This summer, you will find some of New York City’s best Latin bands at the High Line. It is all part of ¡Arriba! – our series of free, community dance parties, presented in partnership with HAI and Hudson Guild and supported by MetLife Foundation.
Last week more than 400 people danced to the salsa and merengue rhythms by Juan Morales and Sonido Costeño. We would like to thank everyone for joining us, and congratulate our raffle prize winners, Dennisse and Martin, who went home with our newly-designed High Line tote bags, and Rosa, who picked up a $75 gift certificate to Terroir at The Porch.
Follow us after the jump to view photos, and get the details for the ¡Arriba! in August, where we’ll be bringing Nu D’Lux to the High Line for an evening of Cuban beats.
Returning for its third season, ¡Arriba! is a monthly High Line Live! series of community dance parties featuring some of the city’s best Latin bands. Inspiration for this program came from our neighbors, who told us during recent community surveys that they would like to see us offer salsa nights at the High Line.
This summer there is a different band and music style every month, and we raffle off special items to participants. Need more reasons to join us?
Check out more photos below from ¡Arriba! in June and July.
If you’ve missed our last two sessions of ¡Arriba!, don’t forget to join us next month on Wednesday, August 22 under The Standard, New York for our final dance party of the series, featuring Nu D’Lux. Established in Brooklyn in 1995, Nu D’Lux has its roots in Son Montuno, an important genre of Cuban popular music that is the foundation of many dance forms, including salsa. Co-leaders Aaron Halva and Jainardo Batista-Sterling fuse European and African musical influences, blending a profound respect for traditional Latin music with a hearty dose of funky innovation all with an urban sensibility.