September, 2017 at
September 7 - Sue out, A team takes over.
September 14 - Birthday of
September 21 - Venue change to
Twin Door Tavern/Maywood Inn
September 28 - Jewish New
I'm off to see our country
I'll be visiting Boulder, Colorado; Portland,
Oregon; and San Francisco, California. This time, I'm passing up Firehouse
for family fun. Fortunately, I can leave my baby (That would be Firehouse
Tango) worry free because I have incredible friends who are more than
willing and able to keep the Firehouse fires burning brightly. Please
support our wonderful back-up team.
The logistics - The A Team
Terri Lopez (Wonder(ful) Woman) and Steve Turi
(aka Superman) have generously offered to head up our milonga logistics team
in addition to their normal invaluable weekly help. The tasks involved in
running Firehouse are monumental, and we are incredibly fortunate to have so
many fabulous friends willing to step in whenever needed.
But What about the Music? Johnny
Not to worry. While we are away, your tangos,
milongas and valses will be spun by fabulous guest DJ, Johnny Tablada. Many
of our tangueras have had the pleasure of dancing with Johnny, who comes to
Firehouse every Thursday. Now, you can enjoy listening to his incredible
music, as well. I promise you will not be disappointed. Johnny has an
amazing and extensive knowledge of Argentine Tango.
How about the newsletter?
This Firehouse Tango newsletter has been
published nearly every week since March, 2002 and thanks to Fran and Pat,
the next two weeks will be no exception.
Among his countless talents, our remarkable
instructor, Fran Chesleigh, is a professional writer. As always when I am
out, he and his equally extraordinary assistant, Pat Altman, flawlessly and
with a style of their own, take over the task of writing the Firehouse Tango
newsletter. I will send his handiwork out when I return.
This awesome duo is usually found at “Fran’s
Table” in the alcove closest to the DJ table. They are always happy to
answer your Tango questions or show you how to do something you might have
missed, so make sure to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to
learn from the best.
Terri Lopez birthday
Terri, who has become so indispensable that I
say in all seriousness that Firehouse Tango could not exist without her,
will celebrate her birthday on Thursday, September 24th.
We will invite the Firehouse Tangueros to show
our most loyal Firehouse friend EVER just how much we all appreciate her -
and they most surely will. Not sure who will start the birthday tango, but I
know that an endless stream of Firehouse Tangueros will cut in, dancing to
Di Sarli's Junto a tu Corazon and Tu el Cielo y Tu
Sue (me) will bring the delicious cake.
Terri Lopez has been a part of the Firehouse
family since our first days at Paramus Firehouse # 4, and we look forward
to many more birthday celebrations with her.
- Change of Venue
Firehouse Tango at Twin
Door Tavern (formerly Victor's Maywood Inn) on Thursday, September
21st (one day only)
On Thursday, September 21st, Firehouse Tango
will be at the Twin Door Tavern (formerly Victor's Maywood Inn), less than a
mile from The Knights of Columbus. The time and schedule is the same as
always. The place will change, the price will be lower, and you CANNOT bring
wine. Please order something from the menu.
Twin Door Tavern - Victor's Maywood
122 W. Pleasant Avenue
Maywood, N.J. 07607-1235
Thursday, September 21st
7:00 - 7::30 : Basic tango
lesson with Fran Chesleigh
7:30 - 8:30 : Intermediate
tango lesson with Fran Chesleigh
8:30 - 11:00 PM Milonga
Admission is only $10 and includes lessons and
milonga. The Twin Door Tavern has an excellent menu and bar.
We encourage you to try both. Please do not bring wine.
For additional information, call Sue at
Rosh Hashanah dinner/milonga
As is our tradition during Rosh Hashanah, the
Jewish New Year, some of our tangueros judeos will bring traditional holiday
food for our Firehouse friends Thursday, September 28th.. You don't have to
be Jewish to contribute and it's not too late, so let me know if you'd like
to make something. Just send an e mail to email@example.com
The schedule for the evening will be as normal, including dinner
(traditional and spectacular), lessons, and dancing.
Here is what we have so far for this ethnic
feast (You will note that there are some honorary Jews among the
Sue Dallon brisket, carrots, potatoes string beans
Joe Dallon Apples and honey from Joe's bees
Mike Porro Salad with bitter herbs
Judy Assisi Drunken fruit
Marion Levine Noodle Kugel