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Sep 12, 2017

Queens Hip Hop Festival Returns September 22-24

After 2016’s successful debut, the Queens Hip Hop Festival is back for their second year. From Friday, September 22 to Sunday, September 24, a celebration of hip hop music, art, (…)

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After 2016’s successful debut, the Queens Hip Hop Festival is back for their second year. From Friday, September 22 to Sunday, September 24, a celebration of hip hop music, art, and film will arrive in our borough.

The three-day event will feature something for everyone: live music performances, movie screenings, art exhibits, and even a yoga class! The focus of the festival is keeping the weekend “by and for Queens”–every musician was either raised in or currently resides in our borough, and all local vendors also represent Queens.

Here’s the full event lineup! (Tickets for all events can be purchased in advance here.)

Friday, September 22:

Opening​ ​Reception:​ ​Queens​ ​Museum,​ ​7-10pm

Music by DJ Fatfingaz with refreshments available from COFFEED.

Saturday, September 23:

Queens​ ​of​ ​Queens​ ​Art​ ​Exhibit:​ ​La​ ​Vecina,​ ​1-4pm,​ ​September​ ​23rd 

Join us in Astoria to honor great female MCs and hip hop contributors from Queens. Proceeds from art sales will benefit Hurricane Harvey victims.

Screening​ ​of​ ​Set​ ​It​ ​Off:​ ​Museum​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Moving​ ​Image,​ ​4pm​ 

The Museum of the Moving Image in conjunction with QHHF will be screening Set It Off starring Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Vivica A. Fox, and Kimberly Elise. Tickets $12.

Concert​ ​featuring​ ​Meyhem​ ​Lauren:​ ​ALOHA​ ​NYC,​ ​7pm,

Meyhem Lauren alongside Drippin Gold, Bankskee, AG Flow, Penny Shaw, Why Not Show Love & Genique. Tickets $20 presale.

Sunday, September 24:

Hip​ ​Hop​ ​Yoga:​ ​34-27​ ​Steinway​ ​Street,​ ​Noon

Join us for a vinyasa yoga class set to Queens Hip Hop tracks led by Queens-based instructor Jane Wong. Tickets $20 presale.

Paying​ ​Homage​ ​to​ ​our​ ​Legends:​ ​Signature​ ​Soundz​ ​Studio,​ ​6-10pm

An afternoon of live performances, cyphers, and photography. The studio of the late Jam Master Jay will feature the hip hop historian Shaheem Reid, performers China Mac, Official JL, R Cin White, 821 Music, Delastax, Homey Hill, ONE PPL and a DJ tribute to JMJ, Chinx, Prodigy, and Phife Dawg

It’s definitely a jam-packed weekend! To learn more about the festival, visit their website 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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