Reggae singer Tarrus Riley is scheduled to perform at the second staging of the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival in New York on Sunday, July 22, at the Roy Wilkins Park in Queens.
The one-day family-friendly food festival will bring together professional chefs, eager taste-testers, reggae and soca music lovers, dance aficionados, and cultural enthusiasts to get their fill of the best in Caribbean jerk cuisine, music and cultural expressions.
The 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. Additional activities include cooking demonstrations by Grace Foods top chef, Mazie Miller and celebrity chefs, a cultural stage showcasing artistic and literary performances, a buzzing Kidz Zone featuring magicians, rides and other activities. An exciting domino contest offers enthusiasts an opportunity to square-off for enticing cash prizes and a chance to “drop a six love” and walk away Jerk Domino Champion of New York.
Title sponsor, Grace Foods, the leading Caribbean food manufacturer and distributor, celebrating their 90th anniversary this year, will add spice with an exciting series of in-store promotions at several leading retail outlets and special events beginning in April.