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JELLY NYC Pool Parties in Danger of Ending

JELLY NYC Pool Parties in Danger of Ending

JELLY Pool Parties, New York's greatest free summer music series, has been a familiar stomping ground for music fans of the area the last few years. Even when you didn't know the band playing, or even like them, it was always a great place to hang out, drink a beer, and run into friends. Everyone always seemed to be there. Even after they technically stopped being pool parties -- moving from the McCarren Park Pool to East River State Park this past summer -- the atmosphere never changed.

 

Unfortunately, it all may be coming to an end. According to the New York State Parks Department and the Open Space Alliance, the East River State Park may not be available to them in 2010, essentially ending the summer concert series. Senator Charles Schumer, born and raised in Brooklyn, has joined the fight to save the parties, campaigning and talking to state officials, hoping to keep the pool parties in Brooklyn for another year.

 

JELLY is now reaching out to the fans. To show your support, they are urging you to contact Senator Schumer at (212) 486-4430, or by email at phil@schumer.senate.gov, where he will relay your messages to the Parks Department and Open Space Alliance.

 

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“I happened to pass by the Jelly concerts when I was riding my bike through Williamsburg and was amazed at the thousands of people who lined the streets to come to the concerts. People from every part of the country who had made their way to Brooklyn, enjoying music and one another’s company – it’s the best of New York. When I heard that the concerts might be cancelled, I couldn’t understand why given that this is exactly what our parks are supposed to be for and I am going to do everything I can to see that they continue.”
- U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer

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This can't happen. I only just moved here and could only go to one. I watched the Fiery Furnaces while people played very competitive dodgeball.

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If that happens I wonder if that'll hurt Going at all. Weren't they the exclusive RSVP site for those things?

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