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A midwinter Balkan party, not to be missed!

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

I’ll try to write more on this in the next couple of weeks, but for now I’d at least like to mention the Golden Festival, New York’s largest Balkan music event. It kicks off with a Balkan dance workshop at 7:30 pm Friday, Jan. 16, followed by snacks and live music at 8:30 with Brass Mena┼żeri, the Kolev Family Bulgarian Band, and the Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band. Regular admission is $20.

The festival continues Saturday, Jan. 17, from 6 pm until 4 am, with more than 40 bands (multiple stages), Balkan and Middle Eastern refreshments, Balkan arts vendors, and Balkan textiles on display. They promise “hours of ecstatic listening, dancing and partying.” Just the thing for midwinter! Saturday’s admission is $40 ($30 for students), but there’s a discount for advance web purchase, and you can get tickets for both nights for $50 online.

The event, which is sponsored by Zlatne Uste, will be held at Good Shepherd School, 620 Isham in upper Manhattan, near the 207th St subway stop (the end of the A line).