Two Eastwood residents are the founders of upstate New York’s only complete flamenco troupe, Puente Flamenco. They are David and Lonnie Chu (disclosure: the latter is this writer and the former is her husband), and their troupe has been together since last summer. David plays guitar and sings, Andy Culpepper plays guitar (he also built both guitars), Dionisio Cruz plays cajón and occasionally conga, and Lonnie sings and plays palmas (rhythmic hand-clapping). Leading the dancers is Marisa Guzman; joining her is Rina Flatau and occasionally other dancers.
This summer you can see them on the following dates:
At the Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival
Friday, July 30, 3:00-4:00
Saturday, July 31, 1:00-2:00 and 3:00 – 400
Also at Family Friendzy
Saturday, August 7, 4:00-5:00
Clinton Square, Syracuse, NY
Starting August 6, 2010, Puente Flamenco will also be appearing at Laci’s Tapas Bar in Syracuse, NY, for two shows the first Friday of every month, at 8:00 and 9:00 pm. Laci’s Tapas Bar 304 Hawley Ave, Syracuse, NY 13203 315.218.5903 MAP
Laci’s, as many of us know, is a production of Eastwood’s Cindy Seymour and Laura Serway.
We look forward to seeing you!
Half of the troupe: Marisa, Lonnie and David
Mike Sutton sent this in to the Walkable Eastwood email group today. I think it’s one of the best ideas I’ve seen in a long time – giving kids the opportunity to participate in the world of work here in the community. They get to know local business people while tossing pizza dough! What could be better?
The Eastside Revival Coalition is proud to announce Put Kids To Work Day at Papa John’s, on Tuesday June 29th from 9:00 am- until about 11am. Manager and franchise owner Steve Adams came up with this idea and he and assistant manager Cathy Tillipaugh (sp) welcome Eastwood’s children to participate! 5-8 year olds (roughly) are welcome to go to Papa John’s that day, put on an apron and make pizzas for awhile. Cathy will be teaching how to fling dough in the air and catch it, while Steve will be teaching the rest of the process. On top of the experience your child/children will also receive a free lunch, a frame-worthy certificate of accomplishment, and a buy-1 get-1-free coupon for a large delivery pizza!
Starting this Monday you may RSVP your child by calling Steve Adams or Cathy Tillipaugh at 463-7272. There will be allowing up to 15 children to participate, “FIRST COME FIRST SERVE”.
PS We are trying to get a few more James Street businesses to do this. We have plenty of ideas, but please let us know if you know of a business owner that wants to do this.
I’ve never lived anywhere that came up with even a quarter of the ideas Eastwoodians come up with to improve, beautify, and enjoy this neighborhood. I sent a set of ideas from a writer in the Walkable Eastwood email group to the Eastwood Chamber of Commerce email group and got back two emails chock full of ideas and events which I post here below. For further information or sign-up sheets for any item, please see the appropriate website: