More Talking Story—-2012
Last Day to get Full-Festival Passes at the best price. This pass entitles you to everything that happens over the four days, including the film screening, as many as 5 workshops, both evening concerts, food and drink all day Sunday at the luau and unlimited networking with vendors, performers and fellow uke enthusiasts.
Below is a link to a copy of the Press Release (without the graphics), which we just distributed about the June, 2012 Fest. The most exciting development that is not in the press release is the plan for Sunday morning breakfast in Central Park. We are not sure yet that this will come to pass, because we had to apply for a Central Park permit to allow it, a process that takes about a month to complete. Honestly, we expect to be approved, so I am taking a chance of announcing it here. The plan is to have an outdoor brunch, just inside the walls of the park at 64th St. (Madonna can look down from her balcony and wish she was with us!) A Continental/luau-style, pot-luck brunch with ukulele music being played will be a good start for our annual Sunday Fest luau. More vendors’ offerings, music, hula, food and drink await, so we will move back across the street to Ethical Culture Society at 2PM for a continuation until 10PM Sunday night. It is a tedious process to have this happen. A month for the park permit, then we can apply to the police precinct for sound amplification (another two weeks). Then we can think about seating/tables, etc. We are waiting now to hear the outcome of the permit application. We will update you, as soon as we can.
Thanks you to the hundred or so people, who have already purchased their Early Bird passes. This is the best response we have ever had at this stage, which I think is a good foretelling of a great Festival in 2012. Please continue to spread the word to others, who you think would be a good fit for our annual pilgrimage of ukulele nomads, whose energy is such an exemplary example of excess in pursuit of harmony.