Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Free Dance Parties - Free Dance Lessons Followed by Free Live Music!

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Bryant Park Presents DANCE PARTY
Hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo


This week: May 17, 2017: POLKA

From SWING to BACHATA, and much much more!

WEDNESDAYS May 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Fountain Terrace



*Latin Festival: Bachata, Merengue, and Salsa: Friday, June 9, 2017 from 5PM to 10PM


Wednesday, May 3, 6pm: Swing - George Gee Swing Orchestra
With over thirty years of swing experience, the George Gee Swing Orchestra has earned its reputation as one of the swingingest big bands in New York City and has developed a special bond with lindy hoppers all around the world.
Wednesday, May 10, 6pm: Salsa - Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra
Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra is a stunning band that forgoes the standard repertoire of vintage salsa covers and sound-alike originals and instead plays dynamic arrangements of tunes they love! No bananas in their hair -- this is innovative, astonishing salsa with a new, vibrant aesthetic.
Wednesday, May 17, 6pm: Polka - The Polka Brothers
The Polka Brothers are a four man band of young polka lovers, out to spread the joy of polka, one wild party at a time. They're a well-oiled polka machine, boasting a fearless repertoire that includes classic polka favorites, pop and rock gone polka, and unforgettable originals.
Wednesday, May 24, 6pm: Cumbia - cumbia de LaMar
An electrifying guitarist with a powerful stage presence and a busy international career, Nilko Andreas Guarin has formed this captivating band as a collaboration with some of the city's best players of cumbia music.
Wednesday, May 31, 6pm: Disco - Deverne and The Vintagesoul featuring Carol Williams
Deverne & The Vintagesoul plays hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and up through today's Hip Hop, R&B, Rock, Jazz and Soul, joined by guest singer Carol Williams, best known for her disco hits "More," "Come Back," and "Love Is You."
Wednesday, June 7, 6pm: Mexican - Jarana Beat
With the sounds of Afro-Amerindian Mexico, Jarana Beat offers a new interpretation that blends the regional sounds of son jarocho from the Gulf Coast, son guerrerense from the Southern Pacific Coast, son huasteco from the Central & North-Eastern region, mexika from the Central, and norteñafrom the North, all converging into a truly unique New York City sound.
Friday, June 9, 5pm: Latin Festival: Bachata, Merengue, and Salsa - Melvin Elias, Willie Alvarez and his All Star Band featuring Ray Bayona
Raised in both the Dominican Republic and New York City, singer-songwriter and guitarist Melvin Elias is one of the city's most exciting bachata stars, performing original works and the traditional to modern bachata music. Celebrating the world of Puerto Rican salsa, the incredible Willie Alvarez All-Stars featuring Ray Bayona includes music legends that accompanied the iconic Hector Lavoe during the era of "El Cantante De Los Cantantes."
Bryant Park now has a video camera so now you can view how the park looks like all hours of the day with a simple click here.

Have fun,
Terresa =)

POSTED 5/15/17 @ 8:46PM PST

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