Thursday, May 1, 2014


From the garden:
This weekend, welcome spring's warmer temps (67° and 0% chance of rain) with a free family concert at Kensington's own East Fourth Street Community Garden, located between Caton Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway.
The season-opening concert, starring local neighborhood musicians, will take place on Saturday, May 3rd, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and will feature Balkan, jazz, Middle Eastern, and Sephardic content. There will also be a free children's music program at 2:40.
On the afternoon's lineup are:
  • Sofie Salonika, 2 to 2:40 p.m.
  • Sing Along with Katie, 2:40 to 3 p.m.
  • Kensington Kolective, 3 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Matt and Brandon Mid East vibe, 3:30 to 4p.m.
2:00  Sofie Salonika, a hybrid Sephardic music ensemble, will delight your ears with Gypsy-tinged, haunting melodies with a driving pulse that will get your feet stomping! Members are Jessica Lurie on sax, flute, and voice; Katie Down on flute, ukulele, voice, and percussion; and Arthur Kell on bass.
2:40  Sing along with Katie! Fun for the whole family--bring a ukulele to play along, if you've got one! Katie Down performs songs by Woody Guthrie and Peter Seeger as well as classics like "The Wheels on the Bus," "Itsy-Bitsy Spider," and other hits. Audience participation is encouraged!
3:00  Kensington Kollective, a jazz ensemble, features Matt Darriau of The Klezmatics on sax and clarinet, Barney McAll of the Groove Collective on keys, and Sam Bardfeld of violin fame.
3:30  Brandon Terzic and Matt Darriau close the show with some Mideast jams, with Arabic oud master Brandon Terzic and Matt Darriau on ney, kaval, and other Middle Eastern winds.
The garden will be able to provide limited seating. Given the weather conditions over the next few days, the ground might be a little wet. Please feel free to bring along your own waterproof tarps and chairs for seating.
During the concert, there will be a raffle for a beautiful Waterford Crystal clock.

East Fourth Street Community Garden
179 E. 4th Street
between Caton Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway