Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival Kick-Off Event Taste of Jerk


Kick-Off Event June 3rd, 2017, Festival Date July 23rd, 2017

Chef Wenford Patrick Simpson of BB Kings Blues Club will be judging a “Taste of Jerk” cooking competition during the June 3rd event. The winner will take home the festival’s famous Dutch Pot Trophy.

New York, NY May 16th, 2017 –  The Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival is back for the 7th year in a row! Members of the press are invited to experience a preview with “Taste of Jerk” on Saturday, June 3rd at Noon. Dubbed “the city’s biggest Caribbean eat-athon” by Time Out NY magazine, with 20,000 attendees, 30+ vendors, cooking challenges featuring top chefs, celebrities and restaurants, three stages featuring live music performances from International Headliners and Local Bands, a Kids Zone and more. The Festival is presented in partnership with VP Records and is sponsored by Grace Foods, Digicel, Western Union amongst other companies that are pillars of Caribbean culture in the US and abroad.

Taste of Jerk: Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival Kick-Off

Date: Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Time: 12:00PM-5:00PM

Location: VP Records Retail Store(Garden), 170-21 Jamaica Ave, New York, NY 11432

Sample entertainment from the cultural stage festival performers,  chow down authentic Jamaican flavors from popular restaurants and festival participants: Yardie’s, T & G Flavors, Freckle’s Juice, Miller Wellness & Nutrition and other cult favorites. Tickets to the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival  are not yet available to the public.

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About the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival:

The Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival NY has the unique distinction of being “New York’s Biggest Caribbean Food Festival” delivering an enjoyable experience of the highest quality to festival goers. Held annually at Roy Wilkins Park, Queens, New York, the third Sunday in July, the Festival appeals to all ethnicities and key demographics, particularly the vibrant Caribbean communities in the Metro New York. This year’s Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival is taking place on July 23rd, 2017. The Festival has been featured in NY 1,  NY Daily News, Pix11 & Paste Magazine. Past Festival headliners have included sought after Dancehall, Soca and Reggae Artists: Christopher Martin, Sean Paul, Shaggy, Reggae Ambassadors, Third World, Dexta Daps, Tifa, Gyptian, Bunji Garlin, and Fay Ann Lyons.

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