Programs

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Celebrating the Life and Career of Roberto Clemente
Thursday, October 14, 6:30PM
Roberto Clemente was more than just a baseball player: he was a trailblazer, a humanitarian, and an icon to millions. In 18 seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, he was selected to 12 All Star Games, won the National League MVP Award, and is a member of the exclusive 3,000 hit club. Off the field, he was famous for charity work in his home of Puerto Rico and other Latin American countries. He died tragically at age 38, in a plane crash, while flying relief supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. He was elected posthumously to the Hall of Fame, becoming the first Latin American to be enshrined in Cooperstown. Accompanied by clips from the documentary The Legacy of #21: The Life and Times of Roberto Clemente, experts discuss Clemente's life and career and the debate on retiring his #21 for all time.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and the Immigrants of East Harlem
Saturday, October 16, 11:00AM
Join Cal Snyder and Lucy Oakley for this walking tour of Spanish Harlem. Starting at the venerated shrine church, we'll walk the neighborhood to glimpse street shrines, murals, casitas, and community gardens and consider East Harlem's changing face from the 1880s to today. Walking Tours are limited to 35 guests per tour. Please buy tickets in advance through SmartTix.

The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutiérrez
Thursday, November 4, 6:30PM
In this program, Jimmy Breslin revisits his 2002 book for a discussion that has never been timelier. From San Matías Cuatchatyotla, a small, dusty town in central Mexico, to the cold and wet streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Mr. Breslin chronicles the life and tragic death of an undocumented worker from Mexico and explores the broader issues of municipal corruption and America's deadly border policy.

Celebrating Tito Puente: The King of Latin Music
Saturday, November 6, 6:30PM
Join us for this special concert celebrating the music of the late Tito Puente, the legendary composer and bandleader — one of the greatest figures in the history of Latin Jazz and Mambo. Louis Bauzó, a former member of the Tito Puente Orchestra, leads musicians from the Harbor Conservatory in this thrilling concert honoring "The King of Latin Music" with special guest musician Ronnie Puente and an electrifying Salsa dance performance.

The Early Spanish Jews of New York
Thursday, November 18, 7:00PM
In the 15th century, the Jews of Spain and Portugal were forced to leave their homes on the Iberian peninsula, fleeing the tyranny of the Spanish Inquisition. In 1654, the first group of Spanish and Portuguese Jews arrived in New Amsterdam and founded the Congregation Shearith Israel, the oldest Jewish Congregation in the United States. In this program, three experts discuss those early pioneers, the Judeo-Spanish Diaspora, and the history of Spanish Jews in New York.

An Evening with Manuel Barrueco
Thursday, January 6, 6:30PM
Join us for an evening of breathtaking music with internationally-renowned classical guitarist Manuel Barrueco, as we celebrate the music of the Spanish-speaking world. The performance will include music by composers Astor Piazzolla, Joaquin Malats, Isaac Albéniz, and Francisco Tárrega.

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