What's going on at the Reservoir
THE SEPTEMBER 6th DEPT OF WATER & POWER RESERVOIR WALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED. SORRY!
Alimento, our newest foodie sensation neighborhood cafe at the site of the old Back Door Bakery on Silver Lake Blvd. just north of Effie, is now open. Along with a creative menu by Chef Zach Pollack, Alimento features a high-tech water filtration system that provides still or bubbly water, and they offer it at $1.50/person unlimited service.
Of that fee, they will be donating 50% ($.75/person) to the Silver Lake Reservoirs Conservancy, to support our efforts and to help communicate to their clientele the importance of water!
So, spread the word and visit Alimento. Reports are that the foodie crowd is crowing with enthusiasm: 1710 Silver Lake Blvd.; open 5:30 -10 Tues-Thurs & Sun; 5:30-12:00 Friday and Saturday; 323-928-2888.
Music on the Meadow was Silver Lake’s part of International Make Music Day. In our event on Saturday, June 21, we celebrated Adolphe Sax’s invention in 1841 of the instrument named after him. There was a mix of young (junior high) and seasoned musicians on the Meadow, the kids from LAUSD’s “Beyond The Bell” program. Some of them traveled with their parents from Orange County, and none of them had ever met the other musicians, nor the conductor, until they gathered on the Meadow on the first day of summer.
The group played about a half-dozen jazz pieces, including a salute to Horace Silver, who just died last week. Each of the kids had a solo during the last selection, and somehow, they managed to make use of microphones, amplifiers and speakers. Silver Lake’s Councilman Mitch O’Farrell welcomed the musicians, along with other dignitaries. The mini-concert attracted about 30 people.
Make Music Day, held annually on June 21, is a global celebration of music making. It takes place in more than 110 countries and 800 cities around the world. Dorsay Dujon, from the Silver Lake Improvement Association, is the founder of Make Music Los Angeles. (Our thanks to SLRC board member Leslie Edwards for her reporting and photos).