SummerStage is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary and City Parks Foundation is dedicating the season to “several artistic movements that were developed in New York City neighborhoods and to key artists who created – or were inspired by – those artistic developments.” SO, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe will head uptown tomorrow night for what looks to be a fabulous show in Central Park.
Mahogany L. Browne will host performances by legendary founder Miguel Algarin, Sandra Maria Estevez, Lois Griffith, Edwin Torres, Carlos Andres Gomez, Mariposa, Helena D. Lewis, Tahani Salah, Jive Poetic, Vanessa Hidary and La Bruja. The event also features music by Annette Aguilar and Carlos Cuestas as well as appearances by Rome Neal (founder of the Cafe’s Banana Puddin Jazz Jam) and Daniel Gallant (Executive Director of the Cafe). Grammy nominee Wilson “Chembo” Corniel, Jr. will close out the evening with his special brand of Latin jazz.
FREE // Wednesday, June 30th // 7pm // Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield – 5th Ave. at 72nd St.