The summertime is the perfect time for a lindy hopper in the city. There’s a slew of free or cheap swing-related events going on nearly every weekend. The season kicks off with Michael Arenella and his Dream Orchestra playing on the beautiful Governor’s Island this Saturday. Emphasizing roaring 20s and 30s music, they are perfect for charleston, balboa and peabody afficionados. And there’s nothing like sitting under a shady tree listening to great music with a nice picnic basket and 50 of your favorite dancers.
And that’s just this weekend. Coming up soon is the Coney Island Mermaid Parade on June 23, Midsummer Nights Swing at Lincoln Center, Pier 54 on the Westside Parkway, free concerts in Bryant Park, Central Park, and Washington Square Park… The city is just full of music and dancing in the summer. I can’t wait.