This Week in Swing – July 26

This Week in Swing NYC / Eileen’s Lindy Blog is a calendar of swing dance events in the NYC area and those easily accessible to NYC.  Please make sure you scroll down to see all of the swing dancing events listed, as it includes everything announced  to date.
 
Weekly events not included in the calendar below:
Monday: Svetlana and the Delancey Five, The Back Room 102 Norfolk St. – *
Monday: The Cotton Club – http://www.cottonclub-newyork.com/?id=6, $25 cover
Mon/Tues:  Vince Giordano, Iguana, 240 W. 54th, $15 cover/$20 food/drink min.-*
Tuesday:  George Gee at Swing 46, $15, dancers discount $10 – *
Tuesday: Dance Manhattan Practice, DJ music, 9-10:30pm, Free DM Students, $5 
Wednesday:  DM Gotham City Blues, DJ music, 9-11, Free DM Students, $5
Wednesday:  Swing Party w/Jessie Bunting, 9:30pm-$10, free to Dancesport Students
Thursday:  Frim Fram at Club 412, $8
Thursday:  Them There Guys, NY Distilling Co., 79 Richardson Street, 9-11pm, No cover
Friday:  Friday Night Blues, bluesdancenewyork.com/calendar, lesson $10, dance $10
Saturday:  Fleur Seule, District M/The Row, 9pm-12am, No cover, dance floor, lesson
Sunday:  St. Mazie’s, Brooklyn.  Subject to change/cancellation – *
Sunday:  Pegu Club All Stars, Glenn Crytzer and Friends, 77 W. Houston, 6:30-9:30pm-*
Nightly:  Swing 46 – check out swing46.com - *
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Most NYC dance venues are generally crowded. Those marked with a * are restaurants and bars that tend to be very popular with dancers and may have limited space to dance.
 
Monday, July 28
Scrub Board Serenaders
Radegast Hall-*
Brooklyn
8pm
Tuesday, July 29
Fleur Seule
9pm-12am
Toshi’s Living Room
9 West 26th St & Broadway
No cover, Dance floor
Miss Ida Blue
St. Mazie’s
Brooklyn -*
10pm
A Summer Motown Soul and Harlem Swing Dance Party
The Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building Plaza
163 West 125th St., at 7th
5-7pm
The Harlem Swing Dance Society joins 125th St. Farmers’ Market for this FREE community event on the plaza.
DJ’d classics with Martha and the Vandellas, Jr Walker and the Allstars, The Temptations, The Supremes and more.
Last minute updates on FB and Twitter.  Hotline 347-709-7022
Molly Ryan at Iridium
ScoBar Entertainment presents
Molly Ryan
with
Dan Levinson, clarinet/saxophone
Dalton Ridenhour, piano
Brandi Disterheft, bass
Kevin Dorn, drums
Iridium Jazz Club
1650 Broadway (at 51st St.)
New York, NY
Tickets/Info: http://theiridium.com/events/2224/scobar-entertainment-presents-molly-ryan
or (212) 582-2121
***THIS EVENT WILL BE STREAMED LIVE***
at www.theiridium.com/iridiumlive
This is an interactive webcast. Viewers will be able to submit song requests and chat with the performers between sets. It will also include prize drawings! Grand prize is a 1920s-themed night on the town, complete with ’20s costumes provided by Beyond Costumes, a private dance lesson for two, tickets and dinner for two to see Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks at Iguana, and complimentary copies of CDs by both Molly Ryan and Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks.
Enter NOW for your chance to win! Just visit scobarent.wordpress.com
8pm & 10pm shows
Room for dancing
$25
Wednesday, July 30
The Plaza Swing
This Plaza Swing favorite is a super-group of the significant side-men of the Classic Jazz Period. The musicians’ average age is in the low 80s, they have a combined 500 years of performing experience and their roots reach to the 1920s and ‘30s.
Dance lessons are at 6:30, band starts at 7 pm. In case of rain, the event will be held on Thursday, July 31, at 6:30.
Friday, August 1
George Gee First Friday
Dance Manhattan
39 West 19th St., 5th Floor
The 17 pc. George Gee Swing Orchestra return with a big Summer BIG BAND BLOWOUT featuring classic swing hits form Basie, Lunceford, Webb, Goodman, Miller, Dorsey and more!
9:30pm – 12:30am
$20
First Friday Swing Dance – Park Slope Brooklyn
Flying Home and Arturo Perez are thrilled to present a new monthly swing dance night in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The evening begins with a half-hour dance class with renowned instructor Arturo Perez, and then the dance floor opens with live 30s and 40s swing music from Flying Home–playing the music of the King of Swing, Benny Goodman, with special guest singers each month!
8–11pm, first Friday of the Month.
Admission: $15 / $12 Seniors, Students, PSFC Members / $10 Kids 12 and under,  Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture  53 Prospect Park West, NY 11215 (718) 768-2972  More info at http://www.brooklynswingdance.com/
Saturday, August 2
Basement Blues (Brooklyn Swings)
August with Jenny Sowden
Workshop 2:00 – 5:30 pm
Dance
8:00 – 9:00 Intro Lesson with Jenny
9:00 – 10:00 Practica with Jenny, and more
10:00 – 1:00am DJed Dance
Cost:
Intro Lesson & Practica $10
Dance $10
Sign Up: http://www.brooklynswings.com/workshop.html
DJs:
Jenny Sowden / TBA
Practica: This is a safe space to ask questions, get tips, get feedback, try something new, it’s like a mini private with an instructor.  Practica Instructors: Jenny, and more
Venue:
Earth Wellness Cafe
397 Graham Ave.
Graham stop off the L line
only 3 blocks from the subway stop!
More info at: BrooklynSwings.com
Empire Salon
featuring live music by (5:30 – 9:00pm)
PROFESSOR CUNNINGHAM AND HIS OLD SCHOOL
One of the top young clarinetists and reed players on the scene today, the Professor’s New Orleans style band is fun to watch and great for dancing!
the man with the band wll be spinning tunes DJ GEORGE GEE
Sizzling Classic Burlesque byTANSY
GoGo Dancing and stage kittening by SYDNEY SUNRISE
plus Tassles n’ Tease Trivia
Sexy trivia… Win a bottle of Champagne!
hosted by  Maestro Soluri
*we party rain or shine!
HAPPY HOUR is from 5-8pm and includes; $6 beers, $8 wine, $8 well cocktails, and $10 cocktail specials (Makers Mark Manhattans, Hendricks Gin Martini,or Grey Goose Vodka Martini). Food will be available throughout the event.
So before hitting the town, stop by for a drink or a bite, and don’t forget your dance shoes. The best part… there’s no cover charge or minimum!
EMPIRE SALON from 5-10pm
Level R
44 West 63rd St, NYC
btw Broadway & Columbus Ave
(formerly Empire Hotel Rooftop)
21+ / ID required
Monday, August 4
Jason Prover
Radegast Hall-*
Brooklyn
8pm
Thursday, August 7
Jessy Carolina & The Hot Mess
Radegast Hall-*
Brooklyn
9pm
Friday, August 8
Mad Hot Swing ‘n’ Ballroom
Get your HULA on at our LUAU themed party on August 8th!
9:00pm – 12:30am
Hosted by Ballroom DJ Danny “Scarface” Scarola, & Special Co-Host Gene Eagle
& Swing DJ Tina “Elle Peas Miss Itch” Micic
For a taste of the islands, celebrate at the Luau! Festivities include…
– A special Hula Performance
– Photo Ops with Props
– Hawaiian shirts, shorts, and dresses/skirts welcome*
– Leis for the first 100 guests
– Island inspired snacks
A fantastic night of ballroom and swing dancing in TWO DEDICATED ROOMS splitting the 5th Floor Ballroom!
In the ballroom Danny Scarola will be spinning tunes that will have you floating like a butterfly and bouncing like a bee, and Gene Eagle will play the same great mix of music – the lush foxtrots of Sinatra and Ella, to the driving hustles and cha chas of Usher and Lady Gaga…and everything in between — as he does at his very popular 92nd Street Y Ballroom Dance Parties. Come enjoy your favorite Ballroom & Latin rhythms!
In the “swing” room, DJ Tina “ELLE Peas Miss Itch” will have you itching to swing-out with her special mix of traditional jazz, big band, and pop tunes.
Come join the fun…two dance rooms, one admission.
$8 for Dance Manhattan students
$10 General Admission
Basic Lesson 8-9pm (included in price of admission)
Baby Soda Jazz Band
7:00PM On June 13 / July 11 / August 8 At Pier 45 In Greenwich Village
Join us at Hudson River Park’s Pier 45 at 7pm to hear Baby Soda Jazz Band!
 
Lucky Chops Brass Band
Radegast Hall-*
Brooklyn
9pm
 
Sunday, August 10
George Gee Swing Orchestra 6:30PM At Pier 84 In Maritime Entertainment District
Free dance lessons begin at 6:30pm on Pier 84 courtesy of Dance Manhattan. Live bands go on at 7pm.
George Gee Swing Orchestra
 
Thursday, August 14
Jason Prover & His Sneak Thievery Orchestra
Radegast Hall-*
Brooklyn
9pm
 
Saturday, August 16
Louis Armstrong House Museum
Hot Jazz / Summer Concert Series
Satchmo’s Birthday Celebration
Gordon and his Grand Street Stompers
2pm
Details and packages:  http://www.louisarmstronghouse.org/news/article.php?Louis-Armstrong-s-Birthday-Party-Kicks-Off-Hot-Jazz-Cool-Garden-2014-138
August 16th
Jazz Age Lawn Party
TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE:
http://www.jazzagelawnparty.com/tickets.html
Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra invite you to the beloved Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island. Now in its ninth year, the event has become the quintessential outdoor celebration of the Jazz Age and its living legacy.This trip through time begins on a breezy ferry, gliding past Lady Liberty en route to NYC’s local treasure, Governors Island. Once ashore, a sprawling green awaits, nestled under a canopy of century-old trees, caressed by fresh sea air, surrounded by historic architecture – a dream of the 1920s hidden right in the heart of New York Harbor.
Performances
MICHAEL ARENELLA AND HIS DREAMLAND ORCHESTRA the world’s premier Jazz Age dance band, specializing in the Hot-Jazz of the 1920s. Conductor, composer, musician and singer Michael Arenella presents a personally transcribed songbook for your listening and dancing pleasure
THE DREAMLAND FOLLIES an Art Deco spectacle evokes Ziegfield-esque grandeur
RODDY CARAVELLA AND THE CANARSIE WOBBLERS this fun-loving dance troupe conjures the rebellious yet exuberant spirit of Roaring ‘20s youth
GELBER & MANNING BAND feuding vaudevillian lovebirds quarrel, coo and make beautiful music together
QUEEN ESTHER pays tribute to jazz royalty of yore
PETER MINTUN world’s greatest piano man
THE MINSKY SISTERS tap dance darlings delight with fancy footwork
Activities
ANTIQUE GRAMOPHONES bring to life original recordings from the 1920s
DANCE LESSONS learn the hottest dance steps of the time
VINTAGE PORTRAITS you ought to be in pictures, snapped in our Sweetheart Booth or perched upon our Paper Moon
BATHING BEAUTIES AND BEAUS PROMENADE pull that itchy wool number out of the closet and parade it for all to admire
1920s MOTORCAR EXHIBITION get up close and personal with flivvers and Tin Lizzies
CHARLESTON DANCE CONTEST see who’s the Bee’s Knees in this lighthearted dance off
THE HIGH COURT OF PIE CONTEST categories include “Mom’s Best” “Best Savory” “Most Original” and “Hobo’s Choice” (For entry email: govislandpie@gmail.com)
KIDLAND carnival games and prizes for junior gents and flapperettes
Offerings
EXPANSIVE 100’ X 100’ WOODEN DANCE FLOOR set up right on the lawn!
TWO STAGES featuring the finest Jazz Age entertainment throughout the day
VINTAGE CLOTHING VENDORS AND ARTISANS a veritable village of timeless treasures and inspired creations to take home
DREAMLAND GENERAL STORE for your comfort and convenience offering picnic blankets, parasols, hand fans and assorted sundries
 
Empire Salon
featuring live music by (5:30 – 9:00pm)
GORDON AND THE GRAND STREET STOMPERS
Sizzling Classic Burlesque byTANSY
GoGo Dancing and stage kittening by SYDNEY SUNRISE
plus Tassles n’ Tease Trivia
Sexy trivia… Win a bottle of Champagne!
hosted by  Maestro Soluri
*we party rain or shine!
HAPPY HOUR is from 5-8pm and includes; $6 beers, $8 wine, $8 well cocktails, and $10 cocktail specials (Makers Mark Manhattans, Hendricks Gin Martini,or Grey Goose Vodka Martini). Food will be available throughout the event.
So before hitting the town, stop by for a drink or a bite, and don’t forget your dance shoes. The best part… there’s no cover charge or minimum!
EMPIRE SALON from 5-10pm
Level R
44 West 63rd St, NYC
btw Broadway & Columbus Ave
(formerly Empire Hotel Rooftop)
21+ / ID required
 
Sunday, August 17
Sock Hop Sundays!
Great dance music from the 50’s & 60’s!  Including Rock-n-Roll, Motown, Soul, R&B, and Doo Wop.
Now in our 11th year, we are averaging 160 rockin’ guests per event!
7:00-11:30pm
Upstairs at Iguana Cafe
240 West 54th Street btwn Broadway & 8th Ave
Admission $15, which includes coupon for $5 off house liquor, or wine/beer, or 2 free sodas, or $5 off of any food.
Questions? Comments? Email sockhopsundays@gmail.com or call Eric at 212.486.9517
www.sockhopsundays.com
 
Jazz Age Lawn Party
TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE:
http://www.jazzagelawnparty.com/tickets.html
Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra invite you to the beloved Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island. Now in its ninth year, the event has become the quintessential outdoor celebration of the Jazz Age and its living legacy.This trip through time begins on a breezy ferry, gliding past Lady Liberty en route to NYC’s local treasure, Governors Island. Once ashore, a sprawling green awaits, nestled under a canopy of century-old trees, caressed by fresh sea air, surrounded by historic architecture – a dream of the 1920s hidden right in the heart of New York Harbor.
Performances
MICHAEL ARENELLA AND HIS DREAMLAND ORCHESTRA the world’s premier Jazz Age dance band, specializing in the Hot-Jazz of the 1920s. Conductor, composer, musician and singer Michael Arenella presents a personally transcribed songbook for your listening and dancing pleasure
THE DREAMLAND FOLLIES an Art Deco spectacle evokes Ziegfield-esque grandeur
RODDY CARAVELLA AND THE CANARSIE WOBBLERS this fun-loving dance troupe conjures the rebellious yet exuberant spirit of Roaring ‘20s youth
GELBER & MANNING BAND feuding vaudevillian lovebirds quarrel, coo and make beautiful music together
QUEEN ESTHER pays tribute to jazz royalty of yore
PETER MINTUN world’s greatest piano man
THE MINSKY SISTERS tap dance darlings delight with fancy footwork
Activities
ANTIQUE GRAMOPHONES bring to life original recordings from the 1920s
DANCE LESSONS learn the hottest dance steps of the time
VINTAGE PORTRAITS you ought to be in pictures, snapped in our Sweetheart Booth or perched upon our Paper Moon
BATHING BEAUTIES AND BEAUS PROMENADE pull that itchy wool number out of the closet and parade it for all to admire
1920s MOTORCAR EXHIBITION get up close and personal with flivvers and Tin Lizzies
CHARLESTON DANCE CONTEST see who’s the Bee’s Knees in this lighthearted dance off
THE HIGH COURT OF PIE CONTEST categories include “Mom’s Best” “Best Savory” “Most Original” and “Hobo’s Choice” (For entry email: govislandpie@gmail.com)
KIDLAND carnival games and prizes for junior gents and flapperettes
Offerings
EXPANSIVE 100’ X 100’ WOODEN DANCE FLOOR set up right on the lawn!
TWO STAGES featuring the finest Jazz Age entertainment throughout the day
VINTAGE CLOTHING VENDORS AND ARTISANS a veritable village of timeless treasures and inspired creations to take home
DREAMLAND GENERAL STORE for your comfort and convenience offering picnic blankets, parasols, hand fans and assorted sundries
 
 
Tuesday, August 19
Scrub Board Serenaders
Radegast Hall-*
Brooklyn
9pm
 
Wednesday, August 20
Balboa Practice Session!
With Carol Fraser’s and Jennifer Barnett’s weekly balboa classes on Wednesday’s we have an invested group on site ready to bal. So come on over, and get your balboa on!
Jennifer Barnett will be playing your favorite Bal tunes!
All levels welcome.
FREE for current Dance Manhattan students
$5 for guests
39 West 19th Street, 4th Floor
DM Students – Free; Guests – $5
 
Jessy Carolina & The Hot Mess
Radegast Hall-*
Brooklyn
9pm
 
Thursday, August 21
The New York Botanical Garden is hosting fabulous Jazz Age Garden Party nights, in conjunction with the upcoming exhibition on groundbreaking early 20th century women landscape architects and photographers of gardens!
Come dance to Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra at the Garden this summer, and dress to kill. (Full disclosure: I work at NYBG and will be happily dancing my heart out after work).
There are three nights: June 26; July 24; August 21
Only 20 minutes from Grand Central by Metro-North. Tickets should be bought in advance here: http://www.nybg.org/exhibitions/2014/groundbreakers/evenings.php
 
Saturday, August 23
Hudson River Park’s Blues BBQ
2pmat Pier 84
Back for its 15th anniversary, Hudson River Park’s Blues BBQ Festival pairs America’s best blues and roots musicians with three of New York City’s best BBQ restaurants, Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque, Delaney Barbecue and Dinosaur Bar-B-Que for an unforgettable summer day on the Hudson River! Rain or Shine
2014 Blues BBQ artists
Big Sam’s Funky Nation
John Németh
Samantha Fish
Shemekia Copeland
Slide Brothers
Not in order of appearance. Artists and schedule subject to change.
 
Lucky Chops Brass Band
Radegast Hall-*
Brooklyn
3pm
 
Sunday, August 24
Swing Beach Party 2014
The best beach day of the year will soon be upon us.
Come and celebrate the third edition of the Swing Beach Party 2014 at Rockaway Beach with the best things New York can offer this summer; the beach, good food, live music and swing dancing on Sunday, August 24th, 2014.
In a nutshell, we will be swinging out by the sea until the sun goes down – and beyond!
Schedule:
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.- meet and hang out at the beach. Bring frisbees, paddle balls, volley balls and Twister.
5 p.m.- It’s time to put your dance shoes on and have fun and party down at Low Tide Bar at 97th Street. Starting with a Beginners Swing Lesson.
6-9 p.m. Gordon Au and The Grand Street Stompers.
9-10 p.m. DJs battle between Roland Coneybeare and Dan Bates and during band breaks.
Low Tide Bar

97-01 Shorefront Pkwy, Rockaway Park 11693
Wednesday, August 27
Baby Soda Jazz Band
Radegast Hall-*
Brooklyn
9pm
 
Thursday, August 28
6-8pm
Seaport Swing with Dandy Wellington & his band
Enjoy the sounds of Dandy Wellington and His Band down by the historical South Street Seaport for a total of 7 dates!!! Join us as we bring back a little history through music and dress at New York’s oldest port.
Seaport Swing with Hot Jazz by Dandy Wellington and His Band
at The South Street Seaport Front/Row Stage on the corner of Front Street and Fulton Street
Emily Asher’s Garden Party
Radegast Hall-*
Brooklyn
9pm
 
Saturday, August 30
Empire Salon
featuring live music by (5:30 – 9:00pm)

Sizzling Classic Burlesque byTANSY
GoGo Dancing and stage kittening by SYDNEY SUNRISE
plus Tassles n’ Tease Trivia
Sexy trivia… Win a bottle of Champagne!
hosted by  Maestro Soluri
*we party rain or shine!
HAPPY HOUR is from 5-8pm and includes; $6 beers, $8 wine, $8 well cocktails, and $10 cocktail specials (Makers Mark Manhattans, Hendricks Gin Martini,or Grey Goose Vodka Martini). Food will be available throughout the event.
So before hitting the town, stop by for a drink or a bite, and don’t forget your dance shoes. The best part… there’s no cover charge or minimum!
EMPIRE SALON from 5-10pm
Level R
44 West 63rd St, NYC
btw Broadway & Columbus Ave
(formerly Empire Hotel Rooftop)
21+ / ID required
Friday, September 5
First Friday Swing Dance – Park Slope Brooklyn
Flying Home and Arturo Perez are thrilled to present a new monthly swing dance night in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The evening begins with a half-hour dance class with renowned instructor Arturo Perez, and then the dance floor opens with live 30s and 40s swing music from Flying Home–playing the music of the King of Swing, Benny Goodman, with special guest singers each month!
8–11pm, first Friday of the Month.
Admission: $15 / $12 Seniors, Students, PSFC Members / $10 Kids 12 and under
Location:
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
53 Prospect Park West, NY 11215
(718) 768-2972
More info at http://www.brooklynswingdance.com/
 
Saturday, September 6
Basement Blues (Brooklyn Swings)
Workshop
2:00 – 5:30 pm
Dance
8:00 – 9:00 Intro Lesson
9:00 – 10:00 Practica
10:00 – 1:00am DJed Dance
Cost:
Intro Lesson & Practica $10
Dance $10
Sign Up: http://www.brooklynswings.com/workshop.html
Practica: This is a safe space to ask questions, get tips, get feedback, try something new, it’s like a mini private with an instructor.
Practica Instructors: Jenny, and more
Venue:
Earth Wellness Cafe
397 Graham Ave.
Graham stop off the L line
only 3 blocks from the subway stop!
More info at: BrooklynSwings.com
 
Saturday, September 13
Swing Remix

Where: JCC Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Avenue
Band and details TBA
Saturday, September 27
You Should be Dancing
Seasonal Bash with a live swing band
 
Friday, October 3
First Friday Swing Dance – Park Slope Brooklyn
Flying Home and Arturo Perez are thrilled to present a new monthly swing dance night in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The evening begins with a half-hour dance class with renowned instructor Arturo Perez, and then the dance floor opens with live 30s and 40s swing music from Flying Home–playing the music of the King of Swing, Benny Goodman, with special guest singers each month!
8–11pm, first Friday of the Month.
Admission: $15 / $12 Seniors, Students, PSFC Members / $10 Kids 12 and under
Location:
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
53 Prospect Park West, NY 11215
(718) 768-2972
More info at http://www.brooklynswingdance.com/
 
Saturday, October 4
Basement Blues (Brooklyn Swings)
TBA
 
Saturday, October 18
Swing Remix
Allyson Briggs & Fleur Seule | Johnny Boyd & His Swing Lover Band | AUDITORIUM
Where: JCC Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Avenue
Band and details TBA
October 24-26
Empire City Swings
3 Days and Nights of Dancing and Workshops.
Presenting our Lindy Track with the always kick-ass Nina Gilkenson and Mike Faltesek. Balboa and Bal-swing with firecracker Kelly Arsenault and the always looking back in the mirror at me, Mickey Fortanasce (me). Additional instructors may be added this year for another idea I have. More details will be coming so stay on alert.
Details to be announced.  empirecityswings.com
Saturday, November 1
Basement Blues (Brooklyn Swings)
TBA
 
Friday, November 7
First Friday Swing Dance – Park Slope Brooklyn
Flying Home and Arturo Perez are thrilled to present a new monthly swing dance night in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The evening begins with a half-hour dance class with renowned instructor Arturo Perez, and then the dance floor opens with live 30s and 40s swing music from Flying Home–playing the music of the King of Swing, Benny Goodman, with special guest singers each month!
8–11pm, first Friday of the Month.
Admission: $15 / $12 Seniors, Students, PSFC Members / $10 Kids 12 and under
Location:
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
53 Prospect Park West, NY 11215
(718) 768-2972
More info at http://www.brooklynswingdance.com/
 
Saturday, November 8
Swing Dance Swing / 92Y
 
 Saturday, November 15
Swing Remix
Where: JCC Manhattan 
Gordon Au & His Grand Street Stompers | AUDITORIUM
334 Amsterdam Avenue
Band and details TBA
 
Friday, December 5
First Friday Swing Dance – Park Slope Brooklyn
Flying Home and Arturo Perez are thrilled to present a new monthly swing dance night in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The evening begins with a half-hour dance class with renowned instructor Arturo Perez, and then the dance floor opens with live 30s and 40s swing music from Flying Home–playing the music of the King of Swing, Benny Goodman, with special guest singers each month!
8–11pm, first Friday of the Month.
Admission: $15 / $12 Seniors, Students, PSFC Members / $10 Kids 12 and under
Location:
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
53 Prospect Park West, NY 11215
(718) 768-2972
More info at http://www.brooklynswingdance.com/
 
Saturday, December 6
Basement Blues (Brooklyn Swings)
TBA
Saturday, December 13
Swing Remix
Where: JCC Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Avenue
Band and details TBA
Saturday, December 20
You Should be Dancing
Seasonal Bash with a live swing band
 
 
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A Lindy Memory…

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