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ygkChallenge: Porch Jazz Parade

The #ygkChallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston (and the world) a slightly better place to live, work and play.

This week’s #ygkChallenge encourages you to:

Take part in the 2016 Porch Jazz Parade. The Porch Jazz Parade has been a popular attraction at the Skeleton Park Arts Festival for the past five years. The 2016 version of Porch Jazz sees the festival’s schedule creep over onto Sunday, and we couldn’t be more pleased about that. This parade consists of a meandering kid-friendly convoy that’s led through the streets by the amazing What Cheer? Brigade. The spirited Porch Jazz Parade will make five stops along its route where the audience will be treated to half-hour sets performed by various local jazz ensembles. This year’s lineup and performance locations include: Paul Morrison (303 Montreal St), Binky Swings (133 Charles St), Spencer Evans (32 Patrick St), Talk of the Street (13 Redan St), and Inside Out (Skeleton Park). Those looking to attend the Porch Jazz Parade are encouraged to bring their dancing shoes and/or a portable lawn chair. And of course, you’re encouraged to stick around for the remainder of the day’s program at the 2016 Skeleton Park Arts Festival.

Join us in completing this week’s #ygkchallenge by liking it on Facebook and/or re-Tweeting it on Twitter. By liking and sharing, you’re not only committing to doing something great, but you’re also helping us spread the word and hopefully encouraging others to participate.

Thanks to mararie for today’s photo.

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Harvey Kirkpatrick

Harvey Kirkpatrick is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. His features curiously explore urban planning, what if scenarios, the local food scene and notable Kingstonians. Loves playing tourist and listening to rap music. Learn more about Harvey...

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