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!

 

 

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Mar 112014
 

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, Mar. 14th. 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.

If you have other plans on Valentine’s Day, no worries – there’s another Friday night salsa event in two weeks, on Mar. 28.  See you on the dance floor!

 

 

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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!

 

 

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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!

 

 

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Dec 272011
 

Celebrate Kwansaa at African Burial Ground Naitonal MonumentGet festive at the New York Public Library with a special Kwanzaa crafts workshop for teens ages 12 to 18, and make a special Kwanzaa ornament for family, friends, teacher, or another special someone to show your holiday wishes.   All materials will be provided.  The free crafts program is at the 125th St. Branch, Thursday, December 29th, at 4 PM.

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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.

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Aug 102011
 

Evelyn Kanter websiteMoonwalk yourself to Harlem to celebrate the music and dance moves of the undisputed King of Pop.  On the last three Sundays of August — 14th, 21st and 28th — the Black Box Theater presents “Thriller: Tribute to Michael Jackson”, a high-octane performance spanning the career of the late Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5.  It’s two hours of hand-clapping, toe-tapping  hit tunes, including ”Smooth Criminal,” “Wanna Be Starting Something,” “Billie Jean,” “Beat It,” and “Thriller,” in a  show that pays homage to the extraordinary spectacle of Jackson’s legendary performances.  The show combines live music and dancers on stage, including re-creating some of Michael Jackson’s most memorable synchronized dance routines in Jackson costumes, plus clips from his most famous videos and performances.  Tickets are $10 for youth, $15 for seniors, $20 for adults purchased ahead, or $25 at the door.   Purchase tickets online here.  Show time is 7 p.m.  The Black Box Theater is at 308 West 133rd Street, between  Frederick Douglas Blvd. & St Nicholas Avenue.

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