It’s Showtime Again In Brooklyn’s Parks...Let The Good Times Roll

Martin J. Golden

May 01, 2007

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District), with the Bay Ridge-Bensonhurst Parks Task Force, today is announcing plans to host a series of summer concerts throughout the months of June, July and August. The events will be held in parks throughout Senator Golden’s District, from Shore Road Park to Marine Park, and will be held on most Tuesday and Wednesday evenings throughout the summer.

"This community is home to some of the greatest parks in the City of New York," said Senator Marty Golden, "With the sun beginning to shine late into the evening, we need to as a community, head to our parks for fun filled evenings of entertainment. The events have always been a unique experience for all those who attend and this year will be no different. A great lineup for sure, meaning great shows all summer long."

The concerts begin next week with the first two performances: Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. when "The Brooklyn Keys" will perform a mixture of 50’s-70’s and classic oldies at Marine Park, and on Thursday, June 28, 2007, "ANONYMOUS", performs R & B, soul and disco classics, to kick off the Bay Ridge series.

"The Concert Series features talent that brings to life the music we have come to enjoy and love," continued Senator Golden, "So no matter what your preference is, the Beatles, the Oldies, R & B, soul, disco, Do-wop oldies, or the music of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, there is something for everyone. So bring your chair and your blanket and head to the park-it’s show time."

The entire 2007 summer concert schedule is as follows:

June 27th BROOKLYN KEYS (50’s – 70’s, oldies) Marine Park (Fillmore Avenue)
June 28th ANONYMOUS (R & B, soul, disco) 79th St. & Shore Road
July 10th STRICKLY 60’S (classic 60’s) 79th St. & Shore Road
July 11th YESTERDAY & TODAY (Beatles Tribute band) Marine Park (Fillmore Avenue)
July 13th THE REMNANTS (50’s & 60’s) Ave. U & Van Sicklen St..
July 16th FRANKIE MARRA & HIS BAND (top 40 classic rock) 83rd St. & Shore Road
July 17th NY EXCEPTIONS (Do-wop oldies) Dyker Park (86th St. & 14th Ave.)
July 18th ROADHOUSE COUNTRY BAND & line dancing instruction Marine Park (Fillmore Avenue)
July 24th SHIRLEY ALSTON REEVES (Original Lead Singer of the SHIRELLES) Hit songs "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?’, "Soldier Boy", "Baby It’s You", "Mama Said", and many more. (rain date 7/30)  79th St. & Shore Road
July 25th ARNIE MEG ORCHESTRA (big band sound) Marine Park (Fillmore Avenue)
July 27th NOSTALGIA (formerly "Reminisce", 60’s-70’s) Parkville Field (65th St. & 8th Ave.)
July 31st ECLYPSE (disco, top 40 dance hits) 79th St. & Shore Road
Aug. 1st FRANKIE MARRA & HIS BAND (top 40 classic rock) Marine Park (Fillmore Avenue)
Aug. 6th RISKEY BUSINESS (60’S – 70’S) Garibaldi.Park (82nd St. & 18th Ave.)
Aug. 7th BENNY TROY & CO. (dance band) - 68 Pct. Night Out 79th St. & Shore Road
Aug. 7th DJ VINNY & MUCH MORE – 62 Pct. Night Out Bath Ave. & Bay 22nd St.
Aug. 8th EAST COAST (70’s – present, Horn section) Marine Park (Fillmore Avenue)
Aug. 14th HEAD OVER HEELS (classic rock - Special 25th Anniversary Celebration) 79th St. & Shore Road
Aug. 15th JOEY D REVUE (Hit songs "Peppermint Twist", "Shout", "What Kind Of Love Is This" along with BOBBY VALLI doing 4 Seasons songs, DAVID BRIGATI doing Young Rascal’s songs, and TOMMY MARA , the Pavarotti of Rock & Roll). (rain date 8/16) Marine Park (Fillmore Ave.) A MUST SEE SHOW!
Aug. 17th CITY SOUNDS (disco & oldies) Parkville Field (65th St. & 8th Ave.)
Aug. 20th BROOKLYN KEYS (50’s – 70’s, oldies) 83rd St. & Shore Road
Aug. 21st CARL THOMAS – "A Night at the Copa" & Bette Midler Impersonator, Donna Maxon
(86th St. & 14th Ave.)
Aug. 22nd FAMILY DAY (Karaoke, games, face painters, magician etc.) Marine Park (Fillmore Avenue)
Aug. 28th FAMILY DAY (Karaoke, games, face painters, magician etc.)
McKinley Park (75th St & Fort Hamilton Pkwy)

produced by MBS Music

Sponsors of the event include the Bay Ridge Eagle, The Park Avenue Bank, Lutheran Health Care, Tracey Real Estate, Touchstone Health, Doreen Greenwood Inc. Real Estate, Jamie-Lynn’s Kitchen and Super-Roofer.

All concerts begin at 7 p.m. Family Day events begin at 5:00 p.m. For further information regarding these events, and in case of poor weather, please contact the concert hotline at (718) 236-7547. All events are subject to change and are free of charge. For further information, please visit or contact (718) 238-6044 or (718) 627-3659.