Upcoming Latino cultural events include Pride Month rock climbing, Latino Soul Night

From a Pride Month indoor rock climbing event and a free Latin heels and hip-hop dance class in New Haven to Windham’s 2nd annual Multicultural Latin Festival,

Connecticut has a series of Latin events coming up that appeal to various interests.

Here are five in-state events you can add to your June and July calendars. 

Baila Con Gusto CT to host Latin heels, hip-hop classes in New Haven

NEW HAVEN — Baila Con Gusto CT, located at 57 Olive St., is hosting a free beginner-friendly Latin heels and hip-hop class on Friday, June 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. New Baila Con Gusto CT team member and dance instructor Susan Rodriguez will teach the classes. The heels portion of the course will begin at 7 p.m., and the hip-hop class will start at 8 p.m. The Latin heels class will teach participants how to dance in heels safely and confidently and explore various movement styles driven by Latin, and Caribbean sounds like Latin pop, reggaeton, salsa, bachata and more.

The beginner-friendly hip-hop class will focus on the basics. The studio recommends that participants also bring sneakers for the hip-hop lesson. Rodriguez will teach the classes every Friday in June. Only the first class is free. To join the rest of the courses for the month, participants must pay a $60 registration fee. Visit the Eventbrite website to reserve your spot or pay for the entire month-long course.

Latino Outdoors CT to host Pride Month indoor rock climbing

Latino Outdoors Connecticut will host its first indoor rock climbing event at City Climb Gym, 342 Winchester Ave., on Sunday, June 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. Though the event is open to everyone over five years old, the indoor rock climbing activity also acts as a Pride Month celebration for its LGBTQ+ members. Anyone can join the activity regardless of their level of expertise in rock climbing.

City Climb’s instructors will be available to help participants through the climb and ensure everyone has a safe and pleasant experience. Climbing for Change awarded Latino Outdoors Connecticut a CLIF Bar Leadership Grant, which helped fund the activity and make it accessible for its participants. Latino Outdoors Connecticut requires that everyone wear loose-fitting athletic clothing and sneakers. Aspiring participants can reserve a spot on the Eventbrite website

La Vista Bistro to host Latin tango dance class and party in Stamford

STAMFORD — La Vista Bistro, 891 Cove Rd., is hosting a Latin tango dance class and party on Sunday, June 25, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. with Maria Fiora’s Dance Studio. Guests will be able to learn the tango and enjoy a Latin prefixed dinner, appetizers and martinis. The dance event is excellent for couples or single people looking to meet new people. No dance experience is required for the event. The dance studio asks guests to wear dressy clothing and to avoid jeans and sneakers. 

The pre-class appetizers mingle, the class and the party costs $65 for one ticket and the evening for two tickets, including appetizers, the dance lesson and the party cost $150. Tickets for just the dance class and party cost $30. The venue asks guests who purchase the pre-appetizer mingle tickets to arrive at 5:30 p.m. and those who buy the evening two tickets to arrive at 6 p.m. Attendees can purchase tickets on the Eventbrite website. For more information, call 203-720-5440.

Jazzy’s Cabaret to host Latin Soul Night on Wednesdays in New Haven

NEW HAVEN — Dre Romero & The UPN will begin hosting a Latin soul night on Wednesday, June 28, from 5 to 11 p.m. at Jazzy’s Cabaret, 4 Orange St. The weekly event will include a special Latin cuisine menu, a happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. and a live disc jockey from 8 to 11 p.m. Entry for the event is free. Still, attendees must pay a $100 fee to reserve a VIP or birthday table for 10 guests with complimentary champagne. To reserve a table or purchase a VIP or birthday table, visit the Eventbrite website, call or text “LatinNight” to 203-444-2509. 

2nd annual Latin festival in Windham

WINDHAM  — Windham is hosting its 2nd annual Multicultural Latin Festival on Saturday, July 15, from noon to 9 p.m. at 1 Jillson Sq. The free cultural celebration aims to celebrate the Latino heritage and the diversity of the Windham community through a day full of family-friendly music, food and activities. If you’re interested in participating in the event, contact the Town Manager’s office at 860-465-3006. You can also visit the festival’s website to learn more about the celebration. 

If you know of any local event that may interest and is relevant to our Latino communities, please share it with us via email: RJLatinos@record-journal.com.



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