M. Tony Peralta, recently featured in the New York Times, is currently exhibiting at Renaissance Fine Art, and will be hosting an artist talk on Saturday, January 11. His solo exhibition, titled Reconnected, identifies with his experiences while visiting the Dominican Republic. Talk starts at 4pm.
If you enjoy the sounds of upbeat Afro-Cuban music and bowling, The Pedrito Martinez Group at Brooklyn Bowl is a good way to spend Monday, December 16. Mr. Martínez was a founding member of the highly successful, Afro-Cuban/Afro-Beat band, Yerba Buena. Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 8pm. $10 cover.
Brooklyn-based rapper, Talib Kweli — famously known as a lyrically-gifted, socially aware rapper and as a member of Black Star — will be performing at Brooklyn Bowl on Tuesday, December 17. Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 9pm. Cover: $15. Gravitas in stores now.
The King of Latin Pop, Enrique Iglesias, will be performing at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, February 15, 8pm. Tickets for the Lovers’ Concert are on sale now and are expected to sell out.
Enrique Iglesias is a Spanish-American singer, songwriter, actor and record producer. Iglesias started his career in the mid-1990s and soon became one of the biggest stars in Latin America and the Hispanic Market. Iglesias has sold over 100 million units worldwide, making him one of the best selling Spanish language artists of all time.
PINTA New York, founded in 2007, is an exclusive and intimate international art fair of select exhibitors invited to present the best Modern and Contemporary art from Latin America, Spain, and Portugal.
Thursday, November 14: 6pm – 9pm (by invitation only)
The 8th Annual Latin American Cultural Week will take place November 14 – 25, 2013. Latin American Culture Week facilitates performances by many institutions and artists throughout New York City. Presentations consist of music, dance, film, theater, literature, visual and performing arts influenced by the diverse cultures of Latin America. Participants: American Symphony Orchestra, the World Music Institute, Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Instituto Cervantes, Americas Society, Brazilian Endowment for the Arts, Centro Civico Cultural Dominicano, and Repertorio Español.
On Saturday, October 19, celebrate Mexico’s beloved 3,000 year-old tradition that remembers friends and family members who have passed away at El Museo del Barrio. Join the celebration by adding your own offering to El Museo’s altars and enjoying the colorful procession around the Harlem Meer, storytelling, face painting and dance performances. 11am – 5pm. Free admission.
Marc Anthony — the top selling tropical salsa artist of all time — will be performing at the Barclays Center on Saturday, February 15, 2014, 8pm (Valentine’s Day weekend). The two-time Grammy and three-time Latin Grammy winner has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide. Avoid ticket hikes by purchasing ticket(s) today.
La Marina presents Turn Tables on the Hudson today, Saturday September 7th, 3pm – 1am. Turntables on the Hudson is an all day beach party where an eclectic group of DJs spin and mix sounds from around the world. La Marina has hosted A-listers such as Jay-Z, Beyonce, Leonardo DiCaprio and many others. Location: 348 Dyckman Street, Inwood, NY. Kids welcome until 7pm. Cover: $10.
On Friday, September 6, El Museo del Barrio and La Casa Azul Bookstore welcome award winning Dominican-American writer and author, Junot Diaz, for a reading from his latest book This is How You Lose Her, now available in paperback. He will open the floor to audience questions and will sign copies of this book and his other books (available for sale on-site) immediately following the program. General admission is $10. Students free. Location: 1230 5th Avenue. Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Join hundreds of salsa and bachata dancers as they take the stage for their annual extravaganza: The International Salsa & Bachata Festival. The festival will take place between August 28 – September 2 at the Hilton New York, located on 1335 Avenue of the Americas. Tickets are on sale now.