NYC Subway Series…Take 1

Last night I was on my way home from a long hard day at the office…when 2 dudes got on the train and began to set up to play music. The first thing I thought was where are my headphones.
But to my pleasant surprise these dude were by far the best performers I have ever seen on the train. EVER.
Let me introduce you all to Mello Madness!

See What Eye See!!!

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Good Ole Coney Island…

A couple of weekends ago I took a ride out to Coney Island to check out to Mermaid Parade and to see the new improved Coney Island.
Boy did we have a great time, between the rides in Luna Park and the sights we saw. My niece loved the new rides for children. 

If you have not been out to Coney Island lately you should do so. And makes sure you stop by Nathan’s for a world famous hot dog. And grab some cotton candy while your there. 

Home to famous rides like the Cyclone Roller Coaster, the Wonder Wheel and the Parachute Jump, this historic seaside section of Brooklyn is about an hour by train from Manhattan and still boasts a lively boardwalk, beach, and the best hot dogs around.

See What Eye See…

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A couple of websites for Coney Island

http://www.lunaparknyc.com/

http://www.coneyisland.com/

Celebrate Brooklyn With Les Nubians

This is one the the many reasons I LOVE BROOKLYN...”Celebrate Brooklyn”.
All summer long they have free concerts for any and everyone.
This Saturday I went to see Les Nubians preform at Prospect Park. And let me tell you it was well worth being outside in what felt like 100 plus degrees that evening.

Les Nubians is an R&B Grammy-nominated duo composed of sisters Hélène and Célia Faussart from Paris, France. In 1985 the sisters moved with their parents to Chad. Seven years later, they returned to Bordeaux, France, and began singing a cappella, producing poetry slams in Bordeaux and Paris, and singing background vocals for various artists worldwide. The duo’s debut album Princesses Nubiennes was released by Virgin Records, France, in 1998.

They have become one of the most successful French-language musical groups in the U.S., best known for their Billboard R&B Single “Makeda” from their Grammy nominated album Princesses Nubiennes. Les Nubians were the 1999 Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards winners for Best New Artist, Group or Duo and received two NAACP Image Awards nominations in 2000.
For those of you who are not aware of Les Nubians…See What Eye See..

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What an awesome weekend I had…I had some friends in town so I took them down by the river side…The East River that is.

We headed over to Williamsburg to check out the new hip, talk of the town neighborhood.

While there we feasted on many local delicacies, from natural Kelvin slushies, DuMont Burgers and slow cooked beef brisket sandwiches. We indulged until our bellies were busting at the seams.

Also going on down by the river this weekend was the 1st Annual Hot Sauce Expo.

With all the new shops, restaurants and building in Williamsburg one would barely recognize it from the past.

See What Eye See…

DuMont Burgers..so good!!!

DuMont Burgers..so good!!!

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Barefoot Contessa was in the house.

Barefoot Contessa was in the house.

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1st Hot Sauce Expo

1st Hot Sauce Expo

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The view from East River park never grow old to me.

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Freedom Tower

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Labor Day West Indian Parade…Carnival 2012

Carnival Time 2012. Monday I went onto the Parkway to partake in The World Famous Labor Day West Indian Parade.
This is an event one has to see to believe. The people, the delicious food and the music.
Caribbean Pride in full effect.
These pictures will speak for themselves.

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Soul Summit…

The Soul Summit Music Festival is a weekly Sunday event that takes place in Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn on Sunday afternoons, 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. The Festival is always free and open to the public. The Festival showcases artist of various artistic backgrounds.

Over the past TEN years, the Festival has become an institution developing a loyal following of music fans that bring the hills of Fort Greene Park alive with families, food, dancing and community love. The festival provides the backdrop for access to music, networking opportunities and other outdoor activities. Over the years, Soul Summit Music festival has become one of the most anticipated outdoor events in New York City. The festival has successfully created a hub of activity in the immediate community and beyond with weekly visitors from all over the tri-state area and internationally.

 

This weekend they had an outdoor dance party at Ft. Greene Park in Brooklyn, NY. This event has been going on for over 10 years at the Ft. Greene Park, but over the last couple of years they have run into major opposition from the “new folks to the area”. Mind you this is event has been here for 10 years without incident. If they have there way Soul Summit will be no more.

Soul Summit draws people from all walks of life. The young and the old. Straight, gay and everything in between.

For those of you who would like to check it out, come on down to either Ft. Greene Park or out to Coney Island and get your dance on.

 

See What Eye See…

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