Events (new)


The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute has organized, sponsored, and co-sponsored hundreds of academic events open to the community at large since its foundation in 1992. Invitations to the events are sent via the Institute’s electronic mailing list (click here to join our mailing list) and its social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram). The list below includes press releases, flyers, photographs, and press coverage about our events. 


September 23, 2020
Monocorde: A series of drawings inspired by everyday life of First Responders during COVID-19 in the Dominican Republic - Doris Rodriguez
Event Photos (1, 2)

September 3, 2020
Island & Spice Strained Conversations: Internal Migrations Second Generation Dominicans Where do I Belong? The Pastelitos Keep Calling me Home- with guests Johnathan Custodio & Dr. Ramona Hernandez
Event Video: Island and Spice Facebook
Event Photo

August 3, 2020
The Place You’re From: Dr. Ramona Hernandez in Conversation with Elizabeth Acevedo, Author of Clap When You Land
Event Photo

June 3, 2020
Open Source Digital Educational Resources for Dominican Studies - LACCHA/SAA Webinar. Desmantelando Fronteras/Breaking Down Borders
Video of Event

April 2020
Virtual Launch of A History of Dominican Music in the United States
Press Coverage: Latino Rebels, La Revista Diaria (Dominican Republic), Diario Libre (Dominican Republic), Plenamar (Dominican Republic) 
Social Media: CCNY Libraries, CUNY DSI (1, 2, 3)

February 27, 2020
ADCA Concert Series: Celebration of Dominican Music with Dante Cucurullo


December 19, 2019
ADCA Concert Series: Tangos & More with Pedro Giraudo

November 15, 2019
U.S. Dominican Women: Music and Legacy
Press Coverage: Uptown Collective,
Event Photos: CUNY DSI Twitter (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Event Videos (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

June 11, 2019
Third Annual Summit on Latin@s - New York City (SoL-NYC)
Press Coverage: The Manhattan Times, News 12 The Bronx
Event Photos: CUNY DSI Twitter
October 24, 2019
ADCA Concert Series: El Gran Poder de Diosa + Andre Veloz
September 24, 2019
Dominicana: A Reading and Discussion with the Author: Angie Cruz
Press Coverage: The Apogee Journal, The Cut
February 21, 2019
ADCA Concert Series: Música Sinfónica Dominicana


November 28, 2018
ADCA Concert Series: IX La Canción Lírica Latinoamericana 

November 27, 2018
El Músico y el Pintor / The Musician and the Painter Exhibit. CUNY DSI and Centro Cultural Dominico Americano

November 7, 2018 
From Housekeeper to City Council Documentary
Press Coverage: NBC News
October 26, 2018 
Dominican WWII Monument Memorial
Press Coverage: Bronx Times, CUNY News, Norwood News 
Event Photos

October 18, 2018
ADCA Concert Series XI: Noche de Gala. Una Noche Impresionista

August 23, 2018
Honoring the Life & Legacy of Tuskegee Airman Esteban Hotesse
Event Photos: CUNY DSI Flickr, CUNY DSI Twitter

August 15, 2018
CCNY-based CUNY DSI, Adriano Espaillat, Celebrate Tuskegee Airman Esteban Hotesse

August 15, 2018 
CUNY Haitian Studies Institute & CUNY DSI invite to Panel Discussion: Music and the (Re)making of Identities in the Diaspora
Event Photos: CUNY DSI Flickr
May 10, 2018 
2nd Annual Summit on Latin@s in NYC. News Coverage and Agenda
Press Coverage: Manhattan Times
April 27, 2018 
Collecting Dominican Music in the United States with Centro Civico Cultural Dominicano
April 19, 2018 
ADCA Concert Series VIII: “Nueva Trova: El Derecho de Vivir en Paz”
April 12, 2018
André Veloz & Pedro “sP” Polanco Join our Conversation about Bachata in the U.S.
Event Photos: CUNY DSI Flickr
March 12, 2018
Centro and CUNY DSI invite to Latino City: Immigration and Urban Crisis in Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1945-2000 
February 26, 2018
Tribute to Normandía Maldonado
Press Coverage: El Diario New York
Event Photos: CUNY DSI Flickr
Event Video: CUNY DSI Facebook

February 21, 2018
ADCA Concert Series VIII: Tradiciones Dominicanas
February 12, 2018 
A Case Remains Unsolved For Harlem’s Columbia University Professor Galindez
Press Coverage: Harlem World Magazine


December 21, 2017 
ADCA Concert Series VIII: Un Romance Latino 

October 16, 2017 
Economic Outlook Challenges toward the Future. Roundtable Discussion Series. Latin America and the Caribbean
Event Photos: CUNY DSI Flickr, CUNY DSI Instagram (1, 2, 3

September 15, 2017
Construyendo la Memoria: Precedentes Canarios de la terminología azucarera Americana. Roundtable Discussion Series. Latin America and the Caribbean. 
Event Video: CUNY DSI Facebook

August 15, 2017 
Collecting Dominican Music Memory 
Event Photos: CUNY DSI Facebook, CUNY DSI Twitter

May 26, 2017 
Press Conference: Pioneering Graduate Program in Dominican Studies in CCNY
Press Coverage: Manhattan Times, NY1 Noticias-Television, Latin Trends 

April 20, 2017 
ADCA Concert Series VII: ¡Echale gas! With Maridalia Hernandez & La Camerata Washington Heights 

February 23, 2017 
ADCA Concert Series VII: Tradiciones Dominicanas: Homenage to Rafael Solano


November 3, 2016 
Presenting First Blacks in the Americas
Press Release: Atlanta Black Star, NY1 Noticias - Television, ABC New York - Television
Event Photos: CUNY DSI Flickr

October 20, 2016 
ADCA Concert Series VII: “Composers in New York”

October 18, 2016 
The Galindez Case: The Kidnapping of A Columbia University Professor and Trujillo 

August 9-10, 2016 
Dominicans in the United States Armed Forces during World War II
Press Coverage: CDN 37 Television (Dominican Republic)

April 28, 2016
An Invitation to LASA Haiti-Dominican Republic Section 

April 8, 2016 
¡Sí se puede! Social Workers United for Latino Advancement 

March 15, 2016 
Lazamiento Especial: CUNY DSI, Routledge and Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo Black, Mulattos and the Dominican Nation 

March 17, 2016 
Documentary & Discussion: Latin-Americans. The New Latinos Centro, ALA, Latinos Americans, Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, Smithsonian Latino Center
Event Photos: CUNY DSI Flickr

March 3, 2016 
Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership: 3rd Annual Sternberg Family Lecture 

March 2, 2016 
ADCA Concert Series VII: Homage to Female composers from Latin America 

February 11, 2016 
ADCA Concert Series VII: Tradiciones Dominicanas 

February 4, 2016 
The Hostos Heritage Lecture Series: Pan-Africanism from Santo Domingo to Harlem by Dr. Pedro Rivera 


Dominican Veterans in World War II
Press Coverage and Press Release: Impacto Latino, (Fox News), Remezcla, NY1 Noticias, ABC7 New York, The Atlantic, D.R. News (Video), CCNY News  
December 10, 2015: Screening and Discussion: Latino Americans Documentary, Episode III: War and Peace
November 20, 2015: Scholarly Panel: Dominican on the U. S. Armed Forces during World War II
November 11, 2015: They Too Fought for Democracy. Exhibit Opening: Fighting for Democracy: Veterans in World War II
December 17, 2015 
ADCA Concert Series VII: Nueva Trova: La Nueva Canción Latinoamericana

November 13, 2015 
New Release Study / Nuevo Estudio: Old Places, New Places Geographic Mobility of Dominicans in the U.S.
Press Coverage: Voices of N.Y.,, Payolero, El Diario, The San Diego Union-Tribune, Noticias Univisión

October 15, 2015 
ADCA Concert: Una Noche Impresionista

May 22, 2015 
Sixteenth-Century La Española: Glimpses of the First Blacks in the Early Colonial Americas
Press Coverage: Acento, Hoy, The New York Times, Artstor
May 19, 2015 
ADCA Concert: Celebrating 10 Years of a Dominican Music Legend, Luís Días 

April 27, 2015 
New Book Series in Dominican Studies & Inaugural Book

April 10, 2015 
Claiming the Center Stage: Critical Perspectives on Puerto Ricans and Dominicans in the U.S.

April 2, 2015 
ADCA Concert: Homage to Dominican Composer Margarita Luna 

February 26, 2015 
ADCA Concert: Celebrating Dominican Traditions with Maestro Leonardo Ivan Dominguez

December 6, 2014 
Dominican Intellectual Legacy Gala. Program, Invitation and Journal Event
Press Coverage: Precisión (currently Zabala al Día), Hoy (Dominican Republic), Manhattan Times
Event Photos: CUNY DSI Flickr

October 27, 2014 
ADCA Concert: Una Noche Barroca

October 22, 2014 
Conversations with City Breakfast Series: “Latino Studies: Current Issues and Future Directions”

October 17-26, 2014 
Call for Paper Julia de Burgos, De Puerto Rico al Universo/From Puerto Rico to the Universe: A Centennial Celebration

October 22, 2014 
La Española Como un Precedente y Nueva Ámsterdam Como Secuela: Los Mundos que Juan Rodríguez Conectó
Press Coverage: Telemundo, NBC News, Tri Quarterly

October 17, 2014
Colonial Slave Legislations & Slavery in the Americas
Event Photos: CUNY DSI Flickr

September 15, 2014
El Teatro ya la memoria del pueblo: Una conversación/mesa redonda sobre la obra La Caida de Rafael Trujillo, de Carmen Rivera
Event Photos: CUNY DSI Flickr

July 17, 2014 
Deciphering and Reading Old Dominican (and Hispanic American) Historical Documents
Event Photos: CUNY DSI Flickr

June 23, 2014 
Dominican Studies in Germany

May 1, 2014 
In Memoriam: Tito Enrique Cánepa
Event Photos: CUNY DSI Flickr

April 17, 2014 
Inter-connecting Production and Consumption. A Roundtable Discussion: “Imports and Exports of Dominican Agricultural Products: Assessing Current Challenges and Looking Ahead”
Event Photos: CUNY DSI Flickr

March 21, 2014 
Forging A common Path: An Anthology of Afro-Caribbean & Brazilian Poetry, Culture and Thought! 

February 24, 2014 
The Fifth Biennial 2014 Conference of the Dominican Studies Association (DSA)
Event Photos: CUNY DSI Flickr

January 29, 2014 
Issues of Citizenship, Ideology, Race, and Class in the Spanish Caribbean: The 1812 Constitution of Cádiz 
Event Photos: CUNY DSI Flickr