Kingsborough Community College invites everyone to Hot Summer Nights!
The Free Concerts at Kingsborough 2009 series is listed on the website as follows (with some added links):
BROOKLYN COMMUNITY WIND ENSEMBLE & CONCERT BAND
SUNDAY JULY 5 – 7:30PM
Celebrate Independence Day with a rousing program of popular American songs and lively Sousa marches, conducted by Ray Wheeler.
SATURDAY July 11–7:30PM
This Chicago-based group has been winning over audiences and critics alike with their electrifying live performances. They offer a vibrant cocktail of classic Central and West African dance music, instrumental versions of classic Afro-pop, and danceable Congolese rumbas.
“The greatest African dance band on the planet this year hails from Chicago.” — The BEAT
FAMILY BEACH PARTY
SUNDAY JULY 12 – 3:00PM
Kids rule at this event! Swim and play on our white sand beach, make a fun art project, and tap your sandy feet to the kid-friendly world music tunes spun by DJ Owlpuffs.
Snacks will be on sale but you’re invited to bring your own picnic basket. And if it rains, we’ll move the 2-hour party inside to our Beach Café, with floor-to-ceiling views of the water.
Space is limited and tickets are required. Order your FREE Family Beach Party tickets TODAY by calling 718-368-5596.
SWING UNDER THE STARS
THE DANNY REPOLE SWING BAND
SATURDAY JULY 18 – 7:30PM
Conductor Danny Repole continues a 30-year tradition of outdoor dancing at our bandshell. Take a trip down memory lane with melodies from the golden age of swing including Stardust, In the Mood, and String of Pearls.
THE RED STICK RAMBLERS
SUNDAY JULY 19 – 7:30PM
This red-hot band from southern Louisiana spices up our summer series with a blend of Cajun two-steps, Western swing, cowboy songs, and hot-wired zydeco sure to get you out of your seats and onto the dance floor. As fiddle player Linzay Young tells it, “it’s less like a performance and more like a party—and you’re the entertainment.”
“The Red Stick Ramblers are the real deal…..They form clear, strong melodies, whether tearing through a raucous fiddle ride or sneaking around a double-jointed jazz solo…. sheer joy.” — New Haven Advocate
SATURDAY JULY 25 – 7:30PM
When you think of klezmer music, you naturally think of…Québec! No? Come be pleasantly surprised by this talented young group of French-Canadians as they perform an evening of rousing klezmer and Gypsy music — with a dash of Québécois.
“…all would approve of the variation created and played with intense fervor and deep respect by [clarinetist Jean-Sebastien]Leblanc and his merry band of French-Canadians.” — Jewish World
Support Free Concerts!
Please donate a $1 at the gate.
HOW TO GET HERE
By public transportation: Take the B1 or B49 bus to the last stop. Or take the Q to Brighton Beach or the F to Avenue X and transfer to the B1 bus. See our map or visit mta.info for details.
By bike: Pedal to the show! Pick up a free NYC bike map at any bike shop or visit Transportation Alternatives at transalt.org.
By car: Parking is FREE for cars and bikes. Need driving directions? Visit http://www.kingsborough.edu/directions.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
* PHONE: 718-368-5596.
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• No tickets or reservations required except for the Family Beach Party, where space on the beach is limited. All other events take place at our bandshell. You can bring lawn chairs and blankets if you like—but we’ve got plenty on hand.
• Worried about the weather?
Call the BOX OFFICE for program updates, weather info, and to reserve tickets for the Family Beach Party:718-368-5596.
• Food and drink are on sale at the snack bar. You are also welcome to bring your picnic basket.