This Week in Swing – 3/24

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. 
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>>>Special note from Eileen:  check out the Pee Wee Russell Memorial Stomp event on March 26.  5 hours of dancing on a large floor to 4 great bands.  Discount ends March 25th, so don’t miss out. 
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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


Saturday, March 25
Glenn Crtyzer at Minton’s
12-3pm
Join the Glenn Crytzer Quintette for vintage jazz for Brunch at Minton’s Harlem. On the band: Mike Davis, tpt; Jesse Gelber, pno; Glenn Crytzer, gtr; Ian Hutchison, sb; and Andrew Millar, dr.
Minton’s brings together an history jazz space with some of the best food in town. Minton’s originally opened in the late 1930s and was a jam session hang for musicians during the swing and be-bop eras. JJ Johnson (Minton’s Chef, not the famous be-bop trombonist) has been touted all over town as one of NYC’s hottest new comers to the cullinary scene.
No cover, all ages.
206 West 118th St 

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.

Sunday, March 26
Lindy in the Park:  Washington Square Park
1-3pm
The NYU Swing Dance Society invites you to come swing into spring with live jazz music and dancing in Washington Square Park!
We’ll be in Garibaldi Plaza (to the left when you’re facing the arch) starting at 2pm and we’ve got 2 hours to impress all the tourists and scare all the pigeons.
Band:TBA
Everyone is invited, so let us know if you can come, break out your most cobblestone worthy shoes, and cross your fingers for nice weather.
5th Avenue and Waverly Place

Monday, March 27
Jazz Haus: Crimson Ragdolls
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
celebrating women in jazz w/ Lindy Ladies
* The Crimson Ragdolls (3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm)
* classic burlesque by The Bathtub Ginnys
* DJ Stina
* free beginner swing dance lesson at 7:45pm
* exzellent German food n’ drink specials!
* No Cover / All ages / 21+ to Drink
712 Third Avenue 

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


Tuesday, March 28
White Heat with Del and The Rad Rompers
You Should Be Dancing…! Dance Center 412 8th Ave, New York, New York 10001
9:30PM-12:30AM
White Heat featuring live music with Del and The Rad Rompers featuringIan Hutchison!
$10 cover and the most space you’ll ever have to dance in NYC.
Three sets of live music!
DJ Olivia Lau during the band breaks.
Bal Bar!!!!! (please bring cash to tip your bartenders!) Hand-crafted cocktails for our lovely dance scene by Lainey Silver.

Wednesday, March 29
SWING NIGHT at DanceSport!
Featuring Live Music by Baby Soda Jazz Band
Lesson 8:30, Band plays 9:30-11:30pm
$7 early bird special / $10 at door / $15 includes lesson
22 West 34th St.
(212) 307-1111 / help@dancesport.com 

Friday, March 31
Glenn Crytzer Quartette
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.
With: Glenn Crytzer, guitar; Mike Davis, trumpet; Ricky Alexander, reeds; Ian Hutchison, bass
Broadway Lounge, 
Marriot Marquis 1535  Broadway, 8th Floor
*Room to dance, not a wood floor

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, $15 advance, $20 DOS
8pm: Doors Open/Basic Swing Dance Lesson
8:30-9:30pm Svetlana & The Delancey Five
9:45pm-10:45pm Sweet Megg and The Wayfarers
11pm-12:30am Nick Palumbo and The Flipped Fedoras
ADVANCE TICKETS: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1428615

Sunday, April 2
Glenn Crytzer Trio featuring Hannah Gill
8-11pm
Join Glenn Crytzer (g), Jesse Gelber (p), Ian Hutchison (b), and Hannah Gill (v) for swinging jazz and outstanding cocktails at Blacktail in Lower Manhattan.
BlackTail at Pier A
22 Battery Place, New York, New York 10004

Monday, April 3
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* Emily Asher’s Garden Party (3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm)
* classic burlesque by Grace Gotham
* Dj VaVa Voon
* free beginner swing dance lesson at 7:45pm
* exzellent German food n’ drink specials!
* No Cover / All ages / 21+ to Drink
712 Third Avenue


Wednesday, April 5
Cait and the Critters – *
9pm
Radegast Hall,
113 North 3rd St. Brooklyn


Thursday, April 6
Launch Night: Thursdays at ROW with Fleur Seule
Row NYC 700 8th Ave, New York, New York 10036
6-9pm
ROW NYC Hotel – 700 8th Avenue at 45th Street
No reservations required.
Attire is dress to impress, vintage encouraged.
There is room to dance on a wooden floor.
One item minimum.

Saturday, April 8
SWING REMIX DANCE
Featuring Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers
Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers
Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers join us for an encore performance at Swing Remix.
JCC in Manhattan
DANCE TIMELINE
6:30pm Swing Workshop (Adv Basic +)
Instructors: TBA
Workshop Details coming soon
7:30pm Lindy Hop Workshop (Int/ Level) 1 hr (JCC in Manhattan)
Instructors: TBA
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
Tickets: $16 in advance / $18 Door
*specialty dance workshops extra

Sunday, April 9
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

Monday,  April 10
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* The Fried Bananas (3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm)
* classic burlesque by Minx Arcana
* Dj Odysseus Bailer
* free beginner swing dance lesson at 7:45pm
* exzellent German food n’ drink specials!
* No Cover / All ages / 21+ to Drink
712 Third Avenue


Monday, April 10
Big Band Monday Returns
Kola House 408 W 15th St, New York, New York 10011
7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Glenn Crytzer and his 14 piece big band return to the stage EVERY MONDAY starting April 10th. Step back in time with us Monday Nights to a 1930s New York supper club! Come for dinner, stay for dancing and cocktails.
 
There is NO COVER CHARGE for Big Band Mondays at Kola House. There is a $20 food/drink minimum per person for bar area, and $35 food/drink minimum per person for table service. When you make a reservation you’ll pay your minimum for whichever kind of ticket you’d like, and then that amount will be subtracted from your food/drink bill.Everyone is encouraged to make a reservation in advance as there are only about 75 dining seats and just 60 spots for bar area (we’re limiting that to make sure there’s always room to swing out!) Not only will making a reservation assure you a spot, but it will help us keep this new venue for years to come!

Tuesday, April 11
Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers – *
8pm
Radegast Hall,
113 North 3rd St. Brooklyn


Wednesday, April 12
After Hours – *
9pm
Radegast Hall,
113 North 3rd St. Brooklyn


Thursday, April 13
Jason Prover & His Sneak Thievery Orchestra – *
9pm
Radegast Hall,
113 North 3rd St. Brooklyn 

Monday, April 17
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* Cait and the Critters (3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm)
please welcome Caitlin Allen‘s return to NYC, and first gig back!
plus
* chorus gals The Sugar Shakers
* Dj Gaby Cook
* free beginner swing dance lesson at 7:45pm
* exzellent German food n’ drink specials!
* No Cover / All ages / 21+ to Drink
712 Third Avenue


Wednesday, April 19
Emily Asher’s Garden Party – *
9pm
Radegast Hall,
113 North 3rd St. Brooklyn


Thursday, April 20
Gordon’s Grand Street Stompers – *
9pm
Radegast Hall,
113 North 3rd St. Brooklyn 

Sunday, April 23
Gotham Jazz Festival
2pm until 1am
** tickets start at $25 and go on sale Tuesday March 21st **
Join us for the debut of Prohibition Productions own annual festival celebrating the centennial of jazz in 2017 with 14 of NYC’s best hot jazz, swing, n blues bands (nearly 100 performers) at the stunning & exclusive private club from the gilded age, The Players Club!
The Players Club, 16 Gramercy Park South
— 1st Half (2-5pm) —
* Dan Levinson’s Roof Garden Jass Band w. Esther Queen (2:15-3:30pm / Library)
A centennial celebration of recorded jazz with note-for-note re-creations of the first jazz recordings by the Original Dixieland “Jass” Band, and others. Plus Phonograph DJ MAC (Michael Cumella)
* Baby Soda Jazz Band (3:50-4:50pm / Library)
* Jason Prover & Sneak Thievery Orchestra (4-5pm / Ballroom)
* Adrien Chevalier Gypsy Jazz Band (2-4pm / Card Room)
* Solo pianists Arthur Migliazza, Dalton Ridenhour, and others (2-5pm / The Grill)
— 2nd Half (5:45pm to 1am) —
THE BALLROOM (DInning Hall)
* Glenn Crytzer All Stars (6-7pm)
* The Grand St. Stompers w. Gordon Au & Molly Ryan (7:30-8:30pm)
* Avalon Jazz Band w. Tatiana Eva-Marie (9-10pm)
* Gordon Webster Band w. Charles Turner (10:30-11:30)
THE LIBRARY
* Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers (6:15-7:15pm)
* Mike Davis New Wonders (7:45-8:45pm)
* Olli Soikkeli trio (9:15-10:15pm)
* Professor Cunningham and his Old School (10:45-11:45pm)
THE KINSTLER ROOM
* pianists Dalton Ridenhour, Jon Weber, (5:45-9:30pm)
* King Solomon Hicks Quartet (10-11pm)
* Festival Jam Session (11:30pm-1am)
plus
* DeWitt Fleming Jr. – tap dancer
* Svetlana Shmulyian – vocalist
* Dandy Wellington – MC / singer
* DJs VaVa Voon and Odysseus Bailer
* free dance lesson by Jaime Shannon (7-7:30pm)
* cash bars on every floor
* and so much more!
get tickets and more info at http://www.TheSalon.biz/
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
$25 – Early Bird (1st Half only)
$29 – Advance Tickets (1st Half only)
$35 – Door Tickets (1st Half only)
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$35 – Early Bird (2nd Half only)
$39 – Advance Tickets (2nd Half only)
$45 – Door Tickets (2nd Half only)
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$55 – Early Bird (full day)
$65 – Advance Tickets (full day)
$75 – Door Tickets (full day)
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$25: Late Night Ticket – entry only after 10:30pm, purchase at door (cash only / entry based on capacity)
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VIP TICKETS
$50 – 1st Half (only)
$85 – 2nd Half (only)
$125 – Full Day
Includes: skip any lines at the door; swing lesson; exclusive access to reserved seating area in front of main stage (all day) & Library (1st half only). Limited availability.


Sunday, April 23
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


Monday, April 24
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* Gordon Webster & Friends (3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm)
* performances by TBA
* Dj Jeff Liu-Leyco
* free beginner swing dance lesson at 7:45pm
* exzellent German food n’ drink specials!
* No Cover / All ages / 21+ to Drink
712 Third Avenue

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


Sunday, May 7
Fleur Seule’s Spring Swing!
Our 12 piece band debut!
Fleur Seule will host a swing dance on Sunday, May 7th at Connolly’s near Rockefeller Center. We have missed our dancers during this sleepy winter time – come out and say hello!
Tickets are $12 online, $15 at the door (cash).
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fleur-seule-spring-swing-tickets-32727162825
Admission Includes: 
 6-7pm Dance lesson with Jerry Feldman and Celia Gianfrancesco
7-10pm Dancing to Fleur Seule 12 piece band
Spacious wooden floor
Food/Drink available at the venue – they have a wide selection.
Come early to grab and seat and a snack, learn some moves, and get ready for a big band night straight out of 1942!

Sunday, May 7
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

May 12-14, 2017
Babble X
Register for the weekend at – nycbabble.com


Friday, May 12

Babble – ALL Friday Party
Time: 9:00 – 1:00 am
Band: TBA
Venue: Manhattan Ballroom
nycbabble.com
Door Price: TBA

Friday, May 12
Friday Late Night
Time: Blueswater

Band: TBA
Venue: TBA
Including Late Night Dish
Door Price: 
TBA
nycbabble.com

Saturday, May 13
Picnic Band with Cookies!
Time: 1-4pm
Band: Cait and the Critters
Location:  TBA
Cover:  Tips for the band
nycbabble.com

Saturday, May 13
Time:  TBA
Band:  Sneak Thievery Orchestra
Venue:  JCC
Hosted by Swing Remix
Door Price: TBA
nycbabble.com

Saturday, May 13
Saturday Late Night
Time: 
TBA
Band: TBA
Venue: TBA
Including Late Night Dish
Door Price: 
TBA
nycbabble.com

Sunday, May 14
Potluck Band with Cookies
Time:  2-5pm ish
Band:  The Big Cat Menagerie
Location:  TBA
Cover: Tips for the Band
nycbabble.com

Sunday, May 14
Time:  6-9pm
Band:  Gordon Webster & Friends
Venue:  TBA
Door Price:  TBA
nycbabble.com

Sunday, May 14

After Party Swing, Soul, Blues
Time:  11pm-1am
DJs:  TBA
Venue:  TBA
No cover, 21+
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!
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
Saturday, June 24
Glenn Crytzer and his 6 piece swing band, the New Yorkers
Free concert in Madison Square Park as a part of the Hydrangea Hurrah!
Broadway to Madison Avenue – 23rd to 26th
12-3pm
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A Lindy Memory…

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