The Jerome–Gun Hill BID Festival Returns for its 10 Year Anniversary Reunion Celebration
September 16, 2011 (Bronx, NY) – The Jerome–Gun Hill BID is proud to announce that the 10 Year Anniversary Reunion Celebration of the Jerome–Gun Hill BID Street Festival will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2011 from 11am to 6pm. Located on Jerome Avenue between Gun Hill Road and Mosholu Parkway in the Norwood section of the Bronx, this is an annual celebration boasting over 30,000 festival-goers, 25 performance acts, children’s games and activities, merchandise vendors, and of course, lots of food.
A free event, created in 2002 to promote the businesses within the Jerome-Gun Hill BID and invite over 200 BID merchants, food & product vendors and corporations to showcase and sell their goods and services to Bronxites and fellow New Yorkers, the JGHB Festival has become one of the most anticipated annual events in the borough, focusing on neighborhood unity and drawing thousands of participants of all ages and backgrounds. The festival was also founded as a way to give back to the community and allow the community to celebrate the cultural diversity of the Norwood neighborhood and its rich historic past.
An Al Pizarro production, co-produced with Record Pool, Clearview Festival Productions and Marketing & Advertising Solutions (MAS) and through the generous sponsorship of the Jerome-Gun Hill Business Improvement District (BID), Healthfirst, The New York Daily News, Ridgewood Savings Bank, Radio Disney and many others, this year’s event will feature several live performances by hit artists such as Grammy Award winner and platinum recording artist Freedom Williams of C & C Music Factory, Grammy nominated New Swing Sextet, the Phony People Band, and Latin sensation Anayka. This incredible line up will be hosted by Ray Raimundi from News 12 The Bronx, longtime MC and Harlem Lanes’ most popular DJ, Krazy Rob, Artie of the Diamante Cable Show, and will feature DJ Jazzy Jay and DJ Cheeky Star.
Throughout the day, festival-goers will have the opportunity to enter and play in world tournaments of Chess and Dominos, and have a chance to watch a special "old school" rapper celebrity basketball game with special guests Hot Sauce of the And 1 Mixtape Tour and Rucker Playground Tournament, music producer D'Anthony, Ox from The Fushnickens rap group and Tony from Father MC. Bronx Sports and Eric Hicks of Game Over Gear will also be joining the festivities. The Disney Road Crew will be there all day with showtimes at 1pm and 4pm. Giveaways, prizes, clowns, face painting, a bounce house and much more is in store for this special 10th anniversary celebration.
Event: Jerome–Gun Hill BID Festival
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2011
Time: 11am – 6pm
Location: Jerome Avenue between Gun Hill Road and Mosholu Parkway