Americas Society
Americas Society is the premier organization dedicated to education, debate and dialogue in the Americas. Its mission is to foster an understanding of the contemporary political, social and economic issues confronting Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada, and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the Americas and the importance of the inter-American relationship.
Thursday, June 16th
Cuba Inside and Out: José Manuel Prieto and Gabriela Rangel FREE!
Thursday, June 16th 6:00pm
Americas Society
Presented by Americas Society Visual Arts and Literature Programs
In conjunction with artist Consuelo Castañeda’s "For Rent" gallery installation, acclaimed Cuban writer José Manuel Prieto (Nocturnal Butterflies of the Russian Empire, Rex) reads from and discusses his latest novel in Castañeda’s “lounge.”
Wednesday, May 25th
Wednesday, May 25th 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Americas Society
Presented by Americas Society Literature Program
Hijuelos, the Pulitzer-Prize-winning novelist (The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love), will discuss and read from his latest publication, a page-turning memoir that traces his life from his childhood in 1950s New York to his development into an acclaimed author.
Friday, May 20th
Friday, May 20th 7:00pm
Americas Society
Presented by Americas Society Literature Program
Americas Society celebrates its latest issue of Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas—dedicated solely to Cuba—with an evening featuring the issue’s contributors. Guests will include the journal’s editors, plus Cuban writers Juan Carlos Flores, Reina María Rodríguez, Rolando Sánchez Mejías, and others.
Thursday, May 19th
Thursday, May 19th 7:00pm
Americas Society
Presented by Americas Society Literature Program
A group of leading Cuban writers—Abilio Estévez, Ernesto Hernández Busto, Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, and Amir Valle—together with media scholar Rachel Price, discuss the use of social media as a means of both creative expression and dissemination of writing on and off the island.
Wednesday, May 18th
Cuba Inside and Out: Guantanamera: Screening and Discussion FREE!
Wednesday, May 18th 6:00pm
Americas Society
Presented by Americas Society Visual Arts Program
In conjunction with artist Consuelo Castañeda’s "For Rent" installation, Americas Society screens Guantanamera by filmmakers David Harding and Ross Birrell, followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers, playwright Carmen Pelaez, and curator Yasmeen Siddiqui. Moderated by Americas Society Visual Arts Director Gabriela Rangel.
Contact Information
Americas Society
680 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065
Phone: 212-249-8950
Fax: 212-249-5868
Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Press Information
Alex Andrews
Communications Manager
Americas Society/Council of the Americas
680 Park Avenue
New York, NY
Office: 212-277-8384
Cell: (917) 922-1449
Support for ¡Sí Cuba! Programming at Americas Society provided by:

Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat
The Christopher Reynolds Foundation, Inc.
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
New York State Council on the Arts
The Reed Foundation
Sharon Schultz Simpson