The final “Picnic in the Park” concert of the summer is coming up on the final Friday of August. Here’s an update from Friends of Forest Hills Playground:
Marsha Goodman-Wood rocked the playground as a solo act at the playground’s inaugural Picnic in the Park Concert of June 2015. She returns August 26th with bassist Wardell Howell. Together, they are Marsha and the Positrons, performing catchy original songs and covers that kids and adults alike will enjoy. See more about Marsha and her music below.
Armand’s is returning as well. With the help of volunteers (perhaps you?), pizza sales (cash or check only) will begin at 5:30 p.m., and Marsha and the Positrons will play live from 6 to 7 p.m. The venue is the Forest Hills Park amphitheater between Brandywine and Chesapeake Streets, NW. (The park’s at 32nd and Chesapeake, a block east of Connecticut Avenue.)
We’ve seen Armand’s sell out as early as 6:15, so you’re encouraged to preorder to guarantee a hot whole pizza and cold salad is waiting for you when you arrive. Submit your preorder here and pay (again, with cash or a check) when you pick up. The deadline for preorders is 10 p.m. on Thursday, August 25th.
In return for volunteer help, Armand’s donates 25% of the evening’s sales to Forest Hills Playground. The proceeds from these and donations at the event pay the performers and support playground improvements and upkeep.
Another way you can help is by signing up to assist Friends of Forest Hills Playground with setup, picking up stray trash after the show, and selling t-shirts and collecting donations at our information table. The tasks and time commitments are small. We’re a 501(c)3 so students can earn community service hours. Sign up here.
About Marsha and the Positrons
Marsha and the Positrons are led by singer/songwriter Marsha Goodman-Wood – a former scientist and mom of three turned kindie musician! Marsha’s debut solo album Gravity Vacation has catchy original songs about science and how the world works, and has garnered critical praise and several songwriting award nominations. Her concerts are fun, playful, and educational – and entertaining for adults as well as kids. Marsha is joined by skilled and smooth bassist Wardell Howell. Wardell is a longtime DC-area jazz bassist, whose bass-playing has taken him around the world and back.
Visit Marsha’s YouTube channel (we’re loving the cover photo, Marsha!) to check out two recent video releases of storybook-style videos from Gravity Vacation for “Sheep Don’t Wear Shoes” and “Ninja School.”
Pick up a copy of the CD in person at the show or online at cdbaby.com/cd/marshagoodmanwood.