EVENTS

Saturday, July 23, 1-6 PM

Opening Day and Artists’ Reception for Our Summer Show, Speak Your Truth!

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Opening Day for COLOR, Our Current National Juried Art Show!

2016 final postcards BWAC


 

 

Saturday, July 23, 1:30 PM
Nelly DuBarry
 
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A luminary of the Astoria, Queens music scene, singer-songwriter Nelly DuBarry will perform a set of her powerful and haunting work.

 
Saturday, July 23, 3:30 PM
The Alvin Flythe Quartet
 


Alvin Wink Flythe, veteran of Little Jimmy Scott’s group the Fatback Band, presents a history of tenor sax featuring works associated with Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane.

 
 
Sunday, July 24, 1:30 PM
“Boulevard Books Presents Five Writers”
 


 
Join authors Dennis Green, Peter Kearney, Jing Bao, Chris Spollen, Frank Vetro and Avi Gvili for an unforgettable afternoon of literary adventure.

 
 
Sunday, July 24, 3:30 PM
“Working Class/Avant Garde”
 
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An afternoon of today’s most experimental writers, who happen to work for a living. Their work has appeared in McSweeney’s, Hobart, THE FANZINE, NPR, Witch Craft Magazine, Luna Luna, Prelude, Hyperallergic, and Funhouse Magazine.


Saturday, July 30, 1:30 PM

Palma Mingozzi, “The Entitlement of the Soul”

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Together with her daughter Francesca, Palma will present her new book of poetry and  will take the audience on a journey of experience through life with a message of healing therapy through writing.


Saturday, July 30, 4:00 PM

The Word Cabaret Presents “Fatal Attractions”

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The Word Cabaret presents “Fatal Attractions,” a program of three riveting short plays: “Hangman,” by Gregory Fletcher, “Mergers and Acquisitions” by John Francis Istel, and “Noon Watch” by Lori Romero.

 


 

Sunday, July 31
1:30 PM

John Keegan

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John Keegan is an alternative/ indie rock, anti-folk singer/ songwriter from Astoria, Queens who comes to us with songs of love, loss, life and togetherness.

 


 

Sunday, July 31
3:30 PM

Paula Jeanine and Richard Bennett

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Join vocalist, lyricist and percussionist Paula Jeanine Bennett and pianist and composer Richard Bennett for a set of original songs and the stories behind them. Partners in marriage and music, they will present works diverse in their inspiration – from Brazil to New Orleans – as well as several new songs from their recent collaborations. Backing them will be multi-faceted drummer/percussionist Kevin Sport.

 


 

Saturday, August 6
1:30 PM

Ben Absurdo

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Astoria-based musician and writer Ben Absurdo (1/2 of The Repressions) melds poetry and anarchy into philosophy-punk over the white-hot furnace of his traumatized guitar.

 


Saturday, August 6
4:00 PM

The Word Cabaret

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Guest curator Charles Gariepy will host this installment of our favorite long-running spoken word series.

 


 

Sunday, August 7
1:30 PM

Braxton Hicks

Braxton Hicks

Braxton Hicks is an energetic and talented singer-songwriter whose music is a unique mixture of styles and sounds.  You’ll hear shades of Broadway, New Orleans, Rock ‘n Roll, American popular standards, and even classical music in his finely crafted pop tunes.  The lyrics tell stories of love and deception, celebration and pain.


Sunday, August 7
3:30 PM

Harry Oppenheimer

Harry Oppenheimer

Harry Oppenheimer has been playing Mountain Dulcimer for thirty years. He is a frequent performer at the Conference House Staten Island, the ETG Book Cafe, The Raritan Bay Festival, The Muddy Cup and The Perking Latte. In addition, he has played at numerous art exhibits and at the New Hope Art Festival. Employed by Historic Richmond town as a teacher, historical Interpreter and musician, he has been a workshop leader and performer at the 2014 Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival and the 2015 Cranberry Dulcimer and Autoharp Gathering.


Saturday, August 13
1:30 PM

Fitz, Callan & Biggs

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If you missed their powerful performance at BWAC this spring, here’s your second chance. Tom Fitzpatrick and Trevor Callan are two singer/songwriters whose styles and skills compliment one another, melding elements of rock, folk, country and blues into their music, while fiddle player Jason Biggs completes the sound with his melodic fills and tasty solos.


Saturday, August 13
3:30 PM

Al Lee Wyer

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BWAC welcomes the return of Al Lee Wyer, one of the most original songwriters and performers on the planet, again playing his own provocative constructions as well as his brilliant interpretations of American standards.


Sunday, August 14
2:00 PM
Final Show of the Summer Season

Matt Wiffen

Matt Wiffen

Matt is a New York City based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who was born and raised in England. He draws influences from the British folk music revival as well as American roots, blues & country music.