Brooklyn’s Dance Around Downtown: Swing Eyal Vilner Big Band featuring Queen Esther September 26th DJ Ryan Swift from Frim Fram Jam // MC Dandy Wellington Dance lesson by Evita Arce The Dance Around Downtown series brings different dance forms to the various plazas in Downtown Brooklyn all summer long. The final stop in our series is Swing at MetroTech Commons! As swing grew in popularity around the country, the epicenter was NYC, the birthplace of Lindy Hop. Join us for live music and social dancing, hosted each week by MC Dandy Wellington, featuring the best bands, DJs, and dance teachers in the Big Apple. This event is outdoors in Metrotech Commons. Dancers, please note surface is concrete, so bring appropriate shoes! ———– SCHEDULE (updated sept 10th): 5:00 – 5:20 DJ 5:20 – 5:45 lesson #1 & DJ 5:45 – 6:45 band 1st set 6:45 – 7:10 lesson #2 & DJ 7:10 – 8:00 band 2nd set DIRECTIONS: A / C / F / R train to Jay St Metrotech; 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 to Borough Hall; or B / Q to Dekalb Ave. *** presented by Downtown Brooklyn with Prohibition Productions.
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
INTREPID: Battle of the Big Bands Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Pier 86, W 46th Street and 12th Av, NYC Saturday, May 26, 2018 8:00pm – 1:00pm 21+ w/ID FOR TICKETS, CLICK HERE Check-in at the box office starts at 7:15pm for General Admission and at 7:00pm for VIP. The ship opens at 8:00pm. EARLY CHECK-IN & BOARDING Arrive between 7:00pm and 8:00pm for early checkin and enjoy live music by the Madhattan Quartet on the pier, explore the new exhibition “A View from the Deep: The Submarine Growler & the Cold War,” and get complimentary non-alcoholic refreshments (while supplies last) before boarding the ship! Then at 8pm the Intrepid opens, and you can quickly board the ship from the pier! The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and Prohibition Productions proudly present our third annual epic battle of the big bands and swing dance on the flight deck of the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid. May 26th is also International Lindy Hop Day – Frankie Manning’s birthday!! This highly anticipated one-night-only annual special event is also an official part of Fleet Week 2018 and sells out every year! We celebrate the music, dancing, and style of the Swing Era featuring three of NYC’s best big bands playing on the flightdeck on a giant fifty foot stage; plus a barbershop quartet, 1940’s-style photo booth, a vintage fashion contest, swing dance performances, dance contests, free beginner swing dance lessons, our lovely pinup gals, vendors on the front of the flight deck, and you’ll find even more live […]
It’s time for Vintage Train Day 2017!!! The FREE 2017 Vintage Train Jazz and Swing Festival will be held on the north end of the 96th St. Q Station Sunday Dec. 3, 11am-6pm. (Yes, the location is new!) Band schedule will be announced a few days in advance. This invite will be continually updated with more information (here and in discussion posts) right up to the date and during the event. Note: This is a totally unofficial event, completely separate from the official New York Transit Museum’s “Subway Swing” party Dec. 9. Tickets on sale 11/29. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/194469697782158/ WHAT’S HAPPENING? Sunday, Dec. 3, hundreds of jazz musicians, swing dancers, vintage clothing enthusiasts, photographers (plus families, commuters, and subway/railroad buffs) will converge on the 96th St. Q train station for a full day of music, dance, and happiness — totally FREE with your Metrocard swipe. Top-quality established AND up-and-coming jazz bands will perform throughout the day. This volunteer-driven grassroots gathering is one of the absolute highlights of the winter season for a certain subculture of jazz and vintage lifestyle fans — and the general public is welcome! Please RSVP so we have an idea how many guests we should prepare for, thank you! PRESS WELCOME Journalists, bloggers, photogs, documentarians, etc. are absolutely welcome to come and cover the event! We just ask that everyone please share or post your reports/posts/broadcasts here or online with the hashtag #NYCVINTAGETRAIN2017 so we can enjoy them later. Post any query here or on the NYC Vintage Train page. MUSIC SCHEDULE […]
MTA’s Subway Swing! A Nostalgia Boogie for the Ages Saturday, December 10th at 7pm $25 Queens-bound 2nd Avenue F train platform and The MTA Museum Hop on board our Nostalgia Swing Train for a special express ride from 2nd Avenue station to the Transit Museum in Downtown Brooklyn! Then, triple-step your way through our 1936 decommissioned subway station with FOUR live jazz bands, swing dancing, and vintage fashion – an after-hours boogie for the ages! Ticket price includes a one-way ride on the Nostalgia Swing Train, and admission to the party at the Museum. Tickets will be $25 and go on sale at 1pm on Thursday, December 1. Tickets must be purchased in advance. No sales will be conducted on the day of the event. We expect this event to sell out quickly, so act fast! Can’t make the party? Enjoy Holiday Rides on our vintage fleet of 1930s R1-9 cars every Sunday through December 18, and check out our collection of vintage train cars at the Museum year-round! http://www.nytransitmuseum.org/swing Photography and video recording are permitted onboard the train and at the Transit Museum. However, tripods and stands may not be used. All photographs taken are for personal use only and permission to photograph may be revoked at any time. Refunds are not available for ticketed programs. Should you be unable to attend, the full price of unused tickets may be treated as a donation to the Transit Museum and is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. We will be meeting […]