2004-07-16 / Community

Young And Old Swing To The Music Of The Big Band Era

Young And Old Swing To The Music Of The Big Band Era


A large crowd turned out last Sunday night for the second Rockaway Music and Arts Council’s Sunset Picnic Concert of the season at Fort Tilden. Featuring the music of the Danny Vincent Orchestra, the band had locals dancing in the aisles. Pictured, some of the large crowd at the concert.A large crowd turned out last Sunday night for the second Rockaway Music and Arts Council’s Sunset Picnic Concert of the season at Fort Tilden. Featuring the music of the Danny Vincent Orchestra, the band had locals dancing in the aisles. Pictured, some of the large crowd at the concert.
Mystery guest Joe Franklin, whose radio and television shows have been on the air for years, said a few words about the big band era. Franklin shared the stage with RMAC President Barbara Eisenstadt.Mystery guest Joe Franklin, whose radio and television shows have been on the air for years, said a few words about the big band era. Franklin shared the stage with RMAC President Barbara Eisenstadt.Many in the crowd took the “picnic” portion of the concert to heart and enjoyed elaborate meals at Fort Tilden.Many in the crowd took the “picnic” portion of the concert to heart and enjoyed elaborate meals at Fort Tilden.

Peninsula Hospital Center was well-represented at the concert by Director of External Affairs Liz Sulik and Georgia Briss, the hospital center’s Vice President for Nursing.Peninsula Hospital Center was well-represented at the concert by Director of External Affairs Liz Sulik and Georgia Briss, the hospital center’s Vice President for Nursing.Congressman Anthony Weiner (left) and City Councilman Joe Addabbo flank a constituent with a question. Addabbo saved the day with a New York City Wanger Wagon (portable stage) when the fed’s wagon broke down.Congressman Anthony Weiner (left) and City Councilman Joe Addabbo flank a constituent with a question. Addabbo saved the day with a New York City Wanger Wagon (portable stage) when the fed’s wagon broke down.

Wine and cheese on a beautiful evening in Rockaway was the plan of the day for this couple.Wine and cheese on a beautiful evening in Rockaway was the plan of the day for this couple.Orchestra leader Danny Vincent took listeners back to the 1940’s.Orchestra leader Danny Vincent took listeners back to the 1940’s.

The trombone section led the way with such oldies as “Tuxedo Junction,”  “String of Pearls” and “Moonlight Serenade.”The trombone section led the way with such oldies as “Tuxedo Junction,” “String of Pearls” and “Moonlight Serenade.”Those too young to remember the 1940’s enjoyed the music as much as the older residents in the crowd.Those too young to remember the 1940’s enjoyed the music as much as the older residents in the crowd.

Every big band had a singer and Danny Vincent had Bobbi Ruth, who belted out the old songs.Every big band had a singer and Danny Vincent had Bobbi Ruth, who belted out the old songs.Dancing to the music of Glenn Miller and Jimmy Dorsey was too compelling to sit down.Dancing to the music of Glenn Miller and Jimmy Dorsey was too compelling to sit down.

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