A small neighborhood gathering with really good music, free food and beer thrown in and a chance encounter with a Rock Star. That is how I spent a day this holiday weekend.
The Event: the annual Scott Joplin Concert and BBQ at St. Michaels Cemetery in East Elmhurst, Queens.
The Band: The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra.
The Rock Star: that part comes later and down below.
Local Queens Council Member, Costa Constantinides chatting up the press before the start of the show.
The line for the BBQ (hamburgers and hotdogs).
Yup, that’s him…..
Rock Stars eat hotdogs, at least Ric Ocasek does.
And yes, that is his wife, Paulina Porizkova.
The orchestra was brilliant and the skies held off just long enough,
The view from Astoria Blvd on the way home.
Just in the knick of time.
So, next time then…