Milongas in New York City

The Argentine Tango dancer’s guide to Milongas in New York City. Follow your heart to the Tango Beat®

Dance Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional

CHELSEA, Thursdays, Argentine tango dancing ~ The most traditional milonga (tango party) is also the center of NYC’s tango community

Dance Argentine Tango at the All Night Milonga at Stepping Out

NOMAD; Sat Apr 27, 2019; Argentine tango dancing ~ One of America’s biggest tango dance parties has great guest teachers and performers

Dance Argentine Tango at El Destino at Solas

EAST VILLAGE, Sundays, Argentine tango dancing ~ NYC’s best tango dancers embrace in an intimate room and dance to one of New York City’s best tango DJs

VolvoTango Argentine Tango at LIC Landing

LONG ISLAND CITY, QUEENS; Tuesdays, Apr – Nov; Outdoor Argentine tango milonga ~ Dance Argentine tango outdoors on a pier with great Manhattan views

VolvoTango Argentine Tango Dancing on Pier 45

WEST VILLAGE; Wed & Sun, Apr-Nov; Argentine tango dancing ~ Dance Argentine tango under a roof on a pier with romantic river views

Pedro Giraudo plays Argentine Tango at Terraza 7

ELMHURST, QUEENS; Thu, May 16, 2019; Argentine tango live music ~ 2018 Latin Grammy “Best Tango Album.” Giraudo knows how to play tango for dancers.

Do the Central Park Tango

Saturdays, June – September
~
Shakespeare Statue
(south end of the Mall)
Central Park, Manhattan
~
All ages and levels watch, dance or take an Argentine Tango lesson
FREE

These are the most popular milongas in New York City. You can find a full list at NewYorkTango.com


Mondays

Ensueño Tango Salon

Good dancers in a restaurant with a bar

9:30 pm – 1 am
Hosted by Tioma Maloratsky & José Fluk

Ukrainian East Village Restaurant
140 2nd Ave, New York, NY
(between 8th & 9th St)
East Village, Manhattan
$13


Tuesdays

Triangulo lost it’s lease in January 2018 so Tuesdays are a toss up.


Wednesdays

VolvoTango (Outdoors)

Beautiful river views. Wooden pier floor with small gaps. Good dancers and good for beginners too.

Warm weather Afternoons/Evenings until sunset
Check VolvoTango.com for times
Hosted by Steve Beltzer

Pier 45 (at the end of the pier)
West Side Highway at Christopher St
Greenwich Village, Manhattan
$10 suggested donation

Tango Cafe

Younger crowd. Visiting internationals. Good dancers in a dance studio.

9:30 pm – 1 am
Hosted by Adam Hoopengardner & Ciko

You Should Be Dancing
412 Eighth Ave, New York, NY 10001
(between 30th & 31st St)
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
$14 or $12 before 9:45 pm


Thursdays

Tango La Nacional

Most Argentine traditional milonga in New York City. Good dancers in a salon with a bar. Good guest artists.

9:30 pm – 2 am
Hosted by Juan Pablo Vicente & Coco Arregui

La Nacional
239 West 14th St, New York, NY
(between Seventh & Eighth Ave)
Chelsea, Manhattan
$15


Fridays

Friday Afternoon Milonga

It’s finally Friday. In a dance studio.

4:30 – 8:30 pm
Hosted by Eddie Sanabria & Maura Hays

Dardo Galletto Studios
151 West 46th St, New York, NY
11th Floor
(between Sixth & Seventh Ave)
Midtown, Manhattan
$15


Saturdays

Central Park Tango (Outdoors)

Romantic location. Cement block floor. Good for beginners.

June – September: 6 – 9:30 pm
Shakespeare Statue
Central Park, Manhattan
Free, but a donation helps

Mala Leche

Younger crowd. Good dancers in a dance studio. 

1st Saturday: 10 pm – late
Hosted by Adam Hoopengardner & Ciko

Stepping Out Studios
412 Eighth Ave, New York, NY  10001
4th Floor
(between 30th & 31st St)
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
$15 or $18 with class

All Night Milonga

Big milonga in a dance studio. Good guest artists.

2nd and Last Saturdays: 10 pm – 5 am
Hosted by Sarah La Rocca

Stepping Out Studios
37 West 26th St, New York, NY  10010
(between Sixth Ave & Broadway)
NoMad, Manhattan
$16 or $18 with class

Tango Nocturne

Younger crowd. Draws dancers from East Coast.

3rd Saturdays: 10 pm – 3:30 am
Hosted by Robin Thomas

DanceSport
22 West 34th St, New York, NY
4th Floor
(Next door to the Empire State Building)
Midtown South, Manhattan
$15


Sundays

VolvoTango (outdoors)

Beautiful river views. Wooden pier floor with small gaps. Good dancers and also good for beginners.

Warm weather Afternoons/Evenings until sunset
Check VolvoTango.com
Hosted by Steve Beltzer

Pier 45 (at the end of the pier)
West Side Highway at Christopher St
Greenwich Village, Manhattan
$10 suggested donation

El Destino

Best Tango dancers in New York City

6 – 11 pm
Hosted by Tine Herreman & Michelle Lamb

Solas
232 East 9th St, New York, NY
(between Second & Third Ave)
East Village, Manhattan
$10 before 7 pm, $12 after


Follow your heart to the Tango Beat®