Join in for an afternoon of Broadway, Contemporary Pop and Jazz favorites. Dedicated to singers Jimmy Rushing (1901-1972), LaVern Baker (1929-1997) and Kyle Jean Baptiste (1993-2015) at Maple Grove.
RSVP for free admission or $5 at the door. Light refreshments after the concert.
Free parking on cemetery grounds – only the gate at Kew Gardens Rd. & 129th St. will remain open after the concert.
Brandon Bain is a Brooklyn-born vocalist, activist, and songwriter known for his warm, easygoing delivery of the greatest jazz, pop, calypso, and classics of the American songbook. In the vintage spirit of such musical giants as Nat King Cole, Sam Cooke, Harry Belafonte, and Sammy Davis Jr., Bain blends pure silky tones, humor, and modernly honest renditions of all of the greatest classics. At this Culture Connection performance, international jazz singer Pauline Jean will join him. Come out to feel the beat of calypso.
Registration is not required. This program will take place in the Main Lobby.
Central Astoria LDC continues our 2018 Waterfront Concert Series, and they are proud to be bringing you the Doo Wop musical wonders that has thrilled generations for six decades “The Devotions!” This free concert is open to the public and no RSVP or tickets are required. Just show up!
We thank NYC Council Members Costa Constantinides and Jimmy Van Bramer, as well as the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation for making this event possible.
Looking forward to seeing you there!!!
Join the Black Spectrum Theatre Co. for The 16th Annual St. Albans Jazz and R&B Festival, which has delighted audiences in Southeast Queens and beyond with energetic music and entertainment performances in years past and will do so once again this year with performances by:
*Crown Heights Affair featuring the legendary William Anderson: nationally acclaimed R&B Dance music pioneers of the ’70s and ’80s known for hit songs “Dreaming A Dream”, “Dancin'” and “Say a Prayer for You” as well as for their action-packed live performances and infectious horn-driven R&B dance music with pop overtones.
*Leon and The Peoples: fronted by lead singer Leon’s smooth, sultry vocals and backed by The People’s top-notch music talent from across the globe, Leon and The Peoples has a signature sound combining Reggae and Soul. Their phenomenal single “Beautiful” has hit #12 on the Billboard Hot Singles Sales Chart.
*Mel Holder: nominated for Best Instrumental CD at the 2016 Stellar Awards for his album “Back 2 Basics Music Book Volume II”, Mel Holder’s signature sound spreads the gospel of hope and salvation.
*Onaje Allan Gumbs: a New York-based pianist, composer, and bandleader who grew up in St. Albans, Queens and began playing piano at the ripe age of 7, and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the Outstanding Jazz Artist category.
*Craig Crawford Players: with his velvet melodies, Brooklyn-born saxophonist Craig Crawford, a long-time resident of Queens, leads the Dove Award and Stellar Award nominated Craig Crawford Players as they weave together a blend of inspired and moving arrangements transcending jazz, gospel, and funk that are sure to connect the heart and soul.
And many more!
Astoria Bookshop is turning FIVE YEARS OLD!
To celebrate, the bookshop is having an all-day carnival-themed party. Come join this special birthday storytime in the morning, balloon twisting in the afternoon, snacks and happy hour in the evening, plus games, prizes, and activities throughout the day.
Join us for our season opening concert with singer Mariel Pacific for an evening of Broadway, Contemporary, Standard songs and more! Concert to be followed by a reception of light refreshments in the gallery with our new World War I Centennial Exhibit. Free admission with RSVP or $5 suggested donation for walk in attendees. Free parking on cemetery grounds – enter the gate at Kew Gardens Rd. & 129th St.