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GERTRUDIS GÓMEZ DE AVELLANEDA: A 200th Anniversary Celebration

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 @ 7 pm

                    Our Fall 2014 events calendar opens with a celebration of the great Cuban writer Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda on the 200th anniversary of her birth. The audience will be privy to a unique lecture and visual presentation entitled  “Picturing Cuba: Romantic Ecology in Gómez de […]

VIRGILIO PIÑERA’S “AIRE FRÍO”

Sunday Matinee, September 14, 2014 @ 2 pm

                        “I’m going to marry the first man I find in the street!” yells Luz Marina, the protagonist of Virgilio Piñera‘s masterpiece, Aire Frío. A strong-willed fighter bent on survival in a harsh world of male chauvinism, necessity and political turmoil, she will toil […]

XIII CONGRESO ANUAL ~ EL CHOTEO CUBANO: Humor and National Identity

Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 9 am to 7 pm

  The Cuban Cultural Center of New York is proud to present the first conference ever held on the history and development of the Cuban choteo—from its origins to the present. The event will include key guest speakers and entertainers, as well as historical footage related to the diverse facets of Cuban humor, both on […]

IDENTIDAD Y DIÁSPORA: EL TEATRO DE PEDRO MONGE RAFULS

Friday, October 17, 2014 @ 6:30 pm

The Manhattan launching of a critical anthology on the work of Cuban playwright Pedro Monge Rafuls. Edited by the noted literary critics Elena M. Martínez and Francisco Soto, the anthology compiles essays, critical reviews, testimonials, an exclusive interview with the playwright, as well as an extensive and invaluable bibliography on Monge’s work. The volume broaches […]

JUANA ZAYAS IN CONCERT

Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 2 pm

Juana Zayas, one of the world’s most admirable concert pianists, returns to Carnegie Hall with works by Schumann, Schubert, Chopin and Debussy. Throughout her distinguished career, Ms. Zayas has performed for appreciative audiences and to glowing reviews the world over, eliciting superlative praise from the most demanding classical music critics: Zayas is an extraordinary pianist. […]

CUBAN CINEMA CYCLE: UNEARTHING NICOLASITO

Friday, November 7, 2014 @ 6:30 pm

An exclusive presentation dedicated to exploring the work of the experimental Cuban filmmaker Nicolás Guillén Landrián (1938-2003), fondly addressed as Nicolasito,* whose work was heavily censored and prevented from being part of the island’s film industry. In 1964, Guillén was given a special award at the Krakow Film Festival for his film En un barrio […]

SANDRO GUERRA’S FRACTAL MODEL OF LIFE

November 21, 2014 @ 6:30 pm

  Sandro Guerra’s The Fractal Model of Life is an ambitious and unconventional book that looks to the relationship between life and fractals from a completely different perspective. It describes morphology as a mirror effect that takes place between two fundamental parts of the body that seem to follow similar instructions in opposite directions. To illustrate this idea a […]

LA VIRGEN DE LA CARIDAD EN EL ALMA DEL PUEBLO CUBANO

Thursday, December 4, 2014 @ 6:30 pm

The New York City book launching of La Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre en el alma del pueblo cubano, the result of thorough, in-depth and decades-long research by Cuban historian Emilio Cueto, who brings to light the pervasive presence of Our Lady of Charity across the centuries and in the work of hundreds of […]

A CHRISTMAS DINNER & DANCE PARTY @ VICTOR’S CAFE

Sunday, December 14, 2014 ~ 1 pm to 4 pm

By popular demand, the CCCNY caps its 2014 fall program and rings in the holiday season with another ALL-OUT DANCE PARTY starring Sonidos de Cuba, the hottest Cuban combo on either side of the Hudson! Includes a delicious menu prepared by the chef at the chic Victor’s Café, the indisputable emblem of Cuban cuisine in New York City. […]

CUBAN CINEMA CYCLE: ENTROPÍA

Friday, April 11, 2014 @ 6:30 pm

An exclusive New York City screening of Eliécer Jiménez Almeida‘s critically acclaimed documentary, Entropía, awarded Grand Prize for Best Documentary at the XI Audiovisual Festival ”Por Primera Vez” in Holguín, Cuba in 2013. Composed from a myriad of film and news sources, the film is, at first glance, a conceptually dissonant collage of images and voices, yet these gradually converge into a coherent artistic commentary. […]

CUBAN RAP: SIN CENSURA

Thursday, April 17, 2014 @ 6:30 pm

                    The New York City debut of Julito León, of the duo El Primario y Julito, one of the youngest and most dynamic exponents of Cuba’s underground hip hop movement, whose performances have been systematically censored by the government for their incisive lyrics, full of social and […]

CUBA EN CLAVE: Dance Journeys of the Son and the Rumba

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 7 pm

Since their birth in mid-nineteenth century Cuba to the present, the son and the rumba have been at the center of polemical debates, kindled by ideology and aesthetics. These dances have traveled the world and captivated artists of all nationalities, inspired by their sensuality, distinctiveness and elegance. In this unique presentation, Cuban dancer and scholar […]

THREE CENTURIES OF CUBAN VISTAS, ETCHINGS, AND DRAWINGS: 1729-2009

Saturday, April 26, 2014, @ 10 am

A unique one-hour presentation of Cuban vistas, etchings and drawings, spanning three centuries. Selected from the private collection of the New York Public Library, the talk and exhibit will include original works by Wifredo Lam, Daniel Serra-Badué, Ana Mendieta, Domingo de la Cueva, Flora Fong, Jorge Pardo, Emilio Sánchez, and others, as well as several joint projects with Cuban […]

CUBAN CINEMA CYCLE: GODDESS OF TIME

Friday, May 2, 2014 @ 6:30 pm

Goddess of Time, the latest indie by Gabe Rodríguez, is a bleak, meditative examination of the brutality of war and our treatment of veterans. The plot is unveiled through an original fantasy story combining heroism and the supernatural: Orysia Rozhenko (Dina Cataldi) is a tough New York cop, Ukrainian-born and Brooklyn-raised. Yet she is also disillusioned […]

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