Current Events

ISLAND ALLURE ~ CUBA: 1858-1958

Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ 7 pm

An illustrated talk by noted photography collector Ramiro A. Fernández, featuring historical gems from his intensely personal archive on Cuba, amassed with professional expertise, visual insight and a decidedly cinematic flair. Through hundreds of magnificently preserved vintage photographs and ephemera, Island Allure celebrates the culture of high style that prevailed in the Island from colonial times through […]

CULTIVO UNA ROSA BLANCA

Saturday, January 28, 2017 @ 3 pm

Our annual tribute to José Martí (1853-1895) on his birthday. Founding father of Cuba and leader of its last war of independence, José Martí is also a towering figure in Cuban and Latin American literature. In his short life, he excelled as a poet, essayist, journalist, and revolutionary. Throughout the 1890′s and early 1990′s he worked as a foreign correspondent in New […]

ARISTIDE Y SUS TRES ORILLAS

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 @ 7 pm

The New York City premiere of a documentary on the art of famed Cuban caricaturist Aristídes Pumariega, known to all as Aristide, listed among the most recognized political cartoonists of the 20th century by Italy’s Centro Nazionale del Fumetto. The film is an insightful and humorous profile on his lives and times on three shores: […]

CRAVING CUBA

Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 6 pm

After attending the Sundance Film Festival in 2015, Zuzy Martin Lynch was inspired by the power of film to turn a brewing book project into a story about identity. After a string of serendipitous happenings and a somewhat successful crowdfunding campaign, the filmmaker took a leap of faith and began producing an insightful film that […]

DEL CLARÍN ESCUCHAD EL SILENCIO

Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 7 pm

Award-winning PBS journalist Rafael Pi Román interviews writer Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo on the New York City launching of the author’s latest book, Del clarín escuchad el silencio (Listen to the bugle’s silence). Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo is among the most sought after Cuban writers today and is considered one of the most eloquent voices […]

LA LUPE… LA YIYIYI… THE QUEEN OF LATIN SOUL

Monday, March 6, 2017 @ 7 pm

An archival musical tribute to Lupe Victoria Yolí (1939-1992), known as La Lupe, one of the most talented, controversial, and beloved entertainers in Cuban popular music, excelling in several musical genres. With a style all her own, La Lupe broke barriers, defied censorship, and reinvented herself in New York, where her large legion of Hispanic […]

AN ART EXHIBIT: GRUPO < 11 >

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 @ 7 pm (Opening) through Sunday, March 19, 2017

Organized as an initiative by Grupo < >, an artists’ collective founded in New York City by five women from the Americas, this unique art exhibit brings together artists to engage in dialogue concerning their diverse works. Each founding member of Grupo < > has invited another artist to be part of this project, creating an […]

CUBA Y CANARIAS: CANCIONES DE TODOS LOS TIEMPOS

Sunday, March 12, 2017 @ 7 pm

Back by popular demand, we are delighted to present another exclusive concert by Mestisay, one of the most popular groups from the Canary Islands, starring Olga Cerpa, its lead singer since 1986. Graced with an exquisite vocal quality and an arresting stage presence, Cerpa is considered the most important singer from Canarias today, and is […]

THE OBJECT AS WITNESS

A conversation with some of the participating artists in the Grupo < 11 > exhibition which opened on March 7. The conversation will be based on the premise that to think about objects as witnesses is to give them capacity to hold and transfer a story or an event. Curator Carolina Castro Jorquera will present the exhibition […]

LUISA MARÍA GÜELL: AN EXCLUSIVE RECITAL

Thursday, March 16, 2017 @ 7 pm

An exclusive recital by the widely acclaimed Cuban-Spanish singer Luisa María Güell, in celebration of her long and successful international career and her numerous recognitions, among them, winner of the International Malaga Festival in Spain; and winner at the Paris Grand Prix de la Chanson, in 1979, of the Edith Piaf Gold Medal, the only non-French […]

ALEXI TORRES’ ‘SUN LIGHT’

Saturday, October 15, 2016 ~ 2 pm to 5 pm

The CCCNY is pleased to invite you to a closing party for Sun Light, a solo exhibition by Cuban artist Alexi Torres at UNIX Gallery in Chelsea, which has run to critical acclaim for five weeks. This marks his second exhibition with the gallery. This new body of work features portraits of Cuban nationals, including friends and family […]

JUANA ZAYAS: “A CHOPINIST TO THE MANNER BORN”

Sunday, October 23, 2016 @ 3 pm

We are delighted to bring back by popular demand one of Cuba’s most beloved classical pianists, the internationally acclaimed Juana Zayas, whose 1983 recording of the Chopin Études has been widely lauded as the greatest of the 20th century. Juana Zayas’ childhood is stuff of legend. Picking out piano pieces by ear as early as […]

MEMORIAS DEL EQUILIBRIO

Friday, October 28, 2016 at 6:30 pm

The New York City launching of the latest collection of short stories by the prolific Cuban writer José Fernández Pequeño, author of sixteen books in several literary genres. This latest volume portrays human beings trapped by a supposedly communal and inclusive venture, but which instead pushes them to the edge of history. They are, above […]

CONFESSIONS OF A SECRET LATINA

Friday, November 11, 2016 @ 6:30 pm

An insightful conversatorio with Barbara E. Joe, veteran human rights activist and author of Confessions of a Secret Latina: How I Fell Out of Love with Castro & In Love with the Cuban People, a frank firsthand account of one woman’s journey, not only through Cuba, but through a life filled with unique challenges and […]

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