2006 Season

2006 Season
Sunday Sept. 3 Band: Tom Abbott's Big Band featuring Kelsey Jillette
Saturday Sept 9 Band: The Harlem Stompers 3:00-5:00pm! Ends early!
Sunday Oct 8 Band: Nobuki Takamen Quartet 3:00-6:00pm! Band at 3:30pm
Saturday Oct 14 Band: Sarah Hayes 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Saturday Oct 15 Band: New Date (last minute addition!) 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Saturday Oct 21 Band: The Roulette Sisters
Sunday Oct 29 Finale Band: Felix Endico Trio!

Today Sunday Oct 29th is our finale! We are still on however, The Felix Swing band has just informed us that due to high winds and tempuratures under 50 degrees, they are not going to attend. Halloween Costumes are encouraged.

Sunday Oct 29th
is our final event of the fall! It will feature the Felix Endico Trio. These cats are members of the Felix Swing Band and I know you will enjoy this great band. Also, Please wear your Halloween Costumes for our festivies.

Saturday Oct 21st
features the Roulette Sisters! Can you dig it. The weather is looking terrific again so we're still batting 1000 for the season! Note time frame is 3:00pm - 5:30pm! Our apologies again for the permit mixup causing the short event last Saturday and the late start on Sunday due to a demolition team. This fabulous quartet brings their hip-shaking rhythms and heart-breaking harmonies to the band shell for the first time! And please visit the Roulette Sisters on line! We Need 2 Volunteers this Saturday! Please call us!

Sunday Oct 15th We will have music Today Sunday Oct 15th! The weather is looking terrific again so we're batting 1000 for the season in that respect! No band however. Our apologies for the short event yesterday due to this permit date mixup. Note time frame today is 3:00pm - 5:30pm! see calendar for all remaining dates.

Saturday Oct 14th Sarah Hayes just called and it looks like we will have live music! The weather is looking fantastic so hope you can make it and please note that we will finish earlier at 5:30pm. The weather was with us last Sunday too as we featured the Nobuki Takamen Quartet. We've been getting lucky this year!

Sunday October 8th Our next event is Sunday October 8th. It looks like it will be great weather so come on out and join us! This one will feature the Nobuki Takamen Quartet and the band will start at 3:30pm. see calendar for details.

Saturday Sept 9th If you missed The Harlem Stompers on Saturday Sept 9th, you missed Clay Herndon, former drummer for the Apollo Theater’s House Band playing cool Rhythm & Blues & Swing with featured singer Patricia Dixon. It was a great turnout of dancers too! Next event is October 8th. See calendar

Sunday September 3d Our Season Opener featuring Tom Abbott’s Big Band was a hit and the entire plaza was packed with spectators and dancers. We got lucky with the weather too as the sun came out just in time. This coming Saturday our featured band is The Harlem Stompers! Please note this band starts and ends early! 3:00pm - 5:30pm

The Central Park Swings calendar is up! Get ready for our late Summer Season Opener featuring live music with Tom Abbott’s Big Band featuring Kelsey Jillette Group on Sept. 3. Central Park Swings is starting later this season due to permit availability. This is something we were as surprised about as you were. see calendar


Location: Naumberg BandShell in Central Park, NYC (72nd street, between East and West side)
Time: generally 3:00-6:30pm
Schedule: This event takes place selected Saturdays and Sundays during the Summer. Please see our calendar for the 2006 season.
Description: An outdoor swing music concert and dance open to public. The music is live and there is a dance lesson at the start. You can come just for the music or you can bust out your own dancing. All of our events are permitted through NYC Parks and Recreation. Events are subject to cancellation due to weather.