Local Produce – Festival of the Performing Arts
JUNE 2, 12 NOON – 11:00 PM
FREE ALL DAY!
NEW ! ! LOCAL PRODUCE AFTER HOURS & COMEDY SHOW 6-11 PM $10
2018 Artist & Event Line-up
On Saturday June 2, STH will close Union Street between 5th and 6th Avenues to celebrate our 25th annual LOCAL PRODUCE (mini) FESTIVAL of the PERFORMING ARTS. This year, STH is delighted to add a couple of new special events to our well loved roster of free, family friendly workshops and performances by young people and local adult artists-in-residence of many artistic persuasions in addition to dance!
Following our adult professional (mostly) dance showcase under the big top tent, enjoy live music on STH’s stoop while dining outside at the lovely and delicious Rose Water Restaurant across the street, then come on inside Spoke at 7:00pm to learn Swing Dance Basics with Brooklyn Swings. Practice your new moves to the live music of LOCAL PRODUCE’s favorite jazzman, Art Lillard, and his “Blue Heaven” sextet.
This year, STH is also excited to host our first LOCAL PRODUCE AFTER HOURS COMEDY SHOW, curated by writer and funnyman, Gabe Pacheco, featuring 5 hilarious comedians: Carolyn Castiglia, Kerry Coddett, Tyler Fischer, Gabe Pacheco and Amber Rollo.
Take a peek at some of the other scheduled Artists, Events & Activities:
FUN & GAMES @ HIGH NOON:
JOIN US AS WE KICK OFF OUR FABULOUS AFTERNOON OF FUN AND COMMUNITY BUILDING THROUGH THE ARTS!! WIN SOME PRIZES HAVE SOME FUN, MEET SOME NEIGHBORS, GET WET, AND GET INSPIRED!!
STREET SPECIALS 12-5:00 PM:
*Made possible with generous support from ROSE WATER RESTAURANT
- 12:00 OLE SKOOL FUN ‘N GAMES w/ Lori Jorgenson Kick off LOCAL PRODUCE festivities with one of Park Slope’s most well-known and loved dance teachers LORI JORGENSEN. Prepare to get wet in our annual WATER BALLOON toss, then limber up your back bones for our annual LIMBO CONTEST – how low can you go?
- 2:30 LOCAL FASHION w/designer Iliana Quander, Mivida Market & Lilith Clothing Outlet STH’s favorite Brooklyn fashion designer, ILIANA QUANDER, will join forces with ANGEL GREEN of MIVIDA MARKET and SARAH of LILITH CLOTHING OUTLET on 5th Avenue to present STH’s first LOCAL PRODUCE FASHION SHOW!
- 4:25 STH ELVIS “FLASH MOB” Come enjoy ELISE LONG’S most recent light-hearted community “Flash Mob” performed with “The King” by dozens of your friends and neighbors of all ages, plus members of STH staff and dance faculty and professional dancers from Artichoke Dance, Mindy Toro & Dancers and Kwabs Dance Company.
- 4:30 SKATEBOARDING CLINIC w/ Homage Skateboard Academy Everyone 5 years old and up is invited to head on over to the “EVERYTHING ON WHEELS” area in the middle of the block to get some basic instruction in the fine art of skateboarding. The Academy will provide the instructors, boards and helmets; you provide the moxie!
FREE WORKSHOPS & DEMOS FOR ALL AGES:
1:00 ZUMBA w/ Bethina Sayegh Flores
2:00 BREAK DANCING w/ Eugene “Spydey” Jordan
3:00 PRE-K MANDARIN LAB: Dance, Art, Language w/ Monkey Do Yoga!
3:15 THEATER IMPROV GAMES w/ Mike Durkin & Laura Livingston of Freestyle Rep
3:30 HIP HOP w/ Miki Tuesday
4:00 PRE-K SING ALONG w/ Monkey Do Yoga!
4:00 SOCA DANCE & MUSIC w/ Kwabs Safo-Agyekum
4:30 SKATEBOARDING CLINIC (Ages 5+) w/ Homage Skateboard Academy
7:00 BASIC SWING DANCE LESSON w/ Brooklyn Swings
MARTIALARTS DEMOS 1:45 PM
Aikido at Mind BodyArts Inc.
Eder of Raizes do Brasil Capoeira
YOUNG ARTISTS PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE 2:30 PM:
*Made possible with generous support from UNION HALL
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
GMC Rock Choir / Gowanus Music Club
Julian Raheb (Pianist)
Philippa Schuyler M.S. Dancers
Shoshana Hoover (Dance)
Shiven, Sood, Taalim School (Tabla Drummers)
STH Hip Hop Crew
STH Theatre All Stars
OUT ON THE BLOCK 12-5:00 PM:
*Made possible with generous support from BROOKLYN SOLARWORKS
- BUILD A TREEHOUSE w/ KOKO NYC KOKO NYC, the youth STEAM division of OPEN SOURCE GALLERY under the direction of MONIKA WUHRER, will return to LOCAL PRODUCE again this year to “BUILD-A-TREEHOUSE (without the tree)” in the middle of the street with the help of anyone interested. Architect BOB BRAUN of Arianna/Braun Architects will be on hand to collaborate on design considerations, as will representatives from Brooklyn Solarworks.
- STREET LAWN LOUNGE & GAMES provided by 5th Avenue BID Come play CONNECT 4, JENGA and CORN HOLE on our asphalt-astro turf street lawn!
- LOCAL COLOR Community Art Projects w/ Velandria Family Artists
Get your Monet on when ROXANNA, SARAH AND ED VELANDRIA return to Union Street to facilitate the creation of another giant, colorful community street painting. Everyone is welcome to contribute their artistry to the communal “landscape”.
- FACE PAINTING in the afternoon out on the street for anyone who may like a whimsical facial makeover!
5TH AVENUE BID’S MUSIC TENT 12:30-4:30pm:
*Made possible with generous support from 5TH AVENUE BID
12:30-2 GMC Kids Rock Bands
2-2:30 Chris Moore & Kids Rock Group
2:30-3 Fashion Show
3:30 Emma Pierson (Singer/Songwriter)
3:30-4 Slackjaw (Brooklyn Bluegrass)
4-4:30 Alaina Ferris Music Studio
DANCE/MUSIC/THEATER SHOWCASE 4:30pm:
*Made possible with generous support from UNION HALL
Ann Dragich / Tap Dance
Bridget Cronin / New Dance
Dugal Dance Projects
Freestyle Repertory Theatre
Kaina Quenga / Polynesian Dance
Kelsey Rondeau / New Performance
Miki Tuesday & International Affair / Hip Hop
Kwabs Dance Company / Hip Hop
Lynn Neuman / Artichoke Dance
Mari Meade Dance Collective
Mindy Toro & Dancers
Kelsey Rondeau performs as “Kalandra Bankhead”
NEW AFTER HOURS & COMEDY SHOW @ 6 – 11:00 PM
Made possible with generous support from Gail Flannery, Bill Potter& NY DISTILLERY
Music! Dancing ! Comedy !
AFTER HOURS & COMEDY SHOW:
@ Spoke The Hub Re:Creation Center, 748 Union Street
Suggested Admission: $10
6:00pm SOUNDS FROM THE STOOP w/ Rory Dineen, Don Militello, Dominic Richards & Nat Seeley
7:00pm BASIC SWING DANCE LESSON w/ Yurina Shin & Kevin Tan of BROOKLYN SWINGS
8:00pm OPEN DANCING to Art Lillard’s BLUE HEAVEN JAZZ SEXTET
9:00pm AFTER HOURS COMEDY SHOW w/ MC Gabe Pacheco & Amber Rollo, Carolyn Castiglia, Melissa Diaz & Tyler Fischer
LOCAL PRODUCE AFTER HOURS COMEDY SHOW Is pulled together by the lovely GABE PACHECO,
who will be the “Mister of Ceremonies” for this evening’s festivities.
The 9:00pm show will feature some of the funniest, cutting edge comics currently garnering laughs and
applause all over the NYC comedy circuit !
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be involved with an activity of your own. All ideas are welcome.