767 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10153
Drummers have gathered in this welcoming corner of Prospect Park for over 30 years. It is difficult to pass by the Drummer’s Grove on a Sunday afternoon without being lured by the irresistible rhythm, the vibrant dancers, and the celebratory atmosphere that pervades the air.
In 1968, the Congo Square Drummers began gathering here informally. Since then, the circle has expanded to include an ever-evolving mix of musicians, dancers, and vendors. The growing popularity of this area as a site for a weekly drumming circle inspired the Prospect Park Alliance to add seating and officially name the site. Anyone is free to bring their drums and participate, or just stop and listen while passing by on the East Drive.
Directions The Drummer’s Grove is located just inside the Parkside Ave./Ocean Ave. Park entrance.
By Public Transportation: (MTA map)
Q Train to Parkside Ave. station
From Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges: Take Flatbush Ave. to Grand Army Plaza, continue on Flatbush, make right on Ocean Ave. to Parkside Ave
From BQE: Take BQE to Prospect Expressway, Park Circle exit. Take Parkside Ave. off of Circle to Ocean Ave.
Hours April through October, every Sunday, 2 p.m. – dusk
The skate circle forms every Saturday, Sunday and Holiday from 2:30 to 6:30pm from mid-April through Halloween. The CPDSA sets up a sophisticated sound system and plays music for all dance skaters. The event is free and is supported by the membership of the CPDSA. Our Circle is attended by hundreds of skaters and enjoyed by thousands of spectators each weekend.
The CPDSA Skate Circle is located mid-park at the foot of the bandshell area. You can find us by entering the park at 72nd street and walking along the 72nd street transverse toward the center of hte park. Just follow your ears. Listen for the dance music. You can”t miss us.
Visit the CPDSA website for more info.
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LiveNDirect & Okayplayer Present
Pharoahe Monch (with Live Band)
The Cool Kids
DJ Ready CeeGeneral Admission Standing Room Only
Concert starts @ 11:30 PM
Doors open @ 11 PM
Tickets $20.00 in advance
mandatory bag & backpack check. $2
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Event Information: Friday, June 29, 2007
11:00 PM – 4:00 AM
music: Hip Hop
Venue Information: Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St.
between 9th and 10th Avenues
New York, NY
DJ Sets from
THE JUAN MACLEAN
363 W 16th St.
FREE WHEN YOU SIGN UP ON THE GUEST LIST AT www.GBH.tv
Special Event: $7 before Midnight, $10 after
OPEN BAR from 10pm-11pm + FREE Giveaways!!
Rolling right every Tuesday night @ The Leopard Lounge/Sin Sin
248 E. 5th St. & 2nd Ave., NYC www.leopardloungenyc.com
21+ w/ ID, 10pm to 4am, FREE! NO COVER!! (Excluding Special Events)
Drink Specials: $3 Domestic Beers, $5 Absolut Drinks!
2 Floors of Fun, Great Sound and Other Surprises!
Upstairs join weekly resident DJ ETZI playing House and more…
New SEX, DRUGS & DRUM ‘N’ BASS T-Shirts for Sale ($20 Men’s & Womens)!!
The Richard Thompson Band / Ollabelle
The iconic British folk rocker RICHARD THOMPSON, here in a rare NYC appearance with his full band, delivers fearsome vocals and “guitar breaks so audacious it’s like watching a highwire walker swinging in the wind but never falling off.” (The Guardian UK) Drawing from a deep well of gospel, blues, bluegrass, and country influences, OLLABELLE creates a “rich, cross-referential take on American roots music.” (Paste Magazine)
Joan Osborne / The Jazz Passengers: The Supremes Project
With her brand new album Breakfast in Bed, an homage to the great soul and R&B of the â€˜60s and â€˜70s, Brooklyn’s own JOAN OSBORNE has reconfirmed her status as one of the most powerful and versatile singers of her generation. “her voice, all on its own, conveys whole choirs of feeling.” (Rolling Stone) The wild and wooly JAZZ PASSENGERS, whose “irreverent, sometimes gorgeously cinematic music somehow manages to orbit both Sun Ra and the Marx Brothers,” (New York Magazine) take an instrumental approach the classic songs of The Supremes. A special commission for Celebrate Brooklyn.
The Neville Brothers
New Orleans’ royal family of funk brings the bayou to Brooklyn to open our 29th season. For more than 30 years Art, Charles, Aaron and Cyril have been turning out some of the tightest grooves and closest harmonies known to man, from classic albums like Fiyo on the Bayou and Yellow Moon to the triumphant 2004 reunion Walkin’ in the Shadows of Life. With young Ivan on keyboards adding another generation of sound, the Nevilles’ “spicy funk, heavenly ballads and righteous roots connections” (Rolling Stone) have never been more potent.
OPENING NIGHT GALA 5:30pm
Concert is FREE.