2011 Season

Latest News!
Sunday October 9th 1 - 4pm Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (PENDING) 122nd St between Mount Morris Park West & Madison Ave
) Visit savoycentral.org for other dance events around NYC.

Sunday September 18th CANCELLED 1 - 4pm Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater
Due to planning problems, This concert / dance at this newly renovated outdoor band shell is being postponed.
122nd St between Mount Morris Park West & Madison Ave

Saturday July 30 2 - 5pm The GREAT HILL 106th Street and Central Park West
Jazzmobile presents a FREE outdoor concert/dance with George Gee Swing Orchestra. A dance floor will be provided!



Note: We have purchased a POWERPACK battery system that will provide hours of energy for our Sound System. This will allow us to feature live and recorded music again at the Band Shell.
posted 6.16.2011 P Lindy Lanna



We are now featuring the best of photos through Slide.com. For complete event photos and links see photos.

 
 
 
 


Past Postings:

Don't miss Friday May 22nd 2009 for a huge Swing dance at the Band Shell hosted by the Frankie95.com Festival.
See Calendar for more details.
posted 5.16.2009 P Lindy Lanna


Friday May 1st CANCELLED
Due to several factors from the weather, the passing of Frankie Manning on Monday morning to the shut down of the electicity at the band shell, we are postponing this event. We realize that this may be our one and only date for the Spring. We hope to have other dates to post soon. Thanks for your understanding.
posted 5.01.2009 P Lindy Lanna


Saturday April 4th is cancelled due to inclimate weather. Friday May 1st 2009 will be our one and only date for the Spring! We will be posting details shortly.

Sunday October 26th 2:00pm - 5:00pm with Michael Arenella Dreamland Orchestra
The weather forcast today is excellent, sunny skies and 60 + degrees. The fabulous Michael Arenella Dreamland Orchestra will be featured today so come on down to the Band Shell in Central Park!

Sunday October 26th is our Finale for the 2008 Season. And if the weather is good to us, we'll be treated with the fabulous Michael Arenella Dreamland Orchestra. Our last event on Saturday Sept 20th turned out superb as we had well over 100 dancers drop in throughout the sunny warm afternoon. Although our band cancelled, our sound system took over once we got the electricity flowing. Thanks for coming out everyone and stay tuned as we'll be posting photos and links shortly which will include the impromptu Ninja Performance. See Rics latest Blog from our Sept 20th event!
posted 9.24.2008

Life/Style Television
Lifestyle Television also came by and filmed us for their 1stLookNY episode on Dance in NYC. It was aired in August and is still available for viewing on line. Click on photo above or go to LXTV.com/1stlookny. Search for Free Dance Party episode if link doesn't work.
revised posted 01/14/09.2008



Saturday September 20th is our next event. The forecast is for Sunny Skies and 71 degrees. Our band has cancelled on us but we are presently searching for a replacement. Regardless, the event is on and we will be out there positively with DJ equipment at the very least.
posted 9.19.2008

see below for some youtube clips from last month and previous events.
July 27th 2008 (after the band left and the rain came). http://www.youtube.com
Sept 31st 2007 with Michael Arenella Dreamland Orchestra http://www.youtube.com
Sept 31st 2007 with Michael Arenella Dreamland Orchestra http://www.youtube.com
Our vintage feature from 2000 when held at Bethesda Fountain. http://www.youtube.com

Next Up is Saturday September 20th 2:00pm - 5:30pm Featuring Ben Wood's Franglais Trio. Should be fun and we're expecting another performance from the Balbusters Balboa Group. Our last event on August 31st was a hit and we were really treated to some great weather.
posted 9.04.2008

Lifestyle Television also came by and filmed us for their 1stLookNY episode on Dance in NYC. It was aired this past weekend and is still available for viewing on line. Click on photo above or go to LX.TV.com and click on 1STLOOKNY: Dance Party. Photos of our event will be up shortly.....
posted 8.07.2008

Still On It's 9am and althought the forecast is for sun and scattered rain, we are still coming out there with the sound system and the band is still on track to play. Live Music Featuring the Neon Swing X-perience!
posted 7.27.2008

FirstLook NY (Life/Style Television) plans to feature Central Park Swings in an upcoming episode so they plan to be out at the Band Shell this Sunday Filming. They are preparing an episode focused on dance in the city. So if you like being on camera, here is your chance to shine! FirstLook NY is a weekly show covering the best of New York and the tri-state area. Each episode contains original upscale lifestyle segments covering new restaurants, bars, boutiques, notable events and openings in art, theater and music.
posted 7.24.2008

Sunday July 27th is our next event with Live Music Featuring the Neon Swing X-perience! neonswing.net. Reminder that this event starts at 1pm and goes only till 4pm ( Due To a Summer Stage Event ). We would like to take this opportunity to thank Lana Turner for her generous donation that helped pay for our new banner. Please see our photo section for visuals.
posted 7.16.2008

June 15th Turned out to be a surprisingly fun and sunny day. Over 50 dancers attended and despite the loss of the band due to the sketchy weather, we still had the DJ music and kept it going well past our planned end time! Thanks for sticking around everyone as it was well worth the wait. Photos are up of June 15th Event!

posted 6.20.08

On with DJ Music Today!
DUE To a last minute unexpected rainfall at 12:30pm today, we made a difficult decision and sent the band home. We are however out here, there at 50 dancers+ and we're playing DJ until 4pm Today!
posting June 15, 2008

Sunday June 15th
with Live Music Featuring the John Malino Trio
Reminder that this event starts at 1pm and goes only till 4pm ( Due To a Summer Stage Event ). See the excellent weather predictions for Sunny Skies and a comfortable 80 degrees from 1:00pm on! If you made it to our Season Opener on May 11th, you got to experience the Blue Vipers outdoors! We had over 60 dancers in attendance and the Blue Vipers made this day very memorable.
See our Photo section as we have just added hundreds of new photos from past years! And as always, the Calendar section has the details on our future dates and live music line up.
posting May 21, 2008

We are pleased to announce that this Sunday May 11th for our Season Opener, we expect to have the Blue Vipers of Brooklyn as our live band. THIS EVENT IS CONFIRMED!
Please be generous with your donations this Sunday! Donations go directly towards the band and the permits for these events.
posting May 1, 2008

Central Park Swings is an outdoor swing music concert and dance open to the public. It's all held at the Band Shell in Central Park, NYC. There is a featured dance lesson at the start. You can come just to enjoy the music or you can break out your own dance steps. All of our events are permitted through NYC Parks and Recreation. Events are subject to cancellation due to weather so stay tuned to this website for last minute updates.
Location: Naumberg BandShell in Central Park, NYC (72nd street, between East and West side)
Time: generally 2:30-6:00pm unless otherwise posted
Schedule: This event takes place selected Saturdays and Sundays during the Summer.
Cost: Free but a $4 donation is suggested. Donations go directly towards the band and the permits for these events