Zlatne Uste Would Like To Extend Special Thanks To:

The Golden Festival 2019 Organizing Committee: Morgan Clark, Emerson Hawley, Melinda Hunt, Noel Kropf, Krisstofer Marchena, Dan Mullen, Laura Pannaman, Martie Ripson, Matt Smith, Cathie Springer, Joanna Zannoni and Quinn Zannoni.

Batja Bell, Morgan Clark & our Golden Festival Kitchen Crew, who shopped, cooked, prepared specialties, made deliveries and organized the beautiful meze presentation, a taste of Balkan cuisine and hospitality.
Cathie Springer for designing the layout for the party and directing the annual Golden Fest Exhibition of Balkan Weaving; and to the weavers, the lenders and the great installation team!
Michael Ginsburg and Belle Birchfield who directed the musical program, and Quinn Zannoni, our producer.
Laura Pannaman and our volunteer stage managers, who keep the program running smoothly.
Emerson Hawley for technical and stage lighting.
Lea Johnson and Christian Morales and the volunteer Charshiya (bazaar) managers.
All the wonderful volunteers, who gave their time & effort to make this festival possible, and to our volunteer coordinators Kriss Marchena and Noel Kropf, who juggled them all.
Rob Weisberg & Irene Trudel of WFMU for live broad-casting parts of the festival. The festival will be archived on WFMU.ORG
Alison Goessling for professional sound reinforcement from Audio Inc, & our volunteer sound crew, organized by Noel Kropf, who set up the stages and ran the boards.
George Bradley, Martie Ripson, and others, who supervised the front desk.
Batja Bell for the festival image design.
Matthew Fass for design of the festival website.
Emerson Hawley and Joanna Zannoni for all their publicity efforts.

And most especially, THANK YOU MUSICIANS for donating your amazing talents to make this event possible!

Zlatne Uste is Belle Birchfield, Morgan Clark, Marian Eines, Sarah Ferholt, Catherine Foster, Emily Geller, Michael Ginsburg, Don Godwin, Laine Harris, Emerson Hawley, Jerry Kisslinger, Seido Salifoski, and Matthew Smith


Thanks to our generous food and drink vendors
We thank the following Special Donors and Vendors for providing exceptional gifts, discounts and services. They share our belief in the power of music, dance and food to bring people of diverse cultures together:
The Diamandas Family at The Greek Store — 612 Boulevard, Kenilworth, NJ , tarama, skordhalia, tsatiski and gorgeous olives www.eatgreek.com
Elizabeth “MB” Ryan and the Breezy Hill Orchard Family. The farm hosts events in the Hudson Valley presenting Zlatne Uste, and other Balkan artists, local food and friends. Farm stands at Union Square and other Greenmarkets. www.hudsonvalleycider.com
“Mamma” Mila Mitrovic salads and pastries milamitrovich@gmail.com
The Petreski Family at Eternatea Coffee and Grocery and Brian’s Foods, 131 Crooks Ave., ajvar, pickles and Macedonian cheese Paterson, NJ. www.facebook.com/EternaTea
Teddy and Spiro at Athena Mediterranean Cuisine, 535 6th Ave., Brooklyn for the gift of their signature revithosalata (chick pea dip) www.athenacuisine.com
The Nouri Family and staff at Nouri Brothers – 997-1001 Main Street, Paterson, NJ. Hummus, baba ghanouj, their freshly-baked pita bread, sweets and snacks www.elnouri.com


We invite you to FEAST FIRST! Enjoy a sit-down, hot meal in a relaxed taverna setting, before the festival. Energize for the evening with a prix-fixe menu both Friday and Saturday – only 3 blocks from the Hall!
Athena Mediterranean Cuisine, 535 6th Ave., Brooklyn, 718-965-4578
3-course menu (appetizer, entrée + dessert) — $…., 3 – 6 pm
Greek and Mediterranean specialties, with your choice of meat, fish and vegetarian options. Regular a la carte menu also available, wine and spirits, and Greek coffee. Please tell Teddy and Chef Spiro you are attending Golden Fest!