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DJ Ryan Swift's 10th Framiversary
Aug
1
to Aug 2

DJ Ryan Swift's 10th Framiversary

Way back on August 1st 2009, Fram co-organizer Ryan Swift took the reins from “Shorty” Dave Jacoby, assuming the role of DJ coordinator and house DJ at Fram!

Ryan is celebrating 10 years of co-running Fram the only way he knows how: by putting himself to work!

Ryan will spin tunes for the full night, digging out tunes from his first set ever at Fram (5/31/05), along with playing his favorites that you’ve heard over the years. Special requests* may be honored!

*“Bananaphone” excluded

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Frim Fram Celebrates Frankie Manning & Norma Miller!
May
23
to May 24

Frim Fram Celebrates Frankie Manning & Norma Miller!

Every May, we pay tribute to Frankie Manning around his birthday on 5/26. We are also taking this opportunity to honor Norma Miller as friends, family and the community come together to remember her after her recent passing at age 99.

On 5/23, 20% of the door will be donated to the Frankie Manning Foundation in Norma’s name. We will also be accepting additional donations to the Frankie Manning Foundation, which will be earmarked for Norma's funeral and related costs.

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Clothing Swap at Frim Fram!
May
9
to May 10

Clothing Swap at Frim Fram!

Having you been Marie Kondo-ing or just some run of the mill Spring Cleaning and have some items you don't wanna sell, but should go to a good and appreciative home? We do, too, so we are hosting a clothing swap!

More details are here. RSVP on Facebook!

We will still be dancing on the Club side from 9pm until 1 am with our DJs Ken Chiang & Ryan Swift, and a beginner lesson at 8pm by Heather.

Admission for the dance and swap is the usual $10!

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NYC Balboa Week 2019 at Fram!
May
2
to May 3

NYC Balboa Week 2019 at Fram!

Frim Fram is thrilled to participate in NYC Bal Week!  Balboa dancers from all over the world are converging on NYC for a full week of Bal-centric events!

Join us and dance to classic swing music from special guest DJs Laura Windley & Ann Sychterz!

Special Balboa lesson at 8pm by Mimi & Jeff Liu-Leyco and a performance by Lainey Silver’s Balboa performance class!

RSVP on our Facebook Event!

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17th Framiversary - Free Admission!
Nov
8
to Nov 9

17th Framiversary - Free Admission!

  • Free admission for everyone!

  • Music requests played all night long by your favorite DJ and Music Coordinator, Ryan Swift!

  • Strictly Dance Contest with amazing prizes including free admission to Frim Fram for a full year for the 1st place winners!

  • Red Velvet Cake!

  • Optional admission will be accepted and donated in its entirety to the Frankie Manning Foundation

  • Extra room open for more dancing and hanging out!

  • 8pm Intro lesson by Heather Flock ($5)

  • RVSP and share our Facebook event!

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Back to School Night 2018!
Sep
20
to Sep 21

Back to School Night 2018!

It's September, there is a slight chill in the air (or the hint of it coming soon) and school is back in session. We'd like to welcome all students & teachers to come to Frim Fram and dance!

For this one night only admission is FREE to anyone with a valid high school or college ID (lesson not included, it's still $5)

Columbia, NYU, Fordham, CUNY... who are we missing?

Spread the word and see you then!

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Benny Goodman Carnegie Hall Concert 80th Anniversary Party!
Jan
18
to Jan 19

Benny Goodman Carnegie Hall Concert 80th Anniversary Party!

January 16 marked the 80th anniversary of one of the most famous and monumental concerts in jazz history - Benny Goodman and his Orchestra at Carnegie Hall!

To celebrate, DJ Ryan Swift will be playing the same tunes the Goodman band played on that legendary night, and DJ Ian Hutchison will be mixing it up during the "intermission" with a mix your favorite swing tunes!

More info >

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16th Framiversary - Free Admission!
Oct
19
to Oct 20

16th Framiversary - Free Admission!

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We are thrilled to invite you all to come celebrate Frim Fram's Sweet 16! This year to celebrate everything you have given to us, we have some special things in store for you including:

  • Free admission for everyone!
  • Music requests played all night long by your favorite DJ and Music Coordinator, Ryan Swift!
  • Strictly Dance Contest with amazing prizes including free admission to Frim Fram for a full year for the 1st place winners!
  • Red Velvet Cake!
  • Optional admission will be accepted and donated in its entirety to the Frankie Manning Foundation
  • Extra room open for more dancing and hanging out!
  • 8pm Intro lesson by Heather Flock ($5)
  • RVSP and share our Facebook event!
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Back to School Night 2017!
Sep
21
to Sep 22

Back to School Night 2017!

It's September, there is a slight chill in the air (or the hint of it coming soon) and school is back in session. We'd like to welcome all returning students and brand new ones to come to Frim Fram and dance!

For this one night only admission is FREE to anyone with a valid high school or college student ID (lesson not included, it's still $5)

Columbia, NYU, Fordham, CUNY... who are we missing?

Spread the word and see you then!

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NO FRAM - Midsummer Night Swing Celebration of Dawn Hampton
Jul
6
6:00 PM18:00

NO FRAM - Midsummer Night Swing Celebration of Dawn Hampton

Photo by Tamara Pinco/Lincoln Center

Photo by Tamara Pinco/Lincoln Center

There will be no Frim Fram on July 6 - Lincoln Center is celebrating our late friend, the incredible Dawn Hampton, at Midsummer Night Swing!  We hope everyone will join us uptown on a "Frim Fram Field Trip" to Damrosch Park as we celebrate Dawn with live music from Ron Sunshine and George Gee Swing Orchestra!

The light is on! Join us for a special evening celebrating the life of swing dance legend Dawn Hampton, who passed away in 2016. With big band hits provided by Ms. Hampton’s friends John Dokes, Paula Hampton, Ron Sunshine and his Orchestra, and the 17-piece George Gee Swing Orchestra, you’ll be inspired to follow Dawn’s own advice and “let the music move you.”
— Midsummer Night Swing
  • Dance floor opens at 6:00 pm
  • Dance lesson at 6:30 pm
  • Live music at 7:30 pm
  • RSVP on the Facebook event

We suggest you check out the event page, and the full 2017 schedule for ticket information - Midsummer Night Swing is one of our favorite events in NYC!

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80th Anniversary of Webb/Goodman Battle of the Bands
May
11
to May 12

80th Anniversary of Webb/Goodman Battle of the Bands

  • Frim Fram celebrates the 80th Anniversary of the battle of the bands between Benny Goodman & Chick Webb at the Savoy Ballroom!
  • DJs Heather Flock (representing Benny Goodman) and Ryan Swift (representing Chick Webb) will play the music of these two Kings of Swing all night long!
  • Official pre-party for the final year of BABBLE
  • RSVP on our Facebook event!
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Gordon Webster Band Live CD Release Party!
Apr
20
to Apr 21

Gordon Webster Band Live CD Release Party!

We're thrilled to feature the wonderful Gordon Webster Band at Frim Fram for their CD Release Party of the new album, This.

  • Live music from the 8-piece Gordon Webster Band!
  • DJ Claire Lorman
  • RVSP on our Facebook page!
  • Support Gordon's Indiegogo campaign and get the new album and singles of the month!
  • Admission will be $12 for everyone
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Dawn Hampton Tribute Night
Oct
27
to Oct 28

Dawn Hampton Tribute Night

We are heartbroken about the loss of our friend Dawn Hampton and want to provide a place for people to gather, dance and share stories about our friend and shining light in our community.

Heather Flock and Tomo Tanaka will be spinning tunes that Dawn would have given her thumbs up to and we will also be accepting and soliciting donations to help offset the costs of her estate settlement and memorial service (planned tentatively in January)

If you'd like to donate now, please do! https://www.youcaring.com/dawn-hampton-659313

Please join us as we celebrate this extraordinary woman, the one, the only, the LADY - Dawn Hampton.

  • DJs Tomo Tanaka & Heather Flock
  • 8pm Intro lesson by Heather Flock
  • Normal admission ($10/$7 students)
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Back to School Night!
Sep
29
to Sep 30

Back to School Night!

It's September, there is a slight chill in the air (or the hint of it coming soon) and school is back in session. We'd like to welcome all returning students and brand new ones to come to Frim Fram and dance!

For this one night only admission is FREE to anyone with a valid high school or college student ID (lesson not included, it's still $5)

Columbia, NYU, Fordham, CUNY... who are we missing?

Spread the word and see you then!

  • DJs Jenny Sowden & Daphna Harel
  • Intro lesson by Daphna Harel ($5 w/ admission)
  • Normal admission ($10) for all other attendees
  • RSVP on Facebook!
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