Celebrate Brooklyn Returns, With a Little Help From Sonic Youth and the Roots


Park Slope parents, get ready: Celebrate Brooklyn’s 2010 Season is out! Go-to Brownstone Brooklyn avatar Norah Jones kicks things off at the Prospect Park concert series with a June 9 gala benefit (after which Passion Pit, Rufus Wainwright, the National, and the Dead Weather pick up the money-earning slack), New Orleans titan Allen Toussaint performs June 13, the Roots host a World Cup party on July 11, and Sonic Youth will make their annual monumental summer outdoor appearance (with Talk Normal!) on the Bandshell stage on July 31. In between, it’s the typically diverse, Brooklyn-classy slate: Kid Koala, Ozomatli, Konono No. 1, Metric and Holly Miranda, and more, of course — find the full schedule on the BRIC website. Have a child and then bring him!