Senator Golden Announces 2012 Concert Series To Play In Our Local Parks This Summer

Bay Ridge rocker Frankie Marra will perform on July 31 at 79th Street and Shore Road. Photo by Erica Sherman

State Senator Martin J. Golden, in conjunction with the South West Brooklyn Parks Task Force, will host a series of concerts and events throughout July and August in local parks throughout Golden’s district.

“This summer, I am proud to host another great line up of concerts and invite music lovers and neighbors to be a part of these great evenings of music. It’s time to grab a beach chair, or a blanket, and head to our local parks on most Tuesday and Wednesday evenings,” said Golden. “The music of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, dance, classic rock, and more will be sure to get you dancing under the stars. Frankie Marra, Carl Thomas, Sound Affair, Plastic Soul and more acts will make our local park[s] alive with the music that we have come to enjoy and love.”

The 2012 Summer Concerts Complete Schedule:

July 10: Head Over Heels (Bay Ridge party band), 79th Street and Shore Road

July 17: Out Of The Blue (classic rock and dance), 79th Street and Shore Road

July 24: Rave On (Buddy Holly and oldies), Dyker Park, 86th Street and 14th Avenue

July 25: Carl Thomas (Sinatra, Darin, Dean), Avenue U and Van Sicklen Street

July 31: Frankie Marra (classic rock party band), 79th Street and Shore Road

August 14: Risky Business (all your favorite oldies), 79th Street and Shore Road

August 17: City Sounds (oldies, dance and more), Parkville, 65th Street above Eighth Avenue

August 21: On A Good Run Band (classic rock), 79th Street and Shore Road

August 22: Family Day (rides, games, karaoke, etc.), McKinley Park, 75th Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway

All the concerts, which begin at 7:00 p.m., are free and open to the public. Golden will also be holding a similar concert series in the Marine Park section of his district. The events are supported by Tracey Real Estate, Flushing Bank, the Bay Ridge Manor, Approved Energy, Northfield Bank, and Lifetime Vending and Amusements.

For further info and for updates on the shows, visit Golden’s website,, or follow him on Twitter @senmartygolden, or on Facebook at Martin J. Golden.