This Week in Swing – July 26

his 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, Iguana, 240 W. 54th, SRO special $10/$10 food/drink min*
Tuesday: Swing Practice, DJ music, 9-10:30pm, Free YSBD Students, $5 , 412 Eighth Ave
Tues: White Heat, 9:30-11:30pm, $5 +tips (band nights) ,  YSBD, 412 Eighth Ave
Tuesday: Dandy Wellington, Hotel Chantelle, 92 Ludlow 8-11pm
Wed: 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 Jazz Club, Swing Bands (below) + DJ, 7-11:30pm, Free 
Wednesday:  Gotham City Swings, location TBD
Thursday: Frim Fram at Club 412, 412 Eighth Ave, $8, Students $5, 9pm
Thurs: Bushwick Hot Jazz Jam: 9:30pm-3ish Amancay’s Diner (Morgan Ave L train)*
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-* 
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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.
 
DUE TO A LACK OF TIME, RADEGAST HALL HAS NOT BEEN UPDATED – GO TO RADEGASTHALL.COM, I WILL TRY TO UPDATE RADEGAST IN THE NEXT WEEK.  EVERYTHING ELSE IS CURRENT.
 
 Wednesday, July 29
**GOTHAM JAZZ CLUB at Bar URBO**
Hot Jazz & Swing every Wednesday 7pm to late
NO COVER (All Ages / 21+ to drink)!
* Dan Levinson‘s Gotham SophistiCats (3 sets / 7:30-11pm)
* Guest vocalist Molly Ryan
* classic burlesque by Hazel Honeysuckle
* DJ Vava Voon
* free beginner swing dance lesson at 7:10pm
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, & delicious food! Every week features a different Swing or Hot Jazz band, plus swing DJs, & variety acts. Also a delicious food & drink menu is available with weekly Cocktail, and Single Malt Scotch specials… and NO COVER! Join us after work, or for a night on the town!
BAR URBO – 11 Times Square / 2nd floor
The venue for this event is called URBO and the door is right on the South-East corner of 8th ave & 42nd St – then go up to 2nd floor!
 
Thursday, July 30
Jason Prover & His Sneak Thievery
Radegast Hall 
Brooklyn, NY
9pm
 
Friday, July 31
ZINC BAR PRESENTS: Seth Weaver Big Band with Svetlana Shmulyian
(3 sets, 9PM, 10:30PM, and 12AM)
$20 – 9pm
$15 – after 10:30pm
SWING FOR THE NOW! Come celebrate the Seth Weaver Big Band’s monthly residency at the world famous Zinc Bar!!! Hear and dance to classic jazz standards and original swing music by Seth Weaver and Svetlana Shmulyian inspired by Count Basie, and Frank Sinatra .
 
Ida Brings it on Home(town) 
Hometown BBQ
Come to Red Hook and feast your ears on Brooklyn’s own monarch of song, Ida Blue. Your girl hosts a night of gutsy, sultry bluez alongside her world class, award winning band.
Featuring:
Mark Lopeman – Reeds (HBO’s Grammy winning Boardwalk Empire Orchestra)
John Gill – Guitar (Leon Redbone)
Conal Fowkes – Bass (Woody Allen’s Jazz Band)
Andrew Millar – Drums
$10 suggested donation please
www.missidablue.com
8-11pm
Hometown BBQ

454 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, New York 11231
*Restaurant, but Ida Blue says there is space to dance.
Saturday, August 1
 The DL Speakeasy (Rooftop Party)
Featuring Jessy Carolina and the Hot Mess
Burlesque:  Rosie Cheeks and Velvetina Taylor
No cover, no minimum, drink specials and food available all night.
Info:  www.thesalon.biz
FREE SWING DANCE LESSON (5:30-6pm)
DJ Odysseus Bailer will also be teaching a beginner swing dance lesson, starting at 5:30pm!
hosted by Maestro Soluri
from 5:00-9:30pm
The DL – 95 Delancey Street
(corner of Delancey and Ludlow)
* we party rain or shine…. the rooftop bar has one of the largest retractable roofs in town!
* Kitchen open late
21+ / ID required
no cover
 
Tuesday, August 4
Heather Holloway and The Heebie Jeebies 
Hot Jazz band doing standards from 20’s-40’s with vocals, accordion, trombone, bass, drums.  
Radegast Hall & Biergarten (113 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY)-*
8-11PM    
Free!  
 
Wednesday, August 5
**GOTHAM JAZZ CLUB at Bar URBO**
Hot Jazz & Swing every Wednesday 7pm to late
NO COVER (All Ages / 21+ to drink)!
* Svetlana & The Delancey Five
* free beginner swing dance lesson at 7:10pm
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, & delicious food! Every week features a different Swing or Hot Jazz band, plus swing DJs, & variety acts. Also a delicious food & drink menu is available with weekly Cocktail, and Single Malt Scotch specials… and NO COVER! Join us after work, or for a night on the town!
BAR URBO – 11 Times Square / 2nd floor
The venue for this event is called URBO and the door is right on the South-East corner of 8th ave & 42nd St – then go up to 2nd floor!
 
Thursday, August 6
 
Swing Under the Stars
August 6th swing dance with the wonderful Mike Davis and the Uptown Lowdown at the Riverdale YM-YWHA. Ted Rosenthal, fabulous jazz pianist and Artistic Director of Jazz at the Riverdale Y, will sit in.
Free dance lesson at 6:30.
Band starts at 7:30
Directions for public transportation. There’s plenty of parking if you drive.
FROM THE WEST SIDE: 1. Take the 1 train to 231st St., then transfer to the Bx10 or Bx 7 bus to 256th St. and Riverdale Ave. Walk up the hill to the Y. 2. Take the BxM2 Express Bus to 256th St and Riverdale Ave. Walk up the hill to the Y. 
FROM THE EAST SIDE: 1. Take the Metro North to Riverdale. It’s a 15 minute walk from there, or take a taxi. 2. Take the BxM1 Express Bus to 256th St and Riverdale Ave. Walk up the hill to the Y.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1624973474408188/
Riverdale YM-YWHA

5625 Arlington Ave, Bronx, New York 10471
$20 admission
$30 admission + 2 drinks
Friday, August 7
Big Band First Fridays
(8pm to 1am)
The Ballroom at 4 West 43rd St
-> ALL AGES / 21+ to drink<-
featuring the 17 piece George Gee Swing Orchestra
from 9:30pm – 12:30am
* Free beginner dance lesson by Elena of DANCE MANHATTAN from 8:30 – 9:15pm
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.
GENERAL ADMISSION
incl. general admission to the event & dance lesson
$20 – Early Bird or use Yehoodi code or bring post card 
 
Dancing in the Park: 80th Anniversary of Harlem Jazz and Swing Dancing!
Hours:  5-8pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1602345486710660/
Jackie Robinson Park  85 Bradhurst Ave and West 148 Street,  NY 10030
Join us to celebrate Harlem’s jazz culture and most famous dance on the 80th anniversary of a special swing dance in Colonial park (Jackie Robinson Park’s formerly name).  This event includes a dance lesson by Odysseus Bailer,  the renowned Harlem Renaissance Orchestra, a swing dance performance and a best dressed contest!
Rain date August 7th. Schedule subject to change.  For last minute updates call the THSDS hotline at 347 – 709 – 7022 or check The Harlem Swing Dance Society  Facebook page
 

Saturday, August 8
Great Jazz on the Great Hill
4pm – 7pm
The Great Hill (enter at 106th St. and Central Park West)
A Jazz and Blues Festival paying tribute to Central Park Conservancy’s 35th Anniversary
Featuring:  The George Gee 17 Piece Swing Orchestra
King Solomon Hicks Quintet
Bring your picnic blanket and best friends for an afternoon of music, dance, food, and family fun!
Food available for purchase on-site. Family activities ongoing throughout the event.
Program is weather permitting and subject to change. For more information call 212.860.1370.
Check back for more information coming soon!
 
Wednesday, August 12
**GOTHAM JAZZ CLUB at Bar URBO**
Hot Jazz & Swing every Wednesday 7pm to late
NO COVER (All Ages / 21+ to drink)!
* Glenn Crytzer Quartette
* free beginner swing dance lesson at 7:10pm
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, & delicious food! Every week features a different Swing or Hot Jazz band, plus swing DJs, & variety acts. Also a delicious food & drink menu is available with weekly Cocktail, and Single Malt Scotch specials… and NO COVER! Join us after work, or for a night on the town!
BAR URBO – 11 Times Square / 2nd floor
The venue for this event is called URBO and the door is right on the South-East corner of 8th ave & 42nd St – then go up to 2nd floor!
 
Thursday, August 13
Swingadelic
FREE Concert in Sinatra Park
Hoboken, NJ
7:00 pm
 
Friday, August 14
Baby Soda Jazz Band
Pier 45 – Greenwich Village
7pm – Free
 
 
Saturday, August 15
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
 
Sunday, August 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
 
 
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 visit www.sockhopsundays.com
 
Wednesday, August 19
**GOTHAM JAZZ CLUB at Bar URBO**
Hot Jazz & Swing every Wednesday 7pm to late
NO COVER (All Ages / 21+ to drink)!
*The Blue Vipers
* free beginner swing dance lesson at 7:10pm
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, & delicious food! Every week features a different Swing or Hot Jazz band, plus swing DJs, & variety acts. Also a delicious food & drink menu is available with weekly Cocktail, and Single Malt Scotch specials… and NO COVER! Join us after work, or for a night on the town!
BAR URBO – 11 Times Square / 2nd floor
The venue for this event is called URBO and the door is right on the South-East corner of 8th ave & 42nd St – then go up to 2nd floor!
 
Friday, August 21
Mad Hot Swing’n’Ballroom – End of Summer Party
featuring the best in social dance music for ballroom and swing…
DJ ‘Scarface’ Danny Scarola, hosts mixed ballroom &
DJ Elle Peas “Tina” Miss Itch, gets you swingin’ out!
2 Dance Rooms
Mixed Ballroom & Swing
9:30 pm: FREE Intro Lesson, with paid admission
9:30pm: Ballroom dancing begins with DJ Danny ‘Scarface’ Scarola.
10:00pm: The swing room starts hopping with Miss Itch
Admission $10, $8 for YSBD Students
Special class discount if you know the password!
1 Great Night of Dancing at You Should Be Dancing…! Dance Center
Where those who love to dance go to party!
 YSBD
412 Eighth Avenue, 4th Floor
 
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.  
 
October 23-25
Empire City Swings
Frida Segerdahl Skye Humphries Jo Hoffberg Kevin St. Laurent
We will be offering three levels for workshop takers this year. Advanced, Intermediate/Advanced and Beginner/Intermediate. 
Registration will be open June 4th at 12pm (EDT).
Registration is based on a tiered system in which purchasing before other attendees equals saving money. Please note, there will be no drop in options for the workshops. 
If you have questions regarding the level you should sign up for please visit  our
Level Description Page.
Dance passes and Workshop only passes are not included in the tiered system and prices will remain the same until the week of the event when registration closes.
http://www.empirecityswing.com/#!registration/ck0q 
Dance passes and Workshop only passes are not included in the tiered system and prices will remain the same until the week of the event when registration closes.
Dance info to follow as more details are announced.
 
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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