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 beckyinparadise
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The First Jazz Festival of 2012 is nearly here!
We're talking Sunday, January 8th, 2012!




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.
This month it will be the SECOND Sunday!

We 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.


Check out this lineup!!
January 8th, 2012
Esplanade Stage ~ the Gold Coast Jazz Society Band
Connie Hoffmann Gazebo Stage ~ the Lynne Meryl Band
Peck Courtyard ~ Porcelain 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:

  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 $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) 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 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) 467-0671

DON’T FORGET SUNBLOCK!!!
If you need more info, either send me an email or drop me a note here!
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beckyinparadise

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 scubadiver6911
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Sunday, January 8th, 2012 - Jazz Fest - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Posted: 1/1/2012 4:42:16 PM
I just reliazed that the second Sunday of Jan I will be swimming a mile in the Fort Lauderdale Rough Water Swim! So I may be late or too tired so if someone will bring their digital camera and take pictures and post them on facebook in case I do not show up!
 obboatman
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Sunday, January 8th, 2012 - Jazz Fest - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Posted: 1/3/2012 6:35:06 PM
Hey becki in paradise! i would love to be there.Will probably be there on my trikeNot eating and i suck as a cook.Got to lose my belly.I know publixs...maybe check it out.Love river walk was just cruiseing through yesterday by boat.Might wander on through, Ron
 sun_e_d
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Sunday, January 8th, 2012 - Jazz Fest - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Posted: 1/4/2012 7:42:33 AM
Hi Ron, This a is such a great way to meet nice people and have a relaxing, enjoyable day... I love it there, I usually take a nice walk and talk to people... The only thing , I do not go during football season.. Maybe one day we will see you there
 JILL AMY
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Sunday, January 8th, 2012 - Jazz Fest - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Posted: 1/4/2012 8:45:25 AM
Car is broken but i will do my best to get there :)
 beckyinparadise
Joined: 2/15/2009
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Sunday, January 8th, 2012 - Jazz Fest - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Posted: 1/6/2012 9:15:07 AM
Hi Ron:

Look forward to seeing you on Sunday! Looks like we will have a Beautiful Day!

BeckyinParadise
 Charismatic718
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Sunday, January 8th, 2012 - Jazz Fest - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Posted: 1/8/2012 6:11:54 AM
two female adults - will bring dessert finger foods
 beckyinparadise
Joined: 2/15/2009
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Sunday, January 8th, 2012 - Jazz Fest - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Posted: 1/8/2012 6:19:41 PM
Wow!

What a great day! The weather was just BEAUTIFUL!
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