live jazz

At Footlight Bar:

Too much of anything is bad.
Too much champagne is just right.

Come in your vintage finest and kick off 2017 like prohibition just ended! Who knows? Maybe the apocalpse really is upon us, the Cubs did just win the world series….

Suits/ties/flapper dresses and other roaring 20’s themed attire encouraged but not necessary! All that glitters is not gold, but the Footlight will be full of glitter and gold all night! Live JAZZ in the back room at 8PM DANCING IS NOW ENCOURAGED.

NO COVER, FREE champagne toast at midnight!


  • The Footlight, 465 Seneca Ave, Ridgewood, NY, 11385(718) 673-8211footlightbar@gmail.com



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A Bootlegger’s Tea Party (Sat)
On the afternoon before Valentine’s Day, sip a cocktail and listen to the Prohibition-era classics of street jazz band, Baby Soda Jazz Band, plus the award-winning sounds of pop-rock string quartet, Tribute String Quartet.
$25-35. At the new Landing at Industry City, 220 36th St., Brooklyn, NY. RSVP for free admission here.…

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Club Wit’s End

On the last Saturday of the month, January through October, come join us in a celebration of Jazz Age culture, cocktails, and dance! Where vintage clothes, classic drinks, and the hot sounds from the 1920s and 1930s mix. …

Tomorrow (1/30 is the January party, the first Wit’s End party of the New Year)

About the party: Wit’s End presents Michael Arenella, creator and founder of the Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island, at the debut party at St. Cloud in the Knickerbocker Hotel, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. The party is at the Knickerbocker Hotel, 6 Times Square, opened by the legendary John Jacob Astor IV on the corner of Forty-second Street and Broadway. After a 95-year break, it reopened in early 2015 to glowing reviews. Wit’s End will be ensconced in St. Cloud–called “New York’s greatest rooftop lounge” with sweeping views of Times Square–sixteen stories above Broadway.

Also on the bill tonight is DJ Mike Will Cut You, New York’s vintage music DJ who plays classic sounds from 80-year old recordings. He is the host of “Ragged But Right” on WFMU Radio and performs at the Jazz Age Lawn Party. The hostess is glamorous showgirl Kita St. Cyr, channeling Mae West, Yma Sumac, and a dash of Lili St. Cyr. The co-sponsor of the party is the Dorothy Parker Society, the drinking club with a book problem.

Ticket Prices:

$15.00: in advance online via Brown Paper Tickets (entry 8 pm)
$20.00: at the door
$15.00: 11 O’Clock Frolic (entry 11 pm) at the door
Must be 21 to attend.

About the Wit’s End Party:

Doors open at 8:00 pm. At 9:00 pm is a free dance lesson, taught by professional instructors Jeri Lynn Astra and Neal Groothuis. Learn classic steps such as Balboa and Lindy Hop that will be useful once the live music begins. The band begins at 10:00 pm. Table service is available and reservations are highly recommended. After you buy tickets, call 212-204-4980 to reserve a table at St. Cloud.

Follow on Instagram and Twitter @clubwitsend @stcloudnyc. On Facebook: facebook.com/clubwitsend and facebook.com/theknickNYC. Follow #clubwitsend #stcloudNYC

About the Wit’s End Pre-Party Dinner:

The pre-party dinner is served at Charlie Palmer at The Knick, on the 4th floor. The pre-fixe dinner menu is $45 for a delicious three-course meal. Wit’s End will have tables reserved beginning at 6:00 pm. (Cost of dinner is separate from the party admission). After you buy tickets, call 212-204-4983 to make a dinner reservation (singles are welcome).

The Wit’s End Dress Code:

Vintage and vintage-inspired clothing is recommended. Gentlemen must wear coat and tie. Not permitted: Denim, tennis shoes, flip-flops, T-shirts, shirts with graphics, tank tops, baseball caps.

Follow on Instagram and Twitter @clubwitsend @stcloudnyc. On Facebook: facebook.com/clubwitsend and facebook.com/theknickNYC. Follow #clubwitsend #stcloudNYC


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Return to the 1920’s every Tuesday at Chan’s Parlor. Each week, we kick the night off with Prohibition Hour and a featured classic cocktail for just 35 cents from 7PM to 8PM followed by live jazz and special performances.  The New York Observer reports:

This throwback happy hour will occur every Tuesday from 7 to 8 pm before Chan’s Parlor, the Italian-Asian fusion venue’s weekly evening festivities that feature live music, burlesque, and more entertainment. …

Chan’s Parlor] is the story of New York. It’s the story of this very neighborhood. We decided to host Chan’s Parlor each week because we love that story, our story, and because we want to whisk guests away to an era and a time when things were different,” he added.

Every week, the 35 cent deal will apply to a different classic cocktail.

Customers are encouraged to come to this recurring Tuesday happy hour event in 1920s clothing, but are not obliged to.…

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