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MONDAY NIGHT LIGHTS -
SALSA @ HABIBI LOUNGE
DO NOT USE THIS PAGE -
THIS EVENT IS NO LONGER HAPPENING
|DATE OF EVENT
date, it continues on every Monday.
||Dancing 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM. The club opens its
doors at 7:00 PM.
Lounge, 198 Avenue A (between 12th and 13th Streets), in the Lower
East Side/East Village, downtown Manhattan, NYC.
|VIEW LOCATION MAP
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Travel instructions below.
"DJ Jimmy from Abakua" and Anayra Calderon.
Jimmy - email
Ruiz.Jimmy@gmail.com , phone
Anayra - email Anayra12@aol.com ,
Web site -
http://www.myspace.com/salsamondaysathabibi . Event email -
|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
||Pure classic "old school" salsa and cha cha dance
music, played in a good professional sound system.
||If there are any performances, they would be listed on our
||"DJ Jimmy from Abakua".
||A ceramic or smooth stone floor that is
actually very good for mambo dancers, "medium speed".
||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.
Almost entirely "New York On 2" timing and style.
||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
Click 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
NY-NJ PATH Train Maps or
Island Railroad Maps or
MetroNorth Railroad Maps .
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 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
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