Early Sunday afternoon, April 30, your correspondent took the F train to the Smith-9th Street station, the highest elevated station on the New York City rapid transit system – it crosses the Gowanus Canal and had to provide clearance for ships to go under it – to participate in the fabled Banjo Toss Contest. After […]
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Some Highlights of the Brooklyn Folk Festival: Part III, Sunday, April 30, Including the Banjo Toss!
The eighth annual Brooklyn Folk Festival began Friday evening, April 28 at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church with the poet Anne Waldman (photo) reading her poems, accompanied by her nephew, Devin Brajha Waldman on saxophone. She closed her set by singing a poem by William Blake that had been set to music by […]
This Saturday evening, March 11, starting at 7:30 the Brooklyn Folk Festival will present a benefit for the restoration of the beautiful St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church, at Clinton and Montague streets (photo), at which the event will be held. On the program are Eli Smith, playing American folk and banjo tunes; Eva […]
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