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COMMUNITY NEWS: UPDATED Jam on DUMBO Summer Family Music Festival - Aug. 20

I just received a message about the following family music festival in Brooklyn later this month -- enjoy! Note the end time has changed to 5pm!

Jam On DUMBO Summer Family Music Festival
Bringing Free Entertainment to Brooklyn

BROOKLYN, NY – Sidewalks in the city may be getting steamy, but on Saturday, August 20th, Brooklyn is really going to sizzle as Jam On DUMBO brings a full day of family entertainment to the Manhattan Bridge Archway.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Adams Street between Front Street and Water Street, kids’ entertainers will jam on as local vendors sell their wares in our community marketplace. The Summer Family Music Festival is free to attend.

Musical performers include: bluegrass act Astrograss; an interactive Afro-Haitian drum and song performance by Bonga; the funky Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band; kiddie cabaret band The Itty Biddies; ukulele duo The Mini Max Players; rockers Rolie Polie Guacamole; and teen alternative-rock group Still Saffire. The festival will also feature a performance by P for Puppet and a family yoga class led by Bija Yoga. 

Jam On DUMBO was founded in late 2010 by a group of local parents looking to bring more children’s music programming to the cobblestone-lined neighborhood known as DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass). After hosting a series of successful winter music concerts, Jam On DUMBO began to think bigger: Along with planning its Summer Family Music Festival, the organization has brought a weekly drop-in music classes to a local cafĂ© and is planning a Music Week at P.S. 307, a local elementary school that primarily serves the Farragut public housing complex.

For more information about Jam On DUMBO, please contact Jaime Pessin at Visit us online at, on Facebook at, or on Twitter (@JamOnDUMBO).

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