Enjoy free live music concerts at Central Library. A favorite, the Classical Interludes series features chamber ensembles and soloists performing early music, classical and contemporary repertoire. Don’t miss our Swing Series, which, every spring and summer, turns the library entrance at Grand Army Plaza into an outdoor dance party. 

Upcoming

Plaza Swing Series: Harlem Blues and Jazz Band

Wed, Jul 5   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Arts and Culture Plaza Swing Series music Adults

Founded in 1973 by King Oliver's trombonist/blues singer Clyde Bernhardt and jazz aficionado Al Vollmer,  HBJB is dedicated to keeping the significant side-men of the Classic Jazz Period...

Plaza Swing Series: Harlem Blues and Jazz Band

Plaza Swing Series: Art Lillard's Blue Heaven Swing Sextet

Wed, Jul 12   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Arts and Culture BPL Presents Plaza Swing Series Adults

Led by drummer and composer Art Lillard, Blue Heaven is an energetic blues and swing ensemble that plays standard and not-so-standard numbers, written by such luminaries as Count Basie, Duke...

Plaza Swing Series: Art Lillard’s Blue Heaven Swing Sextet

Plaza Swing Series: Orlando Marin

Wed, Jul 19   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Arts and Culture BPL Presents Plaza Swing Series Adults

A contemporary of such greats as Tito Puente, Machito and Tito Rodriguez, Orlando Marin is the only Latin orchestra leader from New York's golden era of mambo still performing regularly. Dance...

Plaza Swing Series: Orlando Marin

Plaza Swing Series: Sweet Megg and the Wayfarers

Wed, Jul 26   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Arts and Culture BPL Presents Plaza Swing Series Adults

Sweet Megg and her wayfaring musicians blend New Orleans Swing, Harlem swing, Parisian cabaret, and gut bucket blues into one charming musical performance. Saxophonist Ryan Weisheit reimagines a...

Plaza Swing Series: Sweet Megg and the Wayfarers

Plaza Swing Series: Sonido Costeño

Wed, Aug 2   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Arts and Culture BPL Presents Plaza Swing Series Adults

A fusion 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,...

Sonido Costeño, BPL Program

Brooklyn Public Library gratefully acknowledges the many donors who have provided generous support for public programs at the Dr. S. Stevan Dweck Cultural Center, including:

             

Brooklyn Public Library gratefully acknowledges the many donors who have provided generous support for public programs at the Dweck Center, including: The David Berg Foundation, Fund for the Humanities, Cheryl and George Haywood Endowment for Cultural Diversity, The Hearst Foundation, Inc., The Kahn Endowment for Humanities Programs, The Miriam Katowitz and Arthur Radin Fund, Los Blancos, Mapleton Endowment, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, James J. O’Toole, Janet Anderson, the Estate of Pearl S. Reuillard in memory of her parents Yetta and Louis Schwartz, Sandra and Peter Schubert Endowment Fund, and numerous individuals.

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