The Metuchen Arts Council and Metuchen Downtown Alliance invite you to get your dancing shoes on for their first free summer swing dance event on the new Metuchen Town Plaza on Friday, July 13th.

Whether you love to dance, want to learn or just like to listen to a great live swing band, this will be an outdoor summer evening to remember.

The evening gets under way at 7:00 p.m. with free beginner dance lesson given by Nissreen Almazouni ( Nissreen is an avid social swing dancer and a classic Lindy Hopper.  She will get everyone doing the basic steps in no time. Nissreen will also do a special performance with her dancers during the band break.

From 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., the band Swingadelics ( will be playing everything from the traditional big band music of Ellington, Basie and Sinatra mixed with the soulful sounds of Ray Charles and just the right dose of some swingin’ Sixties grooves. Swingadelic has performed at Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing, NJPAC, The Super Club, Webster Hall and at many festivals including the CD 109 Jazz & Blues Festival in Red Bank, NJ and the Sanofi-aventis JazzFest in Madison, NJ.

Come dressed for fun. There will be prizes, classic cars and fine dining in the numerous restaurants in downtown Metuchen.

The Metuchen Plaza is located on the corner of New and Pearl Streets in downtown Metuchen, a short walk from the train station. There will be free parking available in the Pearl Street Parking Deck. In case of rain, the event will be rescheduled for July 20th.

For more information contact the Metuchen Arts and Recreation office at (732)632-8502 or the Metuchen Downtown Alliance at