Have fun learning the basic swing dance step to the big band music of the 1940s. You will learn both leader and follower techniques as well as some cool steps. No partner necessary. Refreshements will be served "USO" style!
Tom Cooney is a calm, good-natured man with a keen sense of responsiblity, which is probably why he devoted his entire life to public service. After he completed a tour of duty in the army, Cooney's dream of becoming a New York City Fireman came true in 1959, when he was sworn in and issued lucky badge #711.
Tom, a 20-year veteran of the New York Fire Department and a volunteer at Ground Zero, will discuss his life as a NYC Fireman and read from his book The Man Behind Badge #711.
Join us for a night of music by The Jazz Pioneers along with dancing, food and beverages – just like the USO Canteens held during World War II. Come dressed in your 1940s finery or military uniform! There will be prizes, too!
This program will be held at the the Senior Center in Montgomery, NY. The address there is: 36 Bridge Street, Montgomery, New York 12549.
The Billionaire’s Vinegar, now a New York Times bestseller, tells the true story of a 1787 Château Lafite Bordeaux — supposedly owned by Thomas Jefferson — that sold for $156,000 at auction and of the eccentrics whose lives intersected with it. Was it truly entombed in a Paris cellar for two hundred years? Or did it come from a secret Nazi bunker? Or from the moldy basement of a devilishly brilliant con artist?