Here’s your guide to local events for the next week. Seriously be sure to check out the Fifth Avenue Festival. And you can always reference our full events calendar here.
Handiwork / Social Work
Textiles from different countries including: India, Vietnam. Latvia and Norway, etc, will be on display. There will also be handiwork demonstrations, including, but not limited to: knitting, crocheting,and quilting.
Park Slope Singers Concert
Art on the Corner’s choral series continues with a performance from this 20-year-old community choir.
The Fifth Avenue Festival
The annual spring festival on Fifth Avenue.
Includes, for the 11th year now, the annual pizza eating contest in front of Rocco’s Pizzeria (7818 Fifth Avenue) @ 1pm. I consider myself to be an amateur pizza enthusiast, but I have to admit I can’t eat more than a couple of slices in 12 minutes, much less multiple pies. The contest benefits Pietro’s Fight.
Also includes prayer cards from the Maloik art project, Bean Post Idol (organized by the best freakin’ bartender in NYC, didn’t’cha know), funnel cake, diabetic socks, and probably that pink Jeep thing. And don’t forget that the Fifth Avenue Storefront Art Walk is on through June 28!
The Bay Ridge Poets Society
The monthly open-mic series welcomes more than just poets: short-story writers, songwriters, whatever.
2015 Soldier Show
This prestigious variety act, made up of United States Army members, performs Broadway-style material. Free and open to the public.
Auditions – Mary Poppins
Jeff Samaha Theater Productions/Ridge Chorale is holding auditions for an upcoming production of Mary Poppins, which will be presented in September, and will feature a lavish orchestra, and Broadway-like effects (including the company that flew Mary Poppins on Broadway, so FYI, also mark your calendars for September, you guys).
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Jorma Kaukonen Concert
The Hot Tuna guitarist comes to southern Brooklyn as part of a memorial concert for Marjorie Thompson, a musician, academic and cancer activist. He’s joined by Michael Falzarano and Barry Mitterhoff, performing together as Kaukarano. Proceeds will be donated to The Rapunzel Project and Cold Caps Assistance Projects.
Children’s Chorus of Bay Ridge Concert
Art on the Corner’s recent series of chorus concerts closes with this one, “Rhythms for Peace,” featuring drums and the local youth group led by Rita Pihra-Majurinen.
Richmond Choral Society Concert
The Staten Island-based chorus makes a trip across the Narrows for this concert, “Music from Across the Pond,” featuring the music of Holst and Vaughan Williams.