Long Island City Partnership’s signature community celebration returns for its 8th annual year—but with a twist! This year LIC Springs to Summer! will be a series of events, promotions, and performances throughout Long Island City from your favorite LIC businesses, organizations, and cultural institutions beginning Monday, June 14th and going through Sunday, June 20th.
As a part of the event, we are creating a LIC Passport to showcase everything LIC has to offer, not just today, but every day of the year. These passports will include all the events and promotions in the neighborhood that can be redeemed during the week-long program, ranging from intimate concerts to exclusive dinner deals! We will distribute the passports leading up to and during the week of the event through multiple pick-up locations in the neighborhood.
LIC Partnership is thankful to Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer for his support.
QUEENS CELEBRATES #JUNETEENTH
Commemorating 156 years of Black Power on Juneteenth at Roy Wilkins Park since the last enslaved people in Galveston, TX was freed.
A sustainable and historic festival for the South East Queens community that highlights, celebrates, and commemorates our Black Ancestors and their journey to liberation through Juneteenth. In partnership with community leaders, elected officials, community organizations, Black Greek life, public safety, parks, small businesses, and more, the collective committee will execute Juneteenth’s worth remembering for years to come.
Assembly Bill A10628, sponsored and introduced by our very own @aliciahyndman State Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman of the 29th Assembly District in June 2020 to finally have Juneteenth recognized as a New York State Holiday.
On October 14, 2020, this empowered bill was signed into law. 156 years later, in 2021 we will celebrate Black Power, and Liberation for the first time as an NYS Holiday on Juneteenth at Roy Wilkins Park!
This program is the closing event for Din Din, a series of free, socially distanced outdoor public events which use food and art to build community.
Location: 39-22 29th St, Long Island City
7 – 9 pm
The “Recalling Bitterness Tasting Menu” by Siri Lee and “Breakaway” by Heather Kapplow
9 – 10 pm – Short film and video art program featuring:
Phyllis Ma “Trip the Fruit Fantastic”
Tobias Rud “Sweetie O’s”
Rebecca Shapass “Eggless”
Julia Hechtman “ONLY US”
Robbie Samuels “Hip Hop Cafe”
Dana Sherwood “Feral Cakes”
Forest Juziuk “Briars: I’m not good looking but my mother gave me something”