Pershing Field Garden Friends™ (PFGF) celebrated the first weekend of spring on Friday night at 942 Summit Ave for its Fundraiser, Spring Bouquets: an evening of poetry, prose and song to benefit the gardens at Pershing Field. More than a fundraiser, it was the kick off to the community for the opening of Choc O Pain, the popular French bakery’s third location in Hudson County. The event was super cool; the food delicious. We are thankful to Niambi Cacchioli proprietor of Bloomsbury Square for hosting with style and Clemence Danko, owner of Choc O Pain for creating a warm and inviting venue. Oh, and let’s not forget the outstanding service!
The first event in the second season of our Solstice Series was again emceed by PFGF™’s very own Mauro Altamura. Great job, Mauro!! The incomparable Tiphanie wowed the crowd with her original, soulful songs while Charles St resident Sean David accompanied on violin and vocals. Tom Small and Joanne Chin shared their prose… insightful, sensitive and often times amusing. Height’s resident Lycette Nelson read from the narrative poem “Immigrant,” written by her award-winning father, Stanley Nelson. Thanks to Susan Newman from Susan Newman Design Inc. for creating our promotional materials and Tony Salecki of Remco Press for printing our beautiful posters. We were fortunate to have generous donations from Sean Connors, Debby DeVenezia, Erin Delaney and Laura Skolar for our raffle and door prizes. Most importantly, we thank our community for their unwavering support.
The second of our Solstice Series, Summer Wind, will be held on Friday, June 17th, 2016. If you are a writer, poet or musician and would like to participate in this or a future event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 201-259-1800.