Tuesday, Jun 1, 2010 • DJ Dance at Blacksmith Tavern • SDLI

Posted by Gilles on 05/28/2010 • Permalink


Join us at our brand new venue , the recently renovated Blacksmith Tavern featuring hardwood floors everywhere, spacious dance floor, yummy drinks and tasty food.

Blacksmith Tavern
197 Terry Road
Smithtown, NY 1178

The tavern is located a 1/2 mile south of Rte 347 on the east side of Terry Rd.

Beginners welcome, no partner necessary.

Beginner Lesson:  7:30pm - 8:00 pm
Open dancing to DJ music.  8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Join us at our brand new venue , the recently renovated Blacksmith Tavern featuring hardwood floors everywhere, spacious dance floor, yummy drinks and tasty food.

Blacksmith Tavern
197 Terry Road
Smithtown, NY 1178

The tavern is located a 1/2 mile south of Rte 347 on the east side of Terry Rd.

Beginners welcome, no partner necessary.

Beginner Lesson:  7:30pm - 8:00 pm
Open dancing to DJ music.  8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Blacksmith Tavern

Blacksmith Tavern

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Blacksmith Tavern
197 Terry Road
Smithtown, NY 11787

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Website: http://blacksmithtavern.com
Phone: 631-360-3900

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, Jun 4, 2010 • Fridays – Jazz Corner at Huntington Elks • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Gilles on 05/28/2010 • Permalink


The Huntington Elks have started their “Jazz Corner” program every Friday evening featuring the vocals of Melody Rose.  The band plays an enjoyable mix of danceable music (Swing, Cha-cha, etc.).  The Elks lodge has a friendly staff, tasty food, and a good-sized dance floor.

Every Friday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Open to the public

Huntington Elks, Lodge #1565
195 Main Street
Located on Route 25A, two blocks east of New York Avenue (Route 110) before Hecksher Park.

$5 cover charge, dinner menu is available.

Venue: Huntington Elks

Huntington Elks, Lodge #1565

Located at 195 Main Street (NYS Route 25A) two blocks east of New York Avenue (NYS Route 110) before Hecksher Park.

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Huntington Elks, Lodge #1565
195 Main Street
Huntington, NY 11743

Phone: 631-271-1565
Website: http://www.huntingtonelks.org/
E-mail:

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(Flyer: 3/7/2010)

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, Jun 5, 2010 • Central Park Stompers at the Barn • SDLI

Posted by Gilles on 05/16/2010 • Permalink


This “little” big-band pumps out some great, big, sound with some very talented musicians and the fine vocals of Vanessa Trouble.  The Central Park Stompers played at our big 20th anniversary bash last year and helped make it a big success.

Looking forward to seeing you all at the Barn.  Plus this is the last dance before we take our usual summer break at the Barn because really who wants to dance in a sauna?

Beginners welcome, no partner required

Door Prizes ++ Refreshments ++ Snacks

Schedule:
7:30 - 8:00 pm, Fundamental Lesson
8:00 - 11:00 pm, dancing to live music

Band: Central Park Stompers

Since their debut in 1995, the Central Park Stompers have been thrilling audiences with their perfect blend of jazz and high-octane swing. Beginning at a club in Hartford, Connecticut to a crowd of more than four hundred lindy hoppers who remained on their feet the entire evening, it was clear that this was a band to watch. The Stompers quickly went on to perform at numerous swing dance clubs, including The Five Spot in Philadelphia, Roseland in Boston, and Swing 46 in New York City. They were asked to bring their infectious brand of swing to the closing ceremonies of the re-dedication of New York’s Grand Central Terminal, where they transformed the building into a huge swing dance club, with lindy hoppers and commuters screaming for more. The Stompers have been featured on “E” Television and on Fox 5’s “Good Day NY”, where they performed live at sunrise on Y2K in front of Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn to thousands of TV viewers. They have recorded two albums, “The Central Park Stompers” and “Bad Girl Shoes.” The Stompers continue to delight music lovers at colleges, museums, summer music festivals, as well as weddings and corporate events. A partial client list includes the Aldrich Museum, the Bethlehem Musikfest, the Corning Museum of Glass, Estee Lauder, Marymount College, Merchant’s House Museum, Princeton University, Fordham University, the Newark Museum, and the Brooklyn Museum.

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Michael Hashim, tenor saxophone
Marty Bound, trumpet
Stefan Schatz, drums
Andrew Hall, acoustic bass
Mark McCarron, guitar and arrangements
Vanessa Trouble, lead vocals

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 2009

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

Tuesday, Jun 8, 2010 • DJ Dance at Blacksmith Tavern • SDLI

Posted by Gilles on 05/28/2010 • SwingPermalink


Join us at our brand new venue , the recently renovated Blacksmith Tavern featuring hardwood floors everywhere, spacious dance floor, yummy drinks and tasty food.

Blacksmith Tavern
197 Terry Road
Smithtown, NY 1178

The tavern is located a 1/2 mile south of Rte 347 on the east side of Terry Rd.

Beginners welcome, no partner necessary.

Beginner Lesson:  7:30pm - 8:00 pm
Open dancing to DJ music.  8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Blacksmith Tavern

Blacksmith Tavern

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Blacksmith Tavern
197 Terry Road
Smithtown, NY 11787

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Website: http://blacksmithtavern.com
Phone: 631-360-3900

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, Jun 11, 2010 • Fridays – Jazz Corner at Huntington Elks • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Gilles on 05/28/2010 • Permalink


The Huntington Elks have started their “Jazz Corner” program every Friday evening featuring the vocals of Melody Rose.  The band plays an enjoyable mix of danceable music (Swing, Cha-cha, etc.).  The Elks lodge has a friendly staff, tasty food, and a good-sized dance floor.

Every Friday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Open to the public

Huntington Elks, Lodge #1565
195 Main Street
Located on Route 25A, two blocks east of New York Avenue (Route 110) before Hecksher Park.

$5 cover charge, dinner menu is available.

Venue: Huntington Elks

Huntington Elks, Lodge #1565

Located at 195 Main Street (NYS Route 25A) two blocks east of New York Avenue (NYS Route 110) before Hecksher Park.

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Huntington Elks, Lodge #1565
195 Main Street
Huntington, NY 11743

Phone: 631-271-1565
Website: http://www.huntingtonelks.org/
E-mail:

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(Flyer: 3/7/2010)

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, Jun 11, 2010 • Swing Time Big Band in Port Washington • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Gilles on 06/07/2010 • Permalink


Friday night, June 11 (8:15pm),

Swingtime Big Band will open the season of concerts the historic Sousa Band Shell in Port Washington’s Sunset Park, right on the bay, just next to the town dock. 

This is a FREE concert.

There is plenty of room for a picnic supper, so come early and enjoy the view as well as the big band music.
(click here for directions:  )

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.

Pricing: Free

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010 • Melody Rose at Blacksmith Tavern • SDLI

Posted by Gilles on 05/28/2010 • SwingPermalink


Join us at our brand new venue , the recently renovated Blacksmith Tavern featuring hardwood floors everywhere, spacious dance floor, yummy drinks and tasty food.

Melody Rose, the fine young vocalist and her band featured at the Huntington Elks will play their debut performance for us.  Come check them out & support some up coming local talent.

Blacksmith Tavern
197 Terry Road
Smithtown, NY 1178

The tavern is located a 1/2 mile south of Rte 347 on the east side of Terry Rd.

Beginners welcome, no partner necessary.

Beginner Lesson:  7:30pm - 8:00 pm
Open dancing to LIVE music.  8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Venue: Blacksmith Tavern

Blacksmith Tavern

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Blacksmith Tavern
197 Terry Road
Smithtown, NY 11787

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Website: http://blacksmithtavern.com
Phone: 631-360-3900

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, Jun 18, 2010 • Fridays – Jazz Corner at Huntington Elks • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Gilles on 05/28/2010 • Permalink


The Huntington Elks have started their “Jazz Corner” program every Friday evening featuring the vocals of Melody Rose.  The band plays an enjoyable mix of danceable music (Swing, Cha-cha, etc.).  The Elks lodge has a friendly staff, tasty food, and a good-sized dance floor.

Every Friday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Open to the public

Huntington Elks, Lodge #1565
195 Main Street
Located on Route 25A, two blocks east of New York Avenue (Route 110) before Hecksher Park.

$5 cover charge, dinner menu is available.

Venue: Huntington Elks

Huntington Elks, Lodge #1565

Located at 195 Main Street (NYS Route 25A) two blocks east of New York Avenue (NYS Route 110) before Hecksher Park.

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Huntington Elks, Lodge #1565
195 Main Street
Huntington, NY 11743

Phone: 631-271-1565
Website: http://www.huntingtonelks.org/
E-mail:

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(Flyer: 3/7/2010)

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, Jun 18, 2010 • Gail Storm at Lucille’s - FREE (BB Kings in NYC) • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Gilles on 06/07/2010 • Permalink


Can’t get enough of Gail Storm?  Well you can see her band play for FREE in NYC on Friday, June 18th starting at 8:00 pm.

Friday, 6/18: BBKing’s: Lucille’s Grill

The Gail Storm Band
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 West 42 St
212.997.4144
www.bbkingsblues.com

Band: Gail Storm Band

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BOOGIE WOOGIE, TRADITIONAL BLUES, SWINGIN’ CLASSIC JAZZ STANDARDS, BALLADS AND MORE!: The Gail Storm Band does it all with Storm on keyboards and vocals AND her phenomenal sidemen-and women! Gail is a true performer as she reinterprets the classics and delivers the message directly to your dancing feet.

Gaye Adegbalola of “Saffire - The Uppity Blues Women”:

“Gail embodies the special ‘joie de vivre’ of a blues woman....Her boogie treatments make me want to shake my bootie, but the slow tunes hit me deep in the gut....On her debut CD, Just the Blues, she captures that joy, that special spirit...it becomes contagious to the listener!”

Gail Storm is a New York based singer/songwriter/pianist who performs in NY as well as on the national and international circuits. Her blues stylings embrace the root music she cherishes and provide a refreshing frame to other genres, such as classic jazz, pop and original compositions. Though Gail draws her musical influences from traditionally-based performers such as Meade Lux Lewis, Bessie Smith, Ella Fitzgerald, Fats Waller, and Louis Jordan, many of her fans compare her to modern day performers such as Diana Krall and Marcia Ball. The “Storm” is known to have a “heavy left hand” as demonstrated by her strong, rhythmic bass lines-particularly evident in the “boogie woogie”. Repertoire ranges from traditional blues and boogie woogie to swingin’ classic jazz standards, ballads, pop, and originals thrown into the mix.

Ms. Storm regularly performs in a wide variety of venues (solo or as bandleader) and has radio, film and television appearances to her credit. She has opened for Maria Muldaur, Henry Butler, and Bakithi Kumalo (of Paul Simon ). She has shared the stage with greats such as Charlie Sayles and Sarah McLawler. As bandleader, Gail has had such notable sidemen such as WyCliffe Gordon, Jerry Weldon, Toby Walker, and Adam Rapa. In addition to her performance schedule, Gail also leads multi-media music themed presentations (eg “Women In The Blues”, “Tribute to Carole King”, “The Essential Blues"), conducts Music and Art Workshops, and provides music lessons. She has been on staff at the award-winning Augusta Blues & Swing Week.

Discography includes her trio studio recording:  “Just The Blues”, a live sextet recording “Live At The Vail-Leavitt”, and a jazz collaborative work “Duets”. She is currently working on releasing a recording of original work in 2013-stay tuned!

Website: www.GailStormMusic.com

Venue: Butterfields Restaurant

Butterfields Restaurant

Butterfields Restaurant
661 Old Willets Path
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: (631) 851-1507
Website: www.butterfieldsrestaurant.biz

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.

Pricing: Free

Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 • Big Daddy Deluxe plays at LI Roller Rebels Bout • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Gilles on 06/07/2010 • Permalink


Did you know that LI has its own ladies roller derby team

Do you like the energetic rockabilly tunes of Big Daddy Deluxe?

... You could enjoy both for FREE on Sat, June 19th at Skate Safe in Bethpage

... all you have to do is show up & dance during the half-time show.

Details:

To participate, dancers must arrive at 6:30 pm at the skate park and stay through the half time around 9:15 pm.  You must register by June 14th. There’s only room for 20 dancers, don’t delay.  To sign-up e-mail and include your name, e-mail & phone number. 

In consideration of Skate Safe’s track, NO STREET SHOES & NO BABY POWDER!!!

Date/Time:  Sat, June 19th.  6:30 - 10:00 pm.
Big Daddy Deluxe will play pre-bout & during the 30 minute half time.  Dancing only during the half-time shows. 

Location: 
182 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Road
Old Bethpage, NY 11804-1315
(516) 249-1717

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, Jun 22, 2010 • DJ Dance at Blacksmith Tavern • SDLI

Posted by Gilles on 05/28/2010 • Permalink


Join us at our brand new venue , the recently renovated Blacksmith Tavern featuring hardwood floors everywhere, spacious dance floor, yummy drinks and tasty food.

Blacksmith Tavern
197 Terry Road
Smithtown, NY 1178

The tavern is located a 1/2 mile south of Rte 347 on the east side of Terry Rd.

Beginners welcome, no partner necessary.

Beginner Lesson:  7:30pm - 8:00 pm
Open dancing to DJ music.  8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Blacksmith Tavern

Blacksmith Tavern

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Blacksmith Tavern
197 Terry Road
Smithtown, NY 11787

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Website: http://blacksmithtavern.com
Phone: 631-360-3900

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, Jun 25, 2010 • Fridays – Jazz Corner at Huntington Elks • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Gilles on 05/28/2010 • Permalink


The Huntington Elks have started their “Jazz Corner” program every Friday evening featuring the vocals of Melody Rose.  The band plays an enjoyable mix of danceable music (Swing, Cha-cha, etc.).  The Elks lodge has a friendly staff, tasty food, and a good-sized dance floor.

Every Friday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Open to the public

Huntington Elks, Lodge #1565
195 Main Street
Located on Route 25A, two blocks east of New York Avenue (Route 110) before Hecksher Park.

$5 cover charge, dinner menu is available.

Venue: Huntington Elks

Huntington Elks, Lodge #1565

Located at 195 Main Street (NYS Route 25A) two blocks east of New York Avenue (NYS Route 110) before Hecksher Park.

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Huntington Elks, Lodge #1565
195 Main Street
Huntington, NY 11743

Phone: 631-271-1565
Website: http://www.huntingtonelks.org/
E-mail:

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(Flyer: 3/7/2010)

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, Jun 29, 2010 • SDLI Dance CANCELLED - Road Trip to Lincoln Center!!! •

Posted by Gilles on 05/28/2010 • Permalink


Folks, the Battle of Bands that launches Midsummer Night Swing is just too good to miss so we’ve cancelled our 6/29 dance and will be heading out to NYC for two FABULOUS BANDS.  It just doesn’t get much better than this.  ROAD TRIP!!!

Battle of the Bands: 
The George Gee Swing Orchestra vs.
The Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 6:30
Dance Lesson at 6:30, Live Music at 7:30

Which coast swings harder? Jazz musicians ceded East Coast/West Coast squabbles to hip-hoppers some time ago, but Midsummer Night Swing’s season kickoff is a high-octane rematch that proves old feuds die hard. Ten years ago on a hugely successful tour, hometown Count Basie disciple George Gee and hot L.A. pianist Bill Elliott put the question to the most discerning audiences of all: dancers. The gauntlet has been thrown down once again. Come decide who gets bragging rights.

Big Band Swing
Lesson: Roddy Caravella teaches Collegiate Shag
DJ: Ryan Swift

Damrosch Park
62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam

To order tickets follow this link
Tix are $17, really a great bargain for this much talent.  If that’s too steep, you can dance & listen for free on the smooth pavement in the park.  You won’t be able to see the band, but you can hear them just fine and usually there are plenty of dancers outside as well.

Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 • Vince Giordano at Westbury Gardens • Old Westbury

Posted by Gilles on 06/21/2010 • Permalink


Wednesday, June 30th
Vince Giordano and His Nighthawks - Big Band Music from the 1920’s and 1930’s.  These guys are FABULOUS!!!

Details:
Bring a lawn char or blanket and a couple of friends, and we’ll provide the soundtrack for an enjoyable evening under the stars.  Arrive early to picnic and stroll the gardens.

Note:  Westbury Gardens sets up a dance floor in front of the stage.

Gates open at 5:00 pm.  Dance lesson at 6:30 pm.  Concert starts at 7:00 pm. 
$10.00 General Admission; $8.00 - 62 and older; $8.00 - members; free for children 17 and under.

http://www.oldwestburygardens.org/se_picnic_pops_2010.htm

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

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