Strengthening the bonds between Catalonia and the USA
The Catalan Institute of America works hard to foster a sense of community among
Catalan-Americans and Catalan expatriates, provides guidance for newly arrived Catalans in the United States,
and is proud to sponsor regular Catalan language courses.
A choice between a selection of grilled meat (beef and pork) or a vegetarian option (tofu sausage, corn on the cob, potatoes and mushrooms).
Coca de Sant Joan
Snacks and Pa amb tomàquet
You are welcome to bring drinks, picnic equipment and anything else you should need for lunch. We are meeting around noon but lunch will be served at least an hour later once we get the grill going.
Advance tickets for Members are $20 per adults and $10 per kid. For Non-Members, $30 per adult and $15 per kid.
Same day tickets will be available in cash only for $30 for everybody. If you decide to join us at the last minute, please, let us know by replying to this email before Friday June 22 so we have enough food for everyone.
If you are not a member of the Catalan Institute of America yet, become one here and benefit from the special discount!
Join us for the last Happy Hour of the year with special drinks and food, in Manhattan.
Seasonal Sangria $8
Well drinks & select signature cocktails $8
Draft beer $5
Wines & Prosecco $7
Conversation with translator Peter Bush.
Spain, 1937. Posted to the Aragonese front, Lieutenant Lluís Ruscalleda eschews the drunken antics of his comrades and goes in search of intrigue. But the lady of Castel de Olivo—a beautiful widow with a shadowy past—puts a high price on her affections. In Barcelona, Trini Milmany struggles to raise Lluís’s son on her own, letters from the front her only solace. With bombs falling as fast as the city’s morale, she leaves to spend the winter with Lluís’s brigade on a quiet section of the line. But even on “dead” fronts the guns do not stay silent for long. Trini’s decision will put her family’s fate in the hands of Juli Soleràs, an old friend and a traitor of easy conscience, a philosopher-cynic locked in an eternal struggle with himself.
Joan Sales, a combatant in the Spanish Civil War, distilled his experiences into a timeless story of thwarted love, lost youth, and crushed illusions. A thrilling epic that has drawn comparison with the work of Dostoyevsky and Stendhal, Uncertain Glory is a homegrown counterpart to classics such as Homage to Catalonia and For Whom the Bell Tolls.