Richard Lipkin – Promoter of New York City Tango

Richard Lipkin
Richard Lipkin

All the information on tango in New York City, Connecticut, and New Jersey is from the website newyorktango.com. The site created by Richard Lipkin. He passed away on September 28, 2014.

August 4, 1953 – September 28, 2014  ~
Written by Richard’s dear friend Shelley who gave his eulogy


Richard Lipkin founded and maintained this tango site for over 15 years by.

We called Richard Lipkin “a man for all seasons” and a “tango aficionado.”

Richard’s parents were born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

They came to the United States, lived in Flushing, NY, had three children and moved to Great Neck, New York.

Richard was an excellent tango dancer. He had interesting steps, musicality, and rhythm. Everyone wanted to dance with Richard. He was an excellent leader and his dancing was seamless.

He became one of the most sought after tango DJs.

He knew so many tango songs with their lyrics and understood the music of all the tango composers.

Richard was born with big blue eyes, somewhat shy at times; he had a cute smile that would turn into a hearty laugh. He had a great sense of humor and was frequently laughing. He had so many friends in the tango community.

He was an intellectual who was well-read on so many subjects and had an extraordinary personality. He graduated law school and passed the New York State Bar but decided to work in the family business with his father Ezzy. They were in the import/export business with a concentration of exporting auto parts to Argentina and Brazil.

Richard was stricken with stage 4 colon cancer.

For seven and a half years he underwent treatment but let nothing stand in his way of enjoying his life, dancing the tango, or fulfilling his other responsibilities. Sometimes he would be dancing three to four times a week while undergoing treatment.

Richard was a gourmet cook and enjoyed the foods that he prepared. He loved to work in his basement with his expensive saws on all types of woodworking projects. Each day he would read the entire New York Times and do the crossword puzzle. Before venturing on a trip to Italy [Ed: to see his dear friend Patrizia Chen!], he taught himself Italian. He already was fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, thus mastering fluency in four languages.

Richard loved his sister Alba and his entire family of nephews and nieces. He loved the entire tango community. He loved us, and we loved him, and we know his spirit is with all of us at the milongas.

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