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Jackson Heights Music Fest Opens in Travers Park

Music will be filling the streets of Jackson Heights this summer starting this weekend. The “Summer Sundays in the Park” festival is bringing stellar artists to Travers Park every Sunday afternoon through August 25. There’s something for everyone. “Queens – and Jackson Heights in particular – are known and lauded for their diversity, so why not celebrate that diversity through music,” said Edwin Westley, President of the Jackson Heights Beautification Group.

All concerts are free and begin at 3 PM every Sunday from July 7 to August 25. The concerts will take place on take place on 78th Street between 34th Avenue and Northern Boulevard alongside Travers Park. The series is presented by The Jackson Heights Beautification Group and its committee Friends of Travers Park. “This program was made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funding from the New York City Dept. of Cultural Affairs and by the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by the Queens Council on the Arts.”

Concert Committee: Carlos Martinez, Valerie McLeod-Katz, Vinny Mongoluzo, Rebekah Oakes, Alfonso Quiroz, Andrew Ronan, Dan Sheehan and Edwin Westley.

The summer schedule is as follows:

July 7
The Sonic Power Pops

July 14
M.A.K.U. Sound System

July 21
Alycia Perrin and the Latihente Dance Company

July 28
Band in a Box Once Again

August 4
Issa Cabrera

August 11

August 18
Calpulli Mexican Dance Company

August 25
1am – City Parks Puppet Mobile presents Little Red’s Hood
2PM – Theater for a New City presents Sanitation, or, Off the Grid.