|DATE OF EVENT
||Summer 2017 - Every Sunday from
June 4th through August 27th, 2017, except when it's raining.
Live Bands: Sometimes. The will be listed on our
Main Calendar and
Old School Calendar .
||Approximately 2:30 through
Held on the Coney Island Boardwalk at West 15th Street, a block toward the beach
from Surf Avenue, in the area next to the Thunderbolt roller coaster - see photo
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Click Here For Map. Travel instructions are below.
A long-running event put on every year by volunteer DJs who play classic salsa music
for dancers on the Boardwalk. Currently run by organizer and
DJ Joe Gonzalez and
"The Men Of Salsa" who
set up the event and invite guest DJs who specialize in classic salsa.
Organizer & main
Walter B. Nice plus
DJ Joe Gonzalez &
other members of the
Men Of Salsa team.
Walter B. Nice - Email -
- Web site - www.NewGenSalsa.com
Joe Gonzalez - Email -
"The Men Of Salsa" team of DJs.
|TYPE OF EVENT & VENUE
A very casual free outdoor event held in the summer in a huge wood dancing
area on the boardwalk near the Thunderbolt roller coaster, next to the
beach at Coney Island, Brooklyn. It has run for many years and
attracts lots of salsa lovers & dancers every Sunday. Concessions
nearby with food, beverages and restrooms. See
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||Almost entirely pure
classic salsa plus a little cha cha and more.
||Organizer & main
DJ Joe Gonzalez and
invited guest DJs from
"The Men Of Salsa", a group of very
experienced NYC DJs and other local DJs.
||A very large wood dancing area.
Note: This is not a wood ballroom floor like in a dance studio.
It is the wood planks of the Boardwalk with small gaps between the planks.
Spike heels and suede
bottom Capezios not recommended. To see the wooden dancing surface,
Click Here for video of this event.
|BEVERAGES AND FOOD
Food & beverages are available for sale nearby at concessions, and there
is the beach right next to the Boardwalk. You
can bring your own beverages and food. Restrooms conveniently
||Casual, shorts, t-shirts, bathing suits, jeans &
t-shirts, what ever you wear at the park or beach, etc.
Most people are dancing on various salsa timings, such as On 1, On 2,
side-to-side, or other timings. If you want to be assured of dancing
On 2, bring a partner or group, or just take a chance that you'll find some
On 2 partners.
Free. Outdoors. Most Sundays June 4th through August 27th, 2017. Time: approximately
2:30 to 7:00 PM. This is a Coney
Island tradition known to most of the local salseros.
Happening for quite a few years, they play some excellent classic salsa
music for the pleasure of dancers and folks on the beach. Held in a big
wood surface area near the Thunderbolt roller coaster, this event has a very
friendly, casual, laid back atmosphere, with everyone dancing in jeans, shorts &
bathing suits, in sneakers, sandals or barefoot. Some people dance On 2,
while others dance On 1, side-to-side, ol' Cuban style, and every other way
salsa can be done. If you want to be assured of On 2 partners, you may
wish to go with a partner or a group. The beach is nearby just on the
other side of the Boardwalk, so you can alternate between beaching, swimming and
dancing. Food & beverages are also available nearby, consider bringing
folding chairs, blanket, ice chest, radio, the works. Please note:
This event is occasionally cancelled, such as for rain, so go there expecting
"whatever....". If it doesn't happen, there's always the beach, and Coney
Island is right there with its rides & restaurants. But most of the time,
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|HOW TO GET THERE
By Subway: Take the A, F, N or Q trains to the last stop, the
Coney Island / Stillwell Avenue Station. Then walk to the beach and
By Car: Get on Shore Parkway in Brooklyn. Take Exit
6, then take Cropsey Avenue toward the beach. Turn left on Surf
Avenue, then right on West 15th Street.
Click Here For Map
Metered Parking is available along most streets. There are
commercial parking lots on West 17th Street at MCU Park (The Official Coney
Island Parking) and West 12th Street between Mermaid and Surf, West 15th
Street between the Boardwalk and Surf and on Neptune Avenue between West
12th and Stillwell Avenue. - See more at:
For more information on public transportation, click on
NYC Subway-Bus-Train Maps
NY-NJ PATH Train Maps or
Island Railroad Maps or
MetroNorth Railroad Maps or HopStop.
Please Note - Disclaimer:
New York City area summer outdoor salsa events in general are subject to program
changes and occasional cancellations for various reasons (band, DJ, weather,
administrative mix-ups, etc.), so don't be too surprised if this happens.
the dancing conditions may be less than ideal, for example concrete, grass,
dirt, sand, etc., so bring footwear that prepares you for any surface. I
will state the dancing surface if I know what it is. My information comes
from the most reliable sources I can find. In most cases, the information
turns out to be accurate, but occasionally it is not. "It's the nature of
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