Tuesday, Sep 2, 2008 • Swing Dance at Pomodorino • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 08/14/2008 • Permalink


Swing Dance Long Island has it’s weekly Tuesday swing dance at Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano in Hauppauge.  The swing lesson will being at 7:30PM with the social dancing from 8:00PM through 10:30PM.

Fundamental swing lesson from 7:30PM to 8:00PM, taught by Gilles and Sarah
Social dancing from 8:00PM through 10:30PM, Debra and Sarah

The dances will be held upstairs this evening.

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, Sep 6, 2008 • ***CANCELED*** Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 09/06/2008 • Permalink


***Sept 6, 2008 10:58AM ** Event Canceled due to tropical storm conditions expected this evening. ****

Get ready to boogie this Saturday with the Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co.

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.

www.SITandDieCo.com
www.myspace.com/sitanddieco

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Band: Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co.

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http://sitanddieco.com/

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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 Band

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

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2008 • Swing Dance at Pomodorino • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 08/14/2008 • Permalink


Swing Dance Long Island has it’s weekly Tuesday swing dance at Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano in Hauppauge.  The swing lesson will being at 7:30PM with the social dancing from 8:00PM through 10:30PM.

Fundamental swing lesson from 7:30PM to 8:00PM, taught by Gilles and Sarah
Social dancing from 8:00PM through 10:30PM, Debra and Sarah

The dances will be held upstairs.

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

Friday, Sep 12, 2008 • Dinner Cruise with The Jerry Costanzo Quartet • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 09/10/2008 • Permalink


Friday Sept 12th

Dinner Cruise
“Lets Be Frank, Sinatra/Rat Pack Tribute and The Great American Song Book"- Aboard The Martha Jefferson 7-10 PM limited seats are still available call: 631-331-3333 for reservations & info
http://www.marthajefferson.com/

The Jerry Costanzo Quartet
featuring:
Tim Regusis: piano
Corin Stigall: bass
Chris Carol: drums
Yours Truley: vocal

Hope to see you all there
Best wishes
Jerry
http://www.myspace.com/wwwjerrycostanzobigbandcom

P.S. Check out my new CD at http://cdbaby.com/cd/jerrycostanzo

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, Sep 13, 2008 • Jerry at Papa Joe’s Shrimp & Crab Factory • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 09/10/2008 • Permalink


Saturday Sept 13th

Papa Joe’s Shrimp & Crab Factory - On the Upper Deck 111 W. Broadway, Port Jefferson 631-473-5656

The Jerry Costanzo Quartet
featuring:
Tim Regusis: piano
Corin Stigall: bass
Chris Carol: drums
Yours Truley: vocal

Hope to see you all there
Best wishes
Jerry

P.S. Check out my new CD at http://cdbaby.com/cd/jerrycostanzo

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, Sep 16, 2008 • Blue Saracens • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 09/15/2008 • Permalink


The Blue Saracens will be playing for us this evening.

Swing Dance Long Island has it’s weekly Tuesday swing dance at Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano in Hauppauge.  The swing lesson will being at 7:30PM with the social dancing from 8:00PM through 10:30PM.

Fundamental swing lesson from 7:30PM to 8:00PM, taught by Gilles and Sarah
Social dancing from 8:00PM through 10:30PM, Debra and Sarah

During the break, there will be a board meeting.

Since we are having a band this evening, 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.

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 Band

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

Friday, Sep 19, 2008 • Swallowtail 30th Anniversary Celebration Contra and Square Dance Weekend • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 09/15/2008 • Permalink


30th Anniversary Celebration
Contra and Square Dance Weekend
September 19-21, 2008
Swallowtail is hosting a weekend of music and dance celebrating three decades of making music
together. From the start, Swallowtail has helped inject new energy and sounds into New England
contradance music. Swallowtail will be joined by two other great bands with whom it has
strong ties — Wild Asparagus and Elixir.
Swallowtail
• Ron Grosslein ~ fiddle and mandolin
• David Cantieni ~ flute, saxophone, whistle, bombarde and foot percussion
• George Marshall ~ concertina, bodhran, and calling
• Timm Triplet ~ piano
• Tim Van Egmond ~ hammered dulcimer and calling
Elixir
•Nils Fredland ~ trombone, calling
•Ethan Hazzard-Watkins ~ fiddle
• Jesse Hazzard-Watkins ~ trumpet
• Anna Patton ~ clarinet
• Owen Morrison ~ guitar, feet
Wild Asparagus
• Becky Tracy ~ fiddle
• David Cantieni ~ flute, saxophone, whistle and bombarde
• Ann Percival ~ piano, guitar, ukulele and vocals
• George Marshall ~ concertina, bodhran and calling
• Mark Murphy ~ bass
Please join us to help celebrate and dance the weekend away. Be part of the history!
Nestled in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts, Camp Becket is the
birthplace of the “Becket” formation. We have chosen this site not only for its lovely setting but
also for its wonderful dance hall. To find out more about the facility please visit the Camp Becket
web site: http://www.bccymca.org/becket/index.htm Lodging is in comfortable, rustic, four to eight
person cabins with built in bunks (no plumbing or electricity in cabins) which are grouped in
“villages” around modern bath/shower houses. For more information visit the Swallowtail.com
website, email or call 413-575-6283.
Cost: $249 per person. Includes dance program, lodging at Camp Becket and 6 meals Friday dinner through
Sunday lunch. To register please fill out the form below and mail with your check or money order to:
Swallowtail • PO Box 602 • Belchertown, MA 01007
Name(s )____________________________________________________________________________________
Address ____________________________________________________________________________________
City ___________________________________________ State _________________Zip __________________
Home Phone _______________________________Work/Cell Phone __________________________________
Email address (for each person registering) _________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________
Housing preference: ___ Men only cabin ___ Women only cabin ___ Mixed cabin
Food preference: ___ Omnivore ___ No red meat ___ Vegetarian
___ Can offer a ride to camp ___ Needs ride to camp.
Cancellation policy: before August 1st full refund, from August 2 to August 18 $25 cancellation fee, after August 19 no refund.

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, Sep 19, 2008 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN - Estonian House • BNL

Posted by Tom on 09/17/2008 • Permalink


This Friday, Sept. 19th, TGIF will be held at the Estonian House.

Schedule:
TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN on Friday, Sept. 19th, 2008:
Place: Estonian House, 20 Middle Island Blvd., Middle Island, New York;
Admission: $16 per person includes all;
(8-day pass, $100 per ticket for new purchases).

7:00 - 8:00 pm: Buffet dinner;
8:00 - 9:00 pm: “Samba” dance lesson by Michael Rodriguez; (Samba lessons from beginners level up);
9:00 - 11:30 pm: DJ music, general ballroom & latin dancing.

NOTE:
On Friday, Sept. 26th our TGIFs @ Brookhaven resume at Brookhaven National Lab.

!!!DIRECTIONS TO THE ESTONIAN HOUSE:

** Estonian House, 20 Middle Island Blvd., Middle Island, New York

Go to LIE Exit 68 north on William Floyd Parkway (There are signs to:
Brookhaven National Laboratory) From William Floyd Pkwy, at the light that marks the entrance into Brookhaven National Laboratory, turn left unto Longwood Rd. (instead of turning right into the Lab).

After the first light on Longwood Rd. you will pass the Longwood Junior High on your left; then, at the next light, also on your left is Longwood High School.  Go to the end of Longwood Rd. down the hill; at the light, turn right unto YAPHANK-MIDDLE ISLAND RD(CR-21); go about 2.4 mi., crossing over Rte. 25 (Jericho Tpke). A little further down the road, on your left, you will see a sand & gravel, and pre-cast concrete factory, and then a large “HARDWARE” sign. Immediately after that, take the first left unto MILLER PLACE YAPHANK RD; go about 0.8 mi and then you hit a 4-way crossing.

At the crossing, turn LEFT unto WHISKEY RD. and go about 0.6 mi. Watch for the first intersection sign! Then, turn LEFT unto MIDDLE ISLAND BLVD. About
0.2 mi down, on your right, you will see a chain link fence and then a large sign “HILL”.

DO NOT PASS THIS SIGN! YOU ARE NOW AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE ESTONIAN CAMPGROUNDS.

There is also another large sign inside the fence, “Estonian House”. Go right in, and park anywhere on the grass on the south side of the clubhouse.

The entrance to the clubhouse is on the WEST side of the building (not on the side facing the parking area), so just walk around a little bit.

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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

Sunday, Sep 21, 2008 • Swingtime Big Band - Sayville Common Ground – Gillette Park • IslipArtsCouncil

Posted by Tom on 09/09/2008 • Permalink


Sunday, July 21 at 3 pm:  Swingtime Big Band - Sayville Common Ground – Gillette Park

This Long Island-based 20-piece Big Band specializes in original and authentic arrangements of Swing-Era music from the 1930s until the early 1950s. The members of Swingtime are veterans of regional Big Bands and orchestras, including Ira Alexander’s Swingtimers, the Tommy Dorsey Big Band, the Stardusters and Artie Shaw’s Big Band. Swingtime boasts two fine vocalists: Bobbie Ruth, who recreates the classic “gal vocal” style and Jerry Costanzo, who evokes the crooners of the age. Swingtime will be coming back for us in Sayville because we just can’t get enough of real Swing music!

Note the revised date and time of our next free parks concert, which is now SUNDAY, Sept. 21 at 3:00pm at The Common Ground in Sayville’s Rotary Park.

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: Sayville Common Ground

The Common Ground at the Town of Islip’s Rotary Park

Located between Gillette Avenue and Candee Avenue in Sayville, NY

DIRECTIONS FROM LIE ROUTE 495 HEADING EAST OR WEST ....

Take EXIT 59 to CR-93 South / OCEAN AVENUE. Continue to follow CR-93 S. Drive 4.1 miles. CR-93 S becomes LAKELAND AVENUE. Drive 1.4 miles Drive over the LIRR railroad tracks. LAKELAND AVENUE becomes RAILROAD AVENUE. Drive 0.3 miles. At the traffic light in downtown Sayville, continue straight (south) RAILROAD AVENUE becomes GILLETTE AVENUE. The Common Ground park will be on your right in less than 0.1 mile.

The Common Ground
P.O. Box 142
Sayville, NY 11782

Website: www.thecommonground.com
Phone: 631-664-4230

Organizer: Islip Arts Council (IslipArtsCouncil)

The Islip Arts Council provides diverse audiences with activities which encompass both Presentation and Service to the Arts field. Its presentations cover a variety of disciplines ranging from fine classical music to Master Classes with renowned musicians, for little or no cost.

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This summer they have an expansive calendar of events, including: Free Concerts, Especially for Children, Music, Theater, Dance, Exhibits, Film, Workshops, Lectures and Classes. Not to be missed is New York Philharmonic Free Concert at Heckscher State Park.

The free concerts include some great bands for swing dancing. Check their complete calendar.

Islip Arts Council
50 Irish Lane
East Islip, NY 11730

Website: http://www.islipartscouncil.org
Telephone: 631-224-5420
Fax: 631-224-5440
Email:

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2008 • SDLI Tuesday Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 09/22/2008 • Permalink


Swing Dance Long Island has its weekly Tuesday swing dance at Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano in Hauppauge.  The swing lesson will being at 7:30PM with the social dancing from 8:00PM through 10:30PM.

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

Friday, Sep 26, 2008 • TGIF @ Brookhaven - Tango • BNL

Posted by Tom on 09/24/2008 • Permalink


This Friday, Sept. 26th, Michael Rodriguez will be teaching Intl. Tango. As usual, we will start from the beginners level and then gradually progress towards int/adv figures.

TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN on Friday, Sept. 26th, 2008:
Place: Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Lab;

Schedule:
** Cold Food Buffet dinner: 7 - 7:45 pm; warmup dancing!
“Intl. Tango “ dance lesson, 7:45 pm to 9:15 pm;
General dancing up to 11:30 pm;

Admission: $16; Cost covers cold hero dinner buffet, cookies, refreshments, 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, Sep 27, 2008 • *CANCELED* Lake Ronkonkoma Fall Festival •

Posted by David on 09/26/2008 • Permalink


Swing Dance Long Island has been asked to dance at the Lake Ronkonkoma Fall Festival from 1:00pm to 1:30pm and from 4:00pm to 4:30pm. If you would like to come out and either dance or spread the word about SDLI, please come on down. If you have any questions please email me at . See the advertisement below for directions.

Dave

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Saturday, Sep 27, 2008 • Good Old Dance Band • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 09/22/2008 • Permalink


Mike Virostko and his live 40’s & 50’s Swing Band. Dancing to the music of the hit parade era.

Last Saturday’s of the Month dance at:

St. Sylvester’s Church
Robinson and Ohio Ave
Medford, Long Island
1/4 mile South of LIW Exit 64. West of Route 112

2008 Schedule:
June 28, 2008
July 26, 2008
Aug 30, 2008
Sept 27, 2008 - “Dine and Dance” sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and Columbiettes Council #6844
Oct 25, 2008
Nov 29, 2008
Dec 27, 2008

Admission: $10

Website: http://www.goodolddanceband.com
Phone: 631-730-3333

Band: Good Old Dance Band

Mike Virostko and The Good Old Dance Band

Come spend that “What shall I do” Saturday night with us. Mike Virostko and his live 15pc. swing band will have you dancing and singing along to some of your favorite songs from the 40’s and 50’s. Many familiar songs from “Your Lucky Strike Hit Parade” are featured. Take a walk down memory lane with these “I haven’t heard that song in years” melody.

Singles and couples are welcome.
Bring a Friend *** Meet a friend

Come dance the Fox Trot, Rhumba, Cha Cha, Tango, Lindy, Waltz, and much more.

~Door prizes, Raffles, 50/50~

Food, Snacks, Beverages available.

2nd Saturdays of the month from 7 to 10pm at:

St. Sylvester’s Church
Robinson and Ohio Ave
Medford, Long Island
1/4 mile South of LIE Exit 64. South on Route 112, West on Roginson Ave.

Admission: $10

Website: www.goodolddanceband.com
Phone: 631-730-3333

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, Sep 30, 2008 • Tuesday Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 09/22/2008 • SwingPermalink


Swing Dance Long Island has its weekly Tuesday swing dance at Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano in Hauppauge.  The swing lesson will being at 7:30PM with the social dancing from 8:00PM through 10:30PM.

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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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
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