-- Kupferberg Center for the Arts Announces Live at the Gantries 2017, Tuesdays at 7:00 pm
from July 11 – August 29 at Gantry Plaza State Park --
Queens, N.Y. , June 19, 2017—Enjoy free, live music complemented by a waterfront view along the East River this summer at the Gantry Plaza State Park “Live at the Gantries” series. These outdoor performances, which will take place on Tuesdays at 7 pm from July 11 through August 29, will feature Queens-based musicians that mirror the borough’s legendary diversity. The 2017 Season line-up includes jazz standards, blues, Afro-Cuban, country and Peruvian folk music.
Gantry Plaza State Park is a 10-acre oasis located between 49th and 50th Avenues along the East River in Queens. The end of each show is scheduled to coincide with sunset at the park.
Live at the Gantries is presented by Kupferberg Center for the Arts, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and Queens Theatre. It is sponsored by Plaxall, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and NYC City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer.
The Live at the Gantries 2017 Full Performance Schedule
JULY 11: D.B. Reilly: Country, Zydeco, blues
JULY 18: Alex Cummings Ensemble: Straight-ahead jazz
JULY 25: Conjunto Guantanamo: Afro-Cuban jazz ensemble
AUGUST 1: Samba New York! Brazilian music and dance with a little capoeira to liven things up
AUGUST 8: Dance Entropy: Modern dance adapted for family audiences
AUGUST 15: High and Mighty Brass Band: New Orleans-style jazz
AUGUST 22: Dan Martin Ensemble: Standards, jazz
AUGUST 29: Inkarayku: Peruvian folk music
Event Information and Directions
Live at the Gantries is free and open to the public.
Subway: 7 train to Vernon/Jackson (first stop in Queens). Walk west toward the river on 50th Avenue.
Ferry: East River Ferry to Hunter’s Point. Walk north on 2nd Street.
More information is available at www.kupferbergcenter.org or by calling the Kupferberg Center box office at 718-793-8080.
About Kupferberg Center for the Arts
Kupferberg Center for the Arts comprises eight distinguished institutions at Queens College that offer outstanding programming in music, dance, drama, literature, and the visual arts. Since 1961 Kupferberg Center Performances has provided accessible and affordable world-class cultural entertainment to the New York City region. From classical and pop performances, to concerts and school residencies for children in kindergarten through high school, to a wide range of family events, over 350,000 individuals attend events at Kupferberg Center for the Arts each year. Located on the campus of Queens College, we are easily accessible from the Long Island Expressway at Exit 23 & 24.
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