Style: Big Band Swing

Dance Instructor: Margaret Batiuchok teaches Lindy Hop

DJ: Ryan Swift

Always one of the most popular parties of the summer, our season finale brings the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra back to the stage for an evening of all-out swing. Guardians of Harlem’s jazz past for two decades, the Orchestra summons the spirit of jazz legend Illinois Jacquet with high-octane renditions of tunes by the Count, the Duke, and Jacquet himself. And to top off the evening, New York’s best dancers face off for the Ambassador Prize, an homage to Lindy hop icon Frankie Manning.

 

Ambassador Prize Lindy Hop Dance Contest To enter the contest, sign up here or in person at the entry gate. Both partners must be registered and checked in by 8:00 pm on July 15.

Judges: Margaret Batiuchok, Mercedes Ellington, Charlie Meade, and Lana Turner

Prizes: Tickets to Midsummer Night Swing 2018 and more

Watch

Swing

Harlem Renaissance Orchestra

13th Annual Tribute to Illinois Jacquet

plus the Ambassador Prize Lindy Hop Dance Contest

Saturday, July 15 Damrosch Park

Dance floor opens at 6:00 pm

Dance lesson at 6:30 pm

Live music at 7:30 pm

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Venue and Accessibility

Damrosch Park
Amsterdam Ave. and W. 62 St.
  • Wheelchair-accessible seating Wheelchair-accessible seating
  • Assistive listening devices Assistive listening devices

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375.

For ticketing information and general questions, please call 212.721.6500.