The Bronx Hoot Reunion (Formerly "The Hunter Hoot")

Welcome to the Working Web Site of the upcoming 2010 Hunter Hoot and Reunion. This is an ongoing document that requests your help in organizing this milestone event. Click on the items to the left to get more information and participate.

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The Bronx Hoot Reunion Concert is made possible with public funds from the Bronx Council on the Arts through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Greater New York Arts Development Fund Regrants Program, the Bronx Borough President and the Bronx Delegation of the City Council.



From 1961 to 1967 Hunter College in the Bronx produced seminal Folk Music Concerts
that included well known artists: Bob Dylan, Danny Kalb, Artie and Happy Traum, David
Grisman, Andy Statman, Peter Wernick, and Eric Kaz.

On Friday May 21st at 8PM a Special Reunion Concert will be held at the Lovinger Theater of Lehman College
which was originally Hunter College in the Bronx. Many of the original performers are
returning and donating their performances in a benefit for the Bronx River Alliance. The
concert features Danny Kalb (The Lead Singer of the Blues Project), Happy Traum
(President and owner of Home Spun Tapes) and other well known artists from the day
as well as Irka Mateo a young folklore singer from the Dominican Republic
62 years ago two boys from the Bronx, Gerry Segal and Danny Hamburg, who lived on
the block of 211th street and Bronx Boulevard became friends and played along the
Bronx River which ran right across the street where they lived. They later met again
during their college years when they both were musicians in the Folk Music Revival of
the 1960’s and participated in the Hunter College Uptown Hootenannies. Life took them
separate ways. After retiring from the fields of education and computer science they met
yet again and decided to create a project that connected both these significant life
events. The outcome is the Bronx Hoot Reunion Concert.

The concert is part of a two day event set for Friday, May 21, and Saturday, May 22,
will feature the concert, a tour of the Lehman campus, and "jamming and canoe rides"
along the restored Bronx River.

In the spirit of the folk music period, all proceeds will benefit a good cause: the Bronx
River Alliance. The Alliance works in partnership with non-profits, government agencies,
schools, and businesses to reclaim the river as a community asset, a destination, and a
force for revitalizing the Bronx. Fundamental to this effort is the creation of a continuous
Bronx River Greenway, which the Alliance is developing in partnership with the City's
Department of Parks and Recreation.

The concert includes, The Danny Kalb Trio(Leader of Blues Project), Happy Traum,
David Bennet Cohen(member of “Country Joe and the Fish”), Bob Rose, Linda LoPresti,
Danny Hamburg, Gerry Segal,The Trevone Marching Jug and Skiffle Band, Billy
Schneiderman, Alan Chartock, Bob Gurland, Bob Malenky, Anne Price (Siegel), Gerry
Tenney, and Gene Yellin.

Tickets can be purchased for $35 and $20. Tickets to the picnic can also be purchased