It’s August at The Watermark at 3030 Park and our 50th anniversary has brought together residents and associates alike as we remember fun details from the past and compare them to today. When we opened in August 1968, Bridgeport was a very different place. For example, residents remember going to two very pleasant movie theaters on Park Avenue compared to the present where they enjoy movies in the Watermark auditorium. And did you know that Muhammad Ali came to visit Bridgeport as did The Doors and The Jimi Hendrix Experience. These days, our residents enjoy many different music genres, from classical to jazz, both in our auditorium and at local concerts. Another fun fact: The Bridgeport Brass Company modeled the “Concept Car Exemplar” in 1968 (14 years after the first Chevy Corvette came out). Our associates and residents today have access to a variety of vehicles that couldn’t have been imagined in 1968. On a more somber note, we were praying for peace in Vietnam in 1968 and today we pray for peace all over the world.
And speaking of our 50th Anniversary, our Jazz Festival with Brian Q. Torff and New Duke, an 8 piece band comprised of mostly horns, as well as an Art Walk with local artists and residents at The Watermark at 3030 Park, will brighten your day today, Saturday, August 4th from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Please join us outside (weather permitting) on the café patio and backyard walk (or if raining, inside in our auditorium). Refreshments will be available. And do consider stopping by to enjoy additional entertainers such as Michael Burrell and Johnny Morris, the Sedgwick Sisters, and Jim Scianna, who are scheduled during the month of August and beyond. This 50th Anniversary August is filled with many delights so join us!
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