SUNSET SALSA FIRES UP THE MEATPACKING DISTRICT AT THE 14TH STREET TRIANGLE
FREE Outdoor Salsa Dancing
Sponsored by The Chelsea Improvement Company, SALSEEK.com, Top Tier Hospitality, Afterwork Salsa Mondays at Taj, 1800 Coconut Tequila
Back by popular demand as one of the city’s most successful dance festivals for the 4th consecutive year, Sunset Salsa with world renowned dancer Talia Castro-Pozo kicks off for a 13 week series of FREE outdoor salsa dancing on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at the 14th Street Triangle in the Meatpacking District. In collaboration with the Chelsea Improvement Company, SALSEEK.com, a multimedia digital magazine featuring the best of Latin dance and music, Top Tier Hospitality, Afterwork Salsa Mondays at Taj, and 1800 Coconut Tequila, Sunset Salsa attracts over 8,000 salsa lovers throughout the summer, while creating an exhilarating festival in the heart of downtown Manhattan.
Every Thursday night, starting June 7th to August 31st, the 14th Street Triangle, located between 9th Avenue and 14th Street, across from the Apple Store, will transform into a night-time Salsa soiree kicking off with a free salsa lesson with Talia Castro-Pozo and international guest instructors at 6:30 p.m. and dancing till 9 p.m. with music by DJ Woody. On Thursday, July 5th, SALSEEK will host the official Sunset Salsa After Party at Hudson Terrace, a nighttime hotspot, located at 621 West 46th Street, from 9:00 p.m. – 2 a.m. with LIVE music, dancing and special Sunset Salsa cocktails with FREE giveaways provided by BAI Drink and 1800 Coconut Tequila. Admission: $15. For more info: www.salseek.com
“It has been amazing to be a part of Sunset Salsa and to watch how it has grown over the past four years, attracting people from all over the world,” says Talia Castro-Pozo, world renowned dancer and founder of Sunset Salsa. “It’s incredible to see the energy of everyone dancing right in the middle of the world’s greatest city.”
Partial benefits of this year’s festival will go to support the educational programs of Global Potential, a non-profit organization that empowers youth and communities to energize each other through education, international service work and cultural exchange. Since 2007, Global Potential has provided 375 inner-city youth with transformative life experiences, increasing self-esteem, leadership, and college entry. GP provides youth opportunities to travel, to live with and to serve others in villages in Haiti, Dominican Republic and Nicaragua, building classrooms and gardens, and teaching literacy and health awareness among other activities.
For more information & to view a full schedule of classes, please visit www.sunsetsalsa.com
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Talia Castro-Pozo is a Dancer, Actress, Founder of Sunset Salsa and Co-Producer of Afterwork Salsa Mondays at Taj. Turning professional at age 14, she has traveled around the world teaching and performing since in all styles of dance. Talia is the face of hundreds of commercials and print campaigns for the US and abroad. www.taliacastro-pozo.com
The Chelsea Improvement is a nonprofit neighborhood redevelopment corporation that seeks to improve the day-to-day lives of the people who live, work, and visit southwest Chelsea. We achieve this by providing services that supplement those provided by city government–like our sanitation and security programs–and investing in the neighborhood's streetscape.
SALSEEK.co is a multimedia digital magazine covering Latin dance and music from around the world. SALSEEK pr & events provides a variety of services including public relations, event production, photography, advertising and sponsorship/promotional services for the salsa industry worldwide. SALSEEK stems from a unique passion and appreciation for the art form and essence of Latin dance; and the world culture of the people who love it. www.salseek.com