Astoria Tango Club, the most genuine milonga in New York, celebrates its second anniversary on Sunday, November 10th, with the official debut of the Astoria Tango Orchestra, a seven-member group that holds the tradition of the big bands from Buenos Aires’s golden era. Founded by dancer Mariana Fresno and actor-singer Héctor Pablo Pereyra, this sexy, sultry milonga has become a must spot for a Sunday late-afternoon dinner and dance in the ever-trendy neighborhood of Astoria.
“First we created the club, then the “style” and now … the Orchestra. I am very thrilled! In two years we’ve written another page in the history of tango in New York. We have in mind that we are re-enacting what happened in the 30’s when tango was regular music in New York,” says Mr. Pereyra.
Astoria Tango Club takes place every Sunday at Centro Español, the 140-year old club (41-01 Broadway) where you can indulge in delicious Spanish food and excellent wine. It’s a good place to mingle, dance, eat & drink, talk and listen. Even if you don’t dare to tango you can still relax and enjoy the singular atmosphere. Its large dance floor and the sociable atmosphere make meeting people a certainty.
The two-year anniversary fete will bring together some of the most renowned tango dancers and musicians from Argentina and New York such as Jorge Torres, dance captain of Tango House and Forever Tango; old school milonguero, Facundo Posadas. There will be live music and the dance floor open for improvisation all night as the dancers engage the crowd. The event starts at 6pm with a multilevel tango lesson by Mariana Fresno, who is also the leading teacher and co-director of Astoria Tango School.
“The Astoria Tango Club milonga is where you can go to dance or simply enjoy watching some of the city’s most authentic tango while you order great wine and tasty Spanish food,” states Ms. Fresno.
Members of the Astoria Tango Orchestra are renown musicians Juan Manuel “Coco” Santisteban (piano), Ayelen Pais Negrin (1st bandoneon), Ariel Iud (2nd bandoneon), Sergio Reyes (1st violin), Melisa Gohar Atoyan (2nd bandoneon), Pedro Giraudo (bass), Pablo Pereyra (singer).
WHERE: Centro Español, Astoria (41-01 Broadway @ 41st Street)
WHEN: Sunday November 10th, 2013. Hours: 6pm to 1:00am
TICKETS: $20 in advance; $25 at the door
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