Brooklyn Moment #13: A Little Night Music

Walking down Fifth Avenue in Park Slope last night I was charmed by a street-side performance of Girl From Ipanema, by a duo wearing Brooklyn Conservatory of Music t-shirts.  “How lovely,” I thought as the mellifluous sounds wafted into the night air.  Two blocks later, an upright bass and more music. A sax solo across the street and a quartet off in the distance.  I learned that this intermittent musical melange, Music in the Streets, a program of the Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District extended from Dean Street all the way to 18th Street.

The accomplished musicians, all faculty members of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music are lending their talents in an effort to bolster sales in the shops and eateries of the BID.  It was a wonderful “surprise” as I went about my business on a beautiful fall evening and I encourage anyone who can make the stroll on October 29 to do just that — from 6:30 to 8pm, get your shop on, treat your belly to a great meal and your ears to an eclectic mix of genres from Balkan flute to New Orleans jazz.

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As I was sans camera, I was unable to photo-document the lyric loveliness.  But this evocative photo from Jill on the cool photo blog For the Love of Brooklyn is actually a stretch of Fifth Avenue.



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3 Responses

  1. Aloha Sharon,

    Thanks for this blog!!! It immediately brought back images of when I lived in Park Slope back in the 80’s and I remembered how much I loved living there!!!

    Malama pono, Eddy

  2. Hey Sharon! Thanks so much for the love — glad you like the photoblog! I had NO IDEA about this Music in the Streets project. I will DEFINITELY be checking it out, as I live in the ‘hood.

    What a wonderful idea — street music is the best!

  3. Hey! So thanks again for the heads-up on this project. I ventured out last night and created a little photo essay about it! You can see it here:

    http://fortheloveofbrooklyn.com/archives/2009/10/music-in-the-streets.html

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