I received word from Frankie's family that on
Saturday, May 2, there will be a public funeral for Mr. Frankie Manning
at the Mount Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church. The viewing is from
10am to noon, with a service at noon. The address is 15 Mount Morris
Park West (corner of West 122nd Street, facing park). Interment at
Woodlawn Cemetery will follow the service.
A repast will follow the interment, including dancing to George Gee, one of Frankie's favorite bands!
Note that for those that can not make this service, there will be a memorial during the Frankie 95 Birthday Festival later in May. So do come to the funeral if are able to. But if you can not, there will be another opportunity in New York to gather with other lindy hoppers to remember Frankie.
More information after the jump...