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CLUB DEPORTIVO SALSA FRIDAYS


DATE OF EVENT Held every Friday.
TIME 12:00 midnight to 4:00 AM.

LOCATION

Club Deportivo is located in the Centro Cultural Deportivo Dominicano building, 2088 Amsterdam Avenue (between 163rd & 164th Streets), in the Washington Heights neighborhood of northwest Manhattan, NYC, 10032.  Club phone  212-923-3817.
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PRESENTED BY Club Deportivo.
CONTACT INFO Phone  212-923-3817.  FaceBook Page
TYPE OF EVENT & VENUE A very long-running pure salsa dancing event for dedicated salsa lovers held in the very large club room of a community cultural center in Washington Heights with bar, plenty of tables & chairs, a professional sound system, attended by a mixed crowd of 200 + people of all ages, and all dance timings, from the mambo scene and the larger Latino community.  About 25% of the people dance On 2.  Age 21 and over with ID required for admission to the club.  There's a coat check room near the front door during cold weather.
MUSIC Some of the best classic salsa music you'll hear anywhere in NYC, with lyrics, rhythm, swing and flavor, and people at the event singing along and playing percussion instruments.  It's almost all salsa with a very occasional cha cha.  The music is loud so, if you're sensitive, bring your earplugs.
DANCE PERFORMANCES Very occasionally. They would be listed on our Main Calendar.
DJ DJ Miguel and invited guest DJs.
BAND Usually not.  They would be listed on our Main Calendar.
DANCE FLOOR One good size wooden dance floor which is "medium speed".
PRICES Usually free admission except when there are special events.
BEVERAGES AND FOOD Bar with alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages, but very few mixed drinks and no fancy cocktails; just the basics to keep you happy and dancing.  Waitresses provide table service for those who want it, though it's not required.
DRESS CODE Generally casual, though some people dress up a bit in "street style".  There's a coat check room near the front door that's open during cold weather.

DANCE TIMING

On 2 dancers come in somewhere between 12:30 and 2:00 AM.  The On 2 dancers hang out at the section of the dance floor and standing area and tables toward the back of the big room, farthest away from the entrance, past the bar, near the restrooms.  People who dance on other timings are in the area closer to the front door.  About 25% of the people dance On 2.  Whatever their dance timing, everyone has the rhythm and flavor, and many are singing along with the music.  Invite On 2 friends if you want more partners On 2.

DESCRIPTION Held in the club section of a very large cultural center dance hall and attracting at least 200+ people each Friday, this long-running event has a true neighborhood Latino atmosphere and great music vibe, with friends & newcomers welcomed to join in.  The music is excellent, though very loud for a few people (bring your earplugs - Click Here for special "musician's ear plugs"), and many people are clapping, singing and playing percussion instruments and, of course, dancing.  This social club has been running for almost 50 years, one of the oldest Latino cultural centers in NYC.

Decent size dance floor which is "medium speed".  Most of the people are dancing on various salsa timings, with some On 2.  About 25% of the people dance On 2.  You may wish to bring along an On 2 partner or group or invite some through social media.  The On 2 crowd starts coming around 12:30 AM,  with people still coming in at 2:00 AM.  The event goes very late until around 4:00 AM.  There are beverages for sale and lots of tables & chairs, plus many people standing.  The crowd is of all ages, some from the On 2 scene and many from the neighborhood and lots of others from elsewhere.

I cannot emphasize enough:  The classic salsa music played here is some of the best in NYC, and the atmosphere is pure Latino, with almost everyone having the natural rhythm of the music they grew up with and usually singing along.  It is an excellent influence for non-Latino salsa dancers who are interested in experiencing the source environment of the salsa we dance to.
 

HOW TO GET THERE Club Deportivo is located in the Centro Cultural Deportivo Dominicano building, 2088 Amsterdam Avenue (between 163rd & 164th Streets), in the Washington Heights neighborhood of northwest Manhattan, NYC.  Club phone  212-923-3817.  Click Here For Map .

Closest subway is the C train to the 163rd Street Station (at Amsterdam Ave.).  A few blocks away are the A, C and #1 trains to the 168th Street Station (at Broadway).  Street parking is sometimes difficult in Washington Heights, but possible if you drive around a bit.  For maybe $10, there are 2 parking lots on West 165th Street (between Amsterdam and Edgecombe Aves.).  Considering that the event is free, you can afford to park in a lot.

For more information on public transportation, click on NYC Subway-Bus-Train Maps , or NY-NJ PATH Train Maps or Long Island Railroad Maps or MetroNorth Railroad Maps or HopStop.
 

OTHER INFORMATION Age 21 and over with ID required for admission to the club.

Please Note:  Since commercial clubs have high expenses and need to make a profit in order to stay open and continue playing lots of salsa, they will therefore cater to the customers who spend the most money at the bar.  Mambo dancers can help get what they want by spending more money for drinks at the bar, even if it's sodas, fruit juices, virgin cocktails, water, sports drinks.  You may think you're smart by not buying anything at a club, or sneaking in a bottle of water or liquor, but actually you are pushing them to cater to other customers who will spend more at the bar.  Those are the customers who want to hear other kinds of music instead of salsa.  If you want commercial clubs to feature more salsa nights, you have to pay for it by purchasing beverages at the bar.  This is just simple economics.  www.SalsaNewYork.com is not affiliated with any events or clubs;  we are just being realistic. 
 


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Special thanks to salsero Amir Shimoni for design and technical help in the creation of these events pages.
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