Washington Ave. was the place to be last night for Mt. Lebanon's second "First Friday" of the summer. Jazz and blues bands stretched from the post office up to the T garage while buskers entertained the kids and their parents. The heat and humidity let up a bit as well which made last night even more spectacular.
After the street acts packed up for the evening, RJ Zimmerman and Alex Kaufman kept the night alive with some virtuoso guitar work. The jazz duo is gaining a strong following and we're glad they've chosen us as their home base for First Fridays.
Sadly, we also said goodbye to Jenny, who's been with us from the start. Jenny is headed to mean old Manhattan on a grant to attend NYU. We wish her the best of luck and will miss her perspective from having been a teacher in Guatemala and Honduras whose students included many children from coffee plantations.