By Brooklyn Reader

May 15, 2015, 2:03 pm

 

A lunchtime performance in Willoughby Plaza by the steel orchestra at MS 354 The School of Integrated Learning in Crown Heights; BP Eric Adams Luis Gutierrez, production and marketing manager for the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership. Photo Credit: Kathryn Kirk/Brooklyn BP’s Office

A lunchtime performance in Willoughby Plaza by the steel orchestra at MS 354 The School of Integrated Learning in Crown Heights; BP Eric Adams Luis Gutierrez, production and marketing manager for the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership.
Photo Credit: Kathryn Kirk/Brooklyn BP’s Office

On Wednesday, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams kicked off the 2015 School Lunchtime Concert Series, with performances in Willoughby Plaza by students from the guitar club at MS 577 Conselyea Preparatory School in Williamsburg as well as from the steel orchestra at MS 354 The School of Integrated Learning in Crown Heights.

BP Eric Adams (center) with the guitar club at MS 577 Conselyea Preparatory School in Williamsburg before their performance in Willoughby Plaza.

BP Eric Adams (center) with the guitar club at MS 577 Conselyea Preparatory School in Williamsburg before their performance in Willoughby Plaza.

The free lunchtime series, held in collaboration with the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and sponsored by Investors Bank,will continue for the next five, consecutive Wednesdays at noon at Willoughby Plaza and focus on showcasing local junior high school students who have a talent for great music and a love of performance.

“The sound of a young person discovering their passion for performance and getting to share it with the community is music to everyone’s ears,” said Adams.

Upcoming Performances:

Wednesday, May 20

  • IS 392 The School for the Gifted and Talented in Brownsville
  • IS 291 Roland Hayes in Bushwick
  • Park Place Community School MS 266 in Park Slope

Wednesday, May 27

  • IS 211 John Wilson in Canarsie
  • MS 385 School of Business, Finance and Entrepreneurship in Bedford-Stuyvesant
  • IS 340 North Star Academy in Prospect Heights

Wednesday, June 3

  • District 75 P53K in East New York
  • IS 98 Bay Academy in Sheepshead Bay
  • IS 303 Herbert S. Eisenberg in Coney Island

Wednesday, June 10

  • JHS 265 Susan S. McKinney in Fort Greene
  • IS 392 The School for the Gifted and Talented in Brownsville

Wednesday, June 17

  • School of the Future Brooklyn in East New York
  • PS 399 The Stanley Eugene Clark School in East Flatbush

“What a perfect way to spend lunchtime in Downtown Brooklyn,” said Tucker Reed, president of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership. “Willoughby Plaza is always buzzing with activity, but today some of our borough’s most talented students really brought it to life. Thanks to Borough President Adams for his leadership, which furthers our efforts to activate our public plazas and make our neighborhood a vibrant destination.”


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