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Hunters Point South Park To Host Free Concert and Dance Party Early Next Month

Hunters Point South Park (Photo: Queens Post)

July 28, 2019 Shane O’Brien

Hunters Point South Park will host a free concert and dance party in early August as part of a borough-wide summer music series.

The concert takes place at 5 p.m. on August 4 and features London-based artist DJ Rekha. It’s part of the fifth annual “Katz Concert Series” of free outdoor concerts throughout Queens, put on by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, the Kupferberg Center for the Arts and the NYC Parks Department.

DJ Rekha has gained popularity worldwide for fusing traditional Indian Bhangra music with hip-hop. There will also be a live percussionist and a free Bhangra dance lesson at her show.

As with all concerts in the series, DJ Rekha’s performance will be approximately 90 minutes long and those planning on attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.

Katz announced the full lineup of concerts last month. Other venues featured in the concert series include Rockaway Beach and St. John’s University.

“Summers are all about free concerts in the parks,” Katz said. “We’re delighted to continue the partnership and bring this concert series back for the families of Queens.”

Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver said that the series brings people together to celebrate music and enjoy New York City parks.

The series began on June 18 with a Celebrate Jerusalem concert in MacDonald Park in Forest Hills.

The series concludes on August 25 in O’Donohue Park in Far Rockaway with a performance from Motown cover band Dr. K’s Motown Revue.

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Krazy for Katz!

The Katz Concert Series, generously supported with our money by Melinda Katz, will be held at the renamed Katz Pavilion, located in Katz Park. To get there, take the Katz subway to Katz Station, cross Katz Boulevard and walk west on Katz Street to the Katz River (next to the Katz Cafe). If you can’t find it, just look for the enormous “Katz Concert Series” banner: I’m sure you won’t be able to miss it.

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Anonymous

Unless she’s leading the band banging on a tabla drum or playing a sitar, there’s zero reason her name gets attached to a concert of taxpayer paid Indian music

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Can you imagine someone so self-absorbed they have to put their name on everything?

That would be like our president putting his name in giant golden letters on his properties! Can you imagine that?

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LIC Direct

I am tired of these politicians Katz, Jimmy Van Bramer, Dromm, Gianaris – all using our tax dollars for their self-promotion, from Drag Queens Reading books at a cost of $25,000 to this concert with her name on it – with overtime for cops on August 4th a Sunday no less – all for her self promotion and speech to declare herself the Queens DA. Tired of the B.S. with all these clowns. I will be there front and center booing her every step of the way.

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Anonymous

Meanwhile, the cars are still parked on sidewalks all over the place. Maybe get the drag queens to earn their $25,0000 — use their muscles and push the cop vehicles back on the street where they should be.

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Anonymous

“Katz Concert Series”? Really, it needs to be named after a politician? Did she pay for the concerts herself?

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jb

Don’t feel bad.
Katz own neighborhood got a homeless shelter full of mentally-ill men, roaming around terrifying the community.

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She allocated the money. That's part of her job.

Good way to make a concert political lmao

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