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!|