There will be a memorial celebration of the life of Norma Miller, the Queen of Swing, on Friday May 24 in New York City. The event will include a public viewing, a sharing of remembrances, a panel, and of course dancing to live music in Harlem. Sounds like a beautiful way to commemorate the life of Miss Miller!
See below for full details and on the Facebook event page.
For those that can’t make that date, the International Lindy Hop Championships will commemorate “Norma100” on what would have been her 100th birthday on December 2, 2019 in Washington DC. The commemoration will include a panel discussion with some of the Norma Miller Dancers, a “Normalizer” dance contest, and a Battle of the Bands, recreating the history Chick Webb vs Benny Goodman battle at the Savoy Ballroom.
We’ll share other commemorations and celebrations of Norma as they become available.
Norma Miller will be buried on Friday 24th May 2019. The day will comprise the following:
Friday May 24th
10:00 – 10:30 private viewing for family & invited guests
10:30 –1:00 public viewing, sharing & remembering
1pm travel to Woodlawn Cemetery
2pm Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery
Benta’s Funeral Home: 630 St. Nicholas Ave. New York, NY 10030
Woodlawn Cemetery: 4199 Webster Ave, The Bronx, NY 10470
SUGAR HILL SWINGS! HOSTED BY THE HARLEM SWING DANCE SOCIETY
Sugar Hill Children’s Museum, 898 St Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10032, USA
6pm – Doors Open
7pm – Two-part panel highlighting Norma Miller
9pm – 12am Band & DJ music . Jazz & Social Dance with Live Music
FRIDAY NIGHT TICKETS: https://swedesinnewyorkcity.com/friday/
FULL WEEKEND TICKETS: https://swedesinnewyorkcity.com/weekend/