Americas Society / Council of the Americas (ASCOA) is a business organization focused on the politics and culture of the Americas. It produces excellent music and arts programs in a beautifully restored Park Avenue mansion.
The audience is very academic and very Upper East Side. It’s a good place for networking.
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Americas Society Tickets
There are many free events that require an email RSVP.
680 Park Avenue
(at 68th St)
Upper East Side, Manhattan
(4)(6) to 68th St, walk 1 block west
(N)(Q)(R) to 72nd St, walk 4 blocks south and 3 blocks west
Latin Culture at Americas Society
Cellist Antonio Meneses and Classical guitarist Paul Galbraith play Brazilian and European chamber music at Americas Society in the Upper East Side, on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 7pm. Free with RSVP. as-coa.org 🇧🇷
Haitian Baritone Jean Bernard Cerin and Haitian American soprano Melissa Joseph present “Lisette—A Song’s Journey From Haiti and Back,” the story of “Lisette quitté la plaine,” a popular Haitian song with both Classical and African influences, at Americas Society in the Upper East Side, on Friday, November 11, 2022 at 7pm. Free with RSVP. as-coa.org 🇭🇹
Dominican composer and writer Rita Indiana presents “Tu nombre verdadero” (Your real name), a bilingual acoustic songbook about living in between Dominican and American cultures at Americas Society in the Upper East Side, on Friday, November 18, 2022 at 7pm. Free with RSVP. as-coa.org 🇩🇴
The Mexico Now cultural festival presents Guadalupe Peraza’s “Mexamorphosis,” a concert celebrating Mexico’s musical diversity at Americas Society in the Upper East Side, on Monday, November 21, 2022 at 7pm. Free with RSVP. as-coa.org 🇲🇽
São Paulo Chamber Soloists makes its U.S. debut playing Latin American Classical Music at Americas Society in the Upper East Side, on Monday, October 17, 2022 at 7pm. Free with RSVP. as-coa.org 🇧🇷
Flag Series: nibia pastrana santiago – YOUR ISLAND HERE, a public installation by the Puerto Rican artist, is on 68th St next to Americas Society in the Upper East Side, is on view September 6 – December 21, 2022. as-coa.org 🇵🇷
Tropical is Political: Caribbean Art Under the Visitor Economy Regime, an art exhibition exploring the contrasts between a natural paradise, tourism and finance, opens with a reception at Americas Society in the Upper East Side, on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 from 6-8pm. Ends December 17, 2022. Reception free with RSVP. as-coa.org 🇧🇸🇩🇴🇯🇲🇲🇶🇵🇷🇹🇹
This is interesting because you cannot judge Caribbean art the same way you judge European or American art. We have an entirely different worldview. Caribbeans are interesting too because we are all related, but separated by different blends of geography, people, and history. The entire world has passed through. We also have large Diasporas which get us mixed up with the Americans.
The exhibition is curated by Marina Reyes Franco of el Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico which is PR’s leading contemporary art museum.
Puerto Rico has a tax law that attracts finance people. Theoretically, it brings money to the island, but those people don’t integrate very well. Many don’t even speak Spanish. They take property away from Puerto Ricans and raise the cost of living for everyone. Where are Puerto Ricans going to live now?
Artists in the exhibition include:
- Allora & Calzadilla (Puerto Rican) 🇵🇷
- Sofía Gallisá Muriente (Puerto Rican) 🇵🇷
- Gwladys Gambie (French Martinique) 🇲🇶
- Abigail Hadeed (Trinidadian) 🇹🇹
- Joiri Minaya (Dominican) 🇩🇴
- José Morbán (Dominican) 🇩🇴
- Dave Smith (Bahamanian) 🇬🇧🇧🇸
- Yiyo Tirado (Puerto Rican) 🇵🇷
- Oneika Russell (Jamaican) 🇯🇲
Mexican flutist Wilfrido Terrazas releases his latest album of experimental music, The Torres Cycle, at Americas Society in the Upper East Side on Monday, September 12, 2022 at 7pm. Free with RSVP. as-coa.org 🇲🇽
Americas Society and Opera Hispánica present the U.S. premiere of Diego Sánchez Haase’s “Ñomongetá: a Guaraní Opera,” about the Spanish conquest of Paraguay, at the National Museum of the American Indian in Manhattan’s Financial District on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 2pm. Free tickets at the door. as-coa.org 🇪🇸🇵🇾
The Momenta Quartet plays string quartets by Mexican composer Julián Carrillo on Thu, May 5 at 7pm. 🇲🇽 POSTPONED
Magos Herrera sings from her new album “Remanso” on Fri, May 13 at 7pm. 🇲🇽
Luedji Luna: Bom mesmo é estar debaixo d’água (What’s Really Good is Being Underwater) is a video release concert on motherhood by the Brazilian singer-songwriter from Bahia is Fri, Mar 25 at 7pm. Free. as-coa.org 🇧🇷
Fonema Consort: Her Words performs new work inspired by Argentine, Brazilian and Mexican female artists on Sat, Mar 19 at 6pm. Free with reservation. 🇦🇷🇧🇷🇨🇷🇲🇽
Orchestra of St Luke’s presents “Earth Works: Music for our Planet”, an initiative of Peruvian American composer Gabriela Lena Frank is Fri, Mar 11 at 7pm. Free with registration. 🇵🇪
This Must Be the Place: Latin American Artists in New York, 1965-1975 is Sep 22, 2021 – May 21, 2022. FREE