Wednesday, Aug 1, 2007 • Picnic Pops 2007 - Broadway at Old Westbury • Old Westbury

Posted by Tom on 05/13/2007 • Permalink


Picnic Pops 2007 Summer Concert Series

Wednesday, August 1
Broadway at Old Westbury —C. Colby Sachs acting as producer and music director/arranger will develop a thematic musical review from Broadway songs for a cast of 5 performers and 3 musicians.

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, Aug 2, 2007 • Concert at Westhampton Beach Village Green Gazebo • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 07/13/2007 • Permalink


Concert at Westhampton Beach Village Green Gazebo

7:30-9:30pm

Presented by Westhampton Cultural Consortium

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.

Sunday, Aug 5, 2007 • Frankie Manning Night • NYSDS

Posted by Tom on 09/19/2007 • Permalink


Book Signing: : From 8-9 pm Frankie Manning and Cynthia Millman will be signing books, which will be available for purchase

Video: Margaret Batiuchok will also have her Frankie Manning Lindy Video, now on DVD, available for purchase - plus her thesis, “The Lindy: Steps in TIme”. More info at: http://www.dancemb.com.

Dance to Live Big Band Music
Location: St Cyril & St Methodius Croatian Church
502 West 41st Street just west of 10th Avenue

Seniors and Students : $11
General Admission : $15

Dance classes are held from 7-8 PM before the band starts playing. There is no additional charge for these classes which are taught by guest instructors from various dance schools. The band plays from 8:00 to midnight, usually broken up into four sets. Recorded music is played during the three intermissions, so people can still dance while the band is on break. Sometimes an intermission will feature dance performances by guest artists. 

Band: Ron Sunshine

Singer, songwriter, harmonica handler Ron Sunshine (Born in Denver, living in NYC for 22 years, now relocated to Eastern PA) has been performing all around the world with his band Full Swing since 1990, releasing five CDs along the way. The current lineup includes saxophonist Craig Dreyer, drummer Jason Pharr, bassist Tom Pietrycha, pianist Matt Ray, trumpeter Kenny Rampton, and guitarist Al Street, often joined by ace vocalists Queen Esther, Sarah Tolar, Aria Hendricks, and others.

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Sunshine can also be heard performing in clubs with his jazz organ quartet, as well as crooning at the fabled Rainbow Room with his new 10-piece big band--and everything in between.  The mixture of music has been perfect for hundreds of private and corporate parties, as well as festivals, concerts and casinos.

With his soulful mixture of catchy original songs, jazz standards and blues/R&B classics, the Ron and the band continue to win new followers on their travels, featured along the way on CNN, BET, NBC, Fox, BBC, and other international television, as well as numerous nationally released compilation CDs, books, films and radio. They have dazzled audiences from New York to Los Angeles, from Paris to Stockholm, from Bermuda to Red Bank.

“Deluxe” (2003) Ron Sunshine (Golden Bug Records) with nine new jazz, blues and soul originals, and three covers. Featuring guest trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Rick Germanson, and new arrangements by Tim Ouimette.
“Candy” (2001) Ron Sunshine (Golden Bug Records) jazz standards, big band. John Allred on trombone, Danny Wilensky on alto sax and flute are special guests.
“Soul Drug” (1998 ) Ron Sunshine (Golden Bug Records) funk, soul/jazz
“Straight Up” (1998 ) Ron Sunshine & Full Swing (Daddy-O/BMG) swing, jump, jazz, re-released in 2000 on Golden Bug records. Special guest vocalist: Madeleine Peyroux.
“Sumpin Jumpin” (1994) Cassette only. Ron Sunshine & Full Swing (Golden Bug Records) swing, jump
“Pick it Up” (1994) Ron Sunshine & the Smoking Section, featuring Dr. John and the P-Funk Horns (Golden Bug Records) funk, R&B, blues, rereleased in France in 1996 on XIII Bis Records

Ron Sunshine
Phone: 212-714-4510
Web: http://ronsunshine.com/

Venue: St Cyril & St Methodius Croatian Church

St Cyril & St Methodius Croatian Church
502 West 41st Street just west of 10th Avenue
New York City, NY

Organizer: New York Swing Dance Society (NYSDS)

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Website: http://www.nysds.org/
Information: 212-NY-NYSDS

Email List:

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2007 • Bill Wilkinson Sextet • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 05/31/2007 • SwingPermalink


Performing for the first time at Brennan’s will be the Bill Wilkinson Sextet.

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:

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, Aug 8, 2007 • Picnic Pops 2007 - Glenn Miller Orchestra • Old Westbury

Posted by Tom on 05/13/2007 • SwingPermalink


Picnic Pops 2007 Summer Concert Series

Wednesday, August 8
Glenn Miller Orchestra—The World Famous, Glenn Miller Orchestra, is the most popular and sought after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements.  Dance lesson at 6:30 pm.

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, Aug 9, 2007 • Village of Northport Bandshell - LI Jazz Orch • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 07/02/2007 • Permalink


Village of Northport - Thursday Evening Concerts
Robert W. Krueger Bandshell
Village Park

Expect the band to start playing sometime between 7-8 PM.

Web: http://www.villageofnorthport.com/events.html

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: 

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, Aug 14, 2007 • Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 07/30/2007 • Permalink


SDLI Swing Dance at Brennan’s.

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, Aug 15, 2007 • Isotop Stompers in Southampton • SCC

Posted by Tom on 06/04/2007 • Permalink


Starting at 6:30PM the Isotope Stompers will be playing at Agawam Park, Southampton, NY.

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: 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:

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2007 • Valley Stream Village Green Dance Series • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 08/20/2007 • Permalink


Valley Stream Village Green Dance Series

Presents the return engagement of The Ray Abrams Big (17-piece) Swing Band under the direction of Ervin Simpson. Featuring the vocal styling’s of Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch performing a Swing Music Dance & Concert. Showcasing the swing dance music of the greatest swing bands of the 40’s and 50’s

Valley Stream Village Green Bandshell
Off South Central Ave in Valley Stream Village

Wednesday, August 15, 2007 (Rain Date Friday, Aug. 17)
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Guests should bring their dancing shoes along with chairs or a blanket

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL
VALLEY STREAM SENIOR RECREATION DEPT
516-825-8570

Band: Ray Abrams Big Swing Band

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This highly professional swing band, which actually started in the 50’s, under the vision of Hank Dougherty, was acquired by Brooklyn’s famous jazz saxophonist and prolific arranger, Ray Abrams. Ray passed on in 1997, but the band continues to entertain lovers of swing and classic-jazz. The 17 members of the band consistently recreate the unforgettable hard swinging, finger-snapping, toe-tapping sounds of the greatest swing-bands of the 40’s and 50’s. Our musical arrangements feature many of the band’s exceptional soloist, as well as swinging vocals and a fine selection of love ballads, uniquely sung by our featured vocalist, Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch.

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The band’s library of musical arrangements, is lengthy and well rounded, ranging from the still modern sounding charts created by founder, Ray Abrams, to the swinging big-band charts from the minds of arrangers like Sam Nestico, Quincy Jones, Sy Oliver, Neal Hefti, and so many others. This valued musical library supports the bands ability to create a well-rounded program of classic-jazz as played by the bands of Basie, Ellington, Hawkins, Foster, Hampton, etc.

The band’s unique ability to perform to the spirit of the music and to swing at the drop of a hat, is consistently nourished by the very dedicated skills of the band’s leader, Ervin Simpson, who has led the band since 1998. No doubt, this ability to swing the most beloved songs from The Classic American Jazz Songbook, explains why the band continues to maintain a growing presence on LI and in the tri-state area.

Band Contact:
Don Echoles Conway at 917-674-4647 or

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, Aug 17, 2007 • Sachem Library Summer Concerts Series: Isotope Stompers • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 07/01/2007 • Permalink


Date: 8/17/2007
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
Description: Dixieland Jazz – The Isotope Stompers
Summer Concert Series - Bring your lawn chairs; inside if it rains!The Isotope Stompers playing that New Orleans Dixieland sound at its best. Hear all those feet-tappin’ songs like Bill Bailey, When the Saints Come Marchin’ In, and Sweet Georgia Brown. Their renditions of Old Man River and Just a Closer Walk with Thee will impart a melancholy blues flavor.

Location: Community Room A&B

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

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.

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2007 • Swing Alliance Septet • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 06/04/2007 • Permalink


Swing Alliance Septet with Jerry Costanzo

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: 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, Aug 22, 2007 • Doo Wop & Soul Revue • Old Westbury

Posted by Tom on 08/20/2007 • Permalink


August 22
Doo Wop & Soul Revue- Doo Wop and Soul Revue with Mike Murray featuring the West Side Boppers (from the recent off-Broadway hit “Great Googley Moo”), with special guest Kid Kyle. Featuring the great Doo Wop songs of the 50’s and soul hits made famous by Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Ruth Brown, and many others. Hosted by Bobby J from WCBS-FM.

Admissions: $10 General; $8 over 62 and Old Westbury Gardens members; 12 and under are Free with an adult.

Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Road
333-0048
www.oldwestburygardens.org

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

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2007 • Swing Dance at Brennan’s • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 08/26/2007 • SwingPermalink


Swing Dance Long Island will be having a swing dance at Brennan’s Irish Pub in Hauppauge on Tuesday, August 28, 2007.

Dance lessons start at 8:00 PM with dancing between 8:30 PM & 11:00 PM.

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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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, Aug 31, 2007 • Rhythm & Roots Festival • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 05/31/2007 • CajunSwingZydecoPermalink


Rhythm & Roots Festival

NEW ENGLAND’S HOTTEST FESTIVAL OF ROOTS MUSIC & DANCE!

At Ninigret Park, Charlestown, RI
Labor Day Weekend August 31, September 1 & 2

presenting
Host Band: Red Stick Ramblers (Fri, Sat & Sun)
Bela Fleck & the Flecktones (Sun) - Susan Tedeschi (Sat)
Natalie MacMaster (Fri) - Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys (Sat, Sun)
Donna the Buffalo (Sat) - Marty Stuart & the Fabulous Superlatives (Sun)
Creole Cowboys (Fri, Sat) - James McMurtry (Sun)
Los Straitjackets with Big Sandy (Sat) - Racines (Fri)
Johnny Nicholas & the Texas Allstars featuring Joel Guzman and Greg Piccolo (Sun)
Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans (Fri, Sat) - The Buddhahood (Fri)
Pine Leaf Boys (Fri, Sat, Sun) - Ray Bonneville (Fri)
Gandalf Murphy & the Slambovian Circus of Dreams (Sun)
Corey “Lil Pops” Ledet (Sat, Sun) - Dennis & Jennifer Stroughmatt (Sat, Sun)
Ed Poullard (Sat, Sun) - Magnolia (Sat, Sun)
And others TBA…

Main Stage & Dance Tent - Dance Pavilion with Daily Lessons
Workshop Tent - Family Stage - 3rd Annual Cajun Academy for Kids
Fabulous Ethnic and Regional Foods - Clothing, Music & Crafts for Sale
Spacious On-site Camping - Swimming - Bike Trails - Tennis Courts
Free Day Parking - Minutes to Ocean Beaches & Accommodations

EARLY BIRD 3-DAY CAMPING SPECIAL
NOW THRU JUNE 30: $130
Advance Non-Camping Ticket: $100
Advance Day Tickets: Fri $25 - Sat $40 - Sun $40
Seniors: $5.00 off day ticket price (at gate with ID).
Kids 12 and under: Free with parent.
Click below to purchase tickets now.
http://www.rhythmandroots.com/general/tickets.php

THE PERFECT PLACE TO BE LABOR DAY WEEKEND!
For Tickets and Up-to-date Information:
http://www.rhythmandroots.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.

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