Wednesday, March 27, 2013


The Spring Equinox represents the change in season from the cold ice-capped Winter to the blossoming  Spring. It represents growth, new life and fresh beginnings. Whenever the seasons change a celebration is always necessary! On Saturday, March 23 was the Equinox Benefit Festival for Wassaic Community Farm (WCF). As the WCF official DJ I co-hosted the event with the farm as well as being the DJ/MC for the night. The Festival was a way to celebrate a new season for farmers. To make the festival extra special there was local and not-so-local musicians who donated their time to perform. It was the first time we had a party and was able to collaborate with musicians, it was such a wonderful experience. The farm also made Sappies a speciality drink with the maple syrup they tap for sale. See for yourself below.

The festival began with 15-year-old Country Singer/Song Writer and Farmer Jennifer Grace. She came all the way from upstate New York to sing for the event. Grace sang songs by Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton and a few of her own original songs.

Wassaic Community Farm's best and only female farmer Erika Brenner used her artistic talents to make this photobooth. 
Josh Driver is a musician currently living in Millerton, NY. I first met Josh at Oakhurst Dinner where he was my waitor and then at Irving Farm Open Mic where he was the host. During the Equinox Benefit Driver played his electric guitar, keyboard and sang soulful songs like No Diggity by Blackstreet.

Last live performer was Stefan Fink. Fink is a banjo playing Folk artist who is apart Brooklyn-based band Oh Great North.

After all the wonderful live musicians performed it was time for a DJ Doctor late night dance party. I was so excited to play some new jams.

Thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday! We raised some money for a good cause to support local, young, hard-working farmers and encourage people to support their farmers. 

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