Attention, fans of free concerts! The Jelly NYC Pool Parties need your help ASAP. According to the Open Space Alliance, Brooklyn's East River Park may not be available in 2010 for everyone's favorite free concert series. This year featured FREE performances by all of these incredible bands: Girl Talk, Dirty Projectors, Deerhunter, HEALTH, Fiery Furnaces, Grizzly Bear (Jay-Z went to that one, remember?) and many, many more.
So if you're as bummed about this news as BUST is, call or email Senator Chuck Schumer and tell him so! His phone number is (212) 486-4430 and his email address is email@example.com. And don't worry about stepping on toes -- Schumer loves the Pool Parties. He gave the following statement on the subject:
'I happened to pass by the Jelly concerts when I was riding my bike through Williamsburg and was amazed at the thousands of people who lined the streets to come to the concerts. People from every part of the country who had made their way to Brooklyn, enjoying music and one another's company-- it's the best of New York. When I heard that the concerts might be cancelled, I couldn't understand why given that this is exactly what our parks are supposed to be for and I am going to do everything I can to see that they continue.'
photo courtesy Brooklyn Vegan