This Week in Swing – May 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 and the Delancey Five, The Back Room 102 Norfolk St. –
Monday:The Cotton Club – http://www.cottonclub-newyork.com/?id=6, $25 cover
Mon/Tues:Vince Giordano, Iguana, 240 W. 54th, $20 cover/$20 food/drink min.-* Tuesday: George Gee at Swing 46, $15, last night 5/26 for a bit.  No dancer discount. Tuesday: Swing Practice, DJ music, 9-10:30pm, Free YSBD Students, $5 , 412 Eighth Ave
Tuesday: White Heat, 9:30-11:30pm, $5 +tips for band when they are playing
Tuesday: Dandy Wellington, Hotel Chantelle, 92 Ludlow 8-11pm
Wednesday: 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 City Blues, http://www.facebook.com/groups/1394387574154053/
Thursday: Frim Fram at Club 412, $8 
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
Sunday: St. Mazie’s, Brooklyn.  Subject to change/cancellation – *
Sunday: Pegu Club All Stars, Glenn Crytzer and Friends, 77 W. Houston, 6:30-9:30pm-*
Nightly: Swing 46 – check out swing46.com – closing 5/30
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Most NYC dance venues are generally crowded. Those marked with a * are restaurants and bars that tend to be very popular with dancers and may have limited space to dance.
 
***People have asked and I have an answer!  The Moon Dances are not happening this summer.  The Hudson River Parks are exploring alternate programming.  Dance Manhattan hopes to bring back the Moon Dances we have all known and loved in 2016.  
 
Monday, May 25
Jason Prover
Radegast Hall – *
Brooklyn
8pm
Wednesday, May 27
Gotham City Blues
583 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10016
8-9pm all-levels blues lesson 9-11:30pm social dancing Admission $5
Thursday, May 28
The Stan Rubin Orchestra
Swing Lunchtime concerts
12:30-1:30pm 
Make your own dance floor, unknown what space is available for dancing. 
345 Park Avenue, near 52nd Street
 
 
Dancing in Bryant Park
Swing and Lindy Hop
Featuring George Gee Swing Orchestra (www.georgegee.com/swing-orchestra) Dance instructors: Evita Arceand Syncopated City dancers
Fountain Terrace Stage Social dance party after work – featuring a different dance genre each week with popular dance instructors plus an incredible band – hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo. Salsa, Swing, Tango, and much more. From novices to experts, all are welcome. Lessons 6 – 7pm, and dancing to live music 7 – 9:30pm.
 
 
Live Music at the Cupping Room
Cupping Room Cafe
359 W Broadway, New York, New York 10013
Featuring: Local Blues singer John Gill – Guitar (Woody Allen’s Jazz Band) Brian Nalepka – Upright Bass (Manhattan Rhythm Kings) Andrew Millar – Drums (Michael Bublé)
7-10pm
 
Friday, May 29
Lucky Chops Brass Band
Not strictly swing
Radegast Hall – *
Brooklyn
9pm
 
Saturday, May 30
The DL Speakeasy with Johnny Boyd
Saturday, May 30th at 5:00pm (EARLY SHOW!) Johnny Boyd’s “Cocktails with the Crooner” sponsored by Tanqueray and presented by the DL Speakeasy The DL Hotel 95 Delancey Street New York, NY 10002 Age limit: 21+ RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dl-speakeasy-rsvp-johnny-boyds-cocktails-with-the-crooner-sponsored-by-tanqueray-tickets-16899751612
 
Tap Dance for Lindy Hoppers
Join Syncopated City for our very first weekend workshop. Our first month features acclaimed tap dancer, Hillary-Marie Tap. Tap Dance for Lindy Hoppers will teach you rhythms and shapes to inspire rhythmic complexity in your dancing! Saturday May 30th 12 – 2pm at 165 W 86th $29 online | $35 at the door Register at syncopatedcitydanceschool.com/tap
 
 
Wit’s End
Saturday, May 30, 2015 in NYC, come to Wit’s End™ “Mischief in May” and drink Prohibition era cocktails and celebrate the Jazz Age with music from Vintage Barber & Radio Host, DJ Mike Will Cut You and LIVE hot jazz from Glenn Crytzer’s Quartet! Come in your finest jazz age or vintage inspired attire to drink specialty cocktails and dance to jazz age songs in an authentic 1920s speakeasy. Our party is at Flute Midtown, 205 W. 54th Street, formerly Texas Guinan’s Club Intime! Meet our hostess, Dandy Dillinger. She looks sweet but this salty vamp can spice up any party. A 21st Century flapper with a dash of Jazz Age gangster. Our co-sponsor is the Dorothy Parker Society, the drinking club with a book problem. 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!
 205 W. 54th Street, New York, New York 10019
Sammy Miller & The Congregation
Radegast Hall – *
Brooklyn
3pm
Monday, June 1
Taste of Times Square with George Gee & Swing 46
Annual FREE outdoor swing dance event at The Swing 46 Tent at A Taste Of Times Square on Monday June 1st featuring The George Gee Swing Orchestra from 5pm to 9pm. The tent is located a half block east of the club (349 West 467th Street on Restaurant Row) in the parking lot.
5-9pm
Tuesday, June 2
Dive bar, Live Music, Wood Floor, Space…. BLUES … yep sounds like a good night1st Tuesday of each month – Blues Band: Miss Ida Blue feat: Conal Fowkes (p) and John Gill (gtr) of Woody Allen’s Jazz Band, Brian Nalepka (bs) of Manhattan Rhythm Kings and Kevin Dorn (dr) of Jim Cullum Band. – Blues Lesson (during 1st band break)- Dive Bar (a great one!)- Small Kitchen window in the back- Wood floors with SPACE- Chill spot- No Cover! (Please tip the band) Hang out- Have a drink -Have a dance -See you! Directions: Total Walking from train: 5 MINUTES R train to Prospect Ave. Walk on 4th Ave Left on 17th Street Right on 5th Ave #627 across the street.
Mas Swing Orchestra
Swing Lunchtime concerts
12:30-1:30pm 
Make your own dance floor, unknown what space is available for dancing. 
345 Park Avenue, near 52nd Street
 
Wednesday, June 3
GOTHAM JAZZ CLUB at Bar Urbo Hot Jazz & Swing every Wednesday 7pm to late / No Cover! JUNE 3rd – opening night! * The Grand St. Stompers * DJ VaVa Voon * Honey Taps Starting June 3rd, step back in time to old New York every Wednesday at the gorgeous vintage inspired Bar URBO for a night of swing dancing, lounging, classic cocktails, and delicious food! Every week features a different live swing, hot jazz, or blues band for your lounging and dancing pleasure. Plus swing DJs, vaudeville performers, and a classic cocktail menu with weekly specials. And the best part; no cover or minimum! Bar Urbo (2nd floor) 11 Times Square / 8th ave & 42nd St The GOTHAM JAZZ CLUB is presented by Prohibition Productions andURBO Upstairs
 
Friday, June 5
George Gee, Dance Manhattan , Patrick Soluri (Prohibition Productions) & Non-Profit Resources are proud to present BIG BAND FIRST FRIDAYS Friday, June 5th, 2015 (8pm to 1am) The Ballroom at 4 West 43rd St -> ALL AGES / 21+ to drinkGeorge Gee Swing Orchestra with guest vocalist Svetlana Shmulyian from 9:30pm – 12:30am Please join us for the triumphant return of BIG BAND FIRST FRIDAYS featuring the 17 piece George Gee Swing Orchestra! Dance and lounge all night in a 2,500 sq ft ballroom near the heart of Times Square with a tribute to the legendary Frankie Manning and the Swing-Era big bands (Dorsey, Miller, Basie, Goodman, Ellington), plus the best swing DJs and dance performances New York City has to offer! If you’re new to dancing, or just need a brush-up, take a free lesson from master teacher Elena from Dance Manhattan. WINE & PROSECCO BAR Enjoy a drink in the lounge! Our swingin’ bar features red and white wine, prosecco, plus water, and non-alcoholic beverages. bar is open throughout the entire event (8pm-1am) Join us on the First Friday of every month! GENERAL ADMISSION incl. general admission to the event & dance lesson $20 – Early Bird $25 – Regular Price VIP TICKETS $50 – Early Bird $60 – Regular Price incl. open wine/prosecco bar (all night), skip lines at door, and autographed copy of George Gee’s latest CDs “Swing Makes You Happy”
 
 
Jitterbug Jam – First Friday Swing Dance – Park Slope Brooklyn
Flying Home and Arturo Perez are thrilled to present the Jitterbug Jam swing dance night in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The evening begins with a  half-hour dance class with renowned instructor Arturo Perez, and then  the dance floor opens with live 30s and 40s swing music from Flying  Home–playing the music of the King of Swing, Benny Goodman, with  special guest singers each month! 8–11pm, first Friday of the Month. Admission: $15 / $12 Seniors, Students, PSFC Members / $10 Kids 12 and under Location: Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture 53 Prospect Park West, NY 11215 (718) 768-2972 More info at http://www.brooklynswingdance.com/
 
Times Square Flash Mob
Produced by Douglas McMillan and featuring Svetlana & The Delancey Five!!! Times Square Swing Dance FlashBomb is a public dance to celebrate Swing dancers and New York City!
7pm
 
Sunday, June 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 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 visitwww.sockhopsundays.com
 
Tuesday, June 9
Black Diamond Orchestra (tribute to Duke Ellington)
Swing Lunchtime concerts
12:30-1:30pm 
Make your own dance floor, unknown what space is available for dancing. 
 345 Park Avenue, near 52nd Street
 
Wednesday, June 10
GOTHAM JAZZ CLUB at Bar Urbo Hot Jazz & Swing every Wednesday 7pm to late / No Cover! Avalon Jazz Band Step back in time to old New York every Wednesday at the gorgeous vintage inspired Bar URBO for a night of swing dancing, lounging, classic cocktails, and delicious food! Every week features a different live swing, hot jazz, or blues band for your lounging and dancing pleasure. Plus swing DJs, vaudeville performers, and a classic cocktail menu with weekly specials. And the best part; no cover or minimum! The GOTHAM JAZZ CLUB is presented by Prohibition Productions andURBO Upstairs
 
Thursday, June 11
BB Kings
SUMMER SWING with Svetlana & The Delancey Five featuring sp. guestWycliffe Gordon (with Adrian Cunningham, Rob Garcia, Dalton Ridenhour, Charlie Caranicas, and George Delancey) – and feat tap sensation Michela Marino Lerman – and dance performance by Gaby Galore & Her Sugar Shakers! Open dance floor for dancers – and place to have a drink and dinner! 2 SHOWS 6pm Doors/ 7pm Show 8:45pm Doors/ 9:30pm Show Cover: $20 advance / $25 day of the show http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=4979 Come celebrate summer with us at the gorgeous Lucille’s B.B.Kings! We will play tunes from our upcoming record (to be released in the fall 2015) – including new original songs, few covers of pop and rock tunes and our favorite duets and jazz standards! Featuring Wycliffe Gordon – trombone, vocals, arrangements – “a one man show unto himself” (Wall Street Journal) With Adrian Cunningham (reeds / vocals), Charlie Caracas (trumpet), Rob Garcia (drums / arrangements), Dalton Ridenhour (piano), George Delancey (bass). We will feature tap sensation Michela Marino Lerman – and dane performance by Gaby Galore & Her Sugar Shakers! Open dance floor for dancers – and place to have a drink and dinner!
B.B. King Blues Club

237 W 42nd St, New York, New York 10036
Friday, June 12
Baby Soda Jazz Band
Pier 45 – Greenwich Village
7pm – Free
 
Saturday, June 13
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
 
Governor’s Island with Michael Arenella
SATURDAY & SUNDAY JUNE 13th & 14th AUGUST 15th & 16th, 2015 11:00 am to 5:00 pm For Tickets & Information, visit: www.JazzAgeLawnParty.com/tickets.html
Baby Soda Jazz Band
Pier 45 – Greenwich Village
7pm – Free
Governor’s Island After Party
” Fleur Seule​ will be your After Party host!
After a fantastic day of fun in the sun – Stay in costume and wiggle on over for dinner and dancing in the cool downstairs lounge of Bacchanal​
LIVE MUSIC 7:0010:00PM
No cover, fantastic menu of dinner, drinks, and snacks.
Room to dance!
Vintage dress encouraged: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s!
146 Bowery at Broome Street
 
Sunday, June 14
Governor’s Island with Michael Arenella
SATURDAY & SUNDAY JUNE 13th & 14th AUGUST 15th & 16th, 2015 11:00 am to 5:00 pm For Tickets & Information, visit: www.JazzAgeLawnParty.com/tickets.html
Baby Soda Jazz Band
Pier 45 – Greenwich Village
7pm – Free
Wednesday, June 17
GOTHAM JAZZ CLUB at Bar Urbo Hot Jazz & Swing every Wednesday 7pm to late / No Cover! Professor Cunningham and his Old School Step back in time to old New York every Wednesday at the gorgeous vintage inspired Bar URBO for a night of swing dancing, lounging, classic cocktails, and delicious food! Every week features a different live swing, hot jazz, or blues band for your lounging and dancing pleasure. Plus swing DJs, vaudeville performers, and a classic cocktail menu with weekly specials. And the best part; no cover or minimum! Bar Urbo (2nd floor) 11 Times Square / 8th ave & 42nd St The GOTHAM JAZZ CLUB is presented by Prohibition Productions andURBO Upstairs
Plaza Swing Series:  Matt Munisteri
7-9pm
Dance lesson:  6:30pm
Central Library, Plaza
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn Public Library
In case of rain, the event will be held Thursday, Julne 18
 
Saturday, June 20
Swing Remix Dance Spectacular
Band: Professor Cunningham & His Old School
PRE-DANCE WORKSHOPS
6:30pm Title Coming Soon Swing Workshop (Adv Basic +)
Instructor: TBA
7:30pmTitle Coming Soon Dance Workshop (Intermediate Level)
Instructors: TBA
7:30 General Admission Doors Open
7:45 Free Dance Lesson
8:30 LIVE MUSIC & SOCIAL DANCING
DANCE PERFORMANCE
10:45 Announcements, Give Aways
11:00 LIVE MUSIC & SOCIAL DANCING
1:00AM END
All Ages
More Details Coming Soon! 
Tickets: $16 advance/$20 door
*specialty dance workshops extra
 
Sunday, June 21
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 visitwww.sockhopsundays.com
 
Tuesday, June 23
Jonathan Stout’s All-Star Orchestra
featuring Hilary Alexander (New York City Debut)
Style:  Big Band Swing
Dance Instructors:  Evita Arce and Michael Jagger teach Lindy Hop
DJ:  Ryan Swift
Dance Floor:  Opens at 6pm
Dance Lesson:  6:30pm
Live Music:  7:30pm
Location:  Damrosch Park
http://midsummernightswing.org/buy-a-pass-and-save
 
The Ebony Hillbillies (old time New Orleans)
Swing Lunchtime concerts
12:30-1:30pm 
Make your own dance floor, unknown what space is available for dancing. 
 345 Park Avenue, near 52nd Street
 
Wednesday, June 24
Nikki Hill
Style:  Rock ‘n’ Roll (assuming this will work for Rock-a-billy swing)
Dance Instructors:  Simone Coonrad
DJ:  The Golden Gup
Dance Floor:  Opens at 6pm
Dance Lesson:  6:30pm
Live Music:  7:30pm
Location:  Damrosch Park
http://midsummernightswing.org/buy-a-pass-and-save
 
Plaza Swing Series:  Harlem Blues and Jazz Band
7-9pm
Dance lesson:  6:30pm
Central Library, Plaza
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn Public Library
In case of rain, the event will be held Thursday, July 25 
 
GOTHAM JAZZ CLUB at Bar Urbo Hot Jazz & Swing every Wednesday 7pm to late / No Cover! Sneak Thievery Orchestra Step back in time to old New York every Wednesday at the gorgeous vintage inspired Bar URBO for a night of swing dancing, lounging, classic cocktails, and delicious food! Every week features a different live swing, hot jazz, or blues band for your lounging and dancing pleasure. Plus swing DJs, vaudeville performers, and a classic cocktail menu with weekly specials. And the best part; no cover or minimum! Bar Urbo (2nd floor) 11 Times Square / 8th ave & 42nd St The GOTHAM JAZZ CLUB is presented by Prohibition Productions andURBO Upstairs
 
Saturday, June 27
Save the Last Dance for Me – Roomful of Blues
Plays the Music of Doc Pomus
Style:  Jump Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll
Dance Instructors:  John Joven and Shoshi Krieger teach Blues dancing
DJ:  Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus
Dance Floor:  Opens at 6pm
Dance Lesson:  6:30pm
Live Music:  7:30pm
Location:  Damrosch Park
http://midsummernightswing.org/buy-a-pass-and-save
 
Wednesday, July 1
Aurora Nealand and The Royal Roses
Style:  New Orleans Traditional Jazz
Dance Instructors:  Heather Flock teaches Lindy Hop
DJ:  Tomo
Dance Floor:  Opens at 6pm
Dance Lesson:  6:30pm
Live Music:  7:30pm
Location:  Damrosch Park
http://midsummernightswing.org/buy-a-pass-and-save
 
GOTHAM JAZZ CLUB at Bar Urbo Hot Jazz & Swing every Wednesday 7pm to late / No Cover! Band TBA (MSNS After-Party) Step back in time to old New York every Wednesday at the gorgeous vintage inspired Bar URBO for a night of swing dancing, lounging, classic cocktails, and delicious food! Every week features a different live swing, hot jazz, or blues band for your lounging and dancing pleasure. Plus swing DJs, vaudeville performers, and a classic cocktail menu with weekly specials. And the best part; no cover or minimum! Bar Urbo (2nd floor) 11 Times Square / 8th ave & 42nd St The GOTHAM JAZZ CLUB is presented by Prohibition Productions andURBO Upstairs
 
Plaza Swing Series:  Swingtime Big Band
7-9pm
Dance lesson:  6:30pm
Central Library, Plaza
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn Public Library
In case of rain, the event will be held on the ballroom of Union Temple at 17 Eastern Parkway
 
Friday, July 3
Kahulanui
Style:  Hawaiian Swing
Dance Instructors:  Paolo Lanna – Balboa / Collegiate Shag
DJ:  Meredith Ochs
Dance Floor:  Opens at 6pm
Dance Lesson:  6:30pm
Live Music:  7:30pm
Location:  Damrosch Park
http://midsummernightswing.org/buy-a-pass-and-save
 
Thursday, July 4
George Gee Swing Orchestra
On Stage at Kingsborough 
Kingsborough Community College
2001 Oriental Avenue Brooklyn
8pm
Patriotic Big Band Program
 
Wednesday, July 8
Gordon Webster with featured vocalist – Brianna Thomas
Style:  Big Band Swing
Dance Instructors:  Laura Jeffers teaches Lindy Hop
DJ:  Va Va Voon
Dance Floor:  Opens at 6pm
Dance Lesson:  6:30pm
Live Music:  7:30pm
Location:  Damrosch Park
http://midsummernightswing.org/buy-a-pass-and-save
 
GOTHAM JAZZ CLUB at Bar Urbo Hot Jazz & Swing every Wednesday 7pm to late / No Cover! Baby Soda Jazz Band (MSNS After party) Step back in time to old New York every Wednesday at the gorgeous vintage inspired Bar URBO for a night of swing dancing, lounging, classic cocktails, and delicious food! Every week features a different live swing, hot jazz, or blues band for your lounging and dancing pleasure. Plus swing DJs, vaudeville performers, and a classic cocktail menu with weekly specials. And the best part; no cover or minimum! Bar Urbo (2nd floor) 11 Times Square / 8th ave & 42nd St The GOTHAM JAZZ CLUB is presented by Prohibition Productions andURBO Upstairs
 
Thursday, July 9
Mideri Brothers (old time swing)
Lunchtime swing concerts
345 Park Avenue, near 52nd street
12:30-1:30pm 
Make your own dance floor, unknown what space is available for dancing. 
 
Saturday, July 11
Harlem Renaissance Orchestra – 
Style:  Big Band Swing
Dance Instructors:  Margaret Batiuchok teach Lindy Hop
DJ:  Odysseus Bailer
Dance Floor:  Opens at 6pm
Dance Lesson:  6:30pm
Live Music:  7:30pm
Location:  Damrosch Park
11th Annal Tribute to Illinois Jacquet
plus the Ambassador Prize Lindy Hop Dance Contest
http://midsummernightswing.org/buy-a-pass-and-save
 
Tuesday, July 14

Fleur Seule
We encourage dancers to come dressed in Parisian inspired vintage attire to dance and celebrate with us in the downstairs lounge 9pm-12am.
9:00PM-12:00AM 240 Columbus Ave (@71st) No cover, room to dance 1940s Jazz & Swing with a Latin flair!
Baby Soda Jazz Band
Pier 45 – Greenwich Village
7pm – Free
Thursday, July 16
Swingadelic
Swing Lunchtime concerts
345 Park Avenue, near 52nd street
12:30-1:30pm 
Make your own dance floor, unknown what space is available for dancing. 
 
Friday, July 17
Baby Soda Jazz Band
Pier 45 – Greenwich Village
7pm – Free
Mad Hot Swing ‘n’ Ballroom
YSBD
Details TBA
Big Band First Fridays
Details TBA
 
July 17-20
Nocturne Blues Exchange
 
Wednesday, July 22
Plaza Swing Series:  Brain Cloud
7-9pm
Dance lesson:  6:30pm
Central Library, Plaza
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn Public Library
In case of rain, the event will be held Thursday, July 23 
 
Friday, August 7
Big Band First Fridays
Details TBA
 
 
August 15/16
Governor’s Island with Michael Arenella
SATURDAY & SUNDAY JUNE 13th & 14th AUGUST 15th & 16th, 2015 11:00 am to 5:00 pm For Tickets & Information, visit: www.JazzAgeLawnParty.com/tickets.html
 
October 6
Dances of Vice: Summer Nights Burlesque Sailr
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, 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
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Help Save the Renaissance Ballroom and Swing Dancing History

“Harlem’s long crumbling Renaissance Ballroom and Casino will soon be transformed into an 8-story, 134-apartment unit mixed-use building that will include community and retail space…More than 1,400 New Yorkers put their name to an online petition to get a reprieve for the Renaissance Ballroom and Casino.”

To find out how you can help, please check out:  http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/uptown/hundreds-sign-online-petition-save-harlem-treasure-article-1.2061416

For updates:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/435022506647169/

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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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