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JUN
28

Plaza Swing Series: Swingtime Big Band

Wed, Jun 28   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Arts and Culture Plaza Swing Series music Adults

The Big Band sound is a uniquely American combination of reeds, brass and rhythm that defined America's popular music for more than three decades. Swingtime Big Band vividly brings this classic music to life in three-dimensional sound,...

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Plaza Swing Series: Swingtime Big Band

JUL
5

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 working and not forgotten. One of the longest...

Plaza Swing Series: Harlem Blues and Jazz Band

JUL
12

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 Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, and Lester Young. ...

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

JUL
15

Antigone in Ferguson

Sat, Jul 15   7:00 pm to 8:45 pm   Howard Playground, Brownsville

BPL Presents Theater of War Arts and Culture Adults

Antigone in Ferguson is a free, outdoor, interactive performance of Sophocles' Antigone, featuring acclaimed actors and a gospel choir of citizens, police officers, activists, and members of the faith community from Ferguson and Brooklyn.  ...

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Theater of War, Antigone in Ferguson

JUL
19

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 lessons are at 6:30, band starts at 7 pm. In case of...

Plaza Swing Series: Orlando Marin

JUL
26

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 world where Sidney Bechet, Lester Young, and...

Plaza Swing Series: Sweet Megg and the Wayfarers

AUG
1

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Shine and the Moonbeams

Tue, Aug 1   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

FFY Arts and Culture Stomp Clap and Sing

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

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Shine and the Moonbeams

AUG
2

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, August 3.

Sonido Costeño, BPL Program

AUG
8

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Alphabet Rockers

Tue, Aug 8   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

FFY Arts and Culture Stomp Clap and Sing

Alphabet Rockers make learning come alive through the beats, rhymes, moves and community of hip hop. We make music that makes change.

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Alphabet Rockers

AUG
9

Plaza Swing Series: Forró in the Dark

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

Arts and Culture Plaza Swing Series BPL Presents Adults

The driving dance rhythms of forró from Northeastern Brazil with rock, jazz, psychedelia, folk and more.  Dance lessons are at 6:30, band starts at 7 pm. In case of rain, the event will be held on Thursday, August 10.

Brasil Summerfest: Forró in the Dark ©Vladimir Radojicic

AUG
15

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Conroy Warren

Tue, Aug 15   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

FFY Stomp Clap and Sing Arts and Culture

Feeling the beat! Enjoy the power and pleasure of Jazz, Calypso and Reggae through singing and dancing in this interactive performance with versatile entertainer Conroy Warren. It’s fun!  It’s exciting!

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Conroy Warren

AUG
22

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Alex Mitnick & the Kaleidoscope

Tue, Aug 22   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Arts and Culture FFY Stomp Clap and Sing

Emmy Award-winning children's entertainer Alex Mitnick guides us on a journey that leads to all the treasures of the world. Songs unfold like storybooks, captivating young minds, drawing them into adventures, stirring their imagination!

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Alex Mitnick & the Kaleidoscope

AUG
29

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats

Tue, Aug 29   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Arts and Culture FFY Stomp Clap and Sing

Multi-award winning children's artist, Lucy Kalantari, brings delightful jazz age inspired music everyone can enjoy! Kids and families will love the interactive jazz-scat-along play, while singing about the simple joys and delights of life.

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats