REGGAE ON THE BOARDWALK
Reggae is always best when enjoyed on a beach. Jamaica’s mainmusical export just seems to go down better with some coastalscenery. On Sunday, August 14, from 2 to 9 p.m. Sound LiberationFront’s Coney Island Reggae Beach Party will get the boardwalkbouncing, with a lineup curated by 88.9 FM disc jockey, Carter VanPelt. The event is free and will be held on the beach at West 19thStreet. Acts include dance hall legends Johnny Osbourne and CarltonLivingston along with legendary record producer Clive Chin.Volleyball and soccer games will be played all day, or you can justsoak up the sounds and sun. Get the details at:soundliberation.org.
CHURCHES OF COBBLE HILL WALKING TOUR
In the 19th century, Brooklyn was often referred to as the cityof churches. Come find out why on Saturday, August 20, when theMunicipal Art Society of New York hosts its Churches of CobbleHill: The Here, the Now, the Long Gone & the Forgotten walkingtour through this historic part of the borough. The tour starts at10:30 a.m. on the corner of Court Street and Atlantic Avenue, andwill feature churches with both active and defunct congregations.Tickets are $15. Go to www.mas.org/tours/ for details.
FREE CHEAP TRICK SHOW
Mommy’s all right. Daddy’s all right. They just seem a littleweird, Cheap Trick sang in their 1978 hit Surrender. Many of thekids who filled stadiums for the group in its heyday areundoubtedly mommies and daddies by now, but that doesn’t mean thatthey can’t still rock. On August 18, Cheap Trick will perform afree show at West 21st Street and Surf Avenue in Coney Island. Theperformance will conclude Brooklyn Borough President MartyMarkowitz’s
2011 Seaside Summer Concert Series. Bring the whole family.Visit www.brooklynconcerts.com for more information.
BROOKLYN LOVES MJ
Before he was an international celebrity, or a controversialicon, he was just a child with an amazing voice. On Saturday,August 27, director Spike Lee will be holding his third annualBrooklyn Loves Michael Jackson Birthday Celebration at theNethermead in Prospect Park from noon to 6 p.m. Jackson would havebeen 53 years old this year, but songs like Thriller, Don’t Stop’til You Get Enough and Billie Jean will most likely live onforever. Find out more at: www.40acres.com.