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Sent: Friday, July 06, 2007 1:33 PM
Subject: #353: Big Salsa Weekend Ahead

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It's been a crazy few weeks at SalsaBoston HQ, in part because I've been out of town, but also because of so many things going on!  Did you make the 4th of July cruise?  450 attended and had a fantastic time, despite the "ho hum" wet weather.  I'd say we were much dryer on the Salsa Boat though than the poor sobs at the Esplanade!  Join us this Sunday for the NEXT cruise.

Coming up this mega-Salsa-weekend:
  Saturday: Salsa on the River Party! http://salsaboston.com/river
  Sunday daytime: Latino Festival at Fenway Park, including Tito Rojas
  Sunday evening: Salsa Cruise #5 with SalsaBoston and Avive Productions!
       D.Martinez & Mike Mercado on board.

and of course we'll be open again at An Tua Nua next Wednesday.

More details on these events below.


This summer SalsaBoston with JJ Productions in conjunction with Community Boating presents an all new Salsa party!

"Candela con Vela:  Salsa by the River Series!"

Saturday, July 7th and Aug. 25 (note date change from the 18th)
Featuring dancing on the docks of Community Boating, on the Charles River
- benefitting CBI's youth programs
- DJ's D.Martinez and Hernan, performances, lessons, cash bar, and more!
- there will be real dance floors set up (yes, this will be nothing less than a SBC high quality event)
- expecting 400-600 in attendance throughout the evening
- hosted by Community Boating
- beer and wine

All ages, tickets are $20 advance, $25 at the event.

Tickets go on sale next week.

We are looking for event sponsors, such as beverage promotions (liquor and non-alcoholic), food, etc.  If interested please contact olaf@salsaboston.com


Join us this Sunday, July 8, for the 5th Salsa Harbor Cruise of the 2007 season!
Cruise tickets are on sale online now!
$19 advance, all ages.    http://salsaboston.com/cruise

  6:00 preparty begins at "The Landing", Boston's lovely harborside beer garden
  6:30 Beginner dockside Salsa Lesson with Johnny and Kelly
  7:30 Boarding, dancing begins, latin buffet served
  8:00-10:15 CRUISE!  2 decks of dancing, plus the 3rd level observation deck
       Salsa with DJ D. Martinez and Latin with DJ Mike Mercado of Vincent's
  10:15 Return, after-cruise party at Mojitos, free for attendees

While we make every effort to keep the price affordable, unfortunately this year there is a $2 per passenger fuel surcharge to make up for the high price of gasoline.  However, we got them to give us a bit more time on the water this year to make up for it.

Also, do you work for a company?  Have them set up a group outing for you, and they might even pay for it!  Many HR departments have budgets for that.  Here's the flyer:

*** We are looking for cruise sponsors ***  If your firm is looking to market to a diverse  community this summer, this year's sixteen-cruise series is the perfect opportunity for some great direct advertising exposure to over 5000 individuals who attend, plus our extensive marketing campaign.  Contact olaf@salsaboston.com for inquiries, or call 617-513-9841.


Sunday July 8, 2007
El Mundo presents.....
Festival Latino @ Fenway Park
  Tito Rojas (Salsa)
  Monchy y Alexandra (Bachata)
  Xtreme (Bachata)
  Toby Love (Bachata/Pop)
     all Live!
12:00pm- 6:00pm Tickets: $15.00, $25.00 & $40.00
Tickets online at:


Join us at An Tua Nua for meeting great people, classes, and fabulous dancing!
Schedule (every Wednesday):
 "How'd They Do That?!" Personalized Instruction Class, 7pm
 Casino Rueda Lesson 8pm
 Salsa Lesson at 9pm
 Dancing, 10-1am
21+, $10 cover, +$2/lesson
835 Beacon St. Kenmore Square/Fenway
617-513-9841 for questions
http://salsaboston.com/antuanua for more info and discounted admission

Keep dancing!

In this issue:

>>> SalsaBoston Events: <<<
 - Salsa Night on Wednesdays at An Tua Nua

>>> Rueda de Casino in Boston <<<

>>> This Week's Mailbag <<<


Salsa Night at An Tua Nua with SalsaBoston
every Wednesday

Boston's original "All Salsa by Salseros for Salseros" party, over 6.5 years running!

835 Beacon St., 1 block outbound from Kenmore Square, near Fenway Park
SalsaBoston: (617) 513-9841
An Tua Nua: (617) 262-2121 (for directions only)
More details and directions: www.salsaboston.com/antuanua

** Have you checked out Masa?  If you're up for a casual night and some dining and an upscale bar, this place is cool on Thursdays.  Casual lesson around 10pm, a mix of music, no cover.  439 Tremont St, South End, Boston

      7pm Personalized Salsa Instruction (AKA "How'd They Do That?!")
      8pm Casino Rueda Lesson (w/ Anara and the Gang, beginner through advanced levels)
      9pm Salsa Lesson (w/ Johnny and Kelly, beginner and intermediate levels)
      10:15pm-1am Salsa!
   http://salsaboston.com/antuanua for discounts and info or call 617-513-9841
   An Tua Nua
   835 Beacon St. Kenmore Sq/Fenway, Boston

$10 cover, $2 per lesson additional, 21+
**Note: $6 for 7pm class
Call 617-513-9841 for details about Salsa Night
For a discount coupon, please visit the website.

An Tua Nua is a great contemporary Irish bar & grill on Beacon Street just outside of Kenmore Square (only about 3 blocks from Sophia's).  In the back they have a dance club about the same size as the upstairs at Sophia's, with a sizable dance floor that holds about 150 people, a bar, and plenty of lounge seating.

Close to the green line (St. Mary's on the C train, Fenway on the D, Kenmore on the B), plenty of street and lot parking.

Irish/America/Bar food available until 10pm.  I have eaten there regularly, it is very tasty and modestly priced.

Note: they have Karaoke with my man Kev-Mac Daddy in the front portion of the bar when you walk in, but don't let that scare you... Salsa is in the back room!  Full Bar.  Please check your coat.

More info, discounts, and directions: http://www.salsaboston.com/antuanua

 This Week's Mailbag
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    where noted.  This information is just passed along as we receive it.  If
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    SalsaBoston message board.)

1) Havana Club Update
2) Enclave Latin Jazz in Framingham, July 13
3) DJ Hernan brings Larry Harlow to the Hyatt Regency Cambridge, July 21
4) Festival Betances 2007 July 20 - 22
5) NOTE!! *** Spanish Harlem Orchestra at Scullers, August 1


Dear Friends,

Havana Saturdays at the Havana Club Ballroom in Central Square is a hit.
And, of course, Friday Night Salsa rocks on!
Photos and Videos from last week's parties can be seen online at


Friday Night Salsa @ Havana Club
Havana Club, 288 Green Street, Central Square, Cambridge
* 8:30-9:30 Beg, Int, & Adv Rueda Lessons w/ Ivan, Lino, & MIT Rueda Group
* 9:30-10:30pm Beginner & Intermediate Salsa Lesson w/ Salsa y Control
* 10:30pm-2am Salsa Dance Party w/ DJ Cuban Jeff
* Admission is $12 Ages: 18+ w/ college ID.  Full Bar.
Dress: Smart Casual to Fashionable.

Friday Night Salsa is Boston's salsa hot spot! Friday Night Salsa brings together 300-400 cool, classy people of all skills levels. Beginners are very welcome and the party is a safe environment where everyone dances with - and respects - everyone else.

The Havana Club Ballroom is a stunning space with a spacious 5400 sq. ft. smooth wood dance floor, raised performance stage, club lighting, excellent sound system, and full cash bar. There is a Parking Garage next door ($1/hr), and the party is one block from Public Transport on Mass Ave.

Havana Saturdays @ Havana Club
Havana Club, 288 Green Street, Central Square, Cambridge
* 8:30-9:30pm Beginner Latin Lessons w/ Ivan
* 9:30-10:30pm Beginner & Intermediate Salsa Lessons w/ Jeff & Ivan
* 10:30pm-2am Dance Party w/ Rumba Na Ma
* Admission is $12 Ages: 18+ w/ college ID.  Full Bar.
Dress: Smart Casual to Fashionable.

The perfect follow-up to Friday Night Salsa,
Havana Saturdays features the beautiful Havana Club
ballroom, 250+ cool people and live music every
week!  Beginners are very welcome and the party
is a safe environment where everyone dances with -
and respects - everyone else.


Enclave comes to Framingham!
Friday the 13th of July, 8pm
Amazing Things Art Center
55 Nicholas Road/Framingham, MA 01701 

Enclave is:
Hilary Noble-tenor sax, flute, congas
Rebecca Cline-piano
Fernando Huergo-bass
Steve Langone-drums
We'll be recording our 2nd CD one week after this performance!


Larry Harlow and the Latin Legends Band
Salsa Party July 21st 2007
Hyatt Hotel, Presidential Ballroom Cambridge


A Gala Event presented by Hernan Choque

The Hyatt Regency's Presidential Ballroom, overlooking Boston will the be location for a great and unforgettable concert. After a very long time Larry Harlow and his orchestra will be performing their timeless salsa hits. The house will packed with salsa enthusiasts and friends. Do not miss the opportunity to be part of Boston's Salsa History.

Doors Open at 8pm
Complimentary Salsa Lesson 8:30
Dance with DJ Hernan
Band will start Promply at 10:30 first set
Dance Until 2:00 am
Get your tickets now... $25 in advance, $35 at the door
This event will sellout, purchase you TICKETS now !!

Hyatt Hotel Presidential Ballroom
575 Memorial Drive  Cambridge, MA


JULY 20 - 22

- Join IBA and the community of Villa Victoria in this annual celebration!
- Feel, listen, smell, touch and taste Latin America  without ever leaving Boston!
- Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of this unique cultural event!
Celebrate the landmarks of Puerto Rico
Support the 2007 Festival Betances!  Held in the Villa Victoria community of Boston's South End from July 20-22, 2007, the 34th year of this annual celebration will feature a lively array of musical and dance performances by renowned artists from throughout Latin America, kiosks with artisans, traditional cuisine and family and youth activities. View photos here that showcase the Festival's pageantry.

In partnership with Berklee College of Music and the Boston Parks and Recreation department we're kicking off our festival with the Tito Puente Latin Music Series on July 19, 2007 at 7:30 pm in O'Day Park. Bring a picnic and dance to New England's top Latin Jazz musicians.

We invite you to contribute online.  You may alternately choose to download a sponsorship form and return it to IBA, 405 Shawmut Ave. Boston, MA 02118. All contributions to IBA are tax-deductible (EIN #: 23-7102740). 

For more information, or to volunteer for the Festival, please contact Javier Torres or David Kay at (617) 927-1707.

Please visit our website for up to date and detailed event schedules:  www.claboston.org/festival.html

This year's Festival will be headlined by:
Egui Castrillo and Tony Vega


AUGUST 1, 2007

AUGUST 1, 2007 One show 8pm-11pm

Scullers Jazz Club is thrilled to present The Spanish Harlem Orchestra August 1, 2007 (from 8pm-11pm) in conjunction with their Dance Party Series. This 21+ show will look different from Scullers usual performances as the double doors to the adjacent Ballroom are opened up to accommodate two dance floors. Limited seating will be available (general admission only) and no food service will be provided inside the club. (The dinner & show package will be served in the Boathouse Grille prior to the show). Tickets are $38.

More details:

Scullers Jazz Club at the Doubletree Guest Suites Boston
400 Soldiers Field Road    Boston, MA 02134

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