GRACE JAMAICAN JERK FESTIVAL TO FEATURE THE BEST IN REGGAE CULINARY–CULTURE
With a year of hallmarks, Sunday, July 22 will add yet another reason to celebrate as the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival returns to Roy Wilkins Park in Queens for it’s second staging. Celebrating Jamaica’s 50th Independence and Grace’s 90 years of global service, the 2nd Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival New York will not only offer Caribbean gastronomic delights, but patrons will also experience the best music, entertainment, fashion, and cultural acts coming out of the region. The Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival is a celebration of authentic Jamaican Jerk in its various forms, and includes a variety of vendors offering an array of tasty jerk foods including Jerkmaster Mario from Boston, Jamaica.
Jamaica’s top roots reggae singer, Tarrus Riley, will spice up the main stage and deliver a crowd-pleasing performance with his chart-topping hits for all music lovers. Stirring up the musical pot is another crowd favorite, Fab 5 Band, promising to take audiences on a ride with ska, reggae, dancehall and soca classics.
Mazie Miller, Grace Food’s Top Chef and culinary expert, will be whipping up tasty treats, hors d’oeuvres and formal meals as she conducts interactive cooking demonstrations featuring some of Grace Food’s newest products. Hugh Sinclair aka Chef Irie, personal Chef to the stars, will make his second appearance at the New York festival to once again wow foodies with his culinary creations and unusual take on Jerk cuisine.
The Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival is presented in association with Digicel and VP Records, and is sponsored by Western Union, The Jamaica Tourist Board, Jet Blue Airways, Bigga Sodas, Irie Jam Media, Highbrid Magazine and VitaMalt.
@ Roy Wilkins Park – Merrick Blvd. & Baisley Blvd., Jamaica, New York