This wonderful annual musical event will be held virtually this summer. Join the Fort Tryon Tryon Park Trust, NYC Parks, and the Michels family to celebrate the park’s 85th Anniversary by honoring the late Council Member Stan Michels at the 12 Annual Stan Michels Memorial Jazz Concert. Enjoy live jazz by local impresario Marjorie Eliot, her son Rudel Drears, and their ensemble. This event is normally held underneath the majestic elms on the Stan Michels Promenade, alongside the beautiful Heather Garden and overlooking the Hudson River. The promenade where this concert is normally held was named in his honor shortly before he passed away on August 1, 2008.
Stan Michels represented Northern Manhattan in the City Council for 24 years from 1978 through 2001. He was a steadfast advocate for parks, allocating over $50 million for park improvements in Washington Heights, Inwood, and Harlem, including virtually every playground in his district.