This week at Blues Union

Union Foundations: January 19

Come for a casual night to dance blues & socialize in person (feel free to bring your new-to-blues friends!)

7:30-10:00pm

Sarah Geiger will be the instructor on call to give folks the basics on the side while social dancing starts.

Pay-what-you-can $5-15 – cash or Venmo at the door, or pre-sale tickets online:
https://withfriends.co/event/15534098/social_dance
^WithFriends members, get pre-sale tickets to use your discount.
No one turned away due to lack of funds.

DJs this week are Julie Brown and Amy Blank!

This is part of the continuing Union Foundations project, helping us rebuild and reconnect.

Covid safety
-Proof of vaccination required (including a booster if J&J or 2nd dose was 6+ months ago). If you have a medical exception or if you have questions, please reach out to the Union email address.
-Surgical mask, N95, KN95, or KF94 masks required (we’ll have some if you don’t).
-HEPA filter in the venue.
If you test positive within 10 days of attending, email BostonBluesUnion (at) gmail (dot) com, so other folks can be informed.
More on covid policies: https://bluesunionboston.com/code-of-conduct/#covid-policies

Accessibility
-Gender-neutral, single stall bathrooms
-Soft chairs for sitting/resting
-Not wheelchair accessible – up a flight of stairs
-As much as possible for you, please refrain from wearing/using synthetically fragranced products such as perfume, cologne, and body spray (such as Axe) and fragranced hand sanitizers to help keep the space accessible to chemical-allergy & migraine sufferers.

Union Foundations: January 12

Ballroomin’ Blues Idioms
with Mike & Dan Legenthal
Learn some of the ballroomin’ blues dances, dances that grew up alongside jazz-blues in bigger-city ballrooms! Appropriate for all levels, no partner required.

7:30-9:00pm – class
9:00-10:00pm – social dance with DJ Paul Loschak, optionally practice class stuff

Sliding scale $10-25, admission covers the whole night. No one turned away due to lack of funds.

Cash or Venmo at the door.
Pre-sale tickets available here:
https://withfriends.co/event/15534087/class_and_social_dance
^^WithFriends supporters, get pre-sale tickets to use your discount.

This is part of the continuing Union Foundations project, to help us rebuild and reconnect.

COVID SAFETY
-Proof of vaccination required (including booster if J&J or 2nd dose was 6+ months ago). If you have a medical exception or if you have questions, please reach out to the Union email address.
-Surgical mask, N95, KN95, or KF95 masks required (we’ll have some if you don’t).
-HEPA filter in the venue.
-If you test positive within 10 days of attending, email BostonBluesUnion(at) gmail(dot)com, so other attendees can be informed.
**If you have questions or think you’ll be unable to meet these guidelines, email us before you decide to attend**
More on covid policies: https://bluesunionboston.com/code-of-conduct/#covid-policies

ACCESSIBILITY
-Gender-neutral single stall bathrooms
-Soft chairs for sitting/resting
-Not wheelchair accessible – the venue is up a flight of stairs
-As much as possible for you, please refrain from wearing/using synthetically fragranced products such as perfume, cologne, and body spray (such as Axe) and fragranced hand sanitizers to help keep the space accessible to chemical-allergy & migraine sufferers

Union Foundations: January 5, 2023

Come for a casual night to dance & socialize in person (feel free to bring your new-to-blues friends!)

7:30pm-10:00pm

We’ll have some optional materials on the side of the dance floor to help anyone who wants to set dance goals or intentions for the year, or do related reflection!

There will be an instructor on call to give folks the basics on the side while social dancing starts.

Pay-what-you-can $5-15 – cash or Venmo at the door, or pre-sale tickets online:
https://withfriends.co/…/social_dance_newcomer_night
^WithFriends members, get pre-sale tickets to use your discount.
No one turned away due to lack of funds.

DJs TBA!

This is part of the continuing Union Foundations project, helping us rebuild and reconnect.

*Covid safety*
-Proof of vaccination required (including a booster if J&J or 2nd dose was 6+ months ago). If you have a medical exception or if you have questions, please reach out to the Union email address.
-Surgical mask, N95, KN95, or KF94 masks required (we’ll have some if you don’t).
-HEPA filter in the venue.
-*If you test positive within 10 days of attending, email BostonBluesUnion (at) gmail (dot) com, so other folks can be informed.*
More on covid policies: https://bluesunionboston.com/code-of-conduct/#covid-policies

*Accessibility*
-Gender-neutral, single stall bathrooms
-Soft chairs for sitting/resting
-Not wheelchair accessible – up a flight of stairs
-As much as possible for you, please refrain from wearing/using synthetically fragranced products such as perfume, cologne, and body spray (such as Axe) and fragranced hand sanitizers to help keep the space accessible to chemical-allergy & migraine sufferers.

Union Foundations: December 15

Come celebrate with old friends and new at the Blues Union end of the year party!

We’ll be expressing appreciation for each other and gently reflecting on the past year, all while having a great dance party!

7:30-8pm: Outdoor gather & greeting time nearby (location TBA soon), mulled wine & hot cider
7:55: Brief opening ceremony & toast
8pm-end: Move indoors – Dance party to songs from the community, moving from more blues to more blues-adjacent as the night goes on (songs also broadcast online)

We may go later than usual if the energy supports it!

We’ll be broadcasting the music and the slideshow of whose song is whose here, if you’re not able to join in person: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83023050239…

Optional polaroid photobooth!

Feel free to use this as an excuse to dress up, but there’s no actual dress code. Wear what you like!

COVID SAFETY
-Proof of vaccination required (including booster if J&J or 2nd dose was 6+ months ago). If you have a medical exception or if you have questions, please reach out to the Union email address.
-Surgical mask, N95, KN95, or KF95 masks required (we’ll have some if you don’t).
-HEPA filter in the venue.
-If you test positive within 10 days of attending, email BostonBluesUnion(at) gmail(dot)com, so other attendees can be informed.
**If you have questions or think you’ll be unable to meet these guidelines, email us before you decide to attend**
More on covid policies: https://bluesunionboston.com/code-of-conduct/#covid-policies

ACCESSIBILITY
-Gender-neutral single stall bathrooms
-Soft chairs for sitting/resting
-Not wheelchair accessible – the venue is up a flight of stairs
-As much as possible for you, please refrain from wearing/using synthetically fragranced products such as perfume, cologne, and body spray (such as Axe) and fragranced hand sanitizers to help keep the space accessible to chemical-allergy & migraine sufferers.