May 19, 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
Wed: Swing practice, 9:30-10:30, Students free, $5 others, Dancesport 22 W 34 Street, 4 flr
Thurs: Frim Fram at Club 412, 412 Eighth Ave, $10, Students $7, 9pm
Fri: Friday Night Blues
Fri: Friday Brooklyn Swings, Trinity Grace Church 231 Ainslie St, 7-10pm, $5-10 (3/30 moved to 4/1)
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.


May Events


Thursday, May 24
Mike Davis and the New Wonders at Radegast*
113 N 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY 11249
9PM


Thursday, May 24
Baby Soda at the Brooklyn Firefly
Monthly dance in Brooklyn
The Brooklyn Firefly 7003 3rd Ave. Brooklyn
Come out and help build a monthly swing dance in Bay Ridge Brooklyn. R train to Bay Ridge Ave. Child Friendly venue with good food, adjacent to a great neighborhood bar. 7:30-9:30pm
Cost: Make a contribution


Friday, May 25
Fleur Seule
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Tavern On the Green, Central Park West & 67th Street, New York, NY 10023, USA


Friday, May 25
Friday Night Blues 5/25/18 featuring Beareather, Del, and Todd
8:15pm-8:29pm – Class Check-in
8:30pm-9:30pm – Blues Fundamentals Sampler w/ Laura and guest instructor Robert Jones
9:30pm-10:00pm – DJ Flouer
10:00pm-11:00pm – LIVE MUSIC!! w/ Beareather, Del, and Todd
11:00pm-11:30pm – DJ Flouer
11:30pm-1:00am – LIVE MUSIC!! w/ Beareather, Del, and Todd
$10 class / $16 dance / $24 both
Cash only
La Nacional
239 W 14th St, New York, New York 10011

Saturday, May 26
Happy Birthday Frankie Manning!


Saturday, May 26
Intrepid: Battle of the Big Bands
* The Artie Shaw Orchestra
* Eyal Vilner Big Band w/vocalist Brianna Thomas
* George Gee Swing Orchestra w/vocalist John Dokes
* Queen Esther & & The Hot Five (Hanger Deck)
plus
* DJ’s VaVa Voon, Lainey Silver, and Odysseus Bailer
* The Bathtub Ginnys
* Intrepid Swing Brigade w choreo by Gaby Cook
* MCs Velvetina Taylor & Simon Rentner of WBGO Jazz 88.3
* dance lessons by Jaime & Tony
* 1940’s style Cigarette Gals
* 60% larger dance floor on flightdeck
and sooo much more!!
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and Prohibition Productions proudly present our third annual epic battle of the big bands and swing dance on the flight deck of the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid!
This highly anticipated one-night-only annual special event is an official part of Fleet Week 2018 and sells out every year! We celebrates the music, dancing, and style of the Swing Era featuring three of NYC’s best big bands playing on the flightdeck on a giant fifty foot stage; plus a barbershop quartet, 1940’s-style photo booth, a vintage fashion contest, swing dance performances, dance contests, free beginner swing dance lesson, our lovely pinup gals, and you’ll find even more bands playing below deck when you explore the museum!
Pier 86, W 46th Street and 12th Avenue, New York, New York 10036
Tickets
Plenty of tickets are left, check Event page for updates.


Saturday, May 26
Fleur Seule at Marriot Marquis
5:00pm – 9:00 pm
New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, USA


Saturday, May 26
Fleur Seule
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Tavern On the Green, Central Park West & 67th Street, New York, NY 10023, USA


Monday, May 28
Jazz Haus
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* King Solomon Hicks (3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm)
* classic burlesque by Dandy Dillinger
* DJ Odysseus Bailer
* beginner swing dance lesson at 7:45 upon request
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Hofbräu Bierhaus NYC
712 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017


Wednesday, May 30
The Glenn Crytzer Orchestra: CD Release & New Residency!
Join the Glenn Crytzer Orchestra for our May residency at the Montauk Club in Brooklyn! Winners of the “Best Group” category in the 2017 NYC Jazz Awards, the GCO performs NYC’s most authentic Jazz Age and Swing Era big band music! The venue sports a full bar as well as a sumptuous dining menu.
Limited Dancer Discount Tickets with code: ILoveBigBands – $10
Discount tickets are $15 in advance, and $20 at the door, however tickets are going fast! So get yours before it’s too late!
Note: Though the Montauk Club is a private club, you DO NOT need to be a Montauk Club member to attend. The residency is being hosted by a club member who is making it open to the public!
Recommended Clothing: Business casual or above
Not recommended: T-shirts, Jeans, Athletic wear.
7:30-10:30pm
Montauk Club
25 8th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York
Tickets


Thursday, May 31
Harlem Swing!
The Chris Johansen Trio
Jazz and Swing featuring Fukushi Tainaka
Home Sweet Harlem
1528 Amsterdam Avenue NYC 10031
$5


June Events


Friday, June 1
Fleur Seule
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Tavern On the Green, Central Park West & 67th Street, New York, NY 10023, USA


Saturday, June 2
It’s An Uptown Saturday Night Swing Dance
National Black Theatre 2035 5th Avenue New York, NY
$5.00 Before 8pm, $10.00 After 8pm
Dance and Delight Uptown (Harlem)
7:00 pm to 11:00pm
Live DJ Music (Swing, Blues and R&B)
Free Swing Dance Lesson Included @ 7pm


Saturday, June 2
Fleur Seule at Marriot Marquis
5:00pm – 9:00 pm
New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, USA


Saturday, June 2
Fleur Seule
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Tavern On the Green, Central Park West & 67th Street, New York, NY 10023, USA


Sunday, June 3
Sock Hop! – 50s/60s Dance Party!
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!
7:00-11:30pm
Iguana Cafe
240 West 54th Street btwn Broadway & 8th Ave


Sunday, June 3
NY vintage dance society
Take the A train
110 -04 Atlantic avenue
$15
A night of dance with music from 30’s and 40’s , DJ.willie playing original sounds from the greats!
Performance choreography by Stephanie Sharpiro.
Dance lesson provided by BROOKLYN SWINGS at 7 pm.
Performance by Jazzy Janes.
Fund raiser for boys and girls club
3,000 square foot wood dance floor.
6:30-11:45 pm
Early birds come enjoy pasta and salad spread included


Monday, June 4
Jazz Haus
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* Cait and the Critters (3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm)
* classic burlesque by Lilin Lace
* DJ Andrius Sc
* beginner swing dance lesson at 7:45 upon request
* * No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Hofbräu Bierhaus NYC
712 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017


Wednesday, June 6
Swing Dance Bash at Dancesport hosted by Milo Saidl
Featuring live music: SUSQUEHANNA INDUSTRIAL Tool & Die Co.
Extra Blues Room with Mary Christensen
8:30pm
Dancesport 22 W 34 Street, 4 floor
$15


Saturday, June 9
The Roxy Hotel Presents: Dandy Wellington and His Band*
The Roxy Hotel NYC 2 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10013
8PM-10PM


Saturday, June 9
Fleur Seule at Marriot Marquis
5:00pm – 9:00 pm
New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, USA


Monday, June 11
Jazz Haus
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* The Blue Vipers Of Brooklyn (3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm)
* classic burlesque by TBA
* DJ Jeff Liu-Leyco
* beginner swing dance lesson at 7:45 upon request
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Hofbräu Bierhaus NYC
712 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017


Friday, June 15
Elena’s Birthday Bash
Elena’s having a BIG BIRTHDAY & a BIG SWINGIN’ BIRTHDAY BASH … to celebrate!
George Gee Swing Orchestra
YSBD
412 Eighth Avenue, 4th Floor
9pm-12:30am
. George Gee’s bringing his 10 piece Swing Orchestra
. Tomo’s DJing
. We’ll have 3 Rooms:
— The Party Room: the main room for dancing
— The Dance Salon: a more cozy room for chatting and dancing with George’s music piped in!
— The Dance Cafe: sit back and have a sandwich, some cake… and??
Elena’s got birthday surprises planned… can’t tell you now, it’s a surprise!
Pricing: $20 at the door (cash only)


Friday, June 15
Fleur Seule
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Tavern On the Green, Central Park West & 67th Street, New York, NY 10023, USA


Saturday, June 16
Fleur Seule at Marriot Marquis
5:00pm – 9:00 pm
New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, USA


Sunday, June 17
Sock Hop! – 50s/60s Dance Party!
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!
7:00-11:30pm
Iguana Cafe
240 West 54th Street btwn Broadway & 8th Ave


Monday, June 18
Jazz Haus: Sneak Thievery Orchestra
Hofbräu Bierhaus NYC 712 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017
every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* Sneak Thievery Orchestra (3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm)
* chorus gals The Bathtub Ginnys
* DJ Patrick Soluri
* beginner swing dance lesson at 7:45 upon request
* exzellent German food n’ drink specials!
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink


Thursday, June 21
Baby Soda at the Brooklyn Firefly
Monthly dance in Brooklyn
The Brooklyn Firefly 7003 3rd Ave. Brooklyn
Come out and help build a monthly swing dance in Bay Ridge Brooklyn. R train to Bay Ridge Ave. Child Friendly venue with good food, adjacent to a great neighborhood bar. 7:30-9:30pm
Cost: Make a contribution


Monday, June 25
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
The Milkman & Sons (3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm)
traditional Blues & Prohibition Jazz w. Marcus Milius
classic burlesque by Dandy Dillinger
DJ VaVa Voon
beginner swing dance lesson at 7:45 upon request
exzellent German food n’ drink specials!
No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
712 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017


Tuesday, June 26
Midsummer Night Swing: Sisterhood of Swing
Damrosch Park W 62ND St, New York, New York 10023
6-10PM
The 2018 dance season in Damrosch Park kicks off with an all-star, all-woman big band led by “the shining hope of hot jazz” Bria Skonberg (New York Times), with jazz violin legend Regina Carter, powerhouse clarinetist Anat Cohen, and some of the jazz world’s best musicians. When this Sisterhood rips into a set of classic swing, you will have no option but to rise up and experience the joy of a night dancing under the stars. The band’s inspiration? The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, the first integrated, all-female swing band that Earl Hines once praised as “the first Freedom Riders.”

with Lakecia Benjamin, Sharel Cassity, Chloe Feoranzo, and Camille Thurman Music Page, saxes
Emily Asher, trombone
Linda Briceño and Jami Dauber, trumpets
Endea Owens, bass
Savannah Harris, drums
Michela Marino Lerman, tap dancer
Champian Fulton, piano
Dance Instructor: Rehema Trimiew teaches Lindy Hop and Swing
DJ: Heather Flock

tickets and passes
Performance cancellations due to weather will not be announced until 8:30 pm on show night. For weather related updates, check Midsummer Night Swing website


Thursday, June 28
Harlem Swing!
The Chris Johansen Trio
Jazz and Swing featuring Fukushi Tainaka
Home Sweet Harlem
1528 Amsterdam Avenue NYC 10031
$5


Saturday, June 30
Midsummer Night Swing: The Glenn Crytzer Orchestra
Damrosch Park W 62ND St, New York, New York 10023
6-10PM
Bandleader extraordinaire Glenn Crytzer and his sizzling 14-piece orchestra summon the spirits of Glenn Miller, Chick Webb, and Benny Goodman for an unforgettable moonlight serenade in the heart of Manhattan. Authentic big-band swing and fresh vintage-style originals are Crytzer’s signature recipe for hopping parties that keep the dance floor packed.

Dance Instructor: Laura Jeffers teaches Lindy Hop
DJ: David Graybill

Tickets and passes
Performance cancellations due to weather will not be announced until 8:30 pm on show night. For weather related updates, check Midsummer Night Swing website


Happy Birthday!
Remembering Ms. Dawn Hampton – The Light is On!


July Events


Sunday, July 1
Sock Hop! – 50s/60s Dance Party!
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!
7:00-11:30pm
Iguana Cafe
240 West 54th Street btwn Broadway & 8th Ave


Monday, July 2
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
Adam Lee’s L.A. Swing Barons (3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm)
14-piece big band inspired by the vibrant dance halls of the 1930s swing era – on tour from LA!
* classic burlesque by Lilin Lace
DJ Patrick Soluri
no dance lesson this week
exzellent German food n’ drink specials!
No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
712 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017


Thursday, July 5
Live at the Archway – The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn
Live at the Archway is DUMBO’s signature series: featuring dynamic musical performances + pop-up gallery + interactive art experience, in a magical, only-in-DUMBO setting. Always free, always all ages + always rain or shine.
Bring your dancing shoes to this week’s at Live at the Archway, and swing dance on the cobbles with The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn. Plus, get up-close with a live art experience led by a DUMBO-based artist.
ON STAGE: The Blue Vipers Of Brooklyn
IN THE GALLERY: To be announced
Free!
The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge is a public plaza in DUMBO, Brooklyn. It’s on Water St between Anchorage Place and Adams St.
6-8pm


Friday, July 6
Midsummer Night Swing: Naomi & Her Handsome Devils
Damrosch Park W 62ND St, New York, New York 10023
6-10PM
Bandleader, velvet-voiced singer, and international Lindy hop champion Naomi Uyama knows how to do it. A favorite on the competition circuit, Naomi and her band—some of the most talented musicians in the traditional jazz scene today—cast their spell over the open-air dance floor and keep the party swinging all night long.

Special performance by the Brooklyn Bombshells
Dance Instructors: Gaby Cook teaches Lindy Charleston
DJ: Lewi Gilamichael

tickets and passes
Performance cancellations due to weather will not be announced until 8:30 pm on show night. For weather related updates, check Midsummer Night Swing website


Wednesday, July 11
Midsummer Night Swing: Brianna Thomas Band
Damrosch Park W 62ND St, New York, New York 10023
6-10PM
With “a strong voice and a big range” (New York Times), NYC singer and bandleader Brianna Thomas draws on Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, and other great blueswomen of the past for this soulful night. With her ace band, stellar voice, and open-hearted personality, she’s one of your best bets for achieving transcendence on the dance floor this summer.

Dance Instructors: LaTasha Barnes & Bobby White teach Lindy Hop and Vernacular Jazz
DJ: Odysseus Bailer

tickets and passes
Performance cancellations due to weather will not be announced until 8:30 pm on show night. For weather related updates, check Midsummer Night Swing website


Saturday, July 14
Midsummer Night Swing: Harlem Renaissance Orchestra
Damrosch Park W 62ND St, New York, New York 10023
6-10PM
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.

Dance Instructor: Margaret Batiuchok teaches Lindy Hop
DJ: Ryan Swift
Ambassador Prize Lindy Hop Dance Contest
To enter the contest, sign up at this link or in person at the entry gate. Both partners must be registered and checked in by 8:00 pm on July 14.
tickets and passes
Performance cancellations due to weather will not be announced until 8:30 pm on show night. For weather related updates, check Midsummer Night Swing website


Saturday, July 21
Swing Beach Party 2018
Rockaway Beach
Details TBA


Sunday, July 22
Sock Hop! – 50s/60s Dance Party!
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!
7:00-11:30pm
Iguana Cafe
240 West 54th Street btwn Broadway & 8th Ave


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!

Major shout out to Mandi Gould for helping make this happen.

Please check it out, what a couple of videos and check back often as we continue to do updates.