Cuban NYC

Cuba is the sacred heart of Latin culture in the Americas. We make art, ballet, rumbajazz and salsa

‘La Celestina’ is social criticism inside a story of romantic love

Friday, December 13, 2019
KIPS BAY, NYC ~ Cuban playwright Leyma López renews the classic Spanish tragicomedy by Fernando de Rojas (1499) whose critique of the moral rot of medieval Spanish society can also reflect contemporary times

Xiomara Laugart is one of the legendary Cuban voices

Saturday, December 14, 2019
GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC ~ The famous Cuban nueva trova singer who was part of Yerba Buena and played Celia Cruz Off-Broadway, sings with her son, timba pianist Axel Tosca (Unity) at Zinc Bar

‘Filomena Marturano’ is a play about marriage Caribbean style

Saturday, December 14, 2019
KIPS BAY, NYC ~ Cuban director Leyma López created a Spanish adaptation of Eduardo de Filippo’s classic Neapolitan comedy for Repertorio Español

Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Cuban Jazz at Birdland

Sundays
HELL’S KITCHEN, NYC ~ Cuban jazz live music by this multiple Grammy winning band continues a Sunday tradition started by Chico O’Farrill in 1997

Pedrito Martinez is the world’s best Cuban rumba percussionist

Thursday, December 26, 2019
HARLEM, NYC ~ The world’s best Cuban rumba percussionist plays Ginny’s Supper Club at the Red Rooster

Winter JazzFest 2020

January 9-18, 2020
MANHATTAN & BROOKLYN ~ Jazz concerts, the Greenwich Village jazz marathon and a Brooklyn jazz marathon for jazz lovers and APAP booking agents

Zilia Sánchez: Eros

Tuesday-Saturday
Nov 21, 2019 – Jan 18, 2020
CHELSEA, NYC ~ The Cuban artist’s new freestanding work and her first marble and bronze sculptures at Galerie Lelong

Leading Latin American art foundation commissions resistance through art

Wednesday-Sunday
October 30, 2019-Feb 2, 2020
EAST HARLEM, NYC ~ The Foundation of the world’s leading collection of modern and contemporary Latin American art shows its 2019 commissions at El Museo del Barrio

Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla

Wednesday-Sunday
Nov 20, 2019-Mar 22, 2020
EAST HARLEM, NYC ~ The touring retrospective of the Cuban artist whose sensual abstractions broke the picture plane before standing on their own is at El Museo del Barrio.

Changó, Xangô, Sàngó or Santa Barbara

Friday, December 4, 2020
NIGERIA, CUBA, BRAZIL ~ Celebrate the Feast of Changó (also Xangô, Sàngó or Saint Barbara), the Yoruba Orisha (patron saint) of fire, lightning, thunder and war, but also of music, drumming and dancing

Celebrate National Mojito Day Cuban Style

Saturday, July 11, 2020
Drink to Cuba

Celebrate National Rum Day

Sunday, August 16, 2020
Enjoy the spirit of the Caribbean with Cuban, Dominican or Puerto Rican rum


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Cuban New York City

You can also find Cuba in New York City at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.

Xiomara Laugart is one of the legendary Cuban voices

Saturday, December 14, 2019
GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC ~ The famous Cuban nueva trova singer who was part of Yerba Buena and played Celia Cruz Off-Broadway, sings with her son, timba pianist Axel Tosca (Unity) at Zinc Bar

Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Cuban Jazz at Birdland

Sundays
HELL’S KITCHEN, NYC ~ Cuban jazz live music by this multiple Grammy winning band continues a Sunday tradition started by Chico O’Farrill in 1997

Pedrito Martinez is the world’s best Cuban rumba percussionist

Thursday, December 26, 2019
HARLEM, NYC ~ The world’s best Cuban rumba percussionist plays Ginny’s Supper Club at the Red Rooster

Ballet Hispánico

UPPER WEST SIDE, NYC ~ America’s leading Latino contemporary dance organization has first and second companies, a ballet school and hosts Latino talks

Repertorio Español

KIPS BAY, NYC ~ New York’s Spanish-language Off-Broadway repertory theatre company was founded by Cubans over 50 years ago

Cuban UN Mission

Monday-Friday
MURRAY HILL, NYC ~ The Permanent Mission of Cuba to the United Nations provides consular services

Gerardo Contino y los Habaneros are NYC’s best Cuban dance band

Friday, October 4, 2019
EL BARRIO, EAST HARLEM, NYC ~ Los Habaneros and DJ Andy are back at Artspace PS109

Axel Tosca is one of New York City’s best Cuban timba pianists

Saturday, August 3, 2019
GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC ~ One of New York City’s best young timba musicians is joined by his mother, the legendary voice of Xiomara Laugart for a hot night of Cuban jazz at Zinc Bar

Elio Villafranca’s ‘Cinque’ nominated for a Grammy

BELMONT, THE BRONX, Sun, Jan 27, 2019 ~ The jazz composer of the African diaspora joins Mary Ann Sweeney & Bronx Arts Ensemble to play one of the jazz greats, Charles Mingus. African Cuban jazz live music. FREE

Narciso Rodriguez makes fluid geometries for Fall

Bergdorf Goodman
Midtown, Manhattan
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Barneys New York
Upper East Side
Chelsea
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Saks Fifth Avenue
Midtown East, Manhattan
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Intermix
Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Meatpacking, West Village, SoHo

Jazz and Classical master Paquito D’Rivera to play Blue Note 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

Eduardo Vilaro Ballet Hispanico Artistic Director & CEO

BALLET HISPÁNICO, UPPER WEST SIDE, November 10, 2015 ~ Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro talks about being a Cuban-American dancer, developing Ballet Hispánico, and what it means to be Latino in the United States today


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Cuban Festivals

Havana Film Festival New York celebrates 20 years

MANHATTAN, BRONX, QUEENS; PREFEST Apr 5-8, FEST Apr 9-16, 2019; Latin American film festival ~ Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, Mexican, Peruvian & Spanish movies, red carpet & parties, plus Cuban ballet legend CARLOS ACOSTA

Joyce Theater Cuba Festival 2019

CHELSEA, January 9-20, 2019 ~ Malpaso Dance Company, Los Hijos del Director, Compañia Irene Rodríguez. Some of the best dancers in the world and an island of choreographic talent.
# cuban contemporary dance festival flamenco

Cuban Parade 2018 is Metro NYC’s big Cuban celebration

Bergenline Avenue
Hudson County, New Jersey
Sunday, May 20, 2018

Arturo O’Farrill and Friends ¡ Adelante Cuba ¡ Festival at New York City Center

New York City Center
Midtown, Manhattan
Saturday, April 28, 2018

19th Havana Film Festival New York 2018 new Latin American cinema

Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Cuban, Ecuadorian, Mexican, Paraguayan and Venezuelan films plus tributes to Senel Paz (Cuban), Tomás Gutiérrez Alea (Cuban), and Fernando Birri (Argentine).
AMC Loews 34th St in Chelsea, and other venues in Manhattan, Queens & The Bronx
OPENING NIGHT
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
FESTIVAL April 6 – 17, 2018

Harlem Havana 2017 celebrates Afro-Cuban music and culture

Harlem
August 12-23, 2017

Havana Film Festival New York 2017

At the Directors Guild Theatre and other venues Mar 30 – Apr 7, 2017

Harlem Havana 2016

Celebrate Cuban music and culture at venues in Harlem and across metropolitan New York City from August 14-21, 2016


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Cubans

Happy Birthday Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa. ¡Azúcar!

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Celia Cruz, who helped popularize Latin music around the world was born in Havana, Cuba on October 21, 1925

‘Yuli’ the story of Cuban ballet legend Carlos Acosta

Sunday, July 14, 2019
LINCOLN CENTER, NYC ~ This inspiring movie tells the life story of Cuban ballet dance legend Carlos Acosta (Royal Ballet, Acosta Danza)

Omara Portuondo sings Cuban boleros at Sony Hall

TIMES SQUARE, NYC | Fri, Apr 26, 2019 | Cuban boleros live music ~ From The Tropicana to Chucho Valdés to Buena Vista Social Club, Omara’s career spans the entire time that Cuban music has been a world music

Lourdes Lopez, Miami City Ballet Artistic Director (Interview)

NEW YORK CITY; Dec 3, 2018; Cuban ballet leader ~ Lourdes Lopez, Miami City Ballet Artistic Director, former New York City Ballet Principal, talks about being a Cuban immigrant, family, opportunity, dancing for Balanchine and Robbins, the future of ballet and who we really are


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Cuban Culture

Celebrate National Mojito Day Cuban Style

Saturday, July 11, 2020
Drink to Cuba

Celebrate National Rum Day

Sunday, August 16, 2020
Enjoy the spirit of the Caribbean with Cuban, Dominican or Puerto Rican rum

Santería

The Yoruba religion from Nigeria and Benin was called Santería by the Spanish in Cuba because Africans kept their heritage faith by blending it with worship of Catholic saints


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Cuba

Babalú-Ayé / Saint Lazarus is the Yoruba orisha of sickness and healing

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
SANTIAGO DE LAS VEGAS, Cuba ~ Followers make a pilgrimage to El Santuario de San Lazaro just outside Havana

Our Lady of Charity is patron saint of Cuba

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
El COBRE, Cuba ~ “La Cachita” is a beloved symbol of the Cuban people

Honor Obatalá, the Yoruba creator of humankind

Thursday, September 24, 2020
ILE-IFE, Nigeria ~ Obatalá is the son/daughter of God, creator of land and humankind, and godfather/mother of the Orishas

Havana Biennial 2019

HAVANA, CUBA; daily Apr 12 – May 12, 2019; Cuban art fair ~ “The Construction of the Possible” theme welcomes back the 13th Havana Biennial after Hurricane Irma


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Cuban New York Stories

Los Hacheros mix old school charanga with big horn salsa

Saturday, December 7, 2019
PROSPECT PARK, Brooklyn ~ Relive the Golden Age of 1970s salsa with Los Hacheros’ old school charanga sound (flute/violin) for Carnegie Hall Citywide at the Brooklyn Museum

Navidad Flamenca: A Flamenco Nutcracker

Fri-Sun, December 6-8, 2019
LOWER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ Bring to life the holiday traditions of the Spanish diaspora in Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico and mother Spain at Abrons Arts Center

Arturo Sandoval is a Cuban jazz legend

Wed-Sun, December 4-8, 2019
GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC ~ The jazz legend of Irakere, Dizzy Gillespie and Danzón plays the Blue Note

2019 New York Yankees made the American League Championship

Friday, Oct 18, 2019
Astros won last night 3-8. Series is Yankees 1-3 Astros. Yanks have to sweep the next three games to win. Let’s go Yankees!

Bergdorf Goodman is NYC’s most luxurious department store

Daily
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Midtown, Manhattan
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NYC’s most luxurious department store also has the most elegant Christmas windows

Dayramir Gonzalez

Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 28, 2019
HARLEM, NYC ~ The Cuban jazz pianist and composer puts New York, Cuba and Nigeria in his music at the historic Minton’s Playhouse where bebop was born

Celia Cruz the musical

Saturday, November 16, 2019
JEROME PARK, The Bronx ~ Cuban-Spanish singer Lucrecia channels the beloved “Queen of Salsa” at Lehman Center

20th Latin Grammys 2019 are the biggest night in Latin music

Thu, November 14, 2019
LAS VEGAS, Nevada ~ Watch the Latin Grammy Awards on Univision

Christie’s Fall 2019 Latin American Art auction

Exhibit Sat, Nov 16, 2019
Auction Wed-Thu, Nov 20-21
ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NYC ~ Frida Kahlo, Fernando Botero, Francisco Toledo, Diego Rivera, and Rufino Tamayo lead the sale at Christie’s

DOC NYC 2019 screens 16 Latin American documentaries

November 6-15, 2019
WEST VILLAGE & CHELSEA, NYC ~ The biggest documentary film festival in the U.S. is at IFC Center, SVA Theatre and Cinépolis Chelsea

Dance Theatre of Harlem Sunday Matinée

Sunday, November 10, 2019
HARLEM, NYC ~ The DTH School, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and Evidence bring ballet to the community at the Dance Theatre of Harlem studios

Celebrate World Ballet Day with the world’s great ballet companies

Wed, October 23, 2019
The world’s leading ballet companies take you behind the scenes to see a day in the life of a professional ballet dancer on Facebook Live

Broadway celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with an Ana Villafañe cabaret

Sunday, October 13, 2019
TIMES SQUARE THEATER DISTRICT ~ Ana Villafañe of Broadway’s ‘On Your Feet!’ and NBC’s ‘Sunnyside’ and ‘New Amsterdam’ hosts a ¡Viva Broadway! cabaret concert series at the W Hotel

Hispanic Day Parade 2019

Sunday, October 13, 2019
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ Twenty-one countries from around the world celebrate our Hispanic Heritage on Fifth Avenue

74th UN General Assembly looks for global solutions to global problems

September 17-30, 2019
High-Level General Debate
September 24-30, 2019
MIDTOWN EAST, NYC ~ Politicians discuss Climate, Universal Health Coverage, Sustainable Development, Financing for Development, Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, and Small Island Developing States

Cimafunk, the James Brown of Cuba, is the hottest singer in Cuba right now

Mon-Tue, August 26-27, 2019
GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC ~ ‘Me voy’ for some Afro-Cuban funk, the latest in the timba, Cuban salsa at the Blue Note

New York Salsa Congress

PARTIES Sat-Wed, Aug 24-28
FEST Thu-Sun, Aug 29-Sep 1
TIMES SQUARE, NYC ~ A week of dancing in spots all over Manhattan ends with a weekend of salsa workshops, performances and dancing to live music by Tony Vega, Moncho Rivera and Doug Beavers

Kali Uchis & Cuco raise money for Immigrants at Selena for Sanctuary

Sunday, August 18, 2019
CENTRAL PARK SUMMERSTAGE ~ Support immigrant rights at Selena for Sanctuary SummerStage with Kali Uchis, Cuco, Helado Negro, IV Jay, Ambar Lucid, Jasper Bones, La Doña, Ana Villafañe

AfriBembé Festival in El Barrio East Harlem

Sunday, August 18, 2019
EAST HARLEM, NYC ~ The Caribbean Cultural Center hosts a Pan-African cultural festival and street fair around East Harlem Art Park on 120th St between Lexington and Third Ave

New York Latino Film Festival screens the diversity of the Latino experience

August 12-18, 2019
HELL’S KITCHEN, NYC ~ U.S., Argentine, Brazilian, Costa Rican, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Puerto Rican and Spanish films, a social media influencers conference and a tribute to John Singleton

Castro in NY ‘An Evening with Fidel & My Mother The Radical’ at NYU Tisch

Sat-Sun, July 27-28, 2019
GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC ~ This one-man multimedia play examines Latino history, memory, identity and the current treatment of migrant children, parents and U.S. citizens, juxtaposed on the Cuban revolution. FREE

Lincoln Center Out of Doors is Lincoln Center’s summer festival

Wednesday-Sunday, July 24 – August 11, 2019
LINCOLN CENTER & CONCOURSE, THE BRONX ~ Lincoln Center’s summer festival includes African, Cuban, Dominican, Honduran, Indigenous, Jewish, Mexican, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, & Spanish music, dance, film and word for FREE

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2019 Latin Food Guide

July 22 – August 16, 2019
NEW YORK CITY ~ See which African, Brazilian, Cuban, French, Italian, Mexican, Puerto Rican and Spanish restaurants joined this food festival of prix fixe lunches and dinners

Junta Hispana 2019 Hispanic street fair at Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Sunday, July 21, 2019
FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK, Queens ~ Family entertainment, games, food and kiosks from twenty Hispanic countries. FREE ~ CANCELLED DUE TO NYC’S DANGEROUS HEAT ADVISORY

Dance on Camera Festival 2019 at Film at Lincoln Center

Fri-Mon, July 12-15, 2019
LINCOLN CENTER, NYC ~ The world’s longest-running dance film festival is screening Cuban, Disability, French and Spanish dance films

Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban All-Stars play The Blue Note

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Live music Cuban jazz
Blue Note Jazz Festival
GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC ~ One of Dizzy’s legacy bands plays Gillespie’s Latin hits like ‘Manteca’ and ‘Tin Tin Deo’

SummerStage 2019

June 1 – August 27, 2019
Summer live music dance theatre festival
NYC PARKS ~ African, Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Creole, Cuban, Dominican, French, Garifuna, Haitian, Indigenous, Italian, Jewish, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Spanish culture and more. FREE

Spring 2019 Latin American Art Auction at Christie’s

ROCKEFELLER CENTER, MIDTOWN, NYC | On view May 18-22 | Auctions May 22-23, 2019 | Art auction | Spanish-Mexican surrealist Remedios Varo leads the sale

Children’s Festival of Taíno culture at Museum of the American Indian

FINANCIAL DISTRICT, NYC | Sat-Sun, May 18-19, 2019 | Children’s festival | Taíno arts and crafts, dancing and storytelling for the family

Dance Parade New York 2019

FLATIRON, UNION SQUARE, EAST VILLAGE, NYC | Sat, May 18, 2019 | Dance parade & festival | African, Bolivian, Brazilian, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Mexican, Panamanian, Puerto Rican & Spanish dances

Tribeca Film Festival 2019

TRIBECA, NYC | Daily Apr 24 – May 5, 2019 | Film festival | Argentine, Bolivian, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Honduran, Indigenous, Mayan, Mexican, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Spanish and more stories

Havana Biennial 2019

HAVANA, CUBA; daily Apr 12 – May 12, 2019; Cuban art fair ~ “The Construction of the Possible” theme welcomes back the 13th Havana Biennial after Hurricane Irma

Dance Theatre of Harlem 50th Anniversary

Wed-Sat, Apr 10, 12, 13, 2019
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ New York City’s African-American classical ballet company honors founder Arthur Mitchell (1934-2018) at New York City Center

Havana Film Festival New York celebrates 20 years

MANHATTAN, BRONX, QUEENS; PREFEST Apr 5-8, FEST Apr 9-16, 2019; Latin American film festival ~ Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, Mexican, Peruvian & Spanish movies, red carpet & parties, plus Cuban ballet legend CARLOS ACOSTA

Mundos Alternos, welcome to the Latin world(s)

Wed-Sun, Apr 7 – Aug 18, 2019
FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK, QUEENS ~ You might not have a heard of most of these artists, but each and every one will make you think (as in Kidnapped by Aliens) at the Queens Museum

Tiempo Libre is one of the top Cuban timba bands

Sunday, April 7, 2019
PURCHASE, New York ~ Three-time Grammy nominees play Cuban timba dance music at Purchase College

Malena & Lena Burke share an evening of Cuban boleros at Hostos

Saturday, March 30, 2019
CONCOURSE, The Bronx ~ One of the great families of Cuban bolero singers. ‘Contigo Aprendi,’ ‘Me Voy Pa’l Pueblo,’ ‘La Longina’ and ‘Total.’

Legendary film ‘I am Cuba’ (Soy Cuba) at Film Forum

HUDSON SQUARE, EXTENDED YET AGAIN Fri-Thu, Mar 29-Apr 4, 2019, classic Cuban movies ~ 1964 Cuban-Soviet film tells four stories of Cuba with the most ingenious tracking shots. Presented by Francis Ford Coppola & Martin Scorsese.

Ballet Hispánico stretches Latino horizons at The Joyce

CHELSEA; Tue-Sun, Mar 26-31, 2019; Cuban contemporary dance theatre ~ Explore the Latin diaspora with Annabelle Lopez Ochoa (Colombian), Edwaard Liang (Chinese) & Bennyroyce Royon (Filipino)

Ballet Contemporáneo de Camagüey at Kaye Playhouse Hunter College

UPPER EAST SIDE; Wed, Mar 13, 2019; Cuban contemporary dance theatre ~ U.S. debut dancing three Pedro Ruiz ballets

Independent New York 2019 at Spring Street Studios

TRIBECA; Armory Week, Fri-Sun, Mar 8-10, 2019; contemporary art fair ~ More of a gathering of art lovers and collectors around an art fair

Armory Show 2019 contemporary art fair at Piers 90, 92 & 94

HELL’S KITCHEN; Armory Week Thu-Sun, Mar 7-10, 2019; Modern, Post War, Contemporary art fair ~ Armory Week art fairs ride along with this huge art fair of international art with African, Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, French, French-Canadian, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish galleries

Scope New York 2019 contemporary art fair at Met Pavilion

CHELSEA; Armory Week Thu-Sun, Mar 7-10, 2019; contemporary art fair ~ 60 emerging galleries are exhibiting including Argentine, Cuban, French, French-Canadian, Italian and Panamanian galleries and artists

Art on Paper 2019 at Pier 36

LOWER EAST SIDE; Armory Week Thu-Sun, Mar 7-10, 2019; contemporary art fair ~ Works on paper and works made from paper from Argentine, French, French-Canadian, Italian and Spanish galleries

New York International Children’s Film Festival 2019

MANHATTAN, BROOKLYN & QUEENS, Weekends, Feb 22 – Mar 17, 2019 ~ Children’s movies from Andorra, Brazil, Cuba, Colombia, France, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Portugal and Spain

Westminster Dog Show brings Latin breeds to MSG

HELL’S KITCHEN & CHELSEA, Mon-Tue, Feb 11-12, 2019, Dog show with African, Cuban, French, Italian, Mexican, Spanish and Portuguese breeds.

Try new restaurants with friends during NYC Restaurant Week

Jan 21 – Feb 8, 2019 ~ 2-course lunches for $26 and 3-course dinners for $42.
# african brazilian cuban french italian mexican latin & spanish food

Compañia Irene Rodríguez Cuban Flamenco at the Joyce Theater

Fri-Sun, January 18-20, 2019
CHELSEA, NYC ~ One of Cuba’s leading flamenco dance companies returns to the Joyce

Los Hijos del Director Cuban Contemporary Dance at The Joyce

CHELSEA, Tue-Wed, January 15-16, 2019 ~ One of Cuba’s most daring contemporary dance makers, George Céspedes, makes his U.S. debut at the Joyce Cuba Festival.
# cuban contemporary dance festival

Malpaso Cuban Contemporary Dance at the Joyce Theater

CHELSEA, Jan 9-13, 2019, Wed-Sun ~ Cuba’s leading international contemporary dance company opens the Joyce Cuba Festival with Ohad Naharin’s “Tabula Rasa.”
# cuban israeli contemporary dance

Christie’s Fall 2018 Latin American Art auction

EXHIBITION
November 17-20, 2018
Saturday – Tuesday
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AUCTION
November 20-21, 2018
Tuesday-Wednesday
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Christie’s Rockefeller Center
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Argentine, Bolivian, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Cuban, Ecuadorian, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Uruguayan and Venezuelan artists from the 17th century to the 2010s
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The auction sold $19,268,125 of art

Latin Grammys 2018 ~ the biggest night in Latin music

UNIVISION, November 15, 2018 ~ Jorge Drexler (Uruguay), Luis Miguel (Mexico), and Rosalía (Spain) were 2018’s big winners. Watch videos of all the winners in this story.

World Monuments Fund Hadrian Gala 2018

October 23, 2018 ~ The World Monuments Fund (WMF) honored Prince Amyn Aga Khan of Afghanistan and Dr. Eusebio Leal Spengler of Cuba at the Hadrian Gala in the Rainbow Room atop Rockefeller Center. Puerto Rican artist Tony Bechara spoke with us about nominating Old San Juan as a world monument.

Hispanic Day Parade 2018 ~ Desfile de la Hispanidad

Sunday, October 14, 2018
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Fifth Avenue
(44th to 69th Street)
Midtown – Upper East Side Manhattan
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Argentine, Bolivian, Belizean, Chilean, Colombian, Costa Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Guatemalan, Honduran, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Panamanian, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Salvadoran, Spanish, Uruguayan and Venezuelan cultures

Septeto Santiaguero plays Brooklyn Museum for Carnegie Hall Citywide

Saturday, October 6, 2018
PROSPECT PARK, Brooklyn ~ The successors to the Buena Vista Social Club play traditional Cuban son with contemporary influences for Carnegie Hall Citywide at the Brooklyn Museum

Pedrito Martinez Group plays Bronx Museum for Carnegie Hall Citywide

Friday, October 5, 2018
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Carnegie Hall Citywide
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Bronx Museum of the Arts
Fleetwood – Concourse Village, The Bronx
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The world’s first-call Cuban Rumbero.

Fall for Dance Festival 2018

NEW YORK CITY CENTER, MIDTOWN ~ Mon-Sat, October 1-13, 2018 ~ $15 seats to watch four world-class companies a night. African, Argentine, Brazilian, Cuban, French & Romanian dancers or companies perform ballet, modern, contemporary and folkloric dances. Sells out every year!

New York Film Festival 56 (2018)

September 28 – October 14, 2018
LINCOLN CENTER ~ Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Roma’ leads a crop of new Argentine, Chilean, Cuban, Filipino, French, Italian, Jewish, Mexican and Spanish films at Film Society

Queens Hispanic Day Parade 2018 celebrates our diverse heritage

Sunday, September 23, 2018
37th Avenue
Jackson Heights, Queens
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Argentine, Bolivian, Belizean, Chilean, Colombian, Costa Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Guatemalan, Honduran, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Panamanian, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Salvadoran, Spanish, Uruguayan and Venezuelan culture.

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the big North American film festivalr

Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Costa Rican, Cuban, French, Israeli, Italian, Mexican, Filipino, Portuguese, Puerto Rican, Romanian, Spanish, Uruguayan and Venezuelan films.
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Toronto, Canada
September 6 – 16, 2018

New York Yankees 2018 reached the American League Division Series

Yankees 1 – 3 Boston Red Sox
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1) Red Sox 4 – 5
2) Yankees 6 – 2
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3) Red Sox 16 – 1
4) Red Sox 4 – 1
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Cuban, Dominican, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Puerto Rican & Venezuelan players

‘Exquisita Agonía’ new Cuban drama at Repertorio Español

Written by Nilo Cruz
Directed by José Zayas
Starring Hannia Guillen & Germán Jaramillo
Love story about a middle-aged woman’s obsessive quest to find love in a young man who is transformed by the gift of life when he gets a new heart.
REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL
Kips Bay, Manhattan
CLOSING NIGHT
Friday, August 3, 2018

New York International Salsa Congress 2018

Marriott Marquis
Times Square Theater District, Manhattan
Thursday – Monday
August 30 – September 3, 2018

MTV VMA Winners

COLOMBIAN WINNERS
J Balvin & Willy William ‘Mi Gente’ Best Latin
CUBAN WINNERS
Camila Cabello
‘Havana’ Video of the Year
Artist of the Year
DOMINICAN WINNERS
Cardi B Best New Artist
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin ‘I Like It’ Song of Summer
ITALIAN WINNERS
Ariana Grande ‘No Tears Left to Cry’ Best Pop
PUERTO RICAN WINNERS
Jennifer Lopez
‘Dinero’ Best Collaboration
Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award
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Radio City Music Hall
Midtown, Manhattan
Monday, August 20, 2018

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

LINCOLN CENTER, Jul 25-Aug 12, 2018, Summer music festival with African, Colombian, Cuban, Ecuadorian, Mexican and Puerto Rican music, dance and word.

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2018 $28 lunches and $42 dinners

Brazilian, Cuban, French, Italian, Mexican & Spanish prix-fixe lunches and dinners.
RESERVATIONS
Monday, July 9, 2018
DINING
July 23 – August 17, 2018

Afro-Latino Fest celebrates our African roots

Afro- Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Haitian, Mexican, Panamanian, Puerto Rican talk, movies and music.
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TALKS
Schomberg Center
Harlem, Manhattan
Friday, July 13, 2018
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FILM FESTIVAL
Abron Center
Lower East Side, Manhattan
Saturday, July 14, 2018
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CONCERT
The Well
East Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Midsummer Night Swing 2018 at Damrosch Park

LINCOLN CENTER, Tue-Sat, Jun 26 to Jul 14, 2018, Dance Festival ~ Dance salsa, tango and swing outdoors to live orchestras on a sprung-wood floor

Flamenco Latino Más Allá, Spanish Flamenco with American influences

Rumba Flamenca is Spanish Flamenco with Black American and Caribbean influences.
Jamaica Center for the Arts and Learning
Jamaica, Queens
Friday – Saturday
June 22 – 23, 2018

Jazz and Classical master Paquito D’Rivera to play Blue Note 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

Latin artists and productions win six 2018 Drama Desk Awards

June 3, 2018 ~ Dominican, Ghanan, Jewish, Mexican, Italian, & Spanish winners.
Lindsay Mendez ‘Carousel’
Sean Carvajal ‘Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train’
Juan Castano ‘Oedipus El Rey’
‘Farinelli and the King’
‘Once on This Island’
‘School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play’
The Town Hall
Midtown, Manhattan

Spring 2018 may be the last Latin American Art Auction at Christie’s NY

May 24, 2018: Rivera (Mexican) set a record for any Latin American artist. Botero (Colombian) got a record for one of his still lifes. Colonial painter Juan Francisco de Rosa’s ‘Virgen del Rosario’ sold for 30x its estimate.
Christie’s Rockefeller Center
Midtown, Manhattan
ON VIEW
Monday – Wednesday
May 21 – 23, 2018
AUCTION
Wednesday – Thursday
May 23 – 24, 2018

Cuban Parade 2018 is Metro NYC’s big Cuban celebration

Bergenline Avenue
Hudson County, New Jersey
Sunday, May 20, 2018

Dance Parade 2018

FLATIRON, UNION SQUARE, VILLAGE, EAST VILLAGE | Sat, May 19, 2018 | African, Argentine, Bolivian, Brazilian, Cuban, Dominican, French, Haitian, Italian, Puerto Rican dances and more

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

Repertorio Español
Kips Bay, Manhattan
Friday, May 18, 2018

Ballet Hispánico En Familia 2018 at the United Palace with Katiria Soto

Special family program of Latin American dance and culture. Dance with Mom on stage.
United Palace Theatre
Washington Heights, Manhattan
Mother’s Day
Sunday, May 13, 2018

Bryant Park Dance Party

May 2 – June 8, 2018
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ Latin dance party in Bryant Park. FREE

Carlos Acosta Danza ‘Debut’ legendary Cuban Ballet at NY City Center

The Royal Ballet legend is debuting his new Cuban contemporary ballet company.
New York City Center
Midtown, Manhattan
Wednesday – Friday
April 25 – 27, 2018

PEN World Voices Festival 2018 Resist and Reimagine

165+ writers and artists from over 50 countries gather in NYC to talk about the theme ‘Resist and Reimagine.’
April 16 – 22, 2018

‘Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960 – 1985’ at the Brooklyn Museum

Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Costa Rican, Cuban, Guatemalan, Mexican, Panamanian, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican & Uruguayan artists.
Brooklyn Museum
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Wednesday – Sunday
April 13 – July 22, 2018

Latin Grooves by Cuban Gerardo Contino with Spanish diva Nalaya Brown

The Django in the Roxy Hotel
Tribeca, Manhattan
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

‘FANIA All Stars Live in Africa’ captures the excitement that was la Salsa

Museum of the City of New York
East Harlem, Manhattan
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Ballet Hispánico Spring 2018 Season at The Joyce

Works by Spanish, Colombian, and Mexican choreographers, including two world premieres that salute the beloved Spanish poet Federico García Lorca.
Joyce Theater
Chelsea, Manhattan
Tuesday – Sunday
April 10 – 15, 2018

Daymé Arocena is Cuba’s finest young female singer

Sat, Apr 7, 2018
RED HOOK, Brooklyn ~ “Cuba’s finest young female singer” (The Guardian) sings her powerful style of rumba jazz for the World Music Institute at Pioneer Works

New York Mets vs Miami Marlins, MLB Baseball at Citi Field

LAST GAMES OF SEASON
September 28 – 30, 2018
Friday – Sunday
~
March – September
Major League Baseball
Citi Field in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
~
Cuban, Dominican, Italian, Mexican & Venezuelan players

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

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

Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita reconnect Cuba and Venezuela with Africa

Roulette
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn
Thursday, March 22, 2018

‘Queenie’ female artists from El Museo del Barrio’s collection

EAST HARLEM, Tue-Sat, Mar 21 – Jun 23, 2018
# latina women art exhibition

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

‘American Landscape’ at Lehmann Maupin with Cuban Teresita Fernández

Tuesday – Saturday
March 15 – May 5, 2018

24th Armory Show 2018 international art fair on Piers 92/94

HELL’S KITCHEN; Armory Week, Preview Wed Mar 7, Show Thu-Sun Mar 8-11, 2018; contemporary art fair ~ Modern, Post war, and Contemporary African, Argentine, Brazilian, Cuban, French, French-Canadian, Italian, Mexican, Peruvian, Philippine, Portuguese and Spanish art

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

Winner of 2 Oscars & 2 BAFTAs for:
Cinematography
Special Effects

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

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

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

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

January 28, 2018 ~ ‘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?

Malpaso brings the future of Cuban contemporary dance to The Joyce

Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Avenue
Chelsea
Wednesday-Sunday
January 17 – 21, 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
JAZZ MARATHON
Friday – Saturday
January 12 – 13, 2018

NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2018

RESERVATIONS OPEN
January 8, 2018
NYC RESTAURANT WEEK
January 22 – February 9, 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

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

OPENED December 15, 2017
CLOSED January 18, 2018

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

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

Ballet Hispánico leaps borders at the Apollo Theater

APOLLO THEATER, HARLEM, Fri-Sat, December 1-2, 2017 ~ “Con Brazos Abiertos” (With open arms)

Christie’s Fall 2017 Latin American Art auction

20 Rockefeller Plaza
49th St between 5th & 6th Ave
Rockefeller Center
Midtown, Manhattan
ONLINE
Monday, November 13, 2017
EXHIBITION
Saturday, November 18, 2017
AUCTION
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
EXHIBITION
Saturday, November 18, 2017
AUCTION
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Phillips Latin American Art Auction Fall 2017

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

Hombre Men of the Year Awards

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

Ana Padron and Diego Blanco Tango for All

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

Cuba Caliente is the Gerardo Contino Cuban Salsa dance party

The Woods
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Sundays in November, 2017

World Ballet Day 2017 behind the scenes with great ballet companies

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

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

Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train wins Outstanding Revival & Lead Actor Lortels

October 3 – November 12, 2017
Signature Theatre
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
~
May 6, 2018
Winner of Lucille Lortel Awards for “Outstanding Revival” and “Lead Actor” Sean Carvajal

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

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

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

‘Blind’ Argentine tango show at El Museo del Barrio

EAST HARLEM, Fri, Sep 15, 2017 ~ Cuban, Colombian and Argentine artists find strength in vulnerability.
# argentine tango show

Gustavo Acosta ‘Inventory of Omissions’

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

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

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

SummerStage 2017 free concerts in NYC parks

May – October
LATIN ARTISTS
June 21 – September 10, 2017

Belkis Ayón ‘NKAME’ Cuban prints at El Museo del Barrio

EAST HARLEM, Wed-Sun, Jun 13 to Nov 5, 2017 ~ Prints of the secret dreams of Africa.
# cuban print art exhibition

The New York Salsa and Bachata Festival 2017 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

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

Viewing May 20, 2017
Auction, May 24, 2017
MIDTOWN EAST, NYC ~ Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, Mexican, and Venezuelan art for auction at Phillips

Christie’s Latin American Art auction in May

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

Context New York international art fair

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

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

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 at Spring Studios

TRIBECA; Armory Week, Mar 2-5, 2017; contemporary art fair ~ A hip vibe that is hosting Italian, French, Portuguese and Cuban galleries

The Armory Show 2017 at Piers 92/94

HELL’S KITCHEN; Armory Week, Mar 2-5, 2017; contemporary art fair

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

ADAA Art Show 2017 at Park Avenue Armory (Review)

UPPER EAST SIDE; Armory Week, Mar 1-5, 2017; contemporary art fair ~ The art fair of the association of America’s leading art galleries opens Armory Week

89th Academy Awards (2017)

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

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

ON SALE
Friday, January 5, 2017
SHOWS
January 17 – February 5, 2017

NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2017

RESERVATIONS
Monday, January 9
NYC RESTAURANT WEEK
January 23 – February 10, 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

Sotheby’s
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!

Nov 21, 2016 – Aug 13, 2017
UPPER WEST SIDE, NYC ~ Discover the diverse natural environment of Cuba at the American Museum of Natural History

17th Latin Grammy Awards 2016

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

New York Fashion Week September 2016

Spring-Summer 2018 collections
Thursday-Friday
September 7-15, 2017

Latin Talent in the MTV Music Video Awards

The 2016 VMAs were at
Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016.

Under the Cuban Sun

Iconic photographs of Cuba from 1933 to 2007
Throckmorton Fine Art
Midtown East, Manhattan
June 17 – September 17, 2016

Angelica de la Riva

The Brazilian opera singer and American Jazz singer reprise the collaborations of Frank Sinatra and Antônio Carlos Jobim
Sheen Center
Fri, June 10, 2016 at 8pm

Irene Rodríguez Compañía Cuba Festival at The Joyce

CUBA FESTIVAL
Cuba’s leading Spanish Flamenco company.
Joyce Theater
Chelsea, Manhattan
Thursday – Sunday
May 19 – 22, 2016

DanzAbierta Cuba Festival at The Joyce

CUBA FESTIVAL
Marianela Boán’s avant-garde dance troupe uses the Cuban cabaret as a metaphor for life in “Showroom.”
Joyce Theater
Chelsea, Manhattan
Saturday – Tuesday
May 14 – 17, 2016

New York Festival of Song

MERKIN CONCERT HALL, LINCOLN SQUARE, Tue, April 26, 2016 ~ Compositora: Songs by Latin American Women featuring soprano María Valdés and baritone Efraín Solís
#MUSICFESTIVAL

Eduardo Vilaro Ballet Hispanico Artistic Director & CEO

BALLET HISPÁNICO, UPPER WEST SIDE, November 10, 2015 ~ Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro talks about being a Cuban-American dancer, developing Ballet Hispánico, and what it means to be Latino in the United States today

“On Your Feet!” Review

MARQUIS THEATRE, TIMES SQUARE, November 5, 2015 – August 20, 2017 ~ The inspiring Emilio and Gloria Estefan story
#CUBAN #BROADWAY