Estimates of about or more than 1,000 people in attendance at last night's Dionne Warwick concert that was held in Seton Park in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The politicians and those running for office were also there. Both candidates for city Comptroller Eliot Spitzer who left early, and Scott Stringer who arrived shortly after Spitzer left. Public Advocate candidate Dan Squadron, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, 11th City Council District candidates Andrew Cohen and Cliff Stanton (who handed out free ice cream on the hot night). The concert was one of a series being sponsored by State Senator Jeff Klein throughout his senate district in the Bronx and Westchester County.
Ms. Warwick arrived as the elected officials were speaking, and went right into song even before they left the stage that was set up for her in the park. Ms. Warwick sang hit after hit, and roamed across the large stage so people could see her and take photos from many different angles. The concert ended at 9PM and the crowd was thanked for coming by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., who said that he was a big fan of Ms. Warwick. People came from all over the Bronx to see the Dionne Warwick Concert, with some saying to me they attend every concert that Senator Klein has scheduled. Below are some photos.
Before the Dionne Warwick Concert began in Seton Park the elected officials were there.
Left - Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (left), State Senators Dan Squadron (candidate for Public Advocate center), and Jeff Klein (right).
Right - Manhattan Borough President and candidate for City Comptroller Scott Stringer stumping for votes.
11th City Council candidates Andrew Cohen and Cliff Stanton were at the event.
Left - Stanton is handing out free ice cream.
Right - Cohen is just enjoying a great evening with the people.
Left - You can see just how large the stage set up in the park was.
Right - A close up of Ms. Warwick.
Left - One shot of the huge crowd that came to Seton Park to hear Ms. Dionne Warwick.
Right - Some of the ice cream wrappers found on the ground after the concert.