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Newsletter 8/17/2012










  


LatinTRENDS Weekly e-Newsletter

NATURE

Things to do in NYC parks

 

Target Passport Fridays: Los Calientes | Irka & the Woman of Fire

 

 

Each country-themed evening of the Queens Museum of Art’s annual outdoor summer festival begins with dancing and music, followed by a film screening after sunset. On Fri 17, celebrate the Dominican Republic with music from Los Calientes and Irka & the Women of Fire, as well as a screening of Luis Vargas: Santo Domingo Blues.
 
BASIC INFORMATION
Flushing Meadow Corona Park
Corona, Queens
Aug 17th, 6:30pm
FREE, all ages
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Directions:
7 train to Willets Point - Citi Field

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

Green-Wood Cemetary

 

 

This Brooklyn burial ground has long been one of the city’s more celebrated offbeat attractions: In the 1860s, it competed with Niagara Falls as the most popular tourist spot in the state. Nowadays, the crowds flock to nearby Prospect Park, but there’s still plenty to see at this space: The cemetery is the final resting place for a plethora of notable New Yorkers, including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Leonard Bernstein and William “Boss” Tweed. It’s also home to one of the highest points in the borough, Battle Hill—from its peak, you can see far-off parts of Brooklyn and lower Manhattan. 

 

 

BASIC INFORMATION

Green-Wood Cemetary

500 25th St at Fifth Ave,

Sunset Park, Brooklyn 

Open daily, 8am-5pm

FREE, expect guided tours & special events

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Directions:

trains to 25th St.

 

LatinTRENDS at the Dominican Day Parade!

 

VIEW ALBUM HERE

 

MOVIE

 

Premium Rush

Starring Joseph Gorden-Levitt & Dania Ramirez

 

Rated PG-13

 

On the streets of New York City, bike messangers are always rushing packages & envelopes from one end of the Manhattan island to the other. But what happens if a messanger has a letter he shouldn't have? An NYC bike messanger (Joseph Gorden-Levitt) is being pursuited by a crooked cop (Michael Shannon) for a "very important envelope".

 

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In Theaters August 24th

 

TEATRO/CINE

 

EL Coordinador

Part of the 4th Van Lier Young Directors Fellowship

 

 

“The Facilitator” takes place in an elevator where four people must deal with the ambition and morals of the others. Shut in the elevator, they experience a collective desperation that results in the discovery of the true personality of each person when their fears and virtues come out to play in this game of survival. This, of course, causes many conflicts and reveals the eternal truths and contradictions about humans. Winning play of the 1993 Best Dramatic Text Award at the VII North American Chilean Institute’s Theater Festival and the 1994 Municipal Award for Literature in Theatre in Santiago, Chile. 
 
Part of the Van Lier Young Directors’ Fellowship made possible by The New York Community Trust
This summer, Repertorio presents the Van Lier Young Directors’ Fellowship. This program gives an opportunity to talented young directors from New York City to show their creativity and skill. Be the first one to discover the directors of the future! 
 
BASIC INFORMATION
Repertorio Español
138 E27th Street
Upcoming performances:
Aug 23 - 7pm
Aug 23 - 8pm

Aug 26 - 6:30pm

Aug 30 - 7pm
Aug 31 - 8pm
Tickets $10; premium seating $20
Call 212-225-9999 for tickets
For adult audiences

 

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Directions:
6 train to 28th St.

 

RESTAURANT

 

Arepera Guacuco

 

 

There's plenty of good reviews for this Venezualen hot-spot Arepera Guacuco! If you love arepa sandwiches, try the paisa, simple Venezualen cheese that's similar to mozzarella, jamon y queso, a mariscado (shrimp, squid, mussels in tomato sauce), or even a salchicha (sausage in pink sauce), with prices ranging from $4.50 to $8.

Extra hungry? Arepera Guacuco serves traditional Venezualen plates, prices $10-$13, of asopados de mariscos, a seafood mix with soupy rice, or a carite frito, grilled king fish, with a touch of garlic, rice and a choise of salad or sweet plantains.

Empanadas, desserts, and natural fruit drinks are also served.

 

BASIC INFORMATION

Arepera Guacuco

44 Irving Ave

Bushwick, Brooklyn

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Directions:

train to Jefferson St.

 

 

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[NYILFF] Major Stars Attend Red Carpet Opening

FILLY BROWN star Gina Rodriguez, directors Youssef DeLara and Michael D. Olmos; Matt Stone, Tony Award Winner, The Book of Mormon; Nikki James, Tony Award Winner, The Book of Mormon; Peter John Quinto, The Book of Mormon, Priscilla Lopez, Tony Award Winner, In The Heights;

 

READ MORE HERE

 

 

MOVIMIENTO: ¡Vamos de campamento!

 

 

El verano trae consigo múltiples actividades que pueden desarrollar todos los amantes de los deportes extremos. Es muy gratificante disfrutar de un hermoso día bajo las bellezas de la naturaleza y para ello lo más adecuado es elegir el vehículo perfecto dentro de los diversos modelos que ofrece la marca Ford.
 

 

 

Lindsay Lohan Banned from Mexican Hotels

 

 

Lindsay Lohan is reportedly getting shunned away from Mexico’s top hotels because of her history of bad behavior.  Lohan was hoping to spend a few days in Cabo San Lucas after wrapping her Liz & Dick TV movie, but rumor is two of the city’s top resorts are refusing to take her reservation.

 

READ MORE HERE

 

 

Now Casting: Superstar Latina DJ!

 

 

The legendary music powerhouse that is Rock Mafia, and the epic casting company Doron Ofir Casting, are joining forces to find the hottest female Latina DJ in the nation.
Looking for professional Latina DJs who have the experience, personality, and skills to become part of the illustrious Rock Mafia family.

 

READ MORE HERE

 

 

3rd Annual Latino Leadership Conference, Presented by the Hispanic Professionals Networking Group (@HPNG)

 

 

The conference is August 27th, starting at 8:45, sharp.  Click below for conference schedule and registration information!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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