Past Events


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 accounts (Twitter and Instagram). The list below includes press releases, flyers, photographs, and press coverage about our events. 


April 2-5
In Celebration of Dominican Cinema!

April 4
The Power of Intersectionality for Removing Barriers in STEM at Hispanic Serving Institutions

January 21
CUNY DSI Orchestra at The Shed


November 28
A Conversation About Intellectual and Speech Freedom in Public Places in Democratic Societies
Event video

October 26, 2023
Documentary screening: Lía Villares' "Mínimo Gorki" (Cuba, 2017)
Watch the documentary

June 29 and 30, 2023
El legado universal de Pedro Henríquez Ureña (conferencia en la Universidad de Salamanca)

June 28, 2023
Ethnographic Approaches to the Experience of Dominican Women in the Caribbean
Event video

May 2, 2023
A Transnational Future? A Digital Humanities Conversation in Dominican and Caribbean Studies
Event video

March 24, 2023
Dutch Oil, Dominican Sugar and the Back Doors of the Caribbean Diaspora, 1910-1970: Margo Gronewould in conversation with Chelsea Schields
Event video


December 13, 2021
Juan Rodriguez: The First Known Latino/Dominican Immigrant in NYC

December 1-2, 2021
The Struggle for Freedom in La Española: Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the First Slave Revolt in the Americas. 
Conference Program 
| Press Release | Call for Papers

November 17, 2021
CUNY DSI and DWA Present: First Blacks in the Americas
Event Video 

October 7, 2021
A conversation about Hispanic History in NYC

September 29, 2021
Making Your Mark: A Workshop with Studio K.O.S
Spanish Flyer | Event Video | Blog Post

September 22, 2021
Dominican Studies: Fascinating Tales of the DSI

March 12, 2021
Impredecible/Unpredictable: A Conversation with Distinguished Artist Maestro Freddy Rodriguez & Professor Araceli Tinajero
Event Video

February 16, 2021
3rd Annual Dominican Heritage "Celebrating Unity and Community" Celebration
Spanish Flyer


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 15-17, 2018
VIII Biennial Dominican Studies Association Conference - Dominicans on the Map: Heritage, Citizenship, Memory and Social Justice

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


December 2, 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)

May 5-6, 2016
VI Biennial Dominican Studies Association Conference - Dominican People: A Journey of Challenges and Growth

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


December 9, 2013
Décimas: Antigua poesía, nuevas historias | Décimas: Ancient Form
October 11, 2013
From Merengue to Dembow & Merenhouse: Collecting Dominican Music in America
Event Photos: CUNY DSI Flickr
September 13, 2013
Condition: My Place Our Longing / Condición: Mi lugar nuestro anhelo
Event Photos: CUNY DSI Flickr
June 26, 2013
Nurturing Cinematography and Audiovisual Making in the Dominican Republic
May 17, 2013
Identity and Magic: Folk Dances of the Dominican Republic
Event Photos: CUNY DSI Flickr
May 15, 2013
La Española as a Precedent and New Amsterdam as an Aftermath: The Worlds that Juan Rodríguez Connected
February 15, 2013
El Músico y el Pintor/The Musician and the Painter: An Exhibit Documenting the Lifetime, Work and Artistic Trajectory of Two Early Twentieth Century Dominican Artists in New York
January 24, 2013
Translating Juan Pablo Duarte’s Writings from Spanish to English
October 4, 2012
Discussing the Taino Legacy: A Forum and Photo Exhibit
Event Photos: CUNY DSI Flickr
October 5, 2012
Transcribing and Translating Social Knowledge: The Documents on Juan Rodriguez, A Dominican in New York City in 1613
May 3-4, 2012
V Biennial Dominican Studies Conference - Moving Dominican Studies Forward
April 13, 2012
ADCA Concert: Tribute to Dominican Composer Darwin Aquino
February 10, 2012 
ADCA Concert: A Celebration of Dominican Folklore with Iván Domínguez

December 16, 2011
ADCA Concert: Boleros, Bachatas and More
October 2, 2011
Reflecting on Dominican, Haitian and Afro-Dominican Discourses
September 13, 2011
New Perspectives: Dominican Republic Al fresco Photograph Exhibit
July 25-26, 2011
Reflecting on the Spanish Caribbean: Toward a Field of Its Own
June 17, 2011 
ADCA Concert: Tribute Concert Honoring Maestro Iván Domínguez and His Conjunto Folclórico
May 27, 2011
A Cultural Portrait of the Dominican Republic
May 17, 2011
An Evening with Ada Balcácer
March 8, 2011 
Race & Science: New Findings & Challenges
March 15, 2011
Race & Categorization
March 28, 2011 
Multiple Identities—Dreaming the DREAM Act? A Conversation on Immigration with the Suárez-Orozcos
February 18, 2011
ADCA Concert: Tribute Concert Honoring Maestro Rafael “Bullumba” Lansdestoy

December 17, 2010
ADCA Concert: Opening Concert in the Series: “A Celebration of Dominican Classical Composers and Musicians”
November 6, 2010
The Role of Science in the Economic Development of the Dominican Republic (A Community Discussion about Four Scientific Projects in the Dominican Republic)
October 22, 2010
From One Island to Another across Countries: The Forgotten Immigration of Dominicans, 1892-1924
October 15, 2010
Opening Reception for Art Exhibit Manifestaciones: Expressions of Dominicanidad in Nueva York
September 22, 2010 
Presentation of Donation to CUNY DSI by Centro Cuesta Nacional of set of books, and videos for Orgullo de mi Tierra
May 13-14, 2010
IV Biennial Dominican Studies Association “Dominicans in the United States: Memory, Culture, and Geography” held at Naugatuck Valley Community College
March 6, 2010
“Todas Bellas, Todas Reinas: A Tribute to Women” A concert with the renowned “Queen of Merengue” Millie Quezada 

April 2009
Dominican Model of the United Nations in New York Open-forum to discuss challenges and issues relating to Dominican-Haitian relations. 
April 2009
National Dominican Student Conference 
April 2009
Third Annual Social Theory Forum, UMASS-Boston: Integration, Globalization and Racialization: Theories and Perspectives on Immigration CUNY DSI Panel: Dominican Issues of Migration and Immigration in the US and in the DR
March 2009
NY Women’s Chamber of Commerce (NYWCC Latinas’ Agenda
February 2009
Teobaldo Power String Quartet Music Concert of the Canary Islands 

December 10, 2008
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony of the new Dominican Studies Institute Archives and Library
December 8, 2008
Dominicans in New York: An Exhibit from the Dominican Archives and Library Collections
August –September 2008
Mujer Dominicana en New York (Dominican Women in New York) Al fresco Exhibit
June 13-15, 2008
Dominican Business Sector: Origin, Challenges and Perspectives Seminar

April 30, 2008
The 2nd International and Interdiscplinary Conference on Dominican Studies - "Dominicans in the U.S. Prior to 1970: Recovering an Earlier Dominican Presence"
April 16, 2008
Tito Canepa: 60 Years of Dominican Art in the United States

December 8, 2007
CUNY Dominican Alumni Celebration

September 2007
Historic Concert by National Youth Symphony Orchestra of the Dominican Republic

September 2007
Honoring Dominican Teachers of Excellence, UNAPEC

March 12, 2007
4ta Feria del Libro de Escritoras Dominicanas en Nueva York

March 2, 2007
Floralba Del Monte: A piano mini-concert


November 16, 2006
“Black behind the Ears” A Conversation with Ginetta Candelario

September 14, 2006
“The Artistry of Dominican Carnival” exhibit opening reception
Exhibit Website

September 29, 2005
Strengthening Inter-collegiate Ties Abroad: A Project of the Dominican Week in the United States
September 14, 2005
National Report on Human Development-Dominican Republic 2005
May 31, 2005
An Advanced Tribute Reception for Oscar de la Renta upon receiving an Honorary Doctorate Degree from The City College of New York
April 26, 2005
“In the Time of the Butterflies” Film Screening and Discussion
April 3, 2005
Sosua: An Island Refuge: A Panel Discussion
March 28-29, 2005
2nd Dominican Women Writers Book Fair in New York/2 da Feria del Libro de Escritoras Dominicanas en Nueva York

December 5, 2004
Launching and Seminar of Building Strategic Partnerships for Development: Dominican Republic-New York State
December 2 and 10, 2004
Dominican Rock: An Audiovisual Experience
November 17, 2004
Memories of Underdevelopment: A Portrait of the Dominican Republic by Jon Anderson
October 15-16, 2004
The Fifth International Conference of Women Writers from the Spanish Caribbean
September 1, 2004
Dominican Youth Across Borders: An Exhibition of Photographs by Ruben Ramírez
June 26, 2014
From ‘Miracle’ to Crisis to…: Examining the Future of the Dominican Economy
June 14, 2004
Afro-Caribbean Festival II: Liborio Mateo
May 14, 2004
Dominican Political Decision 2004
April 21, 2004
Conversation with a Dominican-American Artist: Julia Santos Solomon
March 25, 2004
Dr. Estrella Betances de Pujadas Speaks about her Literary Work
March 24, 2004
1st Dominican Women Writers Book Fair in New York/1era Feria del Libro de Escritoras Dominicanas en Nueva York
March 25, 2004
Crossroads/ Encrucijada: An Exhibition of Contemporary Dominican-American Art

December 11, 2003
Caña Brava: The Bateys of the Dominican Republic
October 13, 2003
Dominican American Relations: Building Bridges for Development
September 24-26, 2003
Dominican Week in the United States, XI Anniversary
June 23, 2003
Advocating for AIDS Prevention in the Dominican Community 

November 15, 2001
The Evolution of an Ethnic Community: Dominican-Americans in Upper Manhattan
June 22-23, 2001
Up from the Margins: Diversity as Challenge to the Democractic Nation
June 29-30, 2001
Desde la Orilla: La Diversidad como de la Nación Democrática Edición Santo Domingo


February 25-27, 2000
Dominicans 2000: Building Our National Agenda 

November 17, 1999
Eros and History in Caribbean Literature

October 2, 1999
Democracy and Human Rights in Contemporary Dominican Society
Event Photos

September 15, 1999
Hispaniola: One Island Two Cultures
Event Photos

April 23, 1999
Recent U.S. Migration Legislation: Negative Impact on the Dominican Community
Event Photos

March 19, 1999
Fiction and the Nightmare of Migration: Dominican-American Writing in New York
Event Photos

October 3, 1998
Counterpoint of Diaspora and State: Political and Cultural Relations of US Dominicans with their Native Land

June 5, 1998
Dominican Culture at the End of the Century: Issues for a Future Research Agenda
Event Photos

October 16, 1997
The Challenge of Narrating the Other
Event Photos

October 3, 1997
U.S. Dominicans and Their Political Ties to the Dominican State
Event Photos

May 3, 1997
Words from the Sea: Caribbean Diaspora Voices in U.S. Literature
Event Photos

February 28, 1997
Diaspora, Democracy, Dominicanness: A Seminar on Dominican History & Culture
Event Photos

June 22, 1996
Presidential Elections and Democracy in the Dominican Republic
Event Photos

September 15, 1995
Dominican History in the U.S. Academy

March 18. 1995
Dominican Immigrants and the American Dream: A Symposium on the Condition of Dominican Woman and Men

November 13, 1993
Nueva Visión Administrativa de la UASD como Entidad Estatal por el Lic. Roberto Santana, Rector de la Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD)

September 30, 1993
An Evening with Don Pedro Mir

October 2, 1993
Gala Screening of Agliberto Meléndez' A One-Way Ticket (Un Pasaje de Ida)

May 28, 1993
Tertulia Literaria con Juan Bosch en Ocasión de Recibir el Grado de Doctor Honoris Causa en City College of New York

October 13, 1992
Juan Bosch as Historian & the Columbus Controversy. A Colloquium on the Book: De Cristóbal Colón a Fidel Castro

February 29, 1992
North-South Counterpoint: Pedro Mir in Walt Whitman's Native Land

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