June 7, 2011

It's El Barrio Week!!!

Calendar of Events

*      June 8–10th, 5-7 PM: El Barrio Eats! Happy hour drink specials at participating restaurants.

*      June 8, 5PM–10PMCREOLE Restaurant – Comedy night! LIVE COMEDY HOSTED BYSMOKEY SUAREZ, $5.00 Cover. Happy Hour 5PM and Comedy begins at 9PM. SINGLES, COUPLES, FRIENDS AND FAMILIES ALL WELCOME. LIVE R&B AND SPOKEN WORD!

*      June 8th, 6-9 pm: Wepa Wednesday at El Museo del Barrio – Free Evening Walking Tour of El Barrio, extended Gallery hours, live DJ-in-residence, and drink specials. RSVP: 212.831.7272 www.elmuseo.org

*      June 8th, 6:30-11pm: Salsa Wednesdays at Taller Boricua. Salsa Dance Party. Drink specials and admission.

*      June 8th, 8pm:  Camaradas El Barrio presents: “WAYBACK WHENsday” – w/ DJ G-Bo The Pro spinning classic 70s – 90s disco, freestyle, rap, house, salsa, merengue, and hip hop.

*      June 9th, 5-8 pm: Enjoy local restaurant food tastings, a show by talented emerging artists, and El Barrio musical stylings at Modesto Flores Garden summer kick-off event! Free.

*      June 9th, 9pm Camaradas El Barrio presents: “Ritmo y Tumbao” La Descarga – Latin House Party w/ DJs Cuba, Ron Zilla, and Dres.

*      June 10th 5-8 pm: Mural unveiling. Come see the beautiful, moving new work “Soladeras” by El Barrio muralist Yasmine Hernandez as it’s revealed for the first time! Music, food and dancing at an art-driven, energetic block party! Free. Location TBD contact Art for Change

*      JUNE 10th, 7PM–10PMCREOLE Restaurant – FREE:  JAZZ – THE MUSIC OF MILES DAVIS by the Ray Appleton Quartet.

*      June 11th, 11:30 am – 1pmEl Museo Walking Tour of El Barrio – Free. RSVP required @ 212-831-7272

*      June 11th, 12 noon–5 pm116th Street Festival. Celebrate 26 years of music, food and fun! The largest Street Festival in New York City – Free.

*      June 12th, 11 amThe Puerto Rican Day Parade. Free. Fifth Ave. @ 44th Street – Fifth Ave. @ 79th St.

*      June 13th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Harbor Latin Big Band, Musical Director Louis Bauzó
Open Rehearsal, Heckscher Building, 1 East 104 Street, Studio, B-21.  The Harbor Latin Big Band, under the direction of Louis Bauzó, is dedicated to preserving the New York sound and style of the golden age of Latin music. Paying tribute to Frank “Machito” Grillo, Tito Puente, Tito Rodriguez, Eddie Palmieri, Johnny Pacheco, Ray Barretto, Larry Harlow and other musical pioneers and innovators. Free.

*      June 14th, 6-9pm: Museum Mile Festival. Free. Annual traffic-free, music and art-filled fiesta on Fifth Avenue, from 105th to 82nd Street. Art-making workshops, side walk chalk drawing, and Salsa and Bogaloo from East Harlem!