Saturday, Jul 2, 2011 • Special Intermediate Workshop - Connection & Musicality •

Posted by Gilles on 05/16/2011 • Permalink


Sarah & Gilles are both excited and sad to leave Long Island.  Before they go, they wanted to give a little something back to the dance community and the Moose Lodge.  For several months you’ve told us that you want more advanced instruction.  So Sarah & Gilles have will be having a special 3 hour workshop designed to show you how to connect more with your partner, move better with the music, and put a whole lot of zest & sizzle into your swing dancing.  All proceeds of this workshop will be donated to Mooseheart, the Moose lodge’s charity to support underprivileged children. 

Date:  Sat, July 2nd
Time:  3-6:30 pm
Cost:  $20 prepaid, $30 at the door.

The first part of the workshop will focus on CONNECTION, one of the most important concepts to expand your ability to lead or follow. 
The second half of the workshop will focus on MUSICALITY, giving you some new insight and options to move and play with the music and your partner.

Note:  This is an intermediate lesson.  The basic swing pattern will NOT be taught during this workshop.  We assume you know that just fine.  In fact, we hope to mess with that quite a bit during this workshop!

Venue: Huntington Moose Lodge

Huntington Moose Lodge

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631 Pulaski Road
Greenlawn, NY 11740-1703
(631) 757-2777

Saturday, Jul 2, 2011 • Last Chance Dinner/Dance with Tommy James • SDLI

Posted by Gilles on 03/18/2012 • Permalink


It’s Sarah & Gilles’s last dance before they move to Wisconsin.  Join us for a great big send-off featuring a fabulous band, yummy food, demonstrations, 50/50 raffle to benefit Mooseheart & more!  It’s all happening at our usual Tuesday venue, the Huntington Moose Lodge

Doors Open: 6:45 pm
Intro Lesson: 7:00-7:30 pm
Open/Line-dancing*:  7:30 – 8:00 pm
Band Plays:  8 – 11 pm
Band: Tommy James & the Black Tie Affair Orchestra

*Note:  We have a special guest DJ, Ellen Kiernan, and line dancers coming to the event.  Ellen will play a variety of music to dance to before the band plays and during band breaks.

Cost:  $20 prepaid or $25 at the door

Band: Tommy James & His Allstars

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Phone: 631.463.6413
Web: http://www.tjallstars.com/
Email:

Venue: Huntington Moose Lodge

Huntington Moose Lodge

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631 Pulaski Road
Greenlawn, NY 11740-1703
(631) 757-2777

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

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

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

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2011 • Swing Lesson and DJ Dance at the Huntington Moose Lodge (SDLI) • SDLI

Posted by John on 07/03/2011 • Permalink


Join us for night of dancing to variety of swing songs plus a few ballroom dances for good measure.  The Moose Lodge has a fabulous, HUGE 1000 square foot dance floor & plenty of tables to relax and chat.  Shannon and John will be teaching a half hour basic swing lesson starting at 7:30

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Venue: Huntington Moose Lodge

Huntington Moose Lodge

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631 Pulaski Road
Greenlawn, NY 11740-1703
(631) 757-2777

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

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

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

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

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

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 • Picnic Pops @ OWG: The Fabulous 60’s Rock Show Band • Old Westbury

Posted by John on 06/21/2011 • Permalink


Wednesday, July 6th
The Fabulous 60’s Rock Show Band is a renowned Beatles tribute band comprised of multi-talented musicians playing music from the Classic Rock genre of the 1960’s. The band members are John Snow-lead vocals and bass, Rich Chodes-vocals, guitar and keyboards, Steve Leighton-vocals and lead guitar, and Russ Ryder-vocals and drums.

All four group members have had many years of extensive experience playing in various tribute bands in the New York - New Jersey area for over 25 years

Bring a lawn char or blanket and a couple of friends, and OWG will provide the soundtrack for an enjoyable evening under the stars.  Arrive early to picnic and stroll the gardens.

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 - OWG members; free for children 17 and under.

Venue: Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury Gardens

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

DIRECTIONS

Directions from New York City

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

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

Directions from Eastern Long Island

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

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

By Train

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

Organizer: Old Westbury Gardens (Old Westbury)

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, Jul 8, 2011 • Long Island Sound Orchestra @ The Metropolitan in Glen Cove • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by John on 06/21/2011 • Permalink


Summer BIG BAND DANCE!!!  with the Long Island Sound 19-Piece Big Band
Bill Wilkinson, bandleader, at The Metropolitan, Glen Cove

Enjoy Sinatra, Glenn Miller, Tony Bennett, Ballroom, Swing, Pop, Latin and More!

Friday, July 8, 7-10 PM.  $20 per person.  Cash dinner and bar available.

Couples/Singles

For Info and reservations, Call 631-368-4361, http://www.MarkenMusic.com
The Metropolitan, 3 Pratt Blvd., Glen Cove

Band: Long Island Sound Swing Band

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

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Bill Wilkinson
Phone: 631-874-0164
Email:

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

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

Friday, Jul 8, 2011 • Most Dangerous Big Band plays for the Islip Arts Council • IslipArtsCouncil

Posted by John on 07/04/2011 • Permalink


NY Most Dangerous Big Band Town of Islip 2011 Free Summer Concert Series at Bay Shore Marina Friday 7:30 PM From Gershwin to Sinatra, from Nat King Cole to Santana, to Norah Jones and beyond – from “Georgia on My Mind” to “New York State of Mind” – New York’s Most Dangerous Big Band brings that traditional Big Band sound to over 200 tunes in their formidable repertoire.  The NYMDBB are as capable a group as you are likely to find in any aggregation. Each member brings a distinct flavor to the mix, creating the smooth powerhouse performances that this band is renowned for, to audiences all over Long Island. Concert location: at the end of South Clinton Ave. south of Montauk Hwy., (by the YMCA) in Bay Shore.  Rain location:  concert will move to The Theatre at Town Hall West, 401 Main Street. Islip

The complete calendar of events can be found at: http://www.islipartscouncil.org/free_concerts.html

Band: Edward deCorsia and New York’s Most Dangerous Big Band

Born of the love of Big Band jazz, producer and trombone player, Edward deCorsia, began searching for an ensemble of local musicians who would be as at home playing “In the Mood” as they would Latin Rocking a pop tune by Santana. He set out to find and network with all of the best reading musicians he could collect for this musical undertaking. During the search, he called upon musicians and friends who had played together as far back as 1974 for a road band that performed at Expo (The World’s Fair) in Montreal, Canada. Some of the original players were as young as 16, some were in their seventies!

http://www.dangerousband.com/

Venue: Islip Arts Council

Town of Islip-- Summer 2011 Concert Series
Presented by the Islip Arts Council in conjunction with the Town of Islip check listing for times and location

ISLIP ARTS COUNCIL FREE CONCERTS—Summer 2011—Bayard Cutting Arboretum – Sundays 2 PM
Sponsored by the Islip Arts Council with support from Natural Heritage Trust, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, & NYSCA
$8.00 parking fee

BROWN BAG LUNCH CONCERTS—Summer 2011—King Park, Main St., Bay Shore --Tuesdays 12:30 PM
Co-Sponsored by Bay Shore BID and Islip Arts Council

SAYVILLE COMMON GROUND SERIES—Summer 2011—Rotary Park, Gillette Ave., Sayville
Co-Sponsored by Islip Arts Council and the Town of Islip check listing for times

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:

Pricing: Free

Saturday, Jul 9, 2011 • Midsummer Nights Swing @ Lincoln Center • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by John on 06/27/2011 • Permalink


Ray Collins’ Hot Club

New York debut

Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 6:00
Dance Lesson at 6:30, Live Music at 7:30

Channeling 1940s and ’50s jump blues with a perfectly authentic energy. Setting the dance floor on fire with just a few brassy bars. Perfectly recreating the favorites while writing new tunes that jump and jive like classics. You’ll find all of that in this wild nine-piece German group, Ray Collins’ Hot Club, who’ve released a string of feverish, hard-swinging albums and are ready to bring their utterly danceable sound to New York for the first time.

Jump Blues, Swing, Rock ’n’ Roll

Dance Lesson: Paolo Pasta Lanna Teaches Lindy Hop and Boogie Woogie
DJ: DJ Phast Phreddie

Damrosch Park @ Lincoln Center, NYC
62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam

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

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

Monday, Jul 11, 2011 • New York Rat Pack & Friends @ E.W Allen Town Park, Farmingdale • Oyster Bay

Posted by John on 07/04/2011 • Permalink


THE NEW YORK RAT PACK AND FRIENDS – Celebrating the singing, swinging styles of Frankie, Sammy and Dino with special guest star Marilyn Monroe
Ellsworth W. Allen Town Park, Motor Avenue, Farmingdale, NY

The full calendar of events can be found at: http://www.oysterbaytown.com/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC=%7B11668C1C-ED2F-40D5-A2D8-6C8867D63946%7D&DE=%7BB23EF226-35D7-4970-9BCF-084191F04E5E%7D

Organizer: Town Of Oyster Bay (Oyster Bay)

Enjoy an Entertaining Evening Outdoors at one of the Town’s Parks or Beaches

MOST SHOWS at 8:00 PM from July 5th through August 6th

See individual show listing for location.

FREE OF CHARGE

For additional information call 797-7900 or visit http://www.oysterbaytown.com

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2011 • Midsummer Nights Swing @ Lincoln Center •

Posted by John on 06/27/2011 • Permalink


Palmetto Bug Stompers

New York debut

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 6:00
Dance Lesson at 6:30, Live Music at 7:30

“There’s nothing like New Orleans,” the Palmetto Bug Stompers croon. Featuring Washboard Chaz (impresario of the cult favorite “ChazFest”) alongside some of New Orleans’s finest purveyors of traditional jazz, the Stompers got their start playing in the streets before moving indoors to Crescent City haunts along bustling Frenchmen Street. Get ready for some good old Big Easy fun as they bring their rough-hewn street-band style to the Big Apple for the very first time.

New Orleans Swing, Traditional Jazz

Dance Lesson: Chance Bushman and Amy Johnson of New Orleans, Louisiana Teach Lindy Hop and Swing
DJ: DJ Eve

Damrosch Park @ Lincoln Center, NYC
62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2011 • DJ Dance at the Huntington Moose Lodge (2nd Tuesday West Coast Swing Lesson) • SDLI

Posted by John on 03/29/2011 • Permalink


Join us for night of dancing to variety of swing songs plus a few ballroom dances for good measure.  The Moose Lodge has a fabulous, HUGE 1000 square foot dance floor & plenty of tables to relax and chat.  Moose Lodge membership required to purchase alcoholic beverages at the bar!

Ellen from Matty T’s will be teaching us West Coast Swing at the 7:30 lesson tonight. 

Note:  The Moose Lodge does not serve food.  You are welcome to bring outside food, but NO OUTSIDE DRINKS. 

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Huntington Moose Lodge

Huntington Moose Lodge

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631 Pulaski Road
Greenlawn, NY 11740-1703
(631) 757-2777

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

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

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

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

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

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2011 • Picnic Pops @ OWG: Harlem Renaissance Orchestra • Old Westbury

Posted by John on 06/21/2011 • Permalink


Wednesday, July 13th
Harlem Renaissance Orchestra - We chose the name Harlem Renaissance Orchestra because it is the residence and birth place of several of our members. The word renaissance means rebirth or revival and our mission is to revive the music of the Big Band Era and to preserve this music in its living form by giving recognition to some of its leading figures: Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Pops Louie Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lucky Millinder, Earl Fatha Hines, Billy Eckstine, Lionel Hampton and many others.

Bring a lawn char or blanket and a couple of friends, and OWG will provide the soundtrack for an enjoyable evening under the stars.  Arrive early to picnic and stroll the gardens.

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 - OWG members; free for children 17 and under.

Venue: Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury Gardens

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

DIRECTIONS

Directions from New York City

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

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

Directions from Eastern Long Island

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

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

By Train

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

Organizer: Old Westbury Gardens (Old Westbury)

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, Jul 14, 2011 • Midsummer Nights Swing @ Lincoln Center •

Posted by John on 06/27/2011 • Permalink


The Hot Sardines

Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 6:00
Dance Lesson at 6:30, Live Music at 7:30

Steeped in hot jazz, salty stride piano, and the kind of foot-stomping blues Louis Armstong and Fats Waller used to make, the Hot Sardines’ love of almost century-old sounds also extends to Parisian music-hall chansons. A tap dancer and guest accordionist Mira Stroika round out this special Bastille Day fête. In the spirit of Bastille Day, dress in your French-inspired best: Parisian coquette, Marie Antoinette, Moulin Rouge, Folies Bergère, or even street mime. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.

Hot Jazz, French Chanson

The previously scheduled Caravan Palace performance has been canceled.

Dance Lesson: Angela Harriel Teaches Lindy Hip Hop & Electro Coast Swing
DJ: DJ Dhundee

Presented in association with Gemini and Scorpio, creators of themed costume events with live entertainment. G&S’s speakeasy-style Swing House party, which Time Out New York says is “like a remixed version of the roaring ’20s, with live music and burlesque dancing” and “an event worth wearing that ridiculous zoot suit,” is now in its fourth year, happening mostly in underground Brooklyn lofts. The party draws loyal costumed dancers for both authentic vintage jazz and electro-swing.

Damrosch Park @ Lincoln Center, NYC
62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam

Saturday, Jul 16, 2011 • Fifties Sock Hop in Lindenhurst • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Gilles on 07/11/2011 • Permalink


Edgar & Linda are hosting a fun, fifties sock-hop.  Intro Lesson at 7 pm taught by Sarah & Gilles (this is truly the last chance dance as they will be driving to WI the next day)

Details:
FIFTIES SOCK HOP!!
July 16th 2011, 7pm to midnight!
Knights of Columbus
400 South Broadway, Lindenhurst, NY

7:00 Beginner Swing Dance Lesson taught by Gilles & Sarah

Featuring Live and DJ music.

Dinner Buffet
Beer, Wine & Soda included
Hot food provided by Mary’s Pizza and Pasta of Farmingdale, NY.

Cost:  $35 per person, only 300 tickets will be sold and they are going fast!
Don’t miss out on this Jump N Jive time! Get your tickets now!

To Reserve Tickets e-mail or

If you have an old car, bring it! It only adds to the fun night! Be prepared for some 50’s trivia!

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

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

Sunday, Jul 17, 2011 • The Isotope Stompers @ Stony Brook Village Green • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by John on 07/04/2011 • Permalink


Stony Brook Village kicks off the Sunday Summer Concerts on the Green series with the Isotope Stompers Dixieland Jazz Band.  This is a free outdoor concert from 7 PM - 9 PM on the village green.  Visit http://www.stonybrookvillage.com/ for more information.

The full calendar of events is available at http://www.stonybrookvillage.com/Documents/scgsmalled.pdf

Band: Isotope Stompers Dixieland Jazz Band

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

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

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

Venue: Stony Brook Village Green

The village green is located across from the Stony Brook Post office at 129 MAIN ST, STONY BROOK, NY

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, Jul 19, 2011 • Swing Lesson and DJ Dance at the Huntington Moose Lodge (SDLI) • SDLI

Posted by John on 07/03/2011 • Permalink


Join us for night of dancing to variety of swing songs plus a few ballroom dances for good measure.  The Moose Lodge has a fabulous, HUGE 1000 square foot dance floor & plenty of tables to relax and chat.  Shannon and John will be teaching a half hour basic swing lesson starting at 7:30

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Huntington Moose Lodge

Huntington Moose Lodge

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631 Pulaski Road
Greenlawn, NY 11740-1703
(631) 757-2777

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

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

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

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

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

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 • Picnic Pops @ OWG: Vince Giordano and His Nighthawks • Old Westbury

Posted by John on 06/21/2011 • Permalink


Wednesday, July 20th
Vince Giordano and His Nighthawks - In 30 years as a bandleader, Vince Giordano has become the authority on recreating the sounds of 1920s and ‘30s jazz and popular music. “I just love the energy of the early jazz,” says Giordano. “I wanted to recapture some of that.” Early appearances with Leon Redbone and on the Prairie Home Companion and lending his talents to Francis Ford Coppola’s film The Cotton Club, led to working with Dick Hyman’s Orchestra in half a dozen Woody Allen soundtracks then as a bass player in Sean Penn’s band in Woody’s Sweet and Lowdown. He and the Nighthawks were featured in Gus Van Sant’s film Finding Forrester, in Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator, Robert DeNiro’s film, The Good Shepherd, Tamara Jenkin’s The Savages and recently Sam Mendes’ film: Revolutionary Road, and Away We Go; plus Michael Mann’s film Public Enemies.

Bring a lawn char or blanket and a couple of friends, and OWG will provide the soundtrack for an enjoyable evening under the stars.  Arrive early to picnic and stroll the gardens.
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 - OWG members; free for children 17 and under.

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

Sunday, Jul 24, 2011 • Edward deCorsia and New York’s Most Dangerous Big Band @ Stony Brook Village Green • Not a SDLI Event

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Stony Brook Village continues the Sunday Summer Concerts on the Green series with Ed Decorsia and New York’s Most Dangerous Big Band.  This is a free outdoor concert from 7 PM - 9 PM on the village green.  Visit http://www.stonybrookvillage.com/ for more information

The full calendar of events is available at http://www.stonybrookvillage.com/Documents/scgsmalled.pdf

Band: Edward deCorsia and New York’s Most Dangerous Big Band

Born of the love of Big Band jazz, producer and trombone player, Edward deCorsia, began searching for an ensemble of local musicians who would be as at home playing “In the Mood” as they would Latin Rocking a pop tune by Santana. He set out to find and network with all of the best reading musicians he could collect for this musical undertaking. During the search, he called upon musicians and friends who had played together as far back as 1974 for a road band that performed at Expo (The World’s Fair) in Montreal, Canada. Some of the original players were as young as 16, some were in their seventies!

http://www.dangerousband.com/

Venue: Stony Brook Village Green

The village green is located across from the Stony Brook Post office at 129 MAIN ST, STONY BROOK, NY

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, Jul 26, 2011 • Swing Lesson and DJ Dance at the Huntington Moose Lodge (SDLI) • SDLI

Posted by John on 07/03/2011 • Permalink


Join us for night of dancing to variety of swing songs plus a few ballroom dances for good measure.  The Moose Lodge has a fabulous, HUGE 1000 square foot dance floor & plenty of tables to relax and chat.  Maria and Ed will be teaching a half hour basic swing lesson starting at 7:30

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Venue: Huntington Moose Lodge

Huntington Moose Lodge

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631 Pulaski Road
Greenlawn, NY 11740-1703
(631) 757-2777

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

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

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

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

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

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011 • Picnic Pops @ OWG:  Louis, Louis & Louis (ie: Prima, Armstrong and Jordan) • Old Westbury

Posted by John on 06/21/2011 • Permalink


Wednesday, July 27th
Louis, Louis & Louis—The Prima “Big Night” is a band dedicated to the music of Louis Prima and two of his influences, Louis Armstrong and Louis Jordan! Born in New Orleans, Prima was raised on the same Dixieland influences that created Armstrong’s infectious style, jazz improvisation, a wild sense of humor and scat singing that just never stops! Prima’s genius was bringing Italian San Remo style music to the mix. Louis Jordan, another icon of jazz music and musical humor also enriched the pallet of swing music with his vocals and upbeat, humorous songs.  Singer/ keyboardist and leader, Murray Weinstock’s swinging vocal musical style was set after meeting Armstrong at age 12!  Along with some of the New York City’s finest musicians, Weinstock has been entertaining audiences and providing dance music with vocal harmonies that keeps people on their feet. Weinstock, has recorded and/or toured with Manhattan Transfer, Dr. John, Phoebe Snow, Howard McGhee, The Moonglows’ Harvey Fuqua and Chuck Berry, to name a few. As a composer, his songs have been featured in films and commercials, as well as the off-Broadway show Tony & Tina’s Wedding. He created a CD of dog songs called Tails of the City that was featured on All Things Considered and will be part of NPR’s CD new compilation, “Driveway Moments.”

Bring a lawn char or blanket and a couple of friends, and OWG will provide the soundtrack for an enjoyable evening under the stars.  Arrive early to picnic and stroll the gardens.
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 - OWG members; free for children 17 and under.

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

Sunday, Jul 31, 2011 • Tommy Keys @ Bayard Cutting Arboretum • Islip Arts

Posted by John on 07/04/2011 • Permalink


Tommy Keys Bayard Cutting Arboretum Sunday 2:00 PM Tommy Keys, International Boogie and Blues Man, has a winning combination - Barrelhouse Boogie & Blues Piano with moody, Soulful Vocals. His individual style encompasses elements of New Orleans Blues, Funk, Boogie and Jazz.

Venue: Islip Arts Council

Town of Islip-- Summer 2011 Concert Series
Presented by the Islip Arts Council in conjunction with the Town of Islip check listing for times and location

ISLIP ARTS COUNCIL FREE CONCERTS—Summer 2011—Bayard Cutting Arboretum – Sundays 2 PM
Sponsored by the Islip Arts Council with support from Natural Heritage Trust, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, & NYSCA
$8.00 parking fee

BROWN BAG LUNCH CONCERTS—Summer 2011—King Park, Main St., Bay Shore --Tuesdays 12:30 PM
Co-Sponsored by Bay Shore BID and Islip Arts Council

SAYVILLE COMMON GROUND SERIES—Summer 2011—Rotary Park, Gillette Ave., Sayville
Co-Sponsored by Islip Arts Council and the Town of Islip check listing for times

Organizer: Islip Arts Council (Islip Arts)

The Islip Arts Council provides a diverse audience 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 young persons’ programs to avant garde “performance art”. The Council services enable existing and emerging Arts Organizations to gain information and assistance from the Arts Council library and staff in applying for not-for-profit status, funding, computer services, publicity, mailing lists, etc. The Arts Council website publicizes the activities of the various Arts Organizations around the Island.

Pricing: Free

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