Dance Party NYC at Governors Island
Saturday, August 6, at 3pm
Nolan Park, Governors Island
Presented in partnership with Governors Island Arts
Dance Party NYC is a joyous citywide festival spearheaded by the New York Public Library in partnership with organizations and venues throughout all five boroughs.
On Saturday, August 6, LMCC and Governors Island Arts present Dance Party at Governors Island at Nolan Park on Governors Island, with performances from Brooklyn United Marching Band and Brass Queens, tunes from DJ Aguapanela Mami and DJ Yung Mayne, food trucks, and a beer garden from Threes Brewing. Free and open to all !
Brooklyn United Marching Band
The Brooklyn United Music and Arts Program (BU) is a community-based organization that serves New York City youth. As an art form, marching band combines the elements of musicianship and pageantry and allows each student to participate in an all encompassing and life changing activity. Brooklyn United is focused on the development of youth through Academic Support, Character Development, Skills Building and Performance Opportunities. It is through these pillars that we strive to build strong, well rounded, healthy, confident and capable young people.
DJ Aguapanela Mami
Aguapanela Mami is a Queens, NY-born and bred DJ. Her Colombian heritage and punk roots translate through her sets, spinning reggaeton, cumbia, punk, and electronic music.
DJ Yung Mayne
Yung Mayne is a Bronx native with extensive experience in New York’s underground music scene as a curator and promoter. Always driven by the incentive of strengthening her community, she began booking underground punk and hardcore shows in high school over a decade ago. Mayne was one of the first to bring the compartmentalized scenes together through her mixed bills, which showcased musicians of many different genres on the same lineup. After a year of hosting her own radio show on KPISS.FM, she began getting booked across the east coast as a DJ, and her career has since taken on a life of its own. She now works at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, offering resources to local artists on a larger scale. Between DJing and drumming in her punk band Shawty, Yung Mayne can now add performer to her list of contributions to the scene.
Brass Queens is an 8-piece brass band whose music is deeply inspired by the New Orleans tradition, which influences their sound that spans various genres. Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, the Brass Queens features an all-female horn section with the goal of expanding the space for women in a male-dominated industry.