March 20-29, 2020
BRUNSWICK, ME – Cuba Week, the annual celebration of Brunswick’s sister city with Trinidad, Cuba takes place March 20-29, 2020. In its 17th year, Cuba Week features films, music and dance, cultural presentations and food, to celebrate the ongoing friendship and cultural exchange with Trinidad.
Friday, March 20, 8-10pm– Concert by Primo Cubano, Maine’s own Cuban Salsa and Son Dance Band, will play at the Frontier’s Event Venue, 14 Main St. Brunswick, in Fort Andross, $15 General Admission. Contact www.explorefrontier.com or call 207-725-5222 for reservations.
Saturday, March 21, 2-4 pm– Matt Cost, Author of newly published “I Am Cuba: Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution”will give a talk at Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Room, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Admission free.
Sunday, March 22, 4-6 pm- “Cuba and The Cameraman”, by award-winning filmmaker Jon Alpert at Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Room, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Admission free.
Sunday, March 29, 11 am– Echos from the Past in Cuba: Slavery, Racism, and Trinidad, a Life-Changing Journey, a presentation by Linda Ashe-Ford and James Ford on their recent travels to Trinidad, Cuba at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle Street, Brunswick, Maine. Admission free.
During the week of March 20-27, area restaurants and cafes will feature special Cuban dishes and refreshments on their menus. Participating businesses include: Frontier Café, Henry & Marty, Wild Oats Bakery, Union Street Bakery, Big Top Deli, Scarlet Begonias, Little Dog Coffee Shop, The Odd Duck and Gelato Fiasco.
Cuba Week 2020 is presented by the non-profit organization Brunswick-Trinidad Sister City Association.