April 27, 2019 – New York City Swing Dancing

NYC Swing Dancing


Regular weekly NYC Swing Dancing events not included in the calendar below:

Mon: Svetlana & the Delancey Five, The Back Room 102 Norfolk St 8:30pm*
Mon: Ethyl’s Uptown 1629 2nd Ave, 8pm-Mid
Mon: The Cotton Club $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 ($10 on White Heat nite)
Tues: Swing Practice, 9:30-11pm, Students free, $5 others, 412 8th
Tues: George Gee / Swing 46, Dancer discount $10
Thurs: Frim Fram at Club 412, 412 Eighth Ave, $10, Students $7, 9pm
Fri: Friday Night Blues
Fri: Brooklyn Swings, Trinity Grace Church 231 Ainslie St, 7-10pm, $5-10
Sun: Baby Soda, St. Mazie’s, 345 Grand St., Brooklyn. 9:30pm *
Sun: Glenn Crytzer Quartette, Peppi’s Cellar, 406 Broome, 7-10
Nightly: Swing46 (Suggest you bring a partner)


Most NYC dance venues are generally crowded. Those marked with a * are restaurants and bars that have limited space to dance.


Eileen’s Notes

Intrepid Tickets – Battle of the Big band on sale May 6 at noon!

This Week in Swing NYC has been included in Top 15 Swing Dance Blogs, Websites & Newsletters. Check it out.


May Events



Friday, May 3

Bal Week – Friday Night Ball

Michael Gamble and the Rhythm Serenaders Octet featuring Laura Windley
University Settlement
184 Eldridge St.
8pm – 12AM
Door Price: $35



Friday, May 3

Fleur Seule

Tavern on the Green – Central Park & West 67th St. Live music 7-11pm. Join us for dinner and dancing in the Courtyard (weather permitting). No cover, one item minimum.



Saturday, May 4

Bal Week – Saturday Night Dance

Michael Gamble and the Rhythm Serenaders Octet featuring Laura Windley
University Settlement
184 Eldridge St.
8pm – 12AM
Door Price: $35



Saturday, May 4

Derby Day 2019

Join us for a day of dancing and lounging with classic Southern Hospitality, Mint Juleps, live music by two jazz bands, DJs, and classic burlesque… so wear your best derby hat n’bow tie!
hot jazz & swing music in dedicated room & floor (2-8pm):
* The Hot Toddies w/vocalist Cait Jones (4-8pm)
* DJ Odysseus Bailer from 2-4pm and band breaks
* classic burlesque by Pearls Daily
* The Milkman & Sons (2-5:15pm) outdoor lounge at Public Kitchen
plus
* Mint Juleps, Bubbly, & other Derby drink specials!
* special small-bites menu by famed chef Jean-Georges!
* The Derby (race) will be projected live at 6:50pm!
* Big Hats, Bowties, and other Derby Attire Requested!
* contemporary DJs & performances on other floors (tickets may be required)
Public Hotel – 215 Chrystie St (NYC)
21+ / ID required
The Hot Toddies will once again play in the swanky cocktail Lounge DIEGO… our own room dedicated to hot jazz n’ swing music, as well as the entire floor! Plus Milkman & Sons will play in the beautiful outdoor lounge downstairs at PUBLIC KITCHEN. Contemporary DJs will spin in the club, PUBLIC ARTS on the lower level, and up on the posh rooftop lounge until late in the evening (tickets may be required for other floors)

No cover – RSVP Required



Saturday, May 4

CU Swing Presents: A Prohibition Ball

Join CU Swing at The Prohibition Ball! Featuring music by Del and the Rad Rompers! Come in your 20s themed attire or however you want! There will be a Beginner Lindy Hop lesson with Evita Arce included with admission.
Charleston Hour + Social Dance: General $20 | Students $15
Social Dance: General $12 | Students $10
Free for registered CU Swing Club members!
Wien Hall, Columbia University – 411 W. 116th St.
6pm-11pm



Sunday, May 5

Sock Hop Sundays

Now in our 16th year of great dance music from the 50’s & 60’s! Including Rock-n-Roll, Motown, Soul, R&B, and Doo Wop. We average 175+ guests at Sock Hop Sunday, so come alone or come with friends and join the fun!
Connolly’s 121 West 45th Street btwn 6th & 7th Ave – 3rd floor (elevator available)
$20. Cash at the door
Includes coupon for $5 off liquor, wine, beer, soda or food.
7:00pm -11:30pm
Questions: sockhopsundays@gmail.com



Sunday, May 5

Fleur Seule

Tavern on the Green – Central Park & West 67th St. Live music 6-10pm. Join us for dinner and dancing in the Courtyard (weather permitting). No cover, one item minimum.



Sunday, May 5

Bal Week – Wrap Up Dance

DJ’d dance – Ann Sychterz and Kate Hedin
YSBD – 412 Eighth Avenue
$15



Monday, May 6

Jazz Haus

JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
7:00-10:15pm
— plus —
* Sneak Thievery Orchestra
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Stone floor – bring appropriate shoes
Hofbrau Bierhaus – 712 3rd Avenue



Friday, May 10

Fleur Seule

Tavern on the Green – Central Park & West 67th St. Live music 7-11pm. Join us for dinner and dancing in the Courtyard (weather permitting). No cover, one item minimum.


Saturday, May 11

Casino Savoy: Hannah Gill & After House

* Hannah Gill & After Hours Jazz Band
* classic burlesque by Gal Friday and Rosie Cheeks
* DJ VaVa Voon
CASINO
* play blackjack, craps, and roulette!
* Get a free stack casino chips for playing!
* Beginner? Learn how to play from pro dealers!
* Full bar all night, plus specialty cocktails!
* late night happy hour 12-1am!
* wood floor for dancing!
TICKETS – all fees included
$20 early bird (thru May 4th)
$25 advance
$30 door
BIG DEAL Casino NYC – 1 East 28th street
21+ to enter • dress to impress • no cash gambling allowed
doors at 8pm // gaming 8:30-11:30 // band 9:00-12:30 // DJ & Bar all night

Tickets



Sunday, May 12

Fleur Seule

Tavern on the Green – Central Park & West 67th St. Live music 11am-3pm & 4-8pm for Mother’s Day, Reservations recommended for seating. Join us for dinner and dancing in the Courtyard (weather permitting). No cover, one item minimum.



Monday, May 13

Jazz Haus

JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
7:00-10:15pm
— plus —
* Charles Turner & Uptown Swing
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Stone floor – bring appropriate shoes
Hofbrau Bierhaus – 712 3rd Avenue



Wednesday, May 15

NAJO featuring Charles Turner

Vocalist Charles Turner joins the New Alchemy Jazz Orchestra for a special night at The Django
The Django – 2 Avenue of the Americas
10pm-1AM
Note, there will be some swinging tunes for dancing, but not every song will be danceable



Wednesday, May 15

The Fifth Annual Boater Ball: A Celebration of Summer Sartorialsim

with Live Jazz by DANDY WELLINGTON AND HIS BAND featuring a performance by CARRADINE’S COCKNEY SING-A-LONG, UK and Rhythm and Blues records by GINGER FIZZ, UK NORWOOD CLUB – 241 W 14th St, ADVANCED TICKETS ONLY: April 29th-May 5th EARLY BIRD $10 May 6th-12th ASTAIRE WEEK $15 May 13th-15th TILL 5PM LAST CHANCE $20 Advanced Tickets Only

6:00pm – Event Begins

6:30pm-7:15pm – Dandy Wellington and His Band Set 1

7:15pm-7:45pm – Carradine’s Cockney Sing-A long

7:45pm-8:30pm – Dandy Wellington and His Band Set 2

8:30pm-10:30pm – DJ set from Ginger Fizz

Dress code: This is a well dressed affair so dust off your summer straw hats and warm weather wear. Bring our own style and be ready to pose for the camera. Dancers:The third level at Norwood has a wooden floor and tons of room to dance!! Whether you Balboa, Shag, Lindy or Truck, we encourage you to swing out to our Harlem Rhythm. NOTE: Norwood is a members only club so in order to attend all guest must be announced.

 



Saturday, May 18

The Hot Toddies at Bierhaus

We’ll be doing 3 long sets of hot jazz n swing starting at 7pm with a stellar lineup featuring Gabe Terracciano (violin), Dan Levinson (reeds), Justin Poindexter (guitar), Ian Hutchison (bass), Patrick Soluri (drums), and special guests Leonardo Sandoval (tap dancer) joining us at 8:30pm, and Cait Jones (vocalist) joining us at 9pm!
21+ preferred / no cover or minimum!
Hofbrau Bierhaus – 712 3rd Avenue



Saturday, May 18

Fleur Seule

Tavern on the Green – Central Park & West 67th St. Live music 6-10pm. Join us for dinner and dancing in the Courtyard (weather permitting). No cover, one item minimum.



Sunday, May 19

Fleur Seule

Tavern on the Green – Central Park & West 67th St. Live music 7-11pm. Join us for dinner and dancing in the Courtyard (weather permitting). No cover, one item minimum.



Sunday, May 19

Sock Hop Sundays

Now in our 16th year of great dance music from the 50’s & 60’s! Including Rock-n-Roll, Motown, Soul, R&B, and Doo Wop. We average 175+ guests at Sock Hop Sunday, so come alone or come with friends and join the fun!
Connolly’s 121 West 45th Street btwn 6th & 7th Ave – 3rd floor (elevator available)
$20. Cash at the door
Includes coupon for $5 off liquor, wine, beer, soda or food.
7:00pm -11:30pm
Questions: sockhopsundays@gmail.com



Monday, May 20

Jazz Haus

JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
7:00-10:15pm
— plus —
* TBA
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Stone floor – bring appropriate shoes
Hofbrau Bierhaus – 712 3rd Avenue



Friday, May 24

Fleur Seule

Tavern on the Green – Central Park & West 67th St. Live music 7-11pm. Join us for dinner and dancing in the Courtyard (weather permitting). No cover, one item minimum.

 


Saturday, May 25

Swing Remix & Swedes in NYC

The Swing Remix joins a weekend long series of special events celebrating the Swedes enthusiastic contributions during the 1980s on Lindy Hop and how Frankie Manning and Al Minns influenced them and thousands of enthusiastic dancers from around the world. The spirit of the event is to return to the approach that dancers took 35 years ago when they were first discovering Lindy Hop. Expect some fabulous dance performances, unique vintage video clips and panel discussions our vintage market and lots of social dance time. LIVE MUSIC featuring Anna Cevilia (from Sweden) and The Big Time Band.
WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS
6:30PM (55min) – SPECIAL PANEL | THE SWEDISH PERSEPECTIVE
Location: Auditorium L2
PANEL MEMBERS: Lennart Westerlund, eWa Staremo-Burak, Åsa Heedman discuss their experiences and perspective of Lindy Hop
7:30PM (55min)
LINDY WORKSHOP | EXPLORING THE ROOTS (intermediate level and up)
Location: L4
Description: Influential Lindy Hoppers who trained in the 1990’s with some of the greats from the Swing Era join us in the RARE opportunity to experience their styles and stories. We’ll cover some unique and classic patterns that date back to the beginnings of Lindy Hop.
Instructors: Sing Lim (Singapore) joined by Lindy Hop Veterans Roddy Caravella, Nathan Bush, Paolo Pasta Lanna
7:45PM (30 min) BEGINNER SWING | Level: Beginner Open
Location: Auditorium L2
This class is great if you’re new to swing or if you would like a refresher on partnering. You’ll learn techniques that will bring you up to speed with the crowd of swing dancers. This class is FREE with your General Admission ticket.
Instructor: TBA
Tickets

PRICING ONLINE & DOOR
General Admission
$25 Early Bird Online Price (Includes Panel at 6:30)
$28 Online (limited quantity for panel)
$35 DOOR
7:30 Lindy Hop Workshop & Dance
$35.00 Early Bird price (Also includes Panel 6:30)
$38 Online purchase (Also includes Panel 6:30)
$45 DOOR
VIP ADMISSION
$65.00 ADMISSION (Includes Panel 6:30)
$85.00 WORKSHOP & ADMISSION (Includes Panel 6:30)



Sunday, May 26

Frankie Manning Tribute dance at the Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem

A Harlem Lindy Hop Day Celebration!
Join us for a 105th Birthday Celebration to honor the Life and Legacy of Frankie Manning at the historic Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem featuring Charles Turner III and Uptown Swing.
The event will include live streaming as part of the global #FrankieMonth celebration and will be a Harlem Lindy Hop Day celebration!
7pm to 12am
Historic Alhambra Ballroom
2116 Adam Clayton Powell Jr #3, New York, NY 10027, USA
Charles Turner III and Uptown Swing
Special Guest Performances
Livestreaming around the world as part of #FrankieMonth celebrations
Hosted by members of the Harlem community, Julia Loving & Ronald Jones
Included in the full weekend package for workshop participants
Admission: $45 (for non-package participants) / special seniors discount at the door for $20 with ID age 60+

Tickets



Sunday, May 26

Old Skool Frankie Celebration

17pc. George Gee Swing Era Big Band with Old Skool vocalist John Dokes from 830pm to 1130pm 349 West 46th St.



Sunday, May 26

Fleur Seule

Tavern on the Green – Central Park & West 67th St. Live music 6-10pm. Join us for dinner and dancing in the Courtyard (weather permitting). No cover, one item minimum.



Monday, May 27

Jazz Haus

JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
7:00-10:15pm
— plus —
* Baby Soda Jazz Band
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Stone floor – bring appropriate shoes
Hofbrau Bierhaus – 712 3rd Avenue



Friday, May 31

Fleur Seule

Tavern on the Green – Central Park & West 67th St. Live music 7-11pm. Join us for dinner and dancing in the Courtyard (weather permitting). No cover, one item minimum.

 


June Events

 

Monday, June 3

Jazz Haus

JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
7:00-10:15pm
* Hannah Gill & After Hours Jazz Band
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Stone floor – bring appropriate shoes
Hofbrau Bierhaus – 712 3rd Avenue

 


Wednesday, June 5

Glenn Crytzer Orchestra at Chelsea Music Hall

Join the award-winning Glenn Crytzer Orchestra for music from the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s at the Chelsea Music Hall.
Doors open at 6:30, band plays at 7:30. Come early to enjoy a pre-show drink with Glenn!

Tickets are $25 at the door.
Online tickets are $20.

Dress-code: While there is not a strictly enforced dress code, we request that you avoid wearing tee-shirts or jeans out of respect for the performers.

Plenty of space for dancing, concrete floor
Limited advance tickets at $15 online using discount code SAVOY.
Additional advance tickets at $20
Tickets at the door $25
Chelsea Music Hall Tickets



Saturday, June 8

Intrepid Battle of the Big Bands

* details coming soon… tickets go on sale May 6th at noon!

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and Prohibition Productions proudly present our fourth annual epic battle of the big bands and swing dance on the flight deck of the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid on Saturday June 8, 2019! Tickets go on sale May 6 at Noon!



Sunday, June 9

Sock Hop Sundays

Now in our 16th year of great dance music from the 50’s & 60’s! Including Rock-n-Roll, Motown, Soul, R&B, and Doo Wop. We average 175+ guests at Sock Hop Sunday, so come alone or come with friends and join the fun!
Connolly’s 121 West 45th Street btwn 6th & 7th Ave – 3rd floor (elevator available)
$20. Cash at the door
Includes coupon for $5 off liquor, wine, beer, soda or food.
7:00pm -11:30pm
Questions: sockhopsundays@gmail.com



Monday, June 10

Jazz Haus

JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
7:00-10:15pm
* Tamar Korn & A Kornucopia
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Stone floor – bring appropriate shoes
Hofbrau Bierhaus – 712 3rd Avenue

 



Monday, June 17

Jazz Haus

JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
7:00-10:15pm
Champian Fulton Quintet
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Stone floor – bring appropriate shoes
Hofbrau Bierhaus – 712 3rd Avenue

 



Sunday, June 23

Sock Hop Sundays

Now in our 16th year of great dance music from the 50’s & 60’s! Including Rock-n-Roll, Motown, Soul, R&B, and Doo Wop. We average 175+ guests at Sock Hop Sunday, so come alone or come with friends and join the fun!
Connolly’s 121 West 45th Street btwn 6th & 7th Ave – 3rd floor (elevator available)
$20. Cash at the door
Includes coupon for $5 off liquor, wine, beer, soda or food.
7:00pm -11:30pm
Questions: sockhopsundays@gmail.com



Monday, June 24

Jazz Haus

JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
7:00-10:15pm
— plus —
* Holy Crow Jazz Band With Jessy Carolina
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Stone floor – bring appropriate shoes
Hofbrau Bierhaus – 712 3rd Avenue

 



Tuesday, June 25

Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks

Style: 1920s Big Band Swing, Jazz-Age Big Band
Dance Instructors: Heather Gehring and Lou Brockman teach Silver Screen Foxtrot
DJ: DJ Zuckerpunch
Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist and bandleader Vince Giordano and his Nighthawks have been attracting flocks of swing lovers to their weekly club dates for years, but their music has also been featured recently in hit shows The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Boardwalk Empire. Veterans of the very first Midsummer Night Swing, these hot jazz ambassadors kick off the 2019 festival with an evening of classic ‘20s and ‘30s standards.
Damrosch Park – 70 Lincoln Center Plaza

Tickets

Door 6pm, Dance Lesson 6:30pm, Live Music 7:30pm until 10pm



Saturday, June 29

Swing Remix Summer Dance with Danny Jonokuchi and the Revisionists

7:30PM Doors Open for General Admission
Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave NYC

WORKSHOPS
6:30PM (55min) – SWING WORKSHOP | TBA (Adv Basics and up)

7:30PM (55min) LINDY HOP WORKSHOP | TBA Level: Int +

7:45PM (30 min) BEGINNER SWING | Level: Beginner Open

PRICING ONLINE & DOOR

General Admission
$16 Early Bird Online Price (limited quantity – sales deadlines)
$18-20 Online (limited quantity – sales deadlines)
$25 DOOR
6:30 Swing Workshop & Dance
$27.00 Early Bird price (limited quantity)
$28-30 Online purchase (limited quantity)
$35 DOOR ($12 Add On for those who purchased General Admission online)
7:30 Lindy Hop Workshop & Dance
$27.00 Early Bird price (limited quantity)
$28-30 Online purchase (limited quantity)
$35 DOOR ($12 Add On for those who purchased General Admission online)
6:30 & 7:30 Both Workshops & Dance
$40 Online purchase (limited quantity)
$50 DOOR ($24 Add On for those who purchased General Admission online)



July Events

 

Wednesday, July 3

Sisterhood of Swing Seven

Led by Bria Skonberg featuring Catherine Russell
with Camille Thurman, saxophone; Emily Asher, trombone; Endea Owens, bass; Shirazette Tinnin, drums; Champian Fulton, piano; and Molly Ryan, guitar

Style: 1930s-40s Classic Swing
Dance Instructor: Shana Maria Weaver teaches Lindy Hop
DJ: Heather Flock
Damrosch Park – 70 Lincoln Center Plaza

Tickets

Door 6pm, Dance Lesson 6:30pm, Live Music 7:30pm until 10pm



Saturday, July 6

Charles Turner & Uptown Swing

Style: Swing, Jazz, Blues
Dance Instructors: LaTasha Barnes and Joshua Mclean teach Lindy Hop
DJ: Odysseus Bailer
Young jazz vocalist and bandleader Charles Turner III—winner of the first-annual Duke Ellington Center for the Arts vocal competition, among other accolades—has quickly made his mark in the New York City jazz scene, playing regularly at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s late-night dance sessions, Ginny’s Supper Club, Smoke, and more. Turner slides effortlessly from crooning jazz melodies to hard swinging standards to down-and-out blues, all backed by a flawless five-piece rhythm and horn section. There’s no time like the present to hear from the new generation of swing ambassadors.
Damrosch Park – 70 Lincoln Center Plaza

Tickets

Door 6pm, Dance Lesson 6:30pm, Live Music 7:30pm until 10pm



Wednesday, July 10

Eyal Vilner Big Band

Style: Big Band Swing
Dance Instructor: Sam Coleman teaches Lindy Hop and Authentic Jazz
DJ: DJ Ron
Featuring Brianna Thomas and Brandon Bain
Led by saxophonist, composer, and conductor Eyal Vilner, this 16-piece, multigenerational ensemble has been called “an exciting new sound in the finest tradition of contemporary big band music” (All About Jazz). As a group these international players have collaborated with jazz legends such as Jimmy Heath, Jimmy Owens, and Frank Wess, as well as the new generation of greats. Join them under the stars for this evening of big band swing standards as they celebrate the release of their new album.
Damrosch Park – 70 Lincoln Center Plaza

Tickets

Door 6pm, Dance Lesson 6:30pm, Live Music 7:30pm until 10pm



Saturday, July 13

Harlem Renaissance Orchestra

Style: Big Band Swing
Style: Big Band Swing
Dance Instructor: Margaret Batiuchok teaches Swing
DJ: Ryan Swift
Swing is the thing at our season finale. The Harlem Renaissance Orchestra keeps the spirit of jazz legend Illinois Jacquet alive with classic big-band tunes and blazing uptown energy. Always one of the best parties of the season, the night reaches its glorious peak when New York’s best dancers compete for the Ambassador Prize, an homage to Lindy hop icon Frankie Manning.
Damrosch Park – 70 Lincoln Center Plaza

Tickets

Door 6pm, Dance Lesson 6:30pm, Live Music 7:30pm until 10pm


 

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