Jan 102015
 

dance theater of harlemThe renowned Dance Theater of Harlem Sunday Matinées return beginning tomorrow, Sunday, Jan. 11th. These are performances by DTH students, the DTH Ensemble, guest artists and more. The family-friendly environment and affordable tickets make this a great way to introduce young people to the beauty and wonder of the ballet, and be inspired by the skill of these young dancers.

Tickets are just $18 adults, $14 for children age 12 and under purchased online from Dance Theater of Harlem, a few dollars more when purchased at the box office. Also, you are guaranteed a seat if you purchase on line.

All performances are at Dance Theater of Harlem,  466 W. 152nd St., or call 212.690.2800.

Click here to find more affordable tickets for NYC theater, ballet, comedy shows and more

Apr 082014
 

after work salsa dancing, nyconthecheapEnd the work week with some spicy salsa dancing at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Restaurant in Harlem, on Friday, April 11th. There’s a FREE dance lesson at 6 p.m., and then DJs spin classic salsa, cha cha, mambo and merengue tunes from 7-11 p.m. Admission is $10, and since you’re already inside one of the best BBQ joints in town, you won’t have far to go for dinner after dancing or in between sets.  Just remember to wipe your BBQ fingers on a napkin, not on your dance partner. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is at 700 West 125th Street, by the West Side Highway.

By subway: take the #1 train to the 125th Street Station, one long block away. By bus:  take the crosstown bus along 125th Street to the end of the line at 12th Avenue, or the busses going up or down Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. See you on the dance floor!

 

 

Aug 282013
 

after work salsa dancing, nyconthecheapCelebrate the end the work week with some spicy salsa dancing at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Restaurant in Harlem, on Friday, August 30th. This is also the goodbye to summer dance evening, and you are requested to wear all white.  There’s a FREE dance lesson at 6 p.m., and then DJs spin classic salsa, cha cha, mambo and merengue tunes from 7-11 p.m. Admission is $10, and since you’re already inside one of the best BBQ joints in town, you won’t have far to go for dinner after dancing or in between sets.  Just remember to wipe your BBQ fingers on a napkin, not on your dance partner. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is at 700 West 125th Street, by the West Side Highway.

By subway: take the #1 train to the 125th Street Station, one long block away. By bus:  take the crosstown bus along 125th Street to the end of the line at 12th Avenue, or the busses going up or down Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. See you on the dance floor!

 

 

Aug 212013
 

after work salsa dancing, nyconthecheapCelebrate the end the work week with some spicy salsa dancing at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Restaurant in Harlem, on Friday, August 23nd. This is also the goodbye to summer dance evening, and you are requested to wear all white.  There’s a FREE dance lesson at 6 p.m., and then DJs spin classic salsa, cha cha, mambo and merengue tunes from 7-11 p.m. Admission is $10, and since you’re already inside one of the best BBQ joints in town, you won’t have far to go for dinner after dancing or in between sets.  Just remember to wipe your BBQ fingers on a napkin, not on your dance partner. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is at 700 West 125th Street, by the West Side Highway.

By subway: take the #1 train to the 125th Street Station, one long block away. By bus:  take the crosstown bus along 125th Street to the end of the line at 12th Avenue, or the busses going up or down Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. See you on the dance floor!

 

 

Jan 222013
 

after work salsa dancing, nyconthecheapLearn to lindy and swing where it all began, in Harlem.  The Harlem Swing Dance Society offers $7 lessons every Tuesday evening. Learn how to strut your stuff to the music of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and other icons of the 40s and 50s, when Harlem was the center of the universe for music and dance.

You don’t need a partner, just enthusiasm and a comfortable pair of shoes.  The dance lessons are 7-8 PM at the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Community Center, 34 West 134th St, between Lenox and Fifth Avenues — enter through 135th St.  Event website.

If you are a regular follower of NYCOTC, you know I’m a swing dancer and lindy dancer, and love to spread the word about how much fun it is. Also good exercise. See you on the dance floor!

Apr 092012
 

Mardi Gras in ManhattanForget the picket fence.  If your dream house is a NYC brownstone or townhouse, learn what you need to know about obtaining a mortgage, the appraisal and inspection process, life as a homeowner and more in a FREE seminar.  The  Home Buyer Program offers information on all aspects of NYC home ownership, from dream to reality check, and other checks and balances. Completion of this program may qualify you for federal, state, or local government or private mortgage programs. Certificate of completion provided. The free seminar is Thursday, April 12th at 6 p.m., and again the following Thursday, April 19th.   at the George Bruce Branch of the NY Public Library, 518 West 125th St., between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave.

Mar 272012
 

Mardi Gras in ManhattanForget the picket fence.  If your dream house is a NYC brownstone or townhouse, learn what you need to know about obtaining a mortgage, the appraisal and inspection process, life as a homeowner and more in a FREE seminar.  The  Home Buyer Program offers information on all aspects of NYC home ownership, from dream to reality check, and other checks and balances. Completion of this program may qualify you for federal, state, or local government or private mortgage programs. Certificate of completion provided. The free seminar is Wednesday, March 28th at 5:30 p.m., at the George Bruce Branch of the NY Public Library, 518 West 125th St., between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave.  The presentation is by Maura Attardi from Money Management International.

Oct 132011
 

Need a pancake fix?  There already are more than a half-dozen iHop restaurants open in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Bronx, and another is about to be added, in the Flatiron/Chelsea neighborhood.  The operators of Limelight Marketplace, in the former church on Sixth Avenue and  20th Street — which became a hot nightclub and disco — report a new iHop will be opening there.  But there is no date announced.  The nearest iHop is at 235 East 14th St., the city’s only 24-hour iHop.  Apparently, that’s doing such a good business that iHop is looking for more locations.  The Limelight location is a curious addition, since the menu does not exactly fit with the upscale names renting space in the Limelight Marketplace, including Todd English.  Last year, iHop announced it would be opening a location in Times Square, but there’s been no additional word on that.  Click here to find the ten iHop locations closest to Times Square, including Harlem, downtown Brooklyn, and Jackson Heights.

Jul 152011
 

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Groove on great jazz with the FREE Jazzmobile salute to jazz great Billy Taylor.  It’s the Jazzmobile Summerfest 2011 tribute, hosted by the Harlem Cultural Archives, featuring Winard Harper.  The concert performance is at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 16 at Harlem River Park, Enter at 139th Street & Fifth Avenue.

Jun 152011
 

The Harlem Renaissance Orchestra is one of New York City’s most popular dance bands, playing 30s, 40s and 50s favorites.  Put on your dancing shoes and join them Thursday, June 16th at Tian at the Riverbank.  They’re playing two sets — 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., and 9:30 to 10:30, and there’s a swing dance lesson in between.  For dancing only, the cover charge is just $10.  But if you’re having dinner at Tian, there’s no charge.  Tian is at 145th Street and the Hudson River, in Riverbank State Park.  Take the #1 Broadway line to 145th Street, walk two blocks into Riverbank State Park or hop on the MTA #19 Silver Limousine, which stops in front of the restaurant. The Harlem Renaissance Orchestra also is playing again next week, Thursday, June 23rd.  Even if you have two left feet, and would rather listen and watch than dance yourself, I promise those left feet will be tapping to the uptempo classics.

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