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Monday Night Movie Series

Check out free outdoor movies and popcorn on the Plaza!

Some seating. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. The Monday Night Movie series is co-sponsored by RCN:

August 3: Men In Black
August 10: Kung Fu Panda
August 17: Breakfast at Tiffany’s
August 24: Ghostbusters

Summer Concerts at Waterside Plaza

International Music Under the Stars
Location:
Plaza Stage
Contact: 212-340-4227

Waterside Plaza proudly presents a series of free outdoor concerts showcasing local international talent. Our line-up circles the globe presenting the best of world music. Enjoy great views, cool river breezes and an evening of great entertainment. Everyone is welcome!


7PM July 15: United Nations Singers
Celebrate the world’s music! Dressed in ethnic clothing and singing in multiple languages, the UN Singers have performed in dozens of countries conveying a message of tolerance and celebrating diverse cultures and religions.

7PM July 22: Red Baraat
Groove to bangin Bhangra n’ brass funk! Red Baraat melds the infectious North Indian rhythm Bhangra with brass funk, playing fresh originals, as well as traditional Punjabi songs and dramatic Bollywood numbers.

6:15PM July 29: Free Salsa Dance Lesson
Latin dance pros, Sheena and Cesar, help even the most left-footed non-dancers feel comfortable on the dance floor. No experience or partner required.

7PM July 29: Pablo Mayor – Folklore Urbano
Enjoy red-hot hip-shakin’ Latin music! Pablo Mayor, of Cali, Colombia, ignites the dance floor by combining Colombian folklore with an extensive expertise in jazz harmonies and arranging. Bring your dancing shoes!

Make Music New York at Waterside Plaza

4-9PM Sunday, June 21
Outside on the Plaza

Waterside Plaza hosts five talented up-and-coming bands for an exciting afternoon of music as part of the world-wide Make Music New York festival. This event is based on France’s Fete de la Musique, a 25 year old tradition, now an international phenomenon, being celebrated on the same day in more than 300 cities in 108 countries. In addition to the entertainment, be sure to check out the "merch section" featuring specialty T-Shirts, designed by local artists and our new restaurant, Adam’s Fresh Cafe offering grilled hamburgers and hot dogs along with ice cold beer (for the over 21 crowd).

Make Music New York features the following line-up:

4-4:45PM The Funky Fritters
A powerhouse 11-member band with horns serving up a hearty helpin’ of New Orleans, Mardi Gras, blues, brass, rock, R&B, jazz and gospel. These guys make you want to be in New Orleans sippin’ hurricanes.  www.myspace.com/thefunkyfritters and www.thefunkyfritters.com

5-5:45PM Da PhatFunk Clique
Da Phatfunk Clique is a violin-led funk/jazz group with an entertaining and mood-elevating vibe. There currently have two CD releases, Pandemic Love (1999) and Audiophile Advisory (2006). www.phatfunk.com and www.myspace.com/phatfunk

6-6:45PM Paper Doll
This female-fronted band plays "nerdy pop" with a rock edge. Described as "The Killers meets Pat Benatar", their sense of fun and knack for inciting high-energy dance parties attracts an ecletic mix of NYC young professionals. www.paperdollband.com and www.myspace.com/paperdoll

7-7:45PM The Rhodes
The Rhodes, from Jackson Heights, Queens are an r’n’b / r’n’r quartet with a tendency to violate town sound ordinances. Known generally to NYC audiences as the all-black clad blues busking artists of Washington Square Park they are promoting their new album, The Rhodes. www.myspace.com/therhodesmusic

8-9PM Jason Yudoff & the New Hotness
Jason Yudoff & The New Hotness is a NYC funk/rock band whose album TRAGIC HERO was selected for the Official 2008 Grammy Ballots in 4 categories, including Album Of The Year and Best New Artist.  www.jasonyudoff.com and www.myspace.com/jasonyudoffandthenewhotness