This year’s Pachanga to benefit OLA on Friday, April 21 features live “old school” Latin music by local favorite, Mambo Loco, the dynamic rhythms and multisensory performance of Mila Tina and a performance by Sydney, a spoken word artist and the creator of the revolutionary movement practice, “Dance to Freedom.”

“We’re excited about bringing OLA’s Pachanga back to Bay Street Theater,” said Minerva Perez, executive director of OLA of Eastern Long Island. “It gives people a fun way to celebrate the end of winter. What better way to welcome the spring—and the easing up of the pandemic—by dancing to salsa and merengue with Mambo Loco? And we’re thrilled to have Mila Tina’s powerful percussion and video performance to get the evening going.”

Mila Tina and Sydney will start the evening off with their energizing performances. Through Mila Tina’s innovative mix of drums, percussion, dance, martial arts, visual design, and technology, she captivates and challenges her audience with thought-provoking performances. As a performing artist and spoken word creator, Sydney has brought her magnetic energy to stages all over the world.

And for 20 years Mambo Loco has been synonymous with the classic music styles of Afro-Cuban and Puerto Rican origin.

“Our Pachanga is a way to bring people together to celebrate music, dance, and an artistic and cultural heritage that many on the East End share,” said Perez.

In addition to live music and dancing, there will be free reception and a cash bar.

Tickets are available in advance for $20 (plus fees) at OLAPachanga2023.eventbrite.com or at the door for $25. The Pachanga will be be held Friday, April 21 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts, 1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor.

¡OLA lleva su evento cultural popular, Pachanga, al Bay Street Theater!¡Con música en vivo de grupos favoritos y locales como Mambo Loco tocando música latina y una presentación poderosa de Mila Tina, más una presentación especial de Sydney!¡Ven y disfruta de la recepción de cortesía y el bar privado!Nuestro evento, Pachanga, anima a todos a quienes les encanta bailar o escuchar música a unirse para compartir la alegria y recordar que todos somos parte de una comunidad increíble. Por supuesto, estamos llamando a todos los bailarines de salsa a venir a bailar con la dinámica música en vivo de Mambo Loco.

¿Qué mejor manera de pasar una noche de viernes?

Cuándo: Viernes 21 de abril de 7 pm a 9:30 pmDónde: Teatro de Bay Street1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor, Nueva York

Los boletos cuestan $20 por adelantado, $25 en la puertaPreguntas: OLA 631-899-3441

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Founded in 2002, OLA of Eastern Long Island works to create a more equitable East End for Latino immigrants through advocating for just and inclusive government and school policies; protecting families; nurturing power and unity among Latinos through leadership workshops and other programs; and building bridges among different sectors of the East End community through celebrating arts and culture.

OLA is proud to serve East End residents. Everything they do — ongoing policy advocacy, work with educational institutions, and community education programs, and bridge-building through the arts — aims to make the community strong and unified. Please call OLA at 631.899.3441 or email mperez@olaofeasternlongisland.orgto learn how you can support their work.

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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