Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Don't Forget: The 16th Dance Theater Etcetera Waterfront Arts Festival - June 5th & 6th

Destination Red Hook: We Got What You Need

Come to the FREE Red Hook Waterfront Arts Festival at Louis J. Valentino, Jr. Park & Pier Friday, June 5th (6pm-9pm) and Saturday, June 6th (11am-7pm) to see what (and who) makes this unique waterfront neighborhood tick.

Friday at 6pm:

  • Youth Kick-Off Event & with performances by RIOT ACT! Police-Teen Theater Project and South Brooklyn Community High School’s TheaterWorks program.

  • Community sunset picnic: Eat food from local community farm Added Value, prepared by students in SBCHS’s Cook for Life program, as you enjoy a sunset serenade from The Famous Accordion Orchestra.

  • At 8pm the 5th Annual Red Hook Youth Film Fest begins, screening award-winning films from Brooklyn’s brightest young stars.

Saturday’s Mainstage events begin at 11:00 am:

  • This year the Festival goes local with a loco lineup of sizzling hot artists who have made their names around the globe before coming back home to the BK: tapping, rapping lyricist Joseph Webb (Bring in ‘Da Noise…) and his band Joseph; local favorites, The Red Hook Ramblers; Dr. Drum & Bomba-Yo; and dynamo DJ Chela (lauded as “the hottest female DJ in the country”).

  • Powerhouse professional companies PurElements: An Evolution in Dance and JoiLynn Productions rep the best the borough has to offer in dynamic movement and dance, while youth groups from around the city strut their stuff to keep up.

  • The day ends with a sunset salsa party to the big band groove of the incomparable Willie Alvarez y Trombor√≠.

Check list for the festival:

An empty stomach to enjoy the picnic on Friday.
A beach blanket to lounge on the grass all day Saturday (don't forget sunscreen!).
Lotion to keep your hands healthy in spite of intense clapping.
A swimsuit to take a free kayak ride in New York Harbor.
Your dancing shoes for Saturday's evening-ending salsa party.
A water bottle to stay hydrated.

Hope to see you out there!


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