Yesterday, a concert sponsored by Council Members Katz and Gallagher, as well as the NYC Parks Department, Middle Village Chamber of Commerce and Middle Village Maspeth Civic Association, was held in Juniper Valley Park on the lower ball fields.
We love the idea of summer concerts in the park, however, we would like to know why a concert that apparently attracted only a couple of hundred people at most, as evidenced by this photo, required closing down four baseball fields. According to permit holders, their games were canceled for the entire day with only a day's notice. Parks officials admit that games could have been played at least up to 4pm.
Those who did attend were in for a treat - the Queen of Queens Crap reportedly sung and then left before intermission.
Best quote from the press release for the event: “I invite everyone to come out with their friends and loved ones - bring a chair, blanket, or picnic under the stars and join us on June 10th to enjoy a free night of music that will leave you feeling like a true American,” concluded Council Member Gallagher.
The concert started at 5pm. The few stars that can be seen from Queens start to become visible around 9pm this time of year. We wonder what stars Pinky was seeing.
Thank you to NY Magazine and the NY Observer for linking to this post!