Fundraiser Live Stream Concert for the Sussex County Food Coop - Newton, New Jersey on November 21, 2020
UPDATE TO THIS POST:
The concert was a success, raising over $800 for the Coop and viewed by over 70 people in the USA and abroad. Thanks to all who were involved and contributed! Shout out to Ruth Cruz for doing a stellar job in the marketing and publicity.
Here's a link to where the video is now posted on Vimeo. Please do not use the Virtual Tip Jar to donate. Donations are no longer accepted on my Live Stream page. But you are free to watch and listen to the hour long concert anytime. Enjoy!
Here's the original post prior to the concert:
I am happy to announce that you will be able to hear some of my fresh, original solo piano artistry in the styles of New Age, Blues and Jazz while helping my local Food Coop to stay alive and well through these difficult times. Everyone is invited to join in support of the Sussex County Food Coop in Newton, New Jersey by attending this one-time special virtual event, to be broadcast worldwide from my live stream web page on Saturday, November 21st, 2020 at 7:00pm ET.
No tickets, no registration or login required! Just go the livestream page on this website and click the play button in the Live Stream video window. Here's the link:
Please make an online donation (any amount you wish) on the day of the concert by clicking the secure “Virtual Tip Jar” donation button link on the live stream page while you are watching the concert. 100% of your donation will go to providing the much appreciated assistance to this important long-running local community oriented institution which provides a unique and valuable service to northwestern New Jersey.
It was an honor to be invited to join the Board of Directors of the Food Coop in 2019. We had planned a live, in-person concert for last June, which was cancelled due to the public health crisis. Now that I've given over 20 weekly livestream concerts, we thought it might be nice to offer something virtual to bring people together and show our support for the Food Coop. It's a place where very loving, hard-working and dedicated people have been bringing healthy, organic food and earth-friendly, affordable products to the northwestern New Jersey area community for the last 40 years.
Here's a short description of the Sussex County Food Coop, from their website:
Originally formed as a buying club in the 1970s, the present co-op was established in 1980 as a not-for-profit natural foods consumer cooperative with a brick-and-mortar retail store open to the public.Our patrons include about 300 member households plus members of the public residing in surrounding counties in New York state and Pennsylvania as well as nearby areas of New Jersey.
SCFC members have been working together for more than thirty years to supply themselves and their neighbors with access to high quality natural and organic foods, including locally-produced foodstuffs. Among other items, SCFC offers locally-grown produce in season, honey, eggs, chicken, and seasonal baked goods. Handmade pottery and textile crafts from local artisans are also for sale.
Many of our members and patrons have special dietary needs. Our shelves are stocked with specialty foods free of dairy, gluten, wheat, soy, tree nuts, and other allergens. In addition to food and personal care products for humans of all ages, SCFC also offers pet food for cats and dogs.
Here's a link to their website:
and here's their Facebook page:
You can find out more about the concert and get reminder notifications at these links:
Here's the flyer that is being circulated in person and around social media for the event. We hope to see people in the area and around the world for this event.