Tickets on sale for NASW Big Band Swing Dance Sept. 23 | Cape May Gazette

A 1940s Swing Dance and Big Band Concert featuring music from the era will be held 6:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 in Hangar No. 1 of the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum in Lower Township.

All proceeds support the restoration and maintenance of historic Hangar No 1.

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Doors open 6:30 p.m. Dance instructor Tom Cupp will give a free swing dance lesson.

At 7 p.m. the 14-piece big band the Serenaders will strike up the music. There will be dancing, light fare and a raffle. Beer and wine will be for sale, and guests are welcome to bring their own beverages.

Organizers encourage guests to come in period clothing. Prizes will be awarded for the best-dressed man and woman wearing ’40s attire.

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Tickets are $50 for members and $55 for nonmembers, or $360 for a table of eight. A discount of $5 is available through Aug. 13. For information or to purchase tickets see or call 609-886-8787.

The Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum is a nonprofit museum housed Hangar No. 1 at the Cape May Airport, 500 Forrestal Road. Commissioned in April 1943, NASW served as an active dive-bomber squadron training facility during World War II. Today, Hangar No. 1 has been restored and transformed into a 92,000-square-foot Aviation Museum that houses aircraft, engines, special exhibits and interactive educational displays.


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