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CELIA THE QUEEN: Film & Discussion @ El Museo Del Barrio - Free to Attend!

From El Museo Del Barrio: A Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute presentation in collaboration with El Museo del Barrio, the Apollo Theater and the National Black Programming Consortium.



The documentary "Celia the Queen" screening & panel discussion moderated by Dr. Marta Moreno Vega.  Panel includes Joe Cardona, producer; Ruth Sanchez, hair stylist; Felipe Luciano, WBAI, poet. 

Celia the Queen, a film produced by Joe Cardona, is a loving look at the amazing life and legacy of a woman whose voice symbolized the soul of a nation and captured the hearts of fans worldwide. Erupting onto the Cuban music scene as the lead singer for La Sonora Matancera, Celia Cruz broke down barriers of racism and sexism. With the powerful weapon of her voice and the warm tolerance of her heart, Celia soon became all things to all people.

http://youtu.be/m4ioSXmg-IA

The film shows the diversity of the people whose lives she touched, from stars like Quincy Jones, Andy Garcia, and Wyclef Jean to ordinary people all over the world who loved not only her music but her incredible spirit.

Our Meetup

We'll meetup at El Cafe first, which is inside El Museo Del Barrio (1230 Fifth Avenue, between 104rd & 105th Streets) for a quick meet & greet at 6:00pm, then head over to the theater inside El Museo as a group. The film starts at 7pm - please try not to arrive later than 6:30pm for best available seating!

Directions to El Museo Del Barrio:

El Museo is located on Fifth Avenue, between 104th & 105th Streets.

By Bus: Take the #1, #2, #3, or #4 bus lines to 104th Street & Madison Avenue (or Fifth Avenue if you are heading downtown).

By Train: Take #6 train to 103rd Street, walk 3 avenues west to Fifth Ave.

For those that are driving, there are several parking options in the area. If you're running late, need further directions, or have any questions, feel free to call or text Daniel at [masked] for more information.



Thanks!

About El Museo Del Barrio

Founded in 1969, El Museo del Barrio is recognized as New York's leading Latino cultural institution. Primarily featuring Latin American and Caribbean art, El Museo also takes much pride in specializing in works from Puerto Rico and artists in the Puerto Rican community here in New York City. Since moving to it's current permanent location in 1977, El Museo provides artistic cultural diversity as a member of the famed Museum Mile in NYC.



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  • Sandra

    10 minutes away.

    February 5, 2014

  • Kathy A.

    Weather was so bad by me I worked from home. Not a good idea to commute through my area. I'm really sorry to miss this event.

    February 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Trains are screwed up. I'm sorry I have to miss this one

    February 5, 2014

  • HarlemGo

    Hey all! For those coming, we're meeting in El Cafe in El Museo near the lobby. We'll be here until 6:30, then proceed inside the theater. The program starts at 7pm. If you have questions or are running late, feel free to text / call me at 774.275.3646. Thanks!

    -Daniel

    February 5, 2014

  • Rosedelle D.

    I also unable to attend. I'm having a hard time making my way uptown with delays on pub transit :(

    February 5, 2014

  • Lulu

    Won't be able to make it still at work.

    February 5, 2014

  • Stephanie C.

    I am going to have to pass. So sad because I really wanted to see this!

    February 5, 2014

  • Rose (.

    I love Celia but my trains are all messed up today going to have to past, next time

    February 5, 2014

  • HarlemGo

    Hello all,

    The event is still taking place tonight. If you feel hesitant on attending due to the weather, feel free to simply change your RSVP to "No". No hard feelings - we'll see you another time!

    Thanks!
    -Daniel

    1 · February 5, 2014

    • HarlemGo

      If the theater allows you in, who are we to say you can't, Ann? Either way, be safe.

      February 5, 2014

    • Adriane J.

      Okay see you tonight!

      February 5, 2014

  • Adriane J.

    Hello! I was checking to see if the event has been postponed. I work in Midtown, getting there is not a problem, but I would like to know if the status of the event before I attempt to head out.

    1 · February 5, 2014

  • GenevaGenDeva Miss More C.

    Yes, same here. I'm hoping it is postponed...

    February 5, 2014

  • Suzette

    Sorry but I cannot make it due to the weather.

    February 5, 2014

  • Stephanie C.

    I'm more tentative right now, due to the weather conditions...

    February 5, 2014

  • Marilyn

    So sorry the weather is keeping me away!

    February 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live in the north west Bronx and I'm off today. No way will I commute to east Harlem in this weather.

    February 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Trying to keep my eye on the El Museo's website to see if this gets cancelled/rescheduled with the weather. My concern is that my job is open. As the weather/conditions deteriorate, I am not sure if the evening commute will allow me to get back up to Harlem (i work in BK) by 6 but should be able to get there by 7.

    February 5, 2014

  • GenevaGenDeva Miss More C.

    i'm actually bringing 2 guests...Is that OK?

    January 21, 2014

  • alice c.

    Cuba will always remember celia! a wonderful
    human being. I will be bringing 1 guest with me this
    day

    January 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't ice skate, but I hope you have a wonderful time.

    January 27, 2014

  • Sonia

    can I kind bring 2 quests?

    January 24, 2014

    • HarlemGo

      Yes. Pluses are allowed for the event.

      January 24, 2014

  • Kiel

    I don't get out of work early enough for this :-(

    January 13, 2014

  • easa

    Yes

    January 8, 2014

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