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Format: 6/28/2016

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Silly Jazz & Camille, BPL Program
Come dance along to “silly jazz” with comedian and jazz singer, Camille Harris. Popular songs include "The Monster Under My Bed", "Muffin Man", and "Chopsticks".

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Featured Event
Swingtime Big Band, BPL Program
Dedicated to the performance of America's greatest popular standards, this 20-piece authentic swing band specializes in performing original arrangements of Big Band classics from the Great American Songbook, bringing to life both the style and...
Wed, Jun 29
6:30 pm
This presentation by photographer John Milisenda is about the invention of photography and the artists and inventors who were mavericks in its creation. With the invention of photography, a new bewildering view of the natural world unfolded. It...

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Featured Event
StringsNskins, BPL Program
The traditional sound of the djembe along the classical sound of the violin. The rhythms of Haiti combined with the exotic Afro sounds of Colombia with an urban twist from Brooklyn. StringsNskins takes you on a journey through the African Diaspora...
Wed, Jul 6
6:30 pm

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Featured Event
This Plaza Swing favorite is a super-group of the significant side-men of the Classic Jazz Period. The musicians' average age is in the low 80s, they have a combined 500 years of performing experience and their roots reach to the 1920s and...
Wed, Jul 13
6:30 pm
Featured Event
From Darkroom to Daylight, BPL Program
This book and documentary film project tells the stories of photographers, inventors and other navigating the epic changes from film to digital in photography.  Harvey Wang interviewed and photographed more than 40 important photographers and...

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Featured Event
Director Guru Dutt plays the prince during an adventure story of mutiny at sea and decolonization.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Think bugs are gross? Think again! We'll take you on a 3,000-mile adventure and show you why they're actually the coolest creatures around. The musical, interactive performance introduces students to metamorphosis and the...
Mon, Jul 18
3:30 pm

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Featured Event
Orlando Marin, The Last Mamo King
 A contemporary of Tito Puente, Machito, Tito Rodriguez and other mambo-era icons, Orlando Marin, The Last Mambo King, is the only orchestra leader from New York’s golden era of mambo who still performs regularly. Get ready to mambo!...
Wed, Jul 20
6:30 pm

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Featured Event
Dutt stars in a socially critical romantic comedy that sends up 1950s Bombay gender roles.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Featured Event
Matt Munisteri playing his guitar
Munisteri leads his band through the swinging music of the 1920s-1940s. Munisteri is a virtuosic guitarist whose album, Still Runnin’ Around in the Wilderness, contains the lost music of Willard Robinson. Dance lessons are at 6:30, the band...
Wed, Jul 27
6:30 pm

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Brooklyn Small Press Flea, BPL Program
This pop-up book fair features Brooklyn's finest indie presses. Co-presented with BOMB magazine.
Sat, Jul 30
10:00 am

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Featured Event
Pather Panchali, BPL Program
Depicts the childhood of the protagonist Apu (Subir Banerjee) and his elder sister Durga (Uma Dasgupta) and the harsh village life of their poor family.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Hopalong Andrew, BPL Program
Join Hopalong Andrew in the fun with folk songs, cowboy songs, and other fun songs sprinkled in.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Featured Event
Dendê & Band, BPL Program
Dendê & Band have cultivated a unique sound where Afro-Brazilian traditions like samba de roda and candomble have been seemlessly melded with world rhythms like rumba, afrobeat and mbalax. Dance lessons are at 6:30, the band starts at 7 pm...
Wed, Aug 3
6:30 pm

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Featured Event
Aparajito, BPL Program
Apu’s family moves to Varanasi, and chronicles Apu’s life from childhood to adolescence in college, right up to his mother’s death, when he is left all alone.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Shira Kobren, BPL Program
Shira brings her high energy, catchy tunes to her favorite kinds of audiences—the ones that love to dance along with her and become part of her show!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Featured Event
Apur Sansar, BPL Program
Released in 1959, Apur Sansar (The World of Apu) focuses on Apu’s adult life.  Apu is now in his early twenties, out of college, and hoping to live as a writer. Alongside his professional ambitions, the film charts his romantic awakening...

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Rolie Polie Guacamole, BPL Program
Rolie Polie Guacamole has developed a smart, parent-friendly musical style that dresses up original tunes and classic covers in their latest album Chips and Salsa.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Featured Event
The film tells the story of Vijay, a struggling poet in post-independence India, and Gulabo, a prostitute with a proverbial heart of gold who helps him get his poems published. (A perennial critics' favorite.)

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Shine and the Moonbeams, BPL Program
Shine and the Moonbeams create a soulful musical extravaganza that captures the sweetness, uncertainty, and simplicity of youth.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Featured Event
The film tells, in flashback, the story of Suresh Sinha (Dutt), a famous film director in decline.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

FunikiJam Music World Tour, BPL Program
FunikiJam's fun and musical show encourages children’s participation with exploration.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Featured Event
Here I Am is the monumental new novel from Jonathan Safran Foer. Unfolding over four tumultuous weeks, in present-day Washington, D.C., Here I Am is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. As Jacob and Julia and their three sons are...
Tue, Sep 6
7:30 pm

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Featured Event
Revolves around a matinee idol on a 24-hour train journey from Kolkata to Delhi to receive a national award. He ends up revealing his mistakes, insecurities and regrets to a young journalist.
Featured Event
Second film in Ray’s Kolkata trilogy, deals with the rapid modernization of Calcutta, rising corporate culture and greed, and the futility of the rat race.