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Flushing Meadows Corona Park

An afternoon and evening of summer fun is coming to Corona this weekend.

The Only in Queens Summer Festival will take place in Flushing Meadows Corona Park from 2 until 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 11. The free event, which is open to the public, will feature activities and performances for people of all ages.

Beginning at 2 p.m., musicians including Queens-native Bartlett Contemporaries, Alive N’ Kickin, and doo-wop group The Devotions will perform on the Unisphere Stage. There will also be guided tours of the historic New York State Pavilion led by NYC Parks and a parkwide scavenger hunt.

Beginning at 5 p.m., funk music legend George Clinton and his band Parliament Funkadelic, young hip-hop group Chloe x Halle, Main Source and Queens-bred D.J. Marley Marl will perform sets on the SummerStage.

Food and craft vendors from the Queens International Night Market will also be on site until 8 p.m.

The festival celebrates the 50th anniversary of the official designation of Flushing Meadows Corona Park as a New York City Park.

The event is sponsored by Borough President Melinda Katz, City Comptroller Scott Stringer, NYC Parks, City Parks Foundation, NYC & Company Foundation, Delta Air Lines and Resorts World Casino New York City.

“We are pleased to continue the tradition of the annual Only in Queens Summer Festival in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, entirely free to the public,” Katz said. “Music, food and fun in the park are what New York summers are made of, especially here in the borough of families.”

For directions to the park, visit this NYC Parks page. To learn more about the festival, visit the borough president’s website.

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