Tunes @ Triangle from NFBID
Brooklyn’s North Flatbush Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) is bringing back its October concert series! Join us on Wednesday evenings in October for “Tunes @ the Triangle,” free live music from all around the world in our newly reconstructed 6th Avenue Triangle, at the intersection of Flatbush Avenue, 6th Avenue, and St Marks Avenue.
It is the mission of the North Flatbush Avenue BID to support its member businesses, residents and property owners, as well as the surrounding community, and to help North Flatbush feel more welcoming for everyone who walks the streets. This corridor along Flatbush Avenue from Atlantic Avenue towards Prospect Park represents a powerful lifeline of the borough of Brooklyn, and the intersection of a variety of neighborhoods, cultures, and communities. The district’s Triangle Parks are a visual representation of this intersection, and we hope to perpetuate this confluence of neighborhoods and cultures by activating the 6th Avenue Triangle with live music which represents diversity of the borough of Brooklyn. Tunes @ the Triangle helps further the North Flatbush BID’s mission of creating a vibrant and hospitable neighborhood for all, offering residents and visitors alike programming to sit and observe, engage with, or simply enjoy while passing through the district.
Lineup as follows:
October 5th, 4-6pm: Underground Horns
October 12th, 4-6pm: Trio Guataca with salsa lesson from Marlon Int’l at 5pm
October 19th, 4-6pm: Wayne Tucker and Friends
October 26th, 4-6pm: Brooklyn Contra, with Matthew Christian (Fiddle, Bagpipes), Alice Breda Ryan (Songs and Sean nos dance), Kieran McCarthy Fell (Irish Flute), Colin Forhan (Guitar and Banjo), and Alexandra-Deis Lauby (Dance Caller and Waltz teacher)
Come join in a dance!
See artist bios below.
Come by and say hello! Rain dates will be announced if needed.
Says NFBID Executive Director James Ellis: “ We are pleased to work with such an amazing cadre of Brooklyn and NYC artists to activate our unique spaces on North Flatbush Avenue. I am especially looking forward to the addition of some interactive dance lessons this year. We love to have these engagements for our community to experience and witness the Avenue full of dynamic music, dance and Brooklyn-based culture.”
Says NFBID Board Chair Regina Cahill: ““Since 2005, the North Flatbush Avenue BID has focused on the visitor experience by rebuilding and activating our public spaces with particular focus on the Triangle Parks. We invite you to enjoy the completion of the 6th Avenue Triangle with our fall music events.”
North Flatbush Avenue BID bio:
The North Flatbush Avenue Business Improvement District was established in 1986 to improve the quality of life and oversee economic development in our Park Slope/Prospect Heights Flatbush Avenue community. In addition to capital projects, the BID supports the members through liaison work with city agencies, sanitation services, promotional activities, holiday decorations, advertising opportunities, and community events.
Trio Guataca, bio:
Guataca means “play by ear” in Caribbean slang, and that captures the essence of this quartet. Based in NYC, Cuarteto Guataca plays Salsa and Són Monuno classics straight from the heart. Led by bassist Josh Levine (New York City), the group features percussionist and lead singer Jainardo Batista (San Juan, Puerto Rico) and tres player Itai Kriss (Tel Aviv, Israel) who is also an internationally acclaimed flute player.
Wayne Tucker, bio:
Wayne Tucker is a Trumpeter, Composer, Arranger, Violinist and Vocalist based in New York City. He has performed, toured and recorded with many of today’s current Jazz stars including Kurt Elling, Al Foster, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Cyrille Aimée, Pop stars like Taylor Swift, David Crosby, Elvis Costello, Matt Simons and Eric Hutchinson, R&B singers Ne-Yo and Gabriel Garzon-Montano, Hip Hop artists such as Jidenna and Ryan Leslie, and with Rock bands like Brass Against. Wayne has released 4 albums under his name, and has performed at clubs and festivals in 5 continents. He can be seen performing around the world with many of today’s current and up and coming stars.
Brooklyn Contra, bio:
Brooklyn Contra works to build a New York City community that supports the creation of accessible art and culture. They believe in a City and world where culture is created by the people who experience it, working with traditions and evolving them across and between generations. Brooklyn Contra supports the dynamic cultural evolution of traditional music and dance by hosting a season of fun and accessible dances and exciting special events, as well as engaging educational programs for dancers, musicians, and callers. Brooklyn Contra creates an inclusive and safe environment in order to foster sustainable community growth.
Underground Horns, bio:
Underground Horns is a Brooklyn based brass band playing Afro Funk Latin New Orleans grooves and beyond. Underground Horns performed internationally in Egypt, Germany and at Tudo é Jazz in Brazil, stateside at the Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival, NYC Winter Jazz Festival, Dizzy’s (Jazz at Lincoln Center) and various Jam Band Festivals, sharing the bill with Rebirth Brass Band, Big Sam’s Funky Nation and B.B. King. In the big city they make people dance in subway stations, parks and at their club dates at nublu, the Blue Note and Brooklyn Bowl, among others. They also have been playing as a marching band, namely at the spectacular NYC Village Halloween Parade. Underground Horns is led by alto saxophonist Welf Dorr, who, originally from Munich (Germany), moved to New York in 1995.