This Week in Swing – October 2020

 

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 QUARANTINE VIDEO OF THE MONTH

Big South Swing

 


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Times are tough for our friends who are musicians, dance teachers, studio owners, event promoters.  Here are ways you can help support them, if you are able:


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


    October


    Friday, October 23

    Impromptu Swing

    Fridays , 600pm-730pm
    The museum of natural history is on Central Park West at about 78th St. This is not the Sunday class location! This is on Central Park West overlooking Central Park
    *Your dance partner should be someone you live with or someone you socialize with inside your home
    someone you are ALREADY in close contact with
    NO BATHROOMS!
     

    Friday, October 23 – Sunday, October 25

    2020 American Lindy Hop Championships

    The 2020 American Lindy Hop Championships will be broadcast beginning October 23, 8pm ET to 8pm on October 25, 2020. During that time we’ll offer a jam packed weekend of dance classes, the ALHC Sounds Film Fest, dance contests, live and DJed music, features, special performances, tributes and a telethon to raise money toward our 25th anniversary celebration in Harlem.
    In addition, we are proud to announce that our profits will, also, benefit the American Cancer Society during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
    No entry fees this year, but there is a nominal video submission registration fee. Registration for contests and the ALHC Sounds Film Fest opens September 1, 2020.
    For only $49.99 attendees will see the entire weekend of events that includes classes, the Film Fest, contests, performances, vintage films and ALHC archival footage. You’ll, also have the option of buying classes outside of PPV for $6.99 each.
    It’s a weekend not to be missed. For more info use one of the following links: Staff – https://artspectrum.org/staff.htm
    Contests – https://artspectrum/org/contest_info.htm
    Enter – https://alhc.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/57003
    Film Fest – https://artspectrum.org/filmfest.htm
    Enter – https://alhc.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/57004
    https://www.facebook.com/events/750793449086694/?active_tab=about


    Saturday, October 24

    Buck And A Quarter Plus Three at Washington Square

    Buck And A Quarter Quartet busks in Washington Square Park, 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., playing two physically distanced sets of vintage pop with Dan Levinson and John Bianchi, clarinets and c-melody saxes; Arnt Arntzen and Mike Weatherly, banjos and guitars; Brian Nalepka, tuba; John Landry, fiddle; and Ben Mealer, ukulele. Drop by the west side of the park, say “Hi!,” dance, sing-along, and bring a few bucks for the bucket!


    Saturday, October 24

    THE SALON: QUARANTINE SPEAKEASY

    Our new & improved All-Star variety show featuring some of our favorite performers from around the world streaming live from New York City into your own quarantine speakeasy!
    OKTOBERFEST & VIRTUAL BIERHAUS 4TH ANNIVERSARY!
    (Sat. Oct 24th (7-9pm // all times EST):
    * pre-show: live recordings made at Jazz Haus (Bierhaus) – at 6:45
    * intro by PATRICK SOLURI of Prohibition Productions – at 7:00
    * live toast from BIERHAUS at 7:05
    * ERICA MANCINI solo accordian & vocals – at 7:10
    * music by MIMI & THE PODD BROTHERS in Prospect Park – at 7:25
    * JAZZ HAUS & BIERHAUS Anniversary – at 7:55
    * live music by GORDON WEBSTER – at 8:05
    * outro by PATRICK SOLURI -c.8:40pm
    * Afterparty with live recordings we made during Jazz Haus (Bierhaus). anyone on Zoom can join on video & dance!
    DONATIONS
    * donate anytime for this episode/cast from Oct 19th-Nov 1st)
    * $5-10 min. suggested donation (split amongst all performers)
    * PayPal direct link https://paypal.me/ProhibitionProd or to “info@prohibitionproductions.com”
    * Venmo to “@Patrick-Soluri” or Zelle to “patrick@soluri.com”
    DETAILS
    * Dj & “doors” at 6:45pm EST // show starts 7:00pm EST
    * Schedule posted on registration & Facebook (subject to change)
    * streamed live as a “Webinar” so you’ll only see video of performers (not video of yourself like a regular zoom meeting).
    * will also livestream simultaneously from FACEBOOK LIVE
    THE SKINNY
    Our goal during this unprecedented time is to help bring people together from all over the world who share common interests; and provide musicians & performers the opportunity to share their craft with like minded people passionate about music & dance. The QUARANTINE SPEAKEASY now live streams every other Saturday from NYC averaging hundreds of views from over a dozen countries and half the US states.


    Saturday, October 24 & Sunday, October 25

    Louis Armstrong Eternity Band

    Live band with Swing dancing outdoors, kids welcome
    Riverside Park in Manhattan at West 84th Street
    Donations Welcome
    Saturdays (2pm – 4pm), and Sundays (2pm – 4pm)


    Sunday, October 25

    Outdoor Class

    This Sunday at 10:30AM we will have a two-part class. First, (Tawni Lawford or Jamie Shannon) will teach a 30 minute beginner level solo jazz class.
    Tawni will lead a basic warm up, and then a short routine. No experience, or talent required.
    Second class to follow.
    Spencer Weisbond will teach 45 minute Advanced beginner swing/Lindy Hop. Level 2/3
    Brush up your basic swing, and push it to the next level with basic Lindy hop 8 count patterns and styling.
    Beginner friendly! (Some experience helpful)
    BRING YOUR OWN PARTNER.
    NO PARTNER ROTATION.
    MASKS REQUIRED
    Southside entrance to the Museum of Natural History.
    The Museum Of Natural History entrance @ 77th St.
    Directions: 77th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West. The entrance to the museum is closed off and there is a little cul-de-sac where we will have our class in the shade.
    This is a donation based class
    Suggested $10-20 for both.
    Stone tile floor
    20 person maximum


    Sunday, October 25

    Eyal Vilner Big Band

    2:30-5:30pm, weather permitting
    Washington Square Park
    Swing by (safely) if you’re around!
    Eyal Vilner Big Band featuring:
    Nick Marchione, Alex Norris, Dan Blankenship, Bruce Harris – trumpets
    Mariel Bildsten, Corey Wilcox, Gina Benalcázar López – trombones
    Eyal Vilner, Chris McBride, Michael Hashim, Dan Pearson, Eden Bareket – saxophones
    Josh Dunn – guitar
    Ian Hutchison – bass
    Jay Sawyer – drums


    Thursday, October 29

    Louis Armstrong Eternity Band

    Live band with Swing dancing outdoors, kids welcome
    Riverside Park in Manhattan at West 84th Street
    Donations Welcome
    4-6pm


    Saturday, October 31 & Sunday, November 1

    Louis Armstrong Eternity Band

    Live band with Swing dancing outdoors, kids welcome
    Riverside Park in Manhattan at West 84th Street
    Donations Welcome
    Saturdays (2pm – 4pm), and Sundays (2pm – 4pm)


      November



        Friday, November 6

        Band Camp First Fridays

        Every First Friday for the rest of the year, Bandcamp is waiving all fees and giving all proceeds from music sold directly to the artists. Many of our favorite artists have music on BandCamp and have lost practically all their income for the forseeable future. If you have the means and want to support our musicians in the swing scene, please go to Band Camp and check it out. A sample of music available can be found here.


        Friday, November 6 – Sunday, November 8

        Harlem Roots & Rhythm Dance Fest: Celebrating Lindy Hop and Harlem’s Harvest Moon Ball Champs!

        More details coming – Stay tuned! Featuring Harvest Moon Ball Champs and Winners from the 50’s to the 80’s! Representing the Savoy Ballroom and the Savoy Manor
        Dance Cousin Dance Contest! Exclusive talks, Live streamed features; DJ’d Dance Parties, Film Festival and more!
        NOTE: There will be a suggested donation for select features of this Fest
        FB event invite


        Saturday, November 7

        THE SALON: QUARANTINE SPEAKEASY

        Our new & improved All-Star variety show featuring some of our favorite performers from around the world streaming live from New York City into your own quarantine speakeasy!
        DONATIONS
        * $5-10 min. suggested donation (split amongst all performers)
        * PayPal direct link https://paypal.me/ProhibitionProd or to “info@prohibitionproductions.com”
        * Venmo to “@Patrick-Soluri” or Zelle to “patrick@soluri.com”
        THE SKINNY
        Our goal during this unprecedented time is to help bring people together from all over the world who share common interests; and provide musicians & performers the opportunity to share their craft with like minded people passionate about music & dance. The QUARANTINE SPEAKEASY now live streams every other Saturday from NYC averaging hundreds of views from over a dozen countries and half the US states.
        instigated by Prohibition Productions / Patrick Soluri in NYC.


        Saturday, November 21

        THE SALON: QUARANTINE SPEAKEASY

        Our new & improved All-Star variety show featuring some of our favorite performers from around the world streaming live from New York City into your own quarantine speakeasy!
        DONATIONS
        * $5-10 min. suggested donation (split amongst all performers)
        * PayPal direct link https://paypal.me/ProhibitionProd or to “info@prohibitionproductions.com”
        * Venmo to “@Patrick-Soluri” or Zelle to “patrick@soluri.com”
        THE SKINNY
        Our goal during this unprecedented time is to help bring people together from all over the world who share common interests; and provide musicians & performers the opportunity to share their craft with like minded people passionate about music & dance. The QUARANTINE SPEAKEASY now live streams every other Saturday from NYC averaging hundreds of views from over a dozen countries and half the US states.
        instigated by Prohibition Productions / Patrick Soluri in NYC.


        November 27-29

        Virtual ILHC

        So Virtual ILHC will take place online November 27-29, 2020! This year will feature 3 days of stellar competitions, our juniors program and juniors competition, top-level instruction, thought provoking LEDs, and fun dance parties.
        Our mission is to respect and honor the spirit of Lindy Hop by hosting an international competition weekend which is organized, performed, and judged at the highest levels possible and inclusive of all nations wishing to participate. With collaboration by Lindy Hop experts, we are coordinating an exciting online experience to showcase our Lindy Hop dance to the world. See our competition details.
        YOUR support of the event helps to fuel our mission. ILHC has already incurred expenses related to what would have been the in-person event as well as other yearly costs. You can support by joining in on the fun. Also, because of the financial hard times some of our Lindy Family is facing, we have donation opportunities to give passes to others that may need help to attend.
        Our ILHC team will be reaching out directly to our currently registered attendees with information about providing refunds, transfers to Virtual ILHC, or converting part or all of paid registration fees as a charitable gift.
        We look forward to bringing you Virtual ILHC 2020 as a reimagined event that brings dancers, competitors, friends and family together in a showcase that celebrates the global Lindy Hop Community!
        www.ilhc.com


          December


          Friday, December 4

          Band Camp First Fridays

          Every First Friday for the rest of the year, Bandcamp is waiving all fees and giving all proceeds from music sold directly to the artists. Many of our favorite artists have music on BandCamp and have lost practically all their income for the forseeable future. If you have the means and want to support our musicians in the swing scene, please go to Band Camp and check it out. A sample of music available can be found here.


          Saturday, December 5

          QUARANTINE SPEAKEASY: Repeal Day

          Our new & improved All-Star variety show featuring some of our favorite performers from around the world streaming live from New York City into your own quarantine speakeasy!
          DONATIONS
          * $5-10 min. suggested donation (split amongst all performers)
          * PayPal direct link https://paypal.me/ProhibitionProd or to “info@prohibitionproductions.com”
          * Venmo to “@Patrick-Soluri” or Zelle to “patrick@soluri.com”
          THE SKINNY
          Our goal during this unprecedented time is to help bring people together from all over the world who share common interests; and provide musicians & performers the opportunity to share their craft with like minded people passionate about music & dance. The QUARANTINE SPEAKEASY now live streams every other Saturday from NYC averaging hundreds of views from over a dozen countries and half the US states.
          instigated by Prohibition Productions / Patrick Soluri in NYC.

          This Week in Swing – September 2020

           

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           QUARANTINE VIDEO OF THE MONTH

          THE HOT TODDIES JAZZ BAND: Don’t Fence Me In – Featuring Gordon Webster and Queen Esther

           


          ANNOUNCEMENTS:

          Times are tough for our friends who are musicians, dance teachers, studio owners, event promoters.  Here are ways you can help support them, if you are able:

          Keep scrolling for what’s happening online…. This Week in Swing NYC.


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


          September


          Monday, September 28

          The Sound of Surprise: 4 Great Jazz Albums to Introduce Someone to Jazz 2
          It has been over 100 years since the first jazz recordings were made, and now the number of jazz recordings is in the tens of thousands. Many people still want to know which album is the best one to turn someone onto jazz. We’ll continue this series with Duke Ellington’s Live at Newport 1956 and see what makes it tick.
          FB Event Invite


            October


            Friday, October 2

            Impromptu Swing

            We will meet for 90 minutes (or until I get arrested) at the beautiful front entrance of the Museum of natural history on Central Park West overlooking the park
            There is a large open air space with plenty of room for dancing on smooth stone. We have procured a large bluetooth speaker
            We hope dancing couples and solo dancers will venture out to dance near us. If you’d like to join us, this is what we ask of you:
            •You will bring your own person to dance with; no switching partners*
            •You will wear a mask
            •Please observe social distancing
            This is an impromptu event, not connected with anyone. We are trying to make responsible baby steps back to an activity that we love. We hope that people make responsible decisions in who they choose to be near, and we are not trying to create a situation that would put anyone in danger.
            That said, let’s dance.
            PS if you would like to DJ please reach out to me on Spencer Weisbond
            630pm-8pm
            The Museum of Natural History is on Central Park West at about 78th St. This is on Central Park West overlooking Central Park
            *Your dance partner should be someone you live with or someone you socialize with inside your home
            someone you are ALREADY in close contact with
            NO BATHROOMS!


            Sunday, October 4

            Outdoor Class

            This Sunday at 10:30AM we will have a two-part class. First, (Tawni Lawford or Jamie Shannon) will teach a 30 minute beginner level solo jazz class.
            Tawni will lead a basic warm up, and then a short routine. No experience, or talent required.
            Second class to follow.
            Spencer Weisbond will teach 45 minute Advanced beginner swing/Lindy Hop. Level 2/3
            Brush up your basic swing, and push it to the next level with basic Lindy hop 8 count patterns and styling.
            Beginner friendly! (Some experience helpful)
            BRING YOUR OWN PARTNER.
            NO PARTNER ROTATION.
            MASKS REQUIRED
            Southside entrance to the Museum of Natural History.
            The Museum Of Natural History entrance @ 77th St.
            Directions: 77th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West. The entrance to the museum is closed off and there is a little cul-de-sac where we will have our class in the shade.
            This is a donation based class
            Suggested $10-20 for both.
            Stone tile floor
            20 person maximum


            Sunday, October 4

            Eyal Vilner Big Band

            2:30-5:30pm, weather permitting
            Washington Square Park
            Swing by (safely) if you’re around!
            Eyal Vilner Big Band featuring:
            Nick Marchione, Alex Norris, Dan Blankenship, Bruce Harris – trumpets
            Mariel Bildsten, Corey Wilcox, Gina Benalcázar López – trombones
            Eyal Vilner, Chris McBride, Michael Hashim, Dan Pearson, Eden Bareket – saxophones
            Josh Dunn – guitar
            Ian Hutchison – bass
            Jay Sawyer – drums


            Friday, October 9

            Impromptu Swing

            We will meet for 90 minutes (or until I get arrested) at the beautiful front entrance of the Museum of natural history on Central Park West overlooking the park
            There is a large open air space with plenty of room for dancing on smooth stone. We have procured a large bluetooth speaker
            We hope dancing couples and solo dancers will venture out to dance near us. If you’d like to join us, this is what we ask of you:
            •You will bring your own person to dance with; no switching partners*
            •You will wear a mask
            •Please observe social distancing
            This is an impromptu event, not connected with anyone. We are trying to make responsible baby steps back to an activity that we love. We hope that people make responsible decisions in who they choose to be near, and we are not trying to create a situation that would put anyone in danger.
            That said, let’s dance.
            PS if you would like to DJ please reach out to me on Spencer Weisbond
            630pm-8pm
            The Museum of Natural History is on Central Park West at about 78th St. This is on Central Park West overlooking Central Park
            *Your dance partner should be someone you live with or someone you socialize with inside your home
            someone you are ALREADY in close contact with
            NO BATHROOMS!


            Saturday, October 10

            THE SALON: QUARANTINE SPEAKEASY

            Our new & improved All-Star variety show featuring some of our favorite performers from around the world streaming live from New York City into your own quarantine speakeasy!
            DONATIONS
            * $5-10 min. suggested donation (split amongst all performers)
            * PayPal direct link https://paypal.me/ProhibitionProd or to “info@prohibitionproductions.com”
            * Venmo to “@Patrick-Soluri” or Zelle to “patrick@soluri.com”
            THE SKINNY
            Our goal during this unprecedented time is to help bring people together from all over the world who share common interests; and provide musicians & performers the opportunity to share their craft with like minded people passionate about music & dance. The QUARANTINE SPEAKEASY now live streams every other Saturday from NYC averaging hundreds of views from over a dozen countries and half the US states.
            instigated by Prohibition Productions / Patrick Soluri in NYC.


            Sunday, October 11

            Outdoor Class

            This Sunday at 10:30AM we will have a two-part class. First, (Tawni Lawford or Jamie Shannon) will teach a 30 minute beginner level solo jazz class.
            Tawni will lead a basic warm up, and then a short routine. No experience, or talent required.
            Second class to follow.
            Spencer Weisbond will teach 45 minute Advanced beginner swing/Lindy Hop. Level 2/3
            Brush up your basic swing, and push it to the next level with basic Lindy hop 8 count patterns and styling.
            Beginner friendly! (Some experience helpful)
            BRING YOUR OWN PARTNER.
            NO PARTNER ROTATION.
            MASKS REQUIRED
            Southside entrance to the Museum of Natural History.
            The Museum Of Natural History entrance @ 77th St.
            Directions: 77th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West. The entrance to the museum is closed off and there is a little cul-de-sac where we will have our class in the shade.
            This is a donation based class
            Suggested $10-20 for both.
            Stone tile floor
            20 person maximum


            Sunday, October 11

            Eyal Vilner Big Band

            2:30-5:30pm, weather permitting
            Washington Square Park
            Swing by (safely) if you’re around!
            Eyal Vilner Big Band featuring:
            Nick Marchione, Alex Norris, Dan Blankenship, Bruce Harris – trumpets
            Mariel Bildsten, Corey Wilcox, Gina Benalcázar López – trombones
            Eyal Vilner, Chris McBride, Michael Hashim, Dan Pearson, Eden Bareket – saxophones
            Josh Dunn – guitar
            Ian Hutchison – bass
            Jay Sawyer – drums


            Friday, October 16

            Impromptu Swing

            We will meet for 90 minutes (or until I get arrested) at the beautiful front entrance of the Museum of natural history on Central Park West overlooking the park
            There is a large open air space with plenty of room for dancing on smooth stone. We have procured a large bluetooth speaker
            We hope dancing couples and solo dancers will venture out to dance near us. If you’d like to join us, this is what we ask of you:
            •You will bring your own person to dance with; no switching partners*
            •You will wear a mask
            •Please observe social distancing
            This is an impromptu event, not connected with anyone. We are trying to make responsible baby steps back to an activity that we love. We hope that people make responsible decisions in who they choose to be near, and we are not trying to create a situation that would put anyone in danger.
            That said, let’s dance.
            PS if you would like to DJ please reach out to me on Spencer Weisbond
            630pm-8pm
            The Museum of Natural History is on Central Park West at about 78th St. This is on Central Park West overlooking Central Park
            *Your dance partner should be someone you live with or someone you socialize with inside your home
            someone you are ALREADY in close contact with
            NO BATHROOMS!


            Sunday, October 18

            Outdoor Class

            This Sunday at 10:30AM we will have a two-part class. First, (Tawni Lawford or Jamie Shannon) will teach a 30 minute beginner level solo jazz class.
            Tawni will lead a basic warm up, and then a short routine. No experience, or talent required.
            Second class to follow.
            Spencer Weisbond will teach 45 minute Advanced beginner swing/Lindy Hop. Level 2/3
            Brush up your basic swing, and push it to the next level with basic Lindy hop 8 count patterns and styling.
            Beginner friendly! (Some experience helpful)
            BRING YOUR OWN PARTNER.
            NO PARTNER ROTATION.
            MASKS REQUIRED
            Southside entrance to the Museum of Natural History.
            The Museum Of Natural History entrance @ 77th St.
            Directions: 77th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West. The entrance to the museum is closed off and there is a little cul-de-sac where we will have our class in the shade.
            This is a donation based class
            Suggested $10-20 for both.
            Stone tile floor
            20 person maximum


            Sunday, October 18

            Eyal Vilner Big Band

            2:30-5:30pm, weather permitting
            Washington Square Park
            Swing by (safely) if you’re around!
            Eyal Vilner Big Band featuring:
            Nick Marchione, Alex Norris, Dan Blankenship, Bruce Harris – trumpets
            Mariel Bildsten, Corey Wilcox, Gina Benalcázar López – trombones
            Eyal Vilner, Chris McBride, Michael Hashim, Dan Pearson, Eden Bareket – saxophones
            Josh Dunn – guitar
            Ian Hutchison – bass
            Jay Sawyer – drums


            Friday, October 23 – Sunday, October 25

            2020 American Lindy Hop Championships

            The 2020 American Lindy Hop Championships will be broadcast beginning October 23, 8pm ET to 8pm on October 25, 2020. During that time we’ll offer a jam packed weekend of dance classes, the ALHC Sounds Film Fest, dance contests, live and DJed music, features, special performances, tributes and a telethon to raise money toward our 25th anniversary celebration in Harlem.
            In addition, we are proud to announce that our profits will, also, benefit the American Cancer Society during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
            No entry fees this year, but there is a nominal video submission registration fee. Registration for contests and the ALHC Sounds Film Fest opens September 1, 2020.
            For only $49.99 attendees will see the entire weekend of events that includes classes, the Film Fest, contests, performances, vintage films and ALHC archival footage. You’ll, also have the option of buying classes outside of PPV for $6.99 each.
            It’s a weekend not to be missed. For more info use one of the following links: Staff – https://artspectrum.org/staff.htm
            Contests – https://artspectrum/org/contest_info.htm
            Enter – https://alhc.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/57003
            Film Fest – https://artspectrum.org/filmfest.htm
            Enter – https://alhc.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/57004
            https://www.facebook.com/events/750793449086694/?active_tab=about


            Saturday, October 24

            THE SALON: QUARANTINE SPEAKEASY

            Our new & improved All-Star variety show featuring some of our favorite performers from around the world streaming live from New York City into your own quarantine speakeasy!
            DONATIONS
            * $5-10 min. suggested donation (split amongst all performers)
            * PayPal direct link https://paypal.me/ProhibitionProd or to “info@prohibitionproductions.com”
            * Venmo to “@Patrick-Soluri” or Zelle to “patrick@soluri.com”
            THE SKINNY
            Our goal during this unprecedented time is to help bring people together from all over the world who share common interests; and provide musicians & performers the opportunity to share their craft with like minded people passionate about music & dance. The QUARANTINE SPEAKEASY now live streams every other Saturday from NYC averaging hundreds of views from over a dozen countries and half the US states.
            instigated by Prohibition Productions / Patrick Soluri in NYC.


            Sunday, October 25

            Outdoor Class

            This Sunday at 10:30AM we will have a two-part class. First, (Tawni Lawford or Jamie Shannon) will teach a 30 minute beginner level solo jazz class.
            Tawni will lead a basic warm up, and then a short routine. No experience, or talent required.
            Second class to follow.
            Spencer Weisbond will teach 45 minute Advanced beginner swing/Lindy Hop. Level 2/3
            Brush up your basic swing, and push it to the next level with basic Lindy hop 8 count patterns and styling.
            Beginner friendly! (Some experience helpful)
            BRING YOUR OWN PARTNER.
            NO PARTNER ROTATION.
            MASKS REQUIRED
            Southside entrance to the Museum of Natural History.
            The Museum Of Natural History entrance @ 77th St.
            Directions: 77th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West. The entrance to the museum is closed off and there is a little cul-de-sac where we will have our class in the shade.
            This is a donation based class
            Suggested $10-20 for both.
            Stone tile floor
            20 person maximum


            Sunday, October 25

            Eyal Vilner Big Band

            2:30-5:30pm, weather permitting
            Washington Square Park
            Swing by (safely) if you’re around!
            Eyal Vilner Big Band featuring:
            Nick Marchione, Alex Norris, Dan Blankenship, Bruce Harris – trumpets
            Mariel Bildsten, Corey Wilcox, Gina Benalcázar López – trombones
            Eyal Vilner, Chris McBride, Michael Hashim, Dan Pearson, Eden Bareket – saxophones
            Josh Dunn – guitar
            Ian Hutchison – bass
            Jay Sawyer – drums


              November



                Saturday, November 7

                THE SALON: QUARANTINE SPEAKEASY

                Our new & improved All-Star variety show featuring some of our favorite performers from around the world streaming live from New York City into your own quarantine speakeasy!
                DONATIONS
                * $5-10 min. suggested donation (split amongst all performers)
                * PayPal direct link https://paypal.me/ProhibitionProd or to “info@prohibitionproductions.com”
                * Venmo to “@Patrick-Soluri” or Zelle to “patrick@soluri.com”
                THE SKINNY
                Our goal during this unprecedented time is to help bring people together from all over the world who share common interests; and provide musicians & performers the opportunity to share their craft with like minded people passionate about music & dance. The QUARANTINE SPEAKEASY now live streams every other Saturday from NYC averaging hundreds of views from over a dozen countries and half the US states.
                instigated by Prohibition Productions / Patrick Soluri in NYC.


                Saturday, November 21

                THE SALON: QUARANTINE SPEAKEASY

                Our new & improved All-Star variety show featuring some of our favorite performers from around the world streaming live from New York City into your own quarantine speakeasy!
                DONATIONS
                * $5-10 min. suggested donation (split amongst all performers)
                * PayPal direct link https://paypal.me/ProhibitionProd or to “info@prohibitionproductions.com”
                * Venmo to “@Patrick-Soluri” or Zelle to “patrick@soluri.com”
                THE SKINNY
                Our goal during this unprecedented time is to help bring people together from all over the world who share common interests; and provide musicians & performers the opportunity to share their craft with like minded people passionate about music & dance. The QUARANTINE SPEAKEASY now live streams every other Saturday from NYC averaging hundreds of views from over a dozen countries and half the US states.
                instigated by Prohibition Productions / Patrick Soluri in NYC.


                November 27-29

                Virtual ILHC

                So Virtual ILHC will take place online November 27-29, 2020! This year will feature 3 days of stellar competitions, our juniors program and juniors competition, top-level instruction, thought provoking LEDs, and fun dance parties.
                Our mission is to respect and honor the spirit of Lindy Hop by hosting an international competition weekend which is organized, performed, and judged at the highest levels possible and inclusive of all nations wishing to participate. With collaboration by Lindy Hop experts, we are coordinating an exciting online experience to showcase our Lindy Hop dance to the world. See our competition details.
                YOUR support of the event helps to fuel our mission. ILHC has already incurred expenses related to what would have been the in-person event as well as other yearly costs. You can support by joining in on the fun. Also, because of the financial hard times some of our Lindy Family is facing, we have donation opportunities to give passes to others that may need help to attend.
                Our ILHC team will be reaching out directly to our currently registered attendees with information about providing refunds, transfers to Virtual ILHC, or converting part or all of paid registration fees as a charitable gift.
                We look forward to bringing you Virtual ILHC 2020 as a reimagined event that brings dancers, competitors, friends and family together in a showcase that celebrates the global Lindy Hop Community!
                www.ilhc.com


                  December


                  Saturday, December 5

                  QUARANTINE SPEAKEASY: Repeal Day

                  Our new & improved All-Star variety show featuring some of our favorite performers from around the world streaming live from New York City into your own quarantine speakeasy!
                  DONATIONS
                  * $5-10 min. suggested donation (split amongst all performers)
                  * PayPal direct link https://paypal.me/ProhibitionProd or to “info@prohibitionproductions.com”
                  * Venmo to “@Patrick-Soluri” or Zelle to “patrick@soluri.com”
                  THE SKINNY
                  Our goal during this unprecedented time is to help bring people together from all over the world who share common interests; and provide musicians & performers the opportunity to share their craft with like minded people passionate about music & dance. The QUARANTINE SPEAKEASY now live streams every other Saturday from NYC averaging hundreds of views from over a dozen countries and half the US states.
                  instigated by Prohibition Productions / Patrick Soluri in NYC.

                  This Week in Swing NYC during Covid-19

                  NYC Swing Dancers, Musicians, Organizers…  As you well know, these are strange times.  I’ve pretty much broken all of my rules on what I post/don’t post, in an effort to help support our musicians and dance instructors. What I’d really like do is hear from you.  Is there anything that would be useful for me to include?  Is there anything you wish I wouldn’t?  I’d like to hear from followers of this blog to see how I can best serve the community.  My only firm conclusion is that if there are instructors or musicians from outside of New York, I need to know them and feel comfortable vouching for their instruction and/or musicianship.  I’m also limited to evenings when I can update, as a lot of online postings are happening at the last minute and I’m not hearing directly from many instructors. Please let me know your thoughts…