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FATA MORGANA

Sunday, August 2, 2015 @ 12 Noon

Spend an afternoon at Madison Square Park exploring the ever-changing wonders of Fata Morgana with its creator, Cuban-American artist Teresita Fernández. Fata Morgana is Madison Square Park Conservancy’s largest and most ambitious outdoor sculpture to date. The outdoor sculpture consists of 500 running feet of golden, mirror-polished discs that create canopies above the pathways around […]

FESTIVAL CUBANO WITH CHUCHITO VALDÉS

Saturday, August 15, 2015 @ 5:30 pm

                        Join us under the tent on the field next to the Playhouse with Live Cuban Jazz by Chuchito Valdés and his Latin Quartet. Following in the footsteps of his famed father Chucho Valdés and grandfather Bebo Valdés, Chuchito continues the legacy of great […]

HIERBA MALA NUNCA MUERE

Sunday, August 30, 2015 @ 2:30 pm

                              A special matinee presentation of Juan Claudio Lechín‘s hysterical play, Hierba mala nunca muere. This critically acclaimed comedy follows the adventures of a senile dictator well past his prime who now has to deal with his demons, as well as […]

ONCE UPON AN ISLAND: A JOSEPHINE OF THE 21ST CENTURY

Friday, September 4, 2015 @ 5:45 pm

What would happen if Josefina de la Torre, the legendary and multifaceted artist from the Canary Islands, re-emerged in the 21st century? What would she tell us? What would be her message? Una Josefina del siglo XXI is a unique theatrical performance based on her legacy. Josefina de la Torre (1907–2002) was a Spanish poet, […]

GRANDFATHER’S MEMORIES

Friday, September 25, 2015 @ 6 pm

  The New York City book launching of Memorias del abuelo by Nicasio Silverio Saínz (1894-1977), and its English version, Grandfather’s Memories, both published under the loving editorial supervision of his grandson, Christopher Kean, and his daughter, Ana María Silverio, who will be on hand to share invaluable family remembrances, as well as comment on […]

CUBAN CINEMA CYCLE: ’8-A’ REVISITED

Monday, September 28, 2015 @ 7 pm

  We open our Cuban cinema cycle this season with a rare screening of Orlando Jiménez Leal‘s riveting docudrama, 8-A, which brilliantly recreates through actual historical footage the 1989 arrest, trial, and execution of Arnaldo Ochoa Sánchez, Cuba’s highest-ranking general. Purportedly taken in for drug trafficking, it is widely known that Ochoa was arrested for suggesting at a […]

XIV CONGRESO ANUAL: CUBA Y SU MÚSICA

Sunday, October 4, 2015 ~ 9 am to 8 pm

Join us at our 14th annual congress as we celebrate the origins and evolution of Cuban popular music, its role in shaping Cuban national identity, and its influence and legacy worldwide. This year’s gala event will be dedicated In Memoriam to none other than our beloved Celia Cruz, la Guarachera de Cuba (pictured above with […]

UNSEEN CUBA

Saturday, October 17, 2015 @ 6 pm

The New York City launching of Marius Jovaiša‘s unique book, a breathtaking view of Cuba’s timeless landscapes and cityscapes, never before photographed from the air. Shot from an ultralight craft, with stunning aerial views of the island from Cabo de San Antonio on the western tip to Baracoa in the east, Unseen Cuba is the culmination […]

THE PRINCE OF LOS COCUYOS

Friday, October 30, 2015 @ 7 pm

                                  The New York City launching of poet Richard Blanco‘s critically acclaimed, The Prince of Los Cocuyos (Ecco Press). A prismatic and lyrical memoir of growing up in a family of Cuban exiles in Miami during the 1970s and […]

HAVANA HARDBALL

Friday, November 6, 2015 @ 6 pm

In February 1947, the most memorable season in the history of the Cuban League finished with a dramatic series win by Almendares against its rival, Habana. As the celebration spread through the streets of Havana and across Cuba, the Brooklyn Dodgers had already arrived on the island to begin spring training. One of the minor […]

CANARIAS Y CUBA… UNA SOLA CANCIÓN

Friday, November 13, 2015 @ 7 PM

  An exclusive New York City 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 certainly the most critically acclaimed […]

CARMEN HERRERA ON HER CENTENNIAL

Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 7:15 pm

A celebration of Carmen Herrera‘s life and work on her 100th birthday year. After a lifetime of anonymity, Carmen Herrera is today one of the world’s most collectible living artists. Our celebration will consist of three documentaries, each produced ten years apart: the shorts Artist in Exile (1994) and Five Degrees of Freedom (2005), and […]

LA BELLE CREOLE

Thursday, December 3, 2015 @ 7 pm

A fascinating look into the life of the Cuban countess who captivated Havana, Madrid, and Paris. Alina García-Lapuerta will lecture on Mercedes Santa Cruz y Montalvo, the subject of her biography La Belle Créole (Chicago Review Press). Known as the Comtesse Merlin, la Belle Créole was a Cuban-born star of nineteenth-century Parisian society. A daughter […]

HOMENAJE A SANTIAGO DE CUBA EN SUS 500 AÑOS

Friday, December 11, 2015 @ 6:30 pm

A tribute to Santiago de Cuba on the 500th anniversary year of its founding. A unique presentation by historian and renowned cubanologist Emilio Cueto, who will provide the audience with a brief historical overview of the city of Santiago, the first capital of Cuba, as well as a visual journey through images representative of the […]

TIEMPO LIBRE HOLIDAY SHOW

Thursday, December 17, 2015 @ 7:30 pm

                                                    Let’s take the train and relive the thrill of another live jam at the Ridgefield Playhouse, this time with super-group and three-time Grammy nominee Tiempo Libre, one of the […]

A XMAS DINNER & DANCE PARTY

Sunday, December 20, 2015 ~ 1 pm to 5 pm

The CCCNY caps its 2015 summer and fall program and celebrates the holiday season with an all-out dinner and dance party at La Nacional! Includes a delicious full-course menu, your all-time favorite hits spun by David Medina, the hottest DJ in the Big Apple, plus multiple raffles of treasurable items honoring Cuba’s cultural legacy, ideal Christmas […]

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