Cuban NYC

Cuban NYC is Latin Jazz, Salsa, and On Your Feet! We are in Union City, New Jersey. Drink rum and make business with us.

Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train is a timely dark comedy of faith and redemption

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

Cuba Caliente is the Gerardo Contino Cuban Salsa dance party

Delilah, Lower East Side
Friday, October 13, 2017
The Woods
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Sunday, October 15, 2017

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

Celia Cruz was born in Havana, Cuba on October 21, 1925

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

Paquito D’Rivera plays a Benefit for Puerto Rico

Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St
between Sullivan & Thompson
Greenwich Village
Monday, October 23, 2017

Carlos Henriquez is the Latin in Jazz

Nuevo Jazz Latino
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Appel Room
Broadway at 60th Street
Friday – Saturday
November 3 – 4, 2017

Elio Villafranca is the Latin Jazz composer of the African diaspora

Nuevo Jazz Latino
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Appel Room
Broadway at 60th St
Lincoln Square
Friday – Saturday
November 3 – 4, 2017

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

Nuevo Jazz Latino
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Appel Room
Broadway at 60th Street
Friday – Saturday
November 3 – 4, 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

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

Repertorio Español
138 East 27th St, Kips Bay
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Bergdorf Goodman is NYC’s most luxurious department store

Fifth and 58th
Midtown, Manhattan
Holiday Windows
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
through January 1, 2018

Latin Grammys 2017 for music in Spanish or Portuguese

MGM Grand Garden Arena
Las Vegas, Nevada
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Ballet Hispanico is America’s leading Latino dance company

Studios
167 West 89th St
Upper West Side
Apollo Theater, Harlem
December 1-2, 2017

Malpaso is Cuban contemporary dance

Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Avenue
Chelsea
Wednesday-Sunday
January 17 – 21, 2018

Under the Radar Festival

Antigonón, un Contigente Épico
January 2018

Broadway Week Winter 2018 offers 2-for-1 tickets to select Broadway shows

January – February 2018
2017 tickets went on sale January 5

New York Mets 2018 Season Opener

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

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

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

Cuban, Ecuadorian, Italian, Mexican, and Puerto Rican nominees
The Town Hall
123 West 43rd St, Midtown
Sunday, June 4, 2017

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 and August 2018

Assumption of Mary celebrates the Virgin’s journey into heaven

August 15

Harlem Havana 2017 celebrates Afro-Cuban music and culture

Harlem
August 12-23, 2017

Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros is NYC’s best Cuban Salsa dance band

American Museum of Natural History
Upper West Side, Manhattan
Tuesday, October 17, 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

Hispanic Day Parade 2017

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

Hispanic Heritage Month 2017

September 15 – October 15

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
www.worldballetday.com
October 5, 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

Throckmorton Fine Art is America’s leading dealer of Latin American Photography, and Pre-Columbian & Chinese Artifacts

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

Gustavo Acosta ‘Inventory of Omissions’

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

Blind Tango finds strength in vulnerability

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

Galerie Lelong

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

American Museum of Natural History ~ New York Latin Culture

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

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

Fifth Avenue & 82nd St
Upper East Side
Open Daily

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

40-19 Gleane Street
at Roosevelt Ave
Elmhurst / Jackson Heights, Queens
Nightly

Narciso Rodriguez leaves a last bit of color for the Fall

Bergdorf Goodman
Fifth Avenue & 58th
Midtown, Manhattan

Arturo O’Farrill and Resist are multiple Grammy-winning Afro-Cuban Jazz

Birdland
315 W 44th St, Hell’s Kitchen
Birdland Latin Jazz Big Band
September 14-17, 2017

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

Emilio and Gloria Estefan story
Marquis Theatre
210 W 46th St, Times Square
Tuesday-Sunday, June 2017

SummerStage 2017 free concerts in NYC parks

Latin artists June 21 – September 10, 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

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

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

Septeto Santiaguero carries on the Buena Vista Social Club tradition

Raíz album release party
Joe’s Pub at the Public
East Village
Friday, July 28, 2017

Explore the natural diversity of ¡Cuba!

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

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center free concerts every week

Colombian bullerengue collective, Bulla en el Barrio with tambolero Emilsen Pacheco
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Midsummer Night Swing 2018 dance Salsa & Tango outdoors to big bands

Dancing to live orchestras outdoors
Damrosch Park Lincoln Center
Tuesday-Saturday
June 27 – July 15, 2017

NYC Restaurant Week 2017 Summer

July 24 – August 18, 2017
Reservations are open

Carmen Herrera “Paintings on Paper”

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

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

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

Context New York international art fair

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

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

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

Independent New York 2018 hip and established galleries

A hip vibe that is attracting established galleries. Italian, French, Portuguese, and Cuban galleries showed in 2017. The next show is Mar 8-11, 2018

Sotheby’s November Latin American Modern Art auction

Sotheby’s
1334 York Ave
Upper East Side
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

‘Arrival’ is the only Latin Oscars winner at the 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

The Armory Show 2018 is NYC’s big international art fair

Piers 92 94
Hell’s Kitchen
March 8-11, 2018

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

Cucu Diamantes

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

Christie’s November Latin American Art auction

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

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.

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

Under the Cuban Sun

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

Irene Rodríguez Compañía

CUBA FESTIVAL
Cuba’s leading Spanish Flamenco company
Joyce Theater
May 19-22, 2016, Thu-Sun

DanzAbierta

CUBA FESTIVAL
Marianela Boán’s avant-garde dance troupe uses the Cuban cabaret as a metaphor for life in “Showroom”
Joyce Theater
Sat-Tue, May 14-17, 2016

New York Festival of Song

Compositora: Songs by Latin American Women featuring soprano María Valdés and baritone Efraín Solís
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 8pm

Eduardo Vilaro, “We are making a change in our American culture”

Eduardo Vilaro, Ballet Hispanico Artistic Director, talks about his role in the company, how Latins contribute to the American fabric, and the Ballet’s Fall season.

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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