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Live concert series starts tonight at LIC Landing

LIC Landing

Sept. 14, 2017 by Nathaly Pesantez

A four-part concert series will be kicking off tonight on the Long Island City waterfront.

The “LIC Landing Live” series, hosted by the Hunters Point Parks Conservancy (HPPC), is a fall music festival that will feature performances from a variety of artists until October 1.  All concerts are free.

The series will begin tonight at 6:30pm with an hour-long performance by Xavier Cardriche, an alt-country/folk musician. The next performance will take place on Sept. 21 for the same timeframe, with Jon Christopher Allen, a rock, blues, and soul musician based in Astoria. The last musical act for the month will be Os Clavelitos, a samba/bossa nova band, performing on Sept. 28 from 6:30 pm to 7:30pm.

A musical event is also planned for Oct. 1, where the band Planet Qns will play a two-hour tribute concert to the Eagles beginning at 3:00pm.

Rob Basch, president of the HPPC, said it took about two to three months to plan the series, and that the events usually draw somewhere near 300 people.

“The waterfront is a great place for live music,” he said. “It’s a perfect setting for a band to perform with the city in the background.”

The concert series is sponsored by the Queens Council on the Arts and NYC Ferry.

For more information visit the HPPC website.

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Apparently Coffeed–the concession at the Landing, has the conservancy in their pocket, as the series will pack the area with crowds, needed by the concession to increase venue.
The concession sells lots of beer and wine, and now has two beer pulling stations, outside their main enclosure, and a new wrinkle is Sangria pitchers on portable tables–in other words–drunk concerts. Sadly the “conservancy” is now the beer hall’s crowd provider. Finding to whome? For what? The grounds are ground down–properly by families using the Park–and need “conserving”–how about a clean up and quiet time party? As it is, concession loudspeakers blast party music to the youngsters’ playing fields and new apartment development.
“Coffeed” is misnamed. So is the Long Island City Conservancy. Both either serve Alcoholics Anonymous, as providers of future alcoholics, or work with each other financially. Take your pick.


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