Six Awesome Events to Explore in Connecticut and New York City This Weekend – 5/26 – 5/29

After scouring all of the event sites, I found the following 6 awesome events to explore in Connecticut and New York City this weekend.

  1. May 26 – 28th CONNECTICUT SALSA FESTIVAL @ Hilton Hotel – Stamford, CT

CT Salsa fest is a family-oriented event with dance performances, professional dance instruction, bands, DJs, and social dancing for youths and adults. Held in partnership with the World Salsa Summit, this is the first summit in Connecticut.

2. May 26 – 29th DANCE AFRICA @Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) – Brooklyn, NY

Presented by the Brooklyn Academy of Music, DanceAfrica is the largest festival of its kind in the United States. The event features work across a variety of art forms that draw inspiration from African culture and the diaspora. Guests can enjoy musical performances and art as well as attend master classes where participants can learn about African music and dance traditions. There are also film screenings, African bazaars selling authentic wares and a marketplace bringing the dynamic colors, smells and tastes of Africa to New York City. The festival celebrates cultural diversity by highlighting aspects of historical and contemporary art forms from around the world.

3. May 27 – 28th  DANCE YOUR WAY AROUND THE WORLD @Baymont Inn & Suites Manchester, CT

Let’s kick off the memorial day weekend with different styles of dance from all over the world, shopping, and making new dancer friends! What’s better than celebrating the long weekend than learning and exploring another culture and its dances? Come dance with us on May 27th and 28th!

10:30-12:30 SOCA & DANCEHALL
12:30-2 Lunch (Only included with full weekend pass)/Shopping/Social
4:30-6:30 RWANDAN

10:30-12:30 CHA CHA
12:30-2 Lunch (Only included with full weeekend pass)/Shopping/Social
4:30-6:30 FLAMENCO

4.  May 27 ROYAL CARIBBEAN – A MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND AFRO CARIBBEAN PARTY – @House of Naan Indian Kitchen and Bar – New Haven, CT

Witness the return of Southern Connecticut’s Premiere Afro-Caribbean Experience ROYAL CARIBBEAN hosted by Ozi Concept, Aboki Ent., The UPN, & Jason V. WattsThe Best in AfroBeat, Caribbean, Soca, & International Sounds by DJ Kash Upscale Dress Attire is a MUSTReverse Happy Hour & Late Night Menu 10p-1a($5 Small & Drinks, Free Naan with Cocktail Purchase) Join us Memorial Day Weekend – Downtown New Haven for this FREE Event!Get your Free Passes for you and friends while they last. VERY LIMITED SEATING – Table Purchase Recommended Want to upgrade your experience? Reserve a Private Table for you & (3) friends..only $40 For Large Groups or to celebrate your Birthday call/text 203.444.2509

5. May 28 INAUGURAL HOUSE MUSIC FESTIVAL @Bushnell Park – Hartford, CT

Image Credit: Flickr /Svetlana


Join Connecticut’s best and most well known House Music DJ’s for a night of House music in the park.

6. May 28 SAVED BY THE BRUNCH – @Elm City Social – New Haven, CT

Image Credit: Flickr/Myriam M. J. Rondeau

Join Southern Connecticut Tastemakers for The Grand Opening of SAVED BY THE BRUNCH!  Grab your friends for an amazing rooftop brunch while listening to the DJ play your favorite 90’s Vibes, R&B, & Today’s Trap. {Part of the 1st Annual Connecticut I.A.G.N. “I’AIN’T GOING NOWHERE” Memorial Day Weekend}


I am not affiliated with any of the events of any of the events listed above. I am sharing for your information.
XoXo, Natasha