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Bike, Dance and Listen to Live Music in Downtown Brooklyn Starting This Weekend

The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership announced their spring and summer line-up of free performances, dance classes and musical happy hours.
Dancing and live music in downtown Brooklyn.

Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (DBP) announced their lineup of spring and early summer events, which includes live music, dance performances and expanded car-free areas. 

Car-Free Earth Day will kick off the outdoor events season at Albee Square and Albee Square West on April 20th with bike riding 101 classes and a special performance by Bash the Trash, according to a news release.

The popular Albee Square Happy Hour music series at Al B’s beer garden features Check the Rhime, a downtown Brooklyn hip hop karaoke set to a live band, in addition to a new series, ElectronicaFest, featuring today’s brightest MPC beats musicians.

In June, celebrate PRIDE throughout the plazas with performances by Justy, the Bad Judies and Robert Garcia at Brooklyn Commons Park. 

Friday Night Dance! will return to The Plaza at 300 Ashland with Benny Soto’s 718 Sessions’ Pride Party featuring DJ Danny Krivit for a night of dancing under the stars.

At The Plaza at 300 Ashland, 651 Arts will host its Fourth Annual Juneteenth event, and Mark Morris Dance Group will kick off the Movement Mondays series with hip hop, waacking and house music dance classes with choreographers Jillian Roberts, CocoMotion, Kim Holmes and Dani Criss.

Brooklyn Commons Park will serve-up a new season of Ping Pong with the Push and Natarsha McQueen will conduct Zumba classes. Lunchtime at the Commons includes with music by Lollise, Kinto Zono and a puppet slam with Puppets Come Home.

“Downtown Brooklyn will spring into the season with a stellar lineup of the free performances and programming the community knows and loves,” said Regina Myer, President of Downtown Brooklyn Partnership. “And this year, Abolitionist Place with offer even more public space for everyone to enjoy the outdoors and sunshine after a long winter. We are excited for Downtown Brooklyn’s return as a hub for fun and community and look forward to seeing people enjoy our sunny plazas and other seasonal offerings. 

Advanced registration is encouraged, find the full DTBK Presents calendar of events here.