Tuesday, Jul 7, 2015 • Tuesday Swing Dance and Hot Buffet • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 12/23/2014 • Permalink


A beginner East Coast lesson will be given at 7:30PM to get you on the floor. At 8PM our DJs will be playing some of their great swing dance tunes. A few ballroom dances will be in the mix as well. A hot buffet will be served this evening.

The recently renovated Moose Lodge has a fabulous, HUGE 1000 square foot dance floor, freshly painted walls, new ceiling, new lighting & plenty of tables to relax and chat.

No partner is needed and beginners are always welcome.

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 8, 2015 • Harlem Speakeasy Orchestra @ Old Westbury Gardens • Old Westbury

Posted by John on 06/21/2015 • Permalink


The Harlem Speakeasy Orchestra is a 12 piece band made up of some of the finest musicians and vocalists in New York City. They play a wide variety of classic popular music from the Big Band Era and beyond. But make no mistake - this is not an oldies band. Their startlingly fresh approach to great songs of all eras will keep you on your toes and on your feet!

2015 Picnic Pops Summer Concert Series, featuring a different performance every Wednesday from July 8 - August 5

Presented By:  NYCB Foundation

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a couple of friends, and Old Westbury Garden’s 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 - 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

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015 • West Coast Swing Instruction at Moose Lodge • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 07/16/2015 • Permalink


On West Coast night in addition to her usual lesson Ellen will be teaching a half hour Country Two Step Lesson starting @ 6:45 for $5.00 additional.

A beginner west coast swing lesson given by Ellen will be given at 7:30PM to get you on the floor. At 8PM our DJs will be playing some of their great swing dance tunes. A few ballroom dances will be in the mix as well.

The recently renovated Moose Lodge has a fabulous, HUGE 1000 square foot dance floor, freshly painted walls, new ceiling, new lighting & plenty of tables to relax and chat.

No partner is needed and beginners are always welcome. 

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 15, 2015 • A Kornucopia @ Old Westbury Gardens • Old Westbury

Posted by John on 07/16/2015 • Permalink


Singer Tamar Korn of the Brain Cloud and the late Cangelosi Cards leads a horns and piano-based amalgam of musicians she loves in the community of New York City early jazz players. For the last decade she has been a New York-based vocalist playing a repertoire steeped in traditional New Orleans and early jazz, western swing, and American roots music. Her love is of singing songs both lyrically as well as “instrumentally” playing her voice.

2015 Picnic Pops Summer Concert Series, featuring a different performance every Wednesday from July 8 - August 5

Presented By:  NYCB Foundation

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a couple of friends, and Old Westbury Garden’s 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 - 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

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 • The Buzzards - Rockabilly Swing • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 07/16/2015 • Permalink


The Buzzards are back.

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A beginner East Coast lesson will be given at 7:30PM to get you on the floor. At 8PM the band will be playing some of their great swing dance tunes. A few ballroom dances will be in the mix as well.

The recently renovated Moose Lodge has a fabulous, HUGE 1000 square foot dance floor, freshly painted walls, new ceiling, new lighting & plenty of tables to relax and chat.

No partner is needed and beginners are always welcome. 

Band: The Buzzards

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From the Buzzards web site....

The Buzzards are a rockabilly band out of Long Island.

Besides inciting riotous mayhem and general debauchery (not to mention occasional nudity), the Buzzards have performed at every rockabilly hot spot, including the Rodeo Bar in Manhattan and the Blue Comet just outside of Philly.

They are the house band at the Bayou in Long Island and performed at the Gold Coast Casino in Las Vegas for the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend four years in a row. They were rewarded with a standing ovation each year.  They have performed at the Indy Rockabilly Rebel Weekend, the Heavey Rebel Weekender in North Carolina, and Rock n Rods in Philly.  They performed for the Rockabilly Hall of Fame many times, most notably at the 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s first sold out concert, in Memphis, TN. 

They are the band of choice to open for national acts and received outstanding praise for their performance with the great Scotty Moore. Scotty even came out to the diner with the Buzzards after the show.

The Buzzards’ CD, “The Grand Buffet,” is still available.

Website: http://www.thebuzzards.com/
MySpace Page:  http://www.myspace.com/thebuzzards1

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 Band

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

Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015 • Dr. Zsa’s Powdered Zydeco Band @ Old Westbury Gardens • Old Westbury

Posted by John on 07/16/2015 • Permalink


Dr. Zsa’s Powdered Zydeco Band is a 5-piece Zydeco band from Brooklyn, NY performing classic Zydeco music. The band features top NYC musicians with a diversity of influences who bring a love of the Louisiana Creole and Cajun tradition to the music. When they take the stage, there is sure to be a party happening in the room!

2015 Picnic Pops Summer Concert Series, featuring a different performance every Wednesday from July 8 - August 5

Presented By:  NYCB Foundation

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a couple of friends, and Old Westbury Garden’s 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 - 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 23, 2015 • Thursday Night Salsa Dance Lesson • Ed & Maria

Posted by John on 07/16/2015 • Permalink


Tonight Patti Panebianco will be conducting a Salsa workshop at the Huntington Moose Lodge.

Class runs from 8:00 PM until 9:30 PM.  Practice dancing will run from 9:30 PM until 10:00 PM.

The workshop costs $20.00 per person per class. 

Venue: Huntington Moose Lodge

Huntington Moose Lodge

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

Organizer: Ed & Maria Urbat (Ed & Maria)

Phone: 631.974.4753 or 631.974.4756
Email: 

Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 • The Isotope Stompers @ Heckshire Park Huntington • Huntington Arts

Posted by John on 07/16/2015 • Permalink


The Isotope Stompers are playing at Heckshire Park in Huntington NY. 

The concert starts at 8:30.  Admission is free with a voluntary donation.  Bring a blanket or folding chair and set up on the lawn.  All performances are held the Chapin Rainbow Stage in Heckshire Park. The park is located at Prime Ave and Main Street in Huntington, NY.

Band: Isotope Stompers Dixieland Jazz Band

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

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

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

Venue: Heckscher Park Huntington Village

The Chapin Rainbow Stage is located in Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, NY

2 Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743

Cross Street: Route 25A (Main Street)

Organizer: Huntington Arts Council, Inc. (Huntington Arts)

2008 Summer Arts Festival

06/20/2008 Fri. Groove Collective
06/21/2008 Sat. Bob Westcott-OPENER
06/21/2008 Sat. Tom Paxton w/OPENER
06/22/2008 Sun. Marie Knight
06/24/2008 Tues. Robbi K
06/25/2008 Wed. Dance Theater Co. & The Red Hot Mamas
06/26/2008 Thurs. Huntington Men’s Chorus
06/27/2008 Fri. Terry Winchell - OPENER
06/27/2008 Fri. Buddy Merriam & Back Roads w/OPENER
06/28/2008 Sat. Barking Men-OPENER
06/28/2008 Sat. Dirty Boogaloo w/OPENER
06/29/2008 Sun. Senior Pops
07/01/2008 Tues. Plaza Theatrical Productions
07/02/2008 Wed. Huntington Community Band
07/03/2008 Thurs. Paul Zunno - CO-BILL w/Return
07/03/2008 Thurs. Return to the Dream
07/04/2008 Fri. Vito Picone & The Elegants
07/05/2008 Sat. The Dana Leong Band
07/06/2008 Sun. Janis Ian
07/08/2008 Tues. Patricia Shih
07/09/2008 Wed. Huntington Community Band
07/10/2008 Thurs. Yana Reznik
07/11/2008 Fri. Circle of Dance
07/12/2008 Sat. Plaza Theatrical Productions
07/13/2008 Sun. Tiempo Libre
07/15/2008 Tues. Galumpha
07/16/2008 Wed. Huntington Community Band
07/17/2008 Thurs. Isotope Stompers
07/18/2008 Fri. Sol y Sambra Spanish Dance Company
07/19/2008 Sat. Aztec Two-Step with Pete Fornatale
07/20/2008 Sun. The Matthew Pierce Ensemble
07/22/2008 Tues. Shira Kline
07/23/2008 Wed. Huntington Community Band
07/24/2008 Thurs. Township Theatre Group
07/25/2008 Fri. Symphony Space
07/26/2008 Sat. Aquila Theater
07/27/2008 Sun. Island Hills Chorus
07/29/2008 Tues. BAM: The Blue Barrel Show
07/30/2008 Wed. Huntington Community Band
07/31/2008 Thurs. Valencia Vas
08/01/2008 Fri. Dance Theater of Harlem Ensemble
08/02/2008 Sat. Gathering Time - OPENER
08/02/2008 Sat. Christine Lavin w/Opener
08/03/2008 Sun. Broadhollow Players
08/05/2008 Tues. Janice Buckner
08/06/2008 Wed. Nassau Pops
08/07/2008 Thurs. Alloy Orchestra, “Phantom of the Opera”
08/08/2008 Fri. Christian McBride
08/09/2008 Sat. Amy Allison-OPENER
08/09/2008 Sat. Mose Allison w/OPENER
08/10/2008 Sun. LIDC
08/12/2008 Tues. Broadhollow Theatre Company
08/13/2008 Wed. Twin Shores Chorus
08/14/2008 Thurs. Wondrous Stories
08/15/2008 Fri. Jimmy Webb
08/16/2008 Sat. Long Island Philharmonic
08/17/2008 Sun. The Campbell Brothers

Huntington Arts Council, Inc.
213 Main Street
Huntington, NY 11743

Website: http://www.huntingtonarts.org/
Phone: 631.271.8423
Fax: 631.271.8428
Email:

Sunday, Jul 26, 2015 • New York’s Most Dangerous Big Band Concert Under the Stars at the Stony Brook Post Office • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by John on 07/20/2015 • Permalink


New York’s Most Dangerous Big Band is performing a Concert Under the Stars at the

Stony Brook Post Office
129 Main Street
Stony Brook NY 11790

Village Center-Steps of the Post Office across from the Stony Brook Village Green

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 28, 2015 • Tuesday Swing Dance and East Coast Dance Lesson • SDLI

Posted by John on 07/16/2015 • Permalink


A beginner East Coast lesson will be given at 7:30PM to get you on the floor. At 8PM our DJs will be playing some of their great swing dance tunes. A few ballroom dances will be in the mix as well.

The recently renovated Moose Lodge has a fabulous, HUGE 1000 square foot dance floor, freshly painted walls, new ceiling, new lighting & plenty of tables to relax and chat.

No partner is needed and beginners are always welcome. 

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 29, 2015 • The Brain Cloud @ Old Westbury Gardens • Old Westbury

Posted by John on 07/16/2015 • Permalink


The Brain Cloud is the brain-child of multi-instrumentalist Dennis Lichtman and vocalist Tamar Korn. Regarding the diverse influences in their sound, which could loosely be described as western swing, says Lichtman, “Western swing is a quintessentially American music – a meeting point of all American musics that had come before it – jazz (from ragtime through swing), bluegrass, Appalachian old-time fiddling, Tin Pan Alley popular songs, early country, Mississippi Delta blues, western cowboy songs… By embracing elements of all those styles, the great western swing musicians of the late 1930’s and 1940’s formed something new and thrilling, and which happened to reach an absurd level of commercial success.”

2015 Picnic Pops Summer Concert Series, featuring a different performance every Wednesday from July 8 - August 5

Presented By:  NYCB Foundation

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a couple of friends, and Old Westbury Garden’s 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 - 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

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