This group is a welcoming community for ukulele players of all levels, where we come together to play, sing, and share songs. Our fun gatherings mostly take place on the West Side and sometimes include food and drink. You are encouraged to bring songs to share so that we can all learn them together. Some guidance is available to beginners, and more advanced players have the opportunity to take music breaks and lead songs. All styles of music are welcome. There's nothing like the sound of ukuleles strumming and voices singing together! Join us!
Come on out for the 2nd Annual Brooklyn Ukulele Festival! The fun starts June 14th with a Midsummer Night's Uke Soiree on a private rooftop in Bushwick overlooking the Manhattan skyline. There will be live performances, a play-a-long/sing-a-long, raffles, wine, and horderves! Come dressed in your summer-solstice attire and don't forget the uke!
Then on June 15th, learn new techniques on the ukulele with our various workshops. Workshops include how to make arrangements for the ukulele, how to create different strumming patterns, songwriting for the ukulele, and how to sing effectively while playing the ukulele! The festival will end with a Flashmob! We'll rehearse a song or two, and then board a train to a spot in the city and perform a song from the festival! Should be a wonderful way to start the summer! Ukes up!
All events on June 15th will take play at The Footlight Bar-465 Seneca Avenue. June 14th will take place on a secret venue located on a rooftop!
June 14th-A Midsummer Night's Uke
Bring your ukulele and join us for an evening of performances, raffles, play-a-longs, wine, and light food. The fun starts at 6pm on a secret rooftop in Brooklyn!
Performances by Alison Marae, Alissa Hunnicutt, Gwendolyn Fitz
2:15pm-3:15pm: Life After Island Strum (Jenny Selig)
3:25pm-4:25pm: Basics of Arranging for Ukulele (Jenny Selig)
4:35pm-5:35pm: Songwriting for Ukulele (Alison Marae)
5:45pm-6:45pm: Acting Through Singing (Alissa Hunnicutt)
7pm-Closing Ceremonies and Flashmob Rehearsal
Register for location.