¡Arriba! Community Dance Parties at the High Line

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

¡Arriba! Community Dance Parties at the High Line


Grab your friends and bring your dancing shoes – evenings of live Latin music and dancing are returning to the High Line this summer!

Friends of the High Line is pleased to partner with HAI and Hudson Guild to host some of New York City’s best Latin bands at the High Line, transforming the park into an open-air dance floor at sunset.

Part of High Line Live! – a performance series at the High Line – ¡Arriba! nights in June, July, and August feature different live acts bringing their own energy, musical style, and flavor to our community dance parties.

Wednesday, June 19
Orlando Marin, the Last Mambo King, and his dynamic band from the Bronx kick off ¡Arriba! with traditional salsa and merengue rhythms that get visitors of all ages shaking to the beat of the timbales drums.

Wednesday, July 24
Liliana Araújo and her lively band Forró da Madame heat up ¡Arriba! with Brazilian forró, a popular dance and musical style marked by accordion, triangle, and zabumba bass drum beats.

Wednesday, August 21
Inspired by the guajiro musical rhythms of Cuba, Nu D’Lux of New York City offers a funky mix of son montuno, rumba, danzon, and timba styles to close out the ¡Arriba! series.

Chelsea Market Passage
On the High Line at West 16th Street

This High Line Program is free and open to visitors of all ages. No RSVP required.

Enjoy dinner and dessert after dancing under the stars. On the High Line between West 15th and West 16th Streets you will find tacos, gelato, ice pops, and more seasonal treats from our food vendors, as well as Terroir at The Porch, a full-service, open-air café serving beer, wine, and small plates with sweeping views of the Hudson River. Learn more.

Orlando Marin, a Bronx native, formed his first band in the 1950s. Since then Marin and his team of musicians have become the longest running Latin band in New York City after the legendary Tito Puente. A contemporary of such greats Machito and Tito Rodriquez, Marin performs a blend of traditional Latin music, including salsa and meringue.

About HAI
For over 42 years, HAI, a non-profit arts agency providing New York's culturally underserved communities with opportunities to participate in and enjoy the city's rich array of arts events.

About Hudson Guild
Hudson Guild is a multi-service community center serving those who live, work or go to school in Chelsea, with a focus on those in need.

¡Arriba! is presented by Friends of the High Line as part of High Line Live! – a performance series at the High Line. High Line Live! is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the New York City Council. ¡Arriba! is presented in partnership with HAI and Hudson Guild.