Award-winning hip-hop artist to headline benefit concert in Forest Hills – QNS.com


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Grammy-winning hip-hop artist Nas will headline the Concert to Feed NYC on Thursday, September 23rd at the historic Forest Hills Stadium.

At a time of historic city food insecurity, the New York icon returns to its roots and launches an exclusive concert, the proceeds of which will benefit City Harvest, New York’s first and largest food rescue organization. The cost of the venue was generously donated.

Nas – born in Brooklyn and raised in Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City – has been a longtime supporter of City Harvest. The Concert to Feed NYC will be Nas’ first live show in his hometown in nearly three years.

Nas fell recently “Royal disease II,” the Continuation of his Grammy-winning album “Royal disease” which was released in August 2020.

“I look forward to getting back on stage for a performance in my hometown – especially as it supports a cause that is very close to my heart,” said Nas.

As New York City begins its long recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, countless New Yorkers hard hit by the economic crisis will feel its effects for months or even years. The Concert to Feed NYC was created in response to community needs and will help support City Harvest’s efforts to ensure New Yorkers don’t have to worry about where their next meal is coming from.

“The Concert to Feed NYC will help us save and deliver more food for the many New Yorkers who are struggling to get meals on their tables due to the pandemic, many for the first time,” said Jilly Stephens, City CEO Harvest. “We are so grateful to have a dedicated and passionate friend in Nas who will make such a special evening to support our work. Together we can feed our city. ”

The Concert to Feed NYC will be an exclusive event for 4,000 people with speakeasy suites, mini-lounges and lounge-style seating. In collaboration with the city’s restaurant community, City Harvest offers first-class culinary experiences for selected ticket buyers.

This particular tTicket packages offer exclusive dining experiences from restaurants such as Butcher Bar, COTE Korean Steakhouse, Dhamaka, Les Trois Chevaux, Melba’s and Sweet Chick.

Citi cardholders who purchase VIP packages of $ 5,000 or more with their Citi card will have exclusive early access to the Backyard Tasting Reception at 6:00 p.m. prior to the event To Feed NYC Swag Items. To gain access to this exclusive benefit, cardholders can email Rachel Haspel, Senior Manager of Special Events at. send [email protected] with code Citi2021.

For more information, visit www.cityharvest.org/2021/06/concert-3. The menu can be found at the bottom of the page.

Event sponsor DKNY will create exclusive merchandise for the concert, sales of which will benefit City Harvest.

Samlyn Capital founder Rob Pohly, who pays all expenses for the venue, said, “I am a huge NAS fanatic and believe in the important work that City Harvest is doing. I am happy to be part of this incredible evening with great music to feed New Yorkers in need. “

During the pandemic, the need for food across the city spiked – 41 percent of all New Yorkers and a shocking 53 percent of children. Since the pandemic started in March 2020, City Harvest has saved more than 190 million pounds of food and delivered it free of charge to hundreds of soup kitchens, pantries and community partners across the five boroughs – an unprecedented effort that more than doubled the amount of food the organization is in saved and delivered the same period from the pandemic.

“Mimi Eayrs and I are very excited to be producing with our long-time partner City Harvest Nas and The Concert to Feed NYC,” said Josh Wood of Josh Wood Productions. “The COVID crisis is far from over and it is our duty as New Yorkers to find new ways to raise funds for City Harvest … and what’s more New York than Nas and City Harvest combined?”

Those interested can purchase tickets at ForestHillsStadium.com. Accessible seating is available and the doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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