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MONDAY NIGHT LIGHTS  -  SALSA @ HABIBI LOUNGE

DO NOT USE THIS PAGE  -  THIS EVENT IS NO LONGER HAPPENING



DATE OF EVENT EVENT CANCELLED.

After that date, it continues on every Monday.

TIME Dancing 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM.  The club opens its doors at 7:00 PM.

LOCATION

Habibi Lounge, 198 Avenue A (between 12th and 13th Streets), in the Lower East Side/East Village, downtown Manhattan, NYC.
VIEW LOCATION MAP Click Here For Map . Travel instructions below.
PRESENTED BY "DJ Jimmy from Abakua" and Anayra Calderon.
CONTACT INFO Jimmy - email Ruiz.Jimmy@gmail.com , phone 646-235-4890.
Anayra - email Anayra12@aol.com , phone 201-679-1149.
Web site - http://www.myspace.com/salsamondaysathabibi .  Event email - SalsaMondays@gmail.com .
TYPE OF EVENT & VENUE A pure classic salsa dancing event held in a nightclub that has a very nice funky exotic Egyptian atmosphere with a full bar, lounging couches and tables plus a charming "VIP" room which is like a tent with velvet pillows for relaxing and talking while taking a break.  See web site www.HabibiLoungeNYC.com .
MUSIC Pure classic "old school" salsa and cha cha dance music, played in a good professional sound system.
DANCE PERFORMANCES If there are any performances, they would be listed on our Main Calendar.
DJ "DJ Jimmy from Abakua".
BAND None
DANCE FLOOR A ceramic or smooth stone floor that is actually very good for mambo dancers, "medium speed".
PRICES Free admission all night.
BEVERAGES AND FOOD Full cash bar with drink specials ($3 beer, $4 wine) and special cocktails all night plus non-alcoholic beverages.
DRESS CODE Casual

DANCE TIMING

Almost entirely "New York On 2" timing and style.

DESCRIPTION Talk about trying something new and exotically different, Jimmy and Anayra are bringing the On 2 dancers a very nice event consisting of the most pure of our classic salsa and cha cha music playing in an East Village club setting that just surrounds you with atmosphere.  It's like you're dancing mambo in some kind of mysterious Middle Eastern hideaway.  As hosts, they welcome everyone to this casual and friendly event.
 
HOW TO GET THERE This event is held at Habibi Lounge, 198 Avenue A (between 12th and 13th Streets), in the East Village/Lower East Side neighborhood of lower Manhattan, NYC.  Phone 212-982-0932.  Web site www.HabibiLoungeNYC.comClick Here For Map .  

To get to this event by public transportation, take most uptown and downtown trains to 14th Street and then transfer to the L train heading east toward Brooklyn.  Take it to the First Avenue Station (Manhattan).  Walk 1 block east to Avenue A, then walk right/south 1 1/2 blocks.  The 14th Street crosstown busses go to Avenue A.  The 1st Avenue bus stops at 14th Street.

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 .
 

OTHER INFORMATION

Please Note:  Commercial clubs are established to please their customers & make a profit.  If they get enough complaints or suggestions, they will often make changes.  As mambo dancers, you should make every effort to let the management & DJ know what type of music you want to hear, what volume & lighting conditions you want, how the dance floor should be, etc.  If enough salsa lovers give their opinions to management & DJs, they will listen. 

Also, 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.  Mambo dancers can help get what they want by spending more money 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 play more merengue, bachata, Reggaeton & English music, because customers who prefer this music spend more money at the bar.  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. 
 


Jimmy Ruiz


Jimmy Ruiz started his dance career at the age of 13, performing with the Starlite Dance Studio and Side Street Kids Dance Company. Having danced for short periods with both, he was afforded the opportunity to travel and perform in various places both in and out of the country. His continuing passion for dance moved him to seek out, and train with a multitude of well-known instructors, and eventually landed him an opportunity with the Eddie Torres Dance Company. A recent graduate of Cornell University, Jimmy holds a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations. Jimmy came on board the Abakua Afro-Latin Dance Company as an understudy shortly after graduation, and was officially inducted into the group in the fall of 2005 and his been performing with them since then.  His DJing includes the playing of his very extensive library of original salsa classics.

Reprinted from www.EmpireDance.com .

 

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Special thanks to salsero Amir Shimoni for design and technical help in the creation of these events pages.
See his web site www.MamboPics.com for photographs of the people, events and performers of the New York & New Jersey mambo scene.

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