What: Queens Theatre in the Park: Latino Cultural Festival
Where: Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
When: Friday, July 29 – Sunday, August 8th
Why: Queens stays true to the international character of its borough with the return of Queens Theatre in the Park‘s 14th annual Latino Cultural Festival. From inception, QTP’s tradition of transporting locals to global countries with a program of dance, film, music and spoken word has made it the cultural conduit for New Yorkers. There’ll be traditional dance (tango, milongo, urban) and legendary voices (Susana Baca, Yomo Toro,) interlaced throughout the performances. Don’t miss Leon Geico who is hailed as a pop-folk Bob Dylan, and Columbian folk artist Jorge Velosa who’ll introduce carranguero music. Representing countries include Argentina, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, the U.S. and Venezuela. Whether your mode of transport to this celebration of Latin roots is by bike, bus, or train, you’ll feel like you’ve seen the world in nine days.
Cost: Many of the events are free admission. Check the site below for more details.
How to get there: Take the 7 train to Mets-Willets Point stop. Exit and turn left after passing through turnstile, walk downstairs on the parking lot side and follow the theatre shuttle signs. Take free trolley to the Theatre. Trolley runs for one hour before and after all performances. (queenstheatre.org)
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