2018-06-20 / Front Page

Kool and the Gang Plays At Only in Queens SummerStage


The multiple-GRAMMY winning R&B group “Kool & the Gang” headlined the free Only in Queens SummerStage concert that Queens Borough President Melinda Katz presented in partnership with city Comptroller Scott Stringer, NYC Parks and the City Parks Foundation in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Saturday, June 16. The event was also supported by NYC & Company Foundation, Delta Air Lines and Resorts World Casino New York City. Kool & the Gang is one of the longest-running R&B groups in history and has helped shape funk and soul ever since its inception in 1969. The concert also featured DJ Sylk The multiple-GRAMMY winning R&B group “Kool & the Gang” headlined the free Only in Queens SummerStage concert that Queens Borough President Melinda Katz presented in partnership with city Comptroller Scott Stringer, NYC Parks and the City Parks Foundation in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Saturday, June 16. The event was also supported by NYC & Company Foundation, Delta Air Lines and Resorts World Casino New York City. Kool & the Gang is one of the longest-running R&B groups in history and has helped shape funk and soul ever since its inception in 1969. The concert also featured DJ Sylk Kool and the Gang took to the stage on Saturday, June 16 in Flushing Meadows Corona Park and played their mega hits, “Celebration,” “Get Down On It,” “Ladies Night” and “Cherish,” just to name a few. DJ Sylk opened the show with host, Roxanne Shante. With hundreds in attendance, everybody was singing and dancing along to one hit after another. This free concert was presented by Queens Borough President Katz in partnership with NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, NYC Parks Department and City Parks Foundation, and supported by the NYC & Company Foundation, Delta Air Lines and Resorts World Casino New York City.—Vinny DuPre



Queens Borough President Melinda Katz joined by host Roxanne Shante welcomes Kool and the Gang to the stage in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 
Photos Vinny DuPre Queens Borough President Melinda Katz joined by host Roxanne Shante welcomes Kool and the Gang to the stage in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Photos Vinny DuPre

The Only in Queens SummerStage concert, featuring GRAMMY artists Kool and the Gang. The Only in Queens SummerStage concert, featuring GRAMMY artists Kool and the Gang.


On this hot night in the park Resorts World Casino NYC was giving out free bottles of water. On this hot night in the park Resorts World Casino NYC was giving out free bottles of water.

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