Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival NY features Elephant Man, Jahmiel & More
Regular patrons will come to enjoy the wide variety of jerk delicacies, culinary demonstrations, contests, cultural presentations, contemporary entertainment on the Main Stage and Kidz Zone area. In addition, a new non-cooked raw vegan area will debut as well as a Caribbean Farmers market offering fresh vegetables and fruit direct from Jamaica, presented by Farm Up Jamaica.
This year, the mainstage entertainment is set to include Popular West African artist Patoranking, the Energy God, Elephant Man who led the recent DC Jerk Festival held on June 10th, Hood Celebrityy, reggae band L.US.T., Jahmiel and New Kingston.
The Culinary Pavilion, hosted by Chef Irie Spice, will be the prime area for cooking demonstrations by chefs such as Chef Patrick Simpson, Chef Al Cummings and more. The highlight of the pavilion will be the annual Celebrity Cook off where two famous personalities will battle against each other with their best culinary efforts for bragging rights. The audience will have their chance to sample some of these offerings and win prizes from sponsors.
There's also a Kids Zone offering face painting, rides and storytelling. Patrons can also stroll and discover unusual novelties, trinkets and their island t-shirts from a number of arts and crafts vendors willing to offer bargain prices for their wares.
Tickets for the all ages event are available online for $36.00 in advance and $46.00 at the event. Roy Wilkins Park is on Merrick Blvd in Jamaica Queens, NY. (Google Maps) For more information visit jerkfestivalny.com.
The Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival, NY is sponsored by Moneygram, Laparkan Shipping, Tower Isle Patties, Continental Bakery, The Jamaica Tourist Board, HSBC bank and produced by Jamaican Jerk Festival NY, LLC in association with VP Records.