Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage

SummerStage: Tito Nieves + Shorts

Sun Aug 1 5:00 PM

The Films

Don't Come Close

Daniel Fermín Pfeffer, Sophia de Baun & Carlos Cardona | US | 7

Don't Come Close is an attempt to explore a family's dilemma during the height of the COVID pandemic in NYC. In front of and behind the camera is all LatinX talent in lead creative positions. I made this to document the unprecedented times we are living in and to tell a story about our essential heroes.

Melting Snow

Janah Elise & Sue Ariza | US | 9

Melting Snow is a short archival documentary exploring the coloniality of Puerto Rico’s  labor through the symbol water. Courtesy of Field of Vision.

Pacífico Oscuro

Camila Beltrán | France, Colombia | 11

A long time ago, on the Pacific coast of Colombia, women used to make pacts with mystical forces to master the art of singing. But little by little, all of this knowledge that we learned from our ancestors has been forgotten. Ever since then, we have felt that something is missing.

My Father The Mover

Julia Jansch | South Africa | 14


Tito Nieves

Known as the “Pavarotti of Salsa,” Tito Nieves, with his booming, crystalline voice is capable of carrying an entire ensemble. The Puerto Rican-born, New York-bred musician was known as one of salsa’s leading voices of ‘80s and ‘90s New York. He’s perhaps best known for his version of Pete Rodriguez’s 1967 classic “I Like it Like That,” which has since become a salsa standard, re-introduced to the current generation by none other than Cardi B, J Balvin, and Bad Bunny.

Event Details

5:00 PM
Doors Open
6:00 PM
Short Films Begin
7:00 PM
Performance Begins


Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage in Central Park

Rumsey Playfield (accessible via the 5th Avenue and 69th Street entrance to Central Park)

venue on Google Map

The show presented in partnership with