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The CCCNY presents its Summer and Fall Calendar 2015

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 […]

XIV CONGRESO ANUAL: CUBA Y SU MÚSICA

Sunday, October 4, 2015 ~ 9 am to 7 pm

Join us on 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 […]

EL OLIMPO VACÍO

Friday, October 16, 2015 @ 6;30 pm

El Olimpo Vacío is a powerful Argentine political film revolving around the figure of an outsider intellectual, Juan José Sebreli, but manages to transcend it. Sebreli becomes a touchstone to go through Argentina and its dilemmas, and questions almost everything it should be ashamed of. Through national icons like Gardel, Evita, Che, and Maradona, the […]

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 […]

MUSIC FILM FESTIVAL

Saturday, October 31, 2015 ~ 12 pm to 7 pm

An all-day FILM FESTIVAL on the most renowned genres and beloved entertainers in Cuban popular music, including of course, Benny Moré, el Bárbaro del Ritmo (pictured above with his Banda Gigante). This event will be a bookend to our XIV Annual Congress held earlier this month. Details to come. In the meantime… …resístase quien pueda:QUE […]