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free East River Park shows are underway (updated schedule)

East River Park Summerstage in 2010 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
East River Park

Free Summerstage shows at East River Park are underway and will be going down throughout this week and next. As mentioned, tonight (8/19), UCB Comedy will be presenting The All-Stars of Improv with two acts of improvised comedy from various performers. Tonight’s show starts at 7 PM just after the Jamaica 50th Independence Day celebration is wrapping up farther uptown at Central Park Summerstage.

Other shows at East River Park include the previously discussed Red Bull Music Academy co-presented show with Araabmuzik, Flosstradamus, Teengirl Fantasy, and Nick Hook on Monday (8/20), the previously discussed Lyricist Lounge 20th Anniversary show on Wednesday (8/22) with DJ Premier vs. Pete Rock, and the Two Boots 25th Anniversary show on Thursday (8/23) with Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, Mamarazzi, Odetta Hartman, Himalayas, and The Whiskeyhickon Boys. That show will be hosted by Luis Guzman, will feature poetry from Nuyorican Poet’s Café: Caroline Rothstein, Mahogany Browne, and Marshall “Soulful” Jones, and performance art from Lady Circus and the Magic Beans, Free Art Society, and 4Heads Art Collective, plus free pizza.

An updated East River Park schedule is below…

East River Park – SummerStage 2012 Schedule
Sun, Aug. 19 7:00 PM – The Upright Citizens Brigade presents The All-Stars of Improv
Mon, Aug, 20 6:00 PM – Araabmuzik, Flosstradamus, Teengirl Fantasy, Nick Hook
Tues, Aug. 21 7:00 PM – José Alberto “El Canario”, 8 y Más, DJ Polito Vega
Wed, Aug. 22 7:00 PM – Lyricist Lounge 20 Year Anniversary w/ Pete Rock vs. DJ Premier
Thur, Aug. 23 7:00 PM – Two Boots 25th Anniversary Concert w/ Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, Mamarazzi, Odetta Hartman, Himalayas and The Whiskeyhickon Boys
Sat, Aug. 25 – Mon, Aug. 27 8:00 PM- “Jason and the Argonauts: Tales from the Argonautica” a play by Apollonius Rhodius Performed by The Faux-Real Theatre Company
Tues, Aug. 28 – Thurs, Aug. 30 8:00 PM – “I’m Going to Make a Small Incision Behind Your Ear to Check and See if You’re Actually Human REDUX” a play performed by Witness Relocation

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