Last event was Wednesday, June 7, 2017
On the High Line at 16th St.
Feel the rhythm of some of New York City's hottest Latin bands as the High Line is transformed into an epic dance floor for our annual series. Grab your friends and get ready to dance.
Come mambo with living legend and all-time-favorite Orlando Marin -- The Last Mambo King -- and his all-star band. Orlando will be lighting up the ¡Arriba! stage for the 6th consecutive year. Join us at 6 PM for a dance lesson with Milteri Tucker Concepcion of Bombazo Dance Company, or come early for a drink at Terroir and a killer sunset view!
UPCOMING ¡ARRIBA! DATES
July 5: Folklore Urbano
August 2: Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Orlando Marin, The Last Mambo King: A contemporary of such greats as Tito Puente, Machito, and Tito Rodriguez, Orlando Marin is the only Latin orchestra leader from New York's golden era of mambo still performing regularly. Marin formed his first band in 1951 and recorded his first album in 1954 on Fiesta Records. Since then, he has performed at esteemed national and international music venues and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Bobby Capo Lifetime Achievement Award.
Milteri Tucker Concepcion is a Puerto Rican professional dancer, choreographer, dance educator, and scholar. As the founder and artistic director of Bombazo Dance Company, she has performed with salsa legends Larry Harlow and Orchestra, Grammy Award- winner Arturo O'Farrill, Pete Rodriguez, and, at the 2013 Latin Billboard Awards, pop sensation Don Omar.
Friends of the High Line is pleased to partner with Hudson Guild to host some of New York City's best Latin bands on the High Line, transforming the park into an open-air dance floor at sunset.
Public programs on the High Line are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.