music in the streets

October 30th, 2009 | Posted by Jill in music

Music in the Streets

A couple of weeks ago, I discovered this article in the Brooklyn Paper promoting a new program from the Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District designed to bring a “sprawling, open-air music festival” to the ‘hood. Last night, they did just that — from Dean Street all the way south to 18th Street, there were musicians all along the street, stationed every two or three blocks.

Thanks to the beautiful fall weather, there were plenty of folks out and about, strolling along the avenue and enjoying the music lilting on the breeze. And the entertainment was legit: The groups included faculty members of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. Check out more photographs after the jump!

Music in the Streets

A saxophonist and bassist were jazzing up the corner of 9th Street and 5th Avenue, welcoming neighbors on their way home from the subway.

Music in the Streets

A children’s choir, singing “New York, New York,” drew a large crowd outside M.S. 51 William Alexander at 4th Street.

Music in the Streets

Another saxophone and bass duo jammed at the corner of Garfield and 5th.

Music in the Streets

A violinist and clarinetist were rocking classical stylings and music stand lights — strapped to their heads.

Music in the Streets

The baritone saxophone was accompanied by a great jazz drummer, just outside the JJ Byrne Playground.

Music in the Streets

More jams at the corner of Union and 5th!

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