Fiesta del Mamoncillo, 6/29/13, North Bergen, NJ. Four live bands, tribute to Benny Moré
Valentine’s Dinner Dance Gala with SonSublime, Los Soneros De Oriente, and DJ Broadway "Mike Mitjans" El Cubano del Sabor, 2/11/12
The Club Cubano Interamericano warns against imitation Mamoncillo Festival, announces re-organization for new festival in 2012, 6/6/11 PDF
History of the Club
Background on the Dance
Contacting the Club Cubano InterAmericano
El Club Cubano Inter-Americano
Valentine’s Dinner Dance Gala, 2/11/12
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We finally are getting the Club Cubano Interamericano inc. since 1945 back on it's feet, but we need help so we are having a fundraiser....
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For more info on Club Cubano Inter-Americano go to: www.ECCINY.org We finally have a website for the club.
Sunday July 14th @ the Bohemian Hall.
29-19 24th avenue, Astoria Queens
Tickets at the door $35.00
For advanced tickets via e-mail send request
to Jo-ana@pfimarketing & firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets to be picked up will be held at the door for the $30 price.
Broadway, Cuban typical Charanga
Chico Alvarez y su Son Montuno
Son Sublime Orquesta
Charanga ALL stars
Phone: 718 585-9726
For information on bus from Boston, contact Steve Quintana, 617 436-9842
The Club Cubano Inter Americano was established in 1945. I am the child of parents that attended the club weekly and were extremely involved in volunteering and keeping this together. I've been literally going since I was about 3 months old. But my mother passed and my father is still alive at 83. Almost all original Cuban Club Members are 6O and over including my sister. So I don't want the institution to die. And I would like to do my best to keep it going. I wish all the children of these people who are much older than me would participate more and some of them do but many have moved. So the only way I know is to get young Cubans Americans and recently arrived Cubans involved to keep this going, especially AfroCubans.
So this is where we are now, briefly, the Club Closed down its physical space which was in the Bronx because of rent increases. We still exist as an institution and the meetings are held in my house monthly. These people that come are all between the ages of 58-95.
We donated all the pictures and historical references to the Schomburg Museum here in Harlem and our Piano is in Cuba donated to El ICAP.
The older part of the organization was responsible for giving a lot of the of bands there first break back in the old days. They even managed to bring El Bene [Benny More] for a performance.
Date: Sunday July 9, 2000
Time: 2:00 to 9:30
Place: Bohemian Hall in New York
Address: 29-19 24th Avenue
Astoria, Long Island City NY
Tickets in Advance order $25.00 at the door $30.00
4 orquestas playing: Johnny Pacheco Y su Nuevo Tumbao cantando Hector Casanova, Orquesta Broadway, Charanga " All Stars" and Manny Oquendo Orquesta Libre.
All this information including how to get there is in the Mamoncillo website address: www.home.earthlink.net/~joanamoreno
Short Historical reference of the Dance: In Cuba in 30's 40's 50's
On Sundays Cubans would gather together en Los Jardines de la Tropical to dance -- I think now it is the place where they now make La Polar beer in Cuba. It was in a Park that had alot of Mamoncillo Trees in it. Some other cultures call them Quenepas or limoncillos or just mamon. Anyways, this dance was open to everyone but was mostly attended by Afro Cubans - because from my understanding in Cuba there was a club for the white Cubans and the Cubans that could pass as mulattos and another club for the black Cubans. So El Club Cubano Interamericano which was started by mainly Afro Cubans that got here a long time ago continued that gathering here and 32 years later we still are.
The place that the dance is held is great because its a great simulation of the park itself. It's kind of an enclosed park. You walk into this place and you find yourself surrounded by trees, benches and gravel is thrown on the floor to cover dirt which doesn't stop any of these Cubans from wearing there white shoes, pants and quayaberas. And there is a huge cement paved dancing floor and an enclosed stage for the bands to play rain or shine. I've actually been there when it's pouring rain and those Cubans are true to form they even have more fun and keep dancing. We also hang Mamoncillos from the trees to give it a little authenticity. Many people from all cultures come and have a great time as well.
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