Midsummer Night Swing is an annual June to July series of Swing, Latin and Disco dancing outdoors to big bands on a sprung-wood dance floor at Damrosch Park in Lincoln Center.
Midsummer Night Swing 2018
Midsummer Night Swing 2018 is Tuesday – Saturday, June 26 – July 14, 2018.
Midsummer Night Swing 2017
Midsummer Night Swing 2017 is Tuesday-Saturday, June 27 – July 15, 2017.
2017 Latin Lineup
Dance old-school Puerto Rican Salsa to Don Perignon y La Puertorriqueña and DJ Mar Y Soul. Pre-show Salsa lesson with Marlon “International” Mills. Wednesday, June 28.
Dance Salsa to the Cuban Timba legend, the Issac Delgado Orchestra and DJ Broadway. Pre-show Salsa lesson with Jimmy Anton. Wednesday, July 5.
Dance Boogaloo (Latin Soul – I Like it Like That) to Joe Bataan “The King of Latin Soul,” and DJ Turmix. Pre-show Cha Cha and Boogaloo lesson with Frankie Martinez. Friday, July 7.
Dance Salsa to Bronx-born FANIA All Star Eddie Montalvo and DJ Brian. Pre-show Salsa lesson with Carlos König. Tuesday, July 11.
Dance Argentine Tango to The Aces of Rhythm: Hardcore Tango and DJ Mark Sakowski. Pablo Aslan’s Tango sextet plays a tribute to Juan D’Arienzo “The King of Rhythm.” Pre-show Argentine Tango lesson with Pablo Pugliese and Noel Strazza. Thursday, July 13.
Going to Midsummer Night Swing
The dance floor opens at 6pm with a dance lesson at 6:30pm. The first set of live music goes from 7:30-8:30pm. There is a DJ break. The second live set goes from 9-10pm. Some shows offer “silent disco” after. That is dancing quietly to music broadcast to headphones by a DJ.
The dance floor is purpose-built so it is pretty good. All kinds of dancers go, from professionals to people taking their first dance steps.
Travel light. Passholders get one free bag check per entry. Otherwise, you have to pay $3 per bag. You can’t leave things on the dance floor.
The crowd is mostly Upper West Side. It doesn’t cost anything to listen to the music and dance in the plaza, so a lot of people just hang around outside the dance floor.
After the party, you can take a romantic walk through Central Park just a few blocks away. If that dance floor could talk… This is one of our favorite summer events in New York City.
Tickets are $17 in advance or $20 at the door.
Love to dance? Lincoln Center offers several passes that save money and include a bag check.
Save money and skip the line at www.lincolncenter.org or (212) 721-6500