Note: June 24 is happening on the waterfront/ weather looks good now at 5 pm – see the listing below!!
2023 Milonga Del Puerto on the Halifax Waterfront
Foot of Morris St, at the Trellis area.
Typically Saturday evening, 6:30-9:30 or dew fall
Potential Summer Milonga Del Puerto Dates: June 17 – September 16
Plus Special events & Exceptions**
CANCELLED/ bad weather: June 17: Opening Milonga Del Puerto (currently 60 % chance of rain forecast – booo).
**June 24: Tango Por El Clima & Milonga Del Puerto Combo! (See Tangonova Events schedule for details)
Back-up indoor location: Haliente Studio on Barrington.
July 1 Canada Day Milonga!
July 8 & 15* Yes, scheduled.
**July 22: No Milonga Del Puerto due to Guest teacher Tomas Howlin Milonga at Fusion.
July 29, Aug 5, Aug 12, Aug 19 Yes, scheduled.
**Aug 26 No Milonga Del Puerto because Tangonova on vacation at Inverness Beach!
Sept 2 Labour Day Milonga
Sept 9 or 16 = Yes, if we really want to be dancing outdoors, because we missed a bunch of Saturdays.
Whether the weather: or how to know if a milonga is happening. Decisions are sometimes made as late as 5 pm on Saturday, so DO check my web site before heading down, if the situation looks iffy.
Dance floor & set-up: we dance on taped together sheets of vinyl rolled out over the wooden planks of the boardwalk. Set-up of the dance floor requires about 4 limber volunteers. Consider being one of them now and then. If the floor gets wet, due to sudden showers, or dew, I will stop the dancing due to risk of slipping.
By Donation: cash or e-transfer.
Seating: Benches provided on site, or bring a chair or find one on the boardwalk.
Bathrooms: Closest are Bicycle Thief Restaurant Bishops Landing (north) or Garrisons Brew Pub at Seaport (south).
Parking: Seaport lot free, Morris St, Hollis St, Super Store, etc.
*Jazz Festival congestion July 15 = try to avoid having to drive from Morris down Lower Water St during the festival – it doesn’t move and you cannot turn left for ever.