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Ongoing: Russian Banya Parties 12.31.14 - The Court of the Snow Queen 10.25.14 - Masquerade Macabre 07.12.14 - The Lost Circus 05.03.14 - Cantina at the End of the Universe 02.15.14 - Meet Me in Paris 12.31.13 - The Bootleggers' Ball 10.26.13 - Masquerade Macabre 08.09-11.13 - G&S 10th Anniversary (First-ever NYC Steampunk Weekend) 10.27.12 - Masquerade Macabre 12.31.12 - Black & White Masked Ball 08.11.12 - The Lost Circus 04.12.12 - The Drowned Ball 02.11.12 - Meet Me in Paris 12.31.11 - The Glitter Ball 10.31.11 - Speakeasy Dollhouse 10.29.11 - Masquerade Macabre 08.21.11 - Black & White & Red All Over Ball (Coilhouse Magazine BDay party) 07.16.11 - The Lost Circus 07.14.11 - Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing 2011 - Swing House 12.31.10 - The Bootleggers' Ball 10.30.10 - Masquerade Macabre 07.31.10 - The Lost Circus 04.24.10 - Swing House 2-Year Anniversary 03.07 & 21.10 - JaNk! 02.14.10 - The Vault of Golden Vapors 12.31.09 - The Bootleggers' Ball 10.31.09 - Masquerade Macabre 07.17.09 - Nouvelle Époque Cabaret-Salon 06.27.09 - Hobos & Mermaids on the High Seas 04.03-05.09 - Luminous Flux NYC - video art weekend 03.15.09 - Swing House 1-Year Anniversary 11.01.08 - Halloween Vintage Masquerade Ball 10.31.08 - Voodoo Culture Clash 2008 - Swing House vintage dance monthly 02.14.08 - Get Off...Line VI: Roaring 20th 08.18.07 - Radiate Fire! 10.31.06 - Halloween Parade Afterparty II: Devils n Dolls 10.31.05 - Halloween Parade Afterparty: Mardi Gras 06.21.05 - Exotica: Tiki Lounge Shindig 02.14.05 - Get Off...Line III: Say Cheese (and Chocolate) 02.14.04 - Get Off...Line II: Code Red

07.14.11: Midsummer Night Swing & Electro-Swing Afterparty

Show: Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center; Dance party: Iguana New York
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The show:
After four years of running the speakeasy-style Swing House party, which Time Out New York says is "like a remixed version of the roaring '20s," and The Village Voice describes as "Gatsby-era fun with a twist of new-school vibe," G&S team up with Lincoln Center for one of their legendary Midsummer Night Swing celebrations, with past G&S Swing House favorites The Hot Sardines playing two full sets of hot jazz, salty stride piano, and the kind of foot-stomping blues Louis Armstong and Fats Waller used to make -- and, in a nod to Bastille Day, Parisian music-hall chansons. Plus: guest accordionist Mira Stroika and a tap dancer. Lindy hop dance lesson by Angela Harriell of The Love Show. DJ Dhundee remixing and reinventing vintage grooves.

Dress in your flapper-era or French-inspired finest for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to Jeunesse Spa and tickets to G&S and Dances of Vice events. Costume contest judges include Miss Scorpio and Shien Lee of Dances of Vice. Those in costume get $5 off $17 dance floor admission with password "storming the Bastille"!

The afterparty:
Electro-swing as a dance music genre is still relatively obscure in New York City, though it's been exploding all over the world with packed monthlies in London, Brighton, Amsterdam, and numerous other cities. G&S have been championing the sound since the inception of Swing House, and are celebrating it with an all-electro-swing dance party following the MSNS show. Join our handpicked lineup of NYC champions of electro-swing, spinning one-hour showcase sets each, including DJ Shakey (longtime Swing House regular), DJ Spinach (of the Swingin' Penguin Electro Swing Party), and Stefan Spins (the DJ/VJ of Billi Shakes & the Phakesphere Orchestra, a 1920s-meets-electro-pop cabaret experience). Delicious $5 mojitos and margaritas keep you cool as the DJs make the dance floor sizzle. Show your stamp from MSNS and get in for only $5.

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