7:00 Award Presentation to Leslie G. Schultz
8:15 Opening Night Concert with Common (free to the public)
10:00 After Party with DJ Spinna
Gala Host Committee
Mark S. Cheffo
Honoring Leslie G. Schultz
After Party featuring DJ Spinna
Dance the night away at a lively After-Party following the performance, featuring Brooklyn-born hip hop producer DJ Spinna. As cornerstone of hip hop’s late 90’s indie-uprise, DJ Spinna has broken down musical barriers between the worlds of hip hop, deep house, soul and jazz through esteemed artist collaborations and an obsessively curated vinyl selection.
Public Art Installation by Grimanesa Amorós
On this special evening celebrating BRIC's 40th anniversary, the first ever large-scale contemporary art commission for the Prospect Park Bandshell will be revealed to the public. Designed by internationally renowned artist Grimanesa Amorós, this stunning light installation will serve as a beacon to bring together audiences throughout the summer.