September, 2017 at Firehouse Tango

September 7 - Sue out, A team takes over.  

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September 14 - Birthday of Terri Lopez 

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September 21 - Venue change to Twin Door Tavern/Maywood Inn

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September 28 - Jewish New Year Dinner/Milonga.  

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September 7


I'm off to see our country

I'll be visiting Boulder, Colorado; Portland, Oregon; and San Francisco, California.  This time, I'm passing up Firehouse for family fun.  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.  

September 14 Terri Lopez birthday

Terri, who has become so indispensable that I say in all seriousness that Firehouse Tango could not exist without her, will celebrate her birthday on Thursday, September 24th.  
We will invite the Firehouse Tangueros to show our most loyal Firehouse friend EVER just how much we all appreciate her - and they most surely will. Not sure who will start the birthday tango, but I know that an endless stream of Firehouse Tangueros will cut in, dancing to Di Sarli's Junto a tu Corazon and Tu el Cielo y Tu 
Sue (me) will bring the delicious cake.
  Terri Lopez has been a part of the Firehouse family  since our first days at Paramus Firehouse # 4, and we look forward to many more birthday celebrations with her.  



September 21 - Change of Venue

Firehouse Tango at Twin Door Tavern (formerly Victor's Maywood Inn) on Thursday, September 21st (one day only)

On Thursday, September 21st, Firehouse Tango will be at the Twin Door Tavern (formerly Victor's Maywood Inn), less than a mile from The Knights of Columbus.   The time and schedule is the same as always. The place will change, the price will be lower, and you CANNOT bring wine.  Please order something from the menu.


Twin Door Tavern - Victor's Maywood Inn
122 W. Pleasant Avenue
Maywood, N.J. 07607-1235
(201) 843-8022
Thursday, September 21st
7:00 - 7::30  :             Basic tango lesson with Fran Chesleigh
7:30 - 8:30   :                Intermediate tango lesson with Fran Chesleigh

8:30  - 11:00 PM      Milonga

Admission is only $10 and includes lessons and milonga.  The Twin Door Tavern has an excellent menu and bar.  We encourage you to try both.  Please do not bring wine.

For additional information, call Sue at 201-825-1570

September 28 Rosh Hashanah dinner/milonga

As is our tradition during Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, some of our tangueros judeos will bring traditional holiday food for our Firehouse friends Thursday, September 28th..  You don't have to be Jewish to contribute and it's not too late,  so let me know if you'd like to make something.  Just send an e mail to 

The schedule for the evening will be as normal, including dinner (traditional and spectacular), lessons, and dancing.

Here is what we have so far for this ethnic feast (You will note that there are some honorary Jews among the contributors):

Sue Dallon           brisket, carrots, potatoes string beans 

Joe Dallon            Apples and honey from Joe's bees

Mike Porro         Salad with bitter herbs

Judy Assisi         Drunken fruit

Marion Levine    Noodle Kugel

Eva Roth                Lamb stew

Lucille Krasne        Noodle kugel