Participation Map

Global celebrations for Frankie 99 are taking place all over the world. Throw a party and add it to the map!

NOTE: WE HAVE CHANGED THE NAME FROM “WORLD PARTY MAP” TO “PARTICIPATION MAP” – we recognize that there are very small numbers of Lindy Hoppers in some locations and we want you to be included to. Even if you can’t throw a big party, we feel that in any location where Frankie is remembered and celebrated, that’s party enough for us! Please join the map!

Frankie 99 Map

How to Add Your Event to the Frankie Manning 99th Birthday Celebrations Map

Thanks for your interest in commemorating the 99th birthday of Frankie Manning , which is on May 26, 2013.  We have created a shared Google Map where you can see all of the events being hosted all around the world. If you are hosting an event you can easily add it to the map. Just follow these steps.

  1. Log-in to your account on  If you don’t already have a google account (i.e. gmail, google docs, etc.) you will need to create an account.
  2. Go to the custom map created for Frankie 99 at this link.
  3. Click the red “EDIT” link
  4. Search for your event location in the search bar (i.e. 1220 7th Avenue, New York City).
  5. Click on the “placemarks” image — it looks like a blue upside-down teardrop — and drop the placemark where your event will take place.  If you mess up, you can easily click on the placemark and move it to the right location or delete it.
  6. When you drop the placemark, a dialog box will appear above the placemark where you can input the title and description of your event.

  1. Add a title for your event.
  2. Add a description of your event, including when it is taking place, what is happening, and where people can go for more information.  Click on the “rich text” or “html” buttons if you want to add styled text, links and images.
  3. Click “OK” when you are done.
  4. Click “DONE” on the left and you have successfully added your event!
  5. Email if you have questions or are confused. Thanks so much!

If you would like to share the map with your community, here is a URL you can share: .