For the Marley New York crew, the planning of our latest monthly ‘Get Together’ parties have kept us busy. The good news – we have the help of our host, Zuri Marley, who will be playing an integral role in curation of each event. We met Zuri at none other than our (pretty much) home base, Miss Lily’s, the very location we’ll be hosting each Get Together event. It was time for a collaborative brainstorm and the taste testing of all of the new menu items and classic favorites.
As the daughter of Ziggy Marley, it’s no surprise that Zuri is a natural creative. The collective decision to collaborate together for each Get Together event though, goes far beyond that.
A student at The Clive Davis Institute Of Recorded Music Business at The Tisch School of The Arts, NYU, Zuri is also what she describes to be, a “student of life” – teaching herself everyday. “I’m still fresh in the city and there are so many vibes to cultivate. People get lost out here, so its nice to have Miss Lily’s to remind me where I come from (876).” Zuri’s own work – visual and musical, reflects her own image of the American Dream; shining through in individual works as well as collaborations within her collective. “My art is freedom – and thats why I think I connect with The House Of Marley. House of Marley is cutting edge, redefining and modernizing a great man’s vision – making it accessible to people who weren’t able to be touched by the legacy – thats dope as hell. “
The best type of collaborating is fueled with great food. Miss Lily’s chef Andre made sure everything on the menu was an A+.
After our rum cake, Zuri insisted we not leave without all enjoying a Ting soda, her favorite growing up, and still today.
Great people, delicious food, and a constant flow of creative energy left us eager for the green light of our very first Get Together at Miss Lily’s. You’ll hear more about each party as they take off; be sure to join our Marley newsletter for up to date information on all of the happenings!