Hundreds turn out for free ‘80s concert in Fort Totten Park in Bayside, hosted by Councilmember Paladino

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With blankets and folding chairs, concertgoers spread out in Fort Totten for a free concert over the weekend.
Photo via @CMvpaladino

Hundreds of local residents filled out the lawn at Fort Totten Park in Bayside on Sunday afternoon for a free 80’s and Beyond music concert by the cover band Decadia. 

The event was sponsored by Councilwoman Vickie Paladino, who represents Northeastern Queens, and Queensborough Performing Arts Center, which organizes a range of community shows across the borough. 

Councilwoman Paladino attended the free concert alongside her constituents.Photo via @CMvpaladino

The concert was the first of a series of free outdoor concerts that the council members across the city sponsor each summer in their community’s local parks. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring their own blankets and chairs to enjoy the show. 

“Thank you to all the staff who worked to put the show together, from Susan at QPAC, whom we love, to the stage hands, performers, and to my staff for coordinating the show! I can’t thank you enough for producing the concert for my constituents,” wrote the Councilwoman on Facebook. 

The cover band Decadia performed hits from the 80s on stage.Photo via @CMvpaladino

Decadia, the eight-piece band, is known for their “Tribute to the Decades” series, whether it’s ‘70s classics or ‘90s favorites. They also performed at the Forest Park Bandshell in Woodhaven on Tuesday, courtesy of Councilwoman Joann Ariola.