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 beckyinparadise
Joined: 2/15/2009
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The Third Jazz Festival of 2011 is nearly here!
We're talking Sunday, March 6th, 2011!




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.

We set aside a special meeting place where fellow POFers 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 a 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 starting in Msg 2!


Check out this lineup!!
March 6, 2011
Esplanade - Jimmy Cavallo Quintet
C. Hoffmann Gazebo - South Grove
Peck Courtyard - Gold Coast Jazz Society Band


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:

  1. I-95 to Broward Blvd., Go East.
  2. Turn Right (south) on to SW 5th Ave.
  3. Go to the first and only stoplight at the intersection of SW 5th and Himmarshee St.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 $7 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 other POFs 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 POFers 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) 828-5363 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 the 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) 467-0671 For directions click HERE


DON’T FORGET SUNBLOCK!!!
If you need more info, either send me an email or drop me a note here!
Following Members are Attending This Party... Average Member Brings Along 3 Guests

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afriend2b

agapenow

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amelia7309

beckyinparadise

bmang1

bofaz

brandy942

captfunseeker

cecy2

chefchris1969

cieloverde

edukatedme

eileens

e-lady

ELAfter

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forkedpath

genoveva68

heartradier

Irisalso

jerseyman66

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Mrjoshua1117

Ms_Little_Lady

MYLISA1

Nicki816

nicster1

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penny2756

Raman000

rena33

roli75

SailTogether

scubadiver6911

Sgpepper

shyandquiet1953

SmilesinBoca

sun_e_d

Tropicalmich

Victor7777

wandakim

zebede

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 wandakim
Joined: 1/2/2011
Msg: 2
Sunday, March 6th, 2011 - Jazz Fest Ft. Lauderdale FL
Posted: 2/25/2011 6:01:38 PM
we will see you there?
 beckyinparadise
Joined: 2/15/2009
Msg: 3
Sunday, March 6th, 2011 - Jazz Fest Ft. Lauderdale FL
Posted: 2/25/2011 8:49:14 PM
Definitely! I go to every Jazz Fest! Please join me. This event is a great place to meet new friends. Nice, relaxing event.

I want to thank everyone who comes and makes it a success. Great FOOD too! For those who have not come before, bring Finger Food to share. If you need ideas, let me know.
 wpb1011
Joined: 12/31/2010
Msg: 4
Sunday, March 6th, 2011 - Jazz Fest Ft. Lauderdale FL
Posted: 3/1/2011 8:06:46 AM
Looks like its going to be a sword fight!!!
 beckyinparadise
Joined: 2/15/2009
Msg: 5
Sunday, March 6th, 2011 - Jazz Fest Ft. Lauderdale FL
Posted: 3/2/2011 6:56:14 PM
No sword fight. It will be a great day to relax in the park.

So WPB1011, are you going to attend? I noticed you are not registered.
 e-lady
Joined: 11/1/2006
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Sunday, March 6th, 2011 - Jazz Fest Ft. Lauderdale FL
Posted: 3/5/2011 12:29:18 AM
I'm coming for my first time and bringing a couple of friends, too. Looking forward to meeting some members face-to-face. Thanks,
 shyandquiet1953
Joined: 12/2/2010
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Sunday, March 6th, 2011 - Jazz Fest Ft. Lauderdale FL
Posted: 3/5/2011 12:16:30 PM
will be there with at least one friend!
 scubadiver6911
Joined: 9/3/2007
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Sunday, March 6th, 2011 - Jazz Fest Ft. Lauderdale FL
Posted: 3/5/2011 1:53:03 PM
See you all Sunday will bring my camera as usual!
 scubadiver6911
Joined: 9/3/2007
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Sunday, March 6th, 2011 - Jazz Fest Ft. Lauderdale FL
Posted: 3/6/2011 12:26:32 PM
It was a great turnout with many members attending. It was cloudy and cool and the rains waited till after 2pm. I decided to leave at 1:20 as I did not want to caught in the rain on my bike! The food was good and plentaful!

I have the pictures I took of face book, copy and paste this in your browser to see them!

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=53228&id=100000028003670&l=05fe8c5d8d
 scubadiver6911
Joined: 9/3/2007
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Sunday, March 6th, 2011 - Jazz Fest Ft. Lauderdale FL
Posted: 3/6/2011 12:35:11 PM
Here is the link for the photos on POF, I will attempt to put them there or send them ot Becky.
 scubadiver6911
Joined: 9/3/2007
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