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.
This interesting panel is today in Brooklyn. https://t.co/wMG69e6Nnv
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.
Come and join us to celebrate La Castanyada, the Catalan Fall tradition in which families and friends get together to eat chestnuts and sweet potatoes.
We will provide roasted chestnuts and sweet potatoes, snacks and drinks. And we welcome fellow Catalans who came to the city to run the NYC Marathon!
There will be storytelling and arts and crafts for kids!
Tickets are $5 at the door. All runners get in for free.
Please RSVP here!