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06/21/16 6:50am

This week we officially enter summer, and a stretch of sunny days – an optimal time to head to the Prospect Park bandshell for the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival. This weekend’s remaining shows bring together a fiery night of Latin and African rhythms and an international dance company performing a piece inspired by James Brown. Time to get down.

 

Friday, June 24: ¡Cubanismo! / Ricardo Lemvo with L’Orchestre Afrisa International

Trumpeter Jesús Alemañy, who began leading traditional Cuban son bands at 15, and his dance band ¡Cubanismo! helped inspire an even deeper level of affection for the sounds of Cuban dance music in the 90s, before Buena Vista Social Club rode the same wave of popularity. Opening for him is Ricardo Lemvo, together with his band Makina Loca and members of the L’Orchestre Afrisa International. The Congolese musicians will get the fiery dance party started by showcasing the African roots of Cuban music.

Saturday, June 25: PHILADANCO

In 1970 the trailblazing choreographer Joan Myers Brown created the Philadelphia Dance Company, PHILDANCO, to welcome African American artists shunned from other schools and companies. Now a world-renowned modern dance company, they’re returning to the bandshell for the first time in over a decade to perform a dazzling program that draws from their works including “James Brown: Get on the Good Foot, a Celebration in Dance” and the New York premiere of the elegant, classical piece, “Between the Lines” by Francisco Gella.

05/25/16 12:58pm

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This June 10-12, in New York City, Food Loves Tech is your chance to see, smell, touch and taste the technologies that are transforming our food culture—from farm drones and app-controlled ovens to cultured meat and insect proteins.

With tricked-out dinners, an interactive expo and curated bazaar, immerse yourself in the food chain of tomorrow, while tasting and sipping from Edible’s signature roster of local food and drink makers as well as food tech innovators including José Andrés, Marcus Samuelsson, Gary Vanynerchuk and more.

Learn more and snag tickets. Interactive dinner tickets are still available here. Daytime tickets start at $35, with discounts for buying a pair or a foursome. So bring a friend or a few. Be sure to enter code 843BROOKLYNBASED to get $15 off general admission.

Partner Post
05/23/16 10:15am

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The second-ever Queens Beer Book just went on sale, and this year’s edition includes over 10 new bars to check out. The Queens beer scene is exploding and the Beer Book helps you explore it, with more than 30 tickets redeemable for beers at more than 30 of the finest breweries, beer halls and craft beer bars in the borough–for just $30!

Buy one here now and get yours in time for the weekend.