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New York City little known points of interest

NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT

Brooklyn Museum

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Carnegiehall.org/communityprograms and Neighborhood Concert Series sponsored by Target present Juan-Carlos Formell & Son Radical.

Cuban guitarist Juan-Carlos Formell and his band Son Radical have forged their own brand of smoldering Latin rock. Come join them tonight at 9pm at the Brooklyn Museum located at 200 Eastern Parkway. Call 718-638-5000 for additional info.

The Brooklyn Museum can be reached by the number 2, 3,  and 5 trains.

This is a part of Brooklyn Museum’s Target First Saturdays.

 

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FREE COMMUNITY EVENTS

McGraw-Hill's 1990s logo

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The McGraw-Hill Companies CarnegieKids presents Hot Peas’ N Butter, elements of traditional Latin and Afro-Caribbean music with jazz, folk and rock styles. They make kids and adults both jump up and dance!!! (Ages 3-6)

Today, June 4, 1pm. Free workshop with band members. (Maximum 25 participants; first come, first served).

Concert 2pm

Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Queens. #7 train. Call 718-463-7700, ext. 222 for additional info.

No tickets or RSVP required; first come, first served.

 

 

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Celebrate Black Music Month

Macy's Department Store in New York City.

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There is always something exciting happening in New York.

Today, June 4 at noon at Macy’s Herald Square, Kid’s Department on 7, Macy’s welcomes Javaka Steptoe, illustrator of the New York Times bestseller, Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow, a Story of Young Jimi Hendrix. Javaka will share his vivid illustrations of Jimi’s story-a boy who always stood out from his surroundings but went on to become one of the most influential figures in music history. Special guest, guitarist Keith “The Captain” Gamble, will play some of Jimi’s greatest hits.

After the reading, kids can create their very own musical instrument. And with any $25.00 purchase from the Kids’ Department, they will receive a FREE signed copy of the book. (Limit one book per customer, while supplies last.)

Grab the kids and go listen to a little music and get some history on a great African American musician. If you grew up listening to Jimi Hendrix, you will definitely enjoy this.

June is BLACK MUSIC MONTH, a time to commemorate the contributions of African American musicians, past, present and future.

 

Have fun.

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