*** Meet up on FLOOR 16 / CASH ONLY Event***
No et perdis la primera trobada de l’any d’estudiants catalans a NY! Una oportunitat excel.lent per conèixer gent nova i donar la benvinguda al curs. Començarem amb una trobada informal al bar del Roger Smith hotel, i després ens traslladarem a un local amb música i més ambient, on podrem allargar la nit tant com es vulgui!
IMPORTANT: NO és imprescindible ser estudiant per venir.
The Tió has arrived and we are ready to celebrate this Catalan Christmas tradition with all of you. Join us on Sunday, December 16th, 2018, 2pm-5pm @ the Roger Smith Hotel, for a musical Caga Tió event, with kids’ activities and wonderful piano music.
At the end of the Caga Tió event, all Catalan Institute of America members are invited to vote to elect the new CIOFA board for the 2019-2020 period.
GET YOUR TICKETS HERE (SOLD OUT!)
Tickets for members are $20 per kid and for non-members, $25 per kid. All tickets include everything needed for building a Gingerbread House and one present for the Tió. This event is FREE for everyone else. Please, notice that this year the event is in the afternoon and there will be no food. Drinks will be available at the bar at an extra cost.
* Important: reservations for Tió gifts can only be made online and until Sunday December 9th. After this deadline we cannot guarantee a gift for your child. *
Join us in celebrating La Castanyada, the Catalan Fall tradition in which families and friends get together to eat chestnuts and sweet potatoes.
4pm Doors open
4.15pm - 5.30pm Kids activities
5pm Roasted chestnuts and sweet potatoes
5.30pm Live concert by Meïa with Cris Cas
Catalan singer and composer Meïa, winner of the Aphrodite Film Award for Best Piece of Music, will perform live with musician Cristian Camilo Castro "Cris Cas" at the guitar.
Tickets are $5 at the door and it's free for Marathon runners and children under 10.
Please RSVP by sending an email here!
Coincidint amb la visita de Natàlia Sànchez a Nova York, el Catalan Institute of America us convida a una trobada informal amb la diputada de la CUP. En l'acte també hi assistirà l'exdiputat i membre del Secretariat de la CUP, Albert Botran.
Es tracta d'una magnífica oportunitat de conèixer, de primera mà, l'actualitat política de Catalunya. Els convidats tractaran el context actual, analitzaran els fets de la tardor passada i faran propostes de futur.
L'acte és gratuït i obert a tothom. Preguem confirmeu assistència enviant un email a email@example.com.
El bar del Roger Smith estarà obert per qui vulgui fer qualsevol consumició.
No et perdis la primera trobada d’estudiants catalans a NY! Una oportunitat excel.lent per conèixer gent nova i donar la benvinguda al curs. Comencarem amb una trobada informal a la terrassa del Hudson Hotel ("Private Garden"), al primer pis, i després ens traslladarem a un local amb música i més ambient, on podrem allargar la nit tant com es vulgui!
IMPORTANT: NO és imprescindible ser estudiant per venir.
Join us in celebrating La Diada in New York on Sunday September 9!
LA DIADA 2018
10am - 12pm Human Towers workshop
12pm - 2pm Picnic in the park
We will start the day at 10am with a brief workshop on human towers, a Catalan tradition called castells which is amongst the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO and consists in building the structure of a tower with people. The course will be given by trained professionals and is open to adults and kids as we will create a safe environment for everyone to participate.
See the video below for more information.
After raising our human towers, around noon we invite you to bring everything you need for a picnic in the park. We will provide water and other drinks.
Both events are free.
We are gathering on the west side of The Great Lawn in Central Park, right behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The closest access on the west side are either 86th or 81st Streets. On the east, 84th and 79th Streets.
We are looking forward to seeing you all!
Coincidint amb la visita, a Nova York, del conseller d’Acció Exterior, Relacions Institucionals i Transparència de la Generalitat de Catalunya per participar a la trobada anual del High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, el Catalan Institute of America us convida a una trobada informal amb el Sr. Ernest Maragall, dilluns 16 de juliol.
Es tracta d'una magnífica oportunitat per conèixer, de primera mà, l'actualitat de Catalunya i per intercanviar impressions amb la comunitat de catalans a Nova York.
Hi haurà un pica pica pels assistents i el bar del Roger Smith estarà obert per si algú vol comprar qualsevol tipus de beguda.
L'acte està obert a tothom però l'espai és reduït. Si us plau, confirmeu la vostra assitència enviant un email aquí.
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 $30 for everybody. If you decide to join us at the last minute, please, let us know by replying to this email before Friday June 22 so we have enough food for everyone.
If you are not a member of the Catalan Institute of America yet, become one here and benefit from the special discount!
Join us for our monthly Happy Hour at Amity Hall (downtown location). We have prepared a trivia night so you can brag about your knowledge on Catalonia! We will meet around 6.30pm and the trivia contest will start at 7pm.
Standard Happy Hour 5$: 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.
See the full menu here.
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.
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.
Saturday April 21
Main event at St. Paul & St. Andrew Church
Doors open at 10am
Program begins 15 minutes later
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
(sandwiches, snacks and Moritz beer)
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!
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!
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.
Join us in following the outcome of the Referendum
that takes place this Sunday in Catalonia.
There will be a big screen with live TV and a full bar service with drinks for purchase.
The event is free and open to everyone but RSVP is recommend at firstname.lastname@example.org as space is limited.
«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:
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 MAI, ON SERÀS DEMÀ? and his English album LOST IN A TALE.
Join us for this special celebration. You can get your tickets here.