The first FREE outdoor dance party of the Celebrate Brooklyn season is Thursday at Brooklyn Bridge Park. It features a local group, Balkan Beat Box, a free dance lesson before their performance, and a DJ spinning music afterward. The party starts at 7PM at Pier 1. Event website.
Since 2005, Balkan Beat Box has been pumping out Mediterranean-meets-electronic music inspired by worldwide protest movements from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street.
The evening also features DJ Joro-Boro, who also hails from the Balkans, spinning music described as etnoteck and glitch-folk and post-national bass. That’s all after a belly dancing lesson with Dance of Venus that will loosen and tighten your mid-section.