October 30 – November 13, 2011
Prospect Lefferts Gardens Neighborhood Association (PLGNA) and PLG Arts present The Neighborhood Show: Equal parts gallery, arts & crafts market, and performing arts venue and 100% Brooklyn, for two weeks The Neighborhood Show will showcase artists living in Prospect Lefferts Gardens and surrounding Brooklyn communities with visual arts, music, spoken word, and crafts.
In a multi-ethnic neighborhood with residents from widely divergent cultural and economic backgrounds, the artist’s perspective allows us to take a new look at our selves and our neighbors and come together in celebration. Come celebrate with the residents of Prospect Lefferts Gardens and share in the work of nearly 100 resident visual artists, crafters musicians, and spoken word artists.
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Location: 552 Flatbush Avenue between Lincoln Road and Maple Street, Brooklyn
Directions: Subway: S or Q to Prospect Park station (Lincoln Road exit);
Bus: B41 and B43 to Lincoln Road
Admission: FREE admission to gallery and all cultural events
Schedule of Events
The Neighborhood Show: Gallery Hours
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 30, 4 – 6 p.m.
October 30 – November 13
Monday – Friday: 2 – 8 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 – 8 p.m.
Sundays: 12 – 6 p.m.
A group show featuring the work of more than three dozen local artists from the celebrated to the emerging whose work spans photography, portraiture, abstract, large-scale, nature scenes, and more: Otto Neals, Noel Helfele, Karl McIntosh, Joseph Bell-Bay, Lady McCrady, Georgia Redd, and dozens more.
[See list of 38 confirmed artists below]
Arts & Crafts Market 11225
November 5, 6, 12, 13
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Move over Etsy: Brooklyn has gorgeous handmade jewelry, accessories, knitware, clothing, one-of-kind pottery, and many other items. The original artworks by local photographers, lithographers, and painters on display in the gallery will also be available for sale. While you shop, enjoy live performances by local bands and solo musicians.
Club 11225: Live Music
Saturdays & Sundays, November 5, 6, 12, 13
Solo acts and bands representing soul, funk, Haitian jazz, folk, 80s covers, Latin percussion, electronica and more let your ears experience the diversity of Prospect Lefferts Gardens. More added daily.
For the Opening Gala
4:30 David Pilgrim, Guitar; Leslie Ward, Steel Pan; Pure Ambiance of Strings & Steel
Saturday, November 5, 3 – 9 p.m.
3:00 David Aaron, tenor & alto saxophone & Kristen McKeon, alto saxophone
4:00 Jessica Lurie, saxophone & accordion
5:00 George Mel, world-class drummer/composer
Sunday, November 6, 3 – 8 p.m.
3:45 Benji, Urban Swag 4:30 Habby Jacques, Hip-Hop freestyle dance performer 5:15 Maple Street, Teen Rock Band 6:00 California Kings, Rock Band
6:45 Ngozi-Y’ileese, Downtempo groovy electronica led by soulful diva
7:30 Barrnickens, Funky World Music
Saturday, November 12, 3 – 9 p.m.
3:00 To Be Announced
3:00 JIWE, Jazz Standards on Alto Sax
3:45 Montana Ray & Sonia
4:30 Sage & Xavier, Kids Steelpan Duo
5:15 Mr. LP, Manny Cruz, Latin Percussion
6:00 Anton Nimblette & Leslie Ward – Poetry & Steel Pan
6:45 David Pilgrim, Island Soul
7:30 BIG BEAT, 80’s-90’s Cover Band
8:15 Monvelyno, Haitian Jazz
8:45 SoulFolk Experience, 2011 Winner of WNYC’s Best Band in Brooklyn. Featuring Maritri, V. Jeffrey Smith and David Pilgrim
Sunday, November 13, 3 – 8 p.m.
3:00 Jesse and Molly Miller
4:00 Alma Garnett
5:00 Debby Schwartz
6:00 Wataru Uchida, saxophone
7:00 Axiom Addicts, roots rock, pop, jazz tinged honky tonk
8:00 Cyrus Kleege, guitar and vocals
Friday, November 4, 6 – 8 p.m.
Prospect Lefferts Gardens residents come together to tell their own stories about the neighborhood and listen to others. What better way to get to know the neighbors you’ve wondered about as you pass on the block? The story circle will be led by Deborah Mutnick, a professor of English at Long Island University’s Brooklyn campus, who has facilitated storytelling and oral history projects in schools and communities since 2004.
Speak Your Piece
Friday, November 11, 8 – 10 p.m.
Local poets and spoken word artists paint a picture of life in Brooklyn with words. Check back soon for a list of participating artists.
Participating Visual Artists: