Amsterdam Celebrates Mardi Gras!

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The Amsterdam Waterfront Foundation proudly hosted a Mardi Gras Dance Party fundraiser at the Creative Connections Arts Center last night. With a crowd of dedicated Riverlink Park Concert fans in attendance,the turnout was fantastic. This was the major fundraiser for the Waterfront Foundation who bring free concerts to Amsterdam every Saturday during the months of July and August. Jeffrey Broussard and the Creole Cowboys brought the house down with Zydeco music that kept the dance floor full the entire night. Café Nola’s Creole creations even got the OK from the native Louisianans in the band.

The Art Center was transformed to a Mardi Gras inspired showcase. Special thanks go to Emily Gavry who painted the huge Bourbon Street mural that made the room come alive and to Marie Gavry who created the bead and mask centerpieces that graced each table and inflated balloons Saturday morning. Thanks to Evan Gavry who set up the audio equipment, partly owned by Evan with some rentals, and provided audio mixing the entire night. Thanks also to the City of Amsterdam for providing use of the Creative Connections Arts Center.

The Amsterdam Waterfront Foundation Board members responsible for organizing, promoting and running this fundraiser are Paul Gavry, Denise and Robert Terry, Jerry Skrocki and Dave Blaze.

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6 thoughts on “Amsterdam Celebrates Mardi Gras!

  1. looks like a wonderful party.

  2. diane

    Looks like everyone was having a great time. Love the mural and the beaded masks.Great job by all and Jerry the pictures are awesome 🙂

  3. The fundraiser exceeded my expectations. The band was amazing. Their authentic Zydeco music with a lively syncopated beat was so intoxicating, even our Congressman couldn’t resist dancing. This was a great opportunity to introduce a unique musical style and culture to our northern community while raising money for a good cause. With schools cutting back funding, the art and music programs are usually the first to go.

    The Amsterdam Waterfront Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to delivering quality music programming to Riverlink Park free of charge.

  4. Jenny LaBate Philbrook

    Looks like a great party! What a wonderful use of the Arts Center…it looks fabulous!

  5. I have to agree with the previous commenters. It looks like it turned out to be a wonderful party and very well attended. And, as always, your photos really do it justice.

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