Fort Tryon Park
5th Annual Stan Michels Memorial Concert
Saturday, July 27, 2013
1:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Join the Fort Tryon Park Trust, New York City Parks & Recreation and the Michels family in celebrating the late Council Member Stan Michels at the fifth annual memorial jazz concert performed by local impresario Marjorie Eliot and her ensemble. The jazz is hot and the setting is cool, underneath the majestic elms on the promenade alongside the beautiful Heather Garden and overlooking the Hudson River.
Stan Michels represented northern Manhattan in the City Council for 24 years from 1978 through 2001. He was chair of the Committee on Environmental Protection, and his legislative record was notable for his work fighting on behalf of tenants, for the expansion of the city’s recycling program, for the protection of our water supply and cleaner air, and against childhood lead poisoning, smoking in public places and unreasonable noise. He also was a steadfast advocate for parks, allocating over $50 million for park improvements in Washington Heights, Inwood and Harlem, including virtually every playground in his district. The promenade where this concert is being held was named in his honor shortly before he passed away on August 1, 2008.
We hope you can be with us to remember Stan on the fifth anniversary of his passing.
This program will be accessible to people with disabilities.
Directions to Fort Tryon Park
Know Before You Go
Fort Tryon Park
The path and stairs in Fort Tryon Park that lead to the Cloisters are currently under reconstruction. The fencing and lighting along the pathway will also be reconstructed and upgraded.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2015
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