Posts Tagged ‘dance’

Dancing, discussion, and dishes

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Folk Feet on Fifth, a demonstration—with food—celebrating the neighborhood dance traditions of Bay Ridge and Sunset Park (which encompasses a lot) will be held Thursday. Participants include:

  • Newyorican salsero Carlos Vasquez
  • Cliff Matias of Redhawk Native American Arts Council
  • Paul Busse, Norwegian Folkdance Society of New York
  • Benito Bravo, Mexican folkl√≥rico dancer
  • Greek dancer Chrisafo Madimenos
  • Lebanese debke hot stepper Jad Lebbos
  • Victoria Hofmo, Founder of the East Coast Scandinavian Museum
  • Arab youth dance group director Sheren Attal
  • Senior citizen folk dancers of Brooklyn Chinese American Association
  • and unspecified other Irish & Scandinavian contributions.

The event is from 6 to 9 pm Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Danish Athletic Club, 741 65th St, Brooklyn. (Not really 5th Avenue; it’s between 7th and 8th.) It’s free! To RSVP or learn more, call (718) 625-0080 or e-mail

What Irish dancing hath wrought

Friday, July 11th, 2008

The Museum of the City of New York is presenting a number of programs in conjunction with its current exhibit Catholics in New York, 1808-1946. On Saturday, July 19, at 2 pm, Foot & Fiddle Dance Company will perform at the museum. The program will demonstrate “how waves of Irish immigration have influenced American dance,” says the museum schedule. “Enjoy a dazzling blend of dance and musical styles, from clogging, square dancing, tap, and bluegrass, to swing, Cajun, and rock & roll.”

Presented in association with Community Works, whose mission is “to forge links between diverse cultures and communities, to improve educational attainment, and to extend the benefits of the arts to all people.” Sounds good. Free with museum admission; 1220 Fifth Ave. More info at (212) 534-1672, ext. 3395.