Borough President Melinda Katz, in partnership with City Comptroller Scott Stringer, NYC Parks, City Parks Foundation, NYC & Company Foundation, Delta Air Lines and Resorts World Casino New York City, will host the “Only in Queens Summer Festival” on Sunday, June 11, 2017 from 2:00 - 8:00 PM in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Admission is free and open to the public.
The Festival will feature a SummerStage outdoor concert beginning at 5:00 PM headlined by funk music legend GEORGE CLINTON and his band PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC. Hosted by hip-hop artist and Queens native ROXANNE SHANTÉ, the Summerstage concert line-up includes young R&B sisters duo CHLOE x HALLE, the hip-hop group MAIN SOURCE and Queens native DJ MARLEY MARL.
The Festival will also offer a wide range of activities for people of all ages, including:
- Additional live entertainment on the Unisphere Stage featuring Queens native BARTLETT CONTEMPORARIES (performing a variety from bebop to hip-hop), ALIVE N’ KICKIN (a 60’s cover band) and THE DEVOTIONS (a Doo-wop group with members who hail from Queens)
- Guided tours of the New York State Pavilion led by NYC Parks’ volunteer group, the New York State Pavilion Painting Project
- A park-wide scavenger hunt with clues that test participants’ knowledge of the 1939-40 and 1964-65 World’s Fairs and of the park as it is today
- Food and craft vendors from the Queens International Night Market
To learn more, check out the festival website here.
Media sponsors for the 2017 Only in Queens Summer Festival include the New York Daily News, Gothamist and Time Out New York.
This post is brought to you by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz.