Meaningful celebrations (Elegant, Fun and not Loud!)
Tasteful, Low Key, Fun. (and we really listen!)
Founded in 1992 as the alternative to the over the top and loud Bar/Bat Mitzvahs that leave you wondering if you are at a three ring circus or a meaningful celebration. Our Services include Disc Jockey, Karaoke and Live Music Services, Photo Booth, Lighting, Dancers and more for exclusive and elegant Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and private events. We are the preferred and exclusive DJ’s for a number of the most respected Synagogues here in the City and will be happy to provide you with many discerning references! We listen to your vision(what you like and don’t like) and then set out to give you and your family the party your family has envisioned.
Incredible Dance Parties!
If you want your party to have a lot of dancing please know that our DJ’s are among the BEST in New York City getting and Keeping Guests dancing for hours at a time. Ask us for references…we love to give them and we have hundreds of NYC clients who LOVE to dance and have had a 5 star party with us.
DJ’s and More
In addition, we have special packages of “extra” entertainment that will appeal to the younger (and older!) guests and where you get the most “bang for your buck” designed to custom fit your party. check out our PARTY PLUS page for more information.
(@ Tribeca Grill)
Letters and Reviews
We can provide you endless letters of recommendations from very discerning clients and we are always being reviewed online and on Yelp. Here is a very recent one from Yelp:
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I have to say, David Swirsky is absolutely the best! I have been meaning to post a review on Google for him, and will definitely do so. He was the DJ/entertainment guru for our sons bar mitzvah in January, and I only wish that we had known about him for our older child’s bat mitzvah four years ago.
Really anything you can imagine that your kid might want or you might want he can arrange for you, if not personally provide. You can hand it all over to him and he’ll make it happen. He’s reasonable, friendly, funny, sweet natured, and bright. A real find.
I couldn’t recommend him more highly. Feel free to call me during the day tomorrow, if you would like to discuss further.
And Mazel Tov!AG
We had Dave DJ our son’s Bar Mitzvah party and he was SO WONDERFUL! Dave is warm and kind, easy-going, responsive and creative. He really listened to us and what we wanted to evening to be like. He was responsive to our son’s requests too. He read the crowd perfectly, most everyone danced all night long. He also made the genius suggestion that we add karaoke, which was a real hit. The party was fabulous because he kept everyone dancing and having the best time! We loved working with Dave and I can’t recommend him highly enough!
(@Green Building Brooklyn)
Yelp does not provide enough stars to give proper credit to Dave Swirsky and Expressway Music. Five stars doesn’t do it.
When I started planning my daughter Julia’s bat mitzvah party over a year ago, I swore that we would not have a DJ. I have had so many miserable experiences as a guest at mitzvah parties (and weddings) where the music was deafeningly loud, so loud that the walls and floor seemed to vibrate and you couldn’t have a conversation with the person standing right next to you unless you literally screamed in their ear. I have been to more than one party where I sat there with earplugs, unable to socialize or enjoy myself or even hear myself think. So when Julia expressed a wish to have dancing and games, initially I said no. I said no the second, third, and fourth times she asked as well. Finally, I began to worry that she wouldn’t have fun at her own party and agreed to look into finding a DJ that both kids and adults alike might enjoy. I was skeptical, to say the least.
Fast forward to November 18, 2017, when Julia and our guests — kids and adults alike — had the time of their lives thanks to Dave, who was our DJ, and the incomparable Alberto as emcee. Dave has an uncanny ability to read the room, play music that will be fun for all the guests, and meet the host’s goals and take the host’s wishes into account. I honestly wasn’t sure how this was possible, but he did it. It takes enormous talent and sensitivity – not to mention good taste – to accomplish this, and the experience was so amazing that it far surpassed anything I’d expected. The music was at an appropriate volume so that people could dance and enjoy themselves, but also so that people who weren’t necessarily dancing could enjoy themselves as well, whether at the bar, in small groups of people having conversations, etc. Alberto the emcee just charmed the kids with his sense of fun, creative games, whimsical dances, and more. He was so much fun, even adults joined in. (Yes, I tried to limbo!) When both your 13-year-old daughter and your 81-year-old father are raving about the entertainment at your party, you know you found the right talent.
From the time I started my initial search for a DJ to the date of the party, Dave and his wonderful assistant, Charissa, were professional, responsive, courteous, thoughtful, and kind. They addressed my questions, listened to my wishes and concerns, put my mind at ease, and treated me with the kind of professionalism one can only hope for when planning a big event. Charissa also put together the most delightful photo montage of my daughter for our guests, unfazed by my requests for last-minute changes to it.
Planning a party like a mitzvah or a wedding is a substantial investment financially and an even greater investment emotionally because it celebrates a milestone of enormous personal and cultural significance. My daughter was so proud of what she had accomplished in preparing for her bat mitzvah and could not have found a better way to celebrate than with music and dancing guided by Dave and Alberto. I honestly don’t think I ever saw my child so happy. As a parent, one’s happiness is often determined by the happiness of one’s kids. That was certainly true here, but not entirely, because I thoroughly enjoyed myself in the moment as well and will remember it all for a very long time. I am really grateful to Dave and his colleagues and cannot recommend him highly enough.
A full time DJ who has years of event experience and who will makes basic announcements and introductions. This option is ideal if you want Music and Dancing to be the main focus of the party. Clients who choose this option usually also want the adults to be dancing as much as the kids. (With this option the dj does not emcee games or interactive activities with the kids). A great add on for this option is Karaoke.
A full time DJ who will play great music and emcee games and lead dances. This is an ideal option for clients who want the kids to be entertained but don’t require a full time professional, separate emcee. This option is also ideal for parties with less then 40 kids and who want interactive games. Clients often add our photo booth, sports games and/or karaoke to this package.
DJ and Separate Emcee. This is for those parties that have over 50 kids and where interactive games is requested and required. This option is also ideal for those Bar/Bat Mitzvahs that are having a candle lighting ceremony and an above average amount of details(our emcee will help with those in every way). Our additional services (photo booth, karaoke, dancers magician, sports games, lighting are often added on this package as well)
Our rates begin at $2000 depending on the package option. Call us! Lets discuss your specific needs!
Expressway Music Bar/Bat Mitzvah Blogs
Please visit our Mitzvah Blog Page which displays the Many Bar and Bat Mitzvahs we DJ in NYC (and DJ outside NYC). The Blog includes Photos, Videos and Letters of the many Mitzvahs we provide DJ and Entertainment to. CONTACT us to discuss! 212-953-9367 or firstname.lastname@example.org