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 Queens “Battle of the Boroughs” will be announced on Twitter, The Greene Space Facebook page, and on the official Greene Space website.
Damsel performing "Can’t Stop" with Ioanna Dourakis, Fani Dourakis and Paola Viteri
Joe Thompson performing Luisa! Luisa! with Joe Thompson, Dan Kendall, Greg McMullen, Tony Filipowitz, and Alex Hegyi
Misty Roses performing "Villainess" with Robert Conroy
Jason Lalor (aka: Dada Powell) performing "Vicious Cycle"
Le Nozze di Carlo performing "Bella" with Gene Caprioglio, Joel Darelius, Paule Diamond, Emily Fellner, and Lionel Sanders
Waiting For Bobby performing "Indian Summer" with Aparna Muraliharan, Dave Kortum, Heather Siler, Manya Kuzemchenko, and Jack Macco
Jeanne Marie Boes performing A Seasoned Heart
New York Funk Exchange performing "Without You" with Serena Fortier, Ray Holman, Matt Fox, Jamey Zebrack, Matty G, Mozard Pierre-Jacques, Mike Farrell and Nick Martino
The Battle of Boroughs continues as follows:
Ultimate Battle: June 18 (lineup announced June 7)
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