Thursday, December 23, 2010

MUSIC / December 24 - 31

December 25 (12 pm) Flash Concert! Before Celia Cruz, there was La Lupe. Listen to La Lupe's "Amor Gitano" here.

December 25 (10 pm - 1am) UrbanJíbaro Christmas. Explore the Boricua sounds of bomba, plena, and lelolay this Christmas with the jíbaro (folk) music of Tato Torres and his group Yerbabuena. Admission: $10. At Camaradas El Barrio, 2241 First Avenue. For more information, call 212-348-2703. 

December 26 (8pm - 12:30am) ¡Asalto Navideño! Join the parranda the day after Christmas for some music and dancing to the salsa dura of Zon del Barrio. Salsa workshop at 5pm, Open dancing at 7pm. Sets at 8:30 pm and 10:30 pm. At Winners Circle Restaurant, 39 Post Avenue, Westbury. For more information, click here or call 516-997-4050

December 28 (10 pm) Pre-New Year's Party. Featuring musical performances by charanga and swing band Sonido Ideal with lead vocals by Chico Alvarez. Free Latin dance class at 7pm. Reservations required. At Honey Lounge, 243 West 14th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues). For reservations and more information, click here or call 212-620-0222.

December 30 (9 pm) Thursday Night Latin Jazz. Live music. Admission: $7. At the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 East Third Street (between Avenues B and C). For tickets and more information, click here or call 212-780-9386. 

December 31 (8 pm) Camaradas 2011. Bring in the new year in El Barrio. Includes two champagne toasts at 11pm (for Puerto Rico) and midnight. Buffet also included. Music by DJ Dres and Ronzilla. Tickets: $10-$15. At Camaradas El Barrio, 2241 First Avenue. For more information, call 212-348-2703. 

December 31 (8pm - 1am) New Year's Eve Celebration. Dine and dance to the music of Cuban singer El Gallito del Son. Tickets: $70 - $80. At Familia de la Luz, 6200 Monroe Place, West New York, New Jersey. For tickets and more information, click here or call 201-320-8913.

December 31 (8pm - 1am) New Year's Habana Style. Enjoy dinner, a champagne toast and more alongside the music of Rumba Santiago-Habana. Cost: $75, reservations required. At Madera Cuban Grill, 47-29 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City. For reservations and more information, click here or call 718-606-1236. 

December 31 (9 pm) New Year's at the Nuyorican. Featuring a performance by folk band Yerbabuena. Tickets: $25. At the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 East Third Street (between Avenues B and C). For tickets and more information, click here or call 212-780-9386. 

December 31 (9pm - 12:30am) New Year's in Times Square. Enjoy New Year's with a 5-course Cuban meal and exceptional Cuban music by one of New York City's favorite dance bands, Ochún. Cost: $195 per guest, reservations required. For reservations and more information, click here or call 212-398-7440.

December 31 (10 pm) Latin BoogalooCatch Spanglish Fly live and bring in the new year by dancing to the rhythms of Latin Boogaloo and swing. At Barbes, 376 9th Street, Brooklyn. For more information, click here or call 718-965-9177

January 1 (9 pm) Banana Pudding Jazz Jam. Rome Neal presents Tico Wells and Erica Gimpel with special guest from Denmark, Federikke, in her New  York and U.S. debut. Also featuring a performance by The Onaje Allen Gumbs Trio. At the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 East Third Street (between Avenues B and C). Admission: $15. For tickets or more information, click here or call 212-780-9386. 

January 6 and 13 (9 pm) Thursday Night Latin Jazz. Live music. Admission: $7. At the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 East Third Street (between Avenues B and C). For tickets and more information, click here or call 212-780-9386. 

January 7 (5 pm - 12 am) After-Work Salsa Groove. After-Work Happy Hour includes a free salsa lesson at 7 pm. Featuring live music by La Excelencia. Admission: $10 - $15. At S.O.B’s, 204 Varick Street (At West Houston). For reservations or more information, click here  or call 212-243-4940.

January 8 (10 pm) Live Music at the Nuyorican. Jam to the folk grooves of Yerbabuena. Tickets: $10. At the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 East Third Street (between Avenues B and C). For tickets and more information, click here or call 212-780-9386.

January 9 (2 pm) Tambo! Join dancer, performer, and scholar Yesenia Selier for an Afro-Caribbean drum/dance class and social. Cost: $15 for drumming class, $25 for drumming and dance class. At the Harlem Dance Foundation, 144 West 121st Street (Basement Level). For more information and to register,  send an e-mail to sitamoves@gmail.com or call 646-418-3186. 

January 14 (5 am- 12 am) After-Work Salsa Groove II. After-Work Happy Hour includes a free salsa lesson at 7 pm. Featuring live music by Pablo Mayor and Folkore Urbano. Admission: $10 - $15. At S.O.B’s, 204 Varick Street (At West Houston). For reservations or more information, click here or call 212-243-4940.

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