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Celebrate Brooklyn! at Prospect Park Bandshell

Celebrate Brooklyn Bandshell
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Announcing the 36th season of Celebrate Brooklyn! at the Prospect Park Bandshell. Our star-studded line-up includes the R&B-soul-pop phenom Janelle Monae, reunited bluegrass superstars Nickel Creek, a tribute to jazz pioneer Ornette Coleman, the otherworldly St. Vincent, as well as salsa, movies, dance, hip-hop, reggae, jazz, rock, folk and much, much more! Check out the full schedule here>>

Celebrate Brooklyn! Dance Parties at Brooklyn Bridge Park

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Announcing the return of our Celebrate Brooklyn! Dance Parties at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Starting May 8, join us for three dance parties featuring Balkan Beat Box, DJ Joro Boro, Cibo Matto, Javelin, JD Samson, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, okayafrica Electrafrique w/ Chief Boima and DJ Underdog, dance lessons, food trucks, and more! More info >>

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Vote, It Ain’t Illegal Yet!
Vote, It Ain’t Illegal Yet!

Directed by author/filmmaker/journalist Nelson George and commissioned and produced by BRIC for Celebrate Brooklyn!, Vote, It Ain't Illegal Yet! honors the 50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts of 1964 and 1965 with a moving and exciting combination of film, music, and spoken word at the Prospect Park Bandshell. And we want YOU to contribute your story to this project. More info >>

Opening Night Concert and Gala at Celebrate Brooklyn! 2014 Featuring Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae
Janelle Monae

Mark your calendar! We are kicking off the 2014 Celebrate Brooklyn! season in intergalactic style with a gala honoring Kenneth Adams, President & CEO of Empire State Development and Commissioner of the New York State Department of Economic Development, and a free concert featuring Janelle Monae on Wednesday, June 4. Concert info >>
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Become a Friend of Celebrate Brooklyn!

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Join our Celebrate Brooklyn! Friends program as an individual or business member to enhance your summer experience with express entry at the gate, access to the Friends Seating Area and Friends Tents, pre-sale notifications, comp tickets to benefit concerts, discounted Gala tickets, and more! Businesses who advertise in our season program reach upwards of 200,000 people each summer. 

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Benefit Concerts for 2014

Nick Cave
Nick Cave

I get to see an amazing concert AND help support the festival? What's the catch?  No catch! By attending one of the benefit concerts at Celebrate Brooklyn!, you'll be directly supporting one of New York City's longest running, free, outdoor performing arts festivals, so be sure to check out all of our free events all summer-long, too. You deserve it! (More benefit concerts to be announced shortly.
Jack Johnson (6/10) info and tickets >>
The National (6/17) info and tickets >>
The National (6/18) info and tickets >> 
The National (6/19) info and tickets >> 
Neutral Milk Hotel (7/22) info and tickets >>
Neutral Milk Hotel (7/23) info and tickets >>
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (7/26) info and tickets >>

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    • Gothamist says Celebrate Brooklyn! is the #1 Reason Why Brooklyn Lives Up to the Hype. 
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