By Lisa Kava
The West 104th Street Community Garden at 8 West 104th Street between Central Park West and Manhattan Avenue, is hosting a special concert this evening, June 21st from 5-8 PM, in celebration of the Summer Solstice. The concert is part of a greater initiative called Make Music NY, a festival of free concerts at multiple venues throughout NYC.
The Summer Solstice concert at the garden will feature three types of music; opera, jazz and classical. In ACT I, singers Gina Haver and Paul Fraccalvieri will perform opera. ACT II will consist of a jazz/ funk band called the Ben Hits Drum Band. In ACT III, two violinists who met on the subway and go by the name “Subway Coincidence,” will perform classical music. The concert which will take place in the “East Garden,” is free, open to the public and no RSVP is needed.
On July 9th and 10th, the garden is hosting another fun public summer event — an annual flea market. Garden members are currently looking for vendors. If interested in participating, contact the members here.
The West 104th Street Community Garden has a membership of approximately 50 households. “We are really hoping to open our doors to more visitors this summer,” garden member Liza Polydova told West Side Rag.
For more information on the Make Music NY concert and the summer flea market click here.