Jerk Fest returns to Queens

Jerk Fest returns to Queens
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New York’s grandest Caribbean food and music festival — Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival will take center stage, on Sunday, July 21, at Roy Wilkins Park, Merrick and Baisley boulevards to celebrate its nine years of revelry. Gates open at noon.

The festival, which is estimated to attract more that 20,000 supporters, is inviting all “to come excite your pallet and explore spicy jerk cuisine and other favorites prepared by top chefs and culinary experts. Enjoy hot music and bask in the cool vibes.”

“The event will attract a mix of foodies, Reggae and Soca music lovers, dance aficionados and cultural enthusiasts in the most anticipated event of the year,” according to an event official.

In addition to 30 food vendors, 20 novelty booths, Kidz Zone, tasting and cooking demonstrations, popular artistes will excite the crowd with Reggae and Soca music.

Some of the top Reggae and Soca artistes include Christopher Martin, Capleton, Shenseea, Bunji Garlin, Fay-Ann Lyons, and Blakka Ellis.

To purchase tickets, go to – 718-425-1177

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