Last event was Wednesday, August 2, 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.
We end the season with a splash with a special performance by the Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra! This stunning 11-piece band takes the art of salsa to new places, creating groundbreaking arrangements of indie rock songs to add a little contemporary indie flair to the salsa rhythms you love.
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's cash bar and a killer sunset view.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra plays dynamic, dura arrangements of indie rock tunes. With an ever-evolving set list that includes songs by Arcade Fire, TV On The Radio, The Black Keys, and many more, the WSO has taken the typical salsa form and infused it with a completely modern identity. Led by percussionist/arranger Gianni Mano (from the Latin-funk legends Radio Mundial) and fronted by Argentinian chanteuse Solange Prat, the WSO has found an audience among new and classic salsa lovers, quickly becoming one of the most popular bands in New York City.
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 Aaward 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.