We will not be holding practice tonight in the park since my family is still recovering. Next week we will have an indoor practice in the Bronx, and the following week (9/24) we hope to be back in the park. Also, Rye dates should be available soon, as well as dates for once a month indoor Manhattan practices .
Next week we will be inside (I have arranged for at least one dance practice a month to be inside in case the weather is unkind this fall.) Evelyn has graciously offered her rehearsal space (The Green.Door 225 E134th St. Apt 3A, Bronx NY) for our use.
Everyone is welcome to join us for practice, no prior dance experience required… We practice in street clothes, as many are coming from work.
Feel free to bring snacks or goodies to share if you are so inclined. Water will be available, and likely other beverages as well.
The Green.Door has two cats in residence for those who may be allergic, depending on your allergy sensitivity the cats can be quarantined if that is enough to keep the receptors at bay.
Practices will be held from 6:30-9:30 PM.
The following are tentative dates for the Green.Door Practices
Wed., Oct. 29
Mon., Nov. 17
Wed., Dec. 10
Dates subject to change/cancellation due to bad weather, emergencies, etc.
For more info or questions, please email
Details for The Green.Door
address: 225 E134th st apt 3A, Bronx NY
Directions and info from Evelyn-
Directions from Subway:
Take the 6 train to the 138th st stop. Cross to the far side of 3rd Ave (the near side is Lincoln) (where the gas station- Shell is toward the left) & Walk towards the gas station, river, and bridges down 3rd Ave. Pass under the bridge on the RIGHT hand side of the street, & look for a white building with red lettering that says “Bridge Building Supplies”. Pass that building, & make the first right onto 134th into an industrial cul-de-sac.
225 will be on the right hand side (before the auto repair shop), and there will be a glass door. Buzz 151 to be let in or call Wilhelm, Conandil, or Evelyn (248-709-0258) and we’ll send a runner to let you in. Take either the stairs or the elevator up to the 3rd floor, and apt 3A will be the first apartment you come to with the green door.
If you take the 4/5 train to 138th st/Grand Concourse: Simply walk the extra short 3 blocks down 138th st to 3rd ave, make a right onto 3rd, and follow the directions above.
You can also take the 2 train to 149th st/Grand Concourse, transfer to the 4/5, and take it one stop south to 138th st/Grand Concourse. Or you can walk it, but it’s a good 15 blocks or so.
Driving Directions from the North:
Take I87 south to the 138th st/Madison Ave Bridge exit. Merge onto Exterior St (stay on the right hand side, or what could be called the Service Drive). Make a Right onto 134th st- BEFORE the entrance to the bridge. You can park either on the street on 3rd ave, pretty much anywhere in the cul-de-sac (it gets pretty creative in there), or make a left under the bridge and park along the left hand side of the bridge entrance. All these parking areas are safe, we have never had any problems.
The area might look sketchy in parts, but it is perfectly safe. There is a 24/hr gas station on the corner and plenty of businesses that are open. I have never had a problem walking to/from the train at any hour of the night. Unfortunately, the walk from the trains to The Green.Door feels the most sketchy. Along the road to the bridge are a lot of really nice restaurants/art galleries, and people of all types are living in the area.