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    David Byrne to Open Celebrate Brooklyn! Season with Free Outdoor Concert
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    David Byrne will open the 2009 season of Celebrate Brooklyn!, one of New York City's longest running, free, outdoor concert series, with a free concert ($3 suggested donation) in Brooklyn's Prospect Park Bandshell the night of Monday, June 8, its organizers have announced. The series has presented free concerts in the Park since the summer of 1979.

    BRIC Arts|Media|Bklyn, the non-profit arts organization behind Celebrate Brooklyn!, has announced the start of a new tradition this year in its Opening Night Green Gala, an eco-friendly benefit to be held just before the Byrne concert that will support the festival's programs and its efforts to present more environmentally responsible events. One of the new measures being launched to reduce the festival’s environmental impact is a major bike-parking program, an issue close to Byrne's heart. In partnership with cycling advocacy organizations Transportation Alternatives, Livable Streets, and Ride the City, the Celebrate Brooklyn! Bike Zone will offer, at every performance, the first-ever large-scale bike parking area at a cultural event in New York.

    For more information on the concert and the Green Gala event, visit briconline.org/celebrate, where the complete season lineup will be announced on May 4.

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David Byrne to Open Celebrate Brooklyn! Season with Free Outdoor Concert

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David Byrne will open the 2009 season of Celebrate Brooklyn!, one of New York City's longest running, free, outdoor concert series, with a free concert ($3 suggested donation) in Brooklyn's Prospect Park Bandshell the night of Monday, June 8, its organizers have announced. The series, which has offered free concerts in the Park since 1979, launches its first-ever Opening Night Green Gala, preceding the concert, to support the festival's programs and its efforts to present more environmentally responsible events, including the first-ever large-scale bike parking area at a cultural event in New York.

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David Byrne will open the 2009 season of Celebrate Brooklyn!, one of New York City's longest running, free, outdoor concert series, with a free concert ($3 suggested donation) in Brooklyn's Prospect Park Bandshell the night of Monday, June 8, its organizers have announced. The series has presented free concerts in the Park since the summer of 1979.

BRIC Arts|Media|Bklyn, the non-profit arts organization behind Celebrate Brooklyn!, has announced the start of a new tradition this year in its Opening Night Green Gala, an eco-friendly benefit to be held just before the Byrne concert that will support the festival's programs and its efforts to present more environmentally responsible events. One of the new measures being launched to reduce the festival’s environmental impact is a major bike-parking program, an issue close to Byrne's heart. In partnership with cycling advocacy organizations Transportation Alternatives, Livable Streets, and Ride the City, the Celebrate Brooklyn! Bike Zone will offer, at every performance, the first-ever large-scale bike parking area at a cultural event in New York.

For more information on the concert and the Green Gala event, visit briconline.org/celebrate, where the complete season lineup will be announced on May 4.

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