New York City little known points of interest


Brooklyn Museum

Image via Wikipedia 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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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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Outdoor celebration of jazz

Hunterfly Road Houses, Weeksville, Brooklyn

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Here is where you need to be on May 15, 2011. Weeksville Heritage Center, in conjunction with the 12th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival, is hosting ECO SOUL featuring Jose James and Friends, Amy LaCour and Saunders Sermons.

Jose has been blessed with a warm, rich baritone reminiscent of Gil-Scott Heron and Jon Lucien and has toured internationally at venues such as the Nice and North Sea Jazz Festivals, Billboard Live Tokyo and Central Park Summerstage, to name a few. Treat yourself to this smooth combination of soul, hip-hot and jazz.

Weeksville Heritage Center, 1698 Bergen Street, between Buffalo and Rochester Avenues, Brooklyn, NY 11213

Gates open at 2pm, concert begins at 3pm. Cost: FREE

For more information, contact

Go out and enjoy the music!!!

May 12, 2011 Posted by | General | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Celebrate Black History!

Looking west at PS17 across St. Nicholas Avenu...

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Celebrate Black History month in Harlem where history, arts, culture, entertainment and cuisine all come together. Here are some options for you.

Enjoy a concert featuring the Prince of Harlem, saxophonist Lonnie Youngblood, at the Inspirational Gospel Concert, Dwyer Cultural Center, 258 St. Nicholas Avenue @ West 123rd Street. First set, 7pm; 2nd set, 9pm. $15 reserved seating, $10 simulcast seating. Call 212-222-3060 for more information.

While you are out and about, stop by The 5 and Diamond Restaurant, 2072 Frederick Douglas Blvd bet W 112 and W 113 Streets. Call 212-646-684-4662 or log on for info.

Enjoy and let us know about your fun time.

BTW-the building in the picture used to be a school and was renovated into a luxury apartment house many, many years ago. I lived a few blocks away and walked past this building daily on my way to the subway.

February 5, 2011 Posted by | General | , , , , | Leave a comment

Jam Session

Here’s something for all you jazz lovers out there.

There is a Jam Series every Monday night at Local 802 Musicians Union! Did you know about this? Neither did I.  The address is 322 West 48th Street in the 1st floor club room. This is free and open to the public.

This is also the location of the Jazz Foundation of America. Same address, 6th floor. Look up for more information or call 212-245-3999.

See you on Monday nights!

February 5, 2011 Posted by | General | , , , , | 1 Comment

Let’s hang out.

If you have not decided what to do, where to go on New Year’s eve, check out The Red Rooster in Harlem.


“New Year’s Eve” – The Red Rooster!

Friday, December 31 through Saturday, January 1, 2011


Red Rooster is open and is thriving!

For this New Year’s Eve, we’re hosting our first Annual Red Rooster New Year’s Eve Celebration, and I invite you to join with your friends and family.

Join us as we ring in the New Year with DJ Cosi and special guest musical performances upstairs and downstairs.

Call to book your tickets, space is limited: 212-792-9001.

  • A 3-course, prix fixe menu is available with a Champagne toast for $95.
  • The entertainment and open bar from 11pm to 2 am is $75.


December 29, 2010 Posted by | General | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment