This Week in Swing – 8/26

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: Dandy Wellington, Hotel Chantelle, 92 Ludlow 8-11pm*
Tuesday: George Gee / Swing 46, Dancer discount $10
Wednesday: Swing Party w/Jessie Bunting, 9:30pm-$5, free to Dancesport Students 
Wednesday: Gotham Jazz Club, Swing Bands (below) + DJ, 7-11:30pm, Free (off 7/13)
Wed:  Gotham City Blues: 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/
Friday:  Friday Brooklyn Swings, Trinity Grace Church 231 Ainslie St, 7-10pm, $5-10 
Friday:  Fleur Seule, Tavern on the Green, 7-11pm, Enter 67th and CPW, No cover
Saturday:  Fleur Seule at Tanner Smiths (55th and Bway) – 10pm – Midnight-* Tile floor 
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. 
 
Saturday, August 27
Charles Turner Quintet at The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival : Marcus Garvey Park
3 PM – 3:45 PM
Location: Marcus Garvey Park Richard Rodgers Amphitheater 18 Mount Morris Park West, New York, New York 10027


Sunday, August 28
LUCILLE’s BOTTOMLESS JAZZ BRUNCH
Lucille’s Cafe at BB Kings: 237 w42nd st (off 8th ave)
The Blue Vipers Of Brooklyn playing 3 sets (11:30-12:15 // 12:45-1:30 // 2:00-2:45 ) DJ Odysseus Bailer
Join us for our weekly 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!
DETAILS: The Prix Fixe brunch is only $20.99 and includes choice of pastry, salad, entree, & bottomless coffee/tea (2hrs max)!! Add bottomless Bloody Mary’s n’ Mimosas for only $9 more (2hrs max // $29.99 total). Plus they’re clearing tables, so there’s plenty of space to dance!
* No advance tickets, Arrive anytime!
* Seating is first come first served basis.
* All ages / 21+ to drink
 

Monday, August 29
Swingadelic 1000
Join the party as Swingadelic turns 1000! Our first gig was on May 10th 1998 and now, 999 dances, concerts, weddings, bas mitzvahs, festivals & fundraisers later, we hit upon our regular Monday night gig at Swing 46.Lots of alumni and special guests including Buddy Terry, formerly of the Ray Charles and Count Basie Orchestras, and the Swedish sensation multi-instrumentalist and singer Gunhild Carling.
 Swing 46 – 349 West 46th St
No admission and a free drink ticket to the cats that come and sit in with the band
Free dance lesson at 9:15pm

Tuesday, August 30

White Heat with Cait and the Critters!
Location: 412 8th Avenue New York, NY
Time: 9:30PM-12:30AM
$10 cash cover and the most space you’ll ever have to dance in NYC.
Three sets of live music with special guest performers!
DJ Craft during the band breaks.
Bal Bar!!!!! (please bring cash to tip your bartenders!)
Dark and Stormys from Lainey Silver
Cocktails from Patrick Soluri, Tammy Halaburda and Saroya Pierce

Tuesday, August 30
Fleur Seule at Jazz at Lincoln Center
Sessions at the Circle
6-8pm
Time Warner Center
2nd Floor – Smooth marble floor
Free & Open to the Public

Wednesday, August 31
Norma Miller Queen of Swing at the Metropolitan Room!
http://metropolitanroom.com/event.cfm?id=239297&cart
34 West 22 St. 212-206-0440
Doors open 6:15
Admission: $24 with a 2 (pricey) drink minimum
“Norma Miller is the oldest youngest swingin’ comedienne today. At 96 years young, when she walks in the room, the punch line has arrived! You can’t afford not to miss this once in a lifetime live filming of this Comedy Special. Special guest include Night At The Museum’s actor Bill Cobbs and other performances guaranteed to leave you LMFAO!
“Come and experience some old school in your face, laughs sure to make you roll and think. Norma is a one of a kind USA treasure that can’t be missed.
“Known to many as the Queen of Swing, Norma Miller is an author, choreographer, dancer, comedian and actor whose career spans over seven decades. Discovered at the age of twelve by the Savoy Ballroom’s legendary dancer Twist Mouth George, Ms. Miller has been in show business ever since.”
***Not a swing event.  Posting it because it’s a rare chance to see Norma Miller in action***


Wednesday, August 31
GOTHAM JAZZ CLUB
Hot Jazz & Swing every Wednesday 7pm to late
NO COVER (21+ w/ID)
1st floor: GOTHAM JAZZ CLUB (Hot Jazz & Swing)
* Dan Levinson & The Gotham SophistiCats – playing 3 sets / 7:30-11:00pm
* DJ Patrick Soluri
(no dance lesson this week)
2nd Floor: GOTHAM CITY BLUES
* Blues lesson at 8-9pm
* DJ’d Blues dance starting at 9pm
more info – http://www.thesalon.biz/
 

Wednesday, August 31
TUBA SKINNY / TOM MCDERMOTT – BIG EASY IN THE BIG APPLE SUMMER BASH
On Wednesday, Aug, 31, we’re hosting our second New Orleans-inspired extravaganza of the summer at Drom. New Orleans’ hottest hot jazz band, Tuba Skinny, will be taking the city by storm in an all-too-rare. not-to-be-missed appearance. Joining them for a set of his own will be the Big Easy’s stride piano master (of HBO’s Treme fame), Tom Mcdermott. The club’s dance floor will be expanded to accommodate all those with happy feet.
First Show – 7pm (with Tom McDermott)
$̶1̶5̶ ̶A̶d̶v̶a̶n̶c̶e̶ ̶D̶a̶n̶c̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶/̶ ̶S̶t̶a̶n̶d̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶G̶e̶n̶e̶r̶a̶l̶ ̶A̶d̶m̶i̶s̶s̶i̶o̶n̶ Sold Out
$̶2̶9̶ ̶A̶d̶v̶a̶n̶c̶e̶ ̶R̶e̶s̶e̶r̶v̶e̶d̶ ̶T̶a̶b̶l̶e̶ ̶S̶e̶a̶t̶i̶n̶g̶ Sold Out
$23 Door: Dancing / Standing General Admission
$3̶9̶ ̶D̶o̶o̶r̶ ̶R̶e̶s̶e̶r̶v̶e̶d̶ ̶T̶a̶b̶l̶e̶ ̶S̶e̶a̶t̶i̶n̶g̶ Sold Out
Second Show – 10pm (WITHOUT Tom McDermott)
$15 Advance: Dancing / Standing General Admission
$29 Advance: Reserved Table Seating
$23 Door: Dancing / Standing General Admission
$39 Door: Reserved Table Seating
(Once the Advance ticket block sells out tickets will be available online till 11:59pm August 30th at Door price.)
Tickets, more information: NYHotJazzFest.com

Wednesday, August 31
Baby Soda Jazz Band
Lincoln Center, Richard Tucker Park Lunchtime Concert Series
12-1pm
Outdoor concert, make your own space and likely bring a partner

Saturday, September 3
Norma Miller Queen of Swing at the Metropolitan Room!
http://metropolitanroom.com/event.cfm?id=239297&cart
34 West 22 St. 212-206-0440
Doors open 6:15
Admission: $24 with a 2 (pricey) drink minimum
“Norma Miller is the oldest youngest swingin’ comedienne today. At 96 years young, when she walks in the room, the punch line has arrived! You can’t afford not to miss this once in a lifetime live filming of this Comedy Special. Special guest include Night At The Museum’s actor Bill Cobbs and other performances guaranteed to leave you LMFAO!
“Come and experience some old school in your face, laughs sure to make you roll and think. Norma is a one of a kind USA treasure that can’t be missed.
“Known to many as the Queen of Swing, Norma Miller is an author, choreographer, dancer, comedian and actor whose career spans over seven decades. Discovered at the age of twelve by the Savoy Ballroom’s legendary dancer Twist Mouth George, Ms. Miller has been in show business ever since.”
***Not a swing event.  Posting it because it’s a rare chance to see Norma Miller in action***

Sunday, September 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 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


Wednesday,  September 7
Jason Prover and his Sneak Thievery Orchestra at Radegast 
Location: 113 N 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY 11249
9PM no cover


Wednesday, September 7
Margi Gianquinto at Hotel Chantelle (Downstairs)
7-10PM
location: 92 Ludlow Street New York, NY 10002


Thursday,  September 8
Cait and the Critters at Radegast 
Location: 113 N 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY 11249
9PM no cover


Saturday, September 10
Swing Remix with The Ron Sunshine Orchestra
Swing Remix Summer Date
Deejay: TBA
SATURDAY Sept 10, 2016
6:30PM-1AM
JCC Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave, New York, New York 10023
Specialty Dance Workshops (at the JCC in Manhattan)
6:30pm Swing Workshop (Adv Basic +)
Details TBA
Instructors: Spencer


Saturday, September 10
*Ward 8 Events presents Death in the Afternoon
Saturday, September 10 from 2-6PM
Raoul’s Restaurant (180 Prince Street, NY, NY 10012)
performances by The Grand St. Stompers and a tap dancer from the Downtown Dance Factory as well as a special menu of craft cocktails and passed food from Raoul’s chef David Honeysett.
Tickets: $50 (includes a cocktail and passed food)
*space for approximately 2 couples to dance at a time

Monday, September 12
Big Band Monday is Back!
Join the Glenn Crytzer Orchestra for dinner and dancing to the music of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s at a fantastic NEW VENUE called “Slate.”
Located in the Flat Iron District Slate is close to over a dozen train lines and is just 2 short blocks from the NJ PATH Train. The lay out provides more space for dancing than our previous location but still allows the listening audience to have an unobstructed view of the band from our table seating!
The band will play from 7:30-10:30 and will be followed by a DJ spinning swinging tunes from 10:30-11:30.
Location: Slate Bar and Restaurant 54 West 21st Street NYC 10010
Cover: $20
Food Beverage Minimum: $20 per person for table service. No minimum for bar/standing room.
Look sharp on opening night! Don Spiro will be in the house taking photographs of all you glamourous ladies and dapper gents! Cocktail attire recommended.
Buy tickets here BigBandMonday.com


Wednesday, September 14
Gordon’s Grand Street Stompers at Radegast 
Location: 113 N 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY 11249
9PM no cover


Wednesday, September 14
Margi Gianquinto at Hotel Chantelle (downstairs)
7-10PM
location: 92 Ludlow Street New York, NY 10002

Monday, September 19
Big Band Monday
Join the Glenn Crytzer Orchestra for Dinner and Dancing at Slate Bar and Restaurant! Step back in time with us to a time when supper clubs ruled NYC. Swing and sway to the music of Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw and more – all played by some of the city’s finest jazz musicians.
Location: Slate Bar and Restaurant 54 West 21st Street NYC 10010 
Cover: $20
Food Beverage Minimum: $20 per person for table service. No minimum for bar/standing room.
Get your tickets in advance to be assured of seating!
Buy tickets here BigBandMonday.com


Wednesday, September 21
Margi Gianquinto at Hotel Chantelle (downstairs)
7-10PM
location: 92 Ludlow Street New York, NY 10002

Sunday, September 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 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


Monday, September 26
Big Band Monday
Join the Glenn Crytzer Orchestra for Dinner and Dancing at Slate Bar and Restaurant! Step back in time with us to a time when supper clubs ruled NYC. Swing and sway to the music of Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw and more – all played by some of the city’s finest jazz musicians.
Location: Slate Bar and Restaurant 54 West 21st Street NYC 10010 
Cover: $20
Food Beverage Minimum: $20 per person for table service. No minimum for bar/standing room.
Get your tickets in advance to be assured of seating!
Buy tickets here BigBandMonday.com


Tuesday, September 27
Sweet Megg and the Wayfarers  at Radegast 
Location: 113 N 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY 11249
8PM no cover


Wednesday, September 28
Margi Gianquinto at Hotel Chantelle (downstairs)
7-10PM
location: 92 Ludlow Street New York, NY 10002

Thursday, September 29
Hot Club of Flatbush at Radegast
Location: 113 N 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY 11249
9PM no cover


Wednesday, October 5
Margi Gianquinto at Hotel Chantelle (downstairs)
7-10PM
location: 92 Ludlow Street New York, NY 10002

Friday, October 7- Sunday, October 9
Empire City Swing
Kevin & Jo, Peter & Naomi, Rafal & Jessica
Tiers and pricing information online
empirecityswing.com

Friday, October 7
Empire City Swing Dance
Michael Gamble & His Rhythm Serenaders
empirecityswing.com
Manhattan Ballroom
29 West 36th St. 
9pm – 1am
$25 or discount passes or a full event pass online

Saturday, October 8
Empire City Swing Dance
Michael Gamble & His Rhythm Serenaders
empirecityswing.com
Manhattan Ballroom
29 West 36th St. 
9pm – 1am
$25 or discount passes or a full event pass online

Sunday, October 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.comwww.sockhopsundays.com


Wednesday, October 12
Margi Gianquinto at Hotel Chantelle (downstairs)
7-10PM
location: 92 Ludlow Street New York, NY 10002


Saturday, October 15
Swing Remix with Gordon Webster and Friends
More info to come!


Wednesday, October 19
Margi Gianquinto at Hotel Chantelle (downstairs)
7-10PM
location: 92 Ludlow Street New York, NY 10002


Saturday, October 22
Evita’s Followers Workshop
Time: 2:30-5:30PM
Price: $40 before October 1, $50 after *Tickets must be bought in advance, no walk-ins
Location:  890 Broadway, 5th floor, Studio 2 (just north of union square)
In this workshop first of all we will break down how to swivel. Then you will train your swivels through the end of the Swingout, counts 7 + 8, and transition into counts 1 + 2.  You will also learn some new variations to add to your repertoire and the whole session will focus on valuable technique skills to apply to your social dancing.

Sunday, October 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.comwww.sockhopsundays.com


Wednesday, October 26
Margi Gianquinto at Hotel Chantelle (downstairs)
7-10PM
location: 92 Ludlow Street New York, NY 10002


Saturday, November 6
Michael and Evita teach a Lindy Hop workshop in NYC
Time: 12:00-4:00PM
Price: $60 before October 1, $75 after *Tickets must be bought in advance, no walk-ins
Location: Chelsea Studios, room 603 
151 West 26th street, 6th Floor.  btw 6th and 7th Ave.
This workshop will teach a complete swing routine that has new steps to add to your repertoire and technique skills to apply to your social dancing. https://michaelandevita.com/new-york-city-pop-up-workshop-november-6th-2016/

Saturday, November 12
Swing Remix with Glenn Crytzer’s Savoy Seven
More details to follow
 
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Chazz Young Needs Your Support

Lindy Hoppers – Chazz Young needs your support!  Please read the following link and donate if you are able.  https://www.youcaring.com/chazz-young-607873

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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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