Un Concierto Gratis en Coffey Park

The notice said:

Councilwoman Sara M. Gonzalez Te Invita A…
Futuray Sentimieto
Un Concierto Gratis en Red Hook
Live Performances: TITO NIEVES, OCHO Y MAS
Special Attraction: RAULIN ROSENDO Y SU ORQUESTA
Coffey Park, Red Hook, Brooklyn Para mas informacion: (718) 809-7952 ~ (917) 309-6838

Translation: there’s a free party in Coffey Park!

Coffey Park is an 8-acre patch of green surrounded by vast public housing projects. It’s a rough neighborhood, in an often-overlooked corner of Brooklyn, where many of the residents are more fluent in Spanish than English.

The day was hot and the sky threatened rain, but the when the music started people flocked to the park, crowding around the stage, dancing on the grass and curved walkways, and catching up with old friends.

I beat a hasty retreat when the downpour began, but the locals stayed on, not yet ready to stop partying and go home. A little rain wouldn’t scare them off; they grow ’em tough in Coffey Park.

Dancers at Latin Fest
Dancers ready to go onstage

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Couple dancing on the grass

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Dancing on the walkway

Dancing near the stage
Slow dancing near the stage

Face painting in Coffey Park
Face painting at the Latin Fest

Band onstage at Latin Fest
The band onstage

Security guards
Security guards watch the crowd

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The rain came but they kept on dancing

New York City Department of Parks & Recreation: Coffey Park
City Parks Foundation: Coffey Park
Councilwoman Sara M. Gonzalez

NYC Campaign Finance Board: Sara M. Gonzalez

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6 Responses to Un Concierto Gratis en Coffey Park

  1. moi says:

    i guess dancing in rain has its own charm 🙂

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  2. Fénix says:

    It’s nice to see people having fun even in bad weather.

    BTW, at the WTCA site you can find all the WTCs around the world.

    Cheers!

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  3. Olivier says:

    il s’en passe des choses dans le quartier de Red Hook. Un petit coucou aux danseuses. sympathique cette fete


    it does without from there the things in the district of Red Hook. A small cuckoo with the dancers. sympathetic nerve this festival

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  4. Hi that again a nice impression of Brooklyn , more and moe I feel the need to visit this town (area)

    Look at my Dutch Cows, today I posted a RED head(haired) haha! 🙂 JoAnn

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  5. I rarely go to Brooklyn now since I left my old job near Brooklyn Heights two years ago. So I’m glad to read about Brooklyn here.

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