Sunday, November 30, 2014

Just Do It . . . Now

Chad Weckler, who since 2011 has been the driving force behind the Hudson Music Fest, is trying to put together a new music series for the summer of 2015: ten weeks of free concerts in Henry Hudson Riverfront Park. Toward that end, Weckler is pursuing a $25,000 matching grant.

There is a competition for the grant, and success requires people to demonstrate their support for the project by voting online. Weckler's proposal for the Hudson Music Series is the only project from New York in the competition. Only ten projects will be funded, and the Hudson Music Series remains in eleventh place--one slot away from the money. 

At 11:59 tonight, the voting will be all over, so if you haven't already done so, please vote now and help push the project into the money. You have to register to vote, but it's worth the effort. Just follow these steps:

  • Go to the Leavitt Pavilions website and click on "Vote Now."
  • This brings you to the "Voter Sign Up" form. Fill in the information requested and click on "Submit." You will receive a confirmation email when you have done this successfully. The email contains a link you must click on to activate your account.
  • Go back to Hudson Music Series and cast your vote. When you've done that successfully, you will receive another email confirming that your vote has been accepted.
If enough people do this, we will have music in the park all summer. If they don't, we won't. It's as simple as that.


  1. I and my partner, Dan, did our duty given Carole's call, and signed up to the site, and voted. The Hudson Music Series is now up to 8th place. :) The arts are so much of what Hudson is about. Support it!

  2. If the Hudson Music Festival is fortunate to receive this matching grant, I will then work at putting the matching part together to make this all happen. This first $25K is the hardest, but we all are working together to make this possible! Thank you everyone... forging ahead!