November 16, 2018 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: 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: George Gee / Swing 46, Dancer discount $10
Thurs: Frim Fram at Club 412, 412 Eighth Ave, $10, Students $7, 9pm *not on 11/22
Fri: Swing practice, 8:30-9:30, Students free, $5 others, Dancesport 22 W 34 Street, 4 flr
Fri: Friday Night Blues
Fri: 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 *
Sun: Glenn Crytzer All Stars, Flatiron Lounge, 37 W. 19th 6:30-9:30, No cover
Nightly: Swing46


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


November Events


Monday, November 19
Jazz Haus: Ian Hutchinson and Slap Happy
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* Ian Hutchison & Slap Happy – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm
— plus —
* burlesque by Velvetina Taylor
* DJ Patrick Soluri
* Beginner swing dance lesson at 7:45 by Jaime Shannon
* exzellent German food n’ drink specials!
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Hofbräu Bierhaus NYC
712 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017


Tuesday, November 20
$1.25 Quartet – Sisters Brooklyn
900 Fulton Street, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, 8:30-11 p.m. Join us at SISTERS for our big, pre-Thanksgiving show, with two sets of hot and sweet music – standards and originals, no cover, no minimum, and a tip bucket, if you’re feeling it.


Thursday, November 22
No Frim Fram Tonight
Stay home, eat turkey… come back next week!


Friday, November 23
Fleur Seule
Tavern on the Green
Central Park West & 67th St.
7-11pm


Saturday, November 24
Fleur Seule
Tavern on the Green
Central Park West & 67th St.
9-11pm


Sunday, November 25
Sock Hop Sundays
“Now in our 15th 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!
Iguana 240 West 54th Street btwn Broadway & 8th Ave
$15. Cash at the door
7:00-11:30pm
Questions: sockhopsundays@gmail.com


Monday, November 26
Jazz Haus: The Messy Cookers Jazz Band (Nov 26th)
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* Alex Owen & The Messy Cookers Jazz Band – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm
— plus —
* burlesque by Pearls Daily
* DJ Ryan Swift
* exzellent German food n’ drink specials!
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Hofbräu Bierhaus NYC
712 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017


Tuesday, November 27
Last White Heat of 2018? Potluck and Holiday Cheer
Ian Hutchinson Swing Band featuring Sarah King
$10 cover
YSBD
412 Eighth Avenue, 4th Floor


Wednesday, November 28
Tickets go on sale at 11am
Details at December 15th below
Tickets


Thursday, November 29
Old Skool Night at Fram
We are hosting an Old Skool Night at Frim Fram and are thrilled to invite those of you who might have started dancing in the 1990s, and have been coming to Fram since it started the join the regular crowd for a night of reunion and dancing.

This will be a normal Frim Fram night, but our music coordinator Ryan Swift will make sure that plenty of tunes that were popular “back in the day” will be on the list that night. If there are old tunes you especially miss, mention them in the comments! We will update this when we have more juicy details.
YSBD / Club 412 – 412 Eighth Avenue, 4th Floor


Friday, November 30
Fleur Seule
Tavern on the Green
Central Park West & 67th St.
7-11pm


Friday, November 30- Saturday, December 1
The Great Gatsby Party
Capitale, 130 Bowery, New York, New York 10013
9PM-2AM
Since December 2015, The Great Gatsby Party® has transformed the gilded halls of New York City’s Capitale. Every year, more than 3,000 guests turn up for the sold-out event, outfitted in the fashion of the Roaring Twenties–flapper dresses, silk gloves, tuxedos, top hats–to revel the night away under swinging aerialists and the glitter of disco balls. This year, by popular demand, the Great Gatsby Party returns for the fourth time, for a two-night affair of the cocktails, fanfare, and decadence that so defined Fitzgerald’s celebrated novel.

2018’s Great Gatsby Party will take place on the evenings of November 30th and December 1st from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Capitale will once again play host to the event, bedecked in the elegant grandeur of the era. Similarly inspired by the 1920s, entertainment is scheduled throughout the night, with live music, theatrical acts, dancers, contortionists, showgirls, stilt walkers, and more.

The evening is sure to be a celebration of all the senses, with champagne flowing, spirits well-stocked, and an array of sweet treats specially prepared by a local bakery. So get ready to put on your black tie finery and hit the town with us. Everyone will be talking about this Great Gatsby Party well after the lights come up.


December Events


Monday, December 3
Jazz Haus: Gordon Webster
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 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
— plus —
* burlesque by Justease
* DJ Andrius Sc
* exzellent German food n’ drink specials!
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Hofbräu Bierhaus NYC
712 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017


Thursday, December 6
Frim Fram Craft and Vintage Fair
We have just started preparations for the Annual Craft and Vintage Fair at Frim Fram! In the past we have had vintage clothing, handmade cards, locally made hot sauce, handmade knit hats, hand crafted jewelry, and so much more!
We will have the extra room open for sales from 9 pm – midnight. Bring your cash dollars but many sellers use EPay and Square options.
Are you interested in being a seller? Please reach out to Elisha Dora, she will be running the show like last year. We already have a few sellers lined up, but will make announcements as we get closer to build excitement!
And not to worry, the dance floor will be just like normal from 9 pm until 1 am. DJs to be announced soon!
YSBD / Club 412 . 412 Eighth Avenue, 4th Floor


Monday, December 10
Jazz Haus: Danny Jonokuchi & The Revisionists
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* Danny Jonokuchi & The Revisionists – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm
— plus —
* burlesque by Lilin Lace
* DJ Patrick Soluri
* Beginner swing dance lesson at 7:45 by Jaime Shannon
* exzellent German food n’ drink specials!
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Hofbräu Bierhaus NYC
712 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017


Friday, December 14
Mad Hot Swing ‘n’ Ballroom
A fantastic night of Swing and mixed Ballroom & Latin dancing in two dedicated rooms featuring:
Pre-party basic lesson 8-9pm
Dancing in two Separate Rooms: 9pm-12:30am
Elena Iannucci and Tina Micic DJing the Swing room
Danny Scarola is DJing the Ballroom
FREE Refreshments
Admission at the Door:
Current YSBD Students, $8
General Public, $10
You Should Be Dancing…! studios
412 8th Ave, 4th flr NYC (1/2 block south of Penn Station)


Saturday, December 15
MTA Museum Vintage Train Party – Museum Event
Hop on board our Nostalgia Swing Train for a special express ride from the 96th Street–Second Avenue station to the Transit Museum in Downtown Brooklyn! Then, triple-step your way through our 1936 decommissioned subway station with live jazz bands, the hottest swing dancing, and the slickest vintage outfits – an after-hours boogie for the ages! Ticket price includes a one-way ride on the Nostalgia Swing Train, and admission to the party at the Museum.

Tickets for this event are $20 for museum members and $30 for the general public. Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, November 28th at 11:00 am. Act Fast! Tickets to this event often sell out quickly.
Tickets


Saturday, December 15
Holiday Tea at Three
Mark your calendars for this annual holiday treat~
Chartwell Booksellers & the Park Avenue Plaza present “Holiday-Tea at Three” with Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks!
On Saturday, December 15th take a break from your holiday shopping and enjoy a special afternoon dance from 3p-6p. This is FREE and open to the public of all ages. LOTS OF ROOM TO DANCE!
Park Avenue Plaza
55 E 52nd St, New York, New York 10055


Saturday, December 15
Eyal Vilner Big Band
Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan – 334 Amsterdam Avenue
Swing Remix Year’s End Dance Contest crowning the 2018 Swing Remix Dance Champions
Contest Details
Early Bird Tickets available as of October 15th
Tickets
Pricing – Dance Contest Night (special pricing)
General Admission
$18 Early Bird Online Price (limited quantity – sales deadlines)
$20 Online (limited quantity – sales deadlines)
$25 DOOR (Price change – look for updates in October)
6:30 Swing Workshop & Dance
$27 Early Bird price (limited quantity)
$30 Online purchase (limited quantity)
$40 DOOR ($15 Add On for those who purchased General Admission online)
7:30 Lindy Hop Workshop & Dance
$27 Early Bird price (limited quantity)
$30 Online purchase (limited quantity)
$40 DOOR ($15 Add On for those who purchased General Admission online)
6:30 & 7:30 Both Workshops & Dance
$40 Online purchase (limited quantity)
$55 DOOR ($25 Add On for those who purchased General Admission online)


Thursday, December 20
Holiday Jazz Party / Benefit for Palm of Hope
Featuring Svetlana and the Delancey Five
All events’s proceeds (after costs) will be donated to Palm Of Hope – a small group of volunteers supporting kids with life-threatening or incurable diseases in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan with essential nutrition supplies and critical medical equipment.
The event will take place in Evans beautiful gallery on the West Side and will include drinks, live music by Svetlana and her band (www.svetlanajazz.com), artworks by Nikita Polyansky, Marina Gershman, raffle (including including year pass to Evans Gallery events, Russian and American LP records, Artwork, and more – raffle donations accepted!)
Each event participant will also receive a download and a signed new record Night at the Movies from Svetlana (mailed after the event).
Evans Real Estate Investments
249 West 60th Street
7:30pm – 10:30pm
Tickets


Sunday, December 30
THE SALON: New Years Eve Eve 2018
7:30 PM 11:59 PM
THE PLAYERS
16 Gramercy Park South New York, NY 10003
* Early Bird Tickets now on sale

SWING (in the Ballroom)
* Eyal Vilner Big Band
HOT JAZZ (in the Library)
* Tamar Korn & A Kornucopia
SULTRY SWING n BLUES (in the Kinstler Room)
* King Solomon Hicks Quartet
* piano ragtime master Terry Waldo
GYPSY JAZZ (in The VIP Room / aka Card Room)
* Adrien Chevalier Gypsy Jazz Trio
— plus —
* MC Dandy Wellington
* chorus gals The Bathtub Ginnys
* Djs VaVa Voon & Andrius Sc
* FREE Beginner swing lesson (7:45-8:15pm) by Jaime Shannon
classic burlesque by
* Velvetina Taylor / Justease / Delysia LaChatte II

* Full Bar in the Ballroom (Dining Hall), and a VIP bar in the Card Room. No food will be available or for sale.

doors at 7:00 / ends at 1am
21+ (ID required)

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,

GENERAL ADMISSION
$49 – Advance Tickets
$59 – Door Tickets
Includes access to all rooms on three floors (except VIP Room), and swing lesson.
$30 – Late Night Ticket
entry only after 10:30pm, purchase at door (cash only / based on capacity)
VIP TICKETS
$99 – Early Bird Tickets (limited availability)
$109 – Advance Tickets
$119 – Door Tickets
Includes 3hr open bar from 8-11pm (all bars / all floors ), skip any lines at the door; swing lesson; exclusive access to the VIP Room with private bar & dedicated band. Limited availability.

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: 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: George Gee / Swing 46, Dancer discount $10
Thurs: Frim Fram at Club 412, 412 Eighth Ave, $10, Students $7, 9pm
Fri: Swing practice, 8:30-9:30, Students free, $5 others, Dancesport 22 W 34 Street, 4 flr
Fri: Friday Night Blues
Fri: 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 *
Sun: Glenn Crytzer All Stars, Flatiron Lounge, 37 W. 19th 6:30-9:30, No cover
Nightly: Swing46


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


January Events


Saturday, January 12
Swing Remix (save-the-date)


Saturday, January 26
YDBD Winter Bash (save-the-date)


February Events

February 16-17
Skye and Frida Workshops (save-the-date)


March Events


Saturday, March 2
Swing Remix (save-the-date)


Tuesday, March 5
THE SALON: Mardi Gras (save-the-date)
6:00 PM 11:00 PM
TBA
New York, NY (map)


April Events


Saturday, April 13
Swing Remix (save-the-date)/


Sunday, April 28
GOTHAM JAZZ FESTIVAL (save-the-date)
12:00 PM 11:59 PM

Please join us for our 3rd annual 13 hour festival with over a dozen of NYC’s best hot jazz, swing & blues bands (nearly 100 musicians) at the stunning & exclusive private club from the Gilded Age, The Players!
Prohibition Productions is partnering again with NY Hot Jazz Camp (dir. Bria Skonberg & Molly Ryan) for this year’s festival, and feature performances by their incredible faculty, students, & alumni during the first half of the festival.
The Players
16 Gramercy Park South New York, NY


Monday, April 29
Bal Week-Jazz Haus
Live music
Hofbräu Bierhaus
712 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017
9:00 PM -12:00 AM
Price: Free!
(support the bar and have some dinner and drinks)
Info


Tuesday, April 30
Bal Week – White Heat
Live Music!
You Should Be Dancing, 412 8th Ave, 4th Floor
9:30 PM-1:00 AM
Price $10
Info


May Events


Thursday, May 2
Bal Week – Bal Night at Frim Fram
Guest DJ’s
You Should Be Dancing, 412 8th Ave, 4th Floor
9:30 PM-1:00 AM
Price $10
Info


Friday, May 3
Bal Week – Bal Week Friday Night Ball
Michael Gamble and the Rhythm Serenaders Octet feat. Laura Windley
University Settlement
184 Eldridge St, NY, NY 10002
8:00 PM-12:00 AM
Door Price $35
*Friday, Saturday and Sunday night dances are included in the Bal Week Weekend pass​
Info


Saturday, May 4
Bal Week – Saturday Night Dance
Michael Gamble and the Rhythm Serenaders Octet feat. Laura Windley
University Settlement
184 Eldridge St, NY, NY 10002
8:00 PM-12:00 AM
Price $35
*Friday, Saturday and Sunday night dances are included in the Bal Week Weekend pass​
Info


Sunday, May 5
Bal Week – Wrap Up Dance
4:30 PM-7:30 PM
You Should Be Dancing, 412 8th Ave, 4th Floor
Price: $15
*Friday, Saturday and Sunday night dances are included in the Bal Week Weekend pass​
Info


May 24-26
Save the Date – Swedes in New York City

May will mark the 35 year anniversary of three Swedes, Anders Lind, Henning Sörensen, and Lennart Westerlund, visiting New York for the first time looking for the roots of the Lindy Hop. It was then that they met Al Minns and first saw Frankie Manning. Lennart’s close relationship with Frankie began soon after with a deep friendship and a 35 year legacy of studying Lindy Hop from both of their teachings. The date happened to also coincide with Frankie’s birthday, which has been an important date for all Lindy Hoppers everywhere since the revival.

The event will include:
*Traditional workshops with three generations of Swedish teachers dedicated to the New York old-school tradition, as they were taught by Frankie Manning, Al Minns, and others
*Lectures, interviews, film shows, and panel discussions on the historical context of the Jazz Era and Black roots of Lindy Hop from Harlem
*Performances and demonstrations
Visiting instructors: eWa Staremo-Burak, Mimmi Gunnarsson, Åsa Heedman, Fredrik Dahlberg, Daniel Heedman, and Lennart Westerlund

More Information Soon


June Events


Saturday, June 8
Intrepid: Battle of the Big Bands 2019 (save-the-date)
8:00 PM 11:59 PM
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
640 W 46th St New York, NY, 10036 United States


Cleveland Junior Jitterbugs

Valerie Salstrom runs the Cleveland Junior Jitterbugs. A fabulous program supporting the kids in Cleveland who learn how to dance. They are trying to get to events this summer to increase their exposure to dance. If you’re able, take a read through Valerie’s note below and support if you can.
Thanks, Eileen


From Valerie Salstrom
Hello Friends,
This is an ask. I hate asking for money. It doesn’t feel good to ask for money. You feel like “less” when you hold out your hand for money. But, I have to do this for the kids. Ugh, my stomach hurts. I put on a good face that this is great, everything is great. This is actually really difficult for me. Ok, Here we go. Think of the kids, think of the kids.
I wish the arts were valued. I wish swing dancing and it’s African American history was valued. I wish more people realized what being involved in a swing dance program means to children and their families.
In the next few months some of the members of the Cleveland Junior Jitterbugs will be making their way to events around the country to take classes, social dance, perform, compete, hang out with other youth who are involved in the dance scene, meet some of their swing dance heroes, and hear stories about the great ones who have passed. We also have three jitterbug relatives traveling with us as chaperones. (We have lots of little bugs whose ages are in the single digits and we need the extra help.)
These efforts require a pretty hefty chunk of change and we are hoping you can help us finish raising the money we need. Our goal is to raise at least $7500 and we have already raised slightly under $3000.
If you would like to donate and have your donation be tax deductible, the Frankie Manning Foundation has kindly agreed to have your donations go through them. You will need to designate your dollars go to the Cleveland Junior Jitterbugs, the Cleveland Kids, the Cleveland Youth Program, or something similar. You may further specify that your funds go for travel only, food only, travel to a particular event, accommodations at a particular event, costumes, food and beverages while training in Cleveland, etc. What your donations will NOT cover are studio space rental in Cleveland, training fees while in Cleveland, event passes, or transportation or meals for chaperones. The Brooklyn Branch of the Cleveland Public Library has been letting us use their community room for practice sessions for free. I donate my coaching, choreography, and transportation services for the youth during their summers in Cleveland. Uptown Swingout, the International Lindy Hop Championships, and Camp Hollywood have all donated passes for our Cleveland group. Some of these events also provide food and accommodations for our youth participants.
Here is a break down of what is happening –
Alexis and Cyle are going to Uptown Swingout in Minneapolis. MN. August 11-13. Uptown Swingout
Alexis, Cyle, Jermaine, Jonathan, Mario, Mariana, Gabi, and Aniyah are going to the International Lindy Hop Championships near Washington, DC. August 24-27. ILHC
Alexis, Cyle, Jermaine, Mario, Mariana, and Gabi are going to Camp Hollywood/National Jitterbug Championships in Los Angeles, CA. September 1-4. http://www.camphollywood.net/
Think of everything they will need. Flights to Minneapolis. Rental of a 15 passenger van to get to DC. Tolls, gas, and food on the way to and from DC. Flights to LA. Hotel rooms in LA. Meals in LA. Costumes. Shoes. In case you didn’t know, a 9 year old is practically capable of eating their own weight in food each day. The bills for food are enormous for this group. Wanna sponsor a pizza party or two? Can we get a poolside picnic organized at Camp Hollywood?
Please email, info@gethepswing.com, or message me here on Facebook for more details on our budget and/or information on how to donate to the Cleveland Junior Jitterbugs through The Frankie Manning Foundation via paypal or check. There are a few things you should know that can help you decide if a check or paypal is better. We can also let you know how to avoid extra fees through paypal.
Frankie Manning Foundation
I would also like to thank Beantown Lindy Hop Camp for continually supporting the Frankie Manning Ambassadors at their camp. Alexis and Cyle have loved every minute of their time spent with you all. Beantown

Welcome to THIS WEEK IN SWING NYC

Welcome to THIS WEEK IN SWING NYC!

After starting on Blogspot in 2008 and moving to WordPress, This Week in Swing, has a new home!

I hope everyone finds this to be an improvement to finding out where to dance, where to take dance lessons or where to go out and just listen (yes we can just go listen) in our love of all things swing!

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