Levitt Looks Lovely

The Levitt Pavilion’s summer season opens soon.

In addition to another 50 nights of free entertainment, concert-goers will enjoy enhanced landscaping. (If you’ve wandered outside the library, you’ve seen it already.)

What you may not know is that it’s largely thanks to one man.

Alfredo at work.

The other day, an alert — and appreciative — “06880” reader noticed Alfredo weeding the hill.

“That’s a big job,” she said.

“Yes,” he smiled at her. “I’m lucky I have the work.”

When that was done, he began mulching.

A few more plantings are coming soon.

When the summer series begins, I hope Alfredo will be there — relaxing to both the music and the flowers.

6 responses to “Levitt Looks Lovely

  1. Adrian Hinojos

    Dan, thank you for showing the contributions of people like Alfredo. I don’t know Alfredo, but likely, he is an immigrant like me.
    Immigrants are hard-working people and less likely to commit crimes. These are not alternative facts such as the ones trump talked about during his campaign launch.

    “When Mexico sends it people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people,”

  2. Carol Lupo-Simek

    Thank you, Alfredo! The Pavillion looks amazing.

  3. Freda Welsh, Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts

    Dan, thank you for the great coverage, and I wanted to share a little background:

    A member of our Board – Dan Aron – had a conversation with longtime Westport resident and landscape architect Dick Stein one Sunday morning this spring. The end result was Dick’s willingness to volunteer and oversee a grounds beautification project for the Levitt Pavilion.

    Largely with the efforts of Dick and Alfredo (a friend of the Aron family) with weekend and holiday help from Dan, this group provided the labor, Bruce Lindsay provided input, while local landscaper Tony Palmer of T. Palmer Landscaping hauled mulch donated by Parks & Recreation to the Pavilion site. The folks at Maple Row Farms in Easton also generously provided their support as well.

    Our thanks to each and every one above and to Jen Fava, Director of P&R, and Dan DeVito, Operations Supervisor, for helping to get us ready for the season.

    This effort was made possible by funds donated specifically towards the preservation and maintenance of the grounds on and around the Levitt Pavilion.

  4. Richard Fogel

    its good people like Alfredo that make a better world for all

  5. It’s people like Dick Stein who works so hard to make Westport a better place to live. The riverwalk is spectacular. I noticed it from Eloise Ray Park on Riverside. Thanks Dick!
    Lou Mall