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 […]
Queen Esther and The Hot Five will grace the stage at The Salon’s 7th annual New Year’s Eve Eve extravaganza on December 30th — the party before the “party” — at The DL in the Lower East Side. The tradition continues with a spectacular lineup of 50 performers, including 6 bands, on 3 floors. NYEE is our biggest party of the year; last years sold out a week in advance; advance tickets recommended! Some say New Year’s Eve is amateur night; that’s ’cause all the dames and dapper gents know the real party is the night before – at THE SALON – what we like to call NEW YEAR’S EVE EVE. PLEASE NOTE: This event will sell out. Use “pianostore” for a 10% discount on general admission tickets when purchased online. Online ticket sales close on Tuesday at 1pm. ** Advance tickets & info avail at http://www.thesalon.biz/ — Music by — * George Gee Swing Orchestra – w/John Dokes & Hilary Gardner * Jason Prover & Sneak Thievery Orchestra * Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. (Sit & Die Co) * Queen Esther & The Hot Five * Scrub Board Serenaders * The Ladybugs – wMartina DaSilva and Kate Davis plus SPECIAL GUESTS sitting in with the bands Adrien Chevalier – guest violinist (from Avalon) Tatiana Eva-Marie – guest vocalist (from Avalon) Svetlana Shmulyian – guest vocalist (fron the Delancey Five) * Dj VaVa Voon – on the 3rd floor spinning swing & lindy * DJ Ryan Swift – on the 3rd floor (late night) […]
Calling all lindy hoppers! The final Big Band First Friday at Dance Manhattan promises to go out swinging with a BIG BAND BLOWOUT of epic proportions. (YES, this is absolutely, definitely, for sure THE FINAL BIG BAND FIRST FRIDAY at this location!) A JAM SESSION is in the works with the George Gee Swing Orchestra, special invited musical guests and dance performances. You will not want to miss this ultra-special show! Dance Manhattan 39 W. 19th St. Friday, November 7th 9pm – 1am $20, $15 with valid College ID George Gee 17 pc Swing Orchestra House DJ TOMO Guest DJ VaVa Voon SPECIAL GUESTS include Dan Levinson, Svetlana Shmulyian, Glenn Crytzer, Queen Esther, Adrian Cunningham & more!!!