June, 2017 at Firehouse Tango


Thursday, June 1- Birthday of Gay Fallows
Gay returns to Firehouse in between extensive world travels with her husband and our dear friend, Walter Monteblanco. We are thrilled to have her whenever we can. Gay has been a Firehouse friend for years, and we are always happy to celebrate with her. Walter will start the birthday dance, and then all of the Firehouse milongueros will join in.

Walter, as usual,  will bring a fabulously delicious cake and bottles of champagne that will disappear very quickly.


Thursday, June 8 - Sue out - A team takes over - Birthday of Marie Gregoire

Birthday of Marie Gregoire

Thursday, June 8th Birthday of Marie Gregoire 

Francis and Marie have been Firehouse fans since our beginning.  They've been to Buenos Aires with us many times and are always happy to share their celebrations with us.  
Francis will start the dance with Marie, and then all you guys can cut in to tango with this awesome lady.   As always, we will celebrate Marie's birthday with many delicious goodies brought by Francis and Marie.  Don't miss it.


Sue out -
June 8, Sue in San Francisco and June 22nd in the Hamptons
Twice this month, I will play hooky.  June 8th I'm passing up Firehouse for my granddaughter Amanda's high school graduation, and on the 22nd, I'll be in the Hamptons.  Fortunately, I can leave my baby (That would be Firehouse Tango) worry free because I have incredible friends who are more than willing and able to keep the Firehouse fires burning brightly. Please support our wonderful back-up team. 

The logistics - The A Team

Terri Lopez (Wonder(ful) Woman) and Steve Turi (aka Superman) have generously offered to head up our milonga logistics team in addition to their normal invaluable weekly help.  The tasks involved in running Firehouse are monumental, and we are incredibly fortunate to have so many fabulous friends willing to step in whenever needed. 

But What about the Music? Johnny Tablada DJ's

Not to worry.  While we are away, your tangos, milongas and valses will be spun by fabulous guest DJ, Johnny Tablada. Many of our tangueras have had the pleasure of dancing with Johnny, who comes to Firehouse every Thursday.  Now, you can enjoy listening to his incredible music, as well.     I promise you will not be disappointed. Johnny has an amazing and extensive knowledge of Argentine Tango. 
How about the newsletter?

This Firehouse Tango newsletter has been published nearly every week since March, 2002 and thanks to Fran and Pat, the next two weeks will be no exception. 

Among his countless talents, our remarkable instructor, Fran Chesleigh, is a professional writer.  As always when I am out, he and his equally extraordinary assistant, Pat Altman, flawlessly and with a style of their own, take over the task of writing the Firehouse Tango newsletter.  I will send his handiwork out when I return.

This awesome duo is usually found at “Fran’s Table” in the alcove closest to the DJ table.  They are always happy to answer your Tango questions or show you how to do something you might have missed, so make sure to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to learn from the best.  



Thursday, June 15 - Firehouse Tango 14th Anniversary Celebration - Monica Paz at Firehouse

Firehouse Tango started in 2003 and has been going strong ever since.  Amazingly, we are still here, celebrating our thirteenth anniversary. 

We are planning to add lots of extra-special delights on Thursday, June 15th.  More about that next week.

As always, admission of $15 includes dinner, lesson, dancing and socializing with some of the nicest folks around.  The event is at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 105 Grove Avenue, Maywood, NJ 07607.  For additional information call Sue at 201-826-6602

The schedule for the evening is:
7:00 - 8:00      All-level Argentine Tango lesson with Fran Chesleigh & Pat Altman   
8:00 - 10:00     Buffet opens and recorded music for dancing by DJ Sue
10:00 -            Drawings for door prizes (Really nice ones and lots of them)
10:30 - 12:00    Dancing to recorded music by DJ Sue
Admission of $15 includes dinner, lesson, dancing, and socializing with some of the nicest folks around

Thursday, June 22 - Sue out once again

This time, I'll be going to the Hamptons for a family reunion (not mine.)  Johnny will DJ and the wonderful A Team will take over.  Please support them. See below for details.

Thursday, June 29 -

Sue back.  No celebrations.  Just great dancing, eating, and socializing.