Friday, Feb 1, 2008 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN • BNL

Posted by Tom on 01/28/2008 • BallroomPermalink


TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN on Friday, Feb. 1st, 2008:
Place: Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Lab

Time & schedule:
7:00 - 7:45 pm, cold food buffet dinner, etc;
7:45 - 9:15 pm, Lesson - “Intl. Cha-cha”, by Magda Schoeneich;
9:15 - 11:30 pm: Open dancing; ballroom, latin, swing, hustle, etc. dance mix by Rudy;

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

Visit the latest in dance technology! Rudy has some TGIF footage on youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/dancelovers

Two segments of last weeks dance had been uploaded - Hustle 2 parts 1 & 2. Each segment is ~10 min. long (the upload limit of youtube).

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, Feb 2, 2008 • Ground Hog Day Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 01/18/2008 • SwingPermalink


Will someone please tell Punxsutawney Phil that Swing Dance Long Island is having Swing Dances the first Saturday of every month.

Don’t be like Phil and be hunkered down this whole winter. Get out and swing dance.

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

We meet at the Smithtown Historical Society’s Brush Barn. Beginner swing lesson at 7:30 PM, with dancing between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM.

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.

Band: DJ Music

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

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.

Pricing: Saturday DJ

$10 General Admission, $8 Students with current ID, $7 SDLI Members

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2008 • Swing Dance at Pomodorino • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 01/28/2008 • SwingPermalink


New dance venue and time!

Swing Dance Long Island has moved it’s weekly Tuesday swing dances to Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano in Hauppauge. Please note that we have also shifted the time 1/2 hour earlier. The swing lesson will being at 7:30PM with the social dancing from 8:00PM through 10:30PM.

The dances will be held in the main ballroom, which contains a circular wooden dance floor and a small stage for bands. The ballroom entrance is on the front-left corner of the building, please take the stairway down.

Pomodorino servers great Italian food, brick oven pizza and wonderful deserts.

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Directions

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Restaurant Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at one of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2008 • ICE/SNOW CANCELLATION • SDLI

Posted by Shannon on 02/12/2008 • Permalink


The Tuesday, February 12, Dance at Pomodorino has been CANCELED due to bad weather. 
Stay in and stay warm and safe.  We’ll see you next week at Pomodorino.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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, Feb 12, 2008 • Swing Dance at Pomodorino - CANCELLED • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 02/12/2008 • SwingPermalink


Due to snow the Tuesday event has been cancelled.

New dance venue and time!

Swing Dance Long Island has moved it’s weekly Tuesday swing dances to Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano in Hauppauge. Please note that we have also shifted the time 1/2 hour earlier. The swing lesson will being at 7:30PM with the social dancing from 8:00PM through 10:30PM.

The dances will be held in the main ballroom, which contains a circular wooden dance floor and a small stage for bands. The ballroom entrance is on the front-left corner of the building, please take the stairway down.

Pomodorino servers great Italian food, brick oven pizza and wonderful deserts.

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Directions

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Restaurant Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at one of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 • Swing Dance at Pomodorino • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 01/28/2008 • SwingPermalink


New dance venue and time!

Swing Dance Long Island has moved it’s weekly Tuesday swing dances to Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano in Hauppauge. Please note that we have also shifted the time 1/2 hour earlier. The swing lesson will being at 7:30PM with the social dancing from 8:00PM through 10:30PM.

The dances will be held in the main ballroom, which contains a circular wooden dance floor and a small stage for bands. The ballroom entrance is on the front-left corner of the building, please take the stairway down.

Pomodorino servers great Italian food, brick oven pizza and wonderful deserts.

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Directions

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Restaurant Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at one of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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

Saturday, Feb 23, 2008 • MARDI GRAS BALL - Rhodes On The Pawtuxet - RI • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 03/28/2010 • Permalink


16th Annual Cajun & Zydeco
MARDI GRAS BALL
Featuring
Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys

Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band

The Red Stick Ramblers with Jesse Lege’

Hot Tamale Brass Band

Saturday, February 23, 2008
Rhodes On The Pawtuxet
60 Rhodes Place, Cranston, RI

Tickets On Sale Now !!!

$30 Advance / $35 At the Door

Reserved Table of Ten $325

(Reserved tables only in advance)

Young adults-12 to 17 years w/ID - $15 at the door

Children under 12 Free

Send a check or money order with a self addressed, stamped envelope to:

Lagniappe Productions

255 Holly Road, Wakefield RI 02879

Cash or checks only. No credit cards at the door.

Advance ticket sales deadline is February 16!

Any ticket orders received after February 16 will be held at the door.

For further information:

Website: mardigrasri.com
Phone: 401-783-3926
Email:

Schedule

5:45 Box office opens and tickets go on sale!
6:00 Doors open. Food from the Chili Brothers will be available for purchase and the cash bars will be open. Special welcome second line from the Hot Tamale Brass Band.  www.hottamalebrassband.com
6:30 Red Stick Ramblers www.redstickramblers.com

8:15 Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
10:00 Parade with the Hot Tamales and Costume Judging
10:15 Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band

Mardi Gras is an annual celebration that takes place each February in Louisiana for a two and a half week period ending with Fat Tuesday and the beginning of Lent. All across Louisiana, Mardi Gras traditions are celebrated differently depending on one’s location and background. In New Orleans, Mardi Gras social clubs (Krewes) host a number of lavish costume balls and lead grand parades with massive floats throughout the city. In Cajun country, bands of costumed revelers on horseback ride through the countryside chasing chickens and gathering ingredients for a community gumbo to be served at the Mardi Gras fais-do-do. The black communities of both regions have their own traditions as well. Celebrants dress in elaborate feather and bead Mardi Gras Indian costumes in New Orleans where they parade, dance and chant among neighborhood tribes. Rural Mardi Gras celebrants congregate in the evening at the Zydeco clubs for a night of eating, drinking and dancing. Here in New England, at the annual CAJUN & ZYDECO MARDI GRAS BALL, we bring a sampling of these traditions together for two unforgettable nights of New Orleans, Cajun and Creole music, dance and food. So come and share in the joie de vivre of a Louisiana Mardi Gras and.... “Laissez les bon temps rouler!”

RESERVED TABLE SEATING
Tables seating ten people can be reserved in advance at a cost of $325 per table. This price includes ten tickets to the ball. Each reserved table must be purchased as a complete block of ten tickets. The deadline for reservations is February 16. Please act quickly as tables in prime locations will go first! We assign table location in the order that payment is received. Please remember that when all downstairs tables are reserved, we assign table locations in the balcony.

DIRECTIONS TO THE BALL
From north or south on I-95, take Exit 14 to Route 37 East. On Route 37 East, take Exit 5B to Post Road North (also Route 1 North). Stay straight on Post Road North for 3 miles until the road ends. Take a left onto Broad Street into Pawtuxet Village. After the 1st light, take the 3rd left onto Rhodes Place. The ballroom is at the end of the street with plenty of parking space in the upper and lower lots.

ACCOMMODATIONS
The block of rooms at the Homestead Studio Suites Hotel, 268 Metro Center Boulevard, Warwick, 401-732-6667 has been reserved at the rate of $59 per suite per night.  Please ask for Mardi Gras room rate when making reservations. For those looking for something more upscale, the Edgewood Manor Bed & Breakfast is located right near Rhodes at 232 Norwood Avenue in Cranston.  Call 1-800-882-3285 or go to www.edgewoodmanor.com . $129 plus gets a suite with a fireplace, Jacuzzi, breakfast and afternoon tea. .

COSTUME OPTIONAL BALL
At each of our previous Mardi Gras Balls, people have come dressed in every style of dress imaginable. We encourage everyone to get into the Mardi Gras spirit and to attend in full costume or formal wear and masks. Prizes are awarded to the best costumes in a variety of categories.  This year we will award a grand prize of $250 to the best overall entrant.  Other categories will include best group, best couple, best individual, most creative and most traditional. Entrants will be required to pre-register on site so we can place everyone in the proper category prior to the judging.

NO CONFETTI ALLOWED IN RHODES

Due to a number of incidents last year, the staff at Rhodes has requested that confetti not be allowed into the ballroom this year.  Major cleanup of the facility as well as damage to the sound equipment due to confetti from the floor level and the balcony has convinced us that we should implement this policy.  Please leave your confetti at home.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

FAT FRIDAY ZYDECO FRENZY

From Sal’s Productions, Bands, TBA.  Call 401-965-0849 for more info. www.salsrbclub.com

THE MARDI GRAS BALL is sponsored in part by McLaughlin & Moran Distributors, Inc. Cranston, RI
A portion of the proceeds will benefit VSA ARTS RI ri.vsarts.org

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, Feb 26, 2008 • Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 02/14/2008 • SwingPermalink


Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra will be the first band performing at our new Tuesday home at the Pomodorino Ristorante in Hauppauge.

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New dance venue and time!

Swing Dance Long Island has moved it’s weekly Tuesday swing dances to Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano in Hauppauge. Please note that we have also shifted the time 1/2 hour earlier. The swing lesson will being at 7:30PM with the Dreamland Orchestra playing swing music for our dancers from 8:00PM through 10:30PM.

The dances will be held in the main ballroom, which contains a circular wooden dance floor and a small stage for bands. The ballroom entrance is on the front-left corner of the building, please take the stairway down.

Pomodorino servers great Italian food, brick oven pizza and wonderful deserts.

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Directions

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Restaurant Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at one of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

Band: Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra

Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra is an ensemble steeped in the hot-dance band tradition of the Roaring Twenties. Their size ranges from a full 11-piece orchestra to smaller incarnations. They play their “Hot-and-Sweet” music anywhere that fine and eclectic tastes meet.

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The Dreamland Orchestra is authentic. Arenella transcribes by hand their entire repertoire from period recordings. Their delivery, as well as their instruments, attire, and equipment — are faithfully accurate. Arenella’s strong yet vulnerable baritone lacks pretense or sarcasm. He treasures each lyric, and has faith in the songs he sings. Even the most optimisic Tin Pan Alley tune has a disarming quality in his hands.

Though certainly anachronistic, the orchestra’s presence invokes the vibrations of something unmistakably timeless. While authentic to a “T”, Michael Arenella prefers not to be labelled a recreationalist. He takes an antiquated template and infuses it with the immediacy of the present. Spontanaeity is what gave the original music of the era its magic, and it is also the primary ingredient and imprimatur of the Dreamland Orchestra.

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His men are dapper dandies; hair pomaded and shoes shined. They are based in New York, which with London were the halcyon capitals of decadence. All of this allows them to capture the essence of what this music and times were all about: joy, romance, modernity, and possibility.

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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, Feb 29, 2008 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN - Samba Line Dancing • BNL

Posted by Tom on 02/28/2008 • BallroomPermalink


TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN on Friday, Feb. 29th, 2008:
Place: Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Lab

Time & schedule:
7:00 - 8:00 pm, cold food buffet dinner, etc;
8:00 - 9:00 pm, Lesson - “Samba Line Dance” lesson by Angela Peploe;
9:00 - 11:30 pm: Open dancing; ballroom, latin, swing, hustle, etc. dance mix by Rudy;

General Admission:
$15 per person! Covers everything!! Includes dance lessons, 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

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