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New Rochelle's Alvin & Friends Features Miss Universe, Tango

Alvin & Friends will hold a tango dinner and dancing night at the club on Friday. Photo Credit: Alvin & Friends
Wendy Fitzwilliam, Miss Universe 1998, will kick off Caribbean Thursdays at Alvin & Friends. Photo Credit: Alvin & Friends

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Residents won't have a shortage of fun events to keep them busy this week with a full lineup of happenings at Alvin & Friends.

On Thursday, residents can meet Wendy Fitzwilliam, Miss Universe 1988 and host of "Caribbean Next Top Model," as Alvin & Friends kicks off Caribbean Thursdays.

Fitzwilliam was a law student when she won the Miss Universe title in 1998, becoming the second Miss Universe from Trinidad & Tobago. She was admitted to the bar in 2000, then went on to become an actress, singer and, most recently, the host of the hit TV show "Caribbean’s Next Top Model," which is currently casting for season three.

On Friday, Mayte Vicens will bring Tango Night back to Roscoe’s Room, where dancers can enjoy an evening of dining and tango dancing accompanied by a rare collection of vintage videos from the Golden Era of tango from 7:30 p.m. to midnight. Take an open-level class from 7:30-8:30 p.m. followed by dancing till midnight. Cervilla Tango Shoes will be available for sale at a special discount throughout the night. Cover charge is $15 in advance or $18 at the door (includes class and raffle; there is also a one-drink minimum).To reserve a spot, call 347-989-4145 or email .

On Saturday, the Leslie Pintchik Trio returns to the main dining room with Leslie Pintchik on piano, Scott Hardy on bass and Michael Sarin on drums. The New Yorker called Pintchik’s 2014 CD, "In The Nature of Things," “one of the most captivating recordings to come out so far this year.”

Located across Memorial Highway from the New Rochelle Public Library, Alvin & Friends offers plenty of parking in the municipal lot adjacent to the library as well as the covered parking lot next to the Avalon apartments. Call 914-654-6549 for reservations. Visit the restaurant online at .

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