This Week in Swing – 12/3

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 & the Nighthawks, Iguana, 240 W. 54th, 20/20 food/drink min*
Tues: Bal Practice, 9:30-11pm, Students free, $5  others, 412 8th (except White Heat nite)
Tuesday: George Gee / Swing 46, Dancer discount $10
Wed:  Gotham City Blues-https://www.facebook.com/groups/1394387574154053/
Thursday: Frim Fram at Club 412, 412 Eighth Ave, $10, Students $7, 9pm 
Friday: Friday Night Blues, http://www.fridaynightblues.nyc/about/locations/ (12/16 final for 2016)
Friday:  Friday Brooklyn Swings, Trinity Grace Church 231 Ainslie St, 7-10pm, $5-10  
Fri/Sat:  Fleur Seule, Tavern on the Green, 6-10pm, Enter 67th and CPW, No cover
Sun: Baby Soda, St. Mazie’s, 345 Grand St., Brooklyn. 9:30pm *
Nightly:  Swing46 
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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. 
 
Tuesday, December 6
Sweet Megg & The Way farers
Radegast Hall, 113 North 3rd St., Brooklyn-*
8pm, No Cover

Wednesday, December 7
After Hours
Radegast Hall, 113 North 3rd St., Brooklyn-*
9pm, No Cover 

Thursday, December 8

Carte Blanche
Hotel Hugo, 525 Greenwich Street
7-9pm, No Cover, space for 2-5 couples

Thursday, December 8
Emily Asher’s Garden Party
Radegast Hall, 113 North 3rd St., Brooklyn-*
9pm, No Cover 

Thursday, December 8
Frim Fram Jam’s Annual Vintage and Craft Fair
Dance it out and shop the closets and shops of your fellow Lindy Hoppers!
We will host our annual Vintage and Craft Fair from 9:30 pm until midnight featuring card makers, vintage sellers, bakers and more! This is a wonderful opportunity to get some holiday shopping done while supporting members of our community.
Already confirmed sellers include:
Voon Chew (vintage clothing and accessories)
Laurel Carpenter (hand crafted cards)
Lainey Silver (vintage clothing and accessories)
Stina Dallons (custom vintage repro, vintage clothing and accessories)
Tamisha Anthony (cards and other printed goodies)
Model J Vintage
The dance will be on just like normal:
8:00 pm Lesson
9:00 pm – 1:00 am Dancing
Craft fair from 9:30 until midnight
Admission is the same: $10/pp; Students with valid ID: $7/pp
Lesson: $5 with paid admission
412 Eighth Avenue

Friday, December 9
Mad Hot Swing ‘n’ Ballroom – 2nd Anniversary and Holiday Party
Join in celebrating the the holidays and joy of dance with great music, fun and friends, old and new… see you there!
8:00pm to 12:30 am
2 Dance Rooms, Mixed Ballroom & Swing
8:00 pm: FREE Intro Lesson, with paid admission
9:00 pm: Ballroom and Swing dancing begins with DJs Danny ‘Scarface’ Scarola in the ballroom, and Elena Iannucci and Elle Peas “Tina” Miss Itch in the swing room
Admission $10, $8 for YSBD Students
Special class discount if you know the password!
Featuring the best in social dance music for ballroom and swing…
You Should Be Dancing
412 Eighth Avenue, 4th Floor

Friday, December 9
Carte Blanche
Hotel Hugo, 525 Greenwich Street
7-9pm, No Cover, space for 2-5 couples

Saturday, December 10
Subway Swings
7-10pm
Hop on board our Nostalgia Swing Train for a special express ride from 2nd Avenue station to the Transit Museum in Downtown Brooklyn! Then, triple-step your way through our 1936 decommissioned subway station with FOUR live jazz bands, swing dancing, and vintage fashion – an after-hours boogie for the ages! Ticket price includes a one-way ride on the Nostalgia Swing Train, and admission to the party at the Museum.
Tickets will be $25 and go on sale at 1pm on Thursday, December 1. Tickets must be purchased in advance. No sales will be conducted on the day of the event. We expect this event to sell out quickly, so act fast!
Can’t make the party? Enjoy Holiday Rides on our vintage fleet of 1930s R1-9 cars every Sunday through December 18, and check out our collection of vintage train cars at the Museum year-round!
http://www.nytransitmuseum.org/swing
NY Transit Museum
99 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn
Please note, this event will sell out.  Get your tickets now!

Saturday, December 10
Holiday Swing at Django with Svetlana & the Delancey Five
no cover/$20 table charge
Location: The Django 2 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10013 

Saturday, December 10

Columbia University Swing Presents:  Holiday Hop
Live music from Svetlana and the Delancey Four, featuring Margi Gianquinto
7:30-11:30pm
The Diana Center Event Oval, Barnard College
3009 Broadway
Three sets with the band plus D of swing classics, plus live performances
7:30 – Doors open, beginner lesson taught by Tamisha Anthony
8pm – Band Plays
$8 – Afiliats with a valid CUID
$10 – Visiting students (you will need to present a valid student ID)
$12 – All other guests

Sunday, December 11

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 13th year, we are averaging 160+ 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

Sunday, December 11
LUCILLE’s BOTTOMLESS JAZZ BRUNCH
Lucille’s Cafe at BB Kings: 237 w42nd st (off 8th ave)
(No Cover / All Ages / 21+ to drink)
live music by * Avalon Jazz Band
playing 3 sets (11:30-12:15 // 12:45-1:30 // 2:00-2:45 )* DJ Stina
Join us for our weekly no-cover Sunday brunch party featuring the top Hot Jazz & Swing bands in NYC for dancing n’ lounging, and one of the best brunch deals in town!
* No advance tickets, Arrive anytime!
* Seating is first come first served basis.
* All ages / 21+ to drink

 Monday, December 12
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
Holiday Stomp
* Grand Street Stompers(3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm)
* free beginner swing dance lesson at 7:45pm
* exzellent German food n’ drink specials!
* No Cover / All ages / 21+ to Drink
BIERHAUS is a traditional German restaurant and beer garden with 24 beers on tap, and serving up all your Deutsche favorites including wursts, shnitzels, potatoe pancakes, pretzels, goulash, and so much more!
Dancers… stone floor, bring appropriate shoes!
Hofbrau Bierhouse
712 Third Avenue

Wednesday, December 14
Bjorn Ingelstam’s Hot 5
(Eileen’s note:  Please note that I think Bjorn’s band is swing danceable, but I have not heard them personally)
Radegast Hall, 113 North 3rd St., Brooklyn-*
9pm, No Cover

Thursday, December 15
Carte Blanche
Hotel Hugo, 525 Greenwich Street
7-9pm, No Cover, space for 2-5 couples

Thursday, December 15
Jason Prover & His Sneak Thievery Orchestra
Radegast Hall, 113 North 3rd St., Brooklyn-*
9pm, No Cover

Friday, December 16
Carte Blanche
Hotel Hugo, 525 Greenwich Street
7-9pm, No Cover, space for 2-5 couples

Saturday, December 17
Swing Remix Year’s End dance contest
Gordon Au & The Grand Street Stompers (Special Edition)
JCC Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave, New York, New York 10023
DANCE CONTEST where we CROWN The SWING REMIX Lindy Champions of 2016. WINNERS receive over $1,000 in CASH and PRIZES.
Prizes include Gift Certificates to Local Restaurants, Dance Fashions, Special Events and 6 months of FREE entry to the Swing Remix. THE PRIZES AND THE JUDGES will be UPDATED in NOVEMBER. Check back again for DETAILS!
TIMELINE
Specialty Dance Workshops (at the JCC in Manhattan)
6:30 – Title TBA | Swing Workshop (Adv Basics & Up)
Instructors: pending
7:30 – Title TBA | Lindy Hop Workshop (Intermediate)
Instructors: Nathan & Gaby
7:30 General Admission Doors Open
7:45 BEGINNER Dance Lesson (FREE with dance admission)
8:30 LIVE MUSIC
10:30 ROUND ONE DANCE CONTEST
11:00 Announcements, Give Aways
11:15 FINAL ROUND DANCE CONTEST
1:00PM END All Ages $16 early bird, $18 after DEC 1st, $20 Door *specialty dance workshops extra

Saturday, December 17
Holiday Tea at Three
“Holiday Tea At Three” sponsored by Chartwell Booksellers in the Atrium of the Park Avenue Plaza, at 55 East 52nd Street, NYC on Saturday, December 17th, 2016. This holiday tea dance is FREE and open to the public with Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks performing. There will be room to dance and sip a cup of hot tea. There is a beautiful holiday display – great for the whole family!
Park Avenue Plaza
55 East 52nd Street, NYC

Sunday, December 18
LUCILLE’s BOTTOMLESS JAZZ BRUNCH
Lucille’s Cafe at BB Kings: 237 w42nd st (off 8th ave)
(No Cover / All Ages / 21+ to drink)
live music by * Dan Levinson‘s Fête Manouche w/ Molly Ryan
playing 3 sets (11:30-12:15 // 12:45-1:30 // 2:00-2:45 )* DJ Odysseus Bailer
Join us for our weekly no-cover Sunday brunch party featuring the top Hot Jazz & Swing bands in 
* No advance tickets, Arrive anytime!
* Seating is first come first served basis.
* All ages / 21+ to drink

Sunday, December 19
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* Tamar Korn & a Korucopia (3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm)
* free beginner swing dance lesson at 7:45pm
* exzellent German food n’ drink specials!
* No Cover / All ages / 21+ to Drink
BIERHAUS is a traditional German restaurant and beer garden with 24 beers on tap, and serving up all your Deutsche favorites including wursts, shnitzels, potatoe pancakes, pretzels, goulash, and so much more!
Dancers… stone floor, bring appropriate shoes!
Hofbrau Bierhouse
712 Third Avenue

Thursday, December 22
Frim Fram
YSBD, 412 Eighth Avenue, 4th floor
On over the holidays, let’s dance!
8pm lesson, dancing 9pm-1am
$10, $7 for students

Thursday, December 22
Carte Blanche
Hotel Hugo, 525 Greenwich Street
7-9pm, No Cover, space for 2-5 couples

Tuesday, December 27
Glenn Crytzer Trio
Radegast Hall, 113 North 3rd St., Brooklyn-*
8pm, No Cover

Wednesday, December 28
Sock Hop Special WEDNESDAY End of Year Bash!
Great dance music from the 50’s & 60’s!  Including Rock-n-Roll, Motown, Soul, R&B, and Doo Wop.
Now in our 13th year, we are averaging 160+ 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 www.sockhopsundays.com

Thursday, December 29
Frim Fram
YSBD, 412 Eighth Avenue, 4th floor
On over the holidays, let’s dance!
8pm lesson, dancing 9pm-1am
$10, $7 for students

Thursday, December 29
Carte Blanche
Hotel Hugo, 525 Greenwich Street
7-9pm, No Cover, space for 2-5 couples

Friday, December 30
The Salon:  New Year’s Eve Eve
** Early Bird Tickets now on sale… limited quantities!
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 9th annual extravaganza we return to the stunning & exclusive private club from the gilded age, The Players Club!
BIG BAND & SWING (in the Ballrooml)
* Glenn Crytzer Orchestra – the full 13 piece big band!
HOT JAZZ & FRENCH SWING (in the Library)
* Avalon Jazz Band – featuring vocalist Tatiana Eva-Marie, with the Parisian and Golden Age swing spirit in NYC.
SULTRY SWING n BLUES (the Kinstler Room)
* King Solomon Hicks Quartet – featuring the young blues guitar master Solomon Hicks
— Plus —
* The Minsky Sisters – ’20’s Tap Sensation
* Djs Lewi Gilamichael, Odysseus Bailer, and Adam Lee (from LA)
* FREE Beginner swing lesson (8:00-8:25pm) by Jaime Shannon
Classic burlesque & Go-Go by
* Gal Friday* Lilin Lace* Velvetina Taylor
* The NYEE Salon tradition continues with Radishes for dapper gents by Michael Ingbar
* Full Bars in the Ballroom (Dining Hall), Library, and a VIP bar in the Card Room. No food will be available or for sale.
VIP ROOM
Sip cocktails at Mark Twain’s own poker table, and lounge on couches in our private VIP room featuring a private bar away from the crowds, and mingle amongst VIP guests and performers.
* Antique Phonograph DJ Michael Cumella / Phonograph DJ MAC
* private VIP only bar
doors at 7:30 / ends at 1am
21+ (ID required)
get tickets and more info at:  http://www.TheSalon.biz/
THE PLAYERS
16 Gramercy Park South
(btw Park Ave and Irving Place on 20th Street) NY, NY
N/R/6 subway to 23rd Street, or 4/5/6/L/N/Q/R subway to 14th St Union Sq.www.ThePlayersNYC.org
DRESS CODE – Proper attire requested – Retro Chic, Vintage, Suits, cocktail attire, or biz casual… think Boardwalk Empire, Gatsby, Mad Men. No shorts, t-shirts, torn/tattered jeans, workout or warm-up attire, fitness/athletic shoes, and ball/casual caps. Security will have final say on dress code admittance.
Our events usually sell out at Players Club, and our capacity for this event is limited / capped to prevent over-crowiding, so advance tickets are strongly recommended!
GENERAL ADMISSION
$29 – Early Bird Tier 1 (sold out)
$39 – Early Bird Tier 2 (sold out)
$49 – Advance Tickets (Dec. 11th-30th)
$60 – At the Door (cash only)
Includes access to all floors (except VIP Room), and swing lesson.
$30: Late Night Ticket
entry only after 10:30pm / purchase at door (cash only)
VIP TICKETS
$95 – Early Bird Tickets (ends Dec. 10th)
$99 – Advance Tickets (Dec. 11th-30th)
$110 – At the Door (cash only)
Includes 3hr open bar from 8-11pm (all bars / all floors ), skip any lines at the door; swing lesson; exclusive access to the VIP Room with private bar. Limited availability.

Friday, December 30
Carte Blanche
Hotel Hugo, 525 Greenwich Street
7-9pm, No Cover, space for 2-5 couples

Saturday, January 7
Swing Remix
Gunhild Carling & The Swingadelic Big Band (10 Piece)
JCC Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave, New York, New York 10023
Gunhild Carling is a Swedish musical sensation with international acclaim. She’s an artist of the old breed, combining extraordinary skills on trumpet and trombone with vaudeville stunts. In her playing, she shows heavy influences from Bix and Louie Armstrong as well as Billie Holiday. Gunhild Carling is featured with Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox version of ‘Never Going to Give You Up’ sampling multiple instruments.
TIMELINE
Specialty Dance Workshops (at the JCC in Manhattan)
6:30 – Title TBA | Swing Workshop (Adv Basics & Up)
Instructors: TBA
7:30 – Title TBA | Lindy Hop Workshop (Intermediate)
Instructors: TBA
7:30 General Admission Doors Open
7:45 BEGINNER Dance Lesson (FREE with dance admission)
8:30 LIVE MUSIC
11:00 Announcements, Give Aways
1:00AM END All Ages $18 Advanced Purchase, $20 At Door
*specialty dance workshops extra
TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE in DECEMBER
More Details at http://swingremix.com/pages/dances2017.htm#A20170107

Sunday, January 8
Glenn Crytzer’s All Stars at Delilah
New weekly gig!  
Delilah welcomes the Glenn Crytzer All Stars Sundays from 6:30-9:30. This new spot has tons of space and a wood floor for you dancers, cushy couches for seated listening and lounging, and really really outstanding cocktails! Plus they have a considerable food menu for those in the mood for bite with their jazz.
Opening night line-up:
Mike Davis, trumpet, Ricky Alexander, reeds, Glenn Crytzer, guitar, Ian Hutchison, bass
155 Rivington Street, NYC

Monday, January 9
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* Tin Pan (Farewell performance) (3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm)
* free beginner swing dance lesson at 7:45pm
* exzellent German food n’ drink specials!
* No Cover / All ages / 21+ to Drink
BIERHAUS is a traditional German restaurant and beer garden with 24 beers on tap, and serving up all your Deutsche favorites including wursts, shnitzels, potatoe pancakes, pretzels, goulash, and so much more!
Dancers… stone floor, bring appropriate shoes!
Hofbrau Bierhouse
712 Third Avenue

Sunday, January 15
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 13th year, we are averaging 160+ 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.comwww.sockhopsundays.com

January 27-29, 2017
New York Lindy Tech
This is not a workshop for everyone. We are specifically interested in working with a select group of people who want to dig into the nitty-gritty of Lindy Hop, improve on a technical level, and work their booties off.As we want to spend a weekend with dedicated and focused students, there is an application process that requires students to send in a video of themselves dancing. We’re doing this to make sure we have a cohesive group of dancers AND that the level stays high.
Details:  http://www.lindy.tech/nylt/  FOCUS: Lindy Application:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdzVKIUDHumviPN9Y8sX9xKKMqXFYQjDnMGy6drFedPqZe8ww/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=send_form


February 11, 2017
The Celebration of Life & Love – Dawn Hampton Memorial
at the beautiful historic Judson Memorial Church – 55 Washington Square South NYC, Baptist church from 1888 rich in history of faith, justice and the arts, in the heart of the city, very close to where Dawn lived and performed.  Tickets are limited so get them while you can.
http://thelightison.dancecamps.org.

Saturday, February 18
Swing Remix
Professor Cunningham & His Old School
JCC Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave, New York, New York 10023 

February 25 – 26, 2017
Skye and Frida New York City Weekend!
A fun intensive in Lindy Hop and Jazz dancing for the dedicated enthusiast. 
Tracks: Solo Jazz or Lindy Hop (of course if you are feeling fit and ambitious you are more than welcome to sign up for both)   
Level: Intermediate advanced and higherCost: each track costs 115 dollars
Schedule:  Each track will have 6 hours of classes spread over two days.
Saturday:  11 am-2 pm Jazz
2 pm-3 pm lunch 
3 pm-6 pm Lindy Hop  
Sunday  11 am -2 pm Jazz
2 pm-3 pm lunch 
3 pm -6 pm Lindy Hop
Location: Pearl Studios- Studio 404 500 Eighth Avenue-floor 4
http://pearlstudiosnyc.com
Registration is open now!:  http://skyeandfridanyc2017.dancecamps.org/booking.php

April 24-30, 2017
Bal Week
Bal Week is largely run by ongoing venues in New York City. New York’s organizers have banded together to give Bal enthusiasts a week in New York City to remember with events and a la carte workshops going on from Monday though Sunday.  Some of these dances and workshops are completely FREE
We have added something special to this years Bal Week. A fantastic lineup of Instructors teaching workshops Friday through Sunday as well as a live music, performances and fun competitions.
Enjoy eight hours of quality instruction from our fantastic line-up of teachers:
Adam Speen, Andreas Ollson, Annabel Quisao, Bobby White, Jennifer Lee, Kelly Arsenault, Nelle Cherry and Mickey FortanasceYou will also receive tickets for our Special Friday and Saturday night dances with live music, performances and competitions.
http://www.balweek.com/
*This space will be updated as details get finalized.  Registration for workshops has already started. 

May 12-14, 2017
Babble X
nycbabble.com 

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Dawn Hampton – The Light is On

 
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Please check back for updates as we move forward to celebration the life of Dawn Hampton. 
 
Sunday, December 4
Dawn Hampton Flea Market/Estate Sale
Walk Away with some of the Divas Duds. Cash Only
You Should be Dancing
412 Eighth Avenue, 2nd Floor
1-4pm
 
Saturday, February 11, 2017
The Celebration of Life & Love – Dawn Hampton Memorial
at the beautiful historic Judson Memorial Church – 55 Washington Square South NYC, Baptist church from 1888 rich in history of faith, justice and the arts, in the heart of the city, very close to where Dawn lived and performed.  Tickets are limited so get them while you can.
http://thelightison.dancecamps.org.
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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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