Sponsored in Memory of Elona Shaffert by the Shaffert/Brenner Family Bring your whole family to the park for a day of free concerts, games and fun! The Macaroons’ catchy pop-rock mixes with The Brothers Yares’ Middle Eastern-inflected Folk and Americana sound. Ari Jacobson is our musical master of ceremonies, and there will be face painting, games, and workshops throughout the day. The Washington Animal Rescue League will be joining us with adoptable puppies! When you’re ready for some grub, grab a falafel or grilled cheese nearby from DC Ballers and The Big Cheese before putting your dancing shoes back on. This event is FREE and open to the public. Sunday, June 5 11:00am – 2:00pm Free to Attend Stead Park 1625 P St NW Washington, DC Rain Location: Edlavitch JCC of Washington, DC
On the Friday before the 9 of Av (fast-day commemorating the destruction of the Temple, often related to "senseless hatred" both within the Jewish people and between Jews and other peoples), join us for an evening of music and learning to highlight the power we have as a community to impact the world positively with "tikkun olam" and kindness! Musicians, social activists, and educators Ami and Gavri-Tov Yares will perform a "multicultural sharing of sounds." https://www.facebook.com/events/1584048671878028/ Bend the Arc will lead a discussion about current social justice issues and help us take immediate action. https://www.facebook.com/bendthearc?fref=ts Refreshments will be provided, but bring your own veggie dinner for an Emek picnic to follow the concert. Sponsored by Emek, The Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts, Congregation B'nai Israel of Northampton, Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, and Harold Grinspoon Foundation.
Monthly "open mike" Folk Music Night is held Saturdays from 7:00-10:00 pm. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Our web site is http://home.comcast.net/~ndzimmer/folkmusic/ . Further info: 410-529-7176. The featured performers this month are The Brothers Yares. Their web site is http://thebrothersyares.bandcamp.com/ .
AMI YARES & GAVRI-TOV YARES perform a hodgepodge of styles, traversing over oceans and continents. Inspired by life and experience in the Holy Land and a pastoral New Jersey upbringing, the Brothers Yares will graciously host you on an acoustic roots powered multicultural journey. From the Capital Beltway (495) Take Kenilworth Avenue (exit 23 - MD Route 201) north. Turn right on Crescent Road. Follow Crescent Road for 1 mile into Old Greenbelt until you reach Roosevelt Center (2nd stop sign). Turn right on Centerway into Roosevelt Center. From Greenbelt Road (MD 193) Turn left on Southway into Historic Greenbelt. Go through one traffic light and 2 stop signs into Roosevelt Center. Parking is free! The center section of the parking lot has two-hour spaces. If the lot is full, more parking can found by following the parking lot around the back of Roosevelt Center. The New Deal Cafe is the middle of Roosevelt Center, across from the historic movie theater.
8:30 - 9:30 The Brothers Yares 9:30 - 11:00 Alec Gross http://www.caffevivaldi.com/events/events/index/all-countries/all-cities/all-venues/all-categories/2013/august/8
Bio: Gavri Tov Yares likes to walk the ways of old and new . . . whether he is making music on the contrabass or teaching music in a classroom. While a youth in the suburbs of southern New Jersey, Gavri Tov began his studies of the contrabass at his local public school's summer enrichment music progr...See Full Bio