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Event: Jazz Fest - Sunday, July 7th, 2013 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

 

 

 

 

For those of you who don't know... There is a FREE Jazz Festival held on the FIRST Sunday of EVERY month on the Riverwalk in Fort Lauderdale. Depending on the weather there can be between a few hundred and a few thousand people in attendance.

Becky the host of this event has set aside a special meeting place where we can meet, spend some casual, low pressure time getting to know one another. This is a GREAT way to spend a Sunday brunch relaxing and meeting other singles in an intimate, calm and friendly environment!
This event is a pot-luck so PLEASE bring something to share.
Finger Food is a perfect choice.
For ideas read users comments in Msg 2.
Bring something to share!
Bring something to drink!
Bring something to Sit on!


Check out this lineup!!

July 7
Esplanade Stage: Trilogy with William Pennhouse
Connie Hoffmann Gazebo: Billy Bones with Justin Trapani
Las Olas Riverfront: Randy Corinthian Jazz Quartet

Here are the directions and details:
Address for mapquest:
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Avenue
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33312
Directions from I-95:

I-95 to Broward Blvd., Go East.
Turn Right (south) on to SW 5th Ave.
Go to the first and only stoplight at the intersection of SW 5th and Himmarshee St.
At the stoplight where SW 5th Ave intersects Himmarshee St.. (Himmarshee St. is also called 2nd St.) You should see the IMAX (Museum of Science and Discovery) on your left and the parking garage on your right.
The drive up to the Performing Arts Center is straight ahead.
Note: While stopped, look out your window at about the 10:00 position you will see an open grassy area, a sidewalk just to the left of the drive for the Performing Arts Center and to the left of that sidewalk a HUGE tree.
We are under that tree. Look for a red balloon.
Take a left on Himmarshee St. and start looking for parking.

Parking in the garage is $12 while prices vary among the lots along 2nd street - expect
ranges between $5 and $10. There are meters along 2nd street but you'll need to get there around 9:30a to get one. The later you arrive, the further away you have to park or the more expensive parking will be.

NOTE: Some people have had trouble finding our ONE red balloon so I will attempt to give clearer directions so that all may find "the tree".
Marker: If you were standing in front of the main stage looking towards the street you'll see two things that look like BIG satelite TV dishes pointed at each other, we are under the tree behind the dish on your left. WE ARE DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND DISCOVERY.
Video reference: If you need a visual marker (or proof that we actually do this) you can click here!

If you plan on attending, bring something to sit on (chair or blanket). You will also want to bring some bottled water and if you want, some mimosa material, bloody marys, wine or what ever else you enjoy.
Some people turn this into an event while others bring nothing. If you want to pack a picnic basket, feel free to do so or stroll around with others and grab a bite from one of the street vendors or eat in one of the numerous restaurants. Your choice!

I will be there from 9:30 until at least 2:00p (unless it rains). The band plays from 11:00a until 2:00p and most start arriving around 10:15 with stragglers showing up as late as noon.
Dress is VERY casual.

RAIN CHECK: If the weather looks iffy you may call the Broward County Parks and Recreation Department at (954)[masked] to obtain information about the event including cancellations. Press options 3 for info on the Jazz Brunch and then option 4 for status re: weather. I will post a weather notice around 7:30a but in April they waited until 8:30a to cancel the event and I am already enroute by then.
In case of rain we will meet for Bloody Mary's at the outdoor resturant at the Riverside Hotel on Las Olas (just a few blocks from where we would meet at the jazz festival). The Riverside is located at 620 East Las Olas Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 and their phone is: (954)[masked]

DON’T FORGET SUNBLOCK!!!

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  • Iliana A.

    Great!

    July 9, 2013

  • Becky

    What a Great Day! Thanks to all who attended.

    There were a lot of very yummy items on the table. Looks like I was trying to give away all of the sweets in the photos. It's true, I was trying to give them away!

    1 · July 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I see you sent a "good to see you" note. You mean in spirit since I physically could not attend!! LOL :-)

      July 7, 2013

  • Claude R.

    Awesome job from Becky / great host

    July 7, 2013

  • Claude R.

    Thanks Becki your a great host you make this event very enjoyable !

    July 7, 2013

  • Paul

    Great event ! Thanks Becky for all your hard work !

    July 7, 2013

  • Steve

    I forgot to RSVP, but I did attend. Becky and Claude, thank you very much for a nice event; and thank you everyone for being such good company.

    July 7, 2013

  • Jimmy

    Raining Here Might not make it

    July 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this at the Browser Center or Riverwalk? (I mean Broward)

    June 22, 2013

    • Becky

      We are directly across the street from the Museum of Science and Discovery.

      July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't have a choice, Becky gave me an order!

    July 5, 2013

    • Becky

      BBQ Chicken is real food and it is sweet!

      July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Having trouble with pains in my right leg making it hard to walk. Maybe next time.

    July 6, 2013

    • Becky

      Sorry to here that! Hope it goes away quickly!

      July 6, 2013

  • Becky

    This is a reminder that the event is on THIS SUNDAY. The Weatherman is expecting a great day tomorrow.
    So am I. Car is loaded and the red balloon is ready to take in the AM. Will I see you tomorrow? I hope so!

    The event is from 10am to 2pm. This event is a pot-luck so PLEASE bring something to share. Finger Food is a perfect choice. Remember to bring something to sit on and something to drink as well.

    I have so much in the way of cookies, cupcakes, and cake, please bring REAL FOOD instead. The BEST item is CHICKEN. Chicken Wings, Fried Chicken, and Dishes with Chicken. Baked Beans are REAL FOOD too. Stuff Mushrooms...Yum!

    July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Becky told me I had to come and bring some REAL FOOD, not chips, no sweets but REAL FOOD. I'm not sure what REAL FOOD I'm bringing, but you can bet it won't be sweet.

    July 5, 2013

  • Paula

    I usually go with another group of friends every month, but will stop by to say hello. FYI - the parking garage further down after the railroad tracks is only $5 if I remember correctly. It opens at 10. There is usually lots of spots in there to park!

    July 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm going to try and attend this Sunday and I will bring something to share.

    July 5, 2013

  • Becky

    If you are trying to think of what to bring to the Jazz Fest, the BEST item is CHICKEN. Chicken Wings, Fried Chicken, and Dishes with Chicken all go very quickly.

    The next best thing is anything that goes with CHICKEN. Baked Beans, bean dip, and salsa with chips. Veggie trays, cheese trays, and fruit trays are a great choice. Homemade specialties are always a delight.
    Please skip the donuts, cookies, and cheese doodles. They really don't go over big.

    You can also bring a large bottle or jug of things like Lemonade, Ice Tea, and the like. I usually bring a large bottle of wine to share. You can too!

    June 26, 2013

  • Yda P.

    Away for the summer. Would you to join future events.

    June 23, 2013

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