Zlatne Uste Golden Festival - January 12-13, 2018 in Brooklyn, NY

Upcoming Related Events

Balkan or related music, dance, and culture events in or near NYC

Saturdays

6:00 – 9:00pm weekly – WFMU Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg on . 91.1FM NYC/90.1 Hudson Valley or Online at www.wfmu.org .

Tuesdays

9:00pm weekly Slavic Soul Party at Barbès 

Wednesday 1/11/17

Jalopy Theatre presents Ruckus
Blato Zlato & The G String Orchestra from NOLA, the East River String Band with special guest R. Crumb, and special secret guests from the nation of Georgia! No Cover!
9:00pm – Eden and John’s East River String Band w/ R. Crumb
9:30pm – Feral Foster
10:00pm – Secret special guests from Georgia
10:30pm – Blato Zlato
11:00pm – G String Orchestra!
https://www.facebook.com/events/691348777699428/

GOLDEN FEST PREP BALKAN DANCE CLASS
Get your feet ready for the big event with Michael Ginsburg!
This class is the first in a series, and focus on recognizing the Balkan dance melodies and rhythms, as well as learning to do the appropriate dances to those rhythms. Participants of all levels are welcome.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1844753472428471/

Thursday 1/12/17

PRE-GOLDEN FEST CELEBRATION at Sunnyvale
Greek Judas,☞ Raya Brass Band.☞ Choban Elektrik,☞ Litvakus
https://www.facebook.com/events/1183068925139847/

Friday 1/13 – First Night of Golden Fest!

4:00 – 7:00pm ATHENA MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE 535 6th Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11215
Golden Festival Feast First Dinner Special, 3-course prix-fixe Greek dinner: $25.95
More info regarding nearby and on site dining options on: MEZE & BEVERAGE PAGE

Saturday 1/14 – Second Night of Golden Fest!

4:00 – 7:00pm ATHENA MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE 535 6th Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11215
Golden Festival Feast First Dinner Special, 3-course prix-fixe Greek dinner: $25.95
More info regarding nearby and on site dining options on: MEZE & BEVERAGE PAGE

2:00 – 4:00amGoldenfest After Party! at Freddy’s Bar, just two blocks from Grand Prospect Hall at Freddy’s Bar, 627 5th Avenue between 17th and 18th Streets. Performers to be announced.

Sunday 1/15

5:00 – 10:00pm GOLDEN FEST AFTERPARTY at Drom
Featuring multiple great Balkan bands including: Cocek Nation, Orkestar BAM, Blato Zlato, and Loza
Benefit for Cocek Nation Youth Scholarship to EEFC Music and Dance Camp. $10 admission, only $5 with a Golden Fest Ticket! Presented by East European Folklife Center and Drom.
http://www.dromnyc.com/events/6373/golden-festival-2017-afterparty#.WG8MqWQrL-Y

Monday 1/16

9:30pm – midnight A POST GOLDEN FEST CELEBRATION AT BARBES Every year, the Grand Prospect Ballroom is taken over by hordes of Balkan musicians, dancers and fans for the annual Golden Festival of Balkan Music and Dance, now in it’s 32nd year. Come celebrate the horde’s last hurrah with special guests from in and out of town. $10 strongly suggested donation. Barbes, 379 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY http://www.barbesbrooklyn.com/calendar.html.

With
Dervisi (9:30 pm) – Greek Gangsta Blues! Mysterious songs and dances of the old-time Rembetika underworld. Awesome, bittersweet melodies of passion and hashish! Ethan Donaldson, George Barba Yiorgi, George Sempepos, George Stathos, Petros Dervisi, Steve Antonakos
Avram Pengas (10:15 pm) – World music. Avram Pengas, Elysa Sunshine, Nick Mandoukos, Seido Salifoski
The Rosen Sisters (11:00 pm) – The fiddling sisters play a variety of traditional folk dance tunes and are often seen dancing and playing to their own music! Amberly Rosen, Ariana Rosen
Balkan Peppers (11:30 pm) – Macedonian folk melodies with a twist of jazz. Brad Shepik, Ethan Helm, Jeff Dingler, Kenny Warren, Ruyam Cakmak, Seido Salifoski

Contact matthewfass@gmail.com for additional information.

Please send event information to press@goldenfest.org if you hear of related events in or near NYC.