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Mariachi music & Ballet Come to the Sunnyside Arch on Saturday

Aug. 9, 2013 By Christian Murray

Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District will be presenting its final Sunnyside Summer Strolls street event on Saturday, August 10, featuring a female mariachi band, a local rock group– and plenty of art and giveaways.

The event will include films that were shown as part of the Queens World Film Festival, performances by students from the Sunnyside Ballet Studio, a performance by local rock band The Occident and a mariachi performance by Flor de Toloache, NYC’s only all-female mariachi band.

Sunnyside Shines will be rolling out a sod lawn to transform 46th Street into a temporary park for the day. Rachel Thieme, the executive director of the BID, said “Picnics are welcome.”


• 12pm-7pm: Displays of Sunnyside map entries by LaGuardia Community College students

• 1pm – 5pm: Collaborative collage-making project with Queens Museum of Art

• 1pm-3pm: Tree care training workshops with Greening Western Queens

• 1:30pm – 2pm: Free yoga in the street! Class by Sunnyside Yoga (to sign up, please email or just show up in comfortable clothes – mats will be provided)

• 2pm-6pm: Film displays from the Queens World Film Festival

• 3:30pm-4:30pm: Performance from local rockers The Occident (acoustic guitars + vocals)

• 5pm – 6pm: Mariachi performance by Flor de Toloache, NYC’s only all-female mariachi band!

• 6pm – 6:30pm: Dance performance from the Sunnyside Ballet Studio

Arts and Performance: August 10 from 12pm – 7pm

Location: 46th Street between Queens Blvd and Greenpoint Avenue

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Nina Hartley

Anon, give it a try. Your bootie will be shakin once you feel the beat. It feels great to have your cheeks jiggling in the hot sun.


I agree, the ladies put on a great show and the turnout was solid! Only thing I didnt like was that crazy old woman in the audience who paraded around as if she knew how to dance to Mariachi.


This group is excellent. I heard them at the Brooklyn Museum on First Saturday in June. We are lucky to get them!!


I only know the kind of bass that stands on the floor- I tried to learn it in 7th grade but lacked any talent. The cello was smaller and also stood on the floor. Neither instrument was held in ones arms like a guitar, as far as I recall.
Maybe it’s a bass guitar? If it is a guitar, it sure looks big.


I will like mariachi in the park a lot more than I would on the #7. I want to hear that woman play that huge guitar!

Jazz Fan

The mariachi band is outstanding. They played at the Thalia Theater free show recently.


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