Monday, June 11, 2012

Red Hook Jazz Festival - Day One 6/10

What a fantastic day!

We had our biggest crowd ever at the Red Hook Jazz Festival of happy people enjoying music, picnicking, and hanging out in our beautiful garden - and so many people who had never been to the Meadow or even the neighborhood before saying what a wonderful place it is.

Borough President Marty Markowitz came to present the Urban Meadow with a beautiful proclamation to commend us all on presenting this wonderful series of concerts -  we're so proud to receive that acknowledgement.  BP Markowitz remembered what was there before the Meadow became what it is - an empty lot with shoulder high weeds and garbage, and he was there on opening day in 2008 when the lot was cleared and provided a foundation for us to have a community garden and beautiful space for the neighborhood.  What a difference five years and a tremendous amount of work makes.

And the music!  Whew - amazing - Max Johnson Trio, The Flail, Nick Gianni's Evolution, Hot Cup Chili Pepper 7 and the Bjorkestra!  More pictures of the day to come.  The next show is Sunday, June 17 - 1 PM - 6 PM. 
BP Marty Markowitz presents a proclamation for the RHJF!

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