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Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition – Art & Performance Events

July 29, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - July 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

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Brooklyn Waterfront Artists (BWAC)
499 Van Brunt Street, Door #7
Red Bank, Brooklyn, NY 11231

BWAC’s 25,000 square foot gallery is in a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront. The vista of New York Harbor, spanning the Statue of Liberty to the Verrazano Bridge is one of the best in the city. Our 18,000 annual visitors also enjoy the nearby restaurants, bars, IKEA and Fairway Market. With every medium and style of artwork represented, as well as the free BWAC Red Hook Waterfront Performance Series and Saturday afternoon Screening Room programs, our shows are as spectacular as the setting.

Date and Time
Saturday July 29, 2017
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

BRIGHT RED DRESS Jazz for the Body and Soul
BWAC returning favorites Paula Jeanine Bennett (voice, congas) and Jenny Hill (sax, flute, arrangements) bring their soul-jazz project Bright Red Dress to the BWAC stage. The band features great classic jazz repertoire enhanced with horn harmonies, a killer rhythm section and the sweet-hot musical skills of Paula Jeanine at the helm. Come celebrate deep summer with Bright Red Dress and get your groove on! http://www.paulajeaninebennett.com/

Date and Time
Sunday July 30, 2017
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

Jazz Foundation Presents: Rafik Williamson
Rafik Williamson has been a professional pianist for 58 years, having played with greats like Hank Mobley, Lou Donaldson, Archie Shepp, and Pharoah Sanders. Rafik has toured the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, and Japan. He is an alumnus of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. Presented by the Jazz Foundation of America’s Gig Fund program, with support from the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Date and Time
Sunday July 30, 2017
4:15 PM – 5:15 PM EDT

Book Reading: Warren Alexander “Cousins’ Club”

Cousins’ Club, a satirical novel, erupts when a grandmother decides she is tired of being the matriarch of the least successful Jewish family in America. She consults mystical medieval texts that divine the next born grandchild will be a genius who will change their fortunes. But her worries do not stop there. She is also convinced that no one in her clan is smart enough to raise a genius by themselves. Her solution—the child will be passed from household to household to gain their collective wisdom. This picaresque romp takes place in 1950’s Brooklyn. The unusual events and the menagerie of characters, which includes radical rogues, cockeyed intellectuals, and pie-eyed strivers will be familiar to readers of Phillip Roth, Bruce Jay Friedman, and Stanley Elkin. In the end, this fantastical story about family begs the question—how wrong can a grandmother be.
About the Author: Warren Alexander was born, raised, and still lives in New York City.


July 29, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
July 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
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Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition
499 Van Brunt Street
Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York 11231

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