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Greetings! As summer is upon us, Salsa is thriving in greater Boston, with all kinds of stuff coming up. Sagra is hopping on Wednesdays, this Thursday we've got a special Salsa/Samba night at Caribe (gonna be huge and "wickid" fun!), Salsa Jam with Lena at that Courtyard Marriott is this Saturday, cruises start a week from Friday, this Sunday is the "Fireplace Music Festival" in Brookline (get your discount tickets online), Worcester's got Noche Caliente Thursdays opening, and a week from Sunday we open a new night at "Boca Bar" in Waltham Center. Whew! Scroll down for more on all that.

Highlights Coming Up: (scroll down for full listings)

- Tonight: Salsa at Sagra Continues Tonight with DJ Hernan, Plus Johnny and Kelly, lessons at 9:30

- Thursday: Club Caribe presents "Samba FUSION night". Salsa lesson at 8:30, SAMBA Gafieiro Class from 9pm to 10pm by Rio de Janeiro's Patrick Carvalho. Performance around 11:30. 2-for-1 w/ RSVP before 9:30, with DJ Saoko of Providence.

- Salsa Jam 2009 w/ Lena Dance Co., Saturday, June 13 at the Courtyard Marriott Details and tickets »

- Sunday, June 14: Fireplace Music Festival in Brookline, Noon-10pm. A $20 ticket gets you admission and all the food you can eat. Featuring 6 live bands. Get advance tickets here

- Havana Salsa Saturdays now in Cambridge, Green St.

- Salsa Cruises: Start Friday, June 19th, tickets are on sale here

- Worcester: Noche Caliente Every other Thursday this summer starting June 18.

- Book a group outing with SalsaBoston

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Salsa at Sagra Wednesdays in Davis Sq. w/ DJ Hernan

400 Highland Ave.
Davis Square/Somerville
Lessons at 9:30, Dancing 10:15-1am

-Lesson at 9:30 with Johnny and Kelly
-Complimentary appetizers around 10pm
-$5 Drink Special (concocted especially for us by the house mixing staff...)
$10 cover, lessons are free. The house has been packed--get there early!
More details below or visit the Website

Thursday: Club Caribé
"Samba FUSION night" this week

Salsa lesson at 8:30
SAMBA Gafieiro Class from 9pm to 10pm by Rio de Janeiro's Patrick Carvalho.
Performance around 11:30.
2-for-1 admission w/ RSVP before 9:30.
DJ Saoko of Providence in the house.

Riverside at the Courtyard Marriott/Cambridge

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Caribe has been a fantastic party each week, with 100-150+ Salseros making it out, plus lots of new people to meet, folks from out of town, and Boston's only all ages venue. Join us!

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Issue #446
June 10, 2009
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Salsa Wednesdays at Sagra


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Salsa Wednesdays at Sagra (formerly at AnTuaNua)
400 Highland Ave, Davis Square/Somerville
(ample free municipal parking, and 100yds from the Red Line)
617-513-9841 (Call to reserve a table or to book a group)

Dear Salseros!

Some very exciting news for you! After four years at An Tua Nua, we're relocating Salsa Wednesdays to a very cool new venue, Sagra Restaurant, right in the heart of Davis Square in Somerville. We're doing this because we felt it was time to find a nicer place more suitable to the needs of Salseros. We had some great times at An Tua Nua, but we're really looking forward to the new place. The consensus is two thumbs up!

Each Night:
9:30pm-10:15pm: Beginner/Adv. Beg. Salsa Lessons with Salsa Y
Control/Johnny & Kelly
Dancing! Salsa/Latin with resident DJ's D. Martinez and Hernan
(note: lessons with MetaMovements from 7-9 will resume will resume later
this summer, as we don't have space lined up for those times yet)


About Sagra
Sagra Restaurant is a very elegant fairly new Italian Restaurant in Davis Square. We will be on the ground level this summer, and by the end of the summer they are building out the 2nd floor with a full dance hall, the likes of which we've been dreaming of for years. Join us for what we predict is going to be a great new home for Salsa!

- Elegantly decorated restaurant with a full bar
- 1 minute from the Red Line ("Davis Square")
- Nice wooden dance floor (moderately sized, until later this summer when we
move upstairs)
- Outdoor terrace and open air bar area
- A great loungie flavor
- Very friendly staff and management
- Tons of free municipal parking lots and street parking (note: meters go until 8pm)
- The menu is supposed to be awesome! Modestly priced gourmet Italian, most items $10-$19. (Kitchen closes at 10pm presently)

Club Caribé Thursdays

Every Thursday at the Courtyard Marriott, Cambridge

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Welcome to Club Caribé, Boston's newest upscale Salsa/Latin hotspot! Resident DJ's Hernan and D. Martinez are in the house spinning the best of Salsa, plus frequent special night and promotions. The party is hopping! If you hadn't heard already, something like 400-450 people made it to the opening, and we've been going strong ever since.

- $10 cover, but visit the website for promotions and discounts.
- The beginner salsa lesson each week. Forthcoming we are organizing regular beginner and intermediate drop-in lessons.
- Free appetizers
- Coat check & Cash Bar
- Big space, so no line to get in.
- Free Parking: if the hotel lot is full, the hotel has an agreement with Trader Joe's, so there is plenty of additional parking there.

Club Caribé
at the Courtyard Marriott/Cambridge
777 Memorial Drive
overlooking the Charles River
(adjacent to the MicroCenter and Trader Joe's)
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Book a room for $109: The Courtyard is offering an unheard of $109 rate for Club Caribé attendees! Based on Availability. Call the hotel and mention SalsaBoston/Club Caribe.

Havana Fridays and Saturdays

Friday Night Salsa rocks so hard that we are going to "double down" this weekend (and every weekend going forward) and throw Friday and Saturday parties at 288 Green Street in Central Square! This weekend: special dance performances by the world famous Jayson Molina and Boston's own Rumba y Timbal.
Saturday Night Salsa's opening will be a big bash, a joint production of Havana Club and Salsa Boston, with Salsa y Control teaching the lessons.
It's gonna be a great party- so come on by and let's get that party started right!

Please note that we will likely continue to throw Havana Saturdays in the South End once a month. Next HS party: June 27th!

So join us this Friday for Friday Night Salsa in Central Square! And join us this Saturday for Saturday Night Salsa in Central Square!

This week's parties:

. Friday Night Salsa - Great, Big, Fun Party w/ 300+ People . Saturday Night Salsa - Same as FNS, only on Saturday too!

Photos and Videos from last week's parties can be seen online at

Rock on salseros,



Friday Night Salsa in Central Square
288 Green Street, Central Square, Cambridge .
. 9:00-10:00pm Beg & Int Salsa Lesson w/ Salsa y Control . 10:00pm-1am Salsa Dance Party w/ DJ Cuban Jeff and DJ Sonerito . $12 Ages: 21+ Full Bar. Dress: Smart Casual to Fashionable.

Friday Night Salsa is Boston's salsa hot spot! Friday Night Salsa brings together 300+ cool, classy people of all skills levels.


Saturday Night Salsa in Central Square
288 Green Street, Central Square, Cambridge .
. 9:00-10:00pm Beg & Int Salsa Lesson w/ Salsa y Control . 10:00pm-1am Salsa Dance Party w/ DJ Cuban Jeff and DJ Sonerito . $15 Ages: 21+ Full Bar. Dress: Smart Casual to Fashionable.

The perfect follow-up to Friday Night Salsa, Saturday Night Salsa features 300+ dancers and a cool, classy atmosphere.

Harbor Cruise Season Starts June 19


The 2009 Salsa Cruise Season Opens Friday, June 19th!

Consider booking a corporate or group cruise now! Call 617-513-9841 or email for details.

The 2009 season will be entirely on Fridays, by popular demand.

- Dockside Lessons
- Genuine Latin Buffet Served
- 2 Decks of Dancing: Salsa on the 2nd Deck with DJ D.Martinez and Latin on the 1st Deck with Mike Mercado and the Mojitos Crew
- Only $20 advance, Boston's best harbor cruise deal!

Stay tuned for more details or call us.
Swing Dance at Swing City Fridays


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Boston's Swing Dancing scene since 1994! New England's best swing and blues bands and orchestras every Friday night at the Swing City Ballroom at the Somerville City Club. All ages welcome. Free lessons from 7:30-8:45, and dancing until 1am. Full bar, 21+ to drink.

Somerville City Club
20 InnerBelt Rd. (across from the Holiday Inn)
Sullivan Square/Somerville, MA 02143
617-513-9841 or visit"

Salsa Sundays at Boca, Waltham

Starting Sunday, June 21, SalsaBoston Presents "Salsa, Down at the Boca Bar"

Located in the heart of the bustling Moody St. district in Waltham, the Boca Bar is a Costa Rican owned tropically flavored establishment, modeled after the famous Club Mangos/South Beach in Miami. It's a perfect vibe for Salsa, in a cozy little place.

The night will have a local flavor since the place is small (~50-60 people), with DJ Saoko and guests. Salsa lessons at 8pm. The club will also have a bar menu available, and possibly a Costa Rican dinner special. More details TBA.

Free parking is available on street and in numerous municipal lots in the area.

Boca Bar
11 Pine St. Waltham
Just off Moody St. across from the movie theater

For details about the night call 617-513-9841
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Samba Infused Salsa Night at Club Caribe w/ Legend Patrick Carvalho

Club Caribe Presents International Samba Star Patrick Carvalho, Thursday June 11 for Special night of Salsa and Samba!

Samba-Flavored Salsa night at Club Caribe Thursday, June 11th - yes, Salseros, we decided to mix it up for a night and watch the magic happen.

Salsa Basics/warmup class at 8.30pm
Samba Gafieiro Class from 9pm to 10pm by Rio de Janeiro's Patrick Carvalho

Click here to watch Patrick in action:

Show stopping performance by Patrick and Rosangela Santiago at 11.30pm

DJ Saoko: bringing you an energizing, hot mix of Salsa with Samba sprinkled in throughout the night

Club Caribe
at the Courtyard Marriott, Cambridge
777 Memorial Drive, by the Charles River
All Ages Welcome
Free Parking
Complimentary Appetizers
Cash Bar

Email us or call 617-513-9841 to reserve a table or for further info
1st Annual - Boston Jam

A NickiiJammzz Production
In Association with Noel Rodriguez
& Collaborating with Willie Sanchez & LDC
Sponsored by


1st Annual: BOSTON JAM

SATURDAY, JUNE 13th 2009 : 10pm-2am
Courtyard Marriott "Charles River Ballroom"


DJ Sazam representing Philly & Special Guest DJ Travieso of Boston

Performances by:

Philly's own...CALLE LUNA
Boston's rising stars... LEŃA DANCE COMPANY
Rumba y Timbal Semi-Pro & More...

If you loved the PHILLY'll love the BOSTON JAM!!!!!
Obbini Tumbao at Cambridge Riverfest

...featuring Pedrito Martinez
on congas & lead vocals!

Obbini Tumbao performs (one set only)
Saturday, June 13, 2009
3:45 p.m
Cambridge, MA 02138

(Weld Boathouse at JFK Street on Memorial Drive)
A FREE one-day celebration of the arts along the banks of the Charles River. On Memorial Drive between JFK St. (Harvard Square) and Western Ave (Central Square).

Festival Site:

Waterfire Salsa #1 in Providence

JUNE 13TH, 2009



(featuring Victor & Burju)




FirePlace Latin Music Fest (Brookline)

Latin Jazz Music



Florencia GonzalezCandombe Project

Receita de Samba

Caminhos Cruzados

with Evelyn Rosenthal

Karina Stone's Quartet

Sunday, June 14th, 12:00-10:00pm

rain or shine

An all day & evening affair featuring Latin Bands, Latin Dancers, an outdoor stage and dance floor behind the restaurant. Also an outdoor grill, cocktails and dancing. All are invited!

Entrance fee $20 in advance, $25 same day
Tickets available online at

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1634 Beacon Street, Brookline, Massachusetts 02446


Masacote Summer Session Schedule


Summer Salsa Classes with Masacote (June 2009)
Starting June 16th


Registration is now open for our upcoming June, July, and August Sessions! A Free Placement Evaluation is required for all our Advanced sessions.

Not sure which class is right for you? Schedule a Placement Evaluation with us today and we can sit down with you to recommend a proper plan for instruction.

Beginner Salsa
Tues & Thurs 8-9:30pm, 4 weeks

Get a ONE MONTH FREE membership to Ryles Salsa Sundays!!!

Advanced Beginner Salsa
Tues & Thurs 8-9:30pm, 4 weeks

Intermediate Salsa
Tues & Thurs 8-9:30pm, 4 weeks

Advanced Salsa
Tues & Thurs 8-9:30pm, 4 weeks
Ladies' Spinning & Styling (All Levels)
Tues & Thurs 7-8pm, 4 weeks

** This Class will be divided into 2 levels (Beginner to Advanced Beginner & Intermediate to Advanced).
Ana Masacote will rotate between both classes, assisted by Serena Eastman.

Location: Tony Williams Dance Center
284 Amory Street; Jamaica Plain, MA

Worcester: "Noche Caliente" Thursdays


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Break out of your usual club this summer, and come dance where you are the star on stage! Move your hips to the pounding and hypnotic rhythms of Bachata, Salsa, Merengue, and Reggaeton spun by the hottest DJ on New England's largest dance floor!

Worcester Center for the Performing Arts
The Hanover Theatre
2 Southbridge Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Tel: (877) 571-SHOW
New Hampshire: Salsa Social June 20

The next Paper Moon Salsa Social is June 20th. The workshops are from 6-9pm and the party goes from 9pm until 2am. The dance floor is brand new and huge! It's BYOB. Come drink, dance and socialize. Free unlimited parking directly out front. I hope everyone can make it. We need your support in order to start a new salsa scene in New Hampshire. It is 45 minutes to an hour outside of Boston and worth the drive. This is great for people living in the Lawrence and Lowell areas. Workshops are $10 each and you get free entry into the party with the purchase of any workshop. If you opt not to take a workshop, the party is $10. Student discounts available with ID.

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