Saturday, Jan 5, 2008 • Holiday Greetings from SDLI •

Posted by Tom on 01/22/2008 • Permalink


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Swing Dance Long Island’s 4th Annual Black Tie Swing Dance 2008

More photos have been added to the SDLI Photo Gallery.

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2008 • SDLI Tuesday Dances - VENUE CHANGE - Brennan’s Closed - NO DANCE • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 01/11/2008 • Permalink


There will be no SDLI dance on Tuesday, January 8th, 2008. The board is actively looking for a new place to host our weekly dances that would be a good match to the venue and our club. Please check back on our website for further updates and add yourself to our e-mail announcement list. To add yourself to the email, click on the “E-mail” link at the top right hands side of the banner.

We just got word that the Brennan’s Irish Pub in Hauppauge has closed as of January 1, 2008. This the location we have been holding our Swing Dances for the last 2 and half years.

As you may know, Swing Dance Long Island is an independent organization, so even though Brennan’s has closed, Swing Dancing on Tuesday will not disappear, we are just going to find an alternate venue for our Tuesday Dance.

We are currently scrambling to locate a new location for our Tuesday Evening Swing Dance. If you have a possible location with a nice wooden floor, that would be good for a Tuesday Swing Dance. Please let us know.

Please check back for the new location.

Band: DJ Music

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

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

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

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

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

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

Friday, Jan 11, 2008 • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy • IMAC

Posted by Tom on 12/01/2007 • Permalink


On Friday, January 11th, 2008 at 7pm & 9:30pm, the Inter-Media Art Center (IMAC) in Huntington, Long Island will present a concert with swinging Big Band group Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

Drums pound, feet tap, fingers snap. A sultry voice begins to croon, and suddenly the horns make their entrance. Man, these cats have got rhythm, and now the vintage-clad crowd is boogying with unharnessed glee. Welcome to the swing scene, where the music, dance, and style of the 1940’s have been revived with a passion. Welcome to Big Bad Voodoo Daddy!

Drums pound, feet tap, fingers snap. A sultry voice begins to croon, and suddenly the horns make their entrance. Man, these cats have got rhythm, and now the vintage-clad crowd is boogying with unharnessed glee. Welcome to the swing scene, where the music, dance, and style of the 1940’s have been revived with a passion. Welcome to Big Bad Voodoo Daddy!

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy had led the international revival of the jump of the Big Band era, with a sound that is not just big and bad, but huge and awesome! In the rich traditions of musical masters Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and Glenn Miller, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has jumped into the spotlight of the swing dance craze with a brassy, updated and upbeat style of jazz.

Their credits include performing as the halftime entertainment at the Super Bowl, Orange Bowl, The White House, Billboard Music Awards and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. The group’s videos are routinely featured on MTV and VH1. The band’s biggest break came when they were cast to be the musical focal point of the movie “Swingers”. With a truly contagious sound, rhythm and lyrics that bring passion back into music, Big Band Voodoo Daddy will feed your soul.

Tickets for this performance are $45.00 ($34.00 for IMAC Members). For tickets or further information on this performance, or on other IMAC programs, call IMAC’s 24-hour Arts-Line at (631) 549-ARTS. Tickets can also be purchased at the theater from noon to 6PM, Tuesday through Friday, and after 2PM on the day of the performances or online at http://www.imactheater.org. For further information, call IMAC’s business office at (631) 549-9666.

Band: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Drums pound, feet tap, fingers snap.  A sultry voice begins to croon, and suddenly the horns make their entrance.  Man, these cats have got rhythm, and now the vintage-clad crowd is boogying with unharnessed glee.  Welcome to the swing scene, where the music, dance, and style of the 1940’s have been revived with a passion.  Welcome to Big Bad Voodoo Daddy!

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy had led the international revival of the jump of the Big Band era, with a sound that is not just big and bad, but huge and awesome!  In the rich traditions of musical masters Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and Glenn Miller, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has jumped into the spotlight of the swing dance craze with a brassy, updated and upbeat style of jazz.

Their credits include performing as the halftime entertainment at the Super Bowl, Orange Bowl, The White House, Billboard Music Awards and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.  The group’s videos are routinely featured on MTV and VH1.  The band’s biggest break came when they were cast to be the musical focal point of the movie “Swingers”.  With a truly contagious sound, rhythm and lyrics that bring passion back into music, Big Band Voodoo Daddy will feed your soul.

Band Website:  bbvd.com

Venue: Intermedia Arts Center Theater

Intermedia Arts Center Theater

370 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY

http://www.imactheater.org/

Take the Long Island Expressway to exit 49N or the Northern State Parkway to exit 40N. The exit sign will say Huntington Route 110. After a few miles you will cross Jericho Turnpike. Route 110 will change its name to New York Avenue (but will remain Rte 110). After a couple of more miles, you’ll pass the Huntington train station on your right. About a mile past the train station at 370 New York Avenue, between Carver and Elm Street, still on Route 110 and right in the middle of the block, you’ll see a big old theater building with a flat marquee up against the building. That’s IMAC. We suggest you drive past IMAC to our north corner, Elm Street. Make a right up Elm and you’ll find a large free municipal parking lot. Park and walk back to New York Avenue to enter the theater.

By Train

If you’re traveling by train, take the Long Island Railroad to Huntington (the last stop on the Huntington line). Take a taxi to IMAC, 370 New York Avenue. Taxis and trains run all night. For more information you can call IMAC business office Tuesday through Friday 11 am to 6 pm and Saturdays of performances after 2 pm at (631) 549-9666 or e-mail at

Organizer: Intermedia Arts Center (IMAC)

http://www.imactheater.org/

Friday, Jan 11, 2008 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN • BNL

Posted by Tom on 01/07/2008 • Permalink


TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN on Friday, Jan. 11th, 2007:

Time & schedule:
7:00 - 8:00 pm, cold food buffet dinner, etc;
8:00 - 9:30 pm, Dance Lesson: WCS Whips and More Whips, Victor Goldman and Carolyn Schwartz;
9:30 - 11:30 pm: Open dancing; ballroom, latin, swing, hustle, etc. dance mix by Rudy;

General Admission:
$15 per person! Covers everything!! Includes dance lessons, food buffet, and social dancing, etc. 

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Brookhaven National Lab

Brookhaven National Lab

Go to LIE Exit 68 north on William Floyd Parkway;
(There are signs to: Brookhaven National Laboratory) About 1 1/2 miles away, turn right (before the second light), to BNL’s gate. Present a picture ID (driver’s license is ok) to the guard. From the Guard Booth, go straight, turn left at the first light; A few hundred feet away, on your left, is the Brookhaven Center. For more details on directions, visit: http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/maps.html

Organizer: BNL Social & Cultural Club (BNL)

The BNL Social & Cultural Club holds weekly dance socials (TGIFs) and workshops at the North Ballroom, Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory every Friday evening from 7 to 11:30 pm.

Unless otherwise noted, workshops and lessons are from 7:10 pm to 9:30 pm with a food break in-between, followed by open social dancing up to 11:30 pm at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York.

Cost per person: $15(members)/$20(non-members), or $8/$12 for social dancing only without the lessons; members rate applies also to all Bera members with BNL ID, SDLI members with ID, students with school ID, and all subscribers of the Social-L list and the Yahoo DanceLovers group. (Special events have different rates).

Dance socials are open to the general public, but require a photo-id at the BNL front gate.

Their most current schedule is: BNL Social & Cultural Club Calendar

They also maintain a mailing list. To join: BNL Social-L email list

Contacts (Click below to send e-mail):
Rudy Alforque, 631-344-4733, or , or
Jack Guthy, 631- 929-8287, or

Friday, Jan 11, 2008 • Dance of the Month at Dance Magic - Swing • Dance Magic

Posted by Tom on 01/07/2008 • Permalink


Friday Night Open Dance Class and Social

1 Hour Dance Class with US CHAMPION GINY RAE! 
Open to all!  Open Dance Class at 7:30pm

(1st half hour – Basics - 2nd half hour – Intermediate)

General Dancing to follow - includes snacks, soft drinks, fruit, cake, and coffee. 

Admission:  $14 per person

Next Class/Social:  January 11
Dance of the Month:  SWING !
Other dates:  January 18, 25

A new variation will be taught at each social.
Dates subject to change

Dance Magic Ballroom and Dance Studio
655 Middle Country Road
Saint James, NY 11780
Phone - (631) 584-7100

Band: DJ Music

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

Organizer: Dance Magic Ballroom (Dance Magic)

US ballroom champion Giny Rae has been teaching ballroom dancing to many people on Long Island through instruction at Brookhaven National Lab and Stony Brook University. Giny also teach dance at her Dance Magic ballroom studio in Saint James. Check out the website for their social dance parties (typically Friday, Saturdays and Sundays).

Giny Rae
Dance Magic Ballroom and Dance Studio
655 Middle Country Road
Saint James, NY 11780

Phone: (631)584-7100
Web: http://www.DanceMagicBallroom.com/
Email:

Giny Rae - Owner and Artistic Director
A member of the Dance Educators of America (DEA), the National Dance Council of America (NDCA), and the Professional Dancers Federation (PDF), Giny Rae has over 20 years of experience as a social and competitive dance instructor in American, International, and Cabaret styles of Danceport. She has competed and performed nationally, internationally, and on television. Her students have earned junior, amateur, and pro-am championships, and Dance Magic has won several studio awards. Her leading corporate client is the Ballroom Dance Club at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. Giny has been Adjunct Professor of Danceport at the State University of New York - Stony Brook, and is also the Head Coach of the SUNY - Stony Brook Ballroom Dance Team and Club.

Giny Rae also has over 20 years experience as a competitive professional dancer in the Latin, Ballroom, and Cabaret divisions. She also holds the degree of “Member with Honors” from the North American Dance Teachers Association, qualifying her as a Championship Level Competition Judge. Her competitive accomplishments are as follows:

1993 - Empire State Ballroom Classic Champion
1992 - PBS-TV “Evening of Championship Ballroom Dancing” - Featured Performer
1991 - U.S. Ballroom Champion - Rising Star Cabaret Division
1991 - U.S. Ballroom Finalist - Open Cabaret Division
1987-1991 - American Star Ball Champion
Baltimore/Washington Open Champion
Imperial Star Ball Champion
North Star Ball - Rising Star Champion
North Star Ball - Open Division Champion
New England Imperial Champion

Alexis Andrea - Instructor
An accomplished dancer and the daughter of Giny Rae, Alexis has returned from performing with the London based production of “Simply Ballroom”, at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.  Alexis is a graduate of the Performing Arts High School in Syosset, New York and holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.  She has been President of the Stony Brook University Ballroom Dance Club and Competition Team and has won many awards during her competitive career.  When she is not traveling, Alexis teaches several classes at the studio.

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2008 • First SDLI Swing Dance at Pomodorino • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 01/14/2008 • SwingPermalink


New dance venue and time!

Swing Dance Long Island has moved it’s weekly Tuesday swing dances to Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano in Hauppauge. Please note that we have also shifted the time 1/2 hour earlier. Starting on January 15th, the swing lesson will being at 7:30PM with the social dancing from 8:00PM through 10:30PM.

The dances will be held in the main ballroom, which contains a circular wooden dance floor and a small stage for bands. The ballroom entrance is on the front-left corner of the building, please take the stairway down.

Pomodorino servers great Italian food, brick oven pizza and wonderful deserts.

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Directions

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Restaurant Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at one of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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

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

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

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

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

Friday, Jan 18, 2008 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN • BNL

Posted by Tom on 01/14/2008 • Permalink


TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN on Friday, Jan. 18th, 2008:
Place: Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Lab

Time & schedule:
7:00 - 8:00 pm, cold food buffet dinner, etc;
8:00 - 9:30 pm, Lesson - “Hustle Moves”, by Mark James and Karen Lupo;
9:30 - 11:30 pm: Open dancing; ballroom, latin, swing, hustle, etc. dance mix by Rudy;

General Admission:
$15 per person! Covers everything!! Includes dance lessons, food buffet, and social dancing, etc. 

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Brookhaven National Lab

Brookhaven National Lab

Go to LIE Exit 68 north on William Floyd Parkway;
(There are signs to: Brookhaven National Laboratory) About 1 1/2 miles away, turn right (before the second light), to BNL’s gate. Present a picture ID (driver’s license is ok) to the guard. From the Guard Booth, go straight, turn left at the first light; A few hundred feet away, on your left, is the Brookhaven Center. For more details on directions, visit: http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/maps.html

Organizer: BNL Social & Cultural Club (BNL)

The BNL Social & Cultural Club holds weekly dance socials (TGIFs) and workshops at the North Ballroom, Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory every Friday evening from 7 to 11:30 pm.

Unless otherwise noted, workshops and lessons are from 7:10 pm to 9:30 pm with a food break in-between, followed by open social dancing up to 11:30 pm at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York.

Cost per person: $15(members)/$20(non-members), or $8/$12 for social dancing only without the lessons; members rate applies also to all Bera members with BNL ID, SDLI members with ID, students with school ID, and all subscribers of the Social-L list and the Yahoo DanceLovers group. (Special events have different rates).

Dance socials are open to the general public, but require a photo-id at the BNL front gate.

Their most current schedule is: BNL Social & Cultural Club Calendar

They also maintain a mailing list. To join: BNL Social-L email list

Contacts (Click below to send e-mail):
Rudy Alforque, 631-344-4733, or , or
Jack Guthy, 631- 929-8287, or

Friday, Jan 18, 2008 • Dance of the Month - Swing • Dance Magic

Posted by Tom on 01/18/2008 • Permalink


Friday Night Open Dance Class and Social

1 Hour Dance Class with US CHAMPION GINY RAE! 
Open to all!  Open Dance Class at 7:30pm

(1st half hour – Basics - 2nd half hour – Intermediate)

General Dancing to follow - includes snacks, soft drinks, fruit, cake, and coffee. 

Admission:  $14 per person

Next Class/Social:  January 11
Dance of the Month:  SWING !
Other dates:  January 18, 25

A new variation will be taught at each social.
Dates subject to change

Dance Magic Ballroom and Dance Studio
655 Middle Country Road
Saint James, NY 11780
Phone - (631) 584-7100

Band: DJ Music

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

Organizer: Dance Magic Ballroom (Dance Magic)

US ballroom champion Giny Rae has been teaching ballroom dancing to many people on Long Island through instruction at Brookhaven National Lab and Stony Brook University. Giny also teach dance at her Dance Magic ballroom studio in Saint James. Check out the website for their social dance parties (typically Friday, Saturdays and Sundays).

Giny Rae
Dance Magic Ballroom and Dance Studio
655 Middle Country Road
Saint James, NY 11780

Phone: (631)584-7100
Web: http://www.DanceMagicBallroom.com/
Email:

Giny Rae - Owner and Artistic Director
A member of the Dance Educators of America (DEA), the National Dance Council of America (NDCA), and the Professional Dancers Federation (PDF), Giny Rae has over 20 years of experience as a social and competitive dance instructor in American, International, and Cabaret styles of Danceport. She has competed and performed nationally, internationally, and on television. Her students have earned junior, amateur, and pro-am championships, and Dance Magic has won several studio awards. Her leading corporate client is the Ballroom Dance Club at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. Giny has been Adjunct Professor of Danceport at the State University of New York - Stony Brook, and is also the Head Coach of the SUNY - Stony Brook Ballroom Dance Team and Club.

Giny Rae also has over 20 years experience as a competitive professional dancer in the Latin, Ballroom, and Cabaret divisions. She also holds the degree of “Member with Honors” from the North American Dance Teachers Association, qualifying her as a Championship Level Competition Judge. Her competitive accomplishments are as follows:

1993 - Empire State Ballroom Classic Champion
1992 - PBS-TV “Evening of Championship Ballroom Dancing” - Featured Performer
1991 - U.S. Ballroom Champion - Rising Star Cabaret Division
1991 - U.S. Ballroom Finalist - Open Cabaret Division
1987-1991 - American Star Ball Champion
Baltimore/Washington Open Champion
Imperial Star Ball Champion
North Star Ball - Rising Star Champion
North Star Ball - Open Division Champion
New England Imperial Champion

Alexis Andrea - Instructor
An accomplished dancer and the daughter of Giny Rae, Alexis has returned from performing with the London based production of “Simply Ballroom”, at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.  Alexis is a graduate of the Performing Arts High School in Syosset, New York and holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.  She has been President of the Stony Brook University Ballroom Dance Club and Competition Team and has won many awards during her competitive career.  When she is not traveling, Alexis teaches several classes at the studio.

Saturday, Jan 19, 2008 • Contra/Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 11/05/2007 • Permalink


Contra/Swing Dance
Long Island Traditional Music Association (LITMA) and Swing Dance Long Island (SDLI) are teaming up for a Contra / Swing Dance. Singles and beginners welcome and no partner necessary.
Saturday, January 19, 2008

Brooklyn Swing Ensemble
Its members include Sam Zygmuntowicz (fiddle, mandolin); Danny Elias (clarinet, dumbek), Bill Peek (piano, guitar, banjo) and Joe Depaolo (percussion). With all that talent, they whip up a storm that’ll rock your socks off. These are the kinds of musicians who can do most anything and tonight, they’ll provide both swing and contra dance tune sets.

Eric Hollman Caller / Dance Instructor
Eric Hollman is a popular swing and Cajun teacher and contra dance caller in the Hudson Valley and beyond. His motto, “If you can walk, you can dance,” combined with his lucid teaching and infectious good humor, ensures a happy time for all.

7:00 –7:30 PM Beginner 6 Count Swing Lesson
7:30 – 8:00 PM Contra Lesson
During the Break Intermediate Swing Lesson
8:00 – 11:00 General Dancing

Door Prizes & Snacks / Refreshments. Please bring your favorite snack to share.

Prices*: General Admission $15
LITMA / SDLI Members $10
Students $8

Location: Brush Barn
211 Middle Country Road
Smithtown NY 11787

For More Information:
Call SDLI – (631) 476-3707 or Chart (631) 369-7854
Click on WWW.LITMA.ORG and WWW.SDLI.ORG

Directions: The Brush Barn is set back & not easily seen from the street located behind the Epenetus Smith Tavern at 211 Main St, Smithtown NY 11787. It is on the north side of Route 25 about 1/10 of a mile east of the intersections of Route 111, Route 25 (Main St) & Route 25A.
*Subject to change

Band: Brooklyn Swing Ensemble

BROOKLYN SWING ENSEMBLE

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Sam Zygmuntowicz - fiddle, mandolin
Danny Elias - clarinet, dumbek
Bill Peek - piano, guitar, banjo
Joe DePaolo - percussion

Venue: Brush Barn

Brush Barn

The Smithtown Historical Society’s Brush Barn is located behind the historic Epenetus Smith Tavern at 211 East Main Street, Smithtown NY 11787 and is not visible from the street. About 0.2 miles east on Main Street from the intersection of Route 111 and Route 25 (Main Street).  There is a white house that is #211 (Epenetus Smith Tavern) and a gravel drive beside the house.

Epenetus Smith Tavern

Frank Brush Barn

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

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

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

Pricing: LITMA/SDLI

General Admission: $15, LITMA/SDLI Members: $10, Students with ID: $8.

Saturday, Jan 19, 2008 • Swing Contra Dance Pictures •

Posted by Tom on 01/22/2008 • Permalink


Pictures from the Swing / Contra Dance are now available in the SDLI Photo Gallery.

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2008 • Swing Dance at Pomodorino • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 01/14/2008 • SwingPermalink


New dance venue and time!

Swing Dance Long Island has moved it’s weekly Tuesday swing dances to Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano in Hauppauge. Please note that we have also shifted the time 1/2 hour earlier. The swing lesson will being at 7:30PM with the social dancing from 8:00PM through 10:30PM.

The dances will be held in the main ballroom, which contains a circular wooden dance floor and a small stage for bands. The ballroom entrance is on the front-left corner of the building, please take the stairway down.

Pomodorino servers great Italian food, brick oven pizza and wonderful deserts.

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Directions

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Restaurant Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at one of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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

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

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

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

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

Friday, Jan 25, 2008 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN • BNL

Posted by Tom on 01/21/2008 • Permalink


TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN on Friday, Jan. 25th, 2008:
Place: Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Lab

Time & schedule:
7:00 - 8:00 pm, cold food buffet dinner, etc;
8:00 - 9:30 pm, Lesson - “More Hustle Moves”, by Mark James and Karen Lupo;
9:30 - 11:30 pm: Open dancing; ballroom, latin, swing, hustle, etc. dance mix by Rudy;

General Admission:
$15 per person! Covers everything!! Includes dance lessons, food buffet, and social dancing, etc. 

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Brookhaven National Lab

Brookhaven National Lab

Go to LIE Exit 68 north on William Floyd Parkway;
(There are signs to: Brookhaven National Laboratory) About 1 1/2 miles away, turn right (before the second light), to BNL’s gate. Present a picture ID (driver’s license is ok) to the guard. From the Guard Booth, go straight, turn left at the first light; A few hundred feet away, on your left, is the Brookhaven Center. For more details on directions, visit: http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/maps.html

Organizer: BNL Social & Cultural Club (BNL)

The BNL Social & Cultural Club holds weekly dance socials (TGIFs) and workshops at the North Ballroom, Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory every Friday evening from 7 to 11:30 pm.

Unless otherwise noted, workshops and lessons are from 7:10 pm to 9:30 pm with a food break in-between, followed by open social dancing up to 11:30 pm at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York.

Cost per person: $15(members)/$20(non-members), or $8/$12 for social dancing only without the lessons; members rate applies also to all Bera members with BNL ID, SDLI members with ID, students with school ID, and all subscribers of the Social-L list and the Yahoo DanceLovers group. (Special events have different rates).

Dance socials are open to the general public, but require a photo-id at the BNL front gate.

Their most current schedule is: BNL Social & Cultural Club Calendar

They also maintain a mailing list. To join: BNL Social-L email list

Contacts (Click below to send e-mail):
Rudy Alforque, 631-344-4733, or , or
Jack Guthy, 631- 929-8287, or

Saturday, Jan 26, 2008 • Rockabilly Night • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 03/28/2010 • Permalink


The last Saturday night of every month is rockabilly night at Matty T’s Roadhouse USA in Deer Park. (www.mattyts.com) There are different bands each time.

Venue: Matty T’s Roadhouse USA

Matty T's

Matty T’s Roadhouse USA is a one of a kind, country western bar here on Long Island. Lot’s of special events with a great lineup of country western bands.

Matty T’s has been offering West Coast Swing lessons every Monday evening with Ellen. (Previously held Sunday evenings, but move to Mondays effective March 5th, 2007).

Web: http://mattyts.com
Phone: 631.667.6868 or 631-595-WEST

Directions:
From the Southern State: Take exit 39N Beer Park. Go About 8/10 of a mile North. Make a slight Right onto Commack Road. Matty T’s is about 1.2 miles on your left hand side.

From the LIE: Take exist 52 Commack Road. Head South on Commack Road. Matty T’s is about 2.5 miles up on your right hand side.

Note on Parking: Please do not park in the lots to the left and right of Matty T’s. Park in the rear, street or in the Bank just North on opposite side of the street.

356 Commack Road
Deer Park, 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.

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 • Swing Dance at Pomodorino • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 01/14/2008 • Permalink


New dance venue and time!

Swing Dance Long Island has moved it’s weekly Tuesday swing dances to Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano in Hauppauge. Please note that we have also shifted the time 1/2 hour earlier. The swing lesson will being at 7:30PM with the social dancing from 8:00PM through 10:30PM.

The dances will be held in the main ballroom, which contains a circular wooden dance floor and a small stage for bands. The ballroom entrance is on the front-left corner of the building, please take the stairway down.

Pomodorino servers great Italian food, brick oven pizza and wonderful deserts.

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Directions

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Restaurant Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at one of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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

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

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

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

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

Friday, Feb 1, 2008 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN • BNL

Posted by Tom on 01/28/2008 • BallroomPermalink


TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN on Friday, Feb. 1st, 2008:
Place: Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Lab

Time & schedule:
7:00 - 7:45 pm, cold food buffet dinner, etc;
7:45 - 9:15 pm, Lesson - “Intl. Cha-cha”, by Magda Schoeneich;
9:15 - 11:30 pm: Open dancing; ballroom, latin, swing, hustle, etc. dance mix by Rudy;

General Admission:
$15 per person! Covers everything!! Includes dance lessons, food buffet, and social dancing, etc.

Visit the latest in dance technology! Rudy has some TGIF footage on youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/dancelovers

Two segments of last weeks dance had been uploaded - Hustle 2 parts 1 & 2. Each segment is ~10 min. long (the upload limit of youtube).

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Brookhaven National Lab

Brookhaven National Lab

Go to LIE Exit 68 north on William Floyd Parkway;
(There are signs to: Brookhaven National Laboratory) About 1 1/2 miles away, turn right (before the second light), to BNL’s gate. Present a picture ID (driver’s license is ok) to the guard. From the Guard Booth, go straight, turn left at the first light; A few hundred feet away, on your left, is the Brookhaven Center. For more details on directions, visit: http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/maps.html

Organizer: BNL Social & Cultural Club (BNL)

The BNL Social & Cultural Club holds weekly dance socials (TGIFs) and workshops at the North Ballroom, Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory every Friday evening from 7 to 11:30 pm.

Unless otherwise noted, workshops and lessons are from 7:10 pm to 9:30 pm with a food break in-between, followed by open social dancing up to 11:30 pm at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York.

Cost per person: $15(members)/$20(non-members), or $8/$12 for social dancing only without the lessons; members rate applies also to all Bera members with BNL ID, SDLI members with ID, students with school ID, and all subscribers of the Social-L list and the Yahoo DanceLovers group. (Special events have different rates).

Dance socials are open to the general public, but require a photo-id at the BNL front gate.

Their most current schedule is: BNL Social & Cultural Club Calendar

They also maintain a mailing list. To join: BNL Social-L email list

Contacts (Click below to send e-mail):
Rudy Alforque, 631-344-4733, or , or
Jack Guthy, 631- 929-8287, or

Saturday, Feb 2, 2008 • Ground Hog Day Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 01/18/2008 • SwingPermalink


Will someone please tell Punxsutawney Phil that Swing Dance Long Island is having Swing Dances the first Saturday of every month.

Don’t be like Phil and be hunkered down this whole winter. Get out and swing dance.

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

We meet at the Smithtown Historical Society’s Brush Barn. Beginner swing lesson at 7:30 PM, with dancing between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM.

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.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Brush Barn

Brush Barn

The Smithtown Historical Society’s Brush Barn is located behind the historic Epenetus Smith Tavern at 211 East Main Street, Smithtown NY 11787 and is not visible from the street. About 0.2 miles east on Main Street from the intersection of Route 111 and Route 25 (Main Street).  There is a white house that is #211 (Epenetus Smith Tavern) and a gravel drive beside the house.

Epenetus Smith Tavern

Frank Brush Barn

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

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

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

Pricing: Saturday DJ

$10 General Admission, $8 Students with current ID, $7 SDLI Members

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2008 • Swing Dance at Pomodorino • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 01/28/2008 • SwingPermalink


New dance venue and time!

Swing Dance Long Island has moved it’s weekly Tuesday swing dances to Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano in Hauppauge. Please note that we have also shifted the time 1/2 hour earlier. The swing lesson will being at 7:30PM with the social dancing from 8:00PM through 10:30PM.

The dances will be held in the main ballroom, which contains a circular wooden dance floor and a small stage for bands. The ballroom entrance is on the front-left corner of the building, please take the stairway down.

Pomodorino servers great Italian food, brick oven pizza and wonderful deserts.

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Directions

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Restaurant Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at one of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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

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

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

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

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

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2008 • ICE/SNOW CANCELLATION • SDLI

Posted by Shannon on 02/12/2008 • Permalink


The Tuesday, February 12, Dance at Pomodorino has been CANCELED due to bad weather. 
Stay in and stay warm and safe.  We’ll see you next week at Pomodorino.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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

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

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

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2008 • Swing Dance at Pomodorino - CANCELLED • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 02/12/2008 • SwingPermalink


Due to snow the Tuesday event has been cancelled.

New dance venue and time!

Swing Dance Long Island has moved it’s weekly Tuesday swing dances to Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano in Hauppauge. Please note that we have also shifted the time 1/2 hour earlier. The swing lesson will being at 7:30PM with the social dancing from 8:00PM through 10:30PM.

The dances will be held in the main ballroom, which contains a circular wooden dance floor and a small stage for bands. The ballroom entrance is on the front-left corner of the building, please take the stairway down.

Pomodorino servers great Italian food, brick oven pizza and wonderful deserts.

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Directions

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Restaurant Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at one of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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

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

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

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

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

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 • Swing Dance at Pomodorino • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 01/28/2008 • SwingPermalink


New dance venue and time!

Swing Dance Long Island has moved it’s weekly Tuesday swing dances to Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano in Hauppauge. Please note that we have also shifted the time 1/2 hour earlier. The swing lesson will being at 7:30PM with the social dancing from 8:00PM through 10:30PM.

The dances will be held in the main ballroom, which contains a circular wooden dance floor and a small stage for bands. The ballroom entrance is on the front-left corner of the building, please take the stairway down.

Pomodorino servers great Italian food, brick oven pizza and wonderful deserts.

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Directions

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Restaurant Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at one of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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

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

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

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

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

Saturday, Feb 23, 2008 • MARDI GRAS BALL - Rhodes On The Pawtuxet - RI • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 03/28/2010 • Permalink


16th Annual Cajun & Zydeco
MARDI GRAS BALL
Featuring
Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys

Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band

The Red Stick Ramblers with Jesse Lege’

Hot Tamale Brass Band

Saturday, February 23, 2008
Rhodes On The Pawtuxet
60 Rhodes Place, Cranston, RI

Tickets On Sale Now !!!

$30 Advance / $35 At the Door

Reserved Table of Ten $325

(Reserved tables only in advance)

Young adults-12 to 17 years w/ID - $15 at the door

Children under 12 Free

Send a check or money order with a self addressed, stamped envelope to:

Lagniappe Productions

255 Holly Road, Wakefield RI 02879

Cash or checks only. No credit cards at the door.

Advance ticket sales deadline is February 16!

Any ticket orders received after February 16 will be held at the door.

For further information:

Website: mardigrasri.com
Phone: 401-783-3926
Email:

Schedule

5:45 Box office opens and tickets go on sale!
6:00 Doors open. Food from the Chili Brothers will be available for purchase and the cash bars will be open. Special welcome second line from the Hot Tamale Brass Band.  www.hottamalebrassband.com
6:30 Red Stick Ramblers www.redstickramblers.com

8:15 Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
10:00 Parade with the Hot Tamales and Costume Judging
10:15 Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band

Mardi Gras is an annual celebration that takes place each February in Louisiana for a two and a half week period ending with Fat Tuesday and the beginning of Lent. All across Louisiana, Mardi Gras traditions are celebrated differently depending on one’s location and background. In New Orleans, Mardi Gras social clubs (Krewes) host a number of lavish costume balls and lead grand parades with massive floats throughout the city. In Cajun country, bands of costumed revelers on horseback ride through the countryside chasing chickens and gathering ingredients for a community gumbo to be served at the Mardi Gras fais-do-do. The black communities of both regions have their own traditions as well. Celebrants dress in elaborate feather and bead Mardi Gras Indian costumes in New Orleans where they parade, dance and chant among neighborhood tribes. Rural Mardi Gras celebrants congregate in the evening at the Zydeco clubs for a night of eating, drinking and dancing. Here in New England, at the annual CAJUN & ZYDECO MARDI GRAS BALL, we bring a sampling of these traditions together for two unforgettable nights of New Orleans, Cajun and Creole music, dance and food. So come and share in the joie de vivre of a Louisiana Mardi Gras and.... “Laissez les bon temps rouler!”

RESERVED TABLE SEATING
Tables seating ten people can be reserved in advance at a cost of $325 per table. This price includes ten tickets to the ball. Each reserved table must be purchased as a complete block of ten tickets. The deadline for reservations is February 16. Please act quickly as tables in prime locations will go first! We assign table location in the order that payment is received. Please remember that when all downstairs tables are reserved, we assign table locations in the balcony.

DIRECTIONS TO THE BALL
From north or south on I-95, take Exit 14 to Route 37 East. On Route 37 East, take Exit 5B to Post Road North (also Route 1 North). Stay straight on Post Road North for 3 miles until the road ends. Take a left onto Broad Street into Pawtuxet Village. After the 1st light, take the 3rd left onto Rhodes Place. The ballroom is at the end of the street with plenty of parking space in the upper and lower lots.

ACCOMMODATIONS
The block of rooms at the Homestead Studio Suites Hotel, 268 Metro Center Boulevard, Warwick, 401-732-6667 has been reserved at the rate of $59 per suite per night.  Please ask for Mardi Gras room rate when making reservations. For those looking for something more upscale, the Edgewood Manor Bed & Breakfast is located right near Rhodes at 232 Norwood Avenue in Cranston.  Call 1-800-882-3285 or go to www.edgewoodmanor.com . $129 plus gets a suite with a fireplace, Jacuzzi, breakfast and afternoon tea. .

COSTUME OPTIONAL BALL
At each of our previous Mardi Gras Balls, people have come dressed in every style of dress imaginable. We encourage everyone to get into the Mardi Gras spirit and to attend in full costume or formal wear and masks. Prizes are awarded to the best costumes in a variety of categories.  This year we will award a grand prize of $250 to the best overall entrant.  Other categories will include best group, best couple, best individual, most creative and most traditional. Entrants will be required to pre-register on site so we can place everyone in the proper category prior to the judging.

NO CONFETTI ALLOWED IN RHODES

Due to a number of incidents last year, the staff at Rhodes has requested that confetti not be allowed into the ballroom this year.  Major cleanup of the facility as well as damage to the sound equipment due to confetti from the floor level and the balcony has convinced us that we should implement this policy.  Please leave your confetti at home.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

FAT FRIDAY ZYDECO FRENZY

From Sal’s Productions, Bands, TBA.  Call 401-965-0849 for more info. www.salsrbclub.com

THE MARDI GRAS BALL is sponsored in part by McLaughlin & Moran Distributors, Inc. Cranston, RI
A portion of the proceeds will benefit VSA ARTS RI ri.vsarts.org

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

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

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008 • Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 02/14/2008 • SwingPermalink


Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra will be the first band performing at our new Tuesday home at the Pomodorino Ristorante in Hauppauge.

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New dance venue and time!

Swing Dance Long Island has moved it’s weekly Tuesday swing dances to Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano in Hauppauge. Please note that we have also shifted the time 1/2 hour earlier. The swing lesson will being at 7:30PM with the Dreamland Orchestra playing swing music for our dancers from 8:00PM through 10:30PM.

The dances will be held in the main ballroom, which contains a circular wooden dance floor and a small stage for bands. The ballroom entrance is on the front-left corner of the building, please take the stairway down.

Pomodorino servers great Italian food, brick oven pizza and wonderful deserts.

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Directions

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Restaurant Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at one of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

Band: Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra

Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra is an ensemble steeped in the hot-dance band tradition of the Roaring Twenties. Their size ranges from a full 11-piece orchestra to smaller incarnations. They play their “Hot-and-Sweet” music anywhere that fine and eclectic tastes meet.

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The Dreamland Orchestra is authentic. Arenella transcribes by hand their entire repertoire from period recordings. Their delivery, as well as their instruments, attire, and equipment — are faithfully accurate. Arenella’s strong yet vulnerable baritone lacks pretense or sarcasm. He treasures each lyric, and has faith in the songs he sings. Even the most optimisic Tin Pan Alley tune has a disarming quality in his hands.

Though certainly anachronistic, the orchestra’s presence invokes the vibrations of something unmistakably timeless. While authentic to a “T”, Michael Arenella prefers not to be labelled a recreationalist. He takes an antiquated template and infuses it with the immediacy of the present. Spontanaeity is what gave the original music of the era its magic, and it is also the primary ingredient and imprimatur of the Dreamland Orchestra.

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His men are dapper dandies; hair pomaded and shoes shined. They are based in New York, which with London were the halcyon capitals of decadence. All of this allows them to capture the essence of what this music and times were all about: joy, romance, modernity, and possibility.

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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

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

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

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

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

Friday, Feb 29, 2008 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN - Samba Line Dancing • BNL

Posted by Tom on 02/28/2008 • BallroomPermalink


TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN on Friday, Feb. 29th, 2008:
Place: Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Lab

Time & schedule:
7:00 - 8:00 pm, cold food buffet dinner, etc;
8:00 - 9:00 pm, Lesson - “Samba Line Dance” lesson by Angela Peploe;
9:00 - 11:30 pm: Open dancing; ballroom, latin, swing, hustle, etc. dance mix by Rudy;

General Admission:
$15 per person! Covers everything!! Includes dance lessons, food buffet, and social dancing, etc. 

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Brookhaven National Lab

Brookhaven National Lab

Go to LIE Exit 68 north on William Floyd Parkway;
(There are signs to: Brookhaven National Laboratory) About 1 1/2 miles away, turn right (before the second light), to BNL’s gate. Present a picture ID (driver’s license is ok) to the guard. From the Guard Booth, go straight, turn left at the first light; A few hundred feet away, on your left, is the Brookhaven Center. For more details on directions, visit: http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/maps.html

Organizer: BNL Social & Cultural Club (BNL)

The BNL Social & Cultural Club holds weekly dance socials (TGIFs) and workshops at the North Ballroom, Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory every Friday evening from 7 to 11:30 pm.

Unless otherwise noted, workshops and lessons are from 7:10 pm to 9:30 pm with a food break in-between, followed by open social dancing up to 11:30 pm at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York.

Cost per person: $15(members)/$20(non-members), or $8/$12 for social dancing only without the lessons; members rate applies also to all Bera members with BNL ID, SDLI members with ID, students with school ID, and all subscribers of the Social-L list and the Yahoo DanceLovers group. (Special events have different rates).

Dance socials are open to the general public, but require a photo-id at the BNL front gate.

Their most current schedule is: BNL Social & Cultural Club Calendar

They also maintain a mailing list. To join: BNL Social-L email list

Contacts (Click below to send e-mail):
Rudy Alforque, 631-344-4733, or , or
Jack Guthy, 631- 929-8287, or

Saturday, Mar 1, 2008 • SDLI Barn Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 02/13/2008 • SwingPermalink


Our First Saturday of Month Swing Dance at the Brush Barn will feature DJ music.

We meet at the Smithtown Historical Society’s Brush Barn. Beginner swing lesson at 7:30 PM, with dancing between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM. 

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Venue: Brush Barn

Brush Barn

The Smithtown Historical Society’s Brush Barn is located behind the historic Epenetus Smith Tavern at 211 East Main Street, Smithtown NY 11787 and is not visible from the street. About 0.2 miles east on Main Street from the intersection of Route 111 and Route 25 (Main Street).  There is a white house that is #211 (Epenetus Smith Tavern) and a gravel drive beside the house.

Epenetus Smith Tavern

Frank Brush Barn

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

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

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

Pricing: Saturday DJ

$10 General Admission, $8 Students with current ID, $7 SDLI Members

Saturday, Mar 1, 2008 • A Grand and Glorious Feeling!: The Big Broadcast of 2008 • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 02/13/2008 • Permalink


Gilbert & Sullivan Light Opera Company of Long Island Presents it’s annual Fund Raiser. A Grand and Glorious Feeling! celebrates the music of the 1920’s and 30s with 20 vocalists and the South Shore Syncopators 10-piece Dance Orchestra.

The “show”—it is more of a concert—is put together a la a 1930 radio band broadcast, the type of which was the mainstay of the airwaves of the time.  We have a few period-style commercials (for fictitious products), a little schtick here and there and some good music.  Food, wine, raffles, door prizes—I am sure you know the type of event.  It will take place at the Ethical Humanist Society in Garden City on Saturday night, March 1st at 8pm.

There are a few well-known chestnuts but also some songs that weren’t popular even when they were popular: “My Canary Has Circles Under his Eyes,” “Washing Dishes With My Sweetie” and a few others which, I suspect, are in few band’s active repertoire.

Website: http://www.gilbert-and-sullivan.net/

Venue: Ethical Humanist Society

Ethical Humanist Society
38 Old Country Road
Garden City, NY 11530

Phone: (516) 741-7304
Web: ehsli.org

Directions to the Society
The Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island is located at the west end of Old Country Road in Garden City, NY. The simplest way to reach it is to find your way to Meadowbrook Parkway in Nassau County. From the north, take exit M1W to Old Country Road. From the south, take exit M1 and turn left upon reaching Old Country Road. Exit M1 is the first exit on Meadowbrook Parkway south of the split from Northern State Parkway. Travel for about 1.5 mile to the Society which is on the south side of the road, by the blue water tower. (About 1.5 miles West of the Roosevelt Field Shopping Center.)

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, Mar 2, 2008 • “Swing ‘n Hustle” with latin spices • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 01/21/2008 • Permalink


COMING UP AT MIRELLE’S IN WESTBURY:
Sunday, MARCH 2, 2008: “Swing ‘n Hustle” with latin spices at Mirelle’s in Westbury!!

5:30 - 6:30 pm, “Cool Merengue Moves” dance lesson by Jose Bolivar;
6:30 - 10 pm, General dancing - Mostly swing, hustle, merengue, and salsa; Dance mix by Rudy.
(6:30 pm - Hot food buffet from Mirelle’s kitchen opens)!

Cost: $15 per person, includes dinner buffet, dance lessons, and dancing!

For those who don’t know where Mirelle’s is, here’s the address so that you can mapquest it (It’s about a 1-hr. drive west from Brookhaven National Lab):

Mirelle’s Restaurant, 170 Post Ave, Westbury, NY 11590
(516) 338-4933

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Venue: Mirelle’s

Mirelle's

Mirelle’s Restaurant & Catering
170 Post Avenue
Westbury NY, 11746

Phone : 516-338-4933
Email :

Directions: Northern State Parkway to exit 32 South. Travel 1/2 mile South on Post Avenue, Mirelle’s is on the left-hand side. Entrance parking is in rear of building.

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

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

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2008 • SDLI Tuesday Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 02/28/2008 • SwingPermalink


Swing Dance Long Island has moved it’s weekly Tuesday swing dances to Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano in Hauppauge. Please note that we have also shifted the time 1/2 hour earlier. The swing lesson will being at 7:30PM with the social dancing from 8:00PM through 10:30PM.

The dances will be held in the main ballroom, which contains a circular wooden dance floor and a small stage for bands. The ballroom entrance is on the front-left corner of the building, please take the stairway down.

Pomodorino servers great Italian food, brick oven pizza and wonderful deserts.

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Directions

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Restaurant Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at one of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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

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

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

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

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

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 • SDLI Tuesday Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 02/28/2008 • SwingPermalink


Swing Dance Long Island has moved it’s weekly Tuesday swing dances to Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano in Hauppauge. Please note that we have also shifted the time 1/2 hour earlier. The swing lesson will being at 7:30PM with the social dancing from 8:00PM through 10:30PM.

The dances will be held in the main ballroom, which contains a circular wooden dance floor and a small stage for bands. The ballroom entrance is on the front-left corner of the building, please take the stairway down.

Pomodorino servers great Italian food, brick oven pizza and wonderful deserts.

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Directions

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Restaurant Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at one of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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

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

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

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

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

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 • Lil’ Cliff and the Cliffhangers • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 03/17/2008 • Permalink


One of SDLI member’s favorite bands, Lil’ Cliff and the Cliffhangers will be playing for us on March 18th, 2008. As you know, Swing Dance Long Island has moved it’s weekly Tuesday swing dances to Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano in Hauppauge. Please note that we have also shifted the time 1/2 hour earlier. The swing lesson will being at 7:30PM with the band playing and the crowd dancing to swing music from 8:00PM through 10:30PM.

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The dances will be held in the main ballroom, which contains a circular wooden dance floor and a small stage for bands. The ballroom entrance is on the front-left corner of the building, please take the stairway down.

Pomodorino servers great Italian food, brick oven pizza and wonderful deserts.

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

Band: Lil’ Cliff & The Cliffhangers


Photo by Phil Marino/NY Times

2006 International Blues Challenge Finalists Lil’ Cliff & the Cliffhangers are a four piece, blues harmonica driven wrecking crew. These knickerbockers have been singing, swinging and stinging Tri State area audiences for the last three plus years with their own special brand of blues power.

After winning the regional IBC competition, hosted locally by the Downstate Blues Society of Long Island, New York, these four professionals then took their special brand of original jump blues down to Memphis, Tennessee to compete in the annual International Blues Challenge. And wouldn’t you know it, out of literally hundreds of blues artists from all over the world the boys placed in the final top ten!

Fresh from this triumph Lil’ Cliff & the Cliffhangers are now out to support their latest indi-cd release “God Bless Women” on Shankbone Records. Through a comprehensive combination of live appearances up and down the Northeast corridor, radio airplay (wfdu, wwoz, wusb to name a few), local cable television appearances (Wes Houston Presents) as well as the most user friendly web site you could hope for (replete with mp3 and electronic press kit downloads) these blues boys knock ‘em out of their shoes and leave them dancin’ barefoot!

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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

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

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

Pricing: Tuesday Band

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

Friday, Mar 21, 2008 • West Coast Swing - Pass Variations & Anchor Syncopations • BNL

Posted by Tom on 03/16/2008 • West Coast SwingPermalink


This coming Friday, at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Lab, it’s
“West Coast Swing - Pass Variations & Anchor Syncopations “ dance lesson by Victor Goldman & Carolyn Schwartz!

TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN on Friday, March 21th, 2008:
Place: Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Lab

Time & schedule:
7:00 - 7:45 pm, cold food buffet dinner, etc;
7:45 - 9:15 pm, Lesson - “WCS” dance lesson by Victor Goldman & Carolyn Schwartz;
9:15 - 11:30 pm: Open dancing; ballroom, latin, swing, hustle, etc. dance mix by Rudy;

General Admission:
$15 per person! Covers everything!! Includes dance lessons, food buffet, and social dancing, etc. 

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Brookhaven National Lab

Brookhaven National Lab

Go to LIE Exit 68 north on William Floyd Parkway;
(There are signs to: Brookhaven National Laboratory) About 1 1/2 miles away, turn right (before the second light), to BNL’s gate. Present a picture ID (driver’s license is ok) to the guard. From the Guard Booth, go straight, turn left at the first light; A few hundred feet away, on your left, is the Brookhaven Center. For more details on directions, visit: http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/maps.html

Organizer: BNL Social & Cultural Club (BNL)

The BNL Social & Cultural Club holds weekly dance socials (TGIFs) and workshops at the North Ballroom, Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory every Friday evening from 7 to 11:30 pm.

Unless otherwise noted, workshops and lessons are from 7:10 pm to 9:30 pm with a food break in-between, followed by open social dancing up to 11:30 pm at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York.

Cost per person: $15(members)/$20(non-members), or $8/$12 for social dancing only without the lessons; members rate applies also to all Bera members with BNL ID, SDLI members with ID, students with school ID, and all subscribers of the Social-L list and the Yahoo DanceLovers group. (Special events have different rates).

Dance socials are open to the general public, but require a photo-id at the BNL front gate.

Their most current schedule is: BNL Social & Cultural Club Calendar

They also maintain a mailing list. To join: BNL Social-L email list

Contacts (Click below to send e-mail):
Rudy Alforque, 631-344-4733, or , or
Jack Guthy, 631- 929-8287, or

Saturday, Mar 22, 2008 • Country Meets Ballroom • SBU Dance Club

Posted by Tom on 03/16/2008 • BallroomPermalink


Saturday, March 22nd - 8PM-11:45PM

feature DJ David Muzii

2-Step dance Lesson at 8:30PM

Admission $14 (SBU students $7)

with Donamarie and Patti

http://www.liballroom.com

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Student Activites Center - Stony Brook University

SB Ballroom

Ballroom A of the Student Activities Center is located in the heart of the Stony Brook University Campus. They have a wonderful large and modern ballroom for dancing and instruction.

Directions: Nicolls Rd North, Left at the 3rd Entrance Stony Brook Sign. Go up the hill and make a Right onto Circle Road. Continue to 3rd Stop Sign, make a Left onto Campus Drive. Take the immediate Left onto John S Toll Road and immediate Right into the parking lot. Walk in the same direction to the SAC about 500 ft away. It has large glass windows in the front lobby

Organizer: Stony Brook University Dance Club (SBU Dance Club)

The Stony Brook University Dance Club runs a full calendar of dance events at the Student Union Ballroom, including ballroom dance instructions on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday evening dance socials.

http://www.liballroom.com/

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008 • Tuesday Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 02/29/2008 • SwingPermalink


Ever wanted to try DJing to a packed dance floor? This will be the evening to try it out. Bring a well thought out playlist and your music (either on an ipod or CDs).  We will have 25 minutes time slots available.

Swing Dance Long Island has moved it’s weekly Tuesday swing dances to Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano in Hauppauge. Please note that we have also shifted the time 1/2 hour earlier. The swing lesson will being at 7:30PM with the social dancing from 8:00PM through 10:30PM.

The dances will be held in the main ballroom, which contains a circular wooden dance floor and a small stage for bands. The ballroom entrance is on the front-left corner of the building, please take the stairway down.

Pomodorino servers great Italian food, brick oven pizza and wonderful deserts.

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Directions

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Restaurant Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at one of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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

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

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

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

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

Tuesday, Apr 1, 2008 • Tuesday Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 04/01/2008 • SwingPermalink


Swing Dance Long Island has moved it’s weekly Tuesday swing dances to Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano in Hauppauge. Please note that we have also shifted the time 1/2 hour earlier. The swing lesson will being at 7:30PM with the social dancing from 8:00PM through 10:30PM.

The dances will be held in the main ballroom, which contains a circular wooden dance floor and a small stage for bands. The ballroom entrance is on the front-left corner of the building, please take the stairway down.

Pomodorino servers great Italian food, brick oven pizza and wonderful deserts.

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Directions

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Restaurant Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at one of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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

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

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

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

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

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2008 • 9th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival from March 29 - May 2, 2008 • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 02/28/2008 • Permalink


Wed, April 2nd
9th Annual Gala – Ray Abrams Big Band & Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame Awards – Doors open 5:30 p – show time 7 pm and 8:15 pm - $25

Sugarhill Restaurant & Supper Club
615 DeKalb & Nostrand Ave
718.797.1727

9th ANNUAL CENTRAL BROOKLYN JAZZ FESTIVAL: BROOKLYN - In the JAZZ Tradition

Brooklyn, New York, February 21, 2008 - The Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium/CBJC presents its 9th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival from March 29 - May 2, 2008 with concerts and events in Fort Greene, Prospect Heights, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Midwood, Williamsburg, Crown Heights and Bedford Stuyvesant sections of Brooklyn.

Festival calendar of events is available on the Internet, http://www.cbjcjazz.org, or by phone, 718.569.1896.
Contact our exclusive travel partner Evette Dorham, CTC at Travel Counsellors 800.807.9142, cell 404.634. 6662 or email .

This year’s festival theme is, BROOKLYN - In the JAZZ Tradition. “Tradition makes reference to our ancestors and the cultural legacy they left behind. Hubie Blake (in the 1920’s), Billie Holiday and Bettye Roache (in the late 1930’s), Max Roach, Cecil Payne, Chief Bey, Willie Jones, Kenny Dorham and C. Scoby Stroman (in the late 1940’s and beyond) paved a path for the jazz legacy of Brooklyn, New York.  Today in 2008, we must research and study the Jazz legacy of Brooklyn and use it to mold and shape the future of our lives - ‘Music is the healing force of the universe’ (Albert Ayles),” said Jitu Weusi, Chairman of Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium.

BROOKLYN - In the JAZZ Tradition is a cultural celebration which also brings together our borough’s creative communities (literature, film, photography and education) with Jazz. Programs and performances will be held at Weeksville Historical Society, Dr. S. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture at Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Branch, Medgar Evers College, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, Institute for Studies in American Music at Brooklyn College, Brooklyn Historical Society, Concord Baptist Church of Christ as well as Brooklyn’s popular entertainment venues: Sista’s Place, Solomon’s Porch, BAMcafe Live, Jazz Spot, Williamsburg Music Center, Sugar Hill Restaurant & Supper Club and Jazz 966 just to name some. 

9th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival highlights this year include an award presentation to legendary
jazz stylist Nancy Wilson . . Olu Dara’s, “Stranded in Brooklyn,” free concert . . . swing dance party with The Ray Abrams Big Band, featuring vocalist Donna Cumberbatch, . . . famed jazz photographer Chuck Stewart displays his works at Afroarts Design gallery . . . film screening of “The Music Inn” with Randy Weston . . . Alma Carroll and Emme Kemp in Jazz! The Women’s Viewpoint . . . Jazz great Houston Person . . . Ray Anderson & The Versatiles featuring Jann Parker at Janes United Methodist Church . . . history of Brooklyn Jazz lecture/jam session with The New Cookers . . . Latin Jazz with Arturo O’Farrill featuring Steve Turre . . . special tribute to the life of Brooklyn’s native son Max Roach.

Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium, founded in 1999, is an amalgam of jazz musicians, entertainment venues, patrons of the music, community and faith based organizations. Over the past eight (8) years, they have presented an annual spring festival, established a Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame, and produced yearly programs of events and activities that feature local jazz musical talents. CBJC is a nonprofit organization committed to preserving, promoting and supporting jazz music, musicians and programs.


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CENTRAL BROOKLYN JAZZ CONSORTIUM
Bob Myers, Communications Director
718.467.1527

Band: Ray Abrams Big Swing Band

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This highly professional swing band, which actually started in the 50’s, under the vision of Hank Dougherty, was acquired by Brooklyn’s famous jazz saxophonist and prolific arranger, Ray Abrams. Ray passed on in 1997, but the band continues to entertain lovers of swing and classic-jazz. The 17 members of the band consistently recreate the unforgettable hard swinging, finger-snapping, toe-tapping sounds of the greatest swing-bands of the 40’s and 50’s. Our musical arrangements feature many of the band’s exceptional soloist, as well as swinging vocals and a fine selection of love ballads, uniquely sung by our featured vocalist, Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch.

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The band’s library of musical arrangements, is lengthy and well rounded, ranging from the still modern sounding charts created by founder, Ray Abrams, to the swinging big-band charts from the minds of arrangers like Sam Nestico, Quincy Jones, Sy Oliver, Neal Hefti, and so many others. This valued musical library supports the bands ability to create a well-rounded program of classic-jazz as played by the bands of Basie, Ellington, Hawkins, Foster, Hampton, etc.

The band’s unique ability to perform to the spirit of the music and to swing at the drop of a hat, is consistently nourished by the very dedicated skills of the band’s leader, Ervin Simpson, who has led the band since 1998. No doubt, this ability to swing the most beloved songs from The Classic American Jazz Songbook, explains why the band continues to maintain a growing presence on LI and in the tri-state area.

Band Contact:
Don Echoles Conway at 917-674-4647 or

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, Apr 4, 2008 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN - Bolero • BNL

Posted by Tom on 04/01/2008 • BallroomPermalink


TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN on Friday, April 4th, 2008:
Place: Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Lab

Time & schedule:
7:00 - 7:45 pm, buffet dinner, dessert, soda, coffee, etc;
7:45 - 9:15 pm, Lesson - “Bolero” dance lesson by Mike Rodriguez;
9:15 - 11:30 pm: Open social dancing; DJ music by Rudy - ballroom, latin, swing, hustle, etc.

General Admission:
$15 per person! Covers everything!!
Includes dance lessons, food buffet, and social dancing, etc. 

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Brookhaven National Lab

Brookhaven National Lab

Go to LIE Exit 68 north on William Floyd Parkway;
(There are signs to: Brookhaven National Laboratory) About 1 1/2 miles away, turn right (before the second light), to BNL’s gate. Present a picture ID (driver’s license is ok) to the guard. From the Guard Booth, go straight, turn left at the first light; A few hundred feet away, on your left, is the Brookhaven Center. For more details on directions, visit: http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/maps.html

Organizer: BNL Social & Cultural Club (BNL)

The BNL Social & Cultural Club holds weekly dance socials (TGIFs) and workshops at the North Ballroom, Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory every Friday evening from 7 to 11:30 pm.

Unless otherwise noted, workshops and lessons are from 7:10 pm to 9:30 pm with a food break in-between, followed by open social dancing up to 11:30 pm at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York.

Cost per person: $15(members)/$20(non-members), or $8/$12 for social dancing only without the lessons; members rate applies also to all Bera members with BNL ID, SDLI members with ID, students with school ID, and all subscribers of the Social-L list and the Yahoo DanceLovers group. (Special events have different rates).

Dance socials are open to the general public, but require a photo-id at the BNL front gate.

Their most current schedule is: BNL Social & Cultural Club Calendar

They also maintain a mailing list. To join: BNL Social-L email list

Contacts (Click below to send e-mail):
Rudy Alforque, 631-344-4733, or , or
Jack Guthy, 631- 929-8287, or

Saturday, Apr 5, 2008 • Lady Luck and the Suicide Kings • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 04/01/2008 • SwingPermalink


Not just another swing dance. Powerful vocals and jump swing.

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Band: Lady Luck and the Suicide Kings

With infectious energy and superior musicianship Lady Luck and the Suicide Kings bring the best of Jazz, Swing and Blues to modern audiences, making the most standard of standards feel entirely new again. Not content to just mimic the sounds of yesteryear, this band embodies all the excitement and classic glamour of the swing era. Audiences that thrilled to the fresh new sound and energy that this swingin’ septet. With a pinup girl come to lift belting it out center stage, and 6 of the finest musicians in NYC going wild behind her, you know you’ve found the best thing to happen ti swing in years.

Lady Luck and the Suicide Kings’ repertoire includes everything from Louis Jordan and Billie Holiday to delicious twists on Alanis Morisette and Blondie. They truly have something for everyone and bring the most timid of audiences to their feet.

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Lady Luck and the Suicide Kings are:
Kate Bartoldus - Vocals
Dave Fisher - Tenor Sax, Arrangements
Ben Acrish - Trumpet, Arrangements
Justin Matthews - Guitar
Matt Crawford - Drums
Brent Chiarello - Trombone
Mark Morgan - Trumpet
Molly Palermo - Bass

Website: http://www.myspace.com/ladyluckandthesuicidekings

Venue: Brush Barn

Brush Barn

The Smithtown Historical Society’s Brush Barn is located behind the historic Epenetus Smith Tavern at 211 East Main Street, Smithtown NY 11787 and is not visible from the street. About 0.2 miles east on Main Street from the intersection of Route 111 and Route 25 (Main Street).  There is a white house that is #211 (Epenetus Smith Tavern) and a gravel drive beside the house.

Epenetus Smith Tavern

Frank Brush Barn

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

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

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

Pricing: Saturday Band

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

Sunday, Apr 6, 2008 • MIRELLE’S! with music by Fame Entertainment and lesson by Magda Schoeneich • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 03/16/2008 • BallroomPermalink


SPECIAL EVENT AT MIRELLE’S! A DOUBLE-HEADER!
LIVE MUSIC BY “FAME ENTERTAINMENT”, AND DANCE LESSON BY MAGDA SCHOENEICH!

WHEN: SUNDAY APRIL 6th, 2008, 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Tickets: $15 pp (in adv)/$20(at the door) includes delicious hot food buffet from Mirelle’s kitchen, Cha-cha dance lesson (by Magda), and social dancing with live music by the band “FAME”! (DJ music in between sets).

** Get your tickets in advance and avoid paying more at the door! Email me (), or call (631-344-4733) for reservations. If your name is on the “reserved list” you pay only $15 at the door, instead of $20.

If you want to help in publicizing this special event, here’s the link to the pdf flyer.

You may email this link to your friends, or print it out for distribution. We are doing this special event hoping to break-even (at least). We need all the help we can get grin Your help will be of great service to the dance community in Long Island!

Schedule:
Warm-up dancing (DJ music): 5 - 5:30 pm;
Lesson: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. “Cha-cha” with Magda Schoeneich;
General Dancing: 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.;
Live Music: Swing ‘n Hustle, Ballroom, & Latin starting at 7 pm!
(PC-DJ with MP3-based music in between sets)

Contact: Rudy Alforque, 631-344-4733, or

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MIRELLE’S
170 Post Avenue, Westbury
Tel: 516-338-4933

DIRECTIONS:
Take Northern State Pkwy to exit 32 south (Post Ave). Go about 1/2 a mile
south on Post Ave, and you will see Mirelle’s on your left. Park at the rear
of the building; entrance to the dance is also at the rear.

Venue: Mirelle’s

Mirelle's

Mirelle’s Restaurant & Catering
170 Post Avenue
Westbury NY, 11746

Phone : 516-338-4933
Email :

Directions: Northern State Parkway to exit 32 South. Travel 1/2 mile South on Post Avenue, Mirelle’s is on the left-hand side. Entrance parking is in rear of building.

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

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

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2008 • Tuesday Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 04/07/2008 • Permalink


This week we will be meeting upstairs, due to another function in the main ballroom!

Joe and Roberta will be instructing. Karen will be DJing this evening. Swing Dance Long Island has moved it’s weekly Tuesday swing dances to Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano in Hauppauge. Please note that we have also shifted the time 1/2 hour earlier. The swing lesson will being at 7:30PM with the social dancing from 8:00PM through 10:30PM.

Pomodorino servers great Italian food, brick oven pizza and wonderful deserts.

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Directions

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Restaurant Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at one of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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

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

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

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

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

Friday, Apr 11, 2008 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN - International Tango • BNL

Posted by Tom on 04/07/2008 • Permalink


This coming Friday, at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Lab, don’t miss “Int’l. Tango” dance lessons by Stefany Coulter. In addition, as a special gift to our membership, she will also do a performance; her “mystery” partner is a seasoned dancer/instructor who had previously competed at the Blackpool Grand Dance Championships in England.

TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN on Friday, April 11th, 2008:
Place: Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Lab

Time & schedule:
7:00 - 7:45 pm, buffet dinner, dessert, soda, coffee, etc;
7:45 - 9:15 pm, Lesson - “Int’l. Tango” dance lesson by Stefany Coulter;
9:15 - 11:30 pm: Open social dancing; DJ music by Rudy - ballroom, latin, swing, hustle, etc.

General Admission:
$15 per person! Covers everything!!  Includes dance lessons, food buffet, and social dancing, etc.

************* IMPORTANT:  IF YOU CAN, PLEASE “RSVP” RUDY (EMAIL) SO THAT HE CAN ORDER ENOUGH FOOD! (This is optional, of course; you may just attend without prior RSVP).

Venue: Brookhaven National Lab

Brookhaven National Lab

Go to LIE Exit 68 north on William Floyd Parkway;
(There are signs to: Brookhaven National Laboratory) About 1 1/2 miles away, turn right (before the second light), to BNL’s gate. Present a picture ID (driver’s license is ok) to the guard. From the Guard Booth, go straight, turn left at the first light; A few hundred feet away, on your left, is the Brookhaven Center. For more details on directions, visit: http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/maps.html

Organizer: BNL Social & Cultural Club (BNL)

The BNL Social & Cultural Club holds weekly dance socials (TGIFs) and workshops at the North Ballroom, Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory every Friday evening from 7 to 11:30 pm.

Unless otherwise noted, workshops and lessons are from 7:10 pm to 9:30 pm with a food break in-between, followed by open social dancing up to 11:30 pm at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York.

Cost per person: $15(members)/$20(non-members), or $8/$12 for social dancing only without the lessons; members rate applies also to all Bera members with BNL ID, SDLI members with ID, students with school ID, and all subscribers of the Social-L list and the Yahoo DanceLovers group. (Special events have different rates).

Dance socials are open to the general public, but require a photo-id at the BNL front gate.

Their most current schedule is: BNL Social & Cultural Club Calendar

They also maintain a mailing list. To join: BNL Social-L email list

Contacts (Click below to send e-mail):
Rudy Alforque, 631-344-4733, or , or
Jack Guthy, 631- 929-8287, or

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 • Blast from the Past - Sock Hop • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 04/08/2008 • Permalink


North Fork Breast Health Coalition
invites you to their
“Blast From the Past” Sock Hop

Put on your poodle skirt, bobby sox, blue suede shoes, slick down your ducktail and join NFBHC for an evening of great 50’s music, dancing, entertainment, food, wine and raffle prizes.

Music by Sahara

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Martha Clara Vineyards
6025 Sound Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901

$35 per person or $60 per couple

Call 631-208-8889 for more information
Tickets will be held at the door

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You can make checks payable to:
NFBHC
185 Old Country Road, Suite 6
Riverhead, NY 11901

Website: http://www.northforkbreasthealth.org

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

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

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 • Regular Ballrooom Dance • SBU Dance Club

Posted by Tom on 04/08/2008 • BallroomPermalink


Dance Social
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Regular Ballrooom Dance

April 12th, Saturday starting at 8:00pm to 11:45pm
Student Activities Center, Ballroom A

DJ:  Louis Del Prete

Please join us for a night of dancing with one of Long Island’s most popular DJ playing music for your pleasure.


Admission: $14/pp ($7 SB Students w/ID)
Refreshments will be available

with Donamarie and Patti

Directions to the SAC Ballroom can be found on our website:

http://www.LIBallroom.org

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Student Activites Center - Stony Brook University

SB Ballroom

Ballroom A of the Student Activities Center is located in the heart of the Stony Brook University Campus. They have a wonderful large and modern ballroom for dancing and instruction.

Directions: Nicolls Rd North, Left at the 3rd Entrance Stony Brook Sign. Go up the hill and make a Right onto Circle Road. Continue to 3rd Stop Sign, make a Left onto Campus Drive. Take the immediate Left onto John S Toll Road and immediate Right into the parking lot. Walk in the same direction to the SAC about 500 ft away. It has large glass windows in the front lobby

Organizer: Stony Brook University Dance Club (SBU Dance Club)

The Stony Brook University Dance Club runs a full calendar of dance events at the Student Union Ballroom, including ballroom dance instructions on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday evening dance socials.

http://www.liballroom.com/

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2008 • New Vintage Swing Band • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 05/12/2008 • SwingPermalink


This will be New Vintage Swing Band’s first performance for SDLI. Dave and Stephanie will be instructing at 7:30PM.

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Much like fine champagne, The New Vintage Orchestra bubbles with an unparalleled energy and charisma that is sure to keep dancers going all night. Formed by trumpeter Brian Lewis in August of 1992, the band puts forth an incredibly diverse range of musical talent.

Featured is female vocalist Doris Anne Lewis, singing the hits of Ella Fitzgerald, Natalie Cole, Dianne Schure, and many other swing singers.
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The bands “Frank Sinatra” crooner is Ron D’Abruzzo who adds his own special blend to the great American standards.

The swing scene’s resurgence in the late 90’s was undeniable. The New Vintage Orchestra reproduces 1930’s and 40’s sounds using original arrangements from Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, and Harry James, and with special arrangements written by Brian Lewis, the band belts out the sounds of popular dance chart-toppers. Not all of New Vintage’s charts are vintage, however! They also play the hits of Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, The Brian Setzer Orchestra, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

The band has backed up such names as The Temptations, Jerry Vale, Connie Francis, Al Martino , Frankie Valli, Bob Newhart and Joan Rivers. Few bands possess the ability to set a room in motion like The New Vintage Orchestra. From the opening downbeat to the last note, screaming brass, gritty saxes, and a strong rhythm section keep the audience jumping the whole night long.

“Standards Aged to Perfection”, The New Vintage Orchestra’s debut CD release, captures the incredible versatility of the group. The album’s eleven tracks include a wide range of classics from the 1930’s and 40’s. From a foot stomping rendition of Benny Goodman’s “Sing Sing Sing” to the silky smooth lyrical lines of Doris Anne Lewis in “And the Angels Sing”, to a rousing, jazzy finale of “When the Saints Go Marchin’ In”, the band is sure to entertain, and, like that bottle of bubbly, only gets better with time.

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

The dances will be held in the main ballroom, which contains a circular wooden dance floor and a small stage for bands. The ballroom entrance is on the front-left corner of the building, please take the stairway down.

Pomodorino servers great Italian food, brick oven pizza and wonderful deserts.

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Directions

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Restaurant Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at one of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

Band: New Vintage Swing Band

Much like fine champagne, The New Vintage Orchestra bubbles with an unparalleled energy and charisma that is sure to keep dancers going all night. Formed by trumpeter Brian Lewis in August of 1992, the band puts forth an incredibly diverse range of musical talent.

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Featured is female vocalist Doris Anne Lewis, singing the hits of Ella Fitzgerald, Natalie Cole, Dianne Schure, and many other swing singers.
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The bands “Frank Sinatra” crooner is Ron D’Abruzzo who adds his own special blend to the great American standards.

The swing scene’s resurgence in the late 90’s was undeniable. The New Vintage Orchestra reproduces 1930’s and 40’s sounds using original arrangements from Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, and Harry James, and with special arrangements written by Brian Lewis, the band belts out the sounds of popular dance chart-toppers. Not all of New Vintage’s charts are vintage, however! They also play the hits of Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, The Brian Setzer Orchestra, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

The band has backed up such names as The Temptations, Jerry Vale, Connie Francis, Al Martino , Frankie Valli, Bob Newhart and Joan Rivers. Few bands possess the ability to set a room in motion like The New Vintage Orchestra. From the opening downbeat to the last note, screaming brass, gritty saxes, and a strong rhythm section keep the audience jumping the whole night long.

“Standards Aged to Perfection”, The New Vintage Orchestra’s debut CD release, captures the incredible versatility of the group. The album’s eleven tracks include a wide range of classics from the 1930’s and 40’s. From a foot stomping rendition of Benny Goodman’s “Sing Sing Sing” to the silky smooth lyrical lines of Doris Anne Lewis in “And the Angels Sing”, to a rousing, jazzy finale of “When the Saints Go Marchin’ In”, the band is sure to entertain, and, like that bottle of bubbly, only gets better with time.

Contact: Brian Lewis
E-mail:
Phone : (516) 742-3961
Website: http://www.lewismusicstore.com

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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

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

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

Pricing: Tuesday Band

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

Friday, Apr 18, 2008 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN - Bachata • BNL

Posted by Tom on 04/13/2008 • Permalink


The regular TGIF @ Brookhaven this coming Friday, April 18th is ON. Rudy will be teaching the Bachata. Come out and have fun with this very interesting dance that originated from the Dominican Republic.

And this Friday, you may start dancing at 7 pm, at the same time that we open the dinner buffet. You can have your dinner, of course, anytime in between 7 pm and 11 pm grin

Yes, this Friday we will have a full “Latin hour” - 7 to 8 pm; dance music will be only Bachata, Merengue, and Salsa! Latin lovers - come out early! Bachata lessons will be from 8 to 9 pm, and then general dancing with our usual format.

**The following Friday (Apr. 25th): The first hour will be all “Hustle”, prior to the hustle lessons to be taught by Donna DeSimone.

Schedule :
TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN on Friday, April 18th, 2008:
Place: Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Lab

Time & schedule:
7:00 pm, Start of buffet dinner, dessert, soda, coffee, etc;
7:00 - 8:00 pm, “Latin Hour” - salsa, merengue, & bachata!
8:00 - 9:00 pm, Lesson - “Bachata” dance lesson by rudy;
9:00 - 11:30 pm: Open social dancing - ballroom, latin, swing, hustle, etc.

General Admission:
$15 per person! Covers everything!!  Includes dance lessons, food buffet, and social dancing, etc. 

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Venue: Brookhaven National Lab

Brookhaven National Lab

Go to LIE Exit 68 north on William Floyd Parkway;
(There are signs to: Brookhaven National Laboratory) About 1 1/2 miles away, turn right (before the second light), to BNL’s gate. Present a picture ID (driver’s license is ok) to the guard. From the Guard Booth, go straight, turn left at the first light; A few hundred feet away, on your left, is the Brookhaven Center. For more details on directions, visit: http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/maps.html

Organizer: BNL Social & Cultural Club (BNL)

The BNL Social & Cultural Club holds weekly dance socials (TGIFs) and workshops at the North Ballroom, Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory every Friday evening from 7 to 11:30 pm.

Unless otherwise noted, workshops and lessons are from 7:10 pm to 9:30 pm with a food break in-between, followed by open social dancing up to 11:30 pm at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York.

Cost per person: $15(members)/$20(non-members), or $8/$12 for social dancing only without the lessons; members rate applies also to all Bera members with BNL ID, SDLI members with ID, students with school ID, and all subscribers of the Social-L list and the Yahoo DanceLovers group. (Special events have different rates).

Dance socials are open to the general public, but require a photo-id at the BNL front gate.

Their most current schedule is: BNL Social & Cultural Club Calendar

They also maintain a mailing list. To join: BNL Social-L email list

Contacts (Click below to send e-mail):
Rudy Alforque, 631-344-4733, or , or
Jack Guthy, 631- 929-8287, or

Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 • Doo Wop Night •

Posted by Tom on 04/01/2008 • BallroomPermalink


The North Patchogue Fire Department
Benevolent Association
Proudly presents a Doo Wop Dinner / Dance

Saturday, April 19th at the
No. Patchogue Firehouse
33 Davidson Ave

$35 per person includes:
Dinner, Beer, Wine, Soda, Coffee and Dessert.

Dinner servered from 6:30PM until 8:00PM

with musical entertainment until Midnight provided by Somewhere in Time & The Express

to reserve your tickets: Call Olivia @ 6 3 1—7 6 6—3 8 1 5

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 • Tuesday Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 04/07/2008 • SwingPermalink


Instructors for this evening will be John & Shannon. Joe and Sarah will be spinning the tunes. Swing Dance Long Island has moved it’s weekly Tuesday swing dances to Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano in Hauppauge. The swing lesson will being at 7:30PM with the social dancing from 8:00PM through 10:30PM.

The dances will be held in the main ballroom, which contains a circular wooden dance floor and a small stage for bands. The ballroom entrance is on the front-left corner of the building, please take the stairway down.

Pomodorino servers great Italian food, brick oven pizza and wonderful deserts.

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Directions

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Restaurant Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at one of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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

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

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

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

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

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2008 • Tuesday Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 04/07/2008 • Permalink


Instructors for this evening will be Gilles & Sarah. Deb and Karen will be spinning the tunes. Swing Dance Long Island has moved it’s weekly Tuesday swing dances to Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano in Hauppauge.  The swing lesson will being at 7:30PM with the social dancing from 8:00PM through 10:30PM.

The dances will be held in the main ballroom, which contains a circular wooden dance floor and a small stage for bands. The ballroom entrance is on the front-left corner of the building, please take the stairway down.

Pomodorino servers great Italian food, brick oven pizza and wonderful deserts.

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Directions

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Restaurant Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at one of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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

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

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

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

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

Friday, May 2, 2008 • Summer Dance Party at Brookhaven Lab with Kane Daily Band • BNL

Posted by Tom on 04/07/2008 • Permalink


"Welcome-To-Summer Dance Party at Brookhaven Lab”

The “Kane Daily Band” that was featured in the Music Club’s Concert in the South Room last March 28th, will return to perform at the North Ballroom of the Brookhaven Center on Friday, May 2nd, 9:00 - 12:00 p.m. during a dance social celebrating the beginning of the summer season. Early in the evening, there will be a 1 (one) hour beginner West Coast Swing dance lesson starting at 7:45 p.m.

The band is best known for classic rock, rockabilly, and blues, and features Kane Daily on lead guitar and vocals; George Ellert, an experienced, enthusiastic bass player; Joe DeGaetano on Keys; and the talented Al Henneborn on percussion.

Tickets cost $20(paid in advance, before April 30th)/$35(at the door). Only 200 tickets will be made available. If sold out before the event, no tickets will be sold at the door. (Email reservations will be considered “prepaid").

Schedule:
Cold Food Buffet dinner: 7 - 7:45 pm;
1-hr. West Coast Swing dance lesson starting at 7:45 pm; the band plays for general dancing from 9:00 pm to 12:00 pm; DJ music in-between sets;

Get your tickets at the Bera store in Berkner Hall, or anytime during TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN; Cost covers cold hero dinner buffet, cookies, refreshments, etc. 

Venue: Brookhaven National Lab

Brookhaven National Lab

Go to LIE Exit 68 north on William Floyd Parkway;
(There are signs to: Brookhaven National Laboratory) About 1 1/2 miles away, turn right (before the second light), to BNL’s gate. Present a picture ID (driver’s license is ok) to the guard. From the Guard Booth, go straight, turn left at the first light; A few hundred feet away, on your left, is the Brookhaven Center. For more details on directions, visit: http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/maps.html

Organizer: BNL Social & Cultural Club (BNL)

The BNL Social & Cultural Club holds weekly dance socials (TGIFs) and workshops at the North Ballroom, Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory every Friday evening from 7 to 11:30 pm.

Unless otherwise noted, workshops and lessons are from 7:10 pm to 9:30 pm with a food break in-between, followed by open social dancing up to 11:30 pm at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York.

Cost per person: $15(members)/$20(non-members), or $8/$12 for social dancing only without the lessons; members rate applies also to all Bera members with BNL ID, SDLI members with ID, students with school ID, and all subscribers of the Social-L list and the Yahoo DanceLovers group. (Special events have different rates).

Dance socials are open to the general public, but require a photo-id at the BNL front gate.

Their most current schedule is: BNL Social & Cultural Club Calendar

They also maintain a mailing list. To join: BNL Social-L email list

Contacts (Click below to send e-mail):
Rudy Alforque, 631-344-4733, or , or
Jack Guthy, 631- 929-8287, or

Saturday, May 3, 2008 • Ron Sunshine and Full Swing on Long Island • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 04/28/2008 • SwingPermalink


Tony and Carol Fraser will be teaching Fundamentals of Lindy Hop at The Brush Barn between 6 through 7 pm. Both US Open Swing Dance Champions and ALHC Champions, they bring more than a decade of coaching and teaching experience from around the world, and they now live in Long Island.

Schedule
6:00PM - 7:00PM Fundamentals of Lindy Hop by US Open Swing Dance Champions and ALHC Champions Tony and Carol Fraser
7:00PM - 7:30PM Lindy Hop Practice
7:30PM - 8:00PM Fundamentals of East Coast Swing
8:00PM - 11:00PM Ron Sunshine & Full Swing

We are proud to present Ron Sunshine and Full Swing at our May 3rd dance at the Smithtown Historical Society’s Brush Barn in Smithtown. Ron is a great musician with quite a few swing CDs. This will be a great night.

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Tony and Carol Fraser are available for private coaching sessions. Contact them directly via email: .

Band: Ron Sunshine

Singer, songwriter, harmonica handler Ron Sunshine (Born in Denver, living in NYC for 22 years, now relocated to Eastern PA) has been performing all around the world with his band Full Swing since 1990, releasing five CDs along the way. The current lineup includes saxophonist Craig Dreyer, drummer Jason Pharr, bassist Tom Pietrycha, pianist Matt Ray, trumpeter Kenny Rampton, and guitarist Al Street, often joined by ace vocalists Queen Esther, Sarah Tolar, Aria Hendricks, and others.

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Sunshine can also be heard performing in clubs with his jazz organ quartet, as well as crooning at the fabled Rainbow Room with his new 10-piece big band--and everything in between.  The mixture of music has been perfect for hundreds of private and corporate parties, as well as festivals, concerts and casinos.

With his soulful mixture of catchy original songs, jazz standards and blues/R&B classics, the Ron and the band continue to win new followers on their travels, featured along the way on CNN, BET, NBC, Fox, BBC, and other international television, as well as numerous nationally released compilation CDs, books, films and radio. They have dazzled audiences from New York to Los Angeles, from Paris to Stockholm, from Bermuda to Red Bank.

“Deluxe” (2003) Ron Sunshine (Golden Bug Records) with nine new jazz, blues and soul originals, and three covers. Featuring guest trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Rick Germanson, and new arrangements by Tim Ouimette.
“Candy” (2001) Ron Sunshine (Golden Bug Records) jazz standards, big band. John Allred on trombone, Danny Wilensky on alto sax and flute are special guests.
“Soul Drug” (1998 ) Ron Sunshine (Golden Bug Records) funk, soul/jazz
“Straight Up” (1998 ) Ron Sunshine & Full Swing (Daddy-O/BMG) swing, jump, jazz, re-released in 2000 on Golden Bug records. Special guest vocalist: Madeleine Peyroux.
“Sumpin Jumpin” (1994) Cassette only. Ron Sunshine & Full Swing (Golden Bug Records) swing, jump
“Pick it Up” (1994) Ron Sunshine & the Smoking Section, featuring Dr. John and the P-Funk Horns (Golden Bug Records) funk, R&B, blues, rereleased in France in 1996 on XIII Bis Records

Ron Sunshine
Phone: 212-714-4510
Web: http://ronsunshine.com/

Venue: Brush Barn

Brush Barn

The Smithtown Historical Society’s Brush Barn is located behind the historic Epenetus Smith Tavern at 211 East Main Street, Smithtown NY 11787 and is not visible from the street. About 0.2 miles east on Main Street from the intersection of Route 111 and Route 25 (Main Street).  There is a white house that is #211 (Epenetus Smith Tavern) and a gravel drive beside the house.

Epenetus Smith Tavern

Frank Brush Barn

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

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

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

Pricing: Saturday Band

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

Sunday, May 4, 2008 • Swing meets Latin • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 04/28/2008 • Permalink


FLASH NEWS!  NEW SUNDAY EVENING DANCE VENUE!!

“Swing meets Latin”

Opening day:  Sunday, May 4th, “Cinco-de-Mayo” Eve celebration!

Place:
Bruno’s Restaurant & Bar
451 Hawkins Avenue
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

Visit this website for directions: http://www.socialweb.net/Places/3683.lasso

Thanks to John Paul for finding, recommending, and arranging everything!

Lesson: 5:30 - 6:30 pm, “Salsa-on-1” by Jose Bolivar;
General dancing: 6:30 - 10 pm; EC/WC Swing, Hustle, Salsa, Merengue & Bachata!

Cost: $15 per person; Hot food buffet to be provided by Bruno’s; each admission ticket entitles the holder one drink at the bar!

Band: DJ Music

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

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

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

Tuesday, May 6, 2008 • Tuesday Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 04/28/2008 • SwingPermalink


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

The dances will be held in the main ballroom, which contains a circular wooden dance floor and a small stage for bands. The ballroom entrance is on the front-left corner of the building, please take the stairway down.

Pomodorino servers great Italian food, brick oven pizza and wonderful deserts.

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Directions

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Restaurant Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at one of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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

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

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

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

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

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 • SDLI Tuesday Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 04/28/2008 • SwingPermalink


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

The dances will be held in the main ballroom, which contains a circular wooden dance floor and a small stage for bands. The ballroom entrance is on the front-left corner of the building, please take the stairway down.

Pomodorino servers great Italian food, brick oven pizza and wonderful deserts.

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Directions

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Restaurant Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at one of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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

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

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

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

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

Friday, May 16, 2008 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN - Cool Hustle Moves • BNL

Posted by Tom on 05/12/2008 • Permalink


TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN on Friday, May 16th, 2008:
Place: Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Lab;

“Cool Hustle Moves” this Friday, May 16th by Mark & Karen!

Schedule:

Cold Food Buffet dinner: 7 - 7:45 pm; ‘70s music hustle/disco warmup dancing!
“Hustle” dance lesson, 7:45 pm to 9:15 pm by Mark James & Karen Lupo.
General dancing up to 11:30 pm; General DJ dance mix with more hustle.

Admission: $15; Cost covers cold hero dinner buffet, cookies, refreshments, etc.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Brookhaven National Lab

Brookhaven National Lab

Go to LIE Exit 68 north on William Floyd Parkway;
(There are signs to: Brookhaven National Laboratory) About 1 1/2 miles away, turn right (before the second light), to BNL’s gate. Present a picture ID (driver’s license is ok) to the guard. From the Guard Booth, go straight, turn left at the first light; A few hundred feet away, on your left, is the Brookhaven Center. For more details on directions, visit: http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/maps.html

Organizer: BNL Social & Cultural Club (BNL)

The BNL Social & Cultural Club holds weekly dance socials (TGIFs) and workshops at the North Ballroom, Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory every Friday evening from 7 to 11:30 pm.

Unless otherwise noted, workshops and lessons are from 7:10 pm to 9:30 pm with a food break in-between, followed by open social dancing up to 11:30 pm at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York.

Cost per person: $15(members)/$20(non-members), or $8/$12 for social dancing only without the lessons; members rate applies also to all Bera members with BNL ID, SDLI members with ID, students with school ID, and all subscribers of the Social-L list and the Yahoo DanceLovers group. (Special events have different rates).

Dance socials are open to the general public, but require a photo-id at the BNL front gate.

Their most current schedule is: BNL Social & Cultural Club Calendar

They also maintain a mailing list. To join: BNL Social-L email list

Contacts (Click below to send e-mail):
Rudy Alforque, 631-344-4733, or , or
Jack Guthy, 631- 929-8287, or

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 • Long Island Jazz Orchestra • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 05/19/2008 • Permalink


Come dance to the big band sounds of Mike Fucco’s 17-piece Long Island Jazz Orchestra. As you know, Swing Dance Long Island has moved it’s weekly Tuesday swing dances to Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano in Hauppauge. Please note that we have also shifted the time 1/2 hour earlier. The swing lesson will being at 7:30PM with the band playing and the crowd dancing to swing music from 8:00PM through 10:30PM.

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Mike Ficco & The Long Island Jazz Orchestra

The Long Island Jazz Orchestra, recognized as one of the most exciting and versatile 16-piece big bands in the New York metropolitan area, was formed by Mike Ficco with the area’s finest and most accomplished jazz musicians. The band specializes in performing original distinctive compositions and arrangements of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich and others. The band also features vocalist Frank Russo performing the songs of Dean Martin, Tony Bennet and others. Join us!

The dances will be held in the main ballroom, which contains a circular wooden dance floor and a small stage for bands. The ballroom entrance is on the front-left corner of the building, please take the stairway down.

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

The dances will be held in the main ballroom, which contains a circular wooden dance floor and a small stage for bands. The ballroom entrance is on the front-left corner of the building, please take the stairway down.

Pomodorino servers great Italian food, brick oven pizza and wonderful deserts.

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Directions

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Restaurant Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at one of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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

Band: Long Island Jazz Orchestra

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Mike Ficco & The Long Island Jazz Orchestra

The Long Island Jazz Orchestra, recognized as one of the most exciting and versatile 16-piece big bands in the New York metropolitan area, was formed by Mike Ficco with the area’s finest and most accomplished jazz musicians. The band specializes in performing original distinctive compositions and arrangements of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich and others. The band also features vocalist Frank Russo performing the songs of Dean Martin, Tony Bennet and others. Join us!

Web: http://www.lijazz.com/
Phone:  631-723-0693
Email: 

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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

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

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

Pricing: Tuesday Band

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

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 • Tuesday Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 04/28/2008 • SwingPermalink


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

The dances will be held in the main ballroom, which contains a circular wooden dance floor and a small stage for bands. The ballroom entrance is on the front-left corner of the building, please take the stairway down.

Pomodorino servers great Italian food, brick oven pizza and wonderful deserts.

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Directions

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Restaurant Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at one of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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

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

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

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

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

Tuesday, Jun 3, 2008 • SDLI Tuesday Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 05/12/2008 • Permalink


On June 3rd, 3008 at 8:00PM Swing Dance Long Island, Inc will be holding it’s annual election of club officers. All club members in good standing are welcome to vote. If you would like more information on the becoming a club officer, board member, member of the nominating committee, please contact us.

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

The dances will be held in the main ballroom, which contains a circular wooden dance floor and a small stage for bands. The ballroom entrance is on the front-left corner of the building, please take the stairway down.

Pomodorino servers great Italian food, brick oven pizza and wonderful deserts.

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Directions

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Restaurant Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at one of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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

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

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

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

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

Friday, Jun 6, 2008 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN • BNL

Posted by Tom on 06/03/2008 • BallroomPermalink


TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN on Friday, June 6th, 2008:
Place: Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Lab;

“American Rumba” this coming Friday by Donna Marie Portelli.

Schedule:

Cold Food Buffet dinner: 7 - 7:45 pm; “Swing/Hustle/Rumba” warmup dancing!
American Rumba” dance lesson, 7:45 pm to 9:15 pm by Donna Marie Portelli.
General dancing up to 11:30 pm; DJ dance mix.

Admission: $15; Cost covers cold hero dinner buffet, cookies, refreshments, etc.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Brookhaven National Lab

Brookhaven National Lab

Go to LIE Exit 68 north on William Floyd Parkway;
(There are signs to: Brookhaven National Laboratory) About 1 1/2 miles away, turn right (before the second light), to BNL’s gate. Present a picture ID (driver’s license is ok) to the guard. From the Guard Booth, go straight, turn left at the first light; A few hundred feet away, on your left, is the Brookhaven Center. For more details on directions, visit: http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/maps.html

Organizer: BNL Social & Cultural Club (BNL)

The BNL Social & Cultural Club holds weekly dance socials (TGIFs) and workshops at the North Ballroom, Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory every Friday evening from 7 to 11:30 pm.

Unless otherwise noted, workshops and lessons are from 7:10 pm to 9:30 pm with a food break in-between, followed by open social dancing up to 11:30 pm at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York.

Cost per person: $15(members)/$20(non-members), or $8/$12 for social dancing only without the lessons; members rate applies also to all Bera members with BNL ID, SDLI members with ID, students with school ID, and all subscribers of the Social-L list and the Yahoo DanceLovers group. (Special events have different rates).

Dance socials are open to the general public, but require a photo-id at the BNL front gate.

Their most current schedule is: BNL Social & Cultural Club Calendar

They also maintain a mailing list. To join: BNL Social-L email list

Contacts (Click below to send e-mail):
Rudy Alforque, 631-344-4733, or , or
Jack Guthy, 631- 929-8287, or

Friday, Jun 6, 2008 • Highway 49 • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 05/12/2008 • Permalink


Highway 49 will be playing at UNION STATION RESTAURANT & TAVERN, Main St, Smithtown on Friday, June, 6 2008.

Highway 49 website: http://www.myspace.com/highway49music

For more info please call Union Station at 631-265-3300 or http://www.unionstationrestaurantsmithtown.com

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

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

Saturday, Jun 7, 2008 • Long Island Sound Swing Orchestra • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 06/03/2008 • SwingPermalink


Tony and Carol Fraser will be teaching Fundamentals of Lindy Hop at The Brush Barn between 6pm through 7 pm. Both US Open Swing Dance Champions and ALHC Champions, they bring more than a decade of coaching and teaching experience from around the world, and they now live in Long Island.

Schedule
6:00PM - 7:00PM Fundamentals of Lindy Hop by US Open Swing Dance Champions and ALHC Champions Tony and Carol Fraser
7:00PM - 7:30PM Lindy Hop Practice
7:30PM - 8:00PM Fundamentals of East Coast Swing
8:00PM - 11:00PM Bill Wilkinson and the Long Island Sound Swing Band

Tony and Carol Fraser are available for private coaching sessions. Contact them directly via email: .

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

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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:

Venue: Brush Barn

Brush Barn

The Smithtown Historical Society’s Brush Barn is located behind the historic Epenetus Smith Tavern at 211 East Main Street, Smithtown NY 11787 and is not visible from the street. About 0.2 miles east on Main Street from the intersection of Route 111 and Route 25 (Main Street).  There is a white house that is #211 (Epenetus Smith Tavern) and a gravel drive beside the house.

Epenetus Smith Tavern

Frank Brush Barn

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

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

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

Pricing: Saturday Band

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

Sunday, Jun 8, 2008 • Miller’s Crossing Bluegrass • IslipArtsCouncil

Posted by Tom on 06/02/2008 • Permalink


Miller’s Crossing Bluegrass – (Bayard Cutting Arboretum)

Rapidly becoming one of the most highly-respected and roundly well-regarded bluegrass bands in the Northeast, Miller’s Crossing brings that high lonesome sound to Long Island in the form of Ron Feinberg on fiddle and vocals, Marjorie Kelting on guitar and vocals, Pat Falco on upright bass, Chris Maloy on guitar and vocals and Terry McGill on banjo. Unlike most bluegrass bands, the members of Miller’s Crossing compose the majority of their songs. $ 6. per car parking fee

Date: 6/8 at 2 pm (Sunday)

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:

Sunday, Jun 8, 2008 • “Swing ‘n Latin” Sunday • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 03/28/2010 • Permalink


"Swing ‘n Latin” Sunday on June 8th, 2008, at:

Bruno’s Restaurant & Bar
451 Hawkins Avenue
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

Directions:
Exit 60 LIE north, Hawkins Avenue. Go straight on Hawkins Avenue; just before Portion Rd. you will see Bruno’s on your right; Ample parking in the back.

Lesson: 5:30 - 6:30 pm, “Dancing Hustle with Jose” by Jose Bolivar; General dancing: 6:30 - 10 pm; EC/WC Swing, Hustle, Salsa, Merengue & Bachata! DJ music by Rudy grin

Cost: $15 per person; Hot food buffet to be provided by Bruno’s; each admission ticket entitles the holder one drink at the bar!

Band: DJ Music

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

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

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

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 • Tuesday Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 06/02/2008 • Permalink


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

The dances will be held in the main ballroom, which contains a circular wooden dance floor and a small stage for bands. The ballroom entrance is on the front-left corner of the building, please take the stairway down.

Pomodorino servers great Italian food, brick oven pizza and wonderful deserts.

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Directions

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Restaurant Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at one of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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

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

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

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

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

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 • OHEKA - Garden Party 2008 A GATSBY-STYLE CELEBRATION •

Posted by Tom on 06/12/2008 • Permalink


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Commemorating a New Milestone: 10,000 “Kids at the Castle” Tour Program 2000-2008

OHEKA’s Formal Gardens or Terrace Room
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
5:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. Rain or Shine
Wine, Hors d’oeuvres, Dinner, Snacks & Dessert
Gatsby-Style Attire is Optional
Reservations $45/Friends of OHEKA Members $35.00
Questions: 631-367-2570

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 • Jerry Costanzo - Destination Moon • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 06/02/2008 • Permalink


Vocalist Jerry Costanzo with
Andy Farber and his Swing Mavens

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Port Jazz
201 Main Street
Port Jefferson, NY
Phone: 631-476-7600

June 12 8-11pm

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

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

Friday, Jun 13, 2008 • TGIF AT BROOKHAVEN • BNL

Posted by Tom on 06/08/2008 • Permalink


Friday at Brookhaven Lab, June 13th.

“American Samba” lessons by Wei Chen & Nelson Cause at our TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN, Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Lab;

Schedule:
** Cold Food Buffet dinner: 7 - 7:45 pm; warmup dancing!
“American Samba” dance lesson, 7:45 pm to 9:15 pm by Wei Chen & Nelson Cause.

General dancing up to 11:30 pm; DJ dance mix; GUEST DJ: BRUCE GRABOWSKI!

Admission: $15; Cost covers cold hero dinner buffet, cookies, refreshments, etc.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Brookhaven National Lab

Brookhaven National Lab

Go to LIE Exit 68 north on William Floyd Parkway;
(There are signs to: Brookhaven National Laboratory) About 1 1/2 miles away, turn right (before the second light), to BNL’s gate. Present a picture ID (driver’s license is ok) to the guard. From the Guard Booth, go straight, turn left at the first light; A few hundred feet away, on your left, is the Brookhaven Center. For more details on directions, visit: http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/maps.html

Organizer: BNL Social & Cultural Club (BNL)

The BNL Social & Cultural Club holds weekly dance socials (TGIFs) and workshops at the North Ballroom, Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory every Friday evening from 7 to 11:30 pm.

Unless otherwise noted, workshops and lessons are from 7:10 pm to 9:30 pm with a food break in-between, followed by open social dancing up to 11:30 pm at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York.

Cost per person: $15(members)/$20(non-members), or $8/$12 for social dancing only without the lessons; members rate applies also to all Bera members with BNL ID, SDLI members with ID, students with school ID, and all subscribers of the Social-L list and the Yahoo DanceLovers group. (Special events have different rates).

Dance socials are open to the general public, but require a photo-id at the BNL front gate.

Their most current schedule is: BNL Social & Cultural Club Calendar

They also maintain a mailing list. To join: BNL Social-L email list

Contacts (Click below to send e-mail):
Rudy Alforque, 631-344-4733, or , or
Jack Guthy, 631- 929-8287, or

Saturday, Jun 14, 2008 • NY Dancesport Centre Presents the 8th Annual Spring Ball • Patti & Anthony

Posted by Tom on 06/02/2008 • BallroomPermalink


On Saturday, June 14, 2008,

NY Dancesport Centre Presents the 8th Annual Spring Ball at the

Polish Hall of Riverhead,
214 Marcy Avenue
Riverhead, NY !

NY Dancesport Centre 8th Annual Spring Ball
Saturday, June 14, 2008
8 pm to 1 am

Advance Tickets: $55.00 per person.
June 7 - 14: $65.00 per person.

Includes: Sit Down Dinner, Dessert & great music for your dancing pleasure. Cash Bar.

Make Checks payable to: NY Dancesport Centre, 69 Vanderwater St., So. Farmingdale, NY 11735

No Refunds or exchanges.
Professional Show & Student Showcase.
50/50 Raffle…….Door Prizes!!!

Directions: LIE (495) to exit 72. Take Rt. 25 East for approximately 3 miles. Make a left onto Marcy Ave. Polish Hall is on Right after the RR Tracks.

Call Patti & Anthony @ 516.909.1686 for more information.
E-Mail:
Website: http://www.nydscentre.com

Organizer: Patti & Anthony (Patti & Anthony)

NY Dancesport Centre
Web: http://nydscentre.com
Tel: (631)225.6919
Fax: (631)225.6918
E-Mail:

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2008 • Blue Vipers of Brooklyn return to SDLI • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 06/16/2008 • SwingPermalink


The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn are an acoustic Dixieland, early swing, gospel and blues band, composed of resonator guitar/vocals, trumpet, homemade washboard percussion, upright bass, with the occasional addition of violin/fiddle & tenor saxophone.

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Their repertoire of witty songs with moving yet often bawdy lyrics and catchy 4 part vocal harmony always draw large crowds.
The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn recently won a nationally televised contest called “Subway Idol,” which was a month long feature on FOX’s “The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet” where they had the privilege of performing live on four separate occasions. As the winners the band will be recording their next album at Quad studios in conjunction with the legendary Hit Factory recording studios in New York City.
Some of their more notable performances include The 2006 “Lincoln Center Out Of Doors Roots of American Music Festival,” The 2006 “Peace Boat Music Festival” at the United Nations in New York City, winning a Battle of The Bands competition hosted by goswingdancing.com against Joe Battaglia & The New York Big Band in May 2007 and a huge swing party at SOL in New York City hosted by Swing Remix in June 2007.
The Blue Vipers are Billy Nemec-guitar/vocals, Chris Pistorino-upright bass, David Langlois-washboard percussion, Sam Hoyt-trumpet.

Band: The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn

The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn are an acoustic Dixieland, early swing, gospel and blues band, composed of resonator guitar/vocals, trumpet, homemade washboard percussion, upright bass, with the occasional addition of violin/fiddle & tenor saxophone.

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Their repertoire of witty songs with moving yet often bawdy lyrics and catchy 4 part vocal harmony always draw large crowds.
The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn recently won a nationally televised contest called “Subway Idol,” which was a month long feature on FOX’s “The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet” where they had the privilege of performing live on four separate occasions. As the winners the band will be recording their next album at Quad studios in conjunction with the legendary Hit Factory recording studios in New York City.
Some of their more notable performances include The 2006 “Lincoln Center Out Of Doors Roots of American Music Festival,” The 2006 “Peace Boat Music Festival” at the United Nations in New York City, winning a Battle of The Bands competition hosted by goswingdancing.com against Joe Battaglia & The New York Big Band in May 2007 and a huge swing party at SOL in New York City hosted by Swing Remix in June 2007.
The Blue Vipers are Billy Nemec-guitar/vocals, Chris Pistorino-upright bass, David Langlois-washboard percussion, Sam Hoyt-trumpet.

Website: Thebluevipersofbrooklyn.com

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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

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

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

Pricing: Tuesday Band

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

Friday, Jun 20, 2008 • SWINGTIME Big Band - Tribute to Count Basie • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 06/16/2008 • Permalink


On Friday night, June 20 (8:15pm), Swingtime Big Band will make their debut at the historic Sousa Band Shell in Port Washington’s Sunset Park, right on the bay, just next to the town dock.  This is a free concert, and there is plenty of room for a picnic supper, so please come early and enjoy the view as well as the music.

The program that night is called Back to Basie, featuring classics from the immortal Count Basie’s six-decade career, alternating with timeless hits from some of the other legendary leaders of the Big Band era, including Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Harry James, Glenn Miller and Artie Shaw, plus a special tribute to Frank Sinatra!

Directions To The Sousa Band Shell

Port Washington, NY is located on the North Shore of Long Island and is approximately 20 miles east of Manhattan. Take The long Island Expressway to exit 36 which is Searingtown Road. Make a left onto Searington Road (you will be going north after the left turn onto Searingtown Road). Proceed North on Searingtown road and cross over Route 25A which is also called Northern Boulevard. When you cross over northern Boulevard Searintown Road becomes Route 101 which is also called Port Washington Boulevard. Continue North on route 101 approximaltey 4 miles to Main street. The Port Washington Post office is at the intersection of Main street and Port Washington Boulevard. Make a left onto Main street and proceed approximately 1.8 miles. The Band Shell is on the right side of the road , just after a small athletic field, and just before the town dock. The Town Dock is approximately 50 feet away from the entrance to the Band Shell.You can park at the dock

Band: Swingtime Big Band

Swing Time Big Band

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Dedicated to the performance of America’s greatest popular standards, SWINGTIME BIG BAND is a 20-piece authentic swing band comprised of master interpreters of music from the Swing Era (mid-1930’s through early 1950’s). The ensemble specializes in performing original arrangements of Big Band classics from the Great American Songbook, bringing to life both the style and the spirit of this music for 21st century audiences to experience in living color.

SWINGTIME thrills concert audiences and Ballroom dancers alike with authentic recreations of the timeless swing music of such great Big Band leaders as Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Harry James, Woody Herman, Les Brown, Charlie Barnet and Stan Kenton, among many others.

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With the recent renaissance in popularity of both swing music and ballroom dancing, this versatile ensemble has been enjoying remarkable success playing both the swing music that is its calling card, as well as a wide variety of tunes to accommodate the many varied styles requested by ballroom dancersThe Lindy, Fox Trot, Peabody, Cha-Cha, Tango, Merengue, Rhumba and Mambo, among others. Highlights of the many prestigious venues at which SWINGTIME members have performed include: Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, the Plaza Hotel, the Waldorf Astoria, Tavern on the Green and the Rainbow Room.

Steven Shaiman, Artistic Director
Phone: 516-876-8324
Email:
Website: http://swingtimeny.com

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

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

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2008 • Tuesday Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 06/02/2008 • Permalink


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

The dances will be held in the main ballroom, which contains a circular wooden dance floor and a small stage for bands. The ballroom entrance is on the front-left corner of the building, please take the stairway down.

Pomodorino servers great Italian food, brick oven pizza and wonderful deserts.

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Directions

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Restaurant Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at one of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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

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

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

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

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

Tuesday, Jul 1, 2008 • Tuesday Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 07/02/2008 • SwingPermalink


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

The dances will be held in the main ballroom, which contains a circular wooden dance floor and a small stage for bands. The ballroom entrance is on the front-left corner of the building, please take the stairway down.

Pomodorino servers great Italian food, brick oven pizza and wonderful deserts.

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Directions

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Restaurant Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at one of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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

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

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

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

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

Saturday, Jul 5, 2008 • No Saturday SDLI Dance in July • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 07/03/2008 • Permalink


Swing Dance Long Island will not be having a Saturday Barn dance during the Summer months of July and August.

Venue: Brush Barn

Brush Barn

The Smithtown Historical Society’s Brush Barn is located behind the historic Epenetus Smith Tavern at 211 East Main Street, Smithtown NY 11787 and is not visible from the street. About 0.2 miles east on Main Street from the intersection of Route 111 and Route 25 (Main Street).  There is a white house that is #211 (Epenetus Smith Tavern) and a gravel drive beside the house.

Epenetus Smith Tavern

Frank Brush Barn

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

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

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

Tuesday, Jul 8, 2008 • Tuesday Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 07/03/2008 • Permalink


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

The dances will be held in the main ballroom, which contains a circular wooden dance floor and a small stage for bands. The ballroom entrance is on the front-left corner of the building, please take the stairway down.

Pomodorino servers great Italian food, brick oven pizza and wonderful deserts.

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Directions

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Restaurant Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at one of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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

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

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

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

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

Thursday, Jul 10, 2008 • TREVOR DAVISON 10-piece Swing Band • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 06/12/2008 • Permalink


THURS 10TH - BIG BAND NIGHT
With the TREVOR DAVISON 10-piece Swing Band Featuring Allyson
Doors Open at 7:30 - Music from 8-10pm
$20 per person / $30 at the door +tax
RSVP by Monday July 7th at

Phone: 631-298-0075
Email:
Web: http://www.marthaclaravineyards.com

DIRECTIONS COMING FROM THE WEST

Take the Long Island Expressway heading East to Exit 71
Make a LEFT onto Edwards Avenue Head North on Edwards Avenue
(for approximately 3 miles)
Make a right at the second LIGHT
onto Sound Avenue
Head East on Sound Avenue
(for approximately 10 miles)
The Tasting Room will be on your RIGHT

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 11, 2008 • Harlem on My Mind: A Celebration of Jazz, Swing, and Tap Jams • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 07/02/2008 • Permalink


“Harlem on My Mind: A Celebration of Jazz, Swing, and Tap Jams”

FRIDAY, JULY 11 AT 6PM

WHAT:  For the Bronx Museum’s First Fridays! program, “Harlem on My Mind: A Celebration of Jazz, Swing, and Tap Jams,” the sounds of the Ray Abrams Big Swing Band – a powerful 17 piece group continuing the tradition of great jazz music created by the bands of Count Basie and Duke Ellington – will surely “swing” you into motion. The event will also feature a tap and swing performance by the great young dancers of Hoofer’s House. Please note: Due to the July 4th holiday, this event will take place the second week in July.

For more information, and a complete schedule of upcoming First Friday events, please visit http://www.bronxmuseum.org/programs/firstfridays.html
WHO:  Featuring the Ray Abrams Big Swing Band, lead jazz vocalist Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch, and dancers from Hoofer’s House. The event will be hosted by Rashida Bumbray from Hoofer’s House.

WHEN:  Friday, July 11, 6:00 – 10:00pm

WHERE:  The Bronx Museum of the Arts
South Wing – Lower Gallery
1040 Grand Concourse @ 165th Street
Bronx, NY 10456

Band: Ray Abrams Big Swing Band

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This highly professional swing band, which actually started in the 50’s, under the vision of Hank Dougherty, was acquired by Brooklyn’s famous jazz saxophonist and prolific arranger, Ray Abrams. Ray passed on in 1997, but the band continues to entertain lovers of swing and classic-jazz. The 17 members of the band consistently recreate the unforgettable hard swinging, finger-snapping, toe-tapping sounds of the greatest swing-bands of the 40’s and 50’s. Our musical arrangements feature many of the band’s exceptional soloist, as well as swinging vocals and a fine selection of love ballads, uniquely sung by our featured vocalist, Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch.

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The band’s library of musical arrangements, is lengthy and well rounded, ranging from the still modern sounding charts created by founder, Ray Abrams, to the swinging big-band charts from the minds of arrangers like Sam Nestico, Quincy Jones, Sy Oliver, Neal Hefti, and so many others. This valued musical library supports the bands ability to create a well-rounded program of classic-jazz as played by the bands of Basie, Ellington, Hawkins, Foster, Hampton, etc.

The band’s unique ability to perform to the spirit of the music and to swing at the drop of a hat, is consistently nourished by the very dedicated skills of the band’s leader, Ervin Simpson, who has led the band since 1998. No doubt, this ability to swing the most beloved songs from The Classic American Jazz Songbook, explains why the band continues to maintain a growing presence on LI and in the tri-state area.

Band Contact:
Don Echoles Conway at 917-674-4647 or

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 11, 2008 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN - In My Blood (Confessions of a Ballroom Dancer) Book Signing by Tony DiFranco • BNL

Posted by Tom on 07/06/2008 • Permalink


TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN on Friday, July 11th:
Dance Lesson: “More Hustle Moves”, by Donna DeSimone

SPECIAL EVENT ON JULY 11TH --> BOOK SIGNING BY AUTHOR AND FILMMAKER, TONY DIFRANCO!

(Quoting Rudy...) Many of us know Anthony DiFranco. Aside from being a college professor and a published writer/novelist, he is also an independent film producer/director/editor. A while back, at Brookhaven National Lab’s Berkner Hall Auditorium, we had a film screening of his then newly-completed full-length feature film “Happy Ever After”.

He just released a new novel, “In My Blood (Confessions of a Ballroom Dancer)”. I think this book will be of interest to most of us who are in the Long Island Dance Community. “..I think it will be a fun read for anyone who’s into ballroom dancing”. He will be present during our dance on July 11th, and will be happy to sign every book that will be sold by then grin

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The book is a paperback, 304 pages, priced at $15.

If you want to see more about the book and about Tony as a writer and filmmaker, check out his website at:
http://www.p-pix.com/

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IN MY BLOOD
A new novel by Anthony DiFranco

If by chance you’re a ballroom dancer - here’s a story about a world you’ll recognize. And if you’re not, here’s a candid love story set in a world you’ll recognize as well.

Tommy and Laurie are virtual strangers in mid-life when they meet at a Long Island ballroom dance.  Each sees something mysterious but compelling in the other’s eyes, each takes a chance on a wild ride that begins at the hover point of a spin turn and may or may not sweep the rest of their lives into it.

Their ride carries them across the gamut of dance experiences - the studios, the Latin clubs, the big social dances, the exhibitions, the dance weekends - all against the backdrop of onerous day jobs, aging parents, and troublesome ex-spouses.

I wrote In My Blood after fifteen years of involvement in the dance world. I wrote it hoping to illuminate, through an imagined story, a number of personal experiences beyond the dance scene itself: the dynamics of love relationships, the madness of independent filmmaking, the meaning of my parents’ lives and deaths, the lost beauty of the past.  I wanted to write about every passion that had gotten “in my blood.”

I thought it would be fun, too, to comment on the psychology and the sociology and the history of ballroom dancing, and to weave all these elements into a single story that would sweep readers along just like a good waltz.  The result is In My Blood.

- Anthony DiFranco

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Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Venue: Brookhaven National Lab

Brookhaven National Lab

Go to LIE Exit 68 north on William Floyd Parkway;
(There are signs to: Brookhaven National Laboratory) About 1 1/2 miles away, turn right (before the second light), to BNL’s gate. Present a picture ID (driver’s license is ok) to the guard. From the Guard Booth, go straight, turn left at the first light; A few hundred feet away, on your left, is the Brookhaven Center. For more details on directions, visit: http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/maps.html

Organizer: BNL Social & Cultural Club (BNL)

The BNL Social & Cultural Club holds weekly dance socials (TGIFs) and workshops at the North Ballroom, Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory every Friday evening from 7 to 11:30 pm.

Unless otherwise noted, workshops and lessons are from 7:10 pm to 9:30 pm with a food break in-between, followed by open social dancing up to 11:30 pm at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York.

Cost per person: $15(members)/$20(non-members), or $8/$12 for social dancing only without the lessons; members rate applies also to all Bera members with BNL ID, SDLI members with ID, students with school ID, and all subscribers of the Social-L list and the Yahoo DanceLovers group. (Special events have different rates).

Dance socials are open to the general public, but require a photo-id at the BNL front gate.

Their most current schedule is: BNL Social & Cultural Club Calendar

They also maintain a mailing list. To join: BNL Social-L email list

Contacts (Click below to send e-mail):
Rudy Alforque, 631-344-4733, or , or
Jack Guthy, 631- 929-8287, or

Sunday, Jul 13, 2008 • Summer Concerts on the Stony Brook Village Green • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 07/11/2008 • Permalink


Starting Sunday for the FREE Summer Concerts on the Green

Sunday, July 13, 2008 Through Sunday, August 24, 2008

7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Stony Brook Village Center

A series of live music events performed in front of the Stony Brook Post Office.

-July 13 Jerry Constanzo and the Swing Alliance Septet (Orchestra)
-July 20 Round Midnight Ensemble (Jazz)
-July 27 Spotlight Dance (Dance Performance)
-Aug. 3 Edward Decorsia and New York’s Most Dangerous Big Band (Swing & Jazz, yesterday & today)
-Aug. 10 Sound Symphony (Classical)
-Aug. 17 The Clusters (50’s, 60’s & 70’s music)
-Aug. 24 Claudia Nostrand New Age (New Age)

Organization: The Ward Melville Heritage Organization
Website: http://www.wmho.org/WMHOEventCalendar.asp
Phone: 631-751-2244

Band: The Swing Alliance Septet with Jerry Costanzo

The Band Features:

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Jerry Costanzo- vocals
Jeff Mitchel- tenor sax
Andrew Grossbard- alto sax
Mark Topaz- trumpet
Ken Macdonald- trombone
John Ray- bass
Ed Pisano- keyboard
Frank Beluchi- drums

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

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

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2008 • Nick Polumbo and the Flipped Fedoras • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 02/14/2008 • SwingPermalink


Due to popular demand - Nick is back.

Band: Nick Palumbo and the Flipped Fedoras

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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

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

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

Pricing: Tuesday Band

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

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2008 • Central Park Stompers • Old Westbury

Posted by Tom on 06/11/2008 • Permalink


Wednesday, July 16
Central Park Stompers—Big Band Swing, Contemporary Swing—Comprised of a world-class lineup of musicians, the Central Park Stompers blend 40’s nostalgia, early ‘50s Rhythm and Blues, and classic swing. 

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 17, 2008 • Isotope Stompers Dixieland Jazz Band at Heckscher Park • Huntington Arts

Posted by Tom on 07/06/2008 • Permalink


Isotope Stompers on Thursday, July 17th

The Huntington Arts Council is proud to celebrate the 43rd Summer Arts Festival. This tradition has flourished from year to year and each season has surpassed the last in the quality and variety of the programs. From Broadway shows to local musicians, each concert attracts a wide and appreciative audience. Summer in Huntington would not be complete without the Arts Festival. The festival runs June 20th to August 17. Check out the Huntington Arts Council website for further information. http://www.huntingtonarts.org/

FESTIVAL INFORMATION

Chapin Rainbow Stage, Huntington Village (Heckscher Park), Long Island’s Premier Public Stage…Universal Talent, Ageless Audience.
All performances are FREE to the public!

LOCATION

The Chapin Rainbow stage is located in Heckscher Park, Huntington, New York at Prime Avenue and Route 25A (Main Street) with shows every evening, except Mondays from June 20 through August 17.

HUNTINGTON SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL HOTLINE: 631-271-8423 x 5

TIMES

All shows begin at 8:30pm, with the following exception: on every Tuesday, designated as the Family Series, shows begin at 7:30pm.

SEATING POLICY:
Wednesday – Sunday at 8:30pm.
Take FOLDING CHAIRS, BLANKETS or CUSHIONS for seating comfort. Folding/sand chairs are not permitted in the blanket area (indicated by lawn signs).

Festival grounds are wheelchair accessible and accessible to persons who are physically challenged. Efforts will be made to accommodate persons with special needs.

Wherever the performance is located we offer a few friendly reminders to enhance the enjoyment of the show for you and your neighbors in he audience.

1. Make sure to check the weather forecast and dress appropriately. ALL performances are held in Heckscher Park despite the whims of the weather, so take your umbrella!
2. Please turn off all cell phones and beepers before the show starts.
3. Remember, be courteous to those around you; please, no smoking.
4. Please be considerate of others during the performance.
5. Remember, no pets are allowed.
6. Keep an eye on your children and keep them close to you.
7. No flash photography or video is permitted.
8. Use the receptacles provided for your trash.
9. Feel free to bring a friend or two, or three.
10. Bring blanket and chairs.
11. Thanks, and enjoy the concerts!

Important: Please Note
Alcohol and pets are not permitted anywhere on Park grounds. Flash photography and recording of any kind are strictly prohibited. Please limit smoking to along the fences.

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:

Friday, Jul 18, 2008 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN - Donna DeSimone teaching Hustle • BNL

Posted by Tom on 07/16/2008 • Permalink


This Friday, July 18th, our weekly TGIF @ Brookhaven will feature once again
Donna DeSimone teaching Hustle! (Next week—Annette Alicante teaching American Cha-cha).

The format will be the same as last Friday - first part (45 min) for beginners; the 2nd part, for int/adv dancers.

TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN on Friday, July 18th, 2008:
Place: Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Lab;

Schedule:
Cold Food Buffet dinner: 7 - 7:45 pm; warmup dancing!
“Hustle” dance lesson, 7:45 pm to 9:15 pm by Donna DeSimone;
General dancing up to 11:30 pm;

Admission: $15; Cost covers cold hero dinner buffet, cookies, refreshments, etc.

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*** AND --> MORE BOOK SIGNING BY AUTHOR AND FILMMAKER, TONY DIFRANCO!  * If you don’t have a copy yet of his new book “In My Blood (Confession of a Ballroom Dancer)”, get one this Friday!

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Venue: Brookhaven National Lab

Brookhaven National Lab

Go to LIE Exit 68 north on William Floyd Parkway;
(There are signs to: Brookhaven National Laboratory) About 1 1/2 miles away, turn right (before the second light), to BNL’s gate. Present a picture ID (driver’s license is ok) to the guard. From the Guard Booth, go straight, turn left at the first light; A few hundred feet away, on your left, is the Brookhaven Center. For more details on directions, visit: http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/maps.html

Organizer: BNL Social & Cultural Club (BNL)

The BNL Social & Cultural Club holds weekly dance socials (TGIFs) and workshops at the North Ballroom, Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory every Friday evening from 7 to 11:30 pm.

Unless otherwise noted, workshops and lessons are from 7:10 pm to 9:30 pm with a food break in-between, followed by open social dancing up to 11:30 pm at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York.

Cost per person: $15(members)/$20(non-members), or $8/$12 for social dancing only without the lessons; members rate applies also to all Bera members with BNL ID, SDLI members with ID, students with school ID, and all subscribers of the Social-L list and the Yahoo DanceLovers group. (Special events have different rates).

Dance socials are open to the general public, but require a photo-id at the BNL front gate.

Their most current schedule is: BNL Social & Cultural Club Calendar

They also maintain a mailing list. To join: BNL Social-L email list

Contacts (Click below to send e-mail):
Rudy Alforque, 631-344-4733, or , or
Jack Guthy, 631- 929-8287, or

Sunday, Jul 20, 2008 • Swingtime Big Band - (Bayard Cutting Arboretum) • IslipArtsCouncil

Posted by Tom on 06/04/2008 • Permalink


7/20 at 2 pm (Sunday): Swingtime Big Band - (Bayard Cutting Arboretum)

Long Island-based 20-piece Big Band which specializes in original and authentic arrangements of Swing-Era music from the 1930s until the early 1950s. The members of Swingtime are veterans of regional Big Bands and orchestras, including Ira Alexander’s Swingtimers, the Tommy Dorsey Big Band, the Stardusters and Artie Shaw’s Big Band. Swingtime boasts two fine vocalists: Bobbie Ruth, who recreates the classic “gal vocal” style and Jerry Costanzo, who evokes the crooners of the age. $ 6. per car parking fee

Band: Swingtime Big Band

Swing Time Big Band

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Dedicated to the performance of America’s greatest popular standards, SWINGTIME BIG BAND is a 20-piece authentic swing band comprised of master interpreters of music from the Swing Era (mid-1930’s through early 1950’s). The ensemble specializes in performing original arrangements of Big Band classics from the Great American Songbook, bringing to life both the style and the spirit of this music for 21st century audiences to experience in living color.

SWINGTIME thrills concert audiences and Ballroom dancers alike with authentic recreations of the timeless swing music of such great Big Band leaders as Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Harry James, Woody Herman, Les Brown, Charlie Barnet and Stan Kenton, among many others.

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With the recent renaissance in popularity of both swing music and ballroom dancing, this versatile ensemble has been enjoying remarkable success playing both the swing music that is its calling card, as well as a wide variety of tunes to accommodate the many varied styles requested by ballroom dancersThe Lindy, Fox Trot, Peabody, Cha-Cha, Tango, Merengue, Rhumba and Mambo, among others. Highlights of the many prestigious venues at which SWINGTIME members have performed include: Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, the Plaza Hotel, the Waldorf Astoria, Tavern on the Green and the Rainbow Room.

Steven Shaiman, Artistic Director
Phone: 516-876-8324
Email:
Website: http://swingtimeny.com

Venue: Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Located at:
440 Montauk Highway
Great River, NY 11739

Website: http://www.bayardcuttingarboretum.com
Phone: 631-581-1002

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:

Monday, Jul 21, 2008 • New Vintage Swing Band - Free Concert in Manhasset • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 07/21/2008 • Permalink


Join Doris, Brian and the New Vintage Swing Band.

For their only summer concert this season!!!!!

MONDAY
JULY 21
7:30

rain or shine
****if rain...we will be playing at library

MANHASSET
MARY J. DAVIES GREEN GAZEBO
PLANDOME RD, MANHSSET-just north of RT25A

Directions:From Long Island Expressway (Westbound):
Turn off at Exit 36 Searingtown Rd., Shelter Rock Rd. At 2nd light on service road turn right (north) onto Shelter Rock Rd. Follow it for about 2 miles to Northern Blvd. (Lord & Taylor on the right). Turn left onto Northern Blvd. and at 2nd light turn right onto Plandome Rd.. Gazebo park will be on left. parking behind Gazebo

From Long Island Expressway (Eastbound):
Turn off at Exit 35, Shelter Rock Rd. At 1st light on service road, turn left (north) onto Shelter Rock Rd. Follow it for about 2 miles to Northern Blvd. (Lord & Taylor on the right). Turn left onto Northern Blvd and at 2nd light turn right onto Plandome Rd.. Gazebo park will be on left. parking behind Gazebo

****Directions to Manhasset Library if it rains:30 Onderdonk Avenue Manhasset, NY 11030

Phone: (516) 627-2300

From Long Island Expressway (Eastbound):
Turn off at Exit 35, Shelter Rock Rd. At 1st light on service road, turn left (north) onto Shelter Rock Rd. Follow it for about 2 miles to Northern Blvd. (Lord & Taylor on the right). Turn left onto Northern Blvd. and immediately turn right onto Onderdonk Avenue. Library is the building on the right.

From Long Island Expressway (Westbound):
Turn off at Exit 36 Searingtown Rd., Shelter Rock Rd. At 2nd light on service road turn right (north) onto Shelter Rock Rd. Follow it for about 2 miles to Northern Blvd. (Lord & Taylor on the right). Turn left onto Northern Blvd. and immediately turn right onto Onderdonk Ave. Library is the building onthe right. 

Band: New Vintage Swing Band

Much like fine champagne, The New Vintage Orchestra bubbles with an unparalleled energy and charisma that is sure to keep dancers going all night. Formed by trumpeter Brian Lewis in August of 1992, the band puts forth an incredibly diverse range of musical talent.

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Featured is female vocalist Doris Anne Lewis, singing the hits of Ella Fitzgerald, Natalie Cole, Dianne Schure, and many other swing singers.
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The bands “Frank Sinatra” crooner is Ron D’Abruzzo who adds his own special blend to the great American standards.

The swing scene’s resurgence in the late 90’s was undeniable. The New Vintage Orchestra reproduces 1930’s and 40’s sounds using original arrangements from Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, and Harry James, and with special arrangements written by Brian Lewis, the band belts out the sounds of popular dance chart-toppers. Not all of New Vintage’s charts are vintage, however! They also play the hits of Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, The Brian Setzer Orchestra, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

The band has backed up such names as The Temptations, Jerry Vale, Connie Francis, Al Martino , Frankie Valli, Bob Newhart and Joan Rivers. Few bands possess the ability to set a room in motion like The New Vintage Orchestra. From the opening downbeat to the last note, screaming brass, gritty saxes, and a strong rhythm section keep the audience jumping the whole night long.

“Standards Aged to Perfection”, The New Vintage Orchestra’s debut CD release, captures the incredible versatility of the group. The album’s eleven tracks include a wide range of classics from the 1930’s and 40’s. From a foot stomping rendition of Benny Goodman’s “Sing Sing Sing” to the silky smooth lyrical lines of Doris Anne Lewis in “And the Angels Sing”, to a rousing, jazzy finale of “When the Saints Go Marchin’ In”, the band is sure to entertain, and, like that bottle of bubbly, only gets better with time.

Contact: Brian Lewis
E-mail:
Phone : (516) 742-3961
Website: http://www.lewismusicstore.com

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

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

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2008 • Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 07/03/2008 • SwingPermalink


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

The dances will be held in the main ballroom, which contains a circular wooden dance floor and a small stage for bands. The ballroom entrance is on the front-left corner of the building, please take the stairway down.

Pomodorino servers great Italian food, brick oven pizza and wonderful deserts.

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Directions

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Restaurant Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at one of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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

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

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

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

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

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2008 • Ray Rodriguez y Swing Sabrosa • Old Westbury

Posted by Tom on 06/11/2008 • Permalink


Wednesday, July 23

Ray Rodriguez y Swing Sabrosa—Salsa & Latin Jazz --With a mix of traditional salsa and powerful modern arrangements, Ray Rodriguez y Swing Sabroso are renowned for their fiery modern salsa dura. The group’s distinctive style is the result of the unique and extensive musical backgrounds of the band’s individual members, who have performed and recorded with some of the most recognizable names in Latin music before joining together to integrate Swing Sabroso.

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

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2008 • Music Under the Stars • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 07/30/2008 • Permalink


Music Under the Stars - Syosset-Woodbury Community Park, Woodbury

SOUND ON SOUND - Music from swing to today’s hits.

MUSIC UNDER THE STARS “2008”

Enjoy an Entertaining Evening Outdoors At One of the Oyster Bay Town’s Parks or Beaches

MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY at 8PM
NO SHOWS ON SUNDAY
From July 7th through August 12th

FREE OF CHARGE

Phone: 516-797-7900
Website:  www.oysterbaytown.com

SYOSSET-WOODBURY COMMUNITY PARK (516) 677-5990
7800 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury 46 acres.
Children’s play area, picnic area with barbecue grills, basketball court, volleyball court, 4 handball courts, 2 horseshoe courts, 3 shuffleboard courts, 5 tennis courts, 3 baseball fields, nature trail, swimming pool with diving area, kiddie wading pool, ice skating rink.

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

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

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2008 • Lil’ Cliff and the Cliffhangers • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 07/03/2008 • Permalink


Lil’ Cliff and the Cliffhangers are coming back due to popular demand.

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

The dances will be held in the main ballroom, which contains a circular wooden dance floor and a small stage for bands. The ballroom entrance is on the front-left corner of the building, please take the stairway down.

Pomodorino servers great Italian food, brick oven pizza and wonderful deserts.

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Directions

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Restaurant Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at one of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

Band: Lil’ Cliff & The Cliffhangers


Photo by Phil Marino/NY Times

2006 International Blues Challenge Finalists Lil’ Cliff & the Cliffhangers are a four piece, blues harmonica driven wrecking crew. These knickerbockers have been singing, swinging and stinging Tri State area audiences for the last three plus years with their own special brand of blues power.

After winning the regional IBC competition, hosted locally by the Downstate Blues Society of Long Island, New York, these four professionals then took their special brand of original jump blues down to Memphis, Tennessee to compete in the annual International Blues Challenge. And wouldn’t you know it, out of literally hundreds of blues artists from all over the world the boys placed in the final top ten!

Fresh from this triumph Lil’ Cliff & the Cliffhangers are now out to support their latest indi-cd release “God Bless Women” on Shankbone Records. Through a comprehensive combination of live appearances up and down the Northeast corridor, radio airplay (wfdu, wwoz, wusb to name a few), local cable television appearances (Wes Houston Presents) as well as the most user friendly web site you could hope for (replete with mp3 and electronic press kit downloads) these blues boys knock ‘em out of their shoes and leave them dancin’ barefoot!

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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

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

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

Pricing: Tuesday Band

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

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2008 • Harlem Renaissance Orchestra • Old Westbury

Posted by Tom on 06/11/2008 • Permalink


Wednesday, July 30

Harlem Renaissance Orchestra—Big Band Swing—When you are talking authentic Big Band sound,The Harlem Renaissance Orchestra is second to none. True to the tradition of Swing, HRO’s 16 piece orchestra has performed in some of the most prestigious venues and events in the country. Its mission is to revive the music of the Big Band Era and to preserve this music in its living form by giving recognition to the following great creators: Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Pops Louie Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lucky Millinder, Earl Fatha Hines, Billy Eckstine, Lionel Hampton, and others.

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, Aug 1, 2008 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN - American Bolero • BNL

Posted by Tom on 07/29/2008 • Permalink


If you don’t feel like dancing after the picture taking, you can always go to a rock concert at the South Room: “Argent Fantasy”, a Long Island-based rock band, will perform in concert on Friday, August 1, at 7 p.m. in the Brookhaven Center; the event is sponsored by the BNL Music Club; Tickets are $10 at the BERA Store or at the door.

ABOUT OUR TGIF:

This Friday, Aug 1st, I will be teaching American Bolero. As usual, we will start from the beginners level and then gradually progress towards int/adv figures.

TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN on Friday, Aug 1st, 2008: Place: Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Lab;

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

Admission: $15; Cost covers cold hero dinner buffet, cookies, refreshments, etc.

II. ABOUT THE TGIFS @ BROOKHAVEN

Our workshops at Brookhaven Lab are generally designed for “social dancing”. We usually start with a review of the basic moves, then progress towards more advanced patterns that might be useful in any dance social.

There is no fixed partnering as we rotate partners - not only to provide an opportunity for everyone to meet and become social friends, but also to give each and everyone a chance to learn how to apply the basic techniques of “lead and follow”. We don’t offer any individual private instruction. All of our instructors, however, conduct their own private, or group instructions elsewhere outside the Lab. Please feel free to make an arrangement with any of them if you want to get more specialized dance instructions outside Brookhaven Lab.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Our weekly TGIFs @ Brookhaven, sponsored by the BNL Social & Cultural Club of the Brookhaven Employees Recreation Association (BERA), is held weekly at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). It is open to the general public. Visitors to the Lab 16 years old and older must bring a photo ID. (Non-BNL employees please read “Directions to BNL” below).

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Directions to BNL (Brookhaven National Lab):

Go to LIE Exit 68 north on William Floyd Parkway (There are signs to: Brookhaven National Laboratory). After the first light and about 2.4 kilometers (1 1/2 miles) down, turn right (just before the second light) to BNL’s gate. If asked, present your picture ID(driver’s license) to the guard. Go straight, turn left at the light; a short distance down, on your left is the Brookhaven Center.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Brookhaven National Lab

Brookhaven National Lab

Go to LIE Exit 68 north on William Floyd Parkway;
(There are signs to: Brookhaven National Laboratory) About 1 1/2 miles away, turn right (before the second light), to BNL’s gate. Present a picture ID (driver’s license is ok) to the guard. From the Guard Booth, go straight, turn left at the first light; A few hundred feet away, on your left, is the Brookhaven Center. For more details on directions, visit: http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/maps.html

Organizer: BNL Social & Cultural Club (BNL)

The BNL Social & Cultural Club holds weekly dance socials (TGIFs) and workshops at the North Ballroom, Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory every Friday evening from 7 to 11:30 pm.

Unless otherwise noted, workshops and lessons are from 7:10 pm to 9:30 pm with a food break in-between, followed by open social dancing up to 11:30 pm at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York.

Cost per person: $15(members)/$20(non-members), or $8/$12 for social dancing only without the lessons; members rate applies also to all Bera members with BNL ID, SDLI members with ID, students with school ID, and all subscribers of the Social-L list and the Yahoo DanceLovers group. (Special events have different rates).

Dance socials are open to the general public, but require a photo-id at the BNL front gate.

Their most current schedule is: BNL Social & Cultural Club Calendar

They also maintain a mailing list. To join: BNL Social-L email list

Contacts (Click below to send e-mail):
Rudy Alforque, 631-344-4733, or , or
Jack Guthy, 631- 929-8287, or

Saturday, Aug 2, 2008 • No SDLI Barn Dance in August • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 07/03/2008 • Permalink


Swing Dance Long Island will not be having a Saturday Barn dance during the Summer months of July and August.

Venue: Brush Barn

Brush Barn

The Smithtown Historical Society’s Brush Barn is located behind the historic Epenetus Smith Tavern at 211 East Main Street, Smithtown NY 11787 and is not visible from the street. About 0.2 miles east on Main Street from the intersection of Route 111 and Route 25 (Main Street).  There is a white house that is #211 (Epenetus Smith Tavern) and a gravel drive beside the house.

Epenetus Smith Tavern

Frank Brush Barn

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

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

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

Monday, Aug 4, 2008 • Brennan’s Irish Pub to be Chase Bank •

Posted by Tom on 08/04/2008 • Permalink


Construction is now underway to convert our old dance venue Brennan’s Irish Pub to Chase branch.
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Before closing at the end of 2007, Brennan’s was at that location for about 7 years.

Prior to Brennan’s, that location was home to the popular nightclub Heffron’s, which had a long run of what must have been about 15 years.

Before Heffron’s, it was the Hauppauge Theater, which showed movies on it’s single-screen. Many locals remember seeing the Rocky Horror Picture Show there in the ‘70s.

Venue: Brennan’s Irish Pub

Brennans Irish Pub

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Brennans Irish Pub 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.  631-979-7855

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2008 • Tuesday Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 08/04/2008 • Permalink


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

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

The dances will be held in the main ballroom, which contains a circular wooden dance floor and a small stage for bands. The ballroom entrance is on the front-left corner of the building, please take the stairway down.

Pomodorino servers great Italian food, brick oven pizza and wonderful deserts.

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Directions

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Restaurant Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at one of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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

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

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

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

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

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2008 • Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks • Old Westbury

Posted by Tom on 06/11/2008 • Permalink


Wednesday, August 6

Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks—20s & 30s Dance—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 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 band were featured in Gus Van Sant’s film Finding Forrester, in Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator, Robert DeNiro’s film, The Good Shepherd and most recently in Sam Mendes’ upcoming film: Revolutionary Road. Also a big-band historian and collector, Giordano has more than 30,000 scores in his collection. Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks are renowned on the New York scene for their commitment to preserving and authentically presenting 1920s jazz and popular music.

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

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2008 • Ray Abrams Big Swing Band at Greis Park, Lynbrook • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 07/16/2008 • Permalink


THE LYNBROOK RECREATION DEPARTMENT’S SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT GREIS PARK,

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2008 FROM 8 TO 9:30 PM

The Ray Abrams Big (17-PC) SWING BAND,

IN A PROGRAM OF SWING DANCE MUSIC, AUTHENTICALLY PLAYED IN THE STYLE OF THE GREATEST BIG BANDS OF THE ‘40’S AND 50’S, SUCH AS, COUNT BASIE, DUKE ELLINGTON, LIONEL HAMPTON, ETC.

ADMISSION IS FREE

BRING CHAIRS, AND/OR BLANKETS, ALONG WITH YOUR SWING-DANCING SHOES ARRIVE EARLY FOR BEST PARKING AND SEATING

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CALL THE LYNBROOK RECREATION CENTER, 516-599-8000

LOCATION OF GREIS PARK venue, GREIS PARK’S ENTRANCE IS AT 55 WILBUR STREET, (opposite the toyota dealer), SOUTH OF MERRICK ROAD, in LYNBROOK

Band: Ray Abrams Big Swing Band

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This highly professional swing band, which actually started in the 50’s, under the vision of Hank Dougherty, was acquired by Brooklyn’s famous jazz saxophonist and prolific arranger, Ray Abrams. Ray passed on in 1997, but the band continues to entertain lovers of swing and classic-jazz. The 17 members of the band consistently recreate the unforgettable hard swinging, finger-snapping, toe-tapping sounds of the greatest swing-bands of the 40’s and 50’s. Our musical arrangements feature many of the band’s exceptional soloist, as well as swinging vocals and a fine selection of love ballads, uniquely sung by our featured vocalist, Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch.

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The band’s library of musical arrangements, is lengthy and well rounded, ranging from the still modern sounding charts created by founder, Ray Abrams, to the swinging big-band charts from the minds of arrangers like Sam Nestico, Quincy Jones, Sy Oliver, Neal Hefti, and so many others. This valued musical library supports the bands ability to create a well-rounded program of classic-jazz as played by the bands of Basie, Ellington, Hawkins, Foster, Hampton, etc.

The band’s unique ability to perform to the spirit of the music and to swing at the drop of a hat, is consistently nourished by the very dedicated skills of the band’s leader, Ervin Simpson, who has led the band since 1998. No doubt, this ability to swing the most beloved songs from The Classic American Jazz Songbook, explains why the band continues to maintain a growing presence on LI and in the tri-state area.

Band Contact:
Don Echoles Conway at 917-674-4647 or

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

Thursday, Aug 7, 2008 • MIKE FICCO and the LONG ISLAND JAZZ ORCHESTRA at Northport Village Green • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 03/28/2010 • Permalink


CONCERTS SPONSORED by NORTHPORT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
LOCATION - GAZEBO VILLAGE PARK - Time 8PM

AUGUST 7 - MIKE FICCO and the LONG ISLAND JAZZ ORCHESTRA (NEW YORK’S HARDEST SWINGING JAZZ BAND)
AUGUST 14 - CHASER (RHYTHM & BLUES/SOULFUL CARIBBEAN)
AUGUST 21 - THE LITTLE WILSON BAND (A NIGHT OF RHYTHM and BLUES)
AUGUST 21 - TIME WAS (MUSIC for the GENERATIONS SHOW and DANCE BAND)

Website: http://www.northportny.com/sh_events.php

Band: Long Island Jazz Orchestra

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Mike Ficco & The Long Island Jazz Orchestra

The Long Island Jazz Orchestra, recognized as one of the most exciting and versatile 16-piece big bands in the New York metropolitan area, was formed by Mike Ficco with the area’s finest and most accomplished jazz musicians. The band specializes in performing original distinctive compositions and arrangements of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich and others. The band also features vocalist Frank Russo performing the songs of Dean Martin, Tony Bennet and others. Join us!

Web: http://www.lijazz.com/
Phone:  631-723-0693
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.

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2008 • Tuesday Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 07/30/2008 • Permalink


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

The dances will be held in the main ballroom, which contains a circular wooden dance floor and a small stage for bands. The ballroom entrance is on the front-left corner of the building, please take the stairway down.

Pomodorino servers great Italian food, brick oven pizza and wonderful deserts.

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Directions

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Restaurant Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at one of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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

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

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

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

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

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2008 • Peter Duchin and the Orchestra • Old Westbury

Posted by Tom on 07/21/2008 • Permalink


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Peter Duchin and the Orchestra—Standards, Classic Rock—A Gardens’ favorite, Peter Duchin and the Orchestra return to open the 2008 Pops. Peter is the premier band leader having formed one of the most versatile, prestigious, and sought after bands of the modern era.

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, Aug 14, 2008 • Jones Beach Events Presents: The Ray Abrams Big Swing Band **CANCELED** •

Posted by Tom on 08/13/2008 • Permalink


***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED***

Event Venue Name: JONES BEACH BAND SHELL CONCERT SERIES

Venue Address:  JONES BEACH, WANTAGH, NY (Bandshell is very close to the central monument)

Event Title: JONES BEACH EVENTS PRESENTS, THE RAY ABRAMS BIG (17-PC) SWING BAND, in a night of swing dancing to great big band music.

Brief Description/Additional Information:
This unique swing band, authentically reproduces the great music of the 40”s and 50’s, as specially played by the bands of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, etc. 

Event Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2008

Start Time:  7:30 PM

End Time:  10:30 PM

Cost:  FREE

Information Phone number: 516-826-5979 Ext 15.

Information E-mail: , & www.jonesbeachevents.com

Additional comments:  Arrive early, bring chairs, blankets and your swing dancing shoes, for a night of music, dancing & fun for all.

Band: Ray Abrams Big Swing Band

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This highly professional swing band, which actually started in the 50’s, under the vision of Hank Dougherty, was acquired by Brooklyn’s famous jazz saxophonist and prolific arranger, Ray Abrams. Ray passed on in 1997, but the band continues to entertain lovers of swing and classic-jazz. The 17 members of the band consistently recreate the unforgettable hard swinging, finger-snapping, toe-tapping sounds of the greatest swing-bands of the 40’s and 50’s. Our musical arrangements feature many of the band’s exceptional soloist, as well as swinging vocals and a fine selection of love ballads, uniquely sung by our featured vocalist, Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch.

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The band’s library of musical arrangements, is lengthy and well rounded, ranging from the still modern sounding charts created by founder, Ray Abrams, to the swinging big-band charts from the minds of arrangers like Sam Nestico, Quincy Jones, Sy Oliver, Neal Hefti, and so many others. This valued musical library supports the bands ability to create a well-rounded program of classic-jazz as played by the bands of Basie, Ellington, Hawkins, Foster, Hampton, etc.

The band’s unique ability to perform to the spirit of the music and to swing at the drop of a hat, is consistently nourished by the very dedicated skills of the band’s leader, Ervin Simpson, who has led the band since 1998. No doubt, this ability to swing the most beloved songs from The Classic American Jazz Songbook, explains why the band continues to maintain a growing presence on LI and in the tri-state area.

Band Contact:
Don Echoles Conway at 917-674-4647 or

Thursday, Aug 14, 2008 • Chaser at Northport Village Green •

Posted by Tom on 07/16/2008 • Permalink


CONCERTS SPONSORED by NORTHPORT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
LOCATION - GAZEBO VILLAGE PARK - Time 8PM

AUGUST 14 - CHASER (RHYTHM & BLUES/SOULFUL CARIBBEAN)
AUGUST 21 - THE LITTLE WILSON BAND (A NIGHT OF RHYTHM and BLUES)
AUGUST 21 - TIME WAS (MUSIC for the GENERATIONS SHOW and DANCE BAND)

Website: http://www.northportny.com/sh_events.php

Friday, Aug 15, 2008 • Open Workshop / Dance Social: WEST COAST SWING! • Dance Magic

Posted by Tom on 08/13/2008 • Permalink


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Open Workshop / Dance Social this week.

Friday, August 15 7:30pm
August Dance of the Month:  WEST COAST SWING!
http://www.dancemagicballroom.com/#dances for more info

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Band: DJ Music

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

Organizer: Dance Magic Ballroom (Dance Magic)

US ballroom champion Giny Rae has been teaching ballroom dancing to many people on Long Island through instruction at Brookhaven National Lab and Stony Brook University. Giny also teach dance at her Dance Magic ballroom studio in Saint James. Check out the website for their social dance parties (typically Friday, Saturdays and Sundays).

Giny Rae
Dance Magic Ballroom and Dance Studio
655 Middle Country Road
Saint James, NY 11780

Phone: (631)584-7100
Web: http://www.DanceMagicBallroom.com/
Email:

Giny Rae - Owner and Artistic Director
A member of the Dance Educators of America (DEA), the National Dance Council of America (NDCA), and the Professional Dancers Federation (PDF), Giny Rae has over 20 years of experience as a social and competitive dance instructor in American, International, and Cabaret styles of Danceport. She has competed and performed nationally, internationally, and on television. Her students have earned junior, amateur, and pro-am championships, and Dance Magic has won several studio awards. Her leading corporate client is the Ballroom Dance Club at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. Giny has been Adjunct Professor of Danceport at the State University of New York - Stony Brook, and is also the Head Coach of the SUNY - Stony Brook Ballroom Dance Team and Club.

Giny Rae also has over 20 years experience as a competitive professional dancer in the Latin, Ballroom, and Cabaret divisions. She also holds the degree of “Member with Honors” from the North American Dance Teachers Association, qualifying her as a Championship Level Competition Judge. Her competitive accomplishments are as follows:

1993 - Empire State Ballroom Classic Champion
1992 - PBS-TV “Evening of Championship Ballroom Dancing” - Featured Performer
1991 - U.S. Ballroom Champion - Rising Star Cabaret Division
1991 - U.S. Ballroom Finalist - Open Cabaret Division
1987-1991 - American Star Ball Champion
Baltimore/Washington Open Champion
Imperial Star Ball Champion
North Star Ball - Rising Star Champion
North Star Ball - Open Division Champion
New England Imperial Champion

Alexis Andrea - Instructor
An accomplished dancer and the daughter of Giny Rae, Alexis has returned from performing with the London based production of “Simply Ballroom”, at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.  Alexis is a graduate of the Performing Arts High School in Syosset, New York and holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.  She has been President of the Stony Brook University Ballroom Dance Club and Competition Team and has won many awards during her competitive career.  When she is not traveling, Alexis teaches several classes at the studio.

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2008 • Tuesday Swing Dance with The Cangelosi Cards • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 08/10/2008 • Permalink


This evening The Cangelosi Cards will be playing for us.

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

The dances will be held in the main ballroom, which contains a circular wooden dance floor and a small stage for bands. The ballroom entrance is on the front-left corner of the building, please take the stairway down.

Pomodorino servers great Italian food, brick oven pizza and wonderful deserts.

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Directions

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Restaurant Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at one of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

Band: The Cangelosi Cards

The Cangelosi Cards

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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

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

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

Pricing: Tuesday Band

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

Thursday, Aug 21, 2008 • Little Wilson Band • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 07/16/2008 • Permalink


CONCERTS SPONSORED by NORTHPORT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
LOCATION - GAZEBO VILLAGE PARK - Time 8PM

AUGUST 21 - THE LITTLE WILSON BAND (A NIGHT OF RHYTHM and BLUES)
AUGUST 21 - TIME WAS (MUSIC for the GENERATIONS SHOW and DANCE BAND)

Website: http://www.northportny.com/sh_events.php

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

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