Harlem Renaissance Orchestra
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Harlem Renaissance Orchestra
Photo by Kevin Yatarola

Style: Big Band Swing

Dance Instructor: Margaret Batiuchok teaches Swing

DJ: Ryan Swift

Swing is the thing at our season finale. The Harlem Renaissance Orchestra keeps the spirit of jazz legend Illinois Jacquet alive with classic big-band tunes and blazing uptown energy. Always one of the best parties of the season, the night reaches its glorious peak when New York’s best dancers compete for the Ambassador Prize, an homage to Lindy hop icon Frankie Manning.

 

Ambassador Prize Lindy Hop Dance Contest To enter the contest, sign up at this link or in person at the entry gate. Both partners must be registered and checked in by 8:00 pm on July 13.  

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

Prizes: Tickets to Midsummer Night Swing 2020, gift card to Athleta, Dinner for Two at Lincoln Center Kitchen, and a $100 gift card to Hill Country BBQ.

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Venue and Accessibility

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.

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Harlem Renaissance Orchestra

15th Annual Tribute to Illinois Jacquet

plus the

Ambassador Prize Lindy Hop Dance Contest

Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 6:00 pm Damrosch Park

Due to a power outage on the Upper West Side, the July 13 performance of Harlem Renaissance Orchestra was cancelled.
Ticket holders for this performance are welcome to a refund or exchange by calling 212-875-5030 or visiting the David Geffen Hall box office.
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