State Senator Marty Golden’s annual summer concert series kicks off tonight, with New York Exceptions rocking out to hits from the 1950s to 1970s in Bay Ridge.

Golden produces the series of 15 summer concerts and events throughout July and August in local parks throughout his district, and in conjunction with the Community Emergency Response Team and the South West Brooklyn Parks Task Force.

All concerts are free and begin at 7 p.m, except Family Day, which is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The August 7 concert begins at 4:00 p.m. In case of poor weather, cancellations will be posted on the concert hotline by 5:00 p.m., on the day of the concert, at (718) 236-7547 or Senator Golden’s office at (718) 238-6044. All events are subject to change.

The 2011 summer concert schedule is as follows:

Tue. July 12 New York Exceptions (50’s thru 70’s oldies band) 79th St & Shore Road

Wed. July 13 Disco Unlimited (the best of 70’s disco) Marine Park (Fillmore Ave.)

Tue. July 19 Head Over Heels (Bay Ridge Party Band) 79th St & Shore Road

Wed. July 20 East Coast (60’s thru today’s music) Marine Park (Fillmore Ave.)

Tue. July 26 Foreigner & Journey Tribute Bands 79th St & Shore Road

Wed. July 27 Risky Business (50’s thru 80’s oldies) Marine Park (Fillmore Ave.)

Fri. July 29 Carl Thomas (Sounds of Sinatra, Darin, Martin) Parkville (65th above 8th Ave.)

Tue. Aug. 2 Police Night Out Celebrations in every Precinct

Sun. Aug. 7 Alive N Kickin (hit song “Tighter & Tighter”) Marine Park Festival – Avenue U

Tue. Aug. 9 Generation Gap Dyker Park (86th St. & 14th Ave.)

Wed. Aug. 10 Brooklyn Keys (oldies & Disco) Avenue U & Van Sicklen St.

Tue. Aug. 16 Rag Doll (a Tribute to the 4 Seasons) 79th St & Shore Road

Wed. Aug. 17 John Kuse &The Excellents (“Coney Island Baby”) Marine Park (Fillmore Ave.)

Tue. Aug. 23 Frankie Marra & His Band (Classic Rock Party Band) Shore Road @ 81st St. Field

Wed. Aug 24 Family Day – Karaoke, Rides, Kids Games etc. McKinley Park (75thSt. & FH Pkwy)

 

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  • Barkingspider7

    NO – PLEASE NO – NOT ALIVE AND KICKING!!!! ONE HIT WONDER – THE BAND THAT WON’T DIE.
    AGGGGGGHHH

    • http://www.brucebrodinsky.com Bruce B ex Eminem

      haha, i see your point. But i like them. Last saw them at Tamaqua a few years ago, they were really good. on the other hand, friends of mine had them at their wedding about 10 years ago and they really sucked there.

      • Barkingspider7

        I think everyone in Sheepshead Bay had the “lead singer” at their kids weddings.  Someone I know just recently had him – for a mere $10K for the pleasure of his company.  I don’t know why or how they are still around.  Their one hit was back in the 70′s – and let’s face it, tighter and tighter wasn’t that great a song – far from it.

        • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

          The mere fact that people had to be reminded of their “hit song” says too much about this band’s lack of “Wow”. But if they’re local they still have a following.

  • CitySights

    Generation Gap is a great group. They play all the hits from every decade. Marge Raymond the girl singer is really great. She was signed to RCA and is on alot of hit albums and been on Broadway. Ive seen them play a few times at the Staten Island Hilton and my friend had them at their wedding. Dont miss them.