New York has long been an epicenter of dancehall, especially for showcasing rising artists. Kranium, a young Queens resident, is one of the most adept dancehall artists currently making waves, and is the force behind the megasmash “Nobody Has to Know.” At this show, he’s joined by the dexterous spinner DJ Polish, and longtime producer duo, Federation Sound, who have collaborated with Sean Paul and Shaggy, among many others.
Featuring The Big Good Wolf performance from the CityParks PuppetMobile, 4pm.
Check out our community partner’s Edge School of the Arts and Volunteers for Springfield Park, Inc.‘s awesome activations while you’re at the show! Activations will run starting 1 hour before show time.Find out more »
Long Island’s MC duo, EPMD, were always up front about their intentions. Their name is an acronym for “Erick and Parrish Making Dollars.” But as time went on, the duo became undeniable influences in the burgeoning hip-hop scene, combining masterful sampling with sophisticated wordplay. They’re joined by DJ Sylk, a Queens native who’s been a mainstay at Sound Factory, China Club, and many others.
Check out our community partner’s Brooklyn Fishing and Volunteers for Springfield Park, Inc.‘s awesome activations while you’re at the show! Activations will run starting 1 hour before show time.Find out more »
Cover band Dr. K's Motown Revue will be performing Motown hits!
Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the show! For more information, visit: www.queensbp.org/katzconcerts.
Sponsored by Borough President Melinda Katz in Partnership with Kupferberg Center for the Arts and NYC Parks.Find out more »
2018 Tree Lighting at Springfield Park by the Lake Area on Springfield Boulevard (917) 527-4356 Co-sponsored by Councilman Donovan Richards, Jr. Click here to download TREE LIGHTING FLYER 2018Find out more »
Before he became the “Calypso King of the World” or even the Mighty Sparrow, Slinger Francisco was first dubbed “Little Sparrow” on account of his wildly energetic performance on stage. Ever since his first hits “Jean and Dinah” (1956) and “Carnival Boycott” (1957), the Grenada-born Trinidadian calypso vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist has balanced both romance and politics, carrying the torch for Trinidadian Calypso for more than 60 years. He has been recognized by songwriters including Bob Dylan and Van Dyke…Find out more »
“Uncle” Ralph McDaniels is a hip-hop mainstay with more than 400 credits as a music video director to his name (Nas’ “It Ain’t Hard To Tell”, Wu-Tang Clan’s “C.R.E.A.M.”, and Black Moon’s “Who Got The Props”, among others), but he’s likely best known as the longtime host of Video Music Box. McDaniels created the long-running music video program in 1983, and for the past three decades he’s documented New York’s hip-hop scene with the wisdom and reverence of a hip-hop…Find out more »
Tabou Combo was founded in Petion-Ville by the Chancy brothers in late-1960s Haiti, but the self-proclaimed “ambassadors of konpa” have taken their style of Haitian dance music around the world since their move to Brooklyn in 1971. The orchestra, whom are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, borrows the repetition and breaks of Afro-American gospel, while incorporating African soukous and American funk with French colonial kontradans and quadrilles. They’re supported by Lakou Mizik, a multi-generational Port-au-Prince collective that celebrates the…Find out more »
Volunteers for Springfield Park, Inc., is hosting their annual community outreach. This year they are planning to paint the lamp posts and the rails along the lake. Please come and be part of this momentous day in the park.Find out more »
Mr. Cheeks is a Grammy-winning rapper best known for his work with the musical group Lost Boyz and as a solo artist. The Lost Boyz practiced a sincere, non-sensational style of New York hip-hop and produced a number of singles including; "Lifestyles of the Rich and Shameless" (1994), "Jeeps, Lex Coups, Bimaz & Benz" (1995) and "Renee" (1996). Please bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the show!Find out more »