Other New York events taking place the same week

WEDNESDAY, MAY 21– Kickoff the Centennial Bash at DanceSport with Jessie Bunting and the Hot Shim Sham Orchestra! 10 dollars and 8 dollars for students with valid ID. Partial proceeds will be donated to the Frankie Manning Foundation. Full bar and cafe. 9:30-11:30pm. http://www.dancesport.com/ds-news/general-news/ 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 21-Come out and share your love and support of Frankie Manning! Kick off the Frankie 100 celebration with a 1940s swing dance hosted by Fleur Seule at the Row NYC Hotel in Times Square from 8-11pm. With a free beginner swing dance lesson after the first set, you’ll have a partner, the steps, and the spirit of Frankie! No cover. No minimum. http://www.fleurseule.com

FRIDAY, MAY 23 – Frankie Centennial Savoy Ball at the 1930s-era Edison Ballroom. with the full 17-piece George Gee Swing Orchestra, and Dawn Hampton as Queen of the Ball

SATURDAY, MAY 24 – The Stomp for Frankie, a Swingin’ Jubilee, with the Solomon Douglas All-Star Swingtet, special guests Paul Cosentino & Glenn Crytzer at The JCC in Manhattan

SUNDAY, MAY 25 – The New York Swing Dance Society – Frankie’s home, where the Shim Sham tradition began, where the NY Swing Resurgence of the 80s started- where Frankie was a Board Member!…and at our regular dance price which includes beginner lesson. Plus there will be a Special Master Class at 7 with Harvest Moon Ball Legends, the Savoy Ballroom’s George Sullivan and Frankie’s partner from the 1980s Margaret Batiuchok of danceMB.com.
Band: The Gerard Carelli Orchestra

Location: St Jean Baptiste Church downstairs to left at 184 E 76 St at Lexington Ave 7 PM-midnight. Info at nysds.org and facebook.com/NewYorkSwingDanceSociety

Savoy BallRoom To Blues Dance: Celebrating Frankie 100 in Harlem NY

MAY 22, 23, 24, and 25 – There has not been a swing dance event like Frankie 100 in Harlem, New York in over 58 years, since the days of the the Savoy Ball Room. Frankie 100 is an excellent time to educate the Harlem community about Frankie Manning, the King of Swing. Artistic Director, Alazar Deas, of the Savoy Ball Room To Dance Theater, says that Frankie 100 is a great time to get people of color in Harlem to start dancing America’s first dance Swing Lindy Hop AT THE NATIONAL BLACK THEATER 2031 5TH AVE. BETWEEN 125TH AND 126 STREET HARLEM NEW YORK. Starts Thursday May 22nd and runs through May 25th. http://www.savoyballroomtoblues.com/frankie-100-birthday-in-harlem-ny/