JUNE 26 ‘ONLY IN QUEENS’ SUMMER FESTIVAL

June 19, 2016 - garden totes

QUEENS, NY (TIP): Borough President Melinda Katz @MelindaKatz, in partnership with NYC Parks, NYC Company Foundation and Delta Air Lines, denounced serve sum about a arriving “#OnlyinQueens” Summer Festival to take place on Sunday, Jun 26 from 1:00 – 8:00 PM in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Admission is giveaway and open to a public.

Delta Airlines Scavenger Hunt : Back by renouned demand, a park-wide Scavenger Hunt sponsored by Delta Air Lines will kick-off during 1:00 PM. Upon registration, teams of dual to 6 people will be versed with t-shirts, a map of a park, a receptacle bag and a list of new clues that will exam participants’ believe of a 1939-40 and 1964-65 World’s Fairs and of a park as it is now. Throughout a Scavenger Hunt, any organisation will be destined to several informative institutions and other locations via a park and accept a token to infer they were there. The teams that have collected a many tokens by 4:00 PM will be announced a winners. Prizes for a winning organisation and tip runners-up embody VIP tickets to a SummerStage uncover during Central Park; tickets to a opening during a Forest Hills Stadium, a Kupferberg Center for a Arts or a Jul 4th Louis Armstrong Birthday Bash; Family Membership to a Museum of a Moving Image; benefaction basket and membership to a Queens Botanical Garden. Participants contingency register for a Scavenger Hunt in-person between 12:00 – 1:00 PM on a day of a eventuality during a Queens Theatre, located adjacent to a New York State Pavilion.

Literary Tent : Visitors can accommodate and hear from Queens authors from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. Appearances will embody children’s authors such as Michelle Schusterman, author of we Heart Band, The Kat Sinclair Files and Maudeville; Ama Karikari Yawson, author of Kwanzaa Nana series; and Sam Ita, author of a bestselling pop-up versions of 20,000 Leagues underneath the Sea, Moby-Dick and Frankenstein.

Food, Arts and Craft Vendors :  Independent vendors of a Queens International Night Market will underline some of their best foods, humanities and sell for purchase, including Romanian-Hungarian funnel cakes by TwisterCake, Sri Lankan cuisine by Ceylon, kati rolls by Kati Roll Shack, takoyaki from Karl’s Balls, mochi waffles from Moffle Bar and more.

Open House Tour of a New York State Pavilion : Members of a media are invited to attend in an Open House Tour of a New York State Pavilion from 1:30 – 2:00 PM, where Borough President Katz, a National Trust for Historic Preservation and People for a Pavilion will be accessible to speak about a Pavilion’s influence, a significance to a Queens’ village and a general pattern foe now underway until Jul 1. Additional debate time slots are accessible via a day. Tours will embody a inside of a “Tent of Tomorrow,” a Pavilion’s categorical muster space that once dazzled and gay attendees of a 1964-65 World’s Fair. They will also see from a inside where a world’s largest cessation roof rose adult and take a demeanour during a remaining 567-panel terrazzo highway map of a Empire State that once greeted visitors.

Music and Cultural Performances : An eclectic, multicultural array of bands and groups that paint a farrago of Queens will fill a park with song via a day as partial of a Summer 2016 Katz Concert Series in partnership with NYC Parks and a Kupferberg Center for a Arts:

1:00 PM – The Queen’s Cartoonists offer a tour-de-force of a Swing Era’s zaniest and many artistic music, most of that was combined for or blending for exemplary cartoons. The band’s repertoire includes animation song from a 1920’s all a approach to a benefaction day.

1:45 PM – Radio Jarocho plays “son jarocho” song fashioned after a towns, musicians and muddy panorama that combined it in Veracruz, Mexico. The band’s members also write their possess songs desirous by this renouned genre and tailor them with assorted influences, formulating a contemporary repertoire that captures a suggestion of a normal style.

2:30 PM – Kumbakin is a Cuban-inspired dance rope lead by Puerto Rican thespian Jainardo Batista (also famous as Yemal Melódico).

3:15 PM – FJ Music was founded by Feifei Yang and Jiaju She, who are dedicated to a general graduation of Chinese normal song and to integrating Chinese low-pitched denunciation with different universe song genres.

4:00 PM – Zikrayat is an Arab song and dance garb dedicated to presenting a exemplary song and a dance traditions of Egypt, Lebanon and a larger Arab world, in colourful theatre productions evoking a melodramatic atmosphere and thespian abyss of exemplary Egyptian low-pitched cinema. Alternating outspoken and instrumental numbers with solo and organisation dance numbers, Zikrayat’s goal is to prominence a farrago of Arab enlightenment for mainstream Western audiences in an authentic nonetheless interesting contemporary representation.

The SummerStage outside unison in partnership with a City Parks Foundation will start during 4:30 PM during a Festival Site in a park, with performances by hip bound organisation and Queens’ possess KID ‘N PLAY, singer/actor TRISTAN “MACK” WILDS of a HBO play “The Wire” and a CW array “90210”, RB thespian GINUWINE and song by Queens local DJ CAMILO of Hot 97. Funding for a SummerStage unison comes from a Flushing Meadows Corona Park Improvement Fund, administered by City Comptroller Scott Stringer, Borough President Katz and NYC Parks.

The “Only in Queens” Summer Festival will offer a far-reaching operation of activities for people of all ages, including:

● Guided tours of a New York State Pavilion’s Tent of Tomorrow, a Queens Library Mobile Unit and a Queens Museum (tours of a Queens Theatre will no longer be provided);

● Family-friendly fun including informative performances, face painting, inflatable rebound houses, activities run by a United States Tennis Association, and an coming by Mr. Met;

● Exhibits of memorabilia from a strange 1939-40 and 1964-65 World’s Fairs, exemplary cars and a vessel from a annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival;

● Virtual existence demonstrations by a National Trust for Historic Preservation, a organisation People for a Pavilion and Queens-based RPGA Studio as partial of a general ideas foe now underway to appeal talented and artistic open submit for how a New York State Pavilion can best be blending for open reuse.

Additional co-sponsors for a “Only in Queens” Summer Festival embody TD Bank, a New York Daily News, Vio/K Marketing Group and Resorts World Casino, New York City. For some-more information, go to www.queensbp.org/onlyinqueens.

This year’s “Only in Queens” Summer Festival follows dual successful World’s Fair Anniversary Festivals, hold in 2014 and 2015 in jubilee of a 75th anniversary of a 1939-40 World’s Fair and a 50th anniversary of a 1964-1965 World’s Fair, and orderly by a World’s Fair Anniversary Committee (co-chaired by Borough President Katz and State Assemblymember Margaret Markey) in partnership with NYC Parks.

Follow Borough President Katz via @MelindaKatz or www.facebook.com/queensbpkatz

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