Cuban NYC

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

Celebrate French & Dominican Mother’s Day

Last Sunday in May
Sunday, May 27, 2018

BIG Salsa Festival

New York Hilton Midtown
Midtown, Manhattan
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Thursday – Monday
May 24 – 28, 2018

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

Birdland
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
Sundays, May, 2018

Bryant Park Dance Party ~ Colombian Cumbia & Vallenato Gregorio Uribe

Bryant Park
Midtown, Manhattan
Wednesdays
MAY 2 – JUNE 8
Colombian Cumbia & Vallenato
Gregorio Uribe
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
FREE

Gregorio Uribe is NYC’s Colombian Cumbia Jazz King

Bryant Park Dance Party
Cumbia & Vallenato for dancing
Midtown, Manhattan
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
FREE

New York Mets vs Miami Marlins at Citi Field ~ New York Latin Culture Mag

Citi Field Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens
MARCH – SEPTEMBER
Mets vs Chicago Cubs
Thursday, May 31, 2018

‘Exquisita Agonía’ new Cuban drama at Repertorio Español

A 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 receives a new heart.
Repertorio Español
Kips Bay, Manhattan
DAILY through
Thursday, May 31, 2018

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

Queenie, female artists from El Museo del Barrio’s permanent collection

Hunter East Harlem Gallery
East Harlem, Manhattan
Tuesday – Saturday
March 21 – June 23, 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
Joe Quijano y Su Conjunto Cachana (Salsa)
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

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

‘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

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

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

Los Habaneros, NYC’s Best Cuban Dance Band, play Madison Square Park

Madison Square Park
Flatiron District, Manhattan
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
FREE

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

Harlem Havana 2017 celebrates Afro-Cuban music and culture

Harlem
August 12-23, 2017

Hispanic Heritage Month 2018

September 15 – October 15

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

Hispanic Day Parade 2017

Fifth Avenue
44th to 69th Street
Midtown / Upper East Side
Sunday, October, 8, 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
www.worldballetday.com
October 5, 2017

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

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

Veterans Day Weekend

Friday – Sunday
November 9 – 11, 2018

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

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Latin Grooves by Cuban Gerardo Contino with Spanish diva Nalaya Brown

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

Daymé Arocena brings her Cuban Rumba Jazz voice to Pioneer Works

Pioneer Works
Red Hook, Brooklyn
Saturday, April 7, 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

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

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

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

May 6, 2018: Signature Theatre play wins 2018 Lucille Lortel Awards for ‘Outstanding Revival’ and ‘Lead Actor,’ Sean Carvajal.

Elio Villafranca is the Latin Jazz composer of the African diaspora

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

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

Repertorio Español
Kips Bay, Manhattan
Monday, May 21, 2018

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

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

Dance Parade 2018 is NYC’s biggest dance event with over 10,000 dancers

African, Argentine, Bolivian, Brazilian, Cuban, Dominican, French, Haitian, Italian, Puerto Rican dances and more
Broadway, University Place, 8th St, Tompkins Square Park & Nublu 151
Manhattan’s Flatiron District, Union Square, Greenwich Village & East Village
Rain or Shine
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Cuban Parade 2018 is Metro NYC’s big Cuban celebration

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

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

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th St
Upper West Side, Manhattan
Daily

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

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

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

Fifth Avenue at 82nd St
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Daily

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

Crescent City Monk with Herlin Riley & Pedrito Martinez.
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Appel Room
Columbus Circle, Manhattan
Friday – Saturday
April 6 – 7, 2018

Ballet Hispánico is America’s leading Latino dance company

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

Legendary Cuban voices Lena Burke, Malena Burke, & Xiomara Laugart

Lena once starred in a movie as La Lupe. Xiomara once starred Off-Broadway as Celia Cruz.
Hostos Center
Mott Haven, The Bronx
Friday, March 23, 2018

Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita reconnect Cuba and Venezuela with Africa

Roulette
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn
Thursday, March 22, 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

‘American Landscape’ at Lehmann Maupin with Cuban Teresita Fernández

Tuesday – Saturday
March 15 – May 5, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

America’s leading dealer in vintage and contemporary Latin American photography, Pre-Columbian art, and Chinese jade and antiquities.
145 East 57th St, 3rd Floor
(between Lexington & Third Ave)
Midtown East, Manhattan
Tuesday – Saturday

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

Lehmann Maupin

536 West 22nd St
Chelsea, Manhattan
Tuesday – Saturday

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

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

OPENED December 15, 2017
CLOSED January 18, 2018

Assumption of Mary celebrates the Virgin’s journey into heaven

August 15

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

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

Celebrate the Feast of Babalú-Ayé

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

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

NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2018

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

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

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

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

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
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

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

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)
Queens
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

Blind Tango finds strength in vulnerability

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

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

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

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
Nightly

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
LATIN ARTISTS
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

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

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

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

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

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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