project leader
Gregory C
173 East 4 Street
latest update rss
No updates yet.

the project

Music is a powerful tool that fosters community, belonging and learning. Help us shine a light on the diversity and creativity of Kensington/Windsor Terrace by supporting multicultural music programming in the East 4th Street Community Garden, all performed by local artists. Through the successful “Here Comes the Sun” solar celebration, we have already enjoyed the music of the Brooklyn Bluegrass Collective, Mariachi Nuevo Sol, and Roberto Poveda, Music of the Cuban Troubadour. And now our music is powered by a solar system donated by Brooklyn SolarWorks.  Funding this project will allow us to offer fair compensation to musical and spoken word artists—a key factor in ensuring that a wide-variety of voices and styles is represented in the garden—for late summer/fall events and beyond. And thanks to IOBY and the Partnership for Parks, every dollar you donate will be matched by a dollar!

the steps

As we plan events for the rest of summer, fall (September and October--a beautiful time of year in the garden!), we are aiming to feature 3-6 more performance artists. We will use outreach channels, conducted in languages including Spanish, Bengali and Urdu, to connect with new artists and audiences. We are also building capacity to host a music series next year--all in support of the garden’s mission to become an essential Kensington resource, offering repose and a place of celebration to every member of our diverse neighborhood using arts and culture, education and the beauty of nature.

why we're doing it

As an open, communal space in the neighborhood, we are in a unique position to create opportunities for all neighbors to connect and share experiences through music and spoken word.


Final budget


Payments to musicians 2,384

Misc. equipment $300

Refreshments $300

Publicity/Social Media outreach $400

TOTAL RAISED = $3,436.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $51.54

Original budget

Payments to musicians $5,000

Misc. equipment $300

Refreshments $300

Publicity/Social Media outreach $400

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee 5% N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee 3% $91.37
TOTAL TO RAISE $6,091.37

Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.



Sorry, but this project doesn't have any updates yet.


This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration


  • Anne C.
  • Sylvia S.
  • Flynn D.
  • Caron A.
  • Michael S.
  • Pete G
  • Susan J.
  • SGP
  • Shirley Dargan-Levy
  • Anonymous
  • Ethan B.
  • Tina Wells
  • Amy Pratt
  • Sam Sills
  • Kaya Laterman
  • Michael S.
  • Nina R.
  • Sherry D.
  • Mae
  • Catherine F.
  • Pete G.
  • Julia F.
  • Michael from Jaya Yoga
  • Catherine M.
  • Jae Choon H.
  • Sarah & Alex
  • Anonymous
  • Marybeth Keenley
  • Deidre H.
  • Jonathan G.
  • Anonymous
  • Emily R.
  • Katherine Anderson
  • Amanda C.
  • Sweta and Liz
  • Megan E.
  • John and Marie
  • Robin Alexander
  • Rachael Fauss
  • Lilia Katz
  • Anonymous
  • AC Rutledge
  • Anonymous