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FMSH Co-Sponsors Aug 26th Picnic & Singing Party in Rockland County, NY (CANCELLED)
August 20 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
FMSH President Michael Kornfeld, editor & publisher of AcousticMusicScene.com and vice president of the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) board of directors, joins folk DJs Diane Crowe (WMCB LPFM, Greenfield, MA), Barbara & Graham Dean (WBCR LPFM, Great Barrington, MA), and Bill Hahn (WFDU-FM, Teaneck, NJ) in emceeing the event. Aside from the pre-selected artists performing at the main stage, there will be opportunities for people of all skill levels to participate in a jam and song circle led by banjo virtuoso Roger Sprung.
“This is the one day a year that we at The Borderline give back to the community that supports us as a non-profit all year round,” says Sol Zeller, president of The Borderline Folk Music Club and the event’s chair. “What better way is there to thank the good people of Rockland than by giving them a free afternoon of non-stop music with top- quality performers.” He noted that the club is able to do this gratis because of generous grants from area businesses.“The fact that a great personality like Si Kahn will be with us only makes this picnic so much better,” he adds.
Mara Levine, a folksinger and Borderline member, who is program director for the event, echoes Zeller’s sentiments. “Si is highly regarded in the folk community for his work and his music, and I am pleased to have the opportunity to play a role in an all-day festival in his honor.”
People who plan to attend the picnic should bring lawn chairs and a cold potluck dish to share with six other people. Soft drinks, paper goods and plastic ware will be provided. No alcohol will be served or permitted on the premises. Plenty of free parking is available both on-site and at the school parking lot across the street.
Although this is a free event, Zeller requests that people make reservations in advance by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (845)354-4586. Additional information is available online at www.borderlinefolkmusicclub.org.