Seaport's Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
The South Street Seaport's Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on Fulton Street on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2ND at 5:45pm in honor of Giving Tuesday. The event will feature live music performances by featured artists, family fun and much more! Make sure you get to the Seaport at 4pm to collect your Xyloband* so you can help us #LightTheSeaport (*while supplies last).
Hosted by FOX 5's Steve Lacy:
In January of 2013, Lacy was named anchor of the Fox 5 News at 5 and 10PM on WNYW-TV, the Fox Television flagship station in New York City. Prior to his move to nights, he co-anchored Good Day Wakeup and Good Day Early Call on Fox 5 from 4:30 - 7AM M-F. He also would report for Good Day New York with Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto. You can follow Steve on Twitter @stevenlacy.
?uestlove is the unmistakable heartbeat of The Roots, Philadelphia’s most influentialhip-hop band. Beyond that, this Grammy award-winning musician's undisputablereputation has landed him musical directing positions with everyone from D'Angelo toEminem to Jay-Z. He boasts production credits for Al Green, Erykah Badu, Joss Stone,Justin Timberlake and D'Angelo, among many others. His uncanny ear for picking theperfect song for the perfect moment landed him the position of musical director of TheDave Chapelle Show. His beloved Roots crew serves as house band for the all-newTonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. And now, ?uestlove is an author. His memoir, “MoMeta Blues” hit bookshelves in June 2013 with his follow-up publication “Soul Train:The Music, Dance and Style of a Generation” debuting in October 2013.
?uestlove is the modern day mayor of soul music. No matter what the style, when?uestlove gets behind the decks, people dance until the lights come on. And even then,they don’t want to go home.
Music fans may still be getting familiar with Bebe Rexha’s name, but they’ve already grown to love her sound. She’s the songwriter behind a monster hit and has upcoming collaborations with some of the biggest names in music. With the release of her single, “I Can’t Stop Drinking About You,” a song that MTV calls a “certifiable smash,” 2014 is shaping up to be the year Bebe Rexha takes center stage.
Bebe is a first-generation Albanian-American from Brooklyn. Her major break into the music industry was as the front-woman for Pete Wentz’s Black Cards project, where she honed her talents opening up for acts like Travis McCoy, Panic at The Disco and Bon Jovi. In 2012, Wentz decided to fold the project to refocus his attention on his group Fall Out Boy, and Bebe found herself doubting her direction. She channeled those emotions into “Monster Under My Bed,” a dark, hypnotizing track produced by Frequency. “It was a breakthrough for me because I felt like I was accepting myself, my anxiety, the panic, all my flaws,” Bebe says. Eminem remade “Monster Under My Bed” into “The Monster,” featuring Rihanna. The song spent five weeks at #1 and sold a massive 3 million copies. Fans soon discovered Bebe’s original demo online, and the buzz around her has been building since.
*Photo Credit: Nikko La Mere
Margot Bingham (aka Margot B.) currently stars in “Matador”. The series, from award-winning writer/producer Roberto Orci, is the second scripted original to air on filmmaker Robert Rodriguez's EL REY network. Her breakout role as Onyx Club singer ‘Daughter Maitland’ on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” earned her a SAG Award nomination, and praise in Salon, SPIN, Entertainment Weekly, Ebony, and Rolling Stone. Previously, Bingham appeared in the off-Broadway revival of Jonathan Larson’s Tony Award winning RENT. She counts commercials for Geico, Nikon, and Reebok among her resume, and has been featured on Revlon.Com, CBS’ The Early Show, Regis Philbin’s last “Live w/ Regis and Kelly”, and MTV’s MADE. The web series In Between Men snared her a Best Breakout Performance nod at the 2011 Indie Soap Awards, and she was nominated for a 2012 Independent Music Award. Margot regularly performs at top NYC venues like Rockwood Music Hall, Webster Hall, and BAM.
Style and professionalism are two attributes Prostyle has pushed to excel in today’s music business. Born in Queens, NY Prostyle's been making his mark along the musical path from an early age. Raised in a family with a passion for music, Prostyle moved to Orlando, Florida at 13 years old where he began to build his DJ skills. After several mixtapes, parties and events, Prostyle developed a loyal fan base which landed him a mix show on a college radio station at the age of 16. With his loyal following, Prostyle started to DJ at all the hottest clubs, events and concerts on the Orlando scene. After graduating high school, the 18-year old Prostyle wasted no time landing a mainstream radio mix show job at the location radio station 102 Jamz. Shortly thereafter, Prostyle had the #1 mix show in Orlando at the 5pm prime-time slot.
Prostyle recently signed to Warner Bros Records where he is working with some of today’s biggest artists such as Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, Chris Brown, Flo-Ride, Ciara, Wale, Ne-Yo, Daddy Yankee, Jason Derulo, Jeremih, Diddy and more to create an album that will bring the party directly to your speakers with a variety of music.
Harlem Gospel Choir
Performing contemporary gospel with a touch of jazz and blues, The World Famous Harlem Gospel Choir is synonymous with power vocals, glorious sound and infectious energy. For over two decades they have been America's premier gospel choir and have toured the globe thrilling audiences with the inspirational power of black gospel music.
Harlem Gospel Choir have performed alongside superstars such as Bono, Diana Ross, The Gorillaz, Andre Rieu and most recently Damon Albarn and Pharrell Williams. They have performed for three Presidents (President Obama, President Carter and President Nelson Mandela), two Popes (Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI) and have recorded with the likes of Sir Keith Richards, The Chieftains, and Trace Adkins.
Get ready to tap your feet, clap your hands, and even dance on stage to their high-energy, joyous and exuberant performance!