Free Concert Set For August 17
New York City Councilmember James Sanders Jr. and Margert Community Corporation will partner to host the second free concert of the 2011 Summer Garvey-Tubman concert series on August 17. The free reggae themed concert will celebrate the birthday of Marcus Garvey, the Jamaican publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator, and will be held at York College in Jamaica, Queens. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m., and a complimentary meal will be served.
Performing at the concert will be internationally renowned reggae group Third World, performing such hits as “Now That We Found Love” and “Try Jah Love.” Joining the group will be international reggae star Ed Robinson, performing hits including “Knocking on Heaven’s Door.” The concert is open to all residents of the 31st Council District and tickets can be picked up at either the Laurelton district office, located at 234-26 Merrick Boulevard, or the Far Rockaway district office, located at 1526 Central Avenue. “Marcus Garvey was one of the great Jamaican born civil rights champions in the United States,” said Sanders. “So it’s only fitting that we celebrate his birthday with an evening of music from his homeland. Reggae is a powerful music that cuts across cultural and ethnic boundaries and calls for the liberation of all people. I’m proud to be bringing two of the greatest reggae acts in the world to the people of Queens.”