Above photo: Chef Pat Simmonds Island Wraps
Below Photo: Patrons enjoying the day
Photos by Ajamu Myrie
African television outlet Aflik TV came out to shoot content for their viewers ahead of Mega African artist Patoranking’s Jerk Festival debut performance on July 22nd. Other media in attendance included Come Chat Wid Mi, Jamaicans.com and more.
The hot sunny day continued with a live remote by Irie Jam Radio, from 2-4pm and Reggae King Radio from 2-5pm. Attendees were also entertained with a special surprise performance by New Kingston along with a chance to meet the four-piece band.Tasty treats by vendors and sponsors were provided for non-media guests as well as a mini kids zone face painting area.
“There will be no shortage of food and music and everything else,” said Patricia Chin, owner of VP Records about the New York Jerk Festival. “So please come out, tell your friends, it’s a family day, bring out grandpa, bring out grandma, bring the kids and just have a wonderful day,” she concluded.
This year’s New York Jerk Festival will include performances by energy God Elephant Man, African sensation Patoranking and “Walking Trophy” artist Hood Celebrityy. Other performers include LU.S.T., Jahmiel, New Kingston and Braata Folk Singers.
About NY 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 22nd, 2018. 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, Shaggy, Third World, Dexta Daps, Gyptian, Bunji Garlin, and Fay Ann Lyons.
Visit https://jerkfestivalny.com for more information. Stay up to date via social media, find the Grace Jamaican Festival on Facebook and Instagram.
Tickets are valued at $36.00 in advance and $46.00 at the event. Online tickets are available for purchase at : https://jerkfestivalny.com/tickets/.