(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

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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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