[celebrate brooklyn 2004]

Topic: Around Town

The trees are leafy again, it’s up over 80 degrees today, and last Sunday our whole neighborhood smelled like kerosene. That’s right! It’s summertime again, or at least a mighty fine springtime with summer just around the corner. And what does summer in New York mean? Well, yes, it means beautiful girls in tiny little bits of clothing, but that’s not what I’m talking about. Summer in New York means free concerts!

Not all the listings are out yet, but here’s the 2004 schedule for the stellar Celebrate Brooklyn series at the Prospect Park bandshell. A few shows not to miss:

  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Saturday, June 19, 7:30 pm
  • The Unity Sessions, featuring Israeli Chassidic and Palestinian hip-hop, Thursday, July 1, 7:30 pm
  • African Festival, Saturday, August 7, 2 pm – 9 pm

These are by no means the only worthy shows, just a few that caught my eye. I hope to see you there!