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Aug
8
Sat
Teach It Right, Or, Right To Teach @ In NYC streets, parks and playgrounds trhoughout the fice borroughs
Aug 8 – Sep 21 all-day
Teach It Right, Or, Right To Teach @ In NYC streets, parks and playgrounds trhoughout the fice borroughs

Theater for the New City’s award-winning Street Theater Company opens its 39th annual tour August 8 with “Teach It Right, or, Right to Teach,” a rip-roaring musical which tackles the challenges and struggles facing NYC’s public education. Free performances will tour City streets, parks and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs through September 20. Book, lyrics and direction are by Crystal Field; the musical score is composed and arranged by Joseph Vernon Banks.

Sep
6
Sun
Waterfront Walks: A Guided Tour of Brooklyn Bridge Park @ Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1
Sep 6 @ 3:00 pm
Waterfront Walks: A Guided Tour of Brooklyn Bridge Park @ Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1

There is more to Brooklyn Bridge Park than meets the eye! Join our docents on a free tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, the park’s sustainable design, and how the park came to life!

Sep
12
Sat
7th Annual T.E.A.L Walk/Run for Ovarian Cancer @ Prospect Park
Sep 12 @ 1:00 pm
7th Annual T.E.A.L Walk/Run for Ovarian Cancer @ Prospect Park

Come celebrate Ovarian Cancer Awareness month by participating in the annual ®T.E.A.L. Walk/Run for Ovarian Cancer. On Saturday September 12th, 2015 ®Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer also know as ®T.E.A.L. will be hosting its 7th Annual ®T.E.A.L. Walk/Run for Ovarian Cancer in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Every year at the ®T.E.A.L. Walk/Run thousands of participants, supporters and volunteers gather at the Prospect Park Bandshell in Brooklyn to take a united stand against Ovarian Cancer and celebrate those who have been touched by this devastating disease.

The ®T.E.A.L. Walk/Run is currently the largest Ovarian Cancer Walk in New York City. The money raised goes directly towards Ovarian Cancer research and awareness programs that work towards the goal of ending Ovarian Cancer. ®T.E.A.L. is a grassroots 501C3 not-for-profit organization founded by two sisters from Brooklyn, with the mission to promote public awareness and education of the signs, symptoms and risk factors of Ovarian Cancer, while providing support to survivors and raising funds for research in order to find the cure for Ovarian Cancer. There is no screening test for Ovarian Cancer, and it is the leading cause of death among gynecological cancers.

Through the annual ®T.E.A.L. Walk/Run and other events throughout the year ®T.E.A.L. has raised over a million dollars benefiting Ovarian Cancer research and awareness programs. Help this local not for profit spread awareness, fund research and save lives by participating in the Walk or 5K Run. The event is a family-friendly day in the park with festivities such as face painting, educational booths, live stage performances, and guest speakers.

Additionally, ®T.E.A.L. will host a special Survivors’ Ceremony on the day of the Walk/Run that will honor those who have fought and are still fighting this devastating disease, as well as Memory and Honor activities to honor those we have lost the battle against Ovarian Cancer. Supporters and participants can walk individually or in teams. Registration is currently open to everyone at tealwalk.org/register

Sep
13
Sun
Bring in the New Year at BRJC! @ Bay Ridge Jewish Center
Sep 13 – Sep 14 all-day

Bring in the New Year 5776 at BRJC. Services Sunday, September 13 @ 6:30PM, led by Rabbi Dina Rosenberg and Cantor Moshe Halfon. Easy to follow services with explanations & song. Bay Ridge Jewish Center, 4th Avenue & 81 Street, Brooklyn, 718-836-3103, office@brjc.org. (“R” train to 77 Street, Brooklyn)

Waterfront Walks: A Guided Tour of Brooklyn Bridge Park @ Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1
Sep 13 @ 3:00 pm
Waterfront Walks: A Guided Tour of Brooklyn Bridge Park @ Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1

There is more to Brooklyn Bridge Park than meets the eye! Join our docents on a free tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, the park’s sustainable design, and how the park came to life!

Sep
14
Mon
Come to Hear the Shofar at BRJC! @ Bay Ridge Jewish Center
Sep 14 – Sep 15 all-day

Come to hear the shofar Monday, September 14 & 15–9AM- at Bay Ridge Jewish Center. Celebrate the beginning of 5776 with participatory, easy to follow friendly services led by Rabbi Dina Rosenberg and Cantor Moshe Halfon. FREE children’s Program with apples & honey, songs and stories at 10am-1pm. Bay Ridge Jewish Center, 4th Avenue & 81 Street, Brooklyn, 718-836-3103, office@brjc.org.

Tashlich Service with BRJC @ BRJC
Sep 14 – Sep 15 all-day

Members and friends of Bay Ridge Jewish Center will participate in the Tashlich ritual of tossing breadcrumbs in the water to throw away our sins. Services will be led by Rabbi Dina Rosenberg and Cantor Moshe Halfon playing his guitar. Family friendly, bring bread crumbs and meet at 79 Street & Shore Road. Rain date Tuesday, September 15 @5PM. 718-836-3103, office@brjc.org.

Sep
15
Tue
Have YOU heard the shofar? @ Bay Ridge Jewish Center
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm

Have YOU heard the shofar at BRJC! Celebrate the beginning of 5776 with participatory, easy to follow friendly services led by Rabbi Dina Rosenberg and Cantor Moshe Halfon. FREE Children’s Services with apples and honey, songs and stories 10am-1pm. Bay Ridge Jewish Center, 4th Avenue & 81 Street, Brooklyn, 718-836-3103 office@brjc.org.

Sep
18
Fri
BRJC is upgrading its Tashlich Event with Shabbat by the water! @ Bay Ridge Jewish Center
Sep 18 – Sep 19 all-day

Friday, September 18 –6:30PM–Members and friends of Bay Ridge Jewish Center will participate in the Tashlich ritual of tossing breadcrumbs in the water to throw away our sins FOLLOWED BY musical Shabbat services by the water. Bring your blanket or chair. Services are led by Rabbi Dina Rosenberg and Cantor Moshe Halfon playing his guitar. Family friendly, bring bread crumbs meet at 79 Street& Shore Road. Rain date Saturdayat 1PM. Questions: 718-836-3103 or office@brjc.org

Sep
19
Sat
WIPEOUTRUN New York 2015 @ Aviator Sports and Events Center
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
WIPEOUTRUN New York 2015 @ Aviator Sports and Events Center

Finally the opportunity to run the Wipeout course is available to everyone! From the producers of the hit TV show Wipeout comes WIPEOUTRUN! Crash, smash and splash your way through a 5k course with 12 larger-than-life obstacles including the infamous Big Balls, Sweeper, Wrecking Balls, and Happy Endings!

Check out the obstacles and register at wipeoutrun.com before the price increases! Save $5 with code HELLO5!

This is an untimed event open to anyone from couch potatoes to track stars 18 and up.

Chado: The Way of Tea @ Zen Center of New York City
Sep 19 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chado: The Way of Tea @ Zen Center of New York City

The Japanese tea ceremony merges the sophisticated aesthetic of the Zen arts and careful attention to detail with the ordinary act of making a cup of tea. Tea ceremony developed in close association with Zen, and it emphasizes awareness, tranquility, and the interrelationship of host and guest. For those who are new to meditation practice, tea ceremony can be a path to entering the larger universe of Zen and its arts. For those who practice zazen, tea ceremony offers an incisive opportunity for expressing the mind of Zen in everyday activity.

This daylong retreat will be a comprehensive introduction to tea ceremony, including demonstrations, participation, tea drinking and discussion. At the heart of it will be the appreciation of this very moment, and the joy of sharing that with others. Hobai is a gifted storyteller, and is adept at infusing his teaching of tea with stories of the great tea masters of the past, as well as his own experiences as a student of tea. His love of tea ceremony is infectious, and is an important aspect of what he has to offer.

This program is for anyone interested in the Zen arts, in Japanese culture, in a practice to help focus and concentrate the mind, or in the taste of tea. No prior knowledge of tea ceremony is required, and those who are already familiar with tea ceremony are welcome to expand and deepen their understanding in this program.

A kanji retreat will be happening at the same time as this tea retreat. In the afternoon, participants in the tea retreat are invited to join the calligraphy program and learn about calligraphy used in the tearoom, if they choose. And those in the calligraphy retreat are invited to join the tea program and share a bowl of tea.

Ink, Paper, Brush: An Introduction to Kanji @ Zen Center of New York City
Sep 19 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ink, Paper, Brush: An Introduction to Kanji @ Zen Center of New York City

Many of us are intrigued by Chinese characters, or kanji in Japanese, and feel drawn to their fluid lines and striking beauty, as well as their richness of meaning. Whether we’ve appreciated the dynamic calligraphy of ancient masters, or simply wondered about these characters as we encounter them in our Buddhist practice, for most of us, kanji remain elusive and mysterious. Learning to write characters with a calligraphy brush is a wonderful way to get to know kanji, and so deepen our appreciation of this ancient Zen art.

By using brush calligraphy as a base, this workshop will help provide a basic understanding of some of the common kanji found in Zen practice. Beginning with some of the simple characters that appear frequently, we will examine not only the brushwork but also the structure of kanji, their evolution over time, and some examples of their use in Buddhism, especially by some of the great calligraphers such as Dōgen, Ikkyu, and Hakuin. There are three common styles of calligraphy—formal, semi-cursive, and cursive—and we will learn how to write all of these for a number of kanji. In the afternoon, we will also explore zengo, the expressions used in tearoom scrolls.

It has been said that calligraphy is all about becoming a certain movement, to be repeated ad infinitum, yet each time fresh and unique. With this in mind, we will practice letting our bodies and minds harmonize with ink, brush, and paper, expressing creatively within this classical form and discovering the natural joy and serenity of calligraphy practice.

A tea retreat will be happening at the same time as this kanji retreat. In the afternoon, participants in this calligraphy retreat are invited to join the tea ceremony program, if they choose. And those in the tea ceremony retreat are invited to join the calligraphy program.

Sep
20
Sun
Waterfront Walks: A Guided Tour of Brooklyn Bridge Park @ Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1
Sep 20 @ 3:00 pm
Waterfront Walks: A Guided Tour of Brooklyn Bridge Park @ Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1

There is more to Brooklyn Bridge Park than meets the eye! Join our docents on a free tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, the park’s sustainable design, and how the park came to life!

Waterfront Walks: A Guided Tour of Brooklyn Bridge Park @ Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1
Sep 20 @ 3:00 pm
Waterfront Walks: A Guided Tour of Brooklyn Bridge Park @ Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1

There is more to Brooklyn Bridge Park than meets the eye! Join our docents on a free tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, the park’s sustainable design, and how the park came to life!

Sep
22
Tue
Who’s Sorry Now? @ Bay Ridge Jewish Center
Sep 22 @ 10:30 pm

Kol Nidre Services, Tuesday, September 22at 6:30PM. Join us for soulful and spiritual prayer led by Rabbi Dina Rosenberg and Cantor Moshe Halfon. Easy to follow with explanations and song. bay Ridge Jewish Center, Fourth Avenue & 81 Street, Brooklyn. 718-836-3103, office @brjc.org.

Sep
23
Wed
Who is sorry now? @ Bay Ridge Jewish Centerk
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm

Wednesday, September 23 @9AM, soulful and meaningful Yom Kippur Services led by Rabbi Dina Rosenberg and Cantor Moshe Halfon. Easy to follow with explanations and song. Free Children’s Service10am-1pm. Yizkor Services 11:30am, Evening Services at 5:45PM, Spend a few moments at the open ark. Shofar & end of fast–7:45PM. Bay Ridge Jewish Center, Fourth Avenue & 81 Street, Brooklyn, 718-836-3103 office@brjc.org

Sep
27
Sun
Waterfront Walks: A Guided Tour of Brooklyn Bridge Park @ Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1
Sep 27 @ 3:00 pm
Waterfront Walks: A Guided Tour of Brooklyn Bridge Park @ Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1

There is more to Brooklyn Bridge Park than meets the eye! Join our docents on a free tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, the park’s sustainable design, and how the park came to life!

Oct
3
Sat
Miles for Midwives 2015! @ Prospect Park
Oct 3 @ 2:00 pm
Miles for Midwives 2015! @ Prospect Park

The 13th Annual Miles for Midwives 5K Fun Run and Birth Fair brings together families, birth workers, and healthy birth supporters for a day devoted to improving maternity care and community wellness. With your help and participation, we will be able to dedicate important dollars towards advancing midwifery care and supporting the advocacy work of Choices in Childbirth.

Interested in joining the cause? Register today to as an individual or sign-up a team of birth supporters!

See more at: http://milesformidwivesnyc.kintera.org

Oct
4
Sun
Waterfront Walks: A Guided Tour of Brooklyn Bridge Park @ Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1
Oct 4 @ 3:00 pm
Waterfront Walks: A Guided Tour of Brooklyn Bridge Park @ Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1

There is more to Brooklyn Bridge Park than meets the eye! Join our docents on a free tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, the park’s sustainable design, and how the park came to life!

Oct
11
Sun
Brooklyn Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis @ Prospect Park Bandshell
Oct 11 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis is CCFA’s largest fundraising event having touched over 240,000 people and raised nearly $60M nationally to help further the Foundation’s mission.
Our Take Steps walks offer a wonderful day for family, friends and the community to honor those struggling with IBD and celebrate all of the efforts that have been put forth in raising funds towards our mission. Our walk events are filled with music, food, kids’ entertainment, and educational materials. In 2014, more than 70,000 people joined us nationwide, helping us raise $11M. 82 cents of every dollar raised goes towards breakthrough research, public and professional education, and patient support services in communities across the nation.
Our Brooklyn Take Steps walk is on Sunday, October 11th, at Prospect Park Bandshell, with the festival starting at 10:30am. Join thousands of others in the fight against digestive diseases and sign up for walk near you! Register for Brooklyn at www.cctakesteps.org/brooklyn or email Kim at kpang@ccfa.org.

Waterfront Walks: A Guided Tour of Brooklyn Bridge Park @ Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1
Oct 11 @ 3:00 pm

There is more to Brooklyn Bridge Park than meets the eye! Join our docents on a free tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, the park’s sustainable design, and how the park came to life!

Oct
18
Sun
Waterfront Walks: A Guided Tour of Brooklyn Bridge Park @ Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1
Oct 18 @ 3:00 pm
Waterfront Walks: A Guided Tour of Brooklyn Bridge Park @ Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1

There is more to Brooklyn Bridge Park than meets the eye! Join our docents on a free tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, the park’s sustainable design, and how the park came to life!

Kidsfest NYC @ Pioneer Works
Oct 18 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Kidsfest NYC is a celebration of art and creativity. At the event children and families will have the opportunity to experience an afternoon of hands on activities focused around art, music, theater, movement and fashion, while having a chance to explore their individual creativity. 100% of ticket sales and proceeds from the event will go directly to Free Arts NYC.

Oct
24
Sat
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts – 2015-16 Season @ Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 24 2015 – May 16 2016 all-day

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College announces its 2015-16 Season of music, dance, theater, and family programming, reflecting the multicultural diversity of Brooklyn. Hailing from Austria, Russia, China, Canada, and across the United States, the awards-winning artists include both Brooklyn Center premieres and returning favorites. Tickets go on sale exclusively to Brooklyn Center Members on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 1pm, with general sales beginning on Thursday, May 14. Tickets can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm).

“Brooklyn Center is excited to continue to represent and reflect the vibrant diversity of Brooklyn through our upcoming 2015-16 season of live performances,” says Jon Yanofsky, the Director of Brooklyn Center. “From the Gershwins and the Beatles to classical ballet and step dancing, the 61st season at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts will celebrate the best of classic and contemporary arts and culture with world class artists in music, dance, theater, and family programming.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ 2015-16 Season includes:
• Michael Feinstein: The Gershwins and Me
• Black Violin
• Art of Time Ensemble – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
• The Vienna Boys Choir – Christmas In Vienna
• Dance Theatre in Westchester’s The Colonial Nutcracker
• Step Afrika!
• Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company’s Lunar New Year Celebration – Year of the Monkey
• Moscow Festival Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet / Carmen Suite
• The Golden Dragon Acrobats
• Robert Glasper Trio
• Darlene Love
• Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort
• Clifford the Big Red Dog™ – LIVE!
• Ninth Annual National Grid Earth Day Celebration
• Straighten Up & Fly Right: The Nat King Cole Tribute
• Alexander, Who’s Not Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move

Michael Feinstein: The Gershwins and Me
2015-16 Season Opener
Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 7:30pm
Tickets: $36-$65
Emmy- and Grammy-nominated entertainer Michael Feinstein brings his impeccable piano skills and unparalleled interpretations to some of the greatest selections in the entire American Songbook, peppered with personal anecdotes from his autobiographical book The Gershwins and Me, which reflects upon his six-year collaboration with the great Ira Gershwin.

Black Violin
Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 2pm
Tickets: $18
Back by popular demand, virtuoso violinists Kev Marcus and Wil B return to Brooklyn with their electrifying mash-up of hip-hop, classical, and pop tunes. With appearances ranging from the Apollo Theater and the Billboard Music Awards to three NFL Super Bowls and President Obama’s official Inaugural Ball, this dynamic duo never fails to take audiences by storm with their unique spin on music for strings.

Art of Time Ensemble
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 8pm
Tickets: $30
With hits including “When I’m Sixty-Four,” “With a Little Help From My Friends,” and the title song, The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band has been designated “the most important rock and roll album ever made” by Rolling Stone magazine. Toronto’s Art of Time Ensemble brings this iconic collection to life in a fusion of high art and pop culture that reveals the universal and timeless qualities that lie at the heart of all great music.

The Vienna Boys Choir – Christmas in Vienna
Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 8pm
Tickets: $36-$45
This illustrious group of young musicians has been delighting music lovers across the globe for six centuries with their purity of tone, distinctive charm, and crowd-pleasing repertoire. Christmas in Vienna showcases these gifted musicians in an extraordinary program featuring Austrian folk songs, classical masterpieces, popular songs and, of course, holiday favorites.

The Colonial Nutcracker
Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 2pm
Tickets: $18
An annual holiday favorite, Dance Theatre in Westchester performs its family-friendly, full-length version of Tchaikovsky’s ballet set in wintry colonial Yorktown, complete with a red-coated mouse army, an enchanted nutcracker prince, and simultaneous narration to help young audience members enjoy this timeless classic.

Step Afrika!
Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 2pm
Tickets: $20
Experience Step Afrika!, the world’s first professional company dedicated to stepping, a unique art form born at African American fraternities and based in rich African traditions. Incorporating intricate rhythmic patterns of kicks, stomps, claps, and chants, the dancers use their bodies as instruments, creating an enthralling, high-energy performance that has been praised by The Village Voice as “a jubilation of rhythm and spirit that harks back to the essence of dancing.”

Third Annual
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
Lunar New Year Celebration – Year of the Monkey
Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 3pm
Tickets: $25/$12.50 (children 12 and under)
Brooklyn Center is thrilled to partner once again with the prestigious Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company in an all-new celebration of Chinese arts and culture commemorating the Year of the Monkey, a year characterized by cleverness, curiosity, and playful mischief. Thrilling choreography, traditional music, and dazzling acrobats showcase the rich traditions of one of Brooklyn’s most vibrant communities at this festive, family-friendly event.

Moscow Festival Ballet
Romeo and Juliet / Carmen Suite
Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 8pm
Tickets: $36-$45
The power of love and the finality of death collide as two of the greatest tragic masterpieces of all time are reinvented in this double-bill of one-act ballets. The program begins with a new restaging of Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo and Juliet, set to the music of Tchaikovsky and choreographed by legendary Bolshoi principal dancer Elena Radchenko. This is followed by Alberto Alonso’s fiery Carmen Suite, inspired by Bizet’s sensuous and spirited opera.

Golden Dragon Acrobats
Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 3pm
Tickets: $25/$12.50 (children 12 and under)
Recognized internationally as today’s premier Chinese acrobatic touring company, The Golden Dragons combine award-winning acrobatics, spectacular costumes, and ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present an unforgettable show of breathtaking skill and beauty, representing the best of a time honored tradition that began more than twenty five centuries ago.

The Robert Glasper Trio
Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 8pm
Tickets: $35
More than ten years after making his debut at the legendary Blue Note, 2015 Grammy-winning pianist Robert Glasper graces the Whitman stage with an intimate concert combining original jazz compositions and selections from his June 2015 album Covered, which draws from some of Glasper’s favorite songs by artists including Joni Mitchell, John Legend, and Radiohead.

Darlene Love
Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 8pm
Tickets: $40
Pop icon Darlene Love has been captivating audiences worldwide for decades with her warmth, grace, and electrifying performances. She has sung with legends including Marvin Gaye, Elvis Presley, and Aretha Franklin, lit up the Broadway stage in such musicals as Grease and Hairspray, and was featured in the 2014 Academy Award-winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom. From her No. 1 hit, “He’s A Rebel,” to her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, she continues to blaze a trail of success, proving why Rolling Stone magazine calls her “one of the greatest singers of all time.”

Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort
Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 8pm
Tickets: $35
Violin virtuoso and MacArthur fellow Regina Carter is considered the foremost jazz violinist of her generation, putting her indelible stamp on collaborations with artists as diverse as Wynton Marsalis, Mary J. Blige, and Dolly Parton. Her latest recording, titled Southern Comfort, pays a tender tribute to her paternal grandfather, an Alabama coal miner, as it draws from Appalachian fiddle tunes, church hymns, and the joyous Southern folk music that infused her childhood.

Clifford the Big Red Dog™ – LIVE!
Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 2pm
Tickets: $18
Embark on a new adventure with loveable Clifford, the big red dog with the heart of gold. Based on the classic children’s books by Norman Bridwell, this brand new musical celebrates the timeless values of sharing, respect, and cooperation.

Ninth Annual National Grid Earth Day Celebration
Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 3pm
Tickets: FREE event, no tickets issued
Families will enjoy live music, arts and crafts, and street performers at this free community festival, where interactive family activities highlight the need to create a more sustainable future and care for the earth.

Straighten Up & Fly Right: The Nat King Cole Tribute
Featuring Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli
Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 3pm
Tickets: $40
As a singer, Nat King Cole was called “the best friend a song ever had,” but he was essentially a jazz performer at heart. Three-time Grammy Award-winning pianist Ramsey Lewis and singer/guitarist John Pizzarelli join forces in this tribute to the titan of fifties vocal pop, performing favorites including “Route 66,” “Mona Lisa,” “Unforgettable,” and more.

Alexander, Who’s Not Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move
Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 2pm
Tickets: $12
The rest of Alexander’s family is moving a thousand miles away, but there’s NO way Alexander is going to leave his best friend, his favorite babysitter, or all the places and people he’s known all his life. Never. Not ever. No way! Based on Judith Vorst’s best-selling Alexander… series, this new family musical teaches us home isn’t a house or a place on a map—it’s wherever you are when you’re with the people who love you.

Multibuy discounts (four or more shows) save 15% off individual ticket prices (not applicable for Alexander, Who’s Not… Going to Move). Multibuyers enjoy flexible ticket exchanges and discounted parking for purchased performances. 50% discount for children ages 12 and under for select performances. Discounts also available for seniors, students, Brooklyn College faculty/staff/alumni, and groups. $10 student rush tickets available day-of-show.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
2 train to Brooklyn College/Flatbush Avenue
Online orders: BrooklynCenter.org
Box Office: 718-951-4500, Tuesday-Saturday, 1pm-6pm
Groups of 15 or more: 718-951-4600 x3331

About Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Founded in 1954, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents outstanding performing arts and arts education programs, reflective of Brooklyn’s diverse communities, at affordable prices. Each season, Brooklyn Center welcomes over 65,000 people to the 2,400 seat Whitman Theatre, including up to 45,000 schoolchildren from over 300 schools who attend their SchoolTime series, one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the borough.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ programs are supported, in part, by public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Brooklyn Center’s 2015-16 Season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Major support for the 2015-16 season is provided by: Brooklyn College, Con Edison, TD Bank, National Grid, Shanachie Entertainment Corp, the Herman Goldman Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Jazz Touring Network, the Alice Lawrence Foundation, the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, Inc., and the TD Charitable Foundation. Additional support provided by CNG Publications, The Brooklyn Eagle, and WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM. The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Brooklyn is the official hotel of Brooklyn Center’s 2015-16 Season. Backstage catering is graciously provided by Applebee’s.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges generous support from New York State Assembly members Rhoda Jacobs, Alan Maisel, Félix Ortiz, Annette Robinson, and Helene Weinstein, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Tom Finkelpearl.

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Brooklyn Center’s 2015-16 Season Music Series @ Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 24 2015 – May 2 2016 all-day

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
2015-16 Season features a host of
Grammy Award winners

Featuring Michael Feinstein, Art of Time Ensemble, Vienna Boys Choir,
Robert Glasper Trio, Regina Carter, Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli, and more!

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College is pleased to announce its 2015-16 music series. This year’s lineup includes 61st Season opener Michael Feinstein, a children’s favorite Black Violin, a reimagining of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by Art of Time Ensemble, a holiday concert by Vienna Boys Choir, Robert Glasper Trio, a jazz violin virtuoso Regina Carter, and a tribute to Nat King Cole featuring Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli. These musical events reflect the artistic excellence and cultural diversity to which Brooklyn Center is dedicated.

Tickets to Brooklyn Center’s music series range from $18-$65 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm).

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ 2015-16 music series includes:
• Michael Feinstein: The Gershwins and Me
• Black Violin
• Art of Time Ensemble – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
• The Vienna Boys Choir – Christmas In Vienna
• Robert Glasper Trio
• Darlene Love
• Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort
• Straighten Up & Fly Right: The Nat King Cole Tribute featuring Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli

Michael Feinstein: The Gershwins and Me
2015-16 Season Opener
Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 7:30pm
Tickets: $36-$65
Emmy- and Grammy-nominated entertainer Michael Feinstein brings his impeccable piano skills and unparalleled interpretations to some of the greatest selections in the entire American Songbook, peppered with personal anecdotes from his autobiographical book The Gershwins and Me, which reflects upon his six-year collaboration with the great Ira Gershwin.

Black Violin
Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 2pm
Tickets: $18
Back by popular demand, virtuoso violinists Kev Marcus and Wil B return to Brooklyn with their electrifying mash-up of hip-hop, classical, and pop tunes. With appearances ranging from the Apollo Theater and the Billboard Music Awards to three NFL Super Bowls and President Obama’s official Inaugural Ball, this dynamic duo never fails to take audiences by storm with their unique spin on music for strings.

Art of Time Ensemble
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 8pm
Tickets: $30
With hits including “When I’m Sixty-Four,” “With a Little Help From My Friends,” and the title song, The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band has been designated “the most important rock and roll album ever made” by Rolling Stone magazine. Toronto’s Art of Time Ensemble brings this iconic collection to life in a fusion of high art and pop culture that reveals the universal and timeless qualities that lie at the heart of all great music.

The Vienna Boys Choir – Christmas in Vienna
Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 8pm
Tickets: $36-$45
This illustrious group of young musicians has been delighting music lovers across the globe for six centuries with their purity of tone, distinctive charm, and crowd-pleasing repertoire. Christmas in Vienna showcases these gifted musicians in an extraordinary program featuring Austrian folk songs, classical masterpieces, popular songs and, of course, holiday favorites.

The Robert Glasper Trio
Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 8pm
Tickets: $35
More than ten years after making his debut at the legendary Blue Note, 2015 Grammy-winning pianist Robert Glasper graces the Whitman stage with an intimate concert combining original jazz compositions and selections from his June 2015 album Covered, which draws from some of Glasper’s favorite songs by artists including Joni Mitchell, John Legend, and Radiohead.

Darlene Love
Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 8pm
Tickets: $40
Pop icon Darlene Love has been captivating audiences worldwide for decades with her warmth, grace, and electrifying performances. She has sung with legends including Marvin Gaye, Elvis Presley, and Aretha Franklin, lit up the Broadway stage in such musicals as Grease and Hairspray, and was featured in the 2014 Academy Award-winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom. From her No. 1 hit, “He’s A Rebel,” to her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, she continues to blaze a trail of success, proving why Rolling Stone magazine calls her “one of the greatest singers of all time.”

Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort
Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 8pm
Tickets: $35
Violin virtuoso and MacArthur fellow Regina Carter is considered the foremost jazz violinist of her generation, putting her indelible stamp on collaborations with artists as diverse as Wynton Marsalis, Mary J. Blige, and Dolly Parton. Her latest recording, titled Southern Comfort, pays a tender tribute to her paternal grandfather, an Alabama coal miner, as it draws from Appalachian fiddle tunes, church hymns, and the joyous Southern folk music that infused her childhood.

Straighten Up & Fly Right: The Nat King Cole Tribute
Featuring Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli
Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 3pm
Tickets: $40
As a singer, Nat King Cole was called “the best friend a song ever had,” but he was essentially a jazz performer at heart. Three-time Grammy Award-winning pianist Ramsey Lewis and singer/guitarist John Pizzarelli join forces in this tribute to the titan of fifties vocal pop, performing favorites including “Route 66,” “Mona Lisa,” “Unforgettable,” and more.

Visit BrooklynCenter.org for a complete season lineup.

Multibuy discounts (four or more shows) save 15% off individual ticket prices (not applicable for Alexander, Who’s Not… Going to Move). Multibuyers enjoy flexible ticket exchanges and discounted parking for purchased performances. 50% discount for children ages 12 and under for select performances. Discounts also available for seniors, students, Brooklyn College faculty/staff/alumni, and groups. $10 student rush tickets available day-of-show.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
2 train to Brooklyn College/Flatbush Avenue
Online orders: BrooklynCenter.org
Box Office: 718-951-4500, Tuesday-Saturday, 1pm-6pm
Groups of 15 or more: 718-951-4600 x3331

About Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Founded in 1954, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents outstanding performing arts and arts education programs, reflective of Brooklyn’s diverse communities, at affordable prices. Each season, Brooklyn Center welcomes over 65,000 people to the 2,400 seat Whitman Theatre, including up to 45,000 schoolchildren from over 300 schools who attend their SchoolTime series, one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the borough.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ programs are supported, in part, by public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Brooklyn Center’s 2015-16 Season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Major support for the 2015-16 season is provided by: Brooklyn College, Con Edison, TD Bank, National Grid, Shanachie Entertainment Corp, the Herman Goldman Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Jazz Touring Network, the Alice Lawrence Foundation, the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, Inc., and the TD Charitable Foundation. Additional support provided by CNG Publications, The Brooklyn Eagle, and WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM. The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Brooklyn is the official hotel of Brooklyn Center’s 2015-16 Season. Backstage catering is graciously provided by Applebee’s.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges generous support from New York State Assembly members Rhoda Jacobs, Alan Maisel, Félix Ortiz, Annette Robinson, and Helene Weinstein, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Tom Finkelpearl.

Nov
7
Sat
The Craft of Pure Sound: Making & Playing the Shakuhachi @ Zen Center of New York City
Nov 7 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Craft of Pure Sound: Making & Playing the Shakuhachi @ Zen Center of New York City

The shakuhachi—Japanese bamboo flute—has been intimately tied to Zen meditation and practice since ancient times. Over a thousand years later, its haunting sounds still communicate an ethereal truth, and its mystery and naturalness draw us in. Making and playing your own shakuhachi flute can be deeply gratifying, offering students an intimate approach to exploring this Zen art.

In this workshop, flute-maker Perry Yung will guide participants in crafting a functional and relatively well-in-tune shakuhachi with their own hands. Starting with raw bamboo, participants will drill, cut and refine the blowing edge (or utaguchi angle) and tune tone holes. The rest of the day will be dedicated to practicing making sound on the shakuhachi, exploring the range of tones as Perry introduces the basics of how to play. He will close the day by sharing some of his own playing, offering a brief, informal concert.

2015 JUST FOR MEN® NATIONAL BEARD & MOUSTACHE CHAMPIONSHIPS® @ Kings Theatre
Nov 7 @ 5:00 pm
2015 JUST FOR MEN® NATIONAL BEARD & MOUSTACHE CHAMPIONSHIPS® @ Kings Theatre

Ready, set, GROW! Facial hair competitors and beardsmen enthusiasts alike from across the nation are set to go beard-to-beard at the 2015 Just For Men® National Beard & Moustache Championships® presented by Hanes X-Temp®. Beardsmen are invited to attend and compete in the nation’s largest facial hair competition. For a full schedule of events, photographs and information on spectator tickets or to register to compete in the championship, visit www.nationalbeardchampionships.com.

Nov
21
Sat
Coming to Life in Paint with Ross Bleckner @ Zen Center of New York City
Nov 21 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Coming to Life in Paint with Ross Bleckner @ Zen Center of New York City

When is the last time you picked up a paintbrush and let it move, unhindered, across a white expanse? Or dipped some bristles in a blot of crimson to explore what moves within you? From the cave art in Lascaux to the finger paintings of a three-year-old, painting touches our primal urge to express.

In this retreat, Ross Bleckner will lead us into the realm of paint as a means of self-expression, guiding us as we experiment with color, form and texture. Whether we’re complete beginners or have been painting for decades, our journey this weekend will be one of fresh discovery. We’ll dive into the work of opening ourselves up, using zazen and the creative process to help us come out of our shells, see through our habits, and loosen our hold on our conditioned responses. Taking up painting as a practice, we’ll allow for the possibility of connecting to our creative spark. And once the ball gets rolling, it will be unstoppable.

In his own art-making, Ross has drawn inspiration and motivation from the world outside his studio, creating paintings in response to the AIDS epidemic and using art therapy to heal former child soldiers in Uganda. What happens when we tear down the walls and let all of our lives into our creative process? When we wield a paintbrush in this spirit, allowing our internal, personal feelings and perspectives to mix with the rubble and dross of circumstances, a wondrous alchemy occurs.

About the Instructor: Ross Bleckner received his Bachelor of Arts degree from NYU and his Master of Fine Arts degree from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California. He is well known for his large-scale paintings and his works have been shown in esteemed public collections throughout the world, including MoMA, MoCA, Astrup Fearnley, Museo National Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Mr. Bleckner is also recognized as the youngest artist ever to have had a solo exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Mr. Bleckner has taught at many of the nation’s most prestigious universities, is on the board of the Community Research Initiative on AIDS (CRIA), where he served as president for ten years, and was recently named a Goodwill Ambassador by the UN.

Dec
12
Sat
Brooklyn Center’s 2015-16 Season Holiday Shows @ Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 12 2015 – Feb 1 2016 all-day

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’
2015 Holiday Season schedule

Celebrate the holiday season at Brooklyn College with a lineup of festive and fun performances!

In the spirit of the season, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College will present an array of music, dance, theater, and family performances celebrating the holidays and reflecting the multicultural diversity of Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ 2015-16 holiday schedule includes:
• The Vienna Boys Choir – Christmas In Vienna
• Dance Theatre in Westchester’s The Colonial Nutcracker
• Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company’s Lunar New Year Celebration – Year of the Monkey

The Vienna Boys Choir – Christmas in Vienna
Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 8pm
Tickets: $36-$45
This illustrious group of young musicians has been delighting music lovers across the globe for six centuries with their purity of tone, distinctive charm, and crowd-pleasing repertoire. Christmas in Vienna showcases these gifted musicians in an extraordinary program featuring Austrian folk songs, classical masterpieces, popular songs and, of course, holiday favorites.

The Colonial Nutcracker
Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 2pm
Tickets: $18
An annual holiday favorite, Dance Theatre in Westchester performs its family-friendly, full-length version of Tchaikovsky’s ballet set in wintry colonial Yorktown, complete with a red-coated mouse army, an enchanted nutcracker prince, and simultaneous narration to help young audience members enjoy this timeless classic.

Third Annual
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
Lunar New Year Celebration – Year of the Monkey
Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 3pm
Tickets: $25/$12.50 (children 12 and under)
Brooklyn Center is thrilled to partner once again with the prestigious Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company in an all-new celebration of Chinese arts and culture commemorating the Year of the Monkey, a year characterized by cleverness, curiosity, and playful mischief. Thrilling choreography, traditional music, and dazzling acrobats showcase the rich traditions of one of Brooklyn’s most vibrant communities at this festive, family-friendly event.

Visit BrooklynCenter.org for a complete season lineup.

Multibuy discounts (four or more shows) save 15% off individual ticket prices (not applicable for Alexander, Who’s Not… Going to Move). Multibuyers enjoy flexible ticket exchanges and discounted parking for purchased performances. 50% discount for children ages 12 and under for select performances. Discounts also available for seniors, students, Brooklyn College faculty/staff/alumni, and groups. $10 student rush tickets available day-of-show.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
2 train to Brooklyn College/Flatbush Avenue
Online orders: BrooklynCenter.org
Box Office: 718-951-4500, Tuesday-Saturday, 1pm-6pm
Groups of 15 or more: 718-951-4600 x3331

About Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Founded in 1954, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents outstanding performing arts and arts education programs, reflective of Brooklyn’s diverse communities, at affordable prices. Each season, Brooklyn Center welcomes over 65,000 people to the 2,400 seat Whitman Theatre, including up to 45,000 schoolchildren from over 300 schools who attend their SchoolTime series, one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the borough.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ programs are supported, in part, by public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Brooklyn Center’s 2015-16 Season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Major support for the 2015-16 season is provided by: Brooklyn College, Con Edison, TD Bank, National Grid, Macy’s, Shanachie Entertainment Corp, the Herman Goldman Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Jazz Touring Network, the Alice Lawrence Foundation, the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, Inc., and the TD Charitable Foundation. Additional support provided by CNG Publications, The Brooklyn Eagle, and WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM. The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Brooklyn is the official hotel of Brooklyn Center’s 2015-16 Season. Backstage catering is graciously provided by Applebee’s.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges generous support from New York State Assembly members Rhoda Jacobs, Alan Maisel, Félix Ortiz, Annette Robinson, and Helene Weinstein, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Tom Finkelpearl.

Dec
14
Mon
Brooklyn Center’s 2015-16 Season Dance Series @ Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 14 @ 12:00 am

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
2015-16 Season: Dance

Featuring Step Afrika!, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, and Moscow Festival Ballet

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College is pleased to announce its 2015-16 World Dance series. Since the inception of the dance series in 1966, more than 175 regional, national and international companies have premiered new works as a part of this series. This year’s lineup includes Step Afrika! featuring stepping dancers led by the artistic director Mfoniso Akpan, Nai-Ni Chin Dance Company performing a Lunar New Year Celebration, and Moscow Festival Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet / Carmen Suite. These companies reflect the artistic excellence and cultural diversity to which Brooklyn Center is dedicated. Tickets to Brooklyn Center’s World Dance series range from $20-$45 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm).

Brooklyn Center will also present an annual presentation of Dance Theatre in Westchester’s family-friendly The Colonial Nutcracker.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ 2015-16 dance events include:
• Dance Theatre in Westchester’s The Colonial Nutcracker
• Step Afrika!
• Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company’s Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Monkey
• Moscow Festival Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet / Carmen Suite

The Colonial Nutcracker
Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 2pm
Tickets: $18
An annual holiday favorite, Dance Theatre in Westchester performs its family-friendly, full-length version of Tchaikovsky’s ballet set in wintry colonial Yorktown, complete with a red-coated mouse army, an enchanted nutcracker prince, and simultaneous narration to help young audience members enjoy this timeless classic.

Step Afrika!
Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 2pm
Tickets: $20
Experience Step Afrika!, the world’s first professional company dedicated to stepping, a unique art form born at African American fraternities and based in rich African traditions. Incorporating intricate rhythmic patterns of kicks, stomps, claps, and chants, the dancers use their bodies as instruments, creating an enthralling, high-energy performance that has been praised by The Village Voice as “a jubilation of rhythm and spirit that harks back to the essence of dancing.”

Third Annual
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
Lunar New Year Celebration – Year of the Monkey
Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 3pm
Tickets: $25/$12.50 (children 12 and under)
Brooklyn Center is thrilled to partner once again with the prestigious Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company in an all-new celebration of Chinese arts and culture commemorating the Year of the Monkey, a year characterized by cleverness, curiosity, and playful mischief. Thrilling choreography, traditional music, and dazzling acrobats showcase the rich traditions of one of Brooklyn’s most vibrant communities at this festive, family-friendly event.

Moscow Festival Ballet
Romeo and Juliet / Carmen Suite
Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 8pm
Tickets: $36-$45
The power of love and the finality of death collide as two of the greatest tragic masterpieces of all time are reinvented in this double-bill of one-act ballets. The program begins with a new restaging of Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo and Juliet, set to the music of Tchaikovsky and choreographed by legendary Bolshoi principal dancer Elena Radchenko. This is followed by Alberto Alonso’s fiery Carmen Suite, inspired by Bizet’s sensuous and spirited opera.

Visit BrooklynCenter.org for a complete season lineup.

Multibuy discounts (four or more shows) save 15% off individual ticket prices (not applicable for Alexander, Who’s Not… Going to Move). Multibuyers enjoy flexible ticket exchanges and discounted parking for purchased performances. 50% discount for children ages 12 and under for select performances. Discounts also available for seniors, students, Brooklyn College faculty/staff/alumni, and groups. $10 student rush tickets available day-of-show.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
2 train to Brooklyn College/Flatbush Avenue
Online orders: BrooklynCenter.org
Box Office: 718-951-4500, Tuesday-Saturday, 1pm-6pm
Groups of 15 or more: 718-951-4600 x3331

About Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Founded in 1954, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents outstanding performing arts and arts education programs, reflective of Brooklyn’s diverse communities, at affordable prices. Each season, Brooklyn Center welcomes over 65,000 people to the 2,400 seat Whitman Theatre, including up to 45,000 schoolchildren from over 300 schools who attend their SchoolTime series, one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the borough.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ programs are supported, in part, by public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Brooklyn Center’s 2015-16 Season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Major support for the 2015-16 season is provided by: Brooklyn College, Con Edison, TD Bank, National Grid, Macy’s, Shanachie Entertainment Corp, the Herman Goldman Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Jazz Touring Network, the Alice Lawrence Foundation, the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, Inc., and the TD Charitable Foundation. Additional support provided by CNG Publications, The Brooklyn Eagle, and WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM. The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Brooklyn is the official hotel of Brooklyn Center’s 2015-16 Season. Backstage catering is graciously provided by Applebee’s.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges generous support from New York State Assembly members Rhoda Jacobs, Alan Maisel, Félix Ortiz, Annette Robinson, and Helene Weinstein, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Tom Finkelpearl.

Apr
3
Sun
Darlene Love joins Brooklyn Center’s 2015-16 Season @ Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 3 @ 12:00 am

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College is pleased to announce the addition of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Darlene Love to its 2015-16 season, performing a concert of her numerous hits on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 8pm. Ms. Love is the latest name added to Brooklyn Center’s lineup, which also includes season opener Michael Feinstein, a holiday concert by Vienna Boys Choir, jazz violin virtuoso Regina Carter, and a tribute to Nat King Cole featuring Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli. Tickets for the Darlene Love concert are $40 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the Brooklyn Center box office at 718-951-4500.

About Darlene Love
Through the years, Darlene Love continues to captivate audiences worldwide with her warm, gracious stage presence and sensational performances. Since the early sixties, as part of Phil Spector’s wall of sound hit factory, this great lady has done it all—from major motion pictures like the highly successful Lethal Weapon series to Broadway hits like Hairspray and Grease. She even starred as herself in Leader of the Pack, credited as Broadway’s first ‘jukebox musical.’ Darlene has appeared on numerous television programs, running the gamut from her weekly appearances on Shindig to a recent guest spot on the PBS special entitled Women Who Rock. She also appears in the documentary film 20 Feet From Stardom, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013 and went on to win the Academy Award for Best Documentary. 2013 also saw the publishing of her memoir, My Name is Love, co-written with New York Times writer/editor Rob Haerberger. In 2014, The Oprah Winfrey Network announced that it is producing a biopic for the big screen based on Love’s life, starring pop singer Toni Braxton.

Darlene’s background vocals for The Blossoms, The Crystals, The Righteous Brothers, Dionne Warwick, Marvin Gaye, and Elvis Presley (to name but a few) set the stage for her emergence as a star in her own right. Her Billboard hits include “He’s A Rebel,” “The Boy I’m Gonna Marry,” “Da Doo Ron Ron,” “Wait ‘Til My Bobby Gets Home,” “He’s Sure the Boy I Love,” and the #1 holiday classic “Christmas Baby Please Come Home,” a song that she performed annually with Paul Shaffer and the CBS Symphony Orchestra on The Late Show With David Letterman.

In 2011, Darlene Love received her industry’s highest award when Bette Midler, a great fan of her work, inducted her into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the festivities, Darlene also sang “He’s a Fine, Fine Boy,” backed by another distinguished fan, Bruce Springsteen.

Rolling Stone magazine has proclaimed Darlene Love to be “one of the greatest singers of all time,” and that certainly rings true, but perhaps Paul Shaffer says it even more concisely: “Darlene Love IS Rock N’ Roll!”

Visit BrooklynCenter.org for a complete season lineup.