Wits End Dance Under the Stars in Times Square with Mike Davis and the New Wonders at St Cloud
Wit's End presents Mike Davis and the New Wonders at St. Cloud in the Knickerbocker Hotel, Saturday, April 30, 2016.
Led by Mike Davis, one of the citys most renowned coronet virtuosos, the New Wonders are the living embodiment of a 1920s jazz band. This quintet brings the Prohibition era alive with a horn and woodwinds display of historic proportions. Inspired by the popular music of the Roaring Twenties, Mike Davis and the New Wonders perform at speakeasies all over the region. Tonight see them in a rare appearance outdoors under the stars on the roof the landmark Knickerbocker Hotel.
Tonight everyones favorite showgirland the partys hostessKita St Cyr returns to our party to bring her million-dollar smile to Times Square.
We are hosting a special tribute tonight to the RMS Titanic on the 104th anniversary of the sinking. In addition to the ice cubes in our cocktails, well raise our glasses to the man who built the Knickerbocker Hotel in 1906, the legendary John Jacob Astor IV, who lost his life in the disaster at sea. Well have special guests and surprises tied to the White Star Line.
For those who dont know what this event is about, Wit's End is New York City's longest-running monthly vintage dance party. Since 2009, the soirée has been held faithfully the last Saturday each month January-October in speakeasies around New York.
The Knickerbocker Hotel is on the corner of Forty-second Street and Broadway. Wit's End is ensconced in St. Cloudcalled New York's greatest rooftop lounge with sweeping views of Times Squaresixteen stories above Broadway. We will be dancing outdoors with the skyline as the backdrop.
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 co-sponsor of the party is the Dorothy Parker Society, the drinking club with a book problem.
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.
Wit's End serves cocktails made with fresh ingredients and premium spirits following the classic cocktail recipes of the Prohibition Era. St. Cloud will present a classic cocktail menu to transport you back to the speakeasy era, when guests such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Florenz Ziegfeld were on the premises. Table service is available and reservations are highly recommended. After you buy tickets, email clubwitsend [;;;;AT];;;; gmail.com to reserve a table at St. Cloud.
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.
St. Cloud at the Knickerbocker Hotel (View)
6 Times Square
New York, NY 10036
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|