Annual JAMS Festival to return to Jamaica this summer with music and fun for all

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The streets of Jamaica will be filled with music and fun at an annual festival that’s coming to the neighborhood in August.

The 22nd annual Jamaica Arts & Music Summer (JAMS) Festival aims to bring a multicultural experience through music, food and more while supporting the local economy and tourism. Hosted by Cultural Collaborative Jamaica and the Planning Committee, the two-day event will take place on Aug. 3-4 at Jamaica Avenue’s commercial strip from Parsons Boulevard to 170th Street.

The event will kick off with JAMS Under the Stars on Aug. 3 at Rufus King Park. Starting at 6 p.m., a line-up of all-women performers will take the stage and fill the evening with comedy, spoken word, jazz, R&B and dance.

At 11 a.m. on Aug. 4, the festival will continue with a JAMS street fair. Ten blocks on Jamaica Avenue will be closed down and will offer specialty blocks of activities for all ages. The specialty blocks will include Just for Kids Rides, Sports, Rock Climbing, Health & Wellness and an Antique Car Exhibit.

For more information about the JAMS festival, email [email protected] or call 718-526-8700.

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