Wednesday, August 22, 2012
A town celebration will start on September 23.
Mark Sept. 23 on your calendars for the Recreation Department's celebration of Brookline Day. Larz Anderson Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 23. Recreation Director Lisa Paradis explained more about the event to the Board of Selectmen at last night's meeting. "We felt Brookline should have it because of where Brookline is: people care so much about this town," Paradis explained. She added that some new members of town staff, some of whom had been involved in similar events in other towns, wanted to bring a celebration of Brookline to Brookline. Planned events include: Paradis said that with the "enormous amount of work" that goes into planning an event like this, she is not certain whether it will be an annual event. She added, "I …
Monday, August 8, 2011
Soulful and tight knit band rock the Summer Concert Series.
HipSocket describes themseves as a "tight-knit band," one that has performed together for over 9 years. Last Wednesday evening, this description proved accurate as they entertained a large audience in the latest in the Summer Concert series held at Emerson Garden. Mixing a blend of rock, blues and soul, HipSocket performed a numver of popular, well known songs blended with some of their own original work. Selections by Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Aretha Franklin, to name a few, were performed with an amazing fluidity and energy. The final Summer Concert will be held this Wednesday at 6:30pm and is hosted by the Brookline Recreation Park and Open Space Department. The concerts are free to all and a great way to spend an …
Sunday, July 17, 2011
The Recreation Department's annual summer concert series continued Wednesday, despite a cloudy night.
A cloudy, gloomy day did not deter fans of the Johnny Ray Band from stopping by Emerson Park on Wednesday evening for his show. The Recreation Department's summer concert series is in full swing, following last week's show with Wayne Potash. Music included hits made famous by Jimi Hendrix, the Monkees, Elvis Presley, The Doors, and the Eagles among many others, with Johnny Ray's signature Vegas-style twist. Johnny Ray's sister Amy Nicastro Clark, father Cosmo Nicastro, and son Roman, were all there to cheer him on at the imtimate venue on Wednesday. The next show, featuring kids' music by Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys, is Wednesday, July 20, at 6:30 p.m. also at Emerson Park. All of these shows are free and open to all.