TAMA Summerfest Draws Hundreds to Tompkins Avenue

On Saturday, August 8, throngs of residents enjoyed the temporarily vehicle-free stretch of Tompkins Avenue between Hancock and Monroe. Local merchants and organizations lined the streets with tables selling clothing, jewelry, and food. Live musical performances were a highlight of the afternoon.

Jarobi White of A Tribe Called Quest (left) and Dinco D from Leaders of the New School perform at TAMA Summefest

Jarobi White of A Tribe Called Quest (left) and Dinco D from Leaders of the New School perform at TAMA Summefest

Supplies used by kids to create art during the festival

Supplies used by kids to create art during the festival

Deputy Inspector John M. Chell, of the 79th Precinct (seated) with one of his colleagues and representatives from Councilmember Robert Cornegy's office

Tompkins Avenue filled with summer revelers

Tompkins Avenue filled with summer revelers

(from left) Tremaine Wright, Community Board 3 chair and owner of Common Grounds cafe; Assemblymember Annette Robinson; Yvette Buckner, Director of Community Engagement at Bridge Street Development Corp.

(from left) Tremaine Wright, Community Board 3 chair and owner of Common Grounds cafe; Assemblymember Annette Robinson; Yvette Buckner, Director of Community Engagement at Bridge Street Development Corp.

(i am) isis performing at the Summerfest

(i am) isis performing at the Summerfest