Lindy in the Park 18th Anniversary Dance & Potluck Picnic – August 17, 2014!

Lindy in the Park, the longest-running Lindy Hop swing dance event in the San Francisco Bay Area, is turning 18! No longer a minor event, but a full-grown institution!

On Sunday, August 17, 2014 come celebrate 18 years of free swing dancing in Golden Gate Park with a special Anniversary edition of Lindy in the Park. To celebrate, we’re having a potluck picnic and extending the music and dancing hours until at least 3:00pm. Come out and party, dance, see your friends, reunite with old friends, make new friends, share some delicious food, and have a great time!

We will also be selling special limited-edition 18th Anniversary t-shirts ($15) and sweatshirts ($35), cash only!

Sunday, August 17, 2014, (Extended Hours) 11:00am-3:00pm+

11:00am-3:00pm+: Music & Dancing & Potluck Picnic
12:00pm-12:30pm: Free Beginner Swing Dance Lesson with Hep Jen
~1:00pm: Jazz Step of the Week
~1:30pm: Birthday & Out-of-Towner Jam
~2:00pm: Annual Group Photo

Bring main dishes, side dishes, salads, desserts, and drinks to share

The regular Lindy in the Park location: the south sidewalk area along John F. Kennedy Drive between the de Young Museum and the north entrance to the Music Concourse. (Note that the 8th Ave. entrance and JFK Dr. are closed to car traffic on Sundays.) YAHOO! MAPS for Lindy in the Park, San Francisco

We’re looking for volunteers to help with setting-up, providing supplies, supervising the potluck, and cleaning-up. 30-minute shifts. Please contact our volunteer coordinator, Linda Lau, to sign up or get more information.

Please help spread the word!
And we hope to see you there!

Ken Watanabe


T-Shirt Contest

Hi everyone,

There’s a brand new page with information on submitting ideas for the LiTP 18th Anniversary T-Shirt.

Good luck!


Do the ‘Hop on Easter Sunday!

Yes, friends and fans!

Lindy in the Park WILL take place tomorrow, April 20 (weather permitting, of course!)

See you out there!


REMINDER: Daylight Savings Time starts tonight (Sun, Mar 9, 2014 2:00 AM)

Hi Everyone,

Daylight Savings Time starts tonight, Sunday, March 9, 2014, 2:00 AM!

So please 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, and on time!

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

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.
Yahoo! Maps Link: YAHOO! MAPS for Lindy in the Park, San Francisco

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

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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