(l to r) Masta Ace and Biz Markie
(l to r) Masta Ace and Biz Markie
(l to r) Masta Ace and Biz Markie

Central Park Summerstage, New York City’s largest, free performing arts festival, kicks off its Bed-Stuy residency at Von King Park on Wednesday, June 17, through Sunday, June 21, with a Lyricist Lounge show, featuring 80s hip hop sensations the legendary Biz Markie and Masta Ace.

Also featured through the rest of the week are New-Jersey born lyricist Taana Gardner; creative director and dancer Laurie M. Taylor with her Soul Movement dance ensemble; a master class by the founder of the dance company Hearts of Men; a Family Day of fun programming with Laurie Berkner, Something Positive and the Brooklyn United Marching Band; and The Bullitts (Jeymes Samuel), an English writer, director, singer-songwriter and music producer from London who brings a cinematic element to his music with short films. The Bullitts’s performance is followed by the hypnotic sounds of DJ Spinna and a movie screening of “They Die by Dawn.”

All shows start at 7:00pm. Herbert Von King Park is located at Marcy Ave. and Tompkins Ave., bet. Greene and Lafayette avenues.

Wednesday

Jun 17

7:00 PM

Lyricist Lounge featuring Biz Markie and Masta Ace

Herbert Von King Park

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Music

Thursday

Jun 18

7:00 PM

Taana Gardner / DJ Lord Yoda / Hosted by TC Izlam

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Music

Friday

Jun 19

7:00 PM

Laurie M. Taylor / Soul Movement / Master Class: Karisma Jay

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Dance

Saturday

Jun 20

7:00 PM

Hearts of Men / Master Class: Member of Hearts of Men

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Dance

Jun 21

4:00 PM

Family Day: Laurie Berkner / Something Positive / Brooklyn United Marching Band

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Family

Sunday

Jun 21

7:00 PM

The Bullitts / DJ Spinna / Screening: They Die By Dawn

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