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Jackie Robinson Park Playground Day + You’re Watching Video Music Box

"You’re Watching Video Music Box," by Nasir "Nas" Jones / USA / 2021 / 92mins / Documentary, Music / English



Fri, Sep 23, 2022

4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Jackie Robinson Park Playground
341 Malcolm X Blvd (Enter at Marion St. and Malcolm X Blvd)
Brooklyn, NY 11233


Join us for a day of free activities from 4 - 7pm including: Creating a Greener Bed-Stuy Kick-Off with Friends of Jackie Robinson Park Playground; Kids Tennis with Coach Frances; Textile Art Activities with Bailey’s Cafe; Ruckus: Release Your Anger Safely with Liminal; live music and more!

At 7:30pm, we'll be screening the documentary You're Watching Video Music Box. Special guest appearance by Video Music Box founder and curator, Ralph McDaniels!

About the Film

The untold story of the world’s longest running video show, Video Music Box. A hip hop mainstay since 1983, VMB gave a platform to artists like Jay-Z, Nas and Mary J. Blige before they hit it big. Host Ralph McDaniels’ archives — amassed over 40 nearly years — reveal the show’s importance to numerous big-name musicians, as well as to the kids that grew up watching.
About Nasir "Nas" Jones

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