This Week in Swing – August 27

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 8:30pm-
Monday:The Cotton Club – http://www.cottonclub-newyork.com/?id=6, $25 cover
Mon/Tues:Vince Giordano, Iguana, 240 W. 54th, SRO special $10/$10 food/drink min*
Tuesday: Swing Practice, DJ music, 9-10:30pm, 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
Wed: Syncopated Social,W Park Presbyterian, 165 W86th St 9pm-12, $4/$6 
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 
Wednesday:  Gotham City Blues, location TBD
Thursday: Frim Fram at Club 412, 412 Eighth Ave, $8, Students $5, 9pm
Thurs: Bushwick Hot Jazz Jam: 9:30pm-3ish Amancay’s Diner (Morgan Ave L train)*
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 Swing, Trinity Grace Church 231 Ainslie St, 7-10pm, $5 Brooklyn Swings – Cancelled 8/21 due to water leak, back on next week.
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:  Unofficial word is that Swing 46 is back in early September!  
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Most NYC dance venues are generally crowded. Those marked with a * are restaurants and bars that have limited space to dance.
  
 
Thursday, August 27
Tamar Korn
St. Mazie’s – 345 Grand St. Brooklyn -*
9:30 start, things start jumping at 10pm
 
Baby Soda
Baby Soda will be performing 2 more free, outdoor, daytime concerts this August at the newly opened pedestrian plaza next to Penn Station on 33rd st called Plaza33. Is there space for dancing??? YES and plenty of it!! Come join us for the remains 2 concerts in this lunchtime series on August 20th & 27th from 11:30am-2:00pm!
One Penn Plaza, New York, New York 10119
11:30am – 2pm
Jazz Birthday!  The Buck and a Quarter Quartet with Jon-Erik Kelso and Friends- *
Join us and Jon-Erik Kellso and Friends as we celebrate the Birth Of Jazz* at Jimmy’s No. 43, Thursday, August 27th 9-12 p.m. Jon-Erik Kellso and Friends bring the last word in hot jazz to Jimmy’s – #43 East 7th Street in Manhattan. Jon has been in the vanguard of the traditional jazz movement in NYC for years, and we’re extraordinarily excited to have him with us! If you’re in NY on this date, there’s no place else you should be but Jimmy’s no. 43. Hosted by The Buck and a Quarter Quartet with Brian Nalepka on string bass and bass saxophone. Three sets starting at 9 sharp.
jimmy’s no. 43

43 E 7th St, New York, New York 10003
 
Friday, August 28
 
Avalon Jazz Band
Part of the Accordion Band Festival at Bryant Park, 40th-42nd Sts btw 5th/6th Aves, 7:15pm, FREE. 
 
Hot Jazz Outdoors
The Bailsmen
11:30 AM – 2:00 PM The Bailsmen play hot jazz and gypsy swing, drawing from the inspiration of Django Reinhardt’s driving rhythm and the excitement of prohibition-era luminaries Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet.
The Jazz Assassins
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM 5,000 Jazz Assassins take hundred-year-old pop songs and revive them with an impulsive, irreverent energy. Led by Jono Waldman’s gravelly vocals, they play with a rotating roster of New York’s and New Orleans’ greatest “trad” jazz soloists.
PLAZA 33. (outdoors corner of 33rd / 7th Avenue by Penn Station)
 
Gin & Jazz Series – *
The Bailsmen, 5-9PM
Sixty-Five
Enjoy classic gin cocktails with modern twists. Two drink minimum. No cover charge.
30 Rockefeller Center
Guests must be 21 years of age or older to enter. Business casual dress. Please, no t-shirts, hoodies, sneakers, baseball caps or other sportswear.
Note – cocktails are $$$$
Carpeted floor, some people were dancing in front of the band.
 
ILHC – Live Broadcast
http://yehoodi.com/ilhc
9pm – Broadcast Begins
9:30 – Lindy Showcase Pro
11:10 – Lindy Strictly Advanced
12:25an – Solo Charleston Finals
 
 
Saturday, August 29
Sunnyside Social Club
Radegast Hall & Biergarten (113 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY)-*
3PM
Free!  
 
Club Wit’s End
Come to Wit’s End™ annual “Wild Party” and drink Prohibition era cocktails and celebrate the Jazz Age with music from Vintage Barber & Radio Host, DJ Mike Will Cut You (Michael W. Haar) and LIVE hot jazz from Jason Benjamin and Lime Juice Jazz!
Our party is at Flute Midtown, 205 W. 54th Street, formerly Texas Guinan’s Club Intime! Advance tickets here!
About this month’s live band: Lime Juice Jazz is a New York City band lead by trumpeter and vocalist Jason Benjamin. The style is a unique mix of hot, classic jazz and swing with splashes of Latin jazz. The band plays regularly in NYC at various music venues, with an ongoing residency at Le Fanfare in Brooklyn since September, 2014.
Dress code: Jacket and tie, vintage or vintage-inspired, Jazz Age, evening wear, cocktail attire is encouraged!
Just $15 at the door! Advance tickets on sale via Ticketweb.
Doors open at 7:00 PM. Free dance lesson at 8:30 with Jeri Lynn Astra Turner-Barnes and Neal Groothuis!
 
ILHC – Live Broadcast
http://yehoodi.com/ilhc
9:15pm – Balboa Strictly Finals
10pm – Lindy Classic Pro
11:40pm – Lindy Open Strictly Finals
12:55am – Lindy Invitational Strictly
1:30am – Special Broadcast
 
Sunday, August 30
ILHC – Live Broadcast
http://yehoodi.com/ilhc
4:50pm – Broadcast Begins
5pm – Balboa J&J Finals
5:30pm – Juniors
6pm – Break
8pm – Broadcast Begins
8:15pm – Lindy J&J Invitational
9:30pm – Awards
 
Tuesday, September 1
Heather Holloway & The Heebie Jeebies-*
Radegast Hall & Biergarten, 113 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY
8-11PM
Free 
 
 
Wednesday, September 2
 
**GOTHAM JAZZ CLUB at Bar URBO**
Hot Jazz & Swing every Wednesday 7pm to late
NO COVER (All Ages / 21+ to drink)!
*Tatiana & The Zazou Swing Orchestra (playing 3 sets / 7:30-11pm)
* free beginner swing dance lesson at 7:10pm
BAR URBO – 11 Times Square / 2nd floor
The venue for this event is called URBO and the door is right on the South-East corner of 8th ave & 42nd St – then go up to 2nd floor!
Don’t be a Moocher! No outside food or drinks are permitted… if you like this event, then please support us by buying food and drinks at Bar Urbo!
 
Thursday, September 3
Tamar Korn
St. Mazie’s – 345 Grand St. Brooklyn -*
9:30 start, things start jumping at 10pm
 
Sunday, September 6
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 150 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
For more information and to see photos from past parties, please visit www.sockhopsundays.com
 
Wednesday, September 9
 
**GOTHAM JAZZ CLUB at Bar URBO**
Hot Jazz & Swing every Wednesday 7pm to late
NO COVER (All Ages / 21+ to drink)!
*Tamar Korn and a Kornucopia (playing 3 sets / 7:30-11pm)
* free beginner swing dance lesson at 7:10pm
BAR URBO – 11 Times Square / 2nd floor
The venue for this event is called URBO and the door is right on the South-East corner of 8th ave & 42nd St – then go up to 2nd floor!
Don’t be a Moocher! No outside food or drinks are permitted… if you like this event, then please support us by buying food n drinks at Bar Urbo!
 
Friday, September 11
Mad Hot Swing ‘n’ Ballroom
YSBD
Details TBA
 
Saturday, September 12
Big Band Event!
Ron Sunshine 
Ballroom at 43rd
Details TBA
 
Wednesday, September 16
**GOTHAM JAZZ CLUB at Bar URBO**
Hot Jazz & Swing every Wednesday 7pm to late
NO COVER (All Ages / 21+ to drink)!
*Holy Crow Jazz Band featuring Jessy Carolina!  (playing 3 sets / 7:30-11pm)
* free beginner swing dance lesson at 7:10pm
BAR URBO – 11 Times Square / 2nd floor
The venue for this event is called URBO and the door is right on the South-East corner of 8th ave & 42nd St – then go up to 2nd floor!
Don’t be a Moocher! No outside food or drinks are permitted… if you like this event, then please support us by buying food n drinks at Bar Urbo!
 
Thursday, September 17
Tamar Korn
St. Mazie’s – 345 Grand St. Brooklyn -*
9:30 start, things start jumping at 10pm
 
Saturday, September 19
Gordon Webster
Swing Remix – Auditorium
PRE-DANCE WORKSHOPS
6:30 TITLE TBA | Specialty Dance Workshop – All Levels
7:30 TITLE TBA | Specialty Dance Workshop – Intermediate/Advanced
DANCE TIMELINE
7:30 General Admission Doors Open
7:45 BEGINNER Dance Lesson (FREE with dance admission)
8:30 LIVE MUSIC & SOCIAL DANCING
10:45 Dance Performances, Announcements, Give Aways
11:00 LIVE MUSIC & SOCIAL DANCING
1:00AM END
All Ages
Tickets: $16 early bird (before SEPT 16) / $20 Door
*specialty dance workshops extra
 
The DL Speakeasy
Please join us for dancing and lounging under the sun n stars at our new downtown monthly rooftop party featuring The Blue Vipers Of Brooklyn, plus DJ Stina, and classic burlesque by VooDoo Onyx w/ Sydney Sunrise — no cover, no minimum, and awesome drink specials! More info and events at www.TheSalon.biz
FREE SWING DANCE LESSON (5:30-6pm)
DJ Stina will also be teaching a beginner swing dance lesson, starting at 5:30pm!
* Food available all night
from 5:00-9:30pm
The DL – 95 Delancey Street, (corner of Delancey and Ludlow)
* we party rain or shine…. the rooftop bar has one of the largest retractable roofs in town!
21+ / ID required
 
Sunday, September 20
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 150 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
For more information and to see photos from past parties, please visit www.sockhopsundays.com
 
Wednesday, September 23
**GOTHAM JAZZ CLUB at Bar URBO**
Hot Jazz & Swing every Wednesday 7pm to late
NO COVER (All Ages / 21+ to drink)!
*Molly Ryan – “Let’s Fly Away” CD Release Party (playing 3 sets / 7:30-11pm)
* free beginner swing dance lesson at 7:10pm
BAR URBO – 11 Times Square / 2nd floor
The venue for this event is called URBO and the door is right on the South-East corner of 8th ave & 42nd St – then go up to 2nd floor!
Don’t be a Moocher! No outside food or drinks are permitted… if you like this event, then please support us by buying food n drinks at Bar Urbo!
 
Saturday, September 26
YSBD – Fall Showcase
8pm-Midnight Dancing
7-8pm Free Pre-Party Lesson
Three rooms of music for your dancing pleasure:
Swing room with Live Band: Gordon Au & The Grand St. Stompers
plus Ballroom & Mixed Music Rooms
& Special Performances!
Admission:$18
 
Sunday, October 4
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 150 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
For more information and to see photos from past parties, please visit www.sockhopsundays.com
 
Tuesday, October 6
Dances of Vice: Summer Nights Burlesque Sail
Dances of Vice invites you to set sail on an adventure of seductive espionage around the Hudson and New York Harbor aboard a gorgeous Civil War-era schooner as a scintillating burlesque and variety floor show unfolds against spectacular views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, New Jersey and The Statue of Liberty.
Tickets and Info: http://www.dancesofvice.com/summer-nights-burlesque-sail-2015 This summer’s cruise takes place on the first Tuesday of each month between May-October, featuring a different theme and cast for each sail. Sailing 9:45-11:45PM from Battery Park, Slip 2 May 5th – Sailors & Sirens Swing We’re starting off our summer burlesque sail series with a romantic Jazz Age nautical night featuring live performances by the beautiful Lady Alchemy, tap sensation Gin Minsky, MC extraordinaire Albert Cadabra and dance music of the 1920s, 30s and 40s by DJ Vavavoon for the hoofers on board.
**Space for 2-3 couples to dance.  
 
Saturday, October 10
Glenn Crytzer and his Savoy Seven
Swing Remix – Auditorium
Details TBA
 
October 23-25
Empire City Swings
Frida Segerdahl Skye Humphries Jo Hoffberg Kevin St. Laurent
We will be offering three levels for workshop takers this year. Advanced, Intermediate/Advanced and Beginner/Intermediate. 
Registration will be open June 4th at 12pm (EDT).
Registration is based on a tiered system in which purchasing before other attendees equals saving money. Please note, there will be no drop in options for the workshops. 
If you have questions regarding the level you should sign up for please visit  our
Level Description Page.
Dance passes and Workshop only passes are not included in the tiered system and prices will remain the same until the week of the event when registration closes.
http://www.empirecityswing.com/#!registration/ck0q 
Dance passes and Workshop only passes are not included in the tiered system and prices will remain the same until the week of the event when registration closes.
Dance info to follow as more details are announced.
 
Sunday, October 25
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 150 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
For more information and to see photos from past parties, please visit www.sockhopsundays.com
 
Saturday, November 14
Swing Dance Swing 
92st. Y
Admission: $14 Advanced Admission (purchased in person at the 92nd Street Y’s box office or online at 92nd St. Y’s pre-sale link) $19 Door Admission (HS/College Students & Seniors $15 at door with valid ID) Dress Code: Swingin’ 1930’s-60’s Swing Fashion Highly Encouraged for our Buttenwieser Ballroom Venue. (but not required:) Featuring: *Complimentary Snacks/Soft Drinks, Coffee/Tea * Two Fabulous Dance Spaces! (92Y Ballroom: Swing) (92Y Lounge: The Hustle & NEW: Latin) *Cash Bar [Check out our renovated lobby!] *Dancing (8pm-1am) *Free Swing Lesson (Basic to Pre-Intermediate 7pm-8pm) If you know somebody you would like to introduce them to swing dancing, let them know about the free lesson and the event to follow right after! ** No experience or partner required! ** Check out our website for more information:www.SwingDanceSwing.com
 
 
Saturday, November 21
Swing Remix
Auditorium – TBA
 
Saturday, December 19
Professor Cunningham and his Old School
Swing Remix – Auditorium
Details TBA
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A Lindy Memory…

If you haven’t seen this video before, please check it out.  This blog is followed around the world, so please share within your local lindy scene.  This post is in tribute to a dear friend who conceived and co-choreographed/directed this flash mob and introduced me to the Lindy Hop.  If you can, please click through and watch it on YouTube, I’d like to see the view counter rise.  Thanks.

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