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This Week's Salsa Schedule:

Wednesday --> Sagra, Davis Sq./Somerville, lesson at 9:30 w/ Johnny and Kelly, plus DJ D. Martinez. Website »

Thursday --> Club Caribe, Cambridge, lessons at 8:30, dancing with DJ Hernan Website »

Friday --> Salsa Cruise! Long Wharf, 8:30-11pm plus lessons on the dock at 7pm. Last week was insane--this week ought to be great too! Website »

Saturday --> Havana Saturday in Central Square Website »

Sunday --> Salsa at Boca Bar, Waltham Website »

... plus plenty more in the mailbag.

More details on all these below or on the website, or call 617-513-9841 for groups and table reservations.

Win a Party for 100 Friends!

The Courtyard Marriott (home of Club Caribe) is giving away a free Party/Wedding Celebration, worth in excess of $5000! All you have to do to enter is briefly describe a romantic memory (awww....) in 50 words or less. Please note "SalsaBoston" as one of your words so they know you heard it from us!

Anyway, you can enter online or at Caribe. See mailbag for details. The prize includes a 3 course dinner for 100 people, amenities, and hall rental. Prize will be awarded at Club Caribe on July 30!

Got a Group, Need a Party?

We can help. Click here for the new group info page for SalsaBoston events and we'll set it up for you!

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See you on the dance floor!

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Issue #451
July 15, 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.

Salsa Harbor Cruises, Fridays


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


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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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Fenway Latino Festival, Aug. 2 w/ Victor Manuelle


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Presenting Comcast/El Mundo's annual Latino Family Festival
Fenway Park
Sunday, August 2, 2009.

Featuring Victor Manuelle and Daddy Yankee

Tickets: $15-$40, available at the El Mundo Website (click above)
Salsa & Stilettos - July 23rd @ FELT in Boston


Salsa & Stilettos - July 23rd @ FELT in Boston!

That's right folks, Burju Shoes and the Hello Stiletto Shoe Club have teamed up for a wonderful night of Salsa & Shoes!

Following form with Hello Stiletto's Shoe Parties, we want you to put on your prettiest shoes and join us Thursday, July 23rd at Boston's magnificent FELT nightclub (4th Floor).  The party begins promptly at 6pm with an hour long salsa lesson taught by Victor & Burju of Hacha Y Machete dance company.

After 7pm you'll get a chance to show off what you learned as the salsa music and dancing continues. Throughout the evening, you'll have an opportunity to browse and be fitted for Burju Shoes' beautiful line of footwear suitable for dancing as well as just looking gorgeous. You'll also enjoy a selection of complimentary appetizers and a special performance by the HYM dancers!

At 8:30pm we'll have the signature Hello Stiletto walk-off. The attendee who salsas best down the pink carpet and in the most fetching footwear will take home a prize and the title of "Best in Shoe."

The best part is there's no charge to attend (including the lesson!) but you must RSVP here to be added to the guest list.

Please note that Hello Stiletto events are open to men as well as women. Feel free to bring a dance partner, male or female, or come solo. Either way, you'll be in good company.

FELT is located at 533 Washington Street, Boston, MA.  Did we mention its FREE?

Hope to see you there!


Please feel free to email us if you have any other questions.
RSVP here 

Burju & Melissa 

Free Salsa & Mt. Gay Rum at Masa Thursdays

Salsa Thursdays just got spicier!
Masa Boston
439 Tremont St
Boston, Massachusetts 02116

Good afternoon,
    I wanted to let you know that Masa Boston will have Mt. Gay Rum tastings available every thursday night for the next 6 weeks. Mt. gay representatives will be in form 10:30- 11:30pm during Salsa Thursdays through the month of July and into August. On top of that, please check out our other specials that are offered that night.

Salsa Thursdays
Free Mt. Gay Rum Samples
DJ's spinning Salsa hits all night, while Kelly from renowned SalsaBoston gets the dance floor moving with classic Salsa Instruction.
10PM to 1AM
Salsa in the Park, Mondays

Join MetaMovements for FREE salsa dancing under the stars!

Every Monday night, starting June 22
Blackstone Community Center Park (50 West Brookline St., Boston’s South End)
On-street parking available (Shawmut Ave.)


Free Salsa Dancing Lessons
Beginner, intermediate, and advanced lessons: 6-6:30pm
Additional lessons for beginners: 7:15pm, 8:15pm
Two real dance floors, thanks to Boston Dance Alliance &

Win a Party! Win a Wedding! At the Courtyard Marriott


Win a Free Wedding celebration, Valued at $7,000.00 all inclusive.
Catered dinner in our Grand ballroom overlooking the Charles: Valued at $5,000.00 all inclusive.

Includes room, Staff, Bartender (not open bar that must be paid by winner) 3 course meal, coffee, tea Decaf, rolls and butter

100 people are covered under the prize, however more guests can be added at $39.37 per person ++

This can be a lunch or dinner, or, for a reception, we can offer the same value.

You must be present for the drawing, which will be held at a Club Caribe pre-party on Thursday, July 30, from 6-8pm.

Enter Online Here
Tito Puente Music Series

Presented by Berklee College of Music, IBA’s Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, and the Boston Parks Department.

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Thursday evenings in July: 7:00–9:00pm

FREE music and dancing at two Boston Parks

1) Mozart Park in Jamaica Plain
Corner of Mozart Street and Centre Street

July 9 Orquesta Bacharengue

2) O’Day Park in the South End
85 West Newton Street, Boston, MA
Adjacent to Villa Victoria Center for the Arts (formerly the Jorge Hernandez Cultural Center)

July 16 Javier Arroyo and Salsa Night Band
July 23 Obbini Tumbao
July 30 Victor Mendoza
Puerto Rican Festival, July 26

Sunday July 26, 2009
Puerto Rican Festival !!!!
Since 1974 the Puerto Rican Festival of Massachusetts initiates obtaining triumph by being one of the most valuable Festive of the Puerto Rican Community.

Franklin Park Dorchester, MA 02124
Grand Puerto Rican Parade 12pm
From Malcome X Blvd to Seaver St. Dorchester, MA
Festival Betances with Tito Rojas


Festival Betances 2009 featuring Tito Rojas and Plena Libre!
PLAZA BETANCES, 100 West Dedham Street. Boston, MA
New England’s oldest-running Latino cultural festival commemorates another year of outstanding programs and performances. Join us for three days of activities, food, vendors, music, and dance performances celebrating Puerto Rican and Latino arts and culture! held in the Villa Victoria community of Boston's South End from July 17 to 19. We will feature the legendary Plena Libre on Saturday, and Salsa Mega-star Tito Rojas on Sunday as our headliners.
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