2003 Season

2003 SEASON CALENDAR

Sundays
June 15 Walter Hawkes Trio (Opening Date),
June 22 (cancelled due to weather)
June 29 Aisha Hosley and her Trio
July 13 TBA
August 3 James Walsh Band (Just added!)
August 17th Chris Higginbottom and his Trio
September 28 TBA
October 5 Walter Hawkes Trio

Location: Band Shell (Wood Stage across from band shell) Central Park, New York City (72nd street, halfway between East and West side entrances)

Time: Now 4-7pm unless otherwise noted.

Description: This event takes place selected Sundays during the Summer. It is an outdoor swing dance open to any interested participants. There are occasional line dances and jam circles throughout the day. The music is recorded, sometimes live and it's all swingin'. You can come just for the music or you can bust out your own dancing. All of our events are now permitted through NYC Parks and Recreation. Events are subject to cancellation due to weather.

Price: Free! but $2 donation suggested (That's how it's funded)

Contact: If you are interested in volunteering at these events email Swing@SavoyCentral.org. For bands interested in performing bands - click for details. For cancellations and last minute updates always check here on the web, or you can also call The Swing Hotline: 212-358-3858

 

September 28 2003 posting:

Last Sunday with Walter J Hawkes and his Trio 4-6:30pm was an intimate and marvelous finish to the season. Although the cold weather kept the crowd small, the band never sounded better. We will post the seasons pictures shortly. Thanks for all your support and attendance and special thanks to all the bands that played this year!

Looks like Good weather for our finale Today October 5th! The band Walter J Hawkes and his Trio will play through the hours of 4:00-6:30. Come join us if you like to be outside listening to good music and dancing. This Summer a Wood Stage has been constructed for dancing and for the band due to repairs on the Band Shell. These events are free and a $2 donation is suggested (pays for the band!).

September 28 posting:
This Sunday September 28th is cancelled due to weather. Our finale for the season is Sunday October 5th featuring the Walter Hawkes Trio
! Hope for good weather.

September 24 posting:
This Sunday September 28th has rain predicted. If weather does not change, this event will be cancelled. Please stay tuned and we will announce our decision on Saturday. Our final Sunday for 2003 is October 5th. We apologize if there have been listing on other sites with incorrect information about these dates.

August 24 posting:
Last Sunday, August 17d began as a spectacular day. It was sunny and warm, drummer Chris Higginbottom and his trio hit the stage straight up at 4:30pm. The made it through two great swingin' renditions and then, BOOM, the skies opened up on us. The rain hit so fast most of us including the band got soaked. It took us all completely by surprise. Well, we'll see about getting a rain date. In any case, the next and second to last SWING DATE is SEPT 28th, SUNDAY. Please note that the entire Season Calendar for Central Park Swings is always listed below on this page. We apologize if there have been listing on other sites with incorrect information about these dates.

August 14 posting:
Last Sunday, August 3d turned out to be a great one. Those of you who ventured out during the thunderstorm threatening whether were treated by sunshine and a great trio led by newcomer Joseph Walsh. This Sunday, " Lindy Mix" Lanna gives another free class and review on the Madison Time from 3:45-4:15pm to be followed by live music - drummer Chris Higginbottom and his trio. The band will play through the hours of 4:30-6:30.

August 4st 2003 posting: Last Sunday was a hit as we showcased newcomer Joseph Walsh and his Band. Thanks for coming out a supporting us. We had a great day and the sun came out just for us! Lindy Mix" Lanna gave a free class and review on Madison Time and will be back for another round on the 17th.

August 1st 2003 posting: This Sunday, " Lindy Mix" Lanna gives a free class and review on Madison Time from 3:45-4:15pm to be followed by the band. James Walsh and his band will play through the hours of 4:30-6:30. www.josephwalsh.net Also note that this Summer a Wood Stage has been constructed for dancing and for the band due to repairs on the Band Shell. These events are free and a $2 donation is suggested.

July 25th 2003 posting: We have a change of bands. Next Sunday August 3d we will be featuring a group that is new to the dance scene. James Walsh and his band. Hope you can make it. www.josephwalsh.net

July 13th 2003 posting: Regretfully I inform you all at this late notice that no event will take place today. No band was found for this date and due to the difficult accoustics to work with, I have chosen not to bring out the recorded music sound system, as it was not effective enough last month on it's own. A new notice will be posted shortly including info about the bands lined up for the remaining 3 dates. If you are still looking for something to do from 4-6 today, check out Bastille Day 60th between Park and Madison 4-6pm where you will find Walter J Hawkes and his band on the street! see Special Events-paolo

June 30 2003 posting: Aisha Hosley and her band performed this past Sunday to our largest turnout of the season. The day was picture perfect and the dancing never seemed to end. Thanks for coming out to play. Our next event is posted.

June 27st 2003 posting: Aisha Hosley and her band will be the featured Live Music this Sunday June 29th. That's right, LIVE MUSIC again!! Hope you can all come out and join us.

June 21st 2003 posting: Unfortunately looks like rain is in the forecast for Sunday. Due to the lack of shelter at the outdoor wood stage, we will be cancelling any events if there is a threat of rain that day. Therefore, Sunday, June 22nd is cancelled. Please come by next Sunday when we expect another band so stay tuned for details. If you have any favorite photos from these dances and would like them included on this site, we would love to see them. Please email them in to Swing@SavoyCentral.org

June 18th 2003 posting: The Walter Hawkes Trio was terrific last Sunday, and the new specially built wood stage was a hit with the dancers. Thanks everyone for coming out and supporting. Next Sunday we expect another band so stay tuned for details. If you have any favorite photos from these dances and would like them included on this site, we would love to see them. Please email them in to Swing@SavoyCentral.org