Saturday, Jul 1, 2017 • Fleur Seule Band with Allyson Biggs • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 05/21/2017 • Permalink


Fleur Seule Band with Allyson Biggs will be performing this evening.

Beginner swing dance lesson at 7:30PM. The band go on at 8PM and end at 11PM.
No partner is necessary and beginners are always welcome. 

Band: Fleur Seule Band with Allyson Biggs

Fleur Seule – 1940s Jazz, Swing, Ballroom Music from Around the World
Swing Era Music | Hollywood Glamour

Fleur Seule is an authentic 1940s Jazz, Swing, & Ballroom band that plays hits from all around the world. Songbird/Bandleader Allyson Briggs sings in 7 languages.

The band size ranges from 2-12 pieces and can provide the perfect ambiance for an intimate cocktail lounge to filling a dance floor with inspiring swing dancers! Whether an All-American USO style set, or an exotic voyage through Europe, Fleur Seule will take you on a memorable musical journey, as they revive hits made famous by Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Edith Piaf, Marlene Dietrich, Dinah Shore, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis, Jr., Louis Armstrong, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Dean Martin, and more.

Fleur Seule plays Swing Era hits, Jazz standards, and Ballroom classics that will transport you to the 1940s: The times of big bands and glamorous evenings of live music and dancing in clubs renowned for their entertainment, Hollywood profiles, and musical variety. Led by vocalist Allyson Briggs, this dynamic band of old souls will have you humming along to timeless music. With a repertoire that includes beloved songs of France, Germany, Italy, Brazil, and the United States, and more, there is a song for everyone to enjoy. We cover hits of many artists who contributed to the Big Band sound, along with Fleur Seule’s original songs, penned by their Songbird!

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Venue: The Jazz Loft

The Jazz Loft is a collection of Jazz history, a performance space, and a center for educational outreach located in historic Stony Brook, NY.

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The Jazz Loft
275 Christian Avenue
Stony Brook, NY 11790

Phone: (631) 751-1895
Web: http://www.thejazzloft.org/

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Note that Jazz Loft Parking is highlighted in red on the map below.
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Organizer: Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. (SDLI)

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

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

Pricing: Saturday Band

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

Tuesday, Jul 4, 2017 • NO DANCE - Go celebrate July 4th • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 06/12/2017 • Permalink


Due to the July 4th holiday, there will be no Swing Dance at the Moose lodge this week.

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.

Thursday, Jul 6, 2017 • Mid-Summer Night Dances at the Vanderbilt Museum • Vanderbilt

Posted by Tom on 05/08/2017 • Permalink


Thursday Nights 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Admission: $22 online, $30 at the door
Dance Lesson Each Week!
Bring Your Own Food And Drinks!
*visit VanderbiltMuseum.org for advance purchase*

6/29: Bachata by Alfred Peña of Rhythmology w/ Special Performance by Rhythmology Kids
7/6 : West Coast Swing by Ellen McCreery
7/13: Foxtrot by Antz Joseph w/ Special Performance by Long Island Swing Syndicate
7/20: Merengue by Charlie Wood of Ballroom of Huntington
7/27: Rumba by Patti Panebianco w/ Special Performance by Patti Panebianco’s Dance Kidz
8/17: East Coast Swing by Ed and Maria of SDLI
8/24: Hustle by Donna DeSimone
8/31: Salsa by Alfred Peña of Rhythmology

email for more info
or check us out on Facebook at: C & D Productions, Inc

Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, NY 11721

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Vanderbilt Museum

Address: 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, New York 11721
Phone: (631) 854-5579

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Directions

From the LIE Exit 51, The Northern State Parkway Exit 42N, and The Southern State Parkway Exit 39N:
Drive North on Deer Park Avenue, bear left at the fork (at traffic light), onto Park Avenue. At 4th light, make a right turn onto Broadway, continue for 4-5 miles until you reach Route 25A East. Cross 25A (to left of Centerport Automotive), and you are on Little Neck Road. The Vanderbilt Museum is 1.5 miles on the right.

From the South Shore:
Take the Sagtikos Pakway North to the Sunken Meadow Parkway north. Take the last exit, 25A West. Travel about 8 miles and make a right at the Centerport Automotive in Centerport, onto Little Neck Road. We are 1.5 miles on the right.

From Route 110 or 25A West:
Travel north on 110 to Huntington Village. Make a right turn onto 25A/Main Street. Travel about 4 miles to Centerport, at the flashing yellow light, bear left onto Park Circle, then turn left onto Little Neck Road. We are 1.5 miles on the right.

Organizer: Vanderbilt Museum (Vanderbilt)

The spectacular Spanish-Revival mansion and museum of William K. Vanderbilt II in Centeport, New York, is one of the few remaining estates on the legendary North Shore of Long Island. The mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a time machine to a rare and privilged way of life along Long Island’s Gold Coast, once held the largest concentration of wealth and power in the United States.

Now the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium, the 43-acre estate is a popular historic, cultural and scientific destination for regional visitors. The newly renovated, state-of-the-art Planetarium–with an advanced Konica Minolta projection system, full-dome video ad surround-sound offers visitors a thrilled immersive experience that takes them to the outer reaches of the Solar System.

The Vanderbilt includes a Marine Museum, wild-animal habitats and dioramas, and galleries with collections galleries of natural-history specimens and ethnographic aritfacts from Africa, Asia and the South Pacific.

Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017 • Swing Dance with West Coast Swing Lesson • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 01/08/2017 • Permalink


This evening, Ellen will be teaching a 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 Huntington 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: Ellen McCreary

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At age 16, Ellen’s love of dance began when she went square dancing with her parents. She later studied Country Dancing which included Texas Two Step, Line Dancing, Lindy Hop, West Coast Swing, Waltz and Cha Cha. From there she branched out into Ballroom Dancing.  She has been in two performance groups, the Sundancers and the Lindy Hoppers, She has won several Jack & Jill contests over the years in West Coast Swing and Two Step. Although an accomplished dancer, Ellen thinks her main skill is making dance fun for her students whatever their level of accomplishment....particularly for those who are newcomers to the world of dance.
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Office Phone:  631-979-0713
Cell Phone: 631-974-5971
Website:  http://ellendances.com/

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 12, 2017 • 2017 Picnic Pops Summer Concert Series - Mitch Woods and his Rocket 88s • Old Westbury

Posted by Tom on 06/28/2017 • Permalink


Every Wednesday from July 12 - August 2

Bring a lawn chair 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.

Gates open at 6:00 pm.  Dance lesson at 6:30 pm.  Concert starts at 7:00 pm. (2 sets, intermission, concert ends at 9:00 pm) $12.00 General Admission; $10.00 - 62 and older; $10.00 - members; free for children 17 and under.

A Picnic Pops Car Pass costs $75.00 and gives you admission to all concerts for as many people as you can fit in your car, and also gives you choice parking.

Wednesday, July 12 - Mitch Woods and his Rocket 88s
Mitch Woods and his Rocket 88s are the torch bearers of a great American musical heritage. Taking their inspiration from the great jump n’ boogie outfits and swingin’ little big bands of the 40’s, they breathe fresh life into the music that gave birth to rock n’ roll.

Wednesday, July 19 - Dr. Zsa’s Powdered Zydeco Band

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!

Wednesday, July 26 - George Gee Swing Orchestra

In its more than three decades, the band has spread the “Gospel of Swing” to the far corners of the globe. But we have stones yet to unturn and a genuine eagerness to continue exploring. Doing our part to keep fingers snappin’ and toes tappin’ with our happy music for happy people — that’s our main proclamation and declaration. Please peruse the site! We welcome your feedback and participation as we spread the joy of jazz!

Wednesday, August 2 - Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
The Emmy award winning band returns for an evening of 1920s and 30s jazz and popular dance music. 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.”

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 13, 2017 • Mid-Summer Night Dances at the Vanderbilt Museum • Vanderbilt

Posted by Tom on 05/08/2017 • Permalink


Thursday Nights 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Admission: $22 online, $30 at the door
Dance Lesson Each Week!
Bring Your Own Food And Drinks!
*visit VanderbiltMuseum.org for advance purchase*

6/29: Bachata by Alfred Peña of Rhythmology w/ Special Performance by Rhythmology Kids
7/6 : West Coast Swing by Ellen McCreery
7/13: Foxtrot by Antz Joseph w/ Special Performance by Long Island Swing Syndicate
7/20: Merengue by Charlie Wood of Ballroom of Huntington
7/27: Rumba by Patti Panebianco w/ Special Performance by Patti Panebianco’s Dance Kidz
8/17: East Coast Swing by Ed and Maria of SDLI
8/24: Hustle by Donna DeSimone
8/31: Salsa by Alfred Peña of Rhythmology

email for more info
or check us out on Facebook at: C & D Productions, Inc

Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, NY 11721

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Vanderbilt Museum

Address: 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, New York 11721
Phone: (631) 854-5579

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Directions

From the LIE Exit 51, The Northern State Parkway Exit 42N, and The Southern State Parkway Exit 39N:
Drive North on Deer Park Avenue, bear left at the fork (at traffic light), onto Park Avenue. At 4th light, make a right turn onto Broadway, continue for 4-5 miles until you reach Route 25A East. Cross 25A (to left of Centerport Automotive), and you are on Little Neck Road. The Vanderbilt Museum is 1.5 miles on the right.

From the South Shore:
Take the Sagtikos Pakway North to the Sunken Meadow Parkway north. Take the last exit, 25A West. Travel about 8 miles and make a right at the Centerport Automotive in Centerport, onto Little Neck Road. We are 1.5 miles on the right.

From Route 110 or 25A West:
Travel north on 110 to Huntington Village. Make a right turn onto 25A/Main Street. Travel about 4 miles to Centerport, at the flashing yellow light, bear left onto Park Circle, then turn left onto Little Neck Road. We are 1.5 miles on the right.

Organizer: Vanderbilt Museum (Vanderbilt)

The spectacular Spanish-Revival mansion and museum of William K. Vanderbilt II in Centeport, New York, is one of the few remaining estates on the legendary North Shore of Long Island. The mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a time machine to a rare and privilged way of life along Long Island’s Gold Coast, once held the largest concentration of wealth and power in the United States.

Now the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium, the 43-acre estate is a popular historic, cultural and scientific destination for regional visitors. The newly renovated, state-of-the-art Planetarium–with an advanced Konica Minolta projection system, full-dome video ad surround-sound offers visitors a thrilled immersive experience that takes them to the outer reaches of the Solar System.

The Vanderbilt includes a Marine Museum, wild-animal habitats and dioramas, and galleries with collections galleries of natural-history specimens and ethnographic aritfacts from Africa, Asia and the South Pacific.

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 • Gail Storm Blues Band • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 05/21/2017 • Permalink


Gail Storm Blues Band will be playing at the Moose Lodge this evening.

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: 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: 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 19, 2017 • 2017 Picnic Pops Summer Concert Series - Dr. Zsa’a Powdered Zydeco Band • Old Westbury

Posted by Tom on 06/28/2017 • Permalink


Every Wednesday from July 12 - August 2

Bring a lawn chair 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.

Gates open at 6:00 pm.  Dance lesson at 6:30 pm.  Concert starts at 7:00 pm. (2 sets, intermission, concert ends at 9:00 pm) $12.00 General Admission; $10.00 - 62 and older; $10.00 - members; free for children 17 and under.

A Picnic Pops Car Pass costs $75.00 and gives you admission to all concerts for as many people as you can fit in your car, and also gives you choice parking.

Wednesday, July 12 - Mitch Woods and his Rocket 88s
Mitch Woods and his Rocket 88s are the torch bearers of a great American musical heritage. Taking their inspiration from the great jump n’ boogie outfits and swingin’ little big bands of the 40’s, they breathe fresh life into the music that gave birth to rock n’ roll.

Wednesday, July 19 - Dr. Zsa’s Powdered Zydeco Band

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!

Wednesday, July 26 - George Gee Swing Orchestra

In its more than three decades, the band has spread the “Gospel of Swing” to the far corners of the globe. But we have stones yet to unturn and a genuine eagerness to continue exploring. Doing our part to keep fingers snappin’ and toes tappin’ with our happy music for happy people — that’s our main proclamation and declaration. Please peruse the site! We welcome your feedback and participation as we spread the joy of jazz!

Wednesday, August 2 - Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
The Emmy award winning band returns for an evening of 1920s and 30s jazz and popular dance music. 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.”

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 20, 2017 • Mid-Summer Night Dances at the Vanderbilt Museum • Vanderbilt

Posted by Tom on 05/08/2017 • Permalink


Thursday Nights 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Admission: $22 online, $30 at the door
Dance Lesson Each Week!
Bring Your Own Food And Drinks!
*visit VanderbiltMuseum.org for advance purchase*

6/29: Bachata by Alfred Peña of Rhythmology w/ Special Performance by Rhythmology Kids
7/6 : West Coast Swing by Ellen McCreery
7/13: Foxtrot by Antz Joseph w/ Special Performance by Long Island Swing Syndicate
7/20: Merengue by Charlie Wood of Ballroom of Huntington
7/27: Rumba by Patti Panebianco w/ Special Performance by Patti Panebianco’s Dance Kidz
8/17: East Coast Swing by Ed and Maria of SDLI
8/24: Hustle by Donna DeSimone
8/31: Salsa by Alfred Peña of Rhythmology

email for more info
or check us out on Facebook at: C & D Productions, Inc

Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, NY 11721

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Vanderbilt Museum

Address: 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, New York 11721
Phone: (631) 854-5579

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Directions

From the LIE Exit 51, The Northern State Parkway Exit 42N, and The Southern State Parkway Exit 39N:
Drive North on Deer Park Avenue, bear left at the fork (at traffic light), onto Park Avenue. At 4th light, make a right turn onto Broadway, continue for 4-5 miles until you reach Route 25A East. Cross 25A (to left of Centerport Automotive), and you are on Little Neck Road. The Vanderbilt Museum is 1.5 miles on the right.

From the South Shore:
Take the Sagtikos Pakway North to the Sunken Meadow Parkway north. Take the last exit, 25A West. Travel about 8 miles and make a right at the Centerport Automotive in Centerport, onto Little Neck Road. We are 1.5 miles on the right.

From Route 110 or 25A West:
Travel north on 110 to Huntington Village. Make a right turn onto 25A/Main Street. Travel about 4 miles to Centerport, at the flashing yellow light, bear left onto Park Circle, then turn left onto Little Neck Road. We are 1.5 miles on the right.

Organizer: Vanderbilt Museum (Vanderbilt)

The spectacular Spanish-Revival mansion and museum of William K. Vanderbilt II in Centeport, New York, is one of the few remaining estates on the legendary North Shore of Long Island. The mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a time machine to a rare and privilged way of life along Long Island’s Gold Coast, once held the largest concentration of wealth and power in the United States.

Now the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium, the 43-acre estate is a popular historic, cultural and scientific destination for regional visitors. The newly renovated, state-of-the-art Planetarium–with an advanced Konica Minolta projection system, full-dome video ad surround-sound offers visitors a thrilled immersive experience that takes them to the outer reaches of the Solar System.

The Vanderbilt includes a Marine Museum, wild-animal habitats and dioramas, and galleries with collections galleries of natural-history specimens and ethnographic aritfacts from Africa, Asia and the South Pacific.

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 • Tuesday Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 01/02/2017 • 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. 

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 26, 2017 • 2017 Picnic Pops Summer Concert Series - George Gee Swing Orchestra • Old Westbury

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Every Wednesday from July 12 - August 2

Bring a lawn chair 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.

Gates open at 6:00 pm.  Dance lesson at 6:30 pm.  Concert starts at 7:00 pm. (2 sets, intermission, concert ends at 9:00 pm) $12.00 General Admission; $10.00 - 62 and older; $10.00 - members; free for children 17 and under.

A Picnic Pops Car Pass costs $75.00 and gives you admission to all concerts for as many people as you can fit in your car, and also gives you choice parking.


Wednesday, July 26 - George Gee Swing Orchestra

In its more than three decades, the band has spread the “Gospel of Swing” to the far corners of the globe. But we have stones yet to unturn and a genuine eagerness to continue exploring. Doing our part to keep fingers snappin’ and toes tappin’ with our happy music for happy people — that’s our main proclamation and declaration. Please peruse the site! We welcome your feedback and participation as we spread the joy of jazz!

Wednesday, August 2 - Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
The Emmy award winning band returns for an evening of 1920s and 30s jazz and popular dance music. 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.”

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 27, 2017 • Mid-Summer Night Dances at the Vanderbilt Museum • Vanderbilt

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Thursday Nights 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Admission: $22 online, $30 at the door
Dance Lesson Each Week!
Bring Your Own Food And Drinks!
*visit VanderbiltMuseum.org for advance purchase*

6/29: Bachata by Alfred Peña of Rhythmology w/ Special Performance by Rhythmology Kids
7/6 : West Coast Swing by Ellen McCreery
7/13: Foxtrot by Antz Joseph w/ Special Performance by Long Island Swing Syndicate
7/20: Merengue by Charlie Wood of Ballroom of Huntington
7/27: Rumba by Patti Panebianco w/ Special Performance by Patti Panebianco’s Dance Kidz
8/17: East Coast Swing by Ed and Maria of SDLI
8/24: Hustle by Donna DeSimone
8/31: Salsa by Alfred Peña of Rhythmology

email for more info
or check us out on Facebook at: C & D Productions, Inc

Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, NY 11721

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Vanderbilt Museum

Address: 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, New York 11721
Phone: (631) 854-5579

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Directions

From the LIE Exit 51, The Northern State Parkway Exit 42N, and The Southern State Parkway Exit 39N:
Drive North on Deer Park Avenue, bear left at the fork (at traffic light), onto Park Avenue. At 4th light, make a right turn onto Broadway, continue for 4-5 miles until you reach Route 25A East. Cross 25A (to left of Centerport Automotive), and you are on Little Neck Road. The Vanderbilt Museum is 1.5 miles on the right.

From the South Shore:
Take the Sagtikos Pakway North to the Sunken Meadow Parkway north. Take the last exit, 25A West. Travel about 8 miles and make a right at the Centerport Automotive in Centerport, onto Little Neck Road. We are 1.5 miles on the right.

From Route 110 or 25A West:
Travel north on 110 to Huntington Village. Make a right turn onto 25A/Main Street. Travel about 4 miles to Centerport, at the flashing yellow light, bear left onto Park Circle, then turn left onto Little Neck Road. We are 1.5 miles on the right.

Organizer: Vanderbilt Museum (Vanderbilt)

The spectacular Spanish-Revival mansion and museum of William K. Vanderbilt II in Centeport, New York, is one of the few remaining estates on the legendary North Shore of Long Island. The mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a time machine to a rare and privilged way of life along Long Island’s Gold Coast, once held the largest concentration of wealth and power in the United States.

Now the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium, the 43-acre estate is a popular historic, cultural and scientific destination for regional visitors. The newly renovated, state-of-the-art Planetarium–with an advanced Konica Minolta projection system, full-dome video ad surround-sound offers visitors a thrilled immersive experience that takes them to the outer reaches of the Solar System.

The Vanderbilt includes a Marine Museum, wild-animal habitats and dioramas, and galleries with collections galleries of natural-history specimens and ethnographic aritfacts from Africa, Asia and the South Pacific.

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