July just got hotter with the annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival New York taking place Sunday, July 22 at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York. The eighth staging of the Tri-State’s “Biggest Caribbean Food and Music Festival” will take place from 12 PM to 8 PM, and this year will have no shortage of delicious jerk food vendors, entertainment and fun for all ages.
Regular patrons will come to enjoy the wide variety of jerk delicacies, culinary demonstrations, contests, cultural presentations, contemporary entertainment on the Main Stage and Kidz Zone area. In addition, a new non-cooked raw vegan area will debut as well as a Caribbean Farmers market offering fresh vegetables and fruit directly from Jamaica, presented by Farm Up Jamaica.
This year, the main stage will also offer a new genre to the traditional Reggae and Soca music roster the festival usually provides. Popular West African artist Patoranking will represent for the Afro-beats, as the Nigeria born artist will perform hits like ‘My Woman, My Everything’, which is sure to make his fans come out in droves as well as introduce him to a new audience. African media conglomerate Aflik TV will be there to capture it all. Energy God, Elephant Man who led the recent DC Jerk Festival held on June 10, will be back for another astounding performance in New York. Fresh off the success of her single ‘Walking Trophy’, Hood Celebrityy will be back for the second year in a row to now headline and present the audience with some of her other big hits, representing for modern Caribbean women. Other performers will also include Reggae band LUST, young Dancehall artist Jahmiel and the group New Kingston who also performed recently in DC.
Tickets are valued at $36.00 in advance and $46.00 at the event. Online tickets are available for purchase at the following link.