Residents To Spin and Dance During Forest Hills Street Festival

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska on June 6, 2013 3:09pm 

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 The annual Forest Hills festival is scheduled for this Sunday.
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QUEENS — Forest Hills residents will get to take free spin classes, listen to live music, dance on stage and try food from local restaurants this Sunday, during the annual street festival, organizers said.

The event, which runs on Austin Street from 69th to 72nd roads, kicks off at 11:30 a.m. and will last until 6 p.m. Many of the events will be held on a “dedicated entertainment block on 70th Road,” said Leslie Brown, president of the Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce, the festival organizer.

Among music performers, will be an alternative rock band, Meteorana, scheduled to play at 1:15 p.m., and Bruce Wayne & the Soul Messengers who will hit the stage at 4 p.m. with an R&B and soul concert.

At 2 p.m., Reggae, jazz and samba will rock the stage, and a dance group performing limbo will invite the audience up to the stage, Brown said.

There will also be a talent show and about 200 vendors from the area will be showcasing their products and introducing their services to locals.

One of the biggest attractions of the festival is expected to be free spin classes provided by Suncycle Studios which opened a Forest Hills location earlier this year. It will offer three classes on 71st Road (at 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.) and another class from the big stage on 70th Road at 12:30 p.m.

“It’s fun to be outdoors doing a spinning class,” said Kenny Pena, one of the studio owners who is also an instructor. “It’s going to be a party on the bikes.”

There will also be kids' rides, numerous crafts vendors and food stands serving dishes from local restaurants, including tacos anbd crepes.

“We get over 50,000 people at this event,” said Brown. “The street is completely packed.”

For more information call the Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce at 718-268-6565 or visit www.foresthillschamber.org.

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