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37th Annual Americana Jazz Festival

October 22, 2011

Saturday, October 22nd is a date to remember as the 37th Annual Americana Jazz Festival will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Vendors will line 52nd Street, from Fifth Avenue to Seventh Avenue, selling a variety of clothing, jewelry and delicious food. Entertainment will be provided, too! Encore is the official sponsor of this Street Fair. Funds raised will help provide home-delivered meals so that homebound seniors are guaranteed at least one nutritious meal each day.

Bamboo &
Encore's Story

“In China, there is a type of bamboo that doesn’t appear to grow at all, for the first four years. It just develops a massive root structure while the shoot barely shows. In the fifth year, it grows eighty feet! Many things in life are like that Chinese bamboo. You may not see any initial evidence that what you are about is making a difference. But if you persist, eventually a tremendous harvest will result.”

Well, we are not in China, but here in Times Square, just off Broadway, Encore’s story is very much like that bamboo shoot…founded in 1977, Encore never imagined that almost 35 years later, Encore would be where it is today. Take a few moments to explore Encore’s website: see for yourselves. Persistence is called for as the need for some of Encore’s services is more urgent today, than in 1977. Come, learn, support and join the effort to keep the “encore bamboo” alive and growing!