Summerstage Rocks Queens
by Lisa A. Fraser
Jul 27, 2011 | 19595 views | 0 0 comments | 1092 1092 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Image courtesy: Summerstage/City Parks Foundation
Who says Queens isn’t hot? This summer it sure will be after Summerstage rocks the house.

Ongoing until, July 30, Summerstage is taking over the borough with performances by acts such as Chrisette Michele, Donnell Jones, Kool Moe Dee and Olivia.

And it’s not just about the music, the event, brought to you by the City Parks Foundation, will also feature dance and theatre acts from hip-hop to jazz and opera renditions.

“SummerStage is beyond excited to present free performing arts programs in Queens. While many might not consider Queens to be a cultural hub, SummerStage aims to change that perception,” said James Burke, Director of Arts and Cultural Programs at City Parks Foundation and the producer of SummerStage.

“For instance, Queens is considered by many to be one of the birthplaces of hip-hop and we honor that by presenting artists who helped make hip-hop a part of popular culture. And the best part? It’s all free!

On Thursday, July 28 at 7:00 p.m., songstress Chrisette Michele will be performing at Springfield Park, located at 145th Rd & 148th St. near Springfield Boulevard.

On July 29 and 30, “Tunde’s Trumpet,” directed by Kristin Horton, will also be on view at the park at 8:00 p.m.

“We strive to offer a diverse lineup in the borough so that there is something for everyone. From opera and R&B to theater, dance and family programming, we are ecstatic to offer these unique events to Queens and all NYC residents,” Burke said.

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