April 12, 2016 By Christian Murray
Sen. Bernie Sanders is hosting a campaign rally at Hunter’s Point South Park next Monday, on the eve of the New York primary.
The event will take place on Monday, April 18, at 7 pm.
Attendance will be free and open to the public. Attendees will be able to arrive at the park for the event starting at 5:00 pm.
The Sanders campaign will be using a significant portion of the park and will be renting space form LIC Landing by Coffeed.
Frank Raffaele, the owner of LIC Landing by Coffeed, heard just 24 hours ago from the Sanders campaign that they were looking to rent the space.
Raffaele, who said his company has no political leanings, is still in the midst of negotiating a deal with the Sanders campaign. He said his goal was to get the campaign to make a donation to the Hunters Point Parks Conservancy as well as provide him with a fee.
“I can see why [Sanders] would want to be at the park,” Raffaele said. “It has one of the best views in the world and offers a very spectacular view of Manhattan.”
This will be Sanders’ second rally in Long Island City, having held an event on Saturday at La Guardia Community College.
Hillary Clinton has also been spending time in Queens. Yesterday she was at the Jackson Diner, located at 37-47 74th Street, in Jackson Heights.
Tickets to Sanders’ Hunters Point South Park event are not required, but RSVPs are strongly encouraged.
Admission is first come, first served. General admission entrance located at Center Blvd off of 54th Ave.