The weather is finally turning, Daylight Savings has lengthened the days, and you’re itching to get outside and away from your Spanish textbook to actually practice what you’ve learned! Don’t worry. We have you covered with a number of cultural events around New York, from concerts to screenings. Take your pick.
MAR 2 – MAR 24 // Flamenco Festival New York 2018: This festival boasts several events focused around flamenco, but which draw on other aspects of Spanish culture as well—one puts the work of Spain’s female poets to music under the dance, while another showcases vocalists from Andalucía. The festival is going on until March 24.
MAR 17 // Live Samba Brunch at Miss Favela: Take a seat at this Brazilian favorite in South Williamsburg for good food and a live band all afternoon. The spot is popular with bilinguals and immigrants alike, so chances are you’ll have no shortage of opportunities to practice—even if you’re just listening to the band.
NEXT EVENT, MAR 19 // Bilingual Storytime at the NYPL: For those with little ones, the Public Library hosts a weekly session of story and music in both Spanish and English—an easy step into the immersion process. Check the link for locations.
MAR 23 // Flor de Toloache in Concert: New York City’s Latin Grammy-winning, first all-female mariachi group makes its debut at the Instituto Cervantes. The members come from places as diverse as Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, and Colombia, so this sound is sure to be a fresh one!
MAR 24 // REEL TO READ Film Screening | The Women on the 6th Floor: This free screening is part of a weekly series that also comes with a recommended reading list for each film—definitely helpful if you’re looking to solidify your language chops with both listening and reading comprehension!