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Brooklyn FAM 2021

Sunday, September 26, 2021

10:30 AM - 01:00 PM

Concert Grove Pavilion, Prospect Park

Concert Grove Pavilion, East Drive, Brooklyn, New York, Stati Uniti

Join us for exciting performances by eight professional musicians, interspersed with educational, family-friendly activities!

We'll create a musical composition together, make our own shakers, play rhythm games, and dance, dance, dance! The event will happen rain or shine. Emcees Jared Wayne Gladly and Marie Farrell will set the stage for a fun time for all.

Masks and social distancing are required for everyone's safety and comfort.

On the program:

* Baker's Brass, a cutting-edge contemporary brass quartet: Jen Baker and William Lang on trombone; Hugo Moreno and Kate Amrine on trumpet

* Markus Schwartz, a Grammy-nominated percussionist of the Haitian vodou tradition and pan-African jazz

* Rodrigo Recabarren Trio, a happenin' jazz standard trio with Latin vibes: Rodrigo Recabarren on drums, Kaz George on tenor saxophone, and Pablo Menares on upright bass (double bass)

* Jared Wayne Gladly, our lead emcee

Follow us on Instagram @bklyn_FAM for pics and video of our musicians, music trivia, family activity ideas, and more!


We are grateful to fiscal sponsor PLG Arts for sharing our vision, our local sponsors for donating the funds to make our event a reality (please show them some love!), Prospect Park for granting us a permit for the beautifully renovated pavilion, and most of all to our steering committee for their passion and commitment to the months of preparation required to bring the event to fruition from the ground up.

Steering committee members: Jenn Chen (event founder and organizer), Neringa Dastoor (graphic designer), Marie Farrell (co-emcee), Kathryn Herchenroeder (photographer), Maryam Sastre.

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