Community Calendar June 14-June 20

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 6/14/2018, 12:18 p.m.
Greetings! We opened up Black Music Month, or African-American Music Appreciation Month, with a musical tribute on Radio GBE to ...
Kool and the Gang

Blue Note Jazz Festival at Sony Hall, 235 W. 46th Street, New York, N.Y. For information on the full artist lineup, call 212-997-5123 or visit

City Parks Summer Stage Presents Coney Island Summer 2018: Big Daddy Kane: Music by the Finisher, DJ Mister Cee. Hosted by Doug E. Fresh. Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island, 3052 W. 21st St., Brooklyn, N.Y. For the full lineup of talent, visit

A Night of Funk & Soul: Kool & The Gang, Morris Day & the Time and Cameo, the Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, Friday, June 15 at 8 p.m., 39 Norwich West 1, Mashantucket, Conn. For information, visit

Jill Scott, Wednesday, June 27 at 8 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center St., Newark, N.J. For information, visit


Earthquake’s Father’s Day Comedy Show, Saturday, June, 16 at 8 p.m., Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, visit


“Remembering Arthur Miller and Randolph Evans and the Movement That Derived From Their Deaths, Which Impacted the World.” Multiple events taking place at the House of the Lord Church, 415 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn N.Y. Saturday, June 16 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., The Community Remembers Arthur Miller/Remembering Soweto South Africa; Saturday, June 23 at 3 p.m., the 39th Randolph Evans Award Ceremony and Reception; June 30 to July 4, International Arts Festival; Saturday July 7 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., the 40th anniversary of the Black United Front. For more information, call (718)596-1991 or contact www.herbertdaughtryglobal or

The 47th annual International African Arts Festival is back! Celebrating Dekawowo (Solidarity) Brooklyn’s most beloved dedication of African culture and family, saluting Winne Mandela, Hugh Masekela, Dara Iman and Dr. Sam., June 30 to July 4, 2018. African marketplace, family friendly African world music from throughout the Diaspora, all day children’s activities and play zone, first annual African World Documentary Film Festival, family friendly live performances and cultural entertainment, youth talent search, poetry, spoken word show, fashion show, African dance workshops, natural Black hair showcase, health fair for all ages, chess tournament, martial arts exhibitions and the annual IAA Festival Community Parade. For general information, for information on how to register as a vendor and for program updates, please email or call 718-638-6701.

Hear Imhotep Gary Byrd on 107.5 WBLS-FM weekly with “Express Yourself,” Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and simulcast over WLIB 1190AM. The full show can also be heard on HD radio at WBLS-HD2 and at, and iHeartRadio. IGB is also heard on WBAI-FM 99.5 with Radio GBE: “The Global Black Experience” and “The Global Beat Experience,” Fridays 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Archived online at For bookings or to reach us about your GBEvent or for comments, email co-editor Nyerere,, find us at Imhotep Gary Byrd on Facebook or call 212-592-3279.