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Transmitter Park to Host Live Jazz in June

Transmitter Park will introduce a new live jazz series for the month of June starting this week.

In a collaboration with the Jazz Foundation and the North Brooklyn Parks Alliance, live music will be performed every  Thursday in June. The first performance will come from the Rafik Williamson Quartet on Thursday, June 6th, at 7 p.m; all concerts are free.

 

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June Bug Jazz Thursdays: Rafik Williamson Quartet at #transmitterpark Park Thu Jun 6th 7pm Free! This June @nbkparks is partnering with @jazzfoundationofamerica for the first time to bring free jazz to your neighborhood park. Every Thursday throughout the month, you can enjoy a sunset concert as part of the Jazz Foundation’s Gig Fund, a program that creates much-needed work for accomplished musicians and brings free concerts to underserved audiences across the country. In Transmitter our ears will be graced by the Rafik Williamson Quartet. Rafik Williamson has been a professional pianist for 58 years, having played with greats like Hank Mobley, Lou Donaldson, Archie Shepp, and Pharoah Sanders. Rafik has toured the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, and Japan. He is an alumnus of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.

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North Brooklyn Parks Alliance Hosts Spring Community Meeting 5/2

McCarren Park (courtesy of North Brooklyn Parks Alliance)

UPDATE: The meeting is being rescheduled: “Due to some unforeseen circumstances, this meeting is POSTPONED until further notice.”

The North Brooklyn Parks Alliance will host a meeting with local advocates and those interested in helping to support local green space on Thursday May 2, at the Park Church Co-op (129 Russell St.) from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

NBPA formed in 2003 with the purpose to increase and improve open space in Brooklyn Community District 1: Continue reading

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Permanent Designs For 50 Kent Ave and Box Street Park To Be Presented

50 Kent Ave. pop-up park (Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park)

The progress of Bushwick Inlet Park is moving along and the 50 Kent Ave. parcel, a former state Superfund site that hosted the Brooklyn Flea and the Northside Concert Series, has been cleaned of toxic coal tar, making way for the current pop-up park to become permanent.

The permanent design of the 50 Kent Ave. parcel of Bushwick Inlet Park will be revealed this Thursday, Nov. 1, 6:30 – 9 p.m. at 86 Kent Ave., where NYC Parks will present their design concept to the Parks and Waterfront Committee of Community Board 1 and the general public. The design for the Box Street Park, part of the Greenpoint Landing development, will also be revealed and discussed at the meeting. Continue reading

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