This Week in Swing – November 28

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.  A new page will come soon for 2016 events. 
If you rely on this blog for Radegast gigs, please note that they stopped listing times for much of December.  Since I can’t provide complete information, I’m only listing gigs that bandleaders tell me about.  
Weekly events not included in the calendar below:
Monday:Svetlana and the Delancey Five, The Back Room 102 Norfolk St 8:30pm-
Monday:The Cotton Club –, $25 cover
Mon/Tues:Vince Giordano, Iguana, 240 W. 54th, SRO special $10/$10 food/drink min*
Tuesday: Practice, DJ music, 9:30-11:00pm, Free YSBD Students, $5 , 412 Eighth Ave
Tues: White Heat, 9:30-11:30pm, $5 +tips (band nights) ,  YSBD, 412 Eighth Ave
Tuesday: Dandy Wellington, Hotel Chantelle, 92 Ludlow 8-11pm*
Tuesday: George Gee / Swing 46, Dancer discount $10
Wednesday: Swing Party w/Jessie Bunting, 9:30pm-$10, free to Dancesport Students 
Wednesday: Gotham Jazz Club, Swing Bands (below) + DJ, 7-11:30pm, Free 
Wed:  Gotham City Blues:
Thursday: Frim Fram at Club 412, 412 Eighth Ave, $8, Students $5, 9pm (see holiday notes below)
Friday: Friday Night Blues, Stepping Out Studios, 37 W 26, lesson $10, dance $10 
Friday: Fleur Seule, Tavern on the Green, W 67th, 7-11pm, No cover
Friday:  Friday Brooklyn Swings, Trinity Grace Church 231 Ainslie St, 7-10pm, $5  
Fri: Matthew Piazzi & The Debonairs, Urbo, 7:30-9:30, 11 Times Square (42 & 8th)
Saturday:  Fleur Seule at Tanner Smiths (55th and Bway) – 10pm – Midnight-* Tile floor
Sunday: Baby Soda, St. Mazie’s, 345 Grand St., Brooklyn. 9:30pm *
Sunday: Pegu Club All Stars, Glenn Crytzer and Friends, 77 W. Houston, 6:30-9:30pm* 
Nightly:  Swing46 
Frequently:  Radegast Hall, 113 N. 3rd St., Brooklyn, typically 8-9pm start
Most NYC dance venues are generally crowded. Those marked with a * are restaurants and bars that have limited space to dance.
Monday, November 30
Cynthia Sayer & Joyride
Acclaimed Banjoist &   
Jazz Roots Ensemble 
6:00 & 7:30pm 
The Brain Cloud Western Swing
6:45 & 8:15pm
Richard Tucker Park
B’way bet 65th & 66th St.
Tuesday, December 1
Gypsy Jazz Caravan
Radegast Hall -*
Williamsburg, Brooklyn 
Wednesday, December 2
Gotham Jazz Club at Bar Urbo
Hot Jazz & Swing every Wednesday 7pm to late
No Cover (All ages / 21+ to drink)
Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88’s (3 sets – 7;30-11pm)
DJ Odysseus Bailer
7:15pm – Beginner swing dance lesson
11 Times Square 
Thursday, December 3
Dining Concourse in Concert:  Baby Soda Jazz Band
Next to Track 101 in the Lower Level Dining Concourse at Grand Central.  
Free and Open to the Public
*No dedicated dance space, but could be a fun, make your own space lindy event. 
Emily Asher’s Garden Party
Radegast Hall -*
Williamsburg, Brooklyn 
Saturday, December 5
New York Swing Dance Society
Margi and the Dapper Dots
We need your support in order for the New York Swing Dance Society to continue. Come dance on a great large wooden floor with terrific bands
St. Jean Baptiste Church has a beautiful floor, is right by the #6 subway at Lexington Avenue and 77th Street. Beer and wine are available. Doors open at 7 pm.
Unless otherwise noted, a lesson will be offered from 7-8 pm. The band plays from 8-12. General Admission is $18; Students (with photo ID) and Seniors – $14. There is a place to hang your coats, but there is no formal coat check at this time.
Columbia University Swing Hoilday Bash
Join us for our annual winter semi-formal dance, the Holiday Bash! This year, we’ll be dancing to and enjoying the music of The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn. The band will perform three sets, which will be broken up by DJed sets of swing classics
The Diana Center Event Oval, Barnard College
7:30pm – Doors open; beginner lesson taught by CU swing
8:00pm – Band plays
Tickets are available online* and at the door:
$8.00: Affiliates with a valid BC or CU ID
$12.00: Guests**
**Guests must RSVP to this event by December 4th
or email sh3138 at Barnard dot edu
To get to Barnard via subway, take the 1 train to 116th st. Barnard’s main gates are on Broadway and 117th st.
To get to the Diana Center Event Oval, enter Barnard’s main gates, turn right, and walk toward the big orange building. When you enter the building, take the stairs or elevator down one level (to LL1).
Wednesday, December 9
Gotham Jazz Club at Bar Urbo
Hot Jazz & Swing every Wednesday 7pm to late
No Cover (All ages / 21+ to drink)
Gordon Webster Septet featuring Charles Turner (3 sets – 7;30-11pm)
DJ VaVa Voon 
7:15pm – Beginner swing dance lesson
11 Times Square 
Gotham City Blues
Come out to blues on Wednesday!
Stepping Out Studios
37 West 26th
8-9pm all-levels blues class with Adrien Perrard!
9-11:30pm social dancing with DJ John!
Admission $5
Thursday, December 10
Cait and the Critters
Radegast Hall, Brooklyn – *
Friday, December 11
Mad Hot Swing ‘n’ Ballroom
Details to be announced
Saturday, December 12
Michael Arenella’s 7th annual WINTER BALL 
Guest performances including luminescent chanteuse and accordionist NICOLE RENAUD and other surprises await.
Admission includes PREMIUM OPEN BAR all night long, as well as complimentary savory light fare and sweet treats.
Tickets to this event are very limited, and available only in advance.
All guests who purchase tickets to the Winter Ball will receive complimentary admission to the JAZZ AGE TEA DANCE at Webster Hall on Sunday, December 13th!
Formal attire requested
All guests must be 21 and over
9pm – 1am
Academy Mansion
2 East 63rd St
New York, NY 10065
Sinatra Centennial Birthday Party
Stevens Institute of Technology, Bissinger Room, Hoboken
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Sunday, December 13
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 12th year, we are averaging 160 guests per event!
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 or call Eric at 212.486.9517
Michael Arenella – The JAZZ AGE TEA DANCE.
In homage to the grand British colonial tradition of the afternoon tea dance, a complimentary spread of exotic teas will enliven your senses and soothe your sniffles.
Full bar, as well as gourmet food carts proffering plates of finger sandwiches, scones and more are sure to please.
A magical program of additional guest acts will be announced soon!
Complimentary dance lessons for all at 3pm.
Tickets include complimentary tea service, cash bar and light fare for purchase at our food cart promenade.
Portraits in our vintage photo booth are available for purchase for $10.
TIER 1 – $50
TIER 2 – $65
TIER 3 – $80
Only a limited number of tickets per tier are available. Once a tier is sold out, the next tier is activated.
Tickets include private balcony seating, premium open bar and table service including complimentary tea service and light fare.
Complimentary portraits are offered in our vintage photo booth.
$150 (limited to 100 tickets)
Tickets to this grand Winter warmer are available only in advance
3 – 7pm
Sunday, Dec. 13th, 2015
Webster Hall
125 East 11th St.
New York, NY
Tuesday, December 15
Heather Holloway and The Heebie Jeebies
Radegast Hall, Brooklyn – *
Wednesday, December 16
Gotham Jazz Club at Bar Urbo
Hot Jazz & Swing every Wednesday 7pm to late
No Cover (All ages / 21+ to drink)
The Grand Street Stompers – Holiday Show (3 sets – 7;30-11pm)
DJ VaVa Voon
Gaby Galore & Her Sugar Shakers
7:15pm – Beginner swing dance lesson
11 Times Square 
Thursday, December 17
Jalopy Theater Swing
Come on down for a very merry evening of friends playing music, dancing and drinking. Plus wood floors and space, glorious space to dance! A great lineup for you, my friends:
9pm King Isto’s Hawaiians
10pm Cait and the Critters
11pm Sweet Megg and the Wayfarers
Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
315 Columbia St, Brooklyn, New York 11231
The Grand St. Stompers
Radegast Hall, Brooklyn
Saturday, December 19
 You Should be Dancing – Winter Bash
Eight to the Bar!
Join us for our Annual Winter Bash Dance Party & Showcase!
Swing Room with: – live band: Eight to the Bar
– Swing DJ: Tomo plus Latin & Ballroom dancing in two dedicated dance rooms
Includes performances
Admission: $18
You Should be Dancing
412 Eighth Avenue, 4th Floor
SWING REMIX 5th ANNUAL HOLIDAY Dance Contest & Party
Professor Cunningham and his Old School
7:30 General Admission Doors Open
7:45 BEGINNER Dance Lesson (FREE with dance admission)
10:30 DANCE CONTEST & Give Aways
1:00AM END
All Ages
Tickets Available starting NOV 22nd.
$16 early bird (before DEC17) / Door TBA
*specialty dance workshops extra
At The Swing Remix, we are going to be featuring a DANCE CONTEST (our tradition of crowning the YEAR’S END Swing Remix LINDY HOP CHAMPIONS. Winners get entry at our dance for 6 MONTHS, and a slew of other prizes to be announced next week. VALUE of PRIZES will be over $1,500
See full details at
Thursday, December 24
Frim Fram
No Frim Fram this week.  Happy Holidays!
Wednesday, December 30
THE SALON: New Years Eve Eve
** $25 Early Bird Tickets available now –
Some say New Year’s Eve is amateur night; that’s ’cause all the dames n’ dapper gents know the real party is the night before – at THE SALON – what we like to call NEW YEAR’s EVE EVE.
For our 8th annual NYEE extravaganza we return to THE DL, continuing the tradition with a spectacular lineup of over 50 performers, including SIX bands, on three floors for your lounging and groovin’ pleasure. It’s our biggest party of the year, so advance tickets recommended!
— live music by —
* George Gee Swing Orchestra – w/ John Dokes & Hilary Gardner
* Glenn Crytzer’s New Yorkers
* Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers
* Baby Soda
* The Gotham Easy
* Tin Pan
* Dj VaVa Voon – on the 3rd floor (7-11pm)
* DJ Stina – on the 3rd floor (late night)
* DJ Odysseus Bailer – on the 2nd Floor Red Room
* DJ Michael W. Haar on the Hot Jazz 1st Floor
* The Minsky Sisters – ’20’s Tap Sensation
* Gaby Galore & Her Sugar Shakers – Vintage Chorus Girls
Classic burlesque & Go-Go by
* Gal Friday* Dangrrr Doll * Pussn Boots * Sydney Sunrise
* FREE Beginner swing lesson on the 2nd Floor (7:30-8pm) by Odyesseus Bailer and Jaime Shannon
* The NYEE Salon tradition continues with Radishes for dapper gents by Michael Ingbar
$25 – Early Bird Tickets (ends Dec. 10th)
$30 – Advance Tickets (Dec. 11th-30th)
$35 – At the Door (cash only)
Includes access to all floors (except VIP area), and the swing lesson. We strongly encourage advance tickets.
$20: Late Night Ticket
entry only after 11:30pm / purchase at door (cash only)
$79 – Early Bird Tickets (ends Dec. 10th)
$85 – Advance Tickets (Dec. 11th-30th)
$90 – At the Door (cash only)
Includes 2hr premium open bar from 8-10pm (all bars / all floors), skip any lines at the door; swing lesson; exclusive access to the 3rd floor VIP Area. Limited availability.
CHARITY – A portion of ticket proceeds will be donated to The French Red Cross (Croix-Rouge Française) / International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in support of their efforts following the Paris attacks and the Syrian refugee crisis in Europe.
Doors open at 7pm with live music from 7:00pm to 2:30am
21+ (ID required)
get tickets and more info at
95 Delancey Street, NYC
(Corner of Delancey St & Ludlow St) New York, NY
F/J/M/Z subway to Delancey/Essex or B/D to Grand St.
Thursday, December 31
Frim Fram
No Frim Fram this week.  Come back and celebrate next week.  
Please note that due to wordpress issues, I’m going to move 2016 events to a new page.  If you’re looking to plan ahead, please look for This Week in Swing 2016 soon.  
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