Sunday, Jul 1, 2007 • Jerry Costanzo Big Band at Coopers Beach • SCC

Posted by Tom on 06/04/2007 • Permalink


The Southhampton Cultural Center will kick off it’s Summer Concert Series with Jerry Costanzo Big Band at Coopers Beach, presented by East End Properties, LLC. Rain date is July 2nd, 2007.

(Note: During the summer beach season, nonresidents pay $30 per day during the week for parking and $35 on the weekend for parking at the beach. Southampton Village residence park for free. I do not know if they will be charging a parking fee to non-residence, during the evening performance.)

Band: The Swing Alliance Septet with Jerry Costanzo

The Band Features:

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Jerry Costanzo- vocals
Jeff Mitchel- tenor sax
Andrew Grossbard- alto sax
Mark Topaz- trumpet
Ken Macdonald- trombone
John Ray- bass
Ed Pisano- keyboard
Frank Beluchi- drums

Venue: Coopers Beach

Coopers Beach - Southhampton

268 Meadow Ln
Southampton, NY 11968

Organizer: Southampton Cultural Center (SCC)

Southampton Cultural Center provides classes and a summer calendar of events.

Phone: 631-287-4377
Web:  http://www.southamptonculturalcenter.org/
E-mail:

Tuesday, Jul 3, 2007 • Tuesday Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 06/27/2007 • Permalink


Yes we are having a swing dance on July 3rd.

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Image CC2.0-A: tatsuhico / Flickr

Venue: Brennan’s Irish Pub

Brennans Irish Pub

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Brennans Irish Pub 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.  631-979-7855

Organizer: Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. (SDLI)

Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. is an all volunteer, not for profit organization dedicated to the promotion of swing dancing on Long Island, New York.

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Join a friendly group of people every Tuesday evening for a mix of East Coast Swing, Savoy Lindy Hop, Hollywood Lindy, West Coast Swing, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and some Ballroom dancing.  No partners are needed and beginners are welcome.

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

$8 General Admission, $6 Students with current ID, $5 SDLI Members

Friday, Jul 6, 2007 • LI Jazz Orch at South Huntington Library • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 07/01/2007 • Permalink


Summer Concert Series: Mike Ficco & the Long Island Jazz Orchestra
Outdoor Garden, South Huntington Library

Friday, July 06, 2007 at 7:00 PM

(I expect that this will be a concert and not a dance event.)

From the east - Take the Northern State Parkway to exit 41 - Wolf Hill Road. Turn right at the bottom of the exit ramp onto Wolf Hill Road. Continue on Wolf Hill Road until the second traffic light. Stay in the right lane. At this intersection of five roads, you will see Saint Anthony’s High School diagonally to the right. Take the second right onto Pidgeon Hill Road heading North-West. You wil pass Saint Anthony’s High School on your left. Continue up Pidgeon Hill Road about 1 mile until you reach 145 Pidgeon Hill Road. The library is next to the Long Island School for the Gifted.

Band: Long Island Jazz Orchestra

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Mike Ficco & The Long Island Jazz Orchestra

The Long Island Jazz Orchestra, recognized as one of the most exciting and versatile 16-piece big bands in the New York metropolitan area, was formed by Mike Ficco with the area’s finest and most accomplished jazz musicians. The band specializes in performing original distinctive compositions and arrangements of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich and others. The band also features vocalist Frank Russo performing the songs of Dean Martin, Tony Bennet and others. Join us!

Web: http://www.lijazz.com/
Phone:  631-723-0693
Email: 

Venue: South Huntington Public Library

SHPL

South Huntington Public Library

145 Pidgeon Hill Road
Huntington Station, NY 11746

E-mail:
Web: http://www.shpl.info
Phone: 631.549.4411

Take the Northern State Parkway to exit 41 - Wolf Hill Road. Turn right at the bottom of the exit ramp onto Wolf Hill Road. Continue on Wolf Hill Road until the second traffic light. Stay in the right lane. At this intersection of five roads, you will see Saint Anthony’s High School diagonally to the right. Take the second right onto Pidgeon Hill Road heading North-West. You wil pass Saint Anthony’s High School on your left. Continue up Pidgeon Hill Road about 1 mile until you reach 145 Pidgeon Hill Road. The library is next to the Long Island School for the Gifted.

Organizer: This is not a Swing Dance Long Island Event (Not a SDLI Event)

The listed event is NOT sponsored by Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. This event was thought to be of interest to our SDLI’s members. Before traveling, always verify the event information directly with the organizer’s website, since things change and events do get canceled.

Saturday, Jul 7, 2007 • Wine Press Concert Series • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 07/09/2007 • Permalink


The East End Arts Council
Wine Press Concert Series

Presents

Jerry Costanzo with Steve Shaiman & The Swingtime Big Band

Vineyard 48- Route 48, Cutchogue, NY
Saturday July 7th
6- 8 PM

Join us for a evening of great jazz, swing American Popular Standards and maybe a glass of wine or two

Under the stars with New York’s finest 18-piece big band

Organizer: This is not a Swing Dance Long Island Event (Not a SDLI Event)

The listed event is NOT sponsored by Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. This event was thought to be of interest to our SDLI’s members. Before traveling, always verify the event information directly with the organizer’s website, since things change and events do get canceled.

Saturday, Jul 7, 2007 • No Barn Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 07/01/2007 • Permalink


During the summer months of July and August, Swing Dance Long Island does not have Barn Dances during the first Saturday of the month.  We plan to resume our regular Saturday dance schedule in September.

SDLI does continue the Tuesday dances in Brennan’s over the summer.

Venue: Brush Barn

Brush Barn

The Smithtown Historical Society’s Brush Barn is located behind the historic Epenetus Smith Tavern at 211 East Main Street, Smithtown NY 11787 and is not visible from the street. About 0.2 miles east on Main Street from the intersection of Route 111 and Route 25 (Main Street).  There is a white house that is #211 (Epenetus Smith Tavern) and a gravel drive beside the house.

Epenetus Smith Tavern

Frank Brush Barn

Organizer: Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. (SDLI)

Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. is an all volunteer, not for profit organization dedicated to the promotion of swing dancing on Long Island, New York.

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Join a friendly group of people every Tuesday evening for a mix of East Coast Swing, Savoy Lindy Hop, Hollywood Lindy, West Coast Swing, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and some Ballroom dancing.  No partners are needed and beginners are welcome.

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2007 • Blue Vipers of Brooklyn at Brennan’s • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 06/06/2007 • Permalink


July 10 - Blue Vipers of Brooklyn

Band: The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn

The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn are an acoustic Dixieland, early swing, gospel and blues band, composed of resonator guitar/vocals, trumpet, homemade washboard percussion, upright bass, with the occasional addition of violin/fiddle & tenor saxophone.

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Their repertoire of witty songs with moving yet often bawdy lyrics and catchy 4 part vocal harmony always draw large crowds.
The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn recently won a nationally televised contest called “Subway Idol,” which was a month long feature on FOX’s “The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet” where they had the privilege of performing live on four separate occasions. As the winners the band will be recording their next album at Quad studios in conjunction with the legendary Hit Factory recording studios in New York City.
Some of their more notable performances include The 2006 “Lincoln Center Out Of Doors Roots of American Music Festival,” The 2006 “Peace Boat Music Festival” at the United Nations in New York City, winning a Battle of The Bands competition hosted by goswingdancing.com against Joe Battaglia & The New York Big Band in May 2007 and a huge swing party at SOL in New York City hosted by Swing Remix in June 2007.
The Blue Vipers are Billy Nemec-guitar/vocals, Chris Pistorino-upright bass, David Langlois-washboard percussion, Sam Hoyt-trumpet.

Website: Thebluevipersofbrooklyn.com

Venue: Brennan’s Irish Pub

Brennans Irish Pub

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Brennans Irish Pub 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.  631-979-7855

Organizer: Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. (SDLI)

Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. is an all volunteer, not for profit organization dedicated to the promotion of swing dancing on Long Island, New York.

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Join a friendly group of people every Tuesday evening for a mix of East Coast Swing, Savoy Lindy Hop, Hollywood Lindy, West Coast Swing, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and some Ballroom dancing.  No partners are needed and beginners are welcome.

Pricing: Tuesday Band

$15 General Admission, $13 Students with current ID, $10 SDLI Members

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2007 • POSTPONED - Picnic Pops 2007 - Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks • Old Westbury

Posted by Tom on 07/11/2007 • SwingPermalink


Due to Thunderstorm forcast this event has been postponed.

Picnic Pops 2007 Summer Concert Series

Wednesday, July 11
Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks—The King of Swing returns, providing classic hits from the twenties and thirties.

Gates open at 5:00 pm, dance lessons begin at 6:30 pm, with the Concerts beginning at 7:00 pm. Bring your friends and we’ll provide the soundtrack for an enjoyable evening under the stars.  Arrive early to picnic and stroll the gardens.

Admission: $10.00; $8.00 62 and older & members; children 12 and under free.  All concerts have rain dates to be determined.

Venue: Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury Gardens is located at 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, New York, between the Long Island Expressway (I-495) and Jericho Turnpike (New York Route 25), approximately 20 miles east of New York City.

DIRECTIONS

Directions from New York City

From the Long Island Expressway: Take the LIE (I-495) to Exit 39 (Glen Cove Road). Follow the service road east for approximately 1.1 miles, turn right onto Old Westbury Road and continue 0.4 miles. The Gardens’ gate is on the left.

From the Northern State Parkway: Take the Northern State to Exit 32 (Post Avenue). Bear left at end of exit ramp and turn left onto Post Avenue heading north. Turn left onto Jericho Turnpike (Route 25) and turn right at the first light onto Old Westbury Road. The Gardens’ gate is on the right.

Directions from Eastern Long Island

From the Long Island Expressway: Take the LIE (I-495) to Exit 39. Turn left onto Glen Cove Road (Garden City) at end of exit ramp, cross over expressway, and immediately turn left onto the service road. Follow the service road east for approximately 1.1 miles, turn right onto Old Westbury Road and continue 0.4 miles. The Gardens’ gate is on the left.

From the Northern State Parkway: Take the Northern State to Exit 32 (Post Avenue). Turn right at the end of the exit ramp (Old Westbury) onto Post Avenue heading north. Turn left onto Jericho Turnpike (Route 25) and turn right at the first light onto Old Westbury Road. The Gardens’ gate is on the right.

By Train

Take Long Island Rail Road to Westbury Station, then a taxi to Old Westbury Gardens approximately 2.5 miles from the station).

Organizer: Old Westbury Gardens (Old Westbury)

Old Westbury Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the former home of John S. Phipps, his wife, Margarita Grace Phipps and their four children. Completed in 1906 by the English designer George A. Crawley, the magnificent Charles II-style mansion is nestled amid 160 acres of formal gardens, landscaped grounds, woodlands, ponds and lakes. Westbury House is furnished with fine English antiques and decorative arts from the more than fifty years of the family’s residence.

Today, Old Westbury Gardens welcomes visitors of all ages for guided tours of Westbury House and Gardens, in-depth tours of the formal gardens, school visits, children’s programs and events, family programs, museum exhibits, classic car shows, indoor and outdoor classical concerts, summer concerts, slide lectures, book signings, horticultural demonstrations and workshops, Scottish Games, botanical arts and gardening classes, and Master Gardener- and Educator-led Talks & Tours of topics relating to horticulture, art, history, design and architecture.

Every summer, Old Westbury Gardens has their Picnic Pops 2007 Summer Concert Series on the great lawn. An area in front of the bandstand is reserved for dancing!

Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Road
P.O. Box 430
Old Westbury, NY 11568

Phone: 516-333-0048
Fax: 516-333-6807
Web: oldwestburygardens.org

Friday, Jul 13, 2007 • Sachem Summer Concert Series with Jerry Costanzo & Swing Time Big Band • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 07/13/2007 • Permalink


Date: 7/13/2007
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
Description: Summer Concert Series
Bring your lawn chairs; inside if it rains!
Jerry Costanzo & Swing Time Big Band
Featuring the Big Band Sound has become the trademark of this talented group utilizing a brass section of trumpets and trombones, a woodwind section of alto, tenor and baritone saxophones and a rhythm section containing keyboard, bass and drums. These seventeen musicians will have you jitterbugging in the parking lot with their upbeat sound and slow dancing to the romantic ballads of the 30’s and 40’s. Jerry Costanzo is the featured singer.
Location: Community Room A&B

Band: Swingtime Big Band

Swing Time Big Band

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Dedicated to the performance of America’s greatest popular standards, SWINGTIME BIG BAND is a 20-piece authentic swing band comprised of master interpreters of music from the Swing Era (mid-1930’s through early 1950’s). The ensemble specializes in performing original arrangements of Big Band classics from the Great American Songbook, bringing to life both the style and the spirit of this music for 21st century audiences to experience in living color.

SWINGTIME thrills concert audiences and Ballroom dancers alike with authentic recreations of the timeless swing music of such great Big Band leaders as Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Harry James, Woody Herman, Les Brown, Charlie Barnet and Stan Kenton, among many others.

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With the recent renaissance in popularity of both swing music and ballroom dancing, this versatile ensemble has been enjoying remarkable success playing both the swing music that is its calling card, as well as a wide variety of tunes to accommodate the many varied styles requested by ballroom dancersThe Lindy, Fox Trot, Peabody, Cha-Cha, Tango, Merengue, Rhumba and Mambo, among others. Highlights of the many prestigious venues at which SWINGTIME members have performed include: Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, the Plaza Hotel, the Waldorf Astoria, Tavern on the Green and the Rainbow Room.

Steven Shaiman, Artistic Director
Phone: 516-876-8324
Email:
Website: http://swingtimeny.com

Venue: Sachem Public Library

Sachem Public Library

Sachem Public Library
150 Holbrook Road
Holbrook, New York 11741

Phone: (631)588-5024
Email:
Web: http://sachem.suffolk.lib.ny.us/

Directions:

The Sachem Public Library is located at 150 Holbrook Road in Holbrook, New York. The library building is approximately half way between the Long Island Expressway and Portion Road on the West side of Holbrook Road across from the Nokomis Elementary School.

Getting to the Library from the L.I.E. west of exit 61.
Take Exit 61 off the Expressway and take a left (to go north) on Holbrook Road at the second traffic light on the Service Road. The Library is approximately 1/2 mile north of the L.I.E. on the left side of Holbrook Road across from the Nokomis Elementary School.

Getting to the Library from the L.I.E. east of exit 62.
Take Exit 62 off the Expressway and stay on the service road until the first traffic light after you pass the Motorola building. Take a right on Holbrook Road (to go north) at the traffic light. The Library is approximately 1/2 mile north of the L.I.E. on the left side of Holbrook Road across from the Nokomis Elementary School.

Organizer: This is not a Swing Dance Long Island Event (Not a SDLI Event)

The listed event is NOT sponsored by Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. This event was thought to be of interest to our SDLI’s members. Before traveling, always verify the event information directly with the organizer’s website, since things change and events do get canceled.

Friday, Jul 13, 2007 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN • BNL

Posted by Tom on 07/09/2007 • SwingPermalink


TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN on Friday, July 13th, 2007:
Season Opening Event: “Summer Get-Together Jam Session”

Place: Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Long Island, New York; Open to the Public; non-employees

Time & schedule:
7 pm, start of cold food buffet;
8 - 9 pm, Lesson - East Coast Swing (1 hr)
9:00 - 11:30 pm: Open dancing with digital-DJ (general dance mix)

**In addition to partner dancing, there will be some line dancing such as Anna, Jitterbug Stroll, Samba, Electric Slide, etc…

General Admission:
$15 per person! Covers everything!! Includes dance lessons, cold food buffet, and social dancing, etc. 

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Image CC2.0-A: tatsuhico / Flickr

Venue: Brookhaven National Lab

Brookhaven National Lab

Go to LIE Exit 68 north on William Floyd Parkway;
(There are signs to: Brookhaven National Laboratory) About 1 1/2 miles away, turn right (before the second light), to BNL’s gate. Present a picture ID (driver’s license is ok) to the guard. From the Guard Booth, go straight, turn left at the first light; A few hundred feet away, on your left, is the Brookhaven Center. For more details on directions, visit: http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/maps.html

Organizer: BNL Social & Cultural Club (BNL)

The BNL Social & Cultural Club holds weekly dance socials (TGIFs) and workshops at the North Ballroom, Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory every Friday evening from 7 to 11:30 pm.

Unless otherwise noted, workshops and lessons are from 7:10 pm to 9:30 pm with a food break in-between, followed by open social dancing up to 11:30 pm at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York.

Cost per person: $15(members)/$20(non-members), or $8/$12 for social dancing only without the lessons; members rate applies also to all Bera members with BNL ID, SDLI members with ID, students with school ID, and all subscribers of the Social-L list and the Yahoo DanceLovers group. (Special events have different rates).

Dance socials are open to the general public, but require a photo-id at the BNL front gate.

Their most current schedule is: BNL Social & Cultural Club Calendar

They also maintain a mailing list. To join: BNL Social-L email list

Contacts (Click below to send e-mail):
Rudy Alforque, 631-344-4733, or , or
Jack Guthy, 631- 929-8287, or

Saturday, Jul 14, 2007 • WaterFire Providence® - The Sovereign Plaza Ballroom 2007 • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 05/13/2007 • SwingPermalink


The Sovereign Plaza Ballroom 2007 at WaterFire Providence®

Sovereign Bank has renewed its sponsorship of the Sovereign Plaza Ballroom. The Sovereign Plaza Ballroom return this season for four exciting nights:

* May 26th - Foxtrot & Waltz
* June 23rd - Tango
* July 14th - Swing
* August 18th - Salsa

The Sovereign Plaza Ballroom is free and open to the public, courtesy of Sovereign Bank. Each night of the Sovereign Plaza Ballroom features music and dancing at the intersection of Westminster and Weybosset Streets in the heart of Providence’s Financial District from 8:00PM to 12AM.

Located in the heart of the financial district on the cobblestone circle on Westminster Street directly in front of the Rhode Island Headquarters of Sovereign Bank.

The polished black dance floor, stretching sixty-one feet across, hovers just above the cobblestones while hundreds of dancers enjoy the night air, the beautiful music and the breathtaking architecture.

WaterFire is weather dependent. Occasional showers or passing thunderstorms will usually not cancel the event. However, WaterFire is usually cancelled in the event (or prediction) of heavy sustained rain. Please call our Information Line (401-272-3111) for weather updates. For general information or to learn of any additional dates, call our Information Line or visit our website at www.waterfire.org. Dates and offerings subject to change.

Organizer: This is not a Swing Dance Long Island Event (Not a SDLI Event)

The listed event is NOT sponsored by Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. This event was thought to be of interest to our SDLI’s members. Before traveling, always verify the event information directly with the organizer’s website, since things change and events do get canceled.

Sunday, Jul 15, 2007 • Isotope Stompers at Huntington Summer Arts Festival • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 07/13/2007 • Permalink


Isotope Stompers at Chapin Rainbow Stage, Heckscher Park, Huntington

Just one of the great performances that make up the summer long 42nd Annual Huntington Summer Arts Festival.

For complete calendar go to: http://www.huntingtonarts.org/sections/summer_arts_festival/archive/2007/txtSched07.htm

All performances are FREE to the public!
All shows begin at 8:30pm



Band: Isotope Stompers Dixieland Jazz Band

The Isotope Stompers are an exhilarating seven-piece Dixieland Jazz Band whose roots are in the Northeastern United States. This music, however, comes from way down South in New Orleans where this foot-stomping music called “jazz” grew out of spirituals and marches of the Bourbon Street area. You will recognize some of the band’s popular Dixieland tunes like the rousing Tiger Rag, In the Mood, Figgity Feet, Kid’s Ory’s famous Muskrat Ramble, A train, the sad and moving St. James Infirmary Blues or The Tin Roof Blues.

The emphasis is on what is known as “revival jazz”, the traditional New Orleans-style music spiced up with greater drive and tempo for dancing.

They will have you clapping your hands and tapping your toes…for THE ISOTOPE STOMPERS celebrate Mardi Gras, New Orleans style, all year long!  image

Organizer: This is not a Swing Dance Long Island Event (Not a SDLI Event)

The listed event is NOT sponsored by Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. This event was thought to be of interest to our SDLI’s members. Before traveling, always verify the event information directly with the organizer’s website, since things change and events do get canceled.

Monday, Jul 16, 2007 • Rob’s Swingable Event Calendar • Rob & Patty

Posted by Tom on 07/16/2007 • Permalink


Rob dropped me a link to his list of Summer 2007 Swingable Events Calendar.

Organizer: Swingtime Entertainment (Rob & Patty)

Rob and Patty have compiled their list of Swingable events in Long Island this summer. Check it out.

Summer 2007 Swingable Events

Website: Swingtime Entertainment

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2007 • Tuesday Swing Dance with Balboa Lesson • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 07/13/2007 • Permalink


Stephanie and Dave are going to do one of their popular Balboa lessons. Get there on time, lot of material to cover - lesson starts at 8:00PM sharp.

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Image CC2.0-A: tatsuhico / Flickr

Venue: Brennan’s Irish Pub

Brennans Irish Pub

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Brennans Irish Pub 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.  631-979-7855

Organizer: Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. (SDLI)

Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. is an all volunteer, not for profit organization dedicated to the promotion of swing dancing on Long Island, New York.

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Join a friendly group of people every Tuesday evening for a mix of East Coast Swing, Savoy Lindy Hop, Hollywood Lindy, West Coast Swing, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and some Ballroom dancing.  No partners are needed and beginners are welcome.

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

$8 General Admission, $6 Students with current ID, $5 SDLI Members

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2007 • Picnic Pops 2007 - Doo Wop & Soul Revue • Old Westbury

Posted by Tom on 05/13/2007 • Permalink


Picnic Pops 2007 Summer Concert Series

Wednesday, July 18
Doo Wop & Soul Revue --Featuring Mike Murray (Music Director, The Chantels) and the West Side Boppers (from recent off-Broadway hit “Great Googley Moo"), with special guest Kyle Flandrau of Kid Kyle and the Kool Kats.

Gates open at 5:00 pm, dance lessons begin at 6:30 pm, with the Concerts beginning at 7:00 pm. Bring your friends and we’ll provide the soundtrack for an enjoyable evening under the stars.  Arrive early to picnic and stroll the gardens.

Admission: $10.00; $8.00 62 and older & members; children 12 and under free.  All concerts have rain dates to be determined.

Venue: Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury Gardens is located at 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, New York, between the Long Island Expressway (I-495) and Jericho Turnpike (New York Route 25), approximately 20 miles east of New York City.

DIRECTIONS

Directions from New York City

From the Long Island Expressway: Take the LIE (I-495) to Exit 39 (Glen Cove Road). Follow the service road east for approximately 1.1 miles, turn right onto Old Westbury Road and continue 0.4 miles. The Gardens’ gate is on the left.

From the Northern State Parkway: Take the Northern State to Exit 32 (Post Avenue). Bear left at end of exit ramp and turn left onto Post Avenue heading north. Turn left onto Jericho Turnpike (Route 25) and turn right at the first light onto Old Westbury Road. The Gardens’ gate is on the right.

Directions from Eastern Long Island

From the Long Island Expressway: Take the LIE (I-495) to Exit 39. Turn left onto Glen Cove Road (Garden City) at end of exit ramp, cross over expressway, and immediately turn left onto the service road. Follow the service road east for approximately 1.1 miles, turn right onto Old Westbury Road and continue 0.4 miles. The Gardens’ gate is on the left.

From the Northern State Parkway: Take the Northern State to Exit 32 (Post Avenue). Turn right at the end of the exit ramp (Old Westbury) onto Post Avenue heading north. Turn left onto Jericho Turnpike (Route 25) and turn right at the first light onto Old Westbury Road. The Gardens’ gate is on the right.

By Train

Take Long Island Rail Road to Westbury Station, then a taxi to Old Westbury Gardens approximately 2.5 miles from the station).

Organizer: Old Westbury Gardens (Old Westbury)

Old Westbury Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the former home of John S. Phipps, his wife, Margarita Grace Phipps and their four children. Completed in 1906 by the English designer George A. Crawley, the magnificent Charles II-style mansion is nestled amid 160 acres of formal gardens, landscaped grounds, woodlands, ponds and lakes. Westbury House is furnished with fine English antiques and decorative arts from the more than fifty years of the family’s residence.

Today, Old Westbury Gardens welcomes visitors of all ages for guided tours of Westbury House and Gardens, in-depth tours of the formal gardens, school visits, children’s programs and events, family programs, museum exhibits, classic car shows, indoor and outdoor classical concerts, summer concerts, slide lectures, book signings, horticultural demonstrations and workshops, Scottish Games, botanical arts and gardening classes, and Master Gardener- and Educator-led Talks & Tours of topics relating to horticulture, art, history, design and architecture.

Every summer, Old Westbury Gardens has their Picnic Pops 2007 Summer Concert Series on the great lawn. An area in front of the bandstand is reserved for dancing!

Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Road
P.O. Box 430
Old Westbury, NY 11568

Phone: 516-333-0048
Fax: 516-333-6807
Web: oldwestburygardens.org

Friday, Jul 20, 2007 • “It’s a Wonderful Life” Benefit Dance • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 07/02/2007 • Permalink


"It’s a Wonderful Life” Benefit Dance
DJ Music by Rudy
7PM - 11PM $25/pp

Christ Lutheran Church
189 Burr Road, East Northport
Corner of Burr & Larkfield Road

Info:

Raffles, door prizes, cake and coffee.  B.Y.O.B. (beer or wine only)

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Image CC2.0-A: tatsuhico / Flickr

Organizer: This is not a Swing Dance Long Island Event (Not a SDLI Event)

The listed event is NOT sponsored by Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. This event was thought to be of interest to our SDLI’s members. Before traveling, always verify the event information directly with the organizer’s website, since things change and events do get canceled.

Sunday, Jul 22, 2007 • Istope Stompers at Stony Brook Post Office • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 07/13/2007 • Permalink


Istope Stompers Dixieland Jazz Band at the Stony Brook Post Office.

7-10PM.

Need I say more?

Band: Isotope Stompers Dixieland Jazz Band

The Isotope Stompers are an exhilarating seven-piece Dixieland Jazz Band whose roots are in the Northeastern United States. This music, however, comes from way down South in New Orleans where this foot-stomping music called “jazz” grew out of spirituals and marches of the Bourbon Street area. You will recognize some of the band’s popular Dixieland tunes like the rousing Tiger Rag, In the Mood, Figgity Feet, Kid’s Ory’s famous Muskrat Ramble, A train, the sad and moving St. James Infirmary Blues or The Tin Roof Blues.

The emphasis is on what is known as “revival jazz”, the traditional New Orleans-style music spiced up with greater drive and tempo for dancing.

They will have you clapping your hands and tapping your toes…for THE ISOTOPE STOMPERS celebrate Mardi Gras, New Orleans style, all year long!  image

Organizer: This is not a Swing Dance Long Island Event (Not a SDLI Event)

The listed event is NOT sponsored by Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. This event was thought to be of interest to our SDLI’s members. Before traveling, always verify the event information directly with the organizer’s website, since things change and events do get canceled.

Sunday, Jul 22, 2007 • Swing Remix at SOL • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 07/02/2007 • Permalink


Swing Remix at SOL
Sunday, July 22nd 2007
SOL 609 West 29th Street NYC

July 22nd we return for our fourth installment. Swing Remix will Feature Stompy Jones from San Francisco! During the breaks our DJ’s will take over and you’ll want to check out the fun and games and demos too!

We are happy to have Matt Bedel and Laura Jeffers for our afternoon workshops from 4-7pm

General Admission
7:30pm - 8:00pm Basic Swing Lesson
8:15pm - 12:00pm Dancing

Doors open for general admission at 7:15PM. Beginner Swing lesson at 7:30pm, Band plays 8:15pm - 11:30pm along with DJ’s Nando and Paolo Pants!
General admission tickets will be available online for just $11. Mailing List price $14, General Admission at door:$16.00

Go To: www.swingremix.com to buy tix

Organizer: This is not a Swing Dance Long Island Event (Not a SDLI Event)

The listed event is NOT sponsored by Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. This event was thought to be of interest to our SDLI’s members. Before traveling, always verify the event information directly with the organizer’s website, since things change and events do get canceled.

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2007 • Cliff and the Cliffhangers at Brennan’s • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 06/04/2007 • SwingPermalink


July 24 - Cliff and the Cliffhangers

Band: Lil’ Cliff & The Cliffhangers


Photo by Phil Marino/NY Times

2006 International Blues Challenge Finalists Lil’ Cliff & the Cliffhangers are a four piece, blues harmonica driven wrecking crew. These knickerbockers have been singing, swinging and stinging Tri State area audiences for the last three plus years with their own special brand of blues power.

After winning the regional IBC competition, hosted locally by the Downstate Blues Society of Long Island, New York, these four professionals then took their special brand of original jump blues down to Memphis, Tennessee to compete in the annual International Blues Challenge. And wouldn’t you know it, out of literally hundreds of blues artists from all over the world the boys placed in the final top ten!

Fresh from this triumph Lil’ Cliff & the Cliffhangers are now out to support their latest indi-cd release “God Bless Women” on Shankbone Records. Through a comprehensive combination of live appearances up and down the Northeast corridor, radio airplay (wfdu, wwoz, wusb to name a few), local cable television appearances (Wes Houston Presents) as well as the most user friendly web site you could hope for (replete with mp3 and electronic press kit downloads) these blues boys knock ‘em out of their shoes and leave them dancin’ barefoot!

Venue: Brennan’s Irish Pub

Brennans Irish Pub

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Brennans Irish Pub 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.  631-979-7855

Organizer: Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. (SDLI)

Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. is an all volunteer, not for profit organization dedicated to the promotion of swing dancing on Long Island, New York.

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Join a friendly group of people every Tuesday evening for a mix of East Coast Swing, Savoy Lindy Hop, Hollywood Lindy, West Coast Swing, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and some Ballroom dancing.  No partners are needed and beginners are welcome.

Pricing: Tuesday Band

$15 General Admission, $13 Students with current ID, $10 SDLI Members

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2007 • Picnic Pops 2007 - The Day Trippers • Old Westbury

Posted by Tom on 05/13/2007 • Permalink


Picnic Pops 2007 Summer Concert Series

Wednesday, July 25
The Day Trippers—Sing and dance along to those familiar Beatles tunes form the early sixties, as The Day Trippers once again bring that vibrant Liverpool sound to Old Westbury Gardens.

Gates open at 5:00 pm, dance lessons begin at 6:30 pm, with the Concerts beginning at 7:00 pm. Bring your friends and we’ll provide the soundtrack for an enjoyable evening under the stars.  Arrive early to picnic and stroll the gardens.

Admission: $10.00; $8.00 62 and older & members; children 12 and under free.  All concerts have rain dates to be determined.

Venue: Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury Gardens is located at 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, New York, between the Long Island Expressway (I-495) and Jericho Turnpike (New York Route 25), approximately 20 miles east of New York City.

DIRECTIONS

Directions from New York City

From the Long Island Expressway: Take the LIE (I-495) to Exit 39 (Glen Cove Road). Follow the service road east for approximately 1.1 miles, turn right onto Old Westbury Road and continue 0.4 miles. The Gardens’ gate is on the left.

From the Northern State Parkway: Take the Northern State to Exit 32 (Post Avenue). Bear left at end of exit ramp and turn left onto Post Avenue heading north. Turn left onto Jericho Turnpike (Route 25) and turn right at the first light onto Old Westbury Road. The Gardens’ gate is on the right.

Directions from Eastern Long Island

From the Long Island Expressway: Take the LIE (I-495) to Exit 39. Turn left onto Glen Cove Road (Garden City) at end of exit ramp, cross over expressway, and immediately turn left onto the service road. Follow the service road east for approximately 1.1 miles, turn right onto Old Westbury Road and continue 0.4 miles. The Gardens’ gate is on the left.

From the Northern State Parkway: Take the Northern State to Exit 32 (Post Avenue). Turn right at the end of the exit ramp (Old Westbury) onto Post Avenue heading north. Turn left onto Jericho Turnpike (Route 25) and turn right at the first light onto Old Westbury Road. The Gardens’ gate is on the right.

By Train

Take Long Island Rail Road to Westbury Station, then a taxi to Old Westbury Gardens approximately 2.5 miles from the station).

Organizer: Old Westbury Gardens (Old Westbury)

Old Westbury Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the former home of John S. Phipps, his wife, Margarita Grace Phipps and their four children. Completed in 1906 by the English designer George A. Crawley, the magnificent Charles II-style mansion is nestled amid 160 acres of formal gardens, landscaped grounds, woodlands, ponds and lakes. Westbury House is furnished with fine English antiques and decorative arts from the more than fifty years of the family’s residence.

Today, Old Westbury Gardens welcomes visitors of all ages for guided tours of Westbury House and Gardens, in-depth tours of the formal gardens, school visits, children’s programs and events, family programs, museum exhibits, classic car shows, indoor and outdoor classical concerts, summer concerts, slide lectures, book signings, horticultural demonstrations and workshops, Scottish Games, botanical arts and gardening classes, and Master Gardener- and Educator-led Talks & Tours of topics relating to horticulture, art, history, design and architecture.

Every summer, Old Westbury Gardens has their Picnic Pops 2007 Summer Concert Series on the great lawn. An area in front of the bandstand is reserved for dancing!

Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Road
P.O. Box 430
Old Westbury, NY 11568

Phone: 516-333-0048
Fax: 516-333-6807
Web: oldwestburygardens.org

Thursday, Jul 26, 2007 • Lets Be Frank • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 07/24/2007 • Permalink


Jerry Costanzo & His All Star Jazz Quartet
Wayne Sabella Piano, Frank Hansen Bass, Ian Petillo Drums, George Petropoulos Trumpet

In a Swingin’ Performence Entitled
“LETS BE FRANK”

A Tribute to Sinatra, Bennett, Dino, Nat Cole and Many Other Crooning Legends

Thursday July 26th 9-12 PM

Port Jazz 201 Main Street Port Jefferson, 11777 631-476-7600

Organizer: This is not a Swing Dance Long Island Event (Not a SDLI Event)

The listed event is NOT sponsored by Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. This event was thought to be of interest to our SDLI’s members. Before traveling, always verify the event information directly with the organizer’s website, since things change and events do get canceled.

Friday, Jul 27, 2007 • Cliff in South Huntington • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 07/01/2007 • Permalink


Concert Series: Lil Cliff & The Cliffhangers
Outdoor Garden, South Huntington Library
Friday, July 27, 2007 at 7:00 PM

Band: Lil’ Cliff & The Cliffhangers


Photo by Phil Marino/NY Times

2006 International Blues Challenge Finalists Lil’ Cliff & the Cliffhangers are a four piece, blues harmonica driven wrecking crew. These knickerbockers have been singing, swinging and stinging Tri State area audiences for the last three plus years with their own special brand of blues power.

After winning the regional IBC competition, hosted locally by the Downstate Blues Society of Long Island, New York, these four professionals then took their special brand of original jump blues down to Memphis, Tennessee to compete in the annual International Blues Challenge. And wouldn’t you know it, out of literally hundreds of blues artists from all over the world the boys placed in the final top ten!

Fresh from this triumph Lil’ Cliff & the Cliffhangers are now out to support their latest indi-cd release “God Bless Women” on Shankbone Records. Through a comprehensive combination of live appearances up and down the Northeast corridor, radio airplay (wfdu, wwoz, wusb to name a few), local cable television appearances (Wes Houston Presents) as well as the most user friendly web site you could hope for (replete with mp3 and electronic press kit downloads) these blues boys knock ‘em out of their shoes and leave them dancin’ barefoot!

Venue: South Huntington Public Library

SHPL

South Huntington Public Library

145 Pidgeon Hill Road
Huntington Station, NY 11746

E-mail:
Web: http://www.shpl.info
Phone: 631.549.4411

Take the Northern State Parkway to exit 41 - Wolf Hill Road. Turn right at the bottom of the exit ramp onto Wolf Hill Road. Continue on Wolf Hill Road until the second traffic light. Stay in the right lane. At this intersection of five roads, you will see Saint Anthony’s High School diagonally to the right. Take the second right onto Pidgeon Hill Road heading North-West. You wil pass Saint Anthony’s High School on your left. Continue up Pidgeon Hill Road about 1 mile until you reach 145 Pidgeon Hill Road. The library is next to the Long Island School for the Gifted.

Organizer: This is not a Swing Dance Long Island Event (Not a SDLI Event)

The listed event is NOT sponsored by Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. This event was thought to be of interest to our SDLI’s members. Before traveling, always verify the event information directly with the organizer’s website, since things change and events do get canceled.

Friday, Jul 27, 2007 • Bill Wilkinson & the Long Island Sound Swing Band • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Shannon on 07/23/2007 • SwingPermalink


Bill Wilkinson and the 20-piece Big Band will play favorites from Dorsey, Miller, Goodman, Ellington, Basie, Shaw, and others.  This free outdoor concert is offered by the Harborfields Public Library on 31 Broadway in Greenlawn, just North of Pulaski.  Blankets and chairs may be placed on the front lawn anytime after 5:30 pm, and the Band starts playing at 7 pm.  Snacks and beverages in plastic containers are permitted, however, no glass containers are allowed at this family event.

Band: Long Island Sound Swing Band

Bill Wilkinson and the Long Island Sound Swing Band delivers that full, big band sound.

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Bill Wilkinson
Phone: 631-874-0164
Email:

Organizer: This is not a Swing Dance Long Island Event (Not a SDLI Event)

The listed event is NOT sponsored by Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. This event was thought to be of interest to our SDLI’s members. Before traveling, always verify the event information directly with the organizer’s website, since things change and events do get canceled.

Sunday, Jul 29, 2007 • Concert at Bayard Cutting Arboretum • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 07/13/2007 • Permalink


Concert at Bayard Cutting Arboretum
Oakdale, NY

2:00-4:00pm

Presented by the Islip Arts Council

Website:  http://www.islipartscouncil.org/free_concerts.html

Band: Swingtime Big Band

Swing Time Big Band

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Dedicated to the performance of America’s greatest popular standards, SWINGTIME BIG BAND is a 20-piece authentic swing band comprised of master interpreters of music from the Swing Era (mid-1930’s through early 1950’s). The ensemble specializes in performing original arrangements of Big Band classics from the Great American Songbook, bringing to life both the style and the spirit of this music for 21st century audiences to experience in living color.

SWINGTIME thrills concert audiences and Ballroom dancers alike with authentic recreations of the timeless swing music of such great Big Band leaders as Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Harry James, Woody Herman, Les Brown, Charlie Barnet and Stan Kenton, among many others.

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With the recent renaissance in popularity of both swing music and ballroom dancing, this versatile ensemble has been enjoying remarkable success playing both the swing music that is its calling card, as well as a wide variety of tunes to accommodate the many varied styles requested by ballroom dancersThe Lindy, Fox Trot, Peabody, Cha-Cha, Tango, Merengue, Rhumba and Mambo, among others. Highlights of the many prestigious venues at which SWINGTIME members have performed include: Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, the Plaza Hotel, the Waldorf Astoria, Tavern on the Green and the Rainbow Room.

Steven Shaiman, Artistic Director
Phone: 516-876-8324
Email:
Website: http://swingtimeny.com

Organizer: This is not a Swing Dance Long Island Event (Not a SDLI Event)

The listed event is NOT sponsored by Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. This event was thought to be of interest to our SDLI’s members. Before traveling, always verify the event information directly with the organizer’s website, since things change and events do get canceled.

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2007 • Tuesday Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 07/30/2007 • Permalink


Just another Tuesday Swing Dance - But wait it’s the fifth Tuesday of the month. There must be a special dance class.... That right the Jitterbug Stroll Line Dance will be taught by Brad & Ashley.

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Image CC2.0-A: tatsuhico / Flickr

Venue: Brennan’s Irish Pub

Brennans Irish Pub

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Brennans Irish Pub 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.  631-979-7855

Organizer: Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. (SDLI)

Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. is an all volunteer, not for profit organization dedicated to the promotion of swing dancing on Long Island, New York.

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Join a friendly group of people every Tuesday evening for a mix of East Coast Swing, Savoy Lindy Hop, Hollywood Lindy, West Coast Swing, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and some Ballroom dancing.  No partners are needed and beginners are welcome.

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

$8 General Admission, $6 Students with current ID, $5 SDLI Members
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