Sep
17
Fri
Here Comes The Sun – The Music of the Beatles (Drive-In Concert) @ Bay Terrace Shopping Center
Sep 17 all-day
Here Comes The Sun – The Music of the Beatles (Drive-In Concert) @ Bay Terrace Shopping Center | New York | United States

Here Comes The Sun – The Music of the Beatles
This is a Drive-In Concert.
Location: The Bay Terrace Shopping Center

Friday, September 17, 2021, 7pm (no Rain date)

This Beatles tribute group does not impersonate the awesome foursome – they celebrate their music! Here Comes The Sun is five extraordinary vocalists and multi-instrumentalists that love to recreate the fun and excitement of the greatest Rock n’ Roll experience ever! This 5-man band of college friends brings the popular hits and the “B-sides” of the most influential musical group ever – The Beatles. From Broadway, Lincoln Center, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, these performers combine their unique talents to create a fresh and vibrant concert experience. Audiences can’t get enough – their vocals are perfection!
Single Occupancy Cars: $50, Full Occupancy Cars: $100
For Tickets and Info: http://www.visitwpac.org​ or call 718-631-6311

Sep
18
Sat
Brunch with Braata @ The Cecil Steakhouse
Sep 18 all-day
Brunch with Braata @ The Cecil Steakhouse | New York | New York | United States

BRUNCH WITH BRAATA: A DANCE PARTY YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS!

RSVP ONLINE: https://www.braataproductions.org/brunchwithbraata

New York, United States August 16th, 2021: Braata Productions, a non-profit organization that brings Caribbean folk culture, music, theatre, and entertainment to the United States proudly announces its inaugural brunch fundraiser on Saturday, September 18th, 2021 from 12 PM – 4 PM EST. Come join Braata Productions, in person, and enjoy the exciting ambiance, music, dancing, and lively company at the legendary Cecil Steakhouse on 210 W 118th Street, New York, NY 10026 (Corner of St. Nicholas) Harlem.

With each admission to the event, participants will be able to enjoy three hours of unlimited mimosas and rum punch, and from the scrumptious Brunch menu a selection that the Cecil has become renowned for – Vegan options are available. Come join us in our festivities, grab a drink, and come party with our DJ and friends! Be sure to dress in your Color of the Caribbean: Summer Chic. All proceeds from this fundraiser benefit Braata Productions Arts and Education Programs for New York CIty schools, senior centers, and community engagement projects. Tickets are $100 inclusive of three hours unlimited mimosas and rum punch and a brunch entree.

Chair of Braata’s fundraising committee, Kia Jones says she felt this is a great addition to the already wonderful programming that Braata offers. “Part of the thrust of this incoming board has been to find new and innovative ways of raising funds for the organization while enticing a whole new crop of Braata supporters. These events represent a departure from the usual Braata fundraiser and so we hope to attract some new attention to our work while raising much needed funds for our programs.”

Through this first Braata Brunch, the organization hopes to bring together individuals of Caribbean American heritage along with individuals who are interested in opening up to new horizons to explore the Caribbean experience through music, dance, and celebration.

Join us for our first fundraising “Brunch with Braata” event: Cecil Steakhouse in Harlem 210 W 118th St (Corner of St. Nicholas) New York, NY 10026. To learn more about Brunch with Braata, visit www.braataproductions.org or follow Braata Productions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Please see the flyer for more details.

ABOUT BRAATA PRODUCTIONS
Braata Productions is a non-profit organization dedicated to giving Caribbean and Caribbean-American artists an opportunity and platform through which they can showcase their works and talents. The company was founded in 2009 to bring Caribbean folk culture, music movement, stories, artists, and theatre to the United States. The vision is to create a world where the cultural and historical traditions of the Caribbean islands are woven into the beautiful tapestry of global arts used to teach and inspire new generations to always reach for more.

Braata Productions offers the highest quality theatrical and educational productions and programs to educate and entertain people worldwide.

For more information about the company, visit www.braataproductions.org.

APEC Autumn Concert @ Alley Pond Environmental Center
Sep 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
APEC Autumn Concert @ Alley Pond Environmental Center | New York | United States

The ‘Nature of Rock ‘n’ Roll — featuring songs of and about the world by The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and many others, including originals by renowned folk-rock harmony trio Gathering Time!

Oct
2
Sat
Italian American Heritage Month Virtual Mini-Concert and Live Photography Exhibit @ Friends of Maple Grove
Oct 2 @ 4:00 pm
Italian American Heritage Month Virtual Mini-Concert and Live Photography Exhibit @ Friends of Maple Grove | New York | United States

Friends of Maple Grove and the Queens Historical Society will present a virtual mini-concert and short lecture about the honorees on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 4 PM on YouTube. The link for the presentation will be posted to the Friends Facebook page on October 2: www.facebook.com/pg/FriendsOfMapleGroveCemetery

There will be a live photography exhibit at the Gallery at the Center from October 2, 2021, to October 30, 2021.

Address: 127-15 Kew Gardens Rd. Kew Gardens. Open Monday – Saturday 9 AM to 4 PM.

Il Paese Vecchio – Italian Americans in Queens, presented by the Queens Historical Society.

Oct
3
Sun
Braata Folk Singers in Concert: Rebirth @ Jamaica Performing Arts Center
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm
Braata Folk Singers in Concert: Rebirth @ Jamaica Performing Arts Center | New York | United States

Braata Folk Singers Back by Popular Demand! Caribbean Folk Ensemble, the Braata Folk Singers, will grace the stage once more after a triumphant return to concert performance on Father’s Day earlier this year. Armed with an expanded repertoire, this performance will mark the New York-based group’s second live production since the pandemic began. The concert will include the much-loved inspirational, folk and reggae songs from the June 2021 concert.

The Braata Folk Singers, under the creative direction of Jamaican-born actor, singer, and producer Andrew Clarke, and the musical direction of Joel Edwards, present “Rebirth” on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center (JPAC) at 6 p.m. Tickets will be $25 pre-sold and $30 at the door. Tickets can be reserved at braataproductions.org/bfsreboot. JPAC is located at 153-10 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, New York near the Parsons/Archer subway stop.

The concert is produced by Braata Productions, which is dedicated to giving Caribbean and Caribbean-American artists a platform to showcase their work and talents. Their mission is to transform lives through cultural awareness and the arts and to bring Caribbean folk culture, artists, music, stories, movement, and theater into more prominent spaces while providing an opportunity for Caribbean artists to receive greater recognition. The Braata Folk Singers are proud ambassadors of Caribbean folk music. Queens County is home to one of the world’s largest communities of Caribbean expatriates.

Patrons who were treated to “Rebirth” earlier this year experienced first hand how the title of the show is a metaphor: the world emerging from the pandemic. At that show, Clarke explained that we as a city were just in the early stages of discussing the return to live performance. The program inspired our supporters and fans to safely emerge from their homes, apartments, and lofts–like butterflies from their cocoons–into a world different from the pre-Covid one they knew.

Having taken some time to retool, the Braata Folk Singers surprised concert-goers with a program unlike any ever seen before in the group’s more than 10-year performance history. One patron remarked as he left the theatre, “I am pleasantly surprised, really glad I came, the show was excellent.” That is exactly the reaction Clarke had hoped to elicit from those in attendance. Clarke said, “I am sure when most people sat down to the concert that day they expected a nice evening listening to some of their favorite folk songs. But from the sound of the opening chords, they were in for something special!” He added, “The end of the first song brought on the first of many standing ovations for the night. I think it was safe to say that the Braata Folk Singers had returned in fine style!”

Advanced ticket purchases are encouraged to minimize in-person transactions and to observe Covid protocols. For those unable to attend the concert, donations are encouraged to ensure the Braata Folk Singers’ continued existence.

The Braata Folk Singers in Concert is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

ABOUT BRAATA PRODUCTIONS
Braata Productions is a non-profit organization dedicated to giving Caribbean and Caribbean-American artists an opportunity and platform through which they can showcase their works and talents. The company was founded in 2009 to bring Caribbean folk culture, music movement, stories, artists, and theatre to the United States. The vision is to create a world where the cultural and historical traditions of the Caribbean islands are woven into the beautiful tapestry of global arts used to teach and inspire new generations to always reach for more.

Braata Productions offers the highest quality theatrical and educational productions and programs to educate and entertain people worldwide.

For more information, to purchase tickets, or to donate to the Braata Folk Singers, visit braataproductions.org/bfsreboot.

Oct
10
Sun
Common Ground: Mini-Global Mashup #2 – Balkan Romani Meets Ukraine @ Flushing Town Hall
Oct 10 all-day
Common Ground: Mini-Global Mashup #2 - Balkan Romani Meets Ukraine @ Flushing Town Hall | New York | United States

Common Ground features artists seemingly different in discipline, practices, or cultural identity who explore global connections, celebrating distinctions that make cultures unique. Our NEW series Common Ground: Mini-Global Mashups are curated by acclaimed trumpeter and composer Frank London (The Klezmatics) bringing together two amazing global music artists along with accompanists for an afternoon of music, conversation and exploration. Post-show Q&A.

California-grown, Brooklyn-based Eva Salina is a groundbreaking interpreter of Balkan Romani (gypsy) songs joined by her duo partner, accordionist Peter Stan. In their collaboration, Eva & Peter pick up the threads of an interrupted legacy of empowered female voices in Balkan Romani music. Seeking to amplify and celebrate voices of past generations of Romani women musicians, they employ tenderness, grace, and friendship in keeping these songs alive and evolving, while tending to living traditions and sharing with new generations.

Zhenya Lopatnik lives and works in NY. She sings and composes music, creates art, and works as a Jewish Educator with different communities. Zhenya’s musical projects include the Ukraine based ensemble Kharkov Klezmer Band with Yuriy Khainson, the Israeli-Uranian band Zapekanka, Ternovka – Old and new Yiddish ballads, and Tender Yiddish – playing music from Jewish lullabies to getto songs.

In-Person Tickets: $15/$12 Members; Virtual Tickets: $7/$5 Members
All individuals must show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 and matching identification to attend this event. If you are interested in attending this event in person, please read the full COVID Safety Policy carefully before purchasing tickets.

This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Oct
13
Wed
Louis Armstrong Legacy Monthly Jazz Jam @ Flushing Town Hall
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 8 @ 9:00 pm
Louis Armstrong Legacy Monthly Jazz Jam @ Flushing Town Hall | New York | United States

Monthly Jazz Jams return live at Flushing Town Hall the second Wednesday of every month! Open to professional jazz musicians, graduate students studying jazz, music educators and serious hobbyists, Louis Armstrong Legacy Monthly Jazz Jams invites musicians to perform at Flushing Town Hall. All are welcome, regardless of instrument (vocalists, too!). Our Steinway baby grand and drum kit are available at each Jam. House Band and Jam Sessions are led by Carol Sudhalter, with Joe Vincent Tranchina, Scott Neumann, and Eric Lemon. Don’t play, but love jazz? Come listen!

$10/FREE for Members, Students, & Jamming Musicians

Oct
14
Thu
QPAC LIVE! – OCTOBER VIRTUAL EVENTS @ Queensborough Performing Arts Center
Oct 14 – Oct 28 all-day
QPAC LIVE! - OCTOBER VIRTUAL EVENTS @ Queensborough Performing Arts Center | New York | United States

Queensborough Performing Arts Center
Presents:
QPAC LIVE!
Weekly Live-streaming VIRTUAL entertainment!
View on YouTube or directly through our website (www.visitQPAC.org).

OCTOBER SCHEDULE
10/14 – MICHAEL HOLLAND: BROADWAY’s ARRANGER
10/19 – NAME THAT TUBE/Bingo
10/21 – ROBERT KLEIN – Legendary Comedian!
10/28 – Brian Wilson & Theresa Sareo: What The World Need Now!

For Information: www.visitQPAC.org

Oct
16
Sat
A day of art-making, performance, screenings, and poetry readings @ Queens Museum
Oct 16 @ 12:00 pm
A day of art-making, performance, screenings, and poetry readings @ Queens Museum | New York | United States

Please join us for an Outdoor Series of Art-making, Performance, and Poetry on the museum lawn, and a Indoor Screening Series featuring a selection of 8 short to full length films and video art projects. Each screening will be followed by a Q&A with the artists.

Oct
23
Sat
Dayramir González & Habana enTRANCé Cuban Jazz @ Flushing Town Hall
Oct 23 all-day
Dayramir González & Habana enTRANCé Cuban Jazz @ Flushing Town Hall | New York | United States

Cuban piano phenomenon from Havana Dayramir González brings a special program titled “Havana Today, Afro Cuban Jazz” a tribute to Chucho Valdes, Chico O’Farrill and Chick Corea featuring his Habana enTRANCé quartet with Dayramir González on piano, Juan Chiavassa on drums, Dean Torrey on bass, and Christian Moraga on percussion. Representing the young generation of Afro-Cuban jazz, Dayramir González performed in 15,000-seater stadiums with legends like Chucho and Bebo Valdes and headlined Carnegie Hall.