BRAATA PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCES THE SECOND BANKRA CARIBBEAN CULTURE FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR
Bankra Caribbean Culture Festival: The Biggest Event That Celebrates The Cultural Diversity Of The Caribbean Is Here Again, but This Time In Person.
New York, United States July 19, 2021: Braata Productions, a non-profit organization that brings the Caribbean folk culture, music, theatre, and entertainment to the United States proudly announces the upcoming 7th edition of the Bankura Caribbean Culture Festival. The event will be hosted online on Saturday, July 31st, 2021 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST.
Bankra Caribbean Culture Festival is an annual event that celebrates the rich culture and tradition of the Caribbean. It is a one-day festival, which was helped virtually online this year in June will be held once again in person on the lush grounds of St. Albans Park in Southeast Queens. This will be one of the first in-person experiences of the festival since the Pandemic and will be done in partnership with Council Member I Daneek Miller’s Annual Family Fun Day. This year’s event is set to feature live performances from a variety of artists and entertainers as well as storytelling.
Other activities to enjoy in the festival include arts and crafts and a health panel discussion as well as a play zone for the family and plenty of friendly competitions and races for the entire family. Not to be missed is the much-loved basket weaving demonstration and classes.
While the online edition of the festival was such a success, Braata Productions is eager to begin the transition back to hosting in-person events for the remainder of the year.
The Bankra Caribbean Culture Festival has evolved into an important event with more people of diverse cultures showing keen interest in the festival. The event has showcased the talents of the Caribbean to the world in the last few years and Braata Productions have successfully sold the beauty of the art and culture of the Caribbean to the world with the event.
To learn more about Bankra Caribbean Culture Festival, visit www.braataproductions.org or follow Braata Productions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
ABOUT BRAATA PRODUCTIONS
Braata Productions is a non-profit organization dedicated to giving Caribbean and Caribbean-American artists an opportunity and platform through which they can showcase their works and talents. The company was founded in 2009 to bring Caribbean folk culture, music movement, stories, artists, and theatre to the United States. The vision is to create a world where the cultural and historical traditions of the Caribbean islands are woven into the beautiful tapestry of global arts used to teach and inspire new generations to always reach for more.
Braata Productions offers the highest quality theatrical and educational productions and programs to educate and entertain people worldwide.
For more information about the company, visit www.braataproductions.org
Come Meet With Diverse Authors, Poets, and many Artists. Come To Mingle and Have Fun. Live Music, Meet & Greet Authors, Giveaways, Book Winning Contest & Lots More…
To register to be a vendor and exhibit at the fair call/text 516-256-9531 or go on https://www.cognitoforms.com/BeyondTheAbuseInc/VendorApplicationForm3rdQueensAnnualBookFairSummer2021
Once your application approved, you will be contacted. A flat fee of $50.00 to secure each space will, then, be required to be made. Tables are limited…
In its first on-stage performance in Queens since 2020, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company returns to partner with Queens Theatre with free performances at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Calpulli performs selections from its stories celebrating summer, life, and the Mexican community. Each day, Calpulli will offer a different pre-show workshop with dance and music, so arrive early! Then the company of musicians and dancers takes the stage with the movement, costuming, and joy in a show for the entire family. Viva Mexico, Viva Calpulli, y Viva Queens!
Our new outdoor summer stage is just yards away from our facilities in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Tickets are free but reservations are required.
Thursday, August 5, 2021
4-5:30 PM: Queensborough Dance Festival Performance
7-8 PM: Calpulli Performance with live music
Friday, August 6, 2021
6 PM: Son Jarocho Workshop led by Julia del Palacio
7 PM: Calpulli Performance with live music
Saturday, August 7, 2021
6 PM: Son Jarocho Workshop led by Julia del Palacio
7 PM: Calpulli Performance with live music
6 great Surf Bands from 4 states over 2 days!
Instrumental twang & reverb on the beach!
*Saturday, August 14th*
5pm Commercial Interruption (CT)
6:30 Wiped Out (NY)
8pm TarantinosNYC (NY)
*Sunday, August 15th*
5pm Tsunami Of Sound (MA)
6:30 The Cameramen (NY)
8pm Blue Wave Theory (NJ)
This all takes place at Rockaway Bazaar, located at Beach 97th St in the Rockaways.
Wide variety of food and drinks available!
Beach 97th St & Shore Front Parkway
Rockaway Beach, NY 11693
September 10, Friday, 3:30–8:30 pm
September 11, Saturday, 11 am–6 pm
September 12, Sunday, 11 am–6 pm
Online ticket prices:
3-Day Pass: $45/$35 (ages 3–12)
Friday, 9/10: $14 (all ages)
Saturday, 9/11: $20/$15 (ages 3–12)
Sunday, 9/12: $20/$15 (ages 3–12)
Online Tickets Only: https://bit.ly/3jZQPP8
Queens County Fair is back! Plus, the event falls on opening weekend for The Amazing Maize Maze. Fair-goers have bragging rights to be the first to navigate New York City’s only corn maze. This year Amazing Maize Maze takes the shape of Andy Warhol’s Cow celebrating the genius of Warhol’s pop art. The first county fair was held in Queens in 1693. Step back in time and enjoy pie-eating and corn-husking contests, hayrides, carnival rides, and midway games.* Visit the main stage and family entertainment tents featuring live music & theatrical performances, check out local food, beer, and craft vendors and get recycling tips at the Con Edison Ecology Booth. Check out the Blue Ribbon Competitions in produce, arts & crafts, and more. Queens County Fair programming schedule, tickets and Covid visitor guidelines can be found at queensfarm.org. Online tickets are required.
*Additional fees apply for hayrides, carnival rides, midway games, The Floral Escape & some other attractions. Height rules apply at all carnival rides.
Andy Warhol’s Cow at Queens Farm? This year The Amazing Maize Maze celebrates the genius of Andy Warhol’s pop art in NYC’s only corn maze. The adventure begins with a Stalk Talk to prepare you for the 3-acre challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and making your way to Victory Bridge where the full vista of Warhol’s Cow is revealed. Be the first to find your way – The Amazing Maize Maze is must-see NYC. Online tickets required; advance tickets recommended.
The Halfway to St Patrick’s Day Parade is our 3rd St Patrick’s Parade. Join us for a celebration including bands, schools dancers, mounted police and community groups. We will be marching on Bell Blvd between 35th Ave and 42nd Ave, starting at 11 am.
The after party will continue into the evening on 41st Ave which will host live Irish music.
Feel the fall vibe and immerse yourself in Paris this September 26th, 2021
10am – 6pm : Adalaia is a handmade soaps brand, and Closiist.com, a sustainable eShop. Owner is a french woman from Astoria, Queens.
10am-12 : Create an Eiffel Tower with Little Ecologists, Afterschool program (English and French) that reconnects kids to nature (reservation on Eventbrite). kids 4-8 years
Little Ecologists is a French after school program that reconnects kids to Nature and celebrate the Earth. We empower children to develop eco- friendly habits, to further their critical thinking and social integration, and to stimulate their creative faculties.
With the program, they will learn how to take care about the environment while having fun. They will develop a strong environmental awareness and take actions for a better planet.
1pm-5pm : Dogcarons by CiaCia Petkery, French Macarons natural and organic.
Dogcarons TM- This very delicate dog treats looks like the actual french macarons. made with tapioca, honey, yogurt and rice flour. All ingredients are organic.
1pm-4pm : Crepes and wine tasting. Come and discover the wines of Chateau le Woof while tasting a crepes.
2pm-5pm : Music and Fun : If you don’t know Seann already, you have to come.
The borough is open for business!
Queens Economic Development Corporation is celebrating with Queens Comes Back!, a huge party in a unique venue with local vendors selling great food, drinks, and novelty items while artists provide top-notch entertainment.
Kaufman Astoria Studios will host Queens Comes Back! in its Backlot on Saturday, Oct. 9, from noon to 4 pm. Restaurants are still signing up to participate, but this first-ever banquet has already attracted several dozen vendors of everything from main dishes to desserts to hot sauces. Alewife Brewing, which is located in Sunnyside, will pour suds, and Jackson Heights-based QNSY Sparkling Cocktails will peddle mixed drinks in cans.
At some spots, members of Made in Queens, a QEDC program that promotes local manufacturers and crafters, will sell their products, which range from shirts to jewelry to handmade soaps and candles. Representatives from Queensboro FC, a professional soccer team that will begin competing in 2022, will be there too with uniforms, soccer balls, and other sports paraphernalia.
It’s not all dining and shopping, though. Four Queensboro Dance Festival member troupes — Gotham Dance Theater, Chieh Hsiung, Manhatitlan Mexican Folkloric Dance Group, and Greek American Folklore Society — will perform throughout the day on a mini outdoor stage.
There’s no admission charge, and attendees will simply bounce from table to table. (QEDC will follow government guidelines as to Covid safety and all attendees must present proof of vaccination, such as the Excelsior Pass, NYC Covid SAFE app, or a physical card.)
Things might change, but here’s the most current list of participants: Althea’s Tropical Delights; Clarendon Cuisines by Christopher Chuck (full-service caterer); Cooking with Corey (full-service caterer); Culiraw (raw, vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free desserts); Dough (NYC’s best doughnuts); Food Snob (North African condiments with fresh, all-natural ingredients); Jack & Friends (jerky made with jackfruit and pea protein); La Adelita de Woodside (Mexican); MumsKitchen NYC (West Indian treats); The Soup Lady (vegan, vegetarian, and chicken soups made from scratch); NYC Cooking Club; Paulista Avenue Bakery & Café (Brazilian savory and sweet treats); Pudding Pan Desserts (plant-based desserts); Quaifa’s Kitchen; Raptor; Sala Astoria; Salutco (infusions for cocktails and mocktails made with all-natural ingredients and zero added sugar); SD Sauce (Thai hot sauce); Superfine Confections (small-batch, handmade, artisan chocolates, and confections); Sweet and Salty Queens; Tada! Chicken; The Avocado Club, which sells avocado-based sauces; and The Nourish Spot.
Some of the potential non-food vendors include Rebecca Hervas Painting, Queens Thread, Paige’s Candle Company, Connection Jewelry, Cards N Crafts NYC, and Terrart NYC.
The center of its campus, KAS’s Backlot is located in the heart of the Kaufman Arts District in the vicinity of 36th Street and 34th Avenue. The Backlot is a controlled, outdoor venue that is used by the film industry for outdoor scenes. First opening its doors in 1920, KAS has been making entertainment history and continues to support its surrounding community. Along with the Museum of the Moving Image and the Queens Council on the Arts, KAS founded the Kaufman Arts District – Queens’ first cultural district – to advocate for and promote arts in the neighborhood.