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.

Latin night club Subrosa is closing ( for now )

Closing Party
Tuesday, June 13, 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

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

Subrosa
63 Gansevoort, Meatpacking
Saturday, June 10: Habana Nights
Tuesday, June 13: Closing Party

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

Carmen Herrera “Paintings on Paper”

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

Repertorio Español is Spanish-language Off-Broadway Theatre

138 East 27th St, Kips Bay
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
La Zapatera Prodigiosa (Spanish comedy)
Saturday-Sunday, June 17-18
Sin Wifi También Se Vive (Colombian stand-up)

Fall for Dance Festival 2017

International dance companies and artists
New York City Center
131 W 55th St, Midtown
October 2-14, 2017
Tickets on sale
Sunday, September 10

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2017

2016 reservations opened July 11
July 24 – August 18, 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

Paíto y los Gaiteros de Punta Brava play David Rubenstein Atrium

Colombian native flute band
Lincoln Center
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Free

New York Mets play the Cubs, then Nationals at Citi Field

Major League Baseball
Citi Field, Queens
Chicago Cubs
M-W, June 12-14 2017
Washington Nationals
Th-Su, June 15-18, 2017

Under the Radar Festival

Antigonón, un Contigente Épico
January 2018

SummerStage 2017 free concerts in NYC parks

Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Cuban, French, Italian, Jewish, Mexican, Portuguese, Puerto Rican, and Venezuelan artists
June 21 – August 25, 2017
Fête de la Musique, June 21
Fado to Contemporary, June 24

En el nombre de Salomé, women’s rights visionary

Dominican story
Repertorio Español
138 East 27th St, Kips Bay
Friday, June 9, 2017

Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Grammy-winning Cuban Jazz
Birdland
315 W 44th St, Hell’s Kitchen
Sundays, June 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

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

Tamayo leads Christie’s May Latin American Art auction

Mexican, Colombian, and Costa Rican art and more is on view at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center, Sat, May 20 for auction Wed-Thu, May 24-25.

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

With Nuevo Jazz Latino
Jazz at Lincoln Center
November 3-4, 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

Axel Tosca Laugart, Jazz-Timba-Funk

The Cuban pianist plays Zinc Bar in Greenwich Village, Thu, May 18, 2017

Paquito D’Rivera is a Jazz & Classical music giant

Paquito plays American Museum of Natural History in the Upper West Side, Sat, May 13, 2017

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

World Jazz club and community center in the heart of Latin Queens

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

Malpaso is one of Cuba’s leading contemporary dance companies

Performs at Central Park SummerStage Wed, August 9, 2017

Dance Midsummer Night Swing 2017

Swing, Salsa, Boogaloo and Tango dancing to live orchestras outdoors at
Damrosch Park
Lincoln Center
Tuesday-Saturday
June 27 – July 15
Don Perignon y La Puertorriqueña Salsa
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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

Chinese Jades “Mythical Beasts – The Divinity of Dragons” through Apr 22. Argentine, Colombian, Cuban, Mexican, and Spanish work at the AIPAD Photography Show booth #500 Mar 29 – Apr 2, 2017

Ballet Hispánico is America’s leading Latino dance company

Contemporary dance with Mexican, Colombian, and Spanish influences at The Joyce Theater in Chelsea, Tue-Sat, Apr 18-22, 2017

Septeto Santiaguero

Dominican Salsa singer José Alberto “El Canario” joins the Cuban dance band at Lehman Center in The Bronx Apr 15, 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

Elio Villafranca Cuba – Senegal: Letters to Mother Africa II

Cuban Jazz pianist, composer, and Juilliard professor calls our ancestors again with “Cuba – Senegal: Letters to Mother Africa II” at Aaron Davis Hall in Harlem on Fri, Mar 31

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

Lehmann Maupin

An established contemporary art dealer with several Latin artists that projects an international presence from Chelsea, Lower East Side, and Hong Kong galleries

Whitney Museum of American Art

The leading museum of contemporary American art is including more Latin artists

ADAA Art Show 2017 hosts America’s top art dealers [Review]

Argentine, Brazilian, Cuban, French, Italian, Mexican, and Spanish artists are exhibited at the Gala Preview Feb 28 at the Park Avenue Armory. The show runs Mar 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

American Museum of Natural History

The world’s largest natural history museum with over 33 million specimens, some of which are displayed in 45 exhibition halls, along with a planetarium and a library.

Sotheby’s November Latin American Modern Art auction

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

2018 Oscars, the 90th Academy Awards

Live on ABC
March 4, 2018

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

Los Van Van, Cuba’s Dance Rockers

The Cuban dance band that brought Rock & Roll into the Cuban Son in 1969 and stayed at the forefront of pop music in Cuba for decades plays the B.B. King Blues Club Friday, Dec 9, 2016 at 8pm

Narciso Rodriguez Latin American Modernist

The Cuban-American designer’s Spring collection is hitting stores now

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

The next show is at Piers 92 94 Mar 8-11, 2018

Wild Noise / Ruido Salvaje

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

Chucho Valdés, Jesse & Joy, Ile, Vicente Fernández, and the Jose Lugo & Guasábara Combo win 2017 Grammys

Grammy nominees were announced Dec 6, 2016 and awarded Sun, Feb 12, 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

Nilko Andreas, world-Classical guitar and sweaty Rumba Flamenco Pop

The Colombian guitarist takes his Rumba Flamenco side project LaMar NYC to Communitea in Long Island City, Fri, Feb 3, 2017

Galerie Lelong

NYC gallery of Parisian contemporary art dealer Daniel Lelong represents several important Latin artists including Alfredo Jaar and Hélio Oiticica

Latin Side of Dizzy with Carlos Henriquez

The Jazz composer and bassist for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra celebrates Dizzy Gillespie’s centennial with “The Latin Side of Dizzy” at Jazz at Lincoln Center Fri-Sat, Jan 27-28, 2017

Hispanic Heritage Month 2017

Celebrate our Hispanic heritage
September 15 – October 25

¡Cuba!

American Museum of Natural History
Upper West Side
Through August 13, 2017

Hispanic Day Parade

Fifth Avenue
Sunday, October, 8, 2017

Blind Tango

Tango for All’s Diego Blanco and Ana Padron explore the artist’s existential question in this show of Argentine Tango fused with modern dance and theater, with live music by Pedro Giraudo. BAM Fishman Space Thu-Sun, Jan 26-29, 2017

Broadway Week

January – February 2018
2017 tickets went on sale January 5

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.

Latin Grammys for music in Spanish or Portuguese

2017 dates to be announced in July

Hot Latin Songs

What we are listening to now

New York Fashion Week September 2017

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.

Harlem Havana

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

Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban All Stars

The Afro-Cuban version of Gillespie’s legacy band with Mario Grillo (Machito Jr.)
Subrosa
Tue, June 7, 14, 21 & 28 at 8pm & 10pm

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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