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The Harlem Swing Dance Society: Meet and Greet – Harlem’s Famous Harvest Moon Ball Legends!
November 7, 2020 @ 5:00pm - 6:00pm PST
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Zoom link here on November 7th
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Once upon a time in NYC there was a DANCE contest called the Harvest Moon Ball. It started in 1935 and a famously featured significantly a Harlem dance that helped sky rocket this event (and the dance) to fame: The Lindy Hop! This contest ran over 50 years under the Daily News and a woman named Mama Lu Parks.
Exciting Harlem dance history that needs to be talked and preserved more – so join us tonite! We will meet some of the treasured Champions and Winners who participated in this contest – and did more to preserve Harlem’s dance professionally.
Hear their exciting experiences of Harlem back in the day, the old “MSG” Madison Square Garden…. being on the grand stage and more!
Listen to these Legends for two days as this is Part 1 – try to make it on the 8th too!
~8pm Meet the Harvest Moon Ball Champs (and Winners)
~8:15 pm TALK – What was the Harvest Moon Ball contest? Why is it important?
Q & A Discussion with classic clips and more
The Harlem Roots and Rhythm Urban Dance Festival is made possible in part with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation and administered by LMCC.
UMEZ enhances the economic vitality of all communities in Upper Manhattan through job creation, corporate alliances, strategic investments, and small business assistance.
The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Manhattan and beyond