Yiddishfest, Queens, NY, 12 Aug 2008
Queens Yiddishfest Concert
Tuesday, August 12, 2008, 7:00 PM
Cunningham Park, Queens, NY
The concert is free. The all-star concert is an evening of Yiddish song and Klezmer music. Featured performers will include: Golem, Phyllis Berk, Avram Pengas and the Noga Group, and Magda Fishman.
Yiddishfest was founded in 1969 as the first free ethnic music festival in the New York City parks in a collaboration between Joseph Papp, Mayor John Lindsay and Joseph Mlotek for The Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring. It is supported by public and private sector funding. The 2008 Yiddishfest concert schedule includes concerts in Battery Park in Manhattan, Cunningham Park in Queens, Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla, Westchester; and Bar Beach in Hempstead Harbor in Port Washington, Long Island.
The Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring