Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Celebrate the Summer Solstice with free concerts at these 2 East Village community gardens

[Albert's Garden]

To celebrate the summer solstice tomorrow (Thursday!), several community gardens across the city are hosting free concerts as part of Make Music New York.

Two East Village gardens are part of the official list (via the EVG inbox):

Albert’s Garden, 16 E. Second St. between Second Avenue and the Bowery

This year we welcome back Just (Jazz) Friends, a New York City-based ensemble playing vocal and instrumental jazz standards focused on the American Songbook, with occasional forays into Pop/R&B classics from the 1960s and 1970s.

Albert’s Garden, started in 1971, is one of the oldest community gardens in Manhattan ... it features a goldfish pond and a striking wall mural by the Belgian street artist Roa.

Time: 6-8:30 p.m.

Le Petit Versailles Garden, 346 E. Houston St. near Avenue C

Listen to live, improvised music played in conversation with “Lost Notes From Home” — a superimposed video and 16mm filmed vignettes produced by Mark Street, whose work has appeared in the Tribeca and Sundance Film Festivals.

NYOBS is playing from 4:15 to 5:30. NYOBS is Michael Cacciatore, Peter Cramer, John Michael Swartz and Jack Waters. An alternative experimental free association "kitchen" band born at Punk Island 2014.

Time: 4-9 p.m.

This link has the full list, including some gardens on the LES.

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