The New York Metropolitan Country Music Association was founded in September 1983 for the purpose of promoting country music and dance in the metropolitan area. We are a non-profit organization, and are chartered by the state of New York.
In order to promote country music, we hold dances on Saturday nights, approximately 2x month which feature the best of the local country/western bands and DJ's. We usually also produce a series of free concerts in public parks during the summer. These concerts feature at least one local band, and a dance lesson.
Our dances are usually held on Saturday nights at the Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Avenue, Glendale, Queens, N.Y. from 7:30pm till about 12:30am. Dance lessons are given for no additional cost at approximately 8pm. Admission for CMA members is $10 and Potential members is $12. For directions to our dance please click here.
If you are a member of NYMCMA or another CMA and show a valid membership card, you will be admitted at members' price. No one under the age of 18 will be admitted. Proof of age must be verified by photo ID. Membership applications are available at our dances or please click Membership. Members receive our newsletter "The Round Up" every other month, filled with what's going on in country and articles about what your CMA family is up to, as well as ads for bands, upcoming events and NYMCMA information galore.
There is an area on the premises where both alcoholic and soft drinks may be purchased, as well as light snacks. We must request that you don't bring your own refreshments or snacks into the building. We do allow Birthday cakes when the occasion arises.
In accordance with NY State law there is no smoking allowed at our dances.
Admission for CMA members is $10, nonmembers is $12. Dress is casual, although many of our members and guests do prefer western dress. Because we have a hard wood dance floor, we ask that you wear leather soled shoes. There are no sneakers allowed on the dance floor. There is a 50/50 raffle at each dance and occasionally, special raffles. We also award several door prizes at each dance to lucky admission ticket holders. Vendors are usually on hand to sell a variety of clothing, jewelry or western novelty items at reasonable prices.