Written by Pat Grace Friday, 31 July 2009 00:00
For many in town it’s a standing date. During July and August, on selected Monday evenings, they meet at the Mary Jane Davies Green for the very popular concert series. Monday, July 20, was no exception and Peggy Flynn and Marianne Liegey were camped out in their favorite spot, removed from the crowd to make conversation easier. While enjoying the New Vintage Swing Band they also attend to their crocheting.
The band featured Brian Lewis playing music for all ages. Just before he took the stage, Mary Mahaffey, program coordinator for North Hempstead, recited a list of upcoming concerts around town, thanked Nancy Morris for sponsoring two concerts at the Mary Jane Davis Green and asked the audience to call 311 and express their delight if they enjoy the concerts as much as they seem to, as that will ensure that the concerts continue. She added that Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman is a big supporter of the concerts in the park.
Later, Mahaffey explained the local talent is excellent, that the town is privileged to select from top drawer Long Island-based musicians. For example, Buddy Maron plays at the Grand Ole Opry and the Sunny Time Band plays throughout the tri-state area. “We try to please every one’s taste in music,” Mahaffey said, “and if anyone hears a band they believe would be good for the summer series please notify me.”
On Aug. 3, at 7:30 p.m. look for Swingtime Big Band. The band will bring classic music to life for a new generation of audiences in three-dimensional sound.