Summerstage: “Mr. Gaga” with Gallim (film & dance performance)

August 22, 2018 | 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Ohad Naharin, artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company, is regarded as one of the most important choreographers in the world. Following him during a critical turning point in his personal life, this spirited and insightful documentary, “Mr. Gaga,” will introduce you to a man with great artistic integrity and extraordinary vision. Filmed over a period of eight years, director, Tomer Heymann mixes intimate rehearsals with unseen footage and breathtaking dance sequences. The evening will begin with a performance by the electrifyingly uncompromising, Brooklyn-based contemporary company, GALLIM. Making their SummerStage debut, the company, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, is led by former Batsheva Ensemble member, Andrea Miller, who was recently named the 2017/2018 Artist in Residence at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the first choreographer to ever hold that distinction.

Doors open at 7:00 PM; screening: 8:00 PM.

Featuring a pre-show workshop at 6:00 PM: GAGA/ People Masterclass. Entry to the pre-show workshop requires RSVP. For more information click here.

Entry to the main show is free and does not require RSVP. Admission is granted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is reached.

Cost: FREE
Central Park – Summerstage
71st Street and East River Drive
New York NY 10021

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44TH Annual Atlantic Antic

September 23, 2018 | 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Join us on Sunday, September 23, 2018, in the heart of Brooklyn!

THE ANNUAL ATLANTIC ANTIC™, presented by the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC), is the oldest and largest street festival in Brooklyn, New York! On this beautiful autumn day in Brooklyn, the Atlantic Antic™ brings together hundreds of thousands of people to Atlantic Avenue to celebrate the longstanding tradition of food, art, music, shopping, festivities, and fun!

This event is family-friendly!

Cost: FREE

Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic Avenue Between 4th Avenue to Hicks Street
Brooklyn NY


Outdoor Movie Night at Randall’s Island Park: Rogue One

September 9, 2018 | 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Watch this sci-fi adventure as Jyn (Felicity Jones), the daughter of Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen) an Imperial scientist, joins the Rebel Alliance in a daring plot to steal the Death Star plans.

Cost: FREE

Randall’s Island Park

Field 81
New York NY 1003

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Summer on the Hudson: Bingo!

September 7 to 28, 2018 | 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Bring your own food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, B-I-N-G-O night. A mix of music plays as the numbers roll out and each game winner receives a prize. Fridays in September.

Cost: Free

West Harlem Pier
125th Street and West Side Highway and Marginal Street
New York NY 10027

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Summer on the Hudson: #TotallyPublicKaraoke

September 7, 2018 | 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Amaze the crowd when you rock the mic at #TotallyPublicKaraoke nights. Bring your friends, your voice, and your courage. All ages!

Please note: This is a popular event, so please note that sign-ups are required and close between 8:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. depending on attendance. You may not have a chance to sing. One song per person/group. We alternate young singers with adults in the lineup.

Cost: Free

Pier 1
Riverside Park South at West 70th Street
New York NY

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Charlie Parker Jazz Festival 2018

August 23 – 26, 2018 | 3:00pm – 7:00pm

n the world of modern music, few figures loom as large or cast as long a shadow as saxophonist Charlie “Bird” Parker, celebrated as a bebop pioneer and for bringing jazz into the modern era. Our annual festival celebrates Parker and his work. The festival, held each August in lower Manhattan and Harlem, features both contemporaries of Charlie Parker as well as young jazz musicians that continue to shape and drive the art form.

Locations: Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem and Tompkins Square Park, East 7th St. & Ave. A, NY, NY 10009

Cost: FREE

Marcus Garvey Park
18 Mount Morris Park West – enter park at 124th St and Fifth Avenue
New York NY 10027

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Outdoor Movie Night at Randall’s Island Park – Guardians of the Galaxy

August 19, 2018 | 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Join space adventurers, Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), Groot (Vin Diesel), Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) as they save the universe while being closely pursued by bounty hunters and the powerful villain, Ronan (Lee Pace). Listen out for the amazing soundtrack!



Cost: Free

Randall’s Island Park
Field 81
New York NY 10035

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Jazzmobile – Summerfest 55 – A Jazzmobile Family Celebration & Special Salute to Denny Farrell Harlem/Havana & Artz, Rootz, Rhythm

August 12, 2018 | 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

JAAMBO was created with all the infusions of African music from mambo to West African and everything in between. Jaambo is a collective of musicians from New York City, Trinidad and beyond with rich, diverse cultural appetites. Come and party with the invigorating sounds of Jaambo. Their mission is to make you dance.

Jaambo has appeared throughout the tri-state area including performances at Grant’s Tomb, St. John the Divine, Showman’s Jazz Club, and Harlem Stage. They have also partnered with The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, Jazzmobile and the Harlem Arts Alliance. They are available for corporate events.

Harlem Renaissance Orchestra

We chose the name Harlem Renaissance Orchestra (HRO) because it is the residence and birthplace of several of our members. The word renaissance means rebirth or revival and our mission is to revive the music of the Big Band Era and to preserve this music in its living form by giving recognition to some of its leading figures: Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Pops Louie Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lucky Millinder, Earl Fatha Hines, Billy Eckstine, Lionel Hampton and many others. The Orchestra’s goal is to re-establish Harlem as the Big Band Mecca of the world.

Over the past two decades, HRO has performed in some of the most prestigious Concert Halls, Jazz Festivals and in many other events. Including Lincoln Center/Mid-Summer Night Swing, Town Hall, The Apollo Theater, Cape May Jazz Festival, JVC Jazz Festival, The Philadelphia Arts Center, The Westchester Jazz Festival, The infamous Copacabana, Great Jazz on the Great Hill presented by Jazz Mobile Inc., Plaza Hotel and the Rainbow Room. We have also appeared in various films and videos including, an HBO Special on the life of Swing Dance innovator Frankie Manning. We did a music special on the Discovery Channel entitled,”Drop Me Off In Harlem,” that was also shown on channel Thirteen PBS(WNET). One of our performances was videotaped on WDR/ARD (Germany) Good Life T.V., and we were filmed by Fuji Television Network Inc. (Japan). HRO has been recognized and featured in a plethors of publications and media for our contributions to the arts. The following is a sample of various media who have commended the HRO: United Nations Jazz Society Publication, the Amsterdam News, New Beginnings Magazine, the NY Daily News, Swing Live Magazine, the NY Times, the New York Press and the Village Voice. HRO is dedicated to keeping the spirit of Big Band Swing Music alive and thriving. Whether in a live performance or educating the next generation of musicians, we will remain a guardian and proponent of a great musical tradition.

Cost: FREE
Riverbank State Park
679 Riverside Drive – enter at 145th Street
New York NY 10031

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Jazzmobile – Summerfest 55 – SAGE – Harlem Week Salute: “Women Transforming Our World”

August 10, 2018 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Sage is an all-women’s jazz, blues and contemporary ensemble featuring Ragan Whiteside on flute and vocals, Lakecia Benjamin on saxophone, Miki Hayama on piano, Kersten Stevens on violin, Endea Owens on bass, and Shirazette Tinnen on drums. Part contemporary, part sassy, part nostalgic, these ladies deliver what every music audience is looking for, the best in the art. The group and its members have opened for and appeared with Ray Charles, Denzel Washington, Regina Carter, the Duke Ellington Show Choir and many others. This unique group has headlined at both of the major Inaugural Balls honoring President Obama, Major League Baseball All-Stars Games and the World Classic in San Diego and The Martha’s Vineyard Jazz and Blues Festival. $10 donation requested at door will benefit the Witness Project of Lower Westchester, a Breast Cancer support group.

Cost: FREE

Marcus Garvey Park-Richard Rodgers Amphitheater
18 Mount Morris Park West
New York NY 10027
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Jazzmobile – Summerfest 55 – Winard Harper – Hon. I Daneek Miller Family Concert

August 18, 2018 | 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Inspired by the musicianship of greats such as Clifford Brown, Max Roach, Jackie McLean, Cannonball Adderley, Dr. Billy Taylor, Art Blakey and Billy Higgins, Harper has been the leader and musical inspiration for a vibrant sextet for almost a decade. The group appears regularly all over the United States from the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. to Yoshi’s, the legendary West Coast jazz club. Although clearly the dominant force behind this extraordinarily gifted ensemble, Harper has surrounded himself with superbly talented young guardians of the jazz tradition (including Lawrence Clark, Ameen Saleem, Josh Evans, Stacy Dillard and Alioune Faye), who are as entertaining to watch as they are to listen to.

Constantly in reverence of his predecessors, while remaining innovative in his own right, Harper has become one of the most celebrated drummers in jazz. He is a virtuoso on the drum set as well as the balafon, the West African equivalent of the marimba. Critics have written that Winard is as pleasing and entertaining to watch as he is to hear. “As tasteful a drummer as one could ask for,” according to Jeff Kaliss of JazzTimes. Franz Matzner recently wrote in All About Jazz that the sextet’s performance “culminated in an evening of fireworks with a sustained display of percussive pyrotechnics by Harper so rapid fire, so mind-bogglingly dexterous, and so expressively diverse, as to be truly awe-inspiring.” And in a Washington Post review, Mike Joyce said, “Winard Harper’s wonderfully orchestrated solos alone might have forced a corpse to grin!”

Harper’s first major gig was with Dexter Gordon in 1982, and shortly thereafter with Johnny Griffin. It wasn’t long before his drumming skills captured the attention of Betty Carter. He spent four years working with Ms. Carter’s band, inevitably honing his jazz-as-entertainment sense of showmanship.

During the 1980s while Winard worked as a sideman to such jazz legends as Ray Bryant, Abdullah Ibrahim, Pharoah Sanders and Clifford Jordan, he also laid the foundation for what would become The Harper Brothers band. He and his brother Philip launched a band that would blaze a brilliant trail both on the charts and on the international touring circuit.

Cost: FREE

Wayanda Park
217-60 – 217-72 Hollis Avenue near Montery Street
Queens Village NY 11429

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