Battle of the Boroughs: The Bronx Throwdown

Friday, April 30, 2010

7:00 PM

Perform. Spectate. Party. Vote. Be there! New York has talent and WNYC’s new street-level performance space is the place to find it this year.

Join us on First Fridays in The Greene Space for a showdown series designed to bring out the best undiscovered bands and ensembles of all genres: instrumentalists, singers, DJs, spoken word artists and performance artists in the five boroughs.

Did we mention it’s also a party?

First Fridays in The Greene Space, MC’d by radio host Terrance McKnight, are a great way to start your weekend. Come out to discover new performers, support your local favorites — and enjoy beer, wine and snacks on the house.

Voting: The first round of voting will take place exclusively with our Greene Space in-house audience to determine the top five artists of the night.  The top five artist’s performances will be put online at www.thegreenespace.org and open voting will begin.  Only one vote will be permitted per person.  The winner of The Bronx “Battle of the Boroughs” will be announced on Twitter, The Greene Space Facebook page, and on the official Greene Space website.


Bronx Lineup

The Tyrone Birkett Group will perform “Preservance” with artists Tyrone Birkett, Paula Ralph-Birkett, Gregory Royals, Elton Thomas and Jason Patterson

Manon Hutton-DeWys will perform “Une Barque Sur L'ocean” by Maurice Ravel

13. X .20 will perform “13. X .20” with artists Manny MegMan Oquendo, Stefano Zazzera and Mau Ceppi

Kat Calvosa Quartet will perform “A Rose” with artists Kat Calvosa, Sean Fitzpatrick, Joe Abba and Sam Minaie

Ten Feet Deep will perform “Cardinal Rule” with artists Michael Leff, Brendan Ryan, Pete Chema and Alexander Craig


Lloyd's Carrot Cake

Custom-made carrot cake and red velvet cake will be served compliments of Lloyd’s Carrot Cake.

The Battle of Boroughs continues as follows:

Staten Island: May 7
Queens: June 4 (lineup announced May 24)

Ultimate Battle: June 18 (lineup announced June 7)

In partnership with


Asian American Arts Alliance Bronx Council for the Arts Brooklyn Arts Council Brooklyn Museum Bronx Indie Artists Council of the Arts and Humanities Staten Island Harlem Arts Alliance LaGuardia Performing Arts Center Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance Queens Art Express Queens Council on the Arts Queens Museum

Hosted by:

Terrance McKnight