About the Swing Night Tour
Bring your dancing shoes and go back to the days when men wore fedoras and women were called dames. The Swing Night Tour introduces you to the city that never sleeps, taking you from the lights of Times Square to the lights of the dance floor.
New York’s stately bridges look impressive by day but even more so after dark, when they take on a romantic glow. The tour travels through Midtown and lower Manhattan, showing off New York City’s bridges along the way, including the Brooklyn Bridge, which drapes across the river like a sparkling necklace.
And then it’s time to dance: The tour highlight is a night out at the Swing 46, one of New York City’s most popular swing and supper clubs. Appropriately, the club is in the heart of the flashy Theater District, inspiring the crowd to emulate Broadway stars – and shimmy on the dance floor. The music is big band jazz, often featuring Grammy Award-winning musicians, and the mood is “anything goes”; all dance levels are welcome.
In between dancing, you’ll be treated to a full-course meal, which starts with an appetizer salad of mixed field greens, and is followed by your choice of hearty entree, including hanger steak with mashed potatoes, peppercorn reduction and onion cracklings; Atlantic salmon with teriyaki ginger sauce and rice; roast chicken with garlic mashed potatoes; or a vegetarian penne pasta with a tomato and basil marinara. For dessert: gooey chocolate brownies with fresh whipped cream. Top off the meal with a cocktail, and then it’s back to the dance floor.
Approximately three and a half hours
Did you know?
Swing dancing has a long history in New York City: One of the best known swing dances is the Lindy Hop, a partner dance that was born in Harlem in the 1920s.
Locals or visitors who are interested in swing dancing and music history -- and discovering New York City after dark -- will delight in the lively Swing Night Tour.
Good for kids?
This night tour caters to adults, with a visit to a swing dancing nightclub where cocktails are served, so it’s best to not bring the tykes.
Open Tours - New York Location Information:
811 7th Ave.
New York, NY 10017
1 at 50th St.; B, D, F, M to 47th – 50th Sts./Rockefeller Center