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Format: 7/2/2015

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Featured Event
Plaza Swing Series: The Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble
The Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble fuses the language, rhythm and percussive instruments of Garifuna music with Jazz to create a new sound. The ensemble uses Garifuna instruments such as the Maracas, Garifuna Drums, Turtle-Shells, Conch Shells, and the...
Wed, Jul 8
7:00 pm

Friday, July 10, 2015

Movies @ the Library, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
The imaginative world of Dr. Seuss comes to life like never before in this visually spectacular adventure from the creators of Despicable Me!  Twelve-year-old Ted will do anything to find a real live Truffula Tree in order to impress the girl...
Fri, Jul 10
2:30 pm

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Featured Event
Plaza Swing Series: Sonido Costeño
Sonido performs a high-energy mix of Cuban son, guaracha, Dominican merengue and bachata and Jamaican reggae. Dance lessons are at 6:30, band starts at 7 pm. In case of rain, the event will be held on Thursday, July 16.
Wed, Jul 15
7:00 pm

Friday, July 17, 2015

Movies @ the Library, Big Hero 6
In this action-packed comedy adventure, robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada forms a special bond with Baymax, a lovable personal companion robot built by Hiro’s brother Tadashi.  When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of...
Fri, Jul 17
2:30 pm

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Plaza Swing Series: Brain Cloud
Dennis Lichtman and his band bring Western swing to the plaza. Their infectious blend of American southern roots music and old-timey jazz features hot picking, hard swinging, and the inimitable vocals of Tamar Korn. Swing dance lesson at 6:30, band...
Wed, Jul 22
7:00 pm

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Arthur Browne in Conversation with Eric Adams, BPL Program
When Samuel Battle broke the color line as New York City’s first African American cop in the second decade of the twentieth century, he had to fear his racist colleagues as much as criminals. He had to be three times better than his white...

Friday, July 24, 2015

Movies @ the Library, Frozen
Fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey – teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven – to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. ...
Fri, Jul 24
2:30 pm

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Nu D'Lux, BPL Program
The Funky Guajiros return with their unmistakable sound and energy. Incorporating Afro-Cuban and Afro-Puerto Rican vocal stylings, the Cuban Tres Guitar, Violin, Trombone, Trumpet and a modern-groove rhythm section of New York's finest (conga,...
Wed, Jul 29
7:00 pm

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Brooklyn Small Press Flea, BPL Event
This pop-up book fair features Brooklyn's finest indie presses, including A Public Space, Archipelago Books, BELLADONNA*, Electric Literature, Futurepoem, Guillotine, Melville House, One Story, Ugly Duckling Presse, and many more. Co-presented...
Sat, Aug 1
10:00 am

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Arts and Culture, Stomp Clap and Sing
Shira is the front woman and songwriter for kindie rock band Shira & Friends.  She performs all over the tri-state area, bringing her high energy, catchy tunes to her favorite kinds of audiences – the ones that love to dance along...

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Regional de New York, BPL Program
The quintet plays traditional and original arrangements of Brazil’s oldest popular music – choro— with deep groove and a love for improvisation. The group features virtuoso musicians including Israeli flutist Hadar Noiberg; from...
Wed, Aug 5
7:00 pm

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Brooklyn Summer Shakespeare-ience, BPL Event
The Shakespeare-ience is a summer intensive designed to make Shakespeare accessible to inner city youth. They will perform the romantic comedy Taming of the Shrew, which follows the rocky courtship of Petruchio and Katarina.
Sat, Aug 8
3:00 pm

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Rolie Polie Guacamole, Stomp Clap and Sing
Frank Gallo’s musical style blend’s acoustic rock, funk, and folk with catchy sing-alongs.  Kids are encouraged to dance, shake, and use their imaginations in this musical adventure with Rolie Polie Guacamole. Check out their CD,...

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Suzi Shelton, Stomp Clap and Sing
Suzi Shelton is a music and movement specialist, teacher and family performer. She has been rocking parents and kids alike for over 10+ years in such prestigious venues as Symphony Space, The White House Easter Egg Roll, the Lincoln Center Tree...

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Funikijam, Stomp Clap and Sing
Join Funikijam on their Magical World Tour. This fun and musical show encourages children’s participation with award-winning musical exploration.