Enjoy the Sounds of Wall to Wall Klezmer At The Ocean County Library

Ocean County Library will host two special Klezmer music concerts on Tuesday, October 16 as part of it’s “Neighbors Connecting” series of programs.

Klezmer is a combination of energetic dance tunes and instrumentals that originated by Eastern European Jewish musicians in the nineteenth century. This special brand of folk music made its mainstream American pop culture debut in the 1964 Broadway musical “Fiddler on the Roof”, and was propelled further into the spotlight in the 1971 film version.

The Wall to Wall Klezmer is more than just a concert; these programs also share the history of Klezmer, examples of Yiddish culture, and even reenact a traditional Jewish wedding.

In order to accommodate a larger audience, the Long Beach Island branch is partnering with the Jewish Community Center of Long Beach Island to hold the program at their community center (2411 Long Beach Boulevard, Spray Beach) at 3 p.m.

The program will be held at the Lakewood branch (301 Lexington Avenue) later that day at 5:30 p.m.

Wall to Wall Klezmer is part of Ocean County Library’s “Neighbors Connecting” series of programs that celebrate the many rich communities of Ocean County. This program is made possible in part by the generous sponsorship of an OceanFirst Foundation Arts and Cultural Grant and with additional funding from the Ocean County Library Foundation and the Ocean County Library.

These programs are free and open to the public. To register, visit the library’s website http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org or telephone (732) 349-6200 or (609) 971-0514.

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