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Come Out and Play! Musicians and Performers Wanted for 78th Street Play Street

Summer Sundays at the Park 2014

Jackson Heights Beautification Group Seeks Artists for the 12th Annual Summer Sundays at the Park

April 9, 2015

Contact: Carlos Martínez  |  260-227-5673  |

NEW YORK – The annual Summer Sundays at the Park music and performance series has provided free outdoor music in Jackson Heights for the past 10 years, bringing global sounds to a local audience. This series is organized by the Jackson Heights Beautification Group, a volunteer-run organization founded in 1988.

This year the JHBG invites Queens-based musicians and performers, including dance groups to submit an application by April 30th ( Performers will be selected by May 10th. Concert organizers will provide sound logistics and a modest stipend. The concert and performances will take place on the 78th Street Play Street between 34th Avenue and Northern Boulevard alongside Travers Park. All concerts begin at 4:00 PM every Sunday from June 21st to August 30th.

Summer Sundays at the Park will kick-off on June 21st, as part of Make Music New York, a live and free musical celebration with over 1,300 concerts on streets, sidewalks, and parks across the five boroughs. Musicians and performers are invited to participate and register by April 24th through the Make Music New York website ( Participating in Make Music New York is on a volunteer-basis. Participants will be provided on-site logistics support, promotion and an opportunity to share their talents.

“These concerts are a great opportunity to bring the people of Jackson Heights together, no matter their age, income or where they come from, to enjoy a wide range of performances – jazz, rock, Latin, dance and theater,” said Len Maniace, JHBG President and founder of Summer Sundays at the Park.

Summer Sundays at the Park is organized by the Jackson Heights Beautification Group.
Concert Committee: Beatriz Gil, Carlos Martinez, Edwin Westley, Nuala O’Doherty, Rodrigo Salazar and Vinny Mongeluzo.

The Jackson Heights Beautification Group’s mission is to preserve, restore, revitalize and maintain the community of Jackson Heights. For more information please visit or follow us on and

Photo credits: Rodrigo Salazar
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