Catalan Happy Hour
May
10
6:30 PM18:30

Catalan Happy Hour

Join us for our monthly Happy Hour at Amity Hall (downtown location). We have prepared a trivia night so you can brag about your knowledge on Catalonia! We will meet around 6.30pm and the trivia contest will start at 7pm.

Standard Happy Hour 5$: Bud Light, Goose Island, Stella Artois, Shock Top, Shiner Dark Lager.

Premium Happy Hour $6: Firestone Pivo Pills, Sixpoint Sweet Action, Original Sin Cider, Fat Tire Amber. 7$ all appetizers, sides and house salad

Continued special Until 11pm: $30 beer towers.

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Lectura de textos amb Alicia Kopf i Maria Cabrera
Apr
23
6:00 PM18:00

Lectura de textos amb Alicia Kopf i Maria Cabrera

McNally Jackson celebra la Diada de Sant Jordi amb lectures en català i anglès d'Alicia Kopf/Imma Ávalos i María Cabrera Callís.

A Catalunya cada 23 d’abril per a la festa de Sant Jordi els amants i els amics celebren l’amor i l’amistat intercanviant llibres i roses. Vingueu a McNally aquest any i celebreu-ho amb nosaltres!

In Catalonia, every April 23rd on St. Jordi’s Day, lovers and friends celebrate love and friendship by exchanging books and roses. This year, come to McNally and celebrate St. Jordi with us!

Amb el suport de l’Institut Ramon Llull, el Catalan Institute of America, i el Farragut Fund.

María Cabrera Callís (b. 1983; Girona, Catalonia) has a degree in Catalan philology and is a doctoral candidate in linguistics. She teaches at the Universitat de Barcelona and works as a translator and copy editor. Her poetry collections include Jonàs (Amadeu Oller Prize, 2004), La matinada clara (2009), and La ciutat cansada (Carles Riba Poetry Prize, 2016). She performs spoken word with musical groups El Pèsol Feréstec and Vladivostok, and is codirector of the fanzine Cor pelut.


Alicia Kopf is the artistic name for Catalan writer Imma Ávalos. After her first individual exhibition at the Joan Prats Gallery in Barcelona, she participated in many collective exhibitions at CCCB and MACBA, or the Tàpies Foundation, amongst others. Her first novel, Germà de gel (L´Altra Editorial, 2016), has received several awards and will be published in nearly 10 languages.

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Sant Jordi 2018
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Sant Jordi 2018

We are happy to share with you the program of this year's celebration of Sant Jordi, our beloved Catalan tradition devoted to books and roses. The program curated by the Catalan Institute of America with the support of the Farragut Fund for Catalan Culture in the US will take place on Saturday April 21 but there are other events.

Tickets are on sale for Members at $10 and Non-members at $20. All tickets for kids are $10.

Get your tickets here!

Saturday April 21

Main event at St. Paul & St. Andrew Church
Doors open at 10am
Program begins 15 minutes later



Introduction


The (new) legend of Sant Jordi by Roser Bonet
A hungry dragon, a damsel in distress and a brave knight? In 2018 anything is possible! Come learn a new take on the legend of Sant Jordi (in Catalan).


Poetry recital by Maria Cabrera and Eloi Creus
Cabrera is an award winning poetess (Premi Carles Riba 2016 with La ciutat cansada). Creus is a translator, researcher and professor in training at Universitat de Barcelona. 


*Activities for kids*
Marta Guitart has prepared three activities that include writing, drawing and reading workshops inspired by a game created by surrealists in 1925 called Cadavre Exquis.

(de) CONSTRUINT CULTURES by dancer and choreographer Núria Martin Fandos
Work-in-progress that explores the ideas around the human effort and persistence in building a culture and, at the same time, the simplicity of the destruction of the same culture, society and tradition without considering Human Rights. 


Music Concert by Fresc
Roger Noguerol and Aaron Weiman deliver a fusion of Mediterranean popular music, latin beat and jazz elements.


Performance by Mezzo Soprano Anna Tonna and Dancer Elizabet Torras
Anna Tonna and Elisabet Torras join forces to tease their upcoming project for 2019, a musical storytelling of the myth of Sant Jordi through music, songs and dance. Tonna will perform highlights of their repertoire and Torras will do a demonstration of the Catalan dance Sardana with audience participation.


Kids' Jocs Florals Contest
Breakfast buffet

(sandwiches, snacks and Moritz beer)

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Catalan Happy Hour + Trivia Night
Feb
1
6:30 PM18:30

Catalan Happy Hour + Trivia Night

Show off your knowledge about Catalonia (and learn fun facts along the way) with our first Happy Hour + Trivia Night of 2018! We will enjoy special drinks and food ($2 Off Every Appetizer and Bar Snack, $4 Draft Beers and Canned Beers and $5 Well Drinks, Wine, Cosmos and Appletinis) with a fun game and great company!

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Book presentation: Uncertain Glory (Incerta Glòria) by Joan Sales
Nov
10
7:30 PM19:30

Book presentation: Uncertain Glory (Incerta Glòria) by Joan Sales

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.

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La Castanyada + NYC Marathon Celebration
Nov
5
5:30 PM17:30

La Castanyada + NYC Marathon Celebration

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!

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Peaceful demonstration for Catalonia
Oct
7
12:00 PM12:00

Peaceful demonstration for Catalonia

We cannot ignore what is happening right now in Catalonia. After the arrest of members of the Catalan Government on September 20 we issued a statement in support of the referendum and the right of Catalans to decide their own future, and we held a symbolic protest outside the United Nations' General Assembly.

Having witnessed the use of police brutality in an attempt to sabotage Sunday's referendum, we call on you to demonstrate again. Whether or not you support independence, together let's condemn the violence of the Spanish state against a Catalan people that are peaceful, democratic, and determined to own their destiny. Let's add our grain of salt to the civic demonstrations taking place in our country and let our city know what is happening in Catalonia!

We hope to see you on Saturday, October 7 at 12pm in Washington Square Park. 

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El Petit de Cal Eril in New York
Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

El Petit de Cal Eril in New York

«El Petit de Cal Eril» is the alter Ego of Joan Pons, the singer song-writter of the Indie psychedelic progressive pop band. His music keeps an eye in Dalí and Pau Riba surrealism movement as well as several American artists ranging from Jefferson Airplane’s psychedelia to Bonnie Prince Billy emotional melodies.


The performance goes from intimate and closer moments to exciting passages played by a powerful band full of nuances which reaches complicity with the public through the music.


In their last tour they have performed in the main festivals around Spain (Primavera Sound, Monkey Week, Cruïlla...) being considered as a one of the music voices to follow in the Catalan Scene.
Nowadays they are recording in New York at “Figure 8 Studio” his new album.

Check them out on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oz0mL0QELyE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vtswu7uzvQQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhnUQNf5x9Q

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Diada 2017 Concert by Joan Dausà
Sep
8
7:00 PM19:00

Diada 2017 Concert by Joan Dausà

The Catalan Institute of America celebrates the Diada, National Day of Catalonia (September 11), with a concert by Joan Dausà. The Catalan singer and musician will perform both in Catalan and English songs from his albums JO MAI MAION SERÀS DEMÀ? and his English album LOST IN A TALE

Join us for this special celebration. You can get your tickets here. 

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