Friday April 26 | Raise the Roof with A Cappella
7-10pm | Old First Reformed Church, 729 Carroll, Brooklyn
Arts at Old First is pleased to present RAISE THE ROOF WITH A CAPPELLA — a benefit concert hosted by the Fourth Mission Committee at Old First Reformed Church, featuring a spectacular musical lineup of local Brooklyn a cappella talent. All artists are donating their performances, to benefit the Old First Ceiling Restoration Fund.
Featuring: Brooklyn’s own PERSUASIONS, The sophisticated harmonies of VOX BOP, Old First’s in-house ADOLESAINTS, PolyPrep’s UNACCOMPANIED MINORS, and musical interludes provided by the fiery fiddling of PITNACREE
Tickets: $30 adults | $25 children (12 and under) | $35 door
Saturday May 4 | John Milton’s Paradise Lost: A Theater Workshop Event
1-11pm | Old First Reformed Church, 729 Carroll, Brooklyn
Come enjoy this one-of-a-kind theatre workshop experience! 25 theater artists have joined forces to serve up a one-time-only, epic concert reading of a lusciously abridged version of Paradise Lost. This daring crew of upstart creatures reduces Milton’s masterpiece to a fully digestible daylong event, steeped in action-packed angel warfare, celestial majesty and original sin. With a mouth-watering menu prepared and served by the artists themselves, this epic event is a guaranteed once-in-a-lifetime experience. Epic food; sinful nourishment. GET FED. Presented by the Upstart Creatures.
Come for awhile or stay all day.
FREE admission including 2 meals, but RSVP required. RSVP to UpstartCreatures@gmail.com and mention you’re with Arts at Old First, as they will give us priority on the limited number of free tickets. More info at http://upstartcreatures.com/Home.html
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Saturday, May 18, 7:30 pm | Can You Dig It? A musical and cultural journey to the 1970’s presented by the Brooklyn Community Chorus
A nostalgic showcase of music, theater, video, spoken word, celebrating the culture and history of the early 1970′s – an unforgettable era!
$10 Suggested Donation
Conceived and Directed by Ethan Schlesser
Jennifer Brilliant * Susannah Shephard * Elliot Greene
Maria Carlson * Shaun Spellman * Jessica Rios
Joanna Schlesser-Perry * Lindsay Fisher
Peter Clark * Mariko Watt
Special Guest Appearances:
Sunday, May 19, 3pm | Children’s Book Week Family Event
Celebrate Children’s Book Week in Park Slope, Brooklyn!
Arts at Old First is pleased to present a Children’s Book Week event featuring local authors and musicians. Children of all ages (and their grownups) are invited to come and enjoy this wonderful family event, which will encompass books, movies, costumes and cookies into one magical afternoon. Each event will run twice, at 3pm and 4pm.
UPSTAIRS: Story time with author Sara Varon and illustrator Cecil Castellucci (Odd Duck), author Stephanie Graegin and illustrator Emily Jenkins (Water in the Park), and author/illustrator Brett Helquist (Grumpy Goat). Illustrators will be doing drawings in addition to the readings. Book signing to follow.
DOWNSTAIRS: Music program featuring music from favorite children’s movies including Harry Potter, Star Wars, and West Side Story. Performed by local Brooklyn-based brass quintet, led by Mary Ziegler Roberts, and made up of 5 local educators and freelance musicians. Children are invited to come in costume as their favorite character from a book or movie. Cookies served after the program.
TICKETS: $10 at the door.