Do the Hop this Easter Sunday!

Yes, Lindy Hoppers!

We WILL be having Lindy in the Park this Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015, at our regular time (11:00am-2:00pm) and place (JFK Drive, Golden Gate Park), unless it’s rained out (unlikely, but we’ll post a cancellation announcement on our website and facebook page by 10:00am Sunday if we cancel–otherwise, you can assume it’s happening).

Hop to see you there!



REMINDER: Daylight Savings Time starts tonight (Sun, Mar 8, 2015, 2:00 AM)

Hey Everyone,

Daylight Savings Time starts tonight, Sunday, March 8, 2015, at 2:00 AM!

So remember to reset all your clocks and watches forward 1 hour (“Spring Forward”) Saturday night, and don’t be late for LitP Sunday morning! We hope to see you all at the park, on time!

Lindy in the Park: Every Sunday, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, weather permitting.

Lindy in the Park
Organizer, DJ, Instructor, Co-founder


Lindy in the Park

San Francisco’s free outdoor swing dance since 1996!

Lindy in the Park (LitP) is a fun, free, friendly, public outdoor swing dance in San Francisco’s beautiful Golden Gate park. Free beginning swing dance lesson with Hep Jen & Ken Watanabe: 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm. No partner or experience required. DJ’s Ken Watanabe, Naomi Walenta, and guests provide the music; you provide the happy feet!

Lindy in the Park is open to the general public (all ages) for anyone who enjoys dancing or listening to swing music.

LitP takes place in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, near the Music Concourse and the de Young Museum, on the wide, south sidewalk area of John F. Kennedy Drive, between the 8th Ave. and 10th Ave. park entrances.
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Every Sunday, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, year-round, weather permitting (no rain), even on holiday weekends (unless posted otherwise, here, on our website).
11:00 am – 2:00 pm: DJ’ed Music & Dancing
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm: Free Beginning Lesson with Hep Jen & Ken Watanabe
~1:00pm: Free Jazz Step of the Week

How to get here:
If arriving by car, we recommend parking on or near Fulton St. (the northern border of Golden Gate Park) and walking into the park using the 8th or 10th Ave. park entrances from Fulton to reach JFK Drive. (Note that the 8th Ave. entrance and JFK Dr. are closed to traffic on Sundays.) The following Muni lines are also a great option: N-Judah, 5-Fulton, 28-19th Ave, 31-Balboa, 33-Stanyan, 38-Geary, 43-Masonic, 44-O’Shaughnessy, 71-Haight/Noriega.

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Sunday, February 8, 2015: Lindy in the Park canceled due to rain

Hi Everyone,

Sorry, but Lindy in the Park is canceled today (2/8/2015) due to rain. We didn’t think it would ever happen again ;-), but it’s currently raining here in San Francisco (9:30am) and the forecasts predict rain throughout the afternoon. We hope to be back next week, weather permitting.

If you need to dance today, check out the grand opening of the “Second Sunday Swing” dance with The Klipptones, at Neck of the Woods, 406 Clement between 5th & 6th Ave, SF, 2-5pm, with dance floor and no cover!



Special Holiday Edition, Sunday, Dec 21, 2014, 11:00AM-2:00PM

You better watch out, you better not cry, better not pout, I’m telling you why. The Holiday edition of Lindy in the Park is coming to town!

On Sunday, December 21, 2014, there will be a special Holiday edition of Lindy in the Park.  LitP will be decked out in holiday cheer, with swingin’ holiday music and treats!  Bring your holiday spirit: wear Santa hats, dress in Christmas colors, and bring some finger foods, treats, or drinks to share!

Santa’s helpers will bring hot cocoa, hot apple cider, cups and paper supplies.  Elves are welcome to come at about 11:00 am to help decorate.  And rumor has it that there might be a special a cappella performance!

Same LitP time (11:00am-2:00pm). Same LitP place (JFK Drive, Golden Gate Park).

Hope to see you!