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Waterside Plaza Music & Dancing Under the Stars Opening Night!

George Gee Orchestra on the Plaza, 2014

George Gee Orchestra on the Plaza, 2013

We couldn’t be prouder to kick off another season of our beloved Music Under the Stars concert series Wednesday, June 11, 7-9PM, with a band that’s been swinging down the house on the Plaza stage for 25 years, George Gee Orchestra, a big band with too many big names to list! Performing with them is another Waterside favorite, award-winning Lindy Hop group, Syncopated City Dance Company. We’ve got a big stage perfect for social dancing so bring your friends and your dancing shoes.

Syncopated Dance teaches everybody the shim sham, 2013

Syncopated Dance teaches everybody the shim sham, 2013

As with all Waterside Plaza concerts, this event is FREE and open to the public and children are very welcome–we will be offering free face painting for children throughout the night.

free face painting

Waterside Plaza kids in their party face paint, 2013




15 Awesome Moments at Waterside's 40th Anniversary Party

waterside plaza fireworks-40th-anniversaryPhoto: Waterside Plaza 40th Anniversary Celebration Finale Fireworks. Credit: @rafat

A heartfelt “thank you” to all those who came out for Waterside’s 40th Anniversary Celebration, on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. We couldn’t have had a more beautiful night or a better crowd to turn 40 with. Below are some our favorite moments of the night. Share yours in the comments!

1. Getting all dressed up

waterside plaza flowers


2. When these dance-happy residents got the party started



3. Everybody arrives!

aterside-40th-anniversary-tablesCredit: @Humanisis

There were around 2000 people on the Plaza.


4. The George Gee Orchestra’s John Dokes and Hilary Gardner sing a duet; are perfect

 dokes and hilary gardner


5. Face paint and blue cotton candy!


Residents and guests celebrate the 40th anniversary of the opening of Waterside Towers in New York, September 19, 2013.



6. Every time Syncopated City Dance Company hit the floor



7. These girls in their party hats



8. Longtime staff  taking in a well-earned round of applause

waterside plaza staff


9. These kids who settled down story-time style for all the videos


Above: The Lord Mayor of Bristol, an English city Waterside shares an unexpected connection with, sends us a special message. This, and all our other event media can be found here.


10. Artist, Edwina Sandys speaks about the bond between England and America; brings her friend, author, Ava Roosevelt to the stage

edwin sandys, ava roosevelt

Edwina Sandys and Ava Roosevelt are the granddaughters of another epic pair of friends: Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

winston-churchill-fdrCredit: About.com


11. George Gee swings down the house under a full moon



12. Everybody gets on the dance floor!


Residents and guests celebrate the 40th anniversary of the opening of Waterside Towers in New York, September 19, 2013.


13. Last dance; Syncopated City leads the crowd in the shim sham

shim sham waterside plaza


14. And, of course: fireworks over the East River

fireworks waterside plaza

We can’t take credit for the gorgeous harvest moon but we were all glad to see it!

fireworks-crowd waterside plaza

fireworks waterside plaza


15. Everybody watching the fireworks

fireworks-crowd waterside plaza

fireworks-crowd1 waterside plaza

Thank you again, residents and guests, for making this momentous occasion special. We’re looking forward to the next 40.