Photos: 'Subway Swing' Party Transports New Yorkers Back To The Jazz Era
Dec. 13, 2019 2:58 p.m.
The annual Subway Swing party hosted by the Transit Museum swung into Downtown Brooklyn last night. Dozens of Jazz Era-aficionados got to party inside the 1936 decommissioned subway station that houses the museum, with live jazz bands, period-appropriate clothing and swing dancing.
Unlike previous years, when participants took an hour-long ride on an old subway train to get to the museum, this year's event took place solely at the museum, so there was more time for dancing, cocktails, and talking in old timey slang about giggle water, rag-a-muffins and getting zozzled.
Check out lots of fun photos of the event up above—and below, you can take a look at some of the cool vintage signs that were on-hand. If you missed out, you can still get in some swing dancing this Sunday at the Underground Jazz and Swing Festival: "Hundreds of jazz musicians, swing dancers, vintage clothing enthusiasts, photographers, families, commuters, and subway/railroad buffs will converge on the 145th Street A/C/D train station's Uptown D train platform (lowest level) for a full day of music, dance and happiness — totally FREE with your Metrocard swipe."
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Thanks so much for your help in getting the word out about Tuesday’s presentation with Nate Chinen and Steve Smith. We had 115 attendees, which is the most ever! We ended up moving the event to the sanctuary. They did a great job.