BalkanFest 2022

Mark your calendars — Dates and venues are set for our summer and fall weekend events, featuring classes and great live music dance parties!

East Coast:
August 5, 2022
Village Community School Sky Yard
West Village, Manhattan, NY

August 6, 2022
Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden
Astoria, NY

West Coast:
September 9-10, 2022
Presidio Theatre Plaza
San Francisco, CA

Many more details to come. Stay tuned!


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We award full and partial scholarships to our in-person workshops.
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New York, New York

Kavala Brass Band @Balkan Cafe Wednesdays

September 12, 2018 at 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm

Live Balkan Brass music and dancing
Brief instruction of dances by Michael Ginsburg
Greek music by Kavala Brass Band
First party of the fall!

Catherine Foster - clarinet/sax
Michael Ginsburg - trumpet
Morgan Clark - accordion
Belle Birchfield - baritone horn
Jerry Kisslinger - percussion

$15 admission
All are welcome
Info: 646-831-8720

Balkan Cafe Wednesdays
Live Balkan music
Dance, learn Balkan dances, have fun and get some good exercise all at the same time.
Light snacks available

Wednesdays thru Dec 12
7:15-9:15 at 455 W. 56th Street (ground floor, long fish tank in the window 🙂
Near 10th Ave
Ample on street parking/Subway: Columbus Circle

$15 per session

Balkan Cafe Wednesdays
455 W. 56th St. Gr. Fl.
New York, New York