July 14, 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.


July Events


Monday, July 16
Jazz Haus: Hannah Gill & After Hours
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* Hannah Gill & After Hours Jazz Band (3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm)
* classic burlesque by Velvetina Taylor
* DJ Andrius Sc
* Beginner swing dance lesson at 7:45 upon request
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Dancers… stone floor, bring appropriate shoes!
712 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017


Tuesday, July 17
Wild Party for $1.25
The effervescent Elise Roth will be singing with us and Mike Weatherly will be sitting in on bass for two sets of hot music, vintage pop and originals. It’s a great spot, inexpensive drinks, delicious snacks or dinners – and its NO cover and NO minimum; just remember to bring some folding money for the ol’ tip bucket.
SISTERS Bklyn, 900 Fulton Street, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, 8:30-11 p.m.


Tuesday, July 17
Beats in Bliss Plaza with Swing Dance Astoria
We’re swinging into the heart of summer with Swing Dance Astoria! With games and crafts for kids, there’s something for everyone!
DJ’d event. It appears to be outdoors, so I’d suggest your all terrain shoes. There’s not a lot of detail on the event invite.
4-7pm
46-01 Queens Blvd, Sunnyside, NY 11104, United States


Wednesday, July 18
Dandy Wellington and Carla P. Hall Present: Four Eyes
Dandy Wellington has partnered with acclaimed chef/TV personality Carla Hall to present Four Eyes: An Event to Benefit Helen Keller International. The event will feature performances from Dandy Wellington and His Band, discussions with Dandy Wellington and Carla Hall and the debut screening of the official music video for “Four Eyes”, the newest original single by Dandy Wellington and His Band.
Norwood
241 w 14th Street
6-9pm
Tickets


Wednesday, July 18
Swingtime Big Band
Concert with danceable music, so make your own dance space
Carl Schurz Park
86th Street & East End Avenue
7 to 10 pm.


Wednesday, July 18
Evening Jazz: The Hot Toddies (July 18th / season finale)*
* The Hot Toddies (3 sets)
* Swing DJ Patrick Soluri
* Exquisite Craft Cocktails
* original menu by famed chef Jean-Georges
* No Cover or Minimum / 21+
* Last Jazz Night for the season – restarts in The Fall!
Join us every other Wednesday for lounging, listening, and fantastic food & drinks at our new soiree at the DIEGO, the hip cocktail bar in the swanky PUBLIC (an Ian Shrager Hotel).
When you arrive, take escalator up to 2nd floor and walk straight back, or ask how to get to DIEGO for the “Jazz Night” – be sure to skip any lines as they have a popular rooftop bar and club / theater in basement!
DANCERS: please come and enjoy the music, but note this isn’t a dance event!
215 Chrystie St., New York, New York 10002
7-10:30


Thursday, July 19
Mike Davis & the New Wonders at Radegast
113 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
9PM


Friday, July 20
Fleur Seule – Tavern on the Green
Tavern on the Green is located at West 67th Street and Central Park West.
7-11pm


Saturday, July 21
Swing Beach Party 2018
Rockaway Beach
Meeting point on the beach in front of Caracas Rockaway, 105-01 Shorefront Parkway, Rockaway
Pre-party goers:
2 pm to 5 pm meet and hang out at Beach 105. Bring beach games, paddle balls, volley balls and Twister. It’s time to put your dance shoes on and have fun and party down at Low Tide Bar at 97th Street. 5-6 pm DJ Ryan Swift and during band breaks.
Due to erosion beach access is available in Beach 92 st or Beach 105 st. There is no access to the beach in front of 97th Street, meaning Low Tide Bar. Thankfully is a short walk! Check the Event page for more information about meeting up with other dancers for the hang out.
And now the party:
6-6:45pm Beginners Swing Lesson
7-10 p.m. Molly Ryan and her Beach Bums
**DJ Ryan Swift and during band breaks***
***Swing dance performance by Yeah Man!***
Vintage swim suit or nautical dress encouraged.
IMPORTANT NOTES:
There is limited dance floor space. Bring your all terrain shoes.
This event is sponsored in part by Low Tide Bar and with the collaboration of Yeah Man!
Directions to Low Tide Bar:
Address:
97-01 Shorefront Parkway, Rockaway, 11694


Saturday, July 21
Fleur Seule at Marriot Marquis
5:00pm – 9:00 pm
New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, USA


Saturday, July 21
Fleur Seule – Tavern on the Green
Tavern on the Green is located at West 67th Street and Central Park West.
9-11pm


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


Monday, July 23
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 feat. Alexa Barchini (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
Dancers… stone floor, bring appropriate shoes!
712 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017


Tuesday, July 24
Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers at Radegast
113 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
8PM


Wednesday, July 25
George Gee Swing Orchestra at Waterside Plaza
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
25 Waterside Plaza
New York, NY 10010
All events are free of charge and take place on our plaza.


Wednesday, July 25
Jason Prover and his Sneak Thievery Orchestra at Radegast
113 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
9PM


Thursday, July 26
Hot Club of Flatbush at Radegast
113 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
9PM


Friday, July 27
Fleur Seule – Tavern on the Green
Tavern on the Green is located at West 67th Street and Central Park West.
7-11pm


Saturday, July 28
Gordon Webster at Swing 46
349 West 46th St.
9:30pm
$20


Saturday, July 28
YSD Summer Bash
3 Rooms for Dancing:
Swing Room with Professor Cunningham & his Old School
WC Swing Room with DJ Chrissy Bridgeman
Mixed Ballroom with DJ Gene Eagle
Admission:
$15 if purchased by July 26, $18 Standard Pricing
Tickets


Saturday, July 28
Fleur Seule at Marriot Marquis
5:00pm – 9:00 pm
New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, USA


Saturday, July 28
Fleur Seule – Tavern on the Green
Tavern on the Green is located at West 67th Street and Central Park West.
9-11pm


Saturday, July 28
On Stage at Kingsborough Presents HOT SUMMER NIGHTS! Free Outdoor Concert Series
Jazz and Swing Outdoor Concert Series – Jason Prover’s Sneak Thievery Orchestra
Kingsborough College
2001 Oriental Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY 11235
Free
*This is a concert, but bring a partner. There is a concrete area net to the stage where they have allowed dancers in previous years **
Kingsborough’s gates open at 7:00 p.m. and the concert begins at 8:00 p.m


Monday, July 30
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)
* chorus gals The Bathtub Ginnys
* DJ Patrick Soluri
* Beginner swing dance lesson at 7:45 upon request
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Dancers… stone floor, bring appropriate shoes!
712 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017


Wednesday, August 1
Matt Munisteri and his Syncopatin’ Detonators
BPL plaza swing series
Central Library of the BPL
Free
6:30 to 9 pm


Saturday, August 4
11th Great Jazz on the Great Hill
Location: The Great Hill (enter at 106th Street and Central Park West)
4-7 pm
*Note, this is not a dance event. I’m sharing as you can likely make your own dance space someplace.&
Bring a blanket, picnic food, and dancing shoes for this fun event! Co-presented with Jazzmobile, Great Jazz on the Great Hill features live music and swing dancing in a beautiful setting.
This event is FREE. Tickets are not required.
This event is weather permitting and refreshments will not be sold. Performance lineup is subject to change.
Performances by:
Jimmy Heath
The legendary Jimmy Heath brings his swinging 16-piece big band to the stage. A multi-Grammy nominated band leader, composer, saxophonist, and flutist, he has performed with Miles Davis, Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie and dozens of other Jazz greats over his 70-year career.
Alyson Williams
Award-winning vocalist and vocal coach Alyson Williams has filled the airwaves with her versatile singing styles: R&B, Blues and Jazz. As an accomplished recording artist and concert performer, she has toured nationally and internationally wowing audiences in small clubs, concert halls and at festivals.
Winard Harper & Friends
Introducing Gabrielle Garo and Kameelah Harper
Winard Harper and his band always offer up an exuberant, swing-savvy, world-flavored journey into Jazz. He has an incredible ear for identifying emerging talent, and will introduce two young performers, flutist and saxophonist Gabrielle Garo and vocalist Kameelah Harper.


Monday, August 6
Jazz Haus: The Hot Toddies
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
* The Hot Toddies (3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm)
* classic burlesque by Lilin Lace
* DJVaVa Voon
* Beginner swing dance lesson at 7:45 upon request
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Dancers… stone floor, bring appropriate shoes!
712 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017


Monday, August 13
Jazz Haus: Dan Levinson’s Hot Four
AZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
* Dan Levinson’s Hot Four (3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm)
* classic burlesque by Pearls Daily (and it’s her birthday!)
* DJ Jeff Liu-Leyco
* Beginner swing dance lesson at 7:45 upon request
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Dancers… stone floor, bring appropriate shoes!
712 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017


Friday, August 17
Sunset on the Hudson
Friday nights mean great local music on Pier 45! Join us Friday night at
Hudson River Park’s Pier 45 – Greenwich Village – at 7pm to hear Baby Soda Jazz Band!


Monday, August 20
Jazz Haus: Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers
AZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
* Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers (3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm)
* classic burlesque by Gin Minsky
* DJ Odysseus Bailer
* Beginner swing dance lesson at 7:45 upon request
* exzellent German food n’ drink specials!
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Dancers… stone floor, bring appropriate shoes!
712 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017


Monday, August 27
Jazz Haus: Matt, Del, & Todd
AZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
* Matt, Del, & Shane (Matt Koza, Shane Del Robles, Todd Allen Gates) 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm
* classic burlesque by Pandora Burlesk
* 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
Dancers… stone floor, bring appropriate shoes!
712 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017


A LINDY MEMORY: Central Park Flash Mob

Central Park Flash Mob

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.