c. Ryan Muir

Celebrate Brooklyn! Kicks off 2014 Season

June 2, 2014

Since its start in 1979, Celebrate Brooklyn! has been a cherished tradition in Prospect Park, drawing tens of thousands to the Bandshell every summer. This year is shaping up to be another great season, with a mix of salsa, film, dance, hip-hop, reggae, jazz, rock and folk, and family performances.

Among this year’s highlights are an opening concert by R&B-soul-pop sensation Janelle Monae (June 4), a tribute to jazz pioneer Ornette Coleman (June 12), reunited bluegrass superstars Nickel Creek (July 24), the groundbreaking Dance Theatre of Harlem returning to the world stage after a nine-year hiatus (July 31), and the otherworldly St. Vincent (August 9).

As New York’s longest running, free performing arts festival, Celebrate Brooklyn! has played an important role in Prospect Park. By bringing music to the Bandshell, Celebrate Brooklyn! strengthened community support for the revitalization of Prospect Park. The Alliance embraced this spirit upon its founding in 1987, partnering with the City to spearhead the restoration and long-term stewardship of Prospect Park.

Check out the complete line up for the 2014 season, and share with us your plans for enjoying the festival on our Facebook page or with the hashtag #ProspectPark.