Events & Concerts

Past Events

Juneteenth Celebration

June 19, 2021

Saturday, June 19, 2021 – 12:00PM — FREE!

The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music presents A Music and Poetry Suite by Kevin Powell & the Soulfolk Experience at 12pm as part of the Friends of Brower Park's free Juneteenth celebration at Brower Park (Brooklyn Ave & Prospect Pl in Crown Heights, 11am-5pm). Renowned poet, journalist, and civil and human rights activist Powell will perform an original poetry suite alongside music composed, arranged, conducted and performed by the Soulfolk Experience – featuring the talents of Maritri Garrett, V. Jeffrey Smith, David Pilgrim and Howard Alper. The piece will take the audience on an American journey through the lens of Juneteenth. This program is part of a Crown Heights neighborhood collaboration between Friends of Brower Park and Brooklyn Children's Museum in honor of Juneteenth – a day that commemorates the June 19, 1865 emancipation of all who had been enslaved in the United States (the last being those in Texas), nearly three years after President Lincoln’s signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Along with the music there will be instrument making and other activities from 11am-2pm. This event is in partnership with the Brooklyn Children’s Museum and Friends of Brower Park. Brooklyn Children's Museum will be open from 10am-1pm (pay as you wish) and 2pm-5pm (regular admission pricing).

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5th Annual World Refugee Day Music Festival

June 20, 2021

Friday, June 18, 2021 - 6:00PM - VIRTUAL FACEBOOK Event

Sunday, June 20, 2021 – 2:00PM — FREE! - IN PERSON AT BKCM, 58 7th Ave Brooklyn

On Sunday, June 20 at 2pm, BKCM will host the 5th Annual World Refugee Day Music Festival (Lincoln Pl at Seventh Ave). This free outdoor community celebration will feature musical acts from around the world, along with theater, dance, visual art and more. The event will be followed by a 5pm performance of Judeo-Arab hits from the greatest divas of North Africa – including Line Monty, Zohra Elfassia, Hbiba Msika, Salim Halali and more – directed by Laura Elkeslassy (voice) and Ira Khonen Temple (keyboard and accordion). Other groups performing include the People's Theater Project, New Women New Yorkers Storytellers, musician Jei Fabiane, Sesame Flyers and more. These events are in partnership with refugee-focused organizations Catholic Charities of NY, CAMBA, International Rescue Committee (IRC), HIAS, Accompany Capital, Welcome Home Jersey City, Ruth's Refuge, the Libertas Center for Human Rights, New Women New Yorkers and the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. World Refugee Day is an international day designated by the United Nations to honor refugees around the globe.

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BCCO Live at Old Stone House

June 30, 2021

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 – 7:00PM — FREE! — Old Stone House 336 3rd st

BKCM closes out on June 30 at 7pm when the Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra (BCCO), led by Music Director Dorothy Savitch, perform at the Old Stone House for only the second time since the start of the pandemic. Featuring glorious music by Haydn, Dvorak and the Bruch violin concerto – with concertmaster Luis Casal – the evening will culminate with rousing highlights from” The Pirates of the Caribbean.” The BCCO is a passionate group of dedicated amateur and professionals who perform the great masterpieces of the orchestral repertoire. The community is invited to bring their lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets to celebrate the summer with BCCO.

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