Current Events

OFRECIMIENTO A MARTÍ

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 @ 6 pm

Our traditional annual tribute to José Martí on his birthday. Those attending should bring a white rose. Commemorative words by Martí scholar and translator Esther Allen who will also read an excerpt of “Nueva York bajo la niece,” Mart’s essay on the blizzard of 1888 (pictured above), from his Escenas norteamerticanas.     José Martí Statue in Central Park 59th Street, off 6th Ave., […]

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 […]

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