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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Come celebrate Brooklyn's Street Fairs, Festivals and Parades!

         
    It's starting to get warm and Brooklyn is packing it up with Festivals,
                                                Street Fairs
                                                and Parades!




1. Pajama Glam Party sponsored by TigerLily Foundation in support of Breast Cancer Survivor.
http://tigerlilyfoundation.org/events/pajama-glam-nyc/
                           
                            May 3, 2014 6-10 pm. Brooklyn Bridge Marriot
                                333 Adams Street Brooklyn, New York
                               Tickets $20 for Kids And $#0 (Ages 18+)

2. 5 Borough Music Festival: http://www.galapagosartspace.com/5ive-borough-music-festival

                                         Galapagos Art Space,
                                       16 Main Street, Dumbo
                          Sunday May 4, 2014 7 PM (6 PM Doors) and 10 PM.
Advance Tickets VIP $40 Front Island, $35 Rear Island and $22.50 General Admission

3. Festival of Colors, Holi NYC: http://festivalofcolors.org/

                          The Cultural of Performing Arts @ Pulse 48
                                    1020 East 48th Street.
                B/T Farragut RD and Harwood PL in Flatlands, East Flatbush
                                     Sunday May 4, 2014

4. BUST Craftacular: http://www.bust.com/craftacular/craftacular-home.html

                                Sunday May 4 2014, 11 am-6 PM
                                  Brooklyn Night Bazaar Space
                                      165 Bankers Street
                                     Brooklyn, New York

5. Brooklyn Power Pop Festival: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/503299-brooklyn-power-pop-festival-brooklyn/

                              Friday May 9, 2014 and Saturday May 10, 2014
                                                       8 PM
                                                 The Bell House
                                                 149 7th Street
                                       Brooklyn, New York 11215

6. Brooklyn Flea Record Fair: http://www.brooklynflea.com/markets/brooklynflearecordfair/

                                   Saturday May 10, 2014 11 AM-6 PM
                                   Smorgasburg at East River State Park
                                          90 Kent Ave at N. 7th Street.

7. Kings County Fair: http://www.aviatorsports.com/content/kings-county-fair-0

                         Thursday, May 15,2014-Monday May 26, 2014
                                    Aviator and Event Center
                                      3159 Flatbush Ave
                                    Brooklyn, New York



8. Dance Africa: http://www.bam.org/dance/2014/dance-africa

                                             May 17-26 2014
                                       BAM Peter Sharp Building
                                           30 Lafayette Street
                                           Brooklyn, New York

 9. The Fabulous Fifth Ave Fair: http://parkslopefifthavenuebid.com/events/fair2014

                                     May 18, 2014 12 PM (Rain or Shine)
                       5th ave b/t St. Johns and 12th Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn

10.Renegade Craft Fair: http://www.renegadecraft.com/brooklyn-mini-market   

                                Sunday, May 18, 2014 12-6 PM
                                     Brooklyn Mini-Market
                                      165 Bankers Street
                                      Brooklyn, New York  

11. Kings County Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade: http://www.brooklynmemorialdayparade.com/

                                           May 26, 2014 at 11 AM
                                         8th Street and Third Ave
                                           Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
                                  All Veteran Are Invited To March

12. Bayfest 2014, Brooklyn's Largest Waterfront Celebration:
http://whatsupnewyorkkeepingupwithbrooklyn.blogspot.com/2014/05/bayfest-2014-brooklyns-largest.html
                               
                                     Sunday May 18, 2014, 12-6 pm
                                      Emmons Ave and East 27th St.
                                        Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Street Fairs and Festivals this Weekend in Brooklyn.





No plans for the Weekend? Well, here is a list of Street Fairs and Festivals going on in Brooklyn.
  1. Prospect Park Fair: Saturday April 26, 2014, 11 am-4 pm. This is a free event, (rain or shine).  http://www.prospectpark.org/calendar/event/prospect-park-fair
  • A performance by Brooklyn's Uncle Majic "The Hip Hop Magician". 
  • Mix of tunes and music games from Dj Steve Papa of CD Steev Entertainment.
  • Pop-up Audon nature activities. 
  • 19th Century Lawn Games.
  • Exhibits from the Leffert Historic House.
  • A mini-net for tennis play with the Prospect Park Tennis Center.
  • A sampling of cuisines from the food trucks presented by The New York Food Truck Association.
  • Special appearence by the Brooklyn's Cyclone's Sandy the Seaqull.

2. Puppetry Arts Family Festival: April 26, 2014, 11am-3 pm. Park Slope by the Old Stone House.This is a free event.
http://www.501ecg.com/forum/index.php?/calendar/event/99-042614-puppetry-arts-family-festival-bklyn/
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Games and Prizes
  • Merchants and Promotional booth throughout the event.
This great family event helps raise awareness for the youth outreach provided by the group in the community. The Puppetry Theatre has invited the 501st Legion's Empire City Garrison tho the 5th ave Family Festival.

3. Fifth Annual Park Slope Family Festival: April 26, 2014 11-3 pm. Washington Park, 4th Street at 5th ave Park.
http://brooklynspectator.com/app/event/view/id/52fabd2d0b212a212f000000

  • Activities for kids of all ages.
  • Musical Performances
  • Meet and Greet Puppets
First 200 kids get a free gift bag filled with goodies. Activities includes 
  1. $2.00 Games
  2. Craft & Snacks
  3. $4.00 T-Shirt decorating
  4. $4.00 Bouncy Moon Walk
  5. $6.00 Rock Climbing with Brooklyn Boulder 
Wheel Chair accessible

4. Earth Day in Prospect Park: April 27, 2014 12-4 pm at Prospect Park Audubon Center. Join the alliance at the Audubon Center to celebrate Earth Day.http://www.prospectpark.org/calendar/event/earthday

  • Learn about the responsible fishing from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
  • Cleaning up the Lake Shore 
  • Learning about birds of prey
  • Making your own instruments using recycling materials.
The day is topped off with an exciting performance and parade by Bash the Trash
http://www.bashthetrash.com/Bash_the_Trash_Environmental_Arts/Home_Page.html




Thursday, April 3, 2014

Guide to "Spring Fun for New York City's Kids on Spring Break"

   With kids off from school, April 14-22 2014 for Spring Break, here are a couple of things to do with them.



                       Here is a guide to "Spring Fun Guide for New York City Kids"

  • Prospect Heights Craft Fair: Saturday April 12 from 11 am-6 pm. Public School 9, 80 Underhill Ave at St. Marks Ave. Free admission but there are fees for activities and wares Peruse handcrafted clothing, kids, gear, jewelry and other wares made by independent artist at this Artisan Market. For $5 kids can participate in a bunch of fun activities like arts and crafts.http://prospectheightscraftfair.com/
  • The National Grid Earth Day Celebration: Flatbush. Sunday April 6 at 3 pm. Great Artistic Plaza outside the Walt Whitman Theatre at the Brooklyn Center for performing Art-FREE. Celebrate Earth Day a little early at this seventh annual Fest, featuring interactive story telling, yoga, puppet shows, live music and a slew of eco-activities. BONUS: come early and you can also catch an hour live stage adaptation of the popular PBS kids series "Sid the Science Kid" inside the theater. Free for Festival $10 for the show. http://www.brooklyncenter.org/
  • Parkslope Family Festival: Saturday April 26 2014 11 am-3 pm. JJ Byrne Park. Free admission but there are fees for certain activities. This annual neighborhood favorite is organized by the Creative Folks at Puppetry Arts. Enjoy live family bands, bike spin art, carnival games, bouncy houses and other kid-centric fun. The first 200 children to arrive snag a free goody bag.http://www.puppetryarts.org/Home.html
  • Sakura Matsuri 2014 Cherry Blossom Festival: Crown Heights. Saturday April 26 & 27, 10-6 pm. Brooklyn Botanic Garden $25 adult free for children under 12. This fantastic extremely popular two-day festival gives visitors a chance to immerse themselves in all aspect of Japanese Culture alongside the BBG's blooming Cherry Tree.  There are a bunch of activities, Taiko drumming performances, Japanese pop bands, arts and flowers arranging workshop and lots more. http://www.bbg.org/visit/event/sakura_matsuri_2014
  • Jack and Jill School Spring Fair: (Gramercy) Saturday April  26 2014 Noon-4 PM, 209 East 16th St between Third Ave and Rutherford Place.  Free admission but there are fees for certain activities, perfect setting for Pre-School sets, Bouncy Castle, do arts, get their face painted and go on rides at this annual school fundraiser. http://www.thejackandjillschool.org/default.aspx?p=107793&evtid=121772&date=4/26/2014
  • Prospect Park Fair: Parkslope Saturday April 26 11-4 PM. Enjoy all kinds of home grown Brooklyn fun, it's the second annual fest. Performance by Uncle Majic a.k.a. Hip-Hop Magician, tunes and music games provided DJ Steve Papa, pop-up nature activities by the Audubon Center 19th Century lawn games courtesy of the Leffert Historic and Tennis Center, top food trucks and giveaway from local vendors. http://www.prospectpark.org/calendar/event/prospect-park-fair
  • Leffert Historic House: Prospect Park, FREE. April 13-17 2014, 1-4 pm. Leffert Historic is offering a free spring sprout programs all week. Kids can plant a pot of herb and help the garden ready for spring. http://www.prospectpark.org/calendar/lefferts-historic-house-events
  • Brooklyn Children Museum: April 9-18 2014. Spring break Eco-fest with extended hours and free programs all week. There are prograams for kids of all ages including gardening, eco-art, story times and more. The Museum is free on Wednesday afternoon 2-5 pm. $7.50 per person over 1 year. http://brooklynkids.org/index.php/visit/calendarofevents




Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Brooklyn Music Festival Showcase PT 2 "R&B/Hip Hop Blowout"!!



RPMD Entertainment and NEGNYC presents The Brooklyn Music Showcase PT 2
                                                   R&B/Hip Hop Blowout.



Live performances by:

Sponsored by Aesha Avion Collection http://asheaavioncollection.com/

Check out CM3, I love these 3 boys. Please "LIKE" them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheOfficialCM3 also check out this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk2Mttswwrg&feature=youtu.be&a. They will be performing also. 

Please check out Erick Right's Video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJWQVlqMiws

Siblings Cheryl Alford and Crystal Alford will be performing on the same night.
I love the sound of R&B Music, catch me at R&B/Hip Hop Blowout listening to sound of fresh R&B singers. 

Spinning will be DJ Mike Styles, https://www.facebook.com/smoothmas

Saturday April 12, 2014, from 6-12.
This is a 21 and over event. https://www.facebook.com/events/274745499351667/
At Privilege Lounge https://www.facebook.com/pages/Privilege-Lounge/214154176220,





Brooklyn Music Festival is looking for the hottest Brooklyn act to perform on the same stage with some Iconic artists for this 2014 musical event. https://www.facebook.com/thebrooklynmusicfestival


They are showcasing through out various venues in Brooklyn. In addition NEGNYC is also looking to recruit serious volunteer that would like to take part for this anticipated Music Festival in Brooklyn for 2014 Summer.

 Do you have what it takes to grace the MIC? Submit your submission now +The Brooklyn Music Festival

                        








The 15th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival





Hey Brooklyn, welcome  the 15th annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival. This music event is New York City's longest continually running grass roots festival dedicated to jazz and annual reignites Jazz's Flame.

This month-long borough wide celebration of music. Performing at entertainment venues, Cultural, Educational and Faith-based in Brooklyn.


                         This event takes place March 28-April 30, 2014.


More than 50 concerts and events are being held with conjunction with the festival. With over 500 musicians performing through-out Brooklyn.


For schedule:
http://www.centralbrooklynjazzconsortium.org/newContent/CBJC%202014%20Jazz%20Festival%20Schedule-6.pdf


Jeff King (Saxophonist) and Bob Myers (Festival coordinator) have inside look at 15th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival, "A Festivals Grow In Brooklyn".  http://www.nbcnewyork.com/on-air/as-seen-on/15th-Annual-Central-Brooklyn-Jazz-Festival_New-York-252823791.html