SATURDAY, October 6th, 2018:
1:00-1:45 Lindsey Wilson & The Human Heart Trio
2:00-3:30 Paula Jeanine Bennett
4:00-5:00 Val Kinzler’s NYC Women Who Rock: Chix ‘N Axe 

SUNDAY, October 7, 2018:
2:00-4:00 Jazz Foundation Presents Ellis the Nazarene 
4:00-5:30 Word Cabaret Speculative Visions: Futuristic Fiction

SATURDAY, October 13, 2018:
2:00-3:00 Special Performance: Fode Sissoko of Senegal

SATURDAY, October 27, 2018:
2:00-5:00 SICC Spoken Word: The Elephant in the Room

SUNDAY, October 28, 2018:
2:00-4:00 Word Cabaret “Fantastically Ekphrastic!”
4:00-5:45 Affordable Art Auction


SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2018:
2:00-4:00 Jazz Foundation Presents Pianist Rafik Williamson
4:00-5:45 Affordable Art Auction

2:00-5:00 SICC Spoken Word “Words Across Bridges”


SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2018:
2:00-3:00 Myrna and the Bulldog
3:00-5:00 Allegic to Bs

SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2018:
2:00-5:00 Val Kinzler & Friends: Alt Americana; Music for the Heart of Hearing


SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2018:
2:00-4:00 Jazz Foundation Presents Pianist Roy Meriwether

SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2018:
2:00-5:00 SICC Spoken Word

2:00-5:00 Violizzy & Friends
10:00 AM – BWalk – Annual Fundraiser

SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2018:
2:00-3:00 John Kessel/Mystery Band
3:00-5:00 Madame Please

2:00-4:00 Accordions on the Waterfront

SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2018:
2:00-5:00  SPECIAL EFFECTS: Pedals and Loopers at BWAC
with Spaghetti Eastern Music, Kyle Rogers, Josh Wakesberg.
A special presentation of performances by adventurous musicians who
use effects pedals, samples, synths, and loops to sculpt sound.

SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2018:
2:00-3:30   FILM SCREENINGS: Dead Horse Bay: New York’s Hidden Trove of Trash
 - Q&A with Gerard Barbot follows;
and Making Art From Junk – Q&A after with artist David Hoffman via Skype.

SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2018 (MOTHERS DAY Celebration):
2:00-3:00 Myrna and the Bulldog
3:00-4:00 Mitch Distefano
4:00-4:30 Paul Jeanine Bennett & One Village Choir – Interactive Performance

1:45-3:45  Richard X Bennett & RXB5
4:00-5:00  Zoe Over Zero


2:00-3:00  NYOBS with Sal Cataldi
3:00-4:00  3 TEENS KILL 4
4:00-5:00   WORD CABARET – “Shudder Stop”

See here for detail on performances and Word Cabaret.

SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2018:
1:45-2:15    SPAGHETTI EASTERN MUSIC with Sal Cataldi
2:30-3:00  The Frank Museum Project
3:15-3:45   Malcolm Smart
4:00-4:30  Philip F. Clark
4:30-5:00  Hilary Sideris
5:00-5:30  Anton Yakovlev
5:30-6:00  Don Yorty

See here for details on each performer.




Sat, Jul 29 2-4 BRIGHT RED DRESS: Jazz for the Body and Soul
Sun, Jul 30 2-4 Jazz Foundation Presents: Rafik Williamson
Sun, Jul 30 4:15-5:15 Book Reading: Warren Alexander “Cousins’ Club”

Sat, Aug 5 2-5 SICC Spoken Word
Sun, Aug 6 2-3 John Kessel
Sun, Aug 6 3:15-4:15 Zoe Over Zero
Sun, Aug 6 4:30-5:30 Urban Teakettle and guest Tom Doyle

Sat, Aug 12 1-2 Braxton Hicks and the Mission Boys
Sat, Aug 12 2:30-3:30 A Century of Fakers
Sat, Aug 12 4-5:30 Word Cabaret 
Sun, Aug 13 2-3 Harry Oppenheimer
Sun, Aug 13 3:15-4:15 The Owlflies
Sun, Aug 13 4:30-5:30 Ryan Chernin & Ev

Sat, Aug 19 2-3 Absurdo & the Coyote
Sat, Aug 19 3:15-4:15 Greenstreets
Sat, Aug 19 4:30-5:30 Lauds
Sun Aug 20 2-4 Jazz Foundation: Jerram Original Network
Sun, Aug 20 4:00 pm BWAC’s Affordable Art Auction

Sat, Sep 23 2:00-3:00 Toy Animals
Sat, Sep 23 3:30-5:30 Opening w/ Staten Island SNUGS
Sun, Sept 24 2-4 Jazz Foundation Presents: Roy Meriwether
Sun, Sep 24 4-5:30 Word Cabaret

Sat, Sep 30 2-3:30 Between the Folds
Sun, Oct 1 2-3 Matthew Wiffen
Sun, Oct 1 3:15-4:15 Ithalia Johnson
Sun, Oct 1 4:30-5:30 Malcolm Smart

Sat, Oct 7 2-3 Madame Please
Sat, Oct 7 3:15-4:15 Myrna and the Bulldog
Sat, Oct 7 4:30-5:30 Nick Titolo
Sun, Oct 8 2-3:30 A VILLAGE OF ONE CHOIR
Sun, Oct 8 4:00-5:00 Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir

Sat, Oct 14 2-5 SICC Spoken Word
Sun, Oct 15 2-3:30 Word Cabaret
Sun, Oct 15 4 Art Auction after

OPENING DAY – Saturday, May 13, 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Performs Opening Day, Saturday, May 13th

Richard Bennett and his irreverent group of NY improvisers will perform selections from his upcoming Ropeadope Records release “Experiments With Truth” as well as other vital, groovalicious and transcendent tunes. 

Richard Bennett – piano
Matt Parker – tenor sax
Lisa Parrott – bari sax
Adam Armstrong – bass
Mystery Guest – drums

“hypnotic” John Schaefer, WNYC
“adds a jazzy harmonic dimension to Indian ragas’ horizontally inclined structure.” Richard Gehr, Village Voice 
“His playing is full of moments of lyricism, drama and decoration.” Raul da Gama, World Music Report 
“The music hangs together with a kind of brilliance.” Gapplegate Music Review

In New York, composer/pianist Richard Bennett’s groups have performed at Lincoln Center Out of Doors, The Guggenheim Museum, The Rubin Museum, Brooklyn Museum of Art, and Central Park Summerstage. Internationally, he has toured over twenty countries as member of various jazz and blues ensembles. He has six albums on Indian labels including two from “Times Music”, India’s biggest label.


Sunday, May 14, 2:00 – 3:30 PM


Raysa Cremona’s emotional vocals, infectious energy, and sure sense of rhythm is an appealing combination. Raysa’s work is influenced by pop and rock styles, particularly strong female performers such as Adele, Christina Perri, Amy Winehouse and Avril Lavigne. Performing regularly at venues on the Lower East Side venues as well as Queens and Manhattan, she has recently produced and recorded her new single “Without you” in 2015 on studio.

Facebook Music Page-

Instagram – @raysacremona

Raysa Cremona – Without you (single)


Sunday, May 14, 4:00 – 5:30 PM


Zac Messick is a songwriter/musician/actor originally hailing from North Carolina where he studied Neuropsychology at Wake Forest University.

Zac currently lives in Brooklyn and focuses a lot of his time and energy on his current music project “Bug Street.” Zac’s music is inspired by many genres and and artists, but is most often described as “alternative folk,” or “progressive folk” for his use of time signature changes and existential subject matters. Bug Street recently released an album titled “Maps to Neverwhere,” which can be found on iTunes, Spotify, CD Baby, and Bandcamp.


Saturday, May 20, 2:00 – 3:30 PM


Classically trained, Cathy Crisci has been a lead singer for the past 25 years. She is presently the vocalist for several NYC-based groups. Her disco, funk, soul and R&B band Luxe has held a residency at The Bohemian Hall & Garden since 2013. Crisci’s two acoustic duo acts are The Cheshire Cats (Paul Ryan, gtr) presenting classic rock hits with a bluesy edge, and Instant Gratification, (Ed Gonzales, gtr), boasting an eclectic assortment of songs from the 60s through the present. Crisci also fronts Tangerine, a Led Zeppelin cover band. Past projects include Quickfinger, a 80s hair metal tribute act, as well as other Astoria cover bands and original projects.

A songwriter and composer with an original project in the works, Crisci has a great love and appreciation for many genres of music and is proud to be a part of the Astoria music community. For the BWAC Performance Series, Cathy will be performing jazz standards with fellow friend and musician Joe Pepe, an incredibly talented multi-instrumentalist. Pepe’s funk/psychedelic band Kabina is a downtown favorite; he also performs in several Astoria-based bands, including original rock band Dirty Wings.

Joe Pepe is a guitarist and composer living in Queens, New York, who has played for over 20 years, exploring in depth Blues, Funk, Jazz, and Country genres in both his original work and collaborations. Pepe is currently involved with many different musical projects, including Dirty Wings (rock, country-punk), Kabina (Jam, Funk, Jazz), as well as playing and co-producing original music with Doris Cellar. Pepe is pleased to play with Cathy Crisci for the BWAC music series.

Links for Cathy Crisci
Instant Gratification:

Links for Joe Pepe
Dirty WIngs:


Saturday, May 20, 4:00 – 5:30 PM


Shake Your Windows and Rattle Your Walls

New Prophecy Inspired by Bob Dylan In tribute to the latest Nobel Literature Laureate who wrote: Come writers and critics / Who prophesize with your pen… The Times They Are A-Changin, Word Cabaret presents a reading featuring some recent poetry, prognostications and political pontifications by a variety of writers and artists inspired by the current battles that are “outside raging.”


Sunday, May 21, 2:00 – 3:30 PM


Led by composer/accordionist Bob Goldberg, The Famous Accordion Orchestra is an accordion ensemble that bridges the traditional and the post-modern. The Orchestra’s repertoire covers a broad spectrum that includes Bach, Offenbach, Duke Ellington, Guy Klucevsek, Lars Hollmer, and Andy Statman, as well as original compositions and folk tunes from American, Balkan, Klezmer, Basque, and Italian traditions.


Sunday, May 21; 4:00 – 5:30 PM


Toby “Fingers” DelRey – pianist and songwriter: the songs combine Chicago and New Orleans influenced boogie-woogie barrelhouse piano reminiscent of Dr. John, Otis Span, and James booker.

Fingers philosophy of music is based on the three “Ts“, SensualiTy, PersonaliTy, and HospitalTy: 

HospitalTy:the music is fun, friendly, welcoming and easy to like.
PersonaliTy: strongly individualistic and easily identified from the 1st few notes
SensualiTy: because of the feeling of the grooves rocking you gently down below!