When: Friday, October 13, 2023, 7:30pm

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Dandy Wellington smirks at a microphone.
Courtesy of Dandy Wellington

Celebrate the Museum's 100th birthday at our after-hours Uptown Jazz Speakeasy featuring live sets performed by bandleader and entertainer Dandy Wellington and his seven-piece jazz band.  Be sure to don your best 1920's attire and dancing shoes as we step back in time for an evening of jazz-age swinging and fun, with a modern twist!  Between sets, get moving with swing dance lessons and a performance by The Harlem Swing Dance Society.

Themed cocktails from the MCNY bar and small bites by Amuse Bouche Bistro will be available for purchase. Doughnut Plant will be giving away free donuts! 

Limited prize giveaway to best-dressed attendees in ‘20s themed attire!

Expand your evening with a package ticket that includes our pre-party concert, Tin Pan Alley Hits of the '20s available here!   

View the entire weekend of events at MCNY 100: Centennial Celebration Weekend

About Dandy Wellington:
Dandy Wellington is a bandleader, entertainer, event producer, and creative consultant, born-and-raised in Harlem, New York. Influenced by the style and skill of classic entertainers of the past but with his feet planted in the present, it’s no surprise that he has made a name for himself across the globe. From producing stylish events all over New York to performances in St. Petersburg, London, and Sydney, Dandy solidifies himself as not only an impeccably dressed man-about-town, but a bonafide man-of-the-world.Dandy’s signature panache and eye for detail has earned him features in The Financial Times, Country Living, The Robb Report, Vogue Magazine, and various other outlets renowned for their taste and sophistication. 

About The Harlem Swing Dance Society:
The Harlem Swing Dance Society (THSDS) is the premiere Harlem organization promoting, preserving, propagating and protecting Harlem’s rich Lindy Hop and Swing Dance culture in its Harlem home.  They have worked with various Harlem organizations, partnering and bringing awareness to this rich culture that was perfected at Harlem's famed Savoy Ballroom. "Come back to where it all began."


Important Event Logistics 

  • Please contact programs@mcny.org with any questions or ticketing issues.
  • All sales are final; refunds not permitted. Exchanges and credit for future programs only. Programs and dates may be subject to change. 

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