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The CCCNY presents its Fall Calendar 2017

ROSAS PARA LECUONA

September 13, 2017 @ 7 pm

The CCCNY is proud to open its fall season with a concert in tribute to Cuba’s greatest composer, Ernesto Lecuona, described by musicologist Luis Manuel Molina as “a piano virtuoso with an inexhaustible melodic vein…whose choice of musical material, his colors and capricious forms reflect Mother Nature’s gifts of the fragrance and ornamental character of the flowers […]

WHEN THE PEOPLE DANCE: SALSA, POWER & PERFORMANCE IN NEW YORK CITY

Sunday, September 17, 2017 @ 2 pm

A fusion of mambo steps with street styles, salsa dancing emerged in the nightclubs of New York City in the 1960s where at first it wasn’t formally taught but absorbed. Salsa has since grown from a local movement played out in the city’s streets and clubs into a global phenomenon that has irrevocably shaped the […]

BOOK CYCLE: LA NIÑA ALEMANA

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

The New York City launching of Armando Correa‘s Spanish edition of The German Girl, hailed by writer Adriana Trigiani as “an unforgettable and resplendent novel which will take its place among the great historical fiction written about World War II…and will change the way you look at the world.” Before everything changed, young Hannah Rosenthal […]

DENTRO

Wednesday, September 27 @ 7:30 pm

The Spanish actress, writer, and director Saida Santana debuts her 30-minute multimedia dramatic piece, dentro, an engrossing blend of live performance and audiovisual components, the latter in collaboration with Vicente Sanz de León. The artist interprets different characters based on poems and a short story by the Spanish poet Leopoldo María Panero, as well as […]

LEONARDO PADURA: MEDALLA LA AVELLANEDA 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 @ 7 pm

Leonardo Padura, recipient of the 2017 La Avellaneda Medal, the highest recognition in letters conferred by the Cuban Cultural Center of New York, is one of the most representative novelists of contemporary Cuban literature. Writer, journalist, critic and screenwriter, Padura is also regarded as one of the great authors of the police novel and certainly […]

BOOK CYCLE: LOS ROBOTS DE FIDEL CASTRO

Friday, October 13, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

The New York City launching of Armando Rodríguez’s astounding story of his days as a computer whiz professor in Cuba. The absence of a “Dr.” preceding an author’s name might look strange. However, Armando has even become proud of his degree-less name, for he lost his doctorate and tenure at Havana University in 1981 for […]

JOSÉ MARTÍ WEEKEND AT GOVERNOR’S ISLAND

Saturday, October 14-Sunday, October 15, 2017 ~ 12 noon to 4 pm ~

A unique opportunity to visit a historic 19th century house on Governor’s Island and experience the lives and times of the people who touched and impacted José Martí during his many years of exile in New York City. Flanked by views of the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge, landmarks that would feature prominently […]

AFRO CUBA: XVI CONGRESO ANUAL

Sunday, October 29, 2017 ~ 9 am to 6 pm ~

The Cuban Cultural Center of New York celebrates its 16th annual consecutive congress —this year dedicated to the history and legacy of black Cubans and their influence and legacy worldwide. The all-day event will feature a sweeping historical overview of the black presence in Cuba from colonial times to the present, featuring archival photographs and film […]

ENTREVISTA CON DON JUAN TENORIO

Thursday, November 2, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

Cuál gritan esos malditos! Pero ¡mal rayo me parta si, en concluyendo la carta , no pagan caros sus gritos.                      Don Juan Tenorio It is fitting for the CCCNY to have chosen All Souls Day (Día de los fieles difuntos) for a unique interview by veteran […]

PALABRAS ÍNTIMAS

Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

                                                        Palabras íntimas (intimate words) defines the biographical space in the literature of the Cuban diaspora in the United States. Cuba’s long standing tradition of autobiographical writing flourished […]

LOS ESCOLAPIOS EN CUBA

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

The founding of the First Normal School at the Escuelas Pías de Guanabacoa in 1857 was hailed by the Cuban philosopher and eminent educator José de la Luz y Caballero as “a Normal School whose presence fulfilled a longtime need to advance the cause of education on our soil.” This unique lecture on the contribution of […]

CLASSICALLY CUBAN

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 7 pm

                                              A unique concert in celebration of the rich cross-currents in Cuban music, nourished by European masters, African rhythms, American jazz… always enhanced by a vigorous rapport with some of the most iconic […]

FELIZ NAVIDAD AT VICTOR’S

Sunday, December 10, 2017 ~ 12 noon to 4 pm

By popular demand, and true to its annual tradition, the CCCNY caps its 2017 fall program and rings in the holiday season with another CHRISTMAS PARTY at the chic Victor’s Café, the indisputable emblem of Cuban cuisine in New York City! A unique opportunity to enjoy live Cuban music with Sonidos de Cuba, the hottest Cuban […]