For the last time this summer, you can go west coast swing dancing in Harlem. West coast swing is one of my favorite dances – sort of a cross between Lindy-style swing and salsa. It is danced to all kinds of music – R & B, pop, blues, rock, even hip-hop and country.
The event is run by Paula Wilson - an amazing dancer, in partnership with Riverside Park as part of their Summer on the Hudson programming. I saw Paula & her partner Ken Kreshtool perform at a party a couple of weeks ago at Stepping Out Studios. What a treat! I was lucky enough to get a dance with Ken, who is a terrific leader with a lot of musicality and some very smooth moves. The dancing goes from 6 pm – 9 pm this Saturday, September 28th at West Harlem Piers Park (West 125th St. and the Hudson River). Paula will teach a lesson at about 7 pm and the entire event is free. If you know West Coast, come and show your stuff; if you’ve never done the dance, come out and give it a try!
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Kitchenette is offering a great value. 10 breakfast dishes for $10 before 10 a.m. They are one of our favorite eateries in Central Harlem. If you don’t visit them in person, remember they have a home delivery service for breakfast, lunch and dinner along with fresh baked goods for the entire Harlem area.
See their website MENU. The Kitchenette Uptown is located in Harlem on 1272 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY. Phone #212-531-7600.
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Naima – WXYZ at Aloft
Last night was the finale of Uptown Battle Of The Bars at Harlem Tavern and the winner was Naima Williams – from WXYZ Lounge at the Aloft Hotel in Central Harlem. Second place went to Thanos Rigas from La Marina in Washington Heights/Inwood and Third place went to Claudia Whitely from Harley’s Smokeshack in East Harlem.
Congratulations to Harlem Park To Park (the presenters), the winners Naima, Thanos & Claudia, and Harlem Tavern for hosting a great event. Stop by and visit WXYZ at the Aloft Hotel on Frederick Douglas Boulevard and 124th Street to congratulate Naima and have a cocktail or two while you’re there.
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