Hey Bloggers, if you are in the neighborhood, here is are some great events to check out.
Bird's the Word - A Gathering of the Tribes 14th Annual Charlie Parker Festival, August 2-29, 285 East Third Street, New York, New York.
8/11 Bird Flew in the Garden
3pm poetry reading featuring the original works and readings of poetry from Charlie Paker's era (50's): Bob Holman, Yuko Otomo, Steve Dalachinsky, Danny Shot, Amy Ouzoonian, Merry Fortune, Chavisa Woods, Eve Packer, Dorothy Friedman August, Tom Savage and Papoleto Melendez
6pm Butch Morris Chorus of Poets avant-garde conduction
8pm Harpin' in the Garden featuring Billy Harper performing original compositions with his ensemble
8/26 Shadows and Sound
6pm Live musical performance by pianist and composer Sabrinna Chap.
Shadows Film Screening - John Cassavettes' "Shadows"
8/29 Charlie Parker Block Party
11am-9pm Street Festival, poetry, performances, open Mic' and musical performance by the Hungry March Band at 7pm
And also not to be missed
HOWL! Festival of East Village Arts September 5-9. The Federation of East Village Artists (FEVA) 4th Annual celebration of the arts. Five days of dance, music, performance, poetry and writing centered in East Village, Lower East Side's Tompkins Square Park. And if the Howl Festival is still selling that Howl Souvenir Book, check it out. It has a great history of the neighborhood.