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YOSS AND ILAN STAVANS IN CONVERSATION

Monday, November 14, 2016 @ 7 pm

In Super Extra Grande (Restless Books, 2015), a novel by Cuban sci-fi author Yoss (pictured above), Latin Americans have pioneered faster-than-light travel and spearheaded human colonization of the Milky Way, and the galactic lingua franca is now Spanglish. Using this satirical element as a jumping-off point, Yoss and award-winning writer, scholar, and Restless Books publisher […]

XV CONGRESO ANUAL ~ EL ARTE EN CUBA: INSIDE AND OUT

Sunday, November 20, 2016 ~ 9 am to 7:30 pm

                          The Cuban Cultural Center of New York celebrates its 15th consecutive annual conference, this year dedicated to the history and development of art in Cuba—from colonial times to present-day performance art. The all-day event will not only cover the evolution and the different influences […]

EL ARTISTA CUBANO: INSIDE & OUT ~ A ROUND TABLE

Monday, November 21, 2016 @ 6:30 pm

A post-conference conversatorio among Cuban artists from inside and outside the Island. Issues such as national identity, the role of the market, cultural interchange, censorship, art and society, and other topics will be discussed. Among the participating artists are Tania Bruguera, Armando Mariño, Sandra Ceballos, Geandy Pavón, Ofill Echevarría, Sandro Guerra, Sandra Dooley, Alberto Casado, […]

SALVE REGINA

Thursday, December 8, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

                        A unique concert in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the proclamation of Our Lady of Charity as patroness of Cuba, and on the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Santuario de Nuestra Señora de La Caridad del Cobre in Santiago de […]

A CUBAN CHRISTMAS DANCE PARTY

Sunday, December 18, 2016, 1 pm to 4 pm

By popular demand, the CCCNY caps its 2016 fall program and rings in the holiday season with another ALL-OUT CHRISTMAS PARTY at the chic Victor’s Café, the indisputable emblem of Cuban cuisine in New York City! A unique opportunity to practice your old-time cha-cha and conga dance-steps with the hottest Cuban combo in Manhattan! Includes a […]

OFRECIMIENTO A MARTÍ EN SU NATALICIO

Thursday, January 28, 2016 @ 5:30 pm

We open our Winter/Spring calendar season with our annual tribute to José Martí on his birthday. As in past years, we will gather in front of his iconic statue in Central Park (pictured above). Those attending should bring a white rose to lay in our traditional basket. The legendary songs, El Mambí and Clave a Martí, […]

GEANDY PAVON’S ‘THE CUBAN AMERICANS’

Thursday, February 4, 2016 @ 7 pm ~ Opening and Reception

The Cuban-Americans, a solo photo exhibit by Geandy Pavón, one of the most critically acclaimed Cuban-American artists of his generation, opens a month-long program of Cuban culture events at Manhattan’s Cervantes Institute. For this series, Pavón follows in the tradition of Robert Frank, whose seminal book, The Americans, unveiled a more nuanced and certainly less congratulatory view […]

UN GUAJIRO EN NUEVA YORK

Thursday, February 11, 2016 @ 7 pm

Yuniel Jiménez, hailed as one of the best Cuban treseros to explode into the city’s music scene in recent years, will present a unique concert spanning the rich stylistic nuances of el punto cubano, Cuba’s música campesina or country music. This Cuban guajiro, a native of Santa Clara, arrived in Manhattan via Havana and Barcelona, […]

VINTAGE PAQUITO

Thursday, February 18, 2016 @ 7 pm

Want to travel down memory lane with one of the indisputable giants in Cuban music? Come share an evening with 14-Grammy Award-winner Paquito D’Rivera, who will speak live about his life and times during a career than spans six decades! A master narrator in his own right, Mr. D’Rivera will give the audience an inside […]

UNA CHARLA CON YOANI SÁNCHEZ

Monday, February 22, 2016 @ 7 pm

A conversation with distinguished Cuban journalist Yoani Sánchez, founder of the independent digital journal 14ymedio, and one of the most followed bloggers worldwide through Generación Y  (translated into more than 17 languages and reaching over 14 million people), where she continues to express her views on the problems faced by Cuban society under the present regime. Generation Y was chosen by CNN […]

JAZZ EN CUBANO

Thursday, February 25, 2016 @ 7 pm

Experience an unforgettable journey through Cuban music—from the traditional contradanza to syncopated mambo—featuring world renowned composers, from Sindo Garay to Chucho Valdés… all through the prism of Carlos del Pino’s Sonidos de Cuba, the most dynamic jazz ensemble this side of Havana! Joining artistic director and bass virtuoso Carlos del Pino will be Tomás Estrada (percussion […]

GLADYS TRIANA’S ‘REFLECTIONS OF SHADOWS’

Thursday, March 3, 2016 @ 7 pm ~ Opening and Reception

  A unique exhibit by internationally acclaimed and multi-faceted Cuban artist Gladys Triana, who during her long career has excelled in painting, sculpture, etching, and photography. This solo exhibit, Reflections of Shadows, includes a video trilogy, as well as a selection of four of her photography series since 2008. Throughout her artistic trajectory, Triana has […]

LAS MUJERES EN ‘CECILIA VALDÉS’

Friday, March 4, 2016 @ 6 pm

We continue our celebration of Women’s History Month with an illustrated presentation by Ana María Hernández, author of a newly published annotated critical edition of Cecilia Valdés, Cirilo Villaverde’s anti-slavery classic, considered paramount among 19th century Latin American novels. Villaverde’s work is particularly important to our celebration because it also reflects the growing interest in […]

NUEVA YORK Y LAS CUBANAS: LA INDEPENDENCIA EN TRES TIEMPOS

Friday, March 11, 2016 @ 6 pm

  A groundbreaking presentation by historian Raquel Vinat on the pivotal role played by Cuban women during colonial times and the early decades of the 20th century, featuring archival photographs and documents shown in public for the first time. Prof. Vinat focuses on three women —Ana Josefa Agüero, Emilia Casanova Rodríguez, and Evangelina Cosío Cisneros— […]

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