2005 Season

Season 2005 Calendar
Saturday July 23 band: Kelsey Jillette Group www.kelseyjillette.com
Saturday July 30 band: Nobuki Takamen Trio
Sunday August 7 band: Walt Szymanski Trio
Sunday August 14 band: Aisha Hosely and Gelber and Associates www.aishahosley.com
Sunday Sept 4 band: Kyoko Sachi Trio www.kyokosatoh.com (Cancelled)
Sunday Sept 25 band: John Malino and his Quartet www.malino.com
Sunday Oct 23 band: Sarah Hayes and her Trio
Sunday Oct 30 band: Walter J Hawkes Trio FINALE!

October 31 posting:

Our Finale Turnout was fantastic. Stay tuned for photos of this event to be posted here. Thanks to Walter J Hawkes and his trio and our MC Spencer. And Special thanks to Winter for bringing out a spectacular buffet of food. See you all in 2006

October 30th posting:

Latest News, Band will Start at 3:30pm due to Daylight Savings Time Change today!

October 29th posting:

Fantastic weather predicted for tomorrow! Sunny and 65??q is on schedule for this Sunday, October 30th. We are expecting some Seductive and Creepy costumes. Let's get Ghoulish for this Finale at Central Park Swings. Our featured band The Walter J Hawkes Trio has played at Central Park Swings every year since 2002 and we're thrilled to have them back again for our Finale. Madison Lesson at 3pm, Band starts at 4pm! See you out there!  

October 27 th posting:

Warm Sunny weather is on schedule for this Sunday, October 30th. This should be a fantastic day and a great Finale for Central Park Swings. Our featured band The Walter J Hawkes Trio has played at Central Park Swings every year since 2002 and we're thrilled to have them back again for our Finale. Madison Lesson at 3pm, Band starts at 4pm! See you out there!  

Sept 23th posting:

Unfortunately, due to the unusually cold weather, the band chooses not to come out today. Therefore, we will not be be holding our Central Park Swings today. Hope for warner weather next Sunday for our Finale of the Season featuring Walter Hawkes and his Trio!
Sept 26th posting:

Our second to last Central Park Swings date is Sunday October 23. This will feature a great line of musicians so stay tuned for announcements! A note on last Sunday: Thanks for coming out this past Sunday and dancing and joining in on the festivities. Our deep apologies about the missing band. Our scheduled band The John Malino Quartet was a no show. I am still am waiting to hear back from the manager for an explanation and an apology.

Sept 10th posting:

Folks, Sept. 25th is the next Event. That's Sunday Sept. 25th 3-6pm Band starts at 4pm! Sorry for the confusion. The Band featured is John Malino and his Quartet www.malino.com We have had a long break since the last dance on Aug 14th so I look forward to seeing you all back again.

See you then!

Aug 23th posting:

Sunday Oct 23d3-6pm Band starts at 4pm

Folks, Sept 4th is cancelled due to circumstances out of my control. My apologies. Our next event will be Oct. 23d.More news to come in a few weeks.

Aug 23th posting:

Sunday Sept. 4th 3-6pm Band Kyoko Sachi Trio www.kyokosatoh.com starts at 4pm

Folks, last Sunday was one hell of a ride. A rain storm that hit at 3pm flooded the ground and sent the whole park huddling into the band shell. Yet an amazing crew of dancers including Michele, Tree and friends all continued to dance in the rain and made for quite the entertainment. It was a refreshing moment as the air then cooled down about 20 degrees and then the band Aisha Hosely and company toughed it out and played a set. Hope you all enjoyed who showed up. Next event is Sept. 4th. We hope to have a back up crew to run the event as I will be abroad. Please contact us if interested in helping out that day! Aug 9th posting:

Sunday Aug 14th 3-6pm Band Gelber and Associates featuring Aisha Hosely starts at 4pm

Folks, last Sunday was perhaps our most exciting outdoor dance ever.With Walt Szymanski on vocal and trumpet this band really rocked. And we also were treated with a special appearance by the lovely Miss Sarah Hayes on vocals. We hope to see you all out there this coming Sunday when Gelber and Associates and Aisha Hosely treat us with their great music. Please note our remaining dates are on Sundays. Start time 3:30pm!

Aug 6th posting:

Folks, This Sunday features Walt Szymanski Group plus special guests. Trumpeter Walter Szymanski, a native of Detroit, has toured and recorded with such musical greats as the Four Tops, Aretha Franklin, the Temptations, and his idol Dizzy Gillespie. Also a prolific composer, he is the musical director and trumpet soloist with the George Gee Orchestra. We hope to see you all out there at the Band Shell. Please note our remaining dates are on Sundays. Start time 3:30pm! July 25th posting:Our opening event last Saturday featured the Kelsey Jillette Group and they were quite marvelous. We had a great crowd of dancers joining in. Congratulations to the dancers who were brave enough to handle the beaming sunshine on the band shell stage. The band enjoyed your fancy dance stylings. We will be back this Saturday July 30th for our only other Saturday of the Season. This Saturday Features the Nobuki Takamen Trio July 22nd 2005 posting:

Central Park Swings Season Opener
The Band Shell in Central Park 72nd Street (Center of the Park)
Saturday July 23 3-6pm

Folks, get ready for our Season Opener featuring live music with The Kelsey Jillette Group. They are new to our dance scene but they can certainly swing and are really looking forward to playing this event. Saturday July 23d is the date for this opening of the summer and we hope to see you all out there at the Band Shell. Please note that this date is on Saturday as are the first two this season. Start time 3pm!

July 9 th 2005 posting:

Folks, get ready for our Season Opener. Saturday July 23d is our first dance of the summer and we hope to see you all out there at the Band Shell. Please note that this date is on Saturday as are the first two this season due to the lack of available Sundays for us in July. Start time 3pm!

Central Park Swings Fundraiser Dance Manhattan Studios 39 West 19th Street 5th/6th Ave
Friday July 8th 2005

This dance will feature lot's of line dances like The Madison, The Jitterbug Stroll, The Dean Collins Shim Sham. Paolo will be giving a review the Madison at 9:30pm and later in the evening there will be a Raffle, two Madison DVD instructional videos will be given away, plus posters and CD’s! Appetizers and other healthy foods will be out this evening compliments of the volunteers of Central Park Swings. Your Host and DJ for the evening will be “P Lindy” Paolo.  Event is 9pm to midnight . Half the door will go directly to the Central Park Swings fund to help support their outdoor events. $10 at the door. Central Park Swings is a completely volunteer organization. June 5th 2005 posting:Greetings - The dates for this season are in! Please note that some of our dates will be on Saturdays this season due to the lack of available Sundays for us in July. Start times for these dates will be 3pm running till approximately 6pm. More information to be posted shortly. Stay tuned.

April 23 2005 posting:

Greetings - We expect to have our selection of Sunday dates listed here by the end of May and will then open the board for bands to join us. We will be sending out notification to all the bands that have played for us in the past as well as new groups that are interested. Stay tuned right here for the Summer 2005 dates for Central Park Swings.