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Live Music, Food Trucks, and More at Sunnyside Garden’s Queens United International Party Next Week

The Queens United International Party, or QUIP, will take place on Sept. 8 at Sunnyside Gardens Park. (Photo: Queens Post)

Aug. 27, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez

A free outdoor party featuring live music played by several bands and food trucks offering a variety of cuisines will take place at Sunnyside Gardens Park next week.

The event, Queens United International Party, will take place on Sept. 8, and includes five acts performing music ranging from Ecuadorian and African bomba, reggae and ska, contemporary strings, and sounds from Senegal.

The music begins at 3 p.m. with The Not Club of NY, and features Mario Forte, a violinist who will play “gypsy violin”. At 5:30 p.m. Chota Madre will perform Ecuadorian and African Bomba music, a genre that incorporates elements from the indigenous, mestizo, and Afro-Latino communities of the South American country.

Maguette Camara, a choreographer and musician with roots in Senegal, will then lead a drum and dance lesson. The musical performances end with The Brown Rice Family, which will play reggae, ska, and latin music.

The party includes beer and wine, and multiple food trucks, as the prior event held last year.

The event is open to the public and to all ages. Organizers suggest a $10 donation at the door.

The Queens United International Party will take place Sept. 8 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Sunnyside Gardens Park, located at 48-21 39th Ave. For more information, visit

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