This weekend, August 12th and 13th, the Yonkers Downtown BID is hosting two very special, free musical events.  On Friday, Aug 12th at 6:30pm, the Yonkers Friday Night Jazz, Blues and More Series will feature “Ella Everlasting”, a very special free event where Jazzmeia Horn will perform a musical tribute to Yonkers’ own, Ella Fitzgerald.  And on Saturday, Grammy Nominee (for Best Children’s Album) Billy Kelly will perform as part of the Riverwalk Saturday Kids Series in Van Der Donck Park.


Jazzmeia Horn is one the biggest rising stars in the world of Jazz and winner of the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition. She was also the winner of the Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Jazz Competition and the 2015 Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium’s Young Lioness Award. Her special tribute to Ella Fitzgerald is a not to be missed event! And best of all, its completely free and open to the public! For more about Jazzmeia visit:


On Saturday Aug 13th, Billy Kelly will perform for the kids at the Riverwalk Children’s Series in Van Der Donk Park across from the Yonkers Metro North station. Billy has been nominated for the 2016 Grammy in the Best Children’s Music Album category.  He has received rave reviews: “This upbeat, hoot of an album with its outstanding performances and unique lyrics and concepts will be welcome in children’s music collections.” – School Library Journal. Bring the kids and enjoy some fun family time at 4pm in Van Der Donck Park, located at 1 Larkin Plaza. This event is also completely free and open to the public. For more about Billy Kelly visit:


Downtown Yonkers is fast becoming the place to be and be seen, especially in the arts. Each year, thousands of people attend the Friday Night Jazz, Blues and More music series.  It’s one of the most anticipated local events of the summer and always draws a great crowd! Make a plan to stop by every Friday evening, rain or shine from 6:30pm – 8:00pm, now through the end of August, at the Yonkers Downtown Waterfront Amphitheatre, 71 Water Grant Street. The series is made free by the generous support of sponsors: The Yonkers Downtown BID, the City of Yonkers, and Domino Sugar.


The Riverwalk Children’s series is yet another wonderful program that rounds out the summer weekends providing fun for the whole family every Saturday at Van Der Donk Park at 4pm.  Be sure to visit for all the details.

Billy Kelly

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