The Press Release:
Organizers of the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival New York have announced the postponement of the 2023 event. The decision to regroup comes after a 10-year run for what has become a major outdoor, family event and a staple of summer fun in southeastern Queens.
“We are committed to delivering an affordable wholesome family event at the highest level for our patrons, sponsors, and other stakeholders,” stated Eddy Edwards, Managing Partner of Jamaican Jerk Festival NY, LLC, promoters of the event in association with VP Records. “We have worked each year to improve on what’s already been achieved and will use this time to improve our future events.”
Fans are invited to enjoy a ‘Jerk’ filled experience at the Florida Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival on Sunday, November 12, 2023, at Miramar Regional Park. Details will be released in the coming weeks through our social media channels and the festival’s website www.jerkfestival.com
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Piercing Ken Thoughts: Sorry to help share along the sad news to anyone in the readership who attends this event but since its always a popular calendar entry for “The Chronicles” I figured that I should share along the press release that I got when I inquired about an event for this year. I’ve never actually attended this one since Queens can be such a hike for me, but I do love some spicy eats and maybe a visit is in my future for the next time around. That’s all I have on this one. I will make mention that there is very likely this kind of cuisine at the Queens Night Market which has begun on the weekends over in Flushing Meadows Corona Park if you feel like checking that out. It sounds interesting for me as well, but is a really long ride via the MTA from my neck of the woods. Thanks for reading, please stay safe out there.
The Press Release:
The 2023 Tribeca Festival, presented by OKX, today announced its lineup of feature narrative, documentary, and animated films. This year’s Festival, which takes place June 7-18, showcases the best emerging talent from across the globe alongside established household names.
The 2023 features program includes 109 feature films from 127 filmmakers across 36 countries. The lineup includes 93 world premieres, one international premiere, eight North American premieres, one U.S. premiere, and six New York premieres. There are 43 first-time directors and 29 directors returning to Tribeca with their latest projects. 41% (45) of all feature films are directed by women and, for the first time, more than half of competition feature films are directed by women at 68% (19). Additionally, 36% (39) of feature films are directed by BIPOC filmmakers, including two indigenous filmmakers. Continue reading Tribeca Festival Announces 2023 Feature Film Lineup→
The Press Releases:
The New York Coffee Festival, New York City’s flagship coffee event, is celebrating its return to the City That Never Sleeps for the first time since 2019. The event will be taking over the Metropolitan Pavilion from October 7th-9th, bringing together the best that New York has to offer in coffee, food, cocktails, live music, art, and more. For more information, please visit: www.newyorkcoffeefestival.com
Coffee beginners and aficionados alike can look forward to unlimited tastings and presentations from over 100 of the most exciting and innovative exhibitors in coffee, tea & more, including: Slayer Espresso Machines, Nguyen Coffee Roasters, Raaka Chocolate, Parlor Coffee, Oatly, Blank Street, Bodum, Rishi Tea, and so many more. The three-day festival will also feature The Lab program with an exciting line-up of interactive demonstrations, educational workshops, talks and tastings, The Coffee Music Project featuring the best acts from NYC and beyond, and The Coffee Art Project showcasing the creativity and talents of emerging and established artists. Other highlights include: Continue reading The New York Coffee Festival Announces Triumphant Return→
The performers for the 2022 Lollapalooza have been revealed and you can read all about them after scrolling past the colorful poster that was released down below. This isn’t an event that I attend for any of our Ken Pierce Media family of websites, but since it’s important festival news I am sharing it this time around on “The Chronicles”. There was a moment when I was tempted to list this on PiercingMetal when I saw the migthy Metallica listed but when I saw 40 groups I had no gauge on right away I opted for our lifestyle outlet. At the time of this reveal there are no daily rundowns to showcase but I guess that lets me have a second post for the topic at the end of the day. Take a look.
The Press Release:
Tribeca Enterprises, in partnership with DoorDash and Rémy Martin, announced the return of the Tribeca Drive-In series, combining the power of the movies with the majesty of the Rose Bowl Stadium. Featuring an exciting slate of new and classic films, the limited-engagement series will provide audiences with an memorable experience that’s sure to captivate audiences of all ages. The Tribeca Drive-In screening events, which will be the only drive-in experience coming to the Los Angeles area, will take place on the weekends between July 28-August 26, 2021 at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA.
A signature series for Tribeca, drive-ins have been a part of the festival’s programming since its inception 20 years ago. Tapping into the nostalgia of the traditional drive-in experience, this year’s schedule will feature a robust lineup of films including: 2021 Tribeca Festival encore screenings, classic films, family matinees, short films, plus special sneak preview of a new film yet to hit theaters! Beginning today, audiences can purchase tickets at TribecaFilm.com. Continue reading Tribeca Enterprises Announce Return Of Tribeca Drive-In @ California’s Rose Bowl→