This is the 17th summer of Midsummer Night Swing, the city’s largest outdoor dance party, which is held on the Plaza at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Last week’s dance was rained out. But on Wednesday evening the rain that had been predicted never arrived … and the eager dancers did.
The band was hot, the drinks were cold and admission to the Plaza was free. Tickets to the fancy dance floor sold for $15 each but (as all New Yorkers know) you don’t have to be standing on a dance floor to dance. As the sun went down and the lights came up, the Plaza filled with fast-stepping jitterbugs who swirled, twirled and dipped the night away.