I received word from Frankie's family that on
Saturday, May 2, there will be a public funeral for Mr. Frankie Manning
at the Mount Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church. The viewing is from
10am to noon, with a service at noon. The address is 15 Mount Morris
Park West (corner of West 122nd Street, facing park). Interment at
Woodlawn Cemetery will follow the service.
A repast will follow the interment, including dancing to George Gee, one of Frankie's favorite bands!
Note that for those that can not make this service, there will be a
memorial during the Frankie 95 Birthday Festival later in May. So do
come to the funeral if are able to. But if you can not, there will be
another opportunity in New York to gather with other lindy hoppers to
More information after the jump…
FRANKIE MANNING FUNERAL INFORMATION
(all are welcome)
Saturday, May 2nd
Mount Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church
15 Mount Morris Park West (corner of West 122nd Street, facing park)
Directions by subway:
#2 or #3 to 125th Street and Lenox Avenue
Walk south on Lenox Avenue to West 122nd Street.
Turn left and walk 1 block east to Mount Morris Park West.
Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery will follow the service.
Webster Avenue & E. 233rd Street; Bronx, NY
Phone: (718) 920-0500; www.thewoodlawncemetery.org
(travel directions by car and subway on website)
Repast will follow interment.
The Harlem Stage Gatehouse
Trains: #1 to 137th Street. Walk south to 135th Street, then east 2 blocks.
or A, D, B, C to 125th Street. Walk west 1 block from St. Nicholas,
right walk north 10 blocks to 135th Street. This avenue becomes
Convent around (126th or 127th Street)
Time: 3:30 -6:30 PM
Repast will include dancing to George Gee.