A dedicated group of Viaduct supporters set up tables, chairs and tents tonight. They brought a mike and battery operated amp, banners, flyers and played a loop of Viaduct testimonials taped on the bridge. With amazing food from CHEF LISA, coffee from TIM HORTONS, a new chapbook edited by CEE WILLIAMS, spoken word poetry by BIGG WASH, music by JULIE VON VOLKENBURG, animation by RON BLEVINS, prayers, commentary and singing - the event was a resounding success. We toasted the absent APAPA members and hope they are inspired to pay their own visit to the #ErieViaduct ASAP.
Members of ErieCPR have organized a SUNSET SUPPER on the Erie Viaduct to welcome American Planning Association, PA chapter members to the city’s most important - and most threatened - pedestrian and bike artery.
Catered by CHEF LISA, the varied pick-up entrees will satisfy carnivores, vegetarians and gluten-free folks. ABDULLAH WASHINGTON will perform spoken word art. SAINT STEPHEN will offer music and CEE WILLIAMS will share the latest chapbook from POET’S HALL PRESS. Please bring folding chairs, an umbrella and a flashlight!
In a sudden, 11th hour decision, the Erie Federal Court has decided to postpone the Viaduct Public Hearing until additional filings are completed. Once the new hearing dates are determined by the Court, we will announce them via email, Facebook, www.ErieViaduct.com, etc.
All ErieCPR members are urged to attend the regular MEETING this Sunday afternoon. (Contact an officer for the location.) Meanwhile ALL SUPPORTERS are invited to attend the free SUNSET SUPPER ON THE BRIDGE on Monday, October 15 at 6:00pm near the Viaduct's north entrance at 1201 East Ave. CHEF LISA will be serving dinner. ABDULLA WASHINGTON will perform. CEE WILLIAMS will have copies of the latest POET'S HALL PRESS chapbook: a compilation of Haikus about the #ErieViaduct. IF YOU CAN bring a few folding chairs and / or COOKIES to share.
Come to the Sunset Supper on the Bridge, 1201 East Ave. from 6pm to 7:30pm on Monday, October 15 and:
enjoy a light dinner by CHEF LISA H;
hear from spoken word artist ABDULLA WASHINGTON;
sing along with SAINT STEPHEN;
pick up a copy of POET’S HALL’s chapbook of Viaduct Haikus;
meet other Viaduct supporters;
tour the Viaduct and watch the sunset!
Come to the long-awaited Viaduct Hearing on Friday, October 12th at 3pm at the Erie Federal Courthouse (facing Perry Square) to hear witnesses testify about how the flawed L.R.Kimball study violated the civil rights of many Eastside residents. NOTE: no cell phones, cameras or recording devices are permitted in the building.
Relying on oxygen to breath and his scooter to get around town, Mr. Charles Ross relies on the McBride Viaduct / East Ave. Bridge. He doesn't want to be forced to use the Rt. 290 Bayfront Connector Highway to get to shopping, etc.
ErieCPR Vice President John Henderson in dialogue with BRIDGE THE GAP guests at the beautiful Sunset Inn on September 7, 2018.
MANY THANKS TO
The owners and staff at the SUNSET INN - have your next bash there.
Erie Beer Company - they have what you want to drink.
Julie VonVolkenburg - a sweet beginning to the evening.
Saint Stephen - riled up the crowd.
Cee Williams - spoken word to teach and inspire.
The BILL COTTER BAND - you got the party going.
The LEGEND BAND - you kept us dancing until the very end.
And we appreciated the wonderful donated items from Cobb's Thrift Store, Compassionate Actions Project, Copy King, Erie Art Gallery, Gary's Flower Shoppe, New York Lunch, PACA, St. Ann's Church, U Frame it and the Elm Street Walmart.
A “Bridge the Gap” fundraiser will be held Friday, September 7th from 6pm to 10pm at the Sunset Inn, 1990 Lakeside Drive, Erie, PA 16511. Tickets are $25 at the door or $20 in advance from members of ErieCPR or from Copy King, 1162 W 8th Street; Erie Art Gallery, 24 W 8th St.; Gary’s Flower Shoppe, 1910 E 38th Street; PACA, 1505 State St.; and U Frame It at the corner of W 8th St. and Liberty St. In addition to food, wine, beer and pop, attendees will be treated to poetry read by Cee Williams and live music from: the Bill Cotter Band, The Legend Band, Saint Stephen, and Julie VonVolkenberg. Chapbooks of poetry Haikus about the Viaduct and many donated themed baskets will be available.
ErieCPR has moved the weekly SUNDAY at 3PM Viaduct Planning Meeting to a "secret" location. Email or Facebook message to get the address!