Reader Tamar send me an email with information about "a great local event from the other side of the BQE - music in the Urban Meadow just off Columbia Street, one of the newest community gardens in the area." The first concert was just this last week-end, but more great music is scheduled.
Sounds like a great event to me. I hope everyone can check it out.
JAZZ IN JUNE ON THE WATERFRONTMusic lovers turned out in droves on June 7 for the premiere of the first-ever “Jazz in June” free concert series, held at the Cabrini Green Urban Meadow, a new community garden located on President Street in the Columbia Waterfront District.
Music and Fun in the Sun!
BROOKLYN, NY —
Organized by Brooklyn-based volunteers, and sponsored by the Famous House of Pizza and Calzone on Union Street, the month-long Sunday series kicked off with three groups featuring top local talent: People's Revolutionary Party, the Anne Mette Iversen Quartet and SPOKE. “
It was a great day that brought the community together to hear innovative jazz in a unique setting,” said Michael Golub, who organized the series with Paul DeLucia, “Everyone had a great time. As the music played, families picnicked and enjoyed the Meadow’s wildflower garden and kids ran through the sprinkler —all right near the Brooklyn docks.” Malissa Smith, who attended the event with her 9 year-old said, “This was such a fun day – my daughter and I loved the music and we’re looking forward to the rest of the shows.”
The series continues on the next three Sundays:
• June 14 features George Gilmore and Daniel Wayne, the Tanya Kalmanovitch Quartet and the SAT Quartet;
• June 21 spotlights traditional music with the Red Hook Ramblers, the Dust Busters and the Saul Bellows (sponsored by the Jalopy Theater on Columbia Street); and
• June 28 closes the series with a bang with Willie Martinez’s La Familia Sextet, Dave Sewelson’s The Daves, and Nick Gianni’s Lotus 9. Located along the Brooklyn Greenway on the corner of President and Van Brunt Streets, the Cabrini Green Urban Meadow was created in 2008 and is under the auspices of the Green Thumb Community Gardens Division of the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation and is run by neighborhood volunteers.
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