Updated 06/13/2012 09:35 PM
Monday Nites may see revival through council members
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UTICA, N.Y. -- The organizers of Utica Monday Nites announced this spring they would no longer be able to afford the free summertime community get-togethers. But there may have some hope left.
Common Council members James Zecca and Dave Testa say they are teaming up to bring free music to neighborhood parks every Monday night starting in July. The council members hope to make Hanna Park in front of City Hall the mainstay of their events.
The pair say Utica needs the events because the lack of affordable entertainment affects the overall community attitude.
"We need to make our neighborhoods more livable and contribute to the quality of life of its citizens. We hope the free music will help to be a focal point for bringing people together as a community," Zecca said at a press conference Wednesday night.
They'll be looking for volunteers and local musicians over the next few weeks to help get the program started.
You can contact them through the city's website.