Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Cultural Happenings in Sunset Park

2nd Sunset Park Neighborhood Summit

Neighborhood Summit, All are invited..
When: Sunday January 20 at 1 to 4 PM
Cost: Free
Where: Trinity Lutheran Chruch
46th street and 4th Avenue Sunset Park.

Thanks to Sunset Park Autonomous Zone

Diocesean Mass

What: Mass in celebration of Our Lady of Altagracia (Patron Saint of the Dominican Republic)
When: Monday January 21 7PM
Cost: Free
Where: Saint Agatha Catholic Church
702 48th street Sunset Park


What: Danish Mardi Grass, dress in custome, eat Danish food, be part of the tradition.
When: Sunday January 27th 3PM to 6PM
Cost: All inclusive $25 for adults, $15 ages 7-17, $10 for under 7
Where: Danish Athletic Club
735 65th street Sunset Park (border of Bay Ridge)
For reservation call Victoria @ 718-748-5950 or Reidun @ 718-748-7844

Chinese New Year Celebration Music

What: Chinese Harmonica virtuoso Jia Yi He
When: February 7th @ 4 PM
Cost: Free
Where: Brooklyn Public Library Sunset Park
5108 4th Avenue at 51st street

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1 comment:

Escape from Sunset Park said...

Hey Frank, is the picture new? You're a good looking guy! Its nice to be able to put a face to this blog!

A sad, but joyous note. This Friday a group of family & friends of Ronnie Ardito will be meeting at the Rainbow Bar & Grill to wake/memorialize Ronnie who died recently.

Ronnie was a leader of the Street People Coalition - a Sunset Park teen group that was probably the most powerful group of its kind in the very active 1970's.

Ronnie & Street People staged the first Earth Day celebration in Sunset Park, sponsored live weekly concerts in the park, battled against lead-poisoning and shut down the intersection of 5th Ave & 39th Street when Nixon bombed Cambodia (and tried to conceal the action taken without congressional approval).

Ronnie grew up on 40th & 6th. He cut an album with "The Shirts" - lead singer Annie Golden went on to a big role in "Hair". Ronnie worked at the famous CBGB's.

Those of us who knew & loved him will never forget him strumming his guitar in the park as the sunset in the bay.