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  • Feb 7, 2004 Sat - NY - The Dance Zone Enjoy an evening of Latin - Ballroom - Hustle - WCS - Dance music with, at the beautiful Wantagh Jewish Center, Mark James * Demonstrations by Mark James * 3710 Woodbine Ave. Long Island, 8:30 to 12:30 AM, lesson taught by Mark.$13 p/p - (516) 835-9996 for directions http://www.mjames.org/zone.html  dannsirs@aol.com - http://www.mjames.org

  • Feb 9, 2004 Mon - NJ - Battista Dance Studio, Presents their hustle dance social the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month from 9 - 11:30 PM, Great music and a large dance floor. The crowd keeps getting bigger and bigger. Come on out and Hustle, Latin and WCS, The Battista Dance Studio

  • Feb 20, 1004 Fri - NYC - Platinum Hustle & WCSwing Party at Empire Dance with Hosts Erik Novoa and Laura Cozik. Free Intermediate Hustle lesson with National Champion Silvana Gallagher @ 8PM. DJ's Anthony DeRosa and Erik Novoa will be in the house to spin the best and the latest WCS & Hustle music!! Empire Dance 127 West 25th Street, between 6th & 7th Avenues. 212-645-2441. $12. www.swingshoes.net


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 Manhattan

  • Club New York, 252 W 43rd St (between Broadway + 8th Ave) 212 997 9510, every Saturday - Latin Pop, Spanish Rock, Brazilan, Salsa, and Merengue on main room, on second room R+B, Hip Hop, Raggae, and 80's, doors open 10 pm.

  • The New Saturdays  @ Guastavino's, 11 PM - 12 AM CHAMPAGNE OPEN BAR SPECIAL GUEST, DJ BABYBLU, "Experience Saturdays In Unparalleled Style & Class" 40 foot cathedral-like ceilings and luxurious & modern mezzanine, no cover charge, reservations are available upon request and are strongly suggested, tables@joonbug.com (212) 255-4223, 409 E. 59th St. (Between 1st & York Avenues)

  • La Maganette, 825 3rd Avenue (corner of 50th Street) 212 759 5677. After work event 6:00 pm until. Dress is casual to dressy (no jeans, sneakers), typical office attire.

  • Arthur's Tavern, 57 Grove St, 212 675 6879, live music every night.

  • Casablanca, 40-15 Queens Blvd 718 482 1199, live Salsa and exotic dancers.

  • SOB'S 204 Varick Street, at Houston, 212 243 4940.  Mondays at other times, SOB's plays a mix of Brazilian, afro-Latino and some house music. Small dance floor, SOB's sometimes changes bands or show, so be prepared, or call club on the day you wish to go. www.sobs.com.

  • Rivertown Lounge 187 Orchard Street (between Houston & Stanton Streets) 212 592 3138. Mambo, Afro Cuban, salsa, classics 9:00 PM to 4:00 AM. 

  • Roxy 18th Street (between 10 the Avenue & West Side Highway), 212 645 5156. Latin on certain nights only. Music is a mix of house, reggae, classics, salsa and merengue. 

  • Sequoia Pier 17, South Street Seaport. 212 732 9090, 212 465 3477, 212 330 6923 Restaurant, bar and club. After work Fridays and Saturdays has dancing to a DJ playing a mix of salsa, merengue, house, reggae. 

  • Speed 20 West 39th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues), 212 719 9867. Occasionally may have Latin events. 

  • St. Marks Bar 132 First Avenue (at St. Marks Place). 212 505 0290. Latin jazz Wednesdays and Fridays with bands. Call for exact days and groups. 

  • Nells 246 West 14th Street (between 7th & 8th Avenues), 212 675 1567. 9:00 PM to 3:00 AM. Nells has traditionally had Old School Cuban Music upstairs on Wednesdays. 

  • Bistro Latino Some Thursdays 1711 Broadway at 54th Street. 212 956 1000. Supper club with Latin cuisine, plus a small dance floor. Dress code "nice to dressy"; no jeans or sneakers. www.bistroLatino.com

  • Latin Quarter 2551 Broadway (at 96th Street) 212 864 7600. Main room with salsa, merengue and a little house music, other room ("Cabaret Room") with classics, disco, freestyle, house. 

  • Studio 84 3534 Broadway (at 145th Street). 212 234 8484. Plays salsa, merengue, bachata, house, freestyle, reggae, hip hop, R & B. Books name bands. 

  • System 76 East 13th Street (near University Place). 212 353 1820 and 212 388 1060. Fridays has a mix of Latin music, with bands and DJ playing merengue, Latin, Brazilian, house, etc. , with dancing.  

  • Tatou 151 East 50th Street (between Lexington & Third Avenues). 212 753 1144. Somewhat fancy supper club and disco. Call club for schedule. 

  • Tony's of Worth Street 83 Worth Street (between Broadway and Church Street) 212 962 0834. Has a popular after work Thursdays and Fridays crowd which sometimes goes pretty late. DJ plays a lot of very good salsa, mixed with merengue and hustle/house etc. 

  • Vain 9 Avenue A (between 1st & 2nd Streets). 212 253 1462. 212 592 3138. Some Wednesdays has La Loca night of Afro-Cuban classics Soul Chango. Sometimes has live percussionists and bands. 

  • Vudu Lounge 304 East 39th Street (between 1st & 2nd Avenues), 212 779 0635 or 917 8596159. DJ plays pop/rock en Espanol, merengue, house, Latin dance salsa, Brazilian. 

  • Wetlands 161 Hudson Street (at Laight Street), 212 966 4225. Sometimes has Latin groups performing. Call for schedule. 

  • Zinc Bar90 Houston Street (between LaGuardia Place and Thompson Street), Greenwich Village. 212 477 8337. Has Latin music sometimes. Call for info. 

  • Alegrias, 46 Bedford St (at 7th Ave near Bleecker St), 212 741 1935. 

  • Copacabana, 617 West 57th Street, 212 582 COPA - moving to a new location. 

  • Gemelli, 4 World Trade Center, Plaza level, 212 488 2100. - closed as of September 11. 

  • GONZALEZ Y GONZALEZ 625 Broadway (between Bleecker + Houston St), 212 473 8787. 

  • Naked Lunch, 17 Thompson St (corner of Grand), 212 343 0828. 

  • No Moore, 234 W Broadway (corner of No Moore), 877 666 6673. Web site www.nomoore.com

  • Club Mirage  (formerly Las Vegas) 179 Dykman Street (corner Vermilyea Street). 212 567 9000. Plays mostly merengue, and bachata, along with some salsa and house music. 

  • Coco Loco, 810 7th St NW, 202 289 2626. 

  • China Club, 268 W 47th St. at 8th Ave. 212 398 3800, every Thurs. 212 997 9510. 

  • Carnival (formerly the China Club) 2130 Broadway (between 74th & 75th Streets). 212 579 1000. Friday nights will have DJ's playing salsa, merengue, Latin house & classics, reggae, bachata, perico ripiao. 

  • Ayo, 324 East 24th Street. Manhattan, NY, 908 334 9162

  • Carbon, 605 55th St. Between 11th Ave. and 12th Ave, 212 660 4333 + 212 582 8282. Upstairs has mainly Latin music, with mix of salsa, merengue, house, reggae and classics. 

  • Club Cream, 246 Columbus Ave. 212 712 1666. 

  • Tunnel, west 27th St. & 12th Ave. 212 695 4682. 

  • Baja 555 West 33rd Street (corner 11th Avenue), Manhattan. 212 247 0400. 

  • Cafe Remy 104 Greenwich Street (near Rector Street, 2 blocks south of World Trade Center). 212 267 4646. Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays. www.caferemy.com. They also have are involved with moonlight cruises during the summer, usually on Wednesdays and Saturdays. 

  • Blue Angel, 323 West 44th Street. 212 262 3437. salsa, merengue, house, reggae, classics. 

  • Buddha Bar, 150 Varick Street (corner of Vandam). 212 358 5775. Various Latin music on different nights. 

  • CBGB 315 Bowery (at Bleecker Street). 212 982 4052 212 254 0983. Will occasionally have Latin bands, Call club for Latin evenings and bands. 

  • Cheetah 12 West 21st Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues). 212 206 7770. Wednesdays Mi Casa, featuring DJ playing salsa, merengue, Latin house and club music.

  • Classico Restaurant & Bar, 166 William Street (between Beekman & Ann Streets) 212 258 1438. They have Latin jazz on Wednesdays 5:00 PM to 12:00 midnight, a salsa band and dancing on Thursdays from 5:00 PM to 12:00 midnight, and a salsa DJ and dancing on Fridays 5:00 PM to 4:00 AM. 

  • Club Monaco 323 West 44th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues). 212 262 3333. Sometimes the Copa sends their customers here when they have private parties.

  • Club Taboo 218 East 52nd Street. 212 848 2266. DJ playing salsa and merengue on Fridays. Call for further information. 

  • C Note, 157 Avenue C (at East 10th Street) 2126778142. Has Latin on some evenings: for example, the Frank Bambera Salsa Band. Call for Latin evenings and bands. 

  • Detour, 349 East 13th Street (near 1st Avenue),212 533 6212. 4:00 PM to 4:00 AM. Has quartet playing Latin music. 

  • Ejipto, 327 West 44th Street. 212 779 0635, 917 859 6159. Every Friday night. Doors open at 10:00 PM. Music is pop/rock en Espanol, merengue, house, Latin dance, salsa, Brazilian. 

  • Elbow Room 144 Bleecker Street (between Thompson Street & Laguardia Place). 212 979 8434. La Rumba Caliente. 

  • El Canay  154 West 26th Street. 212 206 7383. DJ salsa, merengue, house, hip hop. 

  • El Flamingo 547 West 21st Street (between 10th & 11th Avenues). 212 243 2121. 

  • El Morocco 1036 2nd Avenue (between 54th and 55th Streets). 

  • Expo124 West 43rd Street (between 6th & 7th Avenues) 212 819 0377. 

  • Flamingo East 219 2nd Avenue (between 13th & 14th Streets) 212 533 2860. 

  • Gemini Lounge 221 Second Avenue (between 13th & 14th Streets)212 254 5260. Tuesdays after 10:00 PM are samba nights. Showtime after 11:00 PM. Call club for other nights with Latin music. 

  • Greatest Bar On Earth "Mambo Baby? "At Windows On The World 1 World Trade Center, 107th Floor, Liberty Street (between Church & West Streets)212 524 7000. Thursdays are Latin nights with live bands. Usually opens around 7:00 PM. Closed after September 11

  • Ideya 349 West Broadway (between Grand and Broome Streets) 212 625 1441, an occasional "salsa" band playing in a Latin jazz or Afro Cuban style. 

  • Ivy Nightclub 2130 Broadway (between 74th St. & 75th St. ) 800 950 3730. Beautiful club, music is mix of salsa, house, merengue, hip hop, R & B, 70's 80's, classics. Wednesdays and Sundays is "salsa, merengue, R&B". 

  • Izzy Bar 166 First Avenue (between 10th & 11th Streets) 212 228 0444. "Soul chango: afro Cuban and Latin classics, Latin jazz, rumba and guajira. Live percussionists sometimes join the DJ music. 

  • Jack's Joint 771 8th Avenue (47th Street) 212 627 4039. Features "Cuban style" music on Sunday evenings starting at 9:30 PM. 

  • Key Club 76 East 13th Street (between Broadway and 4th Avenue) 212 388 1063. Thursday nights are Latin.

  • Kit Kat Klub 124 West 43rd Street (between Broadway & 8th Avenue) 212 819 0377. Friday nights are Latin put on by John "Gungie" Rivera of Prestige Productions

  • La Belle Epoque 827 Broadway (between 12th and 13th streets) 212 254 6436. "La Rumba" Salsa party with live old school Cuban music band which plays at9:00 PM and 11:00 PM every Thursday. 

  • La Linea 15 First Avenue (between 1st & 2nd Streets) 212 592 3138. Sometimes on Wednesdays has evening of soul, funk, salsa and Afro Cuban, plus live percussionists joining in with DJ. Call for schedule. 

  • La Nueva Escuelita 301 West 39th Street (near 8th Avenue) 212 631 0588. From a Village Voice description "This Latin dance club and show palace is one of a kind. The salsa, merengue, and Latin house will keep you on the dance floor all night".

  • Latin In Manhattan 217 East 3rd Street 212 375 9066. 

  • Le Bar Bat 311 West 57th Street (just west of 8th Avenue) 212 307 7228. Latin Wednesdays, playing salsa, merengue, bachata, Latino rock, house, R & B, hip hop, classics. Call club. 

  • Liquids 266 East 10th Street (between Avenue A and 1st Avenue) 212 677 1717. 

  • Novecento Lounge 343 West Broadway (near Broome) 212 925 4706. Tuesday nights. 

  • Nuyorican Poets Cafe 236 East 3rd Street (between Avenues B & C), lower Manhattan. 212 505 8183. A lower east side center for poets, writers, thespians, performance artists, musicians, visual artists. Has Latin jazz bands on Thursday evenings and every 2nd Sunday of the month web site www.Nuyorican.org.

  • Opaline 85 Avenue A (between 5th & 6th Streets) 212 475 5050. A French American restaurant which has Latin music on Monday evenings starting at 9:00 PM, featuring different bands and dancing. 

  • Parkside Lounge 317 East Houston Street (near Avenue B) 212 674 9308 212 673 6270. Has salsa and Latin jazz and Cuban Soul after 11:00 PM on Fridays. Call for more info. 

  • Pulse 226 East 54th Street (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues) 212 688 5577 212 582 2672. After work Latin Wednesdays. Opens 6:00 PM. Live salsa bands. DJ plays mix of salsa, merengue, house, disco. "Noches Latinas" every Saturday, with rock en Espanol, salsa, merengue, "Latin dance", opening at 10:30 PM. 


Brooklyn

  • 200 Fifth 200 Fifth Avenue (between Union and Berkeley), Park Slope, Brooklyn718 6382925. Latin Fridays, beginning after 10:30 PM. 

  • Black Betty366 Metropolitan Ave (at Havenmeyer), Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 718 599 0243. "La Rumba with live old school Cuban music" on alternate Tuesdays from 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM. Tuesday September 7, 1999 "Pete Conde y su Son". Always call club to check schedule.

  • Passion 300 Wyckoff Avenue (near Myrtle Avenue), Bushwick Ridgewood, Brooklyn 718 456 6000. Bands and DJ playing merengue and salsa.

  • Club Rio 9235 4th Avenue (corner of 93rd Street), Bayridge, Brooklyn. 718 238 6566. Sometimes books name salsa and merengue bands. DJ plays salsa, merengue, house, classics and freestyle. 

  • Mambo Lounge 613 Fifth Avenue (at 17th Street and Prospect Expressway), Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn 718 832 3501.

  • Speakeasy 270 South 5th Street, Brooklyn. 718 599 1311.


Bronx

  • Jimmy's Bronx Cafe, 281 W. Fordham Road, 718 329 2000, (corner of Major Deagan Expressway). Large Latin restaurant and recently built new club, very popular in the West Central Bronx and Upper Manhattan. 

  • SideStreet, 1331 Blondell Avenue off Westchester Square, 718 409 4968, (Now sometimes called Club Alisae). 

  • Starlite Caterers, 1332 Blondell Ave (1 block north of E. Tremont Ave. ) 718 409 4968. 

  • Brillante Cafe University Avenue and 174th Street. 

  • Dominicana 935 Bruckner Blvd. (corner of Barreto) 718 842 2779. 

  • Dona Bella Macoombs Road & 170th Street, Latin restaurant with club upstairs. 

  • El Caribe 960 East 165th Street (corner Westchester Avenue) 718 328 5682. 

  • Equis 154th Street & 3rd Avenue 718 585 4507. 

  • Jet Set Cafe 4382 Third Avenue (at East 180th Street), in the Tremont section of the Bronx. A popular local eating and dancing place. 

  • Mon Ami Lounge 2434 East Tremont Avenue (near Zarega Avenue) 718 822 8077. Mostly salsa played by DJ, and sometimes a live band. 

  • Rumba 396 East Tremont Avenue (near Westchester Square) 718 294 1100. Large Latin disco featuring salsa, merengue, house, reggae, classics, to a younger crowd. 

  • Tiara's Cafe 782 East 163rd Street (corner Tinton Avenue) Presents "Feel The Heat After The Beach" party every Sunday from 6:00 PM until. Music is "Latest in Latin music from old and new, even house and reggae". 

  • Wild Palm, 1601 Bronxdale Avenue 718 518 1247. Friday and Saturday are at typical Latin club hours, and seem to be the best "dancer" nights. "the Copacabana of the Bronx". But this club is worth the trip, definitely worth checking out, to see if it suits your taste.


Queens

  • Bora Bora 2370 Steinway Street, 718 281 1877

  • Cacablanca 4015 Queens Blvd. , 718 482 1199 near 40th and Lowery Street. Large Latin club with good size dance floor, books name bands. 

  • Amazura 9112 144th Place, Jamaica, Queens. 718 29 86760. 

  • Aquarius Nightclub 3634 Main Street (near the corner of Main Street and Northern Blvd), 718 762 1416. 

  • Casanovas Nightclub 7312 Roosevelt Avenue, Jackson Heights 718 205 2614. has large dance floor, with a DJ. Call for complete info. 

  • Chibcha 7905 Roosevelt Avenue (at 79th Street), Jackson Heights 718 429 9033. Colombian restaurant with a club in the back, Music is mostly Colombian (cumbia, etc. ), with a little salsa and occasionally some Mexican. Music a mix of cumbia, merengue, salsa, rock en Espanol and house. 

  • Cristal Night Club 9734 64th Road, Rego Park, 718 275 7363. Latin club featuring cumbias, porros, salsa, pachangas y charangas. 

  • Douglaston Manor 6320 Commonwealth Boulevard (near Marathon Parkway), Douglaston 718 224 8787. Wednesdays (quite popular) and some Saturdays starting at 9:00 PM. 

  • El Abuelo Gozon 7903 Roosevelt Avenue, Jackson Heights 718 424 2724. 

  • El Coliseo Bar and Night Club 3421 Steinway Street, Astoria 718 392 9090. "Una viejoteca". Various kinds of Latin music depending on the night, including cubana salsa aneja, cumbia, rumba, bolero, mambo, charanga, pachanga. 

  • Elegante Night Club 8338 Woodhaven Blvd. , Glendale, 718 850 4949. "La Rumbateca De Cache" con "lo mejor en salsa". Fridays and Saturdays, some Sundays. Usually DJ's only:"La Combinacion Perfecta", but sometimes has a band. 

  • El Noa Noa 4550 46th Street, Sunnyside, Fridays: Noche de Salseros. Saturdays: "Combinacion Perfecta Pa' Los Rumberos " Salsa, merengue, vallenato, cumbia, bachata & disco. Sundays "salsoteca", mix of various types of music. 

  • Extravaganza Night Club 3315 Broadway (at 56th Street), Woodside 718 681 7400. Calls itself "El Pequeno Gigante De La Rumba". Sometimes books major salsa bands. Call for details. 

  • FM "Latin Wednesdays" 6933 Austin Street (near 70th Road), across from Barnes & Noble, within a couple of blocks of Continental Avenue, Forest Hills, 718 793 5111. A restaurant/club which has Latin music and a small dance floor on Wednesdays. 

  • Illusiones 3621 Steinway Street (at Northern Blvd. ), Astoria 718 729 6476. Fridays and Saturdays have DJ music only. Sundays sometimes feature ands, This very nice club calls itself "El Palacio De La Salsa", and often books name salsa bands also Colombian bands. 

  • Juan Pachanga 2914 Queens Plaza, Long Island City 718 937 5678 718 784 9853. Right across the Queensboro Bridge. They play lots of classic salsa, with some charanga and cumbia style salsa thrown in. Most of the crowd is Colombian and others from South America. 

  • La Bamba 14432 Hillside Avenue, Jamaica 718 297 1040. Restaurant night club with DJ playing Latin music Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. 

  • La Cabana 3917 103rd Street, Corona 718 898 7593 Email oritzjaque@aol. com

  • Melao 3614 31st Street, Astoria, 718 392 4833.   Mainly a Colombian and South American crowd. 

  • lyrics Night Club 3199 123rd Street 718 539 7172. Large club. Depending on night, DJ may play salsa, merengue, house. Books name bands. 

  • Panamerican Hotel Duke's Restaurant Latin Fridays and Saturdays 7900 Queens Blvd., near 51st Avenue, Elmhurst, 718 446 7676. 10:00 PM to 4:00 AM. DJ plays mix of salsa (just a few), merengue, cumbia, bachata, and American pop. 

  • Siboney Night Club 4550 46th Street, Sunnyside 718 433 3089. "El Palacio De La Rumba". Has DJ playing salsa and classic Latin music. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

  • Tropical 3438 31 Street (near the corner of 31st St. & 38th Ave. ) Long Island City, 718 472 457 and 917 764 9743.


Long Island

  • El Oriente 628 Oak St, Copiague, NY, 516 879 2099 house, techno, salsa, merengue, and bachata.

  • NV/Tsunami 44 Three Mile Harbor Road, East Hampton, NY, 516 329 6000 - house, hip-hop, salsa, swing, ballroom, merengue.

  • Waldo's Paradise 8 W Main St, Bay Shore, NY, 516 969 1617 - salsa, merengue, bachata, raggae, and house.


New Jersey

  • Foxes 396 St. Paul's Avenue (near Tonnele Avenue), Jersey City, NJ. 201 963 6206 and 201 963 2224. Usually plays mostly salsa, with a bit of merengue and bachata, on one of the two dance floors. Saturdays is mostly house music. 

  • Albert's Nightclub 360 Marin Blvd. , Jersey City, 201 222 3282. Sometimes has salsa events. 

  • Bartolo's 178 East Blackwell Street, Dover, NJ. 973 366 2447. One Friday per month is all salsa. Every weekend there is about 60% salsa, mostly good. 

  • Club Caribe 199201 Market Street, Paterson, NJ 973 278 6634

  • Club Hollywood 733 32nd Street, Union City, NJ 201 86 79821. Plays mostly merengue, bachata, a little salsa. 

  • Club Monty 514 Bergenline Ave. Union City, NJ. 

  • Club Paradise 1979 Route 35 South, Sayerville, NJ. 732 727 4141. Call club for dates and times of lessons and events, and for travel instructions and table reservations. 

  • Club Tribeca Life 2027 Lemoine Avenue, Fort Lee, NJ. 201 461 7744. 

  • Club Tropical 52 Garden Street, Passaic, NJ. 973 472 2828. Usually has "salsero nights" on Sundays after 8:00 PM or 9:00 PM, with a DJ. 

  • Jimmy's Disco South Street, Morristown, NJ. 973 45 5700 Salsa, bachata, merengue on Sundays after 5:00 PM (?). Call for info. 

  • Millennium 2000 Tonnelle Avenue, North Bergen, NJ 201 583 1701 mix of merengue, bachata, house, reggae, classics & salsa. 

  • Red Parrot 17 Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ, 908 352 2578. 

  • Scorpio Night Club Route 109 North, near North Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ. 908 353 2299.   Call for info on performances, bands, Latin nights. 

  • Silvana's 337 East blackwell Street, Dover, NJ. 973 442 0699. Salsa on Fridays and Saturdays. 

  • Son Latino 414 38th Street (between Bergenline and New York Avenues), Union City, NJ 201 330 0805. Local neighborhood place with mature crowd. DJ plays mostly salsa, a little merengue and bachata. 

  • Terminal One 566 Route 1 & 9, Elizabeth, NJ 908 354 3685. 

  • Tropicana 2000 Tonnelle Avenue, North Bergen, Route 1-9N, NJ 201 583 0800. house, and a bit of salsa, merengue, etc. 

  • Greenman Lounge Corner of 14th Street and Willow Avenue (right next to the Malibu Diner), Hoboken, NJ. 201 653 7887. Wednesday nights are salsa nights 8:00 PM.


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