the man is a wealthy uncle from Newark sent to meet and care for the boy. A few days later, the man is found dead in a luxury hotel room […]

Cuban Cinema Cycle: Juan de los muertos

Friday, March 8, 2013 @ 6:30 pm

The second installment in our 2012-2013 Cuban Cinema Cycle is Alejandro Brugués’s Juan of the Dead, a 2011 quasi-horror film that has garnered multiple awards and critical acclaim worldwide, most recently, Spain’s Goya Award for Best Iberoamerican Film: Writer and director Brugués deviates from the genre’s norm to create a satirical zombie-comedy and, in […]

The Blogosphere and Civil Society in Cuba

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

A round-table discussion on the role of the blogosphere in contemporary Cuba and its potential contribution to the construction of civil society on the island. Featuring the most prominent Cuban bloggers in and outside of Cuba: Yoani Sánchez is best known for her blog, Generación Y (Generation Y), and she is also a regular contributor […]

Siempre en mi corazón / Always in My Heart

Friday, April 5, 2013 @ 8 pm

A gala concert featuring the songs of Ernesto Lecuona, on the 50th anniversary year of his death. Cuba’s most prolific composer, Lecuona wrote over 600 pieces, and his catalogue spans several genres, including piano pieces, songs, zarzuelas, movie scores, and works for piano and orchestra. Also an outstanding pianist, his influence on Latin American music […]

Cuban Cinema Cycle: Y los quiero conocer

Friday, April 19, 2013 @ 6:30 pm

Y los quiero conocer takes its title from a popular song by Trio Matamoros and covers the first 60 years of Cuban history after the island’s independence from Spain in 1898. It combines archival film footage from the time of the inauguration of the Republic of Cuba in 1902 to the last days of the Batista […]


Wednesday, April 24, 2013 @ 7 pm

A conversation between Cuban-American poet Richard Blanco and writer Gustavo Pérez-Firmat, who will address issues such as cultural identity, displacement, and the Cuban diaspora, and how these have helped drive their creative impulse and are reflected in their respective writings. The authors will also read selections from their work germane to the conversation. Co-sponsored by Americas Society. Richard […]


Friday, May 3, 2013 @ 6 pm

Come join us for tapas and mojitos at a unique art auction, featuring works by some of the most sought-after Cuban and Cuban-American artists today, as well as outstanding new talent, many of whom will be present at the event! Given the fundraising nature of the auction, these highly coveted works will be offered at a […]

Be Careful! The Sharks Will Eat You! – The Making of A Musical

Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 8 pm

A one-man-show written and performed by Jay Alvarez. Told with humor and pathos through the sensitive lens of a child, the story relates a family’s perilous escape from Cuba. Alvarez’s “galvanizing solo piece” will be followed by performances of newly written compositions for the play by the multi-Grammy winner Paquito D’Rivera, with lyrics by Gaby Gold. […]

A Musical Voyage to Romanticism

Sunday, May 19, 2013 @ 3 pm

  A musical voyage to a bygone era, featuring compositions by prominent Romantic masters from Cuba, Spain, Italy, Austria, France, and Germany, including the legendary 19th century Cuban violinist and composer José White (1836-1918), pictured at left, whose career and legacy illustrates the era’s musical cross-currents between Europe and the island. Starring basque soprano Amaya Arberas, who […]