Episode 2
The Balkans in The Boroughs

Mickela gets a taste of The Balkans throughout three of the five boroughs: Slavic Soul Party! In Brooklyn, NY Gypsy Festival in Manhattan, and Little Serbia in Queens.


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The Balkan Cafe
455 W 56th Street
New York, NY 10019
The Balkan Cafe is a weekly Balkan dance class in New York City led by Zlatne Uste Brass Band's Michael Ginsburg.

Slavic Soul Party at Barbes
376 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Slavic Soul Party is a Balkan brass and jazz band based out of Brooklyn.  They play a weekly gig at the Park Slope bar and performance space, Barbes, every Tuesday night.

NY Gypsy Festival at Drom
85 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
Drom is a performance space that prides itself on featuring all genres of music.  The Wall Street Journal has described it as “New York’s premiere venue for world music”.  The venue is proud to play host to the New York Gypsy Festival, a music festival that celebrates Gypsy culture from around the world.

263 Prospect Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
A two-night festival filled with Balkan music, dance, and celebration put on by famous brass band, Zlatne Uste!  The festival features more than 50 bands on various stages along with Balkan art vendors and refreshments in Brooklyn’s Grand Prospect Hall.

Muncan Food Corp
60-86 Myrtle Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385
“A Taste of Home, No Matter Where You Are”.  Established in 1978 by the Muncan brothers, the Muncan Food Corporation carries a vast array of authentic and delicious charcuterie selections.

116 Avenue C
New York., NY 10009
Kafana is a beloved Serbian bistro-bar located in Manhattan's East Village.  The cozy atmosphere and variety of meat and cheese based dishes make this spot a neighborhood favorite.

Serbian Association of New York
1880 Menahan Street
Ridgewood, NY 11385
Started as a social club in 1967 with a hope to create and serve the population of immigrants from the Banat area of Yugoslavia.


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