Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Event: Amphitheater Groundbreaking this Thursday

After many years of planning, the work on the amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park will begin!  And you're invited to the groundbreaking - this Thursday, June 3rd at 11am at the amphitheater.

The amphitheater in Marcus Garvey was a gift from composer Richard Rogers, who grew up across the street.  It was built in 1969 and currently accomodates 1600 guests and is designed to allow for a 75 person orchestra.  The renovated amphitheater will seat more people, benches with seatbacks will be installed, sight lines will be improved, and back of the house facilities improved, amongst other renovations and improvements.  The estate of Richard Rogers donated $1 million to the renovations, the other $4.2 million coming from other sources.