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Sep 09, 2016

Queens Hip Hop Festival Debuts September 23-25

September is shaping up to be a great month in Astoria for live music. Yesterday, we told you about The Bonnie’s inaugural fall Music Festival, and today, another first: the (…)

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September is shaping up to be a great month in Astoria for live music. Yesterday, we told you about The Bonnie’s inaugural fall Music Festival, and today, another first: the Queens Hip Hop Festival, taking the borough by storm from September 23-25.

Organized by Ashley Dean, aka Queen of Astoria, the festival aims to bring immersive hip hop to our borough through live performances, film, art, and parties. The weekend lineup has something for everyone!

Here’s the schedule, from the event’s official press release:

Friday, September 23rd:

Opening Party at Flattopps (33­-06 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria) 10:00pm-2:00am

Free party featuring music from DJ Rob Swift, an open mic or “cypher” will occur from11:00pm – 12:00am. MC’s from throughout NYC are welcome.

Saturday, September 24th​:

Artist Relaxation, An Art Show celebrating A Tribe Called Quest QNS Collective (36­27 36th Street, Astoria) 3:00­pm-7:00pm

Free Art show honoring the legacy of A Tribe Called Quest, music by DJ Floh Baybee.

Graffiti Walk: 4:00pm (Starting at 31­05 28th Road, Astoria)

Led by Queens Stomp and graffiti legend Louie Gasparro, this tour will highlight graffiti and it’s history in Western Queens. Tickets: $25.

Queens Hip Hop Concert: 7:00pm­-11:00pm, Shillelagh Tavern (47­22 30th Ave, Astoria)

The festival concert will showcase up-and-coming talent in Queens. Artists include: Wordsmiff, Conflik,Cake Man, MelSwimsGood and Jon Lewis. The concert is hosted by DJ Butchrock. Tickets: $15.

Sunday, September 25​th:

 ‘Belly’ Screening: 4:00pm, Museum of Moving Image (36­01 35th Ave, Long Island City)

Directed by Queens filmmaker Hype Williams, ‘Belly’ is an American crime drama starring all­-time­great rappers Nas and DMX. Released in 1998, the iconic hip­ hop film was Hype Williams’ directing debut. Tickets: $12.

Closing Party / BLVD Brunch: 12:00pm­-12:00am, La Gloria (86­11 Northern Blvd, Jackson Heights)

Free party with DJ’s throughout the day.

For more tickets and more information, check out the official Eventbrite page here.

 

About Lindsay Goyette

Lindsay has been eating and drinking her way through Queens since 2011. A casting director by day and Astoria explorer by night, you can usually find her checking out live music, theatre, or the newest neighborhood spot to enjoy a craft beer.

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