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Summer Concert Series
June 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Papa Ernie Vega, singer, guitarist and staple of New York’s folk scene, will perform at the second annual Summer Concert Series of St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church and Pro-Cathedral, Brooklyn Heights, on Thursday, June 24, at 6:00 pm. The 45-minute concerts, take place in the sanctuary of the church at Montague and Clinton Streets in Brooklyn Heights each Thursday through September 2, 2021. The Forum @ St. Ann’s, the parish’s arts and culture program, is presenting the concert series to benefit St. Ann’s Pop-Up Pantry on its first anniversary.
Papa Ernie Vega, combines a soulful voice, matched with fast picking guitar and imaginative song writing. He is in two bands, the 4-O’clock Flowers, and Papa Vega’s Dream Shadows Orchestra. His repertoire ranges from soul, early rock n’ roll, Motown, R&B, and string ragtime. Papa Vega teaches mandolin and guitar.
Concert-goers are asked to donate food items or make a financial donation to St. Ann’s Pop-Up Pantry. The program was launched in June 2020 in response to the increased food insecurity in Brooklyn resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The program quickly evolved, giving away ever increasing amounts of non-perishable and fresh groceries as the lines of guests grew longer. To date, St. Ann’s Pop-up Pantry has provided over 9,000 people with nutritious foods, and the need shows no sign of stopping.
All are urged to combine their love of music and the desire to help our neighbors in need by attending the Summer Concert Series benefiting St. Ann’s Pop-up Pantry.