Residents flocked to Marine Park to enjoy the smooth sounds of “Sound Affair” at the final performance of the Marine Park Summer Concert Series on Wednesday, August 24th.
It was another beautiful evening under the stars as friends and neighbors listened to the rhythm & blues band play their favorite tunes, while others got up and danced the night away.
The concerts (five in total) were a welcome return after the COVID pandemic that kept everyone locked inside their homes – and there were no rain-outs this year!
Sound Affair is a five-member band, including a drummer, saxophonist, two guitarists (electric and bass) and a lead female singer on the tambourine.
The band entertained the crowd with songs like “Up on the Roof,” “Under the Boardwalk,” “I Wonder Why,” “Caribbean Queen,” “Play That Funky Music,” “Get Down Tonight,” and Etta James’ famous song, “At Last.”
The Brooklyn Line Dancers filled the dance floor as usual, while others danced freestyle to the beat.
Raffle numbers were called, and the lucky winners won bottles of wine. The concert took place on Assemblywoman Jaime Williams’ birthday. To celebrate the occasion, she was presented with flowers and a delicious birthday cake.
The popular Marine Park Summer Concert Series is sponsored by Assemblywoman Williams in partnership with Kings Plaza, Nick’s Lobster House, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein, Councilwoman Mercedes Narcisse, District Manager Sue Ann Partnow, District Leader Frank Seddio, Millennium Development, NYC Parks, Marine Park Alliance and Marine Park Community Association.
Until next year!
Photos by Boris Gorin