In Loving Memory of Woody Zalman
January 22 – 9:15am (meet at PL HQ) to 3:30pm (returning to port)
Positive Legacy is returning to Jamaica! In partnership with Oracabessa Foundation, Positive Legacy will host a meaningful day of service, intercultural exchange, music and celebration on Sunday January 22. We will start our day at the Eden Park BMX Track in Saint Mary, which was built by Oracabessa in 2012. There are few things Jamaican youth (or children anywhere for that matter) love more than bicycles. The Oracabessa Foundation is channeling this enthusiasm for cycling into a community program called Two Wheels, One Love, with a curriculum that teaches children life skills through sports achievement.
After a short exhibition from the Two Wheels students we will get our hands dirty with track improvements and beautification. Next we will travel a short distance to a beautiful beach, where we will enjoy a community jam by Jam Cruise musicians TBA and Jamaican friends, while sharing food and dance with our community partners and the children and families of Two Wheels, One Love.
If you’d like to attend the Day of Service & Celebration in Jamaica, tickets can be purchased for $75. The ticket price will cover the cost of supplies needed for the BMX track improvements and beautification, as well as lunch and transportation. There will be a limited number of tickets available, therefore we recommend getting yours ASAP. This event is rain or shine and tickets are nonrefundable. Tickets on sale HERE!!
DAY OF SERVICE SCHEDULE:
9:45a Meet at Positive Legacy Headquarters
10:00a Board buses at cruise port
10:30a Arrive at Oracabessa BMX track, opening comments, and orientation on Two Wheels, One Love
10:45a –12:30p BMX demonstration by Two Wheels One Love students and service activities including track improvements and murals
12:30p-12:45p Transport to beach celebration
12:45p – 2:50p Live music, Jamaican bar side BBQ, and beach time
2:50p Closing comments & thank you
3:00p Board buses
3:30p – Arrive Ocho Rios Cruise port
Two Wheels One Love Project In Loving Memory of Woody Zalman
There aren’t too many people in life you come across that you immediately fall in love with and can never forget. Woody Zalman was one of those people. Tragically, Woody was taken from us in a car accident after returning to the east coast from his 4th Jam Cruise in early 2016. Although his physical presence will no longer exist at live music events, or surrounding the card tables which he loved to play, Woody’s memory will always live in our hearts.
Please join Positive Legacy and the Oracabessa Foundation to bring the 36 week Two Wheels, One Love program to 200 children from 5 schools in Saint Mary, Jamaica. The TWOL program creates a “safe haven” where program organizers use the growing interest in BMX biking as a portal to much broader lessons for area youth.
This program has the power to change lives and create a more peaceful Jamaica. For every $75 raised, one child will receive a scholarship for Two Wheels, One Love.
To learn more about this project and make a donation by December 31st, click HERE. Stay tuned for info on the Two Wheels One Love Day of Service & Celebration in Jamaica on January 22, 2017.
Day 4 – Silent Auction 5:30pm-8:00pm (PL HQ), Live Auction (Time & Location TBA)
Come bid on autographed photos, concert tickets, and unique memorabilia from Jam Cruise musicians at the live and silent auctions. 100% of auction proceeds support Positive Legacy’s humanitarian and environmental projects.
The Silent Auction will feature an acoustic performance by the 6-piece powerhouse BIG Something, who are killin it out on tour with their soaring guitars, synths, horns and alluring vocal hooks that rise to the top of their infectious collection of songs.
Do you have a unique item that you would like to donate to the Positive Legacy Charity Auction during Jam Cruise? Your donation will be on display throughout the event and the funds that your item raises will go directly to our environmental & humanitarian projects in the local community.
Contact us today about donating an item: Christine@positivelegacy.com
Date, Time & Location TBA
While enjoying your afternoon by the pool join Positive Legacy in a game of BINGO with JoJo Hermann! As the songs play, you guess the name and fill in your card. There are two games hosted by your favorite artists! $20 donation for 2 games. Play with your friends, have fun and listen to some of your favorite songs! 100% of the proceeds go to funding Positive Legacy!
Tuesday 1/24 – 3:00-5:00pm (Stardust Theater)
Come enjoy a serenade by the improv and entertaining Everyone Orchestra hosted by Matt Butler! We will have FREE BEER to celebrate all that we were able to accomplish with the Jam Cruise 15 Positive Legacy and Greening programs!
Want to get more involved with Positive Legacy and help make an impact? Give 2 hours of your time while on Jam Cruise and receive a t-shirt and lots of love. Your time and energy will help immensely. For more information and to get signed up, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Positive Legacy and Trees, Water & People make it easy to travel responsibly, by offsetting the emissions from your travel on Jam Cruise. A $20 carbon offset donation will support a community tree nursery that is producing 10,000 trees a year for rural communities on the north coast of Haiti, providing fruit, improved soil quality, timber and the sequestration of thousands of tons of carbon dioxide emissions over their lifetimes. Take this opportunity to feel empowered and leave your own positive legacy during Jam Cruise. Offset your trip HERE!
Do you have a laptop you’d like to donate to a needy school in one of the communities we visit? We have a volunteer who will install fresh operating systems and wireless networking cards. Computers are a luxury that few schools in the Caribbean can provide to their students. Here’s a chance for music fans to Leave a Positive Legacy and make a difference in the lives of others. If you have a used laptop you would like to donate for future humanitarian efforts, please e-mail Matt at email@example.com to discuss your computer’s specifications and the minimum system requirements.
Although it was a major disappointment that we couldn’t stop in Belize City on January 8th 2016 for JamCruise 14, there is a silver lining to every cloud and our legacy is still strong there. Due to a $13,750 grant from Positive Legacy the 4-day Deer Dance Festival was performed in Santa Cruz, Belize the from Jan 6-10th 2016. The grant provided education and technology to Maya teens in order to integrate students in the video production of a documentary about Maya heritage and the traditional practice of the Deer Dance. The project will culminate in the creation of an educational workbook and a documentary which will be shared on the Positive Legacy website this coming year. This project supported the vision of Mopan Maya leaders in Santa Cruz to preserve their sacred tradition for generations to come. Check out a trailer for the Maya Deer Dance, a Cool Anthropology and Daniel Velazquez documentary.
In addition to the Deer Dance grant we also provided $2,500 for the installation of an Educational Tropical Garden and an environmentally conscious mural representing Belize biodiversity in Memorial Park, Belize City. The mural was painted on January 8th and the garden will be installed on January 26th with the help of the local community partners.
Last but not least we also provided a $1,000 grant to Drums Not Guns in Punta Gorda, Belize to support the promotion of non-violence and self-empowerment among at-risk youth thru drumming lessons/circles, dancing, poetry and more. In the spirit of ‘One World United through Music’, Master Kriol Drummer Emmet Young brought his drumming students to the Village of Santa Cruz on Jan 8th to perform for school children, exchange culture with marimba musicians, and join his students to watch the Deer Dance. We are proud and grateful that in spite of our technical issues getting to Belize, Positive Legacy partners gathered to celebrate this project and share their unique musical heritage in our absence.