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Black Americana at Brooklyn Americana Music Festival! Saturday September 22nd in DUMBO Powerhouse Arena, 7pm Under the Archway, 9pm The 4th Annual Festival takes place September 20 -23, 2018. Opening Night Gala at The Fabulous Jalopy Theatre, Thursday September 20, 2018 featuring five brilliant sets of musicians, including just back from European tour, founders of The Be Good Tanyas: Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton. Opening Night Gala is just the beginning of a four day extravaganza! Brooklyn Americana Music Festival comprises fifty free shows at nine locations along the spectacular New York City waterfront. FREE day time shows for all ages in The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge & Brooklyn Bridge Park (The All-new skyline sweeping Pier 3!). Evening shows every night at beloved pioneer establishments in Red Hook and Dumbo:  Jalopy Theatre and Jalopy Tavern, Sunny’s Bar, 68 Jay Street Bar & Superfine Restaurant Bar.   “If you hear twangs of mandolin or fiddle wafting across the East River, it’s not carrying up the coast from Nashville — it’s the Brooklyn Americana Music Festival, taking place on several stages in Dumbo.”   – New York Times

Friday Swing Dance at Brooklyn Swings September 21st at 7pm – 10pm $15 (cash only) Trinity Grace Church 231 Ainslie Street (upstairs!) Featuring music from Queen Esther and her trio! This is BROOKLYN’S ONLY weekly swing dance! This is a space to Practice & Play & ask questions along the way. There will be a teacher on call to ask questions to and a mix of Lindy Hop and Charleston and Balboa music playing. Fridays Swing will now have Weekly Community Events 1st Friday: Movie Night 2nd Friday: Pizza Night 3rd Friday: Coffee Night 4th Friday: Cookie Night 5th Friday (Rare!): Pot Luck Brooklyn Swings is a great chill place to learn how to swing dance. Swing dance is a Black American Folk Dance that started in Harlem, NY and is danced all over the world today.We offer Level I & Level II series every MONDAY,   TUESDAY and in TWO locations in Brooklyn! Plus a weekly dance on FRIDAYS. Come enjoy the the music, dance, history, people and the international community at large. Find out more at: BrooklynSwings.com

Shanghai Mermaid presents Music & Moonlight on the Hudson featuring Queen Esther & The Hot Five For tickets, click here! you are invited to join us as we take a moonlight cruise on the hudson river  with the majestic manhattan skyline as our backdrop. let us ‘shanghai’ you, and take you hostage for a night of music, glamour and romance. the party will be on the clipper city tall ship, a pre-civil war era sailboat that is 158 ft long and 120 feet in height. we’ll sail from 9pm – 11pm, though the party will start on the dock at 8:15pm with the band’s first set. i so hope you    can join us for a lovely evening of music and moonlight. dressy and/or vintage attire is highly suggested, and no casual attire is requested. you’ll have more fun if you dress up! the weather is supposed to be grand, and the views of the statue of  liberty and the city will be breathtaking. LOCATION the clipper city sailboat both docks and sails from slip 2, north of the staten island ferry terminal, and at the southern most tip of battery park. please click here for directions, a map, etc.

THE 13TH ANNUAL JAZZ AGE LAWN PARTY ON GOVERNOR’S ISLAND! JUNE 16TH AND 17TH AUGUST 25TH AND 26TH PLEASE NOTE: Queen Esther & The Hot Five perform on Saturday, June 16th and Saturday August 25th! ACTIVITIES: *DANCE LESSONS teach you the hottest dance steps of the time: CHARLESTON and PEABODY DANCE CONTESTS (Saturday is Charleston, Sunday is Peabody) see who’s the Bee’s Knees in this lighthearted dance-off *VINTAGE PORTRAITS – You Ought To Be In Pictures, perched upon one of our Paper Moons *BATHING BEAUTIES AND BEAUS PROMENADE (Sundays only, June 17th and August 26th) – pull that itchy wool number out of the mothballs and parade it for all to admire (For entry email: voon@icloud.com) *1920s MOTORCAR EXHIBITION get up close and personal with flivvers and Tin Lizzies *CROQUET, free and open to all. JAZZ AGE LAWN PARTY CROQUET TOURNAMENT on Sundays, June 17th and August 26th Announcing! *THE HIGH COURT OF PIE CONTEST (Sunday, August 26th Only) This year, the pie’s the limit at JALP. Announcing celebrity judges: RAIZA COSTA, host of Brazil’s Food Network sensation “Dulce Delight” http://www.delightdulce.com and ALICIA WALTER, founder of the world famous ONCE UPON A TART bakery in SoHo, NYC. http://onceuponatart.com This year’s categories are: “The Bee’s Knee’s” – for exciting and imaginative interpretation! & “Zoozled” – alcohol infused! Both winning bakers will be featured on an episode of “Dulce Delight”! Contestants must pre-register for contest and specify category at jalpevents@gmail.com. Pie must be submitted to the High Court Of Pie table by 12:30pm on Sunday. Winners will be announce from Main Stage at 3:45pm. Note: Pie Baking Contest happens on Sunday, August 27th ONLY! *KIDLAND carnival games and prizes for junior gents and Flapperettes *TWO EXPANSIVE, JUMBO-SIZED WOODEN DANCE FLOORS set up […]

Hot Jazz Sunset Sundays at Gallow Green August 12th at 7pm — Queen Esther and her Quartet + Blind Boy Paxton with Phonograph DJ MAC on the gramophone The Rooftop at The McKittrick Hotel 542 West 27th Street, New York City Admission is FREE! Co-presented by the New York Hot Jazz Festival and The McKittrick Hotel, Hot Jazz Sunset Sundays at Gallow Green is an all new series at our rooftop hideaway. Join us atop the hotel each week at 7pm as we showcase the best hot jazz in New York City. Food and libations are available for purchase and while reservations are not required, we do suggest booking a table should you wish to dine. Reservations are available by calling 212-564-1662 or by clicking here.