Bay Ridge Datebook your guide to local events for the next week. You can always reference our full events calendar here.
Sing for Hope Piano Project Begins
Starting June 5
Citywide, including Shore Road Park at the 90th Street Gazebo
The annual placement of public pianos all around New York City begins today.
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. It 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).
Det. Brian Moore/PBA Benefit
Police Officer Brian Moore was shot and killed on duty on May 4, 2015. This evening there will be music, raffles, a 50/50 and food. All proceeds will be donated to the Patrolman’s Benevolent Association of NYC in the name of Detective Brian Moore.
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. $70.
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. $10.
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.
Walks In Nature Poetry Reading
Walks in Nature brings adventure to children and adults by opening their imaginations to the mysteries of nature. Stone, trees, flowers, animals, together with Anonymous American Indian Poetry and Classic Poetry, connecting the spiritual realm to the physical object. A book for nature lovers of all ages.
Poetry at the Narrows Botanical Garden
The fourth-annual poetry reading in the shade of trees in the middle of the Great Lawn. Worth it just for the bay breeze, let alone the verse.