The 2013 Red Hook Jazz Festival is here and we have a beautiful day! As we're setting up we give a grateful thanks to our sponsors:
Brooklyn Arts Council - The RHJF is sponsored in part by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council. BAC makes re-grants to local arts organizations and artists and has been such a huge support for the arts in Brooklyn. The RHJF received a grant from BAC this year to support the concerts and we thank them so much for their recognition of this series.
The Famous House of Pizza and Calzone- Owner Paul DiAgostino has been a supporter of the Urban Meadow and Red Hook Jazz Festival from the beginning. From donating pizza to the shows, to allowing the Urban Meadow to meet at the restaurant, and helping in many other ways. Paul is invested in the Columbia Waterfront neighborhood and is involved in many efforts to help the community.
Rick's Picks - Urban Meadow member Rick Field is helping to support the RHJF by selling a selection of his incredibly delicious artisanal pickles with 50% of the sales for the day going to the Urban Meadow! Thank you so much Rick!
Fairway Market in Red Hook - Fairway is donating food and drinks to the RHJF this year and we thank them so much - they are so incredibly generous to the community. After Hurricane Sandy destroyed so much of the Red Hook store, they made sure that their employees kept on working while they re-built and continued to give to local organizations, non-profits and community activities.
Last but absolutely not least - thank you to all of the volunteers and members of the Urban Meadow Community Garden. This is a labor of love and music and is an entirely volunteer effort led by Michael Golub. A special thank you this year to Urban Meadow member Richard Morin, who donated printing services for the Red Hook Jazz Festival including posters and the program for the show. All proceeds from the RHJF go to support the musicians and to the Urban Meadow.