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

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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
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