Pregones Theater’s 33rd Season kicks off with its Annual BLOCK PARTY on August 12th, partnering once again with Lincoln Center Out of Doors/La Casita for an entire day of FREE outdoor/indoor performances. World class performers, the inauguration of Pregones’ garden, a South Bronx Community Association’s Yard Sale; Lincoln Hospital Health Van and crafts galore are some of the treats awaiting all our visitors. The indoors preview of Pregones’ 33rd Season, and the inauguration of our brand new Steinway piano brings it all together.
The performance highlights include the most diverse line-up of poets - slam, hip-hop, Def, Mayan, Last—and an impressive roster of global musicians exploring the crossroads of tradition and cutting edge. SIMPLY ROB MC’s the event. All performances are at Pregones Theater, 575 Walton Avenue, just south of Yankee Stadium and east of the Gateway Mall at Bronx Terminal Market. Event calendar at www.pregones.org or by phone at 718-585-1202.
PERFORMANCES AND NEIGHBORHOOD LINEUP – expanding list:
SOUTH BRONX COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION YARD SALE - 11:00am-2:30pm
Tables full of surprising and fun items at low prices!
LINCOLN HOSPITAL HEALTH VAN - 12:00pm-5:00pm
Offering FREE check-ups and information, blood pressure and diabetes tests, among others.
PREGONES THEATER 33RD SEASON LAUCH– 2:00 pm (Indoors)
Live preview of our upcoming season and a performance inaugurating of our new Steinway! Limited seating! Call to reserve your seat 718-585-1202.
LINCOLN CENTER OUR OF DOORS/LA CASITA - 3:00 pm
Poetry and spoken word performances by: Abiodun Oyewole, Advocate of Wordz, Aneta Brodski & Tahani Salah, Briceida Cuevas, Charlie Chin, Gypsee Yo, Intikana, Iyaba Ibo Mandingo, Peggy Robles-Alvarado and Rachel McKibbens.
Musical performances by: Gerard Edery, KiT (Kuenta I Tambu) (U.S. Debut), Mireya Ramos & 809 Ladies Band, Tulali, and Said Damir.
WHERE: Pregones Theater, 575 Walton Avenue Walton, between 149 & 150 Streets in The Bronx. DIRECTIONS: Trains # 2, 4, 5 to 149th Grand Concourse.