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Newsletter 8/3/2012










  


LatinTRENDS Weekly e-Newsletter

NATURE

Things to do in NYC parks

 

Summer Festival

 

Please join us at Anne Loftus Playground for a Parks Summer Festival.
 
This free event will include sports and fitness activities, games, arts & crafts, Imagination Playground blocks, and Transformations Face Painting by Agostino Arts. Those 17 and under will also have the opportunity to sign up for a free NYC Parks Recreation Center membership (with parent’s permission) which enables them to use any of our 33 centers.
 
BASIC INFORMATION
Fort Tyron Park
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

FREE

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Directions:
A train to Dyckman St.

ENTERTAINMENT

 

Cumbiagra

Cumbiagra’s next gig at Casa Mezcal will feature new repetoire and the same great dance vibe. Cumbiagra is one of NY’s premier cumbia bands, and they’ve taken Colombian and Mexican cumbias and added their own special Brooklyn sauce.

 

BASIC INFORMATION

Casa Mezcal

86 Orchard Street

Aug 3rd, 10pm

FREE

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Directions:

F M J trains to Delancey/Essex Streets

MOVIE

 

Total Recall

Originally adapted by director Paul Verhoeven in 1990, author Philip K. Dick's classic sci-fi short story We Can Remember It For You Wholesale returns to the big screen in this remake starring Colin Farrell, Bryan Cranston, and Kate Beckinsale, and directed by Underworld's Len Wiseman. Douglas Quaid (Farrell) is a factory worker in New Shanghai. He's got a stable job and a loving wife (Beckinsale), but upon learning that a company called Rekall could grant him the memory of the ultimate espionage adventure, Douglas decides that a virtual vacation is better than no vacation at all. But in the midst of having the memories implanted, something goes haywire, and the system breaks down. As the authorities close in, Douglas flees, joining forces with a fierce rebel soldier (Jessica Biel) on a mission to track down the head of the resistance (Bill Nighy), and take down the tyrannical Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston), a power-crazed leader who seeks to control the entire free world. The harder Douglas fights to defeat Cohaagen, however, the more difficult it becomes for him to determine whether this is real life, or simply all part of the complex Rekall program.

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In Theaters August 3rd

LatinTRENDS Giveaway!

From the  Gringos  that brought you 'Anchorman: Legend of Ron Burgundy', comes Will Ferrell's first Spanish-speaking roll in Casa de mi Padre (as featured in our March 2012 issue), now out on DVD!

 

Become a new subscriber by clicking here, and you'll have your own copy!

 
*This promotion is good while DVDs last.*

TEATRO/CINE

 

Puss in Boots

This outdoor Movie Series features family oriented movies suitable for all ages - Films are rated PG. Movies begin at dusk (generally around 8:30pm).

 

Puss In Boots

The swashbuckling feline joins with Humpty Dumpty and Kitty Softpaws to search for magic beans that will lead him to the golden goose eggs. Then he must fight to defend his town from the Great Terror that threatens to destroy it.
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Directions:
1 train to Christopher St - Sheridan Sq

RESTAURANT

 

Maya Restaurant

Chef Richard Sandoval’s first modern Mexican restaurant evokes the essence of Acapulco, from its decor to its cuisine. With guacamole served in lava-rock bowls and a tequila list a mile long, Maya shows authentic Mexican spirit. Stop by the bar for happy hour drink specials.

Just another great restaurant that's part of the NYC Restaurant Week 2012.

 

BASIC INFORMATION

Maya Restaurant

 

1191 First Ave. (64 St/1 Av)
Manhattan, NY 10021
NYC Restaurant Week pricing:
Lunch $24.07

Dinner $35

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Directions:
F train to Lexington Ave - 63rd St.
4 5 6 N Q R trains to Lexington Ave - 59th St.

 

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Photos of MundoFox concert with Victor Manuelle

Photos by Ralph Vargas.

@CanalMundoFox #MundoFox

 

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Ford Apoya a Padres Dominicanos y Estudiantes Universitarios en Nueva York

 

En un agradable encuentro en el New Yorker Hotel, se dieron cita líderes comunitarios y medios de la prensa para homenajear a padres Dominicanos en su día. Ford Motor Company apoyo a Micro Chamber of Commerce y a la comunidad hispana en este evento, para recaudar fondos para ayudar a estudiantes universitarios en Nueva York y la República Dominicana, y también para apoyar a los jóvenes que le gustaría abrir sus propios negocios.
 

Recipe of the Day: Clasico Flan!

Here's a lovely, classic Latin dessert, that's not too hard to make!

 

SEE RECIPE HERE

Escandalos de Farandula: Shakira, Lupe Ontiveros, & Christina Aguilera

See what's up with your favorite celebrities HERE!

 

READ MORE HERE

 

Deaths of Two Latino Men Spark Anaheim Protests
The city of Anaheim is in a state of unrest after a case of several police shootings over the weekend sparked outrage amongst the Latino community. After two police shootings resulted in the deaths of two men, one unarmed, the incident caused Anaheim citizens to take to the streets to protest against the crimes committed by law enforcement, crimes believed to be based upon racism against Latinos.

 

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