Current Events

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 […]

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 […]

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