This Week in Swing – November 28, 2021


Eileen’s notes:   

As New York City continues to open and swing dancing returns, do not be surprised if you are asked by a potential dance partner about your vaccination status.  We are a welcoming community, but the tri-state area was hit hard and we want to be safe.   Please be honest.  

I’m also starting to post indoor events that I’m being told that the venue is immediately requiring proof of vaccinations.  I’m obviously not going everywhere, so please decide what’s best for you.  If you see something here and they don’t check vaccination status, please feel free to let me know. 


December


Friday, December 3 

Bandcamp Fridays
Today is a good day to support your favorite bands/musicians. All proceeds on this day go straight to the musician.


Friday, December 3 

Holiday Stomp Live, a celebration of the season!
Gordon Au and the Grand Street Stompers 9:30 pm
Proof of vaccination required to attend.
152 West 26th St inside the Hilton New York Fashion District
Tickets

**Room for at least 4 couples to dance.  


Saturday, December 4 

Swing Remix
Saturdays at 7-9 pm we have a public-space, outdoor dance.
We will meet for 2ish hours at the beautiful outdoor deck area overlooking The Hudson river and New Jersey at 66 street and Riverside Boulevard.
There is a large open air space with plenty of room for dancing on an outdoor wood floor! We have procured a huge 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 make smart choices on who you dance with
•Please observe social distancing
•You will wear a mask if not vaccinated

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.


Saturday, December 4 

Squirrel Nut Zippers
Doors 6:00pm / Show 8:00pm
____________________
Per New York City’s new guidance, beginning August 13 Sony Hall will be requiring all guests, staff & musicians to have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine to enter.
Proof of vaccination may include your physical CDC card, photo of your CDC card, NYC Covid Safe App, or the NYS Excelsior Pass. Children under 12 – who cannot be vaccinated – must wear masks.
In addition to the vaccination policy, New York City continues to encourage masks for all indoor gatherings, except while you are actively eating and drinking.
____________________
General Admission
• $49.50 Advance / $60 Day of Show
• Limited Seating Available First Come, First Served
VIP Reserved Seating
• $89.50 Advance / $100 Day of Show
• Includes Guaranteed Seating in Designated Section
• Full Dinner Menu Available
• All Ages
In what’s become a new holiday tradition for many family and friends, the Squirrel Nut Zippers Holiday Caravan Tour makes its return this winter! The seventeen-show run is the longest holiday run to date for the Squirrel Nut Zippers. The tour will begin on November 30th in Asheville, NC at The Grey Eagle and conclude in Nashville, TN on December 19th. Other stops include New York, Detroit, Cincinnati, Alexandria, VA, Beverly, MA and many others. (Full list of dates below) Tickets
Sony Hall – 235 West 46th Street.


Saturday, December 4 

Holiday Solo Swing with Elena
*FREE on ZOOM *
Holiday SOLO Swing Line Dance Class w/ Elena Iannucci
Saturday, Dec 4, 2:30-4pm
. NO Experience Necessary
. Solo Movements – NO Partner Required
Beginner and Experienced dancers alike, join Elena and learn a fun Swing Line Dance created especially for you!
. Elena will choreograph a Swing line dance just for this class!
. We’ll dance to Swing music which celebrates the holiday season!
. The choreography will feature Charleston and Jazz movements popular in Lindy Hop, the granddaddy of all swing dances!
. Holiday attire not required … but welcome! Detailed Info (w/Registration link): www.dancemanhattan.com/calendar/event/1


Monday, December 6 

Back Room Speakeasy Sessions!
Back Room Speakeasy Sessions – “most deliberate recreation of an actual speakeasy” (Wall Street Journal) – in it’s 9th year since May 2012! Delancey Five Starts the show – opening it up to a vocal and instrumental jam session! Please bring your axe and your voice! Hardwood floors – for dancing!
7:30pm – Doors
9p-10:30p Svetlana & Delancey Five
10:30p-12:30a Jam session
Swing / big band tunes in band breaks
EVERY MON! NEVER A COVER!!!! ALWAYS GOOD TIMES…
(NO FUR / 21+ / TIP / SIT IN – PLAY W US / DANCE)

Backroom – 102 Norfolk St


Monday and Tuesday, December 6 & 7 

Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
Bond 45 Downstairs – New York, Italian kitchen and bar 221 West 46th St (between 8th Avenue & Broadway) Doors open at 7:30 pm
Music cover: $25 cash at door Food/Drink minimum: $25 
Vaccination required.


Saturday, December 11 

Friends of LISS: Queens Swings!
We’re back again! Queens Swings and LISS have teamed up for another evening of dancing and live music in a cozy dance venue in Richmond Hill, right off the J Train.
All city folk and island folk are welcome to join in for what promises to be a fun night! We’re opening with a beginner dance lesson starting at 7:00pm and then Danny Lipsitz & The Brass Tacks, a favorite of dancers across the tri-state area, will kick off the rest of the night with three sets of swingin’ music starting at 8pm. (There may even be a sprinkling of some holiday cookies…!)
Beginner Swing Dance Lesson @ 7:00pm
Live Music: 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Tickets: Sliding Scale $15-$20 cash at the door
Location:
106 – 11 Jamaica Avenue, Richmond Hill
Subway: 3 min walk from the J Train (easy access from LIRR Jamaica Station); Street parking
COVID POLICY: Proof of vaccination required for entry, masks optional. Please be courteous, ask partners about their preference for wearing masks, and wear masks if your partner(s) prefer it.


Saturday, December 11 

Swing Remix
Sanctuary hall (upstairs) of the Good Shepherd Church.
DJ Andrius (on-drus) Schmidt will play your favorite swing music.
Vaccinated parties may dance mask optional.
If you’d like to join us, here’s what we ask of you:
•Bring proof of identification and vaccination status, either on your phone or hard copy. It is imperative to your entrance.
•Please consent to contact tracing (name, #).
The particulars:
Good Shepherd Church
152 W. 66th St. Main entrance
(Bet Broadway and Amsterdam)
7:30 PM to 11:30 PM
$15 cash
$10 cash students w/valid ID

Swing Remix message from Spencer
Hosting safer events and classes over the past year has been a great pleasure of mine.
Swing Remix has always been a dance where the quality of the dancing experience is paramount. Finding venues with room to dance freely and safer has always been our goal.
Our attendance has grown as have our venues. With that our costs grow as well. In trying to keep the costs down, we’re going to keep the DJ dance price at $15 cash. We really need a good showing to keep this going. I do thank you for your support, In person and virtual.


Sunday, December 12 

Sock Hop Holiday Party
Celebrating our 18th year of great dance music from the 50’s & 60’s including Rock-n-Roll, Motown, DooWop, Soul and R&B.
Connolly’s
121 West 45 (between 6th Ave and 7th Ave)
3rd Floor (Elevator available)
Full menu, full bar (great place to eat dinner)
Free street parking on Sunday
7:00PM to 11:00PM – *PLEASE NOTE NEW HOURS
(Doors Open 6:30PM)
Proof of Vaccination Required for Admittance
Face masks optional
Admission: $25. CASH ONLY at the Door
**Includes a coupon for $5 off liquor, wine, beer, soda, or food.
Dress is casual.
Questions? sockhopsundays@gmail.com
www.sockhopsundays.com


Sunday, December 12 

2021 Harlem Roots & Rhythm Urban Dance Festival – VIRTUAL
6-11pm
Harlem’s Roots & Rhythm Urban Dance Fest  will be celebrating Legendary Lindy Hoppers and Harvest Moon Ball Legends!
Registration


Monday, December 13 

Back Room Speakeasy Sessions!
Back Room Speakeasy Sessions – “most deliberate recreation of an actual speakeasy” (Wall Street Journal) – in it’s 9th year since May 2012! Delancey Five Starts the show – opening it up to a vocal and instrumental jam session! Please bring your axe and your voice! Hardwood floors – for dancing!
7:30pm – Doors
9p-10:30p Svetlana & Delancey Five
10:30p-12:30a Jam session
Swing / big band tunes in band breaks
EVERY MON! NEVER A COVER!!!! ALWAYS GOOD TIMES…
(NO FUR / 21+ / TIP / SIT IN – PLAY W US / DANCE)

Backroom – 102 Norfolk St


Monday and Tuesday, December 13 & 14 

Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
Bond 45 Downstairs – New York, Italian kitchen and bar 221 West 46th St (between 8th Avenue & Broadway) Doors open at 7:30 pm
Music cover: $25 cash at door Food/Drink minimum: $25 
Vaccination required.


Tuesday, December 14 

Stomp House with Bobby White
How about something a little different? Bobby White presents STOMP HOUSE, an intimate party focusing on great swing music of all tempos, along with some other incredible dance music thrown in, like Afro-Cuban, Soul, BeBop, and Waltzes. The party also strongly encourages switch-dancing, individual dancing, and jams. Swing: the way grandma used to make it.
Pre-registration is required. 30 people maximum capacity.
Pricing: $15
All students are required to be fully vaccinated & must be able to show proof. Fully vaccinated means it has been 2 weeks after your second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine.
Masks are optional.
Please keep your receipt handy as it contains the building door code in case you get locked outside.
You Should Be Dancing
37 West 26th St.
9:30 pm – 11:30 pm


Saturday December 18 

Andersons Play “A Jazzy Christmas”
The Anderson Play “A Jazzy Christmas” December 18th, 5 & 7:30pm
Symphony Space 2537 Broadway
$35
Tickets Musicians include: Peter Anderson, Will Anderson, Molly Ryan, Chuck Redd
Not a dance event.


Monday, December 20 

Back Room Speakeasy Sessions!
Back Room Speakeasy Sessions – “most deliberate recreation of an actual speakeasy” (Wall Street Journal) – in it’s 9th year since May 2012! Delancey Five Starts the show – opening it up to a vocal and instrumental jam session! Please bring your axe and your voice! Hardwood floors – for dancing!
7:30pm – Doors
9p-10:30p Svetlana & Delancey Five
10:30p-12:30a Jam session
Swing / big band tunes in band breaks
EVERY MON! NEVER A COVER!!!! ALWAYS GOOD TIMES…
(NO FUR / 21+ / TIP / SIT IN – PLAY W US / DANCE)

Backroom – 102 Norfolk St


Monday and Tuesday, December 20 & 21 

Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
The Nighthawks will not be playing due to a private event at Bond 45


Monday, December 27 

Back Room Speakeasy Sessions!
Back Room Speakeasy Sessions – “most deliberate recreation of an actual speakeasy” (Wall Street Journal) – in it’s 9th year since May 2012! Delancey Five Starts the show – opening it up to a vocal and instrumental jam session! Please bring your axe and your voice! Hardwood floors – for dancing!
7:30pm – Doors
9p-10:30p Svetlana & Delancey Five
10:30p-12:30a Jam session
Swing / big band tunes in band breaks
EVERY MON! NEVER A COVER!!!! ALWAYS GOOD TIMES…
(NO FUR / 21+ / TIP / SIT IN – PLAY W US / DANCE)

Backroom – 102 Norfolk St


Monday and Tuesday, December 27 & 28 

Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
Bond 45 Downstairs – New York, Italian kitchen and bar 221 West 46th St (between 8th Avenue & Broadway) Doors open at 7:30 pm
Music cover: $25 cash at door Food/Drink minimum: $25 
Vaccination required.

 

PLEASE KEEP SCROLLING FOR THE NEXT BLOG ENTRY TO SEE

JANUARY 2022 EVENTS!

This Week in Swing – January 2022


Eileen’s notes:   

As New York City continues to open and swing dancing returns, do not be surprised if you are asked by a potential dance partner about your vaccination status.  We are a welcoming community, but the tri-state area was hit hard and we want to be safe.   Please be honest.  

I’m also posting indoor events that I’m being told that the venue is immediately requiring proof of vaccinations.  I’m obviously not going everywhere, so please decide what’s best for you.  If you see something here and they don’t check vaccination status, please feel free to let me know. 

Please note that it’s early for 2022 announcements.  If you’re visiting NYC, please check back, as events are often only announced a week prior.


January


Monday, January 3 

Back Room Speakeasy Sessions!
Back Room Speakeasy Sessions – “most deliberate recreation of an actual speakeasy” (Wall Street Journal) – in it’s 9th year since May 2012! Delancey Five Starts the show – opening it up to a vocal and instrumental jam session! Please bring your axe and your voice! Hardwood floors – for dancing!
7:30pm – Doors
9p-10:30p Svetlana & Delancey Five
10:30p-12:30a Jam session
Swing / big band tunes in band breaks
EVERY MON! NEVER A COVER!!!! ALWAYS GOOD TIMES…
(NO FUR / 21+ / TIP / SIT IN – PLAY W US / DANCE)

Backroom – 102 Norfolk St


Monday and Tuesday, January 3 & 4 

Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
Bond 45 Downstairs – New York, Italian kitchen and bar 221 West 46th St (between 8th Avenue & Broadway) Doors open at 7:30 pm
Music cover: $25 cash at door Food/Drink minimum: $25 
Vaccination required.

Eileen’s note: Vince has indicated a tour group is coming to Bond 45 these nights, so you may want to call the club to confirm that week.


Wednesday, January 5 

Eyal Vilner Hot 5 – Swingin’ at Alef!
The Eyal Vilner Hot-5 will be back at the fabulous new Cocktail Bar at the heart of Hell’s Kitchen!
– Dancers, come swing out with us!
– Musicians, bring your horns and join the party!
Come hang out and try the fancy Middle Eastern inspired cocktails and tapas!
Eyal Vilner – Sax & Clarinet
8-11pm
ALEF
735 10th Avenue
Proof of vaccination is required.


Monday, January 10 

Back Room Speakeasy Sessions!
Back Room Speakeasy Sessions – “most deliberate recreation of an actual speakeasy” (Wall Street Journal) – in it’s 9th year since May 2012! Delancey Five Starts the show – opening it up to a vocal and instrumental jam session! Please bring your axe and your voice! Hardwood floors – for dancing!
7:30pm – Doors
9p-10:30p Svetlana & Delancey Five
10:30p-12:30a Jam session
Swing / big band tunes in band breaks
EVERY MON! NEVER A COVER!!!! ALWAYS GOOD TIMES…
(NO FUR / 21+ / TIP / SIT IN – PLAY W US / DANCE)

Backroom – 102 Norfolk St


Monday and Tuesday, January 10 & 11 

Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
Bond 45 Downstairs – New York, Italian kitchen and bar 221 West 46th St (between 8th Avenue & Broadway) Doors open at 7:30 pm
Music cover: $25 cash at door Food/Drink minimum: $25 
Vaccination required.


Wednesday, January 12 

Eyal Vilner Hot 5 – Swingin’ at Alef!
The Eyal Vilner Hot-5 will be back at the fabulous new Cocktail Bar at the heart of Hell’s Kitchen!
– Dancers, come swing out with us!
– Musicians, bring your horns and join the party!
Come hang out and try the fancy Middle Eastern inspired cocktails and tapas!
Eyal Vilner – Sax & Clarinet
8-11pm
ALEF
735 10th Avenue
Proof of vaccination is required.


Monday, January 17 

Back Room Speakeasy Sessions!
Back Room Speakeasy Sessions – “most deliberate recreation of an actual speakeasy” (Wall Street Journal) – in it’s 9th year since May 2012! Delancey Five Starts the show – opening it up to a vocal and instrumental jam session! Please bring your axe and your voice! Hardwood floors – for dancing!
7:30pm – Doors
9p-10:30p Svetlana & Delancey Five
10:30p-12:30a Jam session
Swing / big band tunes in band breaks
EVERY MON! NEVER A COVER!!!! ALWAYS GOOD TIMES…
(NO FUR / 21+ / TIP / SIT IN – PLAY W US / DANCE)

Backroom – 102 Norfolk St


Monday and Tuesday, January 17 & 18 

Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
Bond 45 Downstairs – New York, Italian kitchen and bar 221 West 46th St (between 8th Avenue & Broadway) Doors open at 7:30 pm
Music cover: $25 cash at door Food/Drink minimum: $25 
Vaccination required.


Wednesday, January 19 

Eyal Vilner Hot 5 – Swingin’ at Alef!
The Eyal Vilner Hot-5 will be back at the fabulous new Cocktail Bar at the heart of Hell’s Kitchen!
– Dancers, come swing out with us!
– Musicians, bring your horns and join the party!
Come hang out and try the fancy Middle Eastern inspired cocktails and tapas!
Eyal Vilner – Sax & Clarinet
8-11pm
ALEF
735 10th Avenue
Proof of vaccination is required.


Monday, January 24 

Back Room Speakeasy Sessions!
Back Room Speakeasy Sessions – “most deliberate recreation of an actual speakeasy” (Wall Street Journal) – in it’s 9th year since May 2012! Delancey Five Starts the show – opening it up to a vocal and instrumental jam session! Please bring your axe and your voice! Hardwood floors – for dancing!
7:30pm – Doors
9p-10:30p Svetlana & Delancey Five
10:30p-12:30a Jam session
Swing / big band tunes in band breaks
EVERY MON! NEVER A COVER!!!! ALWAYS GOOD TIMES…
(NO FUR / 21+ / TIP / SIT IN – PLAY W US / DANCE)

Backroom – 102 Norfolk St


Monday and Tuesday, January 24 & 25 

Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
Bond 45 Downstairs – New York, Italian kitchen and bar 221 West 46th St (between 8th Avenue & Broadway) Doors open at 7:30 pm
Music cover: $25 cash at door Food/Drink minimum: $25 
Vaccination required.


Wednesday, January 26 

Eyal Vilner Hot 5 – Swingin’ at Alef!
The Eyal Vilner Hot-5 will be back at the fabulous new Cocktail Bar at the heart of Hell’s Kitchen!
– Dancers, come swing out with us!
– Musicians, bring your horns and join the party!
Come hang out and try the fancy Middle Eastern inspired cocktails and tapas!
Eyal Vilner – Sax & Clarinet
8-11pm
ALEF
735 10th Avenue
Proof of vaccination is required.


Friday, January 28

Swing Uptown!
Dancing Classrooms Festive swing dance party
Riverside Church, Assembly Hall 91 Claremont Ave New York NY, 10027
$50
Tickets
Dancing Classrooms is hosting a festive swing dance party on Friday, January 28th from 7-9pm at Riverside Church! Our Senior Teaching Artists and swing experts, Akemi Kinukawa and Felix Pitre, will demo the shim sham and teach us some swing steps and some of our professional dancer friends will be in attendance to swing you around the dance floor.
Featuring live swing jazz music led by band leader, Summer Camargo, of Juilliard and Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra.
Join us for a jazzy night in support of the #artseducation work Dancing Classrooms does to bring the joy and power of dance to K-12 students in NYC — a midwinter night swing dance break for you! Proceeds from this festive dance party will support our mission to cultivate essential life skills through the art and joy of social dance in over 150 NYC schools and 10 affiliates sites.


Saturday & Sunday, January 29 & 30 

YSBD – Swing and Balboa – soft re-opening
Save the date – workshops and bands are expected! Details to come.


Monday, January 31 

Back Room Speakeasy Sessions!
Back Room Speakeasy Sessions – “most deliberate recreation of an actual speakeasy” (Wall Street Journal) – in it’s 9th year since May 2012! Delancey Five Starts the show – opening it up to a vocal and instrumental jam session! Please bring your axe and your voice! Hardwood floors – for dancing!
7:30pm – Doors
9p-10:30p Svetlana & Delancey Five
10:30p-12:30a Jam session
Swing / big band tunes in band breaks
EVERY MON! NEVER A COVER!!!! ALWAYS GOOD TIMES…
(NO FUR / 21+ / TIP / SIT IN – PLAY W US / DANCE)

Backroom – 102 Norfolk St


Monday and Tuesday, January 31 & February 1 

Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
Bond 45 Downstairs – New York, Italian kitchen and bar 221 West 46th St (between 8th Avenue & Broadway) Doors open at 7:30 pm
Music cover: $25 cash at door Food/Drink minimum: $25 
Vaccination required.