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Brooklyn parks come alive with music this summer

Golden presents free concert series

June 29, 2015 By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Frankie Marra (left), pictured with Tony Monier singing at Summer Stroll on 3rd last year, will be bringing his musical talents to the concert stage in Shore Road Park on July 21. Eagle file photo by Paula Katinas
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“The hills are alive with the sound of music,” Julie Andrews sang in the classic movie “The Sound of Music.” But in Brooklyn, it’s not just the hills that are alive with music — the parks are, too.

State Sen. Marty Golden (R-C-Bay Ridge-Southwest Brooklyn), in partnership with the Southwest Brooklyn Parks Task Force, is presenting a series of summer concerts in parks in his senate district in July and August.

Golden announced the concert lineup on Friday. The concert series kicks off on Tuesday, July 7, when the group Out Of The Blue plays in Shore Road Park at 79th Street in Bay Ridge.

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The series (15 concerts in total) will feature an array of musical acts that will include Bobby Valli, the brother of Frankie Valli of the Four Seasons and “Jersey Boys” fame, as well as a special “Irish Night on Shore Road” featuring the Canny Brothers.

All of the concerts are free, and each show begins at 7 p.m.

“I am excited to today announce the 2015 summer concert series, which I will again be hosting in our local parks,” Golden said in a statement. “We have a great lineup of entertainment, so mark your calendar, bring a chair or a blanket, and make your way to the shows in our beautiful parks. I guarantee you will enjoy the entertainment that will feature classic rock, the greatest hits of all time, disco, dance and more.”

Here is the summer concert schedule:

July 7: Out of the Blue in Shore Road Park at 79th Street.

July 8: Head Over Heels in Marine Park at Fillmore Avenue.

July 14: Sha Doobie performs a tribute to the Rolling Stones in Shore Road Park at 79th Street.

July 15:  MAS Swing Band in Marine Park.

July 21:   Frankie Marra & His Band in Shore Road Park at 79th Street.

July 22:  Maybe Monday in Marine Park.

July 28:  On A Good Run in Shore Road Park at 79th Street.

July 29: Witness in Marine Park.

Aug. 5: Generation Gap at Avenue U and Van Sicklen Street.

Aug. 11: Carl Thomas performs a tribute to Frank Sinatra in Dyker Park (14th Avenue and 86th Street).

Aug. 12: City Sounds in Marine Park.

Aug. 18:  Radio Daze in Shore Road Park at 79th Street.

Aug. 19:  New York Exceptions in Marine Park.

Aug. 25:  The Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Parade Committee presents “Irish Night on Shore Road” featuring the “Canny Brothers.” The concert will take place in Shore Road Park at 79th Street.

Aug. 26: Bobby Valli sings song made famous by his brother, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The show takes place in Marine Park.

All of the events are subject to change. In case of inclement weather, call 718 238-6044, check Martin J. Golden on Facebook or follow @senmartygolden on Twitter for information.

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