This Week in Swing – 2/25

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 & 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
Tues:  Svetlana & the Delancey 5, Roxy Hotel*, 2 Sixth Avenue, 7-10pm, No cover
Wed:  Gotham City Blues-https://www.facebook.com/groups/1394387574154053/
Wed:  Swing practice, 9:30-10:30, Students free, $5 others, Dancesport 22 W 34 Street, 4 flr
Thursday: Frim Fram at Club 412, 412 Eighth Ave, $10, Students $7, 9pm 
Friday: Friday Night Blues, http://www.fridaynightblues.nyc/about/locations/ 
Friday:  Friday Brooklyn Swings, Trinity Grace Church 231 Ainslie St, 7-10pm, $5-10  
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. 
 
Sunday, February 26
 Get Rhythm in Your Feet: the Music of J. Russel Robinson and the
Original Dixieland Jass Band
*dedicated to the memory of Rich Conaty
Gordon Au’s Grand St Stompers with Molly Ryan
+ Phonograph DJ MAC (Michael Cumella)
TICKETS/INFO: NYHOTJAZZFEST.COM
Save $10 by getting tickets in advance
NOTE: As always, we will have dance space set aside to make all those with happy feet even happier.
The Grand St. Stompers Octet:
Gordon Au – trumpet, arranger / Molly Ryan – vocals / Matt Koza – soprano sax, clarinet / Dan Block – tenor sax, clarinet / Jim Fryer – trombone / Dalton Ridenhour – piano / Rob Adkins – bass / Jay Lepley – drums
SUNDAY, FEB. 26 — 8PM
DROM
85 Avenue A (btwn 5th & 6th Sts, Manhattan, NY)
Sponsored by Wits End
TICKETS/INFO: NYHOTJAZZFEST.COM
ADVANCE TICKETS:
General Admission – $10
Reserved Table Seating – $20
PRIME Reserved Table Seating – $25
DOOR Price +$10 on all ticket levels
DOOR TICKETS:
General Admission – $20
Reserved Table Seating – $30
PRIME Reserved Table Seating – $35
Once the ADVANCE ticket block is sold out, tickets will be available at the DOOR price.
Presented by Hot Jazz Productions Inc Inc & PM Music Enterprises (Peter Marcovicci)

Monday, February 27
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
Celebrating LUNDI GRAS… the day before Mardi Gras!
* Glenn Crytzer Quintet (3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm)
* classic burlesque by Lilin Lace
* DJ Odysseus Bailer
* free beginner swing dance lesson at 7:45pm
* exzellent German food n’ drink specials!
* No Cover / All ages / 21+ to Drink

Tuesday, February 28
The Salon: Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday)
***$5 discount using code Yehoodi to save on advance tickets and at the door.
The Big Easy comes to the Big Apple on Fat Tuesday, courtesy of THE SALON Our 5th annual creole carnival returns with a spectacular lineup to the gorgeous PLAYERS CLUB incl live music by The Grand St. Stompers, and Baby Soda Jazz Band… plus classic burlesque and boylesque, DJs, & free Mardi Gras beads for every dame & dapper gent!
DIXIELAND & NEW ORLEANS STYLE JAZZ
in the Ballroom
* The Grand St. Stompers featuring Gordon Au * DJ Cochon de Lait
in The Kinstler Room* Baby Soda Jazz Band featuring Peter Ford
burlesque by
* Mr. Gorgeous* Hazel Honeysuckle* Velvetina Taylor
* FREE intro SWING DANCE LESSON
* Full Cash Bar (get drink tickets w/cash or credit cards)
* Mardi Gras Beads are available for free / Authentic Mardi Gras Carnival masks will be available for purchase for $5-10ea!
— TICKETS —
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
$39 – Advance Tickets (online starting Feb 14th)
$49 – At the Door (cash only)
Includes access to all rooms, plus free mardi gras beads and swing lesson. (Limited availability)
Doors open at 7pm // live music all night, starting at 7:30pm
get tickets and more info at www.TheSalon.biz
***$5 discount using code Yehoodi to save on advance tickets.
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.
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.

 Tuesday, February 28
Mardi Gras with Prof. Cunningham and The Speakeasy Sessions
8PM
Drom – 85 Avenue A, New York, NY
Advance Price – $10
Door Price – $15
http://www.dromnyc.com/events/6471/mardi-gras-with-prof-cunningham-and-the-speakeasy-sessions#.WJTlHBsrLcu

Tuesday, February 28
Emily Asher’s Mardi Gras Party
8pm
Radegast Hall, Brooklyn

Wednesday, March 1
After Hours
9pm
Radegast Hall, Brooklyn

Thursday, March 2
Big Band First Thursday
George Gee is back with his 17 piece big band at Swing 46
349 West 46th St.

Friday, March 3
Gordon Webster & Friends
Swing 46
8:30-11:30pm

Friday, March 3
Glenn Crytzer Quartette
Join the Glenn Crytzer Quartette at the
Broadway Lounge at the Marriott Marquis (8th Floor).
Enjoy an amazing view of times square, cocktails, delicious food and, of course, hot music!! All ages welcome, no cover, lots of dance space to the side of the band.
1535 Avenue of the Americas, 8th Floor

Saturday, March 4
Svetlana’s Birthday Show After Party *
Library Bar above Joe’s Pub
425 Lafayette
10:45pm
 

Sunday, March 5
Mike Sailors and his Pocket Sized Swing Orchestra
7pm
Radegast Hall, Brooklyn

Sunday, March 5
Glenn Crytzer All Stars
Row NYC
700 Eighth Avenue
6:30-9:30pm 

Monday, March 6
Glenn Crytzer
8pm
Radegast Hall, Brooklyn

Tuesday, March 7
Dan Lipsitz and his Brass Tacks
8pm
Radegast Hall, Brooklyn
 

Tuesday, March 7

White Heat
Our February White Heat dance has been pushed back a week due to Mardi Gras and scheduling. Instead, we’re going to celebrate Lainey Silver‘s birthday (which is the 6th) with balboa and booze! 
White Heat featuring live music with Ian Hutchison and his band!
$10 cover and the most space you’ll ever have to dance in NYC.
Three sets of live music!
DJ Yurina Shin during the band breaks.
Bal Bar!!!!! (please bring cash to tip your bartenders!) Hand-crafted cocktails for our lovely dance scene by Patrick Soluri and Shawn Forno.
YSBD 412 Eighth Avenue, 4th Floor

Thursday, March 9
Jason Prover & his Sneak Thievery
9pm
Radegast Hall, Brooklyn


Friday, March 10
Mad Hot Swing ‘n’ Ballroom
8:00pm to 12:30 am
2 Dance Rooms
Mixed Ballroom & Swing
8:00 pm: FREE 1-hour 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…
We look forward to seeing you there!
YSBD, 412 Eighth Avenue, 4th Floor

Sunday, March 12
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 www.sockhopsundays.com
 
Thursday, March 16
Gordon’s Grand Street Stompers
9pm
Radegast Hall, Brooklyn

Saturday, March 18
Swing House 8th Anniversary: 1920s speakeasy, remixed
9pm-late (dance class 9:30pm), 21+ (25+ recommended)
$20 until 1am ($40 w/table reservation), $10 after for electro-swing dance party
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, must RSVP for Gowanus, BK address
Tix: http://swinghouse.brownpapertickets.com/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/275164112896163
The night starts with an introductory dance class for swing basics by Brooklyn Swings, who teach at our loft every Monday night. Live music until 1am — band TBA!. Burlesque fabulousness during and between band sets by Delysia LaChatte and Logan Laveau. Sweet remixed vintage beats after, until the dancing is done.
Dress code (required): The Jazz Age never ended, it just got funky. Suggestions: vintage (1920s-1940s) with a modern twist, cabaret, burlesque, Weimar Berlin, classic Hollywood, classy, sassy, tailored, hats, feathers, sequins, beads. Effort required. Dress code modern-friendly after 1am for the electro-swing dance party.

Wednesday, March 22
Emily Asher’s Mardi Gras Garden Party
9pm
Radegast Hall, Brooklyn

Saturday, March 25
Swing Remix with Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles
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)
8:00 VINTAGE & CRAFT MARKET Opens
8:30 LIVE MUSIC
11:00 Announcements, Give Aways
12:00 VINTAGE & CRAFT MARKET Closes
1:00AM END All Ages $18 Advanced Purchase, $20 At Door
*specialty dance workshops extra
more details coming soon or check http://swingremix.com/pages/dances2017.htm
 

Sunday, March 26
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 www.sockhopsundays.com

Sunday, March 26
48th Annual NJ Jazz Society – Pee Wee Russell Memorial Stomp
Featuring
Midiri Brothers Quintet
Peter and Will Anderson Quintet
Dan Levinson’s Russell of Spring Band
Professor Cunningham and his Old School 
Noon – 5pm
Birchwood Manor, 111 N Jefferson Rd. Whippany, NJ
Doors open at 11am
http://www.njjs.org/p/peewee.php
DANCER DISCOUNT: Tickets are just $20 with advance purchase and discount code.

Advance sales end midnight March 25.

Buy on-line: Go to http://njjs.org/p/peewee.php
Click on the BrownPaperTickets link and use discount code FRANKIE to purchase dancer tickets. YOU WILL NEED TO CLICK GET TICKETS ONCE, ENTER CODE, THEN CLICK GET TICKETS AGAIN IN ORDER TO SEE DISCOUNTED TICKET PRICE IN LIST.
OR use a credit card via phone 1-800-838-3006 using code FRANKIE on your order for the dancer discount.
OR purchase by mail: send a check payable to NJJS, including a $3 handling fee, together with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: NJJS, c/o Kate Casano, 158 Cotton Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127 Indicate code FRANKIE on your check.

Monday, March 27
Jason Prover
9pm
Radegast Hall, Brooklyn

Wednesday, March 29
SWING NIGHT at DanceSport!
Featuring Live Music by Baby Soda Jazz Band
9:30pm
$7 early bird special / $10 at door
22 West 34th St.
(212) 307-1111 / help@dancesport.com
 

Saturday, April 1
ARCADIA SWING: A Celebration of Swing Music From the 1920’s-1950’s
CONNOLLY’S KLUB 45, 121 West 45 Street (between 6th Ave. & Broadway), 212-597-5126 – Third Floor, www.connollyspubandrestaurant.com; $15 advance, $20 DOS
8pm: Doors Open/Basic Swing Dance Lesson
8:30-9:30pm Svetlana & The Delancey Five (http://svetlanajazz.com)
9:45pm-10:45pm Sweet Megg and The Wayfarers (www.sweetmeggswayfarers.com)
11pm-12:30am Nick Palumbo and The Flipped Fedoras (facebook.com/Nick-Palumbo-and-the-Flipped-Fedoras-316724038342425)
SHOW INVITE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1231621596875299/
ADVANCE TICKETS: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1428615

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. 
 
Saturday, April 29
Glenn Crytzer Orch. w/ Laura Windley at Swing Remix/NYC Bal Week
8:30-11:30pm

May 12-14, 2017
Babble X
nycbabble.com 

Saturday, May 27
2nd annual INTREPID: Battle of the Big Bands!
Celebrate the swing era with an epic battle of the big bands and swing dancing under the stars on the flight deck of the historic aircraft carrier! Tickets on sale early 2017. Last year sold out, so stay tuned for more info!
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