Cuban NYC

Cuban NYC is Latin Jazz and Salsa. We are in Union City, New Jersey. Drink rum and do business with us.

The Metropolis in Latin America, 1830 – 1930 at Americas Society

Americas Society / Council of the Americas
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Wednesday – Saturday
March 22 – June 30, 2018

Pedrito Martinez is the world’s first-call Cuban rumbero

B.B. King Blues Club
Times Square Theater District
Thursday, March 22, 2018

Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita reconnect Cuba and Venezuela with Africa

Boerum Hill, Brooklyn
Thursday, March 22, 2018

Cuban Jazz master Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra at Birdland

Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
Sundays, March, 2018

Hot New Album from NYC’s Best Cuban Dance Band ‘Los Habaneros NYC’

Hudson Square, Manhattan
Friday, March 30, 2018

Repertorio’s ‘La Canción’ is a Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, & Hip-Hop Romp

Repertorio Español
Kips Bay, Manhattan
Saturday, April 7, 2018

‘En el nombre de Salomé’ is a Dominican story about women’s rights

Repertorio Español
Kips Bay, Manhattan
Friday, April 13, 2018

Elio Villafranca is the Latin Jazz composer of the African diaspora

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Lincoln Square, Manhattan
Friday – Sunday
May 4 – 6, 2018

‘American Landscape’ at Lehmann Maupin with Cuban Teresita Fernández

Tuesday – Saturday
March 15 – May 5, 2018

Celebrate Mother’s Day. We love you Mom!

Mother’s Day is celebrated on different dates around the world.
SPAIN, PORTUGAL, & CAPE VERDE Sunday, May 6, 2018
UNITED STATES Sunday, May 13, 2018
COSTA RICA Wednesday, August 15, 2018
ARGENTINA Sunday, October 21, 2018
PANAMA Saturday, December 8, 2018

The New York Salsa and Bachata Festival is all Memorial weekend

Non-stop dance workshops, performances, and parties at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-29, 2017

Jazz and Classical master Paquito D’Rivera to play Birdland Jazz Festival

The Cuban Classical and Jazz sax legend blows the happiest horn on the planet.
Blue Note Jazz Festival
Blue Note
Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Tuesday – Sunday
June 12 – 17, 2018

Midsummer Night Swing 2018 big band Salsa & Tango dancing outdoors

Dancing to live orchestras outdoors on a sprung-wood floor.
Damrosch Park Lincoln Center
Tuesday – Saturday
June 26 – July 14, 2018

Blue Note Jazz Festival 2017

Brings great Latin artists to Subrosa in the Meatpacking District and the Blue Note in Greenwich Village, June 1-30, 2017

Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2018 free music, dance and spoken word

Damrosch Park & Hearst Plaza
Lincoln Center
July 25 – August 12, 2018

New York International Salsa Congress 2017

New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
Midtown, Manhattan
Pre-Events Friday-Thursday, August 25-31, 2017
Festival Thursday-Sunday, August 31 – September 3, 2017

Dizzy Gillespie is one of the fathers of Bebop, Modern Jazz, and Latin Jazz

John Birks Gillespie was born in Cheraw, South Carolina on October 21, 1917

Harlem Havana 2017 celebrates Afro-Cuban music and culture

August 12-23, 2017

Celia Cruz is the Queen of Salsa and Latin music ¡Azúcar!

Born in Havana, Cuba
October 21, 1925
Sunday, October 21, 2018

24th Armory Show 2018 is NYC’s big international art fair

NYC’s big modern, post-war, and contemporary art show. African, Argentine, Brazilian, Cuban, French, French-Canadian, Italian, Mexican, Peruvian, Philippine, Portuguese, and Spanish art.
Piers 92 & 94
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
PREVIEW Wednesday, March 7
SHOW Thursday – Sunday
March 8 – 11, 2018

Paquito D’Rivera ‘To Bird with Strings’ for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 30th

A tribute from one Sax genius to another, and the world’s leading Jazz institution.
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Rose Theater
Lincoln Square, Manhattan
Friday – Saturday
March 16 – 17, 2018

French-Canadian sci-fi thriller ‘Blade Runner 2049’ wins Two Oscars

Winner of 2 Oscars & 2 BAFTAs for:
Special Effects

Tania Bruguera : ‘Untitled’ (Havana, 2000)

“We have to stop looking, and start thinking.”
~ Tania Bruguera
Museum of Modern Art
Midtown, Manhattan
Open Daily
February 3 – March 11, 2018

14th Winter JazzFest 2018 brings together 10,000 Jazz lovers

Multiple venues in Midtown, Greenwich Village, East Village, Lower East Side, Hudson Square, and SoHo, Manhattan
January 10 – 17, 2018
Friday – Saturday
January 12 – 13, 2018

17th MoMA Doc Fortnight 2018 is 12 days of international documentaries

MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art
Midtown, Manhattan
Daily February 15 – 26, 2018

Context New York international art fair

Colombian, Cuban, French, Italian, and Spanish galleries at Pier 94 in Hell’s Kitchen, May 3-7, 2017

Assumption of Mary celebrates the Virgin’s journey into heaven

August 15

Hispanic Heritage Month 2018

September 15 – October 15

Hispanic Day Parade 2017

Fifth Avenue
44th to 69th Street
Midtown / Upper East Side
Sunday, October, 8, 2017

15th Open House New York 2017 unlocks NYC’s most important buildings

140+ Open Access Sites
100 Advance Reservation Sites
Saturday – Sunday
Reservations, Thu, Oct 5
October 14 – 15, 2017

Veterans Day Weekend

Friday – Sunday
November 10 – 12, 2017

Art Basel Miami Beach in December is America’s big art fair

Miami Beach, Florida
Wednesday – Sunday
December 6 – 10, 2017

Celebrate the Feast of Babalú-Ayé

December 17
Church of Saint Lazarus
El Rincón, Cuba
Monday, December 17, 2018

Three Kings Day (Dia de Los Reyes) is the Hispanic Christmas

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Malpaso brings the future of Cuban contemporary dance to The Joyce

Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Avenue
January 17 – 21, 2018

‘Ferdinand’ the bull has to decide whether he is a fighter or a lover

OPENED December 15, 2017
CLOSED January 18, 2018

The Westminster Dog Show (2018) brings Latin Breeds to The Garden

Piers 92/94 and
Madison Square Garden
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Monday – Tuesday
February 12 – 13, 2018

14th Under the Radar Festival (2018) at The Public features ‘Antigonón’

Public Theater
425 Lafayette St
between 4th & 8th St
East Village, Manhattan
Thursday, January 4 – 15, 2018

Grammys 2018 were a huge fail. ‘Despacito’ is Song of the Decade!

‘Despacito’ entered global popular culture. The entire world is singing in Spanish!
~ 2017’s most-streamed song
~ 2017’s most-purchased song
~ 16 weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100, tying the all-time record
~ “One of the biggest global hits ever”
I never even heard the winning song.The Recording Academy ignored the Latin community and the entire world. Why RA President Mr. Neil Portnow?

NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2018

January 8, 2018
January 22 – February 9, 2018

Throckmorton Fine Art ~ Latin American Photography & Pre-Columbian Art

145 East 57th St, 3rd Floor
between Lexington & Third Ave, Midtown East
Closed Sunday & Monday

The Joyce Theater is New York City’s International Dance Theater

175 Eighth Avenue
at 19th St
Chelsea, Manhattan

Edwynn Houk Gallery represents major photographers

745 Fifth Avenue #407
at 58th St
Midtown East, Manhattan
Monday – Friday

Metropolitan Museum of Art is New York City’s Encyclopedia of Art

Fifth Avenue & 82nd St
Upper East Side
Open Daily

Tribeca Film Festival 2017 celebrates the power of storytelling

N.O.W. Showcase just announced! Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, French, Italian, Mexican, Spanish, and Venezuelan stories, Wed-Sun, Apr 19-30, 2017

Ana Padron and Diego Blanco Tango for All

La Nacional
239 West 14th St
between Seventh & Eighth Ave
Chelsea, Manhattan
Thursday, November 9, 2017

World Ballet Day 2017 behind the scenes with the world’s great ballet companies

Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Royal Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, & San Francisco Ballet
October 5, 2017

Hombre Men of the Year Awards

Empire Hotel
44 West 63rd St
at Columbus Ave
Lincoln Square
Tuesday, November 13, 2017

Cuba Caliente is the Gerardo Contino Cuban Salsa dance party

The Woods
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Sundays in November, 2017

14th Corto Circuito 2017 Latino Shorts Film Festival New York

SVA Theatre & La Nacional
Chelsea, Manhattan
Colombian Consulate & Instituto Cervantes
Midtown East, Manhattan
Monday – Thursday
November 13 – 16, 2017

Bergdorf Goodman reveals its holiday windows

Fifth and 58th
Midtown, Manhattan
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Christie’s Fall 2017 Latin American Art auction

20 Rockefeller Plaza
49th St between 5th & 6th Ave
Rockefeller Center
Midtown, Manhattan
Monday, November 13, 2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Tuesday – Wednesday
November 21 – 22, 2017

Sotheby’s Latin American Modern Art Auction Fall 2017

Sotheby’s 1334 York Ave
between 71st & 72nd St
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Phillips Latin American Art Auction Fall 2017

450 Park Ave at 57th St
Midtown East, Manhattan
Saturday, November 18 – 21
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train EXTENDED to December 3

Signature Theatre Company
480 West 42nd St
Hell’s Kitchen / Midtown
Tuesday – Sunday
October 3-November 12, 2017
December 3, 2017

Fall for Dance Festival 2017 brings international dance companies to NYC

New York City Center
131 West 55th St, Midtown
On sale Sunday, September 10
Shows October 2 – 14, 2017

Septeto Santiaguero ‘Raíz’ 2017 Latin Grammy nominee

Best Traditional Tropical Album

Ballet Hispánico leaps borders at the Apollo Theater

Apollo Theater
253 West 125th St
between Frederick Douglass Blvd (8th Ave) & Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd (7th Ave)
Harlem, Manhattan
Friday – Saturday
December 1 – 2, 2017

Benrubi Gallery

521 West 26th St, 2nd Floor
between Tenth & Eleventh Ave
Chelsea, Manhattan
Monday – Friday

jetBlue is New York City’s main airline for travel to the Caribbean

John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK)
TO Cuba, Dominican Republic, & Puerto Rico
TO Costa Rica & Mexico
TO Colombia, Ecuador & Peru

Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery

505 West 24th St
near Tenth Ave
Chelsea, Manhattan
Tuesday – Saturday

Ballet Hispánico is America’s leading Latino dance company

167 West 89th St
between Amsterdam and Columbus
Upper West Side, Manhattan

Blind Tango finds strength in vulnerability

El Museo del Barrio
Fifth Avenue at 104th St
East Harlem
Friday, September 15, 2017

New York Mets 2018 Season Opener

April – October
Citi Field Flushing Meadows – Corona Park, Queens
At the Cardinals
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Gustavo Acosta ‘Inventory of Omissions’

Cuban contemporary artist
532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel
532 West 25th St, Chelsea
September 8 – October 14, 2017

Galerie Lelong

528 West 26th St
between Eleventh & Tenth Ave
Chelsea, Manhattan
Closed Sunday & Monday

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West & 79th St
Upper West Side
Open Daily

Lehmann Maupin

536 West 22nd St
Chelsea, Manhattan
201 Chrystie St
Lower East Side
Closed Sunday & Monday

Terraza 7 is the Colombian Queen of NYC’s Latin American Jazz scene

It’s a tropical experience. Lots of great local Latin Jazz artists play.
40-19 Gleane Street
at Roosevelt Ave
Elmhurst / Jackson Heights, Queens

Narciso Rodriguez leaves a last bit of color for the Fall

Bergdorf Goodman
Fifth Avenue & 58th
Midtown, Manhattan

(Review) “On Your Feet!” is leaving Broadway August 20, 2017

Emilio and Gloria Estefan story
Marquis Theatre
Times Square Theater District
November 5, 2015 – August 20, 2017

SummerStage 2017 free concerts in NYC parks

May – October
June 21 – September 10, 2017

Axel Tosca Laugart, Jazz-Timba-Funk

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
Jazz at Lincoln Center
10 Columbus Circle
Upper West Side
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Los Van Van is Cuba’s original Rock and Roll Band

Special guests Vanessa Formell and Pedrito Calvo (original singer)
Lehman Center
250 Bedford Park Blvd W,
The Bronx
Saturday, August 26, 2017

Gregorio Uribe releases Cuba-inspired single Salomé

New single Salomé
Friday, July 28, 2017

NKAME a retrospective of Cuban printmaker Belkis Ayón is pure Cuban soul

El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Avenue
East Harlem (El Barrio)
June 13 – November 5, 2017

2017 Drama Desk Awards for Danny DeVito and Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Cuban, Ecuadorian, Italian, Mexican, and Puerto Rican nominees
The Town Hall
Midtown, Manhattan
Sunday, June 4, 2017

Rivera’s Portrait leads Sotheby’s May Latin America Modern Art auction

Mexican, Cuban, and Chilean modernists on view at Sotheby’s in the Upper East Side, from Sat, May 20 for auction Thu, May 25, 2017

Phillips’ May auction of Latin American art also benefits Colombian FLORA

Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, Mexican, and Venezuelan art on view Saturday-Wednesday, May 20-24 for auction Wednesday, May 24

Christie’s Latin American Art auction in May

20 Rockefeller Plaza
Rockefeller Center, Midtown
Viewing May 20-24, 2017
Auction Wednesday-Thursday
May 24-25, 2017

Carmen Herrera “Paintings on Paper”

Cuban New Yorker
Lisson Gallery
504 West 24th St, Chelsea
May 3 – June 10, 2017

Unforgettable is a fun erotic thriller starring Rosario Dawson

Dawson plays the new fiancé with a dark past. Katherine Heigl is the “psycho-Barbie” ex in this update of the 90s thriller formula. Opened Apr 21. Now playing May 5, 2017

Teresita Fernández creates landscapes of illusion

The Cuban-American plays with the way we see landscapes in Fire (America) at Lehmann Maupin Chrystie Street Fri, Mar 17 – May 20, 2017

Independent New York 2017 shows hip and established galleries

A hip vibe that is attracting established galleries. Italian, French, Portuguese, and Cuban galleries.
Spring Studios
Tribeca, Manhattan
March 2 – 5, 2017

The Armory Show 2017 is NYC’s big international art fair

Piers 92 & 94
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
March 2 – 5, 2017

ADAA Art Show (2017) hosts America’s top art dealers (Review)

Park Avenue Armory
634 Park Avenue
Upper East Side
March 1-5, 2017

89th Academy Awards (2017)

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Hollywood, California
Sunday, February 26, 2017

VOLTA NY invitational show of solo artist projects

Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Cuban, French-Canadian, Honduran, Italian, Mexican, & Peruvian art at Pier 90 Mar 1-5, 2017

Wild Noise / Ruido Salvaje

Cuban art
Bronx Museum
1040 Grand Concourse
February 17 – July 3, 2017

Uptown Fashion Week shows Latin American Designers

Fashion shows of Latin American designers at the Skyline Hotel Feb 13-15, 2017

The Latin in New York Fashion Week February

Fall/Winter collections are showing at Skylight Clarkson and around town Feb 9-16, 2017

Dance on Camera Festival 2017

The world’s longest-running dance film festival screens Cuban, Brazilian, and Venezuelan filmmakers at Film Society of Lincoln Center Feb 3-7, 2017

NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2017

Monday, January 9
January 23 – February 10, 2017

Broadway Week January 2017 offers 2-for-1 tickets to popular shows

Friday, January 5, 2017
January 17 – February 5, 2017

Cucu Diamantes

The Cuban singer-songwriter, actress and humanitarian brings her sassy style to Subrosa Friday-Saturday December 9-10, 2016.

Sotheby’s November Latin American Modern Art auction

1334 York Ave
Upper East Side
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Christie’s November Latin American Art auction

Christie’s auctions Latin American Art in May and November.

Explore the natural diversity of ¡Cuba!

Diversity of nature
American Museum of Natural History
Upper West Side
CLOSING August 13, 2017

17th Latin Grammy Awards 2016

T-Mobile Arena
Las Vegas, Nevada
Thursday, November 17, 2016

The roots of most of today’s Latin music and dance are Afro-Cuban. In the 1930s, Spanish-Cuban Xavier Cugat popularized Latin music at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Machito and his arranger Mario Bauza are the fathers of Latin Jazz in the 1940s.  Celia Cruz with Sonora Matancera helped popularize Cuban music across Latin America before becoming a global star in New York. The Mambo Craze that swept our country in 1948 started at the Palladium Ballroom. What we now call Salsa is actually Cuban music popularized by Latin  musicians in New York’s Puerto Rican community.

The Harlem/Havana Festival in August celebrates the mix of our cultures.

Cuban Broadway Theatre

Cuba has a good education system. It produces great musicians and dancers. On Your Feet! is Cuban Broadway that tells the story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan. Repertorio Español occasionally produces Cuban Off-Broadway theatre in Spanish.

Cuban Music

Cuban-American Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra keep winning Latin Grammys. Jazz legend Paquito D’Rivera lives in metro New York. Elio Villafranca is one of the top Cuban Jazz composers. Yosvany Terry is a popular saxophonist. Pedrito Martínez and Román Díaz are some of the top traditional Cuban musicians in New York City. Cucu Diamantes is a Cuban cabaret singer and actress.

Cuban Dance

Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center and Lehman Center present Cuban big bands. You can dance to Cuban music at Subrosa, Zinc Bar and Gonzalez y Gonzalez in Greenwich Village.

Ballet Hispanico is led by Cuban-American Eduardo Vilaro. The Joyce Theater in Chelsea is connected with the Cuban dance community. Alvin Ailey Extension offers Afro-Cuban Folkloric dance lessons.

Cuban Art

Minimalist Carmen Herrera is the most prominent Cuban artist working in New York City today. She is represented by Lisson Gallery. Cuban-American José Parlá painted murals at One World Trade Center, BAM, and Barclays Center. Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery represents him. Christie’s, Sotheby’s, and Phillips regularly auction Cuban artists. Wilfredo Lam is the most popular. David Zwirner Gallery, Alexander Gray Associates, and Sean Kelly Gallery represent Cuban artists. Throckmorton Fine Art represents  Cuban photographers. There is a statue of Cuban poet and national hero José Martí in Central Park.

Cuban Movies

The Havana Film Festival New York in April showcases Cuban movies.

Cuban Fashion

Cuban fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez has a New York studio. You can buy his clothes at Bergdorf Goodman and Barneys.

Cuban Food

The top Cuban restaurants are Victor’s Cafe in Midtown, Amor Cubano in East Harlem, Cuba in Greenwich Village, and Coppelia in Chelsea.

Cuban Sports

Yoenis Cespedes is a star Mets outfielder.


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