Battle of the Boroughs: Queens Throwdown

Friday, June 4, 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 Queens “Battle of the Boroughs” will be announced on Twitter, The Greene Space Facebook page, and on the official Greene Space website.

Queens Lineup

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)

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