On Saturday, July 21st from 4:30 pm to 10:30 pm, the 16th Annual St. Albans Jazz Festival will be presented in Saint Albans Park in Jamaica, Queens. Five hundred to one thousand jazz lovers are expected to attend this free event.
A Better Jamaica (http://www.abetterjamaica.org) and The Jamaica Arts Council (http://www.facebook.com/TheJamaicaArtsCouncil) are pleased to present The Saint Albans Craft Walk 2018 -- once again, alongside the 16th Annual St. Albans Jazz Festival.
With just 5 to 10 artisan booths planned, this select group of artisans will range from painters to authors to jewelry makers.
We're scheduling The Craft Walk to begin a half before the start of the jazz festival because we'd like to give those arriving at the jazz festival early, something constructive to do while they wait for the music to start. The something to do will be purchasing the products of artisans participating in The Saint Albans Craft Walk 2018.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is The Saint Albans Craft Walk?
The Saint Albans Craft Walk is an intimate craft festival that takes place in St. Albans, Queens alongside the longstanding St. Albans Jazz Festival.
Where will we be walking?
The only walking anyone will be doing is around the beautiful St. Albans Park oval.
Why is it called The Saint Albans Craft Walk instead of The Saint Albans Craft Festival?
Two reasons: 1) The Saint Albans Craft Walk is a more intimate craft festival than you might find elsewhere in New York City; and 2) The Saint Albans Jazz Festival is being generous enough to allow us to exist alongside of them. We didn’t want to infringe on their brand in any way.
Who is behind The Saint Albans Craft Walk?
Two related organizations are behind The Saint Albans Craft Walk – A Better Jamaica and The Jamaica Arts Council. Founded in 2007, A Better Jamaica (http://www.abetterjamaica.org) is a ten year-old non-profit community service organization whose mission it is to engage in activities designed to strengthen the set of neighborhoods knows collectively as Jamaica. Launched in 2012, The Jamaica Arts Council (http://www.facebook.com/TheJamaicaArtsCouncil) is an arts service effort dedicated to supporting the growth of the arts in Jamaica.
Where will The Saint Albans Craft Walk be held?
The Saint Albans Craft Walk will be held in the heart of Jamaica, Queens at the beautiful St. Albans Park. Adjacent to the Addisleigh Park Historic District, St. Albans Park is located at the corner of Merrick Boulevard and Sayres Avenue. Here is the URL to the Parks Department site: https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/st-albans-park
How many people do you expect to attend The Saint Albans Craft Walk?
To be honest, we’re not exactly sure. We’ll advertise The Craft Walk via social media and to our mailing lists, but we are relying heavily on the audience that comes out to the Saint Albans Jazz Festival. The Saint Albans Jazz Festival typically has 500 to 1,000 attendees.
What else can I do in St. Albans Park?
Beautiful St. Albans Park has fitness equipment, handball courts, basketball courts, cricket fields, tennis courts, a playground complete with a spray shower, and of bathrooms of course.
Is there a rain date for the Saint Albans Craft Walk?
The Saint Albans Craft Walk will be presented rain or shine.