Jackson Heights Beautification Group’s concert series returning to Travers Park

Jackson Heights Beautification Group’s concert series returning to Travers Park
A performancea the 2016 JHBG concert series. (Photo courtesy of Jackson Heights Beautification Group)

The 2022 Summer Sundays in The Park concert series is set to take off on Sunday, July 3, in Jackson Heights’s Travers Park.

The Jackson Heights Beautification Group (JHBG) has hosted this series every Sunday throughout the summer since 2004, offering residents an opportunity to take in performances from a wide variety of artists from Jackson Heights and surrounding neighborhoods.

This year’s lineup includes Carol Thomas, Sonica, La Cumbiamba and the Jackson Heights Orchestra.

Summer Sundays coordinator Joe Knipes expressed excitement with this year’s lineup.

“Oh yeah, [we’re] really excited,” Kinipes said. “We have a pretty wide range of artists!”

JHBG is also teaming up with the Queensboro Dance Festival on Turnout NYC, a pilot citywide program which is led by the Design Trust for Public Space and SITU, to manage Queens-based dance and music performances.

The program features three weeks of cost-free community workshops and performances across Travers Park and will take place on four Thursdays between July and August.

Schedule announcements related to these performances will be posted at queensborodancefestival.com.

For more information, visit jhbg.org or Facebook.com/SummerSundaysJH.

Below, find a list of upcoming performances:

Sunday, July 17

5 p.m.: Diabolo Juggling Chinese yoyo workshop with Glow Community Center (Flushing)

6 p.m.: B.I.M. (Brothers In Madness) featuring Fariyah Premaa

Sunday, July 24

5 p.m.: Beast From the East youth breakdance battle by Dynasty Breaking NYC (Astoria)

6 p.m.: Teej & The Sidepocket

Sunday, July 31

5 p.m.: Tap dance improv jam with Cole Collective (Astoria)

6 p.m.: Juan Diego Villalobos Trio

Sunday, Aug. 7

5 p.m.: Masala Bhangra community dance party with Sarina Jain (Forest Hills)

6 p.m.: Trina Basu, Arun Ramamurthy and percussion

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