Expect down-home fun on Flatbush Avenue this Sunday, December 21 as Make Music Winter brings out a parade of old-timey musicians for tunes, dancing, and singing.
The flat footing fun — they describe it as “a form of percussive dancing from Appalachia” — will be led by fiddler/dancer Anna Roberts-Gevalt, along with Katie Cohen and Nick Horner of the Nick Horner Family. If you’ve never flat footed, they’ll show you how before the parade starts, including, apparently, how to make your own tap shoes. Or, if you’re a musician, you can join in and play! Just email Nick at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 18 to get charts of the music.
The parade will start at 2:30pm in front of the Central Library (10 Grand Army Plaza) and wind down Flatbush Avenue to Barclays — here’s the rough route, which is subject to change:
1-2:20pm: Performance/workshop at the Central Library
2:30pm: Parade steps off with a stop in Grand Army Plaza Park, by the fountain
2:50pm: 8th Ave Triangle
3:00pm: 7th Ave Triangle
3:40pm: 6th Ave Triangle
4:55pm: Bergen & Flatbush
4:10pm: Shake Shack (Flatbush Ave at 5th Ave)
Then, if your toes can’t stop tapping, there’s an after-party at the Jalopy Theater that starts at 7pm.